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Tana Bachman-Bland

Tana Bachman-Bland

Tana Bland is a native Spokanite who has played violin and viola in various organizations in and around the area. She began her musical career at the age of seventeen when she auditioned for the Spokane Symphony and became a regular on the classical series concerts. She then worked her way up the audition ladder until she held her Assistant Principal Second violin position for many years.   During the Symphony years, Tana was happy to have a teaching studio.  She also played in the Spokane String Quartet with Kelly Farris who is her former private teacher and mentor.  She coached the Spokane Youth Symphony and helped organize and run the String Chamber Music Camp for 14 years as a member of the Syringa String Quartet. Tana is happily enjoying her stint as a stay-at-home mother while being able to balance her musical career.   She is currently a member of the Tedesca String Quartet, teaches violin, viola and guitar, and finds herself extremely blessed to have been welcomed into the group Tango Volcado!  
Eugene Jablonsky

Eugene Jablonsky

Eugene Jablonsky’s life as a double bass player is an exploration of a vast array of styles. His career highlights include shows Prairie Home Companion All-Star Shoe Band, performances with Doc Severinsen, Carmen Bradford, Marian McPartland, Johnny Gimble and many others. Eugene’s varied musical tastes include klezmer with the Kosher Red Hots, Celtic music with the Howling Gaels, jazz with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra and a twenty year stint with the Spokane Symphony. Eugene is most proud of playing with the legendary Patty Page on “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window” where he contributed background puppy barking.
Patricia Bartell

Patricia Bartell

Patricia Bartell holds a B.A. in Music Education and Performance.  She teaches accordion and piano full time in Spokane Washington and travels worldwide as an adjudicator, professional performer and teacher.  She has studied with Dr. Judith Schoepflin of Whitworth University and Kendall Feeney of the Golandsky Institute; the preeminent center for the Taubman Technique Approach.  She has also studied under world-renown accordion teacher Frederic Deschamps in France.   Her performances; whether individual, ensemble, or with other classical artists continue to receive high reviews. As a person who has performed in numerous international competitions, Patricia has claimed many championships, including the prestigious Kimberley and Leavenworth International Championships, and recently 3rd in Castelfidardo Italy (one of the prestigious world championship festivals for Accordion). Currently Patricia is a member of Tango Vocaldo (Argentine Tango Quartet), leads a radical young accordion band called, “The Portatos,” was the 2012 organizer for the Trophée Mondial (World Championships for Accordion) that came to the U.S.A. for the first time. Ms. Bartell is also a certified teacher of Simply Music and is working with the Founder and C.E.O. of Simply Music in helping create a new teaching program for the accordion.  Patricia can be contacted through her webpage: www.abletoplaymusic.com
Kendall Feeney

Kendall Feeney

Pianist and violist KENDALL FEENEY is well known in the Northwest for her solo and chamber music performances. She is a member of the piano faculty at Eastern Washington University and director of the EWU Contemporary Music Ensemble. Ms. Feeney has performed throughout the United States and Asia and been featured on National Public Radio's "Performance Today" A native of California, Ms. Feeney studied at the University of Southern California where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance. She maintains private studios in Seattle, Spokane and Portland and is a sought after adjudicator and lecturer. She was awarded the 1997 Individual Artist of the Year by the Spokane ArtsCommission and is included in Who'sWho in America and Who's Who in American Women. From 1991 to 2003, Feeney was Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Northwest concert series ZEPHYR: A New Design for Classical Music. She is a frequent guest artist at Chamber Music San Juans and the Bellingham Music Festival and performs and teaches at the annual Golandsky Institute at Princeton. She has served on the chamber music staff of the New College Festival in Sarasota, Florida and the Round Top Festival Institute in Texas.
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