Joe
Onzo

Piano
Violin
Trumpet

Joe started performing in 1966 with the Merced Symphony at the age of 14 and continues to play with many bands and orchestras. Joe started teaching full time in 1978. He has experience in numerous music styles including but not limited to: latin, funk, fusion, country, jazz, and classical. Teaching and performing has been his sole occupation for over 31 years. His students are well known as performers and music teachers with some in Europe and Hawaii.
Email: astralknight@sbcglobal.net
 Roddy
Jackson

Piano
Clarinet
Saxophone
Flute
Trumpet
Trombone

Roddy has been a private music teacher for 27 years and taught music and theater classes in Merced county schools for 15 years. He personally plays 18 musical instruments, of which he teaches the following: Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute - beginning through advanced, Trumpet, Baritone, Trombone and Tuba--beginning through intermediate. He also teaches music theory, improvisation and composition. Roddy has had much experience as a performing musician, composer and arranger in various musical styles and tailors the to conform with the specific musical goals of each student.
Email: roddyjackson@gmail.com
Phone: 209-261-1366
 Shaun
McDonald

Guitar

Shaun McDonald is a guitar player, composer, and performer from Merced, CA. with over 18 years of experience on the instrument. He has performed in a range of settings and styles, ranging from popular local bands (such as “Seamus the Dogs”), performing as a solo artist, as well as accompanying national touring artists such as Mic Gillette (of Tower of Power). Shaun has been a private guitar instructor since the year 2000, and has years of experience teaching in high school and junior colleges as well.
Email: mercedguitarplayer@gmail.com
Phone: 209-658-8441
 Mike
Mancebo

Percussion

Mike has been playing drums for over ten years with a teaching experience of two years. He Instructs beginner to advanced lessons on snare drum, drum set and multiple percussion instruments. (xylophone, marimba, bongos, congas, etc.) With a background in concert band, marching band and playing in rock bands since age 14, he strives to always practice and refine his craft. "I've personally found that there is an abundance of guitarists with very little drummers. I'm going to make it easier on the next generation by evening that out and arm my students with all the knowledge they need to pursue a successful musical endeavor.
Email: mmancebo.ca4@gmail.com
Phone: 209-232-5964
 Jennifer
Bungcayao

Violin

Jennifer has enjoyed playing violin for over 6 years and likes helping both children and adults who are beginners. Her experience as a former elementary teacher in the public schools and also as a home educator has shaped her understanding that every student is unique, and that lessons should fit the interests, learning style and pace of each individual. A relaxed and friendly approach encourages students to challenge themselves as they learn to read and play music from a variety of styles and gain confidence in the techniques necessary to produce a beautiful sound. Jennifer is a student of Joe Onzo, and works together with him while continuing her own music studies at the studio and Merced College.
Email: jenbungcayao@gmail.com
Phone: 209-756-4873
 Jon
Abel

Guitar - Saturdays Only

Bio coming soon.
Email: jon_abel@yahoo.com
Phone: 209-489-8656
In Memoriam

Adam
Trelatsky

December 24, 1984
-
October 26, 2019

For more details on Adam's life and biography, please visit
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