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Educational Music Links

  1. What is the Viennese Sound?
  2. Mr. Kociela’s “INTONATION REPAIR TOOL” You Tube Demo
  3. Mr. Kociela’s “INTONATION REPAIR TOOL”  is available on Amazon.com.   Note: if you purchase this product please use AMAZON SMILE and choose Temecula Valley Symphony as your charity / non-profit of choice. A portion of this sale will be donated to our organization. Thank you.

Stay Tuned – recommended music to listen to

David McGill’s Sound in Motion
This is the best guide I have seen about phrasing and musical expression. David McGill looks at the inherent grammar of music and uses a system of numbers (which represent relative dynamics) to make music sound expressive.

Daniel Barenboim Piano Masterclass 
Watch pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim coach famous concert pianists. Notice how these details make the music come alive!

Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony – No 8, Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Notice how the orchestra adds very little to the score, they attempt to do exactly what the composer is asking. This orchestra sounds different depending on the time period and the composer.

Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony – No 8, Riccardo Muti, Vienna Philharmonic
The Vienna Philharmonic tends to add certain stylistic conventions to all of their interpretations. Their Austrian traditions are noticeable in everything that they play.

Smetana’s Dance of the Comedians
There are many amateur recordings of this piece out there. This one is quite good, the orchestra is not listed. Each part is clearly heard.

Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance – No 8, Leonard Slatkin, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Great recording, great orchestra

Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance – No 8, Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
FAST! and such detail!

All Star Orchestra
This series is well produced and presented. Watch the different episodes as they explore many orchestral pieces. There are also interview videos on their channel and special instrument feature videos for each piece. Listen and watch EVERYTHING that they do!

Conducting Gustav Mahler
Some conductors are famous, some are insightful and some are both. These conductors spend their lives trying to figure out exactly how to make music sound authentic and how to get a large group of musicians to work together. If you have not yet heard Mahler’s music this would be a great place to start.

Mahler’s 5th Symphony, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony
This is an incredible example of an orchestra that listens and adjusts constantly. Daniel Barenboim has some of the best ears and sharpest musical mind on the planet. His conducting style forces the orchestra to listen to each other and make independent decisions.

Music Teachers Offering Private Music Lessons

Note: teacher’s emails are not listed so as to avoid spambots. If a teacher has a website, it is listed here and many times there is a link on their website to contact them via email.  IVYS does not recommend one teacher over another and it is up to you to do diligent research and interview teachers before making a choice. Be sure you know the goals you wish to achieve for your music lesson studies. Teachers all vary in their teaching approach and one’s style of teaching and their methods may suit you better than another.  Be sure to ask a lot of questions and we’re confident you will find the correct teacher to match your goals. The teachers listed here are all located within a reasonable driving distance from the Temecula / Murrieta area. If you are interested in a listing of more teachers beyond this community then please email us from the Contact Us Page on this website.

Why Take Private Lessons?

When you join the TemeculaValley Youth Symphony, Junior Youth Symphony or Prelude (beginning strings) we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to take private music lessons. The study of classical music requires you to have a knowledge of the style of the music you are playing and the technique required to master the music correctly.  Here’s a great blog post about the value of taking private music lessons.

BASS
Douglas Bast (951) 345-8935
Krystin Cowan (760) 221-1745

BASSOON
Katherine Ortega (951) 265-9356

CELLO
Gina Wingfield (Temecula, local) (502) 593-7883
Debra Marshall (951) 488-4019
Jean Clower (951) 696-2775

CLARINET & BASS CLARINET
Mark Brownlee (951) 834-6452

FLUTE & PICCOLO
Kate Prestia-Schaub (310) 936-7357 http://k8trills.com/
Kara Wuchner http://www.karawuchner.com/

HORN
Warren Gref (760) 809-7410

HARP

OBOE
Kirk Green (951) 696-1410 #4558

PERCUSSION
Alana Joos (951) 260-3445 or Cell (818) 231-0931

PIANO
John Mario (760) 429-7773 http://johnmario.musicteachershelper.com/
Corry Bell (951) 805-2198
Eva Martin Hollaus (800) 306-6011 http://evamartinhollauspianostudio.blogspot.com/
Yiyi Ku (951) 813-3146 http://yiyiku.com/
Susan Miyamoto (951) 506-2470  http://miyamotomusic.org/

SAXOPHONE (not commonly used in Youth Symphony but is included in our Junior Youth Symphony)
Dave Bradley (951) 302-9755 https://davebradley.musicteachershelper.com/

TROMBONE

TRUMPET
Amy Morris  http://morrismusicstudio.net

TUBA

VIOLA
Ann Gref (760)809-7528
Janis Fuhr (951) 440-3418

VIOLIN
Elizabeth Monacelli (760) 468-2692 or (760) 723-5544
Paul Ciolek (760) 723-0464 http://www.PaulCiolek.com and http://stringsforyourheart.com
Jennifer Cox (951) 492-1034  http://www.coxmusicstudio.net/
Janis Fuhr (951) 440-3418

VOICE 
John Mario (760) 429-7773 http://johnmario.musicteachershelper.com/
David Reuther Vocal Studios (951) 378-8814

Music Camps

As a member of the Temecula Valley Youth Symphony or Junior Youth Symphony program you qualify for a letter of recommendation that can be written on your behalf from our teaching staff that can be used for applying to music camps and schools.  Please ask us and we will take your request into consideration based on your participation and dedication to the study of music in our program.  Some scholarship funds may be available from TVYS and JYS that can be used to apply to the tuition costs of these programs. Please ask about a scholarship.  More camps will be posted soon.

Idyllwild Arts Academy – located in Idyllwild, CA – They offer a summer music camp program and an actual year-round arts academy.

International Music Camp – located on the border of North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada

Luzerne Chamber Music Festival – located at Lake Luzerne, New York.  Elizabeth Pitcairn, President & Artistic Director.