Faculty

The SJAM music faculty aims to develop the arts appreciation among younger and older generations, helping to shape compassionate, well-rounded human beings. We are performing musicians who specialize in classical music, jazz, rock, pop, and more. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and personal growth and excellence.

Private lessons offer the student the undivided attention of their instructor. Our teachers are highly-credentialed, genuinely love to teach, and have chosen to pass on their passion for music by instilling in their students a strong foundation of knowledge, quality of education, and, most importantly, the enjoyment of music and the arts.

Ophelia Raboca

SJAM Founder & Director, Piano Instructor

Eric Barlaan

Piano, Violin, Cello, Drums, and Guitar Instructor

Kristal Barlaan

Harp Instructor

Michael Chio

Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, and Recorder Instructor

Leah Nascimento

Piano Instructor

Kristyn Van Cleave

Piano Instructor

Richard Le

Piano, Classical Guitar, and Ukulele Instructor

Matthew Kost

SJAM Choir Director; Voice, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Ukulele, and Piano Instructor

Carmen McKinstry

Voice, Musical Theater, and Piano Instructor

Evamarie R. Teodoro

Violin, Voice, and Piano Instructor (Summer Faculty)

Joseph Valdes

Violin, Pop/Rock/Blues/Jazz Guitar, Drum, and Ukulele Instructor