Bravo Academy of Music is proud to work with teachers, who have dedicated their lives to music and who are university trained musicians with experience in teaching private music lessons and classes.
Our teachers love working with children and students of all ages. They make learning music fun and engaging.
Students love our teacher and spots are limited. For available days and times please call or text us at 562.774.2224
Hometown: Montebello, CA
How long have you been playing music? 30+ years
What instruments do you teach? Piano and Voice
Where did you go to college? I graduated from Russian Federal University of Culture and Arts (Saint Petersburg) with an emphasis in Music Education. Currently holding MD in Conducting, proud to be musical and pedagogy professional with solid history of successful performances in such venues as Julius Littman Theatre, Hollywood Performing Arts Centre, and Michailovsky Theatre. Multiple national and international award winning performer. My extensive knowledge of musical theatre complemented by advanced study and practice in chorus conducting, piano, music interpretation, and music theory. Member of American National Association of Teachers of Singing.
How long have you been teaching? I have been teaching for 8 years.
Do you have hobbies other than music? I'm a multifaceted person:) I love reading, cooking as well as modeling, hiking and life coaching.
Message to new students: By enjoying the music performance field, I learned the vocal art as a science and a combination of physical, psychological, and creative ability of the artist. Singing has the power to bring a lot of positive effects to people’s lives through opening their personality and engaging their well-being. This is why teaching is not just a profession to me - it’s also a mission to pass all the knowledge and experience I have to young enthusiasts and talents. I enjoy productive relationships with students of all ages and I have a friendly and supportive manner. I teach in a way that every student feels special, valued, and encouraged.
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
How long have you been playing music? 12 years
What instruments do you play? Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Piano
Where did you go to college? What type of degree? I graduated from the Bachelors of Music program in Guitar Performance (Contemporary Styles) at the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music. I received the Outstanding Student 2016 Award. I've studied under such instructors as Russell Ferrante (the Yellowjackets), Wayne Kramer (MC5) and many others. In 2011, I had the opportunity to study at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts receiving the award of California Arts Scholar.. Having been a part of the Santa Monica College Jazz Band has given me the opportunity to perform at the Broad Stage Performing Arts Theater. I've also had the pleasure of performing on Green Day's Broadway American Idiot Musical at the Cupcake Theater in Los Angeles.
How long have you been teaching? 5 years
Do you have any other hobbies besides music? I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.. When not rehearsing or performing, I like to go to concerts and seeking new trails for hiking.
Message to new students: I believe that everyone has the ability to learn music. I promise to help you learn rock, funk, latin, jazz or anything in between. I like jamming from day one and listening to all styles of music.
How long have you been playing music? 20 years
What instruments do you play? I play violin and guitar.
Where did you go to college? What type of degree? I have a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance at CSULB and a masters in Ethnomusicology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
How long have you been teaching? I’ve been teaching for 7 years.
Do you have any hobbies besides music? I like to volunteer, read, and do photography.
Message to new students: Music can be life changing or just a really fun hobby. With some passion and focus you can learn to play an instrument and express yourself through music.
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
How long have you been playing music? 36 years
What instruments do you play? Drums, Latin Percussion (including Congas, Bongos, Timbales, Cajon, Pandeiro, Berimbau, Timbau, Surdo, etc). I am also a certified recording engineer and Pro Tools technician.
Where did you go to college? What type of degree? I have Professional Performance Studies Drums Certificate from the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music, a Music Recording and Music Production certificate from the Fullerton College Fine Arts Division, a Commercial Music Associate in Arts Degree from Fullerton College, and I am currently on my Senior and fourth year at the Berklee College of Music and I am ten classes short of my Music Production Bachelors Degree.
How long have you been teaching? Twenty plus years.
Do you have any other hobbies besides music? Sports.
Message to new students: Music is a gift that not everyone has and we should be very grateful for it. Remember that It takes time to create excellence and if it could be done quickly, more people would do it. Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. As your teacher and mentor I expect you to just do the best you can, and I understand that no one can do more than that. And finally: “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.”
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
How long have you been playing music? I’ve been studying music for a total of 9 years! I started singing when I was 9 years old in my elementary school choir, began private voice lessons when I was 12, and piano when I was 14. I really have been on a stage for the majority of my life!
What instruments do you play? Voice and beginning piano
Where did you go to college? What type of degree? I earned my Bachelor of Music in Performance--Vocal emphasis and a Minor in Integrated Educational Studies from Chapman University.
How long have you been teaching? I have been teaching for 2 year.
Do you have any other hobbies besides music? Recently I’ve taken a real interest in camping and exploring national parks! I love hiking, the beach and reading when I have spare time.
Message to new students: Music has been such a tremendous joy in my life and I am so excited to share it with you! It’s my mission to encourage your interest in music and turn it into a motivating passion you’ll always treasure. I want to do this while creating a friendly environment where your personality and musicianship can develop simultaneously. I am so excited to be a part of this learning process with you!
Hometown: Santa Rosa, California
How long have you been playing music? Sixteen Years
What instruments do you play? I enjoy playing Classical, Jazz, and Rock Guitar. I also like to play mandolin and bass for fun.
Where did you go to college? What type of degree? I received my Bachelors Degree in Jazz Studies from Sonoma State University. After receiving my Bachelor's Degree, I attended California State University Long Beach to work on my Master's Degree in Jazz Studies.
How long have you been teaching? I have been teaching for 4 Years.
Do you have any other hobbies besides music? I enjoy playing video games like Rocket League and Runescape.
Message to new students: Each and every day I am excited to wake up because I cannot wait until I get to practice the guitar for hours on end. Whenever I teach, my goal is to pass on my enthusiasm and knowledge of the instrument to each and every student. I am here to serve the student's needs and I enjoy teaching multiple styles of guitar, sight-reading, music theory, ear-training, composition, and transcription techniques. Please do not be afraid to ask questions during the lessons! I love receiving and answering all musical questions!
How long have you been playing music? I have been playing music since I was 5 years old.
What instruments do you play? I play piano, vocals, and a little bit of guitar.
Where did you go to college? What type of degree? I received my degree from Cal State University Long Beach, Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance
How long have you been teaching? 3 years
Do you have any other hobbies besides music? I like drawing, psychology, connecting with people, watching netflix, photo-editing, and exploring new places.
Message to new students: I am here to help you to reach your musical goals, however big or small.
Hometown: Whittier, CA
How long have you been playing music? 11 years
What Instruments do you play? Guitar, Ukulele, and Bass
Where do you go to college? I received my Bachelor of Arts in Music in both Classical Guitar performance and Composition from Loyola Marymount University. I am currently at USC working to complete my Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance.
How long have you been teaching? 5 years
Do you have any hobbies other than music? Yes, I am really into magic so let me know if you want to see a trick. I also love film/tv whether it be going to the movies, or scoring music for films or coming up with new creative video ideas for my own Youtube videos I have always been interested in the art of filmmaking.
Message to new students: Music is such a mysterious and incredible thing. I have dedicated my life to not only mastering my instrument, but to understanding the secrets to a wide variety of genres of music as well. If you are interested in taking lessons with me whether you want to be a professional musician or you simply enjoy jamming and want to improve your skills, I can help you take the necessary steps toward achieving your goals and have fun while doing it.
Hometown: Glendale, CA
How long have you been playing music? Over 25 years
What instruments do you play? Piano and Violin
Where did you go to college? What type of degree? I attended California State University Northridge and earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education
How long have you been teaching? Over 20 years
Do you have any other hobbies besides music? Working on my cooking blogs and editing movies for my YouTube channel.
Message to new students: Learning to play a musical instrument and acquiring the unique habits of mind that come with it is one of the most incredible opportunities I want to share with my students! It’s one of the best things that you can do for your personal growth and development in all areas of life. Learning a musical instrument helps students in other areas of study including memory, self-discipline, motivation and even literacy. How meaningful and positive does that sound? Now let me help give you the best chance of developing a lifelong relationship with music making!
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
How long have you been playing music? 17 Years
What instruments do you play? Drumset, Percussion(Latin, Orchestral, Marching Band)
Where do you go to college? What type of degree? California State University of Northridge. Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance
How long have you been teaching? 11 Years
Do you have any hobbies other than music? Besides Music, I like to read and learn about General Psychology and Neuropsychology. I also enjoy hiking and spending time with Family and Friends.
Message to new students: Playing a Musical instrument is about having fun and developing your creativity to express yourself through the language of Music. No matter the age, anyone can learn and enjoy the experience of learning Music and its benefits!