Welcome to Octavemode music lessons! Stuart started teaching in 1977 and continued teaching starting in 1996 in Vermont. His students typically participate in district, all state, all New England festivals and the VYOA. An annual recital offers the opportunity to safely perform in a supportive, friendly environment. Other than musical excellence, my interests with the Psychology of Music. It is remarkable how much we have gained in the last 60 years, since Carl Seashore. I look forward to meeting you and starting our musical journey together.