Besides being a great guy to live downstairs from, Darrin Thaves is also a darn good musician. He performs regularly as the Principal Flutist of the Northwest Sinfonietta, is an instructor at Cal State Long Beach, gives lessons in his spare time and never complains when we have to swap parking spaces.
Thaves and fellow CSULB instructor with Rena Urso-Trapani are hosting the sixth annual Long Beach Flute Institute from July 7-11. That's next week, people, so if you're interested, get on it. The camp is open to budding musicians of all ages and talents, but if you're too embarrassed to get schooled by an 8-year-old, there's the Adult Flute Day on July 11 with Dr. John Barcellona, CSULB professor of flute.
Rumor has it the week will be filled with performance classes, orchestral techniques, a piccolo workshop and recitals.
Tuition for children is $375 and $125 for adults.
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For more info, call Rena at (562) 537-7810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. And tell Darrin I said hi.