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Meet the Johns Creek Music Teachers

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Meet the Johns Creek Music Teachers

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Enter the category for this item: Violin, Viola, Piano
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Anne Anderson, Violin, Viola, 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: Piano
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Angela Anzai, Piano
Angela began her piano studies at the age of seven in Atlanta, GA. 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
Enter the category for this item: Guitar
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Fausto Ojito, Guitar
Fausto has been a guitar and percussion teacher since 2002. He is a seasoned performer in many styles including Latin, Rock, Blues and World Music among others. Fausto studied Music and Musical Education at Universidad Del Atlantico (Barranquilla, Colombia) and has a Technical Degree in Music performance from Escuela Distrital de Artes E.D.A. (Barranquilla, Colombia). Mr. Ojito has worked as producer, session musician and band member for artists such as: Lizandro Meza, Joe Arroyo, Checo Acosta, Joe Quijano, Juan Carlos Coronel, Juventino Ojito, Francisco Zumaque, Altafulla, Chane Meza, Karen Lizarazo, among others. Two times Latin Grammy Awards nominee.
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.
Enter the category for this item: Percussion, Drums
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Scott Douglas, Drums & Percussion
Scott Douglas has been performing and teaching since 1976. His students have won highest state and all-state honors and have gone on to be professional performers in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Mr. Douglas training comes from top orchestra players in New York where he also studied with Leigh Howard Stevens on marimba as well as jazz vibraphone with David Friedman . He has performed since 1976 as an extra with the Atlanta Symphony, currently is principal timpani and keyboard soloist with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. He also has served as percussionists for many touring Broadway shows at the Fox and Alliance Theaters. He has also performed as a recitalist through Arts councils throughout the state, as well as touring with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra.
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: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
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David Wilkes, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
David Wilkes lived in Nashville for fourteen years and taught private students throughout Middle Tennessee. He was an adjunct instructor of woodwinds at the University of the South in Sewanee and was a substitute on clarinet and bass clarinet with the Nashville Symphony. Since 2009 he has taught beginning band at Woodward North in Johns Creek. He performs with a variety of ensembles including the Atlanta Clarinets, Atlanta Freedom Band, Georgia Philharmonic and Tara Winds. As a member of the Tara Winds and the Tara Winds Clarinet Choir, he performed at the 2015 Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Mr. Wilkes earned a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from Auburn University in Alabama. He then earned a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from Kent State University in Ohio. He is a member of GMEA, NAfME, C4Atlanta, the Cultural Arts Alliance at Johns Creek and the International Clarinet Association.
Enter the category for this item: Piano, Voice
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Yulia Soboleva, Piano, Voice
As a passionate, life-long musician at heart, Yulia has extensive education and experience in learning, teaching, and performing music. Yulia studied music education at the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory where she earned her Master of Music (M.M.) Degree. Over her 20-year career, Yulia has utilized her world-class expertise to teach students of all ages, from St. Petersburg, Russia to Pittsburg Pennsylvania, and now Atlanta, Georgia. Yulia's goal has (and is) to cultivate and nourish the music interests and talents inside every budding musician by instilling confidence through a rigorous, disciplined regiment of lessons that culminate in performances that allow students to demonstrate and confidently showcase their newly developed skills.
Enter the category for this item: Basson, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
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Brad Nelsen, Basson, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
Brad Nelsen is a professional woodwinds teacher and performer native to the Atlanta area. He received his Bachelor's of Music Education from Columbus State University and his Masters in Wind Conducting from the University of Nebraska. He has performed on bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, flute, and oboe in several orchestras, symphonies, wind bands, and musical theatre productions for over a decade. He has taught public school band in Alabama and Arkansas for four years. Brad continues to conduct and perform regularly around Atlanta. He looks forward to working with you to improve your musical skill and your love of all things woodwinds