Lessons are available in Piano, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Classical Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Recorder, Bassoon, Voice, and Song-writing,
Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drum
A graduate of the Berklee college of Music (Bachelor's degree) and the New England Conservatory of Music (Master's), Justin has more than 15 years of teaching experience in the Midwest, East Coast and--most recently--the Bay Area. He has performed, recorded and toured nationally and internationally as an instrumentalist, and as a singer/songwriter. He produced and released four CDs of original music: Permanent Mystery (2003), Raw (2006), Outside Today (2009), Sore Eyes for Sight (2010).
He teaches all ages and ability levels, and has extensive experience coaching student ensembles, clinics and master classes. Justin also offers a flexible, creative teaching style tailored to the musical interests of each student, and incorporates Jazz, Rock, Funk, Folk, Pop and Classical genres, with emphasis on technique, theory skills, ear training and musicality.
Justin and his wife have recently moved to this area to be nearer her parents in Grass Valley.
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Voice, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Guitar & Piano
Keir has worked for over 25 years as a professional singer and musician in a variety of genres. His musical theatre experience includes professional dinner theatre in Atlanta, Newport Beach, and Colorado Springs. He sang for three years with the twice Grammy-nominated vocal group, The L.A. Jazz Choir. Keir was a vocal performance major in college, studying first at Cal State Fullerton before finishing up at Colorado Christian University, where he later became the director of vocal jazz ensembles. Throughout his performing career, Keir has consistently maintained a roster of private music students. He teaches a variety of musical styles in a comprehensive method that includes sight reading, ear training, performance techniques, basic theory, and more. It also includes having fun!
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
Piano, Flute, Recorder, Classical Guitar
Ages 5- adult
Astrid holds Music Teaching and Performance degrees from the University of Vienna, Austria, as well as a Psychology degree from San Francisco State University. She performed as a bassoonist in numerous orchestras in Vienna and was a member of several Chamber Music Ensembles. Astrid has 13 years of experience teaching students from ages 5 to adult, and a total of 23 years experience working with children on a professional level.
As a classically trained musician, Astrid approaches music from a traditional point of view, but with a lot of flexibility when it comes to musical styles. Students will learn to read music, and will also be taught rhythm, music styles and music history. Astrid considers these building blocks the foundation for musical expression, regardless of music taste and preference.
Astrid is also a professional musician and plays keyboard, bassoon and baritone saxophone in pit orchestras for music theatre productions in Sacramento: most recently, Cats, White Christmas and Music Man with River City Theatre Company and Light in the Piazza for Green Valley Theatre.
Lastly, her 11-year-old son Lukas can often be seen taking an art class, a voice lesson or doing homework in the Art Center waiting room.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday