Cupertino Staff

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.
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Jerbear

Office Manager (Cupertino)
Born out of the deserts of Arizona, Jer quickly made his way to the bay area, producing bands from LA to Sacramento. Being in the industry for over two decades, he wants to give back to the music community and help grow the next generation of musicians. With his expertise, managing our Cupertino location is just the right fit and we're excited to have him onboard.
Kyle

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.
David powell

David Powell

David grew up in Kentucky taking piano lessons at a young age. He grew up playing classical piano, but in his teen years found a new love; Rock 'n Roll. That's when he realized he wanted to learn the drums and move to California! David went to San Jose State getting his Masters in music performance specializing in percussion. For the past couple decades, he's played in some amazing bay area jazz and rock bands. His energy and excitement for music goes unmatched. David still performs, though his tour days are behind him. He now focuses his energy towards teaching. From beginning-advanced piano to music theory to beginning-advanced drums; this guy can do it all!
Sarah newman

Sarah Newman

Music Instructor for Piano, Voice, Choir, Harp, Recorder, Clarinet & Saxophone | Rock Band Teachers (In-Person & Remote)
Sarah has been playing saxophone for well over fifteen years and has been teaching for Be Natural Music since 2013. She studied music at UCSC, earning a Bachelors in Community Studies with a minor in Jazz. Sarah has a special talent for working with young children, developing special rhythm exercises and games, making learning music fun. Everyone adores Sarah! Sarah teaches Saxophone, vocals, piano and Harp. Sarah also specializes in song-writing. Her creativity helps young children come up with lyrics and melodies all on their own! She guides her students through basic song-writing technique, while encouraging their creativity. *Sarah is also a Certified Sound Therapist
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

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