Teachers

Stephanie Wright is an accomplished vocalist with experience in an array of musical genres including opera, musical theater, jazz, art songs, oratorios, masses, and cross-overs. She received her B.A. in Music from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo where she studied vocal performance with renowned mezzo-soprano Jacalyn Kreitzer. Stephanie maintains a busy schedule singing at weddings and special events, serving as the soprano section leader at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, and teaching beginning to advanced voice and beginning to intermediate piano.

 

Hannah Elliot has been a music educator for over 20 years. Hailing from Sydney, Australia where she studied music and education at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music she has been working as an instrumental music teacher and conductor in the Orange County area for 5 years. The lessons available are Flute, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, Piccolo, Recorder and Voice. She comes with a strong work ethic, fun nature and excellent references.

 

John Gilmour, pianist, is a collaborative musician with a passion for education and community-building through the arts. Recognized as a sensitive musical partner, he regularly performs with singers, instrumentalists, and choral ensembles in Southern California and beyond. An avid recitalist, he is constantly searching for new ways to reach diverse audiences with programming that connects, engages, and inspires.  His interest in art song has taken him to festivals such as the Source Song Festival and the Vancouver International Song Institute, where he was among a select group of pianists chosen to study the songs of Schubert with the renowned pianist and scholar, Graham Johnson. John has played in masterclasses with Martin Katz, Nelita True, Arlene Shrut and Olivier Godin. As an educator, he was a founding staff member of Sister Cities Girlchoir, the tuition-free choral academy in Philadelphia, PA. He maintains a private piano studio in Orange County, and is committed to providing his students with the tools to approach the instrument with freedom and ease. John recently completed his master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of California, Irvine, where he was a student of Nina Scolnik.