Meet Our Music Teachers

All of our teachers are
Working Professional Musicians

Sebastian Marulanda-
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.

Matt Reinstein-
Guitar, Uke, Bass, 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.

Kanoa Ichiyanagi-
Violin, Viola, Production, Theory, 

Kanoa graduated with a BFA in Performing and Composing from the California Institute of the Arts. She has performed with Lindsey Sterling, toured with the Samohi Symphony Orchestra, and recorded at Capitol Records.  

 

Sean Moriarty-
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.

 

Joe Quattrocchi-
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-
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.

 

Frank Josephs-
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.

 Corey Scimenes-
Guitar, Theory, Performance Workshop


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! 

 

Juan Marroquin-
Guitar, Flute, Piano, Bass, Theory

Juan Marroquin is multi instrumentalist and a Graduate of Cal Arts with a degree in Multi-Genre Performance and Composition. He specializes in Jazz, Classical, Latin, Avant Garde, and Experimental. He teaches all skill levels and ages. 

Jacob Dadlani-
Drums, Percussion, Theory

Jacob Dadlani is a skilled drummer that has varied his studies in the field of Drumline, Math Rock, and Funk for over 7 years. He is currently in a local project by the name of Plexe!

 

Audrey Marshall-
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-
Flute, Sax, Clarinet, Piccolo, Begining Piano, Theory

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.  

 

Ryan Buchanan-
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.

 

 

CJ Hockenbury-
Extended Range Guitar, Theory

CJ has toured with Calling Kings, as well as toured, recorded, and worked with many artists. He is co-Founder of Impulse Music Co.  He has been a guitar tech for most of his career, and is currently the lead Guitarist and singer of Ipsofakto. He teaches extended range primarily. 


Jeremy Colson-
Drums, Theory

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.

 

 

We have Many more teachers!

As more teachers record their intros they will be posted here and our social media channels!

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