Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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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.

 

 

Galen Green has joined the teaching staff at Bronstein Music School on clarinet and saxophone. Galen graduated Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelor's Degree in Music. He has performed with world-renowned musicians including The Four Tops, The Temptations, Tom Scott, Jimmy  Bosch, and Tito Puente, Jr.  Galen also has 18 years of experience  teaching private lessons to aspiring musicians of all ages and levels,  and six years directing bands in K-12 public and private schools. He strives to share his own passion for music with students, to teach  them to listen with open ears and minds, and to instill in them a curiosity for music that will last a lifetime.

The current Beginning Guitar Class started on May 2. This 6-week class is taught by Carlos Guadarrama. The class meets on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. and each session lasts 50 minutes. The cost for the class is $89.99. There is a discount for 2 members of the same family (siblings, parent/child). The discounted price is $159.99.

This class starts at the very beginning and progresses through all of the basics you’ll need to start playing guitar. In short time, you’ll be playing songs, strumming chords, reading standard guitar music notation, and more – all in a very fun environment.

See our front desk staff for more information and to register for the summer class.

Note: All group classes have a minimum enrollment. Classes not meeting the minimum will be rescheduled or canceled. If a group class is canceled, full and prompt refunds will be made.

Yamaha is offering a $100 mail-in rebate to customers who purchase a Custom or Professional Yamaha instrument between April 1 and June 30, 2015. Qualifying instruments include: piccolo, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, trombone, French horn, alto horn, baritone, euphonium, and tuba. Along with the rebate, Yamaha will also send a pair of professional earphones (model EPH-100SL, MSRP $199.95). Click on the image at the left to see Yamaha’s rebate form.

There is also a mail-in rebate program for customers who purchase a P. Mauriat instrument between April 1 and June 30, 2015. Customers who purchase a trumpet will get a $50 mail-in rebate; customers who purchase a soprano or alto sax will get a $75 mail-in rebate; customers who purchase a tenor sax will get a $100 mail-in rebate; and customers who purchase a baritone sax will get a $150 mail-in rebate. Check with a Bronstein Music rep for more information.

The Summer Brass Ensemble class, taught by Stephen Bell, brings together a number of brass players -- trumpets, flugelhorns, French horns, trombones, baritones, euphoniums, tubas -- for a fun summer session of playing brass ensemble music. This year, the group will be playing music from the "Pop Quartets for All" book and will play a concert at Bronstein Music on the final meeting day of the class.

 

The class meets on Saturdays from 11:30 to 12:25 starting on May 30. There are 8 meetings (no meeting on July 4). The concert date is July 25. The cost is $160 (this cost includes the book). You can enroll by visiting Bronstein Music, completing the registration form, and paying the registration fee.

 

All questions regarding student's playing level and material to be performed should be directed to Stephen Bell at sbell2003@gmail.com or at the following phone number: (650) 342-8706.