Thomas Rheingans

Thomas Rheingans received full scholarships to finish his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois.  Thomas has taught classical, jazz, and music theory courses at several colleges in the United States and has been teaching piano lessons in his private studio for over twenty-five years. Thomas is a recording artist and composer and has written music for plays, musical theater productions, and independent films. In addition, for seven seasons, Thomas Rheingans has been the artistic director and lead performer in the Encore Concert Series based in Vancouver, Washington.

Gary Carter

CEO / Marketing Manager

He has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He has lead communications, programming, outreach, and facilities management for several large companies and public institutions, including large churches and a private university. He specializes in creative writing, design, and hands-on daily assistance to those in need in the community and those who wish to help those in need. And Gary continues to work with others to hone their message, whether that be in marketing or journalistic endeavors. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. He enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. He is a native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, proud to call the Portland area home.

Jorge Tabajara


Graphic Design post-graduate in UNISINOS and Design graduated in Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA). Illustrator with publications in international books such as in the 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide in Archive publisher and also in Expose in Ballistic publisher. In the academic area acts as speaker at workshops passing by some of the leading universities in the RS. Teaches digital illustration in the graduate UNISINOS program. Illustrates in his studio for several companies and markets niches.


What people are saying

I’m finally learning how to play music in a relaxed state.


Never I had imagined that learning a sophisticated new skill like piano can happen in such a relaxed and enjoyable way.


It builds on a stress-free foundation which is enjoyable for both the pianist and the listener.


I can’t rave highly enough. Great course – a real gem.