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Billy Tsounis : Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Bass Guitar

Billy Tsounis is a Berklee College of Music graduate with over 25 years experience performing and 15 years teaching .Along with the guitar  he also teaches  bass,  ukelele and beginner piano .

He is also part of the mentor program providing music therapy for adult day care/mental rehabilitation  centers throughout Riverside county.
He has  toured throughout the USA, placed his original compositions on the  MTV, CBS networks and has recorded for various independent and major label releases. 

Guitar styles that he teaches are rock/ pop/ metal/ /funk/ blues/classical and world rhythms.
We are proud to announce Billy was recently featured in the December 2016 edition of The Guitar Player Magazine, see article on right.


Naomi Balcombe: Piano/Keyboard & Saxophone
Naomi has been teaching  piano/keyboards and saxophone  for over twenty years both in the UK and California. She has Grade 8 piano with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and an ALCM (Associate Diploma)  in saxophone with the London College of Music. Naomi is also co-owner of Temecula Music Academy. In her spare time she likes to play tennis and plays saxophone at social events.  www.naomisax.com

 Sarah Radosevic : Piano, Guitar and First Steps in Music 

Growing up in England , Sarah started playing jazz piano under the
instruction of her father . At aged 9 she started studying classical piano
and fell in love with both the theory and practical side of music . Getting
her degree in music & music theory opened many doors in teaching and
performing throughout her career.  Sarah has over 20 years of teaching experience in both the U.K and USA 

Natalia McMillan : Violin, Viola, Cello

Natalia has been teaching Violin & Viola for 8 years. With 18 years total experience in strings, she started violin at age 8 and at 15 switched to Viola. Classically trained, she graduated from Fresno Pacific University with Bachelors in Studio art while also studying strings, music theory, and vocal performance. While performing with the Musica Pacifica Baroque Orchestra, University string Quartet, Concert Choir, Women's Chorale, and Vocal Performance Opera Workshop. 

Taylor Tickner: Voice / Piano

Taylor is currently a Freshman at California State University San Marcos studying music in the School of Arts program. She began playing piano at the age of 9. Taylor sings and plays acoustic guitar as well. Along with teaching, she is currently pursing a career in the music industry through songwriting & performing at various events in Southern California.

Steve Clugston : Violin / Classical Guitar

Violin, Viola, & Classical Guitar Instructor. Steve was formerly with the Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles.  
He is a graduate in Music, and also has accomplished theater and stage management: at Fullerton College and California State University, Fullerton.

His Professional Background: Steve teaches creative and effective musical lessons. His experience also includes successful music writing and special events participation.

Russell Bizzett : Drums

Drummer Russell Bizzett was born in Sioux City before moving to San Diego. He already had a long and storied career, having rose to prominence the mid-1970s, when he toured and recorded with rock music legend Tommy Bolin, (Deep Purple, James Gang), as well as Jose Feliciano, Louisa West with Jimmy Patton and Friends, and others.

Along the way, he studied with the legendary jazz drummers Roy Haynes and Billy Higgins. In 2011,he released a full-length, Dream Street. Russell has been teaching for over 30 years and has a great rapport with his students.

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We offer the highest quality music instruction with a lifetime of love for music combined with many years of teaching plus an outstanding reputation for bringing out the musical ability in all ages. Classes are suitable for kids, teens, and adults. 
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