Steve began his musical journey on the piano as a child, later moving on to explore clarinet and trumpet in band before discovering the French horn in high school. Though he earned his bachelor of music in horn performance at CSU, Sacramento, he never gave up the piano, teaching students and accompanying choirs throughout college, and earning scholarships for both instruments. Steve has played for a number of musical groups, from orchestras, chamber groups and community bands to being a pit musician in musical theater and opera. This year, he will be joining the William Jessup University Wind Ensemble and playing horn in that group. For the last several years, Steve has directed the orchestra at his church, and has also arranged hymns and worship music for church orchestras and ...
Gaw is a voice artist, music teacher, and arranger local to the Sacramento area, specializing in styles such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Classical. She began her music experience with the baritone at age 12, and eventually learned to play the violin, trumpet, French horn, piano, and percussion. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento. Gaw sings locally in various Sacramento venues, such as Naked Lounge, the Shine, Shady Lady. She won multiple Downbeat Awards with vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She performed with Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Donald Kendrick and performed with world class choir RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace). Gaw played brass with the championship level drum
I have 12 years of playing experience. Let me be your trumpet coach.
I have been playing trumpet for 12 years. My playing has taken me around the world, from bugling at a military base in Virginia to a big band tour in Japan. I am currently a music education major at SJSU. I plan on becoming a school band director. I have been in countless marching bands, recorder ensembles, wind ensembles, symphony orchestras, choirs, string ensembles, jazz big bands, jazz combos, brass ensembles, brass quintets, recording situations, performances... I can teach and play any instrument, but I will be most helpful for brass students, particularlly trumpet. *** Specialties *** Concert band, Jazz orchestra, Symphony orchestra, jazz combos, solo trumpet/cornet, brass ensemble, brass quintet
I will graduate from CSU Sacramento with a BM in Tuba Performance. I also spent a year studying music in Germany at the Musik Hochschule in Trossingen. I have taken lessons over the past 6 years with several professors including: Peter Wahrhaftig- Principle Tuba for SF Ballet, Stephan Tischler- Principle Tuba for Munich Radio Symphony, Wilfried Brandstifter of Mnozil Brass and I am currently studying with Julian Dixon- Principle Tuba of Sacramento Phil.
I am currently looking to extend my studio teaching not only just Tuba, but all brass instruments. If you are interested in working hard to become a better musician, please contact me.
I am currently working on my Bachelor of Music Degree at CSU Sacramento with an emphasis in Tuba Performance. In 2012, I was also able to spend a year studying music in Germany. After graduating in Spring 2015 I plan on continuing with my studies by getting a Masters in Performance and possibly continuing in another field of music. I am a capable teacher in all brass instruments as well as beginning/intermediate theory and ear training, beginning piano, and music history.
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