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.
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
Drums & Piano Instructor (In-Person & Remote)
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!
Brian has been a part of the Bay Area Metal/Punk/Garage Rock music scene since the mid 1980s. Mostly self-taught, he has been playing guitar since he was 13. He was born in San Jose,Ca. but he spent the first 9 years of the 21st century living in Minneapolis,Minnesota and was an active member of the music scene there as well, playing in bands and recording other artists using his home analog studio 8 track reel to reel. Brian has toured with his bands all over the world including a few trips to Italy, Germany,France,Spain,the Netherlands and Japan. Brian is a record collector and owner of the former record shop Undefeated Records in Santa Cruz. Although guitar is his main love, Brian is a multi-instrumentalist and most recently has picked up playing the banjo for fun. Brian has taught several kids to play guitar,bass,and drums over the years and is excited to teach guitar again.
Jazz & Rock Guitar Instructor (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.
Cupertino Office Manager
Vanessa Was Born in the Bay area, with a strong passion in the performing arts of Dance. Her training began at age 5 and advanced in a way that allowed her to dance with major dance companies alongside truly amazing performers. Now hanging up her Ballet Shoes, Vanessa is now showcasing her many talents as Be Natural Music as Office Manager, utilizing every instrument within herself to give you the best experience possible.
Instructor for Voice, Piano, Ukulele & Beg. Guitar (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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