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  Our Teachers    

Brad Perry

Brad Perry- Founder/ Piano/Voice/Guitar/Ukulele/NTCC

Brad Perry,(IND-Independent Artists) Opera Singer and Educator, currently living in Lake Tahoe enjoying a busy performance schedule. Adjunct Music Professor at Sierra Nevada College and Owner/Operator of Village Music, Singer Songerwriter/ Pianist at Cornerstone Church. Resident Tenor Soloist for TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra, Founder Director of North Tahoe Children's Choir (NTCC)

Brad also serves on the boards of Red White and Tahoe Blue(Chairman), CYMBAL(Director), Toccata Tahoe Symphony(Director), Incline Community Business association(Treasurer), Active Member of Rotary Club of Incline Village, TBX, and IEC.

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Mc Kayla Talasek- Violin/Viola/Cello

Mc Kayla Talasek is a Specialist in violin and viola. She received her BA in Violin Performance at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, along with an MM in Viola Performance at University of Nevada, Reno. Mc Kayla studied under the tutelage of Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio and Dustin Budish at UNR and received the Graduate Asssistantship for Viola giving her the opportunity to perform as principal violist in the school orchestra and as a resident member of the Nightingale String Quartet. One of her biggest accomplishments during this time, was receiving a contract with the Reno Philharmonic in April of 2016. Along with performing in the Reno Phil, she performs regularly with the Reno Chamber Orchestra and Susanville Symphony.

At UIW, she studied violin with Richard Kilmer and viola with Gerald Schoelzel, taught private lessons, group classes, and performed in quartets and regional orchestras all over Texas: Victoria Symphony, Laredo Philharmonic, Corpus Christi Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony, Symphony of the Hills, Kingsville Symphony, and the Mozart Festival.

Ryan Kinelski

Ryan Kinelski-Piano/Group Classes/Beats LAB

  • Berklee School of Music Honors Grad

  • New York/LA Composer/Producer/Studio Musician/Music Director

  • 20+ years of teaching experience

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Donna Axton

Donna Axton-Advanced Piano/Accompanying

Donna Axton is current head of Music Department at Sierra Nevada College where she teaches applied piano and voice lessons, Music Theory as well as in the Psychology dept. Donna is in high demand as both a concert Pianist and Accompanist and enjoys an active performance schedule with area symphonies such as TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony and others.  A lover of many kinds of music you can also catch her performing in her band Axton and Company. Donna is accepting advanced students on a case by case basis.  Full Bio can be found at

Advanced Piano

Laura Ann Cook

Laura Ann Cook-Flute

Laura is a wonderful asset to the community of Incline Village and the area. Holding degrees in both music and child psychology she puts both to work. She is currently the school counselor for Incline elementary School and Flute instructor here at Village Music. 


Mike Adamo

Drums/Percussion-Mike Adamo

Mike Adamo, A unique and and Diverse Educator, Author, Performer Coach and Mentor 

To date, he has played in front of thousands of fans, at some of the biggest music festivals in the world, including the Winter X Games, the MTV Ski and Snowboard Festival, the High Sierra Music Festival, and the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. He has shared the stage and collaborated with legends such as Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers, blues/rock legend), Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Breakscience, Pretty Lights Band), Johnny Rabb (drum legend), DJ Logic, Adam Theis (Jazz Mafia), and Corey Harris (blues legend), among many others. Full  bio can Be found at


Owen Mcintosh

Owen Mcintosh- Voice/ All Genres/ Solo/ Chamber/ Ear Training/ Sight Reading/ Musicianship/ Career Mentorship/ Audition Prep

Described by the New York Times as a “lovely, tender high tenor” in one concert and “appropriately brash” in another, Owen McIntosh is widely know for the color and creativity he brings to the stage as a soloist artist and chamber musician. A native of remote Northern California, Mr. McIntosh has enjoyed a diverse career ranging from bluegrass to reggae, heavy metal to art song, and opera to oratorio. For full bio visit

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