Our Staff

Begin Your Journey as a Musician


Calhoun O’Loughlin

Piano, Drums, Flute, & Clarinet

My name is Calhoun O’Loughlin and I am an elementary music teacher that teaches general music at Fairlands Elementary School and I also co-teach the 5th grade band to all nine of the elementary schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District. I have been playing instruments since I was 8 years old and my father, […]

Jeremiah Trujillo

Piano & Voice

Jeremiah Trujillo is an active collaborative pianist, vocal coach, piano teacher, soloist, and historical musicologist. He holds a Ph.D. in Music from the University of California, Davis. He is the staff collaborative pianist for the Music and Theater Arts departments at Las Positas College. Starting in Fall 2021, he’s been the accompanist for Pacific Edge […]

Heeyoung Choi is a doctoral candidate in music composition at UC Santa Cruz. She began her musical career as a violinist at the age of 6. She studied violin performance in arts school and performed in numerous repertoires. She has taught a wide range of students and seeks to help students foster musicality as well […]

Shannon Hoffman

Voice & Piano

Shannon loves to share her passion and skills in music with her students! She began piano lessons at age 8 and earned a B.A. and M.A. in Voice at Whitman College and Cal State East Bay. Shannon has had the opportunity to perform in musical theater, opera, and churches in the Bay Area and in […]

Gary Allen

Guitar & Ukulele

Gary Allen is an accomplished musician, and a teacher of the acoustic and electric guitar, as well as the ukulele. He is also a published songwriter, and a member of ASCAP, Inc. Gary comes from a very musical family. Both his father and mother played the guitar, and were songwriters. His paternal grandmother was a […]

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 from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in music education from the Boston Conservatory. She has taught public school music at […]