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Poised, energized, and armed with unforgettable performance ability, Michelle G. is a firework in the artistic arena. Her training began at the young age of 3 with the violin, and a few years later received classes for piano and voice. Excelling in all three, Michelle developed a very passionate and dramatic personality that eventually led her to more dramatic genres such as opera and stage acting. Her aptitude to understand human emotions and relationships gives her a wide spectrum to play in as an actress. There is an organic flow to her interpretations both as an actress and musician that leads the audience to feel her emotional current. Her honest characterizations introduce deeper perspectives on what seems like the ordinary roles and storylines. Amongst the many other leads that she has played, her participation in roles like “Susanna” in The Marriage of Figaro, or “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni embody much vibrancy and integrity.
Through the development of her voice as a singer and actress, she has crossed over into other media such as voice over commercial work and vocals for pop/main stream music productions. She has recently participated as a vocalist and violinist in the albums of artists such as international jazz pop artist David Longoria, Latin pop singer Erick Bolivar, Grammy-nominated percussionist Souhail Kaspar, and American Idol’s Seysha. Over the last few years she has unraveled her musical skills as a songwriter/composer/arranger and has even had some small victories acquiring music placements on TV shows (NCIS, short film “Sumtin’ Like Dat”, The Dictator) for herself and some of her colleagues. Her inner brilliance is lighting a unique path before her, and she is bravely embracing each step forward in a promising creative career.
Michelle completed her Associates of Arts for Music/Music Education at the age of 18, and got later graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's of Arts for Musical Theater and Music Business, as well as from Florida International University with a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance.
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I tailor my lessons to my student's needs, style, abilities, and goals. Learning is truly a fun and passionate adventure for me, and my enthusiasm has consistently been a contagious quality :) I love to challenge myself & my students to discover how immense their true potential is, and I create a safe and fun environment to explore such facets.
My curriculum is combination of solid tradition (Suzuki method for piano & violin, and Bel Canto technique for singing) interwoven with pop-culture, and modern influences. Within the first 3-6 months, my students will know the basic building blocks of music - which includes scales, arpeggios, triads, intervals, technique, and performance repertoire; and for my singers this will include proper breath technique, tone placement, support, very often increased vocal range (both high and low), and will feel significantly stronger vocally and more confident getting up to sing.
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Full size Keyboard, mics, pro tools, Violin (electric, acoustic, and Chinese Ehru)
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- Audition technique and prep
- Vocal Technique
- Violin Pedagogy
- Acting Audition Technique
Accent Reduction, Bass Guitar, Drum, English, French, German, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting
Hi, my name is Pierre. I have enjoyed the music business for more than 30 years. My music education includes studies at the Swiss Jazz School in Switzerland and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
I have been a music coach in Switzerland, in Los Angeles, in Long Beach, and since 2009 in the Mission Viejo area. During the 2009 / 2010 school year I was a music coach for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) in South Orange County. I have also been a member of numerous groups, including Original bands, Top40, Tribute, Recording and Performing bands. Please do not hesitate to ask for references!
I teach students age 9 and up.
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Here is some information on what you can expect if you decide to take lessons with me:
You will start learning songs and play along with them within 3-5 lessons. After 3 months you will have knowledge of the basics. At the 6 month mark you will start to get comfortable with your instrument and after a year you will have built a solid foundation on which you can expand into any musical direction of your choice.
I teach beginner to advanced depending on the instrument, and ages 9 and up are welcome! My customized lessons are based on the student's abilities. Lessons can be held at your home in the vicinity of Mission Viejo. Learn songs and music theory, melodies, harmonizing, rhythm, syncopation, solfege, songwriting, arrangement, reading and writing music notation. I can also help you with singing and recording your songs. If you wish, I can also teach your lessons in German or French.
Music styles: Rock, Pop, Folk, Latin, Jazz, Swing, Reggae, Funk, and much more.
Teaching style: I like to use humor to make the learning experience enjoyable. I adjust to the student's learning speed. My philosophy when it comes to teaching and music: Everyone can learn an instrument and enjoy that knowledge for the rest of their life!
Guitar (for example): Always work with books. Teach simple chords, rhythms and songs at first. Then move to more difficult chords and songs, and TAB reading. Then I keep increasing the level of difficulty as the student progresses. Then start teaching sight reading with standard music notation. When practicing songs, we play along to music. Similar teaching style for other instruments.
I was born and raised in France, where I became a certified high-school teacher after graduating from the Sorbonne. I have been teaching French and etiquette in LA for 8 years, and am dedicated to make the French culture accessible to all!
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The services The French Influence provides include:
* French lessons and French tutoring in Los Angeles
* Help with homework
* Trip preparation
* Learning French from square one or perfecting your ability to read the classics
* Translation from English to French, from technical manual to poetry
* Etiquette coaching, with a perspective on European manners
What makes these courses different is that they will always be customized to your exact needs and taste. There is no manual. All lessons are made from scratch, and I always brings special attention to your homework or any questions you might have in-between sessions.
I guarantee the highest quality of teaching you have been looking for and will provide numerous references.
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French, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Recording, Piano, Singing
Born and raised in a musician family, I am a singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist. After a 10 year-career in France as an artist composer signed to Universal Music France, i moved to Los Angeles 2 years ago. Thanks to my eclectic musical background, i work as a music composer and producer with various artists. Therefore I am here to share through teaching my passion for French and music.
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For those who want to learn simply French or French in music by singing for instance, this is an option as well. My home studio along with my skills are open to you, i will teach you singing, Logic Pro music software, piano, guitar on the spot. I hope to see you soon !!!
Accent Reduction, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, American Government, American History, American Literature, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Bible Studies, Biology, Creative Writing, English, English Literature, Essay Writing, European History, Film Studies, French, Geography, Grammar, History, Language, Literature, Math, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Poetry, PSAT, Psychology, Public Speaking, Reading, Science, Screenwriting, Softball, Spanish, Speech, Spelling, Vocabulary, World History, Writing
I have taught students with learning and physical disabilities
I enjoy sharing my gift within the performance arts and language with anyone who is hungry to learn. My style of teaching with acting focuses on the inside work one must do to be excellent in their craft. In the linguistic arts, I emphasize building a solid foundation with grammar and learning to listen as much as possible. The key to learning a language is exposure to that language and eliminating the fear to speak - just try and we'll go from there.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."