Steve Pae Drums, Guitar, Electric Bass, Piano, Ukulele
Co-Founder Steve Pae is guitarist, producer, and recording engineer. Steve has been teaching guitar, drums, piano, music theory, and songwriting for over ten years. He holds a Bachelor's of Music with a Concentration in Guitar Performance from George Mason University and Recording Arts Certification from the Omega School of Recording Arts.
Steve is great with students of all ages and abilities. He has experience teaching children with autism and ADD/ADHD. Steve enjoys teaching and performing classical music, folk, rock, jazz, and pop standards.
Nick Lee Electric Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele
Nick Lee is a string instrument extraordinaire who teaches guitar, mandolin,electric bass and ukulele. He is currently in his senior year, pursuing a bachelors of music with a concentration in classical guitar performance at George Mason University where he studied with Larry Snitzler. Before attending George Mason, Nick was part of the music scene in Richmond, Virginia, where he played with a variety of local bands. He has performed at a variety of venues from solo recitals to restaurants and even music festivals. Despite a focus in classical guitar, he enjoys many genres including jazz, bluegrass, folk punk and rock.
For the past 3 years Nick has enjoyed teaching music in the Northern Virginia area. Although studying performance at school, he takes great pleasure in working with students to help them attain their personalized musical goals. As a student himself, he understands the importance of a good teacher and has developed a fun, demanding and malleable teaching style that caters to all kinds of students.
Tim Carolla Electric Bass, Guitar, Piano
Tim Carolla is a guitarist based in the Washington, D.C. area. Tim holds a Master’s of Music in Modern American Music (Jazz and Improvisation) and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Music with a Concentration in Classical Guitar performance and a Minor and Jazz Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Tim maintains an active schedule teaching, performing, and composing/arranging. He has experience performing most styles in the Jazz world (swing, bop, free music/free jazz), as well as with pit orchestras and rock bands. As of late, Tim has been studying and transcribing the music of Thelonious Monk, and searching for ways to play his music on the guitar. He also enjoys playing and performing on the electric bass.
Tim has performed with numerous chamber groups and ensembles based in and around both Boston and the Washington, D.C. area. Tim has played in masterclasses with numerous classical guitarists including Roland Dyens, Margarita Escarpa and Carlos Barbosa-Lima, and present his own arrangements for the guitar to Carlos Perez and R. Dyens. Tim has studied with Joe Morris for the last four years in Boston. As a teacher, Tim enjoys teaching guitar, bass, and piano as well as composition/arranging, theory and improvisation for any instrument or ability.