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Mallory Livingston (B.M)

Executive Director / Piano Instructor

Ms. Mallory Livingston began taking private music lessons at the age of 8, and continued training through her elementary school and high school careers. This eventually led to a Bachelor of Music at Eastern Oregon University, majoring in music and minoring in theatre.

 

Teaching music consistently since 2007-2008, she brings skill and expertise to every music lesson.

 

She enjoys working with all ages, but now specializes in children three to six years old.

 

Ms. Livingston teaches with a classical focus, and incorporates solid music theory training, technique, classical repertoire, performance, and music history into training with each student.

 

Ms Livingston considers tailored teaching to each student’s learning style of utmost importance – for every individual is different. She ensures to explain and demonstrates each concept in a variety of ways that each specific student can connect and understand.

Mallory Livingston (B.M)

Executive Director / Piano Instructor

Ms. Mallory Livingston began taking private music lessons at the age of 8, and continued training through her elementary school and high school careers. This eventually led to a Bachelor of Music at Eastern Oregon University, majoring in music and minoring in theatre.

 

Teaching music consistently since 2007-2008, she brings skill and expertise to every music lesson.

 

She enjoys working with all ages, but now specializes in children three to six years old.

 

Ms. Livingston teaches with a classical focus, and incorporates solid music theory training, technique, classical repertoire, performance, and music history into training with each student.

 

Ms Livingston considers tailored teaching to each student’s learning style of utmost importance – for every individual is different. She ensures to explain and demonstrates each concept in a variety of ways that each specific student can connect and understand.

Mallory Livingston (B.M)

Executive Director / Piano Instructor

Ms. Mallory Livingston began taking private music lessons at the age of 8, and continued training through her elementary school and high school careers. This eventually led to a Bachelor of Music at Eastern Oregon University, majoring in music and minoring in theatre.

 

Teaching music consistently since 2007-2008, she brings skill and expertise to every music lesson.

 

She enjoys working with all ages, but now specializes in children three to six years old.

 

Ms. Livingston teaches with a classical focus, and incorporates solid music theory training, technique, classical repertoire, performance, and music history into training with each student.

 

Ms Livingston considers tailored teaching to each student’s learning style of utmost importance – for every individual is different. She ensures to explain and demonstrates each concept in a variety of ways that each specific student can connect and understand.

Ms. Mallory Livingston began taking private music lessons at the age of 8, and continued training through her elementary school and high school careers. This eventually led to a Bachelor of Music at Eastern Oregon University, majoring in music and minoring in theatre.

 

Teaching music consistently since 2007-2008, she brings skill and expertise to every music lesson.

 

She enjoys working with all ages, but now specializes in children three to six years old.

 

Ms. Livingston teaches with a classical focus, and incorporates solid music theory training, technique, classical repertoire, performance, and music history into training with each student.

 

Ms Livingston considers tailored teaching to each student’s learning style of utmost importance – for every individual is different.

 

 She ensures to explain and demonstrates each concept in a variety of ways that each specific student can connect and understand.

Brandon Franko (M.M)

Voice instructor
Director of NW Treble & Concert Choir

 

He is a graduate student at Western Oregon University. He has a bachelors degree in vocal performance and audio production, and is currently working on his masters degree in vocal performance focusing in jazz and pop music. 

 

In his free time, Brandon likes to compose and arrange his own music, as well as professionally record for himself and others. 

 

He has recorded several songs of his own and has been the recording engineer behind some other local artists’ projects. 

 

He is a firm believer that confidence and fun are two major keys to performing, and pledges to give his students whatever they need in order to feel confident and have fun on stage.

Brandon Franko (M.M)

Voice instructor
Director of NW Treble & Concert Choir

 

He is a graduate student at Western Oregon University. He has a bachelors degree in vocal performance and audio production, and is currently working on his masters degree in vocal performance focusing in jazz and pop music. 

 

In his free time, Brandon likes to compose and arrange his own music, as well as professionally record for himself and others. 

 

He has recorded several songs of his own and has been the recording engineer behind some other local artists’ projects. 

 

He is a firm believer that confidence and fun are two major keys to performing, and pledges to give his students whatever they need in order to feel confident and have fun on stage.

Brandon Franko
(M.M)

Voice instructor Director of NW Treble & Concert Choir

 

He is a graduate student at Western Oregon University. He has a bachelors degree in vocal performance and audio production, and is currently working on his masters degree in vocal performance focusing in jazz and pop music. 

 

In his free time, Brandon likes to compose and arrange his own music, as well as professionally record for himself and others. 

 

He has recorded several songs of his own and has been the recording engineer behind some other local artists’ projects. 

 

He is a firm believer that confidence and fun are two major keys to performing, and pledges to give his students whatever they need in order to feel confident and have fun on stage.

He is a graduate student at Western Oregon University. 

 

He has a bachelors degree in vocal performance and audio production, and is currently working on his masters degree in vocal performance focusing in jazz and pop music. 

 

In his free time, Brandon likes to compose and arrange his own music, as well as professionally record for himself and others.

 

 He has recorded several songs of his own and has been the recording engineer behind some other local artists’ projects. 

 

He is a firm believer that confidence and fun are two major keys to performing, and pledges to give his students whatever they need in order to feel confident and have fun on stage.

Evie Haskell (M.M)

Piano Instructor

 

She began taking private piano lessons at age 7, once her mom “caught” her playing a song by ear that she had heard on the ice cream truck.  Although she is classically trained, she grew up favoring improvisation, songwriting, and playing “by ear” over her classical studies. 

 

These hobbies (that sometimes interfered with her classical practice!) informed her jam sessions with numerous bands, as well as her own songwriting career.  She has recorded two albums of original music (and can be found on iTunes as “Evie Haskell”) and has won several songwriting competitions.  She continues to write and perform locally today.

 

She graduated with her BA in Music in 2006 and is currently obtaining her masters in music education from the University of Oregon.  She has taught hundreds of students, ages 1.5-70, in Kindermusik classes, elementary schools, junior high and high school ensembles, glee clubs, and private and group piano lessons.
 

She believes in a creative, holistic approach to teaching music.  

 

Her classes and private lessons are active, playful, and complete, as she uses games and movement to accomplish a fun and thorough approach to music.  Her lessons give students training in music literacy, performance, theory, technique, and improvisation/songwriting. 

 

Her aim as a teacher is to cultivate love and literacy of music for life in each student she instructs.  

Evie Haskell
(M.M)

Piano Instructor

 

She began taking private piano lessons at age 7, once her mom “caught” her playing a song by ear that she had heard on the ice cream truck.  Although she is classically trained, she grew up favoring improvisation, songwriting, and playing “by ear” over her classical studies. 

 

These hobbies (that sometimes interfered with her classical practice!) informed her jam sessions with numerous bands, as well as her own songwriting career.  She has recorded two albums of original music (and can be found on iTunes as “Evie Haskell”) and has won several songwriting competitions.  She continues to write and perform locally today.

 

She graduated with her BA in Music in 2006 and is currently obtaining her masters in music education from the University of Oregon.  She has taught hundreds of students, ages 1.5-70, in Kindermusik classes, elementary schools, junior high and high school ensembles, glee clubs, and private and group piano lessons.
 

She believes in a creative, holistic approach to teaching music.  

 

Her classes and private lessons are active, playful, and complete, as she uses games and movement to accomplish a fun and thorough approach to music.  Her lessons give students training in music literacy, performance, theory, technique, and improvisation/songwriting. 

 

Her aim as a teacher is to cultivate love and literacy of music for life in each student she instructs.  

Evie Haskell
(M.M)

Piano Instructor

 

She began taking private piano lessons at age 7, once her mom “caught” her playing a song by ear that she had heard on the ice cream truck.  Although she is classically trained, she grew up favoring improvisation, songwriting, and playing “by ear” over her classical studies. 

 

These hobbies (that sometimes interfered with her classical practice!) informed her jam sessions with numerous bands, as well as her own songwriting career.  She has recorded two albums of original music (and can be found on iTunes as “Evie Haskell”) and has won several songwriting competitions.  She continues to write and perform locally today.

 

She graduated with her BA in Music in 2006 and is currently obtaining her masters in music education from the University of Oregon.  She has taught hundreds of students, ages 1.5-70, in Kindermusik classes, elementary schools, junior high and high school ensembles, glee clubs, and private and group piano lessons.
 

She believes in a creative, holistic approach to teaching music.  

 

Her classes and private lessons are active, playful, and complete, as she uses games and movement to accomplish a fun and thorough approach to music.  Her lessons give students training in music literacy, performance, theory, technique, and improvisation/songwriting. 

 

Her aim as a teacher is to cultivate love and literacy of music for life in each student she instructs.  

 

She began taking private piano lessons at age 7, once her mom “caught” her playing a song by ear that she had heard on the ice cream truck.  Although she is classically trained, she grew up favoring improvisation, songwriting, and playing “by ear” over her classical studies. 

 

These hobbies (that sometimes interfered with her classical practice!) informed her jam sessions with numerous bands, as well as her own songwriting career.  

 

She has recorded two albums of original music (and can be found on iTunes as “Evie Haskell”) and has won several songwriting competitions.

 

She continues to write and perform locally today.

 

She graduated with her BA in Music in 2006 and is currently obtaining her masters in music education from the University of Oregon.  She has taught hundreds of students, ages 1.5-70, in Kindermusik classes, elementary schools, junior high and high school ensembles, glee clubs, and private and group piano lessons.

 

She believes in a creative, holistic approach to teaching music.  

 

Her classes and private lessons are active, playful, and complete, as she uses games and movement to accomplish a fun and thorough approach to music.  Her lessons give students training in music literacy, performance, theory, technique, and improvisation/songwriting. 

 

Her aim as a teacher is to cultivate love and literacy of music for life in each student she instructs.  

Trevor Fischer (B.M)

Guitar, Cello, Ukelele &
Bass Guitar instructor

He is a composition and instrumental performance major at WOU, and possess 9 years of musical experience on the cello and guitar.

 

Throughout his years of involvement in music, Trevor has played in All City Orchestra, Salem Youth Symphony, Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, and has been inducted into the International Thespian Society for his contribution to the musicals put on by McKay High School.

 

Trevor also has experience playing bass guitar, baroque guitar, baroque cello, ukulele, violin, mandolin, and piano, and has played music genres spanning from classical and metal, to jazz and samba.

 

Trevor currently plays guitar in an alternative band (The Ferenjis), and aspires to compose and arrange music for films like Interstellar and Whiplash, while still expanding his knowledge of music theory and performance skills.

 

He hopes not only to pass on his knowledge to his students, but also wants to inspire the youth to find their voice within music to create a personalized relationship with art. Whether the student wants to master repertoire, write their own song, or learn a song for fun, Trevor plans to provide the essential tools to make it happen.

Trevor Fischer (B.M)

Guitar, Cello, Ukelele &
Bass Guitar instructor

He is a composition and instrumental performance major at WOU, and possess 9 years of musical experience on the cello and guitar.

 

Throughout his years of involvement in music, Trevor has played in All City Orchestra, Salem Youth Symphony, Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, and has been inducted into the International Thespian Society for his contribution to the musicals put on by McKay High School.

 

Trevor also has experience playing bass guitar, baroque guitar, baroque cello, ukulele, violin, mandolin, and piano, and has played music genres spanning from classical and metal, to jazz and samba.

 

Trevor currently plays guitar in an alternative band (The Ferenjis), and aspires to compose and arrange music for films like Interstellar and Whiplash, while still expanding his knowledge of music theory and performance skills.

 

He hopes not only to pass on his knowledge to his students, but also wants to inspire the youth to find their voice within music to create a personalized relationship with art. Whether the student wants to master repertoire, write their own song, or learn a song for fun, Trevor plans to provide the essential tools to make it happen.

Trevor Fischer
(B.M)

Guitar, Cello, Ukelele &
Bass Guitar instructor

He is a composition and instrumental performance major at WOU, and possess 9 years of musical experience on the cello and guitar.

 

Throughout his years of involvement in music, Trevor has played in All City Orchestra, Salem Youth Symphony, Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, and has been inducted into the International Thespian Society for his contribution to the musicals put on by McKay High School.

 

Trevor also has experience playing bass guitar, baroque guitar, baroque cello, ukulele, violin, mandolin, and piano, and has played music genres spanning from classical and metal, to jazz and samba.

 

Trevor currently plays guitar in an alternative band (The Ferenjis), and aspires to compose and arrange music for films like Interstellar and Whiplash, while still expanding his knowledge of music theory and performance skills.

 

He hopes not only to pass on his knowledge to his students, but also wants to inspire the youth to find their voice within music to create a personalized relationship with art. Whether the student wants to master repertoire, write their own song, or learn a song for fun, Trevor plans to provide the essential tools to make it happen.

He is a composition and instrumental performance major at WOU, and possess 9 years of musical experience on the cello 

and guitar.

 

Throughout his years of involvement in music, Trevor has played in All City Orchestra, Salem Youth Symphony, Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, and has been inducted into the International Thespian Society for his contribution to the musicals put on by McKay High School.

 

Trevor also has experience playing bass guitar, baroque guitar, baroque cello, ukulele, violin, mandolin, and piano, and has played music genres spanning from classical and metal, to jazz and samba.

 

Trevor currently plays guitar in an alternative band (The Ferenjis), and aspires to compose and arrange music for films like Interstellar and Whiplash, while still expanding his knowledge of music theory and performance skills.

 

He hopes not only to pass on his knowledge to his students, but also wants to inspire the youth to find their voice within music to create a personalized relationship with art.

 

Whether the student wants to master repertoire, write their own song, or learn a song for fun, Trevor plans to provide the essential tools to make it happen.

Noah Miller

Piano & Voice Instructor
Director of NW Children's Choir

 
 
Noah is a student at Western Oregon University studying music education with a concentration in voice. He was a competitive dancer and singer with Van De Veere Productions for 8 years and has been a choreographer, teacher, and audio editor since 2016. He had the opportunity to participate in dozens of performing competitions and other events in the PNW, including musical theater productions such as Footloose and Little Women. His favorite forms of dance are contemporary and hip-hop, but he has formal training in many others and loves teaching students new combinations. 
 

Noah has played piano for over a decade and has experience with many different genres, including jazz, pop, and varying common practice music. He has played as both an accompanist and solo pianist, but his favorite piano endeavor has been playing in the rhythm section for a JV jazz choir. 

He also has formal and collegiate training in vocal pedagogy and spends a lot of time singing in ensembles, honing his vocal technique, and focusing on healthy habits across many different styles. As a performer and student, Noah has worked with prominent vocal figures such as Deke Sharon, Greta Matassa, New York Voices, and Adrienne Angel. 
 

In his free time, Noah enjoys caring for his pets, making music, and spending time with his closest friends.

Noah Miller

Piano & Voice Instructor
Director of NW Children's Choir

 
 
Noah is a student at Western Oregon University studying music education with a concentration in voice. He was a competitive dancer and singer with Van De Veere Productions for 8 years and has been a choreographer, teacher, and audio editor since 2016. He had the opportunity to participate in dozens of performing competitions and other events in the PNW, including musical theater productions such as Footloose and Little Women. His favorite forms of dance are contemporary and hip-hop, but he has formal training in many others and loves teaching students new combinations. 
 

Noah has played piano for over a decade and has experience with many different genres, including jazz, pop, and varying common practice music. He has played as both an accompanist and solo pianist, but his favorite piano endeavor has been playing in the rhythm section for a JV jazz choir. 

He also has formal and collegiate training in vocal pedagogy and spends a lot of time singing in ensembles, honing his vocal technique, and focusing on healthy habits across many different styles. As a performer and student, Noah has worked with prominent vocal figures such as Deke Sharon, Greta Matassa, New York Voices, and Adrienne Angel. 
 

In his free time, Noah enjoys caring for his pets, making music, and spending time with his closest friends.

Noah Miller

Piano & Voice Instructor
Director of NW Children's Choir

Noah is a student at Western Oregon University studying music education with a concentration in voice. 

 

He was a competitive dancer and singer with Van De Veere Productions for 8 years and has been a choreographer, teacher, and audio editor since 2016. 

 

He had the opportunity to participate in dozens of performing competitions and other events in the PNW, including musical theater productions such as Footloose and Little Women. His favorite forms of dance are contemporary and hip-hop, but he has formal training in many others and loves teaching students new combinations.  

 

Noah has played piano for over a decade and has experience with many different genres, including jazz, pop, and varying common practice music. He has played as both an accompanist and solo pianist, but his favorite piano endeavor has been playing in the rhythm section for a JV jazz choir. 

 

He also has formal and collegiate training in vocal pedagogy and spends a lot of time singing in ensembles, honing his vocal technique, and focusing on healthy habits across many different styles. As a performer and student, Noah has worked with prominent vocal figures such as Deke Sharon, Greta Matassa, New York Voices, and Adrienne Angel. 

 

 

In his free time, Noah enjoys caring for his pets, making music, and spending time with his closest friends.

Haley Boyer (B.A)

Brass, Piano & Kindermusic Instructor

Haley graduated from Chapman University with a B.M in Music Education, specializing in instrumental students and music. She has over 13 years of brass experience, including orchestras, wind bands, jazz bands, jazz combos, brass quintets, and solo performing. 
 
She is prepared and enthusiastic to teach students of any age. 
 
She brings a careful and experienced ear to each lesson, and believes that respecting a student’s boundaries and learning style is the most important step in learning to love and enjoy music. 
 
Classically trained, Haley brings a classical emphasis to her lessons, including firm foundations in music theory, technique, history, physics, and performance. 

Haley Boyer (B.A)

Brass, Piano & Kindermusic Instructor

Haley graduated from Chapman University with a B.M in Music Education, specializing in instrumental students and music. She has over 13 years of brass experience, including orchestras, wind bands, jazz bands, jazz combos, brass quintets, and solo performing. 
 
She is prepared and enthusiastic to teach students of any age. 
 
She brings a careful and experienced ear to each lesson, and believes that respecting a student’s boundaries and learning style is the most important step in learning to love and enjoy music. 
 
Classically trained, Haley brings a classical emphasis to her lessons, including firm foundations in music theory, technique, history, physics, and performance. 

Haley Boyer
(B.A)

Brass, Piano & Kindermusic Instructor

Haley graduated from Chapman University with a B.M in Music Education, specializing in instrumental students and music. She has over 13 years of brass experience, including orchestras, wind bands, jazz bands, jazz combos, brass quintets, and solo performing. 
 
She is prepared and enthusiastic to teach students of any age. 
 
She brings a careful and experienced ear to each lesson, and believes that respecting a student’s boundaries and learning style is the most important step in learning to love and enjoy music. 
 
Classically trained, Haley brings a classical emphasis to her lessons, including firm foundations in music theory, technique, history, physics, and performance. 

Ryan Hanson

Woodwinds, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Kindermusic, and Beginning Piano

Ryan began playing the saxophone and singing in the school band and choir in 4th grade and has been playing music ever since. He has performed at the collegiate level on saxophone, guitar, oboe, and voice.
 
Some of his most memorable performances include marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade with the Missouri State Marching Band and competing at the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) with the MSU men’s a cappella group, The Beartones.
 
Outside of the scholastic setting, Ryan has played gigs in a variety of bands spanning many genres since he was 16. He’s toured though a total of 10 US states playing lead and rhythm guitar, singing lead and backup vocals, and playing saxophone and mandolin in rock, pop, folk, country, and jazz-oriented groups. He currently plays lead guitar, mandolin, saxophone, and sings backup vocals in the band Ida Jane and the Weekend Gardeners – come say “hi” at one of their local shows!
 
Ryan is pursuing his music education degree at Western Oregon University and student teaching in the Salem-Keizer school district. Since he began teaching music lessons in 2007, his approach to music education has evolved into a highly personalized one driven by what will intrinsically motivate each individual player.
Ryan began playing the saxophone and singing in the school band and choir in 4th grade and has been playing music ever since. He has performed at the collegiate level on saxophone, guitar, oboe, and voice.
 
Some of his most memorable performances include marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade with the Missouri State Marching Band and competing at the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) with the MSU men’s a cappella group, The Beartones.
 
Outside of the scholastic setting, Ryan has played gigs in a variety of bands spanning many genres since he was 16. He’s toured though a total of 10 US states playing lead and rhythm guitar, singing lead and backup vocals, and playing saxophone and mandolin in rock, pop, folk, country, and jazz-oriented groups. He currently plays lead guitar, mandolin, saxophone, and sings backup vocals in the band Ida Jane and the Weekend Gardeners – come say “hi” at one of their local shows!
 
Ryan is pursuing his music education degree at Western Oregon University and student teaching in the Salem-Keizer school district. Since he began teaching music lessons in 2007, his approach to music education has evolved into a highly personalized one driven by what will intrinsically motivate each individual player.

Ryan Hanson

Woodwinds, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Kindermusic, and Beginning Piano

Ryan began playing the saxophone and singing in the school band and choir in 4th grade and has been playing music ever since. He has performed at the collegiate level on saxophone, guitar, oboe, and voice.
 
Some of his most memorable performances include marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade with the Missouri State Marching Band and competing at the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) with the MSU men’s a cappella group, The Beartones.
 
Outside of the scholastic setting, Ryan has played gigs in a variety of bands spanning many genres since he was 16. He’s toured though a total of 10 US states playing lead and rhythm guitar, singing lead and backup vocals, and playing saxophone and mandolin in rock, pop, folk, country, and jazz-oriented groups. He currently plays lead guitar, mandolin, saxophone, and sings backup vocals in the band Ida Jane and the Weekend Gardeners – come say “hi” at one of their local shows!
 
Ryan is pursuing his music education degree at Western Oregon University and student teaching in the Salem-Keizer school district. Since he began teaching music lessons in 2007, his approach to music education has evolved into a highly personalized one driven by what will intrinsically motivate each individual player.

Ryan Hanson

Woodwinds, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Kindermusic, and Beginning Piano

Devin is a graduate of Corban University, with a bachelor’s in music composition and percussion performance. He has been a full time professional musician and multi-instrumentalist in the salem area since 2017, and had started coaching marching pit and Drumline at South and North Salem High Schools the summer prior. 
 
Devin has focused primarily on rhythm section instruments, spending his time accompanying for various groups, playing guitar and bass for bands and singers, and percussion in concert, contemporary, and marching settings. You can find him playing his widest variety of instruments in the local folk band “Possibly Irish” with multiple albums on streaming service and being the regular on site band at the Enchanted Forest theme park. 
 
Beyond private lessons, Devin does work teaching percussion classes and sectionals at McKay and South Salem high school. He also works as a choir director for the Santiam Community Chorus in Mill City, and frequently as a music director for musical theater productions. Most recently, he music directed Enlightened Theatrics’ school age production of Les Miserables. 
 
He hopes through his teaching to inspire students to grow through the enjoyment of playing.
 
No one grows as much as they do with something they’re enjoying doing, and he aims to make students’ lessons crafted around learning songs and skills to help them be the kind of musician they want to be, getting as good as they can in the process.

Zack Vinyard

Instructor of Voice & Beginning Piano

Zack goes to Western Oregon University and is working on getting his bachelor’s degree in Music Education

 

He has been performing since 3rd grade and has been working with kids since 2018. He has participated in many performances and competitions, like the NATS musical theatre category, making it to the National level. Being a student gives him plenty of opportunities to sing and play piano, all of which allow him to learn from other great educators.

 

He had many musical theatre opportunities through school, getting to perform in shows like Mamma Mia, The Addams Family, and Fiddler on the Roof. This helped him become very connected to the music of the musical theatre world.


As he is getting closer to finishing his schooling, Zack is very excited to be helping others find joy in music and performing. He believes that everyone has great musical capability, they just have to find it, use it, and build that connection between them and music, and he loves to be the one that gets to help people do that.


In his free time, he loves getting to spend time with his friends to watch movies and make music together. 

Zack Vinyard

Instructor of Voice & Beginning Piano

Zack goes to Western Oregon University and is working on getting his bachelor’s degree in Music Education

He has been performing since 3rd grade and has been working with kids since 2018. He has participated in many performances and competitions, like the NATS musical theatre category, making it to the National level. Being a student gives him plenty of opportunities to sing and play piano, all of which allow him to learn from other great educators.

 

He had many musical theatre opportunities through school, getting to perform in shows like Mamma Mia, The Addams Family, and Fiddler on the Roof. This helped him become very connected to the music of the musical theatre world.

As he is getting closer to finishing his schooling, Zack is very excited to be helping others find joy in music and performing. He believes that everyone has great musical capability, they just have to find it, use it, and build that connection between them and music, and he loves to be the one that gets to help people do that.

In his free time, he loves getting to spend time with his friends to watch movies and make music together. 

Zack Vinyard

Instructor of Voice & Beginning Piano

Zack goes to Western Oregon University and is working on getting his bachelor’s degree in Music Education

He has been performing since 3rd grade and has been working with kids since 2018. He has participated in many performances and competitions, like the NATS musical theatre category, making it to the National level. Being a student gives him plenty of opportunities to sing and play piano, all of which allow him to learn from other great educators.

 

He had many musical theatre opportunities through school, getting to perform in shows like Mamma Mia, The Addams Family, and Fiddler on the Roof. This helped him become very connected to the music of the musical theatre world.

As he is getting closer to finishing his schooling, Zack is very excited to be helping others find joy in music and performing. He believes that everyone has great musical capability, they just have to find it, use it, and build that connection between them and music, and he loves to be the one that gets to help people do that.

In his free time, he loves getting to spend time with his friends to watch movies and make music together. 

Noheli Garcia

Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Violin, Percussion, and Kindermusic Instructor
Fluent in English and Español

 
 

Classical music is a major part of Noheli’s musical upbringing. At age 7, Noheli began playing the violin and continued to do so up until twelfth grade. Throughout her experience as a violinist she has performed in a variety of orchestras and is featured in two CD recordings. She has also performed in duets at wedding ceremonies. Additionally, she was also an advocate for music programs in her school district. 

 

She has given speeches and performances in order to inspire future musicians. As a music major, she now continues her ongoing musical journey through studying piano and music composition.

 

At age 13, Noheli also began playing guitar. This eventually led up to her becoming a lead guitarist in a rock band for two years at age 16. She also assisted in writing and recording a few songs with her former band members. Performing the rock genre for her local community outside of classical ensembles has influenced her to dive further into other music genres. It also introduced percussion and drumming into her musical fluency. When it comes to guitar, she enjoys fingerstyle arrangements the most. She continues to work on independent music projects today.

 

As a musician, Noheli is dedicated to providing audiences with bliss and joy through music. She values how music connects people and the way it can communicate with the world.

 

As an instructor, Noheli strives to understand the musical goals of her students on an individual level in order to adapt a method of practice students can use throughout the entirety of their musical journey.

Noheli Garcia

Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Violin, Percussion, and Kindermusic Instructor
Fluent in English and Español

 
 

Classical music is a major part of Noheli’s musical upbringing. At age 7, Noheli began playing the violin and continued to do so up until twelfth grade. Throughout her experience as a violinist she has performed in a variety of orchestras and is featured in two CD recordings. She has also performed in duets at wedding ceremonies. Additionally, she was also an advocate for music programs in her school district. 

 

She has given speeches and performances in order to inspire future musicians. As a music major, she now continues her ongoing musical journey through studying piano and music composition.

 

At age 13, Noheli also began playing guitar. This eventually led up to her becoming a lead guitarist in a rock band for two years at age 16. She also assisted in writing and recording a few songs with her former band members. Performing the rock genre for her local community outside of classical ensembles has influenced her to dive further into other music genres. It also introduced percussion and drumming into her musical fluency. When it comes to guitar, she enjoys fingerstyle arrangements the most. She continues to work on independent music projects today.

 

As a musician, Noheli is dedicated to providing audiences with bliss and joy through music. She values how music connects people and the way it can communicate with the world.

 

As an instructor, Noheli strives to understand the musical goals of her students on an individual level in order to adapt a method of practice students can use throughout the entirety of their musical journey.

Noheli Garcia

Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Violin, Percussion, and Kindermusic Instructor
Fluent in English and Español

 
 

Classical music is a major part of Noheli’s musical upbringing. 

 

At age 7, Noheli began playing the violin and continued to do so up until twelfth grade. Throughout her experience as a violinist she has performed in a variety of orchestras and is featured in two CD recordings. She has also performed in duets at wedding ceremonies. Additionally, she was also an advocate for music programs in her school district. 

 

She has given speeches and performances in order to inspire future musicians. As a music major, she now continues her ongoing musical journey through studying piano and music composition.

 

At age 13, Noheli also began playing guitar. This eventually led up to her becoming a lead guitarist in a rock band for two years at age 16. She also assisted in writing and recording a few songs with her former band members.

 

 Performing the rock genre for her local community outside of classical ensembles has influenced her to dive further into other music genres. It also introduced percussion and drumming into her musical fluency. When it comes to guitar, she enjoys fingerstyle arrangements the most. She continues to work on independent music projects today.

As a musician, Noheli is dedicated to providing audiences with bliss and joy through music. 

 

She values how music connects people and the way it can communicate with the world.

 

As an instructor, Noheli strives to understand the musical goals of her students on an individual level in order to adapt a method of practice students can use throughout the entirety of their musical journey.

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