Music Tutoring

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

Lessons can be given in-person or virtually, depending on student preference.

Sign up form located at the bottom of the page!

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Meet Our Teachers

We are currently recruiting new tutors for violin, viola, cello, trumpet, and trombone. Please check back in a few weeks for more availability!

 

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. 

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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

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GRADE: 10

ENSEMBLE: San Jose Youth Philharmonic

Hi there! My name is Kate Kabenina, and I’m a sophomore 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! 

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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 senior 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)

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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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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.

 

Flute

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Henrik Barck

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLES: Band, Jazz

Henrik is a senior 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.

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Ava Spalding

GRADE: 11

ENSEMBLE: Band

Hi! I’m Ava Spalding, a Junior at Campolindo High School, and I have been playing the piano for 10 years and the flute for 7 years. Making music is one of my favorite things to do that I love to share that passion with my students and help them improve! I am happy to teach any style of music that lets students enjoy playing, although I have greater knowledge of classical music for both flute and piano. I look forward to working with you!

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Ellena Link

GRADE: 10

ENSEMBLE: Band

Ellena is a sophomore at Campolindo High School and is in the symphonic band. She is entering her sixth year as a flutist. Ellena was second principal in the Massachusetts District Honor Band. She also has past experience playing the piano. Ellena is currently taking private lessons with Sarah Lambardo. She loves to play music and wants to share her passion with others!

 

Bassoon

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Soumili Mukherjee

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLE: Band

Hello! I am a senior at Campolindo High School and I’ve been playing the bassoon for 4 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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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.

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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!

 

Guitar

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Anthony Paley

GRADE: 12

ENSEMBLES: Band, Jazz

Hey, my name is Anthony Paley. I am currently a senior at Campolindo high school and play guitar in their jazz band, where I have been first chair for the last three 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! 

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Elsie Ceridono

GRADE: 9

ENSEMBLE: Jazz

(UKULELE LESSONS TOO)

Hi! My name is Elsie Ceridono, and I am a freshman this year at Campo and would love to give lessons on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and ukulele. I started out playing the ukulele, and then in 5th grade I started playing the guitar and I love it! I played with the Stanley Middle School Jazz Messengers all three of my years at Stanley, and I was also part of the Contra Costa Honor Jazz Band. Now, I play in the Campolindo Jazz Band. On my guitar I mainly play jazz and pop music, but I would love to help you with any of the styles of music that you are interested in learning. I hope to see you soon!

 

Piano

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Ava Spalding

Hi! I’m Ava Spalding, a Junior at Campolindo High School, and I have been playing the piano for 10 years and the flute for 7 years. Making music is one of my favorite things to do that I love to share that passion with my students and help them improve! I am happy to teach any style of music that lets students enjoy playing, although I have greater knowledge of classical music for both flute and piano. I look forward to working with you!

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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!

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Amrita

Malhotra

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Hi everyone! My name is Amrita, and I am a senior 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 three years and 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!

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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.  

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! 

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Namratha Kasalanati

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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.

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Sarah

Wu

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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!

 

Unfortunately, due to the large number of students we have, we are unable to take new students on the following instruments: Viola, Cello, Trumpet. Please check back soon for more availability. Thanks for your consideration!

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