Little Chopin's Music Lessons Instructors
MIDDLE C MUSIC INSTRUCTORS
Seda Lokiani is an Armenian Opera Singer. She completed her Master’s Degree in Voice from the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan under the supervision of Karine Mkrtchyan.
was a member of the famous “KOHAR” Symphonic Orchestra from 2007 to 2009, and also worked at the “KASA” Swiss humanitarian foundation from 2006 to 2009 as a vocal teacher and a kapellmeister (conductor). Seda has participated in a number of international vocal competitions such as “Veratsnund” (Renaissance) in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in Yerevan, as well as “New Opera World” in 2015, held in Moscow.
Seda and her family moved to the US in 2017. She currently teaches at the New Orleans Russian Community Center as a voice, choir, and piano instructor.
Kimberly Allen grew up in Metairie, LA. She recently relocated back home to New Orleans. Kimberly holds a degree in Music and Theatre/Communications from the University of New Orleans.
Kimberly has been teaching piano since the age of 16, and has over 15 years experience training actors and musicians, as well as writing and directing stage productions for her own company in 2007-2014. She has trained extensively in classical, pop, Christian and jazz music and acted as church pianist. Kimberly has been a long time member of the Piano Teachers Guild of America. Kimberly is very excited to share her expertise in her home city!
Sebastian Martinez is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory (‘22).
He has been playing trumpet for over 12 years and is currently subbing with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recent accomplishments include performing in Carnegie Hall, performing with grammy award winners Billy Chids and Maria Schneider, and as a featured soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. During the summer, Sebastian travels to New Hampshire to take his position as lead trumpet at the Interlakes Theatre where he performs multiple broadway shows. During his time at Oberlin, Sebastian realized the importance of being able to teach yourself so that you’re able to help others. Because of this, he has made it a main focus in his studios to properly prepare his students with the necessary skills to be able to diagnose their issues when a teacher is not present. Sebastian’s teaching philosophy is centered around helping his students play at the highest level while not compromising the enjoyment that comes with learning an instrument. The thing he is most thankful for during his time at Oberlin is the people skills he developed through working with an abundance of different mindsets, cultures, and genres of music.
Taylor Mroski is a professional bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer based in Covington, Louisiana. Having studied many styles deeply, Taylor can be heard throughout New Orleans playing at jazz clubs, broadway shows, ballets, dance floors, songwriter rounds, and more. Not only is he a competent musician; he is well acquainted with the process of music production and promotion. He received an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Loyola University New Orleans in 2016. He has toured nationally and internationally with various artists from New Orleans. Whether you're just starting out, or you're trying to find mentorship to start booking gigs of your own, Taylor would love to help you in your musical journey.