Private Lessons

We offer private lessons in Music Production,
Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Sibelius, Composition, Theory, Voice, Piano, Guitar, and Drums

(lessons via Skype are also available)



Attendance: Students are expected to arrive for lessons in a timely Manner with all required materials and music.

Makeup Lessons: An absence due to illness, accident or family emergency is excused provided the teacher is notified at least 24 hours in advance.

Teacher Absences: the teacher reserves the right to miss lessons due to illness or professional commitments. The teacher can reschedule such lessons.

Practice: students are required to practice a minimum of five days per week and meet the minimum practice time as determined by teacher.

Lesson Termination: Students may be asked to discontinue lessons at the end of the semester (Fall/Spring/Summer) if they have an excess of amount of absences or unprepared lessons. Lessons may also be terminated for unpaid tuition.

TUITION and Payment: Students have the option of paying weekly tuition (Due at time of Lesson), or paying monthly tuition (due at first lesson of the month). Students should notify the teacher of their chosen method of payment at the first lesson. Unexcused absences may not receive credit/reimbursement at the discretion of the teacher. In the event that an excused absense occurs, any pre-paid tuition will be applied toward a lesson in the following month. Students are expected to pay for all music materials. The teacher reserves the right to raise fees at the beginning of each new Teaching Year.

Parent Participation: Parents are encouraged to attend and quietly observe lessons once a month if they so desire. The teacher reserves the right to ask the parent not to attend if the parent's presence alters the quality of the lesson. Parents are asked to encourage students and to be active participants during practice at home.

Office Hours: The most convenient time to reach Pancake Studios is monday through Friday from 10AM to noon at 646.941.8234 emails are encouraged

Jonathan Vergara

- Music Production
- Drums
- Guitar
- Pro Tools
- Mixing
- Mastering
- Recording

Jonathan has over ten years of experience in Music Production.  He has worked Grammy winning Producers, Bassy Bob, Debra Harry, Markus Miller, Maya Solovey, and Fred Hammond.  As a professional drummer Jonathan has played on over thirty albums and continues to perform locally with The Love Howl and STR ITR.   



- Music Production
- Song Writing
- Voice
- Piano
- Guitar
- Pro Tools
-Logi Pro X

Tamara is a certified Pro Tools User who has over ten years of experience with teaching private lessons. She has trained grammy nominated vocalists and played with various classical & rock bands, and continues to play with the band STR ITR. As a freelance musician, she has performed at variety of churches, theaters and venues throughout NYC. She attended Berklee College of Music, McNally Smith College of Music, MCTC, Full Sail University,  The Academy of Art University, and  Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.