Erland specializes in guitar, ukulele, songwriting development, song production and band consultation.
Erland Wanberg started playing the guitar and writing songs when he was 13 years old. Someone that had trouble calming his mind and sitting still in class, writing lyrics and playing the guitar was the canvas he needed to channel his energy, helping him in all areas of his life.
Erland went on to tour the nation and worked with some of the best in the music business including Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (Cecilia & The Satellite) and grammy award winning recording engineer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson).
After releasing his debut album 'On Our Side,' Erland's songwriting caught the ear of Songs Publishing, a Los Angeles/New York based music publishing company (Lorde, The Weeknd). The publishing deal prompted a move from the California coast to the music city - Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, Erland continued to grow musically and further developed his songwriting with creative opportunities to write and record many different genres of music for television and motion picture placement.
Noah specializes in piano, voice, songwriting development, and, beginning guitar.
Noah Gibbings has been surrounded by music for the past fourteen years. Growing up as a rapper and singer-songwriter, he performed and recorded in the company of Mobb Deep, Twista and Kenny Loggins. In 2007 he was one of the Top 500 vocalists in Los Angeles, CA in the television show, “American Idol.” He has released three albums independently, and is working on his fourth. On top of music he has been in one feature length movie distributed by Lionsgate/Grindstone Entertainment, as well as multiple plays and musicals. While acquiring a double-bachelors in music and theater from California Institute of the Arts, Noah discovered his love for teaching.
For the last five years he has been teaching singing, songwriting, performing, guitar and piano. He excels in teaching by being able to get his students to personalize their material, and sing in a free and healthy way. As a classically trained vocalist, he focuses first on technique and then performance. His philosophy is that students should learn the songs and genres they want to. In other words, the student picks the direction, and Noah leads the way.
Matt Molloy is a 36 year old Santa Barbara native with almost 25 years of solid musical experience. His main instrument is the guitar, but he also has experience playing and teaching the bass and drums. He teaches all three of these instruments to students who range in age from 4 to 50. He has also worked with numerous bands, helping them with songwriting, stage presence, promotion, booking, recording, producing and more.
Matt lived in LA for 5 years where he attended LA Music Academy and received a degree in Guitar Performance and Composition. He also lived in San Diego for 5 years where he attended UC San Diego and received a B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in History. He is a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers) and has played guitar, bass and percussion and done songwriting for a variety of projects, including nationally run TV commercials, nationally released film trailers and independent film scoring.
He also loves to perform and has done so with many different bands. He has toured the country multiple times and has played for crowds as small as 15 to as large as 15,000. Most recently, his last band Strikes At One performed at the Rocklahoma music festival, an event which drew 65,000 people and featured Guns ‘n Roses, Alice in Chains, and many others. Matt is currently putting together a new band, People as Machines, where he is the lead singer and guitar player. This band plays a mix of blues, rock and funk, as well as other styles.
In addition, Matt has taken recording classes and built his own recording studio, where he has recorded and produced other bands and solo artists. He has also worked as an outside producer, helping bands with their recordings at Playback Recording Studio and Santa Barbara Sound Design.
Chris Norlinger is originally from the San Joaquin County, and has been in Santa Barbara for fifteen years. Primarily he is a guitar player, but over the years has gravitated towards any and every instrument that was available. He has been playing music professionally for many years and has done session work for bands, done live sound, recorded his own projects as well as other local musical projects in his studio.
Chris has been the Music Director of the Jensen Musicology Foundation for the last year, a nonprofit of Jensen Music, one of Santa Barbara’s oldest music stores. He has also been working with several music programs in Santa Barbara County helping students play in a band together in a multitude of styles and instruments.
Chris is available to teach lessons for guitar, bass, beginning drums, ukulele, song writing and band development.
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Sio has been involved with the local music and arts culture for several years. She studied classical piano locally with Marilyn Clemons and Lana Bodnar, and attended the Music and Arts Conservatory throughout middle school and high school. She graduated from Santa Barbara High in 2010, and from UCSB in 2014 with a degree in Ethnomusicology. During her time at UCSB, she continued to study piano while expanding her musical horizons by delving into other music cultures. She studied piano with Dr. Charles Asche, sitar and the Hindustani tradition under the direction of Dr. Scott Marcus, latin jazz with Dr. Jon Nathan, was a member of the Afro-Brazilian Ensemble, and studied Mississippi blues guitar with Kenny Sultan. Also during this time, she began to further her explorations with songwriting and composition. Sio is continuously inspired to give back to the community that shaped her as an artist by being involved in music and arts education. Currently, she teaches piano, guitar, and songwriting privately to students of various ages through her own studio and through SB Musicology. She is also an educator in the Santa Barbara High School Theatre Department, having worked on nearly a dozen productions as vocal director, co-music director, and conductor. She is currently a specialist teacher for the Advanced Theatre Class at SBHS. She has also worked with other local theatre companies such as Out of the Box Theatre production where she served as music director, and Stage Left Productions. She has also composed music for films in the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Sio performs locally with various collaborations ranging from classical trios, folk rock bands, to experimental theater.
Zachary Wallace is a 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer from Santa Barbara, CA. He began playing music and studying theory and piano at age 6 under Gabrielle Gohl and has never stopped learning. In elementary school, he stared playing drums, trumpet, and guitar in the jazz band at Montecito Union School under the direction of Dr. Chuck Woods. After graduating from Dos Pueblos High School, where he played in the jazz band and jazz madrigals choir, Zach received an Associate’s degree in Music and Psychology from Santa Barbara City College and transferred to UC Berkeley to complete his B.A. in Music with focuses in jazz guitar, music technology, and composition. Recently, he moved back to Santa Barbara after living in Berkeley for three years and studying under renowned jazz musicians such as Myra Melford, Jeff Massanari, and Ben Goldberg.
Zach teaches guitar, bass, piano, drums, composition, theory, ear training, songwriting, engineering, producing, and improvisation to students ranging from 4 to 65 years old and all experience levels. He has taught at Santa Barbara Middle School, SBYMA, Guitar Center, and privately for over 12 years. He has been producing music for over 10 years and has worked with a multitude of artists and diverse genres of music. He has toured nationally and played many famous venues including the Santa Barbara County Bowl, The Fonda, House of Blues, The Grammercy, The Observatory, and The Ventura Majestic Theatre.
Zach has been an active member of the Santa Barbara music scene since 2007 when he formed the band The Windmill Vandals with his best friend. That band would go on to have songs placed in HBO’s Entourage, the CW’s 90210, and be asked to film an MTV reality TV show about the band all while attending Dos Pueblos High School. He has played in many other bands since then including The Blues and Greys, Mango Mango, Lvxe, and Dante Elephante as well as had music placed in a Budweiser super bowl commercial and a Subaru commercial. He has shared the stage with an assortment of artists such as Of Monsters and Men, Run the Jewels, Summer Salt, Banks, Walk the Moon, Cherub, Gardens & Villa, and Kitten.