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Eric Lifland began his studies at PCM in 2002 with then piano teacher, Andrew Norman. He continued with Annie Chen and studied chamber music with Barbara Mullens-Geier, Rebecca Merblum and Patrick Rosalez, graduating in 2012. He is now back in Los Angeles, working with Education Through Music LA and the LA Children’s Chorus, and on December 8, 2019, Eric made his conducting debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall. PCM recently sat down with Eric to hear about that experience and his career in music education.
Julian Gray Master Class
This past November, Julian Gray, guitar department chair at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, gave a master class to PCM guitar students and presented two lectures for PCM guitar faculty. He also gave private lessons to two advanced guitar students, Jadon Elliott and Evelyn Nguyen.
Mr. Gray has taught three of PCM’s guitar faculty – Felix Bullock, David Margolis, and Adam Pettit – and two PCM guitar alums – Alexandra Iranfar (‘07) and Brandon Wong (‘19). Below are some reflections and highlights from this recent experience.
Faculty Voices | Scott Tennant
Scott Tennant is considered to be one of the world’s premiere guitar virtuosos. He is a founding member of the Grammy-winning ensemble Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
Mr. Tennant is well known as a teacher and author, currently with eight books to his name. His first book, Pumping Nylon, is an advanced book on classical guitar technique and is used by students and teachers alike in most of the world’s major guitar programs. He lives in the Los Angeles area, is the Chair of the Guitar Department of the USC Thornton School of Music and an Artist-Teacher at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, where he coaches student quartets.