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Popular Music Teachers Near Fountain Valley

Catherine W.

Fountain Valley, CA
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Samara R.

Huntington Beach, CA
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Matthew Z.

Huntington Beach, CA
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Catherine W. Fountain Valley, CA

About Catherine

You can sing for life! I love to sing and I have been doing it all my life. I also love to share my enthusiasm, skills and knowledge with people. I started singing at a very young age and lived in a household where everyone sang. When I was fifteen, I got my first professional singing job and never looked back. I think it's my experience along with my education that is a great benefit to my students. I have sung in every vocal genre you can think of: pop, rock, jazz, blues, Broadway, opera, and choral music. I share this experience with my students, helping to guide them by providing them with insights on phrasing, interpretation, and stylistic nuances. I pair this experience with my knowledge and skills to help them learn correct and appropriate vocal support and techniques. ...

Samara R. Huntington Beach, CA

About Samara

Samara R is a contemporary classical music composer and educator based in Southern California. Textural elements, unusual instrumentation, extended performance techniques, and imagery inspiration combine themselves to form her compositional sound.

Samara is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. She graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in music composition, and was selected to participate in the prestigious honors program, which culminated in a solo honors recital. She was awarded The Steward Prize for an outstanding creative work.

Samara studied music composition at UCSD with Dr. Lei Liang, Dr. Chinary Ung, Rand Steiger, and Dr. ...

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marjorie B. September 9, 2014
Piano · In studio
Our daughter took voice and piano lessons with Samara for about 6 months in San Diego. She had never had lessons before but within that short time fame our daughter learned and progressed at an unbelievable pace.

Samara is patient and extremely talented with her gifts as well as with children. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed all her lessons with Samara and we were definitely sad to see her go.
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Mel M. June 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Samara is a fantastic teacher with an incredible level of patience and perfectly calm demeanor. My four year-old daughter enjoyed every lesson and couldn't wait to go back for more. Under Samara's tutelage, my daughter made incredible strides and developed a passion for piano.

I am grateful to Samara for teaching my daughter not only the fundamentals of piano, but how to enjoy the instrument while learning. I was certainly sad to have Samara leave San Diego, but that just means other students in Long Beach will stand to gain from Samara's talents.
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Lan W. June 8, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
We've been lucky to have Ms. Samara as our daughter's music teacher. In just 2 months, our daughter (12 years old) could sing pop songs beautifully and write the lyrics for her first song. We highly recommend Ms. Samara to anyone who is looking for a well-rounded music teacher who is professional, knowledgeable, patient, and loving. Thank you, Samara for being a great teacher to Sara for the past 2 months.
Matthew Z. Huntington Beach, CA

About Matthew

I am primarily a composer, guitarist, tenor, pianist and percussionist and I love sharing what I have learned with others and watching my students develop and grow. My goal is to teach my students until they are better than me, so I hold no secrets, tricks or techniques back and I devote my time and energy to help others become the best musicians, artists and people they can be.I have a BA in music composition and a BA in music history, both from California State University, San Bernardino. I play the guitar, bass, piano, drums, orchestral percussion, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, recorder, harmonica and didgeridoo with varying levels of proficiency and have experience in music theory, songwriting, recording, MIDI, arranging, singing (contemporary, broadway and opera), and acting/performing. ...

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Risa May 14, 2014
Matt is very helpful! Taught me some nice skills and made me be able to sing confidently!
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Bunny May 14, 2014
My lesson with Matthew was great. Even though I have experience with music he was able to help me out with small habits that I needed help breaking. Great teacher really well versed in different styles of music as well as small techniques which will help me build and become a better piano player. All around great experience for my first time taking a piano lesson. Thanks Matt!!!
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Effie May 14, 2014
Gave me a greater understanding of my Algebra.

Thank you so much I really needed it.

Carl S.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Nadia S.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Max G.

Santa Ana, CA
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Carl S. Costa Mesa, CA

About Carl

Private lessons are given in the privacy and convenience of your home. Drumset instruction for beginners through professionals, ages 8-adult. Lessons include: technique, songs, music reading and theory. Styles include rudimental, orchestral, jazz, blues, rock, country, latin and more. Lessons can be coordinated with school music programs.
Curriculum is custom tailored to each student’s skill level, ability and schedule.
Patient, kind, supportive and creative environment ensures success of objectives in each lesson.

Technical skills covered are:

German, American and French matched grip
Traditional grip
Stick control
Snare drum rudimental/orchestral technique
Brush technique
Ride cymbal technique
Bass drum pedal technique
Hi-hat pedal technique
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silvia B. June 30, 2014
Drum · In studio
Carl’s gift as a teacher is both his patience and resourcefulness. He has a nurturing style of teaching and clearly cares about the progress of each of his students. Because of his years of performing as a professional, he draws on this knowledge and expertise. He brings a broad range of approaches to conveying fundamentals, technique and building on foundation principles of music. Carl taught my high school age son and I saw that he is willing to explore what works best for each of his students, who come with different learning styles and levels.
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Terry S. May 28, 2014
Drum · In home
Carl is a highly dedicated, skilled Professional and a pleasure to work with. I have been involved in lessons with Carl for over 2 and a half years. I played drums in highschool but never truly learned the basics and Carl has given me the steps from basics to more advanced instruction and helped me succeed. I admire his patience and skills and work ethic.
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Mel R. May 27, 2014
Hand Drums · In home
I have been taking hand drum lessons (bongos and congas) from Carl for about 15 months. I find lessons with him enjoyable and relaxing, and I have learned a lot about technique and style from Carl. He is patient and gears his teaching to the interests and needs of his students. Regardless of age or gender, a student will feel at ease and confident with Carl as his/her drum instructor........Mel Roth, Irvine, CA.
Nadia S. Costa Mesa, CA

About Nadia

In voice lessons, students learn optimal Vocal Technique through a series of personally-tailored body, breath and vocal exercises. This allows the student to develop a natural, free voice which will be applicable to any style of singing and will promote healthy speech and singing habits throughout life. Students then learn how to integrate their technique into the songs they want to sing. Through Song Coaching, as well as extensive work in Diction, the student develops the ability to bring his artistic vision to life with the right balance of technical control, authentic style, and musicality. Students also work on their stage presence and song delivery through Acting for Singers. This includes analysis of song lyrics and specific techniques for bringing the emotion the singer feels for ...

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Jean L. August 4, 2014
Singing · In studio
I found Nadia after calling and speaking to several voice teachers in the LA/OC area. All of her students speak incredibly high of her.

When I first started lessons with her, I had a new found love of classical music and wanted to continue exploring where my voice could go in that arena. Nadia has been extremely open and supportive of everything I have wanted to try and has given me great repertoire suggestions when I simply had no clue.

After a little over a year with her, the range in my voice has definitely increased and my vocal quality has improved tremendously. It's amazing how different my voice sounds today compared to when I first started with her.

The work that I do at each lesson is well worth the money. I never leave without breaking a sweat!
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silvia B. June 30, 2014
Singing · In studio
I'€™ve known Nadia for years as both a fine performer and a great teacher and voice trouble-shooter. Her knowledge of technique is as deep as her understanding of the artistry of singing.

I'd say I'€™m an advanced singer. I'€™ve sung publicly for years a range of popular songs with a band and I'€™ve performed classical repertoire.

Many singers find The Star Spangled Banner challenging and when I was asked to sing the national anthem before a convention of thousands of people, I sought out Nadia'€™s expertise.

I had concerns about my voice being injured due to chronic illness and perhaps relying on improper technique to compensate for the resulting problems. I had trouble accessing certain parts of my range.

When I took my apprehensions to Nadia, she made quick work of the problems. She first did an evaluation by running me through various exercises in order to pinpoint where in my range issues might exist. She worked patiently with me and taught me techniques that helped me return to my full vocal range. And I'€™m most grateful to Nadia for setting my mind at ease about the shape my voice was in and restoring my confidence to perform in front of a large audience.

Silvia B.
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Jenny L. June 5, 2014
Singing · In studio
I have been singing my entire life but I essentially lost the ability to sing after suffering an injury to my larynx. When I asked my Dr. to recommend someone to help me regain my voice, he gave me Nadia's information. I am so very grateful he did. Nadia is by far the BEST vocal coach I have ever had, and her talent and knowledge of vocal technique is unsurpassed.

I am constantly learning how to improve my voice, increase my range, and increase my breath. She always gives me a challenge to work on and keeps it interesting every lesson. I feel extremely blessed to have found her because honestly, without her, I don't even know where my voice would be today! She is simply amazing.
Max G. Santa Ana, CA

About Max

Hello!!

Drums - Spanish - Swimming

I'm Max, a 27-year-old business professional with a love for learning and teaching. Right now I'm saving my way up to opening a music venue; this is my dream!

I'm from the Costa Mesa/Newport Beach area, and I have my own rehearsal studio in Santa Ana for music instruction.

For Spanish lessons, I'm happy to meet at local cafes, libraries or drive to the home. I have had extensive study in high school, college and in both Spain and Mexico, so I'm adequately prepared to tutor in this field.

Swimming lessons can only be accommodated at the pool of the client. I was a lifeguard for the City of Costa Mesa during college and played water polo for Newport Harbor High School.

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Grant S. December 11, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Max is very informative and flexible with how you want to learn the drums. He helps you set goals to achieve from week to week and will get you to your final goal. He is very interesting and has an amazing musical background. He believes in practicing the basics every time you grab the sticks so that the next time you sit behind the kit, things begin to become easier and you are pushed to wanting to become a better drummer. Not only is Max all these things, he also has a great personality and is very personable, he is great at keeping in contact and he is not overwhelmed by distractions to forget about what he is teaching you week to week, what your goals are, or the type of music you want to learn.

For you reading this review, schedule a lesson as soon as you can! I never thought I would become so proficient as fast as I did. And Max you're the best!
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Travis S. October 26, 2014
Drum · In studio
Max is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. This translates directly into his ability to teach music. Music is a very difficult thing to teach, as it is very frustrating for a new musician to get the hang of an instrument. I'm sure it can be just as frustrating for the teacher, but you would never even get the slightest hint of that from Max. His patience with me, as well as his amazing knowledge of the drums and music, made for an experience that was very conducive to learning quickly.

He has very interesting and effective ways of getting one to pick up what he is trying to get across. If it's not clicking, he keeps trying to explain it a different way. He breaks down the basics, and shows you how to build on them one by one.

I have had brief stints with quite a few music teachers, and I can say without a doubt that Max is the most proficient in the art of teaching, and making you feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You may never reach it, but apparently that's what makes a good musician. One day, though, I know the light will be much closer, and much brighter.

Oh yeah, and he's kick ass on the drums...

Thanks again for EVERYTHING, Max!!!!

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