We offer in-home lessons and studio lessons at our General Booth Studio. All lessons are generally 30 minutes and are one on one. In-home lessons are available in all of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

Pricing & Additional Information:

All in-home and studio lessons are priced the same regardless of the instrument.

  • Studio lessons are a flat rate of $144 per month.
  • In-home lessons are a flat rate of $156 per month. In-home lessons do require all students to be on auto-pay with a major credit card or debit card. Studio lessons do require auto-pay or a 2 lesson deposit.
  • All new students pay a $19 registration fee.

Our Staff

Tim Waggoner

Guitar & Piano

Tim makes learning music fun and is very patient with all students, especially beginners. This comes from teaching over 60,000 lessons since 1993. He has taught from coast to coast as he has mostly owned or managed over 9 music retail and studio locations. Tim received his music education from over 10 years of private lessons and a music degree from Northern VA Community College and George Mason University. Besides teaching privately he has been a guest music teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools and has written his own instructional book for guitar titled “The Alter Ego Guitar Method”.

Angelina Din

Piano & Voice

Angelina’s goal, as a voice and piano teacher, is to share and ignite passion and understanding of music in students in a refreshing way that conveys more than technical knowledge. With over two years of experience in teaching both piano and voice, she strives to create an encouraging yet challenging environment for learning.

Oksana Lutsyshny


Oksana Lutsyshyn was born in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. She began studying music at the age of eight and at the twelve she entered the Special Music School in Lviv. Upon graduating from this school, she moved to Moscow, Russia, where she entered the Moscow State Conservatory, completing both her Master’s and Doctoral degrees. After moving to the United States, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Indiana University School of music in Bloomington. She is presently on the faculty at Old Dominion University and serves as an Artistic Co-Director of the Norfolk Chamber Consort.

Frank Merlo


Frank as taught at various music studio’s in Virginia Beach and has just earned his Associates degree of fine arts in music at TCC. He has been playing the piano professionally for more than 7 years, has worked with children of all ages, and plans on continuing his education at ODU in the fall of this year. He enjoys video games as well as fishing at Ocean View pier and learning about every aspect of music.

Hailey Schumacher

Piano & Flute

Hailey is a contemporary composer and musician located in the DMV area. The young artist completed her Bachelor of Musical Arts degree in Music Composition and Sound Recording at Virginia Wesleyan University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2022. In her undergraduate years, Hailey studied flute with Virginia Symphony Third Flute/Piccolo Chair, Rachel Ordaz and studied Jazz & Music Composition with Dr. Jason Squinobal and piano with George Stone. Hailey Schumacher currently studies at Norfolk State University pursuing her Masters of Music in Music Theory/ Composition ’24 under the direction of Dr. Anne Neikirk, composer and music educator.

Shea Batson

Guitar & Bass Guitar

I’m Shea Batson, I teach electric guitar, bass guitar, & note reading. My styles that I teach are Rock blues, and Jazz. I have been playing for over 36 years and have taught at multiple music stores and studios in Virginia Beach.

Alex Cinelli


Alexzander Cinelli is a teacher from North Carolina. He obtained his Bachelor in Music degree in 2022 from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After that, he traveled to Germany for a few months before eventually landing here in Virginia. He has taught since 2020 and loves teaching all kinds of music, but has a knack for classical and indie folk.

Jessie Waggoner

Customer Service | Sales

Jessie has grown up in a musical family from playing violin in elementary school to studying voice for many years. If you have any questions about lessons, rentals, or need to schedule a make-up lesson give me a call.

Our Location

1248 Gunn Hall Dr. Suite 203 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
We are across the street from New Realm Brewing Company.

Hours Are:

Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm, Friday 9am to 6:00pm. Saturday 10am to 4:00pm,
Sunday closed expect for the month of September our hours are 10am to 4pm.