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Tommy Toy: Simply Music Piano, Bass, Rock Band Instructor

A classically trained multi-instrumentalist with over 30 years of music performance and teaching experience, Tommy has played both professionally and recreationally in a wide variety of ensembles ranging from symphonic orchestra to jazz big band, to R&B / Motown and rock cover bands. Besides running around the studio teaching, Tommy can also be found running around the tennis courts at Boyle Park or hiking the trails of Marin with wife, Emily.

Rico Roget: Drums Instructor

Erik “Rico” Roget is an artist, musician, and music producer, dedicated to supporting artists and the creation of their art.  As a kid Rico was (and still is!) into everything—science, math, video games, sports, language, philosophy, and of course, music! He studied and performed as a musician and actor from a young age, including piano, violin and saxophone, choir singing, musical theatre and drums!  Rico honed his teaching skills in a variety of positions most recently at The Mosaic Project’s Outdoor School, fostering of healthy communication and supporting self-expression. Rico holds down the beat for several local bands (most notably Dreambeamer).

Mindy Knight: Voice, Simply Music Piano & Rock Band Instructor

Mindy Knight has been singing practically since she could speak. From the age of eight, she sang in choirs and ensembles of every different style. She is a born and raised Texan now living her dreams of coming to California! At the University of North Texas, Mindy studied music education, piano and anthropology in addition to receiving her BA in voice. Her favorite styles to perform are Jazz, Motown, Musical Theater and Folk music, which helped fuel a passion for learning to accompany herself on piano. Mindy believes learning to sing or play an instrument is one of the best ways for kids to express themselves and have fun!

May Oskan: Voice Instructor

May is a lifelong singer and student of voice. From a musical family, she’s sung everything from classical to rock and roll, from soul to musical theater. She wrote the book and music for the beloved rock opera The Ape Woman, which premiered in 2012 and is now in workshop with Bazaar Productions. Around the Bay Area she can be found performing as David Bowie for the acclaimed tribute band Rebel Rebel, as well as singing her original soul-rock tunes.

Matt Post: Simply Music Piano Instructor

A trumpet player since childhood, Matt fell in love with the piano during high school. He received his BA in Music and studied in the Teaching Credential program at Humboldt State University, where he played in just about every type of band possible, from symphony and wind ensemble, to jazz big band and small jazz combos, to Mariachi. He is currently the keyboardist and the horn section in the as-yet-to-be discovered rock cover band, Greek Wooden Buddha, with fellow WOW! teacher, Tommy Toy. In addition to being an avid musician, jamming on songs by his idols like The Beatles and Miles Davis, Matt is an avid explorer of the wonderful North Bay along with his wife, and their two wonderful kids.

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Loralee Pearman: Voice, Guitar, Ukulele & Piano Instructor

Exploring music at a very young age as part of a musical household, Loralee began learning flute at the age of 4, creating a strong music theory and classical music foundation.  A passion for songwriting and acoustic folk music brought guitar and voice into her life, leading to performing both in bands as well as solo work, releasing her own EP “If You Were a Song.”  Loralee has written hundreds of songs and performed them in multiple music scenes across the country – Seattle, Dallas, Michigan and more. With a wide variety of instruments under her belt, she loves to pass on her passion for music to her students through fun and laughter in the classroom.