Thomas Lovasz is a cellist and music instructor based in Los Angeles. He received his BM in Cello Performance from the University of Pecs in Hungary and his MM in Cello Performance from California State University, Northridge.
As an active soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, Thomas had the privilege to perform with artists such as John Williams, Zoltan Kocsis and Kristof Barati in multiple countries such as Hungary, Germany and the United States. Currently, he is a member of numerous LA and Santa Barbara based chamber ensembles. His most recent collaborations include performances with the LA Cello Quartet and the Atlantic String Ensemble. Thomas performs with many orchestras such as Orchestra Santa Monica, and as principal cellist of the Valencia Symphony Orchestra. He has also recently performed as a soloist with the Vietnamese American Philharmonic Orchestra.
Besides performing, Thomas is passionate about teaching. He started teaching in 2011 at his Alma Mater, the Ferenc Liszt School of Music in Hungary.
Madeleine Hogue is a native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Madeleine began her studies on the violin at age 7. Throughout grade school she held positions with numerous regional youth orchestras, and in 2008 performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City as a member of the North Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra. In 2012, Madeleine attended the University of Arkansas to study with Er-Gene Kahng. In 2014, she performed the Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto with the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and performed as a finalist in the Trinity Presents: Collegiate Performance Showcase in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has participated in master classes with soloists Alexander Markov and Elizabeth Pitcairn, and premiered works by Andrea Clearfield and Stacey V. Gibbs. In recent years she has held positions with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Opera Fayetteville pit orchestra, and Walton Arts Center pit orchestra. She served as the concertmaster of the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for the ‘15/‘16 year, and has taught violin and viola lessons through the U of A Community Music School since 2014. In 2016 she toured both regionally and internationally with the University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum, performing throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands.
In her free time, Madeleine enjoys traveling and performing music from a variety of genres, from large choral works to traditional folk music. Madeleine is currently the concertmaster of the CSUN Symphony Orchestra and a first year graduate student pursuing her M.M. in Violin Performance, studying with Lorenz Gamma.
Kim Benicke A Chicago native, I have studied both in Chicago and in Los Angeles with a variety of vocal professionals, focusing on different techniques and styles. As an active performer, I bring real-world singing experience to my coaching, and a passion to help you find your voice. Your instruction is tailored individually and takes you to the next level by means of developing balance, coordination, consistency, and strength of the voice through your entire vocal range. With a background in clinical psychology and a warm sense of humor, you will find a safe environment to challenge yourself and grow vocally, artistically and in self-confidence. I look forward to working with you!
I have been with Anthem Music Lessons since 2012. Currently, I perform with my cover band, FM Mayhem; Johnny Cash tribute, Cash Up Front (June Carter); Rockabilly band, Nocturnal Drifters, the Anthem Music Lessons Teacher Band; and the worship band of The Bay Church.
Dillon Yoder began drumming as a young teenager and almost instantly he knew that music was what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. He began pursuing his passion in high school by being a part of many bands, including playing drums in his church band. He pursued his education from many skilled and renowned drummers, as well as by attending CSUN as a Music Performance major in Percussion.
Through out the years, Dillon also picked up other instruments such as guitar, bass, and piano, among others. While at first he just learned each instrument to be a better drummer and have a better understanding of music, it has ultimately allowed him to be so much more than just a drummer. Dillon's knowledge has afforded him a unique perspective, as he knows what it's like to play each role in a band scenario. He is a well-rounded musician.
Dillon has an extreme passion for music and drumming, which he partially attributes to his own teachers, and is thrilled pass that on to his students. Dillon has been teaching drums at Anthem Music Lessons since he was 18 while simultaneously attending college, joining and creating a multitude of bands, playing countless shows, playing for multiple churches, and recording. Dillon continues to do anything and everything to express his passion of music!