Here’s our very first Throwback Thursday Alumni Spotlight featuring:
Adrienne Pedrotti Bingamon
Adrienne attended classes at Jensen’s Yamaha Music School in the 90s. Her grandfather used to pick her up and take her to class at the location on Lockhill-Selma near Blanco (it’s now part of the Lexus dealership!) She remembers when Ms. Lois would play the gather around the piano song (Mozart C major Sonata), playing the recorder and marimba, and the fun summer musicals, like the Little Mermaid.
Now Adrienne is living in Austin where she participates in three different choral chamber ensembles – the Chorus Austin Chamber Ensemble, the San Antonio Chamber Choir, and Inversion Ensemble. In order to participate in these other ensembles, she recently stepped down as director of the Austonettes, a position she held for 3 years.
She has taken some conducting classes and workshops to help her learn how a conductors movements help encourage particular sounds and she might pursue a masters degree in choral conducting at some point in time. She finds that her early music training at Jensen’s Yamaha has helped her with her aural dictation skills and writing arrangements of songs.
“I plan on having music in my life forever! It’s definitely a part of who I am and Jensen’s Yamaha was a huge part of that! Because choral music is my passion, I plan on singing in as many choirs as my schedule will permit and hope to have my own church choir someday. I’m also considering going into teaching because I think music is so vital in helping young minds develop and flourisn.”