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Shuting Chen Piano
Westlake Village, 91361

Master of Music from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins university

Brenda Crawford-Friedman Violin 794-5547
Westlake Vlg, 91361
I am willing to travel to my students' location

Brenda Crawford-Friedman has led a life of music as a student, performer, and educator.
Brenda's professional career began at the age of sixteen as a violinist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Opera Orchestra.
As a student at Boston University's School of Fine Arts (violin performance), Brenda studied with Russian violinist Victor Yampolsky, who emigrated to the United States at the recommendation of Zubin Mehta.
Brenda is also an accomplished pianist.

Marlene Feldman Piano,Voice
msflyrical99@aol.com 706-1065
Agoura Hills, 91301

Teacher of piano and voice for the past 35 years. Bachelor’s degree in music. Majored in Piano and Voice at Juilliard, Music Education at New York University, and Music Therapy at Cal State Northridge. Students participate in programs such as Certificate of Merit, Contemporary and Baroque festivals, and many other programs offered through MTAC. Many of my students have gone on to major in music at universities. Just recently, one of my voice students was accepted to Juilliard.

sujin Song Piano
Simi Valley, 93065

Sujin Song was born in Korea and started learning piano at the age of six. She received a couple of awards in the national piano competition in Korea. She came to America to continue her musical education. She participated Heidelberg’s International Music program. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Pepperdine University in 2008 and started Master’s Degree in piano performance from California State University, Northridge in 2009. She has vast performance experience including solo concerts, concerto with orchestras, and chamber music concerts. She is an active member of MTAC.

Rocio Marron Guitar,Viola,Violin
Newbury Park, 91320

Over 25 years teaching experience. Multiple years of experience giving online instruction.
BM/USC’s Thornton School of Music in Performance Violin, Adjunct Professor at Cal Lutheran University, Grammy winner, studio musician for television and movie soundtracks, regular musician on American Idol and The Voice.
Specializing in teaching all ages in an environment that balances an exceptional quality of music education with positive reinforcement.

Glenda Buckley Piano
Newbury Park, 91320

I have taught piano since 1965. At this point, I am semi-retired.

Nina Kelly Piano
Thousand Oaks, 91360

Instruction in Piano and Music Theory
Active Member, MTAC Conejo Valley
National Guild of Piano Teachers

Mark Lybarger-Monson Composition,Improvisation,Music Theory,Piano
Thousand Oaks, 91360-1306
I am willing to travel to my students' location

I have a Ph.D. in Music Composition from UCSB, where I co-initiated an improvisation ensemble (e.p.I.c.) and won 7 awards in composition. At UCSB, I was a teaching assistant for both Music Theory and Musicianship (Ear-Training). I have been teaching piano and composition since 1999. Many of my students have won awards for their improvisations and compositions in the PTA Reflections competitions; several of them have advanced to the state level.
I teach technique and theory related to repertoire, encouraging application of these skills and styles through improvisation and composition.

Emily Wu Piano
Thousand Oaks, 91362

23 years teaching experience. It is 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, children's choir accompanist, and worship team pianist.

Teresa Ditullio Violin
Thousand Oaks, 91392


Kate Liu
Newbury Park, 91320

Coming soon.

Stephen Schultheis Piano
Woodland Hills, 91367
I am willing to travel to my students' location

B.A. English UCLA 2005
B.M. Music CSUN 2014
M.M. Music CSUN 2016

Susan Mastrolonardo Piano 231-7876
Simi Valley, 93063

Susan Mastrolonardo completed her diploma in piano performance with the Royal Schools of Music and graduated summa cum laude with her BS and MBA from Arizona State University. She enjoys teaching piano to students of all ages and levels. Her teaching philosophy embodies a famous quote by J.S. Bach: "The final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the spirit."

Debbie Siemer Piano
Simi Valley, 93065

Debbie Siemer offers piano instruction to all ages and levels. Lessons include training in theory, history, composition, ear training and preparation for Certificate of Merit. Several of her students have become successful music educators themselves.

Debbie has a BA in music from UCSB and a MA in Humanities with an emphasis on Music History from CSUDH.

She is a Certificate of Merit adjudicator and has served as assistant editor of the California Music Teachers magazine and has served on the MTAC State Board of Directors.

Virginia Walters Organ,Piano
thousand oaks, ca 91360, 91360
I am willing to travel to my students' location

Pianist and Organist

Danna Southwell Piano
Thousand Oaks, 91360

Teacher of Piano in Thousand Oaks. for 36 years. Trained in Classical and Suzuki Method. I teach beginning through advanced. Piano theory included in program. Adults welcome.
Member and Certificate of Merit Chair in the Music Teachers Assoc. of Conejo Valley.

Toby Caplan-Stonefield Flute
FlutistToby@gmail.com 906 9654
Thousand Oaks, 91362

Welcoming Students of all ages and Levels
Became a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the age of 20. Have done studio work (first chair on “Dr. Zhivago”) Have soloed with several orchestras. . Have taught over 40 years including Pierce College, Cal State LA, and So Calif. Conservatory of Music -(30yrs.) Have many first chair players and professional musicians as former students. Founded and direct the Conejo Valley Flute Society (Fl Choir) Graduate of Drake Univ.,plus Grad work UCLA, CSUN. Wind Chair for MTAC. Member Prof Musicians Local 47, National Flute Association.

Kim Munday Piano 630-4390
Simi Valley, 93063

Ann Erwin Flute
Thousand Oaks, 91359

Ann Erwin holds music degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of California at San Diego. She was also awarded Annette Kade and Harriet Hale Woolley fellowships to study the flute in Paris. Currently principal flutist of the Classics Philharmonic and a member of the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, Ms. Erwin has also performed with the San Diego Symphony and Opera Orchestras, New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, and many other organizations. She welcomes flute students of all ages and levels.

Moonjun Allison
mjallison906@gmail.com805 584 6629
Simi valley, 93065

I am member of new west symphony , Santa Cecilia orchestra and educator.

Gloria Hilliard Music Theory,Piano
Agoura Hills, 91301

Gloria Hilliard has a rich background in teaching music to students of all ages. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, and a Master of Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She enters students in the Certificate of Merit program, the National Piano Guild Auditions, the Contemporary Fall Festival and the Bach Festival. Many of her students have been selected to play at MTAC Conventions. Hilliard has two piano recitals a year and stresses the joy of music in her studio.

Michael West
mawmusic@gmail.com818 635 7559
Agoura Hills, 91301
I am willing to travel to my students' location

Michael’s music has been described by the LA Times as “…awash with pain and promise.” He has won numerous prizes for his works including the Mancini Prize in Film Music at UCLA where he received his MFA in Music. He studied concert music and film scoring with Paul Chihara, Ian Krouse and Roger Bourland and has been privileged enough to have attended lectures and master-classes by Charles Fox, Bruce Broughton, Michael Dana, Alf Clauson, Christophe Beck, Steven Mackey and John Adams. He received his MA in Music from UCLA and BM in Composition from Cal State University Northridge.

Joselyn Yom
Newbury Park, 91320

Over 25 years of teaching experience

Margot Aldcroft
Agoura Hills, 91301

Juilliard graduate

Fredric Beerstein Oboe
fbeerstein@verizon.net 625-2616
Thousand Oaks, 91362

New West Symphony, Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, California Lutheran
University oboe instructor

Kyung Lee Piano 341-1411
Thousand Oaks, 91320

Doctor of Musical Arts with Major in Piano Performance
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
(minor fields in Piano Pedagogy and Music Education)

Will travel to student's home if schedule/time allows

Keum Hwa Cha Viola,Violin
Thousand Oaks, 91362

Dr. Cha is a violin faculty member at California Lutheran University. Her students have received academic and music scholarships along with various accolades, winning concerto competitions and All-State Orchestras. Dr. Cha actively participates in a variety of community outreach. She teaches online as well as face-to-face lessons.

- Assistant Professor of Music, Idaho State University
- D.M.A., M.M, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
- Artist Certificate, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University
- B.M., Violin Performance, New England Conservatory of Music

Nancy Bonds Clarinet
THousand Oaks, 91360

I have been a performer and teacher in the Conejo Valley since 1993.

Michael Preddy Piano
mikepreddymusic@gmail.com 427-2786
Westlake Village, 91361

in progress

Shuwei Liu Violin 583-3390
Thousan Oaks, 91362


Bradley Gregory Piano 258-4030
Newbury Park, 91320
I am willing to travel to my students' location

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 performed and competed in the U.S., Italy and Japan as half of the "Gerbert and Gregory Piano Duo". He is presently Treasurer and Recital Chair for the MTAC Conejo Valley. Bradley also works for three middle schools in the CVUSD as a choir accompanist and is an adjudicator for the MTAC "Certificate of Merit" program.

Sheryl Toney
Simi Valley, 93065

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

Ludmilla Pogosyan Fortepiano,Piano
Simi Valley, 93063

Member of MTAC since 1995. Transferred from South Bay branch. Chair of Piano Department for the Certificate of Merit Examination Program (2005). SYMF judge (2000-2012). Judge for the Spotlight Competition at the Los Angeles Music Center (1988-2001). Performed live on KCAT as an accompanist for Armen Ksadjikian (1999).

Ekaterina Solovskaya Piano 322-4802
Agoura Hills, 91301
I am willing to travel to my students' location

Teaching piano since 1999.

Julie Liu Piano
Thousand Oaks, 91362

BA in Music, California States University, Fullerton.
Studied Piano Pedagogy under Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan
Teaching Credential Program single subject in music at California University, Northridge
Certified Group instructor at Yahmaha music school
Group/ private classes instructor at Junior Music Academy
Music specialist/teacher at the elementary school
Children Choir director at the Church
Member of MTAC since 1995

Ornela Ervin Piano
Thousand Oaks, 91362


Heidi Lyn Music Theory,Piano
Newbury Park, 91320

I have had the joy of teaching piano from the beginning level through advanced for 25 years inthe Conejo Valley. I have an individual approach as I guide award winning and non award winning students in their musical development. I have been active in the MTAC Conejo Valley and served many positions including president and also served on the state board.

Gulia Gurevich Music Theory,Piano,Viola,Violin
Thousand Oaks, 91360

A versatile performer, Gulia Gurevich has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and as an orchestra member throughout the United States and abroad. Most recently Ms. Gurevich has performed in such important venues as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Benaroya Hall among many others. Past seasons Gulia appeared in more than 100 concerts with the Prima Trio, a group that in 2007 won the Grand Prix and the Gold Medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. This year's highlights include masterclasses and a guest recital at Oberlin Conservatory as well as a performance at the CCMS.

Elise Goodman Viola,Violin
Oak Park, CA, 91377

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Goodman's solo, recital and chamber music performances have taken her to venues throughout the United States and Europe including the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center. Ms Goodman has been committed to teaching students from throughout the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas for more than a decade. Her students have garnered accolades from various distinguished programs including the ASTA-CAP & MTAC Evaluations, playing at Convention Recitals and Masterclasses and winning competitions including the CHICO Young Artists, VOCE and TO Phil Competitions.

Carol Lancaster Piano 527-8787
Simi Valley, 93063

President 2014-2018 Vice president 2012-2014... all levels beginners to advanced with instruction in theory. Certificate of Merit and other performance events. Occasional workshops teaching music history/appreciation and performance....a class addressing general music education. Bachelor of Music Piano Performance.... California Life Teaching Credential. 13 years with L.A. Unified Schools and former faculty Moorpark and Pasadena City College. Church musician. 30 years performance experience in solo and ensemble settings.

Tachell Gerbert Piano 905-9199
Thousand Oaks, 91320

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. We welcome all, from beginning to advanced students.

MaryAnne Donat Music Theory,Piano,Violin,Voice
maryannedonat@sbcglobal.nethttp://maryannedonat@sbcglobal.net818 357 3424
Simi Valley, 93065

MaryAnne Donat, MA, accomplished Music Prof., Musician, Lecturer, engaged in Music Education and performances for over 40 years. Educated, trained, performed and taught in Europe and the U.S.A. Awarded Bachelor of Arts and Music, in Europe/Romania for Voice, Violin and Piano, followed by Bachelor and Master Of Arts, from UCLA , Performance, Music Education, Musicology. Studied with eminent Professors, including UCLA Emeritus Professor, Dr Robert Stevenson, Malcolm Cole, Richard Hudson. Former Associate Prof., Dept. of Music, UCLA. Now teaching Violin, Voice, Piano, Theory/Musicianship.

Stephanie Emery Piano
Thousand Oaks, 91360

Classically trained from age five. Music degree from Western Washington University. Over 20 years performing and teaching piano. Teaches beginning to early advanced, with special area of expertise teaching young beginners ages five to eleven. Adults also welcome. Certificate of Merit training available to interested students.

Nancy Ip
Thousand Oaks, 91360
I am willing to travel to my students' location

Bacholar of Music degree, 30 years of experience in piano teaching. Church pianist, and choir accompanist.

Tomiko Taylor Music Therapy,Piano
Newbury Park, 91320


John Corlis Composition,Piano
Agoura Hills, 91301
I am willing to travel to my students' location

John received his Bachelors of Music in Media Composition at the California State University of Northridge. At CSUN, he received a scholarship for classical piano and the Ada Beth Lee Memorial award from the music department. He was also a member of the prestigious Northridge Singers which was named “Choir of World” during his time with the group. John is an accomplished film composer and songwriter. He enjoys teaching music and giving others the gift of music education and appreciation.

Caitlin Boruch Flute
Newbury Park, 91320
I am willing to travel to my students' location

Caitlin Boruch (flute, BM, MM) enjoys teaching privately in throughout Ventura county, with the New West Symphony’s Harmony Project, and serves as the chamber music director at La Reina High School. She is an active Member of the National Flute Association (NFA), California Federation of Music Clubs (CFMC), and Music Teacher Association of California (MTAC). Caitlin teaches at Nick Rail Music, student homes, and her home studio in Newbury Park.

Anahit Agdaian Music Theory,Piano
Moorpark, 93021

Anahit received her B.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Armenian State Pedagogical Institute in Yerevan. She has 27 years of teaching experience. Currently her studio located in Moorpark. Her students regularly participate in programs sponsored by the MTAC, some of them continue their music education at colleges and universities. Anahit is currently a recital chair for the Early Level CM Honors recital and choral accompanist at the church. She teaches students of all ages beginners-advance levels.

Celine Gietzen Cello
celine@celinegietzen.com 443-8809
Camarillo, 93012-4128

Celine Gietzen received a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1997. She was awarded a Master of Music degree from UCLA with a full scholarship in 2009. One of her most influential teachers has been Dr. Richard Naill of the Colburn School. Mrs. Gietzen published a series of 48 music theory workbooks for violin, viola, cello, and bass entitled Core Music Theory for String Players. She teaches privately, is a faculty member of the Junior Chamber Music program, is an active adjudicator, and performs professionally on a regular basis.

Andrea Jones Piano
Agoura, 91301
I am willing to travel to my students' location

Degree in Music History and piano. Taught 30 years.

Mona Wu DeCesare, NCTM Chamber Ensemble,Music Theory,Pedagogy,Piano
Moorpark, 93021
I am willing to travel to my students' location

National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM)
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Piano Performance, UCLA
Professor of Music at Moorpark College
Private studio in Moorpark, all ages and levels
Offers online private piano lessons
Member of MTAC, MTNA, SCJBF, Southwest Music Festival
President-Elect of CAPMT, Recording Secretary SCJBF, Region 1 Bach Regional Chair, MTNA Competition Chair over CA

Soon Kim Piano

Teaching piano since 2004

Soyun Kim
Porter Ranch, 91326

Studied piano, KyungHee University,
Graduate School(Master in Music, Master in Fine Art-Piano Major), KyungHee University
And California Institute of the Arts(CalArts)
Member, MTAC and SYMF
Accompanist, Young Angels Children's Choir
Bethany Korean community Church
Director, Ivy Music Studio

Lori DAmore Morefield
Newbury Park, 91320

Coming soon

Diana Ray-Goodman Chamber Ensemble,Suzuki,Viola,Violin
diana4343@gmail.comhttp://diana4343(805) 492-4690
Thousand Oaks, 91360

Diana received her BA in Music from CSU Northridge and worked on her Master’s degree with William Magers at Arizona State University. She has played in several orchestras including the Phoenix & Santa Barbara Orchestras, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic. Diana is a founding member of both the Channel Islands String Quartet & the Luminoso Piano Quartet which performs at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. She is a Member and Evaluator for MTAC, a member of the music faculty at CSUCI & a Registered Teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Sophia Chen
Westlake Village, 91362
I am willing to travel to my students' location

"She has not only the amazing skills but also the keen musicality” by Shao-Chia Lu, the former Music Director of Niedersachsische Staatsoper Hannover in Germany.
"She is one of the best musicians whom I have worked with” by Jahja Ling, the Music Director of San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
Winner of two Golden Melody Awards (Taiwan, 2010, Best Instrumental Performance, Best Classical Album);
Performance in Carnegie Hall (2011), World University Games (2009), among others;
Performance with Midori Goto, Jose Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Hayley Westenra, Shao-Chia Lu, Jahja Ling, among many others

Ruth Kuo Piano 300-6886

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

Ruth Humphries Piano
Simi Valley, 93063

Ruth Humphries is a member of the Music Teachers Association Conejo Valley, and The California Guild Association. Humphries studied through the California Plan of Music, Several College music courses, and a Teaching Piano Program for 5 years, and a degree in Early Childhood Development. She has been teaching for over 30 years to all age students, including special needs children. As a hobby she plays the Accordion as well. Her students are involved in several performance events, as well as Certificate of Merit, and Guild.