Keschia joined KTJ in 2015 and is a saxophonist, pianist, songwriter and educator. She is a graduate of UCLA and has taught students to play flute, piano, saxophone and clarinet over the past 15+ years. Keschia is very passionate about music education. She teaches private students and continues to perform throughout the Los Angeles area with her jazz quartet.
Danielle joined KTJ in 2008. She attended Butler University for music theory/composition, musical theater and dance and completed her graduate work in woodwind performance & dance at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has played big bands, orchestras & danced with companies all across the country. Currently, she teaches music to both children & adults in Los Angeles.
Tyler is a multi-instrumentalist, graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is a state-certified music educator in grades K through 12. In addition to joining Key to Joy in 2015 where he teaches in schools and privately, Tyler continues to work with major label artists as an audio engineer, producer, and sound designer.
Leah has had a diverse career working as a professional flutist, composer, and teacher for over thirteen years. Leah graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002, and lived in Brooklyn, NY for nine years before moving to Los Angeles in 2011. Leah teaches woodwinds and orchestra for Key to Joy, joining our staff in 2015.
Lilly started with KTJ in the summer of 2003. She brings over 10 years of teaching experience to the classroom. Lilly has taught general music classes (K-8), orchestra programs and enrichment in classes in all instruments. Lilly graduated from the University of Virginia in Richmond with a music education degree and a degree in trumpet. She has been a wonderful asset to our company and continues to bring joy to all of her students!
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Lucia is a guitarist and singer-composer based in Los Angeles. Her life has centered around music, from excelling at a young age at the National Conservatory for piano performance to graduating with a double bachelors degree in composition and choral conducting from UCA in Argentina. Ever since, she has enjoyed the art of teaching in the fields of voice, piano, guitar and song writing.
Tina joined KTJ in 2013 and has 14 years of experience teaching all ages in both instrumental and vocal music in public, private and studio settings. She conducted the Vietnamese American Philharmonic youth orchestra, held first and second chair flute positions in orchestras, and has played in chamber groups. Tina graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a B.M. in Music Education, is Kodaly Certified, and is currently attaining a M.M. at USC.
Tim joined Key to Joy in 2009. He is a graduate of Cal State Fresno, where he received his Master of Music degree. Tim has been teaching saxophone and other woodwinds for the past seven years and currently instructs in our orchestra and after-school programs.
Veronica joined KTJ in the summer of 2008. She holds a degree in music from the University Of Buffalo with an emphasis on violin performance. Veronica has several years experience teaching K-8 students in a group strings environment. Veronica instructs our string orchestra programs and is also available for private string and piano home instruction.
Tracy started with KTJ in the summer of 2005. Tracy teaches several of our elementary orchestral programs for the clarinet and private home instruction for piano and voice. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Music. Her major was voice with a minor on the clarinet. Tracy produces amazing results with all of her students and loves working with children!
Zach began teaching with Key to Joy this year, and is a freelance trumpet player and music educator living in Los Angeles. Graduating from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor degree in Music Education and from the University of Southern California with a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, Zach is a state certified K-12 music teacher and performs regularly in Greater Los Angeles. He teaches trumpet and recorder classes at a variety of Key to Joy's partner schools.
Adrienne, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer and educator, has been teaching music since 2004. She studied at an early age at notable institutions including Penn State University and The Boston University Tanglewood Institute as well as on stage with many world class musicians. Her passion for teaching began to unfold when she created and taught a jazz history class for her high school. She has been teaching piano, strings and flute for Key to Joy since 2013!
Meet our team!