Get to know our Holy Names University Preparatory Music faculty members!

HNU Preparatory Music introduces our “Teacher Feature” series, which includes interviews and other ways of connecting with our fantastic teachers virtually.

 

Beloved instructor in HNU Preparatory Music’s Sing, Play, Move program Kate Arbelaez shares her musical journey with Director, Katherine Baird.

Meet Joshua Cohen, a coach for HNU Preparatory Music’s Chamber Music Intensive class. Cohen is a violinist, violin instructor, chamber music performer, and conductor of the Castro Valley Symphony.

Meet HNU Preparatory Music cello instructor Carlyn Kessler as she shares her musical journey with Director, Katherine Baird.

Meet Masumi Hayashi-Smith, instructor in HNU Preparatory Music’s Sing, Play, Move program and social justice advocate.

Meet Rebecca Reed Lunn, violin instructor, and hear about her creative approach to teaching online and how she likes to unwind.

Meet piano instructor Chelsea Randall, who began her musical life as a Suzuki piano student at Prep Music. A gifted jazz and classical pianist, Randall shares how she introduces her students to different genres of music.

Get to know violin instructor and composer, Wendy Reid, in an interview with the HNU Prep Music director, Katherine Baird. Reid has taught at PMD since 1980 and has a very musical parrot named Lulu.

Here are some samples of Wendy Reid’s compositions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0bhw0MUk5k
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wendy+reid+topic

Get to know Preparatory Music guitar instructor Javier Trujillo in this interview with the Director.

Here are some samples of Javier Trujillo’s performances:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a7zLBPJjzk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd7vtqMj7z4

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