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.”


Shaddai Solidum

Voice, Piano

“For as long as I can remember, music has been one of my closest companions. When teaching, I strive to prepare my students to practice properly, healthily, and independently. I focus on instructing good technique, improving confidence, and having fun. Everyone has a talent and a unique voice to share. Having studied and performed in four countries, I have become certain that music is something that unites us all. I love bringing the universal language of music to all who will listen.”


Sherman Ng


“I've been playing piano since I was four, and I enjoyed every single moment of it. Each time I learn a new piece, it is always a new chapter for me. My goal as a teacher is to help my students find music as a passion and learn to appreciate it as an art. My piano lessons involve basic music theory, ear training, sight reading, and basic piano techniques.”


Andrea Wang


“Piano is my favorite musical instrument because of its versatility and elegance. I started playing the piano when I was five, and it hit me then how deeply music can touch my soul. Music can inspire new ideas and make friends. It is a musical language that strengthens human connections. Learning to play piano can be challenging, and I love guiding and encouraging any who have a passion for music. My favorite part of teaching is helping students achieve their goals and seeing how music can expand their lives..”



James Killian


“Music is my favorite way to experience personal growth. I enjoy the many challenges a new instruments presents, and how, over time, progress can be achieved. I've been playing the guitar for over 10 years, and I love sharing the artistic freedom and expression that the instrument can offer.

I teach my students practical theory for composition and improvisation as well as proper technique and learning methods. My aim as an instructor is to keep students engaged with the ultimate goal of sharing their talents with others. I tailor my instruction to fit the interests of my students, and I truly appreciate watching them improve over time.”

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.