Introduction: Dustin Kaufman Music is a virtual music school where you can study with some of the best musicians in the world from the comfort of your own home!
MEET OUR FACULTY!
Ross Clark - Music Production/DJ/Guitar
Ross Clark is a multi-talented DJ, musician, and founding member of the acclaimed band St. Lucia. He has worked alongside notable artists including The Knocks, Halsey, Moonboots, VHS Collection, Wyclef Jean, Phoebe Ryan, Sofitukker, and Matt Maeson. Ross's dedication and skill have earned him opportunities to perform at prestigious music festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo. Beyond live performances, Ross has made appearances on esteemed television programs including "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," three performances on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” as well as "Good Morning America”.
Karina Camile Parker - Vocals
Karina is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary performing artist, educator, and director. Karina is also a co-founder and co-director of the new, grassroots opera company, Killer Queen Opera, and is a founding member of the New York-based vocal ensemble Musica Vera. Karina received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts and Music Education Certification for instrumental and vocal instruction from Carnegie Mellon University School of Music. She now performs, directs, and teaches in New York City's five boroughs.
Currently, Karina is a Resident Teaching Artist and Education Assistant at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. She also runs her own private teaching studio providing vocal and piano lessons for students of all ages and experience levels.
Bailey Hinkley Grogan - Vocals
Dr. Bailey Elizabeth Hinkley Grogan is a renowned jazz vocalist, songwriter, educator, and performer based in Denver, CO. She received her Doctorate in Musical Arts from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in Studio Music Jazz Voice and served as a Fellow at the Henry Mancini Institute under the direction of Shelly Berg and Maria Schneider from 2020-2023. She is an award-winning vocalist leading her own jazz quartet in the Front Range area and works as a sound healer in collaboration with her jazz career. Her bright, yet melancholic sound reflects her deep study of the jazz idiom and the presence of her influences. Her improvisatory style is fearless and bold, and her songwriting and lyrical delivery reflect the raw, emotional heartache and beauty present in her life story. She works in all forms of vocal music, including musical theater, pop, and R&B, but specializes in the jazz idiom.
Adam Narimatsu - Piano
Adam Narimatsu is a pianist and guitarist based in NYC. Since entering the professional music scene in 2012, he has worked as a band leader, session musician, arranger, and solo artist up and down the East Coast before reestablishing his homebase in New York. During his time on the bandstand, Adam has developed a playing style that combines jazz, blues, funk, and everything in-between. As an educator, Adam is a firm believer in the idea that music should create joy in its practitioners and focuses on ensuring that his students are pursuing the music that they connect with.
Sinclaire Wade - Drums
Growing up in Houston, Texas, Sinclaire has experienced a full array of musical situations. From gospel and jazz, to rock and classical; Sinclaire can perform, and most importantly teach, all of these styles at a very high level. Currently a student at the University of North Texas, Sinclaire is continuing to develop and study her craft to the fullest.
Dustin Kaufman - Drums
Dustin has been the drummer for the band St. Lucia since 2014. He has also toured with other notable artists including: Moon Boots and Gavin Turek. Some performance highlights include Coachella, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Good Morning America. Dustin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Jazz Performance from The New School, a Master of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University.
Bobby Wiens - Drums
Bobby Wiens is a Denver, CO based drummer. He has toured as both a leader and a sideman with several world-class musicians throughout the U.S. and Canada. Wiens has had the privilege of studying with master drummers such as John Riley, Joe Farnsworth, Jim White, Dylan van der Schyff, Jon McCaslin, and Memo Acevedo among others. Since graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with his Masters degree in Jazz Studies, Wiens maintains a busy playing and teaching schedule in the Denver metro area.
Tim Basom - Guitar
Since 2017, Tim has been one half of the guitar section on Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen, and in addition has been fortunate to collaborate with some amazingly talented artists. Some notable appearances include: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, FX’s Fosse/Verdon, Trixie Mattel, Mandy Gonzalez, Frances Ruffelle, Phillipa Soo, and a host of others. Tim received a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from The University of Akron, as well as a Master of Music in Instrumental Jazz Performance from The Manhattan School of Music.
Will Kjeer - Piano
Dynamic, tenacious, and highly inventive, pianist and composer Will Kjeer has defined himself as an artist to watch, both literally and figuratively. Having cut his teeth in Los Angeles as well as his hometown of Minneapolis, Will has been widely regarded in each city as a firebrand, a first-call, and a must-hear. A refined and powerful pianistic profile has garnered Will performances for audiences across America at venues including the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall in Chicago. He has shared the stage with many world-class performers including Dave King (The Bad Plus; Happy Apple), Jerry Bergonzi (Dave Brubeck, Elvin Jones), and Adam Nussbaum (Stan Getz, Michael Brecker). For the past 7 years, Will has inspired students of all ages and backgrounds as both a private instructor and as an artist clinician at institutions including California State Fullerton and the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. He holds a B.F.A. in Jazz Arts from The California Institute of the Arts and is a Yamaha Young Performing Artist. He also loves cats.
Whether you're a total beginner or a seasoned pro, we can help you accomplish your musical goals!