Instructor Bios

Founder & CEO

Amy Long

I've been lifelong fascinated by stories and the ways we tell them to each other. These ways are usually classified as "The Arts" (music, theater, dance). History is interesting, too; I tend to look at history as a long string of mostly true-life stories giving us insight into people just like us, and just as different from us as we are from each other, who lived in other times. And I just can't help myself from giving everyone who will listen the tools to reimagine old stories, make new ones, and write their own stories as they live them.

YouTube Channel (everyone has one, right?)

Experience Teaching Arts and Other Things
Private Music Teacher (piano, voice, violin) since 2015 (includes some work in K-12 school classrooms as a long-term sub and as an outside, after-school vendor)
Drama and Music Teacher (2008-2009) (outside vendor for after-school K-6 programs)
Children's Chorister (church) off and on since 1998 -- currently on!
Private Tutor (French, English, ESL for all ages) off and on since 1998
Adjunct Law Professor since 2019
Vocational/Technical School Instructor (2005)

Experience Performing
Extra (non-singing acting role), Pacific Symphony (Otello 2022)
Chorus, Pacific Lyric Association (Carmen October 2022; Die Fledermaus 2021; Tosca 2018)
Singer, King's Carolers since 2018
Soprano, San Diego Master Chorale since 2014
"Giannetta" CSUB (Elixir of Love 1996)

Experience in Less Obviously Arts and Teaching-Related Roles
Attorney since 2001
Attorney-Advisor (law clerk) (2006-2008), US Tax Court
Executive Editor, BYU Journal of Education & Law

BA (undergraduate degree) in French; Minor in Journalism -- BYU (Brigham Young University)
JD (professional law degree) -- BYU
LLM (advanced professional law degree) in Tax -- USD (University of San Diego)

Photo Credit: Wendy Cox Photography