Carlsbad Music Lessons

Meet a couple of our instructors in the Carlsbad area!

Joanna S

Joanna has been teaching piano and voice since 1991. Some of her students have gone to become music majors in performance and education. She has a passion for her student’s to grow to love and appreciate every aspect of music as a language. In voice her studies as been in emphasis of children’s education Kodaly a Hungarian curriculum based on three different styles of teaching from Italy, England and France. Other studies would include solfege, voice, piano performance, Alex. technique emphasis performance ,release and. piano studies emphasis theory. She is also certified by the state of California for Activity director. She started playing in church when she was 12 years old and started arranging some simple versions of hymns. She has been in competitions in her junior high years and performances. She was very involved in musicals in high school and sang in elite choirs in college. She has written Christian Contemporary music for churches and written children’s musicals. She also composes classical contemporary music with stories. and her plans someday to write the stories in books for expressive therapy for children, learning disabilities, dementia to learn to express more creativity and confidence in awareness of music with art and color. She also does music awareness in retirement homes.. In 1996 she wrote Christian contemporary music for a ministry and participated as one of the singers and soloists on cable t.v for a year. She is a member Ascap and has had music on local Christian radio stations and throughout Europe. She has performed piano and voice in different areas in Riverside, San Diego and Colorado.

Josh P

Josh began his life as a musician at the age of nine when he began playing trumpet in the Madison Middle School band. He soon realized that music was one of his biggest passions and began taking guitar and piano lessons. Since then, Josh has recorded multiple albums with his indie rock project “Lesser Strays,” and played on stage and in the studio with a number of bands. After graduating from Portland State University, Josh moved to Italy to teach English. He returned to Southern California in the summer of 2016 to continue his musical aspirations. You can listen to Josh’s music on Bandcamp and Soundcloud under the names “Josh Petroni” and “Lesser Strays.”