OC Performing Arts
Aaron has been with us for over 10 years and specializes in Bass Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Drums. He is a working professional musician and frequently performs with the group "Hunter and the Dirty Jacks." Aaron has a degree from Cal State University Fullerton.
Emily Riseling teaches voice and piano at our school. She holds a Bachelor degree in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fullerton. She also is very well trained in Musical Theatre and has performed in several productions throughout California.
Allie earned her Bachelor Degree from Biola University. Allie is OC Performing Arts Associate Manager and Music Instructor. Allie teaches Voice, Piano, Guitar and Ukulele.
Claire began taking violin lessons at a young age and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from California State University, Northridge with honors. She continues to study under Dr. Lorenz Gamma in pursuit of her Master’s degree. She has also been involved in several musicals and operas including Cinderella, Sweeney Todd, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), and Xerxes. Claire specializes in helping her students maintain high chair placements in their school and community orchestras.
Kimberly holds a Bachelor degree from California University, Irvine and specializes in teaching Piano, Voice and Beginning Guitar.
Dan Paviolo, owner of OC Performing Arts received his music education from Musician's Institute in Los Angeles and played professionally for over 20 years. Dan holds a Bachelor and Master degree from University of La Verne and teaches Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano and Ukulele.
Kal Paviolo, owner of OC Performing Arts received her music education from California Music Teachers Association and performed as a professional musician and actress in the US and Japan, Korea, and South America. Kal earned her Bachelor and Master degree from University of La Verne, she teaches the Ji Ji Music program at Arovista Elementary School in Brea, and specializes in Voice, Piano and is the Director of the Musical Theatre program here at OC Performing Arts.
Tim has been playing music his whole life. He is Certified from Musician's Institute, Hollywood in Recording Engineering, and is a candidate for his Bachelor degree in music from Berklee College. Tim is also the Music Director for his church and has been teaching for over six years. Tim teaches guitar, bass guitar, piano and drums.
Matt specializes in all levels and styles of guitar. Matt frequently performs all over Southern California holds a degree in music from CSUF.
Ashley teaches Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Composition and Production. Ashley graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Music from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also holds an Associate Degree in Recording Arts Technology
Brandon Trubey teaches Drums, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele and piano. He earned his degree in music from Norco College.
Sho earned his music degree from California State University, Fullerton. Sho has been an instructor at our school for nine years and has been hired by many of the local theatres in the area to be the music director for their musicals. Sho specializes in Drums and Piano.
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JACKIE REFFE - Jackie recently received her Bachelor Degree in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fullerton. Jackie specializes in Voice and Piano.
NATE BROWN - Nate not only performs frequently with the Pacific Symphony Chorale, he also has been the worship leader at his church. Nate earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music In Worship - Vocal Emphasis from Biola University. Nate teaches Voice, Piano and Guitar.
BRANDI BIRDSONG - Brandi earned her Bachelor Degree in vocal performance at Cal State Fullerton. She teaches Voice and Piano.
JESSICA KAZCMAREK - Jessica holds a music degree and has been playing professionally for over ten years. She is endorsed by Gretsch Guitars, she loves to surf, and has been teaching at our school for over eight years. She specializes in Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Mandolin, and slide/lap steel guitar.
ANNA THORESON - Anna has been teaching for over five years. She holds an AA degree in music from Mt. San Antonio College and received Bachelors in Choral Music Education from Cal State Fullerton. Anna has toured with the Young Americans and has worked several local music outreach programs for at-risk children throughout Southern California.