K-8 FACULTY & STAFF

Ron McBain

Ron grew up surrounded by music, theatre, and ballet. Originally from New Jersey, he moved to Pittsburgh to study at Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with a BFA in piano performance. While there, he traveled throughout Europe, Russia and the United States performing as soloist and collaborative pianist with orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Robert Page Festival Orchestra and the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic. After graduating, Ron moved to Los Angeles where he began a career in performing and composing, and in music education. A member of the Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC), Ron developed a piano studio of nearly 40 students and created Innovative Arts Explorations, an arts-education based business. In 2013, Ron was honored to be a quarter-finalist in the Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator of the Year. Ron is an organist for the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, a member of the Guild of American Organists, and a composer and producer of music working with artists throughout the country and Los Angeles. Ron comes to Sequoyah School from the Open Charter Magnet School where he was the music specialist, choir director, Rhythm Ensemble director, and film teacher for 11 years.