Teach Someone to Make Music
and You Fortify Them for Life

Jump Start Instructors


Myroslava Hagen

Megan Mason

Randolph Lee

Chris Stubbs

Dan Rich

Zachary Crawford

Danielle Lewis

Emma Newmeyer

Christine Gundayao

Niels Hansen

Cindy Spell

Chad King

Jennifer Nelson

Steve Park

Andy Spiers

Jeannine Goeckeritz

Kathleen King



Myroslava Hagen

  • Myroslava Hagen
  • Myroslava Hagen, a native of Minnesota, began studying music from her earliest years including the violin at age five and the clarinet at age twelve. Her principal teachers have been Fema Mazelev, Dr. Leigh Wakefield, Burt Hara, Kathy Pope, Jennifer Gerth, and Jerry Kirkbride. In addition, she has participated in workshops and masterclasses with several clarinetists including Richard Stoltzman, Alexander Fiterstein, Charles Neidich, Samuel Caviezel, Robert Spring and Loren Kitt. Myroslava holds degrees from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and The University of Utah and is currently ABD from the University of Arizona pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in clarinet performance. Myroslava resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three dogs. Myroslava is an active Clarinetist and Clinician in the state of Utah. She works as an Education Representative and Clarinet Specialist for Summerhays Music – Murray, Adjunct Clarinet Instructor at Salt Lake Community College and also maintains a large private clarinet studio. She is a member of the Utah Wind Symphony, International Clarinet Association and Legacy Music Alliance.

Megan Mason

  • Megan Mason
  • Education:
    DMA, University of Colorado at Boulder
    MM, The Juilliard School
    BMA, University of Michigan
    School.

    Professional Activities:
    Founding Violist of The Tesla Quartet
    Gold Medalist at Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, 2012.
    Prize Winner at Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition of 2013, London International String Quartet Competition of 2012, CU Concerto Competiton of 2010, J.C.
    Arriaga Chamber Music Competition of 2009, and Michigan Music Teachers' National Association Competition of 2007.
    Principal Violist at Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, The Juilliard Orchestra, CU Chamber Orchestra, University Symphony Orchestra.
    Resident Violist at Strings Music Festival, Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, Tahoe Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Society of Tulsa, Medomak Conductors' Retreat.
    Viola Faculty at Renova Music Festival.
    Fellow at Montreal International String Quartet Academy, Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, Norfolk Chamber Music Academy, the Aspen Music Festival, Le Domaine Forget, Tanglewood Music Center, and Idyllwild Arts Academy.
    Unconventional work with Boulder Laptop Orchestra, Classical Revolution, classical improvisation workshops with David Dolan of the Guildhall School.

Randolph Lee

  • Randy Lee
  • From Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, trumpeter Randolph Lee has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues, as well as given concert appearances throughout North America and Europe. Currently a member of the Orchestra at Temple Square with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and a recording artist, he can be heard on Deutsche Grammophon, Tantara Records, television shows, commercials, video games, and movies. As a soloist, Randolph Lee has performed in Carnegie Hall, premiered new major works for trumpet, and presented guest artist recitals at various universities. Other performing opportunities include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra as guest principal trumpet, Philip Glass Ensemble, Utah Festival Opera, Utah Wind Symphony, and various chamber ensembles.

Chris Stubbs

  • Chris Stubbs
  • Chris is currently in his fifth year as Director of Bands at West Point Jr. High in West Point, Utah. He attended Weber State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance studying with Larry Zalkind and Kent Nelson. He also received his secondary teacher licensure. He also has received a Master of Arts in Education Curriculum/Instruction degree from the University of Phoenix. Chris still maintains his performance abilities as he currently play trombone for the New American Philharmonic, Utah Wind Symphony, Ogden Chamber Orchestra, and teaches private lessons at Bravo Arts Academy. He and his wife, Janie, have three children. His wife, an educator as well, teaches sixth grade at Uintah Elementary.

Dan Rich

  • Dan Rich
  • Dan Rich has recently retired after teaching for 40 years at Bountiful Jr. High. His performing groups have always been rated superior and noted for their musical performances. Dan received his masters of music degree form Utah State University. Other musical involvements have found Dan as an adjunct professor of trumpet at Weber State University and Utah State University. As a professional trumpet player, he has performed with Utah Symphony, Ballet West, Utah Opera, Utah Chamber Orchestra and many other professional groups throughout the state. Dan endeavors to make music fun and strongly believes in music's power to enlighten the soul.


Zachary Crawford

  • Zachary Crawford
  • Zachary Crawford has had a wealth of experience in playing and teaching the trombone which he is excited to share with his many students. At the age of 14, he was accepted to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, where he received college-level instruction in trombone while attending high school. He went on to study trombone at Indiana University, Michigan State University, and Brigham Young University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Trombone Performance in 2007. He has been a finalist in International Trombone Association competitions. Zachary has been a sought-out freelance trombonist wherever he has lived. He is a current member of the Utah Wind Symphony, Orchestra at Temple Square, and frequent substitute with the Utah Symphony.

Danielle Lewis

  • Danielle Lewis
  • Danielle Lewis began her studies in music with the violin and piano at age six. She studied violin at the Nevada School of the Arts with Mary Straub. Danielle received her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from Brigham Young University, where her principal teachers included Monte Belknap and Barbara Williams. While at BYU, she performed in the Honors String Quartet. Danielle is currently a Master’s student at the University of Utah and studies with Ralph Matson. She is a member of the University’s O.C. Tanner Honors String Quartet. Danielle has placed in many solo competitions, the most recent of which was the Music Teacher National Association competition, where she received First Place in the Young Artist Strings State Division in November 2011 and Honorable Mention in the Southwest Division in January 2012. She has attended summer institutes, such as the Aspen Music Festival, where she studied with Connie Heard, Won-Bin Yim, and David Perry. Danielle is a registered Suzuki teacher, and her pedagogical training includes studies with Suzuki Teacher-Trainers Allen Lieb and Denise Willey.

Emma Newmeyer

  • Emma Newmeyer
  • Emma Newmeyer is a graduate from Utah State University, Music Education. Among all the instruments flute is her favorite to play. On flute she has studied with Elizabeth Weissman, Leslie Timmons and now studies with Susan Goodfellow. Emma is a private flute and piano teacher in Utah Valley. Additionally she is teaching Elementary Music, grades K - 4 and has hundreds of students.

Christine Gundayao

  • Christine Gundayao
  • Christine Gundayao is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is currently teaching violin through El Sistema Utah and General Music at the University of Utah. She also performs with the Wyoming Symphony and Huntsville Symphony in Huntsville, Alabama. She was previously on faculty at the University of South Alabama, taught strings for the Music Education Program through the Mobile Symphony, and performed with symphonies across the southeast. Ms. Gundayao earned a B.A. degree in Music from the Florida State University and a M.M. degree in Violin Performance from the University of Arizona. Ms. Gundayao has also made several trips to Ghana to study the music and dance of various ethnic tribes of that country. Her other activities include Latin dance, reading, and exploring the great outdoors with her two dogs.

Niels Hansen

  •    Berin Stephens
  • Niels Hansen has been teaching private lessons in Utah for the past 17 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Weber State University, where he played first chair saxophone in the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Saxophone Quartet. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Education with an Administrative Endorsement from Utah State University. Niels has been teaching instrumental music in public schools for ten years, with nine years spent at South Ogden Junior High School. Mr. Hansen currently performs with the O Town Big Band, the Junction City Big Band, and various other local groups. He has also published a book of hymn arrangements for solo piano. plant.

Cindy Spell

  •   Katherine Stong
  • Cindy Spell holds both bachelor and master of music degrees from East Carolina University, where she studied with Dr. Elliot Frank. She has served as guitar instructor at several schools, including Barton College, Pitt Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College, and the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina. She also assists with the ECU Summer Guitar Festival. With students ranging in age from 5 to 75 with equally varied backgrounds in music, Cindy believes that we are all life-long students of guitar and that success comes in many forms. Her students have won prizes in scholarship competitions, prepared for and passed auditions, participated in master classes and recitals, and perfectly executed Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on their very first public performances. In addition to the satisfaction of watching her students succeed, she enjoys performing and collaborating with other musicians whenever possible. Cindy lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Larry, a DMA candidate at the University of Utah who directs the Wasatch Symphony Orchestra and assists with the Salt Lake Symphony and the University orchestras..

Chad King

  •  Chad King
  • Chad King is in his 21st year of teaching band at Millcreek Junior High School in Bountiful, Utah. Mr. King holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Brigham Young University where he studied with Dr. Ray Smith for four years and also holds a Masters degree in Education from Utah State University. Before that time Mr. King studied with Greg Wheeler from Utah State University. Mr. King has been actively involved in the Utah Music Educators Association for the past 25 years. He has been involved with the state office of education with projects for the arts under the guidance of Carol Ann Goodson, and he has been the guest conductor for the Canyons and Weber Districts Honor Bands. Mr. King has been a recipient of the Davis District Hall of Fame teacher award and has also received the Davis District Horizon award. In 2004, Mr. King was honored as a recipient for the Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education. Mr. King plays saxophone in the Utah Army National Guard Band. Mr. King and his wife have private music studio C and K music that they operate together and teach private saxophone, clarinet, flute, and piano lessons. Mr. King and his wife Kathleen have five children and they all enjoy playing instruments and participate in band from junior - professional performing groups. In his spare time Mr. King loves camping, snow and water skiing, and gardening.

Jennifer Nelson

  • Jennifer Nelson
  • I got my degree in Music Education from Weber State University where I was able to travel and perform in Taiwan, Hawaii, and China as well as being able to start a band program from scratch for St. Joseph’s Private School as a special project while still in college. I graduated in 2001 and started at Mueller Park Junior High where I ran a successful band program for ten years. I’m a professional performer and I play flute and piccolo with the Utah Wind Symphony and as a freelance musician for weddings and such. Currently, I am the Education Outreach Director for the Utah Wind Symphony where I work to bring junior high and high schools to concerts at Rose Wagner Theatre and organize outreach concerts where the wind symphony goes to schools to conduct side-by-side clinics allowing students and professional musicians to work and perform together.

    The surroundings of my youth, being in a very artistic and musical family, combined with the amazing musical experiences from my junior high band and high school band teachers, greatly influenced my decision to teach music. I am the new director of music at The Open Classroom in Salt Lake City and will be building and teaching their entire music program over the next several years. I love teaching music and hope to guide many students toward their own love of music through the years. I currently live in Sugar House with my husband Cabot, my son Clark and our cat: Gussie Finknottle. When I’m not performing I love to practice my flute, garden, mountain bike, paint, and ski.

Steve Park

  • Steve Park
  • Steve Park is one of the most prominent horn players in the worldwide online community. His Youtube channel has over 3000 subscribers and receives more than 800 hits per day. His videos have received “rave reviews” from students and teachers all over the world.

    Mr. Park is an active performing and recording artist in Northern Utah. He is principal horn of the Orchestra at Temple Square, which accompanies the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on their weekly broadcasts and CDs. His solo playing can be heard on many of the choir’s award-winning recordings. He is also principal horn of the New American Philharmonic and the American Festival Orchestra. He plays 3rd horn in the “Ballet West” orchestra.

    He is a certified instructor for the Balanced Embouchure for horn, an adaptation of the trumpet methods book by Jeff Smiley. He and Valerie Wells gave a presentation of this method at the IHS Symposium in San Francisco in the summer of 2011.

    Mr. Park is in his 22nd year as a band director in Utah. His bands are noted for their warm, balanced sound, excellent pitch and technical precision.

    In 2005 he was selected as Utah’s Outstanding Instrumental Music Teacher.

    He is adjunct professor of horn at USU where he teaches 10 horn students and a horn choir. He also performs regularly as a member of the Utah State University faculty quintet “Logan Canyon Winds”.

    His most influential horn teachers were Christopher Leuba and Wayne Barrington.

    Mr. Park has a Bachelor’s Degree in music education from Central Washington University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Utah. He has been married for 35 years and has 5 children and 3 grandchildren.

Andy Spiers

  • Andy Spiers
  • Andy maintains a busy performing career as an orchestral, chamber, and solo cellist. Besides participating in the University of Utah Philharmonic, Andy plays alongside the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as a member of the Orchestra at Temple Square. Andy recently performed Rockelbel’s Canon with the piece’s creator, Steven Sharp Nelson, as part of the Lyceum Music Festival. He also recently presented the premier concert of his harp and cello duet, Musica Elegante, with Virginia Jensen. Teaching cello is a special interest of Andy. He loves the opportunity and responsibility of sharing his experience with others. He has learned, and still learns, much about patience, diligence, listening, creating, and communicating from music.

Jeannine Goeckeritz

  • Jeannine Goeckeritz
  • Jeannine Goeckeritz is principal flute with the Orchestra at Temple Square where she performs, records and tours with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. These performances include the weekly international broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word and the annual PBS Christmas Specials with featured artists from around the world. Her musical talents can be heard on the numerous award winning and Grammy nominated Mormon Tabernacle choir CD’s, films, and broadcasts. She can also be heard on her own CD Chanson, as part of the Oswald - Goeckeritz Flute and Harp Duo. The Duo has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Their most recent European tour included multiple performances in Switzerland and Germany and concluded in the Czech Republic, where they performed at the renowned Žofín Palace in Prague.

    Most known for her rich tone and expressive musical style, Goeckeritz is a sought after freelance musician whose talents are in constant demand, whether it be in a concert hall, recording studio, orchestra pit, or live performance. She can be heard on movie soundtracks, national television broadcasts, commercials, video games, and numerous recording artists’ CDs. She also performs with Ballet West, Utah Chamber Artists, and American Festival Chorus and Orchestra. Jeannine has had the great fortune to play with many world renowned artists and perform at amazing venues. She is passionate about inspiring and encouraging both children and adults to be involved in the arts and provides musical programs to Utah schools as part of Arts in Education. Goeckeritz was an adjunct flute professor at Weber State University for 20 years.

Kathleen King

  • Kathleen King
  • Kathleen King is a graduate from Brigham Young University, where she received a degree in performance and pedagogy. She has enjoyed playing musical instruments from an early age. She started piano lessons in 2nd grade and added flute in 5th grade. She has studied with Judy Hoffman and Elaine Jorgensen and enjoyed many masterclasses from several professional flutist through the years. She has maintained a private music studio for 26 years and her students participate in Utah Flute Federation each year. She has been a member of the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds.Kathleen is married to Chad King, a band teacher and has 5 children. She loves working with the youth and enjoys sharing her love of music with them.

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