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/D.M.A. degrees, from prestigious institutions.

Many of our teachers have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have many years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to bring out the best in every student, whether they are first-time learners or accomplished performers.

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Teacher Bios

We currently have 20+ teachers on staff and we are growing every month. Below you will find bios for our staffs.

Cuong Nguyen
Cuong Nguyen
Owner, 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

Hugo Nogueira is currently teaching guitar at Los Angeles Pierce College. Hugo won the 2011 American...
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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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Gary Gould
Gary Gould
Saxophones, clarinets,..

Multi-woodwindist Gary Gould developed his passion for performing and teaching over a long and successful...
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Hang Nguyen
Hang Nguyen
Guitar, Piano

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Matthew Peskanov
Matthew Peskanov
Trumpet

Matthew Peskanov, originally from New York, grew up in a musical household. Everyday he would hear piano,...
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Melody Tran
Melody Tran
Piano

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

Mrs. Nguyen graduated with an honored degree in Piano Performance in HCM Conservatory of Music in 2004....
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Arax Petrossian
Arax Petrossian
Voice, Piano

I was born in Armenia, Yerevan. Went to Tchaikovsky specialized secondary music school (major voice and...
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Chloe Descher
Chloe Descher
Flute, Piano

Chloe Descher is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California with a Masters of Music in...
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Maura Phelps
Maura Phelps
Cello, Ukulele

Maura Phelps is a recent alumni of CSULB where she received her masters degree in instrumental performance....
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Jean Leema
Jean Leema
Piano

I've taught piano for over 25 years, and my passion is to educate and to pass my musical knowledge to...
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Marisa Ramey
Marisa Ramey
Viola/Violin, Piano

Marisa Ramey has studied viola for over 10 years and plans to continue doing so for many many more. She...
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Olena Merrill
Olena Merrill, Ph.D.
Voice, Piano,..

Meet Dr.Olena Merrill: A Musical Journey of Excellence and Passion In the heart of every melody, there...
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Lora Bashmakian
Lora Bashmakian
Voice, Piano,..

Lora Bashmakian is a Southern California based singer and pianist. She recently competed in The Metropolitan...
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Ian Westerbeck
Ian Westerbeck
Guitar

Ian Westerbeck is a guitarist and teacher based out of Huntington Beach, California. He grew up around...
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Alexandra Reyna
Alexandra Reyna
Voice, Piano

Alexandra Reyna has been a student of music for her entire life. She started voice lessons at the age...
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Jasmin Cruz
Jasmin Cruz
Cello, Piano

Jasmin Cruz, a Bay Area native, is an emerging music educator with a passion for igniting musical curiosity....
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Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith
Voice, Piano

Stephanie Smith has always had a strong love of music starting at a young age. At the age of nine she...
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Kerry Walther
Kerry Walther
Viola, Violin

Kerry Walther is a student at CSU Long Beach studying music performance with Jason Bonham, principal...
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Racquel Gee
Racquel Gee
Voice, Piano

Racquel Gee is a Southern California based musician and student studying at California State University...
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Jacquelyn Su
Jacquelyn Su
Viola/Violin, Piano

Jacquelyn Su is a student attending CSU Long Beach, focusing in music education and performance. She...
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Brandon Whitehurst
Brandon Whitehurst
Piano, Bassoon

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Morgan Burtner
Morgan Burtner
Violin, Piano

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Namiah Miller
Namiah Miller
Violin, viola

Namiah Miller attends the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach, where he performs in the...
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Ethan Dwinell
Ethan Dwinell
Cello

Growing up in Long Beach, Ethan’s love of music started when he was introduced to the cello at an afterschool...
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Zachary Mascarinas
Zachary Mascarinas
Voice, Piano,..

Zachary Mascarinas is a second-year student at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, where he is pursuing...
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