Deanna Schultheiss, known for greatly inspiring her students, has been a private flute teacher for the past 20 years. Her students continue to win top positions in honorary ensembles such as All State, All Southern, and the John Philip Sousa Honor Band. Having taught in both Riverside and Orange Counties in Southern California, she has been on the faculties of The Irvine Conservatory of Music, Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Eastvale, CA) and the 2013 and 2018 Rose Parade participant Band’s of Santiago Sharks (Santiago High School, Corona, CA). She received a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from The University of California Irvine School of Music.
Eric Schultheiss is a graduate of the The University of California Irvine School of Music, where he studied as a classically trained percussionist. As an undergraduate member of the Gassman Electronic Music Studio steering committee, Schultheiss collaborated with Drama and Dance departments to further the School of Fine Arts mastery of software for sound synthesis, sequencing, digital audio, and sound processing. Eric’s passion for ethic percussion permeates his electro-acoustic compositions for film and dance. As the CCofMusic’s Head of Electronic Music, Eric mentors students in music theory, digital signal processing, psychoacoustics, and music publishing via social media.
— Works by Eric Schultheiss on the CCofMusic YouTube Channel
Ian Schultheiss, M.A. – Performance Psychology Consultant
Ian Schultheiss has a masters in Performance Psychology from Argosy University, Orange County Ca. He specializes in assisting performer with Performance anxiety reduction, coping skills, and proper goal setting techniques. His methods provide performers with instantaneous results and gives them the ability to perform at their best.
Christopher Meola – Composition and Guitar
As a trained musician with a wealth of professional playing experience, Chris Meola offers a unique perspective both as an accomplished guitarist and a passionate educator. Not only is Chris an active guitarist playing and recording professionally in Los Angeles, California, but he also holds a deep personal commitment and passion for teaching and training other guitarists to excel in their talents. As a published songwriter and author of several articles on various aspects of excellence in musicianship, he is a sought-after speaker and teacher conducting guitar-playing and music workshops in venues across Southern California. Chris has taught thousands of guitar lessons to players of all ages and skill levels—helping them go from where they are to where they want to be.
Whether it is playing acoustic guitar in a recording session or electric guitar for thousands on Spotify, Chris’s musical excellence and versatility combined with a gift for communicating in an easily understood and practical way is a major asset to his students and a key to his incredible success.
Chris lives in Los Angeles, California. From there, Chris travels nationwide conducting workshops in addition to his speaking and playing schedule