Joshua Thompson

jthompson885@gmail.com
518-332-1620

Joshua Thompson is currently on the faculty of Castleton University and University of Vermont as horn instructor. He also teaches applied conducting and conducts the wind ensemble at Castleton University. He completed graduate studies at the Hartt School and undergraduate studies at the College of Saint Rose. An active performer in the Northeastern United States, he is the 2011 winner of the Northeast Horn Workshop solo competition. Joshua has recorded with Johnny Vic and Naxos records, founded Gloversville Community Music, and started “Chamber Music at the Chamber”, a 2017 Saratoga Arts grant recipient.

Chris Stork

160 Holt Rd.
Plainfield, Vermont 05667
(802) 522-2606
chrisstork21@gmail.com

All levels Violin
All ages taught

A bit about myself:

Education:
1. Undergraduate degree in Violin McGill University
2. Honors Student Mannes School of Music in NYC
3. Centre d’Arts Orford
4. Domaine Forget International Music Festival

Teaching Experience:
1. 6 Years Private Studio – Violin Teacher
2. Montpelier Chamber Orchestra – Sectional Coach

I studied with the teaching assistant of Ivan Galamian, Miss Sally Thomas, for six years so my teaching method is solidly grounded in Galamian pedagogy. A method that encourages students with principles and guidelines, rather than rules and regulations. I also have experience with the RCM curriculum and teaching in the Suzuki Method.

Gretchen Owens

24 Margaret St.
Essex, VT 05452
(802) 399-4366
gobluebird@gmail.com
All Levels – Oboe
BA in Music Performance, Syracuse University; studied with Phil MacArthur and Burt Lucarelli. 20 years of teaching and performing experience. Teaching out of home studio in Essex.

Sharon Waxman

196 Timothy Way
Williston, VT 05495
learnviolavt@gmail.com

Experience teaching viola and violin lessons, ages 6-adult. Group lessons offered on occasion. Studied music at Juilliard Pre-College, Interlochen Arts Festival, and Louisiana State University. More info available at learnviolavt.com

Jeff Perrin

13 Londonberry Lane
Essex, VT 05452
(802) 879-8871
jeff@jeffperrin.net
– 25 years teaching experience
– Graduate of Berklee College of Music
– Music Transcriber and columnist for Guitar World magazine
Accepting acoustic and electric guitar students of all levels, ages 10 and up. Beginners welcome! Lessons are tailored for individual needs and interests.

Steven Klimowski

68 Wilkins Road PO Box 67
Fairfax, VT 05454-0067
802-849-6900

clarinet@together.net

Steven Klimowski spent seven years studying with the famous Leon Russianoff in NYC before joining the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra where he spent three seasons. He has played with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Mozart Festival (15 yrs) and is the principal clarinetist with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra and the Opera Company of Middlebury. He is founder and director of the Vt. Contemporary Music Ensemble and a member of the cross-over group Frevo. He has been playing for Vermont students with the VSO Woodwind trio “Raising Cane” since the mid ’80s. He has taught clarinet at the University of Vermont since 1981 and taught saxophone at UVM for 25 years. He is also clarinet instructor at Middlebury College.

 

Deb Smoller

Berlin, VT / Burlington, VT
802-793-9055
dmsmoller93@gmail.com
Facebook: smollersuzukipiano

Debra Smoller works with the Suzuki method that nurtures parents to nurture their child’s abilities, leading to a life-long love of music.  Ms. Smoller has 20+ years teaching experience.

Samuel Whitesell

95 Caroline St.
Burlington, VT 05401
802.461.6676
sam_whitesell@yahoo.com
www.samuelwhitesell.com

Welcoming piano students of all ages and abilites. M.M. and B.M. in piano performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam with concentrations in piano pedagogy and a jazz studies minor. Performing and teaching experience in classical, jazz, blues, rock, and pop. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs and interests of each student. Experienced accompanist and collaborative musician.

Larissa Hebert

1685 Rugg Road
Fairfield, VT 05455
802.598.6727
lhebertvt@gmail.com

Beginner-Intermediate. Suzuki piano instruction for any age. Member of the Vermont Music Teacher’s Association.