Organ/Harpsichord

Hanneke van Proosdij

Hanneke van Proosdij performs regularly as soloist and continuo specialist and is principal early keyboard player with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Festspiel Orchester Goettingen and Voices of Music. She has appeared regularly with Hesperion XX, Concerto Palatino, Magnificat, American Bach Soloists. Concerto Koln, Chanticleer, LA Phil, Dallas Symphony, Gewandhaus Orchester and the Arcadian Academy. She received her solo and teaching diplomas from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she studied recorder, harpsichord and composition.

Jessica Siegel

I love to teach! It is wonderful to watch students develop musically and personally over the years. I have been an active performer and teacher for over 20 years. My priority is to develop a love of music based on a solid foundation of a healthy technique and understanding of musical principles. While several of my students have gone on to create professional careers as a harpist, most of my students learn for the joy and fun of making music. I teach students of all ages and from all walks of life. Everyone learns differently.

Michelle Sell

"One of my great privileges in teaching music, to children and adults, is bringing joy to my students and seeing them experience such great rewards in the process!"
Michelle Sell
Five great reasons to study music with Michelle:
1. She has taught all ages at the San Francisco Conservatory and was chosen specifically for the preparatory department due to her patience with children.
2. She has taught for 36 years.
3. She coaches and has coached adults and children with special needs to play the harp

San Francisco Early Music Society Music Discovery Workshop

The Music Discovery Workshop, located in Berkeley at the Crowden Center for Music in the Community, is a rich experience for young people between the ages of seven and fifteen. Our day camp magically transports students to the 15th century by blending music and social history while bringing life and drama to the study of music. Instruction includes recorder, harpsichord, strings, chamber music, musicianship, crafts, costume making, outdoor games, and more.

San Francisco Early Music Society Summer Workshop

"For over thirty years SFEMS has offered one of the most comprehensive summer early music programs in the United States, led by a faculty of international artists in residence. Instrumental and vocal master classes, lectures, coached ensembles, and recitals provide an opportunity for adult musicians and dancers at a variety of levels to improve their ensemble skills, performance techniques, and teaching abilities. Medieval & Renaissance Workshop; Baroque Workshop; Recorder Workshops on offer.

San Francisco Early Music Society Summer Workshop

"For over thirty years SFEMS has offered one of the most comprehensive summer early music programs in the United States, led by a faculty of international artists in residence. Instrumental and vocal master classes, lectures, coached ensembles, and recitals provide an opportunity for adult musicians and dancers at a variety of levels to improve their ensemble skills, performance techniques, and teaching abilities. Medieval & Renaissance Workshop; Baroque Workshop; Recorder Workshops on offer.

Suzie Peterson

Born and raised in Bay Area. Taught music in schools in Vallejo and Fairfield from first grade through 12th grade. Recently retired. Conduct the Diablo Women's Chorale in Walnut Creek and have an after school choir at Vanden High School. I was organist and choir director for two churches for 25 years. Don't know which I like better-piano or singing.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Preparatory Division Private Lessons

Students enrolled in private lessons have the opportunity to perform in regularly scheduled recitals held in the Recital and Concert Halls. Preparatory Division students participate in master classes with distinguished visiting artists and with the Conservatory's Collegiate Division faculty. Off-campus and showcase performances are also arranged for students throughout the year. Certificate programs available.