Coordinator's Welcome Message

Coordinator's Welcome Message

Welcome! The Guitar Program augments the training of students in 7th through 12th grades and prepares students for performing careers and further academic study. In addition to the instrumental music core and elective curriculum, the Guitar Program offers classes in solo performance training, skills and style topics, score and sight-reading, and guitar ensemble. Students receive ample performance experience on and off campus, both solo and collaborative. Additionally, students work with an inspiring caliber of guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders.

Program Mission Statement

The Instrumental Music Conservatory strives to create an environment that allows our students to develop their “whole musician”. Technique and musicianship are taught throughout all genres of music, while simultaneously establishing the groundwork for continued study.

Upcoming Events

PIANO & GUITAR RECITAL

DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018

TIME: 7:00 PM

LOCATION: CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD 400 W. DUARTE ROAD, ARCADIA

PIANO & GUITAR RECITAL

DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019

TIME: 7:00 PM

LOCATION: CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD 400 W. DUARTE ROAD, ARCADIA

Instrumental Music Calendar

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Meet Our Faculty

Daniel Anaya

Daniel Anaya

Instructor

Teaches: Guided Practice/Sectionals

Danny Anaya is a Los Angeles based guitarist whose style combines Jazz, Rock, and Hip-Hop with a deep appreciation for sophisticated harmonies and classical musicianship. Danny’s musical adventure began in elementary school where he experimented with many band instruments, but his vision and goal became focused when he first picked up a guitar at the age of thirteen. From the urban scene to crowded concert halls, Danny experienced a diversity of performance opportunities and environments throughout his teenage years.

He went on to win the Louis Armstrong Award at his high school and subsequently entered and graduated from the Cal State Fullerton School of Music. Currently, Danny is a scholarship-award recipient at Azusa Pacific University's School of Music, where he is working on a Master's of Music degree. He has studied under renowned pianist J. Michael O’Neal, Grammy award winner Bill Cunliffe, and legendary guitarists TK Gardner and Ron Escheté. Today, Danny is a regular performer at many venues throughout Southern California, as well as a private instructor for students of all ages and skill level.

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Jonathan Berry

Jonathan Berry

Instructor

Teaches: Guitar Styles

Jonathan Martin Berry is a musician based in Pasadena CA. Having studied guitar performance at The University of Southern California, he has gone on to a successful career as a studio musician, producer, songwriter/composer and instructor. 

As a studio musician, he has worked with such artists as The Weeknd, Michael W. Smith, Justin Bieber, Rascal Flatts, Selina Gomez, James Blunt, Avril Lavigne, “The Voice” winner Jordan Smith, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, “American Idol” winners Kris Allen and Adam Lambert among many others. He has contributed to the scores for projects such as Mandela (A Long Walk To Freedom), Queen of Katwe, Roots (2016), J.J. Abrahams’ 11/23/64 and Earth: One Amazing Day. His compositions have been featured in national advertising spots for Esurance (Superbowl 2015), Best Buy, Microsoft, Samsung, Kate Spade, Kohls as well as the The History Channel’s “Top Gear” and the ESPN network. 

Jonathan maintains an active teaching schedule at his studio in the heart of Pasadena where he has been developing musicians of all ages for 20 years.

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Duane Broberg

Duane Broberg

Instructor

Teaches: Beginning Jazz Guitar, Music Theory II

Duane Broberg holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education from Florida International University. As a performing artist, Mr. Broberg has performed across the United States in several venues, clubs, concert halls, and festivals. Although he is primarily a jazz artist, Mr. Broberg is also comfortable playing various other styles of music such as rock, pop, blues, experimental, singer/ songwriter, etc. He has performed in jazz clubs in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and many other cities, as well as festivals along the East Coast. He has performed with many notable musicians such as: Ira Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Arturo Sandoval, Kevin Mahogany, Eddie Daniels, Kei Akagi, Joe Bagg, and many others. He is currently a working musician in the southern California area.

 

As a recording artist, performing as Duane Allen, he has an extensive discography of recordings, both as a leader and a sideman. Many of his jazz recordings are for the Tritone label, and include recent recordings such as: Trio Eclectic, In Transit, and Yin Yang. He has also recorded with the Dave Goldberg/Duane Allen Quartet, titles such as: When Time Approaches and Surreality. Mr. Broberg has been teaching guitar and general music for over 20 years in various music studios, conservatories, and schools. He is currently teaching at the California School of the Arts in Duarte, CA, Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA, and Cypress College in Cypress, CA. Mr. Broberg has taught guitar both privately, and in the classroom setting. He has taught many different kinds of guitar pedagogy, including: beginning guitar, guitar ensemble, jazz guitar, jazz improvisation, jazz guitar arranging, and master classes. He enjoys bringing his experience from many years of playing, recording and teaching into the classroom to try to help his students achieve their own musical goals.

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Kathryn Eames

Kathryn Eames

Instructor

Teaches: Music Theory I

Pianist Kathryn Eames completed her Doctoral studies at the University of Southern California, where she studied with Professor Bernadene Blaha. She also completed minors in Harpsichord performance with Dr. Lucinda Carver, as well as music theory, and music technology. Dr. Eames earned her masters degree at USC, and was named the Outstanding Graduate of the masters program at Thornton upon her completion. In her undergraduate degree, she also earned a minor in Linguistics and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. During her graduate studies at the Thornton School, Kathryn served as an assistant lecturer, teaching group and applied piano to both music majors and beginners.

Kathryn is an active orchestral pianist, having performed with the American Youth Symphony, the YMF Debut Orchestra, the USC Thornton Symphony, the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, and the Downey Symphony. She has performed under the baton of such notable conductors as John Williams, James Conlon, David Newman, Gerard Schwarz, and Carl St. Clair.

Kathryn is a member of the chamber group Helix Collective, a Los-Angeles based ensemble specializing in multi-media collaborative performance and recording. The group often commissions and premieres works by local composers and every year is the resident ensemble for the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival.

A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Eames is the graduate of many local programs, competing successfully in the Southwestern Youth Music Festival and the Southern California Junior Bach Festival for many years. She was a frequent participant in the MTAC State Convention, and was chosen to be a member of the Young Artist Guild in 2006.

Kathryn has participated and performed in music festivals both in the United States and internationally, including the Prague International Piano Masterclass, the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, the Seattle Piano Institute, the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians, and the Academie de Fourviere in Lyon. She has performed in masterclass with artists such as Ian Hobson, Jean-Philippe Collard, and Christopher O’Riley. Her recordings have been featured on KUSC 91.5’s Thornton Center Stage.

Dr. Eames has been on the faculty of the Pasadena Conservatory of Music since 2014, where she teaches piano and music theory.

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Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Instructor

Teaches: Guitar Ensemble, Guitar Methods, Composition

Paul Smith graduated in 2019 from California State University, Long Beach with two Bachelor of Music degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Composition. In his time there, he received a merit scholarship from the composition department. He has been a freelance guitarist for three years in the Long Beach and Los Angeles area, performing in venues such as The Carpenter Performing Arts Center, The Wray Theatre, The Daniel Recital Hall, The Federal, and more.

Mr. Smith’s music reaches beyond the Los Angeles area—in 2017, his arrangement of 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman was premiered by Malburn High School’s orchestra in Darjeeling, India. In 2019 he co-founded and wrote for a jazz combo called The New Gnus. The same year they toured California and were featured artists in the 2019 San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival. He also partnered with WorldPride NYC to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by helping compose for QUILT, A Musical Celebration.

 

He is excited to share in the musical learning experience of the students at CSArts-SGV by sharing his knowledge from the field and cultivating an environment of creativity and curiosity.

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Fundraising Donations

Fundraising are VERY IMPORTANT, and are a big part of why we are able to provide performance opportunities.
Please note that these donations are not part of the Parent Funding Agreement (PFA).

If you should have any questions regarding these donations, feel free to contact Jeffrey de Seriere, Director of Instrumental Music at jeffrey.deSeriere@sgv.csarts.net or at 657-321-400, ext. 60032.

CSArts-SGV is organized as a non-profit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3).
Our Tax ID is 81-3919990. All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.