Alice Park, flutist, is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance at Cal State University, Northridge. She is a member of the CSUN Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble and has performed with the Wind Symphony, Discovery Players Flute Ensemble, Studio Ensemble, and the Matador Flute Trio. Alice studies with flute professor Sandy Kipp Iles and performs with the Sterling Flute Choir. She was a member of the 2014 Pasadena City College Rose Parade Honor Band and has won several awards such as the John Phillip Sousa Award in 2015 and Maestro Award in 2014, which is a Solo Award through the Heritage Festival in San Francisco. Alice teaches both private flute lessons and coaches high school flute ensembles.
Alice is available for private flute lessons on Fridays.
Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
John Goldman discovered his calling at the tender age of 7 when he picked up his first trumpet. It was quite apparent that he was gifted with a special aptitude for music when he became one of the youngest members of the Dick Grove School of Music while in junior high school, then moved on to join the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic Orchestra in high school, and later, the Los Angeles Jazz Workshop.
John attended California State University, Northridge where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in Music Education. John has put his degree to good use, having amassed 30 years of teaching experience through various institutions and programs including his position as Band Director at Turning Point School where he taught Middle School Jazz Ensemble, Elementary After-School Jazz Rock Band, Level Five Beginning Band and Level Six Intermediate Band, as well his position as Jazz Band Director at the prestigious Thacher School. Outside of school settings, he was also a part of the Gretzen Company, and performs regularly with the Los Angeles Party Jazz. Currently he teaches music for grades K-6 in Santa Clarita as well as here at Monster Music Lessons.
When asked what he loves most about teaching John’s answer comes like second nature to him: “I love seeing excitement in my students when they are able to really play their first song with confidence. It’s about passing the gift on. The goal with my teaching style is very much to get the kids to start playing songs and melodies immediately so that they have fun and don’t even realize how much they are learning at the same time.”
We can all agree that an effective learning environment is fostered by the enthusiasm of the teacher and their ability to enable students to enjoy the learning process. Without a doubt, John Goldman has mastered that approach; it is proven by the fact that all of his students have gone on to become first chair players in their school bands and honor bands.
John is available for private brass and woodwind lessons on Thursdays and Sundays, or by appointment.