Percussion and Drum Teacher


megan shieh-Cruz

Orchestra Percussion Drum Set

Ms. Shieh-Cruz is an active freelance percussionist in the Bay Area who is equally devoted to the performance, teaching, and study of Western, Classical, as well as Afro-Caribbean percussion. She started playing the piano when she was four years old. Ms. Shieh-Cruz completed her advanced piano evaluation (MTAC Certificate of Merit) and minored in piano. She received her Bachelor’s degree in percussion from the UW-Madison School of Music as well as her Master’s degree in percussion performance.

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tim burke

Drum Set, Jazz/Rock/Pop Percussion, Guitar

Tim Burke is a professional drummer and instructor who received a Bachelor’s Degree in music from San Jose State University in 2014. He has 15 years of performance experience and a large repertoire in Rock, Blues, and Jazz with shows varying from restaurants corners to weddings to the main stage. In addition to performing, Burke teaches drumming and music to students of all levels. His lessons include chart reading, technique, independence, and playing with recorded music. Burke takes great pride in his professionalism and dependability.


sergio elisondo

Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Drum Set, Recording Techniques (Pop & Rock)

Mr. Elisondo earned a BA degree in sound design and development as a music major and his MA degree in child psychology and counseling at San Jose State. He has been playing the guitar, bass, and drums for many years as both part of punk/rock bands and a classical guitarist. Mr. Elisondo enjoys playing videogames, watching action/comedy movies in his free time, and is a big fan of X-Japan. Sergio is currently working at Nintendo. He also teaches the guitar and drums at Cupertino, California, and the Cupertino Union School District’s and Discovery Charter School’s after school programs. Sergio works very well with children, and he frequently asks his students to bring their own songs, so that they can play their favorite music. Currently, he composes Nintendo’s game music.