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Welcome to the eighteen episodes of Monterey County Pops! Pros Teach. In these programs produced by Access Media Productions (AMP) in Monterey, California, our players explain the history and traditions of their instrument and give an intermediate level master class.

This series was produced by MCP! Vice President, Doug Lee, and directed by MCP! Music Director, Dr. Carl Christensen. The programs were filmed and edited in the AMP studios in Monterey by AMP’s technical staff and are part of MCP!’s commitment to support school music programs.

Videos and downloadable materials will be posted here regularly, be sure to check this page often!

WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS

Flute - Karen King
Clarinet - Jeff Gallagher
Oboe - Peter Lemberg
Saxophone - Antony Pickard

BRASS & PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS

Trumpet - David Adams
Trombone - Steven Mortensen
Tuba - James Paoletti
French Horn - Bruce Dorcy
Euphonium/Baritone - John Thomas
Percussion & Timpani - Beverly Dorcy

GARAGE BAND INSTRUMENTS

Electric Guitar - Paul Magpusao
Electric Bass - Steve Uccello
Drum Set - Mike Shannon

ORCHESTRAL STRING INSTRUMENTS

Violin - Amalia Diaz
Cello - Deborah Tandoc
Viola - Bryan Brasch
Double Bass - Stan Poplin

OTHER INSTRUMENTS

Classical Guitar - Terrence Farrell