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Anson Tong is a distinguished figure in the realm of music, renowned as a professional music educator and virtuoso violinist. Anson’s journey towards musical mastery began with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance with a focus on Composition, achieved with the highest honors of summa cum laude from the esteemed Peabody Conservatory of […]

Sanjana Mantha

Piano, flute

Growing up, Sanjana watched her cousins play the piano and was inspired by them to learn herself. She started taking lessons when she was 7 and continued to expand her musical skills in middle school when she started playing the flute and french horn. Piano has been one of her ways of catharsis over the […]

Ray Lin

Cello, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass

Ray Lin has studied Cello and Composition at New York University, the Colburn School and New England Conservatory. He has studied with esteemed artists such as Clive Greensmith, Mark Churchill, and David Fulmer. Ray is also an experienced Guitar player with years of gigging and studio recording work in pop, rock, and jazz genres. As a […]

Yingxi Wu

Clarinet & Piano

Yingxi started her formal musical journal in art high school, then studied clarinet with Professor Yu Guo at South China Normal University and Clarinet instructor Professor Diane Maltester at California State University, East Bay. Study Music Technology and Sound Design with Professor Inés Thiebaut. During the East Bay Wind Symphony, played with Conductor Dr. Danielle […]



Zerlina has been playing violin since 2009, and has studied with members of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Since then, she has participated in numerous solo competitions and performances, as well as being an active chamber and symphony musician. She is a recent graduate from Occidental College, where she served […]

Yaqing has dedicated the last 20 years to classical piano training, recently under the guidance of Dr. Omri Shimron at Cal State East Bay. Beginning her musical journey at five, she initially focused on piano before exploring other instruments. Music has played a significant role in her life from a young age. She aims to […]

Parker Ohara

Piano, Guitar & Ukulele

Parker, a native of the Bay Area, hails from San Jose with a deep-rooted passion for music. Boasting over a decade of expertise, Parker is a seasoned guitar and piano instructor committed to empowering students with the essential skills for musical excellence. Having delved into a diverse array of musical genres, Parker brings a wealth […]


Flute & Saxophone

Scott is a Bay Area-based flutist, electronic musician, music researcher, and music technologist. As an African and Okinawan American, Scott’s creative and academic work combines musical elements from his heritage with Jazz, Hip Hop, and Electronic music. Scott is also an Asian Improv art 2023 Fellow and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Center for […]

Adesuwa Osagie is a native of Atlanta, GA. She has been singing and performing since she was just a few years old in gospel choirs and youth performance programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Jazz Studies/Voice) with a minor in speech communication and Theater arts from Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus. Although […]

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 […]

Eilene Cho

Piano & Violin

Eilene started her music journey in 2006 playing the piano. Her teacher saw that she was a fast learner and encouraged her to take the opportunities that came her way. Eilene ended up picking up the violin, played in jazz bands, and marching bands, and even got invited to play in musical theatre productions. She […]