About Our Instructors

Krista Johnson, Music instructor

Krista Johnson

Director

Piano Instructor and Vocal Coach

Krista is a classically trained pianist and multi-instrumentalist, as well as a vocalist. She has been accompanying, performing, conducting, and teaching for more than 30 years. Krista specializes in developing a personalized music program for each student, drawing from her wide experience. She teaches young learners through adults.

Krista is on a life-long pursuit of musical mastery. In addition to weekly instruction, she attends pedagogy conferences, assesses new curriculum, implements technology-based tools to accelerate our students’ musical competencies, performs publicly, and holds free training for choral conductors

She recently assessed at the top 1% of the world’s professional pianists who have completed the Standardized Assessment of Sight Reading (SASR), a feat indeed. 😊

When not collecting music or instruments, she enjoys traveling and early morning walks with her husband and their dog.


Jamie Magda, Music instructor

Jamie Magda

Vocal Coach and Piano Instructor

Jamie's career has encompassed a wide range of roles: performer, teacher, vocal coach and conductor. She studied Vocal Performance / Theater at U. of Kansas, and Music, Dance and Theater at Brigham Young University.

She has 25 years experience teaching children and adults locally, and with Horizon Charter, and performing with organizations including Sacramento Valley Choral Society and Music Circus. She has organized and conducted community musicals.

Jamie’s students love her and parents rave about her teaching. She is a rare soul who loves what she does and celebrates every step forward with her students.


James Dahl, Music instructor

James Dahl

Piano Instructor, Band Director, Theory & Composition Instructor, Vocal Coach

James has a broad depth of teaching and composition experience. He has been teaching privately for several years, and is here to share his expertise to help you become the musician and artist you can be. James teaches piano, composition, and vocal coaching for students of all ages. He is a huge Star Wars fan.

At an early age he began taking piano and composition lessons. A hobby quickly turned to passion and eventually grew into a career. For the past ten years, he has been teaching piano/music theory to students of all ages, as well as directing youth bands and coaching vocalists at various theatre companies. James went to school at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, majoring in classical piano performance and music composition. Out of college, he started my own business writing and producing soundtracks for various forms of media. He currently works with clients all over the world creating music for advertisements, video games, and independent film.