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Evan Pardi

Evan Pardi

Double bassist Evan Pardi is currently a Master of Music Performance student at Arizona State University studying under the legendary Catalin Rotaru. He joins the faculty of Music Masters as instructor of cello and double bass. Evan received his Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of Oregon where he served as Principal Bass of the […]

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Luba Brodsky

Luba Brodsky graduated from the Mussorgsky College of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia, with a major in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. She also studied at Kneisel Hall in Maine with Seymour Lipkin. Shortly after immigrating to the United States, she became accompanist for the Arizona State University Departments of Dance and Choral Music. She has also […]

Steve Gutteridge

Steve Gutteridge

STEPHEN GUTTERIDGE started playing guitar at age 11. He received his Associates of Arts Degree in General Studies from Gateway Community College, followed by a Certificate in Electronics Technology from Palomar Community College in California. He studied guitar at Arizona State University under Frank Koonce for five years, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor […]

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Kurt Kleinhans

KURT KLEINHANS has been teaching guitar since 1989. He started studying at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in 1988, and received a bachelors of fine arts through a joint program from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Conservatory. He was a music performance major, with classical guitar as his principle style and jazz […]

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Teena Dennis

TEENA DENNIS has been teaching music since 1986. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance And Pedagogy and her Masters Degree in Music Education from Arizona State University. She studied voice with professor Warren Hoffer. Teena Studied piano with Patti Powell. She was mentored in choral conducting by Dr. David Stocker. Teena also studied […]

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Frank Darmiento

FRANK DARMIENTO has played music professionally for more than 50 years.  He is a 1967 graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York where he studied music composition with Edgar Curtis and was awarded the Richmond Prize in Music.  He later studied music composition with Wendell Margrave in Washington, D.C.  He has led jazz and […]

Bruce Wurst

BRUCE WURST has been teaching stringed instruments since 1980 in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. He has been with Music Masters since its inception. He holds over 250 first place trophys for banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and holds numerous first place trophys for different bluegrass bands. He performs throughout Arizona, the Western United States and Western Canada […]

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Anthony Masiello

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Masiello, Clarinet, Flute and Saxophone, received his D.MA. in Clarinet Performance from Arizona State University in 2009.  In addition to his doctoral degree, he holds a Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from Queens College of C.U.N.Y. Tony has received awards and grants in chamber music […]

Kevin Blatchford

KEVIN BLATCHFORD received his Bachelors Degree from Arizona State University in Jazz Performance. Currently the musical director of two local groups, he has also performed with Gladys Knight, Jerry Vale, Lou Rawls and the Temptations. Kevin has been giving private instruction in saxophone, clarinet and flute at Music Masters since 2001.