Dr. Ross Hoksbergen
Dr. Yanakieva is a founding member and teacher at Cupertino Music Academy. She is the pianist and organist at Union Church, in Cupertino, California. She maintains an active studio of all ages, featuring 'Master Classes', Recitals, and community performances. Yanakieva is always in demand as a performer for events featuring piano or other special music.
Jolene started playing piano at the age of 8, and teaching piano in 1982. She worked at The Vern Hillmer School of Piano & Organ for 7 years, and then began teaching privately in 1989. She retired from private teaching in 1999, and recently has joined the Cupertino Music Academy in August of 2016, teaching students here at Union Church of Cupertino every Saturday.
Diane LaVerne been teaching preschool music for over 20 years. She taught pre-K through 8 in many Catholic schools in the greater bay area, and also private and public schools around the bay. Diane has a B.A. in Music Education was from College of Notre Dame, Belmont (now Notre Dame de Namur). Her post graduate studies include an Orff Schulwork Certification at Mills College.