Community School Of Music and Arts Private & Group lessons in Ithaca, NY
CSMA has offered private music instruction for over 40 years. The CSMA music faculty is a group of highly trained and experienced performers and instructors. The music program has several types of instruction including private lessons, master classes, workshops, classes and ensembles.
When describing CSMA and its mission, one must look at its philosophy, a deep belief that the arts are an intimate part of human nature, and that instruction in music, dance, theater and art should be made available to any community member who desires to learn. CSMA commits its resources to students and faculty, and to the larger group of artists in the Ithaca community.
Laura Campbell is on the faculties of Colgate University, where she teaches flute and is the personnel manager and principal flutist of the Colgate Orchestra, and Wells College, where she is the director of the chamber orchestra and jazz band. She has taught flute privately for many years in the Ithaca and Trumansburg areas.
The cello is not an instrument that one normally associates with jazz. Chris White is helping to change that. Whether playing in an intimate duo with piano or guitar, with a jazz string quartet, or with his jazz group the Cayuga Jazz Ensemble, Chris' playing has the vibrancy of bowed string instruments, and the urgency of someone who is excited about what he is communicating.
Dave Unland has performed with numerous ensembles including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Philharmonic, St. Louis Muny Opera, Joffrey Ballet, Moiseyev Dance Troupe, La Scala Ballet, Ringling Bros. Circus, Six Flags, Disney on Parade, Midwest Sport Show, Syracuse Symphony, Albany Symphony, Utica Symphony, Binghamton Symphony, BC Pops Orchestra, Tri-Cities Opera, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, St. Louis Brass Quintet, Ithaca Brass, and in a wide variety of freelance engagements.
Drums & Percussion
Zaun Marshburn has been a professional drummer and percussionist since 1993, traveling around most of the U.S. and abroad playing in venues large and small such as The Bowery Ballroom in NYC opening for Julianna Hetfield and The Haunt in Ithaca as well as in schools.
Belinda Adams graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education and Music Therapy. She practiced music therapy in Rochester for four years before moving to the Ithaca area at the beginning of the 2011 school year. In addition, Belinda taught privately in Rochester for two years.