Multi-instrumentalist, Joel Mariano, has been playing and performing for most of his life. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Music at Fresno State in 2015. He has worked under the direction of Dr. Anna Hamre and Dr. Tony Mowrer. In addition, he has studied under Dr. Anthony Radford and Brigid De Jong. Aside from teaching piano, guitar, voice and ukulele lessons, Joel also is a musician and worship leader at Via Church. He currently teaches students of all ages and experience levels. He strives to empower his students to have a life-long passion for music.
Carissa Hall teaches voice and violin. She is a classically trained vocalist with experience in classical and Broadway styles, and is currently pursuing a Vocal music degree. She has performed in a number of local theater productions, as well as in a bluegrass/country band, in the Fresno City College choir, and at recitals of Fresno City College’s Intermediate/Advanced voice class. Carissa has been playing the violin/fiddle for 14 years, focusing initially on American fiddle styles, and later branching into Celtic music and classical violin. She plays locally for the Irish dance group “Celtic Motion”.