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.
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.
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.