Katrina is an award winning composer, violinist and violist with over 30 years experience in individual and ensemble instruction. She has a nationwide reputation for creating compelling and inspirational classroom workshops. Katie thrives on developing opportunities for the next generation to explore the tools they'll need to take music forward. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels of ability. Katie resides in Vallejo, CA.
Steven was born and raised in Vallejo where he resides. Steven has performed with the following symphonies: San Francisco, Oakland-East Bay, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Marin, Napa and Vallejo (including some guest soloing). He is an active educator directing Jazz and Symphonic bands through the Greater Vallejo Recreation District, being Studio Specialist-Applied Saxophone Instructor at Napa Valley College, Woodwinds Instructor at NVMA Conservatory of Music and at his successful private studio.
Mark teaches trumpet at beginning to advanced levels, and trombone, flugelhorn and french horn at beginning to intermediate levels. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance (trumpet) and California Teaching Credential in Music. He has taught thousands of students in private and group lessons. Mark resides in Novato, CA.
Eric Symons is a concert classical guitarist who is known internationally for his solo concerts and performing with Angel and Lito Romero. He is the prodigy of Celedonio and Angel Romero. His career has spanned 40 years as an arranger and composer who, with noted film composer Jerry Fielding and other famous composers and arrangers, hails from the Boston Conservatory. Eric has taught music theory and composition as well as classical guitar for NVMA students for three years.
David Brin studied cello with Margaret Rowell and Colin Hampton. He has a bachelor's degree in music theory and composition from Haverford College where he studied composition with John Davison and a master's degree from Mills College where he studied composition with Terry Riley. He was a member of the Berkeley Symphony (Kent Nagano, conductor) for 18 years. David lives in Sonoma, CA.
Taraneh Seta has sung in operas in Virginia, New Jersey, California and New York. As a voice teacher, while residing in Vacaville, CA a majority of her students were singing lead roles at the major theaters in Solano County In the world premier of "The Ancient Mariner" seven of her students were the lead singers of that production. Taraneh Seta was the voice teacher for Napa Valley Music Associates 27th Annual MidSummer MusiCamp in July, 2022 and also the featured artist in the 27th Annual "Mozart in Napa Valley" concert in January, 2022.
Joe has been teaching drums for many years and has been playing drums professionally for over four decades. He implements a pragmatic lesson plan that results in achieving each students goals. He enjoys teaching all ages and all levels of ability. Joe resides in Napa. CA.
Jessica is a professional freelance harpist and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She teaches harp both privately and in small groups to children and adults. She is also a certified Dalcroze Education instructor.
A lifelong violinist, Claire graduated from UC Berkeley where she was Concertmaster and teaching assistant in the University Orchestra. Her extensive orchestral experience includes the Marin Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Berkeley Symphony and the Cabrillo Music Festival. After earning the Master of Music degree at Holy Names College, she expanded her teaching experience at the San Francisco Community Music Center, the City of Alameda Public Schools, and at her private studio. She is proud to be a part of NVMA.
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