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
Bree Bodo: Drums, First Steps in Music
Bree has been playing drums for twelve years. She took lessons as a kid and also played in the school band in middle and high school. She's been in several bands playing rock, blues, indie, pop, oldies, hip-hop, jazz, funk, and some of those genres fused together. She's been a teacher for the last three years, teaching all ages for private lessons and group lessons.
"I am honored to teach anyone the heart beat of music" -Bree
Natalia McMillan : Violin, Viola, Cello
Natalia has been teaching Violin & Viola for 5 years. With 15 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
Russell has a gift for rhythms that gives him and styles. In his world travels he has taken the opportunity to study teh druming styles and techniqques of cultures onevery expriance to his performances and teaching style. Russell has over 15 years expriance teaching young kids and adults privately and in group settings.