Piano, Violin, Viola & Cello
Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute
Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo
Kevin has been playing percussion for over 15 years now. He has been jazz trained for the last eight years and has studied with people like Peter Erskine (The Weather Repost, Independent Jazz Musician, Professor of Jazz at USC), Daniel Glass (Royal Crown, Daniel Glass Trio, writer, studio musician) and David Box (Professor of Music at La Sierra University).
Kevin has played with many different musical groups in Southern California. He enjoys playing every walk of music and styles from jazz, classic rock, blues, hip hop, to reggae.
Clarinet Alto & Tenor Sax
- Performance in France: Nice, Paris and Euro Disneyland 1994
- Hollywood Christmas Parade 1994
- Bands of America Grand Nationals, Indiana 1994
- Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998
- Bands of America Southeast Regional, Georgia 1998
- Campaign Fundraiser performance for Mary Bono and former President Gerald Ford at the Mission Inn, Riverside 1998
- Performance tours in Washington, Montana, and Idaho 1997
- Performance in Hawaii 1998
- Performance in Tokyo, Japan 1999
- Participated in the College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division Conference, University of Reno, Nevada with the Riverside Community College Wind Ensemble in 2000
- Participated in the College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division Conference, University of Reno, Nevada with the Cal-State University of Fullerton Wind Ensemble in 2004
May 2007 Bachelor of Arts-Music Education California State University of Fullerton
Applied clarinet instructor: Dr. Hakan Rosengren
June 1998 Associate of Arts-Music
Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA
Applied clarinet instructor: Donald T. Foster
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums
Danilo teaches guitar and percussion. He has been studying and performing music for over 10 years. Danilo has been playing guitar and drums for many groups ranging from pop to punk since his pre-teen years. While in high school drum line, he regularly performed at Disneyland and has even played drums in several commercials. In college, he played in the R.C.C classical guitar ensemble and sat first chair for two semesters. He has been teaching since a young age, taking his first teaching jobs while still in high school and studying at the Musik Planet, before joining the Musik Planet team as a student-instructor during his senior year. In addition to teaching guitar and drums at the Musik Planet, Danilo is also the percussion instructor at March Middle School where he directs the drum line, and serves as concert percussion and marching instructor for the March Middle School marching band. He recently received an AA in Music from R.C.C. and is planning to pursue further education so he can eventually teach at high school or even college level. Previous instructors include Peter Curtis, Jodie Fischer, Bruno Cilloniz, and Matt Gangnier. Danilo enjoys all guitar based music including pop, most genres of rock, jazz and classical. He even likes a little punk and heavy metal now and then.
“In learning music, I emphasize efficient body posture and awareness of micro-movement as well as study of how music theory is applied in modern and classical styles of music. Learning to master many different techniques and mastering fundamentals are the keys to being a successful musician, no matter what style you play.”
See Danilo's page and a video of him teaching here...
Piano and Flute
Cara Krieger is a flute and piano instructor in Riverside, California. She studied both flute and piano under professional instructors for nine years. In 2004, she was accepted into Orange County School of the Arts where she concentrated on flute and piccolo performance. She was given the opportunity to be in OCSA’s Symphony Orchestra, Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association, Community Youth Orchestra, and James Galway’s flute masterclass. She first fell in love with teaching music when she began teaching piano to her friend’s daughter six years ago. Her clientele grew shortly after, and she typically teaches 10-25 students each week. She enjoys working with both children and adults, and currently teaches piano and flute to students, ages 5 through 55. Visit her page here.
Aly Lagana has been involved in music since she was a child. Performing with multiple cover bands and choir ensembles at the Fender Museum located in Corona, CA. Aly studied music at California Baptist University giving her a myriad of different live performance experiences: part of the University Choir and Orchestra, which features 140 musicians; Women’s Choir, where she served as President; and Small Group ensembles which consist of 8 members and focus on more contemporary styles of music. Aly earned her degree in Music Composition in the May 2015.
In addition to performing, Aly has written music for the web series Team JINJA as well as a number of personal projects. When she isn’t stretching her music muscles, Aly enjoys spending time with her high-school-sweetheart husband and her baby daughter, River. See Aly's page here
Amanda Crysta Tabora
Amanda is currently a student at California Baptist University, pursuing a single-subject teaching credential in Music and a Masters Degree in Music with an emphasis in Conducting. She also received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at CBU. During her undergraduate career, she sang for the University Choir and Orchestra, Women's Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Band, and many other school-wide events. She has a background in musical theatre and had captured lead roles which include Gabriella Montez in High School Musical and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin. She loves listening to a variety of genres of music, including R&B, Jazz, Gospel, and Soul. In April 2016, she completed her In Senior Vocal Recital, performing pieces ranging from opera, Broadway, to R&B. Most recently, she has recorded background vocals for promotional material and karaoke tracks for the Disney movie, Moana. Currently, she is a 5th grade general music teacher and serves as CBU's University Choir and Orchestra lead soprano. Her aspirations are to build a music program at the high school level and to secure a residency to continue performing music. Read Amanda's page here...