Instructors can be reached through MIR Music.
Pricing, scheduling and course of study will be discussed directly with instructors.
DRUMSMonday – Saturday (depending on Steppenwolf tour schedule)
Beginner to AdvancedA seasoned touring veteran, Ron’s credits also include performances with Chuck Berry and Charlie Daniels’ “Volunteer Jam” Band, as well as guest appearances with Greg Allman and the Doobie Brothers. When called to task, Ron also stepped in to play with The Guess Who and Three Dog Night (when last minute emergencies prevented their respective drummers from performing. Ron currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he has quickly established himself as an accredited drum instructor. When not on tour, Ron stays busy balancing teaching and session work with various international projects.Ron’s work with John Kay and Steppenwolf has made him a well sought after commodity in the music industry. Ron Hurst has been the drummer for John Kay and Steppenwolf since 1984. He also plays and has recorded with John Kay and Friends, Kay’s most recent solo project.
Woodwinds: Saxophones, Clarinets and FlutesTUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS
Diana has been playing and teaching in numerous avenues most notably Musical Theater, Pop Orchestra, Classical orchestras as well as Jazz and Private and Ensemble instruction and Performance.
Diana has been teaching Flute,Clarinet and Saxophone for over 30 years in California and Oregon. She has taught General Music, Band and Choir in Oregon for over 25 years in Salem-Keizer, Yamhill-Carlton and the Tigard-Tualitin School districts. She has also taught at Pacific University’s Music in May Program for flute and Saxophone during the last 5 years, working with High school students throughout the northwest.
Diana has a BS in Music from WOU and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Pacific University. In addition she has a teaching License in Music K-12, Classroom teaching PP-9 and an endorsement in ESOL – English as a 2nd language
Bill FrenchPIANO Mondays and Wednesdays
Professional Musician and TeacherBill is a professional Jazz pianist and music teacher with 45 years experience. He studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (piano/composition;) Bethany College-KS (BA Music) and at the University of Illinois-UC (Master in Music Education.) Bill has traveled throughout the US and abroad playing with bands including the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Harry James Orchestra, Zoot Sims Quintet and the Arnett Cob Quartet. He continues to perform with bands of all sizes and descriptions. Original compositions appear on CD’s: Bass Case Sessions and Champaign Underground. Bill teaches all levels of classical and Jazz/Blues piano and also how to improvise on any instrument. Lessons include ear training classical and Jazz theory, singing related to improvisation and rhythms including Clave and Latin. His teaching philosophy is to have students, over time become more independent so that they can rely on their own knowledge and creativity. This included the ability to develop technically and musically through personal awareness and assessment. Bill is currently accepting students of all skill levels and ages.
Guitar Bass UkuleleMondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursday and Saturday
Professional Musician and TeacherA music afficionado, Joe has been performing for over 15 years and has taught for the last 10. A graduate of South Florida University with a BA in Music, Joe focuses on guitar and bass. You can catch Joe playing locally or throughout the Pacific Northwest from Eugene and the Portland Metropolitan area, to Seattle. Joe teaches all levels of guitar, bass and ukulele with an individualized approach based on each student’s goals.
Emily J. Cadiz
Vocal Performance CoachSaturdays
Music Instruction and Performance TechniqueEmily Cadiz is an accomplished vocalist, teacher, and sing-songwriter. She began her vocal career at the age of 4, singing with the University of Oregon Children’s Choir and performing with the University of Oregon Theater Department. She later performed with the Portland Opera Company, Oregon Mozart Players, Women’s Choral Society, and the Oregon Festival of American Music. She studied vocal performance at the University of Oregon and through the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange Program. She graduated from Columbia University with a minor in music, and began performing in musical productions both on and off Broadway in New York City. She was first runner-up to Miss America and still actively supports local scholarship programs dedicated to women and musicians. Emily has taught private vocal lessons, and worked as both a music and drama teacher in the metro-area for the past 15 years. She loves working with students of all ages, and feels that anyone can and should sing.
Violin, Viola, Cello Teacher
Music Teacher, String Player
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Trumpet CornetFridays and Mondays
Musician, Teacher and Clinician
Originally hailing from South Dakota, Bailey Paugh has taught privately in her home state and in the Portland area. She attended the Eastman School of Music, where she received a bachelor of music in trumpet performance. She will finish her master of music in trumpet performance at Portland State University in 2019, where she is also the graduate teaching assistant for music history and theory. Bailey’s performing experience includes orchestras, wind ensembles, and various chamber ensembles, as well as several appearances as a soloist.