Teachers' Bios and Information
Joshua K. Chari is a full time musician and teacher in Roswell/Alpharetta, GA. He owns Music By Tritone, teaches, performs and records cello and guitar, and produces studio strings in the Atlanta area. He also provides orchestral, sectional workshops and coaching in over a dozen area high schools and middle schools.
Joshua began his musical studies on the cello with the Suzuki Method at the age of 4. He went on to study with internationally known cello teacher Richard Aaron (presently a professor of cello at the Juilliard School formerly at the Cleveland Institute of Music) and Stephen Kates at the Peabody Conservatory-Johns Hopkins University. Joshua’s advanced guitar studies included work with Peter Vogl and Bill Hart (Atlanta Institute of Music and Media.)
Joshua has taught cello and guitar for over 16 years and has had many students participate in Georgia All State Orchestra, Georgia Honors Orchestra, Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, Emory Youth Symphony, Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, Ludwig Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra. He teaches students of all levels -beginner to advanced and enjoys helping students develop their musical interests and achieve their goals.
Sarah K Chari is a piano and percussion educator with over 15 years experience. She owns Music By Tritone in Roswell, Ga. and teaches piano and drums there full time. She studied classical piano performance under the guidance of Harriet Goler (Cleveland Institute of Music) and Dr. Robert Henry (Kennesaw State University) and is as comfortable with improvisational keyboard and percussion as she is with the piano's expansive repertoire encompassing many genres. Her drum studies included extensive work with Steven O'Reilley and Tom Knight at the Atlanta Institute of Music. She is versatile in advanced classical, rock, world, funk and jazz performance and instruction and has taught hundreds of students of all levels. In 2006, Sarah created her own curriculum rooted in fundamental music technique and the musical repertoire students enjoy playing. She also developed an extensive music library of favorite songs arranged for students of various levels and a successful group class format for beginners and intermediate students. She continues to coordinate group music events and performs solo piano and ensemble repertoire in the greater Atlanta area.