Christopher Bello is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and  has taken post graduate studies in vocal performance at Louisiana State University. Mr. Bello has sung  with opera companies and performed with symphonies in the southeast and California.  He sings with regional symphonies and has sung the tenor solos in Handel’s Messiah as well as singing for numerous churches and organizations in the greater Sacramento and Placer County areas. Christopher teaches voice and tuba. 
Kay Coder holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance and Music Education, a California Teaching Credential K-14 and Orff-Schulwerk Certification.  She began studying violin at age five and has advanced training in choral & vocal techniques. Kay is founder and Director of Music & More Arts Academy and also teaches voice, piano, theatre and the Miniature Musicians Early Childhood music program she originated. She has taught music and directed numerous choral ensembles in public and private schools for over thirty years.  As a member of the Music and More faculty and public school teacher, she has directed a host of children’s plays and community theater productions. In addition to her musical studies, she was a featured soloist with dance bands, regional symphonies and performed in musical theater and opera productions as well as on television.  She is a member of Who’s Who Worldwide.

Chi-Xin Thorp received her BM degree on piano performance from the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, summa sum laude; and her MM degree from the California State University Sacramento, focusing on piano pedagogy.  Chi-Xin is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, MTAC.  Her teachers include Frank Wiens and Rex Cooper at the University of the Pacific and Richard Cionco, Lorna Peters (harpishord) at California State University, Sacramento.  A dedicated piano teacher, Chi-Xin continues to investigate traditional and current piano teaching methods, attending workshops for Taubman’s Approach at the Golandsky Institute, Princeton, New Jersey and Dr. Faina Bryanskays’s Holistic Piano Learning Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts.  One of her students won first prize in the Regional Exchange Club Music Competition 2007.  She has collaborated with singers, instrumentalists and accompanied theater, ballet, eurhythmic performance and church/school choirs.  Chi-Xin believes every child is gifted; and her aim is to open a door for the child to the wonder of music-one of the great satisfactions in life.  She patiently and lovingly guides your child to build confidence, discipline and a natural way of playing that will help the child to enjoy music fully.
Alexandra Roedder holds degrees in performance and musicology from UC Berkeley, UCLA, and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, the Netherlands. She studied cello and baroque cello with Nina Flyer, Irene Sharp, Leighton Fong, Elisabeth Reed, Lucia Swarts, and Antonio Lysy. Her masterclass credits include such dignitaries as Lynn Harrell, Susan Lamb Cook, Rohan de Saram, and Anner Bylsma. While studying baroque cello in the Netherlands, she worked under and alongside the great early musickers of Europe: Barthold Kuijken, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Richard Egarr, Jaap ter Linden, Bart van Oort, and the now-rising stars of today's early music world, such as Rebecca Rosen, Claudio Ribiero, and Ines d'Avena-Braga. In the US, Alexandra has performed throughout California with Musica Angelica, Sacramento Baroque Soloists, the Stockton Symphony, InConcert Sierra, and her own La Muse Amusée early music group.

She's played for churches, CDs, film soundtracks, and symphonies. She currently serves as the principal cellist of both the Auburn and Folsom Symphonies. She and her husband run Sierra Nevada Historical Performance, dedicated to bringing the "real old-timey" music of the 17th and 18th centuries back into the spaces it was original written for: small, local venues such as churches, cafes, and homes.

Alexandra's teaching methods combine traditional approaches to building foundational technique with a friendly, student-oriented approach to ensure that lessons never become tedious and the student always progresses. 

If the student wishes, lessons can include a historical or theoretical snippet to enrich musical understanding, and the student is welcome to choose his or her favorite repertoire to work on -- or instead to move steadily through any of the hundreds of method books available from the last three centuries. She has experience with Alexander Technique and musician-related injuries, and can work with students of all ages to manage performance-related pain problems.
Voice, Piano,
  Acting, Art
Voice, Piano
Clarinet, Recorder

Violin, Viola
Eric Chun is the owner of Northern California’s Creative Music Services. He combines 62 years of music performance, education, and industry experience into a dynamic and innovative combination which includes studio recording, composing songwriting, music touring, television writing, film acting , and career consultation.

He graduated from Cal Lutheran University in 1000 Oaks, with piano, flute, and percussion majors. He studied with marimba virtuoso Vera Daehlin, John Nordquist, Jerry Steinholtz, John Bergamo, Steve Piazza, and many top LA musicians.

Mr. Chun stayed for 20 years in LA doing music and film acting. He is also the founder of the national recognized Commercial Music Program at American River College, and originator of the student and Sac Valley section of AES. Mr. Chun is a past board member, secretary, VP, and membership chair of the Recording Academy SF chapter.

He is a past board of West Coast Songwriters, and is currently on the BOD of N Focus Entertainment in Tustin, and California Lawyers for the Arts . Current membership includes SAG/AFTRA, NAMM, ASCAP, CLA, and the Recording Academy.

He continues to support community non profits, industry education, touring, film/ television writing, music publishing and recording, catalog licensing, and music manufacturer videos. Mr. Chun is also the founder of the regional music networking event Sac Valley Music Industry Forum. Endorsements include Drum Workshop, Sabian, Remo, Vic Firth, Majestic Percussion, Sledge Pad, Presonus, Auralex Acoustics, Hercules stands, Gator Cases, Miktek Mics, Kurzweil Keyboards, and Furman Sound.
Piano, Art
Michelle Coder is a boundary-crosser; a credentialed teacher and college professor, multi-media artist, set & costume designer, vocal performer, playwright, and theater director with 30 years of experience as a working artist and rts instructor. She is currently completing a degree in Art & Design. Michelle was the recipient of a Young Artist award for art at Chico, California, and has been the recipient of Placer County artistic grants for her original musicals, A Little Princess, and Thumbelina. She was the featured soprano soloist with numerous regional symphonies and chamber ensembles and performed as a featured soloist with the Harrington String Quartet and Duo Vernier. She was also the winner of a National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Young Artist Award and was a finalist in the Carmel Young Artist Vocal Competition.

After deciding to establish a vocal studio in the Auburn area, she co-founded several musical and theatrical groups including the Auburn Camerata, Auburn Light Opera, a women’s theater troupe, the Auburn Children’s Chorus, and the award-winning show choir, The Swingin’ Sweethearts. She also produced, directed, and designed numerous adult and children’s productions in association with Music & More Arts Academy, receiving SARTA Elly nominations for Best Director and Best Set Design. To date, she continues to teach theater arts and maintains a private music and art studio in Auburn at Music & More.

Writing and composing are her great passions along with art. she published two musical adaptationsof  Hans Christian Anderson’s Thumbelina, premiered by STC’s Young Actors Conservatory, and an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess, which won the 2004 Sacramento Area Regional Theater Alliance (SARTA) Elly award for the best-adapted script. More recently, she wrote and produced an original theatrical adaptation of the novel Chasing Moonshine by Raymond L.F. Johnson with James Van Eaton.

Michelle considers herself a teaching, multimedia artist and is very proud of students who have enjoyed success in local music programs and community theater, pursued careers as solo artists, and garnered scholarships to continue studies in music, art, and theater at educational institutions such as UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Pepperdine University, San Francisco Conservatory, Emerson College, Oxford School of Drama and New York Academy of Performing Arts. She is also thrilled many of the most talented of these students have also chosen to share their love of the Arts as exceptional music, art, drama teachers, and music therapists.
Elizabeth McAllister holds a B.M. in clarinet performance from CSU Northridge and M.M. from LSU. She currently performs with the Capitol Chamber Players Woodwind Quintet and California Wind Orchestra. Elizabeth’s kind manner and performance experience make her perfect candidate to motivate young students to succeed.
Drums, Marimba
Daletza Benitez Macias has a varied and exciting background in music. She began participating in musical theatre as a senior in high school and has continued her musical career through her education at American River College. She has also performed her dream roles as Rosie Alvarez in Bye, Bye Birdie, and Madame Thenadier in Les Miserables.

Studying voice has given Daletza invaluable training in vocal techniques to pass on to her stuents. She has performed in a vocal jazz quartet called “Full Circle” and was a member of the second American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble. She entertained as part of the Andrew Sisters Tribute Concert with the ARC Big Band for 5 years, and has recorded for a cutting edge music company called

She received her A.A. in Jazz Studies at ARC and Voice Instructor Certificates in Classical and Jazz/Pop. In late 2019 she made her co-directorial and co-arranger debut with her business partner in their review concert, Spark From the Flame. The concert included a unique sound of vocal jazz and acapella; she continues to arrange in her spare time. 

Daletza has the experience, and passion to teach students how to enjoy music and reach their goals. When asked what she likes about teaching, she responded, “I like helping students push past the challenges in music, giving them a love for music and singing, and a space to express themselves without fear.”
Hannah Jane Kile is an award winning singer/songwriter who has opened for artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, A Great Big World, and has shared the stage alongside Emmylou Harris, Tommy Emmanuel, and Grace Potter with her band Dear Darling in early 2022. Hannah is dedicated to providing support to anyone who feels drawn to the gift of music. She finds joy in teaching students of all ages, and specializes in Acoustic Guitar-Focusing mainly on the fundamentals of rhythm, reading, and fingerstyle. Hannah also instructs students in song study related to the art of accompaning onesslf on the guitar and singing.

Hannah has had the honor of instructing inspired minds for 9 years and cannot wait to meet you - Her favorite genres to work with are Pop, Folk/Country, and Americana.

Hannah Kile
David Thorp holds a B.M. in Viola Performance from the University of South Florida, Tampa and a M.M. in Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, New York City. He has performed as a soloist with the Light Opera of Manhattan and the American Philharmonic Orchestra of Lincoln Center, New York. David also served in the Cosmopolitan Orchestra of New York, Chamber Music on Nantucket and at the Aspen Music Festival Repertory and Philharmonia Orchestras, the North State Symphony, and the Stockton Symphony, and the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. He teaches viola and violin at Music & More Arts  Academy. His latest projects include popular music: Millington Strings, Serenade Ensemble with cellist George Weis, plus Duo Romantico, piano and viola with his wife, Qi-Qing Kao
Daniel Christian Roholt  is a multi-instrumentalist and Berklee College of Music graduate (Magna Cum Laude in Jazz Composition) who specializes in acoustic. /Electric guitar, upright bass and electric bass. Anything from beginner to bebop is well under his umbrella of knowledge-folk/songwriter to jazz, country/bluegrass to rock. For the past 6+ years, Daniel has been an avid touring musician-carving out performances at theaters and venues throughout the extended west coast and growing a reputation as a musician of excellence.