Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion
I have been in many performing groups, from rock to metal to folk to jazz. I have background in original composition; I sing backup vocals and have experience with production. I have recorded with a number of groups in different genres. I am currently recording an album with Radio Mystery (indie/rock); I also perform with a European Cafe band, Due Zighi Baci, and with a folk trio, the Kyle Martin Band.
My background: I began studying orchestral percussion at age 7 and received my first drum set at age 8. I then studied drums with Mike Brennan, learning the fundamentals of reading, coordination and independence, rhythmic ear training, etc, and continued to work with him until age 16, when he told me it was time to take the next step as he had taught me everything he knew. I went on to study with Tom Hayashi, focusing on funk and jazz. In 2004, I was accepted to the University of California at Santa Cruz and began taking private lessons with George Marsh (who played with John Abercrombie and David Grisman). I declared a major in music, learned theory, and performed with with fantastic musicians such as Stan Poplin, Ray Brown (trumpet), and Rob Klevan. In 2008, I was accepted to the California Institute of the Arts to pursue a Master’s Degree (MFA) in Jazz Studies; it was here that I developed a high level of musical prowess and creativity, studying with many of the top players and educators in the LA area: Joe LaBarbera, Aaron Serfaty, Randy Gloss, Larry Koonse, Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz, Alphonso Johnson, Charlie Haden, Vinny Golia, Howie Shear, Alfred Ladzekpo, and Andrew Grueschow.
Although my formal studies have focused on music theory and jazz, I have performed in a variety of genres. I have taught music for 12 years, and I look forward to supporting your individual interests and growth.
Piano, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I’ve played keyboards and sang professionally for the last 25 years. During that time my home has been in the San Francisco Bay Area but I have performed all over the country and have toured several times in Germany, Switzerland, and Japan. I’m a two time winner of the West Coast Songwriters “Song Of The Year Award” and I write music and lyrics as well as record and produce songs for myself and others.
Over those years I’ve developed a wealth of knowledge and experience that I’m very excited to share with my students. I want you to tell me what your musical dreams are and we will develop a plan to reach them and I will be honored to guide you there.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
My passion for music has led me clear across the country, from Boston to the San Francisco Bay Area. I have played guitar for 17 years, in various bands of many different genres, and have attended music schools on both coasts to fortify my musical knowledge. I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and then graduated from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. My specialties are in rock and metal guitar, and also in composition and music theory.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Ukulele
After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summer youth program. All summer, she taught class sizes ranging from 10 to 26 students of the ages 5-10. Her initiative later led to being hired at this local community theater. Along with this theater teaching experience, she has been teaching piano, guitar, ukulele, flute & voice lessons for over 9 years. Her students have gone from knowing nothing about music to learning and performing entire pieces on their own as well as even auditioning & for agents and becoming signed artists in Los Angeles. Liz knows that it is her place in the world to teach music & spread positivity through her own music and would love nothing more than make learning music a positive and fun experience for everyone.
Piano, Singing, Music Theory, Songwriting
After over 20 years experience teaching music, I enjoy helping each student find their own personal musical expression. With my ability to listen carefully to every student's goals, I approaches teaching music in a knowledgeable, yet intuitive, way - honoring the individuality of each budding musician. Learning to play piano or sing should be an enjoyable experience, even when the lessons require a mix of hard work, practice, and perseverance in fulfilling those musical goals. With my many years of experience as a performer, songwriter, and teacher, I can bring first-hand insight to each lesson. After all, music is a wonderful journey; let the adventure begin!
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
My first musical memories are jamming with his father Robert (who plays guitar) in a make-shift garage music room in his hometown of San Diego. I soon discovered a love of and fascination with drumming that led me to pursue music as a lifelong passion.
In 2001 I received a B.A. in music from San Diego State University, where I studied classical theory, sang in choirs, took every jazz course available, and played in West African/South Indian drumming ensembles.
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