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Johns Creek Music Teachers

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Anne Anderson, Violin, Viola, Beginning Piano
Ms. Anderson has intensely studied to teach the violin and also studied at Gwinnett Technical College for a specialized degree. Ms. Anderson primarily draws from the Suzuki approach and integrates music history, international classical studies, music theory and ear training into her teaching. She also incorporates fiddle and ethnic teaching styles. While Ms. Anderson specializes in young beginners, she accepts students of all ages. Her goal is to teach students strong practice techniques and help them develop a love for music as an art form.
Enter the category for this item: Saxophone, Piano, Flute
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Jason Passmore, Saxophone, Piano, Flute
Jason Passmore began his private teaching career at the age of 17, became a certified public school teacher in 2004 and has followed his passion for teaching ever since. Jason has shared the stage or recorded with local and international artists such as Debbie Gibson, The Four Freshman, Lizz Wright, Chris Potter Scott Wendholt, John Fedchock, Micheal Abene, Micheal Johnson, Julie Dexter and featured in both the Atlanta Jazz festival and Atlanta Montreau festival. He has found that a combination of classical and modern repertoire can go a long way towards helping students learn and enjoy their chosen instrument.
Enter the category for this item: Piano
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Peter Finarovsky, Piano
Peter Finarovsky, Piano/Conductor, a native of New York City, began to study piano at the age of 12. He has studied under Lev Samarov at the Mannes College of Music, along with Galina Orlovskaya, Nona Henkina, Lisa Grad, and Oxana Yablonskaya, all major proponents of the Russian Piano School. He has appeared extensively in concert across the United States in venues including New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston, among other places. In 2004, Mr. Finarovsky participated in the Musica Mundi Festival in Brussels, Belgium. Those performances include numerous chamber music, vocal accompanying, solo, and concerto appearances. Mr. Finarovsky was featured as a soloist in 2006 in a concerto appearance at the Chamber Music Live subscription series at LeFrak concert hall featuring the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto under the baton of Dong Hyun Kim. Mr. Finarovsky holds Bachelor's, Master's, and Artist Diploma degrees in Piano Performance from Queens College. Presently, Mr. Finarovsky enjoys a successful teaching and performing career. Mr. Finarovsky is currently the Music Director at Grace Baptist Chapel and Staff Accompanist at the Young People's Chorus of NYC. Mr. Finarovsky performs nationally and internationally as member of the Barone-Finarovsky Duo. Most recent performances have included concerts in Hong Kong and New York in Summer and Spring of 2012.
Enter the category for this item: Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Trumpet
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Don Gardo, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Trumpet
Don Gardo graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone performance from GA State Univ. and was privileged to study with retired Atlanta Symphony principal trombonist, Harry Maddox, and tubist, Michael Moore. Don has also performed with ASO, Savannah Symphony, Colorado Philharmonic, and Spoleto Festival Orchestra, to mention a few. He was principal trombonist with the Virginia Symphony and Opera Orchestra. Don has almost 30 years of teaching experience and believes that making music is an art form. He balances his artistic musicianship with technical studies that help students achieve their musical goals.
Enter the category for this item: Percussion, Drums, Conducting
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Dr. Thomas Wubbenhorst, Percussion, Drums, Conducting
Dr. Thomas Martin Wubbenhorst returned to metropolitan Atlanta in June 2015 where he joined the faculty of the New School of Music, became the founding music director and conductor of the Gwinnett Symphony Wind Orchestra, and became a part-time instructor of conducting at Georgia State University’s School of Music. Dr. Wubbenhorst is known throughout the United States, Canada, and South Africa as a conductor, clinician, composer, and percussion educator. He was an Associate Professor of Music at Georgia State University from 1991-2000 where he was chair of orchestral studies, director of university bands, and coordinator of instrumental conducting studies, and an Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Maine from 2002-2015 where he was director of percussion studies, conducted the Percussion Ensemble, and taught applied percussion, music fundamentals, and conducting.
Enter the category for this item: Piano
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Charles Anschuetz, Piano
Mr. Anschuetz is a 35 year veteran of teaching traditional and Suzuki piano, and sometimes a blend. Charles began his music education at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Md., and graduated with a degree in both piano and pipe organ from the University of Oklahoma. His areas of service include Vice President and President of the Orlando Music Club, and Vice President of the Central Florida Music Teacher's National Association. Teaching is his main interest, and he looks forward to a long and rewarding career in the Greater Atlanta area.
Enter the category for this item: Bassoon
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PJ Jones, Bassoon
Starting his musical journey in 1990, PJ Jones was destined for his love of music from that point forward. After playing the trumpet for five years, he decided to pick-up playing the bassoon after a summer of the Governor's Honors Program in Valdosta, GA. After playing the bassoon for about two years, he then when to the University of Georgia to study Bassoon Performance under the teachings of Dr. William Davis. While at UGA, PJ played with the University Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, and various chamber groups. He also toured upstate New York with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Boudreau. After graduating college with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance, PJ has played in many gigs in local groups throughout the state of Georgia. Currently you can find him playing 2nd bassoon in the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Fyodor Cherniavsky.
Enter the category for this item: Voice, Guitar
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Lola Cole, Voice, Guitar
Lola Cole studied performing arts, with a focus in voice and stage performance, at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. After returning to Atlanta, Lola has hosted and shared stages with some of Christian Music's and Atlanta's top artist, including JJ Weeks Band, Rend Collective, LeCrae, Black Linen, Ruby Woo, Jimi Cravity and Kari Jobe. Lola continued her training in stage performance and voice with famous coaches, Tom Jackson and Brett Manning. She recently was a main performer at SXSW 2016, in Austin, TX. She is an active solo artist in the Atlanta community and is furthering her education with Berklee School of Music. She is also involved in the teen and college ministries at Passion City Church. She is an energetic, enthusiastic instructor. She believes in giving life to the natural born gift of singing and movement.
Enter the category for this item: Piano
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Angela Anzai, Piano
Angela Anzai began her piano studies at the age of seven in Atlanta, Georgia. Her passion for performance was evident in those early years and has led her to participate in numerous recitals and to become an experienced competitor of annual in-state competitions receiving top ratings in local and state-wide organizations including the Georgia music teachers association, Georgia music Educators Association, and the Georgia Bach Competition among others. In 2007, Angela decided to pursue a degree in Piano Performance at Kennesaw State University, and was honored with the Emmanuel Ax Piano Scholarship and the Steinway Society Endowed Scholarship and in 2014 completed her Bachelor’s in music performance. She has performed with exclusive groups such as Lisa Kaplan of eighth blackbird, Simone Dinnerstein, Alisa Weilerstein, and The Ying Quartet.
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