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...

Teacher Profile: Timmy Barnett

Timmy Barnett Timmy (he/him) holds a master’s degree in performance from Ball State University. He has played for numerous orchestras, and also performs a wide variety of music such as experimental rock with !mindparade, traditional Irish with the Indianapolis...

Teacher Profile: Harmon

Harmon Harmon (they/them) holds a bachelor’s degree with a focus in guitar performance from UC Santa Cruz. They were raised by musical parents, one a former concert promoter, and the other a children’s sing-a-long teacher. Harmon performs regularly with their...

Teacher Profile: Kirk Kalbfleisch

Kirk Kalbfleisch Kirk (he/him) is a freelance drummer who performs with several touring bands including World’s Finest, Coco Columbia, and Toothbone. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Kirk attended the University of Portland, where he continued his studies in jazz...

Teacher Profile: Madeline Pape

Madeline Pape Madeline (she/her) studied music at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. She participated in numerous choirs including the professional choir Nova Singers. Madeline is singer/songwriter, performing under the name Begonia. Madeline is passionate about...