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

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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Sally Rose Bates

Sally Rose Bates

Voice, Piano, Ukulele

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

Orchestral and Operatic conductor, Maestra Aline Sardão is a native of Brazil. She began her Music studies...
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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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Troy Sargent

Troy Sargent

Trumpet, Piano

Troy Sargent is a freelance trumpet player located in Orange Country, California. He is a popular choice...
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Rachel Blair

Rachel Blair

Voice, Piano, Ukulele

Rachel is a classically trained soprano, with experience in opera, art song, oratorio, musical theatre,...
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Bettina Houser

Bettina Houser

Guitar, Ukulele, Flute, Piano, Voice

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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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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Desirae Hafer

Desirae Hafer

Voice, Piano

Desirae has a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Jazz Studies from California...
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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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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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Antonio Davila

Antonio Davila

Bassoon, saxophone, piano

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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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Ricardo Rios

Ricardo Rios

Violin

Ricardo Rios started playing violin at the age of 7 in his native Mexico and later came to the United...
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Ashley Shahbazi

Ashley Shahbazi

Piano, Violin, Ukulele, Guitar

I have been studying music since the age of 6. I went on to earn my Bachelor's degree from Chapman University,...
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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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Christopher Innes

Christopher Innes

Piano, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone and Tuba

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Fred Canada

Fred Canada

Violin, Piano

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Andrew Loveland

Andrew Loveland

Cello, Piano

Community and passion are two words that cellist Andrew Loveland does not take lightly. As an alumnus...
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Makaela Olin

Makaela Olin

Piano, Violin

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