Stephen Agnew

Stephen Agnew (“Mr. Steve”) is the Director of Education for Music Notes Academy.

Stephen holds a Bachelor’s in Music from Hamilton College and a Master’s in Teaching from Montclair State University. He has been teaching piano and guitar to students of all ages at Music Notes Academy since 2011 and he has been teaching general music classes at Whitehouse Preparatory School since 2012.

After completing his student teaching in a fourth grade class, Stephen discovered his passion for early childhood education, working as a Head Teacher for preschool children ages 3 and 4. He quickly realized the huge impact that music has on all aspects of children’s development. In 2007, he decided to focus exclusively on music education, and has been teaching early childhood music classes in various preschools and kindergartens ever since.

Stephen’s teaching and his Little Notes curriculum is influenced by the work of Zoltan Kodaly, Carl Orff, and Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, as well as more recent applications of their approaches to early childhood music education. He is an active member of The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), The Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME), The Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML) and The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Stephen plays the guitar, piano, and ukelele. He has well over a decade of teaching experience and is comfortable working with students of all ages, from early childhood through adulthood. Visit for more information on private music lessons at Whitehouse Preparatory School.

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