Our Team

Our Teaching Staff

Naomi Balcombe

Owner

Piano & Saxophone 

Naomi has been teaching piano/keyboards and saxophone for over twenty five years both in the UK and California. She has Grade 8 piano with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and an ALCM (Associate Diploma) in saxophone with the London College of Music. Naomi is also co-owner of Temecula Music Academy. In her spare time she likes to play tennis and plays saxophone at social events. www.naomisax.com

Billy Tsounis

Guitar/Ukulele/Bass Guitar

Billy Tsounis is a Berklee College of Music graduate with over 30 years experience performing and 20 years teaching .

He has toured throughout the USA, placed his original compositions on the MTV, CBS networks and has recorded for various independent and major label releases.

Guitar styles that he teaches are rock/ pop/ metal/ /funk/ blues/classical and world rhythms.

We are proud to announce Billy was recently featured in the December 2016 edition of The Guitar Player Magazine, 

www.reverbnation.com/billytsounis

Russell Bizzett

Drums

Drummer Russell Bizzett was born in Sioux City before moving to San Diego. He already had a long and storied career, having rose to prominence the mid-1970s, when he toured and recorded with rock music legend Tommy Bolin, (Deep Purple, James Gang), as well as Jose Feliciano, Louisa West with Jimmy Patton and Friends, and others.

Along the way, he studied with the legendary jazz drummers Roy Haynes and Billy Higgins. In 2011,he released a full-length, Dream Street. Russell has been teaching for over 30 years and has a great rapport with his students.

http://www.temeculamusic.com/RussBio.pdf

Taylor Tickner

Voice/Piano/Guitar

Taylor is currently a senior at California State University San Marcos studying music in the School of Arts program. She began playing piano at the age of 9. Taylor sings and plays acoustic guitar as well. Along with teaching, she is currently pursing a career in the music industry through songwriting & performing at various events in Southern California.

www.taylortickner.com


Natalia McMillan

Violin, Cello, Viola

Natalia has been teaching Violin & Viola for 8 years. With 18 years total experience in strings, she started violin at age 8 and at 15 switched to Viola. Classically trained, she graduated from Fresno Pacific University with Bachelors in Studio art while also studying strings, music theory, and vocal performance. While performing with the Musica Pacifica Baroque Orchestra, University string Quartet, Concert Choir, Women's Chorale, and Vocal Performance Opera Workshop. 

Sarah Radosovic

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele 

Growing up in England , Sarah started playing jazz piano under the

instruction of her father . At aged 9 she started studying classical piano

and fell in love with both the theory and practical side of music . Getting

her degree in music & music theory opened many doors in teaching and

performing throughout her career. Sarah has over 20 years of teaching experience in both the U.K and USA 

Kate Russell

Voice, Piano, Ukulele, Guitar, Drums 

Kate Russell grew up in Australia and became inspired by country music.

After completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music at Berklee College of Music, Boston and The University of North Texas respectively, she spent years in Nashville in forging new ground by blending musical styles. 

Kate was fortunate enough to be able to record and interact with some of the greatest musicians, producers, engineers and business partners to form strategic alliances that continue to this day.

Kate Russell has had chart singles on Billboard, Music Row and in Europe.


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