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Popular Music Teachers Near La Jolla

Betsy F.

San Diego, CA
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Sang S.

La Jolla, CA
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Chad N.

La Jolla, CA
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Betsy F. San Diego, CA

About Betsy

Music is the biggest passion in my life. I love being able to share that gift with my students, and look forward to their progress as much as my own. I continue to grow and develop as a musician, and love connecting with people through music. My students all learn to love and appreciate music, theory and performing as I share my knowledge and expertise.

I have degrees in Violin, Viola and Vocal Performance, that I earned while on full scholarship for music. I started violin as a young child with the Suzuki Method and later added viola. I began singing professional gigs while still in high school, and was the youngest member ever with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Chorus at 17. I also have extensive experience singing in non-classical groups and bands and am comfortable ...

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Regina B. May 22, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Betsy has been my daughters coach for about a year now, and she is wonderful. My daughter has learned so much in the past year, and now she's interested in singing, thanks to Betsy. Betsy has a wonderful spirit, she knows how to communicate on their level, and she makes them feel as though they can do anything. I also like her because she encourages kids to follow their dreams, and to do the right things, and we all know that it takes a village to raise a child. I would highly recommend Betsy!
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Ivana May 14, 2014
I have an audition tonight. I was very grateful that Betsy was able to help me with last minute suggestions. Betsy was available immediately which made the lesson possible. She is a wonderful voice teacher and helped me polish up my song. Thanks so much for making this format available. Linda
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Loan March 6, 2014
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Besty was very helpful and helped me with my technique which is pretty advanced. It's hard to find people who can teach people who have been playing for years lol...I can tell she has the understanding and the knowledge^^
Sang S. La Jolla, CA

About Sang

My name is Sang, I am a professional violinist for over 18 years. I have been playing with the San Diego Symphony, the Nova Chamber Orchestra. My private studio is in UTC, La Jolla. And I also teach for California Music Studio. I have given numerous recitals and philanthropic performances all over the San Diego areas. Please allow me to tell you a bit of my musical Career.

In 1988 I received a full scholarship from Roosevelt University in Chicago to study music and violin. I currently hold a first violin position with the Chicago Grant Park Symphony in the summer season. I have been playing the violin since the age of 4. At the age of nine, I was accepted to the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music. I performed as soloist with numerous orchestras in China and won most of the ...

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Coleen W. September 29, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
wonderful teacher

As an adult beginner, I was very nervous about beginning violin lessons. I've been taking lessons with Sang for about 15 months now and have loved every lesson. She is patient and has helped me progress farther than I thought I possible for me. Along with technique, she encourages me to learn and explore music beyond the etude books.
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MannyM July 17, 2012
Great violin teacher!!

Sang is very patient and encouraging. She's really good at explaining things and can see immediately where I need to improve (so I don't develop incorrect habits). I've learned so much in a relatively short amount of time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a violin instructor!
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GarrettS November 11, 2011
Excellent Instructor

Sang is very patient and encouraging, and very understanding for those who are just beginning like myself. I would highly recommend her to others.
Chad N. La Jolla, CA

About Chad

I'm an easy going and fun music teacher with real life experience. I build and taylor my lessons around "Your" goals not mine. Ultimately my goal is to make your experience FUN. Want to play songs? I can get you up and running within a couple weeks with simple strategies that accelerate your learning curve and bypass all the boring stuff that may only keep you further from your goal.

My experience? I've been performing and writing songs for 15 years, with 3 critically acclaimed albums and several North American Tours. I've accumulated an abundance of wisdom and skills, which I'd like to pass on to my students. Learn from a real pro who actually makes a living as a performing musician. Specialties include acoustic guitar and songwriting.

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Randi M. July 30, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chad is a very patient teacher for kids. My daughter is 6 and sometimes loses focus but Chad has a great way of keeping her interested. I highly recommend Chad for guitar lessons.

Emily S.

San Diego, CA
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Sarah L.

San Diego, CA
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Adrián T.

San Diego, CA
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Emily S. San Diego, CA

About Emily

When I was little, I begged my mom to let me play the piano. At age 5, I started taking lessons at my school. As my passion for music grew, I began composing and at age 11. I wrote my first complete song. Continuing to study and compose music, I completed nine years of California'™s Certificate of Merit music program, and for several consecutive years, I was selected by the Certificate of Merit judges to perform in multiple honors recitals. I have also been singing all my life and have been formally trained in voice. Being able to sing and accompany myself on the piano has been very rewarding, and I hope to help others to do the same! In addition, I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology with concentrations in Ballet and Literature from the University of California, ...

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Lori R. February 18, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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Emily is very sweet and knowledgable. She is a great teacher and keeps my son interested. She is accommadating and encouarging. She offer a lot of positive reinforcement and praise which goes a long way in my son wanting to learn piano.
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Emily S. January 30, 2014
Piano
Wonderful Teacher!

My daughter had been playing the piano for 3 years, but she had stopped enjoying it. Once she starting taking with Emily S, she started loving it again and practices every day without me having to tell her. There's something special about Emily - she loves music so much and brings out that love in other people too. Now my daughter looks forward to her piano lesson every week.
Sarah L. San Diego, CA

About Sarah

I received my undergraduate training in music from Pomona College and my graduate training from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have studied with Gaiana Mndoian, a pupil of Mstislav Rostropovich, and with Mark Kosower, a pupil of Janos Starker. In addition, I hold a Certificate of Completion from the Waldorf Institute of Southern California.

In teaching, I work to combine the instrumental technique gleaned from my musical training with Steiner’s insights about music and about working with children. Both my musical and Waldorf studies have emphasized to me the innate power, significance and benefit of sound, or tone, itself.

The cello can be soothing to a child for exactly this reason—it has a deep, comforting voice. In addition, learning to play an instrument ...

Adrián T. San Diego, CA

About Adrián

Adrián Terrazas-G.: Born on October 17, 1975, and raised in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México, Adrian Terrazas-G. grew up surrounded by the traditional music of Central America from Danzón, Boleros and Rumba, to Son and Mambo. Terrazas-G. began developing his musical ability starting at the age of eleven. He was inclined to play the tenor saxophone and the flute with an understanding of classical music and a distinct attraction to jazz, and five years later chose to take on the clarinet. His grandmother, a "Danzón Nut" according to Terrazas-G., urged her grandson in that direction, but the young player was adamant towards a newfound paragon for himself: John W. Coltrane.

2001 was a year that would have a profound impact on Terrazas-G.’s music. ...

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Sivan H. December 16, 2014
Saxophone · Online
Adrian is an absolutely amazing teacher, what we accomplished in just a few hours was more than I've learned with other instructors in years of studying. On top of being as studied as they come in my opinion, Adrian was so personable it was easy to communicate right off the bat. If you are looking for a music teacher, who will show you the proper way to do things musically and is as hip as they come, Adrian is your guy!
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Anne H. December 2, 2014
Adrian is an amazingly creative professional musician who is very dedicated to creating the best sound possible in any situation. He is patient and well-mannered, and great at helping and guiding students who need direction. He is an accomplished player with experience in an array of various musical styles, and makes for an awesome musical mentor. I highly recommend taking lessons from him!
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Eduardo H. November 23, 2014
Composition · Online
I have been listening Adrian's music for the last ten years or so.
I had the chance to met him and it was a good experience.
He has been playing with Mexicans and Americans musicians at a high level doing concerts and recording around the world.
I was surprised when I met him. Because even though he has been touring, recording and writing music with the best musician in California and Mexico. He is a simple and humble man. By the way, he also won a Grammy by his work with The Mars Volta. And of course he is a great teaching, aware and worried about your music life and your daily life as well.

He escuchado la música de Adrián por los últimos diez años o más.
Tuve la oportunidad de conocerlo y fue una buena experiencia.
Ha participado con músicos estodaunidenses y mexicanos a un nivel muy alto, haciendo conciertos y haciendo grabaciones en estudio importantes, en todo el mundo.
Quedé sorprendido el día que lo conocí. Porque incluso tocando, grabando y haciendo música con los mejores músicos de California y México. Él es simple, humilde y sencillo. Por cierto, Adrián fue ganador de un Grammy debido a su trabajo con The Mars Volta. Y por supues es un gran maestro e instructor, conciente y preocupado por tu vida musical y tu vida diaria.

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