Our CLARINET INSTRUCTOR, who has been the principal clarinetist of the Santa Cruz County Symphony since 1990, received her Performer’s Certificate and Master’s of Music degree in clarinet from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Stanley Hasty. She received her Bachelor’s of Music, clarinet, from USC, where she studied with Mitchell Lurie. The instructor has enjoyed teaching since 1985. Some of her students have gone on to play in orchestras or teach at colleges anduniversities.  She has previously been on the faculty at the College of Notre Dame, Belmont, and the Santa Clara University, and she enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to teach an understanding of the instrument and the expression of music. She strongly believes that each person learns in a slightly different manner, and therefore she creates custom practice plans for each individual.