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Aria Taboada, The owner of Aria Music Studios in Woodstock GA

Aria provides:

  • Violin lessons

  • Viola lessons

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Aria J. Taboada began her journey with violin at the age of 9. Through many experiences, she cultivated her love for performing and teaching music. She thrived studying violin under Angele Lawless. She began with small groups, then began performing with some prestigious orchestras. She spent a year with the Atlanta Youth Symphony, where she gained extensive knowledge on performing and music theory. She went on the play for the Cobb Symphony for a short time, then did various free-lance work. She studied violin performance at Georgia State University under Dr. Christos Galileas, and sat principle second violin in the Georgia State University Orchestra. Her violin music has been featured on various albums, including Latin artists Seich Musica, and Country artist Alison Nichols. Though she enjoys performing, her real passion lies in teaching. She has over fifteen years of teaching violin and piano, and enjoys watching other musicians meet their goals of performing. She enjoys teaching violin, as well as running the studio.

Eric Ramos the Piano, drums, guital instractor for Aria Music Studios

Eric Provides:

Piano Lessons

Drum Lessons

Guitar Lessons

 

Eric Ramos is a composer, arranger, educator and musician who performs around the Atlanta area for musical theater productions. In 2018 he received his Bachelors in Music and a certificate in Music and Entertainment Business from Kennesaw State University where he studied music composition, percussion and jazz piano. While at KSU, Eric collaborated with the dance department, wrote music for a commercial and won the 2017 Composition Contest. Outside of KSU he has arranged music for high school marching bands and indoor percussion ensembles. Eric believes that music is a language and is excited to share this passion with his students.

J.P. Music Lessons piano instractor for Aria Music Studios

J.P. Provides:

Piano Lessons

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J.P. started playing the piano at 10 years old. After arranging two songs for performance in his senior year of high school, he resigned himself to a music life and started picking up new skills in college, including the pipe organ, jazz piano, live sound, composition, theory, music recording and production, and more.

 

As a teacher, J.P. believes that playing music should stay fun, even when it’s difficult, so he challenges students to learn the theory as well as the technique; after all, writing is just as important as reading in any other language, so why not music?

 

Most of the time, he can be found in front of a keyboard or a computer, hammering out his next piece of music.

Gamela Zaki the Piano, Violin, Ukulele instractor for Aria Music Studios

Gamela Provides:

Violin Lessons

Piano Lessons

Ukulele Lessons 

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Gamela Zaki is an active violinist in the Atlanta area who strives to create an immersive, musical experience with each audience she plays for. First picking up the violin at age ten, she has dedicated her life to her passion. Music, and art in general, has been the most thrilling and riveting factor in Gamela’s life since she was a young girl. Accordingly, with her attention to detail and her will to make music that transports

the listener, she is exceptional at her craft. She is skilled in all forms of her musicianship, such as solo performances, chamber music, and orchestral works.

 

Shebegan her professional violin career at McEachern High School where she was concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra. Now, Gamela performs with the Kennesaw State Symphony Orchestra, which she has been a prominent member of for four years. She also currently plays with the Noted String Quartet, who has played at numerous

weddings, concerts, and other occasions. Her flexibility as an artist is prevalent as she plays a variety of different periods and types of music, including major and standard works, as well as more contemporary and modern pieces. Gamela even actively plays as a pit musician for musicals at Kennesaw State University and the Jennie T. Anderson Theater. In addition to this, Gamela currently teaches private violin lessons to students of all levels and ages.

Karina Koleva Voice, Vocal instractor for Aria Music Studios

Karina Provides:

Piano Lessons

Voice Lessons

 

Karina Koleva is a piano and vocal educator. She began her musical journey with piano lessons at the age of 7 under Valerievna Dolinskaya. Karina studied under Alisa Alekseevna Lokhnovskaya in at Mykolaiv Professional College of Musical Art in Ukraine, and received her degree in 2021. She headed the girl's ensemble at Church of God's Grace in Ukraine. She also worked as the associate conductor in the Kiev-Svyatoshinska Church, where she conducted and organized singing in the services. She is currently working on an additional music diploma in the U.S. She is experienced in piano, vocal, choral conducting, and working with ensembles. Karina has a passion for teaching her students, and her main goal is to teach students to love music. She believes that the flame of love for music cannot be extinguished.

Storm Steinke Voice, Vocal instractor for Aria Music Studios

Storm Provides:

Voice Lessons

Piano Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Drum Lessons

 

Storm Steinke is a musician/songwriter/actor working in the Atlanta/Nashville area. She is currently a junior majoring in Musical Theatre and Music & Entertainment Business at Kennesaw State University. She has been singing, acting, and playing instruments for 10+ years. She began her songwriting journey 2016 and has had the incredible honor of writing and recording with critically acclaimed producers and artists such as Timo Somers (former Delain guitarist), James Lugo (former American Idol Coach), Mark Dreyer (Kid Rock), and Mick Rojas (Stevie Nicks, Kesha, Kenny

Loggins). She also has an extensive background in children’s theatre & film working on numerous junior and kids stage productions and films as a director, stage manager, casting, acting coach, assistant director, assistant costumer and props master, assistant stage manager, light designer, screenwriter, and backstage crew.

Vanessa McGlothen piano instractor for Aria Music Studiosinstractor for Aria Music Studios

Vanessa Provides:

Piano Lessons

Voice Lessons

 

Vanessa McGlothen is recent transplant to Atlanta, GA. Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, she has played the piano since she was

8 years old. Her studies began with both public and private lessons gaining her foundation in classical, gospel and jazz music.

While attending college at Langston University she was able to gain experience as a student conductor for the university’s choir

and chorale ensembles and for accompanying and playing across multiple religious denominations. Vanessa is experienced in

multiple genres of music and has experienced the concert and festival stage, opening for national recording artists across the

country. Currently, she is composing music for up and coming artists and groups in the Atlanta area.

She also holds membership in the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women. Her hobbies include sports watching, travel,

being a foodie, fitness, and hiking with her beloved dog Duke.

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