Meet Our Music Faculty

Meet our fun & friendly music faculty. Each of them is available for private music lessons.

Marquita Renee

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Voice

Marquita Renee is a graduate of Shenandoah University, Conservatory of Music. The recipient of an Academic Scholarship and Viola Talent Scholarship, Marquita was a Dean's List Scholar, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Arts Management in May of 1999. Marquita has been giving private lessons on the violin, viola, cello, piano, and voice for multiple decades. She incorporates music theory into each lesson and also teaches songwriting courses.

Having taught in numerous schools and programs such as Agape Christian Academy, Mars Music, Capone Music, Alexandria Music, Music by Patti in Suwanee, Georgia (where she established a strings program), ArtStream, and establishing her own teaching company/ studio, Mrs. Marquita’s Music, she finds teaching to be therapeutic for both the student and herself.

Austyn Harcarová


Austyn Harcavora began singing at the age of 3 and began starring in musicals at the age of 11. Throughout her career, she has starred in over 11 musical productions and she has been teaching voice for the last 8 years in a variety of settings - from camps and workshops to worship teams and private coaching.

She has a passion for helping students become the best version of themselves, aiding them in coming into who they truly are, and creating a space for them to flourish and blossom into the fullest potential of their God-given talent. Every person's voice is uniquely their own and she would like to help you find your own true, pure sound that you were meant to share with the world.

Danny Ortiz

Piano, Drums, Voice

Danny is a music performer and instructor who teaches drums, piano, and voice. He has been performing music since the age of eleven and started gigging on drums at the age of fifteen. While attending George Mason University, he got the opportunity to learn from experienced professors and participate in large and small jazz ensembles. You can catch him performing around the D.C. area as a freelance drummer and as a solo acoustic guitar act.

His first experience as an instructor was teaching drums at a school in Ashburn, VA in 2015. He has continued teaching since then and has branched out to teaching other instruments. In the past, he has aided students in learning their favorite songs, writing original music, improvising, and preparing for auditions. He is very passionate about the music that he plays and enjoys helping others achieve their musical goals.

Will Morales

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Banjo, Piano, Drums, Ukulele, Mandolin, Aux Percussion

A 15-year veteran of the D.C. music scene and multi-instrumentalist, Will instructs guitar, upright bass, drums, ukulele, banjo, mandolin and piano throughout Northern VA. He also freelances as a sound engineer. Will has previously served as the Music Director of Virginia Hills Baptist Church Preschool where he taught over 200 students according to Fairfax County’s Guidelines for early Youth Development. He has been a member of the Washington Jazz Arts Ensemble playing upright bass and has volunteered for the McLean Youth Orchestra (MYO). Will instructs many styles of music including Rock, Pop, Blues, Classical and Jazz. Will develops lesson plans unique to each of his students.

Marco Morales

Marco Morales

Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Drums, Ukulele

Marco Morales has been an active musician in the DMV area for the past 15 years. He is a wellversed musician in a variety of musical styles such as jazz, punk, funk, hip pop, blues, rock and pop. Marco has performed at many different venues including The State Theater in Falls Church VA, The Bitter End in Greenwich Village NY, and the venue where he always wanted to perform as a young local musician, The Black Cat in Washington D.C.

Marco keeps active as an instructor of several instruments including the Upright Bass, Electric Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and as well as beginning Piano. He also keeps up with the music community by working as a sound tech at The Howard Theater where he works alongside many touring professional musicians.

Through the many "not so good" gigs Marco has become an ace Guitar & Bass Technician. In between his busy schedule, he likes to help out fellow artists by sitting in for live shows, studio sessions, sound engineering and or just consultation.