Noteworthy Music Lessons & Tutoring in Torrington CT

  Our Teachers    

Teaches piano, drums, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele
  Drew Chadwick 
Certified English teacher, tutors Language Arts and History
  Tricia Chadwick  
Teaches Saxophone and Flute
  Sarah Galgano  
Chris Valerio
Chris Valerio 
Richie Scott
Rich Scott 
Hannah Mangan

Hannah Mangan

Meet Our Teachers!



Andrew Chadwick became interested in music at a young age, learning to play the piano at age four and multiple instruments by his teens. He is an ASCAP International Writer, Publisher, and a 2013 ASCAP Awards Winner in TV and Film Score. He has studied with multiple world-renowned Jazz artists, including Christina Corea and Jeff Coffin. In addition to his 15+ years teaching Music education in Torrington, Andrew has also taught Music in Cameroon, Africa, and was an Audio Engineer for all DayJam's national campuses. He has played with Bonzai Tribe and the jazz band JINQS and has a music collection on Pandora.

Tricia Chadwick is a CT Certified English Teacher with a Master of Arts in Teaching from Central Connecticut State University. She has experience teaching children of all ages, from Pre-K to High School, for the Torrington Board of Ed and Connecticut Junior Republic. Her varied work experience in education, healthcare, and politics enables her to plan engaging lessons that hold the student's interest. Tricia is a dog lover and an avid reader. She shares her love of learning with her students.

Sarah Galgano is an experienced music instructor of all ages with a special love for flute and saxophone. She has been playing flute for 20+ years and studied Flute Performance at the University of Connecticut. Sarah also attended Indiana University for art, where she studied saxophone with Musician First Class Dana Booher of the Navy Band. Sarah has maintained an active teaching schedule and developed philosophies to meet the needs of students at every stage of life. She has played with the jazz band JINQS. Sarah is currently pursuing an advanced music degree at UMASS and offers online lessons to her students.

Chris Valerio has been a music educator since 1969. He began his teaching career by giving private lessons and has taught in the Brookfield, Ridgefield, Bethel, and Torrington School Systems. Chris has studied under Vincent Penzerella of the NY Philharmonic, Robert Nagel and Allan Dean of the NY Brass Quintet, Raymond Crisara, Mel Broiles, and Carmine Caruso. He attended Western CT State University as an undergrad. He attended graduate school at Manhattan School of Music and Hartt School of Music, as well as the Yale Summer School of Music Program and Music Academy of the West. Chris specializes in horns and Band instruments.

Richie Scott is a graduate of Oliver Wolcott Technical School. He began his music career playing piano and guitar through Noteworthy at a young age and now teaches guitar, piano, and vocals. He has studied under Drew Chadwick and Jeff Boratko of Noteworthy and also studied vocals with Litchfield Music Center. Richie enjoys sharing his love of music with his students. His natural calm demeanor and high level of patience have endeared him to his students. Richie enjoys hiking, writing, recording his own music, and spending time with his cat, Noba.

Hannah Mangan is currently studying music at CCSU. She has been playing the violin since middle school and has taught for more than two years. Hannah has a passion for the violin, art, and animals. She also enjoys drama and the stage. Hannah enjoys spending time with friends, her cat, and her hamster.