Sunday, December 21, 2014

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 next class starts on January 10, 2015. Come in and sign up now.

Osvaldo de Leon has joined the teaching staff at Bronstein Music School as a piano and voice teacher. He began to study piano from an early age and has performed in Mexico and US as an accompanist, chamber musician,  soloist and with orchestra. His interests include opera, having performed with several renowned opera singers, as well as producing and directing opera. Recently, he completed his master’s degree in piano performance and chamber music at San Francisco State University. As a singer Osvaldo has a wide range of experiences in professional choruses in Mexico including the solo part of Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Also, from 2000 to 2003 was the conductor of the Coro de Monterrey having as part of his responsibilities individual coaching with the members of the chorus.

Osvaldo has been teaching for 12 years and works wonderfully well with students age 5 and up. His teaching style relies on discipline, patience and a good dose of humor. He strongly believes that bringing a sense of fun to the lessons enhances the learning experience and although his emphasis is in classical music, he enjoys and promotes the performance of all sorts of genres. Osvaldo is fluent both in Spanish and English.



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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 is auditioning for 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.


Bronstein Music Brass Ensemble Performs in front of the store

The Bronstein Music Brass Ensemble, under the direction Steve Bell (at left, playing the red pBone), played a holiday-themed concert on the front of the store on Saturday, December 20. The group played two sets of about 30 minutes each, and featured all of the members of the brass ensemble. This concert was a culmination of an 8-week brass ensemble class held at Bronstein Music on Saturday mornings. Contact us for information about future brass ensemble classes.