In-Home Music Lessons

Guang

A composer of chamber, orchestra, opera, and interdisciplinary concert and a recent finalist of Pittsburgh’s Opera Festival International Competition, Chinese-born composer/pianist Guang’s compositions have been performed in China, Korea, Germany, France, and United States.

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Sid

A composer, pianist, and violinist originally from Chicago, Sid has performed his compositions along with more traditional repertoire in both North America and Europe. His notable performances include concerts at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Oslo Konserthus, the John Cage centennial at New England Conservatory, and the soundSCAPE festival in northern Italy.      Sid is currently a student at the California Institute of the Arts. His teachers have included pianists Irene Faliks, Mikhail Yanovitsky, and Vicki Ray, composers Frank Abbinanti and Michael Pisaro, and violist Rami Solomonow.

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Antonius

Antonius is a pianist/composer from all over Europe. Born to a symphonic conductor and an operatic singer, he was trained in classical piano performance in Rome, Vienna, Freiburg, Amsterdam and Hamburg before moving to NYC, where he pursued music composition at Manhattan School of Music and New York University (NYU).

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Keira

Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Keira began her training in classical piano at four years old. In elementary school, she began cello lessons, and in high school, she studied voice and songwriting. In 2011 Keira won the International Smashtune Songwriting Contest with her original song, “When I’m With You.” The grand prize was a trip to Hawaii, where Keira was a finalist in the Kauai Music Festival’s Songwriting Contest. Later that year, her debut album “Wondergirl” was released on iTunes, which includes pop/rock songs recorded in Washington D.C. and Nashville. Keira was subsequently voted “Favorite Part of First Night Alexandria,” awarded the Miss Nova Music Award for embodying “the spirit of music and community service,” and won the “18 in America” Songwriting Contest (Gannett/WUSA9). Seven-time Grammy nominee Graham Edwards said that Keira is “an exciting musical talent. I look forward to seeing her career blossom both as a songwriter and an artist.”

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Samantha

Samantha is a GRAMMY-nominated NJ-native/LA-based singer-songwriter who actively writes and performs around the city. She received her Bachelors of Music with a focus in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and has gone on to win awards such as Best Female Listening Room Act (JAM Awards, Asbury Park, NJ) as well as receiving a GRAMMY Nomination for her work on Blue Note Record’s artist Joey DeFrancesco’s album Never Can Say Goodbye in 2011. She is very excited to be a part of the Royal Music Academy family and hopes to inspire arts into the beautiful City of Angels.

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Kate

Pennsylvania native, Kate, recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a musician and teacher. She began writing songs before she could write words.  She released her first album at the age of sixteen and has been touring and performing ever since.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has been teaching private voice and piano lessons for the past five years.  She is dedicated to her students, nurturing their confidence while instilling a solid foundation of knowledge and technique. Kate is available to teach piano and voice to students of all ages in the Greater Los Angeles region.

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Ziga

Slovenian born pianist and composer Žiga has been composing, arranging, producing songs, and teaching for more than a decade. As a classical piano player with extensive experience in contemporary music, orchestration, MIDI and audio technology, Žiga is skilled in a rich and versatile palette of musical styles. A PhD candidate, he holds three undergraduate degrees, including Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Žiga has had numerous successful orchestral compositions, arrangements and songs performed in Europe and the U.S., and has worked with major orchestras around the world, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra – Boston Pops. As assistant orchestrator, he has been involved with releases for Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Herb Alpert and Rihanna. More recently, he arranged two tracks for Lindsey Stirling’s best-selling album Warmer in the Winter and assisted Bill Elliott with music for the Emmy-winning show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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