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Juli Troy 


Flute, Computer Arts Teaching Artist

BM, USC, worked with Art Share L A-Managing Director, The Broad
Stage- Development & Production Associate, taught/coordinated music at A Place Called Home.

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La Vette Allen

Violin Artist

BM, Music University of Iowa, is a free-lance violist and violinist,
Principal Violist with the Peninsula Symphony and is African American.


Ellen Sell

Director, Chorus Teaching Artist

MA, Theatre Arts, CSULA, studied at USC, served as coordinator for the
Performing Arts Academy-Garfield High School, LAUSD Theatre and Choral Arts.

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Mercedes Reyes

Piano Teaching Artist 

BA in Music Ed./Piano-Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de
Chile; taught in the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica-Santiago. She is a bilingual Latina.

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Clavis Ballard 

Cello Teaching Artist 

BA and MA in Music at California State University,  Los Angeles, taught orchestra and strings  at Garfield High School, LAUSD, and is Principal Cellist with the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra.

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Alejandro Acosta

Guitar Teaching Artist

BM, National School of Music-Mexico City, is pursuing his Doctor
of Music at USC where he is a member of the Baroque Sinfonia. He is trilingual Latinx.


Mataji Booker Graham 

Dance Teaching Artist

Lula Washington Dance Theater, ELACC, SMC, is a dance teaching artist, singer, songwriter, actress, writer , producer. performed at House of Blues and taught at Youth Policy Institute and Long Beach Housing Authority.

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Stephen "Nick" Siu

Recorder Teaching Artist

UCLA, performs in the Olancha Recorder Trio, Southern
California Recorder Society – member and treasurer, and L. A. Recorder Orchestra.

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Josued Hidalgo

Percussion Teaching Artist

is currently a Music major at Cal State University-Dominguez Hills
and is a church musician.  He is bilingual Latinx.

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Willis "Bill" Masonheimer 

Brass Teaching Artist

UCLA, founding member/artistic director of
Great American Yankee Freedom Band and performed with California Philharmonic.


Amber Jones

Theatre Teaching Artist

BFA Point Park University - Pittsburgh is an actress and director.

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 Elizabeth Alcazar

Folklorico Dance Teaching Artist

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes de Mexico. She has
taught with LAUSD and danced extensively in Southern California. She is a bilingual Latinx.

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Helen Trefflich

Piano Teaching Artist

BS, El Camino College where she studied piano and voice. She teaches
private piano, is pianist for children’s choral groups, chamber ensemble and bands.

Each student enrolled in the Angelica Arts and Music Academy, regardless of musical level is treated with equal respect and care by a highly qualified faculty.  Desire to learn and effort are the only prerequisites.


The following teachers bring a joy and enthusiasm to each and every class and student providing the basis for each student to develop a basic skill level and a life-long appreciation for the arts and music. 

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