Invested Musician founders, Andrew and Rupal Bain, lead an international team of faculty and staff with over 200 years of collective experience as performers, educators, freelancers, arts administrators and executives.
Boris is currently the Principal Clarinet of the LA Phil. He also serves as clarinet faculty at UCLA and Cal State Fullerton. He teaches performance class, woodwinds technique and judges mock auditions.
President & Program Director
Andrew is currently the Principal Horn of the LA Phil. He also serves as horn faculty at The Colburn School and Aspen Music Festival and School. He teaches in all classes, oversees the Program and provides vision for the organization.
CEO & Business Faculty
Rupal has an MBA and experience working in public, private and non-profit sectors. She is also a licensed tax professional. Rupal teaches Business and Career Classes, oversees program implementation and manages business operations.
Denis is currently the Principal Flutist of the LA Phil and international soloist. He also serves as Flute Faculty at UCLA. Denis teaches winds performance and technique class and judges mock auditions.
Whitney is currently the Principal Bassoon of the LA Phil. He has served as Faculty at Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music and is currently teaching at Lynn University. He teaches performance and technique class and judges mock auditions.
Robert is currently the Principal Cello of the LA Phil. He has been guest faculty at Colburn, Michigan and Music Academy of the West is current faculty at Accademia Musicale Chigiana. He teaches performance and career class and judges mock auditions.
Mental Game Faculty
Dinka is therapist and mental coach for performing artists as well as a business owner and licensed Burnout and Stress Management Consultant. She teaches performance psychology and mental training classes.
Alexander Technique Faculty
Rachel is a certified Alexander Technique teacher and yoga instructor. She plays fourth horn in the NC Symphony. She teaches Alexander Technique classes and incorporates mindfulness practice.
David is currently Principal Trombone of the LA Phil. He also serves as Faculty at The Colburn School. In addition, he is a business owner. He teaches performance, technique and career classes and judges mock auditions.
Physical Therapy Faculty
Janice is a board-certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. She is also faculty at The Colburn School. She is also a self-employed business owner. She teaches anatomy and injury prevention classes.
More Amazing Guest Faculty
Jennifer Montone, Principal Horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Gail Williams, Horn Professor, Northwestern University - Julie Landsman, Horn Professor, USC and the Juilliard School - Eugene Izotov, Principal Oboe, San Francisco Symphony - Philippe Tondre, Principal Oboe, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Nicole Riccardo, Website and Marketing Expert - Donald Aibel, Tax Attorney - Karlton Dennis, Tax Strategist
Because we want you to have the best
Lila manages and coordinates Invested Musician programs with faculty and participants. Prior to this role, she was the Orchestra Operations Coordinator for the LA Phil.
Sammi manages and coordinates Invested Musician events and program announcements. Prior to this role, she was with the Colburn Conservatory and Community School for Performing Arts.
Website & IT Manager
Elizabeth is currently pursuing her Master of Music-Horn Performance at Colburn. She supports Invested Musician with videos, recordings, websites and other business IT activities.
ELIZABETH LINARES MONTERO
Dana is currently a horn student at the Jacobs School of Music. She is enrolled in the full year program and active with our alumni group. She supports Invested Musician with community engagement and events.