Danny has been playing guitar and piano for more than 30 years. He has been teaching piano and guitar in our studio for 12 years. Danny studied music and music theory at Fresno State University. He performs locally with several groups and is an accomplished studio musician and arranger.
Emilie Spalding took twelve years of private lessons and has played for fourteen years. Through high school she competed in Certificate of Merit (CM) and Piano Celebration, where judges evaluated memorized pieces and students took a theory test to assess their piano skills and knowledge. Emilie achieved the highest rating “Superior” seven times, the second highest “Excellent” twice and three trophies in Piano Celebration. Due to her CM performances, she was invited twice to play at the State convention. Emilie also loves kids and enjoys passing on her knowledge of piano to eager minds with a variety of teaching methods.
Esther has been playing violin and piano for over 13 years. Her primary instrument is violin and she has studied under Limor Toren-Immerman, Shoanie Young, and Tim Johnson. Esther holds a Master of Arts degree in Music Performance from Fresno State with an emphasis in violin. She also studied piano in the Bachelor’s program at Fresno State and has over 7 years of experience teaching both piano and violin to children and adults. Esther teaches primarily from a classical perspective but also makes adjustments to curriculum based on each student’s individual needs.
Geovonna is a classically trained pianist and vocalist. She has been in elite choirs/voice classes, (Chamber Singers under Alisa Allen and Thou Yang, City Singers under Julie Dana, and Advanced Voice under Rebecca Sarkisian) majored in vocal music at Fresno City college, and has traveled the country to sing. She grew up taking piano lessons and studied music theory in college. She can teach any style or genre with either instrument- and make it easy and fun!
Joel is currently in his 4th year at CSU Fresno in the pursuit of a Bacherlor of Arts in Choral Music Education. He has worked under the solo voice instruction of Dr. Anthony Radford, Hanna York, and Brigid de Jong. Outside of the university, he is also on staff with the Fresno County Youth Choir and has served as the Tenor Section leader for the past two years. Joel’s emphasis is currently on solo classical voice, but he uses Broadway and contemporary music as teaching tools in lessons.