Meet The "Mostly Mozart" Team

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Program Director

Dale Anderson

CEO / Founder

Dale Anderson has been involved in the Michigan music world in every aspect since as long as he can remember. Spanning more than 50 years, Dale’s accumulation of skills in the industry include, teaching, publishing, performing and instrument sales and distribution.

As a teacher, Dale has taught public instrumental music for over 30 years, and as far as private institutions, Dale has been associated with Roeper Schools, Detroit’s Friends School and Cranbrook Schools, for over 25 years.

Besides Dales experience with both public and private instruction Dale has organized and implemented the largest private Double Bass studio in Michigan.

Dale has been nationally recognized with the publishing of his scale and method string books for Bass, Cello, Viola and Violin through RA Editions, produced along with Marek Rachelski. The books are used in Universities and High Schools throughout the United States.

Performing has been an important balance in Dale’s life. Bringing him the experience of gracing the stage of many fine establishments, such as, The Fox Theater, Fisher Theater, Hill Auditorium, Masonic Temple, The Palace and DTE, just to name a few.

The list of entertainers and organizations that have called on Dale to perform with them include, Joni Mitchell, Amy Grant, Deep Purple, Capella Ballet (Michigan Opera Orchestra), Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Michael Bolton, Sarah McLaughlin, Candid Opera (Michigan Opera Theater), Yes, Moody Blues, Musica Lumina, Dr. Z, Joe Williams, Ben Pruitt Big Band (Worlds Oldest Jazz Club- Bakers Keyboard Lounge), The Three Tenors, Regis Philbin, Flint Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Saginaw Symphony, Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra and Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

Dale is also the Co Founder of Montage Classical String Quintet, a member of the Musica Lumina Ensemble, and Founder of The Uptown Jazz Trio.

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Instructors

Sasha Bezak

Sasha Bezak

Instructor

Sasha began her musical studies at the age of three. She graduated from Wayne State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Music in violin performance. Sasha loves instructing children and has been working with the Mostly Mozart Instrumental Music Program since it began.

Sharlyn Steyman

Sharlyn Steyman

Instructor

Sharlyn loves working as an instructor for Mostly Mozart because she is able to combine her passion for music and passion for teaching into one job. She truly enjoys working with children and helping them to grow into skilled and talented musicians.

Halla Hilborn

Halla Hilborn

Instructor

Halla has experience working with students of all ages and skill levels. As a teacher she believes in helping and encouraging each student to reach their highest potential while developing a lifelong love for music.

 

Florina Conn

Florina Conn

Instructor

Florina attended the National University of Music, Bucharest, Romania, achieving a bachelor degree in violin performance and a master degree in Chamber Music – Violin. She has performed as a first violinist with various orchestral ensembles, achieving a plethora of musical experiences within my country and abroad.

Piaras Kent

Piaras Kent

Instructor

Piaras loves to share his experience, knowledge and skill with his students. As a teacher he believes in encouraging each student to reach their highest potential wit their musical ability.

 

Elena Quezada

Elena Quezada

Instructor

Elena has been involved in music for years, recently performing with the Arlington Concert Orchestra and a Jazz Quintet.  She taught acoustic guitar with the Music for Life program, a volunteer community based after school music and mentoring program for at-risk youth in Fairfax, Virginia.