Woodwinds

Clarinet Teachers
English Horn Teachers
Flute Teachers
Oboe Teachers
Recorder Teachers
Saxophone Teachers

 

Clarinet Teachers

RACHEL CONDRY (1998), clarinet.  Rachel Condry is an Oakland based clarinetist, improviser, composer and educator.   Her musical interests span from pop to classical to free improvisation to acousmatic composition.  She often collaborates with other artist, poets and dancers.   In 2005, Rachel made her Carnegie Hall debut with The Matt Small Chamber Ensemble, a group that blends jazz and classical approaches with free improvisation.   She is also a founding member of the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra and is the principal clarinetist of the Golden Gate Park Band, the oldest civic band in the nation.  In addition to teaching at Community Music Center, Rachel maintains a studio in Berkeley, CA where she teaches private and group lessons in clarinet, recorder, improvisation and chamber music.  She has recently taught an undergraduate improvisation ensemble at Mills College.  Rachel holds an MFA from Mills College and a BA and BM from Oberlin College and Conservatory.
Mission District Branch  

ANDREW FERREN (2016), clarinet, saxophone, flute. Andrew Ferren is a musician, producer, and teaching artist based in San Francisco, California. Beginning with piano at an early age, Andrew focussed his efforts on saxophone a few years later. During High School Andrew began playing flute and clarinet, writing music and arranging for small groups while beginning his professional career as saxophonist and leader. Continuing his studies and performance of Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Funk and blues while living in Seattle, Andrew’s path was accelerated when he moved to New York City to attend the New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music program, where he studied composition, music theory and improvisational performance. Andrew has had the honor of performing with many great musicians and bands throughout California and the West Coast at venues as varied as Yoshi’s, Great American Music Hall, Slims, The Independent, and Boom Boom Room.  www.andrewferren.com
Mission District Branch

MICHAEL R. JORDIN (1999), clarinet, saxophone.
Michael Jordin received his Bachelor of Arts in Clarinet and Piano from Humboldt State University and an Associate in Arts degree in Music from the College of San Mateo. He is also a certified Waldorf School instructor. Michael is the bass section leader for the San Francisco Bach Choir, Concentus and bass soloist at St. John’s Presbyterian Church. He has performed and recorded with the American Bach Soloists, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Sacred and Profane Chorus, and Coro Hispano.

ANNELISE ZAMULA (2001), flute, saxophone, clarinet, and recorder. Educated at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and Indiana University, Bloomington. Studied flute with Wallace Mann (then-principal flutist of the National Symphony) and Matt Marvuglio. Toured the US, Europe and Canada with the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet. Appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, with the Montclair Women’s Big Band. Performs locally with the New Bay Society Band, Noertker’s MoxieBig Lou’s Polka Casserole and the Berkeley Saxophone Quartet. Has played in rock, pop, and blues bands in addition to jazz, swing, and classical ensembles. I am open to helping students learn various styles of music. Bring in some sheet music or a recording, and I will help you learn your favorite piece! I enjoy teaching improvisation and playing by ear as well as music reading. I believe it’s never too late to start (or return to) playing music, and I welcome beginners and more advanced players.
Mission and Richmond District Branches

English Horn Teachers

KATHLEEN CONNER (1989), English horn, oboe, recorder, CMC Orchestra. BM and MM, SF Conservatory of Music. Studied oboe with Marc Lifschey and Raymond Duste. Principal Oboe, The Lamplighters Orchestra; Member, SF Opera Center Orchestra and Bear Valley Music Festival. Performed with West Bay Opera, Pocket Opera, and Berkeley, Santa Rosa, and Modesto Symphonies.
Mission District Branch

 

Flute Teachers

ANDREW FERREN (2016), clarinet, saxophone, flute. Andrew Ferren is a musician, producer, and teaching artist based in San Francisco, California. Beginning with piano at an early age, Andrew focussed his efforts on saxophone a few years later. During High School Andrew began playing flute and clarinet, writing music and arranging for small groups while beginning his professional career as saxophonist and leader. Continuing his studies and performance of Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Funk and blues while living in Seattle, Andrew’s path was accelerated when he moved to New York City to attend the New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music program, where he studied composition, music theory and improvisational performance. Andrew has had the honor of performing with many great musicians and bands throughout California and the West Coast at venues as varied as Yoshi’s, Great American Music Hall, Slims, The Independent, and Boom Boom Room. www.andrewferren.com
Mission District Branch

BILL FIEGE (1989), clarinet, flute, saxophone. A lesson is a journey, many sounds from many times and places. I act as a facilitator to guide you to the technique and skills you will need to make your own music, and to be comfortable playing the written and improvised music that you enjoy. To make yesterday’s music live in the moment and to find the sounds you want are some of the goals. I have spent the last half – century making public and private music as often as possible. Big bands of Les Elgart, and Federico Cervantes, R&B with Little Anthony, film & radio credits are a few highlights. BM Berklee College of Music MM San Francisco Music and Arts Institute. Some theory, some technique some history, some discovery, some fun, is the mantra. Let the beauty that we love be what we do. – Rumi
myspace.com/billfiege
Mission and Richmond District Branches

diane grubbeDIANE GRUBBE (2010), flute. Diane performs regularly with Donald Pippin’s Pocket Opera and also freelances throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, appearing with regional orchestras including Symphony Silicon Valley, Festival Opera and many others. A great fan of new music, Diane often performs with the contemporary music ensemble sfSoundGroup and has been a guest performer with Earplay and the Eco Ensemble. Since 2004 Diane has been the flautista in Quinteto Latino, the Bay Area wind quintet specializing in classical music from Latin America. In 2012 Quinteto Latino released their first CD, “100 Years of Mexican Music for Wind Quintet.” Diane is a graduate of San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her instructors have included Paul Renzi, Lloyd Gowen and Tim Day of the San Francisco Symphony. She has performed in masterclasses with Julius Baker, Heinz Holliger, Robert Stallman and Robert Dick.
Richmond District Branch

SARAH HOLZMAN (1998), classical flute, recorder.
Sarah Holzman received her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory where she studied with Michel Debost. She earned her Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory, where she studied with Timothy Day. Sarah is an active soloist, chamber musician and orchestral freelancer. She also teaches at the Hamlin and San Francisco Waldorf schools and in her home studio.
Richmond District Branch

 

MARTHA RODRIGUEZ-SALAZAR (2000), ear training, flute, piano, recorder, sight singing, voice, Director of CMC’s Older Adult Choirs and Community of Voices Choirs, Latin Music Vocal Workshop, Camp CMC, Mission District Young Musicians Program Project Coordinator. Recognized as a “Luminary” in 2011 by the Mexican Consulate in SF and most recently as “Excelencia Latina” by LAM and Mundo Fox, singer, flutist, conductor and producer Martha Rodríguez-Salazar has been bringing Latin American folk, classical and contemporary music to the Bay Area for more than 15 years. As a core member of the Bernal Hill Players, she has been involved in the commissioning and performing vibrant, rhythmic, energetic new work by Bay Area and Mexican composers that challenge commonly-held assumptions about new music. Born in Mexico and classically-trained at Mills College as a concert flutist and opera singer, she currently works with the San Francisco Symphony as the curator for its annual Día de los Muertos celebration; and with the Community Music Center directing four older adult choirs in the Mission District, teaching flute, voice, piano, sight-reading, Latin Vocal Workshop, summer camp, coordinating the Mission District Young Musicians Program and directing and co- producing the annual Mexican musical “La Posarela”. Also speaks Spanish.
Mission District Branch

JAMES ROSE (2004), flute, recorder.
James Rose received his Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2002. He studied with Kathleen Chastain and Michel Debost. James has participated in many premiers of new contemporary pieces and chamber works as well as solo recitals both locally and in the Cleveland area. He has also studied with William Hebert, Linda Lukas and Kathie Lynn (Baroque flute).  Also speaks Spanish.
Mission and Richmond District Branches

ANNELISE ZAMULA (2001), flute, saxophone, clarinet, and recorder. Educated at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and Indiana University, Bloomington. Studied flute with Wallace Mann (then-principal flutist of the National Symphony) and Matt Marvuglio. Toured the US, Europe and Canada with the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet. Appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, with the Montclair Women’s Big Band. Performs locally with the New Bay Society Band, Noertker’s MoxieBig Lou’s Polka Casserole and the Berkeley Saxophone Quartet. Has played in rock, pop, and blues bands in addition to jazz, swing, and classical ensembles. I am open to helping students learn various styles of music. Bring in some sheet music or a recording, and I will help you learn your favorite piece! I enjoy teaching improvisation and playing by ear as well as music reading. I believe it’s never too late to start (or return to) playing music, and I welcome beginners and more advanced players.
Mission and Richmond District Branches

 

Oboe Teachers

KATHLEEN CONNER (1989), English horn, oboe, recorder, CMC Orchestra. BM and MM, SF Conservatory of Music. Studied oboe with Marc Lifschey and Raymond Duste. Principal Oboe, The Lamplighters Orchestra; Member, SF Opera Center Orchestra and Bear Valley Music Festival. Performed with West Bay Opera, Pocket Opera, and Berkeley, Santa Rosa, and Modesto Symphonies.
Mission and Richmond District Branches

 

Recorder Teachers

KATHLEEN CONNER (1989), English horn, oboe, recorder, CMC Orchestra. BM and MM, SF Conservatory of Music. Studied oboe with Marc Lifschey and Raymond Duste. Principal Oboe, The Lamplighters Orchestra; Member, SF Opera Center Orchestra and Bear Valley Music Festival. Performed with West Bay Opera, Pocket Opera, and Berkeley, Santa Rosa, and Modesto Symphonies.
Mission District Branch

SARAH HOLZMAN (1998), classical flute, recorder.
Sarah Holzman received her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory where she studied with Michel Debost. She earned her Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory, where she studied with Timothy Day. Sarah is an active soloist, chamber musician and orchestral freelancer. She also teaches at the Hamlin and San Francisco Waldorf schools and in her home studio.
Richmond District Branch

MICHAEL R. JORDIN (1999), clarinet, saxophone.
Michael Jordin received his Bachelor of Arts in Clarinet and Piano from Humboldt State University and an Associate in Arts degree in Music from the College of San Mateo. He is also a certified Waldorf School instructor. Michael is the bass section leader for the San Francisco Bach Choir, Concentus and bass soloist at St. John’s Presbyterian Church. He has performed and recorded with the American Bach Soloists, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Sacred and Profane Chorus, and Coro Hispano.
Richmond District Branch

MARTHA RODRIGUEZ-SALAZAR (2000), ear training, flute, piano, recorder, sight singing, voice, Director of CMC’s Older Adult Choirs and Community of Voices Choirs, Latin Music Vocal Workshop, Camp CMC, Mission District Young Musicians Program Project Coordinator. Recognized as a “Luminary” in 2011 by the Mexican Consulate in SF and most recently as “Excelencia Latina” by LAM and Mundo Fox, singer, flutist, conductor and producer Martha Rodríguez-Salazar has been bringing Latin American folk, classical and contemporary music to the Bay Area for more than 15 years. As a core member of the Bernal Hill Players, she has been involved in the commissioning and performing vibrant, rhythmic, energetic new work by Bay Area and Mexican composers that challenge commonly-held assumptions about new music. Born in Mexico and classically-trained at Mills College as a concert flutist and opera singer, she currently works with the San Francisco Symphony as the curator for its annual Día de los Muertos celebration; and with the Community Music Center directing four older adult choirs in the Mission District, teaching flute, voice, piano, sight-reading, Latin Vocal Workshop, summer camp, coordinating the Mission District Young Musicians Program and directing and co-producing the annual Mexican musical “La Posarela”. Also speaks Spanish.
Mission District Branch

JAMES ROSE (2004), flute.
James Rose received his Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2002. He studied with Kathleen Chastain and Michel Debost. James has participated in many premiers of new contemporary pieces and chamber works as well as solo recitals both locally and in the Cleveland area. He has also studied with William Hebert, Linda Lukas and Kathie Lynn (Baroque flute).  Also speaks Spanish.
Mission and Richmond District Branches

SHIRLEY WONG-FRENTZEL (1972), Chinese instruments, harpsichord, recorder, Collegium Musicum, Turkish  Music. BA with honors, Composition, Mills College, studied with Darius Milhaud, Leon Kirchner and Morton Subotnick; MM with highest honors, Harpsichord, New England Conservatory. Member, Pi Kappa Lambda honor society. Formed Darius Milhaud Ensemble locally with Philharmonia Baroque soloists. Former faculty, Mills College, UCSD, and SFSU. Co-manager of Flowing Stream Ensemble and member of Phoenix Spring Ensemble. Also speaks Cantonese.
Mission District Branch

 

Saxophone Teachers

ANDREW FERREN (2016), clarinet, saxophone, flute. Andrew Ferren is a musician, producer, and teaching artist based in San Francisco, California. Beginning with piano at an early age, Andrew focussed his efforts on saxophone a few years later. During High School Andrew began playing flute and clarinet, writing music and arranging for small groups while beginning his professional career as saxophonist and leader. Continuing his studies and performance of Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Funk and blues while living in Seattle, Andrew’s path was accelerated when he moved to New York City to attend the New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music program, where he studied composition, music theory and improvisational performance. Andrew has had the honor of performing with many great musicians and bands throughout California and the West Coast at venues as varied as Yoshi’s, Great American Music Hall, Slims, The Independent, and Boom Boom Room. www.andrewferren.com
Mission District Branch

BILL FIEGE (1989), clarinet, flute, saxophone. A lesson is a journey, many sounds from many times and places. I act as a facilitator to guide you to the technique and skills you will need to make your own music, and to be comfortable playing the written and improvised music that you enjoy. To make yesterday’s music live in the moment and to find the sounds you want are some of the goals. I have spent the last half – century making public and private music as often as possible. Big bands of Les Elgart, and Federico Cervantes, R&B with Little Anthony, film & radio credits are a few highlights. BM Berklee College of Music MM San Francisco Music and Arts Institute. Some theory, some technique some history, some discovery, some fun, is the mantra. Let the beauty that we love be what we do. – Rumi myspace.com/billfiege
Mission and Richmond District Branches

MICHAEL R. JORDIN (1999), clarinet, saxophone.
Michael Jordin received his Bachelor of Arts in Clarinet and Piano from Humboldt State University and an Associate in Arts degree in Music from the College of San Mateo. He is also a certified Waldorf School instructor. Michael is the bass section leader for the San Francisco Bach Choir, Concentus and bass soloist at St. John’s Presbyterian Church. He has performed and recorded with the American Bach Soloists, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Sacred and Profane Chorus, and Coro Hispano.
Richmond District Branch

TEDDY RAVEN (2015), saxophone. Teddy Raven graduated with a BM in jazz studies from the University of Southern California in 2010, where he studied saxophone and composition. In 2012/13, Teddy was the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to study traditional folk music in Bulgaria where he led workshops with a renowned Romani brass band and recorded an of original music with over 30 Bulgarian musicians. Teddy keeps a busy schedule playing in five different projects such as the Jazz Mafia and Midtown Social, teaching both privately and through the San Francisco Symphony, and working as a freelance composer and arranger. As a teacher, Teddy focuses on building a solid foundation with all students to help them become well-rounded and joyful musicians.
Mission District Branch

ANNELISE ZAMULA (2001), flute, saxophone, clarinet, and recorder. Educated at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and Indiana University, Bloomington. Studied flute with Wallace Mann (then-principal flutist of the National Symphony) and Matt Marvuglio. Toured the US, Europe and Canada with the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet. Appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, with the Montclair Women’s Big Band. Performs locally with the New Bay Society Band, Noertker’s MoxieBig Lou’s Polka Casserole and the Berkeley Saxophone Quartet. Has played in rock, pop, and blues bands in addition to jazz, swing, and classical ensembles. I am open to helping students learn various styles of music. Bring in some sheet music or a recording, and I will help you learn your favorite piece! I enjoy teaching improvisation and playing by ear as well as music reading. I believe it’s never too late to start (or return to) playing music, and I welcome beginners and more advanced players.
Mission and Richmond District Branches