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Onyemachi "Onye" Chuku (aka - "Dr. Pokey") is a Nigerian musicologist, pianist, and author. Inspired by his role model (Jermaine Griggs) who has become his mentor, what he started off as teaching musicians in his Aba-Nigeria neighborhood in April 2005 eventually morphed into an international career that has helped hundreds of thousands of musicians all around the world. Onye lives in Dubai and is currently the Head of Education at HearandPlay Music Group and the music consultant of the Gospel Music Training Center, all in California, USA.

Hi, I'm Jermaine Griggs, founder of this site. We teach people how to express themselves through the language of music. Just as you talk and listen freely, music can be enjoyed and played in the same way... if you know the rules of the "language!" I started this site at 17 years old in August 2000 and more than a decade later, we've helped literally millions of musicians along the way. Enjoy!

Lara Mirinjian has passion for people, passion for playing the piano, and passion for teaching. She believes that success is dependent on mastering the basics, so she specializes in teaching the basics with an emphasis on sight-reading to the point of mastery so as to build an indestructible foundation for her students. Today, she is a proud teacher of a number of students who are learning not just the technical aspects of piano playing, but of the beauty of music. Come settle where piano meets passion at larasmusic.com.