A music instructor can play a very unique and special role in both you and your child’s lives. That’s why Certain Sparks Music strives to find instructors who not only can teach music, but can serve as mentors to you and your child. We think it’s so important that there is a strong connection between student and teacher, because it allows for students to express themselves creatively in a safe environment. The school’s music directors are required to have competency on guitar, bass, drums, vocals, ukulele, keyboards, and group ensemble. The teaching staff participates in ongoing training and mentoring under the guidance of our owner Randall Sena. All of our staff have received and passed background checks.

Randall Sena
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano & Uke Teacher

One cannot speak of a Lompoc music scene without mention of Randall Sena... Known as the go-to music man in his town, Sena is the co-founder of Certain Sparks Music... founded in 2006 with friend Brandon Bridge... A modest man, Sena has a knack for humor & a bounty of kindness.  “I try to be the dude I wish I would have met when I started making music.” - Santa Barbara Independent 10/8/15

Mic Singh
Drums, Guitar, Bass, & Ukulele Teacher

Mic Singh is a professional session musician, performer, and educator who has played music for more than 17 years. Teaching the next generation of musicians is his passion. He has brought the gift of music to more than 500 students, ranging in ages from 3 to 75. Mic taught music in Santa Maria Valley public schools in partnership with Children’s Creative Project for three years. He is skilled at reaching a diverse range of learners, including exceptional students, through his talent for differentiating instruction to meet their individual goals and needs. 

Wesley Hill
Guitar, Bass, & Ukulele Teacher

Wesley is a popular songwriter & performer with his band, The Only Ocean. His students have gone on to start their own bands and become Certain Sparks Music instructors.

Avery Lange
Manager / Guitar, Ukulele & Piano Teacher

Avery started as a student at CSM at 10 years old. At 18, she became the store manager, and a board member for CSMF. She continues teaches guitar, ukulele and piano. Avery loves crocheting and cross-stitching in her free time. Her nickname at the shop is "logistics" for obvious reasons. 

Mars Mohamed
Guitar & Drums Teacher

Mars has a passion for Rock n' Roll that is truly inspiring. His talent is matched only by his kindness. Mars has been to more shows than anyone at the shop, his favorites being The Rolling Stones, Misfits, Metallica and Bauhaus. His band Radiation Invasion is awesome and won the Buellton Fall Fest battle of the bands!

Brett Lietz
Guitar, Bass, Drums, & Uke Teacher

Brett is talented multi-instrumentalist. He performs both solo & in multiple bands including goodgrief & the Fossils. 

Rayhannah Johnson
Guitar Teacher

Ray is a gifted former student turned teacher & performer. Ray was the lead in a recent CHS production of Footloose, as well as the winner at the 2021 Atascadero Fall Fest Battle of the Bands. We predict a bright musical future!

Keegan Heitman
Teacher in Training

Keegan Heitman is a Guitarist and a Bassist. He was a former student of Certain Sparks and is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in music studies. He loves learning jazz guitar and playing with other musicians. Music has been his passion since the age of 9.

Evelyn Causey
Piano & Uke Teacher

Evelyn has a passion for working with children. Her patience and playful attitude has quickly made her a favorite among young piano students. You can also find Evelyn assisting with our Lil Sparks program for kids under 7 y/o.

Keenan Chui
Drum Teacher

Keenan started lessons at Certain Sparks Music in 6th grade.  He quickly became a regular performer with his Chui Family Band. He's performed at Lompoc Flower Festival, Santa Barbara Fiesta, & Relay for Life. He uses his experience & unique perspective to help students of all ages reach their full potential.

Denise Mullenary
Violin Teacher

Denise has played violin for 25 years, after learning to play at Lompoc High. She is a happily married mother of 4 amazing kids, several of whom are taking lessons at Certain Sparks. While not practicing the violin, she enjoys crocheting, playing with her kids, a good date night, and gathering with family and friends. She will also never say no to an iced coffee, and is a little obsessed with pink.

Tim Graham
Guitar and Bass Teacher

Tim taught himself how to play guitar at 12 years old, and bass at 14. He started working at Sparks in 2019, and now is taking students on Saturdays. On a weekly basis, he volunteers time at his home church playing guitar, singing, and investing in students who desire to serve their community through music.

Steven Hubert
Drum Teacher

Steven has been playing music for over a decade, starting with piano which he took for over 10 years! He taught himself how to play drums at 12 years old and they have been his main musical focus ever since. He won two of the Buellton Fall Festival Battle Of The Bands competitions consecutively while playing drums for popular local band, Radiation Invasion.