Jaime fell in love with music at age 7 when his parents bought him a guitar with 1 string on it. He taught himself his first bass line on a long road trip with his family through Humboldt County. Needless to say, the radio was not working.
He joined his first surf rock band at age 12, which he devoted himself to when he wasn’t out surfing. He played in rock bands all through college and performed at historic venues throughout Hollywood.
Jaime played professionally as a “hired gun” for Connoisseur Records from 1999-2002. In 2003 he settled down with his wife Julie whom he studied profusely under. He started teaching along side Julie as they started the RIOS Music Project in Solana Beach, Ca. He now enjoys teaching 1 to 1 guitar, bass, piano, ukulele and songwriting lessons at their Carlsbad studio.
Lara began playing violin 18 years ago and loves sharing musical education with others. She continues to study privately and currently performs with the MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra First Violin section.
Past orchestra experience includes the Primary Strings Ensemble, Strolling Strings, Civic Youth Orchestra, and Carlsbad High School Orchestra. She is a registered instructor through the Suzuki Association of the Americas and combines it with traditional methods to best accommodate every student. With focus on ear training, tone, and developmental repertoire, Lara makes learning to play violin a fun and fulfilling experience.