John “Sean” plays a variety of styles of music, ranging from rock, jazz, funk, Latin, country, to odd time signatures. He has played percussion with ex-Santana’s conga player, Michael Carabella on his first solo
project, “Attitudes Band”. John “Sean” has accompanied Emmett Chapman, the inventor of the “stick” at a two hour clinic held at the Wild Blue Yonder, as well as performing jazz standards and odd time signatures there.
John “Sean” has toured with the Dawny Reb Bands’ European/Netherland D.O.D. Tour ( eleven countries in 45 days). He has 313 drum/percussion videos on youtube; adding more daily.
Along with teaching drums/percussion at Legend Music Sound Stage, John plays with the Roger Perry Band, as well as with his own band, the Mad Hatter Trio (who composes their own material; jazz/fusion).
As if all this doesn’t keep John busy, he also subs for drummers/percussionists who need his services.
A quote he once stated, proclaimed:
“I do not need world wide fame, to be known for something I did.. . I just want to have demonstrated clearly that it feels good to pass on the knowledge of drums/percussion to those who want it”.
John "Sean" teaches at Legend Music Sound Stage in Fresno, CA.
Hometown: Modesto, Ca
Interests: Science, traveling, reading, jamming with all sorts of guitarists and musicians, learning more about guitar and music.
My sample of IPod playlists:
Fear Factory- Soul of a New Machine, Demanufacture
J.S. Bach-5th Brandenburg Concerto
Ottmar Liebert- Borrasca
Tenacious D- The Pick of Destiny
Personal guitar heroes:
Guitarists ranging from Dave Mustaine, Eddie Van Halen, George Lynch, and Angus Young. There are many, many more that inspire me. Feel free to ask!
To provide highly individualized attention to each student’s needs and aspirations, while maintaining a jovial and casual learning environment.
Years playing: 7
Years teaching: 4
Goals for all students:
To impart extra tools for life-long, rewarding music experiences; to assist an individual in discovering their own methods and means for expressing musical thoughts, for themselves and others.
Matt teaches at Legend Music in Manteca, CA.
Ryan’s musical journey started when he got his first bass guitar at the age of 14. He realized as soon as he played his first couple notes, that music was his passion. After expanding his musicianship on the bass, Ryan decided to pick up the guitar, as well as the piano.
He will be graduating from Modesto Junior College next semester with his AA in Music, where he then plans on attending CSU Stanislaus where he has been awarded a scholarship opportunity. Along with playing in the Jazz band and orchestra he has taken classical guitar and piano courses during his schooling. Ryan’s plans are to graduate with his Bachelor’s Degree in Musical composition, where he then hopes to write music for movies, video games, and television series.
While going to school, he has been playing in three musical projects, And All Was Lost, Trials and Memories and his solo project, Shore Patterns. He appreciates many genres such as, but not limited to: Metal, jazz, rock, classical, funk, and Reggae. Ryan always enjoys teaching music. He believes that practice, dedication, patience, and confidence are keys to learning and improving your musical abilities. When Ryan’s not going to school, playing with his bands, and teaching, he also likes to go camping, rafting, and kayaking.
Ryan teaches at Legend Music in Manteca, CA.
interests:Reading, writing short stories, poetry, and song lyrics
Ipod playlist:Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dream Theater, Led Zeppelin, Godsmack, Black label society, Red hot chilli peppers, Lucinda williams
Drum Heroes:John Bonham, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy,Chad Smith, Vinnie Paul
Goals for students: I want students to learn to play drums in a variety of styles, read drum charts, and be proficient in rudiments and time keeping. I mainly want to share the joy of music with all who wish to learn."To those who understand, I extend my hand."
Gregg has played live and recorded in Chicago, Nashville, L.A., And San Francisco.
Gregg has played in bands who have opened for Alice in chains, Extreme, Y n T, L.A. Gunns, Rick derringer, Molly hatchet, Foghat,Mindy Mcready,Martina Mcbride, and played on legendary stages such as Tootsies and legends corner, the second fiddle in Nashville, The Roxy, The Whiskey, The Rainbow,The Troubador in L.A., THE THIRSTY Whale in Chicago, as well as bars and pubs all over San Francisco.
Gregg teaches at Legend Music in Manteca, CA.
John began his participation in music with training and lessons at an early age. His first experience was learning to play the Hawaiian Lap Steel guitar. By the time he entered CSM Junior College, John was playing bass and guitar with radio KYA sponsored bands in San Francisco and the bay area. As an active member of SF Musician’s Local #6, John played at the Condor Club, The Hungry I and other night spots backing entertainers like Carol Doda, Bobby Freeman, KYA’s Tom Donahue and others.
John studied classical guitar with the Master Classical Concert Guitarist, Mr. Bahram Baruzzi, for two years at WVC-JC in Campbell, CA. John has had the great fortune of associating and playing with professional musicians and bands in Europe and Asia, and regularly played pedal steel guitar with the Urban Cowboys Band in Hong Kong, China for several years.
John earned his BS degree from Redlands University; completed MA studies in Music at CSU-DH; completed his MBA and received his California Public School teaching credential in 1999.
John is married; he and wife Nora reside in Tracy, CA. Their children and grandchildren live in California, Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan and points in-between.
In recent years, with Nick Issaak and his band, John opened for Chris Issak and his band at the Filmore Theater, Saratoga Winery, Bob Hope Theatre, Kenocti Harbor and other venues
John was selected to join a troop of musicians, singers and entertainers who traveled the last 15 months for the USO, performing shows, for the US Navy and US Army at military bases and facilities from Whitby Island, Washington to San Diego, CA. John’s preferred instrument is the Pedal Steel Guitar and that is the instrument he teaches at Legend Music. John teaches at Legend Music in Manteca, CA.
Rick has been teaching music in California public schools for over 25 years.
He currently teaches in the Manteca Unified School District.
Terry Talbothas a rich history in American music. Before Terry’s journey into Christian music he was the founder of the country rock band, Mason Proffit of Two Hangmen and Better Find Jesus fame. They recorded five albums on the Warner Bros. label and their opening acts included John Denver, The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, and Dan Fogleberg. Later, with brother John, he toured as the opening act for the Eagles. He earned early recognition as an accomplished guitarist with Glen Campbell, Chad Mitchell and Sonny and Cher.
Thirty years ago Terry Talbot was one of the few who founded and shaped Contemporary Christian Music…CCM.
He has recorded over 30 albums and has been nominated for a number of Grammy and Dove awards. The last seven years he has released six CD’s and a live video. Before that he recorded seven solo albums with Sparrow Records including the Grammy nominated album, The Painter, with his brother John Michael Talbot.
Terry teaches guitar at the Legend Music Sound Stage in Fresno, CA.
Wendy Goulart has been teaching voice for 17 years and drums for 10 years. Teaching has become her passion. She enjoys seeing her students progress. through their practice and her direction and encouragement, learning can be fun for them. They develop skills and confidence.
Prior to teaching, Wendy sand in bands all over California. She played in such places as The Troubadour and the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood and opened for bands like Ratt, Quiet Riot, Dokken and many more. She was lead vocalist in a rock group that toured Asia in a USO show, saying that it was a military experience she'll never forget.
Wendy was fortunate to study under an opera coach in 1993, a gospel recording star in 1988 and a professor of music at Harbor College in LA for private vocal instruction, adding to her 20 years of choral experience.
When Wendy isn't singing, teaching or playing the drums or piano, she likes to read, knit, swim, hike and travel. She spends a lot of her time with her adult son who has become an excellent drummer; a classic example of pupil surpassing the teacher, she says.
Wendy teaches voice at Legend Music in Manteca, CA.