Intern Student Instructors

Beginning a musical education starts with exploration and inspiration. The best opportunity for learning to sing or play an instrument is rooted in a trusted relationship with a private instructor.  Our Student Interns can provide ENTRY LEVEL teaching at entry level fees. Our Student Instructors are mentored by Teaching Artists who help oversee the quality and scope of instruction.  Interns help you learn more about your child's interest and aptitude while inspiring them to take the next step to enroll private lessons through our CORE ARTS PROGRAM.  

Interns teach 4 week small group classes in violin, drums, singing, piano.  Our interns also provide 12-Week Starter Private Lessons to get a jumpstart in violin, piano, drums, or voice. 

Catie Whittet

Catie Whittet is a senior at Will C Wood High School. She has been performing in various areas both vocally and theatrically for 10 years. She has been a student at YACM for 8 of the 10 years and was honored to be a featured vocalist last year, and has been selected again for her senior year. She has studied classical voice as well as musical theatre voice and performance. She has performed with Solano Youth Theatre, Missouri Street Theatre, and Will C Wood Lively Arts. She is thrilled to be beginning her teaching experience, especially in the YACM environment, where her future students can thrive, and she can grow alongside them.

Voice Classes, 8 Week Starter Private Voice Lessons

Jeremy Torres

Jeremy is an honors-graduate of Fairfield Christian School. He is currently enrolled in the music program at Solano Community College with a plan set to secure a music degree in the near future. He has studied privately at YACM with Rich Crockett (R&B), Waverly Cook (hard rock), and presently with Michael Santoni (Latin, metal, jazz, and more). Jeremy is pursuing his musical skillsets with a technical approach to the drum set. YACM has recently featured his combined skills in a stellar performance at Vacaville’s Deville Theatre where he demonstrated his abilities in sight reading, rudimentary drumming, and the application of his skills in a Latin samba groove. His experience extends to working with local churches as a worship drummer since the age of 13. Today, he has been chosen specifically to teach drum set for incoming drum students as an integral part of the student-teaching roster at YACM. Jeremy is looking forward to building relationships with these new students and musically investing himself in them.

Drum Class, 8 Week Starter Private Drum Lessons

Elizabeth Weber

Lizzie Weber is a student at Vacaville High School.  She has been playing the piano since she was 5 years old.  At the age of 9 she was selected to attend the competitive public School of the Performing Arts in Lexington, Kentucky as a piano major.  After moving to California in 6th grade she began studying piano with Wanda Cook at YACM and music theory. Her performing experiences include solo concertos accompanied by orchestra as well as performing as a YACM featured soloist.  For the last 1 ½ years she has enjoyed sharing her love of the piano with young students as she has taught them privately, and hopes to continue making connections with others.  

Group Piano, 8 Week Starter Piano Lesson

Kimberly Landes

Kimberly Landes is a declared music major at Solano Community College. Kimberly began her musical journey at the age of ten when she started violin lessons under the tutelage of Lydia Cooley. 


She spent three semesters playing with the Symphony Orchestra of Northern California where she performed Carnival of the Animals, Legacy, and the Nutcracker, among others. Kimberly was Concertmaster of the Solano Youth Chamber Orchestra for two years under the leadership of Isaac Pastor-Chermak. She has also performed in two Black Tie Concerts as part of a small ensemble. 


In 2018, Kimberly directed the Christmas Chamber Group that performed at the Green Valley Country Club for Child Haven. She also coached two groups for Solano Youth Chamber Orchestra’s Chamber Music Concert in 2019. Kimberly looks forward to helping new violin students reach their potential.


Violin Class, 8 Week Starter Private Lessons

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