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Dr. Ross Hoksbergen

Trumpet/Trombone/French Horn

Dr. Ross Hoksbergen is currently the Director of Music at Union Church. He is the conductor the Union Choir, and is Co-Founder of Cupertino Music Academy. Dr. Hoksbergen pursued his D.M.A. in Music Performance.  At MSU, he was a member of the faculty brass ensemble, the Beaumont Brass Quintet. read more...

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. read more...

Diane LaVerne


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. 

Diane is available for soprano, mezzo soprano, liturgical, pop and jazz, and early vocal training.

Conroy Jinq


Conroy Jinq is an accomplished drummer, singer, and pianist, performing as a front man on drums with one band, and leader of several other choral groups. He has performed, sang, and played percussion for numerous jazz, classical, and chamber ensembles throughout the bay area. He is the bass section leader for Union Church of Cupertino, where he is a regular vocal soloist and drummer. He enjoys teaching music, music theory, and history, and helping students to understand the musical background of each piece they perform.

Conroy is available for drum lessons, vocal lessons, music theory lessons, and beginner piano lessons.

Juliana Tarter

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Beginner piano

B.M. Jazz Studies

San Jose State University

Juliana is an avid teacher and performer in the Bay Area, and is the lead guitarist for several bands in the San Jose Area. She is known for her abilities on electric and acoustic guitar, with knowledge of several different solo techniques and styles used by todays leading musicians. She began by playing piano and shortly thereafter moved to guitar, and she still loves to teach beginner piano.

Juliana enjoys teaching a variety of styles from classical guitar to Rock and Jazz. She enjoys teaching correct technique from an early age and her students often progress to form their own bands. Juliana is available for in person and online guitar and piano lessons.

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