Windsor "Tito" Pediford holds a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from an education shared between Julliard and City College. Tito is proficient in acoustic and electric bass, piano, all African and Latin percussions, vibraphone, trap drums, programmable synthesizers, as well as writing and arranging for brass, reeds, strings, chorus, and rhythm sections. Coming from a family heavily involved with music performance locally, nationally, & internationally, Tito was afforded the opportunity to perform with people such as: Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, King Curtis, Mandrill, G.Q, Change, Jocelyn Brown, LeRoy Burgess, Amel Larrieux, and others. Tito has toured around the world and across the U.S. He has led 3 bands of his own, 2 of which were published, and he was a side man for a host of disco records in the 80’s. Tito loves to push his students to reach their full potential with music!
Joseph Koenig, from Catonsville, Maryland, holds a B.M.E. in Instrumental Music Education and a B.M. in Double Bass Performance from the University of Maryland, where he studied under Rick Barber of the National Symphony Orchestra. Joseph has participated in the National Orchestral Institute, the National Music Festival, and the DCBass workshop, and has performed in local orchestras such as the Symphony of the Potomac, the Prince George’s Philharmonic, and the Columbia Orchestra. Joseph is also a music educator in Howard County Public Schools, where he currently teaches at Glenelg High School and Glenwood Middle School.
Joseph can teach upright bassists of any age or skill level, and will help each of his students establish healthy technique, efficient practice habits, a beautiful, resonant tone, and musical expressivity.