Featured Instructors

 
 

PALM DESERT / RANCHO MIRAGE / INDIO, CA

Yunju K
(Piano)

Yunju loves teaching young beginners, and her expertise is helping young children develop creative musical expression. Her primary focus is on building a solid foundation in young beginners’ musical journeys. 

Yunju has been teaching piano privately for over 20 years and also has formal experience as a middle school music teacher. Yunju grew up in South Korea and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance and Master’s Degree in Music Education. She recently relocated from Seattle, WA and is excited to be a part of this wonderful community of music instructors, students, and parents alongside Janice.

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PALM SPRINGS / PALM DESERT / INDIO, CA

Valerian R
(Voice & Piano)

Valerian is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia PA and studied with Bill Schuman, Louis Quilico and Seth Riggs. He is the winner of many awards and vocal competitions including the Richard Tucker Award, a Gerda Lissner Award and the Lincoln Center Martin Segal Award from the New York City Opera. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in La Juive by Halevy. He has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera de Montreal, Opera Ireland, New Israeli Opera and The Danish National Opera to name a few. He published the book 'Starting to Sing' available on Amazon. He founded and is the Artistic Director of Nickel City Opera in Buffalo NY. He taught voice at Westchester Community College in Valhalla NY and for the John Robert Powers Talent Agency in Parsippany NJ. His own brand of vocal teaching is called 'The True Voice' technique. 

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