Make Private Lessons More Successful. Begin With Music Rhapsody’s Orff Program.
Several of the Music Rhapsody teachers offer private lessons in the Music Rhapsody studio, 1603 Aviation Blvd in Redondo Beach.
For ages younger than 6, our teachers highly recommend Music Rhapsody classes before starting with private lessons. For ages 6 and up, continuing in the Music Rhapsody Orff program makes the progress in private lessons much faster, are better musicians and tend to stay with their lessons much longer.
We schedule shared Simply Music Piano lessons for children and adults. Lynn Kleiner is excited to offer a program that encourages piano students to do the same as we do in our Orff Schulwerk music education classes: create, improvise, compose, accompany, playing songs in a variety of styles, enjoy times when we “just play our instrument without reading music first.” This is not to say our students don’t become proficient music readers, they do. But our students stay in music longer and this piano program will give them that same joy for making music.
William Rustrum graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s Degree and also fine tuned his music education by receiving a degree in Commercial Music from the Musician’s Institute. William has studied with the finest contemporary musicians today such as Carl Verheyen, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Gary Hoey, & Ted Greene to name a few. William also has Level I Orff Certification from UNLV.
William presently teaches private guitar and music education classes at Music Rhapsody in Redondo Beach and at numerous schools. His passion for music and obtaining skills to be a better musician is passed along to his students. As William puts it, “I have had the privilege of learning from some of the best on the planet, and it is my duty to pass that information on to my students.”
William performs locally in Los Angeles and abroad with a well know tribute band. He is a songwriter of many types of music and is about to release some of his latest compositions in 2010.
William’s ultimate joy is to give the gift of music through songwriting and teaching.
Ashley Stanbury holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from CSU Long Beach. She is an active performer in opera, jazz and as a concert soloist in the Los Angeles area. At CSU Long Beach she was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota women’s music fraternity. Ashley completed her early childhood and Orff training under the instruction of Lynn Kleiner.
Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet
Justin Janer holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Northridge and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He offers lessons for saxophone, flute and clarinet at the Music Rhapsody studio in addition to teaching music education classes. He has studied with Steve Wilson, David Liebman, performed and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Hubert Laws, Pete Escovedo, Roy Hargrove, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. He has performed throughout the United States; as well as in Germany, Austria, and France. He has headlined with his quartet at venues such as The Jazz Bakery, Catalina’s Bar and Grill, Charlie O’s, and has also performed in New York City at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, and Lincoln Center.
Mr. Janer has won many awards including the Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Soloist Award and Best College Saxophonist at the Reno Jazz Festival. In 2009, Janer received a Latin Grammy Nomination and was also selected as The Latin Jazz Corner - Latin Jazz Saxophone Player of The Year for his performance as lead alto saxophonist on Kenya Revisited Live!!! with the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra.
Music Rhapsody offers music programs and private lessons to schools in the South Bay, Westside, Santa Monica, Eagle Rock, Hollywood, Garden Grove, Long Beach and many other locations in Los Angeles and Orange County