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PIANO (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced), GROUP KEYBOARD CLASSES, AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Dr. SANYA SHOILEVSKA HENDERSON is an  award-winning pianist, composer, musicologist, and teacher.

She obtained  her Ph.D. degree in musicology (2000) at the Academy of  Arts in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia under the mentorship of Dr. Beverly Grigsby from California State University in Northridge. Ms. Henderson holds a master degree in piano performance (1989) from École Normal de Musique "Alfred Cortot" in Paris where she studied with Marian Ribicky.

Ms. Henderson is the owner, director of programs, and main teacher in the Art of Music Studio.  She has been recognized as a caring, energetic, creative and knowledgeable music educator.  She has taught more than a hundred private students and hundreds of students in group classes.  As a licensed Kindermusik educator, FUNdamentals of Music and Movement instructor, and Yamaha trained teacher Ms. Henderson has been devoted to early music education for more than a decade with the goal to bring the lifelong love for music to the young children and their families.  Her experience includes over twenty years of teaching private piano, group keyboard classes, music theory, music history and appreciation. Her studies with some of the best teachers in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and the USA, have allowed her to develop a teaching approach that combines the best qualities of different music schools.  Ms. Henderson is a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California, so her students have numerous opportunities to perform and enrich their musicianship.

As a soloist and a chamber musician Ms. Henderson performed in the USA, France, Macedonia, and Yugoslavia, and has numerous recordings for Macedonian National Radio and Television. Her  credits as a composer include original music for the feature film "Killing Ariel" (2006), Ray Bradbury's theater plays "The Time of Going Away" (2003), "The  October Country" (2003), "Drunk  and in Charge of a Bicycle" (2004),  and "Next in Line" (2004), Leonid Andreyev's "He Who Gets Slapped" (2003), Don  Nigro's "Necropolis" (2003) and others.  Ms. Henderson is an author of the book  "Alex  North, Film  Composer" (McFarland Publishers, 2003) and a co-author of the "Catalog of Macedonia Music Artists."

She  has worked as a professor of music history and functional music at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, a lecturer at various musical symposiums and conferences, and a composer, arranger, and  musical director for theater since 1989 (State Theater in Subotica, Yugoslavia, Theatre West in Hollywood, Court Theatre in West Hollywood, Laurel  Grove Theatre in Studio City, Wooden Leg Company in LA).

Ms. Henderson lives in Los Angeles since 1994, where she works as a freelance pianist, composer, music writer, and teacher.


FLUTE, GROUP KEYBOARD, PIANO (Beginning, Intermediate), VOICE AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

LILLY LUKIC is a professional flautist, performing and recording artist, and flute, piano, and voice teacher. She studied flute as major, and piano and vocal performance as minors at the Music School "Stanislav Binicki" and "Josip Slavenski" Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She graduated high school in the class of Prof. Ljubomir Dimitrijevic. Ms. Lukic was honored with the Most Outstanding Young Musician award "Orpheus' Laureate" in 1991 under patronage of "Junesses Musicales" in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She continued her studies at the Academy of Music in Belgrade in the class of Prof. Tahir Kulenovic majoring in flute performance. In 1993 she moved to USA where she studied at the Southern California Conservatory of Music in the class of Prof. Toby Caplan-Stonefield where she graduated in the year 2001.

Ms. Lukic has won first prizes at National Competitions for flautists in Yugoslavia, at CAPMT California State Competition (Collegiate Division) and numerous honorary awards from local and international competitions. As a soloist and a member of various chamber groups and orchestras, she performed in France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA and all over former Yugoslavia. Her credits also include many performances, interviews and recordings for Yugoslavian National Radio and Television Stations.


Masterclasses include: Julius Baker, Alain Marion, Patrick Gallois, Anne Diener Zentner, Carol Wincenc, Tadeu Coelho, Brad Garner, Gary Schocker, Sandra Church, Susan Hoeppner, Nobutaka Shimizu, Peter Lloyd, Miodrag Azanjac, Ljubisa Jovanovic, etc.


Ms. Lukic is currently the principal flautist of the Valley Symphony Orchestra, works as a flute, piano, and voice teacher, freelance performer, and is a member of several chamber groups in Los Angeles. She especially enjoys working with children of all ages, teaching flute, group keyboard classes, piano, voice, and preschool programs for Art of Music Studio.

Ms. Lukic and Ms. Henderson perform together as Duo Appassionato since 1994.


GUITAR CLASSES

BILL WISEMAN is a renowned guitar teacher and award-winning performer. He holds a Bachelor of Music/Performance (emphasis: Jazz and Classical Guitar) from the University of Akron. He has over twenty years of experience in teaching music, and besides teaching guitar students of all levels, styles, and ages, he also teaches a variety of related instruments, such as electric bass, guitar sitar, balalaika, mandolin, banjo, violin, as well as drums; vocals, percussion, and piano. Mr. Wiseman has worked as a guitar and bass instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Clark County Community College, Las Vegas; University of Akron, Ohio, just to mention a few.  He actively performs at various jazz venues and live shows throughout the country.  He is a co-author of “Piano Like Guitar” book series.


Piano (Beginning, Intermediate) and FLUTE

GRACE LIN is a classical musician, flute and piano instructor. She is the member of Junior Philharmonic Orchestra, National Flute Association, Music Teacher Association of California (MTAC), and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). She graduated from California State University Northridge and got her Bachelor of Music Performance degree in Flute. She has studied with her private teachers are Jamie Pedrini (the principal flutist of California Philharmonic), and David Shostac (the principal flutist of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra). Her experience includes 9 years of teaching private flute and piano lessons, music theory, harmony, sight reading, ear training, and music history. She is also an instructional assistant who teaches flute groups at Goddard and Sandburg Middle Schools in Glendora.


 


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO TEACH IN ART OF MUSIC STUDIO PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME TO

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Current openings:
1. Substitute piano teacher who is available to teach in the studio on call and drive to students' homes.
 

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