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Popular Music Teachers Near Irvine

Barbara D.

Yorba Linda, CA
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Mandy B.

Tustin, CA
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Ken P.

Anaheim, CA
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Barbara D. Yorba Linda, CA

About Barbara

Experience:
30 years teaching private piano lessons,
former head of Cerritos College Children's Piano Program.
Trained with Christine Bardin, composer of Alfred's "Music for Little Mozarts".

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I have had the advantage of having the best teachers and try to also give that opportunity to my students. When a new student first comes to me, I ask what is their goal and formulate a strategy to rapidly lead them to achieve that goal. Whether it is precise classical training or a general music experience that includes reading music and playing popular pieces, I give everyone a thorough education in theory, sight reading, and exercises to promote fast and even piano playing.
I teach students as young as 4 years old with the "Music for Little Mozarts" ...

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Helene F. November 22, 2013
Piano
Engaging Teacher

I have two children who are students. One did not want to play any instrument but is going to a performing arts school. Barbara took that into account and focused the teaching on things my child would use in school like accompanying singers, reading music, playing show tunes.My other child has a completely different focus. Barbara keeps her engaged and learning even though the interests are entirely different. Barbara knows much more than just piano. She knows about the music business and what it takes to succeed as a musician. She is a great resource and teacher.
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Suki D. November 6, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher for an adult beginner

I have always been interested in learning the piano and finally did it. Barbara is a wonderful instructor. I have been taking lessons for approximately three months and can read music and play! Barbara is very encouraging and I look forward to each lesson.

I am now preparing to play holiday tunes at the family gathering!
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Helene F. March 11, 2013
Piano
Engaging, Flexible

Child had lessons at another program but teachers did not motivate students. Barbara engages the student. She focuses her teaching on both what the parent wants and what the child is interested in so the kids are more interesting in practicing and moving forward. Barbara is good with both younger students and teenagers. She is patient and knowledgeable.
Mandy B. Tustin, CA

About Mandy

For as long as I can remember, I have been singing and dancing, mostly by ear and by mimicking music videos. My first passion was R&B and pop. I began taking lessons at age 15 and my musical world opened to genres such as art song and musical theater, due to a fantastic teacher.

I left home to study music at Cal State, Long Beach. There, I was challenged with more difficult subjects, like opera and Lieder. My appetite continued to grow as I immersed myself in performance, competitions, and traveling the world with college choirs.

All the while, I did my best to satisfy my true self by collaborating with fellow musicians. I sang in my first band, Flexx, when I was in high school, then 2 others while in college. Professionally, I was a back-up vocalist and percussionist with ...

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Lydie S. October 29, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very sweet and patient teacher! She gives very good tips and helps you work in a serene and nurturing atmosphere! Recommended!
Ken P. Anaheim, CA

About Ken

I've been playing music my whole life, but it was as a high school student when I was asked to teach the school's guitar class that I became a teacher. Since that time I've gone on to earn several awards, played in many different types of projects, and earned a Master's degree. You might have heard my music before too if you've ever listened to a podcast, TV commercials, Indy films, or played any video games. My most successful student thus far however, would have to be Jacob Tilley from the rock band Young the Giant.

Not everybody wants to be a rock star though, and there are many aspects to the world of music. During the course of my musical adventure I've played with orchestras, been in rock, bluegrass, reggae, pop and blues bands, classical ...

Nicholas L.

Tustin, CA
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Eulis K.

San Diego, CA
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Max G.

Santa Ana, CA
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Nicholas L. Tustin, CA

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Cathy T. October 30, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We've had two lessons from Nicholas and can already play a few tunes! His instruction is very clear, focused and yet fun. This last is particularly important to my two young boys. He made sure that he understood our goals, what type of music we wanted to learn and quickly assessed our skills. We are looking forward to learning more from him as our lessons progress.
Eulis K. San Diego, CA

About Eulis

I have been performing as a musician for two decades and acting since I was a small boy. I started my musical education as a woodwind player and settled in to the wonderful world of singing over time. Music has opened me up to so many opportunities like touring the world, performing in marvelous concert halls, and working with some of today's most revered artists, as well as giving me the opportunity to expand my acting craft through various plays, musicals, television, and film.

Performing has been my salvation. It has been a best friend and constant source of joy, and I share this gift with others so that it might offer them the same. In this 10th year of teaching, I have new experiences to draw from and share with my students. Having spent my last 6 years performing with ...

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Brian T. November 13, 2014
Christian Gospel · In studio
I could not recommend a better teacher and person in Eulis. His kind spirit, patient demeanor, and gifted voice provides any student with a strong example of what a professional musician looks like. What most people need is someone who doesn't just paint by the numbers but who is able to assess your goals, talents and desires and match it with just the right program; you'll progress quickly and enjoy every minute of the effort. Because of his vast experience, breadth of skills and years of singing, Eulis provides the kind of musical insights that help you find out who you are and discover or refine your voice. Thanks, Eulis for all the great work we've done together and I look forward to more!
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Reid B. October 30, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Before we get to Eulis, let’s talk me ;) I am 18 years old, and until about a month ago I had not a bit of experience in singing. At all! YOLO though, so I got online and did the searches, and immediately found Eulis. I read he had some experience performing with Disney and he had some videos of himself singing. I was drawn in by his talent and apparent, very genuine love for voice and music, just as you probably were, in that you are taking the time to read his reviews! Anyways, let me just fill you in to how much more there is to Eulis. Right off the bat, Eulis is an extremely comfortable spirit who gives off a very sincere eagerness to help you in the journey to reaching your vocal potential. Every lesson I have had, I am surprised at how easy it is to develop a skill which forces so much vulnerability from those who try to master it. Eulis creates a completely safe and fun environment in his studio were you can take risks and play with music and your voice. I feel I have his complete dedication and attention in every minute of a lesson, and even through some assignments he gives me to complete independently. Also guys, improvement is fast under Eulis’s direction. In lessons he teaches to condition the entire performer. In other words, equal focus is split between the physicality and techniques of singing and the connection to emotions in music. The combination makes you feel more like a pro than you ever thought you would! Honestly, I could not be more confident that Eulis has the talent to bring out the best of my own. Just book your first lesson to see what I mean. Happy singing!
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Ian H. October 28, 2014
Clarinet · In studio
Eulis is a consummate professional. He is engaging, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I highly recommend him as a teacher!!!
Max G. Santa Ana, CA

About Max

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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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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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