Chamber Music Coaches, String Faculty

Chamber Music Coaches, String Faculty

Ruth Roland holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and has been teaching for more than 30 years. A performer, recording artist, and award-winning composer, she has given recitals and workshops at universities, public schools, and youth orchestras.

Among her performance credits are shows with such artists as Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, and the Moody Blues, as well as with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony, and Opéra Louisiane.

She works in a variety of styles, including classical, fiddle, and jazz. Her students sound good and have fun, some going on to conservatories and professional careers.

 


Sinella Aghasi Moshabad is currently an LSU Doctor of Musical Arts candidate under the direction of Espen Lilesllatten majoring in Violin Performance with a minor in Arts Administration. She was accepted into the music high school of Tehran-Iran at 11 and earned her diploma in music specializing in the violin with a minor in voice. She has performed in several countries and cities as a violinist and vocalist.

Miss Sinella plays with several local orchestras including the Baton Rouge Symphony, Acadiana Symphony, Rapides Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, and Golf Coast Symphony. She previously
performed with the Townsend Opera Orchestra and the Mesopotamia Orchestra as a soloist.

 


A native of Chile, Unusdian Errandonea began his cello career at the Conservatory of the University of Chile, then continued his music education at the College of Charleston where he was awarded a full scholarship. He holds a Master of Music from Louisiana State University and is currently a doctoral candidate, studying with Dennis Parker.

Mr. Errandonea was a prize winner in the 2010 South Carolina MTNA Young Artists Competition and he was also a recipient of the Julian Hayes and Clifford Milton Award for Excellence in Strings at the College of Charleston. He is a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony and regularly performs with other orchestras around Louisiana. Mr. Errandonea has performed in Chile, Canada, Austria, and the United States in recitals and featured as a soloist. He enjoys playing soccer and arranging pop tunes for string quartets.

 

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Music Tree offers Chamber Groups and string coaching

Music Tree offers Chamber Groups and string coaching

Music Tree Chamber Groups is a new opportunity to work with highly credentialed string coaches in group settings.

Chamber Group specifics:

  • Small groups of three to six musicians
  • Group rehearsals and performances
  • Regular meeting time convenient to all members
  • Personalized coaching by highly-credentialed faculty
  • Open to any instruments or voice parts
  • Opportunities for touring, performances, and competitions
  • A cost of $300 per student for ten 45-minute coaching sessions

Chamber music is written for a small group of instruments and voices—traditionally a group that could fit in a palace chamber or large room. We’d love for your young musician to have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with other students in organized chamber groups.

Chamber work teaches vital music-related skills like listening, leading, and following. These are important life skills as well! It’s also extremely rewarding and enjoyable.

Interested students should register online here. Please include your availability in the last comment box (“List instructors…”). You will be matched with other players and a coach. You may request to be teamed with specific players and coaches, but everything is contingent on scheduling. This term started September 10th. Late applicants who apply as individuals (not groups) will be placed in existing ensembles according to availability.

Meet our string coaching faculty

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Sinella Aghasi Moshabad joins faculty as violin instructor

Sinella Aghasi Moshabad joins faculty as violin instructor

The Music Tree Prep School is excited to welcome Sinella Aghasi Moshabad, a violinist, music educator, and arts administrator, to its faculty. Miss Sinella is currently an LSU Doctor of Musical Arts candidate under the direction of Espen Lilesllatten majoring in Violin Performance with a minor in Arts Administration.

Miss Sinella was accepted into the music high school of Tehran-Iran at 11 and earned her diploma in music specializing in the violin with a minor in voice. She has performed in different countries and cities as a violinist and vocalist.

Miss Sinella won the first place in the International Christian Music Festival in 2010. She joined Sigma Alpha Iota, the international music fraternity in 2011, and served as the musicale chair. Sinella was chosen as the outstanding student of the year from the California State University Stanislaus Music Department she was also awarded the scholarship of the Special Talent from the Assyrian American Association of Southern California in 2011

She graduated from CSU Stanislaus, Magna Cum Laude, in 2014. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Instrumental Music Education and Violin Performance and a master’s degree in violin performance from Francisco School of Music and Dance where she was the recipient of a full scholarship.

As an active performer, Miss Sinella plays with several local orchestras including the Baton Rouge Symphony, Acadiana Symphony, Rapides Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, and Golf Coast Symphony. She previously performed in different orchestras including the Townsend Opera Orchestra and with the Mesopotamia Orchestra as a soloist in 2014.

Miss Sinella is an active performer with a strong passion for teaching. She is a violin instructor at the Music Tree and Kid’s Orchestra. Her previous music education roles have included teaching at the CSUS Summer Music Camp, serving as assistant conductor of Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and serving as the violin instructor at the Healing Nation, a non-profit Christian-based organization dedicated to the growth and development of at-risk youth in Modesto, Calif.

 

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Guitarist, music educator joins Music Tree faculty

Guitarist, music educator joins Music Tree faculty

Renowned guitarist Arnold Cardon’s career has taken him across the country and Asia as a backup guitarist for touring acts. He has performed with country, jazz, blues, and rock bands and is considered by many to be one the best guitarists in contemporary American music.

Mr. Arnold also has managed double duty as a music educator with specialties in guitar instruction and garage band development. The Music Tree is proud to welcome Mr. Arnold to our faculty and announce his availability for lessons to guitar students of all ages and performance levels.

He was born and raised in New Mexico and spent several years on the Los Angeles music scene. A guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer, Mr. Arnold Cardon (AC) has performed and recorded with the following artists listed with their bands/musical acts: Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce and Dumpstaphunk), Duff McCagen (Guns and Roses, and Velvet Revolver), Ivan Neville (Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk), Money B (Digital Underground, KNN), Romeo Johnson (Michael Jackson and “The Voice” TV Production), Brian Becvar (Celine Dion, John Cougar, Michael Bolton, Real Music Label Artist), and John Harrington (Steely Dan).

Mr. Arnold has celebrated a single instrumental release entitled “Ambience” that was selected for Sir Paul McCartney’s Garland Appeal “Familiar Mysteries” compilation album for the Garland Appeal Series to fight breast cancer.

His musical diversity has brought him to open for many headlining acts including Heart, Alice Cooper, Run DMC, Manhattan Transfer and Tower Of Power. He has toured overseas to places like Indo-China performing for The HardRock Café and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Mr. Arnold’s studio guitar work can be heard on many releases throughout the Southwest ranging from Country, Flamenco, Funk to Rock/Metal and even on Jazz radio from Colorado to California as his versatility has earned him the “A” call list and a New Mexico Music Award.

He has gathered a local following as a regular performer at the Henry Turner Jr. Listening Room and Heritage Museum.

Mr. Arnold is endorsed by Essential Sound Products Inc. A/C power cords, Dafloe Remote WrapTye, Phil Jones Bass and Acoustic Guitar Amps and Cabs and Dava guitar picks.

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Preschool Music offered this Fall!

Preschool Music offered this Fall!

 

Early exposure to music and movement unlocks both social and intellectual development in preschoolers. The Music Tree Prep School provides the expertise and fertile soil needed to grow and enhance young minds in the Early Birds Music Program for children ages 3 to 4 years old and the Baby Bird Program for children up to 2 years old.

The Fall 2018 classes will be held on Wednesday from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m., Baby Birds; and 2:15 to 3 p.m., Early Birds, and will be taught by Music Tree vocal instructor Nancy Hendrick who also holds certifications in preschool music education.

In research published in the early 1980s, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner concluded that ‘music is a way of knowing.’ His work argues that music intelligence is equal in importance to logical – mathematical intelligence, linguistic intelligence, spatial intelligence, bodily – kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and intrapersonal intelligence.

Hendrick incorporates both music and movement in Early Birds classes. The Early Childhood Music and Movement Association says 85 percent of brain development happens by 3 years old. As children grow, they need to learn specific activities that are important for development.

The Early Bird lessons build skill foundations crucial to emerging development. Very young children, for example, begin to scoot and crawl for movement and while these activities are part of eventually learning to walk, they are also essential for brain development. Patterned activities in preschool music classes, such as clapping to music or jumping in time to a beat stimulate brain function and help the brain to organize thoughts and behaviors.

Hendrick graduated from Manhattan School of Music where she studied voice with world renowned mezzo soprano, Mignon Dunn. While in New York, Ms. Hendrick performed the roles of Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Susannah in Le Nozze Di Figaro and Musetta in La Boheme.  Ms. Hendrick was a first place winner in the Regional NATS competition and a Metropolitan Opera Regional Council Audition Finalist.

Preschool Music / Early Birds
12-week session   $300

REGISTER NOW!

For more information or assistance in registration, please email or call Dr. Thais Perkins at (225) 654-1271.

 

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Classes cancelled due to weather conditions

Classes cancelled due to weather conditions


Dear Parents and Students: Due to the continued winter weather and road conditions, we have decided to cancel all lessons for today, Wednesday, January 17. We will reschedule makeups during your next lesson. Please be safe and stay warm! If you had a lesson scheduled today, please check in and let us know you received this message. Faculty have been contacting their students, but we want to make absolutely sure each of you is aware the Music Tree will be closed again today. If you are registering a new student or have questions about our program, someone is available and responding through comments below.

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Time to register for fall lessons, classes

Time to register for fall lessons, classes

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Online form makes for fast Fall registration

Online form makes for fast Fall registration

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Band camp: Let the rock star in you shine through!

Band camp: Let the rock star in you shine through!

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Summer isn’t over yet, which means we still have all the time in the world to play music to our heart’s content!

Reserve your spot now for our combined Garage Band Camp, running from Monday July 24 – Friday July 28, 10 am – 2 p.m. for middle school and high school students.  No previous music experience is required and instruments are available for use during the camp. This is a fun way to wrap-up the summer and possibly get your first rock band experience! Those interested please contact me directly: (225) 502-6393. Visit our Summer Camps page for links to register and pay tuition.

It’s also not too late to arrange private lesson sessions. Here is a link for you to choose options during the week that will work for your lesson time:

Mr. Ian’s Summer Music Tree Scheduler

Please choose any and ALL options that work for your schedule. Once everyone has participated I will “put the puzzle together” and get back to you with your set time slot. Lessons will run 8 weeks through all of June and July. I am completely flexible with vacation schedules…if you are out of town a week, we can double up our time before or after your trip.

With the usual everyday school workload removed, this season provides an opportunity to dramatically improve your abilities. So lay down the iPhones & video games and pick up those guitars!

— Mr. Ian

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Music Tree now offering new Chamber Orchestra

Music Tree now offering new Chamber Orchestra

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The Music Tree Prep School is offering a special Chamber Orchestra experience for student string musicians in and around the Zachary area. The group will meet for eight Saturdays starting September 24th at 1:30 p.m. and is open to students who have taken private lessons or have played in a school orchestra.

The Chamber Orchestra will be led by Music Tree Faculty Deborah Riberio and Unusdean Errandonea. Violinist Deborah Riberio is the 2016 winner of the Sidney M. Blitzer Award in Violin Performance. A native of Brazil, Riberio won the honor by earning the top violinist spot in the LSU School of Music’s annual concerto competition.

Cellist Unusdean Errandonea was a scholarship student of Natalia Khoma at the College of Charleston and has performed in Europe, North and South America. He has been a featured soloist with the College of Charleston Chamber Orchestra. He is a former faculty member at Charles Academy of Music and holds a master’s degree cello performance from Louisiana State University.

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Tuition for the eight-week session will be $100. For more information, contact Dr. Thais Perkins at musictreeprep@gmail.com or call (225) 654-1271.

The Music Tree, located in Zachary, La., offers private instruction in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, saxophone, and percussion. In addition, we offer weekly classes in Music Theory and Preschool Music. Ensembles include Garage Band and Chamber Orchestra. All of the faculty are professional musicians, and are members of national organizations that provide performance and competition opportunities.

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