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Our Staff

Kristy Foote

Anna Ancheta

Frances Moore

Head Teacher, Renaissance  and Baroque

Teaching Artist all levels   Founder of MUSICA! and 
Executive Director

Head Teacher, Foundations and Renaissance

Violinist Frances Moore is active as a performer and teacher. She currently teaches violin and viola and directs the UCR Chamber Ensemble program at UC Riverside. As a baroque violinist, Ms. Moore has performed with Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra and Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra. Ms. Moore holds degrees in violin performance from UC Santa Barbara and University of Southern California, where she studied with Alice Schoenfeld and Milton Thomas. While on fellowship at the Banff School of the Arts in Alberta, Canada, Ms. Moore studied chamber music as a member of the Cecilian Piano with Menahem Pressler and Gilbert Kalisch.
Violinist Kristy Foote is currently performing with the Infinium Jazz Trio. She has been a member of the Claremont Symphony, the Inland Valley Community Orchestra, and the Temecula Master Chorale. Ms. Foote attended Rancho Santiago Community College, University of California, Riverside and and the University of Memphis, Suzuki Violin Program. She is a certified Suzuki Violin Instructor, and she has taught privately for many years. She has studied with Kimberly Mier-Sims, Majorie Marth and Lee Marshal, and has been a Citizen, Artist, and Teacher since the Bridge program since its inception.
Violinist, Anna Ancheta is the Conductor of the Inland Valley Youth (IVY) Orchestra, she coaches and conducts in the Summer Strings Academy, performs with the MSJC community orchestra, and conducts, composes and arranges pieces for the women’s chorus, Local Color. She has taught music at Westridge School, and in Hemet Unified School District. She created the the string program at the San Jacinto School District, where she taught band and strings at Monte Vista Middle School. She holds a Masters degree in Conducting from University of Southern California, and a teaching credential from Claremont graduate school. She studied violin with Alice Schoenfeld. She has received teacher of the year awards from both Hemet and San Jacinto Unified School District.

Teresa DiPietro

Head Teacher, ECHO

Ms. DiPietro currently serves as principal cellist for the Loma Linda University Church Symphony and plays in many other classical groups. In addition to chamber and symphonic work, she has worked with popular stars including Joel Gray, Peter Cetera, Elaine Paige, Michael Londra, and Mannheim Steamroller. She enjoys arranging and playing many genres of music including performing with ensembles for pops concerts, musical theater, and civic light opera. Ms. DiPietro attended California State University, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. She studied with John Walz and Eleanor Schoenfeld.

Our Mission

To provide free or low cost string training to players of all ages in the Hemet, San Jacinto, Idyllwild area of Riverside County
We believe that the discipline and practice of music making enhances our lives
and our ability to learn.
Making music together serves to enrich our community and the world.

What is El Sistema?

33 years ago in a parking garage in Caracas, Dr. José Antonio Abreu gathered together 11 children to play music. El Sistema was born. It now teaches music to 300,000 of Venezuela’s poorest children, demonstrating the power of ensemble music to dramatically change the life trajectory of hundreds of thousands of a nation’s youth while transforming the communities around them.

El Sistema USA is a support and advocacy network for people and organizations inspired by Venezuela’s monumental music education program. It will grow to provide comprehensive information on the El Sistema philosophy and methodology, and host a variety of resources that will aid those building, expanding and supporting El Sistema programs in the US and beyond.

About Diamond Valley Arts Council

"The Diamond Valley Arts Council(DVAC), founded in 2004, is an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the activities, events and venues for enjoying and participating in the various forms of artistic expression and cultural opportunities available to our community. Through partnerships with individuals, arts- and culture-related groups and local businesses, as well as civic and governmental agencies, we strive to develop programs and create opportunities which stimulate and enrich the cultural, economic, and intellectual life of the community; positive quality of life issues for the community to experience.  These goals and ideals are summarized in our motto “Advancing the Arts – Creating Community”."