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We offer music lessons in a variety instruments in a 1 on 1 classroom setting.

JOHN MARSHUKOV

PIANO, DRUMS and THEORY INSTRUCTOR

My name is Ivo Iurevich Nguyen Marshukov. I was born in Moscow, Russia and raised in California. Piano has always been a huge part of my life. At the age of 3, I sat down on the instrument and played my first note. The sound and texture of piano really opened a new world to me. My mother, owner and founder of Virtuosos Russian Music Academy saw my gifted talents and made certain that I would pursue my life in musical studies. Throughout my childhood, I have participated in multiple festivals, competitions, and master classes. I graduated from Fountain High School with a Honor Roll Certificate and Merit and currently going to school at Cypress College, later transferring into the University of Southern California. Learning from these experiences brought me to where I am today. I am a young, yet ambitious and multitalented individual that has been teaching piano and the theory of music for 5 years. At the age of 13, I started working the desk for Virtuosos Russian Music Academy; filling paper, taking payments, setting schedules and most importantly learning the art of customer service. When I turned 15, I was hired to teach a theory class. After a few months, the board of VRMA agreed to hire me as a fulltime theory professor.

Schedule

Monday Off
Tuesday Off
Wednesday 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Friday Off
Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm

JOEL SANTOS

THEORY and VOCAL INSTRUCTOR

Joel Santos, although young, has already begun to make a name for himself as an up and coming musician. He has established himself as a versatile composer, willing to learn and grow, while meeting the precise need of others. His music has been performed not only in America, but in Germany as well, where he studied under critically acclaimed composers Olga Magidenko and David Philip Hefti. Besides composition, Joel is an avid conductor who has led multiple ensembles, and studied under Bob Feller and Timothy Schwarz. Being a skilled performer is also essential, so Joel has vigorously studied voice (baritone) under Tyler Thompson, Dr. Gerald Seminatore, WinfridMikus (Principle Tenor in the Heidelberg Opera), and Metropolitan Opera Star, Richard Zeller. It is incredibly important to Joel that he uses his talents not only for himself, but also for others, which has led him to teaching. Written and Aural Theory are his specialty, having both taught privately and in classroom settings for over five years.A native to Huntington Beach, CA, Joel Santos received his Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from BIOLA University. While at BIOLA, he studied under Dr. Robert Denham, Alex Lu, Christopher Wills, and prestigious film composer and orchestrator, Mike Watts. After completing school, Joel began working for Bear McCreary and his company, Sparks and Shadows, on such shows as The Walking Dead, Agents of SHIELD, Outlander, the new God of War game, and several feature films. Along with several films and video games, Joel has scored a feature length documentary for Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Producer, Bob Zalk titled "The Art of Growing Up" (currently in Post-Production). This film highlights the benefits and necessity of the mentor/mentee relationship, and why the arts are such an essential part of young person's developmental stage of life.

Schedule

Monday Off
Tuesday Off
Wednesday 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday Off
Friday 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday Off

THOMAS NGUYEN

Guitar Ensemble, Piano and Theory Instructor

Schedule

Monday Off
Tuesday Off
Wednesday 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday Off
Friday 2:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 3:30pm