About Us

Inspiring a love of music

Our goal is to pass on musicianship in an engaging way, using a variety of methods and materials. We teach from a classical approach. This doesn’t mean we teach only classical music, but we place a high emphasis on technique, music theory, and literacy of music notation. We aim to create independent learners. Regardless of how long a student studies with us, it is our hope that he or she will be equipped with the knowledge and curiosity to teach themselves pieces at or below their current level.

We strive to make our lessons fun and engaging. Learning is its own reward, yes, but sometimes an extra incentive is helpful for our young learners. We use an assortment of prizes and small competitions throughout the year. Participation is optional – but the principle is simply that we want to inspire each student to do his or her best work.

Meet our staff

Elizabeth Hasbrouk
Piano & Group Piano

Elizabeth (Noonan) Hasbrouck holds a M.M. in piano performance from the University of Southern Maine, where she studied with Laura Kargul. Elizabeth also earned a B.Mus. degree in piano performance with pedagogy emphasis from USM, studying piano with Laura Kargul and Annie Antonacos, and piano pedagogy with Christine Kissack. Prior to USM, she studied for two years at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, majoring in sacred music with a piano emphasis. Elizabeth has over eighteen years of teaching experience, fourteen of which have been in Cumberland.

Elizabeth is also on faculty at the University of Southern Maine as artist faculty, teaching class piano to music majors. She is a member of the Maine Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association, completing the requirements for NCTM certification in piano teaching through the MTNA in 2013. She has accompanied numerous recitals, vocal competitions (NATs), and served as accompanist for church services.

Elizabeth was a winner of the Anne Gannett Scholarship from the Maine Federation of Music Clubs (2005), was the recipient of the A. H. Chatfield, Jr. Piano Prize through Bay Chamber Concerts (2006), and was awarded a prize in the Rossini Club’s Wright scholarship competition (2006). In 2008, she received the MTNA StAR Studio Teacher Fellowship Award and was inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Elizabeth resides in Cumberland Center with her husband and their three children and a menagerie of animals. Her side passion is working with the elderly, particularly those with dementia, and she has worked in the medical field as a CNA and CRMA. She can often be heard singing to and with residents, finding that often when the memory fails to remember words, melodies remain. 

Lois Hasbrouk

Lois Hasbrouck holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Cairn University in Langhorne, PA. She began piano lessons at the age of six and continued them into high school, as well as some of her college years. After graduation, she began teaching piano lessons and music classes in Portland and Gorham.

Marriage took Lois to southern New Hampshire for 15 years, then the family moved to Maine in 2001. She has taught piano for about 30 of these years, while also raising and homeschooling her now-grown children. She misses the days of singing and playing together, but is happy that each one of her five children maintains a love for music.

Lois’ musical involvement has included choral singing and conducting, accompanying choirs, vocalists, and instrumentalists, some composing and arranging, and being a church director of music and worship. She resides in Gorham with her husband, and enjoys bird-watching and growing flowers.

Piano & Group Piano
Julie Love Sherman received her Bachelor’s degree in music education from Northland International University located in a small town in Northern Wisconsin. With piano as her primary instrument, she studied under Dr. Jon Ensminger and Dr. Dana Everson. Her teaching background includes general elementary music classes, chorus, band, handchime ensemble, theater, and public speaking; she’s also taught private instruction in piano, voice, and beginning violin. Her varied teaching experience has given her the chance to work with students of all ages, backgrounds, interests, and abilities – with the goal of introducing students to a life-long relationship with music.

With a desire to be a lifelong learning herself, Julie has continued her own personal musical training through singing in community choirs and ensembles, studying violin and voice with local instructors, working toward completing her Master’s degree in music education, and even attempting to learn new instruments (currently the ukulele and the kalimba). In the fall of 2023, she will also be teaching music at Sebago Elementary School, and she has also taught in Hawaii, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Michigan prior to moving to Maine.

Carmen Buckley
Flute & Piano

Carmen Buckley received a BA in flute performance from the University of Maine at Orono in 1992. She has attended masterclasses with Paula Robison, Robert Dick, Kay Gardner, Chris Norman and Paige Dashner Long.

Carmen has taught flute, recorder and music theory in Waldorf schools, local studios, and freelanced throughout New England for the past thirty years. In New Hampshire she has performed with the Keene Chamber Orchestra, Monadnock Flutes and the Keene State College Flute Ensemble.

In addition to teaching and performing, she continues to study and practice the low flutes of the flute family, the alto and bass, traditional wooden flute and bansuri.

Brynn Lewallen
Piano & Voice
Brynn Lewallen is a performer and teaching artist based in Portland. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Denison University, and a Master of Music in Music Performance from Arizona State University. In addition to teaching piano and voice for over fifteen years, Brynn has also served as a collaborative pianist, church pianist, music director and arranger. Brynn credits Robin McNeil, her middle- and high school piano teacher, with fostering her love of piano music and music theory/music history.

As a pianist and singer, Brynn has performed across the country in regional theaters and on national tour; her most recent favorite performance contract was in Alaska, where she sang and played piano near Denali National Park. Brynn has received top awards from organizations including the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Classical Singer Competition.

In addition to music, Brynn is active as a theater teacher with STAGES Youth Theater (Portland) and The Theater Project (Brunswick). When she’s not teaching or performing, you can usually find Brynn in the outdoors– favorite activities include hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, and practicing her earsplitting whistle!

Morgan Lee

Morgan Lee has nearly ten years of experience in private teaching and has served as adjunct piano faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University, piano faculty at the Bronx Conservatory of Music, and a teaching fellow at Mannes School of Music. She currently serves as staff accompanist at the University of Southern Maine Osher School of Music. In 2022 she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Connecticut, where she studied with Angelina Gadeliya. She also holds a Master of Music from Mannes School of Music and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.

She has participated in various music festivals in the US and abroad, including the Mannes Beethoven Institute, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, the International Academy of Music, the Puigcerdà Music Festival, Brevard Music Institute, and Eastern Music Festival, and has performed recitals in New York City, Italy, Spain, France, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Morgan recently settled in Augusta with her husband Peter and labradoodle Kebo, and likes to divide her time between practicing piano and baking sourdough.

Maya Doumas
Group Piano

Maya Chapmann holds a B. Social Work and a B.Mus degree in Piano Performance with pedagogy emphasis, both from the University of Southern Maine. For music, she studied with Master Christine Kissack, Dr. Laura Kargul, and Dr. Annie Antanacos. Maya graduated in 2011 and began teaching independently as a side gig. In 2015 she began working at Stone Coast Music and under the mentorship of my colleague and friend Elizabeth Hasbrouck, received certification as a Nationally Recognized Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association.

In 2020 Maya left Stone Coast Music to open her own private studio, Music With Maya, in the Brunswick area. Over the past few years she has become a board member of the Maine Music Teachers Association, including serving as VP of programs and as secretary for the Southern Maine chapter, and is returning to Stone Coast primarily as a group teacher.

The piano sparked her interest when she was four and started playing songs by The Beatles by ear, beginning formal lessons at age nine with Martha Feeley of Auburn, Maine, attending various music camps, schools, and competitions. She put her piano passion on pause while studying social work at USM, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2005 and working with various populations in the field.

While working in an Alzheimer’s assisted living facility in the activities department, Maya saw how powerful music’s impact can be: sometimes patients couldn’t remember their own names but could remember the lyrics of their favorite songs, and even harmonize. She decided to return to school to study music to fulfill the goal of using music as a way to help people.

After graduating with a piano performance degree, she began teaching some private students while maintaining a full-time job working intensely with children with special needs, including autism, using the Applied Behavioral Analysis model. During this time she was employed as an educational technician at the Reach School in South Portland, and then the Mabel I. Wilson School in Cumberland.

Maya resides in Harpswell with her husband Ian, and their two daughters.


Tina Davis holds a BA in Music and an MM in Piano Performance from the University of Southern Maine, where she studied with Laura Kargul. At USM, Tina was a winner of the Honors Recital and Chamber Music Competitions. She has performed in masterclasses with pianists Marian Hahn, Jane Coop, Lora Tchekoratova and Mark Gibson. Tina is an active collaborator, teacher, and adjudicator in the Portland area and joined the piano faculty at USM in 2016.

Jennifer Eaton

Jennifer Eaton raised her family in Maine and now lives in Virginia, where she works as a standardized patient, runs an Airbnb and leads a ministry for 20 Somethings+. Reach out to her any time you have questions or concerns about billing, at billing@stonecoastmusic.com.

Our daughter has improved so much since she has been working with Liz, the owner of Hasbrouck Piano studio. She shows interest in playing and has gained confidence which for a 13 year old is a good thing. Thank you Liz!

– Vicky F.