Our Staff

Kathrine Waters

Kathrine Waters

Voice & Piano (Beginner / Intermediate)

Kathrine Waters is a performing vocal teacher with extensive experience in small and group instruction in voice and piano, as well as private lessons. She has a bachelor’s degree in music education

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James Schulz

James Schulz

Upright Bass

Inspired by wholesome bands such as The Beatles and Beach Boys, James started playing Electric Bass in High School. He soon discovered progressive rock and metal. It was good for his musical

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Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Piano & Chamber Music

Having begun piano studies at the age of 5, pianist and Executive Director of New World Music Academy Mark Anderson is widely recognized as one of the world’s outstanding classical pianists. In

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Markus Pawlik

Markus Pawlik

Piano & Chamber Music

Pianist and NWMA Artistic Director, MARKUS PAWLIK is best characterized as one of the rare pianists of today who manage to combine sensitivity and expressiveness together with a phenomenal virtuoso technique. Born

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John R Burr

John R Burr

Jazz Piano, Jazz Theory & Songwriting

John R Burr (jazz piano and songwriting) is a musician with uncommonly broad range of musical interests and experiences. He is equally at home with traditional jazz as well as pop, bluegrass,

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Kiki Lieow

Kiki Lieow

Piano & Keyboard Theory

Kiki Lieow, or Ms. Kiki as her students know her, has over 40 years of teaching experience and has participated in numerous piano teaching workshops and piano pedagogy symposiums. She supports the

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Jacob Lane

Jacob Lane

Piano & Keyboard Theory

Jacob Lane is a composer, pianist, and teacher who lives in Oakland, California. He is the pianist for the chamber groups Sleight Ensemble and Portato Portato. A member of The Music Teachers’

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Chelsea Kim

Chelsea Kim

Piano & Keyboard Theory

Graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chelsea Kim is a trained classical pianist. A long-time student of virtuoso Eugene Masluk in Livermore, CA, Chelsea completed the Certificate of Merit Level

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Lisa Braz

Lisa Braz

Piano & Keyboard Theory

Lisa Braz has taught piano privately, prior to joining New World Music Academy. She has studied music at Las Positas College, Berkeley Jazz School, Hayward State Jazz Program and San Francisco State

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Anna Logiman

Anna Logiman

Piano & Keyboard Theory

Anna Logiman was first introduced to piano at age 5 by her mother, an avid pianist. She continued to learn piano under her mother until she was 10 in which she developed

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Dr. Jessica Kwong

Dr. Jessica Kwong

Piano & Keyboard Theory

Dr. Jessica Kwong grew up in Hong Kong and has been taking piano lessons since the age of 5. At 17, she went to the Bay Area to study music with Dr.

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Mike Ramos

Mike Ramos

Drums, Guitar & Bass

Michael Ramos has taught guitar since 2000. He attended Monte Vista High School in Danville and received a degree from Harvard College in 2005. He has toured Japan, played at the Monterey

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Antoine van Dongen

Antoine van Dongen

Violin

Antoine van Dongen, Dutch violinist, pianist and conductor, has been on the faculty of Wellesley College, New England Conservatory, MIT, and the Walnut Hill School of Arts between 2005-2011 Mr. van Dongen

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Judy Lee

Judy Lee

Violin

Judy Lee – Beethoven said that “To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.” Music is not just notes and rhythm, it touches our hearts and soul

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David  Cann

David Cann

Violin & Viola

David Cann studied violin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and violin and viola at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakadamie, Detmold – Germany. His teachers include Tibor Varga on violin, and Rainer Moog

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Audrey Howitt

Audrey Howitt

Voice & Chorus

In addition to her new teaching role at New World Music Academy, Audrey Howitt is an associated voice teacher with several award winning choirs including Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choirs under the

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Isabella Goze

Isabella Goze

Voice (Classical, Musical & World Music)

Isabella Göze is a classically trained singer and excited to work with your kids to help improve your singing skills. She started singing as a young girl and began her professional career

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Sadie Glass

Sadie Glass

French Horn

Hornist, Sadie Glass, leads a varied career as performer, teacher, and administrator. Recognized for her “polished tone,” Sadie has a passion for early music. Featured in Early Music America’s (EMAg) January 2017

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Karen Stasko Veca

Karen Stasko Veca

Flute

Karen Stasko Veca was raised in Livermore and received her early musical training from the Livermore School District. She went on to San Jose State University, where she earned a B.A. in

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Lindsay Baird

Lindsay Baird

Office Manager

Lindsay was born in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area as a young adult. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University.

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