PIANO - Playa Del Rey, The South Bay
Nikolas is a Santa Monica based music producer & musician. His father was Jazz musician and started him at a young age playing piano. He graduated from Orange County High School of the Arts to continue his passion for music and visual arts. After graduating from high school he was awarded a gymnastic scholarship to study at the University of Minnesota but decided to dedicate his life to his true passion, music.
On his free time he helped teach gymnastics in Irvine to children ages 5 to 9 while getting his music career started in Los Angeles. He’s had the great opportunity to produce 2 instrumental album releases on iTunes, as well as currently remixing songs by recording artists such as Sia, Aretha Franklyn and Bruno Mars for professional DJ use.
PIANO - Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, West LA
PIANO - Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Venice
Nathan Heldman has been playing piano and singing in the Los Angeles area as long as he can remember. He’s a recent graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Jazz Piano and Voice. At USC, he’s had the opportunity to study with Patrice Rushen, Russell Ferrante (of the Yellow Jackets), Sara Gazarek, and Alan Pasqua, among others. He has performed and recorded with artists like Pentatonix, Malia Civetz, and Juanes. He was the music director for the USC a cappella group the SoCal VoCals, and led them to there world championship victory in 2015. With the group, he also toured Hong Kong, performing for and teaching children about a cappella music. He has a passion for performing and teaching a variety of genres, from Jazz to Pop to RnB and beyond. He’s beyond excited to be part of the Kidz Create Music Team!
Alexa Constantine has been studying piano since the age of five, earning her degree in piano performance from UCLA in 2016. Before graduating high school as valedictorian, Alexa won the Bernice Bernard piano scholarship competition and received first place in the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra concerto competition. At UCLA, she won first place in the SAI scholarship competition and was awarded Second Place in the Gail Newby concerto competition. Aside from playing the piano, Alexa also enjoys classically singing, snowboarding, and sharing her love of music with others.
Meghan is currently a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University. She is a music and English double major, studying composition and performance. Originally from Napa, California, she has been playing the piano for almost fourteen years and has taught piano to her younger siblings and other children in her neighborhood. She loves playing classical, modern, and jazz pieces and enjoys composing her own music. She has a passion for working with younger children and hopes to spark musical interests in kids here in LA.
PIANO, VOICE - Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Culver City, West LA
PIANO, VOICE, GUITAR - West Hollywood, Brentwood, West LA
PIANO - The South Bay
PIANO - West LA, Brentwood
Growing up in Iowa, Monirah has been playing the piano since the age of nine. She grew up competing in local and private competitions where she excelled over the years. Trained classically, her favorite periods of music are Classical and Baroque. Her favorite composers are Chopin and Debussy because of their expressiveness. Monirah comes from a very musical background, playing the flute in her high school band and teaching herself guitar. She's passionate about spending time with children because they are imaginative and creative. In her free time she enjoys photography and spending time outdoors.
Dante is currently studying Percussion Performance in the music department at UCLA. He has been playing the piano since he was five years old and has been teaching piano for the past 7 years. Dante plays keyboard instruments as well as percussion instruments in many ensembles, including: orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz combos, rock bands, gospel choirs, and film composition. In teaching with Kidz Create Music, Dante hopes to share his passion for music and to inspire future musicians.
PIANO - Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Brentwood
Brianne is an Ohio native who began pursuing her passion for music at the age of 8. She is a recent graduate from Coastal Carolina University with a BFA in musical theatre and vocal performance. Through college Brianne started honing her guitar and piano skills to fuel her passion for song. She has performed with a myriad of groups and bands ranging from featured vocalist with staged orchestras, a jazz appearance at the SC governors ball, and staged productions in NYC. Brianne is so excited to bring the joy of music and power of encouragement into your home with Kidz Create Music. When she isn't making music Brianne loves to hike, dance, and travel!
Alexandria has been playing piano since the age of two and started teaching at just 14 years old. She has a B.A. from the University of Southern California in Theatre and Italian. She specializes in adapting difficult, contemporary pieces to levels her students can understand. Now going on her fifteenth year of teaching, she has decided to expand Kidz Create Music and incorporate more student teachers who maintain the same methodology in piano instruction. Along with teaching and playing the piano, Alexandria is a commercial actress and business entrepreneur. She hopes to provide a platform in which student and teacher can break musical boundaries and achieve their goals.