Faculty & Staff

Rachel St. Marseille

Rachel St. Marseille

Coordinator

Teaches: Beginning Voice, Intermediate Voice, Advanced Voice

rachel.st.marseille@ocsarts.net

Rachel St. Marseille graduated from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach with a double major in music education and vocal performance, with an emphasis in jazz studies.

In addition to her position as coordinator for the Commercial Music Program, she is a faculty member at Occidental College, teaches private jazz voice, and is the director of Children's Music at Grace First Presbyterian Church in Long Beach.

Ms. St.Marseille has performed all over the world, including in Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and across the United States. Her performance highlights include being a featured soloist for a Whitney Houston Tribute at the Disney Concert Hall, performing with the Billy Vaughn Orchestra on a three-week tour in Japan with the Billy Vaughn Singers, and singing backup with the Rolling Stones for its 50th Anniversary Tour at the Staples Center.

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Riley Wilson

Riley Wilson

Instructor

Riley Wilson received his BA from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach, where he double majored in jazz studies and music education. There, Mr. Wilson sang in the premier vocal jazz ensemble, called Pacific Standard Time, where he performed all over the country at schools, festivals, and conferences. Currently, he is the assistant vocal director of OCSA’s MONTAGE! performing group, and is pursuing his passion for vocal music working as a professional musician, volunteering to direct a choir of stroke survivors, and singing in the Westminster Chorus, the current international barbershop chorus champion.

 

Calvin Anderson

Calvin Anderson

Instructor

Teaches: Guitar I/II, Music Theory II

calvin.anderson@ocsarts.net

Calvin Anderson, a southern California native, earned a bachelor's degree in music from University of Southern California (USC), receiving a scholarship from the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Since graduating from USC in 2009, Mr. Anderson has divided his time between performing, composition, arranging, orchestration, and teaching. He has had the opportunity to work with Lionel Hampton New York Big Band, Metropole Orchestra, Rachelle Farrell, Michael Bublé, and many others. He currently serves as music director for two music groups and recently toured as a guitarist/pianist with his former student Skylar Stecker (Cherry Tree Records) as part of her 2016 national tour.

Reggie Ashley

Reggie Ashley

Instructor

Teaches: Music Business & Media, Stage Performance, Beginning Songwriting, Film & Game Scoring, Rock Ensemble

reggie.ashley@ocsarts.net

Reggie Ashley is a professional guitarist, singer, and writer with over 30 years of performing and recording experience. He is an acclaimed songwriter with numerous hit songs to his credit.

Ron Kobayashi

Ron Kobayashi

Instructor

Teaches: Keyboards II

ron.kobayashi@ocsarts.net

Ron Kobayashi is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and has taught since the 1980s both privately and in the classroom. Mr. Kobayashi was recognized as a Role Model and Inspiration for Asians in the Field of Music by the Orange County Asian Business Association in 2005.

As a pianist and composer, Mr. Kobayashi has performed and recorded in a variety of musical settings. He has performed with Mel Torme, Peter Frampton, Margaret Whiting, Tom Scott, Kenny Burrell, Peter White, Jerry Van Dyke, comedian Bob Saget, and Paula Kelly Jr., as well as the Modernaires. Additionally, Ron and his band have shared the stage with David Sanborn, the rock group Berlin, Eddie Palmieri, David Benoit, Cirque Du Soleil, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

 

Mr. Kobayashi’s jazz trio has recorded five CDs and one DVD to date, receiving airplay around the world. In 1992, he performed for President Bill Clinton. Additionally, in 1996 his jazz trio was awarded Outstanding Jazz Group in Orange County by the Orange County Weekly. And in 2012, they were nominated for Best Jazz by the Orange County Music Awards. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Kobayashi's television appearances have included: featured performer on The Johnny Yune Television Show, the Jerry Lewis Telethon, and several appearances on the TVONE series Life After. For five years, he served as Music Director for the Annual Hollywood Diversity Awards, where stars, including Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, and George Lopez were honored. Several cuts from his Trio’s discs were used in the Gary Busey movie, Sam and Janet.

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Scott Ragotskie

Scott Ragotskie

Instructor

Teaches: Recording I/II, Advanced Recording

scott.ragotskie@ocsarts.net

Scott Ragotskie has been a sound engineer and producer since the 1990s. His credits include the Offspring, Emblem 3, Chris Thompson of Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Sugar Ray, and Electronics Arts’ Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed. 

He is currently the owner, engineer, and producer at Skie Music Group and the manager of A&R for Song Synergy / Radioflag. Mr. Ragotskie is a Certified ProTools instructor and operator and teaches college level Music Production for Fullerton College and MediaTech Institute.

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Gregory Fletcher

Gregory Fletcher

Instructor

Teaches: Keyboard I, Advanced Songwriting

Gregory Fletcher is a versatile, award-winning artist thriving in the greater Los Angeles area. As a vocalist originally from California’s Inland Empire, he has become a multifaceted musician, obtaining session work in various musical genres including R&B, jazz, gospel, pop, classical, musical theater, and folk. Mr. Fletcher has recently obtained his Bachelor of Jazz Studies degree from the prestigious Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University Long Beach. He also received numerous accolades during his studies, including a full tuition Jenkins Scholarship, two Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival soloist awards, and the chance to perform around the world, spanning from the Monterey Jazz Festival, multiple ACDA and JEN conventions, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall, to venues in Europe including St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and the Eisteddfod competition in Llangollen, Wales.

He has performed alongside world-renowned artists including The New York Voices, M-Pact, Kurt Elling, as well as R&B artist Ledisi and American Soul band Frankie Beverly and Maze. Mr. Fletcher currently works as a private voice and piano instructor, studio musician, lead vocalist of R&B band MiloBloom, and writes for several Warner Music Group artists. He has had the opportunity to serve as a guest artist, educator, adjudicator, and clinician at numerous Heritage Festivals, SCVA Festivals, the Fullerton Jazz Festival, as well as the Monterey Next Generation Summer Jazz Camp. During his diverse and abundant experiences as a performer and educator, Mr. Fletcher has maintained his innate passion for music and its effect on the world, all while gaining tools and knowledge that have aided him in giving back to the community and furthering the boundaries of music.

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Tony Torres

Tony Torres

Instructor

Teaches: Drum lab I/II, Rock Ensemble

tony.torres@ocsarts.net

Tony Torres has been a working drummer since the 1970s. He recorded and performed with great bands and entertainers, including Henry Mancini, Third Force, Eric Marienthal and Michael Anthony. He is a multi-instrumentalist and is just as comfortable singing, playing guitar, or keyboards as he is playing drums. He is a highly regarded educator in the field of percussion.