About Us

East Mountain Studio is a private lesson and recording studio founded in 2019 in the Hudson Valley town of Cold Spring, NY and operated by Stephen and Kathryn Selman.

We provide mentorship and creative space for students of all ages to explore music and self expression.

Stephen Selman - Owner, Instructor

Stephen is a teacher, musician and studio engineer with over 15 years of teaching experience as a private and group instructor. He specializes in guitar, bass, piano, drums, ukulele and songwriting/production.

He holds a degree in Songwriting and Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music.

Matt Gaydar - Instructor

We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our team!

Matt is singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist with over 20 years of musical experience. Previously an after-school cooking teacher and gardener, he is now sharing his musical knowledge with the next generation. He teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, piano and songwriting.

He holds a degree in Music Composition from Skidmore College.

Kathryn is a recording artist and teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. She holds her masters degree in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas.

Kathryn is not currently taking students, but she's helping out behind the scenes!

Join us for summer 2022!

Now enrolling for 2022-2023!