Instructor profile

Rochelle Starnes

Piano / Voice


What do you love about music?

Music can be anything you want it to be. Music is a lifelong skill that can benefit many parts of life. It has such positive energy that it really can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Who is your favorite artist?

Dave Matthews

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

Stankonia by Outkast, Live at Red Rocks by Dave Matthews, Smash by The Offspring, "Great Mass in C minor" by Mozart, Disney classics

Do you play in a band or currently perform?

Rochelle plays flute with APQ at full orchestra performances. She also plays and sings for her church doing solos and leading choirs.



Rochelle teaches all genres and focuses on each student as an individual musician. Her teaching style focuses on developing and strengthening appropriate technique while students play their favorite songs. She hones in on each student’s passion to cultivate a deeper connection to their music. Above all, she believes that music should be fun and rewarding. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and is a certified Suzuki ECE. Her teaching background varies with students of all ages and interests. She loves working with students to find and showcase their inner love for music.