Eric Hagen

Eric takes 7th grade beginners and transforms them into 8th grade virtuosos year after year. By the time they've graduated from middle school, they have performed and competed in multiple concerts and competitions throughout Southern California.

Many of his students have gone on to professional careers after continuing their education at such renowned institutions as Berkley School of Music in Massachussetts, UC San Luis Obispo, Long Beach State, UC Berkley, and San Diego State University.

Eliana Newall

She studied with Jesus Mondragon, Juanita Cummins, and Mary Gerard.

She received her Suzuki training from Dr. Theodore Brunson and Michele George, and previously served as president of both the San Diego branch and the statewide Suzuki Music Association of Califonia.

And now she's bringing her expertise, her passion, and her joy of music to violinists of all ages at All About Music.

AAMSD is thrilled to have full access to Eliana's vast knowledge and invaluable experience as a teacher of violin.

Ron Fox

Ron is a native San Diegan who studied oboe and English horn with Paul Popejoy – 1st SDSO, Carlos Mullenix (Juilliard), and Bert Gassman – 1st LA Phil.  He received a BA degree from the University of California with a double major in music and chemistry, and has pursued a dual career in both science and music.


          He has held positions of principal oboe with SDSO, SD Opera, La Jolla and San Diego Chamber Orchestras, S.D. and Calif Ballet, S.D. Comic Opera, La Jolla Civic Orchestra, Classics for Kids, Starlight Musical Theater, Moonlight Theater – Vista, and Orchestra de Baja – Tijuana.  He was featured in Mozart Synphonie Concertante, Haydn Synphonie Concertante, and Bach Brandenburgs on several occasions.  He continues in retirement playing with several community orchestras and a quintet.


          He has been a featured soloist, which included a premier performance of the Concerto for Oboe & English Horn and Orchestra by R.W. Jones; the J. S. Bach Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin; Concerto Da Camera for Flute and English Horn by Honegger; the Concerto in A Major for Oboe D’Amore, Strings and Harpsichord by G. P. Telemann; and, Concerto in E Major for flute, oboe d’amore, and viola d’amore by G. P. Telemann.


          He teaches oboe and English horn privately and holds clinics on instrument adjustment and maintenance, reed making, history of the double reed family, orchestral performance, tuning skills, musicianship, and career guidance.


          He has applied his chemistry toward treating, reacting and thus modifying the cellulose of cane in order to improve reed life.  And finally, he is a perennial student of musical acoustics of woodwind instruments and has constructed an oboe of mathematical design.


Bryce Newall

Bryce is a San Diego native, and plays violin and viola.  He studied viola with Shirley Stafford and Miriam Farrell.  He attended the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts for 5 years, playing in the orchestras there under the direction of Arne Christensen and the late John Eitzen.  He was also part of the Patrick Henry High School orchestra and Civic Youth Orchestra, both under Warren Torns.  As an adult, he has played with the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra under Randall Tweed, La Jolla Symphony with Tom Nee, SDSU Symphony under Donald Barra, and Imperial Valley Symphony with Joel Jacklich.  He has also been a member of the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra, under the baton of David Amos, since 1996, where he met his wife, Eliana, and has served as the orchestra's concertmaster since 2013.


By day, Bryce works as an IT Systems Engineer for the Poway Unified School District.  On the weekends, he can often be found performing with his string quartet for wedding ceremonies and receptions and other events all over San Diego, Orange, and Riverside Counties.  Bryce loves being able to use both sides of his brain equally!


Bryce has been with All About Music since late 2016, with his wife, and enjoys working with the young musicians in the orchestra.