Voice and Piano
New Mexico native Shannon Moses began singing and studying piano as a young child. Shannon received her Vocal Performance and Pedagogy degree at the University of Texas (Arlington) where she was a student of Jing Ling Tam, and she studied Voice and Piano extensively at the Baylor University School of Music. Her diverse musical background includes several recital performances as soloist and piano accompanist as well as keyboardist and vocalist for several bands. Shannon has been instructing and coaching voice and piano students privately, in workshops, and in ensembles now for nearly 20 years. Her thriving West Los Angeles Studio began in 2002 and has since had a broad range of children, teenagers, adults, beginners, and professional clientele. Passionately committed to coaching the young and old alike to reach their full musical potential, Shannon is an active full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the PianoVision Community, and in 2017 Expertise® named Shannon one of the top 18 Voice Teachers in Los Angeles (of 799 Voice Teachers serving Los Angeles).
Voice and Songwriting
Anna Dellaria is a professional vocalist, songwriter, and producer hailing from San Francisco. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance at USC’s prestigious Popular Music Program where she studied vocal pedagogy under Romeo Johnson (Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson), and Sean Holt (Santana, John Legend). Anna's passion for vocal technique coupled with her professional experience as a session vocalist, songwriter, and performer enable her with a holistic teaching approach. She focuses on tailoring her teaching to each student’s musical goals and how they individually learn best.
An avid coffee drinker and penguin lover, Brittany can be found furthering her passion for music education at USC pursing her master of music in contemporary teaching practice. Prior to that, she graduated magna cum laude at Chapman University with a bachelor’s degree in piano performance with a minor in integrated educational studies. Her true passion lies in music education and giving the joy of music to the generation of tomorrow. She is a committed teacher who has been teaching piano and music theory to people of all ages since 2013. As she always says, “whether it be in the music they are playing or the music they are listening to, my goal is to instill in my students a passion and appreciation for music that will last a lifetime.”
Emily Hayes began studying classical piano at age 5, and she had her piano concerto debut performance at age thirteen with the Northstate Symphony. Emily has over 9 years of private teaching experience and enjoys sharing her love of music through teaching. When not teaching, Emily continues to focus on furthering her own musical education. She earned her BM in piano performance at USC's Thornton School of Music under the instruction of Vice Dean of Classical Performance and Composition, Dr. Lucinda Carver, and she is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree in piano performance there as well.
Hailing from Ohio, Emily brings vocal expertise in styles ranging from opera to contemporary rock. Having earned her BM from Capital University in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Opera and Musical Theatre, she has worked as voice instructor at Santa Monica High School, performed with Opera Columbus, sang as soprano soloist in various ensembles, and worked as keyboardist, vocalist, and percussionist in other contemporary groups. She is passionate about music education and strives to empower beginner and advanced musicians alike to discover their potential. Outside of the music world, she is a Westside Los Angeles nanny and volunteers with a local youth program.
Katelyn Vahala is a Master of Music student studying piano performance with Dr. Lucinda Carver at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. A Da Camera Society Young Scholar in Residence, Katelyn has performed extensively as a chamber musician. She has toured with chamber groups throughout Europe and performs regularly in the Los Angeles area. As a member of the Callisto Trio, Katelyn was a prize winner at the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The trio was the youngest ensemble to place in the forty-three year history of the competition. Additionally, Katelyn has attended the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, Perlman Music Program, Colburn Academy Piano Festival, and the International Holland Music Sessions. Her previous studies include an undergraduate degree in piano performance at USC.