Bass Guitar, Guitar, Singing, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon
Hi my names Joel, I have been playing musical instruments since I was in the 6th grade. I'm coming up on my 11th year of playing. I started off with Clarinet, and I'm now in the Metal scene going around and gigging with some of the most talented musicians in the scene. I've played multiple festivals and hundreds of shows, but don't let my enthusiasm for guitar discourage you from taking lessons with me for other instruments! I'm classically trained in over 10 different instruments; Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Tenor Sax, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Jazz Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, and of course Electric Guitar; And any and all variations of those instruments; For example All types of Clarinets and all types of saxophones.
My education in music started in 6th grade on clarinet. When I got to high school I started taking a bunch of music classes. I was taking Marching band/concert band, Jazz band, and Orchestra all throughout my high school years, where our school was a consistent top competitor and finalist throughout the state of California.
Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Spanish
Hello there! My name is Fernando, and I bring lots of profession playing and teaching experience to the table. I am an active musician in several local bands of various styles and genres, including jazz bands, latin jazz bands, sax quartets, church groups, and musicals. I have played across southern California, several other states including Nevada (Reno Jazz Festival), Portugal, and Mexico.
I am also an active woodwind teacher for various high schools across southern California, as well as a marching/visual coach for marching bands.
I am in the process of finishing my first album, I manage my own band, yet I still manage to dedicate lots of time and effort to my students and make sure that I am always doing my best to see them succeed.
I can teach everything from jazz, to classical, rock, blues, latin genres (salsa, merengue, bolero, mambo, etc.), and even contemporary Christian music in both English and Spanish.
I mix all of these experiences and knowledge into a big melting pot, and apply it very efficiently and wisely so that my students can positively benefit from a wonderful and exciting real-world musical journey!
Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Saxophone, Trumpet
Originally from New York, I recently moved to Southern California to pursue my teaching career. In 2011, I graduated cum laude with degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance from Manhattanville College, where I received several performance awards including the Elliot Magaziner Award, and the Michael L. Falacaro Award. Additionally, I was accepted into Manhattanville's first annual Students of Great Achievement program.
Upon graduation, I was accepted to a New York University graduate program in conjunction with the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary, where I studied music pedagogy and ethnomusicology. Previously in 2010, I also took advantage of a community service exchange program at Manhattanville to travel abroad to Kolkata, India, where I volunteered at a local orphanage.
Currently, I reside and teach in Los Angeles County. I teach general music and band in North Hollywood, I run an after-school band program in El Segundo, and I am a substitute woodwind teacher with the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) at the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA).
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Bram, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music is an experienced performer and instructor of woodwinds. He is a well respected and accomplished musician both in Los Angeles and abroad, specializing on saxophones, flute and clarinet. Starting on piano at a very young age, he has been playing music all of his life. At the early age of 6, he received a standing ovation for is performance of "Hill Street Blues on piano! A few years later, he decided to pursue the saxophone, and not long after, he was studying the clarinet and flute as well. As his skill and talent progressed, the window of opportunities opened up.
While attending Hamilton High School's Academy of Music in Los Angeles, Bram started to get involved in numerous projects and bands. At the age of 16, he had the opportunity to travel to Japan to play with the Monterey All Star High School Jazz Band. He has received multiple awards and scholarships, from prestigious organizations such as the Thelonious Monk Institute and the George Eastman Foundation.
Bram graduated the Eastman School of Music in 2001, with a bachelor's degree in Jazz and Contemporary media. While in school, aside from gigging and touring with various bands, he was also teaching privately as a woodwind instructor. In addition to touring in various parts of the U.S., he has had the opportunity to see the world, working as a musician in show bands on cruise ships, such as Princess, Cunard, and Regent of the Seven Seas lines.
Currently based in the Los Angeles area, Bram keeps busy as a teacher and performer in various ensembles and projects. Some notable credits include: Playing on Carly Simon's Moonlight Serenade DVD, Playing on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Mayer Hawthorne, and playing with Bobby Caldwell. Also, he performed with "The Hollabacks", a 7 piece rock band which won the Slurpee Battle of the Bands Competition 2010.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone
Hello, my name is Cindy and I am a vocal and instrumental instructor. I received my BA and MAT degrees from Pepperdine University. I have taught privately for over 25 years in the San Fernando Valley, along with Pasadena and Simi Valley areas. During college I performed in several operas including The Magic Flute and Hansel and Gretal with the Burbank Symphony Orchestra. After college, I was a member of Musical Americans, a select touring group from Southern California under the direction of K. Gene Simmonds that toured South America and Japan. I also served as a minister of music at a local church for several years.
I began playing the piano at the age of 7. My mother and sister were taking lessons and, when they had finished practicing I would go into the piano and play what they had just played. My mother figured that I was the one with the talent so I got the lessons. When I was 9, I became interested in the violin. Back in those days, it was required for you to take private lessons if you were going to be in the school orchestra. I started lessons on the violin while continuing lessons on the piano. I began taking voice lessons while in Jr. High and for a while, I took lessons on all three. I was also very involved with my church music department, which was very large and well known in Southern California. During college, I had the opportunity to participate in The Living Christmas Tree . This was a great experience, one I will never forget. I not only sang in the tree but was able to play in the orchestra for a couple of years as well.
Being a classroom teacher for over 30 years, I have had the experience of bringing the joy of music to hundreds of students. I put a strong focus on musical theory so that my students understand not only how to play or sing, but understand the WHY of different musical concepts. Presently I have students attending CSUN majoring in music. I have a love for music that has been with me since the age of 7, when I started taking my first piano lessons. I took private lessons on piano, violin and voice till I graduated from high school, continuing while I earned my BA and MAT degrees. I have experience with students of all ages, ranging from the young kindergarten student to the adult student. I believes that there is a hidden talent in everyone and that if there is a desire to learn, I can teach them!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
My goal as a teacher is to make music enjoyable and educational for any student. I meet each of my students at their level and my passion is to ensure that all of my students' musical dreams come true.
I have studied classical guitar and saxophone since 1999. I continued my studies of both instruments while at university. While at UNT, I learned how to play all of the wind and percussion instruments and I studied piano as well. I have played in several bands and I have recorded three albums with those various groups (all original music).
-Earned undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas
-Earned a Master's Degree in Music at the University of Southern California
-Certified public school teacher
-Local area Session Guitarist/saxophonist
-10 years of private teaching experience; I have taught 100 students since opening my private music studio. I have taught students as young as 6 and as old as 48. I also personally believe that you are never too old to start learning an instrument!
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