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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.

Registration Private Music Classes

one on one or two on one private lesson with teacher

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, Additional availability upon request
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  (unavailable June & July)
Joshua Jerome (saxophone)
Joshua Wen (saxophone, clarinet) 
Joshua Wen is an Arcadia native and graduated with a music education degree from Cal State Fullerton. In 2015 he played lead alto sax with the L.A. Swing Barons big band. His main educational philosophy is to develop musically well-rounded students. Josh encourages students to find music that interests them while developing them as musicians through standard genres. He serves as the associate Director of Music at the Community Christian Center of Los Angeles playing and programming multiple styles ranging from contemporary to gospel to neo-soul. Fluent in Mandarin. . 

Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm
Jeff Pifher (saxophone)Jeff Pifher (saxophone) 
Attended the Eastman School of Music where he studied jazz saxophone with Walt Weiskopf and classical saxophone with Chien-Kwan Lin. After completing his degree, Jeff became a full time production assistant and stage manager at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Returning to academia, he received his master of music degree in jazz performance from the elite Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. While in Miami he studied jazz saxophone with Gary Keller and jazz piano with Whit Sidner. Recently Jeff has been in pursuit of his doctorate in jazz performance (D.M.A.) and has received a certificate in arts entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. Jeff uses music to inspire his students to challenge themselves and make learning a more enjoyable experience. 

Monday-Wednesday 1:30pm-8:30pm, Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

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  • Neighborhood Music School & Store
  • 若邻音乐学校
    (626) 708-0122
  • 地址:25 S 1st Ave.
    Arcadia, CA 91006
  • 周一到周四: 1:30PM-8:30PM
    周五: 1:30PM-6:30PM
    周六: 9:00AM-5:00PM
    周日: 12pm-3:00pm