(Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced), GROUP KEYBOARD CLASSES,
AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Dr. SANYA SHOILEVSKA HENDERSON
is an award-winning pianist, composer, musicologist,
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,
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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