Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Beginning Guitar Class is a  6-week group class that starts at the ground floor and gets you playing right away. The class meets at 1:30 on Saturdays and goes for 45 minutes. The cost is $89.99 for one student, or $159.99 for two students from the same family (parent/child, siblings). The instructor is Carlos Guadarrama.

The current 6-week class started on January 10, 2015. Come in and sign up for the next session now.

Denis Harper has joined the teaching staff at Bronstein Music School as an oboe and English horn teacher. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Yale University. He also attended the Master of Music program at Boston University. He is a working musician, serving as the principal oboe with the Modesto Symphony since 1991, and as co-principal oboe and second/assistant principal oboe/English horn of the Oakland East Bay Symphony since 1996. He has also performed with many other orchestras.

Denis also has a strong background in teaching. He has been an oboe instructor at California State University, Stanislaus since 2000, and previously taught oboe at U.C. Santa Cruz and music at San Diego State University.

Denis has also appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Recital Hall, and with the Modesto Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and Haifa Symphony (Israel).

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Richard Frazier has joined the teaching staff at Bronstein Music School. He is acknowledged as a master teacher of all of the instruments of the orchestral string family and enjoys making music and teaching the violin, viola, cello, double bass, and tuba. Richard Frazier was on the faculty of the School of Music at the University of Oregon.  Before accepting a position as a special resource for the Visual and Performing Arts with the San Francisco Unified School District, he created an award-winning music program at Roosevelt Middle School in San Francisco. His string pedagogy textbook “Starting Without the Books” has received a general round of applause from string teachers everywhere.  


He has appeared throughout the country as a conductor/composer, adjudicator, clinician, coach, and performer. His former students number in the thousands and enjoy vital, music-filled lives performing in community orchestras and bands, chamber music groups, military ensembles, and professional orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.


In 1978, Mr. Frazier founded a brass quintet, Chicago Chamber Brass, with which he performed throughout the country and abroad for fifteen years, and produced recordings that are still prized by brass players worldwide.


Sheet Music Sale!

For a limited time, all pop folios are on sale for 20% off. This is the perfect chance for you to get music from The Beatles, Beach Boys, Eric Clapton, Kelly Clarkson, Grateful Dead, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder, and much more.

Sale is limited to stock on hand, and does not include special orders.

Jasminka Rojas has joined the staff at Bronstein Music. Jasminka began her musical training when she was 12 years old. She was a student at Parkside Middle School in San Bruno and learned how to play the viola. Later, as a student at Capuchino High School, she also learned how to play saxophone (alto at first, then baritone). Today she’s a member of the Capuchino orchestra, orchestra septet, jazz band, symphonic band, and color guard. She’s also a member of the “In Concert” choir  and the “In Concert” symphonic band. In her spare time, she arranges music for Capuchino’s symphonic band.


Jasminka plans to attend college as a music education major and aspires to be a high school or middle school music director.


Livier Mora has joined the staff at Bronstein Music. Livier began her musical studies when she was in the 7th grade at Parkside Intermediate School in San Bruno. At that time, she learned how to play the flute. She continued playing the flute throughout her time at Parkside. When she graduated from Parkside, she started to attend Capuchino High School. As a freshman, she learned how to play the trumpet. She continued her trumpet playing throughout high school, where she is currently a senior. She is the first trumpet player in Capuchino’s marching band, concert band, and jazz band. She is also a member of the “In Concert” symphonic band.


Thomas Walsh has re-joined the teaching staff at Bronstein Music School. Thomas started playing the guitar at the age of five. Since then he has performed and taught all around the world. Thomas studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and received his undergraduate degree where he studied with David Tanenbaum. The following year, in 2008, he continued his studies abroad in Paris France studying at the prestigious École Supérieure de Musique de Paris and then studied in Strasbourg as a Masters student at the Haute École des arts du Rhin studying under Alexis Muzarakis. He has performed all around the world, including Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Cairo, Strasbourg and Santiago de Compostela.

As a teacher, Thomas is well versed in all musical styles with a forte in classical guitar. He comes to the table knowing that each student is an individual and tailors his lessons to the students’ individual needs. He teaches both children and adults and is a very friendly teacher who is very enthusiastic about teaching music.

Languages spoken: English and French

Professional flutist Gail Edwards has joined the teaching staff at Bronstein Music. She uses her MM in Flute Performance from the SF Conservatory as both a performer and teacher.


As a teacher Ms. Edwards is the Flute Artist-in-Residence at the SF School of the Arts, is the Director of both Bel Canto Flutes and GEMS Flute Choirs and has been on the faculty of SF State University and University of SF.


As a performer Ms. Edwards is a member of the Sacramento Philharmonic, opera and ballet orchestras and Modesto Symphony as well as many of the Bay Area’s other orchestras.  In a chamber music setting she has played in many instrument combinations and in a wide variety of settings from concert halls to shopping malls.


With an combined with her years of playing and teaching experience Ms. Edwards teaching philosophy is to share her joy of music making with others of all ages and levels.