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Instructors

Danny Pena - Owner/Instructor

Teaches Guitar & Bass and has 30 years experience. Studied Classical Guitar with Javier Calderon & Jazz guitar with Chester Rupe for 3 years at Del Mar College. Independent Instructor for Guitar Center since their grand opening.

Michael Maceda - Guitar Instructor

Teaches Guitar. He has over 15 years experience and teaches Classical, Classic Rock, 80's Metal and Heavy Metal styles. He is a Guitar performance major at Del Mar college and currently studying with professor Phillip Hii. Won 1st prize in the UIL State Competition for Solo and Ensemble for 2 years. Won 2nd prize for Ensemble at the University of Texas Brownsville Guitar Competition. He plans to continue his studies at Texas A&M University.

Hayden Dodson - Guitar Instructor

Teaches Classical & Rock syles. He has 8 years experience. Attended San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas. Has performed in the Houston Flamenco festival along with various quartets and duos. Studies with world renowned guitarist Philip Hii and pursuing a Bachelor in Music Performance from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi.

Larysa Weil - Piano Instructor

Teaches Classical piano music to students of all ages and skill levels. She has a Masters in Piano Performance and has over 20 years experience. Graduated from Kryvy Rig State Pedagogical Institute, Ukraine. Larysa Weil is a professional music educator with many years of teaching experience in preparatory and college level instruction.

Elaine Purdum - Piano Instructor

Teaches all Levels of Piano. Has over 30 years of experience. She began studying piano at age 7 and continued through high School adding pipe organ, music theory, and music composition studies. She has accompanied choirs, instrumentalists and soloists and recently served as the Fort Collins Stake Music Chairman in Colorado for six years, organizing organist,pianists,conductors, choirs, and musical numbers for 7 church organizations. Elaine holds a Masters in Family Counseling and is a parent of 5 children.

Reno Castro - Voice Instructor

Teaches all Levels of Voice and Basic Piano. Has 8 years experience and is pursuing a Bachelor degree in Music Education. He has had 5 years formal vocal training with Dr. Kenneth Williams, Dr. Ross Bernhardt and has studied piano with Dr. Joachim Reinhuber and Dr. Shane Anderson. He has been in multiple opera scene performances, as well as the lead role in Gianni Schicci at Texas A&M Kingsville. Mr.Castro has been in the top chorale throughout his college career and has had numerous concert and touring experiences, along with consistent church performances.

Kathryn Andrews - Voice Instructor

Teaches all Levels of Voice, Basic Piano, and French Horn. Has 8 1/2 years experience. She recently relocated to Corpus Christi from Abilene, Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from McMurry University.She also holds a Texas teaching certificate in All-Level Music. She taught band and French horn in public school for two years after graduating. She has directed church choirs of all ages, pre-school through adult.

Joshua Hurtado - Drum Instructor.

Teaches all levels of Drum and percussion. Has 20 years experience in all styles of Drumming including Extreme Metal, Jazz, Fusion, Blues, Rock, R&B, Reggae, and Drumline. He has toured across America and has done studio recordings and session work. Has entered several Guitar Center Drumathon contests and competed in UIL Solo and Ensemble state competitions. He has also recorded studio sessions and currently performs with the band Xapharon.

Allegra-Rice Morton- Strings Instructor

Teaches Violin and Cello. Has 18 years experience in string instruments. She earned Bachelor degree in Business Marketing from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She has studied with Del Mar Violin Professor Todd Ehle for 10 years and performs with local symphonies. She is a Suzuki certified instructor.

James Bushow- Woodwinds Instructor

Teaches all Levels of Saxophone and Clarinet. He has 10 years combined experience in Saxophone and Clarinet. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.