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Our Team

As a staff, we take pride in being the cornerstone of our VIBE Family! Each instructor is responsible for a certain aspect of our operation, & cares greatly for the well-being and growth of our students. Without our team & volunteers, VIBE would be nothing more than a great idea. Meet our team!

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Megan Openshaw

Executive Director
Vocal/Piano Instructor

 Megan has been around since Vibe's creation. Many students have studied under her in Vocal Lessons and as cast members during Vibe's productions. Megan has a long list of vocal experience and years of coaching as well. 

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Yzabelle Openshaw

Program Manager
Theatrical Director

Miss Belle has been doing theatre since she was 11 years old. She has participated in numerous theatrical experiences and done over 50 plays/musicals. Her favorites are "Stardust, Les Misérables, Shrek, Annie, Frozen, and Moana". Yzabelle  began directing for Vibe in 2016. Miss Belle is attending Regent University to complete her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education/Administration. She loves being in the Vibe Family and bringing a unique and safe theatre home to students from the area!

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Hyrum Hansen

Vocal/Piano Instructor

Hyrum teaches piano, voice, and violin at Vibe. His goal is to grow and encourage a love of music in his students while equipping them with the tools they need to be comfortable and confident musicians. Hyrum has studied instruments for 17 years and performed professionally. He has been part of the Vibe family for 2 years!

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Brennen Bence

Vocal/Piano Instructor

Brennan has been involved in theatre since he was 16 years old, but in that short time, he
has been a part of several productions. He has worn many hats in his time, such as actor, director, stage
manager, technical director, head carpenter, production designer, producer, sound technician, and
much more! Many of his experiences were with professional residents and touring productions while studying theatre and business at Dakota Wesleyan University. Some of his favorite plays and
musicals are Little Shop of Horrors, Rock of Ages, Colossal, and Wizard of Oz. Brennan found Vibe during
their production of Lion King Jr. and quickly became a team member! He left to pursue his
education and gain the professional experience he’s excited to share with students back at his
Vibe home!

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Jason Ford

Drum Instructor

Jason was raised in San Diego, California and has been playing drums since 1989 (age 6). By his senior year in high school he led the Poway High Emerald Brigade Drumline through multiple award winning regional competitions and travelled with the Jazz band and wind symphony to national competitions. After high school, Jason spent 15 years as a studio drummer, and has performed in upwards of 400 shows with various musicians throughout San Diego and Los Angeles. He has also performed in musical theatre (pit orchestras), collegiate pep bands, and dreams of putting together a local percussion group based on STOMP. Jason is excited to be part of the Tri-cities and hopes to accelerate and educate drummers of all ages to their full potential.

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Mark Beknazerov

Cello Instructor

Mark was born and raised in Tri-Cities, and has been playing music since the 2nd grade. He is currently a senior at Pasco High School and is going to graduate with his two year degree in arts and science from Columbia Basin College. Mark has been in numerous musical activities such as jazz, marching band, orchestra and pep band. Mark teaches Violin, Viola, Cello, Trombone and Euphonium/Baritone. However he plays many more instruments such as guitar, trumpet, tuba and stand-up bass. He plans to continue his learning of instruments and wants to learn the accordion and some woodwinds as well.

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Connor Hoiland

Guitar/Piano Instructor

At the age of 12, Connor started teaching himself guitar. Trying to be diverse in his studies, he had learned repertoire from several different genres including classical, jazz, blues, rock, country, and metal. He started taking lessons at the age of 15 after hitting a “wall” in his practices. That is where he learned different strategies and approaches to practice, as well as how much easier and enjoyable learning an instrument is by having a teacher there to help. The practice strategies that were learned, and which he loves sharing with his students, have helped him not only with learning guitar, but when learning piano as well.

Recently, Connor has graduated from Columbia Basin College with an Associates in Arts and Science, with a specific focus on music theory and piano. He plans on attending University to pursue his doctorates in Music Composition and Theory. With over ten years of experience on guitar and almost five years experience on piano, he would love the opportunity to help you develop your skills and understanding of music.

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Ashlynn Smith


Ashlynn has been a part of Vibe since early 2022, when she performed in Moana Jr. She quickly fell in love with Vibe and all things theatre. Since then, she has performed in Descendants, Beauty and the Beast, and is currently in The Sound of Music. She became an intern in February 2023 and began student directing with Seussical Jr. and then worked her way to a co-director status for Willy Wonka. Ashlynn works in the office, manning the desk, organizing costumes and props in the garage, and assisting in any show she can. She hopes to continue performing and directing at Vibe, bringing joy to audiences and teaching kids all about the magic of theatre.

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