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Our Team

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Josh

Lead Piano Instructor

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Kyler

Teaches Guitar & Voice

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Eliza

Teaches Music Exposure, Piano, Singing & Songwriting

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Teaches Piano, Guitar & Ukulele

Berend

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Teaches Guitar & Voice (online)

Brenna

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James

Teaches Clarinet

Teaches Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar & Ukulele

Kira

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Teaches Violin & Viola

Hannah

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Rena

Teaches Drums

Josh

Josh is a dedicated and passionate piano teacher who embarked on his musical journey in 2011 and has since become a seasoned and accomplished musician. His love for the piano is deeply rooted in the rich tapestry of Asian composers, whose works have been a constant source of inspiration throughout his years of study. 

Josh takes great joy in working with students of all ages, but he has a special affinity for adults who are eager to explore the world of piano at any level, from beginner to advanced. His patient and encouraging approach creates a comfortable learning environment, fostering a positive and enjoyable experience for his students. Through his commitment to nurturing musical talent, Josh not only imparts technical skills but also instills a deep appreciation for the artistry and expression that can be achieved through the piano.

Eliza

Eliza Naomi, an esteemed graduate of Utah State University, brings a wealth of musical expertise to her role as an instructor, having dedicated nearly a decade to the art of teaching. With the cello as her primary instrument, Eliza's knowledge extends across a diverse range of musical domains, guiding students not only in cello techniques but also in the realms of singing, songwriting, ukulele, piano, and guitar. Her multifaceted approach reflects a passion for fostering well-rounded musicianship in her students.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Eugene, Eliza has cultivated a warm and inviting home studio where lessons are held, 

Hannah

Hannah Willard is an accomplished violinist based in Eugene, Oregon, with an extensive presence in local orchestras, including the Eugene Symphony, Eugene Concert Orchestra, Rogue Valley Symphony, and the Oregon Mozart Players Chamber Orchestra. In 2021, she completed her Masters Degree in Violin Performance, concurrently earning a certificate in violin/viola pedagogy, showcasing her dedication to both performance and teaching.

As an instructor, Hannah offers lessons catering to individuals ranging from beginners to collegiate levels, employing a comprehensive and tailored approach to violin education. Her commitment to the art of teaching, backed by her academic achievements, establishes her as a reliable and proficient mentor for aspiring violinists in the Eugene community. Hannah's contributions extend beyond the stage, as she strives to pass on her musical knowledge with a professional and considerate demeanor, fostering a supportive learning environment for students at every stage of their musical journey.

Brenna

Brenna's journey in music is a testament to her unwavering passion and dedication to the art form. Her musical odyssey commenced at a young age, with her soulful voice resonating in local coffee shops from the tender age of 14. Steeped in the world of jazz, Brenna received professional training in jazz voice, complemented by a stellar choral education during her formative years. This rich foundation paved the way for her continued studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

Post-graduation, she continued her teaching endeavors, offering private lessons in guitar and voice to local students and contributing her expertise to the CHS choir. More recently, Brenna has made significant contributions to Clackamas Community College, where she imparts her knowledge through private voice lessons.

From her home studio in the vibrant Portland-metro area, Brenna extends her reach through virtual learning options, providing a nurturing space for students to explore their musical potential. Her multifaceted journey, marked by a blend of performance, education, and community engagement, showcases Brenna as a passionate and versatile force in the musical landscape.

Kyler

Kyler is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and audio engineer, bringing over fifteen years of experience in playing and recording. His interest in music education sparked during his time at Lane Community College, where he provided tutoring in the audio engineering department.

 

Kyler values the unique musical journey of each student, aiming to create a supportive environment tailored to individual needs. He enjoys sharing the joy of the creative process, whether through teaching or pursuing his own musical endeavors. Outside the classroom, you might find Kyler performing, managing live sound for shows, writing music, or collaborating with various clients.

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James

James is a seasoned musician, dedicating 13 years to mastering the clarinet. Fueled by a profound love for the instrument, he shares his knowledge and enthusiasm with students at the beginning or intermediate levels. Beyond his academic achievements, James blends technical expertise with artistic expression, fostering a deep appreciation for the melodic possibilities of the clarinet.

His personalized and engaging approach makes the learning experience rewarding for each student. Joining James on this musical journey means gaining not only a skilled instructor but also a mentor fueled by genuine passion for the clarinet and a desire to inspire the next generation of musicians.

Kira

Kira is a recent graduate of the UO School of Music where she focused on bass playing versatility (playing in the college’s jazz quartets and quintets, hip hop ensembles and latin combos), honing in music theory, and understanding a wide range of genres in the context of musicology. 

The bass guitar has been a long term passion that she is excited to share and discuss from beginning levels through intermediate. 

Over the past 12 years of playing she has performed in over 200 shows across 10 contrasting genres, tracked for 8 released records, earned minors in Audio Technology and Production, taught independently, worked in instrument repair, sales and concert booking; every aspect of the music industry holds so much potential and curiosity that she is willing to explore tangentially, with bass as the inspiring force.

Rena

Rena's deep-rooted passion for percussion blossomed with her initiation into the snare line of her high school marching band, setting the stage for a nearly decade-long journey as a drummer. Over the years, she has honed her skills through dedicated study under various accomplished instructors, acquiring a nuanced understanding of rhythmic intricacies. Rena's expertise extends beyond individual practice, encompassing live studio drumming experience that underscores her commitment to a diverse and comprehensive musical education.

In addition to her individual practice, Rena has also accumulated live studio drumming experience, showcasing her dedication to a comprehensive musical education. Her professional background is a testament to her proficiency in navigating the dynamic realm of live music. Whether aspiring to craft foundational rhythms, play along with favorite tunes, or eventually perform collaboratively with other musicians, Rena's expertise provides a solid foundation for students seeking to explore the world of percussion. Her professional and accommodating approach ensures a supportive and enriching learning experience for individuals at any stage of their drumming journey.

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