Celine Gietzen

Celine Gietzen has been teaching since 1986, and she currently has a full studio of private cello students in Camarillo.  She is also a coach for the Junior Chamber Music program.  Her students have been awarded college scholarships, have received honors in the Certificate of Merit program, have achieved principal chairs in student orchestras, and have … More Celine Gietzen

John Fare

John Fare’s life in music began with a chance mid-year invitation to join the orchestra in his sixth grade elementary school in Abilene, Texas. After a nurturing path through the public schools there, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Texas Tech University, followed by professional positions with the North Carolina Symphony and the Denver Symphony. … More John Fare

Chris Dimond

Chris Dimond started playing cello in fourth grade in his elementary school’s music program. He  has performed in the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra under Guy Taylor, the Ventura County Symphony under Frank Salazar, and the Ventura Community Orchestra under Burns Taft. As a small ensemble musician, he has played for fun and profit in the Seaside Quartette, … More Chris Dimond

Laura Mihalka

Laura started piano lessons as the age of four and quickly moved on to cello. In high school, she studied with cello professor, Nils Oliver, at UCLA. She completed her degree in Sociology from UCSB in 1993 and spent the next two years touring with a rock band as their lead guitarist. She has been … More Laura Mihalka

Ervin Klinkon

Ervin Klinkon received his musical training at the Musik Hochschule in Freiburg, Germany (Atis Teichmanis, Maurice Gendron), and at the Mannes College of Music in New York City (Lieff Rosanoff). He earned his Master of Music Degree from the Catholic University in Washington, D.C.  Ervin has performed as cello soloist and with various chamber ensembles … More Ervin Klinkon