Bilinda Lou (piano)
Started playing the piano at the age of five, Bilinda has studied piano, attending the Macao Conservatory in China as a piano performance pre-college student. She then went to Wright State University in Ohio where she received her Bachelors in Music in piano performance and then to the University of Colorado, Boulder where she finished her masters degree also in piano performance. Besides piano, Bilinda also studied orchestral percussion throughout college and has performed in Vienna, Salzburg, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and China. Bilinda enjoys teaching students from beginning to advanced level with musical training of technique, musicianship, theory, and sight-reading. Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Enjoy this amazing piano piece by one of our esteemed teachers Bilinda Lou performing Schumann Vienna Carnival, op 26
Joshua Jerome (saxophone, clarinet, flute)
Is featured as the lead tenor saxophonist in the LA Swing Barons as well as member of the classical saxophone quartet Ex Sono. Josh has received numerous awards as a soloist and section player in multiple genres including Outstanding Musicianship awards from the Riverside Jazz Festival and the Fullerton College Jazz Festival as well as winning the state MTNA chamber music competition in California. As a student at California State University Fullerton, Josh played principal saxophone for Symphonic Winds and First Tenor for the Fullerton Jazz Orchestra while studying with Damon Zick and Jeff Ellwood. Josh has performed with artists such as Bob Mintzer, Joe LaBarbera, Francisco Torres, and Scott Robinson. .
Jared Storz (cello, piano)
recently completed his Master’s Degree in Cello Performance at Azusa Pacific University after completing both a Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance and Humanities degree in 2018. Prior to his time at Azusa, Jared studied with Seattle Symphony cellist Walter Gray, and had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with both principal Chicago Symphony cellist Stephen Balderston and renown cello soloist Joshua Roman. Jared studied under Dr. Marek Szpakiewicz DMA, Professor Christopher Russell, Ingrid Chun and Suli Xue of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Karen Dryfus from USC, Glenn Dicterow, former New York Philharmonic concertmaster, and Dariusz Skoraczewski, the principal cellist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Jared had the opportunity to travel to Zhengzhou, China with a small group of six instrumentalists from the Azusa Pacific University Symphony and Professor Russell. While in Zhengzhou, Jared and his colleagues rehearsed and performed with the Yellow River Symphony Orchestra, performing Aaron Copland’s Our Town, Johannes Brahms’s Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor at the Henan Art Center. Additionally, while playing with the symphony, Jared had the opportunity to play for a televised choral competition that took place near Zhengzhou. Jared has additional performed as a cellist and choral ensemble member in both Hong Kong, Xian, and Beijing. In addition to his classical training, Jared has also had the privilege of working throughout Los Angeles as a performing and recording artist.
Natalie Chan (voice, piano)
In 2014, Natalie completed her Bachelors of Music in Commercial Music Vocal Performance at Azusa Pacific University, followed by a Master of Music in Music Education with a Choral Emphasis. Natalie was born and raised in Hong Kong, and was involved with many local music groups including Show Choir Hong Kong, Opera Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Natalie was also a session singer for Hong Kong singer-songwriter Justin Lo’s (側田) single, “⼀粒糖,” and was a background vocalist at the Hong Kong Coliseum for G.E.M. (鄧紫棋) and Sally Yeh (葉蒨文). As a soloist, Natalie has performed at local fashion shows, charity events, and competitions, and received first place in Supernova Hong Kong 2011, “Best Singer” and “Best Original” in the Hong Kong Youth Artists Showcase, and second place in the “Brand New Star” competition hosted by Hummingbird Music Ltd. Additionally, she has more than 10 years of experience leading worship in church and school chapel settings. While at APU, Natalie won Final Cut, a singing competition judged by active music industry professionals. She also took part in various ensembles, including Chamber Singers, Gospel Choir, Commercial Styles, University Choir and Orchestra, Jazz Improvisation, and International Chapel Band. As a music educator, Natalie believes that all teachers and institutions should provide an inclusive, safe, fun, welcoming, and collaborative environment that promotes risk taking, as well as meaningful and joyful learning for all students so that they may experience the important values of music. She strives to create meaningful musical experiences for her students, inspiring them to become confident, independent musicians, as well as instilling in them a lifelong love of learning and music making.