Coby has always had his mind on music, since first picking up the Bassoon back in middle school. Now, a decade later, he holds a unique interdisciplinary “BHA” in Bassoon Performance and Neuroscience with a minor in Sound Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Throughout his diverse range of studies, he’s developed strong backgrounds in classical music repertoire, orchestral and chamber performance, music physics and theory, audio engineering, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and basic pedagogy. Outside of class, Coby was part of a folk-jazz fusion band in which he became quite experienced playing drums, bass guitar, ukulele, and trumpet. A full and shameless believer in the cliché that music is a language that anybody can learn, he bases his teaching techniques primarily on this ideology- to great effect- when working with students on improving any musical skill, whether acoustic or electronic.
Tiffany Cuaresma is a Rice University student majoring in Music Composition with concentrations in Voice and Piano performance while minoring in Business on a pre-law track. She is an internationally recognized award-winning composer and musician and enjoys writing music for films, teaching music composition, theory, piano, voice, and flute, and tutoring a variety of academic topics. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys working out at the gym.
Maddy is passionate about music education and performance. After graduating from Lawrence Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance and receiving Suzuki training, she directed the orchestra at KIPP SHARP Fine Arts College Prep in Houston for 8 years. She plays both acoustic and electric cello and performs frequently with her band, Mystery Loves Company, in which she is a founding member, cellist, singer, improviser, songwriter, and arranger. Maddy is an endorsed artist of the electric instrument company NS Design.
Christian has been playing acoustic and electric guitar for over 15 years. He has played as a church choir member for 5 years and has been playing private events with his 80’s rock band, TAK-USA for 2 years. Christian loves maintaining and repairing guitars and enjoys passing this knowledge on to his students. He believes music and arts performance can establish confidence, creative thinking, and responsibility.
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Carlos is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, and producer for the band Mystery Loves Company. He has recorded acoustic guitar on the band's 4 full-length studio albums and numerous other projects, and performs and tours with them regularly. A self-taught musician, Carlos encourages his students to explore their instrument and find their own unique voice. He is a sponsored artist of the brand TravelerGuitar.com. He has a degree in architecture from the University of Houston and loves writing songs, stories, and non-fiction.
David is a piano performance major at the University of Houston. A native Houstonian, David has loved to work as a pianist in many Houston churches and high schools, and to be the pianist for the UH-affiliated Iris Trio. David finds joy in collaborating with other musicians and believes in making lifelong relationships through music. This joy of collaboration and sharing music with audiences and students is the source of his passion for piano. He believes music education is enriching to everyone’s lives. Outside of music, David enjoys exploring new cities and learning about foreign cultures.