John Cunningham began his journey as a singer/songwriter/guitarist at age 12. He was born into a musical family and from the very beginning, had a passion for jamming and performing. Over the years he has released 3 original music CD’s (The Huckleberry’s, Jesus Martini and children’s CD entitled Z’s Dad) and has been performing live as an original artist and as a singer/guitarist for popular dance band Johnny Vegas & The High Rollers for over a decade. A multi-instrumentalist, John also enjoys playing bass, ukulele, piano and drums.
Tommy Toy, Co-Founder
A former advertising executive, Tommy escaped the corporate world to pursue his life-long mission: To inspire people to play music. WOW! Music Studios represents the union of his passions for entrepreneurialism, music and social change.
Tommy graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and developed marketing programs and campaigns for a variety of Fortune 500 companies for 15 years before starting WOW! Music Studios with his wife and college sweetheart, Emily Siskin-Toy.
Emily Siskin-Toy, Co-Founder
Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and oversees all of WOW! Music Studios’ operations. She spent six years in Los Angeles working as a writer and editor for several film and television magazines before returning to Mill Valley where she was raised.
Building a business in her old stomping grounds that focuses on teaching children goes hand in hand with some of Emily’s other life-long passions: Playing guitar and writing/publishing children’s books.
WOW! Music Studios was founded in 2005 by husband-and-wife team, Tommy Toy and Emily Siskin-Toy, who wanted to create a totally unique music education experience for people of all ages interested in playing music.
WOW! Music Studios’ mission is to inspire people to express themselves musically and create positive cultural change through music and music education.
Rebel Alliance beware! Also known as “The Imperial March” and “Darth Vader’s Theme”, this is the unforgettable song from the Star Wars movies.
The classic tune from “The Sound of Music,” this video teaches the main melody of “Do-Re-Mi”.
Learn to play Mozart’s K.265, better known as “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.