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: Los Angeles, 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: 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!
Hometown: Claremont, CA
How long have you been playing music? 14 years
What Instruments do you play? Guitar, Ukulele, and Bass
Where do you go to college? California State University, Fullerton. Bachelor's of Music 2017, Receiving Master's of Music in the Fall semester of 2019
How long have you been teaching? 7 years
Do you have any hobbies other than music? Reading and bike riding.
Message to new students: I believe that music is uniquely a human skill, however I have heard countless individuals say, “There is no possible way I could play an instrument, I’m completely tone deaf.” This statement couldn’t be farther from the truth. Just as everyone can communicate in their native language, everyone can learn to express him or herself through music.
“What is classical guitar?” It is more than just music from the era of Mozart. The variety of music the ‘classical’ guitar can play ranges hundreds of years. We can play music of the Renaissance, the samba and tango from South America, and new music that can definitely rock. The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments and, personally, the ‘classical’ guitar is the most rewarding.
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!
Hometown: Midland, MI
How long have you been playing music?: 15 years
What instruments do you play?: Piano, Flute, and Voice
Where did you go to college? What type of degree?: I attended Biola University and received a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance.
How long have you been teaching?: 2 years
Do you have any other hobbies besides music?: I also enjoying spending time with friends, trying new foods, working out, and being outdoors.
Message to new students: Music is something that will always be beneficial to be involved in. It can help us better communicate, help us pursue our goals, and mostly allow us to just have fun! I am excited to teach you in whatever you goals may be.
Hometown: Whittier, CA
How long have you been playing music? 20+
What instruments do you play? Trumpet, flute, piano, guitar, percussion and DJ turntables
Where did you go to college? What type of degree? I attended both CSU Monterey Bay and Sonoma State University for my undergraduate degree in music education. I recently finished a masters in commercial music from Cal State University Los Angeles. In the commercial music degree at CSULA, I had an emphasis in composition and arranging and basically got to do a ton of fun writing and recording projects including a full length album of original music.
How long have I been teaching? 12 years
Do I have any hobbies besides music? Yes! I love camping, surfing and hanging out with my two small dogs and cat.
Message to new students: Listen to lots and lots of music from all over the world! Music is universal and connects us all and is really awesome when enjoyed with others and is played live. Enjoying music is the best motivation for learning music!