Category Archives: News and Updates

Concert invite: Vivaldi’s Gloria

I am looking forward to a performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” next week- come hear it for free as part of the celebration of Saint Mark’s Day! More information HERE! Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7 pm St. Marks Episcopal Church Sanctuary 1020 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA  91202

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Studio Student Recital 2018

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You are invited to share in the accomplishments of the Studio of Victoria Sabonjohn – please join us for this free afternoon of music!  Thrilled to see the progress in the students this year!

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Concert Invite: Mozart Classical Orchestra

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I’ll be playing Principal Oboe with the Mozart Classical Orchestra at the concert on April 22 at 3 pm at the Irvine Barclay Theater.  If you happen to be in Orange County next week, come give a listen! http://mozartorchestra.org/season.html

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Santa Cecelia Summer Arts Camp

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I’m excited to share this summer day camp to foster creativity and a love of music in kids ages 6 – 12.  As a matter of fact, I’m hoping my son can attend at least one week this summer.  Check it out! http://scorchestra.org/summer-arts-camp/  

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Reed Masterclass Invite: Dr. Lara Wickes

Cal State Fullerton is excited to announce that CSUF Oboe studio is presenting an oboe reed making masterclass by Dr. Lara Wickes. Dr. Wickes is the principal oboist of Pasadena Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, and New West Symphony, an incredible multi-talented oboist! Come join us on April 10th, at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM in [...]

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Video: How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain

Here is another great TED Ed video, this one specifically discussing what happens in a musician’s brain.

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How to Practice video by TED Ed

I refer to building neural pathways and how to practice effectively a lot in lessons – this is a nice, clear visual to understand this process!  Show it to your kids and help them build those good habits over spring break!

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Marcello performance by ToniMarie Marchioni

I just listened to a wonderfully elegant performance of the Marcello Concerto for oboe and strings in C Minor performed by ToniMarie Marchioni, Oboe. Enjoy!

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Studio Spring Break

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Spring break is upon us!  While everyone’s school break is different, please be aware my kids are out from March 30 – April 6, so there will be no lessons during that time.  Enjoy your time off – but keep practicing, we are looking ahead to the studio recital in just a few months!

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B&B Musical

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Forgot to post this picture of my new friends Vince Hizon and Shaniee Depp at our last performance of Beauty and the Beast in Simi Valley!  It was a fun week

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