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.
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 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.