Our very talented and experienced music teachers’ primary goal is to nurture and instill the passion of music in all of their students. Not only are they talented, but they are fluent in many other languages including Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hebrew, and Spanish.

For full bios of our teachers, please click the Schedule Music Lesson button or click here  to go to our Mindbody Scheduling page. On this page, click a lesson button (e.g. piano, vocals, etc.) and then click the “Search” button to find a teacher’s bio and availability.

You can book an appointment with any of our teachers on this page. Your first lesson is 50% off!

Brief Summary of our Staff Bios

TEACHERS

Yvonne Li

  • Teaches: Piano, Flute, Guzheng, Orff Early Childhood
  • Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
  • Credentials: BA and Masters Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Orff I (CSU LA), Orff-based Music Rhapsody early childhood and elementary training, member of the American Orff Schulwerk Association.
  • Most Favorite Music: Classical, Jazz, and Pop

 Lucia Roh

  • Teaches: Piano
  • Languages: English, Korean
  • Credentials: BA Ewha Woman’s University (Korea), MTAC
  • Most Favorite Music: Chopin Etude Opus 10 # 5; Beethoven Sonata “Pathetique” Opus 13 #8

Jung-Rim Kim

  • Teaches: Piano (classical and pop)
  • Languages: English, Korean
  • Credentials: BA Univ. of Michigan, Masters USC, MTAC
  • Most Favorite Music: Bach, Chopin, and Schumann

Leslie Sharp

  • Teaches: Piano (classical, jazz, rock, improvisation), Vocal Coaching
  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • BA Univ. of Redlands, MTAC
  • Most Favorite Music: Classical, jazz, and rock

Wendy I. Chen

  • Teaches: Adult Piano/Parental Pedagogy Course-Piano Mom®
  • Languages: English, Mandarin
  • Credentials: BA in Piano Pedagogy, Masters in Piano Performance from CSU Fullerton. Founder of Piano Mom®, MTAC
  • Most Favorite Music: ALL!

 Shura Sasaki

  • Teaches: Violin/ Viola, Composition and Music Theory
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Credentials: BA CSU Long Beach, Concertmaster L.A. Doctor Symphony, MTAC
  • Most Favorite Music: Classical, Jazz, The Beatles, Oldies

Lisa Li

  • Teaches: Violin/ Viola, Music Theory
  • Languages: English, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese
  • Credentials: Yanbian Univ (China), CSU Fullerton (2018)
  • Most Favorite Music: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Opera

Ori Huberman

  • Teaches: Guitar, Piano (Pop/Rock), Drumset, Ukelele, Bass
  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • Credentials: BA Levinsky College (Israel), Rimon School, Musician’s Institute
  • Most Favorite Music: Rock, pop, jazz, and tribute performances including Beatles (#1), Carole King, CSNY, Heart

Zeal Levin

  • Teaches: Guitar (Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Blues, Rock), Bass, Vocals, Drums, Percussion
  • Language: English
  • Credentials: BA UC Santa Barbara
  • Most Favorite Music: Wes Montgomery, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix

Paul Kim

  • Teaches: Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Drumset, Vocal Ensemble, Music Theory
  • Languages: English, Korean, Cantonese, Spanish
  • Credentials: BA Biola Univ; MA Composition – SW Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Most Favorite Music: Rock, Jazz, CCM, Movie Soundtracks (Thomas Newman, Michael Giacchino)

Charlotte Foster

  • Teaches: Orff-based Early Childhood, Vocals, Piano, Clarinet, Ukelele
  • Languages: English
  • Credentials: BA Music Education and Vocal Performance – Asbury Univ (KY), Orff Level I.
  • Most Favorite Music: Church Music, Jazz, Classical

Jessie Tisdale

  • Teaches: Vocals, Piano
  • Languages: English
  • Credentials: BA Pepperdine Univ; Masters –  Musical Theater/Opera Performance Arizona St Univ.
  • Most Favorite Music: Classical, Musical Theater, Folk, and Disney

Ruri Matthews

  • Teaches: Saxophone, Clarinet
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Green River College
  • Most Favorite Music: Classical, Bebop-jazz, Big-band jazz, funk, and rock styles

Kael Sharp

  • Teaches: Trumpet
  • Languages: English
  • BA Trumpet Performance CSU Long Beach
  • Most Favorite Music: Jazz, Salsa, Metal, Classic Rock and Classical

STAFF

Melissa Hom

Administration/Receptionist

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • BA Whittier College – Theater Arts Design
  • Most Favorite Music: Techno, Pop, Broadway, Country