We have a fantastic team of Coaches who all have music education backgrounds, performance experience and are accomplished music teachers. All of our Coaches at the John Henny Music Academy are employees of the studio (not independent contractors), who work together to make the student experience positive and rewarding. Scroll down to learn more about our JHMA Coaching Staff.
Meet Our Coaches
JHMA COACH Darlene Crumly
Coach Darlene Crumly is a Senior Associate Coach here at the Music Academy. She teaches Voice, Artist Development, Ukulele, and beginner Piano. She was an acting major at Cal State Fullerton, and particularly enjoys musical theatre. She has a passion for helping people achieve their potential. Outside of the Academy, Coach Darlene has been involved in worship ministry since 2009, and also choreographs for her high school show choir.
JHMA COACH Ilka Bradvica
Coach Ilka teaches Violin, Viola, Piano, beginning Guitar, Ukulele and Music Appreciation here at the Music Academy. She comes from a musical family and started playing the Violin at a very young age. She has studied music for 15 years pursuing solo and ensemble performance, and has been a Violin Instructor since high school. She loves working with kids and volunteers with the Glendora Unified School District Music Program. She is also very passionate about Special Education. Ilka is currently attending Cal Poly Pomona and working towards a Music Education Major degree with a Minor in Bio Chemistry.
JHMA COACH Angelique Calvillo
Coach Angelique received her Bachelor of Science in Music Production at Full Sail University. She spent a few years in Nashville, TN where she taught voice and developed her skills as a songwriter and producer. Here at the Academy, Coach Angelique is one of our Artist Development Coaches and teaches Voice and Songwriting, beginner Piano and Drums. She is also our Recording Engineer specializing in Pro Tools.
JHMA COACH Nahum Chinchilla
Coach Nahum Chinchilla! Nahum teaches Piano, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Ukulele, Guitar, Drums, and Voice in English and Spanish, at the John Henny Music Academy. He also specializes in Music Composition and helps several of our aspiring student songwriters.
Nahum is excited to share his passion and ignite your own for music and music education. He was actually discouraged from pursuing music when he was younger, but pressed forward anyway and never looked back. Despite the disadvantages he felt he had, he auditioned for the music program at Cal State Northridge and was accepted on the spot. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Trumpet Performance and Music Composition.
JHMA COACH Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel Fernandez is a great artist, and has a passion for graphic design. He also enjoys photography, editing, and sound engineering and producing. Not only that, he plays guitar and sings in a band, Levitation Room, which has toured the United States and Europe several times in the past few years. He teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele and beginner piano at the John Henny Music Academy.