Ariela Dea is a local jazz vocalist who has been playing music since the age of 3. Starting on piano, she moved on to more instruments such as trumpet, French horn, and ukulele. From a young age, Ariela was always involved in choirs and was classically trained vocally until college. Graduating from San Francisco State University with a degree in music, Ariela also played in the SFSU Jazz Band, singing and playing trumpet. She was section leader of the French horn section in the SFSU Wind Ensemble and was involved in many other music ensembles. Ariela enjoys arranging music and put together a 2 hour senior recital with multiple peers and showcased her vocals, ukulele, trumpet, and French horn. She continues her passion for music playing with combos and bands and is a part time music teacher for SFUSD.
Daniel de Lorimier is a multi-instrumentalist music teacher and performer who is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Jazz Guitar at SFSU. A proficient player of guitar, bass, ukulele, piano and percussion instruments, he loves to foster enthusiasm and understanding of all things music. Daniel offers private lessons and group classes for guitar, ukulele, and bass in the styles of rock, pop, folk, country, jazz, as well as music theory, harmony and composition. Daniel has been playing music since the age of 8, but more recently has been performing in university ensembles and several bay area rock bands such as The Spiral Electric. He has performed at Slim’s, Brick and Mortar, Don Quixote’s and dozens of other local venues, and plays bass in his current band Locus Pocus.
Tim Bryant is an all around Pop/Rock musician who specializes in the education and practical application of guitar skills. Tim likes to take an individual approach with each student, tailor making a curriculum for that specific student. Tim lessons consist of learning how to read and understand music while also using the students musical tastes, interests, and goals to make the lesson more productive and enjoyable.
Tim started as a saxophone player at the age of ten playing in the school band until high school when he decided to make the switch to guitar. He began receiving private instruction from New York studio musician and luthier Joseph Gambitta. During high school Tim worked at the local music store where he was receiving lessons. After his senior year Tim made the jump from student to teacher. He worked and taught throughout college where he studied Audio Engineering. After graduating Tim split most of his time between teaching, playing live shows, and interning at various studios around the Cleveland area.
Moving to California in 2012, Tim continues to work as a full time instructor and studio/live musician around the Bay Area. Now at ViBO Music, Tim is excited to pass on his knowledge to the next generation of musicians.