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    Johnny Thompson Music
    222 E. Garvey Ave.
    Monterey Park, CA 91755
    ☎ (626) 280-8783
    ☎ (323) 283-3653
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Dave Victorino

Instrument(s): Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Rate: 25 - 1/2 Hour, 45 - Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Call

About: Dave Victorino has been playing saxophone and flute on the L.A. music scene for 25 years. His studies include the Stan Kenton clinic, Steve Kravitz on tenor saxophone and a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles in music performance.

He has performed at the Palladium, Staples Center, The Mayan, Conga Room, The Lighthouse, Spazios, Steamers, The Sawdust Festival, Dodger Stadium and many other Southern California venues. He has performed live with The Temptations, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Fred Ramirez, Henry Mora's Big Band, Helen Slater and others.

The Dave Victorino Band features Latin Jazz, Jazz standards, Contemporary/World music, Swing and Big Band sounds.

Bennett Lopez

Instrument(s): Oboe, English Horn
Languages Spoken: English
Rate: 30 - 1/2 Hour, 45 - 45 Min, 60 - Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Call

Mr. Lopez holds a Master's degree in Oboe Performance from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. Before that, he received his Bachelor's of Music in Music Education from the University of the Pacific, where he was a Theodore Presser Undergraduate Scholar. Currently a freelance oboist and oboe teacher in the Los Angeles area, he has performed and taught all across California. He is principal oboist for the Los Angeles Doctor's Symphony. Bennett also performed with the New Hammer Concert Band, and worked with the San Francisco Wind Symphony as part of their Golden Gate Music in the Park Series. Bennett is passionate about music education, and is an active advocate for music in the public schools. He regularly gives clinics, sectionals, and teaches ensemble rehearsals with various groups at elementary, middle, and high schools. Connecting with his audiences, Mr. Lopez is proud of his community engagement efforts, offering chamber music concerts to a wide variety of listeners.

Bennett was instrumental in the creation of programs that stress the importance of chamber music for all music students. In addition to the classics, he also loves to perform new works by living composers. During his undergraduate career, he performed over 20 concerts of new music. He also participated in the Composers Inc. first ever orchestral concert.

His recent projects include recordings of Alejandro Arguello's Solitario, an expressive solo written for oboe featured here:

MORE HERE ON Bennett's website!

John Nunez

Instrument(s): Bassoon
Languages Spoken: English
Rate: 60/Hourly Only
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Call

(until further notice)

Instrument(s): Bamboo Flute, Bawu, Hulusi
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin
Rate: $30, 1/2 Hour - $50, Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced

About: Your Chinese folk wind instrument lessons here.

Availability: Call