Ms. Villar has a Bachelor of Education Art Music degree from the National Institute of Fine Arts. She has over 30 years of experience as a piano teacher at Superior Music School in Mexico, with a strong dedication to the total development of children and adults. She has worked for Yamaha in Mexico from 1968 to 2013, and has received training through seminars at Yamaha in Japan, throughout the years. She teaches all courses of the Yamaha Music Education System (YMES), as well as JOC (Junior Original Course). She also has prepared Teachers and Students for Yamaha Grade 5. Her areas of specialty includes Piano and Composition. She owned a Music School in Texas from 2014 until June 2017. In July 2017 she moved to California to have a Yamaha Music School.
Claudia received her Bachelor degree in Piano Performance in 2000. She also has a Bachelor Degree in Communication, and has worked in the film industry. She started studying Piano at age 3, and is a product of the Yamaha Music Education System. Has performed at Recitals throughout Mexico, as a solo performer, as well as with her students. She has 20 years of experience teaching Yamaha Music Education System (YMES). Two of her students were selected to perform in the Junior Original Concert in Tokyo, Japan.
Minji received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from California State University, Fullerton. She has 7 years of experience teaching students of various ages, from preschool to adult. She has piano performance experience as a solo artist, and choir accompanist. Ms. Minji’s teaching goal is to help students understand the beauty of the Music while learning fundamentals in Piano.
Michelle has been teaching piano for over 25 years, including 12 years at Yamaha Music School.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tunghai University in Taiwan.
She is a member of MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California), and frequently
prepares, and sends her students to competitions, and festivals.
Mei-Chi holds a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from California State University, Los Angeles, which she received in 2000. She received her Bachelor degree in 1990 in Taiwan. Along with over 20 years of teaching experience, she is also a certified Yamaha group music instructor, and also received training from the Orff Music Education System, originally from Austria. She is a member of MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California), and serves as an adjudicator.
Max is a multi-instrumentalist, and started with the violin at age 15. In 2004, he received his AA in Music, and Certificate of Completion for private teaching from Long Beach City College, where he concentrated in String instruments and music pedagogy. He also played 2nd violin in the Long Beach City College String Quartet. In 2009, he received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Cal State Long Beach, where he studied Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, as well as Strings and Piano. He also learned Orchestral and Choral conducting. It has always been his passion to be able to play and teach all the instruments of the Band and Orchestra. He has 15 years experience teaching strings and about 10 years teaching wind and brass instruments. He also directs his church orchestra which performs for special events.
Shige is an experienced musician, and regularly performs in the local clubs circuit in LA and Orange County. He received his diploma from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. He has 10 years of teaching experience under his belt, and teaches students of all levels, from beginner to advanced
Megumi Anjo started to join kids music class at Yamaha when she was 3 years old in Japan. She received her diploma from Showa College of Music in Japan and was awarded a special Prize for excellence in performing arts (Musical Theater). After she moved to the USA, she completed the applied program for vocal performance at Los Angeles Valley College. Megumi loves and is passionate to teach from children to adults.
Ivan has been playing drums for about 15 years and has been teaching for 4 years. He has had experience performing on a professional level, and has had the privilege of playing with seasoned musicians. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton.
Jared Hughes is voice and piano teacher and performer with over 6 years of teaching experience in both large and one-on-one settings. Jared has served as bass section leader for the premier ensembles at both Fresno City College and and Biola University where he studied, and currently at First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton. He recently made his Carnegie Hall debut as a singer in the National Concert Chorus and was casted in Biola University’s Spring 2019 production of the “Le Nozze Di Figaro” as Figaro. He has a passion for teaching students of all ages and believes that everyone deserves quality music education.
Chuck is an accomplished drummer with a vast professional resume. He has taught drum set for over twenty years and is an honor graduate of Musician’s Institute (Percussion) where he studied under Frank Zappa alumnus, Ralph Humphey and Joe Pocaro. He currently runs a busy studio where he records drum tracks for clients and produces bands and songwriters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Single Subject Credential in teaching. His versatility as a drummer allows him to teach any style from punk, funk, latin to Bonham. Chuck also covers reading, technique, styles, studio drumming theory through his modular yet fun approach to teaching.