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Tamraloo Music and More: Whether you are looking for music lessons, Garage Band,  academic tutoring and classes,  musical theatre, dance, or recording studio services,  Tamraloo Music has something for every age and stage and every budget. Don’t see the class you are looking for? Let us create one for you! Homeschooler? Tamraloo Music and More is an approved vendor for all major charters in the area.  Trial lesson always free. 

 

Voted Lincoln’s Best of the Best 4 years in a row, let Tamraloo Music and More help you be your own kind of star!

TAMIE ROGERS

OWNER / DIRECTOR / LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Tamra Rogers was born and raised in the Bay Area, then spent 18 years in the beautiful Pacific Northwest before coming back “home” to California. Miss Tamie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from William Jessup University.  She has taught piano and voice for over 25 years, and currently owns and operates Tamraloo Music and More, voted Lincoln and Sacramento’s Best Music Instruction 4 years in a row.   She also currently serves as CEO and Artistic Director of The Stage, a 501c3 non profit theatre company.  An accomplished collaborative pianist, choral conductor, vocal coach and music director, Miss Tamie has accompanied multiple church, community, and university choirs, as well as conducted children’s and adult choruses in both the Pacific Northwest and Northern California and coached vocalists all over the area.  She most recently lent her talents onstage as Judy Bernley in RCT's production of 9 to 5 and as Musical Director offstage for William Jessup's production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.   She is a multiple SARTA Elly award winner (Lead Actress, Mary Poppins, Musical Director, Scrooge, The Musical), and is currently Musical Directing The Stage's production of School of Rock and Jessup's Secret Garden production.  She also carols professionally as a Soprano in the Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers.  Tamie is passionate about community service and has served as president of her local PTA, women’s ministry, and currently serves as music coordinator over the Lincoln/Loomis area LDS congregations. As head of Tamraloo Music and More, Tamie trains, mentors, and coordinates studio schedules for all her teachers, as well as maintains a current roster of over 80 personal and group students. Her greatest blessings in life are her four incredible children and Superhero husband.  

TALEN ANDERSON

INSTRUCTOR - VOICE

Talen Andersen is a singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, theatre actor, and voice instructor based out of Rocklin, CA. He is currently at William Jessup University pursuing his Bachelors of Arts in Music Education. Talen has experience performing in a variety of genres and performing groups, including jazz, pop, show choir, gospel, worship, show-tunes, classical, and more. In theatre, Talen is an Elly-nominated actor, playing on stages all across NorCal. He believes that the arts enrich and inspire lives with purpose and motive, and hopes to share his passion for the arts with any of his students.

CLARA ASVITT

INSTRUCTOR - PIANO

Clara Asvitt studied Music Education and Elementary Education at BYU-Idaho, where she played in symphony orchestras, bands, and sang in the choir. She joined choir and band in middle school and continued on at the High School level, performing in State and Regional Bands and Choirs. A musical theatre performer and fan, she has accompanied local church and school choirs, as well as assisted in teaching beginning orchestra. She has a passion for learning and expanding her knowledge so that she can better be able to teach music and share her passion for it with others.

MEREDITH BARNACK

INSTRUCTOR - VOICE

Meredith earned her B.A. in Music with an emphasis in vocal performance from William Jessup University in 2016. Meredith has been singing since she was 11 years old. She got her start in music when she joined her middle school choir, and then fell in love with the art of singing. She performed with different school choirs during her time as a student, including the William Jessup University Choir and Orchestra. While attending Jessup, she also had the opportunity to co-lead the soprano section her senior year. She has been able to study different genres, from pop and gospel to show tunes and classical. Meredith loves to teach students of all ages and believes music is for anyone! She currently leads worship at Fair Oaks Church.

SARAH BOURG

INSTRUCTOR - GUITAR, UKULELE, PIANO, BASS GUITAR

Sarah Bourg has been playing music all her life. Her father started teaching her guitar at age 4, and then she started piano at age 7. She graduated William Jessup University with a BA in Music with Vocal Emphasis in 2016. Sarah loves all styles of music, especially jazz and blues. She has performed with many bands and groups as guitarist, bassist, and vocalist. Sarah also loves playing in pit orchestras for musical theater productions. Sarah loves being a music teacher, she has so much fun helping students love music as much as she does!

EMMA BRADLEY

INSTRUCTOR - PIANO

Emma Bradley began playing piano at age 5. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 2018, where she was the accompanist for Elite Choir. During her time in high school, she won the Maestro Award for accompaniment at a choral competition in Anaheim, CA. She now attends Sierra College and intends on majoring in music and political science. Though piano is her passion, she also enjoys singing, playing the ukulele, and a tiny bit of guitar. Emma is always excited to meet new students, and enjoys challenging her students to be the best pianist they can be!

ERIN BROWN

INSTRUCTOR - VIOLIN

Erin Brown has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Animation and serves as a Fine Arts instructor and Instructional Assistant for both the Dry Creek Joint Unified and Roseville City Unified School District.  She serves as a youth Sunday School Instructor and Camp Counselor, and previously served as magazine editors for the Sacramento Art Deco Society.  She enjoys working with children and youth and is excited to share her talents with Tamraloo Music.

MADELAINE CARLETON SNIFF

INSTRUCTOR - PIANO & FLUTE

Madeline Carleton-Sniff has been playing the piano for 11 years, and the flute for 7 years. A 2020 LHS graduate, she was head Drum Major of the school’s marching band and the pianist for the school play “Once Upon A Mattress” in spring 2019. She has been taking private piano lessons for most of her life, and completes yearly evaluations through the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) in piano technique, sight-reading, repertoire, and theory. Madeline plans to attend Cal Poly in the Fall.  She is incredibly excited to get to know her students and teach them everything she knows!  

AMBER NICOLE FLETCHER

INSTRUCTOR - SOUND ENGINEER

Amber Nicole Fletcher is a graduate from William Jessup University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Commercial Music.  In the past, she has run live sound for her home church in Merced, California, and as a Front of House engineer for the university’s chapel team.  She was recently chosen to join William Jessup University’s tech team as the FOH lead engineer for the music department.  Her responsibilities include running the overall sound for the choir and orchestra, setting up the stage for choir/orchestra performances, ensuring cables are run to the correct areas, positioning monitors, and overseeing other members of the tech crew.  In her leisure time, you will find Amber playing her acoustic guitar, shooting hoops, or spending time with her close friends. She is currently working for K-love and Air-1 as a board operator, as well as doing freelance work as a recording engineer and FOH engineer.  

REGAN FURGESON

INSTRUCTOR - GUITAR

Regan is 19 years old and has been playing guitar since she was fourteen. She loves music and playing guitar is her favorite thing to do in her free time. Regan is  currently enrolled in an online degree program through BYU Idaho. 

DANIEL GARCIA

INSTRUCTOR - BASS, GUITAR & UKELELE

Daniel Garcia began playing guitar when he was in middle school, determined to play a couple of campfire songs.  A worship leader at his church, he has had 3 years of band experience and two years of guitar class in addition to his private studies. He attends Lincoln High School as a Senior and plans on going to college studying Business and Music. Although the guitar is his favorite instrument in the entire world, he also loves playing the ukulele, bass, electric guitar, and a little bit of piano. Daniel is always excited to meet new students, and has a passion for teaching music, and loves challenging his students to be the best musician they could ever be.

STEVE GILLESPIE

INSTRUCTOR - DRUMS

For as long as he can remember, music has been an integral part of Steve Gillespie’s life. By age two, he was pounding on his grandfather's drums and his mother's piano. At age five, he was playing drums in his grandfather’s Dixieland Band, and  in fifth grade he had an opportunity to join his elementary school band, but the band teacher told him they only had openings for the slide trombone, so slide trombone it was. By the sixth grade Steve had become 1st Chair Trombone.. In the eighth grade, his mother purchased him a set of drums which he had to pay for on a weekly basis, and drums became his new passion. Steve has played Rock and Roll, Western, Jazz, and Orchestral and continues to play whenever possible. He worked with music instructors through college and adult life. A longtime Lincoln resident, Steve enjoys all things percussion and sound related and can often be found running sound, volunteering, or in charge of equipment for local productions.

JACOB HUMMER

INSTRUCTOR - DRUMS

Jacob Hummer started playing drums in eighth grade when his parents gave him the choice between guitar and drum lessons. He chose drums because they sound loud and powerful and feel natural and free. Since then he has enjoyed playing in many different settings including rock and blues bands, pit orchestras, and symphonic and jazz bands. Currently, he is working on his B.A. in music education at CSU Chico. Jacob found his passion for teaching music when he began tutoring at Sierra College. There he discovered how positive and rewarding learning can be and how important it is for students to be engaged in their learning journey. His ultimate goal is to facilitate students’ growth in their timing, groove, creativity, reading and writing, and love of music. His approach focuses on listening and playing along to famous drummers and also includes playing some fun learning games!

KAY JONES

INSTRUCTOR - PIANO

Kay Jones is new to Lincoln, having lived in the Bay Area most of her life. She started piano lessons at age 7 and has been playing ever since. She is classically trained in piano and also plays violin and organ. As a young adult, she minored in music at Brigham Young University. She enjoyed performing in musical theatre productions growing up and continues now in the Lincoln Theatre Choristers group. She has accompanied choirs in her high school and church choirs for over 20 years and has also directed her church choir and children's singing groups. Kay currently works as a paraprofessional, teaching special education in a K-3 class. She loves working with children and sharing her talents with the next generation.

PAIGE JONSON

INSTRUCTOR - PIANO

Paige has a love for music and she plays both the piano and the harp. She has three younger siblings and enjoys working with children. In her free time, she loves to hike and be active outdoors. She homeschools and her family has traveled most of the United States.

EMILY KERNS

INSTRUCTOR - PIANO

Emily began her passion in music at a young age by playing the piano by ear. She has been homeschooled her whole school career and especially enjoys math. When not practicing on her grand piano at home, she can be found volunteering at Fieldhaven Marketplace and at the Fieldhaven Shelter working with Dr. Heather. Eventually Emily wants to be a Veterinarian. She has a wide variety of pets at home (17 animals and counting!) and also enjoys swimming on the Rec Swim Team and bowling competitively. An avid reader, she enjoys learning about all different subjects!  

SOPHIA LEE

INSTRUCTOR - VIOLIN

Sophia Lee began playing the violin at age 12. She has participated in several honor orchestras, including CODA, an all-state orchestra held in Southern California. During her years at Lincoln High, she has also participated in the Sacramento Youth Symphony and served as concertmaster. Sophia plans on attending UC Davis and majoring in psychology. Other hobbies of hers include horseback riding, composing music, and playing the piano. Sophia loves to work with all different kinds of students and strives to balance lessons with challenge and support. 

ANGELA OSMAN

INSTRUCTOR - PIANO

Angela Osman is a fourth year UC Davis student studying to get a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and an Associates in music. Ahhhh yes! She has played piano for 17 years been teaching for 6 years (.. or is it 5). Angela was  hired as the accompanist for all of Forest Lake Christian choirs, which was a position she held for 2 years, winning Best Accompanist at the Disneyland performance.When she’s not studying, Angela loves dedicating her time to fitness and eating healthy. After completing Her Masters, she intendS on becoming a pediatric therapist and incorporating music therapy into her work.

CARLA PAGE

INSTRUCTOR - SPANISH

Carla Page was born in Madrid, Spain, and moved to the United States 16 years ago.  She has spent the last 15 of those years translating and teaching Spanish, as well as homeschooling her five children in both Spanish and English.  She loves teaching!!!

ALISON PATJA

INSTRUCTOR -  PIANO

Alison is a sophomore at LHS and has been playing piano for eight years. She also plays clarinet in the LHS band and has participated in Capital Section Honor Band three times, including once as First Chair. Alison has trained under Miss Tamie and is excited to share her passion for music with her students.

NATALIE QUILICI

INSTRUCTOR - DANCE & THEATER

Natalie Quilici is a Bay Area native who spent 25 years in the Bay Area dancing and entertaining the masses. After receiving her undergrad at San Jose State, she went onto produce the first site-specific dance festival in the South Bay, and transitioned her career to creating. Ranging from competitive dance to choreographing weddings, musical theatre, and pageants, she graduated from California State University, Long Beach with honors for choreographic composition. Focusing on highlighting individual strengths and ensemble storytelling, she continues to serve the greater Sacramento Area. 

GAVIN RASK

INSTRUCTOR - PIANO

Gavin Rask has played piano for eight years. Aside from piano he has also studied trumpet, guitar, and bass. While attending Lincoln High School he has played in the school's concert band and now accompanies the LHS Elite Choir. He has competed in multiple tri-county competitions and has played at other occasions such as church services and weddings. He loves music and plans on studying it as well as civil and mechanical engineering in college. He is always excited to adopt new students and loves to pass on his knowledge of piano and music to his awesome students!

TONY REYES

INSTRUCTOR - MATH TUTOR

Tony Reyes currently serves as the Assistant Director of Math Tutoring at Mathnasium in Roseville where he tutors all aspects of math to both groups and individuals.

CARLA ROBERTSON

INSTRUCTOR - FLUTE, RECORDER, ALTO SAX, SEWING, AND TUTORING

Carla Robertson has been a classroom teacher for the past 6 years. She went to California State University Sacramento and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies. She has been playing musical instruments since she was in 5th grade, and has taught flute while in high school and college. Carla has also been sewing since she was 17 and has been creating costumes ever since!

AUSTIN ROSE

INSTRUCTOR - GUITAR

Austin has always loved music and has been playing guitar since he was 10 years old. He enjoys classic rock, country and the blues. Austin is passionate about passing his love of music on to his Students. Austin currently attends school at Western Sierra Collegiate  Academy. 

JAYNE SAFHOLM

INSTRUCTOR - VIOLIN

Jayne Safholm comes from a musical family and began  formal music lessons (violin and piano) at age  8. As a child she was  immersed in music and had daily classes and lessons but in 2006,  made the transition from student to teacher and served as an assistant teacher for the STAR Orchestra program in Granite Bay as well as the  Placer County Youth Orchestra until 2011. Currently she enjoys teaching and assisting with the string and music classes at Live Oak Waldorf School and Inspire Learning Academy, as well as private teaching.  she is thrilled  to see students begin to love music and make the effort to succeed. Besides music,she loves being a wife to a guitar player and a mom to a future violinist and enjoys reading, writing and games.

COREY STRANGE

 INSTRUCTOR - PERCUSSION

Corey Strange began playing the drums in 1997. During high school, he joined his first band and fell in love with making music with other people, gaining fundamental experience through marching, symphonic and jazz band in school music programs Over the last 15 years he has toured the country playing music with many different acts providing him countless hours of stage time and performance experience. Corey is a lifelong student of the drums with a deep passion for all aspects of percussion and all things rhythmic.

ELLERY WATKINS

INSTRUCTOR - MATH TUTOR

Ellery Watkins earned her B.A. in Mathematics from San Diego State University, where she tutored in the Math Learning Center and taught small section calculus labs to undergraduate students. She is currently working towards her Single Subject Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching, with ambitions to teach at the high school level. Presently, Ellery is also a substitute teacher within Rocklin Unified School District, and the Head Coach of the Rocklin High School Dance Team. She is excited to work with new students and loves the opportunity to share her passion for education at Tamraloo!

DAVID WILLIAMS

INSTRUCTOR - PIANO, MUSIC THEORY, STEM SUBJECTS, HISTORY, ENGLISH

David teaches any age or level for piano and music theory as well as academic tutoring in STEM subjects, history, and english. 

 

David Williams taught himself piano at the age of 12. At 15 he made the top jazz band at Rio Americano H.S. and had to set aside his passion for both basketball and academics. This fantastic music program cultivated David’s musical pursuits and led to a full tuition scholarship from the New School in Greenwich Village, NYC for jazz performance. In NY David tutored vocalists and pianists, gigged as a freelance pianist/keyboardist, and even started his own band. He also studied under Sam Yahel, Jason Lindner, and Joe Gilman among other amazing piano and synthesizer teachers.

 

David then decided to pursue a science degree at American River College and tutoring groups and individuals at their Learning Resource Center(LRC) in most all STEM topics, history, english, anthropology, and even basic accounting. After transferring to U.C. Davis, he joined the Koski material science research group where he invented and classified upward of sixty materials and was credited as a primary or secondary author on three AJACS articles. 

 

While in Sacramento David began pit playing for musicals at American River College which led to him privately teaching piano again. By the time he graduated from U.C. Davis with a chemistry degree, his work was completely freelance piano playing, teaching privately, or musically directing for various theatres around the greater Sacramento area(Sutter St., Rocklin Community, American River College,etc.). Playing for musical theatre has proven to be David’s true passion and he is lucky to live in a city that supports art the way Sacramento does. 

CHRISTA KERNS

ADMINISTRATOR

Christa is behind the scenes working on administration duties. She attended Sac State, homeschooled two kids from K-12 and enjoys photography, reading and spending time at the beach. She says she has the best job working with the amazing teachers and listening to the phenomenal music from our students. 

HANNA SCHWESINGER

ADMINISTRATOR

Hanna helps our admin crew here at Tamraloo music and more. She attended Sierra College and William Jessup. She enjoys travel, reading, and music. Most of all, she loves her job and being a part of the Tamraloo family. 

TEACHING HOURS

Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday            10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday               Closed

 

SUPPORT HOURS

Monday-Friday 12 noon - 6:00 pm

Saturday            Closed
Sunday               Closed

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