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Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion
Agustin Faundez R. is currently a successful freelance percussionist, teacher, and drumline instructor in the Northern Virginia and DC area. He has recently finished his term as a percussion section member with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra 2012 season. Additionally he is part of the Percussion staff at South Lakes High School and Reston Music music shop. Agustin is a rudimental and Brazilian Batucada drumming aficionado.
Agustin earned his B.S. in dual majors of Music Performance and Music Therapy from the State University of New York at Fredonia. While enrolled in SUNY Fredonia Agustin studied under the direction of Dr. Kay Stonefelt, Dr. John Bacon Jr, and Ms. Tiffany Nicely, all distinguished percussionists in the Western New York area. During his undergraduate years at SUNY Fredonia, Agustin performed in the College Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, and was also a member of the SUNY Fredonia Percussion Ensemble, World Mallet Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, African Drumming Ensemble, and University Chorus.
Throughout his career, Agustin has performed with distinguished musicians such as Laura Koepke(bassoon), Dr. David Rudge(violin), Bernard Woma(Master Gyil player), Dr. Kay Stonefelt(percussion), Tiffany Nicely(percussion), Jeremy Ragsdale(piano, vocals), Rita Giglioti(vocals), Charlie Himel(bass), Aubrey V. Adams(percussion), Andrew Hitz(tuba), Roger Whitworth(French Horn), Joanna Dabrowska(percussion), and Paul Durning(percussion), Glenn Sewell(Percussion), and many more.
Though Agustin spends most of his time either in teaching studios and performance halls, he is no stranger to recording studios. During his college years he was a member of Buffalo area knowned band, Look The Horizon, whom which he recorded with several times, and had the chance to perform along the side of famous ska band, Big D and the kids table. In the spring of 2012 Agustin was offered to record the original compositions The Curse The Cross and the Lion by composer Nathan Felix, as the main percussionist during the process. He can also be found in a few recordings of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra 2012 tour, and most recently in the James Bond themed pep band music by Alfred's Music Publishing company, recorded under the Warner Brothers record label.
Agustin has also performed with distinguished ensembles such as the Reston Chamber Orchestra, the McLean Symphony, the Fairfax Symphony, the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Beethoven's Found Orchestra, the Whitworth Brass Quintet, and most recently the Brass of the Potomac brass band, whom he joined for their world championships competition in Cincinnati, OH.
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Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trumpet
I am a recent graduate of Morgan State University. I am now a graduate student. I'm majoring in music education with trumpet as my primary instrument. Teaching for 10 years, section leader of multiple bands for 5yrs. Musical arranger, who understands all levels of students and genuinely loves to teach. Very inviting and understanding, as well as easy to talk to. Trustworthy and honest, performed in numerous groups including jazz and classical.
Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Banjo
"Ever since I could remember, I have always been in love with the guitar. I just always felt like it was an extension of who I am!" recalls Washington DC guitar and multi-string instrumentalist, Michelle. Michelle is a restless collaborator who is engaged in exploring and extending the boundaries of her instruments. Michelle's guitar playing is often described as incredibly creative and innovative. A FORCE OF NATURE. Her playing is visceral, with a expressionistic approach to creating timbre and velocities. Constantly discovering new sonorities on her guitar, she has created a uniquely personal language which speaks to audiences. "Michelle is the most engaging improvisor I have ever seen. No one is breaking boundaries and taking command of the guitaristic language like Michelle is, NOBODY. She is a percussionist on guitar, indeed she is the GUITAR'S RENAISSANCE" to quote Lydia Cummings Smith (independent improvised music critic) in 2002. Influenced at first by guitarist like Allan Holdsworth, Don Mock & B.B. King, Michelle found great inspiration in the highly charged expression of their music but has created a style all her own, an extended language. Michelle was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Here she spent the early years of her life immersed in a community of musicians, break dancers, artists and poets. She started playing the guitar at the age of 5. It was rock music that got Michelle hooked on guitar "Rock & Pop guitarist were the biggest examples of guitar playing in my life at the time, they were the most visible and so I guess I just gravitated towards that. It wasn't until later that I started to wake up to all the other great guitar players out there playing other music that I actually liked more, like jazz and reggae. When I realized, really realized these players and their music it was like the whole world opened up for me. " In 1988 Michelle attended the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington DC and studied jazz with DC guitar legend Tom Newman and Saxophone great Davey Yarbrough and in 1992 Michelle received what was at the time the second largest scholarship given to a conservatory student to attend Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin OH. Here she studied with guitarist Bob Ferreza and jazz educators Jimmy Owens and the late Wendell Logan. Michelle moved to Brooklyn New York in 1995 where she expanded her musical career to include becoming a professional composer & sound designer as well as a DJ. After many concerts over the years, Michelle decided to assemble various groups of her own. These groups were instrumental in making Michelle more well-known. Her vast, poliedric repertoire is particularly oriented towards Global Bass.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
My name is Aleksis B., but many of my students know me as Mr. B. I am a professional instructor and performing musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. I try to make that passion show in everything I do.
My education includes classical voice training with Michele Howard Hansen, an opera singer that often performs at the Kennedy Center. I studied piano with Geoffrey Chappell, who writes for Jazz Times. I also received compositional training on multiple instruments from Stanley Cowell, who recorded and performed with legends like Miles Davis.
I have been performing professionally since 1992. I studied education in college and did my student teaching in a music class at Goshen Elementary School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
I have been teaching music professionally now for over twenty years. Some students want to take a few lessons to see if it is something they will enjoy, others have worked with me for over a decade. I have mentored several students who have gone on to professional careers. I have experienced a lot of success teaching young children and those with special needs. I have been blessed with a tremendous amount of patience and truly enjoy teaching anyone who wants to learn.
Whatever your goals or abilities, I look forward to working with you!
Piano, Music Theory
I have always loved music. For me, the process of making music gives me the opportunity to lose myself in the moment. It does not matter what type of music I am listening to, I will find a connection to the music.
I exhibited an interest in music at an early age. On many Saturday afternoons my mom would find me planted in front of the television set watching opera. So, it came as no surprise to family members that mom enrolled me in music lessons, singing lessons to follow.
Throughout my teens I found myself involved in anything related to music. I sang in the school choir, as well as background choral work in musicals and even played the piano occasionally. I also had the opportunity to sing with a group called "Up with People," and performed some of their repertoire around the state.
I would love to share my passion and joy of music with anyone who wants to discover their own journey into the musical world.
After high school I continued my lifelong study of music. I graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Liberal Arts Studies, majoring in piano. I also continued taking voice lessons.
After college I started teaching piano. I have worked with student's from the age of five through adulthood. I love working with any age group. As a teacher, I am always looking for new and interesting approaches to educating myself and to engage my students in the process of learning music.
I teach to the student's "learning style." I use whatever resources are available to reinforce musical concepts. I am patient, and laid back. I want my students to feel comfortable, and know that they can be themselves when they are working with me. Most of all what a student can expect is a teacher who is interested in them, their progress, and making the our time together as enjoyable as possible.
I have always felt that one of my greatest strengthens is my ability to interact with children and adults, and I hope that I can continue to share my love of music in the coming years.
Piano, Cello, Music Theory, Upright Bass
Jessica moved to the Chevy Chase/Bethesda area in 2009, having grown up and gone to school in New York and Ohio. She loves the area, and she and her husband are thrilled to be putting down roots in the community. As a performer, Jessica has traveled around the world, but throughout her career teaching has been one of her most important focuses. "As a relative newcomer to the DC area, growing my private studio has been a great way to get involved in the community. My teaching style is individualized, but I always try to include two important things: building a strong basic skill set, and developing creativity."
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."