Gabe Coia is a composer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who recently relocated to Chester County from Southern New Jersey. Since graduating from Rowan University in 2004 with a B.A. in Music, he has taught hundreds of students of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Gabe’s teaching philosophy is centered on achieving a balance where his students are working hard to improve while thoroughly enjoying the learning process. Aside from writing and recording original music, Gabe spends his free time in the great outdoors, whether kayaking or hiking. He also enjoys his academic pursuits, such as researching and writing about local history.

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I can honestly say that Gabe is the main reason our son enjoys guitar lessons so much as well as just playing. What our son really appreciates is that Gabe makes it enjoyable to play by finding out his interests in what he wants to learn first, then following with scales, rhythms, and music theory. All the while, Gabe provides encouraging feedback that really makes my son feel good about learning guitar and gives him the confidence to learn on his own outside of lessons. Many thanks to Gabe and Valotta Studios.”

– Rich, Valotta parent