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Our Team

We want you to trust us with your child's musical education. All of our teachers have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Music and are required to have previous teaching experience.  We can't wait to start your educational journey with us!

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 open a Yamaha Music School.

Guadalupe Villar

YMES, and Piano

Claudia received her Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance in 2000. She also has a Bachelor's 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.

Claudia Blake

YMES, and Piano   

Sarah graduated with a Masters in Voice (Sungshin Women's University) and a Music Educator's Certificate (Ewha Women's University) in her native home country of South Korea. She earned an Orff Music Education Certificate from Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA. With 17+ years teaching experience under her belt, she has taught Piano, Voice and Violin, and has managed her own studio for 7 years. She believes that learning music is remembered as a good experience, and brings happiness, beauty, and enrichment, and agrees with legendary artist Yo-Yo Ma, that learning music helps children grow up culturally, and intellectually.

Sarah Chung

YMES, Piano, Violin, Voice

Diana has a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from California State University, Long Beach. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching piano and keyboard for children, youths and adults. Diana believes that music learning is to be enjoyed and to be shared to everyone. It is "food for the soul".

Diana Oki


Dr. Hyun Jung (Jamie) Ro holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Historical Performance Practices from Claremont Graduate University, where she studied fortepiano, piano, toy piano, and harpsichord. From 2005 to 2006, she  continued her professional development in England. She founded Musika Anima in 2014, where she serves as music director, and performs as soloist and chamber musician. Dr. Ro also served on the Orange County School of the Arts faculty and is also a member of the Music Teachers Associations of California and the Royal Conservatory of Music, 

Jamie Ro

Piano, and Cello (CM/MTAC)

Lily has over 30 years of teaching experience. She teaches theory, Concerto level, and arranging pop music. She has had many students who have received awards from international and local competitions, and has also been working as a CM evaluator and adjudicator, as well as preparing students in CM, and competitions.

Lily Takahara

Piano (CM/MTAC)

Cassie has over 10 years of experience teaching and performing. She has had the privilege of touring and competing with the Mount San Antonio College Chamber Singers and Singcopation, their vocal jazz group and has performed in venues like Carnegie Hall and the Apollo in New York City, headlining for artists like the Real Group and New York Voices. Cassie has competed internationally in places like China, Poland, and Germany and in 2015, she received a Downbeat Magazine award for “Outstanding Student Soloist.” She has experience working in recording studios, directing music for community theatre, and live solo performing. Cassie is currently enrolled at Biola University coming back to school to complete her Bachelor’s in Commercial Music. She works at her church as the music director, leads the worship team, and directs multiple choirs ranging from children to adults. Her passion and joy has always been music and she loves having the opportunity to share that with others.

Cassie Alura

Voice (Vocal Jazz, Musical Theater, Gospel, Pop, R&B)

Ivan has been playing drums for over 15 years and has been teaching for more than 10 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.

Ivan Elizondo

Drums & Percussion, and Piano

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 over 10 years of teaching experience under his belt, and teaches students of all levels, from beginner to advanced

Shigehiko Fukuyama

 Guitar, and Ukulele

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 Bachelor's 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.

Max Tovar

Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, and Piano

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 for 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. 

Chuck Mancillas




1210 W Imperial Hwy, Suite B
La Habra, CA 90631 

Phone: 562-266-1722 

Office Hours

2.30 pm to 7.30 pm

10.00 am to 1.30 pm