Dr. Ross Hoksbergen

Trumpet/ Piano/ Voice

Dr. Ross Hoksbergen is currently the director of Music at Union Church of Cupertino, director of the Union Choir, and is co-founder of Cupertino Music Academy. He maintains active teaching studios for voice, piano, and trumpet. Dr. Hoksbergen pursued his D.M.A. in Music Performance under the direction of Rich Illman. At MSU, he was a member of the faculty brass ensemble, the Beaumont Brass Quintet.

Dr. Rumyana Yanakieva


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.


Richard Le


As a classical guitarist, he is a believer in musical literacy as well as developing technical prowess on the instrument. In his heyday, he was putting in at least 4 hours of intensive practice each day, year-round; this was not including his time spent on other instruments. He teaches mainly in the classical style, but is certainly open to explore different styles with students. Students will eventually learn how to finger-pick and play pieces in classical and popular repertoire through standard music notation.

Jolene Page


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.


William Wiseman


William Wisemanm is an experienced and dedicated tennis coach with a focus for junior player development and specializes in footwork training. He has a systematic approach which aims to build an all around game. His methodology and style is geared towards developing athletes and high performance players. William Wiseman is available for private lessons as well as group classes for for both juniors and adults.

David Wong

Math, Algebra, Statistics, Calculus

David Wong he has over 10 years tutoring experience from elementary school to college. His goal is to understand the student strengths and weaknesses and help him/her not only to improve but to develop a love for math. He loves to do sudoku, play golf and do yoga/pilates as well as hike.
He has BS EECS and MBA degrees from UC Berkeley.

Gayatri Venkatesan


Gayatri has been teaching private and group voice lessons for the past four years. Her teaching style focuses on nurturing young voices by focusing on healthy vocal technique and theory. Students wishing to keep track of their progress are encouraged to take voice examinations through the Royal Conservatory of Music once a year. 

Matthew Leung


Leung was a violinist in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong from 2005 until 2009, led by conductor Ray Tsoi and studied with Tony Yeung. He also performed in the Hong Kong Cultural Center and the Hong Kong City hall.

D'Ana Lombard

Soprano & Vocal

American soprano D’Ana Lombard recently finished her debut on the North Carolina Opera stage as Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. In August of 2017 she will return to Seattle to revive her role of Eva Crowley in Jack Perla’s An American Dream.

Diane LaVerne

Children's Vocal

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.


Patrick Talesfore, Jr


As a teacher, Patrick focuses on Technique, Efficiency, and Creativity. Through years of study along with his experience onstage, Patrick has been constructing and deconstructing what it takes to be an exemplary modern drummer equipped to enhance any musical situation. His ultimate goal is passing this information on for future study, keeping the tradition of drumming alive.


Viola/ Violin

Call or email to schedule drum lessons with Dandan.
Picture and bios coming soon.

Samuel Brown

Clarinet, Flute & Saxaphone

Call or email to schedule clarinet, flute, or saxophone lessons with Samuel.
Picture and bios coming soon.