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About Us

Emmanuel Suyao - Guitar, Bass, Drums

Since 4 years old, Emmanuel has not stopped playing music. He studied the bulk of his music theory from Musicians Institute Technology (MIT) in Hollywood. He has played guitar, bass, and drums throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. He also made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Dec 2011.
Besides teaching guitar, bass, and drums, Emmanuel also produced numerous recording projects ranging from Hip-Hop, Rap, Opera, Acoustic, Spoken Word, Rock, Metal, audio for power point presentations, and film scoring. Now, he would like to share his experiences to his home town in Poway California by welcoming you to Poway Music Academy.

                         What We Do

At Poway Music Academy, we focus on providing music education and audio production with the highest levels of satisfaction. We strive to achieve your musical goals.

With a wide variety of music styles that we cater to, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

Anders Nelson - Clarinet

Anders Nelson is a clarinetist, private teacher, band director, adjudicator, and clinician. His musical activities began in the Poway school system. He received his bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance from California State University, Northridge and pursued post-graduate studies in music education at California State University, Los Angeles.
For ten years he conducted award-winning middle and elementary school band programs before returning to San Diego as a freelance musician and teacher. Some of his most memorable performance activities include performing at the Super Bowl and being the director of a circus band.

He has presented clinics at state and regional music education conferences, as well as for several universities and school districts. He also is an adjudicator for musical events ranging from honor band auditions to field show competitions. Anders serves as an Evaluator for Certificate of Merit throughout Southern California. Many of his students participate in this program locally, as well as in local youth symphonies, and various regional and state honor groups.

Anders is a member of the Music Teachers Association of California and the International Clarinet Society and is currently teaches private clarinet lessons as well as in several extra-curricular and home school music programs. He is passionate about music and loves to share his enthusiasm and skills with his students.

Glenn Sutton - Guitar, Bass, Piano

Who exactly is Glenn Sutton? Find out who this legendary musical tutor is and more about his background right now by reading on. Whether teaching pupils how to master a musical style or playing a local gig Glenn Sutton has been a large influence in the musical scene of San Diego for over 30 years.

For decades Glenn Sutton has been leading, influencing and teaching young aspiring musicians. He has taught everything from electric guitar, electric bass, keyboard, music theory and improvisation for over 30 years—and he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Sutton’s work at Ozzie’s Music begun in 1983 and has helped shape the path of internationally famous musical groups as well as other successful musicians and teachers. Whether it’s a young aspiring musician or someone as old as 80, Sutton has been able to use his unique teaching style and approach to help guide pupils in their desired musical direction

Sutton has experience in a wide array of genres and styles of music. When he isn’t teaching classical blues guitar he may be helping students learn the intricacies of Spanish guitar or different styles of keyboard. One of Sutton’s greatest teaching attributes is that he believes the age-old adage: practice makes perfect. Sutton has taken on students who have gone on to attend Berklee and the Music Institute of Technology in Los Angeles. Sutton’s background and knowledge of music has been a tremendous influence on his students and made his private music lessons some of the most valuable in the region.

Sutton’s musical experience began around the age of 12 with classical guitar and quickly spread to mastering the classic organ. Studying under numerous successful musicians and private tutors Sutton has had decades of experience in playing a vast array of genres, styles and instruments. Still today he’s active in the local musical community and when not helping his students master their craft, he can be found playing in various bands and groups in the San Diego area. When it comes to finding a diverse and flexible musical teacher in the San Diego area Sutton is one of the best around.

Sutton’s unique teaching approach has garnered him a lot of respect in the local musical community. He believes that every student should be treated as an individual and the teaching should be adjusted and suited towards each student’s learning style. He believes that every student learns differently and no two students will learn at the same pace or in the same way. Due to Sutton’s unique background, progressive teaching style and diverse musical range he is arguably one of the most sought after musical tutors in the San Diego region. For any student who wants to hone his or her skills in virtually any genre or style Sutton can help lead them in the proper direction.