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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.

Garrett Williams - Guitar Instructor

Teaches all levels Jazz, Blues, Rock, & Classical styles. He has 10 years experience. Bachelor in Music Performance ( Jazz Studies)- Texas State University - San Marcos, Texas. He is a Multi Instrumentalist and proficient in Teaching Piano, Jazz Organ, Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Drums and Theory. Performs locally in Jazz and Rock Bands. Del Mar Alumni(Jazz Band)3 years

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.

Jillian Scaff - Voice Instructor

Teaches all Levels of Voice. Has 14 years Vocal Experience and is pursuing a Bachelor degree in Vocal Performance with Teacher certification.. She has had 8 years formal vocal training with Dr. Hope Thacker ( 3 years Private Voice - Diction: Italian, German, French. Vocal Pedagogy). Dr. Ross Bernhardt - 3 years Choral and Professor Becky Walker (Private Voice 2 years). Ms. Staff is a versatile Soprano and has performed in various Operas and Musicals. Performed in the Feldenkrais Master Class presented by the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Sings locally for St. Anselm Catholic Church.

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.

Hayden Forsythe - Woodwinds Instructor

Teaches all Levels of Saxophone, Clarinet, and Basic Piano. He has 10+ years combined experience in Saxophone and Clarinet. Earned a Masters of Music Degree form University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Studied under several renown professors. Mr. Forsythe has performed several top-level bands, was principle clarniet in CCM's Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Opera, and is currently seeking a position with the Corpus Christi Symphony.