CAPA to fund master classes

CAPA is funding or has funded master classes with the following teachers:

  • David Lang, studio artist from Natick ( will work with visual arts students.
  • Steve Laven, Wayland cellist, teacher and composer will work with the cello choir, focusing on Steve’s arrangement of Beatles tunes for the Spring Orchestra Concert
  • Brian O’Connell, retired music educator, vocal clinician/adjudicator will work with the chorus.
  • Cynthia Meyers, Wayland resident and principal piccolo player for the Boston Symphony, worked with the Wind Ensemble flutes on Gustav Holst’s The Planets and tips on switching from flute to piccolo.  She will be coming in again to work with the concert band flutes.
  • Scott Crago, drummer for the Eagles, came in three different days and set up the new WHS drum set.  He custom tuned the set and added some of his own personal recording studio patented devices.  He will also be coming in to coach the jazz groups, speak to the new songwriting class, and is helping to set up a field trip to the Berklee College of Music to meet with the Dean of the Recording Engineering department for the new songwriting class.
  • Mike Ambrozewski has set up the new WHS timpani and mallet percussion and tuned snares, toms, and bass drums. He will also be coming in to coach our concert band percussion on a special percussion feature entitled “Oddysey For percussion” by Elliot Del Borgo.  He will also coach the wind ensemble percussion.
  • Ian Carrol, local professional saxophone teacher and player, will be coming in to coach the saxophones at Wayland High and provide general woodwind tips.

In addition, Joe Oneschuk noted that he is still working on getting a low brass specialist to coach the low brass players and focus on breathing/sound technique.