True Music Studios offers a wide range of lessons and classes that will help further your musical ability and knowledge. We provide insight and instruction for piano, voice, electric & acoustic guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, ukulele, and more. We also teach music theory, composition, and audio engineering.

A recording studio remains one of the most inspiring locales to master your instrument. Students even have the privilege to professionally record songs they’ve mastered during lessons.

We host an optional concert recital annually for our students to perform what they have learned, and to build confidence on stage. 

Our instructors have experience teaching kids and adults; whether you’ve never picked up an instrument before, or you’re a seasoned veteran – we can help advance your skills.



Kate Mills

Voice and Piano

Kate has been teaching voice and piano lessons for over 25 years. She is a member the Rhode Island National Association of Teachers of Singing. Kate graduated with bachelor’s degrees in vocal studies and musical theater from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio. Kate has performed with many choirs including the Masterworks Chorale of Boston and Emmanuel Singers of Boston. She is the music director and class accompanist for the Providence Ballet Theater. She is currently studying conducting with Sean Newhouse, the assistant conductor of Boston symphony orchestra.


Nolan Quartaroli

Guitar, Bass, Piano, Audio Production Techniques

Nolan has been playing guitar for over 15 years, and teaching for 7 years. He has taken Music Theory and Ear Training classes at the collegiate level. For the last 3 years he has taught guitar programs at Old County Road School in Smithfield. Nolan has played in many bands that have performed at various venues throughout New England. He has been recording and producing music for the past 8 years, working in many different genres. Nolan has worked with touring artists, local musicians, professors of Berklee and Brown music departments, composers, voiceover actors for radio and television commercials among others.


Brian Joseph Farrar

Guitar, Piano, Songwriting

Brian Joseph Farrar has been involved in music since the young age of 9. Years spent duplicating the music that moved him eventually led to his early career performing locally. He then spent most of his early twenties mastering stage confidence as well as teaching guitar and theory to a growing following of students. Having been owner of “Island Woods Sound” recording studio in Smithfield, RI “Oasis” music studio in Johnston, RI and owner of “The Music Stand” in Smithfield RI, Brian has over 25 years of experience in the fields of music production, performance, composition, recording and music instruction. He has an excellent understanding of the learning dynamic of students of all ages.


  • Guitar, Bass & Piano Lessons

  • 20per Half Hour
  • Voice, Advanced Piano & Guitar Lessons

  • 25 per Half Hour
  • Audio Production Techniques

  • 20per Half Hour


“Our 10 year old started taking guitar lessons right before his 5th birthday. He absolutely loves it! You are the most patient instructor I have ever seen with children. I’m glad you’re able to lessons fun while teaching him so much. Our son is able to read sheet music as well as tablature and was recently introduced to a guitar pedal which he used in his last recital. We would highly recommend you as an instructor.”Michelle L
Today was a blast! I really enjoyed our session. Love the history you pointed out and your manner of instruction is awesome!! I can’t wait for next week.Sherry C
“Just wanted to say thank you for your talent as a teacher and your patience with our kids. You’re great at what you do. We will keep doing our best to hold up our end of the deal, making sure they practice.”Kevin S
“It’s been a great experience taking lessons here. Lessons are always relaxing and engaging. You’ve done an excellent job customizing the instruction to my interests, skill and schedule as a working adult.”Joseph M