(626) 708-0122

Woodwind Instruments

Our Woodwind staff have extensive performance experiences and/or pedagogy degrees. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals and developing tone, technique and musicality as well as standard repertoire. Improvisation is also taught. We offer performance opportunities in the form of at least 2 recitals per year, and optional participation in jazz ensembles, worship band and other groups.

Our standard instructors use the Suzuki and Rubank method books alongside other curriculum. We accept students from age 7 and up, though exceptions are made on a case by case basis.

Our Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone & Woodwind Instrument Instructors

Kristin Caliendo (flute, piano, voice)
Kristin Caliendo (flute, piano, voice, children's fundamentals) 
Earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from Claremont Graduate University in 2016, Master’s of Music in flute performance from Arizona State University in 2005, and her Bachelor’s of Arts from Grand Canyon University in 2003 where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. The winner of the Bay View Music Festival concerto competition and two-time winner of the Maricopa Community College “Outstanding Performers Instrumental Competition,” Kristin is currently teaching at Neighborhood Music School and at her home in San Dimas, CA. She also performs with her husband, composer and guitarist Christopher Caliendo at a variety of local and national events. Kristin strives to provide her students with instruction and experience to develop musical proficiency in both music performance and knowledge in an encouraging, positive, and enjoyable atmosphere. 

Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm
Lori Richardson (flute, piano)
Lori Richardson (flute, piano) 
Earned a Bachelor of Music degree with and emphasis in Performance from California State University Fresno. Lori also studied with Leone Buyse, Jim Walker, and attended Summer Master Class Seminars with the renowned master flutist and teacher, Frances Blaisdell.  With over 20 years of performing and teaching experience Lori is passionate about passing on her love of music to her students through a nurturing environment that emphasizes tone production, technique building, ear training and artistry/musicianship.  She believes the study of music enhances every aspect of a young persons development, creativity, sense of accomplishment and future success. 

Board Member MTAC, Member National Flute Association 

Tuesday 1:30pm-6:00pm, Wednesday 1:30-6:30, Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm, Additional availability upon request
Jim Jedeikin (clarinet, saxophone, flute)
Jim Jedekein (saxophone, clarinet, flute) 
Received a Bachelors of Music from San Francisco State University in 1988. He played with the Royal Crown Revue, the Mambo Combo Latin Jazz Ensemble, the Johnny Crawford Orchestra, the Pasadena Jazz Orchestra, the Jonathan Stout Orchestra, the Hollywood Combo, and the Disneyland Band. Jim was a part of Bette Midler's Kiss My Brass Tour (2003-2005) of the U.S. and Australia and went to Dubai with Persian pop star Ebi Hamedi. He recently finished a U.S. tour with Star Wars in Concert. Jim taught privately for many years and has been the Artistic Director of the Pasadena Jazz Institute's Jazz Camp for Kids since 2005. He is a member of the Local 47 and Local 7, AFM. 

Thursday 3:00pm-6:00pm
Joshua Jerome (saxophone)
Joshua Jerome (saxophone, clarinet) 
Joshua Jerome is featured as the lead tenor saxophonist in the LA Swing Barons as well as member of the classical saxophone quartet Ex Sono. Josh has received numerous awards as a soloist and section player in multiple genres including Outstanding Musicianship awards from the Riverside Jazz Festival and the Fullerton College Jazz Festival as well as winning the state MTNA chamber music competition in California. As a student at California State University Fullerton, Josh played principal saxophone for Symphonic Winds and First Tenor for the Fullerton Jazz Orchestra while studying with Damon Zick and Jeff Ellwood. Josh has performed with artists such as Bob Mintzer, Joe LaBarbera, Francisco Torres, and Scott Robinson. . 

Monday-Saturday 2:00pm-8:30pm
Thoams Fay (guitar, bass guitar, oboe, piano)
Thomas Fey (oboe, guitar, bass guitar, piano) 
Thomas Fay studied piano in a Franz Liszt style conservatory from ages three to nineteen. During this time he also studied oboe and voice in addition to performing guitar, bass, and other woodwinds in jazz, rock, and R&B groups. He received a BA in piano and oboe performance from The University of Mary in North Dakota and a MM in piano performance with an emphasis in music theory and history from University of Wisconsin, Madison where he studied with two-time Van Cliburn award winner Christopher Taylor.
Thomas has performed with an array of artists including Lenny Pickett, Henning Kraggerud, Lisa Henry, and Frank Mantooth. He enjoyed the position of Principal Oboist in The Bismarck Mandan Symphony Orchestra for three seasons. He was an alternate for The Minnesota Orchestra from 2006 to 2009, and performed with The National Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin. He has given piano recitals and held master classes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. He also composed for esteemed music firm Hest & Kramer and Carlson Marketing Group in Minneapolis, MN before moving to Los Angeles in 2010.
Thomas has been teaching piano, guitar, voice, bass, and woodwinds for twelve years. His teaching style is a successful blend of traditional methods and embracing innovation and individuality. He believes in a balance of structure and enjoyment in private instruction that is different for every student. He is passionate about the progress of all his students and the continued enjoyment, appreciation, and celebration of music. 

Tuesday, Friday 1:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday 9am-5pm


  • Neighborhood Music School & Store
  • 若邻音乐园地
    (626) 708-0122
  • 25 S 1st Ave.
    Arcadia, CA 91006
  • Mon thru Thurs: 1:30PM-8:30PM
    Friday: 1:30PM-6:30PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
    Sunday: 12pm-3:00pm