Meet Our Music Teachers
All of our teachers are
Working Professional Musicians
Simone Maura is a Los Angeles-based violinist and educator. She has performed across the US and Europe as a section violinist with the National Repertory Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, frequenting venues such as Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Simone holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she became certified in String Pedagogy. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Violin Performance at the California Institute of the Arts. At Impulse Music Co., Simone’s students enjoy learning popular music of their choosing alongside repertoire from the Suzuki Method and the Essential Elements series.
Guitar, Piano, Theory
Sebastian is a passionate performer in all styles and has been featured in recordings from Cal-arts Annual Jazz CD to Capitol Records productions. He has also received the Latino Academic Achievement Award in Performing and has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from CalArts. Sebastian also donates his time and talents teaching the less fortunate at Bridge to Home, Homeless Shelter in Santa Clarita.
Guitar, Uke, Theory
Berklee Graduate, freelance guitarist, hired gun for recording sessions and fill in gigs. Matt is our master at improvisation. Matt teaches all ages and style.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Instructor, Theory
Former member of a band that charted on Billboard, Sean has opened for bands such as Drowning Pool and Adelitas Way. In addition, Sean is an active recording and session drummer, and he has taught drums for 12 years! He is the current drummer for Ipsofakto.
Piano, Guitar, Theory
Our Master of Jazz and Blues, a Graduate of CSUN's Jazz Program and Recording Artist, Joe has been teaching his masterful skills for 15 years!
Michael Whelan- (Waitlist Only Currently)
Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums, Theory
A Virtuoso of many instruments including Guitar, Voice, Drums, Piano, Drums. He is also a recording Artist and a performer in many live projects, such as Cosmic Ocean.
Piano, Production, Theory
Frank Josephs attended the University of Miami School of Music, and later studied classical composition and piano performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is the owner of Munchkin Studios and co-owner of Perpetual Music Group, providing comprehensive music services for network airplay. He is a composer, on the staff for Sony Music and has composed music for a variety of top networks including Fox News, Fox Sports, MTV, Warner Brothers, Discovery Channel, Lifetime, MV, National Geographic, the Travel Channel, the History Channel, Nickelodeon and has written commercials for Penzoil, and El Pollo Loco. As a musician, Frank has performed and/or recorded with the Dazz Band, the Dixie Dregs, Steve Vai, and Zapp & Roger.
The main teacher of the Performance Workshop, Corey is also currently performing in projects such as Cosmic Ocean, AKA Band, Marley Berry N, and you can also find him on the sales floor throughout the week to help you answer any questions you might have about the gear in the store!
Guitar, Theory, Performance Workshop
Guitar, Beginning Songwriting
Known in the Santa Clarita area for her singer songwriter style, Audrey is an up and coming local performer and recording artist!
John Moore- (WAITLIST ONLY, Schedule is full)
Flute, Sax, Clarinet, Piccolo, Beginning Piano, Theory, Voice
A performer in several international masterclasses and festivals, John is a graduate of the George Mason University Dewberry School of Music, and is an artist for Syos Mouthpieces. He teaches students at all experience levels. He encourages all of his students to be an active participant in lessons and bring in music they are passionate about.
Brass, Piano, Music Theory
Ryan is a recent graduate from CSUN with a B.M. in Jazz Studies. He has studied under Wayne Bergeron, Erick Jovel, and Dontae Winslow. Ryan currently performs in the LA music scene as a Lead, Jazz, Latin, Classical, and Orchestral trumpet player.
Jeremy Colson- (Currently On Tour)
Currently the Drummer for guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, Jeremy has also played with Marty Friedman, Michael Schenker and is a touring drummer for many other projects including Sebastian Bach (singer of Skid Row). Limited slots available for booking lessons.