Prema Kesselman

"Teaching music has always been rewarding for me and I feel it allows me to play a small part in keeping the cycle of generations going by reinvesting the energy others have shared with me along my journey. I try to provide all my students with the tools that they need to realize their full creative potential. I enjoy watching my students grow a genuine love and desire for learning music, and especially revel in the experience of guiding, encouraging and inspiring young budding musicians."  Prema Kesselman

Mrs. Kesselman is an experienced flute and piano teacher and has been teaching for over twenty years. She previously taught at Darlington Arts Center, the Friends Fine & Performing Community Arts School and Jacobs Music Academy, and has maintained a private teaching studio in both California and New Jersey. Prema has taught college age flute students in Santiago, Chile and has coached students in the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil (National Youth Symphonic Orchestra) of Chile.

Mrs. Kesselman is currently an Adjunct Professor of Flute at Temple University-Boyer College of Music.

Piano Background
Mrs. Kesselman began taking piano lessons at the age six and a year later declared that she wanted to be a professional musician. She soon began playing with a Youth Symphony at the local community college and participated in many chamber music programs. It was a deeply moving experience for her to play with other musicians, which strengthened her conviction that she wanted music to be a central part of her existence. She received her serious piano training at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California and made her concerto debut at the age of fifteen with the Glendale Orchestra on the Ravel Piano Concerto in G. She subsequently soloed with the Colburn Chamber Orchestra and was harpsichordist/pianist with Orchestra da Camera. Mrs. Kesselman received prizes and awards from the National Arts Association, the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, the Young Musicians Foundation-Beverly Hills, CA, Glendale Memorial Music Scholarship Competition, Music Teachers Association of California, and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers National Concerto Competition. Her performances have been broadcast on Los Angeles's KUSC 91.5 FM "Sundays at Four" and on WorldSpace digital satellite radio network throughout four continents. In addition, she performed piano in the Aspen Music Festival and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and at the Herbert Zipper Concert Hall.

Mrs. Kesselman graduated from Temple University-Boyer College of Music in Philadelphia, PA, with a Bachelor of Music, Summa Cum Laude, where she studied piano with Dr. Michael Sheadel. Previously, she studied with Dr. Louise Lepley and performed in master classes for James Bonn, Stewart Gordon, and Kevin Fitgerald. Since graduating, she has been active as an accompanist for instrumentalists and vocalists for auditions, competitions, and final recitals. She was invited as an assistant piano accompanist at Pantasmagoria flute festival in Buffalo, New York in 2004, where she accompanied master classes for Wissam Boustany and Peter Lloyd. In 2005, she was honored to accompany David Cramer for a solo recital sponsored by the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has accompanied Wissam Boustany and Anna Noakes in a recital at Regent Hall, London, and performed piano and celeste in Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 with the New Orpheus Ensemble in Greenwich, London.

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Prema Kesselman