Thursday, July 2, 2015

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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.

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 or at the following phone number: (650) 342-8706.