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MATTHEW PINCK

Matthew Pinck

Music Director | Rock Band Teacher
Matt, fondly known as "Yoga Matt" on stage, has collectively studied music since the age of five and has been teaching in Santa Cruz County since 1998. Among his arsenal of music expertise are: guitar, vocals, composition, piano, electric bass and drums. His vast formal training has taken place in top schools, such as UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, and Cabrillo College, eventually earning his Bachelors in Jazz Guitar from Skidmore College in New York. Over the years, Matt has gained much professional experience performing in Jazz and Rock bands, as well as performing solo. Matt takes a unique and creative approach to teaching that engages students to bring out their best, learning theory as well as valuable performance techniques.
Teacher Sharon

Teacher Sharon

Voice, Piano, Beg. Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin (In-Person & Remote)
Teacher Sharon is a multi-disciplinary artist, bandleader, performer, musician, and arts educator who delights in sharing her love and joy of music and art with children of all ages. An accomplished vocalist, Sharon plays guitar, piano, and mandolin. She is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, where she studied the classical music of North and South India as well as western and extended vocal techniques. Her musical influences include vintage blues and jazz, American musical theater, traditional world folk and popular music, classic and modern rock and roll, Celtic, and Eastern European music. Sharon is a dedicated teacher and devotes her life to creating, nurturing, and presenting the arts. "Music can change the world." - Beethoven
Kyle Hucklebridge

Kyle Hucklebridge

Jazz & Rock Guitar (In-Person & Remote)
Kyle has been playing guitar since the age of 12 years old. He has over 25 years of experience playing in Metal, Punk, Jam Rock, Reggae, Funk, Latin, Jazz Combo, and Jazz Big Bands. During this time he received an A.A. and B.A. in music and has appeared on many different local radio stations, as well as NPR with the Cal State Monterey Bay jazz ensemble. Today, Kyle continues to perform at music festivals around the Bay Area and is also a music educator working with Campbell Union School District.

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