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Our RIOS Band Synesthesia was honored to be selected to compete in the PBS Talent Search Celebration of Music 2018. There were 18 acts chosen out of hundreds. The contestants were featured on the local Celebration of Music Talent show as well as an Ethan Bortnick Concert,where the winner was announced.

We look forward to competing in this special showcase again in the future..hopefully in San Diego next time!

If you would like to check out Celebration of Music, please click here.

To check out the band Synesthesia, and follow their social media please click here.

This year we will be having our Spring Concert at the beautiful Pelican Point Group Campsite Stage at South Carlsbad State Beach.

The concert will be Sunday April 29th from 5-8 p.m. 

This will be an all RIOS Band and Solo Performance Showcase. If you are a Rios student and would to perform a solo or ensemble piece please let Julie know. There will be more details about parking, food, and other fun things as the date gets closer. 

FOOD and DRINK TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for the Gourmet Food and Fancy Drinks area of the event! Our favorite Encinitas French Cafe "Isabelle Briens", www.ibcafe.com, will be arriving at the event with their amazing mobile crepe party/ catering service. There will also be a wine bar and lots of local craft beer. 

Picnic guests: Free (Bring your own drinks, snacks, and a blanket/chairs for seating)

Gourmet Food and Fancy Drinks | $20 tickets pre-paid or at the door: Ticket includes 1 Savory Crepe, 1 Sweet Crepe an 2 drinks plus picnic table seating. 

Please let Julie know your preference and ideally bring her your ticket money by April 6th!

 

We will be in need of Volunteers!

Please email Julie Chambers at julie@riosmusicproject.com if you would like to help out and make this an amazing evening for all our RIOS families!

New Student Intro Offer

Swing by the studio to pick up a New Student Offer Card for a friend or neighbor. Spread the joy of music and also help them receive some great savings on their first 30 days of lessons here at RIOS Carlsbad.

OFFER DETAILS:

5 skills classes (1 month) for $100.

This is a savings of $40!

New Students Only. Limited Supply

You can read about our Skills Classes here.

Music Teacher | Program Director

Julie Chambers

Program Director | Music Teacher Hello! My name is Julie Chambers and I am an experienced musician with a love of teaching. I am the mother to 2 musical children, and enjoy teaching people of all ages and abilities. I teach many instruments and I feel they all overlap, enhancing the students artistic abilities. Read More

Amy Hartman

Teacher: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Songwriting 
Amy Hartman is a  Rios Music Project Teacher and Band Leader. She is also the lead singer of the L.A based band Dragster Barbie. She has her B.A in Music History from the University of Pepperdine and has completed a 2-year course in Pop Composition at the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. She also as developed and taught original music method for primary aged children as part of the Malibu Juan Cabrillo after school program.
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Teacher: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice, Songwriting

Kevin Erskine

Teacher: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice, Songwriting

 
Hi! My name is Kevin Erskine and I am a singer-songwriter from San Diego whose music is a folk/jazz blend of heartfelt lyrics and infectious melodies. In 2014, I graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and I have performed in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall. I love to teach all ages and encourages my students to be creative and expressive with their music. Under my instruction, students can look forward to learning a variety of instruments while furthering their depth of knowledge in theory and musicality. 

Ryan Moran

Teacher: Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Songwriting

Ryan Moran is a professional drummer and a pecussion specialist here at The Rios Music Project. He loves teaching all ages and abilities. When he is not teaching here at the Carlsbad Studio, he is touring with his band of 14 years Slighty Stoopid. Before that he could be seen drumming for bands such as Ozomatli and The B-Side Players. 

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Audreal Gillett

Teacher: Guitar, Voice

Hi my name is Audreal Gillett. I am a San Diego native. I’ve been singing since I was a child, starting off in a gospel church at the age of 10, and haven’t stopped since. I’ve been playing the guitar and songwriting since I was 13. I spent sometime in Boston studying music and performing. Currently I’m working on my own music as well as performing in a band named Soul Sweetener. Music is really important and hold near and dear to my heart. 

Ian Chartrand

Teacher: Guitar, Piano, Voice, Band Coach

Hi I'm Ian and I'm from southern California. I love my family, teaching music, the ocean and natural open spaces! I have grown up listening to all kinds of music and even if it means just snapping and clapping I love to part of a jam. 
 
I love teaching because knowledge, wisdom and experience can be gifts that get passed to us that we can then pass along to others. Teaching is at it's most rewarding when I see a student light up and employ what they learn with me in their life and pass it along to others along the way. I am always learning and do my best to stay in that space because there is always more to learn and to share. I try to think of music itself as the teacher and of myself as a fellow student that has just been at it a little longer than the kids I teach. 

Audreal Gillett

Hi my name is Audreal Gillett. I am a San Diego native. I’ve been singing since I was a child, starting off in a gospel church at the age of 10, and haven’t stopped since. I’ve been playing the guitar and songwriting since I was 13. I spent sometime in Boston studying music and performing. Currently I’m working on my own music as well as performing in a band named Soul Sweetener. Music is really important and hold near and dear to my heart.