We are proud to present to you members of our faculty and staff!

The Ar-De-School of Music teachers are certified graduates of recognized Music & Art Universities/Institutions worldwide. Primary faculty teachers are members of the MTAC-Music Teachers Associations of California, NGPT-National Guild of Piano Teachers, ACM-American College of Musicians, MTNA-Music Teachers National Association, CAPMT-California Association of Professional Music Teachers, ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music). The teaching Assistants are Ar-De-School of Music certified and have a resume of teaching experience. Student Assistants are merit recipients in their level of attainment. The Arts Development School of Music is licensed to operate under the ordinances of the city of Bellflower in California.


Ardes Abad

School Director


Mario Herrera

Flute Instructor

Paul Concepcion

Piano Instructor

Aaron Haas

Guitar Instructor

Adrian Rendon

Guitar Instructor

Christian Cruz

Guitar Instructor

Darryl Valdez

Drums and Percussion Instructor

Ivan Shapovalov

Piano Instructor

Regina Golovina

Cello Instructor

Yesenia Segura

Violin Instructor

Cole Bacani


Jaden Cleto

Piano and Special Ed

John Santamaria

Guitar Instructor

Nicolas Gonzales

Drums and Percussion Instructor

Mark Mendez

Piano, Woodwinds & Theory