Westlund Childs III is a passionate musician who loves to teach percussion. As a drum instructor for 15+ years, he's orchestrated many music clinics directed towards the community and specializes in foundation, development and technical precision.
CEO & Founder
Sound Engineering Technician
Lewis is responsible for assembling and operating the sound equipment used for all of BSharp's productions, i.e., recitals, concerts, festivals, recordings, etc. He ensures the quality of the sound for each and every event that involves our students. His emphasis is ensuring that we have the best stage sound when it comes to our live performances by balancing and adjusting our sound using equalization, dynamics processing and audio effects, and reinforcement of sound. He's been a part of BSharp Academy's sound productions since 1999!
May 19th, 2019, was officially declared B#Sharp Academy Day by the Honorable Mayor Harry T. Price of Fairfield, as this date commemorates the Academy's 20 years of service to the community.
B#Sharp Academy teachers strive to instill musical appreciation, confidence, & build self-esteem in each and every student they encounter. Our mission is to change lives forever, one note at a time with a spirit of excellence through the influence of music.
Founded by Dr. Rosalin Pugh, her dream of opening her own music school was fulfilled in May of 1999 where she started “B#Sharp Academy”, a school of the Arts, and serves as CEO and curriculum advisor.
Dr. Rosalin Pugh has a gift of communication through music. Being from a family of gifted musicians, she realized her musical abilities at a very young age and set out to hone her skills through more musical education and training. She received her Music Degree (double major in Piano & Voice) at Solano Community College and received her Honorary Doctorate Degree of Ministry in 2004 from Bellgrove Theological Seminary. She is also an established Recording Artist and adds to her credits, back up singing for Celine Dion and a duet on her latest CD, with the legendary Lenny Williams on the song she wrote, "Because of Your Love". She has produced CD projects for many artists in the Bay Area and as far as the Midwest. She spends her leisure time writing music and ministering in song to sick patients in hospitals.
"When God calls us to do His will, He calls us to B#Sharp, to perform in excellence. B#Sharp to encourage, B#Sharp to teach the music to the ones He's chosen for you to instruct to B#Sharp! "
Will Barnes is a professional musician who teaches students of all ages how to play guitar. With over 40 years of guitar experience, his musical knowledge spans a breadth of genres, from rock, classical, bluegrass, jazz, and modern-day sounds. He's also a solo act at various "Art" Galleries.
Guitar, Piano & Vocal Instructor
This multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, originally from New Orleans, has worked with legends such as Percy Sledge, Aaron Neville, The Coasters, Drifters, and The Platters. He has opened for Johnny Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland, and other blues greats. His jazz roots are forever present in his diverse playing style. Emile enjoys teaching and bringing the best out of his students. He also loves entertaining on weekends. See: emilevinet.com
This San Francisco State graduate is an ex-piano student of BSharp Academy and has witnessed first-hand the many students that have come through this Academy with very little to no musical knowledge at all. She has seen their lives being changed through the many musical opportunities provided them. Now, she's running the front office with a smile to ensure that the musical legacy of BSharp continues forever!