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Popular Music Teachers Near Newport Coast

Richard C.

Irvine, CA
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Jean T.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Xiaole L.

Irvine, CA
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Richard C. Irvine, CA

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 followed by drums and guitar. I studied with great teachers in the past as well as at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have also performed at the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, The Bakersfield Jazz Festival and numerous club dates and private functions throughout New York, New England and California.

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Students will experience an "original" lesson based on how they learn. Some students benefit most from a visual standpoint reading music or tab while others learn best by an auditory or hearing approach. We will explore what works best for you. Whether its blues, rock jazz or other styles, we will find the best avenue to progress toward your ...

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David Z. July 3, 2014
Banjo · In home
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Richard is a wonderful teacher. Very patient and knowledgeable
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Rob H. May 7, 2014
Classical Guitar
Verified Student
Professional and patient with kids!

Mr. Richard, as we call him, has been fantastic with my 7 year old son. His early recommendations maximized my son's guitar interaction and the visible (audible?) progress being made actively encourages practice at home.

Mr. Richard is able to give simplified homework that my son can understand. As opposed to "practice for 20 minutes per day", Mr. Richard was able to identify what works with my son's personality and established practice criteria that was much more effective.
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Cristina I. March 11, 2014
Drum
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Great lessons

I learned a lot in just a few lessons. I enjoy taking lessons from Richard. He is professional, knowledgable & on time.
Jean T. Costa Mesa, CA

About Jean

With a B.A. in Music from UCSB and a M.A. from Stanford Univ. in Education, I have taught piano and singing for many years to all ages. I sing and play both classical and popular music and have years of experience with musical theatre. Lessons are in my beautiful home on a grand piano and I have the equipment to record you. Whether preparing for an audition or starting from scratch you will receive the utmost attention to your musical desires.

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Voice students do best with a 45 min. or 60 min. lesson which begins with vocal exercises and concludes with work on repertoire of your choice.

Piano students can start with a 30 min. lesson but more can be accomplished with a 45 min. lesson. Practice at home is required for you to succeed, and access to a keyboard, ...

Xiaole L. Irvine, CA

About Xiaole

Xiaole, (Shirley) an active pianist, music teacher, and composer, is a member of MTAC-Music Teachers Association California. A member of Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society, she holds a PhD in Music with many awards for academic excellence from the University of Hawaii. She has more than 30 years teaching experience and has taught piano, music theory and history from beginner to advanced levels.

She studied at Shanghai Conservatory of Music and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, where she polished her artistic spectrum in piano, musicology, and composition. Her teaching uses various sources, including Western classical repertoire, folk, popular music, world music, and Chinese music. She performed piano solo and chamber music in China when she was a pianist in Liaoning ...

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Kathryn S. October 27, 2014
Piano · In studio
Ms. Shirley is fantastic. She is very understanding and a combinations. My son LOVES going to his piano lesson every week. She requires he work hard and pay attention. She really works hard to find good things he does and really reinforces the positive. She is always accommodating to schedule changes as well. We love having her as a teacher.
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Joyce L. October 11, 2014
Piano · In studio
I have taken lessons with Xiaole for over 5 years now. She helps me to plan long term goals and to strive to play the best I can in performances and competitions. Also, she stresses forming good habits for studying for theory and practicing at home. One thing to note is that she is pretty strict. Overall, I would recommend Xiaole to anyone looking for a productive teacher.
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Rebecca N. July 23, 2014
Piano · In studio
I am a retired education professional returning to piano having had some lessons in childhood and, briefly, about 25 years ago. In some ways I am a beginner, but I also had some skills - reading the treble clef, knowing the names of the keys, and singing ability, as well as the smattering of earlier lessons. Shirley is amazing! She takes a very personalized approach which reflects my interests and abilities but also sound principles for teaching piano. I was quite nervous about starting to study piano at my age but she has managed to both challenge me and encourage me. She was quick to realize that my love of singing and vocal skills could be applied to learning piano and moving from technique to musicality and helps me do that. After 4 months of lessons I am determined to succeed and starting to believe that I can - thanks to Shirley!

Patricia S.

Newport Beach, CA
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Michelle L.

Irvine, CA
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Irvine, CA
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Patricia S. Newport Beach, CA

About Patricia

Patricia S. is a professional singer, voice actor, Emmy« Award-winning writer, teacher, vocal coach, creativity coach and radio and TV host with decades of experience in the performing arts and entertainment industries.

Affiliations: SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, MTAC, MTNA, CAPMT, NATS

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Assorted live back-up singing and studio recording experience, Los Angeles & Las Vegas
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Los Angeles Music Center Opera Association
Opera Pacific
Staff soloist, Crystal Cathedral

Voice Acting Experience:

Commercial voice-over and narration for hundreds of clients including Acura, Honda, FedEx, Ramada, Toyota, Yamaha Music, United Airlines, Sonic, Mitsubishi, Rockwell, PacifiCare...

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Joan M. October 27, 2014
Vocal Technique · In studio
Patricia is an amazing instructor on many levels. While she is an accomplished performer in her own right, she is equally able to break down the necessary vocal techniques in a manner that all ages and all levels can relate to. Lessons with Patricia are productive, but they are also fun! You will not find a more dedicated vocal coach anywhere.
Michelle L. Irvine, CA

About Michelle

Michelle L. is from Orange County and has been involved with music her whole life starting with marching band, concert band, symphonic orchestra, jazz band, drumline, choir, and classical piano.
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Michelle is a graduate of University of California Irvine in 2012 with a degree in classical piano performance and University of Southern California Scoring for Motion Picture and Television (SMPTV) in 2013.

Michelle has many experiences with private piano lessons from beginner's level to intermediate level.

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Melissa H. August 12, 2014
Piano · In studio
As I got older, I regret taking my piano lessons for granted as a child so I took courage to get back into it. Miss Michelle was very patient and encouraging despite my personal embarrassment of feeling like a slower learner. I also mentioned my desire to learn guitar, which then she kindly showed and taught me few chords. We would take a short break from time to time to "jam" (more like I learned) with her. Lessons were very fun and she was very easy to talk to. It was very unfortunate that I had to move away and end my lessons, but I learned so much from her in a year! I highly recommend her — she's a wonderful teacher!!
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Angela P. August 8, 2014
Piano · In home
I took lessons from Michelle for a year and a half, and had a wonderful time! She took me through sight-reading, finger positioning, musical notations, etc. (basically everything for a beginner). I was at level 0 before I started and by the end got to a happy 2!
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Jade N. July 31, 2014
Piano · In studio
My 10 y/o daughter took piano lessons from Michelle a couple years back.
What I really appreciated was that Michelle teacher actually made each lesson fun and enjoyable. I usually could not get Tiffany to sit in front of the piano for more than 10 minutes, but with Michelle, practicing piano was no longer a chore for Tiffany.
Tiffany's improvements were really drastic and noticeable thanks to Michelle :)
Alys T. Irvine, CA

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