Lansing School of Music Instructors

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Brass

 

David Klein

Trumpet & Horn

Trumpet, cornet, and horn instructor David Klein received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Connecticut and Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from Michigan State University. His teachers have included Richard Green, Mel Broiles, Daniel Patrilak, Ross Beacraft, Arnold Jacobs, and Rich Illman.


Klein performs in many genres including jazz, klezmer, and vaudeville, as well as many ensembles, from concert wind groups to orchestras. His klezmer band, Heartland Klezmorim, has performed throughout Michigan and Indiana at venues including the Great Lakes Folk Festival, the East Lansing Arts Festival, the Meridian Historical Village Summer Concert Series, the Wheatland Traditional Arts, and The Ark. He has released two klezmer recordings with his klezmer band. He teaches beginning to advanced students in classical, jazz, klezmer, and world music.


Klein describes his approach to teaching as “a combination of understanding an individual student’s needs and being methodical. Being a former college trumpet instructor, I am able to guide a student to the highest of levels.”​

Stefan Stolarchuk

Low Brass

Bass trombonist Stefan Stolarchuk is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Bowling Green State University, a master’s degree in trombone performance from the University of Michigan, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in trombone at Michigan State University. His primary teachers include Bill Mathis, Timothy Olt, Garth Simmons, David Jackson, and Ava Ordman. Stolarchuk began teaching at Marshall Music in 2013. He also teaches low brass at the Community Music School of Ann Arbor, and maintains his own private studio. He has taught clinics and sectionals at various high schools in Southeast Michigan.


Stolarchuk is in high demand throughout the state as a freelance bass trombonist. He has appeared with the Saginaw Bay, Flint, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Detroit Chamber Winds. He is a frequent jazz performer, and serves as the bass trombonist of the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, based in Detroit.


Stolarchuk’s experience with a wide range of musical styles and his time working with a large number of teachers has given him the ability to work with students of any age, fifth grade through high school and beyond.

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Woodwinds

 

Bryan Guarnuccio

Flute

Bryan Guarnuccio holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University in flute performance. He also holds master’s degrees in flute and music theory from Bowling Green State University. At both schools, he was principal flute of the premier ensembles while also teaching applied flute lessons, flute methods, and music theory. Additionally, he studied piano and accompanied lessons and recitals throughout his education.


Guarnuccio currently performs as second flutist in the Lansing Symphony and can be seen in orchestras around Michigan, including the Kalamazoo, Jackson, and Traverse City Symphonies. He has also advanced in the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition and the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition. In 2012, he made his Carnegie Hall Debut after winning a solo competition sponsored by MSU and Manhattan Concert Productions.


He teaches flute to all ages and abilities. He also has experience teaching private and class piano to older beginners and adults returning to the piano. Currently, he is on faculty at St. Xavier University where he teaches theory, aural skills, and is an accompanist. He also teaches flute at the Flint Institute of Music. Guarnuccio strives to have all of his students meet their goals, whether educational or recreational.

Nick Schumacher

Clarinet & Saxophone

Nick Schumacher is currently working toward his Master of Music Performance degree at Michigan State University. He received his Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Northern Iowa. His performing career has given him the opportunity to perform in wind ensembles, orchestras, and a wide variety of chamber groups in both the United States and Italy.

In 2016, Schumacher was the winner of the University of Northern Iowa Performance Competition and was a three-time featured soloist with the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony. He is a National Presser Scholar and is an active member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. His principal teachers include Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr and Amanda McCandless. In addition to clarinet and saxophone, his other musical interests are diverse and encompass a variety of areas, such as composition, music theory, and piano.

Schumacher teaches clarinet and saxophone to students of all ages (he has taught students anywhere between the ages of 10 and 82) and enjoys helping students to develop their own unique sound, whether classical or jazz. His goal with any student is to work with the technical and musical aspects of performing, as he believes that both are key to a rewarding experience in music.

Bronnie Brown

Saxophone, Clarinet, & Flute

Bronnie Brown holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music from Florida Atlantic University, where he studied music education and woodwind performance. He began his music career with the U.S. Air Force Bands, followed by two years touring nationally with the Walter Scott Show. Since then, he has performed and recorded with a variety of ensembles including big bands, theater pit orchestras, Latin, Haitian, and Jamaican bands, and a wide array of commercial groups. He has also worked as a freelance sideman backing national and international recording artists and comedians in Florida and Michigan.


Currently, Brown is performing with Life Support, J&J Sounds, El Kabong, and working as a member of various pit orchestras in local theater. He has been teaching and performing since 1974 and has been with Marshall Music since 1985. He teaches saxophone, clarinet, and flute, and works with students of all ages provided their physical size is adequate for the instrument. He teaches classical, jazz, rock, pop, and improvisation. All skill levels are welcome.

Margaret Gallihugh

Saxophone, Clarinet, & Beginning Oboe

Margaret Gallihugh teaches saxophone (all levels), as well as oboe and clarinet (beginning to intermediate levels), primarily in the classical and concert band styles, but also in jazz. She started at Marshall Music in 1989 and has worked with students as young as seven years up to adults.


Gallihugh graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in music education. She has acquired more than 30 years of experience as a private music instructor. She has performed in concert bands, big bands, small ensembles, orchestras, and musical pit orchestras. Currently, she is the saxophone section leader for the Lansing Concert Band (LCB), and also plays with the LCB Big Band. She has been a featured soloist with both groups.


As a private instructor, her goal is not only to improve her students’ playing ability, but to increase their knowledge of music theory and music appreciation. As a parent and a preschool teacher, Gallihugh has learned that there is always more than one way to approach anything, and she applies this in her teaching method.

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