Jeff Montijo

JEFF MONTIJO Jeff Montijo is a talented and passionate musician. He was formerly trained on the piano, but now has advance into the art of music production. He is well versed in the Ableton Live DAW and has helped many local artists fine tune their sound with his knowledge in mixing and mastering. He enjoys…

Nathan Sanchez

NATHAN SANCHEZ – GUITAR Nathan was born in Guam and had a love for music at a young age.  He enjoyed Rock and Popular music and expanded to Rockabilly and Jazz.  Can you say “Brian Setzer.”  He also plays Chet Atkins Finger Style music.  Nathan played 1st Chair for Righetti High School Jazz Band.  He…

Scott Kunz

SCOTT KUNZ – TRUMPET, GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS Started Playing: Scott started playing Trumpet in his school band when he was in 5th Grade, Elementary School.  He really wanted to play saxophone, but the decision was made for him to play Trumpet by the School Band Teacher because there was already to many Saxophone players in…

Gilbert Bonilla

GILBERT BONILLA – GUITAR and UKULELE Gilbert is a former student of the jazz legend of Howard Roberts, the founder and president of G.I.T. now known as Musicians Institute in L.A., recording artist, studio player and Jazz musician who has 32 albums and 2,000 recordings. Gilbert was also a student of Bill Thrasher, a Jazz…

Jordan Espinoza

JORDAN ESPINOZA – GUITAR AND BASS TECHNICIAN Jordan began playing guitar in 9th grade after his grandparents bought him a beginner guitar package. After seeing countless other guitar players he soon switched to Bass. In High-School he joined the Jazz Band where he first started playing Upright Bass. Over the years Jordan has been in…

Jim Stromberg

JIM STROMBERG – DRUMS and PERCUSION INSTRUCTOR My father was a professional drummer and encouraged my brother and me to be involved in music.  My brother was interested in playing the guitar and I wanted to study and play the drums.  My father bought me a set of drums when I was twelve years old…

Jerry Coelho

Founder of Coelho Academy of Music – Guitar, Bass, Vocal, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo The Coelho Academy of Music has been providing quality music instruction in the Central Coast for fifty (50) years.  Jerry opened his teaching studio at age 18 by putting an ad in the Cal Poly SLO news paper where he was attending…