Faculty Spotlight: Elise Jimenez, cello

We asked our Conservatory Faculty, Elise Jimenez, the following question: Why study music? “Music, and specifically cello, offers a unique opportunity for students to develop discipline and also develop those gifts into a marketable skill. Almost every major occasion requires music–weddings, worship, graduations, theater, dance, other celebratory events–and yet we take these skills for granted…
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Faculty Spotlight: Anne Jueng, piano

We asked our Conservatory Faculty, Anne Jueng, the following question: Why should children study piano? “Children should study the piano because many benefits are reaped in their brain development such as: hand-eye coordination, listening skills, impulse control through understanding of rhythm, character and spiritual development, focus and attention control, self-expression, appreciation for the beauty of sound,…
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Faculty Spotlight: Olga Kolpakova, violin

We asked our Conservatory Faculty, Olga Kolpakova, the following question: What is your favorite part of teaching? “For me, one of my favorite things is to do ensemble with students. Even when you have a very young student they experience ensemble when they are accompanied by piano. I had one student, playing a beginner exercise…
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