Our Teachers 2017-03-29T17:06:57+00:00

Our Teachers

Beth Secrist, CEO, Piano

Beth Secrist began her musical training on the piano at age 9 and continued her studies through high school and then college, first attending Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA on a piano performance scholarship. Post-college, Beth chose to pursue interests in the corporate world, working in a variety of industries for the next 15+ years, [...]

Emily Keelan, Piano

Born and raised in Arvada, Emily found her love of piano when she began lessons at age 7 and continued lessons throughout grade school and high school. She chose to further her passion for music by studying piano performance at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she studied under Dr. Tamara Goldstein. While pursuing her [...]

Ava Pacheco, Violin & Viola

Ava Pacheco began her violin studies at the age of six and never looked back. She recently received her Bachelor’s of Music from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO in May 2015, where she studied with Dr. Sam McClure. While at Truman, Ava was a two-time Gold Medal Concerto Competition finalist and a member of [...]

Joey Ennulat, Guitar, Bass & Ukelele

Joey Ennulat is a Denver, Colorado based Guitarist, Singer Songwriter, Instructor, and Composer.  With a degree in Music Performance at UCDenver, he has obtained a feel for everything from Pop music to Jazz and Fusion.  Joey is currently working in several musical projects around Denver and is working towards carving out his place in the [...]

Dylan Conlon, Guitar, Trumpet, Piano, Drums

Dylan started playing guitar at age 6 and grew up in a very musical background. With years of experience in Jazz performance, Dylan studied music theory all throughout high school and college. Being part of many musical groups he learned various instruments in addition to Guitar. Trumpet, Piano, Bass, and Drums were soon to follow. [...]

Joshua Zabatta, Voice & Piano

Joshua Zabatta, emerging Spinto Tenor, never imagined that singing while driving a tractor on a Montana farm, where he grew up, would eventually lead to a promising career in opera.  Since emerging onto the professional scene, Mr. Zabatta has been praised for his dynamic storytelling and his full, warm voice described by audiences as "audible [...]

Neville

Neville joined the Maestro Music Institute team in March 2016 at the ripe old age of 3 months. He quickly captured the hearts and attention of nearly all of MMI's students, parents, staff, and visitors. Though he doesn't possess the musical prowess that his older brother had, he makes up for it with his charm [...]

Anna Maria Manalo-Piano/Violin

Ever since her Mom got her a toy piano for her 3rd birthday, Anna has been creating and sharing music as a pianist, composer and violinist in solo, chamber, orchestra settings; in the USA, Philippines, Canada and Germany. She earned performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.M.- High Honor, Strelow Scholar) where she studied [...]

Theodore Savaki, Drums, Music Production, DJ

Theodore has been using his lifelong experience as an unconventional musician to gain footing in the music industry. He was an esteemed member, instructor, and curator of the Philadelphia Studio 1200 DJ Academy, teaching members of the community to play the drums, DJ-ing and music production skills from elementary students to adults. He is the [...]

William Spengler, Cello

William Spengler, 22, recently completed his bachelor’s degree in cello performance at the University of Colorado Boulder, graduating with highest honors. A Seattle native, Will has played music all across the United States and Canada, attending such prestigious summer festivals as Académie d’Orford Musique, the Meadowmount School, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Indiana Summer String Academy and Interlochen Center for the Arts. A passionate chamber musician, Will has performed [...]

Matt Burchard, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

Matt Burchard is a saxophonist, educator, composer and arranger based in Denver, CO. He is a versatile musician, feeling equally at home playing classical, jazz, funk, Broadway shows or Latin music. Matt holds a Bachelors of Music Performance degree from the University of Denver, and a Masters of Jazz Performance from the University of Miami. [...]

Kyle Liss, Piano

Kyle has been playing piano since age 7, and has studied a wide variety of styles, including classical, jazz, Chicago blues, funk and pop.  He holds a BA in Jazz Studies from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.  He has the ability to enthusiastically teach any genre and in-depth music theory, providing his students with [...]

Lucas DeGraca, Guitar

I have been playing and studying music for the past 10 years. I have played with several different ensembles and projects over the years that span multiple musical genres; such as jazz, classical, pop, punk, rock, blues, etc. I have also had the privilege of working at Westland Studios, which is Dublin's premiere and oldest [...]