Meet Your Performing Arts Teachers

We are so pleased to have a dynamic Performing Arts program at Rio Vista Middle School. Music Directors’ office hours are school days 8:30-9:30 and 3:45-4:15 at Rio Vista, and other times by appointment.

Doug Williamson

Doug Williamson

Band/Orchestra director

My love for music started in the 6th grade when I started playing the French horn at Balboa Middle School in Ventura. I have played the Horn for 25 years now in a multitude of different ensemble types. I have played in wind ensembles, orchestras, recording groups, and chamber music groups. I have been a public school music teacher for 12 years now, teaching in various school districts on the west coast. I have a deep appreciation for the art of making music. I love music and I hope this love transcribes into my teaching in order to infuse the same love for the subject into my students.

Teri-Lynn Regalado

Teri-Lynn Regalado

Choir/Glee/Guitar/Piano director

• Concert Choir, Piano/Guitar, Exploring Music & Glee Club
• B.A. & M.A. Vocal Performance/Opera & Music, SF Conservatory of Music

I am a professional singer, church choir director, and private music teacher. I want my students to embrace their love for music & performance!

Diane DeLaurentis

Diane DeLaurentis

Artist in Residence - Drama

• Professional actress, acting teacher and coach
• Modeling, voice-over, commercials, theater, leading roles in film & TV
• Movies include BETTER OFF DEAD, BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE.
• Taught acting & improvisation to students K-12 for over 15 years.

Hekar Rivera

Hekar Rivera

Artist in Residence - Music

• Musician, teacher, producer of music, audio, video & multimedia
• Studied music for 30 yrs, teaching for 20 yrs.
• Toured U.S. 4 times with Latin Pop band
• Composed soundtracks for professional theater.
• Composed soundtracks for professional theater.
• Runs independent music studio in Ventura.

Steve Sunnarborg

Steve Sunnarborg

Artist in Residence - Music

Steve Sunnarborg graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge. While at C.S.U.N., Steve was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, Steve has studied with many guitar greats such as Christopher Parkening and Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne). Currently, Steve is recording and performing with the Rivera-Sunnarborg Guitar-Violin duo and the Steve Sunnarborg Project. In addition to performing, Steve is an artist in residence for the Rio School District in Oxnard, CA. He also teaches at Guitar Planet and is the Owner/Operator of the Ventura Guitar Academy. Steve was also the head of the music department at North Hills Preparatory School and has taught guitar workshops at the Ventura College Institute.