Tenam connects the community with local music and art teachers to offer classes for all ages. One-on-one, semi-private, and group options available!
Somatic Singing - Jazz Vocals - Viola- Improvisation - Music Theory - Drums - Guitar - Bass - Ukulele - Piano - Composition - Violin - Performance - Graphic Design - Photography - Multimedia - Song Writing - Visual Art - Painting - Sculpture
MEET LOCAL TEACHERS
Voice - Piano - Guitar - Ukulele - Songwriting - Jazz Vocals - Music Theory - Improvisation
Lexi Pulido is a vocalist, music teacher, composer and owner of Tenam Studio based in San Diego, California. In the local music community, she is known for her versatility with improvisational vocals and music incorporating jazz vocabulary, classical technique, and a wide spectrum of influence from a diverse repertoire of Brazilian, groove, jazz, and experimental music. As a workshop creator and mentor, Pulido shares her philosophy of art as a practice of noticing accessible to anyone willing. Behind her work floats the subtle creed, “everything is art.
Based in San Diego, Julien Cantelm is highly sought after for his versatile, creative, and unique drumming. Born into a musical family, Julien’s journey began at a young age. His father a percussionist and his uncle, bassist for the Pittsburgh Symphony, introduced the violin to Julien around the age of 4 before moving on to acoustic guitar and drums around the age of 11. Julien has toured extensively with both national and international projects.
Notable collaborations -
Geoffrey Keezer / Peter Sprague / Chico Pinheiro / The Danny Green Trio / Josh Nelson / Joshua White / Sheila E. and Pete Escovedo / Matt Pierson Sear Sound NYC / Eva Scow / Marcos Silva / Ian Faquini / Fabiano Do Nascimento / Rebecca Kleinmann / Sam Gendel / Dusty Brough / Kelp Giant / Eric Marienthal / Scott Thompson / Victor Baker Guitar's NYC / Natalie Cressman
Sean Francis Conway
Composition - Bass Guitar - Piano - Guitar
Sean Francis Conway is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in San Diego. He earned his B.A. in jazz composition from Berklee College of Music in 2007. Conway is the founding member of the marching sound collective BOMBSHELL BOOM BOOM (!) and has performed with many notable groups such as no know (sound band), The Santa Clara Vanguard, Gamelan Galak Tika, The Mobius Artists Group, and Rasa Rasa (Tzadik Records.)
Batya Macadam Somer
Violin - Viola
Batya MacAdam-Somer is a violinist and violist specializing in collaboration and experimentation. Her work spans across classical, avant-garde, folk, and popular music practices, taking her to venues throughout the United States, Mexico, The United Kingdom and Europe. She has performed with ensembles and organizations including Project [BLANK], The Art of Elan, wasteLAnd, Bang on A Can All-Stars, Hutchins Consort, San Diego Symphony, and the Reno Philharmonic. She is also a member of Baby Bushka, an all-female band celebrating the music of Kate Bush. Batya is a dedicated student of The Alexander Technique, a method for cultivating mind/body awareness and connection. She enjoys bringing an embodied approach into teaching, where she focuses with her violin/viola students on developing a grounding practice in which individual expression can emerge.
Graphic Design - Photography - Multimedia
Katie Berns is a multidisciplinary artist based in San Diego, CA. She produces works in a variety media from photography and illustration, to performance art, music and poetry. She studied at SDSU’s
School of Art + Design and received a BA in Art with an emphasis in Multimedia in 2015.
Painting - Sculpture - Drawing