Miette LaPierre

I am a vocalist, composer, and music teacher at Ethos Music center and now at M.U.S.E. I actually started playing music in M.U.S.E. when I was 9 years old. Now, 14 years later I have graduated from Portland State and now a part of the M.U.S.E. staff. I am drawn to working at M.U.S.E. because […]

Matt Chaney

We are so happy to have Matt on our staff. He has a Master of Arts in Teaching from George Fox University.  Post-Baccalaureate Studies, Music Education from Portland State and a Bachelor of Arts, Music Major from Graceland University-Lamoni, IA.  Matt has also served his country with Military Experience: Musician in the 234th Army Band […]

Jessica Horey

A few things about me –  I am originally from NY.  I moved to the Portland area about 10 years ago with my husband and 3 children who are now in middle school and high school. I have a BA in flute performance and an MA in Music Education.  I taught beginning and intermediate band […]

James Kuzmic

James Kuzmic hails from Allenton Wisconsin and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Master’s Degree from the University of Oregon. He currently holds the position as Principal Tuba of the Newport Symphony Orchestra. As an active musician, James performs all around the state of Oregon including the […]

Klaus Ferguson

Klaus has been teaching band and percussion in the Portland area for over 20 years.  He graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music and a Minor in Black Studies. While earning his bachelor’s degree, Klaus also held an Artist in Residence position at Ida B. Wells High School,(SW Portland), serving […]

Juan Narvaez

Juan Narvaez is a passionate musician and educator with great love for classical music, jazz, and music from different cultures around the world. Juan has lots of experience teaching online. Juan has more than ten years of experience teaching and performing classical music as well as accompanying instrumentalists, choirs, and singers. Juan’s students can expect to […]

Allan Mair

Allan has been in music education for over 30 years. He was a teacher and administrator in the Reynolds school district. He is also an incredible performing woodwind player in Portland playing many styles of music including Jazz and Salsa Music. He has been a great addition to our staff and we are so glad […]

Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston has over 24 years of music education experience and has been teaching with the M.U.S.E. program since 2006.  Scott received his BA Music and teaching credential from CSU Hayward.  After working with students from 4th grade through High School, Scott realized that what he enjoyed most was teaching beginning musicians ensuring that they […]

Adrian Baxter

Adrian is a gifted and talented music instructor and performer. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Music 1998. He works as a free lance musician with a focus on woodwinds. In addition to teaching with M.U.S.E. he also teaches privately at Ethos. Adrian is a very caring person who loves […]

Catarina New Martin

With a Master’s degree in Music education and further education at New School of Jazz, N.Y. and University of Southern California, Catarina has worked as a Music teacher in both Sweden & USA from Kindergarten to College. Catarina has been teaching for over 25 years and has been on the M.U.S.E. staff for 9 years […]

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