Our Teachers

We love teaching! Our teachers are all experienced performers and educators. All teachers have many years of teaching and performing experience, with most being graduates of, and having master/Ph.D./D.M.A. degrees, from prestigious institutions such as California State University, Fullerton, California State University of Long Beach, UCLA, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Trinity College London (England), BAKIP Linz (Austria), Victoria University (New Zealand).

Many of our teachers have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.

Teacher Bios

Cuong Nguyen

Cuong Nguyen

Piano

Graduated with a Bachelor in Music with Honors from New Zealand, winner of the Yoshiro Irino memorial...
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Hugo Nogueira

Dr. Hugo Nogueira

Guitar, Ukulele

Brazilian guitarist Hugo Nogueira won the 2011 American Guitar Society competition. After attending three...
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Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

Dr. Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

Piano

Ekaterina Bessmeltseva is a concert pianist whose performances span North America, Europe and Russia....
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Sally Rose Bates

Sally Rose Bates

Voice, Piano, Theory and Choir

Sally Rose Bates, mezzo-soprano, earned a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University...
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Jaclyn Kim

Jaclyn Kim

Violin

Jaclyn is an accomplished violinist who began her musical journey in violin at the age of four and in...
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Aline Sardao

Aline Sardao

Guitar, Voice, Musical Theater and Chamber Music

Orchestral and Operatic conductor, Maestra Aline Sardão is a native of Brazil. She began her Electric...
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Rachel Blair

Rachel Blair

Voice, Ukulele

I've had the music in me my entire life! I've been creating it for about 14 years though. I began playing...
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Eriko Tsuji

Eriko Tsuji

Violin

An experienced violin teacher with Master's Degree at UCLA in Music. A member of MTAC and Royal Conservatory...
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Magnum Nadal

Magnum Nadal

Piano, Composition, Saxophone

Magnum Nadal is a composer/performer based in Southern California. He holds a Bachelors in Music in Composition...
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Bettina Houser

Bettina Houser

Guitar, Ukulele, Flute

I am originally from Austria, the center of classical music and have had my musical education on my instruments...
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Chelsea Ayllon

Chelsea Ayllon

Piano, Violin

Chelsea comes from a line of musicians, artists, and poets. Music is in her blood, and she is mostly...
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Keechar Broadnax

Keechar Broadnax

Flute Specialist

Keechar was introduced to Music at a very young age being the grand daughter of Grammy Award Winner,...
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Natalie Do

Natalie Do

Cello, Violin, Piano

Natalie is a cellist who began her musical journey at age five. She believes that no matter the background,...
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Dennis Feinland

Dennis Feinland

Wind, Piano

Dennis started his passion for music at a very early age. Piano in elementary school, and saxophone by...
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Taylor Cooksey

Taylor Cooksey

Viola, Violin, Cello, Piano

Taylor started playing the violin and cello at the age of ten. She has performed in a wide range of ensembles...
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Seth Leue

Seth Leue

Oboe Specialist, Wind and Piano

Seth has played Oboe or Clarinet in orchestral settings for most of his life. During high school he was...
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Marylin Mello

Marylin Mello

String, Piano

Marylin grew up in Fresno and began her musical studies at age eleven. From there she joined her local...
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Thuc Tran

Thuc Tran

Bachelor of Music, University of Berkeley

I started learning music on a keyboard at the age of seven. After 4 years learning and applying piano...
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