Meet the Instructors
Shaide, vocalist and pianist graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Music Performance & Technology. Before completing her undergraduate degree in Colorado, Shaide studied at the Berklee College of Music in Barcelona, Spain with the Fundacio Conservatori Liceu under Orial Sana. In her time at both universities her training has had an emphasis on music theatre and jazz repertoire.
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MaKesa is a Rock artist from Texas. She was classically trained vocally for 8 years and studied piano to develop her musicality. After high school, MaKesa continued her education at Los Angeles College of Music, majoring in Vocal Performance. There she grew her knowledge in music theory, arranging, vocology, and performance in popular genres. Now with a Bachelor's in Music, MaKesa is currently gigging and releasing music with her band Mali Edge and doing session work with grammy nominated artist like Säje.
Garrison is a singer, pianist, and songwriter from Denver, Colorado. He spent a lot of his childhood in piano lessons and classical choirs while performing contemporary music for fun. Around high school, he started studying different styles of vocal music including classical, jazz, and more contemporary styles such as pop, indie, and alternative. He attended Berklee College of Music and graduated with a degree in Songwriting, Vocal Performance, and Electronic Production and Design. While attending, he taught students in his hometown over the summer before moving to Los Angeles and teaching here at Allegra.
Lucy Rodriguez is a singer, actor, model, writer, and teacher from Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre at NYU and continues to perform on stage regularly.
JaMichael is a multi -genre flautist from New York currently living in Los Angeles California Pursuing a career as an artist and session musician . JaMichael studied at both Berklee college of music and New York University focusing in composing , theory , and Flute studies . Living in both cities . JaMichael has had opportunities to work with artists like Desmond Child , Solange, and many more. JaMichael takes a lot of His influences from classic Indian music, Robert Glasper , J-dilla and contemporary classical flute music .
Telesmar is a jazz guitarist from Austin, Texas with over 17 years of guitar experience including classical, pop, rock, and blues styles. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in jazz guitar performance, Telesmar moved to Los Angeles to pursue master's school for music as well as to develop his teaching. He focuses on a holistic teaching approach in his lessons covering technique, theory, ear training, and composing/songwriting. His goal isn't just to teach students how to play songs on their instrument, but more importantly what makes those songs "tick", how to write their own music, and how to unlock deeper fulfillment in playing an instrument.
Heddie was raised in a dance studio from the time she could walk, her mother was a dance teacher so it was a rare moment if she didn’t spend it in the studio. Hetehya started studying voice and music when she was seven and continued this into college where she majored in Performing Arts with a focus in Musical Theatre at AMDA College of the Performing Arts. Heddie graduated in October of 2019 and her first job out of college was as a dance teacher at Miss Melodee Studios. From there she started working at Allegra Music Academy as a voice, performance and piano teacher. “Music is the love of my life and I am grateful for any chance to work with it and share it. When I’m not teaching, I’m writing music or painting."
David graduated from Musicians Institute with a bachelor’s degree in drum performance. Along with the drums, David is also a professional keyboardist and composer. David strives to maintain a fun learning environment while also communicating valuable skills. He has studied with renowned musicians such as Gregg Bissonette and Robert Carson.
Sumeet, a South African multi-instrumentalist and film/TV composer, is ready to captivate you with enchanting melodies. Sumeet's primary instruments are the violin, viola, and piano. Having graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2017, Sumeet is completing his Master of Fine Arts in music production and composition while helping the many talents at Allegra.
At the academy, Sumeet guides students through a vibrant exploration of diverse musical styles and genres.
Timothy is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and visual artist from Detroit, MI (originally from Cleveland, OH). After graduating with a BBA in Marketing from Eastern Michigan University, Timothy focused on honing his musical skills within the Detroit Music scene, playing bass and drums with notable Detroit artists such as Detroit Che, Jaye Prime, Greater Alexander, The DayNites, among others. His most recent musical accolades include two 2021 Detroit Music Awards (DMA) Nominations as an Outstanding Rap Producer and Outstanding Rap Composer. He was also a three-time 2020 DMA Nominee as an Outstanding Urban Musician, Outstanding Rap Composer, & Outstanding Rap Producer.