Loraine Plante

Piano, Violin, Viola & Cello

Loraine and her husband Chris are the owners of The Musik Planet.  Loraine has been teaching piano for most of her adult life, but we really can't say how long (I'm going to anyway - 36 years) since that would give you an idea of how old she is.  (Now I am in trouble!)  Loraine is an Active member of The Music Teachers Association of California and a member of The American College of Musicians.  Loraine was recently named a founding teacher for the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program and the studio, The Musik Planet, was named a founding school for the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program   She has a Bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach in Vocational Arts.

JoshuA Reyne

Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute

Education California Baptist University (Riverside, CA) 2006-2008 Pursuing performance degree in Flute/Violin Performance Riverside Community College (Riverside, CA) 2008 Pursuing performance degree in Flute/Violin Performance List of Instructors: Mary Oppermann Pam Vliek-Martchev  Todor Pelev  Jack Krumbein  Skills and Methods -Melodious and Progressive Studies -Taffenel et Gaubert: 17 Daily Exercises -Flute Fundamentals by Mary Karen Clardy -Suzuki Violin Method -Carl flesch Scale Method -Left Hand Technique for Violin by Ruggiero Ricci   I thoroughly enjoy teaching music to others, whether it be flute or violin.  Music can take people to a completely different place, to a completely different level; and through our playing musical instruments we can really experience life more fully.  It's never too late to begin learning how to read music or how to play an instrument.  When I teach my students, I bring music theory, practice, and experience to the lesson.  I have played with various ensembles, from small trios to large orchestras throughout the inland empire and some of Los Angeles.  I have been fortunate enough to have studied with some amazing and top notch teachers, such as San Bernardino Symphony's Concertmaster, Todor Pelev.  I have worked with people all at different ages.  I use solid teaching books and methods with my students to make their practice at home a lot easier.  Music can be for anyone, whether you're a business professional or a school teacher; if you have had an interest in playing an instrument or perhaps you used to play a long time ago, I encourage you to really consider  making music part of your life and see what it can do for you.  Joshue is a teacher for the Musik Planet's Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program

Education

California Baptist University (Riverside, CA) 2006-2008

Pursuing performance degree in Flute/Violin Performance

Riverside Community College (Riverside, CA) 2008

Pursuing performance degree in Flute/Violin Performance

List of Instructors:

Mary Oppermann

Pam Vliek-Martchev 

Todor Pelev 

Jack Krumbein 

Skills and Methods

-Melodious and Progressive Studies

-Taffenel et Gaubert: 17 Daily Exercises

-Flute Fundamentals by Mary Karen Clardy

-Suzuki Violin Method

-Carl flesch Scale Method

-Left Hand Technique for Violin by Ruggiero Ricci
 

I thoroughly enjoy teaching music to others, whether it be flute or violin.  Music can take people to a completely different place, to a completely different level; and through our playing musical instruments we can really experience life more fully.  It's never too late to begin learning how to read music or how to play an instrument.  When I teach my students, I bring music theory, practice, and experience to the lesson.  I have played with various ensembles, from small trios to large orchestras throughout the inland empire and some of Los Angeles.  I have been fortunate enough to have studied with some amazing and top notch teachers, such as San Bernardino Symphony's Concertmaster, Todor Pelev.  I have worked with people all at different ages.  I use solid teaching books and methods with my students to make their practice at home a lot easier.  Music can be for anyone, whether you're a business professional or a school teacher; if you have had an interest in playing an instrument or perhaps you used to play a long time ago, I encourage you to really consider  making music part of your life and see what it can do for you.  Joshue is a teacher for the Musik Planet's Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program

Norberto Olivarria

Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo

Norberto teaches piano and composition and has an A.A.  Music, A.S. Science and is currently working on a B.A. in Music Composition & Guitar Performance.

Norberto began his musical career at Riverside Community College, where he studied classical guitar and piano.  After obtaining both his A.A. in Music, and A.S. in Science, he transferred to Cal State San Bernardino, where he is currently working on his B.A in both Music Composition, and Guitar Performance. Norberto plans to obtain a Masters Degree in Electronic Music Composition.

Related Ensembles and Directors:

CSUSB Classical Guitar Ensemble – Stewart Green 

R.C.C. Classical Guitar Ensemble – Peter Curtis

R.C.C. Piano Instructor – Jasminka Kenecht and Norma Townsend

Norberto has been studying piano for 17 years, and guitar for 15 years. His primary interest and focus is towards recording and producing, along with and synthetic sound. His ever growing collection of synthesizer keyboards and home recording studio is the basis for his own musical compositions and career. His YouTube channel has become a popular resource for other electronic music enthusiasts and Roland synthesizers.

As a well studied musician and composer; Norberto has written songs and collaborated with several local bands and artists, including his own, Prime Matter Sublimation. His musical influences include a large spectrum of genre and styles; ranging from the Beatles all the way to works likeSwitched on Bach.  Norberto is a teacher for The Musik Planet's Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program.

Watch and listen to a sample of Norberto's work here 

 

Caitlin Tibbetts

Voice, Piano

Caitlin’s entrepreneurial spirits led her to set educational goals in both music and business; and continues to play a part in her original songwriting and self study. As a voice instructor and coach, she has incorporated a modern approach to understanding the vocal instrument with applied music theory for vocalists. Caitlin’s classical training combined with these new techniques, enables her to teach a broad spectrum of vocal genre, including; opera, musical theater, world, jazz, pop, rock, country, alternative, and children’s music. Her background in Musical Theater, and other choreographed venues, makes her a positive source for performance and stage techniques. With 15 years of experience in piano/vocal training and performance she currently enjoys her teaching career and is now learning to play the guitar and violin.  Caitlin is a teacher for the Musik Planet's Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program Past Instructors and Groups: Joyce Norton – Private Instructor Rita L. Pithy – Private Instructor Amy VanWinkle – Prescott Highlights Show Choir Cheryl Moran – Theater Director Jill McMann – Private Instructor Dr. Will Fisher – Angelorum Women’s Chorale Dr. Song Lee – Private Instructor Dr. Susane Reed – Private Instructor Dr. Tom Jenkins – CBU Master Chorale Dr. Randall Tweed – GCC Master Chorale Norberto Olivarria – Private Instructor "Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world."  - Giuseppe Mazzini Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District 2004 - 2006 El Cajon, CA  Major: Business Minor: Music California Baptist University 2001 - 2003 Riverside, CA  Graduated Student status: Alumni Degree: Music Major: Music Yavapai College 1998 - 2000 Prescott, AZ  Graduated: moved on to Cal Baptist Major: General/Music See Caitlin singing here  

Caitlin’s entrepreneurial spirits led her to set educational goals in both music and business; and continues to play a part in her original songwriting and self study. As a voice instructor and coach, she has incorporated a modern approach to understanding the vocal instrument with applied music theory for vocalists. Caitlin’s classical training combined with these new techniques, enables her to teach a broad spectrum of vocal genre, including; opera, musical theater, world, jazz, pop, rock, country, alternative, and children’s music. Her background in Musical Theater, and other choreographed venues, makes her a positive source for performance and stage techniques. With 15 years of experience in piano/vocal training and performance she currently enjoys her teaching career and is now learning to play the guitar and violin.  Caitlin is a teacher for the Musik Planet's Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Program

Past Instructors and Groups:

Joyce Norton – Private Instructor

Rita L. Pithy – Private Instructor

Amy VanWinkle – Prescott Highlights Show Choir

Cheryl Moran – Theater Director

Jill McMann – Private Instructor

Dr. Will Fisher – Angelorum Women’s Chorale

Dr. Song Lee – Private Instructor

Dr. Susane Reed – Private Instructor

Dr. Tom Jenkins – CBU Master Chorale

Dr. Randall Tweed – GCC Master Chorale

Norberto Olivarria – Private Instructor

"Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world."  - Giuseppe Mazzini

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

2004 - 2006
El Cajon, CA 
Major: Business
Minor: Music

California Baptist University

2001 - 2003
Riverside, CA 
Graduated
Student status: Alumni
Degree: Music
Major: Music

Yavapai College

1998 - 2000
Prescott, AZ 
Graduated: moved on to Cal Baptist
Major: General/Music

See Caitlin singing here

 

Kevin Hooper

Drums

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.

 

 

 

Mario Gutierrez

Clarinet Alto & Tenor Sax

Professional Activities:

  • 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


Education:
May 2007    Bachelor of Arts-Music Education California State University of Fullerton
        Fullerton, CA
        Applied clarinet instructor: Dr. Hakan Rosengren

June 1998    Associate of Arts-Music
        Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA
        Applied clarinet instructor: Donald T. Foster 

See Mario teaching a lesson here

 

Danilo Virata

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums

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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...

 

Cara Krieger

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

Vocal Lessons

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

Vocal Lessons

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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...