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 If you are looking for a way to enrich your child's academic and personal skills, taking music lessons is a great start. Learning to play a musical instrument offers a lot of benefits:
* Development of concentration, self-discipline and time management
* Memory, coordination, patience and problem-solving skills
* Sense of confidence and recognition of accomplishment
* Life-long joy of music making
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Anna Rogozin
CMS Founder

Canton Music School was founded in 2009 by Anna Rogozin, a piano teacher with over 18 years of experience, in an attempt to bring the legendary Russian-Tradition music education to Canton.
Anna began her classic piano training at the age of 5 at Ippolitov-Ivanov Music School, one of the most prestigious music schools for children in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 13 she came to Boston and studied piano with Faina Bryanskaya, the internationally-acclaimed pedagogue at Longy School of Music. At the age of 15 Anna started her advanced piano training with Alexander Slobodyanik, a legendary Ukranian-born pianist. Anna holds a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance from The Boston Conservatory where she studied with virtuoso pianists Jonathan Bass, Irwin Gelber and Michael Lewin. Throughout her piano career Anna has been performing, teaching and competing in the musical world.
Anna's students have won first places in the state of MA through the Music Development Program's Royal Conservatory Examinations. Anna’s work with her students has been described as "being instrumental in providing highest national standard in music teaching" by the program.
Her awards include "Founding Teacher Award", "Founding School Award" (from The National Music Development Program) and a Teacher Enrichment Grant (from Music Teachers National Association).
Anna teaches beginner through advanced levels. She loves working with young beginners and helps them develop correct hand position, note reading, rhythm and technique. Anna teaches kids how to practice at home and build necessary skills for successful performances. Anna's 8-year-old son is a piano student at Canton Music School who loves music lessons!

Vick Lisovskis
Piano, Guitar

Vick was born and raised in Vilnius, Lithuania. He started his music studies at the age of 5. In addition to studying saxophone as his principle instrument he started to learn piano and guitar at the age of 9.  Vick graduated from National M. K. Ciurlionis School of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania.
He got his Music Performance Degree at Longy School of Music and was a student of an acclaimed professor K. Radnofsky.
 Vick is a 2nd and 3rd place winner of the National J. Pakalnis Woodwind Competition in 1999 and 2001. He is also a recipient of Merit Award from The Boston Woodwind Society and Ken Radnofsky Scholarship In his 20 years of studying music Vic has mastered the necessary skills of performer and teacher. He teaches children of all ages and levels. He uses highly effective American and Russian teaching methods to help students succeed. Vic's individual approach to teaching has made a tremendous difference for students of Canton Music School who had troubles with practicing and concentration.
Vick is a devoted instructor who puts a lot of effort in helping students reach their performance goals. In addition to his professional studies at Longy, Vic is a frequent performer of both classical and modern music. He plays with classical chamber music ensembles as well as a pop music international band which involves playing guitar, keyboard, drums and vocals. Vick is fluent in English, Russian, Lithuanian and Polish.

Jean Lee
Piano, Voice, Guitar

Jean is a dedicated teacher who desires to foster the love of music in each individual accordingly. Her goal is to provide the highest level of piano, vocal, and guitar instruction to people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of ability. Ms. Lee’s teaching experience includes being an assistant instructor at The Juilliard School Pre-­‐College Division, faculty at Artisan Music Studio, juror for Orchestra Placement Auditions for Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and more than ten years of private instruction. She is also on faculty at 77 Arts Academy in Acton and Washtone Performing Arts in Dedham and Foxboro.

Jean brings years of study at The Juilliard School, Aspen Music Festival, Kinhaven Music School, and Berklee School of Music and earned both a B.M. and M.M. at New England Conservatory. She has studied with Lisa Kim, Dominique Eade, Ran Blake, Hankus Netsky and various members of the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
As a performer, she has collaborated with Roscoe Mitchell, James Earl Jones, Gunther Schuller, Eric Ewazen, Robert Cogan, Robert Spano to name a few. She has been privileged to grace the halls of Avery Fisher, Jordan Hall, Sanders Theater, Alice Tully, churches, other concert halls, and galleries throughout United States and Europe.

Steve Jounakos
Piano, Guitar, Drums

Steve began musical study at the age of 9. His first instrument was drums, and he began playing guitar, piano and writing music shortly thereafter.  He attended The Berklee College of Music, and later graduated from UMass/Boston, where he studied music theory and joined the UMass/Boston Jazz Band, a group with which he performed at the opening of the Kennedy Library. He studied music composition with former Boston Symphony Orchestra resident composer John Huggler, and privately with BSO percussionist Charles Smith.
While working with bands such as Outbound Train and Twister, Steve has appeared at Jacks, the Rat, and Jonathan Swift's. He has played with orchestral groups, in the recording studio, and for more than 100 theatrical productions. In recent years Steve has performed at the Turtle Lane Playhouse in Newton, for 40 productions since the year 2000. Steve's approach to teaching focuses on exposing the student to a wide range of musical styles, creating an individual lesson plan to best serve the student's talents and interests, and providing the skills necessary to participate in a shared musical experience with others.
Canton Music School was proud to announce Steve our 2010 Teacher of the Year! His professionalism and dedication to teaching has gained respect and admiration from students and their parents.

Sam L Smith
Piano, Guitar,Voice

Sam L Smith is a guitarist, pianist, composer, and educator. As a performer, he has toured extensively all over the US, playing guitar for acts like Sarah Borges, Amy Black, and Eric ‘Roscoe’ Ambel, where he shared bills with acts like Patty Griffin, James McMurtry, and Sonny Landreth.  
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music ('15), Sam continues to perform and compose music, most recently composing promotional music for WGBH's Sing That Thing. He brings over 25 combined years of musical training to his teaching, having studied classical piano with pianist Elan Sicroff and guitar with Berklee College of Music professors Guy Van Duser and Rick Peckham. In addition, he teaches bass guitar, beginner voice, and songwriting/composition.
He is a passionate and dedicated teacher, and he believes in applying traditional musical education techniques while catering his lessons to the goals of the student in order to better develop students' artistic individuality and unique appreciation of music.

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