Meet Our Teachers

Miss Mackenzie

Mackenzie Viventi, originally from Boston, MA, graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Music Education and a minor in Jazz Studies. She has been teaching private lessons for 10+ years. Miss Mackenzie also has classroom experience from teaching at the South Shore Conservatory (Hingham, MA), Randolph Community Middle School (Randolph, MA), and Mariposa School of Global Education (Agoura, CA). Miss Mackenzie actively plays drums in the Los Angeles area with a variety of performing acts and recording studios. 

Miss Mackenzie teaches:

  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Ukulele
  • Electric Bass
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Guitar
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

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Mr Christian

Christian Robinson is new to Los Angeles, California. Originally from Buffalo, New York, he went to school at Michigan State University and earned a degree in Music Education with a focus in Jazz Studies. His teaching background includes 2 years at the high school level as a director of marching band, jazz orchestra, string orchestra, wind ensemble and concert band. In addition, he has taught music theory and class guitar during his time at the high school level. Currently, he teaches elementary and middle school music in Agoura Hills, California with the Las Virgenes Unified School District at the Mariposa Elementary School of Global Education. He has been teaching private lessons on all instruments, as well as singing and songwriting for the past 9 years.  

Mr Christian teaches:
  • Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Alto Sax
  • Ukulele
  • Vocals
  • Songwriting 

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Mr Hunter

Hunter Van Dam is a Los Angeles native who has been playing upright and electric bass for almost 10 years. After studying Jazz Performance at California State University Northridge, he continued his education at Azusa Pacific University and studied Music Ministries. He is an active member of The Coat & Colors, a Ventura based alternative Christian band, which has played alongside notable artists such as Urban Rescue, Phil Wickham, Dirty Rice, For All Seasons, Colton Dixon, and many others. In addition to performing, Hunter has been teaching in Ventura County for several years. He has instructed Elementary School music classes, led worship seminars, and taught private students.

Mr Hunter teaches:
  • Upright bass
  • Electric bass
  • Music Theory

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