Ms. Kazachenko has seventeen years of international experience teaching voice and piano. She has taught both privately and in master classes at universities and music conservatories. Ms. Kazachenko is a visiting Professor of Voice at Mahanaim University, Huntington, NY; Conservatory of Naples, Italy; Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI; Western Michigan University, Kalamzoo, MI; and St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov, Russia. She teaches Classical Bel Canto, Broaday, Jazz, Folk, Rock, and Pop music.
Ms. Kazachenko has performed as a professional opera singer at the Marinsky Teater, the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro Colon, the Opera of Rome, the Theater of San Carlo, the Prinzregententheater of Munich, and others. She has performed solo recitals in Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Argentina, Spain, and in the United States. Ms. Kazachenko has performed leading roles under Maestro Gergev, Maestro Rostropovich, Maestro Franz, Maestro Noseda, and others.
Professional Education – MA, Opera Singer, Concert Singer, and Vocal Teacher, St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia. BA, Concert Singer, Piano and Vocal Teacher, Baku Music College, Azerbaijan
Alexander Makarenko was born in Odessa, Ukrainian
Republic. At the age of six, he was admitted to the Music School by
A. Glazunov, and after graduating Alexander was accepted to the
Odessa Music College, where he studied violin in the class of
Honored Teacher Pavel Melamed.
After graduating from the Odessa Music College with Bachelor's Degree as a violin teacher, Alexander continued his musical education at the Odessa State Conservatory, for the time being The Odessa National A.V. Nezhdanova Academy of Music (http://odma.edu.ua/eng), where attended the violin, piano, chamber/orchestra music classes. In 1985 he graduated with a Master's Degree in violin with the qualification of an orchestra soloist and teacher.
In 1985 he entered Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (http://opera.odessa.ua/en/) as a full-time orchestra artist where worked for more than 30 years. With Odessa Opera Theater, he has completed multiple tours to Italy, Spain, England, Scotland, and Ireland; also to Holland, Bulgaria, Russia, Greece, Lebanon, Qatar, and Cyprus.
Throughout his Professional Career, he was also teaching violin in Odessa Music School for more than 10 years.
Alexander with family moved to California in 2017. He is a 1st violinist of San Francisco Festival Orchestra and “Viva la Musica” Orchestra, San Mateo, and violin teacher with the Almaden School of Music & Art.
Mr. Makarenko is accepting new students for the 2019 academic year.
Mr. Russo is holds a Bachelor Degree in . Applied Music Woodwind
Performance from the world renowed Berklee College of Music in
Boston. He studied with Joe Viola, Andy McGhee and Frank Foster. He
continued his classical studies with Keith Underwood and Sal
Amato in New York, Jim Matheson at The San Francisco Opera, and
with Joan Butterfield at The Dallas Symphony
Mr. Russo specializes in woodwind performances with many operatic and theatre genres. He has also taught music professionally for many years and has created different eclectic bands for private and social performances throughout the years. He has strong communication and management skills and positive interpersonal abilities.
Mr. Russo is a member of the Recording Musicians Association. He is also credited with the Producing and Writing several Music CDs.
Mr. Russo is accepting new students.
Mr. Ryman has got a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the San Jose State University. He is skilled in classical, Rock, Blues.
Mr. Ryman has been teaching guitar lessons in the San Jose Bay Area for more than 10 years. His patient and considerate manner makes him a natural teacher. His methodical approach to lesson planning combined with his effective communication style enable each of his students to progress at their own pace while receiving a thorough music education.
Mr. Ryman Welcomes Students of All Ages and Abilities.
Mr. Petr Kulvets is an experienced guitar teacher skilled in acoustic or electric guitar. He teaches classical, flamenco, blues, rock. He has been graduated from the Mussorgsky Music Academy and St. Petersburg, Russia.
More than 20 years experience teaching guitar in the world – renowned Music College of Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg, Russia Whether you love the Beatles or dream of playing Bach, Mr. Kulvets can provide the guidance you Seek to reach your individual goals.
Mr. Kulvets welcomes students of ALL ages and abilities.
Master of Arts in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum with an emphasis in Music
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Past Teaching Locations:
East and West Coast, Schools, Universities, Churches, Concert Halls
Thesis on How Music Helps with Overall Mood, Brain Functioning and Learning
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For more than 30 years, Mrs. Abramyan has shared her love of music with students in Russia, Georgia and the United States. She is a former Examination’s Judge. Many of her students have won awards in a variety of competitions. She is experienced piano teacher in San Jose, CA. A love of music, 30 years teaching experience and a dedication to her students makes Mrs. Abramyan the perfect choice for enhancing your music interests or that of your child’s.
Mrs. Abramyan Welcomes Beginning and Intermediate Students of All Ages.
Mrs. Menyaylenko has more than 25 Years Teaching
Experience. She is a graduate of the University of Kaliningrad in
Piano Methodology and Pedagogy. Ms. Menyaylenko’s excellent
communication skills, winning smile and friendly demeanor make for
a welcoming atmosphere enhancing the professional teaching quality
offered by this well-educated, experienced instructor.
Ms. Menyaylenko is an experienced performer. Her passion is teaching. She is a Member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California. (MTAC). This popular instructor’s background in piano instruction makes her a wonderful choice for piano students of all ages.
This talented musician and educator welcomes students of all ages and levels.
Lidia Kotlova was born in a family of musicians
in Lesnoy, Urals and has been playing the piano since she was four.
She graduated from Lesnoy Music school with a major in piano
performance and earned a Bachelor's degree from Sergei
Prokofiev's College of Music in Moscow. In 2011 Lidia came
to the U.S. and has got her Masters in Piano
Performancedegree at the University of
Washington under the guidance of Professor Robin
Performance is Lidia's passion and that is why she has had numerous awards: She won the Seattle Russian Piano Festival and the Bach and Viennese Competitions. Besides being a long time Steinway artist, Lidia played in many prestigious concert halls and radio stations in Seattle, including Benaroya hall and Meany hall and for different broadcasts - Classical King FM and KOUW.
Lidia worked with the University of Washington orchestra and Seattle symphony with well-known maestros like Ludovic Morlot and David Rahbee. Her performance became a part of the documentary magazine When The War Ends, featured by the UW television and the UW magazine Three Sixty Degrees.
Before settling in the Bay area, Lidia worked in the Seattle Piano Academy and had a class of wonderful kids. She is looking forward to continuing sharing her knowledge with the young talents who need help from a professional pianist, like her. She will help to overcome lots of problems, such as tensed hands, stage fear and anxiety, memory slips, bad technique and lack of control which results in carelessness and muddiness of sound. She believes, every student, regardless of his/her musical aptitude, deserves to receive the best possible foundation and guidance. Moreover, she will help every child to understand and appreciate music and be able to express themselves through the pieces they play. With the help of the individually developed exercises, she will nourish kids’ musicality and boost their technique.
Lidia enjoys time with her husband and two sons, a cat, and a dog. She likes Indian culture and music and speaks Hindi fluently.
For nearly 20 years, Soprano Inesa Anisonean has
pleased audiences with her concert appearances in
Europe and in the United States.
To her credit are solo performances in numerous
operas, including Capella “Doina” in
Bach’s Magnificat and Lauretta in
Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. In 2002, Ms. Anisonean
was invited to perform with the Las Vegas
Opera Theater. She gives the best Voice
and Paino Lessons in San Jose.
Mrs Anisonean has a Master’s Degree from Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan, Armenia and has done Post Graduate Courses, Soloist Position, Kishnev State Conservatory, Moldova. She is an experienced Educator and Vocal Coach. A former Vocal Instructor in the Conservatory, Ms. Anisonean has taught Master’s level courses and has been a member of our faculty for several years. We are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to the students at our school to study with this gifted performer and experienced educator.
Her goal as a vocal coach is to help to her vocalists improve their singing technique, take care of and develop their voice, and prepare for the performance of a song. She teaches her students to keep their singing real, honest, and from the heart while improving their beautiful tembre. Whether you need to learn a new repertoire or to learn diction in different languages, Ms. Anisonean will help you achieve your vocal goals.
• Sing with joy, beauty, ease, confidence and expression
• Expand your range
• Attain smooth vocal registration
• Increase your breath control
Mrs. Armishev gives piano lessons in San Jose. She is an
experienced piano educator who has done Master of Arts
Mrs. Armishev loves music and sharing the gift of music with her students. Her Patience and Professionalism combined with her Education and 20 years Piano Teaching Experience make her an excellent Choice for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced Students of Any Age. Call today to learn more about our private piano lessons is San Jose.
This talented musician and educator welcomes students of all ages and levels.
Mrs. Papova began her studies of the violin as a young child. A
graduate of music school at the age of 15, she earned her
Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Music in Minsk, Belarus, then
her Master’s Degree from the University of Belarus. She gives the
best Violin and Viola Lessons in San Jose.
An experienced Teacher and Performer with more than 20 years teaching experience, Mrs. Papova has shared her knowledge of music with her students while continuing to perform in various orchestras and ensembles. She has been teaching San Jose violin lessons to many talented students that have gone on to have very successful music careers. She loves to share her knowledge of music with students of all ages and abilities and truly believes that “It is never too late to learn.” She was voted “Best Teacher of the Year,” by the students of The Almaden School in 2003.
Mrs. Papova looks forward to helping her students bring their music to life.
Abir has a Bachelor’s Degree from San Jose State University and
has studied classical guitar under the
tutelage of late Phil Vargas.
A software engineer by day and classical guitarist by night, Abir is a family man. He is married with three young children, also his first students.
Abir comes from a musical family. Everyone plays an instrument.
Abir will cover music from the classical guitar greats, mainly Tarrega, Robert De Visee, Fernando Sor and many more.
Marian Concus is a versatile flutist in The San Francisco Bay Area. She currently is a member of Fremont Symphony/Opera/Ballet and Santa Cruz Symphony. Her former positions include Solo Piccoloist with Boise Philharmonic and Banda Piccoloist with Central City Opera. Ms. Concus was Alto Flute Soloist with Fremont Symphony in a performance of Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea for Alto Flute, Harp, and Orchestra.
While she was living in Philadelphia, Marian Concus was Principal Flutist for Wilmington Ballet and Opera Libera. She was guest soloist for both the Philadelphia Harp Festival and on the Brown Bag Concert Series at Church of the Holy Trinity in Rittenhouse Square. She was a weekly Midday Melodies Artist at Reading Terminal Market and an Art-Reach soloist
Ms. Concus has recorded in Paris with Adama, with Chicago based Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and Windy City Slickers, and in The San Francisco Bay Area with Laudamus Choir and Ohlone Chamber Singers. At the request of New Music Works, Santa Cruz, California composers, Ms. Concus recorded contemporary pieces for their CD Night of the Living Composers. Ms. Concus is also featured flute soloist on Enchante’s Shades of Love, an eclectic collection of love songs arranged for flute, voice, and harp.
Marian Concus holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Flute Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. She studied for two years in France with former Principal Flutist of Orchestre de Paris Michel Debost, and did undergraduate coursework in music at University of California, Berkeley. She has held flute faculty positions at Friends Central, Wynnewood, PA; Torah Academy, Wynnewood, PA; Oshmann Jewish Community Center School for the Performing Arts, Palo Alto, CA; and Bellarmine Preparatory School, San Jose, CA. Marian Concus was a board member and competition adjudicator for Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia. She is a member of American Federation of Musicians and National Flute Association.
Mr. Kandelousi started his musical journey at the age of six by
studying violin with both Iranian and Russian teachers. In 1999 he
was invited to join the Iranian National Orchestra as a violin
soloist, a position which he held until 2006 when he left Iran for
Mr. Kandelousi studied western classical music at the Verdi Conservatory in Milano, Italy and at the Moscow Violin Academy in Russia. In 2009, he was invited to join the Gateway Symphony in New York City and the International American YPHIL Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
He has mastered virtuosic skills on a great breadth of instruments including the Violin, Setar, Taar and Kamanchah, in addition to experience with piano, tonbak, santour and gheychak.
Throughout his professional career, he has collaborated with numerous prestigious Persian ensembles such as the Iranian National Orchestra, the Orange County Orchestra, and has performed all the great composers internationally across Europe, Asia and America in venues such as Lincoln Center, Juilliard Music School, Albert Hall, Kennedy Center, Sydney’s Symphony Hall and Vahdat Hall, while winning numerous music and violin awards.
His teaching background includes work at the Yamaha School of Music, Suzuki Violin School, and Master Classes in Kamanchah, Taar and Setar at the Julliard School.
Mr. Kandelousi received a scholarship from Maestro Daniel Philips in Queens College of Music 2012-2015 and recently attended the Silk Road Global Music performance with Maestro Yo-Yo Ma in Kennedy Center!
Mr. Kandelousi is accepting new students at the Almaden School starting Fall 2019.
Sarah Benton is a flutist based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the newly appointed principal flute with Symphony Silicon Valley (SSV). Her recent engagements with SSV include child prodigy Alma Deutscher’s American debut under the baton of Alasdair Neale, as well as performing the featured flute solo in Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune with conductor Carlos Alberto Vieu. She also performs regularly with other orchestras in the Bay Area, including the Monterey Symphony and Santa Cruz Symphony.
SARAH'S TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
My greatest strength in teaching is that I cater to the aspirations and needs of each individual student. I believe in fostering an encouraging and welcoming atmosphere in my lessons, in which the student feels completely comfortable and understood while still being challenged to their full potential.
Students will study the standard classical flute repertoire in depth. This will include a wide range of warm-up exercises, etudes, and pieces from the solo repertoire. Mastery of tone and technique will be emphasized and monitored closely. Students will have many performing opportunities available to them. These include studio recitals, solo competitions, and auditioning for state honor ensembles and youth symphonies.
Mr. Frazier is a fantastic pianist and an
excellent educator with over 20 years experience. His
extensive knowledge of hardware and software engineering enables
him to combine the art of music and computer technology. Mr.
Frazier is an active performer in many
clubs all over the Bay Area.
Mr. Frazier is a Graduate of University of the Pacific, Stockton California and has done Masters in Electronic Accompaniment. He has also been a Professional Software Engineer and Teacher of Instrumental Performance. Mr. Frazier’s extensive experience in many genres enables him to adapt to needs, wants, and talents of each individual student.
This talented musician and educator welcomes students of all ages and levels.
Test Teacher is a very accomplished music teacher.
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