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Meet Our Teachers!
KAYLA BAILEY • Kayla is so excited to join the Protégé team! Raised in Ventura County, Kayla earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at California Lutheran University, then went on to earn her Masters Degree in Vocal Arts at Cal State University Northridge. Right after graduation, Kayla set sail on the high seas as a performer for Silversea Cruises. Part of a cast of six voices, Kayla performed in a series of classical, pop, Motown, and musical theatre concerts aboard the Silver Wind, stationed in the Mediterranean Sea. Kayla currently resides in Woodland Hills. In addition to teaching, she also serves as a music specialist for Los Cerritos Middle School, a vocal consultant for Oaks Christian School, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Los Robles Children’s Choir. Kayla can also be seen singing in Areté Vocal Ensemble, and various churches and venues throughout the community!
CHRYS RYAN JOHNSON • Chrys has been working in the music business for over a decade! As a singer, his voice has been featured in two of the “High School Musical” films, the 2007 “Hairspray” soundtrack, and various episodes of the television show “Glee.” He has performed background vocals for artists such as Carole King, Pink, Alicia Keys, Childish Gambino, Sam Smith and many others. Playing piano for over 10 years as well, he has the ability to play most songs by ear and has tons of experience in playing keyboards with different artists and bands. Chrys also has a strong background in musical theater! Performing as both an actor as well as a member of the orchestra for many shows. Some of his favorite productions include Rent and Spring Awakening! Chrys enjoys studying music theory, and is so excited to be sharing his knowledge with the students and families here at Protege Performing Arts.