Board of Directors

Susan Mastrolonardo
Susan MastrolonardoPresident
Susan Mastrolonardo enjoys teaching piano to students of all ages and all levels in the Simi Valley and surrounding areas.
Bradley Gregory
Bradley GregoryTreasurer
B.M. in Piano Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. M.M. from the University of California in Santa Barbara with an emphasis in Piano Ensemble. Bradley has served as Corresponding Secretary and Vice President for the MTAC Conejo Valley and is an adjudicator for the “Certificate of Merit” program.
Emily Wu
Emily WuRecording Secretary
Started as a summer job 20 years ago, now becomes Emily’s passion to pass on the love of music to the next generation. Welcomes students of all ages and levels.
M.A. from University of Hong Kong.
Diploma in piano pedagogy from Royal Schools of Music, UK.
Currently active as member of MTAC, church choir director, children’s choir accompanist, and worship team pianist.
Wendy Velasco
Wendy VelascoNewsletter Secretary
Freelance cellist, Wendy Velasco, graduated Summa Cum Laude from USC. Wendy is Assistant Principal Cellist with New West Symphony and teaches at Iced Pita Music Lessons in Thousand Oaks.
Danna Southwell
Danna SouthwellDirector
Classical Piano teacher in Thousand Oaks for 30 years. Also a trained teacher in the Suzuki Method. Member and Certificate of Merit Director for MTAC Conejo Valley.
Tachell Gerbert
Tachell GerbertWebsite Coordinator
B.M. Piano Performance – San Francisco Conservatory of Music. M.A. – the University of California, Santa Barbara with an emphasis in Piano Ensemble. Member of the “Gerbert & Gregory Piano Duo.” MTAC Certificate of Merit ® evaluator. Established in 1986 the Gerbert & Gregory Piano Studio, Thousand Oaks. Certificate of Website Design — University of California, Santa Barbara, “just getting my feet wet.”
Ruth Kuo
Ruth KuoVice President
B.M. Piano Performance, California State University, Northridge. Collaborative Pianist, California Lutheran University Music Director, Conejo Valley Chinese Christian Church Instructs Certificate of Merit curriculum Private Piano Studio, Thousand Oaks
Ornela Ervin
Ornela ErvinMembership
Degree from Academy of the Fine Arts in Tirane, Albania. Maintains a large studio of award-winning students, performs as Sadigursky-Ervin piano duo and the Luminoso quartet, and is on the board of T.O. Phil and Sara Compinsky master class series.
Kyung Lee
Kyung LeeCorresponding Secretary
Received M.M. and D.M.A. from University of Southern California. Actively served the Conejo Valley music scene as performer, teacher, and board member of MTAC and Thousand Oaks Philharmonic. Professor at Pepperdine University.
Sheryl Hoffman ToneyHospitality
Student of Edith Knox Artist of the Future winner 1977 UCLA Graduate, BA Music Theory & Composition 1977 Member MTAC since 1978 Private Piano Teacher 40 years
Diana Ray-Goodman
Diana Ray-GoodmanDirector
Studied Violin/Viola at CSUN & Arizona State University; played in several orchestras: Phoenix, Santa Barbara, & Thousand Oaks Philharmonic; Evaluator for MTAC; teaches at CSUCI & in Thousand Oaks.

Chairs

Danna Southwell
Danna SouthwellChair, Certificate of Merit
Classical Piano teacher in Thousand Oaks for 30 years. Also a trained teacher in the Suzuki Method. Member and Certificate of Merit Director for MTAC Conejo Valley.
Diana Ray-Goodman
Diana Ray-GoodmanChair, Certificate of Merit Strings
Studied Violin/Viola at CSUN & Arizona State University; played in several orchestras: Phoenix, Santa Barbara, & Thousand Oaks Philharmonic; Evaluator for MTAC; teaches at CSUCI & in Thousand Oaks.
Heidi Yost-Marquardt
Heidi Yost-MarquardtChair, Certificate of Merit Voice
Received B.M. Voice Performance from Florida State University, and M.M. Music Theatre Performance, Opera emphasis, from Arizona State University. Voice and piano teacher at Iced Pita Music Lessons in Thousand Oaks, which she owns with her husband.
Toby Caplan-Stonefield
Toby Caplan-StonefieldChair, Certificate of Merit Winds
Graduate of Drake University. Former member of Los Angeles Philharmonic. Faculty of Southern California Conservatory of Music over 30 years. Member of American Federation of Musicians Local 47 and National Flute Association.
Kim Munday
Kim MundayChair, Contemporary Music Festival, Advanced Level
Chairperson of the Contemporary Music Festival for the past 5 years. Also served as president, secretary, and newsletter editor since becoming member of Conejo Valley Branch MTAC 12 years ago.
Chieko Boman
Chieko BomanChair Southern California Junior Bach Festival
M.M in performance/pedagogy and B.M in pedagogy from Brigham Young University. Studied under Douglas Humpherys and Robert Smith.
Wendy Velasco
Wendy VelascoChair, VOCE (Voice, Orchestral, Chamber Ensemble)
Freelance cellist, Wendy Velasco, graduated Summa Cum Laude from USC. Wendy is Assistant Principal cellist with New West Symphony and teaches at Iced Pita Music Lessons in Thousand Oaks.
Ornela Ervin
Ornela ErvinChair, Concerto Competition
Degree from Academy of the Fine Arts in Tirane, Albania. Maintains a large studio of award-winning students, performs as Sadigursky-Ervin piano duo and the Luminoso quartet, and is on the board of T.O. Phil and Sara Compinsky master class series.
Michael Preddy
Michael PreddyChair, Early Level Classics Festival; Chair, KC Kool Fest
Michael Preddy, B.A. & M.M., University of Houston. CM & NGPT. Career: conductor/pianist for The Smothers Brothers; twenty-plus-year experience teaching both jazz and classical piano & theory.
Nina Kelly
Nina KellyChair, Branch Honors Recital, Certificate of Merit; Co-Chair, YouTube Festimantic (Romantic Music Festival)
Received B.A. in Music, CSUN; Active Member: MTAC Conejo Valley & past board member; Chair: National Guild of Piano Teachers, ACM Certified
Heidi Lyn
Heidi LynChair, Young Artist Guild
Piano teacher Newbury Park. BA SDSU. CM Adjudicator. Past MTAC State Board and Conejo Valley President. Singer, Songwriter, Dancer.
Anahit Agdaian
Anahit AgdaianChair, Early Level Branch Honors Recitals
Anahit received her B.A. from Armenian State Pedagogical Institute in Yerevan, Armenia. She teaches in Moorpark, CA at her private piano studio, which she has owned for 25 years.
Bradley Gregory
Bradley GregoryChair, Private Teacher Recitals
B.M. in Piano Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. M.M. from the University of California in Santa Barbara with emphasis in Piano Ensemble. Bradley has served as Corresponding Secretary and Vice President for the MTAC Conejo Valley and is an adjudicator for the “Certificate of Merit” program.

 

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