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
Amanda Cheung is currently earning her undergraduate degrees in Psychological & Brain Sciences, B.S. and Music Studies, B.A
at University of California, Santa Barbara. She has studied piano for over 15 years, and since high school she has been teaching piano lessons to students of all ages, primarily 3 to 5 year olds.
Amanda creates her own curriculum that adapts to each
child's individual interests and needs.
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.