Founded by local music teachers Irene and Jarl Hulbert, the ARTI-ST Music Education Center opened its Perry Hall facility in 2002. With advanced degrees in music, Irene and Jarl have the training and passion to bring the community musical instruction of the highest quality. Irene’s Master’s degree in music is from UCLA. She also did post-graduate studies at Peabody and at the University of Maryland. Jarl completed his Doctorate in Musicology at the University of Maryland, where he specialized in historical music instruction methods. To date, he is the only Perry Hall-area music instructor who has been Nationally Certified by the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association).
Our name, “ARTI-ST,” is an acronym for our motto: “Artistic Rewards Through In-Spired Teaching.” True, music is a reward in and of itself, but at ARTI-ST Music we strive to do more than just teach, we strive to inspire. In pursuit of our mission, we combine high-quality musical instruction with performance and evaluation opportunities. While we are grounded in the ideals of classical training, our teachers approach each private student with flexibility and seek to cater to individual needs and aspirations.