Dmitry infuses an international view of music to the instruction provided by the "Kirichenko School of Music". Drawing upon his unparalleled education through the Odessa and Moscow Conservatories as well as his experience performing overseas, the school is unmatched in the San Diego area. Each student experiences this world approach during instruction and applies the principles during their piano lessons, recital performances and testing. As a performer for numerous social activities and fund raisers, Dmitry demonstrates to his students the importance of music in today's world. The student gains a broader appreciation of music enticing them to better practicing habits. Under Dmitry's tutorage the student progresses to ever higher levels of ability.
Phone Number: (858) 382-4683
Shagay Huffman is a Washington state native where she grew up taking music lessons from the time she was seven. Part of a large family, music was an integral part of their lives because of her mother who introduced her at a young age to everything from Bob Dylan to Tony Bennett to Luciano Pavarotti. She was involved in band as a trumpet player, sang in many choirs and took private lessons for piano and accordion while living at home. Having a goal to become an English Professor she pursued these classes in college until she was thrown off course because of a Music Professor whom she became good friends with and whom inspired her to change her course for a career. As a piano instructor she strives to inspire her students to not only love playing music but to understand music through teaching a solid foundation of reading and theory. Shagay offers private piano lessons in her studio at our store. Whether you are looking for someone who can help you with beginner piano lessons or you are more experienced Shagay can work with your needs.
Phone Number: (760) 803-4479 or (760) 740-5103
John Pedersen was born in the suburbs of Chicago, IL in 1960 and moved to California just prior to his 8th birthday. Organ lessons started at age 11, and by age 15, John was already in his first band playing every weekend. At this time he also began playing organ at his church, a position that lasted 29 years. Although groomed into a proficient musician from further instruction in college, John went to work as a lab technician and it wasn't until a layoff 12 years later in the 1993, that he returned to his calling. For several years, John worked on backing tracks for musicals, was an accompanist for school choirs, continued as a church organist, played in a variety of rock and country bands and started teaching piano. In his spare time, John enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife and family. He listens to a lot of music as well, everything from jazz to classical.
Camila Arnold was raised in Germany, where she received most of her musical training. She started piano lessons at the age of 10. She was soon accepted at the local conservatory in Erlangen/Germany. In 1987 she moved on to the Christian-Ernst-Gymnasium, a music school, a performing arts academy. She began her vocal training at age 15 under Norma Lerer in Nürnberg/Germany and Professor Charlotte Lehmann in Hannover/Germany.
She performed as “Nancy” in the musical “Oliver” at the Theater in Erlangen/Germany. She also performed as a soloist in various concerts and recitals. In 1989 she was awarded a scholarship for outstanding vocal performance. In 1990 she graduated from the Christian-Ernst-Gymnasium and was immediately accepted at the Music University in Würzburg. Before finishing her studies she moved to the USA/California where she spent the next 6 years in Los Angeles. During this time she performed as part of a vocal ensemble with up to 4000 participants. She was also featured as a soloist in one of their songs, recorded at the A&M Record Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles. In 1998 she moved to San Diego County and has performed as a soloist with the Palomar Choral. She is featured as soloist on the Perti CD, which was released in the fall of 2001. In May of 2001, she sang with the San Diego Opera in the Verdi Requiem. In December of 2001, she gave a series of Christmas concerts featuring rare Christmas carols from all over the world in their original languages. Ms. Arnold has also sung with The First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside and Trinity Church in Escondido. In February of 2002 she was named the Musical Director for the community theater, Arts Off Broadway, at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. In December of 2002 her first CD featuring classical, inspirational vocal music was released and is available for sale now. Ms. Arnold performs regularly in Vienna/Austria for the Austrian Society of Music and the Austrian Society of Contemporary Music as well as for the Vienna Music Festival Weeks. She is the co-founder of the Austrian Californian Society of Music (ACSOM) with headquarters in Los Angeles. Ms. Arnold performs as featured soprano soloist with orchestras, in chamber music concerts, and solo recitals within California and nationally. As a former resident of Front Royal, Virginia, Ms. Arnold conducted voice camps and a glee club at Mountain Laurel Montessori School and has performed with Winchester Musica Viva in their Fall concert of 2015.
We are excited to welcome Camila back to the B&H Music store.
Phone Number: (540) 551-2337