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Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone
Hailed by the New York Times for his “sweet intensity” and “insinuating smoothness,” Michael, woodwind specialist, is a prolific performer from solo and chamber concerts to pit-orchestras in musical theater and film recording sessions. He began playing saxophone at the age of 10 and picked up several new instruments along the way, recently completing a doctorate in Musical Performance from the University of Southern California. Michael is passionately dedicated to teaching, with over 10 years experience teaching 1 on 1 students, as well as chamber groups and masterclasses. Michael's diverse experience and fluency in many musical styles promises to provide a personalized and enriching experience tailored specifically to the student.
Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Bassoon
I am a classically trained performer with a Master's degree from London's Royal College of Music. I love finding each student's own learning style to tailor the experience, and I encourage my students to make their own decisions about musical expression (with plenty of guidance, of course!).
In my work as a performer I have played with orchestras all over the world, from the South London Sinfonia to the Bombay Chamber Orchestra. My musical life is full of variety, and I think that the experiences I've had as a musician make me a creative and thoughtful teacher.
Victoria is a graduate of the University of Redlands, having completed a double major in
both Music Performance and Music Education in 2012. In 2013, Victoria also received her Single Subject California Teaching Credential through the University of Redlands. She is an active performer and regularly plays with Redlands Symphony Orchestra. She has also played with the Dana Point Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Riverside Lyric Opera, California Philharmonic, and countless other ensembles and chamber groups. Before
studying with Sara Andon, Victoria had the privilege of studying under Florence
Estrin and Mary Bestgen. Throughout her studies, she has also participated in
master classes with Jim Walker, Walfrid Kujala, Tracy Harris, Thomas
Robertello, and Paul Edmund-Davies. On top of being an active performer,
Victoria has been an assistant elementary music teacher for the Redlands School
District since 2010, as well as maintaining a large private flute and piano studio consisting of students of all ages.
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