Co-owner of L&L Music
Diana Loeb has a B.S. from Bradley University where she studied with Nancy Neidlinger while majoring in Music Business. She has studied with Linda Eagleson a local teacher, nationally renowned teachers Robin Fellows, Bonita Boyd, Robert Dick and Vanita Jones. In previous summers, Diana was the Master Class teacher for the Mid-Atlantic Band Camp in Lynchburg, VA. She currently performs with the Montgomery Philharmonic Orchestra, The Musical Offering Flute Ensemble and past performances with the Montgomery College Orchestra. Diana also co-owns L&L Music with her husband Steve.
Played clarinet professionally for 30+ yrs.
Jim Bensinger has played clarinet professionally for over 30 years. He retired after 20 years with the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C. He studied with Dr. Jim Badolato of Montgomery College, Ed Walters at the University of Maryland, Frank Cohen of the Cleveland Symphony, and Al Asercion a retired navy musician and a Selmer Clinician. He works as a freelance performing musician in the Washington area, as well as performing with the Montgomery Philharmonic Orchestra Montgomery College Orchestra, Victorian Lyric Opera, Swing Time Big Band, and the Virginia Grand Military Band.
Susan Jacobs Churchill
Teaching clarinet for 15 years
Susan Jacobs Churchill, a Bethesda native, attended Woodward High School, and has been teaching clarinet for 15 years. She received her B.A. in music from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, and her Masters degree in Music Performance from Catholic University. As a freelance musician, she has played at the Kennedy Center, and with the Catholic University Summer Opera, as well as with many other orchestras, and chamber groups in the Washington area. She studied with Charles Stier a professional local solo clarinetist, and Paul Eberly in Silver Spring. She is a member of the International Clarinet Association and of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association).
A freelance Trombonist and Educator
Ron Isaacson is a freelance Trombonist and Educator. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam, in 1983. He also earned a Masters degree from GWU in 1998. He studied Trombone with Gary Shaw, Richard Cryder, John Hahn, and he studied Euphonium with Peter Popiel. As a music educator, Ron has taught at schools in Maryland, Washington, DC, and New Hampshire. He is currently a substitute teacher in Montgomery and Frederick County Public Schools. Through the years, he has fully directed and/or musically directed some school productions. He served as music specialist and camp show director at Discover Day Camp. Ron is the choir director and serves as one of the rotating cantorial soloists at Congregation Or Chadash in Damascus, MD.
Teaching private music lessons for many years
Heather Sprague has been teaching private music lessons for many years. A 2007 graduate from Shenandoah University, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a Certificate in Performance. In 2002, she toured Europe with the “Sound of America” honors band and performed in numerous venues throughout France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Luxembourg. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, as well as The Kennedy Center and the The National Building Museum in Washington, DC with the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra. Heather currently resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She has been teaching band, orchestra, jazz band, chorus, and general music at John Poole Middle School in Poolesville, Maryland.
Trumpet, Euphonium/Baritone Horn, French horn, Tuba
Tim Roebuck has extensive experience in playing Brass instruments (Trumpet, Euphonium/Baritone Horn, French horn, Tuba). He has taught Band camps, sings in church choirs and has written several arrangements for different ensembles. He plays trumpet and trombone for Redland Baptist Church. Tim has performed with the Takoma Park Community Orchestra, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, D.C. Community Orchestra, New Music Orchestra and the Greenbelt Community Band. He attended Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, AL as a Music Major where he performed on Euphonium with the famed Marching Southerners band and in the Symphonic Band. His Honors and Awards include the John Phillip Sousa Award, Walker College Honor Band, Alabama All State Band and the Livingston Honor Band.