STL Ocarina

About STL Ocarina

STL Ocarina was established in 2005 to help revive interest in the art of ocarina playing. An outgrowth of the St. Louis School of Music, the company produces ocarinas for all ages and skill levels, from colorful kids' models shaped like fish, whales and dolphins starting at $10 to professional models starting under $100 and made of Purple Clay, a rare natural mineral found only in the region of Yixing, China. The company's ocarinas have been used in performances by major symphony orchestras including the New World Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

About Laura Yeh, performer and music educator


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BYLINE: Laura is a performer and music educator trained in the Suzuki method of instruction. She teaches violin and ocarina at the St. Louis School of Music, sharing the joy of music with children as young as 3 years old as well as adults. Laura and her husband Dennis have collaborated with ocarina makers around the world to produce improved new models of the ocarina, an easy-to-learn instrument with roots dating back to the dawn of history. They have designed and produced many unique and innovative ocarinas and educational materials sold by their company, STL Ocarina (www.STLOcarina.com).

BROADCAST BIO: Classical violin instructor Laura Yeh also teaches children and adults a much easier-to-learn instrument — the ocarina (Say O-ca-reena). A pocket-sized wind instrument usually made of pottery, the ocarina dates back thousands of years. It was played widely by American troops during the two world wars but later fell into obscurity. Then in the 1990s, the video game "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" revived interest in the ocarina. Laura saw its potential for children and adults. She and her husband Dennis design and produce ocarinas for STL Ocarina (www.STLOcarina.com) and perform with the St. Louis Ocarina Trio.

FULL BIO: A performer and music educator trained in the Suzuki method of instruction, Laura Yeh earned her Bachelor of Music with Honors in Violin Performance from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She plays the violin and ocarina and teaches children from preschool to high school age, as well as adults. Laura discovered the ocarina while on a trip to Taiwan several years ago. Within a short time she was performing on the instrument. With her husband, Dennis, Laura has worked to spread the word about this fun and easy-to-learn instrument. They have written three method books and several songbooks. As founding members of the St. Louis Ocarina Trio, Dennis and Laura have released two albums for violin, ocarina, and piano. They have also collaborated with ocarina makers across the globe to improve the capabilities of the instrument. By combining their expertise in music with the skill of the ocarina makers, they have designed and produced many unique and innovative ocarinas sold by STL Ocarina

About Angela Moore, performer and music educator


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BYLINE BIO: Family music education expert Angela Moore holds a master of arts in vocal performance. Angela, 26, is also an accomplished ocarina performer with STL Ocarina, a company dedicated to reviving the art of ocarina playing. Learn more at www.STLOocarina.com.

BROADCAST BIO:
People all over the world are rediscovering the ocarina, a pocket-sized pottery wind instrument with ancient roots. With us today is music educator and accomplished ocarina performer Angela Moore of STL Ocarina. The St. Louis company is dedicated to reviving the art of ocarina playing. Learn more at www.STLOcarina.com. Welcome, Angela. Tell us about the ocarina and why it is a good first instrument for people of all ages.

FULL BIO: Family music education expert Angela Moore holds a master of arts in vocal performance Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She toured for a year with the Missoula Children's Theater's production of The Frog Prince, teaching children music, choreography, improvisation and other skills. Angela, 26, is also an accomplished ocarina performer with STL Ocarina, a company dedicated to reviving the art of ocarina playing. An outgrowth of the St. Louis School of Music, STL Ocarina produces ocarinas for all ages and skill levels. Learn more at www.STLOcarina.com.

About Juliet Cruz, performer and music educator


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BYLINE BIO: Music educator and flutist Juliet Cruz is an accomplished ocarina performer with STL Ocarina, a company dedicated to reviving the art of ocarina playing. She has served as an adjunct professor at Murray State University, teaching flute, music theory and master classes to university and pre-college students; and is on the faculty of the Community Music School at Webster University. In 2013 she joined STL Ocarina. An outgrowth of the St. Louis School of Music, STL Ocarina produces ocarinas for all ages and skill levels. Learn more at www.STLOcarina.com.

BROADCAST BIO: People all over the world are rediscovering the ocarina, a pocket-sized pottery wind instrument with ancient roots. With us today is music educator, flutist and ocarina performer Juliet Cruz of STL Ocarina. The St. Louis company is dedicated to reviving the art of ocarina playing. Learn more at www.STLOcarina.com. Welcome, Juliet. Tell us about the ocarina and why it is a good first instrument for people of all ages.

FULL BIO: Music educator and flutist Juliet Cruz is an accomplished ocarina performer with STL Ocarina, a company dedicated to reviving the art of ocarina playing. She loves to perform music which explores the breadth and depth of the repertoire, representing the earliest composers to the unique sounds of today's compositional voices. As a flutist she has won numerous awards including prizes in the 2013 Artist Presentation Society, the 2006 Kentucky Flute Society Young Artist Competition, and in concerto competitions at Indiana and Webster University, where she was the first student to give a performance of Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto with orchestra. She completed her graduate study at Indiana University studying with Thomas Robertello and earned her undergraduate degree at Webster University studying with Jan Gippo, formerly of the St. Louis Symphony. Other teachers of note include Dr. Werner Tripp, retired principal of the Vienna Philharmonic, Mark Sparks, and Tadeu Coelho. She has played in master classes with Carol Wincenc, Michele Debost, Jeffrey Kahner, Joshua Smith, Randy Bowman, and Bradley Gardner. Juliet was the principal flutist of the St. Louis Philharmonic. Her other orchestral credits include the Paducah Symphony, the Indiana University Festival Orchestra, the Columbus Philharmonic (Indiana), the Webster Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. As an educator, she has served as an adjunct professor at Murray State University, teaching flute and music theory, and has taught master classes to university and pre-college students. She is on the faculty of the Community Music School at Webster University. In 2013 she joined STL Ocarina. An outgrowth of the St. Louis School of Music, the company produces ocarinas for all ages and skill levels. Learn more at www.STLOcarina.com.

About Heather Scott, performer and music educator


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BYLINE BIO: Heather Scott holds a master's degree in flute performance and serves as a worldwide ambassador for the ocarina across the Web. STL Ocarina, an outgrowth of the St. Louis School of Music, produces ocarinas for all ages and skill levels. Learn more at www.STLOcarina.com.

BROADCAST BIO: Heather Scott holds a master's degree in flute performance and is a masterful performer of the ocarina. The ocarina is easy to play, compact and comes in models that start at about $10. Welcome, Heather. Why is the ocarina so appealing to students and aspiring musicians of all ages?
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