list of faculty

15-year appreciation awards

ViBO Music Center's faculty is one of the most highly qualified collection of artist-educators in the bay area. Nearly all of our instructors are degreed in their particular specialty, and have pursued study in related areas. In addition to unquestionable educational background, many continue to perform in their art, thus bringing a new dimension of vitality and professionalism to the classroom.

 

Brett Eastman - Drums, Piano, Guitar

Brett Eastman is a native northern Californian and a graduate of San Francisco State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree, studying classical percussion with David Rosenthal, drum set with Akira Tana, piano with Inara Morgenstern, and composition with Richard Festinger, Josh Levine, and Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez. .

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Milda Martisius - violin, viola

Milda Martisius spent most of her youth in Pasadena, Ca and Palm Springs, Ca. She loved music since childhood and went on to study violin and viola at Biola University in La Mirada, Ca. She recieved her Bachelor degree in viola in 2000.

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Naomi Stine - piano

Naomi Stine began playing the piano at age four and has been surrounded by music ever since. At age twenty Ms. Stine studied piano with Dr. Bruce Cook at Diablo Valley College, and in 2004 was chosen to perform the Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 K.488 as a live soloist with the Diablo Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Ann Marie Andres - vocals, piano

Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and a set of musically inclined parents made up the early influences of her singing career. A prodigy of sorts, she started singing and playing the piano at the early age of six inspired by a home atmosphere that continually permeated with talk and practice of jazz music.

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ViBO Simfani

World music at its best, ViBO Simfani bridges cultures from around the globe by fusing elements of latin jazz, folk, classical, Brazilian styles such as Bossa Nova and Choro. The end result is romantic, fun and mystical all at once. With the impeccable performance and arrangements of strings, woodwinds, guitar and percussion, ViBO Simfani reinterprets the traditional repertoire with an original sound.