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I-Chen Su

Piano, Violin & Viola

I-Chen Su is a native of Taiwan, and has been teaching at Melody Academy of Music since 2014. She received her BA in Music from Tainan National University of the Arts, MM in Viola Performance from Mannes School of Music, and MFA in Music Production and Sound Design for Visual Media from Academy of Art […]

Paola Rapaj Kraja, who holds both a M.M. and M.Ed., is a seasoned pianist with over 20 years of experience in the realm of piano study. She earned dual master’s degrees from Charles University and the Prague Conservatory, majoring in piano performance and education. Her considerable talents have led her to perform as a soloist […]

Chris Lee

Guitar & Bass

Discover the vibrant world of music with Chris Lee, a seasoned guitar and bass instructor based in the dynamic Bay Area. Armed with a rich background in both teaching and performing at a professional level, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his students. His educational journey led him to the renowned Guitar […]

Chesley Mok

Piano, Violin

Chesley Mok graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and received a Master of Music at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying Collaborative Piano with Timothy Bach. A diverse pianist, Chesley works with both vocalists and instrumentalists across a wide range of genres, including championing new music […]

Brandon Ung

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Theory

Brandon Ung received his Bachelor’s (B.A.) degree in Commercial Music at Biola University with an emphasis in guitar. He also studied voice and piano in college, performing in several ensembles including Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Pop ensemble and Chapel band. He has been leading Sunday morning worship teams for over 10 years at both Newark […]

Xiaolin Chen, born in Guangzhou, China, has been playing piano for over 20 years. A pianist with a love for performing, Xiaolin constantly strives to bring her best so that she may pass that knowledge and experience down to her students. She has played for Hans Boepple (renowned pedagogue and soloist), performed at the Paramount […]