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Available at Easy Music Center's teaching studios: Vocal, Ukulele, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum, Piano Lessons, and Keyboard lessons.


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 *Instructors are not employees of Easy Music Center.



Jason Ratheyn

Jason is a Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele Instructor. He has been teaching guitar, bass, and ukulele for eleven years. He plays professionally in various bands around the island, performing rock, blues, funk, country, disco, reggae, and folk music. In addition to playing in working bands he has also worked as the band leader and sound engineer in bars, nightclubs, weddings, and parties. He has had several television appearances and co-composed and engineered the theme music on the television show Entertain Me. His studies in advanced Music Analysis and Music Theory at University of Hawaii allow him to offer his students a fuller, more comprehensive understanding of music and his degree in philosophy and five years experience working with young adults in a psychiatric hospital brings a deeper perspective to his teaching. Check out Jason in his element here on YouTube.



Tatiana is a Piano, Voice, Composition and Music Theory teacher. She has a PhD in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's in Composition and Theory from Carnegie-Mellon University and she is certified in two children's teaching methods, Suzuki and Kindermusik. During her high school years, she won “The 1981 October Prize in Composition” for the city of Belgrade. Some of her best compositions have been performed at some of the most famous stages in the world. Her piece for chamber orchestra, was performed at the Fulton Theatre in Pittsburgh her symphonic piece was performed by the Carnegie-Mellon University Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Tatiana has been teaching music at various schools, colleges, and universities (piano, composition and theory, basic musicianship, harmony, counterpoint, piano ensemble, orchestration, improvisation, notation, voice, and many other subjects) for over 20 years. She taught at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College, Community College of Allegheny County, New Mexico Highlands University where she founded and led the composition program, Bermuda Conservatory of Music, and Bermuda School for the Performing Arts. Since 1991, she has also been exploring the sound of pop, new age and rock. She was involved as a singer, keyboardist and songwriter, performing with various bands in the Pittsburgh area. Her compositions have been influenced by many styles: new-age, pop, progressive rock andclassical (especially impressionism). Many of her pieces and songs were performed internationally and she has composed, recorded and produced five CD’s through Core-Age Records. Check out Tatiana's recent composition for choir and piano here: YouTube 


Scott Shafer

Scott is a drum set and percussion teacher. With over 32 years experience, Scott is considered by many a ‘chameleon’ of music, he’s able to adapt to many styles convincingly. Receiving his bachelor’s degree in music from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston he’s been a highly sought after musician since returning home to the islands. His work experience is extensive to say the least. His theatre work includes Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Song and Dance as well as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His spectrum of ensemble work includes but is not limited to : Sean Naa’au, (reggae), Naleo Pilimehana, (island contemporary), Hula Joe and the Hutjumpers (swing, jump swing), Jazz Hawaii Big Band, Bad Mojo, Resistors (hard rock, classic rock), Gilbert Batangan quartet (bepop, modern jazz) as well as tribute shows : Stars in Concert and Blue Hawaii, playing the music of Elvis, Micheal Jackson, Madonna, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Little Richard, Elton John, and The Blues Brothers. Currently working with Hawaii’s hottest R&B/Soul band Eight-0-Eight, 16th Ave. Jazz Quartet, The Fat Cats Blues Band, and folk music with The Art of Whimsey not to mention countless freelance work, it is evident the broad stroke of his passion. Scott has been teaching for over 20 years and he pride's himself on recognizing an individuals learning strengths to help design each lesson to utilize those strength to their fullest. 


Nick Gertsson

Nick is a Blues, Rock, and Metal guitar teacher. Nick Gertsson is a guitarist of epic proportions. His unique melodic voicings and driving rhythmic patterns are the foundation of his music which he continually pushes to new levels on both electric and acoustic guitars. As a listener, you are compelled to pay attention and as a player you want to study his techniques to find out what is going on under the hood. Nick is fascinated by alternate tunings, experimenting with string gauges and understanding music theory in a practical way up and down the fretboard. Teaching is his passion and playing is his mission. 

Swedish born and raised with a guitar in his hands from birth, Nick has gone on to compose and play with many great musicians. He's the former guitarist of V.O.X (Voicesofextreme), Ritual Factory and is now with the Hawaii-based trio Lucie & The Perfect Wave. You can also see Nick perform in Waikiki with MasterofOz five nights a week. 

Nick has worked with Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Dave Spitz (Black Sabbath), Dan Spitz (Anthrax), John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, T.N.T, Ark), Randy Coven (Steve Vai), Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen), Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disiples), Chris Risola (Steelheart), Michael Tanenbaum (Lucie & The Perfect Wave) and more. His playing has brought him recognition in many professional arenas and he's endorsed by ESP Guitars and Daddario strings.

Nick is a graduate of the Musicians Institute Of Technology (G.I.T.) in Los Angeles and has been teaching all levels of guitar for 15 years all over the world . His specialty is Diatonic Modes and assisting students in the fullest expression of their potential.