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
Available for online lessons!
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
Jazzmine Farol is a singer-songwriter based in sunny San Diego with 7 years of experience. Jazzy graduated from University of California, Irvine having studied musical theater and education! She teaches music at elementary schools and at B&H Music, a studio in Escondido. Her nights and weekends are dedicated to playing gigs! She performs around San Diego at many venues downtown, Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach. She's also had opportunities to play at multiple House of Blues locations, Chain Reaction, and off-Broadway in New York City at The Playroom Theatre. Her debut album with all original music and lyrics is available on all music platforms :) Every day she strives to make the world better than how she found it and to promote self love to everyone! :) xo
Joanna has been established as a piano and voice teacher since 1993. In piano she teaches sight-reading, chords, theory, techniques, transposing, and composition. She has been in several competitions in in the 1970's and went on to higher region competitions. She has been arranging music since 1973 and has worked with churches on arrangements for choir and chorales. She teaches all ages and specializes in young children. Some of her student's have gone to elite bands. In the 1990's she taught in pre-schools the fundamental music class with classical, instrumental, listen and play. She writes children's musicals and has been in involved being a children's musical director. She composes music and performs throughout Riverside and and San Diego county.
In voice she has a music education in Kodaly and solfege. This education is also used for instrumental value, but used mainly for voice to learn the value of developing the voice as a instrument without using a instrument for pitch. She specializes in musicals and theatre, but also teaches pop, gospel and a variety of music. She teaches projection for theatre arts with vocal lessons. She specializes in theatre musicals and breathing techniques. Some of these techniques can help for Parkinson's disease and for people who have breathing difficulties. She studied Alexander technique which is uses for performance, projection, musicians, athletes, and pain management. She is a vocal coach for some student's who compete in San Diego, Southern California and Western Region. She competed in the 1970's with voice and went on to higher regions in competitions.. She has been a part of musical and elite choirs through high school and college. She studied with professor Gruithuis, Anne Taylor opera and Jean Renslow classical. She studied Brett Manning's technique who is a teacher in Nashville. One of his student's was Keith Urban.
This technique teaches higher tones without damaging vocal chords. She studied performance techniques on stage. She uses all these techniques to pass on to her students. She teaches at the student's pace and to develop their confidence. Her main focus is to encourage them, to enjoy music and to use these tools for life.