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At Orpheus we have been fortunate to attract some of the finest musicians and teachers in the country, as you can see below.  However, this, in and of itself is not what makes our academy unique.  Rather, it is the atmosphere of collaboration and commitment to continued excellence that truly makes us different.  Teachers at Orpheus gather each week to discuss lesson plans, watch each other teach, prepare for presentations at national conventions and share what they have learned at teacher training events.  This attitude of ongoing learning keeps our teaching fresh and exciting and keeps us motivated to see what new heights our students can achieve each week!


faculty_wendyWendy Kuo, Executive Director

Master of Music, Piano Performance and Pedagogy – Director









faculty_klondikeKlondike Steadman
, Executive Director  

Doctor of Musical Arts, Guitar Performance — Director











Valeria Diaz, Director of Chamber Ensembles and Performance

Doctor of Music, Piano Performance












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James Zawaba-Martinez, Director of Strings and Performance

Master of Music, Violin Performance










photo 1Jesse Crites, Director of Guitar Studies

Master of Music, Guitar Performance











skye-head-shot-2009Skye McManus, Director of Kodaly Musicianship  

Master of Music, Voice Performance







Devin-Ryan3-218x300Devin Ryan, Director of Adult Learning  

Master of Music, Guitar Performance








joyceJoyce Wu, Director of Piano Studies  

Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano Performance






Elise-headshot-2-150x150Elise Leung, Director of Vocal Studies  

Master of Music, Vocal Performance





Liz C2Liz Comninellis
, Director of Composition   

Master of Music, Composition; Bachelor’s of Music with Emphasis in Vocal & Piano Performance









Georgia Sears Professional Photo-2Georgia Sears

Masters of Music, Piano Performance






IMG_7284Olivia Wise

Masters of Music, Piano Performance













John Sessions

Masters of Music, Composition (Piano) 













Stephen Krishnan

Masters of Music, Guitar Performance










Nick Hurt

Pursuing Masters of Music, Guitar Performance















Pangji Du

Pursuing Masters of Music, Piano Performance









Mijung An

Masters of Music, Piano Performance














Xavier Garcia 

Masters of Music, Viola Performance









Gordon Sparber

Doctor of Music, Piano Performance















Layla Edwards

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Music, (Piano & Voice)














Debra Carmack Erck

Bachelors of Music, Musicianship Teacher









Dr. Steadman Owner

Orpheus Academy

Music Lessons in Austin, Texas with Piano, Guitar, Voice and Music Camps
Orpheus Academy 3918 Austin, TX 78731
(512) 231-8999
(512) 354-3922