Dr. Ross Hoksbergen

Trumpet/Trombone/French Horn

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. read more...

Dr. Rumyana Yanakieva

Piano

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. read more...

Jolene Page

Piano

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. more info...

Matthew Leung

Violin

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. Read more...

Diane LaVerne

Voice

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. more info...

Samuel Brown

Clarinet, Flute & Saxophone

Samuel Brown is an avid improviser and educator. He is a recent graduate of San Jose State University, with a degree in Jazz Studies. He teachers saxophones, flute and clarinet at our Cupertino location. Call or email to schedule a lesson today!

Conroy Jinq

Piano/Voice/Drums

Conroy Jinq is an accomplished drummer, singer, and pianist. He completed his college education from De Anza College, performing with various jazz, classical, and chamber ensembles while studying there. He has been the section leader and choral librarian for Union Church Choir for 2 years. He enjoys teaching music theory in addition to the music lesson,making sure students understand the musical background of each piece they perform.