Highly Qualified and Dedicated Teachers
Our teachers make us standout. It’s their dedication, passion and talent that keeps students invested in the learning process.
Brad Bohn, Director/Violin
Brad Bohn started TCM after moving with his family to Temecula in 2012. In April, 2013 Over twenty students signed up for the first beginning violin class and within three months they were all marching in the Temecula July 4th parade. That fall he organized this group into an orchestra and within three years TCM had three levels of orchestra. In the fourth year from a submitted recording made at an orchestra competition, TCM’s Youth and Chamber Orchestras were
accepted to perform at the 2019 Carnegie Hall Festival. There they would receive a gold rating for their performance.
Brad has been teaching young musicians for over 30 years. He began playing the violin at the young age of 7. He was accepted into and played in the Allstate Idaho Youth Symphony in 1988 and played with the semi-professional Idaho Falls Symphony during his high school years. Brad received music scholarships to Idaho State University, Brigham Young University and the University of Texas. In 2001 he received a BA in music education from the University of Texas and his Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Messiah University.
Brad is an accomplished composer and arranges many pieces that the orchestra performs. He has a passion for working with young musicians and inspiring them to achieve incredible things. He lives in Temecula with his wife and their six children.
Angela Bonzi, Violin/Viola
Angela Bonzi began playing professionally in college for orchestras, weddings, parties and other special events. She has played in several orchestras, including her college orchestra, performing The Fiddler on the Roof as well as with the Westerville Symphony Orchestra under Peter Stafford Wilson . She has been teaching for twelve years and loves seeing students develop a love for music. She is an avid reader who loves art and travel and playing in her church ensem- ble. She currently lives in Menifee with her
lovable cat Aisling.
Bernard Jones, Cello
Bernard Jones began playing the cello in the 5th grade in the public schools of San Bernardino, California, and eventually earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Educa- tion from the University of Southern California, where he studied cello with Eleonore Schoenfeld. He has taught music in elementary and junior high schools in Los Angeles, Oceanside, and Menifee, California.
Bernard also holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as an MDiv. from Bethel Seminary in San Diego. In addition to teaching music in
the public schools and teaching cello privately, Bernard worked for several years in the Music Products Industry as a product manager. He especially enjoys playing chamber music, teaching Bible classes, and spending time with his wife of 33 years, Yvonne.
Charles Curringa, Guitar/Ukulele
Charles interest in music came in 1978 in the form of the rock group KISS. He was about 10 years old and couldn’t believe they looked so cool,and sounded so great. It was then that he decided he wanted to play guitar. At that time there were no guitar teachers in Temecula so Charles learned by watching a friend.
Everything changed when his older brother brought home Van Halen’s first album. Like many he was completely floored by the
virtuosity of Edward Van Halen as his playing was so beyond what was happening at that time. He began to practice many hours per day eventually becoming good enough to play guitar for a band in the 1990’s that played all over the San Diego and Hollywood areas. It was at that time he started studying classical and flamenco guitar at Palomar College. Charles has been teaching guitar since 1996.
Harry Scorzo, Violin
Harry's music journey started when he was 6. He enjoys teaching young musicians and watching them grow. He studied violin and composition at East Los Angelos College, Immaculate Heart College Conservatory and privately with Mary Ann Ringold and master teacher Noumi Fischer. He has over thirty years of professional experience. His violin solos can be heard in recordings of "Bongo Logic" as well as in the motion picture soundtracks of "Envy"", "Rushmore", "Rocky and Bullwinkle", "Welcome to Collinwood" and "You Kill Me". Harry's playing has been featured in many television programs and commercials including "The Mind of a Married Man", "Resurrection Blvd.", MTV's "The Osborne's" and AMC's "Mad Men".
Rick Wilson, PhD, Bass
Dr. Rick Wilson started working as a professional bassist at the age of fifteen, playing clubs, parties, and weddings in a trio with two college graduates. His own experience in college led him in the direction of symphonic music, opera, and musical theater. Rick holds a Master’s degree in conducting from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Southern California. Rick has taught music history at USC and Truman College in Chicago and music history, music theory and music performance at Pasadena City College. He has also directed the Pasadena Chamber Musician'Society, coached Chamber music at Humbolt State, Opus Chamber Music Camp and the Grand Pacific Chamber Festival and established the first Chamber Music Session at Arrowbear Music Camp. he lives in Temecula with his wife and two sons.
Crystal Durling, Violin
Crystal Durling began learning the violin at the age of six years old. She trained at Temecula Conservatory under Conductor Brad Bohn and Harry Scorzo, the LA professional. Her family traveled to Nashville, frequently, for technique training with nationally known professionals in band, symphony, and fiddle performing on national stages such as the Grand Ole Opry with famous artists such as country star Josh Turner. Crystal won the conservatory solo competition as
well as concertmaster position for the Temecula Conservatory Symphony 4 semesters. She, also, traveled to Carnegie Hall in NewYork to win gold with the Conservatory Symphony. Crystal auditioned and was accepted into the Violin 1 section of the San Diego Civic Youth Symphony which performs at Escondido Center for the Arts and San Diego symphony.
Brianna Durling, Piano & Voice
Brianna Durling grew up in a family of musicians and under the piano teaching of Dorinda Pfingsten of Fallbrook for 9 years. She was a pianist of a community church in Rainbow as a teen. Brianna went on to study piano improv under the number 1 award winning jazz artist of San Diego, Danny Green. She was taught by Bill Wolaver in Nashville, pianist/composer of Warner Classics Music. Brianna was a paid player at Sonrise church of Fallbrook as well. She was vocally trained under Mari Palmer of Harvard University. She auditioned and was admitted into a summer camp’s top vocal group to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Brianna is currently the music director of two services at her church.
Katie Keen, Violin
Katie Keen started playing violin at 7 in her hometown Hastings, England. At age 13 she began studying at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, where she studied with Erica Dearing. In her years there she played in multiple chamber groups and played in Symphony Orchestra where she was coached by Cynthia Fleming (former concertmaster of the BBC Concert Orchestra). In 2018 Katie was awarded a music scholarship to Battle Abbey School where she studied until she moved to the US in 2021. In 2016 Katie won an award from Awards for Young Musicians, and got the opportunity to play with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has been a regular award winner ever since. In 2020 Katie competed in Hastings Musical Festival where she was awarded 1st prize in the Gold Medal and String Solo classes and won the cup for the highest mark in any open class. Katie has attended music courses including Interlochen and Pro Corda. She has played in masterclass- es with Hai-Xin Wu (associate concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Martin Chalifour (concertmaster of the LA Philharmonic), and regularly with Thomas Gould (concertmaster of Britten Sinfonia). Katie is an active performer and plays regularly at competitions and festivals, and is a keen chamber music and orchestral member.
Lisa Keen, Piano & Voice
Lisa Keen earned her Bachelors of Music Education with Vocal Concentration and piano. She taught elementary school music in New Mexico many moon’s ago and then moved to England to do missions work with her husband and daughters. She has played piano and continues to sing on the worship team at her church in Temecula. She is enjoying being in the sunny warm Temecula valley after living in lush England for the past 21 years, and she is excited to be teaching at TCM.
Issabelle Branch, Piano, Voice,
Issabelle’s love for music began from a young age and she started playing the piano at the age of five. She has studied under various teachers over the years and during her last few years of high school was fortunate to study under the tutelage of John Mario di Constanzo. While in her high school years, Issabelle participated in a few different orchestras and symphonies. As a flautist she was first chair of the Temecula Valley Youth Symphony, and as a violinist performed with the Temecula Conservatory Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and went on to play with the Temecula Valley Symphony. As a pianist she has studied and performed classical, jazz, liturgical, musical theater, orchestral, and more. As an accompanist, she has had the privilege of collaborating with several choirs, instrumentalists, vocalists, and ensembles. She is currently the staff pianist for Temecula Preparatory School. She most recently traveled to New York where her chamber choir she accompanies performed Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Canadian National Choir at Carnegie Hall. She has also performed with a handful of orchestras over the years as a pianist, flautist, and violinist.
Linda Appleberry, Flute
Linda Appleberry heard a flute solo and decided right then and
there that she wanted to do that! Her parents didn’t own a flute,
so they said that if she learned to play the violin for a whole year,
then they’d invest in a flute, which resulted in a beginning of flute
playing in the fifth grade. She has played in several ensembles
including the Valley Winds, the Silver Sounds Flute Choir, the
Orange County Flute Association Flute Choir and the National
flute Association flute choir. Since earning a Masters Degree in
Curriculum and Instruction she has taught a variety of subjects
and grade levels. This includes teaching band at Saint Jeanne de
Diana Buxton, Violin
Diana has always been surrounded by music; growing up her
father had music, of all kinds, playing in the house throughout the
day igniting her love of sound! In fth grade she decided to play
violin, and enjoying the beauty and challenge of it, she took
private lessons and soon joined the Civic Youth Orchestra in San
Diego County in addition to her school orchestra. Continuing on,
she was proud to be a member of the San Diego Youth Symphony
and concert mistress of her high school orchestra. At San Diego
State University, Diana earned her Masters of Arts in Violin
Lindsey Bohn, Violin
Lindsey began learning the violin at age 5 under
the tutelage of her father, Brad Bohn. Throughout
middle school, high school, and college she has
participated in 7 different orchestras. For the past
9 years Lindsey has been teaching with Temecula
Conservatory of Music. She accompanied the
orchestras in 2019 at Carnegie Hall. She currently
has her own studio in Utah teaching violin and
performs each week for various events and
weddings. She completed her Masters Degree in
Non-Profit Administration from Brigham Young
University in April 2023.
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