Scott Slapin

7 Valley View Dr.
Milton, VT 05468

violaduo@gmail.com

http://www.violaduo.com

Scott Slapin’s viola playing has received critical acclaim in Fanfare, Stad, the American Record Guide, Mundo Clasico, and Musical Opinion, and his popular recital compositions have been performed by hundreds of viola players throughout the world.  Many of his compositions can be heard on ten albums by the Slapin-Solomon Viola Duo, the Wistaria String Quartet, the Penn State Viola Ensemble, Viola Around the World, and the American Viola Quartet.  Scott is a featured soloist on dozens of premiere recordings and the first person to have recorded the complete set of J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas on viola; he can also be heard playing solo Bach, Paganini, and some of his own compositions on various soundtracks for film and TV.  Scott and his wife, violist Tanya Solomon, performed together as the award-winning Slapin-Solomon Viola Duo for more than twenty years.  At eighteen Scott was one of the youngest graduates of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.  He teaches viola, violin, and composition privately online and has reached students on five continents via Skype.  For more information, visit scottslapin.com and violaduo.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanya Solomon

7 Valley View Dr.
Milton, VT 05468

violaduo@gmail.com

http://www.violaduo.com

A native of Geneva, Switzerland, violist Tanya Solomon holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University.  A finalist in the International William Primrose Competition, Tanya has performed extensively in ensembles and music festivals throughout the United States and Europe, given many recitals, and soloed with orchestras performing such lyrical 20th Century repertoire as Hindemith’s Trauermusik and Vaughan-Williams’ Flos Campi.  She can be heard playing all six Bach Cello Suites as part of the first complete all-viola recording ever made of J.S. Bach’s Unaccompanied Sonatas, Partitas, and Suites (BWV 1001-1013), released in 2009 on the Eroica Classical Recordings label.  Tanya has been a member of many orchestras including the Louisville Orchestra, the Philadelphia Virtuosi, The Sao Paulo Symphony in Brazil, and the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans.  She taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was principal violist with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.  As duo recitalists, Tanya and her husband, violist Scott Slapin, have been featured performers at several International Viola Congresses/Festivals, and they won Best Chamber Music Performance in 2008 at the Big Easy Entertainment Awards in New Orleans.  They have made many recordings, and their debut CD Sketches from the New World: American Viola Duos in the 21st Century was hailed as “absolutely brilliant” in Strad Magazine.  Tanya teaches viola/violin online, at Amherst College, and locally in the Burlington area.  More info at www.tanyasolomon.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barb Heath

130 Keir Rd. Box 36
Huntington, VT 05462

(802) 238-7553

babsly123@icloud.com

Barb recently retired from a successful 24 year teaching career at Mater Christi School in Burlington, VT.  She taught grades 4-8 and 9-12, concert band, jazz, sax, flute and brass ensemble, rock band, marching band, winter guard, as well as drumlines at both MCS and Rice High School.

Barb is a graduate from UVM, and has Bachelor’s degrees in both Math 4-12 Education, and Music k-12 Education.  Drumline training from Fred Urpez; Montreal Drumline expert and consultant from 1999-2006.

All ages and levels welcome.  Group lessons; Small ensembles; Drumline; or Rock band groups may be considered.  Both in person, off site, and virtual lessons offered.  Preparation for saxophone and trumpet District and All State festival auditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pam Reit

199 Piette Rd.
Hinesburg, VT 05461

pamreit@gmavt.net

802-483-2163

http://www.vermontsuzukiviolins.com

Pam has been teaching Suzuki Violin for over 30 years.  She is the Director of Vermont Suzuki Violins and of the Green Mountain Suzuki Institute.  She has her Bachelor of Music from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and her Masters of Music from Rice University in Houston.  She grew up as a member of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and has taught hundreds of students who also become members of the VYOA.  Pam and her husband Ira Morris also run a wonderful chamber music program for advanced students.

Nicholas Browne

375 Saint Paul St. #5
Burlington, VT 05401

nmbrowne@gmail.com

Prior to my recent relocation to Burlington, I played bass in the San Antonio Symphony for six years.  I continue to serve as an A-list substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and have also performed as Principal Bass of the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra.

I have my MM from Rice University and have placed students at major programs including Indiana University and Peabody Conservatory.

Joanna Alpizar

179 Elmwood Avenue Unit 4
Burlington, VT 05401

562-237-2987

violinvelazquez@gmail.com

– BM Violin Performance & Music Education from Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach
– Former Concertmaster of Southern California Philharmonic
– Author of KinderViolin (method book for preschool age beginning violinists)
– Former member of Two-Time Grammy Award Winning Mariachi Divas

Geoff Kim

311 Weaver St.
Winooski, VT 05404

https://geoffreykim.squarespace.com

802-999-7086

geoffrey7kim@gmail.com

I offer music lessons in guitar, ukulele, and clarinet from my home studio in Winooski, VT. Lessons are designed to be fun, engaging, and tailored to individual interests. I can teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in a variety of styles including pop/rock, jazz, blues, acoustic, electric, fingerstyle, country, metal, and folk. I can also provide specialized lessons for individuals with disabilities, whether it be physical, mental, or intellectual.

I currently teach guitar at the University of Vermont and have over 14 years experience teaching youths at an alternative school. My education includes a Bachelor of Music, Master’s Degree in School Counseling, as well as additional graduate studies in music.

As a performer, I maintain a busy performance schedule that includes performances with Guagua, Trio Gusto, The Funk Collection, Marty Fogel, and Jake Whitesell Trio. Some recent performances of mine include playing lead guitar in UVM’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, and performing latin jazz with Ray Vega at the FlynnSpace.

Check out my website for more information: https://geoffreykim.squarespace.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Foley

32 Lafountain St.
Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 343-1459

tafoley@comcast.net

I earned a BA in Music Education from Johnson State College, served 20 years in U.S. Navy Bands in the U.S. and overseas performing on all brass instruments at one time or another.  Since retiring from the Navy I have performed as a freelance musician on trombone, bass trombone and tuba.  I am a founding member of the MetalWerx  Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, member of the Heritage Brass Quintet, Joe’s Big Band and regularly sub with the Vermont Jazz Ensemble and other quintets, orchestras and bands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Olzenak

63 Sandy Lane
Burlington, VT, 05408

802-652-9893

olzenak.craig@gmail.com

Craig will start this school year (2021-22) offering virtual lessons via Zoom.  Enjoy quality lessons from the safety of your own home.  He has taught music for over 40 years and recently retired from teaching in the Burlington Public Schools.  Craig regularly performs with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.  He has a BS degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota and his MM Degree in clarinet performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  His principal teachers include Alan Balter and Rosario Mazzeo.  Craig can be heard on a variety of CDs including: What Story: Chamber Music of Thomas L. Read (USA-ACA Recordings), Triple Doubles (Bridge Records), Trey Anastasio’s Seis de Mayo (Elektra), Trey Anastasio (Elektra), Music of David Gunn (Albany Records), Vermont Symphony Orchestra Commemorative CD (VSO), Music from Terezin (Arabesque), and Chamber Music for Clarinet  by Rick Sowash (Gasparo).  He lives in Burlington’s New North End with his wife, Amanda, and their dog, Carmina.