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Marlyse Martinez
Violin Lessons

Marlyse Martinez is a sought after performer and teacher of southern California. She received her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the internationally distinguished Eastman School of Music, in which she studied with the renowned violinist, Mikhail Kopelman. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Violin Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach under the tutelage of Andrea Byers, a Julliard alumnus and student of Ivan Galamian, as well as Dorothy DeLay.

Ms. Martinez is an active orchestral musician, currently performing with the San Diego Symphony, as a substitute member, and has previously performed with the American Youth Symphony, where she served as Assistant Principal, as well as Tokyo New City Orchestra,YMF Debut Orchestra, Center Stage Opera, Southeast Symphony, Long Beach Ballet and Corona Symphony. Marlyse has also recorded, and performed with legendary artist, Burt Bacharach, whom she toured with on his Japan tour of 2014. She has appeared with Il Volo, and television performances which include American Idol and the BET Awards. Ms. Martinez has participated in the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, and has studied under the greats such as Martin Chalifour, the Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as former member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jerry Epstein.

Marlyse is the violin coach and teacher at Aliso Niguel High School for the String Orchestra program, consisting of over 200 string students. She leads sectionals, as well as group, and individual private lessons.

Mikko Pablo
Cello Lessons

Talented and dedicated Cellist with a strong background in Music of various genres. Possesses a passion and love for collaborative work between the fields of the arts.

California State University Fullerton ‘16
Fullerton, CA
Concentration in Cello Performance

Principal Teachers (Cello)
• Jibbie Rose Reyes, Manila Symphony Orchestra (2008-2009)
• Amador Tamayo (2009 – 2010)
• Bongshin Ko, California State University (2010-Present)
• Daniel Rothmuller, LA Philharmonic Orchestra (2013)

Master Classes
• Richard Bamping, Principal Cello, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, April 2010
• Nathaniel Rosen, August 2011
• Petr Prause, Talich Quartet, February 2013
• Alexander Rudin, July 2013
• Vagram Saradjan, July 2013

Performing Groups
• Principal Cello, Peace Philharmonic Philippines Youth Ensemble (PPPYE), Cebu, Philippines 2008-2010
• Assistant Principal Cello, Fullerton College Symphony, Fullerton CA 2010
• Montage Civic Orchestra, Orange County CA 2010 – 2011
• Assistant Principal Cello, CSU Fullerton Symphony Orchestra, Fullerton CA 2011-Present
• Summit Music Festival Orchestra, NY 2011
• Summit Music Chamber Orchestra, NY 2012
• Orange County Collegiate Orchestra, CA 2012
• Saarburg Cello Quartet, Saarburg, Germany 2011
• CSUF Cello Choir, Fullerton CA 2011-Present
• EMÆL 2013-Present

• "Lethe's Tide" and "India" by June Humor (Lethe's Tide EP 2011)
• "Vocalesia" by Elben Capule (Love is a Battlefield 2012)
• Solo Cello for “The Laramie Project” directed by Stephen John (2012)
• “Suddenly” by Jeremy Passion (Suddenly - Single 2013)
• “Angel” by Taylor Mathews (Do What You Want to 2013)

Awards and Scholarships
• 1st place Winner, Musical Arts Club of Orange County Competition 2012
• 2nd place Winner, American String Teacher’s Association Competition, LA Finals 2012
• 1st place Winner, California Music Clinic Competition, Creative Style Category 2013

Workshops/ Events Conducted
• “Music and Nature: PPPYE Team Building” Cebu, Philippines June 2010
• “The Instruments of the Orchestra and the Universal Language of Music,” The YLAC Free Elementary School, Cebu, Philippines December 2011
• “Tulong Visayas: A Benefit Concert for Victims of Typhoon Yolanda”, Fullerton, CA. December 2013

Jane Carter
Cello Lessons

Jane Carter did her undergraduate work at the world renowned, Indiana University, earned a master's degree in music NAU and a teaching credential from the State of California thru Whittier College. She has 30+ years of public school music teaching band, orchestra and jazz ensemble, honor orchestra. Jane was honored with Teacher of the Year and Special Service awards while teaching at Masuda Middle School in Fountain Valley. She taught applied private music lessons at Northern Arizona University while earning her masters degree. Took two curses in Brass Band performance including private instruction in Wales and England. Currently she coaches music in south county schools and teaches privately at THE MUSIC STAND in Laguna Niguel. She is not only an expert at beginning and intermediate instruments, but is an accomplished singer and songwriter earning a place in the Grammy organization NARAS for having performed on three commercial albums.

Studied trumpet privately with Boyde Hoode, LA Philharmonic, Jimmy Stamp, studio and recording artist, Studied privately on flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon with LuRuth Anderson, Whittier College and Violin and Cello with Jean Clower, Huntington Beach School for the Arts. Studied lyric song writing privately with KA Parker, professional writer working with CBS, Studied singing with Jonathan Mack, LA Opera Tenor, and Darlene Koldenhoven, Studio singer and commercial recording artist.

Performance experience includes Rio Hondo Symphony, Orange County Wind Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, Flagstaff summer festival orchestra combining Phoenix and Glendale professional symphonies, Garden Grove Symphony, South Coast Symphony, Pacific Symphony, California Connection commercial entertainment band trumpet and vocals, 20+ years singing with William Hall Master Chorale/Orange County master Chorale. soloist and harmony with Tapestry eight voice mixed double quartet, OCC big band, Saddleback jazz combo, Golden State British Brass Band, Laguna Beach Band and Jazz set. Plus various professional free lance work in Orange, LA and inland empire counties.

Jane Carter taught middle school band and orchestra students for over 33 years.


The Music Stand teaches violin students in Orange County, California including Tustin, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, and San Clemente.

Owned and operated in Orange County, California. Copyright 2011, The Music Stand, Laguna Niguel, California.

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