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.
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, clarinet, flute) 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. .
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. .
Evan Sanchez (oboe) Evan completed his undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK under world renowned oboists Nicholas Daniel and Gordon Hunt. He is currently a master’s student at University of Southern California studying under Joel Timm. He has also participated in a variety of summer music festivals and academies in Brazil, Canada, and England to name a few. With a passion for chamber music, he has been a guest artist in such groups as Camerata Pacifica and the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland. As an LA native, Evan is committed to social justice and has worked with groups such as Harmony Project and Street Symphony, both of which are spearheading social change through music and education. Evan aims to provide his students with a warm, encouraging environment with values rooted in musicality and guiding them to their full potential as an oboist.
Monday-Saturday 1:30pm-8:30pm, additional availability upon request
Registration Private Music Classes
one on one or two on one private lesson with teacher