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We offer onsite lessons for all your musical needs, all levels, most instruments.  Please give us a call at (707) 823-7664 for details.  Here is a list of some of our wonderful teachers.


Hoytus (Guitar/Bass/Ukulele)
Chris Carney (Trumpet/Trombone/French Horn/Sax/Clarinet/Fiddle/Banjo)
Mark Hogan (Banjo/Beginning Mandolin/Dulcimer)
Ruth Richards (West African Hand Drumming)
Tule Lazule, MA (Piano/Guitar/Ukulele/Voice)
Kevin Village Stone (Native Flutes/Bass Guitars/Keyboards/Piano/Organic World Instruments)
Lindy Day (Guitar)



(Guitar, Bass, Ukulele)

Toting his Kansas City musical chops, a young Hoytus Rolen arrived in San Francisco during the “Summer of Love” where he lit up the scene as a studio musician and songwriter with ROYAL ASHBURY STUDIOS from 1969-1974, working with MERL SAUNDERS, MIKE MATHIS, RONNIE BECK, DONNIE BECK and HERBIE RICH.

From there, Hoytus signed with a subsidiary of FANTASY RECORDS working with ROGER COLLINS and MERL SAUNDERS. Next came a contract with I.N.S. RECORDS doing vocals, guitar, keyboards, and arranging for many company singles.

In 1977, Hoytus migrated to the rich musical scene in Sonoma County, California, playing with the WILLIAM HERLY jazz trio, JEROME ARNOLD, GENE WILLIAMS and others. In 1978, he formed the band, “FREE FALL”, followed in 1979, by “GYPSY,” while collaborating with percussionist, PAUL STUBBLEBINE on JAMES BLUEWOLF’s “STRIKE THE DRUM” project with ROGER TROY, MIKE BRANDENBURG and others. His next band “ALEGRIA,” with MICKEY HART of the “GRATEFUL DEAD,” featured Hoytus’ original tunes. After hearing his originals, FLORA PURIM and AIRTO MOREIRA requested his collaboration on the “HUMBLE PEOPLE” album.

In the 1990s, Hoytus played with “N.B.TWEEN,” “THE FILLMORE BLUES BAND,” and later his quintet, “H.R.Q.,” which had a fabulous three-year run. After the “Q,” Hoytus worked with ANANTA SKY in 2007.

Today, Hoytus is signed with the NEW VINTAGE ARTISTS label and his band “HOYTUS with CUP OF SUNSHINE” is letting fly with original tunes from his recently-released CD, “HIGH FLY.


Chris Carney

(Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Sax and Clarinet, Fiddle, Banjo)



I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois in 1970 and have been teaching music in one capacity or another ever since.

My main focus in teaching is to get the student to enjoy the musical experience that you/they have taken on. Music, whether listening or playing, is a wonderful pastime and should be taken on with joy and enthusiasm so let’s have some fun learning how to play your instrument. 


Mark Hogan

(Banjo ,Beginning Mandolin and Dulcimer)


Ruth Richards

(West African Hand Drumming)


Ruth Richards has been studying, performing and teaching traditional West African rhythms in classes and drum circles for 16 years. She enjoys bringing together the community aspect, as well as helping others not only learn these rhythms, but also experience the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of drumming.

Ruth offers one-on-one beginner sessions at People's Music, and will be forming group classes so students can enjoy the excitement of playing polyrhythms together.


Tule Lazule, MA

(piano, guitar, ukulele and voice)


My name is Tule Lazule. I teach piano, guitar, ukulele and voice—all levels and ages and a variety of musical styles. I have traditional classical training in piano, having graduated from the ten year Certificate of Merit Program which included yearly evaluations in classical piano performance and music theory. I am a professional musician, beginning with the demanding genre of top 40. You can probably imagine the amount of independent study that goes on when a person falls in love with a certain style of music and delves into it for decades. I have also written and performed for professionals in dance and drama. I’ve written music since I was a child and have continued to write and record my own compositions and songs as well as doing session work for other musicians. Plenty of experience on stage in my own and others’ bands includes playing at the Cotati Jazz Festival with my project “Barewood Chair”.


I have been a vocal coach since 1980 with VOCAL ALCHEMY— my own synthesis of : Bel Canto, Voice for the Actor, World Chant and more. Students report life-changing breakthroughs in confidence, health, ear-training and advancement in their music projects. My knowledge of psychology as well as Neurolinguistic psychology proves to be useful for voice students & students with different learning styles. My Musical Education also includes: AA music (theory & composition, band, voice, guitar, saxophone) Solano College Voice for the Actor, Sonoma State Songwriting, Sonoma State University Studio Recording, Sonoma State Jazz piano, Sonoma State Bel Canto voice with Christie Barber, 7 years North Indian Vocal with Pandit Pran Nath. Please feel free to email or call me for more info, and especially to let me know how I can help you with your musical goals! Yours truly, Tule Lazule



Kevin Village Stone

(native flutes, bass guitars, keyboards, piano, and organic world instruments)


Being of Japanese and Cherokee descent, Kevin's greatest enjoyment is teaching students of any age to enjoy the spirit and heritage of their Native American flute. His lessons are catered to the individual's needs and includes training in technique, music theory, instrument care/selection, and musical creativity. Due to demand from Kevin's popular YouTube channel tutorials for Native American flute beginners, he has begun private lessons at People's Music in Sebastopol and via Skype for non-locals.

Kevin Village Stone, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area has been in the music and post-production industry for decades as a composer, performer, producer, and pro-audio/recording engineer. Jazz and classically trained on trumpet since the age of eight, Kevin has studied under the San Francisco Symphony, Chuck Rainey, John Handy, Johnny Coppola (Maynard Ferguson Band), and various studio cats of the SF Bay Area. Kevin's music and production work have appeared in international productions, national radio and television broadcast (ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC), computer games, Fortune 100 companies, and his music has been featured in Massage Magazine. His main instruments of study are native flutes, bass guitars, keyboards, piano, and organic world instruments.

For more info visit:


Phone: 707.245.5968

YouTube Channel


Lindy Day




Lindy Day, a five-star Yelp reviewed guitar instructor is new to Sebastopol. After years of training with Professor Julio Reyes (classical guitar) and being tutored by many classic rock gurus, Lindy has made the list of "2016 Top 5 Female Guitarists to Follow" on Instagram, as well as the Riffwars 2016 Female Guitarist Hall of Fame nominee. Lindy has toured from CA to NYC in several bands and has won the Rising Stars Award for rock performance. Lindy is currently a touring professional in multiple projects.

Lindy's specialty is classic rock. She is also proficient in acoustic and classical guitar. Learning guitar is a very personal thing, and she treats each student as an individual. Her teaching style is very encouraging, engaging, and individualized. Each student gets their own curriculum depending on where their interests lie.

Some of the most popular lessons Lindy teaches are beginner acoustic guitar, open chords, reading tabs/notation, and repertoire. She commonly teaches modern pop songs (like Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, etc) in order to show students how these techniques work in a practical setting.

See Lindy's teaching style with her tutorial of We Are The Champions by Queen:

You can also see her performing guitar on her Instagram

Learn more about her professional career at


Phone: (707) 245-6320