Drum, Percussion, Saxophone
I am a classically trained percussionist with a bachelors in instrumental music education. I have been playing percussion for 19 years, including 13 years of experience within the marching arts, having marched 10 seasons on Snare drum, two seasons on Bass drum, and 4 seasons in the front ensemble. I have DCI and WGI experience as well as having taught marching percussion for 9 years. I have teaching experience at the high school, elementary, and junior high levels, and am proficient on timpani, concert snare drum, four mallet and two mallet marimba, vibraphone, and xylophone, including classical and ragtime.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet, Trombone
I am experienced at teaching all levels of players.
I studied sax, woodwinds, brass and piano performance at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Berklee School Of Music, and I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
In addition to all the book knowledge, I have vast experience in performance - where it counts!
Having played in bands since high school, moving on to Boston and performing with the most sought-after band, Eye2Eye, for 10 years then on to Arizona, playing and singing live in countless venues.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone
Dana is originally from Buffalo, New York. She graduated from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam with a B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Music Education. During her undergraduate years, Dana, spent her summers at The Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, studying Opera.
Dana has performed in vocal master classes under the coaching of Oren Brown from The Julliard School and Broadway artist Stephanie Blythe. Dana has also performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Goodwill Games in Lake Placid with Bruce Hornsby and Edwin McCain. Recent performances include singing with the Arizona State University Choral Union in Phoenix Symphony Hall and as a guest performer in a 1980s show on Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas.
Dana started her teaching career in upstate New York, directing the Senior High School Band at St. Regis Falls Central School. While teaching in upstate New York, Dana was an active member of MENC, FCMEA, and NYSSMA. Dana has held several leadership positions while teaching in New York, including General Chairperson of All-County Music Festivals, Concert Band Chairperson for Area-All State Music Festivals and served on the Diversity Committee with NYSSMA. Dana prepared 20 to 30 students each year to compete in NYSSMA Solo Music Festivals at the county and state level. Dana also taught private voice lessons and prepared students for University auditions. Most recent teaching experiences include coaching a contestant in the Miss America Pageant and preparing children in the greater Phoenix area for local musical theater shows.
Dana relocated to Arizona in 2009 and currently teaches K-8 General Music in the city of Phoenix.
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Anthony M., clarinetist, has extensive experience as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. As founder and co-director of the New York based, Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, Mr. M was a winning participant in the 1980 Artist International Chamber Music Award. For their prize, the Rosewood Ensemble premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weil Recital Hall and went on to develop its own subscriptions series in Queens, New York, which lasted over twelve seasons. Mr. M. was artist in residence at the Bay View Music Festival in Petosky, Michigan for three summers and was solo clarinetist with the group Quintessence from 1990-1993. He has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Northwood Orchestra, the Arizona Broadway Theatre Company, and is a member of the Symphony of the West Valley in Sun City Arizona, and the Musica Nova Orchestra, where he plays clarinet and bass clarinets. He has performed with such artists as Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx, Doc Sevrensen, Lew Rawls, Wynona Judd and others in various groups and venues in Arizona and New York.
Anthony has recorded on the Summit, Con Brio, and Blue Butterfly record labels. He was featured on a Trimark Pictures Release playing the clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet for the movie, “Warlock the Armagedon.”Currently, he teaches music for the Scottsdale School District at Redfield Elementary School, and is on the faculty of the Rosie’s House, A Music Academy for Children. Anthony holds degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Arizona State University.
Guitar, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Saxophone, Trumpet
My name is Jennifer and I am a Music Educator! I am an Arizona native and have been involved with music my whole life. I have played the clarinet for 14 years and recently graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I also hold an Associate's Degree in Music from Eastern Arizona College and a teaching certification in instrumental music education. I reside in Tempe, Arizona and I am currently a high school band director in Mesa, AZ. I have experience with performing in a variety of ensembles including symphony orchestra, concert band, jazz band, small ensembles, and my favorite- marching band!
I currently perform with the Mesa Community College Community Band in Mesa, Arizona.
Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone
Hello there! If you are reading this then you or your child must be interested in learning how to read and play music. I am so excited for the journey you are about to begin!
My name is Amy and I am a certified music teacher. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in instrumental music education, and my primary instrument is clarinet. I have taught instrumental music for 8 years in the Valley.
I enjoy teaching students of all ages and abilities, especially beginners! I teach beginner lessons in piano, and brass instruments, beginner to intermediate level students in woodwinds, and beginner up to advanced high-school level clarinet.
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