Teacher Profile: Carley Baer

Carley Baer Carley (she/her) started writing songs at the age of 5, and hasn’t stopped since. In 2008, she met her musical soulmate: the ukulele. Since then, she’s travelled the world and all across the U.S. a dozen times, documenting her experiences...

Teacher Profile: Tyson Stubelek

Tyson Stubelek Tyson (he/him) has been teaching drums for the past 17 years. He holds an MM and GD from the New England Conservatory, and has toured internationally with numerous prominent musicians. He performs in a variety of stylistically diverse projects in...

Teacher Profile: Rebecca Conner

Rebecca Conner Rebecca (she/her) holds a degree in music from the University of Oregon. She has over a decade of experience performing live and touring internationally, including as the front-woman of High Step Society, a band that played for crowds of thousands. She...

Teacher Profile: Ben Turner

Ben Turner Ben (he/him), a Portland native, has been playing professionally in Portland since around 2009 and teaching since 2014. He attended Portland State University, graduating with a degree in jazz piano in 2016. He has toured nationally with Curtis Salgado and...

Teacher Profile: Arcellus Sykes

Arcellus Sykes Arcellus (he/him) earned a degree in music from Western Illinois University before moving to Portland in 2003. Since then, he’s toured and recorded with a wide variety of artists, including Bright Red Paper and Tezeta Band. He focused on jazz for the...

Teacher Profile: Dennis Aydemir

Dennis Aydemir Dennis (he/him) holds a bachelor’s degree in Professional Music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He began actively teaching music at the age of 13, and playing live at 14. He has toured as a guitarist in Turkey, as a solo musician in Europe...