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The Team

Our Teachers

Kirstin Weston

Founder & Owner
Kirstin Weston received her Master of Fine Arts in Piano Performance at UCI under Dr. Lorna Griffitt in 2014. She has performed extensively in Southern California and was a featured soloist at the Edward Hosharian Memorial Concert.

Heidi Stedman

Piano Teacher
Heidi Stedman received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Concordia University Irvine, where she was recognized for excellence in both musical performance and academics and served as a music theory tutor for the university.

Anastasia Chakutina

Piano Teacher
Pianist, Anastasia Chakutina, began her music education in St. Petersburg, Russia with Professor Sima Brook. She also studied piano at the St. Petersburg Lyceum of Music with renowned pedagogue Irina Lobikova.

Tamara Cunningham

Piano Teacher
Pianist, Tamara Cunningham studied under professor Penlabjab from the Julliard School while living abroad in Japan. She then attended the University of Hong Kong, studying humanities and music before moving to Southern California.

Suzanne Haitz

Piano Teacher
Suzanne Haitz teaches piano and violin and is passionate about bringing music to people of all backgrounds and ages, as well as teaching life skills through the mastery of an instrument.

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Cana Kashima

Piano Teacher
Cana Kashima, classical pianist, began studying piano at the age of 6 under Akiko Hasunuma in Burbank, California. In 2016, she completed the Certificate of Merit program and the National Guild program through the Music Teachers Association of California. 

Sally Emilia

Piano Teacher
Sally Emilia began her piano studies at the age of four in Indonesia and moved to the United States in 2011, where she continued her piano studies at Pasadena City College with Dr. Phillip Young.

Kristi Ponce

Kristi Ponce

Piano Teacher
Kristi Ponce is a dedicated pianist and educator based in Southern California. She received her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from California State University of Long Beach, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music.

Abigail Mesel

Abigail Mesel

Voice, Piano, Guitar & Ukulele Teacher
Abigail Mesel recently graduated with a dual degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine in 2023.

Sara Morrissey

Business Development Representative
Sara Morrissey, a sophomore at UC San Diego pursuing a music minor, has been playing piano for 12 years and singing for 11. Music is a significant part of her life, and she enjoys sharing her passion for it with others through performing and teaching.

Sarah Seabourn

Studio Manager/Piano Teacher
Sarah Sebourn has loved music from a young age and has spent years sharing that love, teaching music privately and in elementary classrooms. With experience in a range of musical instruments including piano, violin, guitar and voice, her favorite has always been the piano.

Sydney Ngyuen

Sydney Ngyuen

Piano, Bassoon, and Clarinet Teacher
Sydney Nguyen is a student at Irvine Valley College (IVC), majoring in Piano Performance and Neuroscience, and is currently studying under Svetlana Smolina.

Johanna Pepke

Piano Teacher
Johanna Pepke received her B.M. in Piano Performance from Biola University. She is an active performer in the Orange County and greater Los Angeles area, and she loves sharing her passion for music through teaching.

Katrina Liao

Katrina Liao

Piano Teacher
Katrina Liao is a senior at Concordia University, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music. Katrina is the principal pianist of the Concordia Symphony Orchestra, with whom she completed a tour to St. Louis in Spring 2023.

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Jiaxin Allen

Piano Teacher
Jiaxin Allen has a passion for teaching piano lessons. She teaches students of all ages and levels and approaches each lesson with joy, enthusiasm, and patience.

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