Brass

Cornet Teachers
Euphonium Teachers
French Horn Teachers
Trombone Teachers
Trumpet Teachers

Cornet Teachers

BILL McCLANAHAN (2000), Cornet, trumpet, CMC’s Concert Band Camp Director. Bill McClanahan received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of California Davis and his Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University. He studied with Joe Alessi and Malcolm McNab. Bill directs instrumental music programs at three local private schools, and freelances on trumpet and flugelhorn in jazz and classical styles. Richmond District Branch

 

Euphonium Teachers

BECCA BURRINGTON (2003), euphonium, trombone. Becca Burrington graduated in trombone performance with honors at Oberlin Conservatory, where she received the Conservatory Dean’s Talent Award. She also studied at Interlochen Arts Center and received the Governor’s Scholar and Outstanding Brass Performance award. An active freelancer on trombone and voice, performances have included trombone with the Silk Road Project with Yo-Yo Ma, San Francisco Sinfonietta, California Chamber Symphony, Women’s Philharmonic, Aspen Festival Orchestra, and the Montclair Women’s Big Band. She is a founding member of Solstice, an award winning female vocal septet. Ms. Burrington is also a member and frequent soprano soloist with the Pacific Mozart Ensemble, and the ground breaking vocal jazz group the Mirabai Ensemble. She has sung with an a wide array of artists including Bobby McFerrin, Sufjan Stevens, Meredith Monk, Andy Williams, and John Zorn. Becca’s students have played in the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and have attended major conservatories including Oberlin.
Mission District Branch

French Horn Teachers

MONIKA WARCHOL (2012), french horn. Monika received her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College (’07) and her Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (’09). Since graduating, Monika has maintained an active schedule as a freelance musician with several orchestras and ensembles throughout the Bay Area. In recent years, she has also toured all over the U.S., China, South America, and Europe. She can be heard on recordings for many local singers/songwriters, films, and video games, and has even shared the stage with world-renowned artists like Sting and Chicago! Monika is an advocate for music education. In 2012-2013, she will be representing the San Francisco Symphony in the schools through the Adventures in Music program. She has been teaching for over 10 years and has had students of all ages and levels. While the French horn is often regarded as a challenging instrument, Monika believes that a mindful approach to practicing coupled with a healthy dose of positive reinforcement make her lessons fun!
Mission District Branch

Trombone Teachers

BECCA BURRINGTON (2003), euphonium, trombone. Becca Burrington graduated in trombone performance with honors at Oberlin Conservatory, where she received the Conservatory Dean’s Talent Award. She also studied at Interlochen Arts Center and received the Governor’s Scholar and Outstanding Brass Performance award. An active freelancer on trombone and voice, performances have included trombone with the Silk Road Project with Yo-Yo Ma, San Francisco Sinfonietta, California Chamber Symphony, Women’s Philharmonic, Aspen Festival Orchestra, and the Montclair Women’s Big Band. She is a founding member of Solstice, an award winning female vocal septet. Ms. Burrington is also a member and frequent soprano soloist with the Pacific Mozart Ensemble, and the ground breaking vocal jazz group the Mirabai Ensemble. She has sung with an a wide array of artists including Bobby McFerrin, Sufjan Stevens, Meredith Monk, Andy Williams, and John Zorn. Becca’s students have played in the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and have attended major conservatories including Oberlin.
Mission District Branch

Trumpet Teachers

MATTHEW EBISUZAKI (2016), A Bay Area native, Matthew Ebisuzaki received his bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, as well his master’s degree from the New England Conservatory. An avid classical performer, he has performed with the Boston Pops as well as members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Boston Symphony. No stranger to modern music, he has performed extensively with the Callithumpian Consort in Boston, playing pieces by Reich, Cage, Brown and Zorn. Combining technique, listening, and solfege, each student is encouraged to pursue music in the way that works best for each individual.
Mission District Branch

MIGUEL GOVEA (2006), Mission District Young Musicians Program, trumpet, button accordion, and vocals. Miguel Govea teaches trumpet and diatonic button accordion to English speakers and Spanish speakers of all ages. He also instructs beginners in piano accordion and trombone. He tries to convey a sense of the joy in making music, in continuously learning, and in playing with others. He has helped direct and arrange for the Mission District Young Musicians Program since its inception in 2007. He has co-directed the acclaimed youth band Futuro Picante since 2004. He has arranged for, performed and recorded with his own bands (Los Compas, La Familia Pena-Govea), and various other groups in San Francisco since 1982. Also speaks Spanish.

Espanol: Miguel Govea ensena trompeta, acordeon diatonico de botones, y trombon a los estudiantes de todas edades. Sobre todo quiere expresar la alegria en la creacion de la musica, en el aprender continuamente y en el acto de tocar con otras personas.  Mission District Branch

DARREN JOHNSTON trumpet, Teen Jazz Orchestra. Canada-born trumpeter/composer/songwriter Darren Johnston has collaborated and recorded with an extremely diverse cross-section of artists. His interests rotate around composing instrumental music, writing songs, and performing all styles of jazz, experimental and purely improvised music, as well as traditional music of the Balkans, Greece, Macedonia, Turkey, and the Arab world. He has performed and/or recorded with luminaries such as Fred Frith, ROVA Sax Quartet, Myra Melford, Ben Goldberg, Matt Wilson, Mark Dresser, Marshall Allen, Marcus Shelby, and others. He has written for small jazz groups, big bands, string quartet, chamber ensembles dance companies, as well as, for short films. Johnston has a BA from the Cincinnati Conservatory of music, and an MFA in composition from Mills College. As an educator, Johnston is currently adjunct faculty at the University of California, Berkeley for private instruction in trumpet, and approaches to practicing jazz and improvisation. He has also taught similar topics at Oakland School for the Arts, The Stanford Jazz Workshop, The Jazzschool, and the San Francisco Community Music Center. He has also been guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, Sonoma State University, California Institute for the Arts, and elsewhere.

BILL McCLANAHAN (2000), Cornet, trumpet, CMC’s Concert Band Camp Director. Bill McClanahan received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of California Davis and his Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University. He studied with Joe Alessi and Malcolm McNab. Bill directs instrumental music programs at three local private schools, and freelances on trumpet and flugelhorn in jazz and classical styles. Richmond District Branch
 


MAX MILLER-LORAN (2011), trumpet. Max Miller-Loran is recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He performed extensively in the New England area in both jazz and hip-hop before moving back to his hometown of San Francisco. He studied with Greg Hopkins, Tiger Okoshi and Hal Crook. He currently performs regularly with Blind Willies, The Getback, George Watsky, Kev Choice and many others. He strongly believes that all musical styles are valid, and teaches with this philosophy in mind.
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Mission and Richmond District Branches