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.
Teacher: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Songwriting
Teacher: Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Songwriting
Jake is an experienced musician, teacher, and songwriter. He teaches full-time music at Paul Ecke Elementary School In Leucadia, and mentors kids at RIOS in the areas of drums, guitar, piano, bass, and songwriting. He loves inspiring children to try new musical instruments and to help them excel at their favorites.
Teacher: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Songwriting
Hello! My name is Fernando Kairuz and I love complex rhythms and I love to rock. I teach guitar, ukulele, bass, drums and ensemble. I have been teaching for 10 years now and I like to focus on what the students want to learn and keep them engaged and hungry for more. I started playing music at age 10 in Buenos Aires, Argentina where I grew up. I enjoy leading band practice and teaching individuals at the RIOS Music Project because of the supportive and creative environment here.
Teacher: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele Drums, Piano, Songwriting
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.
Teacher: Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals Songwriting, Piano, Recording
Teacher: Drums and Percussion
An American singer/songwriter whose influences include Lucinda Williams, Etta James, Kieth Richards and Carol King. Her distinctive voice is comfortable and loved. Her original songs are featured in the PBS documentary Escape to Dreamland about the legendary road built through the swamps connecting Miami and Tampa in the early part of the century. A South Florida native, DeBlois lives in San Diego now where her primary focus is writing and performing with The Boundary Birds..