• Welcome to Montera!

    Mr. Worrall and Ms. Shogbasan

Mr. Jeff Worrall

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Mr. Jeff Worrall

Mr. Worrall is excited to begin teaching music at Montera Middle School. Recently he has taught at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, The People’s Conservatory, Musically Minded Academy, and assisted with the music programs at Head-Royce School and Black Pine Circle School.

Mr. Worrall received a bachelor’s of music education from Western Colorado University and a master’s of music performance from the University of Wyoming, where he performed in the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, Faculty Brass Quintet, Jazz Combo, UW Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra. As a graduate assistant he directed a university jazz band and jazz combo, conducted trumpet ensembles, and lectured as a music history teaching assistant. As a student, he won awards at the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival and the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Youth Festival. He has taught at a number of summer music camps with the Boston Brass.

In addition to teaching, Mr. Worrall enjoys performing, writing, arranging, and recording music. He can be heard on a number of recordings as trumpet player, writer, and arranger- most recently on “Undercover Presents: A Tribute To A Tribe Called Quest” being featured on two tracks.

Ms. Holly Shogbasan

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Ms. Holly Shogbasan

Holly Shogbesan began her flute studies at age 11 in her hometown St. Louis, Missouri and continued in her undergrad at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. While at Union, she was an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity. After receiving a BM in Music Education, Holly moved to Oakland, California where she began teaching music throughout the SF Bay Area for such organizations as the Oakland Youth Chorus, San Francisco Arts Education Project, and various schools in the Diocese of Oakland. Currently, she is a musician and dancer with the Odoya Women’s Chorus, Silvertones Flute Choir, and To Ai: We Are One People, a folkloric arts production fusing themes of social justice with the Candomble and other Afro-Brazilian traditions.

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Last Modified on October 8, 2019