Music lessons on instruments including flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, and string bass.
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Single (trial) lessons for $30 per half-hour or $60 for full-hour.
4-packs of half-hour lessons for $115, full-hour 4-packs for $230.
15-week semester of half-hour lessons for $400, full-hour semesters for $800.
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Emma began playing the flute at the age of 5 when her mother enrolled her in a group flute class at the local community center. Over the past nearly 20 years of flute playing, she has had the opportunity to perform around the country and around the world in Australia, Germany, the Czech Republic, DR Congo, and the Philippines.
In addition to performing in orchestras and other chamber ensembles, Emma enjoys helping students discover their own love of music. She believes music adds happiness and beauty to life.
Emma is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance. Her love of music has led her to continue her studies as a graduate student of Dr. Tadeu Coelho at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Anna Cicero is a saxophonist and educator currently pursuing degrees in saxophone performance and music education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studying under Dr. Steve Stusek. Prior to her studies in Greensboro, Anna studied with Dr. Mary Huntimer of Meredith College and Dr. Robert Young during her time at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
In addition to her studies, Anna also maintains a vibrant performance career that has brought her to England on two occasions. Notable performances of hers have included a concerto performance accompanied by string orchestra in Winchester, England and several quartet performances at St. James’s Piccadilly in London, including two contemporary works composed and performed by the group.
Anna tailors her instruction to the individual student- not a set curriculum. First and foremost, she believes in building a solid musical foundation both on the instrument and away from it, while also keeping lessons fun and engaging. These essential skills allow students to make the most of their lessons and create a base to build upon in band class and during private practice.
Anthony Lacivita is a freelance trumpet player and current Graduate student at UNC School of the Arts, studying under the direction of Dave Dash, former member of the Presidents Own Marine Corps Band. Anthony received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Gardner Webb University under the direction of the world famous orchestral trumpet player, Tim Hudson, and received annual masterclasses from the former principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony, Charles Schlueter. In addition to working on a Master’s Degree in trumpet performance, he is also teaching privately at Separk Music, performing as a local musician in the triad area at various churches, retirement homes, and special events, and preparing for professional orchestral and military band auditions.
Bruce Brewster is a third-year undergraduate music student at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He enjoys playing in the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Nutcracker Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Horn Ensemble, and the Cornichon Wind Quintet. He has been teaching horn at Separk Music since September 2016. His primary horn teacher is Dr. Maria Serkin, and his favorite performance so far was Beauty and The Beast with the Lexington Youth Theater.
Devin recently graduated from St.Olaf College where he studied Instrumental Music Education, this fall he’ll start his Masters in Trombone performance at UNCSA studying with John Ilika. Devin has performed around the country with the St. Olaf Band, as well as playing in multiple collegiate orchestras and Jazz ensembles. Apart from playing, Devin has taught in music classrooms from elementary through the collegiate level and found that no matter what where students are in their musical journey there is always more to learn. In Devin’s opinion the trombone is the greatest instrument, ever, and will work with each student to help them progress in technique and ability no matter the level while striving to keep music fun and exciting, as it should be.
Austin Martin is a Winston-Salem based classical and contemporary percussionist. Austin began studying percussion at the age of 11, and it’s been his driving force ever since. Only a year after learning his way around the basic three areas of study; timpani, snare drum, and mallet percussion, Austin was able to place in various local and out of state competitions. By the age of 14, he had already performed in every major state of the East Coast, from cities like Miami FL, all the way too Rochester, NY. After turning 16 he was accepted into the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he began studying with John R. Beck- a world renowned classical percussionist. After going through his high school arts conservatory training, he graduated the program in 2017 with a focus in Classical Percussion Performance. This same year he was accepted into Berklee School of Music, where artists like John Mayor, Charlie Puth, Quincy Jones, and Steve Vai earned their performance degrees. After a short period of deliberation he decided to stay at UNCSA, and is now in his sixth year of training at the conservatory, graduating in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Percussion Performance. His other areas of work are in artistic fabrication, visual art, and sculpture.
A recent graduate of Macalester College studying violin with Mary Budd Horozaniecki, Sarah Kissinger was concertmaster of the Macalester Symphony Orchestra and winner of the 2017-18 Macalester Concerto Competition. Sarah has participated in master classes with musicians including Osmo Vänskä, Paul Watkins, Chad Hoopes, and Harumi Rhodes, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Music in Violin Performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, studying with Professor Kevin Lawrence.
Jose Olea Vico grew up in Winston Salem, N.C., and began playing the violin in 6th grade through the orchestra classes offered in middle school. After years of orchestra classes and self-instruction, he auditioned and was accepted into UNCSA’s High School program to study with Kevin Lawrence. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at East Carolina University, studying with Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim for a year of undergraduate study. In the fall of 2017 he transferred back to UNCSA to continue work on his Bachelor’s degree with Professor Lawrence, and Ulrich Eichenauer. In 2019 Jose attended the Richard Luby Violin Symposium at UNC Chapel Hill where he performed in a masterclass for Aaron Berofsky.
Blake Kitayama is a member of the de Sterke Quartet as part of the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute. As an orchestral musician he has recorded for Navano Records and played in the Jackson Symphony and Huntsville Symphony. He first began teaching as an undergrad, working with young chamber groups, and recently participated in Suzuki training.
Blake earned a Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University under the instruction of Felix Wang and is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with Brooks Whitehouse.
Debbie graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Piedmont Bible College. She has been teaching piano for about 40 years. Around 1/3 of the years have also been with Separk Music. Some of her students have performed in the North Carolina Federation Music Clubs Festival. Debbie is a member of the Winston-Salem Piano Teachers Association.
Ellie Taylor started her musical studies in Philadelphia, PA when she was eight years old. She began informally learning to play the piano with her aunt, before beginning her studies at Settlement Music School under Sandra Carlock four years later. During her time at Settlement, she began performing actively in the Philadelphia area, as both a solo pianist and as a member of the Cantabile Piano Trio. Ellie is currently an undergraduate student of Dr. Dmitri Shteinberg at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
She has received several awards over the course of her studies, including the Bart Pitman Memorial Scholarship from the Delaware Valley Music Club, honorable mention in the 2019 North Carolina MTNA Competition, and the Lowenthal & McGraw Musical Leadership Awards from Settlement Music School. Ellie attended the Luzerne Music Center in the summers of 2015 and 2017, and also performed in a masterclass with internationally recognized pianist Leon Bates at Settlement.
Ellie hopes to share with her students, most importantly, the joy of learning music! In order to do this, she believes that it is essential to start with a solid foundation in piano technique, ear training and theory, so that students can gain the most satisfaction and success from their musical practice.
Beatrice Serban, age 24, was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She began her music studies at age three, starting with violin and switching to piano at age eight. She was accepted into the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 8th grade, finishing her high school education there. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Washington Adventist University. Beatrice is an active chamber musician, and has been part of the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony and the New England Youth Ensemble, where she has performed on both the harpsichord and piano. She attended Port City Music Festival in 2018, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in 2012 and 2017, and Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival in 2013. She has also participated in master classes for pianists such as Ann Schein, Rebecca Penneys, Anne Epperson, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Dmitri Shteinberg, Eric Larsen, Allison Gagnon, Awadagin Pratt, and Richard Goode, and in 2018, she won second place in the E R Davis Piano Competition. Her past teachers have included Lorena Niacsu, Dr. Young Im Lee, Clifton Matthews, Irena Orlov, Dr. Artur Aksenov, Dr. Mark DiPinto, and Dr. Dmitri Shteinberg.
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