David Ferguson - My passion for music has been life long. Started piano lessons at age five, trumpet lessons in the fourth grade and pleaded with my parents to let me quit both my senior year in high school so I could take up the drums. Playing the piano helped me become a better drummer with regards to playing in groups / bands as I listen to all the moving parts and drum within the composition...paying attention to the music first will allow your playing to be more effective and honest. The drummers I listen to all the time as they all play within the music (Vinnie Colaiuta, Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Chris "Daddy" Daves, Will Kennedy, Tony Williams,JoJo Mayer, etc...) I strive everyday to become a better drummer/musician/teacher and hope that I can help you on your musician path.
Staff & Music Teachers
Adam - Instruments taught - guitar, bass, beginning piano, vocals and ukulele. I began taking guitar lessons at the age of 13 in the north Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois, then continued my interest of music throughout college where I received my BA in music in Minnesota from Winona State University. I moved from Los Angeles to Folsom with my wife and 2 year old daughter in May of 2017. I'm a full time musician and producer and I love teaching kids and adults how to play their favorite songs, it's one of my biggest joys!
Earl F. S. - grew up in Orange County, CA where he spent his teenage years writing and performing compositions in Church. He began studying classical piano at age 9 and voice at age 13. Earl went on to study music composition at Long Beach State, then transferred to Cal State Northridge (CSUN) to focus on film scoring and earn his Bachelors of Music. Though he loves sharing the joy of music, Earl draws inspiration from his greatest joy: his daughter Faith. With over 15 years experience in the entertainment industry, Earl's productions can be found on major films, TV, and radio around the globe. However, Earl approaches his work with great humility and skilled professionalism. He is passionate about teaching private and group classes for multiple instruments, film scoring, vocal coaching, audio engineering, and more.
Ian - I began playing music early on in life; as my father was a minister, and churches have lots of need for musicians. Through the years I had to learn many new instruments to fill many roles in various church bands throughout high school. I went to Cincinnati Christian University for Percussion and Music/Tech. I have toured and played in dozens of different bands as a fill in musician, and fronted a few of own original acts as well! My current project is a locally based Pop Duo group bent on world domination, and we can be seen playing all over California on any given weekend.
Inna G. - Birthday: January 16th - Instrument: Piano, Voice, Woodwinds, Strings - At the age of 14 I graduated from music school where I studied piano, vocal, saxophone, and composition writing. I my bachelors in Music in Moscow and have been attending CSU for my bachelors in piano and music education. I love to teach children of all ages in any style that they love.
Justin - I’ve been playing guitar and drums for almost 10 years. I am in a band that plays shows on weekends and records on weekdays. I’m passionate about education and love kids! I play almost all styles/genres of music and my teaching style emphasizes the importance of fun, muscle memory and making and achieving goals.
Mike D., audio engineer and multi-instrumentalist, with a degree in Music Production/ Recording Arts, brings music to a new level. At 4 years old, picking up a guitar started everything, and learning other instruments simply came along with the territory. Now 25 years later, Mike Dow operates a Mobile Recording Studio, and thrives to deliver an emotional experience with his musical abilities. Music IS life, and sharing an experience IS everything.
Nick R. - I started playing the trumpet in 5th grade and immediately realized I enjoyed playing music. I then continued on playing in symphonic band for nine years. During this time, just before the eighth grade, I was fortunate enough to be able to try drumming. It was something I always wanted to do and I loved it so much right from the beginning. I was able to receive drum lessons for about five years which really helped me progress and diversify my playing. I have played drums in many different bands from jazz to rock and currently play shows around Sacramento in a local metal band. I look forward to passing on my knowledge and experience to others so they can enjoy their love for music as well.
Sebastian - 19 Guitarist, Pianist, Singer. I can also play alto saxophone, as well as offshoots of guitar like ukulele and bass. I'm a student at Folsom Lake College studying music and English writing, with aspirations to become a teacher. Music has been a part of my life since I was a child, and I look forward to sharing it with you too!
Trenton F - I am 21 years old and I teach guitar and piano. I began studying guitar at age 11, and piano at age 13. After high school I studied music at American River College and received an Associates degree in Music Production/Recording Arts. I have been teaching music lessons for 6 years, and I enjoy sharing my love of music with others.
- Individual instruction with proprietary curriculum
- Students are motivated by playing with others in a band
- A band builds teamwork, develops social skills, fosters self-esteem and leads to lasting friendships.
- Everyone learns faster playing music they like
- Students are motivated to learn when they see early results
- Introducing very young children to music supports cognitive development and motor skills.
- A well-balanced music education consists of Music Theory, Technique and Repertoire.
- Students learn faster playing music they like.
- Simplified versions of modern songs allow students to see results more quickly.
- Audio recordings of each simplified arrangement are available to students. This allows them to hear how their part should sound.
- Lessons are catered to the needs of each student's learning style.