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    Johnny Thompson Music
    222 E. Garvey Ave.
    Monterey Park, CA 91755
    ☎ (626) 280-8783
    ☎ (323) 283-3653
    ☏ (626) 280-4600 FAX
Emeshe "Emma" Mohai

Instrument(s): Piano, Harp, Vocals, Music Theory
Languages Spoken: English
Rate: $35, 1/2 Hour - $65, Hour
Webcam Music Lessons Available
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Call

About: Emeshe Mohai is a classical opera, Broadway vocalist and concert pianist. She is a graduate of the Zoltan Kodaly College of Music in Hungary in 1994, and received her Bachelors Degree in Music. Teaching Credential and Artist Diploma from the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy in Hungary in 1998.

As a performing member of the Kodaly Chorus, Emeshe toured with the group to Germany, Austria, Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Finland, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. She studied voice with Professor Eva Marton and piano with Professor Endre Zador. Emeshe has appeared in productions of operas by Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni, Mozard, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and sang the title role in Bizet's opera "Carmen." Emeshe linguistic skills gave her the capability to perform these operas in their original languages of Italian, French, German, Russian, Hungarian, Spanish and Finnish. She is currently a recording vocal musician for Walt Disney Productions and the Nickelodeon Cartoon channels. Emeshe is fluent as a teacher of piano, voice and music theory, applying all the appropriate techniques, performance skills at levels ranging from complete beginner to advance performer.

You may contact us to schedule a student audition and interview with Ms. Mohai.

Professor Li

Instrument(s): Piano, Violin
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Rate: 25 - 1/2 Hour, 45 - Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Monday through Saturday

About: Active member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC), 30 years experience Symphony Orchestra violinist, 20 years teaching experience of Russian + German school of Technique.

Shannon Alcala

Instrument(s): Piano
Languages Spoken: English
Rate: 35 - 1/2 hour, 50 - 3/4 hour, 65 - Hour
CM levels 7-10 (Advanced): $70, Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Call

About: Shannon Alcala has been playing piano since the age of 6. She graduated from the Yamaha Music Education System and received the teacher certification level Grade 4 in fundamentals and performance while studying with Chun-Yi Wang and Carlton Liu. She began teaching in 2002 during her senior year of high school, and subsequently received her Bachelor of Music and Master of music degrees from Cal State LA while studying with Dr. Sarkis Baltaian.

Shannon is currently teaching students ranging from beginning to advanced levels and is also the choir accompanist at Montebello High School and Chinese Evangelical Free Church. She holds annual student recitals and is an active member of the Music Teacher Association of California as well as an evaluator for the annual Certificate of Merit examinations. In addition, she sends selected students to take the CM exam yearly in which they passed with high honors.

Dr. Mischa Kopitman

Instrument(s): Accordion, Composition, Theory
Languages Spoken: English, Russian
Rate: 35 - 1/2 Hour, 65 - Hour
Level: Beginners to Advanced
Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dr. Mischa Kopitman is a veteran music competition judge specializing in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) curriculum and exams, as well as teaching through the Russian piano method... feel free to contact us to schedule a student audition/appointment with Dr. Kopitman.