Meet our Instrumental Teachers!
Deanna Johnson, flute/piccolo
Ms. Johnson, freelance flutist in the Boston area, is recipient of Lincoln and Maynard Cultural Council grants, appeared as a guest soloist with the Longwood Chamber Orchestra at the Design and Health World Congress in Boston on July 6, 2011, and in live performances on National Public Radio. She was principal flute in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony for 10 years. Ms. Johnson holds a Master's in Music, Bachelor's in Music Education, and was Instructor of Flute at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music for 5 years. A resident of Lincoln, she teaches in the Instrumental Music School of Concord and Carlisle, her private studio, and our own LASMP. Her students have played in MYWE, MICCA Honor’s Concerts, MMEA Jr. and Sr. District. Visit her website www.ariaflute.com.Contact:
Joan Hatfield, clarinet/bass clarinet/double reeds/alto sax
Ms. Hatfield has been teaching music in public and private schools for many years. Her experience includes pre-school and elementary general music all the way up through High School Marching and Concert Bands. She lives with her family in Framingham. She also enjoys playing professionally as a freelance clarinetist in the area.Contact:Kristian Baverstam, clarinet/alto saxKristian Baverstam has been a member of the clarinet faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education since 2008. He is also the director of winds and brass at NEC’s Festival Youth Orchestra and serves as clarinet faculty of the Tufts Youth Philharmonic at Tufts University.
Baverstam is principal clarinet of the Boston Civic Symphony. He was recently featured as soloist with the orchestra, performing Viktor’s Tale by John Williams, which garnered him praise as "an excellent soloist" (The Complete Hoot). Baverstam also performs with other Boston area orchestras, including the Plymouth Philharmonic, Metropolitan Chorale, and Symphony Nova.
In recent years, Baverstam was awarded fellowships to the Texas Music Festival, where he performed with the festival orchestra at The Moores Opera House in Houston. Baverstam holds a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College and a Masters of Music from The Boston Conservatory. Baverstam twice won the Boston College concerto competition, performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie.Contact:Brian Voelz/TrumpetBrian is a trumpet performer and educatorin the Great Boston area. He is the directorof the Needham High School Marching Band, assistant director of the David Prouty High School Marching Band, group lesson teacher for St. Joseph's Elementary School in Needham, and a private lesson teacher for Dana Hall School and Sharon and Waltham public schools. In addition to teaching, Brian is an active freelancer in the Boston area. He is especially passionate about volunteering his services to play "Taps" for mililtary funerals. Brian graduated from the Eastman School of Music and completed the pre-medical curriculum at the University of Rochester. He is grateful to have studied with James Thompson (Atlanta and Montreal Symphonies) and Misha Grandel. Aside from music, Brian is interested in fitness and nutrition.Contact:
Clayton DeWalt, trombone/low brass
Mr. DeWalt is currently finishing up his Doctoral degree in Jazz Studies at New England Conservatory. He teaches trombone through his private studio as well as through our own LASMP. He has extensive professional playing experience, including Artie Shaw Band and Gene Krupa Orchestra. He continues to enjoy free-lancing along with teaching.Contact:
Mark Fairweather, percussion
Mr. Fairweather holds a Bachelor's of Music (Percussion Performance) from Berklee College of Music. He is a member of AF of M, Boston. Mr. Fairweather plays with small and large jazz groups, in musical theatre, and with local orchestras including N.E. Philharmonic, Indian Hill Symphony, and Portland Symphony. He has played Boston's Stuart Street Theatre and Stoneham Theatre. Back in the 80's, Mark's band was on MTV and heard on many college radio stations! He is also the percussion instructor at Middlesex School.Contact:
Susan Gottschalk, violin/viola instructor and
Ms. Gottschalk is a free lance musician in the Boston area as well as a member of the Pro Arte Chambre Orchestra and the Indian Hill Symphony. She is a Lincoln resident and has been teaching in Lincoln for many years. She also teaches at the Indian Hill Arts, Concord Conservatory, the Fenn School and at the Greenwood Music Camp.Contact:
Meghan Carye, cello/bass
As well performing as a free-lance musician, Ms. Cayre runs her own Music Studio, Common Time Music, located in Watertown. She is also Assistant Director, Chamber Music Coordinator and Cello Instructor at the New England Conservatory.Contact:
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