Arpine Azatyan -

As a seasoned performer, opera singer and educator, Kelly hails to us from China where she received her Bachelor's Degree from Shenzhen University. Following her undergraduate study, she relocated to Boston in order to further pursue her music education, where she attended the Longy School of Music in Cambridge in order to obtain  her Master's Degree and Graduate Diploma. 

With five years of experience as a music teacher, Kelly comes to us with the best of both worlds, both fresh and experienced!  Kelly's pedagogical range
extends from having a beginner comfortably singing by the end of the first lesson, to helping advanced performers prepare for concerts, auditions, or various other professional endeavors! 


Voice and Piano

Piano, Voice, Guitar, UKULELE

A recent transplant from Charlotte, North Carolina, Julie joins our team of talented instructors, hailing from a strong background in ensemble and solo performance, as well as flute and clarinet pedagogy.  Julie's flute and clarinet lessons are tailored to match each individual student's abilities, needs, and goals.  Whether you’re eager to get ahead in the school band, or looking to revisit an instrument later in life, private flute and clarinet lessons with Julie are a great way to develop your skills and explore your potential!

In lessons students will learn:  proper finger placement, posture and breath control and timing, as well as note-reading and music theory.  Many of the books which you will use in your flute and clarinet lessons contain play-along CDs which enhance your learning experience and add a performance element to each lesson and home practice!

Flute and clarinet

Arpine is a laureate of several national and international competitions and festivals.  She won her first national competition at the age of 14.  Originally from Armenia, Arpine received her Bachelor’s Degree from Yerevan State Conservatory, class of Prof. Artashes Mkrtchyan.  During her years of study in Yerevan, she played several solo recitals and chamber concerts, as well as appeared as a soloist with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.  After graduating from YSC with honors, Arpine continued her education at Music Academy of Basel in Switzerland, in the class of Prof. Adelina Oprean, where she pursued her Master’s Degree.  In Switzerland, she performed as a chamber musician with “Chamber Academy Basel”, “Klassikkupel” festival, “I Tempi” ensemble and others. Arpine moved to the US in 2013, where she entered the class of Jesse Mills at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, and graduated with GPD in 2015.  During her time in the US, Arpine has participated in Garth Newel Chamber Music Festival, won the third prize in BCO Young Artists competition, played under direction of such conductors as Leon Botstein and Gustavo Dudamel, appeared in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Sanders theater, Jordan Hall among others. Currently, she is performing and teaching in Boston, MA.

About OUR instructorS

award winning Instruction

Étude Academy of Music was founded in 2012 by Sudbury resident and native Ashley Yarnell.

Ashley began teaching private lessons in-home, "house call" style, upon graduating college from Pace University (NYC) in 2008.  Since then, she has built up a plethora of students, mostly via word-of-mouth, and purchased her own studio space in 2015, followed by another move and expansion to her current space today!

Ashley received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Pace University in 2008.  She currently holds a Massachusetts State License in General Music grades k-12, and attended the University of Massachusetts at Lowell for her Masters of Music in Music Education.

Ashley continues to further her music education via professional workshops, and when she's not busy running a music school, she enjoys performing in numerous bands and organizations.