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Byron earned his B.S. Degree in Music Performance/Education from Ball State University. An elementary and middle school band director in Mesa for over two decades, Byron is a sought after percussion instructor and band clinician throughout the southwest. He has performed with many of the valley's orchestras, played musicals at Gammage, the Sundome, and the Mesa Arts Center as well as a variety of other musical settings. Byron just finished a tour of duty as Timpanist/Percussionist for the Salt River Brass, and is currently performing with the Greg Morton Band. Byron can be spotted on Sundays holding down the bass chair for the World's Most Dangerous Praise Band.
Rates: Contact for rates
Lesson Days: Tuesday, other days by appointment
Instruments Taught: Band instruments (Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion), Bass Guitar, Drums
Martin Van Klompenberg
Martin J. Van Klompenberg is a currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, where he studies with Dr. William Dietz. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in music at Western Michigan University, where he studied with Dr. Wendy Rose, and his Master of Music degree from Arizona State University, where he studied with Dr. Albie Micklich. His other primary teachers include Phil Pandolfi of the Pittsburgh Symphony and John Clapp of the Grand Rapids (MI) Symphony. Prior to moving to Arizona, Martin was an active performer in the Great Lakes region, playing with orchestras such as the West Shore Symphony (now West Michigan Symphony), Southwest Michigan Symphony, Holland Symphony Orchestra and La Porte County Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, and again in 2010, he attended the Domaine Forget International Music Academy in St. Irenee, Quebec, Canada.
Lesson Days: Saturday
Instruments Taught: Bassoon