Founders:Terry & Mariasari Janow
Terry Janow is a former "Grove School of Music" Director of the General Musicianship in Los Angeles, woodwind artist for New Lawrence Welk Orchestra in Branson, Missouri, Missionary for Indonesian Full Gospel Fellowship in Jakarta, Indonesia and Band Director for Sekolah Pelita Harapan, a private Christian school of over 1500 Indonesian and International students.
Terry Janow holds a Master of Arts from the Omega Bible Institute and Seminary.
As a saxophonist,Terry has written many original music compositions , and recorded albums in the USA, Korea ,Indonesia, performed with Paul Baloche,The Temptations,Anita O’Day, Chester Thompson .He has received A Jazz Award from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Terry serves as the Instrumental Music Director of the Hoffmantown Church Orchestra.
Terry and his wife, Mariasari, founded the “Janow Academy of Music LLC” in February of 2010. They are using this new company to teach and develop young musicians at “Hope Christian School” in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Wayne Hofeldt grew up in Southern California and started violin at the age of eight. He has played in orchestras from elementary, through high school and with different College Orchestras for several years. Wayne has achieved many awards from the Music Teachers’ Association of California, and holds a graduate degree from Sherwood School of Music. He enjoys performing violin solos with piano accompanists, and teaching violin part time, which he has done for over twenty-five years. He has played in several Church Orchestras, performing “Handel’s Messiah”, and also served as Concertmaster in the Hi Desert Symphony for two years under the direction of Thomas Mancini.
Wayne has performed scheduled violin solos for the “Arts in Medicine” Program at the University of New Mexico Hospital. The program provides music and art projects for patients, their families, and medical professionals during the Fall and Spring concert seasons.
Currently Wayne performs with the Hoffmantown Church Orchestra, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Sundays and in several concerts throughout the year, under the direction of David Hopkins.
Mariasari has developed the love of music since she was 6 years old. She has studied Piano, Organ, Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drums and Violin. Mariasari grew up playing organ at church at nine years old. She graduated from the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles in Keyboard/Piano and Music Arranging & Composition. Mariasari holds Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition from the University of La Verne in California.
She studied Film Scoring/Composition at UCLA in Los Angeles. Mariasari has written original Compositions, Jingles for TV,and Movie scoring where she played and recorded in USA , Korea and Indonesia.
She has been teaching Music and Piano to all ages for over 27 years. Mariasari and her husband Terry Janow established J.A.M (Janow Academy of Music LLC ) in 2010 in Albuquerque New Mexico. She serves every week in the Praise Team and Hoffmantown Church Orchestra . Mariasari enjoys composing and arranging Music and learning new kinds of instruments.
Patsie Potvin holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. She has studied Piano from the age of 4, also studied Guitar, Alto Clarinet, Flute, Violin and Cello.
After moving to Albuquerque she has played instruments and served in churches. Currently she plays violin with the Hoffmantown Church Orchestra. Patsie lives in Albuquerque with her husband Gary. She is a volunteer at the Albuquerque Botanical Garden, giving tours of the Japanese garden and sometimes plays Ukulele for children’s story time.
Brenna Barrera graduated with her bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She recently moved to the Albuquerque area to continue her education by pursuing a master's degree in flute performance at the University of New Mexico.
She received a scholarship to demonstrate leadership roles in University ensembles such as wind ensemble and wind symphony. Brenna has taught private lessons to many flute students ages 10-17 and completed her student teaching experience working with 5th through 8th grade band classes at Raceland Middle School in Raceland, Louisiana. Last summer, she attended "William Bennett Summer Flute Academy" in Tennessee where she played in a masterclasses for William Bennett and Lisa Wolynec. She also attended "The Informed Flutist" orchestral excerpt class at the University of Houston with Aralee Dorough, principal flustist of the Houston Symphony.
She is currently studying under Professor Valerie Potter, flute professor at UNM and principal flutist of the New Mexico Symphony. Brenna is overjoyed to meet students who are eager to learn music through the Janow Academy of Music.