Faculty

Department: community-school

Mary Alonso wearing an embroidered blouse and smiling in front of a window.
Early Childhood Faculty
Mary taught in Downey Unified School District for over 27 years.
Ryan Emerson Baird holding a bass and smiling in front of a window.
Double Bass Faculty
Ryan performs as a member of both the Santa Barbara Symphony and Delirium Musicum Chamber Ensemble, where he is also a co-founder.
Voice Instructor
Rose Beattie garners praise for her dramatic mezzo soprano voice, dynamic interpretive skills, and stage presence. She maintains an active classical performance career while guiding countless students to their own professional singing careers through a highly intuitive and technical teaching approach.
Bassoon Faculty, Conservatory Dean Emeritus, and Chair of Winds and Percussion
Richard Beene, Dean Emeritus of the Colburn Conservatory of Music, enjoys an active career as a teacher, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer.
Piano Faculty and Carol Colburn Grigor Piano Chair
One of the most important pianists and pedagogues who has won many top prizes worldwide
Adaptive Music Program, Early Childhood, Cello
Francesca Bori received a Certificate in Early Childhood Development from Santa Monica College and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a Certification in Music Therapy from California State University at Long Beach.