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Hug a Teacher Today

Today, we are thankful for our top-notch faculty.  We may be biased but you won’t find more qualified faculty. Anywhere.  Check out just a few of our teachers’ credits and you'll agree,

-responsible for professional concert tours in Europe and musical theater workshops in Austria and Hong Kong

-directed professional touring companies of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2000 and 2005 and Evita in 2004

-received Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Longy School of Music and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Lethbridge

​-has served on the FSPA faculty since 1997

-honored to have served as concertmaster of San Francisco’s Russian Chamber Orchestra

-recipient of Mary Ellis Smith Award in 2013 in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of piano and the art of piano pedagogy

-has played throughout the US, Europe and South America and has worked with many well-known musicians including Van Morrison, Dizzy Gillespie, The Count Basie Orchestra, Peter Wolf, The Drifters and Rebecca Parris

-traveled extensively, teaching master classes in Finland, Germany, Brazil, Italy and the US and was decorated by the Ambassador of Brazil for outstanding service abroad

-graduated from Berklee College of Music

-was a finalist in the Third Paris International Ballet Competition and the Prix de Lausanne

-has set choreography on the National Ballet of Iceland Repertory, Ballet Plus and Dance Express in Denmark, Portland Ballet and Northwest Florida Ballet.

-has choreographed rock musicals, music videos, commercials and industrials

-performance experience includes work at The Bonanza Hotel in Las Vegas, The Jimmy Fund Telethon, The Heart Fund Telethon and Leukemia Society Telethon.

-was the principal ballet teacher at the National Institute of the Arts in Taipei.

-currently performs with American Repertory Theater

-has staged over 50 original works for more than 40 companies and schools worldwide. 

Now do you see why we feel the way we do?  

THANK YOU, FSPA Faculty, for all you do to teach our children, in and out of the classrooms, at 38 Main. 

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