Alex Adams / Owner
Alexandra Adams is a music teacher who is passionate about children and music. She has taught music classes in the Santa Barbara area for many years. Alex and Mondo, her husband, opened Yellow Bird Music in 2002 to share the gift of music with children and families.
Alex has a B.A. degree from UCSB in both Music and Drama and is active locally as a vocalist, guitarist and song writer. Through her teaching experience she has had the pleasure of watching countless children nurture and grow through music.
“The effect that music has on a child is one of the most positive and creative methods of own self discovery I have seen. To be have a career such as this is a honor and a privilege.”
Alex began creating her own curriculum in 2010, writing original music and releasing CDs to accompany different, themed sessions at Yellow Bird Music. Each child receives their own Yellow Bird CD and instrument at the beginning of each session so they can bring the experience of Yellow Bird home!
Alex and Mondo have two beautiful children, Mateo and Amae. They both love music and are regulars at Yellow Bird Music.
Yellow Bird Music piano teacher
Lauren Emerson studied piano performance at the California Institute of the Arts, and transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Music. In addition to 19 years of piano study, she has also had 10 years of training in classical and jazz trombone. Lauren began teaching piano lessons in high school, and has since developed a passion for culturing talent and educating young musicians of all ages.
Yellow Bird Music choir, voice, ukulele teacher
Lois Mahalia first started singing at the age of five; her vocal styles are Jazz, R&B, Pop. Born in Guyana, South America and toured the Caribbean performing gospel music at various churches with her family. They moved to the United States in 1989 where she continued her career as a singer. Singing at venues in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and various resorts in Santa Barbara, the career of Lois Mahalia blossomed and she now flourishes as an entertainer. Now with her unique vocal talent well defined, she is collaborating with others as a songwriter, developing and performing her own original material.