Sebastian Diaz picked up the guitar at the age of 14 and began playing and listening to rock n’ roll greats including Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, and so many others. As years passed, he attended masterclasses held by Eddie Kramer, Christopher Parkening, and more. He is currently studying classical guitar with a student of Christopher Parkening, who is among the most successful American classical guitarists and has studied with Andres Segovia. Sebastian is currently studying to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in classical guitar. He loves the instrument and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the guitar as well as music history. From rock n’ roll to classical, Sebastian is more than happy to help anyone achieve their musical goals.
Paulina Reynoso has been singing since the age of 5. For the past 5 years, she has been involved in local musicals, a capella groups, and other performances. Her interest in music was strengthened as soon as she started participating in musicals and theater, and is something she desires to pursue for years to come. Music has motivated her to venture out of her comfort zone because she believes that as a musician and performer, once you are satisfied, you’re stuck! She lives by the motto: “The future holds wonders for you outside your comfort zone.”
Ronny has been playing guitar for over 30 years and teaching for 15. He has played music from California to Ireland, had songs in Los Angeles television, Inland Empire radio, and worked as a studio musician. Ronny is a Martin endorsed artist specializing in rock reggae and blues. He teaches creativity through improvisation and focuses on rhythm, chords, lead riffs, scales, and songs. Folk, country, hard rock or anything else the student is interested in can also be taught. Keeping lessons fun is key, instilling a love of music by actual playing of the guitar.
Paul Reyes has been a self taught musician and songwriter since the age of 18. He studied Music at Cal State San Bernardino and the Redlands Conservatory. He has played in various bands, as a solo artists, wedding performances and Traditional Salon Performances where he loves to share the gift of music and sound to all. He now teaches all ages and his philosophy is that anyone can learn an instrument given a dedication and passion to themselves. His philosophy is that music connects a wide diversity people, and improves the well being of every individual, which can lead to improving the well being of the world. Paul currently works as DJ, songwriter, artist developer, performer and freelance recording engineer.
Markey Munive has been playing piano since she was five years old. She is classically trained and has a strong knowledge of technique and music theory. Her goal is to educate all of her students to a point where they can not only read music easily but also create their own music using the theory she teaches in lessons. Markey has a degree in Early Childhood Education and is able to tutor younger students easily. She is excited to engage her students in exploring the wonderful world of music!
Lucille Taylor is a master teacher and performer from Riverside and Pasadena, where the two studios of Achieve Music are located. She is an adjunct professor teaching viola, violin, chamber music and “String Techniques for all of the orchestral stringed instruments”, as well as course instruction in the “Art of Listening – Music Appreciation” at Loma Linda and La Sierra Universities, the University of California, and previously at the University of Redlands.
Formerly a principal violist of the Long Beach, Pacific, and Redlands symphonies, she is currently a member of the San Bernardino Symphony and is available as an alternate player in both the viola and violin sections of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A member of the well-known Taylor String Quartet, Lucille has enjoyed a reputation as an accomplished performer since she was a child, and Taylor performs frequently today as a freelance orchestral, chamber musician and soloist. She does recording session work on film, game, and promotional videos as well.
Jordan Hang has been playing violin in many genres, including classical, rock, blues, jazz, for over 17 years. He received his Bachelor of Art degree in Music at the University of California, Riverside. He currently teaches violin and plays professionally in the jazz band, Gypsies & Judges.
Yang Steinke is a Musician and a music teacher that has been playing music since she was six years old. She holds a Master’s degree in Music Performance.
Her passion is to play and to teach music and has done so for the past 30 years. She currently plays with the San Bernardino Symphony going on 23 years and has taught hundreds of students from 3 to 76 years old.
Yang can teach any student wanting to learn Violin, Viola and Cello.
Joseph Ochoa has been playing the drums and percussion instruments for over 15 years. Joseph teaches all styles of drums and all ages. Plus he’s patient and fun. he has his Associates of Arts in Music Theory From Chaffey College and a Performance Certificate from the world famous Musicians Institutes’ Percussion Institute of Technology from Hollywood California. Joseph has a rich background in multiple drumming styles. He teaches all ages and levels of drummers, from beginning students to advanced drummers.
Joseph Ochoa has a passion for playing drums and instilling that passion in his students
Gary Wilson started his career as a professional musician in 1969. He spent the first thirteen years traveling with various bands. Gary has shared the stage with artists such as The Mills Brothers, Lou Rawls, The Temptations and Grover Washington Jr.
He has played in house bands and orchestra pits for several theatrical presentations and musical tributes. His work can be heard on numerous recordings. Gary started teaching in 1982. He enjoys working with students of any age and ability.