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Back to Lessons!

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Welcome to a new year of making music!  My schedule is developing at the moment, but at this time I expect to be available for afternoon/after school lessons on Monday and Friday. Wednesday and Thursday are also likely days, but the lesson times may need to be later.  Please let me know what your preferences [...]

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Auditions open: Local Youth Orchestras

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  Verdugo Young Musicians Association: (Intermediate level Youth Orchestra) August 20 and 27 Glendale Youth Orchestra: August 18 and 25 Los Angeles Youth Orchestra: August 18 Pacific Academy Foundation: Every Saturday Auditions for Pasadena Youth Orchestra and Colburn Community School Advanced Orchestras have already taken place. Let me know if you are interested in joining [...]

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Thanks for a great Reed Workshop!

It was a pleasure to spend three days with these young people teaching all about how to make reeds from tube cane to finished product.  Everyone has at least one reed that plays, and I call that a success!

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Concert Invite: Oleta Adams and AAYSO

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I am looking forward to playing principal oboe alongside the students in the Asia America Youth Symphony Orchestra backing up vocalist Oleta Adams. More information about the concert below: An Evening with OLETA ADAMS and DAVID BENOIT Saturday June 29, 2019 – 8:00 PM: Benefit concert for youth in the arts featuring our guest artist [...]

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Reed Workshop – July 1-3, 2019

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It‘s back! The Reed Making Workshop is taking place July 1-3.  If your child is a rising 8th grader or older (some exceptions considered), please enroll them in this fun and in-depth look of how to make a reed!  Tanya Johnson of Reed Pros will be on hand the first day to provide supplies and [...]

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Santa Cecelia Arts Camp

Summer has started, but here is a fun summer camp opportunity: the Santa Cecelia Arts Camp in Eagle Rock. Arts, music, crafts, and fun! http://scorchestra.org/summer-arts-camp?sfns=mo

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Updates from the pit of Beauty and the Beast!

As I write this there are nine performances left of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast the musical in La Mirada. It has been a great couple of weeks, and there are still opportunities to see the show if interested. http://lamiradatheatre.com/ I wanted to give a peek of what it has been like in the pit for [...]

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West Coast Youth Orchestra Festival

A neat concert opportunity is coming up in June for students who want to see a concert of other youths at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The West Coast Youth Orchestra Festival will feature two evenings of concerts on June 19 and 26 by various youth orchestras from Southern California. More information can be found on [...]

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Congratulations on the recital!

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I could not be prouder of this fine group of musicians and their performances yesterday.  Thank you again for your support of them this year.  Thanks and let the summer break begin!

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Olympia Youth Orchestra concert and audition

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There is an upcoming concert given by the CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra/Olympia Youth Orchestra on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3PM at the historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776. This concert is Admission FREE! After this concert, the orchestra will be holding auditions for the next season during the summer. [...]

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