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Music Tutoring

Free virtual music lessons for elementary and middle school musicians (3rd grade and up), given by Campo musicians. See their information here.

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Meet Our Teachers

Violin

 
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Andrew Navruzyan

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLE: Orchestra

Andrew has 10+ years of experience as a violinist and pianist. He has competed in various international and local competitions. Most recently, Andrew has been a semifinalist in the single-movement concerto division of the 2019 International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival (IKOF) and finalist in the Livermore-Amador Symphony's Competition for Young Musicians. Andrew is the first violinist of the Campolindo String Quartet, a group he helped found. He has also been the concertmaster for Campolindo's acclaimed productions of two Broadway musicals, The Phantom of the Opera and Titanic. He is a student to Grammy-nominated violinist Jeremy Cohen and Joseph Irrera, Doctor of Piano Performance and Literature. 

Philip

Mun

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GRADE: 11

ENSEMBLE: Orchestra

Hello! My name is Philip Mun, and I play the violin. I have been playing the violin for almost 10 years now, the orchestra for 6 years, and I have had many amazing opportunities throughout my music education, that I am happy to share with you! I am currently a violinist in the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, and my teachers are Jeremy Cohen and Julie Athayde. I will be happy to assist you to become a better musician! 

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Kate Kabenina

GRADE: 10

ENSEMBLE: San Jose Youth Philharmonic

Hi there! My name is Kate Kabenina, and I’m a freshman at Campolindo High School. I’ve had about 8 years of experience playing the violin and studying music theory. I have completed 9 MTAC test levels with Honors, and am going to take the last (Advanced) one, this year. Currently, I am studying with Irina Samarina, a doctorate in music. I’ve participated in various musical competitions, both locally and internationally.  I am currently co-concertmaster of the San Jose Youth Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra, and last year I was concertmaster of SJYS Chamber Orchestra. I’m excited to start helping you with your music studies! 

Sarah Wu

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GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLE: Orchestra

Hi, my name is Sarah and I’ve been playing viola/violin for 9 years and piano for 10+ years. I first began to play the violin in 2rd grade and switched to viola in 8th grade. I have held the principal viola role for the Campolindo Orchestra since sophomore year and have been a member of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra since 2019. Before OSYO, I was co-principal viola of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, where we played on tour in Prague, Budapest and Vienna during summer 2019. Aside from these orchestras, I also have experience playing viola/violin in various chamber ensembles, including the Campolindo Quartet, and participating in multiple music workshops. I also enjoy playing the piano, which I have been doing since kindergarten. In 2019, I was selected as one of the winners for the American Fine Arts Festival for piano. This past summer, I was invited to play a piano solo at Carnegie Hall during the winter of 2020, but that concert has been postponed to summer 2021 due to coronavirus. I love to play and listen to music and I look forward to helping you grow into a better musician!

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Jordan Davies

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLES: Orchestra, Jazz

I am currently a junior at Campolindo. I have been playing violin since fifth grade and have also played in a violin trio my sophomore year. That year I also switched from guitar to bari sax in jazz band. Though I was playing guitar in jazz since 7th grade, bari sax has quickly become my primary and favorite instrument. I hope to meet a student who has the same passion for music I do, especially for jazz! Hopefully I may get the opportunity to foster good techniques and habits in aspiring violinists and saxophonists.

 

Viola (FULL)

Sarah Wu

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GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLE: Orchestra

Hi, my name is Sarah and I’ve been playing viola/violin for 9 years and piano for 10+ years. I first began to play the violin in 2rd grade and switched to viola in 8th grade. I have held the principal viola role for the Campolindo Orchestra since sophomore year and have been a member of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra since 2019. Before OSYO, I was co-principal viola of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, where we played on tour in Prague, Budapest and Vienna during summer 2019. Aside from these orchestras, I also have experience playing viola/violin in various chamber ensembles, including the Campolindo Quartet, and participating in multiple music workshops. I also enjoy playing the piano, which I have been doing since kindergarten. In 2019, I was selected as one of the winners for the American Fine Arts Festival for piano. This past summer, I was invited to play a piano solo at Carnegie Hall during the winter of 2020, but that concert has been postponed to summer 2021 due to coronavirus. I love to play and listen to music and I look forward to helping you grow into a better musician!

 

Cello (FULL)

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Ethan Cho

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLE: Orchestra

Ethan is entering his sixth year of musical education and fourth on the cello. He played double bass at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School for two years before switching to cello in the eighth grade. He has held the principal role in the pit orchestra for Campolindo’s production of Titanic and was third chair for The Phantom of the Opera, and is slated to be principal of the orchestra class in the coming years. Ethan, along with Andrew Navruzyan, is a founding member of the Campolindo Quartet which is coached by Jeremy Cohen. Ethan is currently studying with Betty Wu, who is based in Redwood City and a former resident of the Lamorinda area.

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Sam Herzig

GRADE: 11

ENSEMBLE: Orchestra

Hi! I'm Sam, a cellist in the Campolindo orchestra. I'm a Sophomore and have been playing the cello for almost six years. I began taking private lessons in 5th grade with Mary Artmann, a Berkeley-based cellist who has been in award-winning quartets and ensembles and played with symphonies worldwide. I have played in the American String Teachers Association Certificate Advancement Program (ASTACAP) annually for four years, and have experience teaching cello basics to beginners and intermediate students alike. In last year's production of the musical Titanic, I was the second chair cellist in the pit orchestra, and I have ensemble experience from participating in a summer camp in Crowden as well as trying out with a quartet for the Junior Bach Festival in 2018.

Namratha 

Kasalanati

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLE: Orchestra

Hi! I'm Namratha Kasalanati! This is my seventh year playing the cello, and my third with the Campolindo Orchestra. I have also played the piano for ten years and have accompanied the Campolindo Orchestra multiple times. Along with my experience in Western music, I have also studied classical Carnatic (South Indian) Vocal Music, and compose music that combines the Carnatic tunes and patterns with western notation and instrumentation. I am very passionate about equity and diversity and believe that it should be addressed in all facets of life, including music. Therefore, I aim to encourage music students to look at music not only through a technical lens but also through global and societal lenses.

 

Bass

Julianna Meneses

GRADE: college

ENSEMBLE: Orchestra (in past years)

Hello! I'm currently a senior at Campolindo, and looking forward to helping any bassists in need. I have been playing bass for about six years, and am aspiring to become a music educator. At Campo, I have been principal bass since my sophomore year, which has taught me valuable lessons in communication and teaching. Beyond Campo, I'm also involved in Young People's Symphony Orchestra! Due to current situations, I've taken up a personal project to write a little "bass book" on technique and advice to help future generations of high school bassists. Hopefully, I can help you, too!

 

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Henrik Barck

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLES: Band, Jazz

Henrik is a junior at Campolindo High School and is entering his eighth year as a flutist. He started in 4th grade at Camino Pablo and played through middle school at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate. Henrik has played at Carnegie Hall with the Honors Performance Series and was principal second in the Contra Costa County Honor Band. Last year, Henrik played in the pit for Campo’s musical, Titanic. Since freshman year, he has been a founding member of Campolindo’s Wind Quintet. For private lessons, he studies with Monica Williams.

 

Bassoon

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Soumili Mukherjee

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLE: Band

Hello! I am a Junior at Campolindo High School and I’ve been playing the bassoon for 3 years, though I have played in bands and orchestras since elementary school on clarinet and piano. Since starting the bassoon, I have played principal bassoonist in the Contra Costa County Honor Band and California All-State Wind Symphony. I am also in my third year of performing with the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra. I am very passionate about music and I’m excited to hopefully introduce some people to this beautiful instrument! Happy music making! :)

 

Saxophone

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Antonio Thomas

GRADE: college

ENSEMBLES: Band, Jazz (in the past)

Hello, my name is Tony Thomas, and I am a senior at Campolindo. I have been lead tenor at Campo for the last 3 years, County Honor Band member (1x), County Honor Jazz Band member (2x), East Bay Jazz All Stars member (2x), musical Pit Orchestra (1x), and am the former Principal Oboist/Oboe Soloist at Campo. I've played saxophone since 5th grade, and have experience on all four of the main saxophones in a Jazz and Classical setting. I also have experience on Oboe, Flute, and Clarinet. I have studied privately with Guido Fazio, Anton Schwartz, and Ben Renwick, and have been mentored by Chad Lefkowitz-Brown. I have performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Lafayette Summer Jazz Workshop, at NYU, and at UCLA. I can teach you about music theory, jazz, improvisation, or we can work on saxophone technique. I look forward to working with you.

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Jordan Davies

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLES: Orchestra, Jazz

I am currently a junior at Campolindo. I have been playing violin since fifth grade and have also played in a violin trio my sophomore year. That year I also switched from guitar to bari sax in jazz band. Though I was playing guitar in jazz since 7th grade, bari sax has quickly become my primary and favorite instrument. I hope to meet a student who has the same passion for music I do, especially for jazz! Hopefully I may get the opportunity to foster good techniques and habits in aspiring violinists and saxophonists.

Ruby Martin-Gulutzan

GRADE: 11

ENSEMBLES: Band, Jazz at Miramonte

Hi! My name is Ruby and I have been playing sax for 6 years and piano for around 10 years. I started playing piano in kindergarten and have taken private lessons ever since. When it comes to piano, I mainly focus on classical music, but I would be happy to help with any other style of music. I started playing the alto sax in elementary school before I switched to bari in middle school. Now I play lead tenor sax in the Miramonte jazz and symphonic bands. I am most interested in jazz improvisation and am studying with Zac Johnson. I have performed at the Lafayette Jazz Festival, the Campana Jazz Festival, and attended the Stanford Jazz Summer Program. I am very excited to meet and to work with you!

 

Trumpet (FULL)

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Lilly Thies

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLES: Band, Jazz

My name is Lilly Thies and I’m a junior at Campolindo High school! I’ve been playing trumpet since fifth grade in school bands, as well as playing in the school musicals and a county-wide honor band. I would love to see some more trumpets make it to high school band! Music has been an important part of my life since an early age and I hope to encourage more young people to love and appreciate music. 

 

French Horn

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Amrita Malhotra

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLE: Band

Hi everyone! My name is Amrita, and I am a junior at Campo this year. I've been playing french horn since 6th grade (after switching from playing trumpet), and I have played piano since I was in kindergarten. Since starting the french horn, I have performed in the California All-State Junior High Symphonic Band and the High School Symphonic Band. I played in the Diablo Wind Symphony for two years and am starting my third year now, and I played in the Young People's Symphony Orchestra for one year. I am also joining the San Francisco Youth Symphony Orchestra this year. I have previously been principal horn in the county honor band and in the Campo Symphonic Band. On piano, I completed the Certificate of Merit program a few years ago and have played in many recitals and festivals. I'm so excited to share the joy of music with you all!

 

Trombone

Connor Johnson

GRADE: college

ENSEMBLES: Band, Jazz (in the past)

Hi! My name is Connor Johnson. I am the current president of Symphonic Band, and I have almost 8 years of experience on the trombone. I have also been the section leader for my trombone section for 3 consecutive years in both Symphonic and Jazz Band. Outside of school I have been able to perform in the Classical and Jazz Contra Costa County Honor Bands, as well as the East Bay Jazz Band. Through my roles I have had the privilege of learning from great fellow trombonists, while also being able to work with and coach those who were in my section at school. I personally understand how important it is to have a good teacher when you are first starting out, as I had a great trombonist teach me about my instrument personally while I was in elementary school. He became my primary inspiration in pursuing music through middle school and high school. If you need any specific help with playing trombone, or just some general advice or wisdom, I am always glad to give my aid.

 

Guitar

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Anthony Paley

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLES: Band, Jazz

Hey, my name is Anthony Paley. I am currently a junior at Campolindo high school and play guitar in their jazz band, where I have been first chair for the last two years. I started playing guitar in 2nd grade and immediately fell in love. I mainly focus on classical and jazz guitar but also play a considerable amount of rock. I can help with voicings, comping patterns, and more to prepare you for high school jazz band. I look forward to working with you! 

 

Piano

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Andrew Navruzyan

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Andrew has 10+ years of experience as a violinist and pianist. He has competed in various international and local competitions. Most recently, Andrew has been a semifinalist in the single-movement concerto division of the 2019 International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival and finalist in the Livermore-Amador Symphony's Competition for Young Musicians. Andrew is the first violinist of the Campolindo String Quartet, a group he helped found. He has also been the concertmaster for Campolindo's acclaimed productions of two Broadway musicals, The Phantom of the Opera and Titanic. He is a student to Grammy-nominated violinist Jeremy Cohen and Joseph Irrera, Doctor of Piano Performance and Literature.  

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Amrita

Malhotra

(FULL)

Hi everyone! My name is Amrita, and I am a junior at Campo this year. I've been playing french horn since 6th grade (after switching from playing trumpet), and I have played piano since I was in kindergarten. Since starting the french horn, I have performed in the California All-State Junior High Symphonic Band and the High School Symphonic Band. I played in the Diablo Wind Symphony for two years and am starting my third year now, and I played in the Young People's Symphony Orchestra for one year. I am also joining the San Francisco Youth Symphony Orchestra this year. I have previously been principal horn in the county honor band and in the Campo Symphonic Band. On piano, I completed the Certificate of Merit program a few years ago and have played in many recitals and festivals. I'm so excited to share the joy of music with you all!

Sarah

Wu

(FULL)

Hi, my name is Sarah and I’ve been playing viola/violin for 9 years and piano for 10+ years. I first began to play the violin in 2rd grade and switched to viola in 8th grade. I have held the principal viola role for the Campolindo Orchestra since sophomore year and have been a member of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra since 2019. Before OSYO, I was co-principal viola of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, where we played on tour in Prague, Budapest and Vienna during summer 2019. Aside from these orchestras, I also have experience playing viola/violin in various chamber ensembles, including the Campolindo Quartet, and participating in multiple music workshops. I also enjoy playing the piano, which I have been doing since kindergarten. In 2019, I was selected as one of the winners for the American Fine Arts Festival for piano. This past summer, I was invited to play a piano solo at Carnegie Hall during the winter of 2020, but that concert has been postponed to summer 2021 due to coronavirus. I love to play and listen to music and I look forward to helping you grow into a better musician!

Namratha Kasalanati

(FULL)

Hi! I'm Namratha Kasalanati! This is my seventh year playing the cello, and my third with the Campolindo Orchestra. I have also played the piano for ten years and have accompanied the Campolindo Orchestra multiple times. Along with my experience in Western music, I have also studied classical Carnatic (South Indian) Vocal Music, and compose music that combines the Carnatic tunes and patterns with western notation and instrumentation. I am very passionate about equity and diversity and believe that it should be addressed in all facets of life, including music. Therefore, I aim to encourage music students to look at music not only through a technical lens but also through global and societal lenses.

April

Mao

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Hey, I’m April and I am a junior at Campolindo High School. I’ve had 12+ years of piano experience which include around 5 years of competitive experiences. I’ve finished all of the levels of Certificate of Merit with honors and have played in their honors recitals. Some of my achievements include winners in the USOMC Treasury of Popular Favorites, Open Solo 4C Ruby, Treasury of Baroque Composers, as well as Treasury of Contemporary Composers. Music is something that I really enjoy and I hope to share that with you! 

Ruby Martin-Gulutzan

Hi! My name is Ruby and I have been playing sax for 6 years and piano for around 10 years. I started playing piano in kindergarten and have taken private lessons ever since. When it comes to piano, I mainly focus on classical music, but I would be happy to help with any other style of music. I started playing the alto sax in elementary school before I switched to bari in middle school. Now I play lead tenor sax in the Miramonte jazz and symphonic bands. I am most interested in jazz improvisation and am studying with Zac Johnson. I have performed at the Lafayette Jazz Festival, the Campana Jazz Festival, and attended the Stanford Jazz Summer Program. I am very excited to meet and to work with you!

 

Unfortunately, due to the large number of students we have, we are unable to take new students on the following instruments: Viola, Cello, Flute, Trumpet, Piano. Thanks for your consideration!

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