James Andrews moved to the area in 2016 to began working as the new music instructor at Dufur School. A multi-instrumentalist, James has been teaching for about 5 years, including schools in Portland and Fossil. As he says, "I was handed a saxophone in band class 20 years ago and I've been obsessed ever since". James's passion is contagious and if you've been wanting to learn saxophone, voice, or guitar his classes will inspire you to get better! Buy lessons with James!
Robbi Hall Kumalo
Robbi Hall Kumalo is an artist, musician, performer, and writer. Singing and playing piano since a child, Robbi has performed with a host of legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Dave Matthews, Edie Brickell, John Hiatt, Chaka Khan, Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige, and Harry Belafonte among others. In her solo career as a vocal artist, Robbi has brought her larger-than-life stage presence and enticingly beautiful voice to many diverse settings for several decades.
Robbi is also passionate about arts education. She has spent nearly 40 years working with educators all over the globe as a Teaching Artist of Aesthetic Education and as a Teaching Artist with New Jersey State Council for the Arts, NJPAC, and The Tilles Center. Using the arts as a tool to connect to curriculum in history as well as culture and ethics, Robbi has produced joyous and exhilarating programs for school-age children, for venues including the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA). Buy lessons with Robbi!
Elise is a graduate of the James Hill Ukulele Initiative. She lives in Parkdale, and is known about town as a member of the exciting musical ensemble, "The Ananas and the Papas". Before her retirement, she taught after-school ukulele to fourth and fifth graders; NOW she's ready to help you find your voice and accompany yourself (if you choose to) on the ukulele! Buy lessons with Elise!