Associate Teachers

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Geoffrey Ullerich (piano) began his musical journey as a child in Iowa via piano lessons with Edith “Edie” Ebersole, and continued his journey by gigging at numerous community events throughout his youth. He earned his BA in music production from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA, where he participated in the concert and jazz bands. In 2014, Geoff relocated to San Francisco to attend Academy of Art University (AAU) where he earned an MFA in music production for visual media in the spring of 2017. Geoff is currently a musician at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, accompanist for the Mills College Choir, and performs regularly in the Bay Area. Geoff works especially well with children ages 5 and up.

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Paul Cress (piano, guitar) received his B.A. in Music with Emphasis in Composition and Piano from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and studied with Vincent McDermott, a world music composer specializing in South East Asian opera and Gamelan Orchestras of Indonesia. He has studied piano with Jameson Trotter, son of Terry Trotter, the pianist for Natalie Cole; and Hiram Harvell. He has played keyboards in jazz, funk, rock, Latin and African influenced groups. He is passionate about sharing his musical knowledge and incorporates classical, blues, Latin and jazz in his lessons. Paul has been teaching piano for over 15 years and works well with students of all ages.

Susie Fong

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Susie has an M.M. in Harpsichord Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and received her B.A. in Music at the University of California at Berkeley. She is an accomplished solo and chamber pianist, harpsichordist, and continue player. Susie has performed with the Liaison Baroque Ensemble, Handel Opera Project, Classical Revolution, the Pacific Chamber Symphony, Bay Area Classical Harmonies, and the San Francisco Bach Choir. Susie has recorded with the Vinaccesi Ensemble and can be heard on their Centaur Records CD, Benedetto Vinaccesi: The Solo Cantatas.

Susie began her journey as a music educator in 2011, and is a board member of the San Francisco Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California.