The Houston Chapter of the VdGSA is pleased to offer private lessons with famed teacher Sarah Mead. If you are interested in taking a lesson with Sarah Mead on one or more of these dates, please contact Pedro Funesfor scheduling.
Lessons with Sarah Mead Spring 2018
May 17 - 20
About Sarah Mead Sarah Mead teaches, performs, and proselytizes polyphony in the Boston area. The 2007 winner of the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America, she is Professor of the Practice of Music at Brandeis University, and has taught sixteenth-century theory and performance practice at the Longy School of Music. Her handbook on Renaissance Theory is used in historical music programs around the country. Overseas she has been a guest tutor at Trinity College of Music in London and the Easter Viol School in Australia. She serves on the Boards of the VdGSA and EMA, and is Conclave Music Director for the Viola da Gamba Society of America.
Also viol lessons are offered on a regular basis in the Houston area with Pedro Funes.
About Pedro Funes Pedro Funes received his Master’s Degree in Early Music at Indiana University, where he was the recipient of an Associate Instructorship, studying viola gamba and vielle with Wendy Gillespie. Previous teachers include Mary Springfels and Carter Crawford. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Houston on double bass and studied with Dennis Whittaker and Eric Larson. He currently is the Assistant Orchestra Director at Oak Ridge HS in Conroe ISD. In past summers he has attended the Texas Music Festival, Gark Karr Kamp, VdGSA Conclave, and Tafelmusik Baroque Institute. He has performed with Ars Lyrica, Texas Early Music Project, Austin Baroque Orchestra and is a founding member of Les Touches. He currently is the President of Viols of Houston, and President of Houston Early Music. He is also the Director of Aquila Di Guerra the viol ensemble at Oak Ridge HS, which has performed at Boston Early Music Festival in Summer 2017.