Our Faculty

Our music teachers nurture a culture of excellence, achievement, and inspiration. 

Our world-class instructors produce students who go on to study at every top music conservatory in the United States, including Juilliard, Curtis, Colburn, New England, Peabody, Cleveland, Bard, Indiana, and San Francisco. Academically oriented students have been accepted on scholarship to every local university and top academic programs like Stanford, Harvard, Rice, Columbia, and Yale. In addition, our students place at local and national competitions, are heard on NPR's From the Top, and are frequently awarded national and regional level honors.

 

Founders

 

Brass

 

Chamber Music Studies

Dr. LeeAnn Morgan, Director of Chamber Music Studies
Katherine Baird, Preparatory Chamber Music Coordinator
 

Choral Music

Dr. Sarah Houghton, Choir Director
 

Composition

 

Early Childhood Area

Katherine Baird
Kimberly Marsden


GRIT Program

Mountain View Elementary
Rachel H. Taft, GRIT Program Coordinator
Abby Dreher

Erika Hubbard

 
City Academy
Elissa Cox-Jones
 
The Guadalupe School
Christina Jensen (King)
Kimberly Marsden
Monica Thiriot
 

Guitar Area

Andres Reyes
Sophie Stanley

 

Music History

Dr. Koji Attwood


Music Theory Area

Dr. Michael Chikinda, Theory Area Chair
Dr. Shelby Fisher
Micah Fleming
Kimberly Marsden
 

Orchestral Studies

Shenae Akagi (Anderson), Conservatory Orchestra Coordinator
Eugene Watanabe


Piano Area

Dr. Whitney Pizza, Piano Area Chair
Dr. Vera Oussetskaia Watanabe, Co-Founder
Joanna Oshida, Supplemental Piano Coordinator
Dr. Conlan Miller, Conservatory Collaborative Pianist
Dr. Cahill Smith, Piano Ensemble Instructor
Dr. Alie Yorgason, Suzuki Collaborative Pianist
 

Piano

 

String Area

Eugene Watanabe, String Area Chair
Deborah MoenchSuzuki Program Advisor
Katherine Baird, Suzuki Program Coordinator


Violin

 

Viola

Abby Dreher
Dr. LeeAnn Morgan
John T. Posadas


Cello

Katherine Baird
Anne Francis Bayless
Kevin Shumway


Double Bass

Katherine Baird
Andrew Keller


Voice Area


Woodwind Area
 


Flute


Oboe

Susan Swidnicki


Clarinet

Erin Svoboda-Scott


Bassoon

Dr. Amanda Hales
Dr. Jennifer Rhodes