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Guitar, Jazz and Music Theory
About Francisco Quintero
A graduate of both Berklee College of Music and Northern Illinois University, Francisco is an active performer in the thriving jazz scene of Washington, D.C. Francisco was born in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. In Venezuela, he worked and performed with top renown jazz artists such as drummer Andres Briceño, Pablo Gil and Gustavo Caruci, and was involved as a producer, arranger and musical director for bands in other musical idioms. Since beginning his formal education in the U.S, Francisco has studied and performed concerts with artists such as Richie Hart, Peter Bernstein, Carl Allen, Alain Mallet and Derrick Gardner throughout the United States. During his years Chicago completing a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies, he was an in-demand sideman in the area and performed at the city’s most prestigious venues [···]
Piano and Voice
About Lauren Anderson
A student of the world-renowned (and DC hometown favorite!) Denyce Graves, Lauren Anderson holds a Masters of Music in Voice from Peabody Conservatory. Lauren is thrilled to be teaching at Cardon Studios and excited to work with many different types of students. Lauren's background in vocal pedagogy and classical technique for both voice and piano can be applied to whichever genres her students would like to explore and Lauren loves to find ways to adapt to each student's unique needs. Lauren guides her students to become well-rounded musicians by helping to foster, not only their primary instrument, but also their knowledge in music theory and history. [···]
Voice and Piano, Jazz Theory
About Randy Martono-Chai
Randy Martono-Chai was born in Taipei, Taiwan to two Seventh-Day Adventist missionaries and emigrated to Loma Linda, California to be raised in the American life. Growing up, he studied piano, flute, organ, and music theory, won several regional and state competitions, and performed in numerous honor bands, orchestras, and choirs. Later, he went on to study classical and jazz piano, voice, and conducting at Shenandoah Conservatory, where he graduated with dual Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Jazz Studies. Additionally, he represented the conservatory in a myriad of voice and piano competitions, many of which he won. Having honed his skills in music and leadership, Randy now serves as Music Director for Paul VI Catholic High School's theatre program in Fairfax, VA.
Randy works as a stage performer, piano accompanist, and music teacher. [···]
Voice and Performance Skills
About Darnell Roulhac
Tenor, Darnell T. Roulhac is a native of Washington DC where he attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts before receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory.
As a teacher, Darnell values dramatic interpretation and performance skills. A supportive presence, Darnell is a wonderful instructor for those who want to not only unlock their voice, but also grab hold of their potential as performing artists. Although a classical singer himself, Darnell is well-versed in popular music styles and loves working with all styles of music to best support his students' goals. [···]
Piano and Voice
About Brittany Cusack
Brittany Cusack is a Dramatic Soprano who has studied with a variety of wonderful teachers up and down the East Coast. Originally from South Carolina, Brittany completed her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory, before going on to earn a Master of Music in Opera from Brooklyn College-Conservatory in Brooklyn, NY. A life-long learner, Brittany continues to study both piano and voice and teaches throughout the DC-Baltimore area.
Brittany teaches all styles of singing and piano and enjoys working with a variety of ages. Brittany is an active performer, and you can catch her upcoming engagements in both the DC metro region and NYC. [···]