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where musicians are made

Our mission is simple:

To foster your creative potential.

For us, it's more than just school; we prepare students to reach their individual goals at all music levels. Students often call on us to prepare for performing arts auditions, worship team prep, commercial gigs, National Competitions (American Idol, America's Got Talent), music festivals, College Prep, School plays, or "just for the love of it".

We're passionate about ALL things music, from teaching aspiring young musicians to preparing new recording artists for their professional journey to success.

Reserve your spot now.

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...with Excellence.

Get Schooled.

Our Instructors

Our hand-picked Professional Instructors are seasoned musicians, performers and experienced teachers in their fields. All they ask of you is to bring the same passion and commitment to your lessons that they bring!

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Meet your Instructors.

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Lannie Battistini

Owner, Music School Director

Lannie is an award-winning pianist, recording artist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and producer. For the past 45+ years, he has infused his undying love for musicianship into his School, countless performances, productions, and everything in between. 

With a BA at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, in Arranging, Piano (as main Instrument) and studies in Film scoring and compositions, music has been his driving force his entire life.  He is all things music!   


​In his role as the Director of Hands In Motion School of Music, Lannie embodies a commitment to excellence, infusing his school with the ethos of his "Three Pillar Curriculum Philosophy." (Learner-centered instruction, Project-based instruction and Experiential learning. He meticulously selects instructors who share his dedication to providing a robust foundational curriculum, ensuring that students are empowered to unleash their full musical potential.


Lannie currently provides lessons to intermediate/advanced students in piano, Jazz Improv, Professional Vocal Techniques, Professional Performance, Worship Performance Training, music theory, sight reading, College Prep, Arranging, Compositions, Music Productions and songwriting workshops.


Besides his passion for teaching he has produced and/or been involved with over 150 albums/singles across many genres and is a International recording artist and knows what it takes to develop talent and artistry in aspiring musicians pursuing professional careers.

Lannie keeps up to date within the music industry as an active voting member for the GRAMMY® Awards and LATIN GRAMMY® Awards.

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GRAMMY® Award-Winner, Pianist/Keyboardist 

Latin GRAMMY® Award-Winner, Pianist/Keyboardist 

Latin GRAMMY® Award Nominee, Pianist/Keyboardist 

Latin GRAMMY® Award-Winner, Producer  

GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD Winner, Arranger/Composer, Outstanding Achievement Award 

GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD Winner, Instrumental Album, Outstanding Achievement Award 

GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD Winner, Latin Jazz 

(2) GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD, (2) Outstanding Achievement Award, Jazz Compositions

GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD Winner, Honors for Duo Album (Piano & Bass)

Akademia Award Winner, Best Jazz Song  

Akademia Award Nominee, Best Jazz Song


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Professional Vocal, Piano

Theatrical Voice Coaching, 

Acapella & Vocal Jazz

Technique & Theory, Sight Reading

Music Fundamentals Program

(for ages 4 - 6)

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Drums, Percussion & Latin Percussion, Performance, Technique, Sight Reading, & Learn 2 Groove: World Beats
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Flute, Recorder (ages 5-8), 
Performance, Music Theory, Technique, & Sight Reading 
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Erika Maldonado: Teacher smiling holding flute sitting at the piano
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 Piano (Beginner to Advanced),
Vocal Coaching for Younger Children,
Technique & Theory, Sight Reading
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Acoustic Guitar
(Classic & Popular Genres)
Music Theory, Sight Reading, 
Performance Technique
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Classic Piano, Performance, Technique & Theory, Sight Reading, & College Prep
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Kari Hastman: Teacher posing sitting at grand piano
Piano (Beginners), Voice, Worship,
Sight Reading and
Performance Techniques
Languages Spoken:
English, Russian & Native Ukrainian
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Cello (all levels), Violin, Viola, Performance,
Technique & Theory, 
Sight Reading, & College Prep
Violin, Performance,
Music Theory, Sight-Reading
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Ashley Abraham: Violin teacher smiling holding violin
Javier castillo
 Piano (All Levels)
Voice Coaching
Music Theory, Sight Reading &
Performance Technique
Acoustic/Electric Guitar & Bass Guitar
Music Theory, Sight Reading &
Performance Technique
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Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass 

Performance techniques,

Voice, Songwriter 

Music productions

(ProTools and FL Studio) 

Acoustic and Electronic drums 
Eastern/Indian Percussion
Performance technique 
Music theory 
All of our instructors have the training and years of experience needed to help you reach your goals. More importantly, they are passionate about seeing their students learn and grow. See what we're all about by signing up for music lessons today.

Our Students

What does studying here do for you?


Why we love our jobs.

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"My son has been studying under Lannie  for several years and has perfected his voice immensely. I highly recommend this company for aspiring and independent artists that are serious about their craft and careers."

—  Sasha, mother of a student


At Hands In Motion School of Music and Music Productions, our mission and commitment are deeply rooted in maintaining unwavering integrity and upholding higher standards. We are dedicated to revolutionizing music pedagogy by introducing innovative concepts that shape the future of musical education. As a premier privatized Music School and Full-Service Music Production company, we continually strive to raise the bar and set new benchmarks in our industry.

We firmly believe in the transformative power of music, empowering individuals of all ages and transcending into their families and communities. Recognizing its therapeutic and healing potential, we embrace music as a catalyst for personal growth and development. By studying and applying music, we provide a foundation for self-responsibility, auto-discipline, character-building, resilience, and purpose.

Our commitment extends to preparing our students to apply their knowledge and skills, enabling them to reach their music goals and unlock their full potential. With diligence and consistency, we deliver comprehensive music education that equips our students to become exceptional musicians, performers, composers, songwriters, producers, and recording artists—embracing all aspects of the musical realm.

College Prep or
Professional Performance Education

For students aspiring to pursue further music education, we are dedicated to teaching them how to transform their musical skills into a fulfilling occupation or life's calling. Through our specialized programs such as: College Preparation/Auditions, Professional Music Performance, music marketing departments, workshops, and personalized specialty lessons, we equip these students with the necessary tools to perfect their craft and achieve their goals. We provide an equitable opportunity for them to flourish as professional musicians, producers, or to convert their passion into a long-term and/or life-long vocation.

At Hands In Motion School of Music and Music Productions, we inspire, educate, and empower individuals through the profound language of music. We are committed to fostering a nurturing environment that celebrates creativity, fosters personal growth, and cultivates a lifelong love and appreciation for the art of music.

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