Meet Our Instructors 

Lyle Raymond

Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Piano

“My entire approach to teaching music is based on two principles: First, that music is a language, and should be learned in the same manner as one’s native language, through listening, experimentation, and improvisation. Second, that music is best practiced with others. For these reasons, I use activities like improvisation, ear training, and composition in my courses. I strive to create a “working musician” experience for my students, in which performance objectives are given high priority.

I know that most students don’t aspire to be professionals, but I will treat every student as though they do.”

Nan Yi


“Piano has been part of my life since I was seven. Learning and playing music have become my daily life, shaping who I am as a person. Music not only mimics nature, but reveals the inwardness of nature. It is one of the most complex representations of nature. My goal is to understand the basics about music and develop my own thoughts and ideas on music.

Passing on my musical experience is always exciting. Different individuals have different approaches to music and each person hears the same piece differently. Learning an instrument is always useful for students to better understand music. My piano lesson involves basic keyboard technic teaching, ear training, and theory learning.”



Work for Us

MusicWorks is interested in adding qualified instructors to our staff. If you specialize in piano, guitar, bass, drums, or voice, please contact us to arrange an interview.