At J Sharp Music, we believe that music has the power to inspire, uplift, and transform lives. Our instrumental lessons studio offers a diverse range of classes designed to nurture your musical talents and bring out the musician within you. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn the basics or an experienced player looking to refine your skills, our team of passionate and experienced instructors is here to guide you on your musical journey.
We believe that music education should be an enriching and enjoyable experience. That's why our lessons are not just about technical proficiency but also about cultivating creativity, self-expression, and a lifelong love for music.
Contact us today to schedule a trial lesson and experience the transformative power of music. Let's make beautiful music together!
Flute - Piccolo - Woodwinds
Adrian Esquivel received his Bachelor of Music Education and performance degree from New Mexico State University, where he studied with Dr. Lisa Van Winkle. He later plans to get his master's in music performance. He has performed in various ensembles during his time at New Mexico State University. He’s held the piccolo position at the collegiate level and has served as principal flutist of the NMSU Wind Symphony, NMSU Philharmonic Orchestra and Gilbert & Sullivan El Paso symphony orchestra. His dream is to pursue a professional orchestral career and have a teaching background for better support. Adrian teaches for J Sharp School of Music and is a guest clinician in the surrounding Albuquerque and Los Lunas public schools.
Tyler specializes in classical guitar techniques but also ventures into other genres and works with students of all ages and skill levels. A skilled guitarist and graduate of University of New Mexico, Tyler has a minor in western music theory. He is inspired by the playing and composition of French classical guitarist, Roland Dyens and finds playing music to be a source of relaxation.
Saxophone - Clarinet - Beginner Piano - Special Needs Enrichment
Born and raised in Valencia County, Richard has a long musical background. He began playing clarinet in sixth grade and followed his passion for music to New Mexico State University. Richard currently works with neurodivergent students and has a heart for their success. When teaching, he enjoys helping others chase their passions and grow their confidence. Personally, he loves playing the bass clarinet and tenor saxophone.
Piano - Trumpet - French Horn
Gina enjoys seeing the "Aha!" moment when a concept is understood and the joy on a students face when they've finally tackled that hard piece. Gina started with music at the young age of seven. She took band from 5th grade through college and graduated with a degree in music education. Gina has lived many places and continued to be involved in music through all of them; trumpet and French horn in a "posaunenchor" (brass choir) for an Evangelical church in Germany and a Moravian church in Pennsylvania, organ in several church congregations, occasional choir directing, and playing instruments with her family. She helps locally with the Belen school musical in the spring.
Voice - Beginner Violin - Special Needs Enrichment - Studio Manager
With a long history of voice training in school and participation in theater, Cathy brings her enthusiasm for the arts center stage for each of her students. She has been teaching music lessons for the last ten years. Cathy is from the Washington DC area and has made New Mexico her home. Locally, she is a member of The Mansion Players theater group. She is also the studio manager and is happy to help with any questions you may have!