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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.

Taylin R.

San Diego, CA
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Spencer V.

San Diego, CA
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Sarah L.

San Diego, CA
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Taylin R. San Diego, CA

About Taylin

From Oklahoma, comes the talented and charming, Taylin. With her powerful vocals, unique looks, amazing stage presence, and music to capture and entertain audiences of all ages, Taylin truly is the complete package. Singing in front of audiences by the age of 11, touring by the age of 18, Taylin's journey landed her in Dallas, TX, where she pursued opportunities as a professional singer, actress and dancer. Taylin has toured with bands such as Vince Vance & The Valiant's, who currently have a number 1 hit, "All I Want For Christmas Is You". As well, Taylin has toured around the world, with several National Acts, and for the USO in Ecuador, Cuba, and the Bahamas. From Dallas, Taylin moved to Nashville, TN, where she was quickly snatched up by Gaylord ...

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Hana B. October 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Taylin has been my singing teacher for less then a year, but already we have grown so close! She is very energetic and an incredibly talented singer. My voice and confidence with singing has grown tremendously, and she's always there to offer a word of advice or an encouraging smile. I love her so much! Definitely the best singing teacher I've ever had!
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nadia K. May 29, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Taylin is awesome! Love her!
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Hanam D. May 19, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've had the pleasure to take lessons with Taylin for several months. She has great gratitude for the students she works with (she tells me all the time about her wonderful connections with her students), and it really shows.

She's a highly energetic, kind, very bubbly, and extremely encouraging with her students. She was able to bring out the vocal range in me week after week, which shows that her lessons are sticking and helping me progress. She's always excited use her iPhone to record progress, and then emailing them to me.

One of the unique things I found important with her is that she will prepare you for the situation you want to be in. For me, I was looking to develop a voice for doing gigs on stage, as well as studio recording. Her busy background in doing gigs and studio work was EXACTLY what i needed to get me ready to perform on stage (my past instructors didn't have much stage performance experience). She has strong knowledge of what it's like to perform in a different atmosphere, and to not be discouraged by it. In the practice space, she'll help push you to the edge (we practiced many challenging songs that had me worn out even after a 45 minute session)

She also develops lesson plans that are tailored to accelerate the things you want to learn, rather than wasting time going places where you're not interested in. This becomes important if you want to stay engaged.

In terms of the environment, her studio is very well kept (she rearranged her living room many times, just to get a new feel). She also will have the ability to set up a studio, if you wanted to learn how to studio record. She has a dog as well that is very well mannered. Parking is easy to find on the street.

In short: if you envision yourself wanting to be a rock star on stage, Taylin will help paint that picture for you. She will be able to push you to the top.
Spencer V. San Diego, CA

About Spencer

I was born in Santa Barbara, but I have lived in many states and I have also lived outside of the country. I started to play the piano at age 11, which is much older than when most children start. Once I began playing the piano I became addicted to it. Because I have moved around a lot, I had many piano teachers and learned from many different teaching styles. In college I began playing the organ and I am now the organist at St. Ann Catholic Church in Logan Heights.

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I am neither too strict nor too laid back, but just right! I have taught many students, each of whom respond differently to different teaching styles. Some students respond better to a more rigid style of teaching, where others need more flexibility. What is important to me is that my students enjoy ...

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LaVerne J. December 15, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
wonderful

Spencer is a great teacher, really, the best! Best!
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Judie D. November 29, 2013
Organ
Verified Student
Excellent organ instructor

I recently started taking organ lessons, after having taken piano lessons years ago. Spencer has been great in helping me build on my past skills as I learn to play a new instrument. He’s very professional and enthusiastic. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
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 ...

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