Josh Cozart teaches at Avalon Music Studios
Why take private clarinet or saxophone lessons with Josh Cozart?
- Lessons make music easier to understand and more fun to play.
- Lessons allow advanced players to be more competitive and advance their skills further.
- Lessons give beginning students a head start as they begin band.
- Lessons teach us study skills and how to learn with less frustration.
Josh has been a woodwind player for twenty four years and has experience playing in a variety of musical settings ranging from marching band to pit orchestra to symphony and others. Josh is currently a clarinetist in the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra and a woodwind coach for the Icicle Creek Youth Orchestras.
Teaching is something I love to do. Traditionally I have kept very few students because of my own schedule but am excited to announce that I am expanding my studio to take on additional students. Your first lesson is free and I am accepting a limited number of students so please contact me soon if you would like to know more.
Contact Josh at 509.630.5633 or by email.
Dan Findlay is a local private music teacher in the Wenatchee valley. He has been playing guitar and bass for 15 years and also plays mandolin, resonator guitars, banjo, and some piano and harmonica. He has taught guitar and bass for over five years and also teaches beginning mandolin and banjo lessons. He teaches all ages and levels of guitar and bass players and greatly enjoys having a large variety of students. Dan played in many different bands in the Seattle area, cultivating an array of different styles. Dan is currently writing and recording solo guitar work and forming a new group.
Dan's Influences: Warren Haynes, Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins, Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, and B.B. King - just to name a few.
Dan's Teaching Goals:
I love to teach. Helping my students learn a new skill, or to enhance existing skills, is a blessing. To watch my students grow as musicians and see their musical knowledge, skill and artistry advance is truly wonderful and rewarding.
I teach all different styles of guitar and introduce my students to new musical ideas and genres. I teach theory and practical applications to give my students the ability to understand the musical expressions of others, as well as start development of their own individual style.
Dan accepts students of all ages and levels of ability.
Mary Mendenhall teaches at Avalon Music Studios.
Mary Mendenhall has been playing woodwinds for over forty years, both professionally and in community-based groups. In the 1970s, she studied oboe with Josef Skufka and Martin Sterling, both students of the famed Marcel Tabuteau, ‘father’ of the American School of oboe. Since her college days, she’s played oboe, English horn, clarinet, and bass clarinet for community symphony orchestras in Wenatchee and California; the National Chamber Orchestra in Nicosia, Cyprus; and community bands in Southern California and Ontario, Canada.
She began taking on students in the 1980s and enjoys teaching reed-making. Mary’s favorite ‘gig’ is the pit orchestra. She mentors in youth orchestras and plays regularly for Leavenworth Summer Theater. She’s also played for local art galleries, church events, and in the Tumbleweed Trio, a Wenatchee-based woodwind ensemble.
Mary can be reached at 509.630.3400.