Private Instruction in:
and Percussion Instruments
Bonnie Schiada Maddox
BM, University of the Pacific
BA Music, Colgate University
Bonnie attended the University of the Pacific, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance, summa cum laude. While at Pacific, Bonnie was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional women’s music fraternity that was involved in philanthropic and musical events throughout the community. During the summers at Pacific, Bonnie has been an instructor and counselor for the Pacific Music Camps and Brubeck Institute Jazz Camp. She has also worked for Cazadero Music Camp and the Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony.
After graduating from Pacific, Bonnie’s love for music and culture brought her to Die Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany where she studied with trombonists Abbie Conant (Munich Philharmonic) and Joseph Burnam (RAI Symphony in Torino Italy). She also had the opportunity to study Baroque trombone with Charles Toet (Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra) and trombone pedagogy with Gerhard Wolf. While she was living in Trossingen, home of the Hohner factory, she decided to pick up the accordion as well.
Over the last five years, Bonnie has assisted with elementary band programs in Benicia, Vallejo, Dublin, and Livermore, helping young musicians learn to play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. Currently, Bonnie teaches privately and freelances around the Bay Area. She has performed with various groups such as the Montclair Women's Big Band and Symphony Parnassus and regularly plays trombone with the Lafayette Studio Big Band, the Diablo Symphony Orchestra, and the Golden Gate Symphony.
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