“Mr. Ferdinand” Capitulo is a pianist, composer, and tubist. He began piano lessons when he was 5 years
old. In 2007, he studied music in Fullerton College and then transferred Cal State Fullerton in 2011.
Ferdinand graduated in 2016 with a MM in Compositional Studies. As a pianist, Ferdinand excels in
understanding musical styles and is known for his songlike interpretation. When teaching, he likes to
examine the context and try to understand the composer’s intent of a piece. One day, he hopes to
become a professional composer and board game designer. Other hobbies Ferdinand enjoys are board
games, books, and tea.
Marilyn Taylor began piano lessons at the age of five, studying with a teacher from the
University of North Texas. She added flute lessons to her music studies in the fifth
grade. She continued her music studies at the University of North Texas studying piano
and flute. After getting married she moved to California and completed a Piano
Pedagogy certificate program at Fullerton College. While she was raising her four boys,
she completed her BA in Instrumental Music Education at CSUFullerton where she also
took classes in piano pedagogy. She has taught private lessons on piano and flute for
twenty years, as well as teaching woodwind classes and piano lessons at Fairmont Private
Jasmine is a musician, performer, and music teacher based in Southern California. She began studying music at the age of 6. Jasmine has competed in the AFNA (Accordion Federation of North America) piano and accordion competitions. She currently plays in the folk band, "Eva & the Vagabond Tales" and has performed on several radio stations and performs for many special events, including, Disneyland and Dreamworks Studios.
In addition to being a performer, Jasmine has taught children and adults piano, accordion, and origami. She is currently attending Fullerton College and is working towards her Piano Teaching Certificate, with the goal of obtaining her degree in Piano Pedagogy.
Jasmine is a patient piano teacher and strives to keep a safe space for her students. She has worked with students of all ages and her ultimate goal is to instill a love of music in all of her students.
Judy Wang was born in Taipei, Taiwan and spent part of her childhood in Costa Rica. She began learning piano at the age of three, with a Russian piano teacher, Luda, who built up the foundation of her music education. At seven, she returned to Taiwan, where she continued her music education. She joined the school ensemble and chorus as an accompanist and attended the Taiwan folk music ensemble, with whom she performed as a keyboard player in the CIOFF Folklore Music Festivals in Portugal, Spain, Belgium and Poland during 2009-2014. In 2011, Judy got admitted to the graduate school with the highest score in the enrollment audition. During her years in school, she was given many opportunities to attend music performances, including performing chamber music in the Taiwan National Recital Hall.
She holds her master degree in piano performance from Shih Chien University in Taipei. Besides piano, she also likes writing. In addition, she has worked for a classical music magazine, MUZIK, as an editor, and held interviews with numerous great musicians.
Judy is a patience and passionate piano teacher who loves to share music with her students. She believes that classical music is the foundation for better music development. However, Learning music should not be a chore to students, they must have the commitment, a desire to learn and maintain their interest in playing music. This will allow student’s learning experience even more enjoyable.