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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.

Spring Concert By The Ocean 2018


What a wonderful day this was. Thank you to all the Ms. Amy, Mr. Damian and Ms. Audreal for helping the kids on and off the stage. Also, a huge thank you to Isabelle Briens' French Pastry Cafe for bringing their mobile Crepe Party! It was delicious. Can't wait to do this again next year. 

We always need volunteers for this fun event.

Please email Julie Chambers at if you would like to help out and make this an amazing evening for all our RIOS families in 2019!
Rios Music Project Spring Concert

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.


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. 

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.