OUR TEACHERS

Vu Quang Trung

Music Director

Vu Quang Trung has been working diligently as a music producer, pianist, composer, and orchestrator for over 25 years. He also has been focusing on teaching and influencing music to the younger generations.
Trung started classical piano lessons when he was six years old. In 1993 Trung graduated bachelor in Ha Noi conservatory. Trung was teaching at Ha Noi college of music for more than six years as Vice Dean of Music department.
In 2000, Trung relocated to Sydney, Australia to pursue further musical training and education. In 2001, he completed his Graduate Diploma of Arts Management at the Australian Institute of Music. Two years later, he then earned his Master’s degree in Music as one of the top graduates at the same institution.
Besides teaching Composition & Contemporary Piano, Trung spent an extensive amount of time to research in Jazz. Trung has been work as a music producer, arrangement, songwriter, and pianist in California, USA. Now he is a founder of VQT Music Academy in California, USA.

Irina Grebnieva

Piano Instructor

Irina Grebnieva graduated master degree in Ukraine. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching music in various different style. She's lessons to help the student learn to improve the techniques, music theory and performance. Many of her students have success in the piano competition at California

Marina Davenport

Piano Instructor

Marina Davenport graduated bachelor degree music in Russia. She has more than 25 years of experience in teaching. Her youngest student from age of 4. Marina teaching Classical and pop music. On her lesson's routine to help the student from techniques to performance and music theory. She also experienced in many years to help student success the piano test of California Certificate of Merit

Klimentiy Kats

Violin Instructor

Klimentiy Kats’s teaching career began in his native city of Tbilisi, Georgia in the former USSR, where he was the violin teacher at the “Tbilisi School of Arts”.

Scott Grady

Guitar & Theory Instructor

Scott Grady is a composer and guitarist from Fullerton California. After earning a B.A. in music from the University of Rio Grande, he attended California State University Fullerton where he completed a master’s degree in music composition and theory.

Gary Wing

Drums Instructor

Gary Wing playing drums for more than 30 years. He is influenced by Jazz, Pop, and Rock. He loves to share his experience with his student, helping the student how to apply techniques into the music styles. Gary is create the practice routine from techniques, reading and song practice with music backing tracks

Eric Derwallis

Eric Derwallis

Drums & Band Instructor

Eric studied the piano during his elementary school years and later switched his major focus to the drums, further broadening his percussion experience
After many monumental shows in his life, Eric fell in love and found a real passion for performing. Once crafting his style, pocket and stage presence through numerous camps and a performing arts magnet school, he eventually set his ultimate goal on being accepted into Berklee College of Music as a drum performance major.

Rita Noviyev

Piano Instructor

Rita Noviyev has extensive knowledge of music instruction including 25 years of piano teaching experience.

Thao Nguyen

Guitar Instructor

EDUCATION 1988-1996: High school at Conservatory of music Saigon. 1996-2000: University at Conservatory of music Saigon. 2003-2006: Master of Fine Arts at Conservatory of music Saigon.

Son Pham

Piano Instructor

Teaching in classical and pop music for over 15 years. Son studies the piano since very young aged in Sai Gon Music conservatory. She experienced teaching for beginner young kids to advanced level.

Huong Luong

Piano Instructor

Mrs. Huong Luong has been practice, play, and teaching piano for many years. Over the year of teaching piano in classical and pop music. One of the important thing to her is the more understand the student, the quicker to help the student' better result

Kristen Le Cong

Vocal Instructor

Kristen has been singing and teaching vocal for many years. Kristen is working on vocal technique, song styles such as pop, rock or R&B. The very important is to help the student create a good practice routine daily.