Putnam Cook Violin & Viola Coach

Putnam Cook
Vioin & Viola Coach for Prelude beginning strings

Mr. Cook is a graduate of San Diego State University.  He has been involved in instrumental music since being in the 4th Grade. He has 11 years of experience teaching instrumental music in grades 4-grade 8. He is currently a member of the Temecula Valley Symphony. Mr. Cook believes that music can provide you with many wonderful experiences and lifelong friends.

Kate Prestia-Schaub Wind Coach

Kate Prestia-Schaub
Woodwind Coach

Kate made her solo piccolo debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at age 18.  Additionally, she has been a soloist with the Indiana University Wind Ensemble, the Denver Concert Band, and in 2007 with the All Valley Honor Band in Temecula. Kate has been invited to perform at the National Flute Association Convention numerous times, and is honored to have been invited to many other notable flute festivals in the United States.  She has performed solo recitals throughout the United States, Japan, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.  

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Cello Coach and Director of Prelude Beginning STrings

Gina Wingfield, cellist and music educator, received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned her Master of Science degree at the University of Louisville.

As a professional cellist, Mrs. Wingfield was a member of the Louisville Orchestra for three years before leaving to start her family. She was principal cellist of the Southern Indiana Symphony for 3 years and worked as a freelance musician in Kentucky and Indiana for several years before moving to California last summer.

As an educator, Mrs. Wingfield has taught strings in the Marion, Indiana school system, New Albany-Floyd County Public Schools in Indiana and started a string program in the Bardstown City Schools in Kentucky. Mrs. Wingfield also ran an after school string program in Oldham County, Kentucky through the Louisville Youth Orchestra. In addition to conducting the entry-level string orchestra, Mrs. Wingfield was responsible for teaching and directing the Oldham County string group. With its growth she later started a string orchestra there for students not quite ready for the entry-level youth orchestra

Before leaving Louisville to come to California, Mrs. Wingfield started a cello program for students in second through fifth grade at the Chance School in Louisville, Kentucky where she also taught Kindergarten violin.


Currently, Mrs. Wingfield is principal cellist of the Temecula Valley Symphony as well as serving as cello coach and Prelude instructor for the Temecula Valley Youth Symphony. She is also the cello coach at Murrieta Mesa High School and is teaching beginning strings at Vail Elementary.

Mrs. Wingfield has always loved sharing her passion for the cello with students and has maintained an active studio with students ranging in age from kindergarten to adult. She teaches cello at Miyamoto Music Studio where she also does Musikgarten Family Music for Babies and Toddlers.

Alana Joos
Percussion Coach and Orchestra Manager

Alana Joos is a free-lance percussionist in Southern California and is currently the Principal Percussionist with the Temecula Valley Symphony in Temecula and the Southland Symphony Orchestra in Ontario, CA.  She has also performed professionally with Riverside Lyric Opera, Pacific Lyric Opera, Inland Valley Opera, Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra and the La Mirada, Orange County, Rio Hondo, Bellflower, Southland, West Covina, Colton, Westside and Long Beach Symphonies and many other groups, playing symphonic percussion, or drums and percussion for operas and musical theatre.

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