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Faculty

PIANO   Donald Dillard, Michael Farnsley, Diane Keller, Mila Ovsankin, Deb Sanfilippo, Kirk Tamura, Anna Turkova

STRINGS  Matthew Leung

WOODWINDS  Margaret Collar, Lisa EvansAnthony Urbina 

BRASS Craig Hirotsuka, Wayne Van Lieu

PERCUSSION Shota Otaguro, Peter Wallack

GUITAR  Jason Keiser, Juliana Tarter

VOICE  Robin Costa, Adam Lee

CLASSES Nancy Whitecar, Nick Patton, David Garcia, Jesse Denny, Lauren Kato, Jo Smith-Nilsson

DIRECTOR Chantelle Urbina

TEACHING ASSISTANTS / SUPPORT / ADVISORY BOARD



Margaret Collar (she/her) Flute



Robin Costa, Voice



Jesse Denny (she/her) Classes



Donald Dillard (he/him) Piano



Lisa Evans (she/her) Woodwinds



Michael Farnsley (he/him) Piano, Pathways/Young Musicians, Adventures, Camps, Accompanist



David Garcia (he/him) Classes



Craig Hirotsuka (he/him) Brass



Lauren Kato (she/her) Music & Dance Camp



Jason Keiser (he/him) Guitar



Diane Keller (she/her) Piano, Classes



Adam Lee (he/him) Assistant Director, Musical Play, Musical Treats, Music Box, Adventures, Kaleidoscope, Voice Class, Strum Class, Voice



Matthew Leung, Violin



Shota Otaguro (he/him) Percussion



Mila Ovsankin (she/her) Piano



Nick Patton (he/him) Assistant Director, Music Box, Pathways/Young Musicians, Adventures, Kaleidoscope, Theory, Spotlight Theater, Preschool classes



Deb Sanfilippo (she/her) Piano, Classes, Music & Art Camp



Jo Smith-Nilsson (she/her) Camps, Classes



Kirk Tamura (he/him) Piano



Juliana Tarter (she/her) Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Strum Class



Anna Turkova (she/her) Piano



Anthony Urbina (he/him) Saxophone, Sound Engineer



Chantelle Urbina (she/her) Director, Singing Children, Entertainers, Spotlight Theater, Summer Musical Theater, Preschool classes



Wayne Van Lieu, French Horn, Piano



Peter Wallack (he/him) Drums



Nancy Whitecar (she/her) Kaleidoscope, Pathways/Young Musicians, Accompanist



TEACHING & OFFICE ASSISTANTS

Kiren Balakrishnan (she/her), Maryland Institute College of Art

Sydney Chao (she/her) Lynbrook High School, Senior

Sophia Christensen (she/her) Fremont High School, Sophomore

Allison Gregory (she/her) Michigan State University

Aaron Johnson (he/him) San Jose State University

Grayson Kunz (he/him) De Anza College/Homestead High School, Middle College

Kailash Menon (he/him) Emory College

Aaron Montes, Fremont High School, Senior

Sara O’Connor (she/her) De Anza College

Tessa Prodromou (she/her) Los Altos High School, Junior

Mira Sumant (she/her) Los Altos High School, Freshman

Nakoa Urbina (he/him) Cupertino High School, Senior

Peyton White (she/her) UC Berkeley Graduate

Lahari Yallapragada (she/her) Monta Vista High School, Junior

Hee Chan Yang (he/him) Homestead High School, Junior

Conner Yin, Santa Clara University



ADVISORY BOARD

Karen Filice

Ellen Kitchen

Garrett Kuramoto

Charlie Neuhauser

Robin Rosenberg

Viki Stern



SUPPORT

Debbie Czyzewski

Jill Denny

Peggy Grettum

Jim Vaughn

Doris Harry, Founder

Doris Harry served as director and teacher at The Music School since its beginnings in 1977 until 2017. Doris earned her Bachelor and Masters of Music at The College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She has additional hours in the M.B.A./Arts Administration program at Golden Gate University. Doris began her work in Cincinnati in the 1970’s in research, development, and curriculum writing for Baldwin Music, a company developing pianos for group lessons. Doris has taught students from preschool through the university level. She has made two educational music television series and multiple recordings for children. Her published works focus on music curriculum and songs for children. Doris directed children’s choirs for many years and still does workshops across the country.  She continues to write music and record CD’s, and she remains on the cutting edge of music education today.

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