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Popular Flute Teachers Near Pacific Palisades

Cory B.

Long Beach, CA
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Sheila M.

Sherman Oaks, CA
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Joseph R.

Downey, CA
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Cory B. Long Beach, CA

Subjects Taught

Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano

About Me

I am a classically trained performer with a Master's degree from London's Royal College of Music. I love finding each student's own learning style to tailor the experience, and I encourage my students to make their own decisions about musical expression (with plenty of guidance, of course!).

In my work as a performer I have played with orchestras all over the world, from the South London Sinfonia to the Bombay Chamber Orchestra. My musical life is full of variety, and I think that the experiences I've had as a musician make me a creative and thoughtful teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
I wouldn't call myself strict, but I do have high standards. I expect my students to put in the work at home, so that we can get the most out of lesson time, but I think that my expectations are realistic. After all, we all have busy lives, and even if you haven't had time to prepare we can always have a productive lesson.

We will learn simple tunes in the very first lesson, and I will always balance technical exercises with fun. (Though I do think a lot of exercises are fun too!) After a few months we will have a solid foundation of music theory and will have developed your music reading abilities considerably. We will have worked on a great technical foundation of scales and exercises, so that your fingers won't fail you. We will also be delving in to longer and more complex tunes, and considering the possibility of some form of casual public or in-home performance, for you to show your family and friends what you've learned!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Baby grand piano,
Music stands,
Metronome,
Tuner

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to have their own instruments and music.

*** Specialties ***
Classical

Sheila M. Sherman Oaks, CA

Subjects Taught

Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

Sheila M. is a native of Southern California, born and raised in the city of Palm Springs. Her interest in music began at the age of seven when she began private instruction in classical piano, and by the age of ten, she began playing the flute. Sheila received her Bachelor of Music with a degree in Music Education from the University of Redlands, where she studied flute with Sara Andon. There, she performed in the university's Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Orchestra. During her third year at university, she studied abroad at the Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary.

Sheila has performed in many different venues around the world such as Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, the Edinburgh Trade Center in Scotland, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge, CA.

In 2013, Sheila graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Masters degree in Flute Performance where she studied flute with Sandra Kipp. At CSUN, she performed in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Northridge Flute Quartet, and various chamber ensembles. She currently resides in Los Angeles and teaches private lessons in flute and piano.

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal as a music educator is to foster excellence in the art of music through private instruction. I am available to teach both flute and piano lessons and have taught both instruments at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, though I prefer to teach piano at the beginner and intermediate levels the most. I have worked with students of all ages ranging from 5 to older adults.

My guarantee is that the student will learn to read music and have a well rounded music education. This means that we will work on a variety of things such as music theory, music history, and a wide range of repertoire (from Beethoven to the Beatles!) While I have high expectations for my students, I do my best to keep the lessons relaxed and lighthearted. My hope is that the student is always engaged and interested during lessons, but little joking here and there is always necessary, in my opinion!

That said, here are my three expectations from my students:

1. Come prepared both mentally and physically (this is especially important for flutists-- make sure to warm up prior to the lesson!)

2. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes. This is non-threatening territory, I'm here to guide you and help you. Remember that mistakes happen, we're human. Just make sure that you learn from those mistakes so as not to make the same ones and grow from each experience.

3. For parents-- BE INVOLVED! I can't tell you how often I've seen younger students excel when their parents were proactive in the experience. This means encouraging them to practice, coming up with a rewards system, and sometimes sitting in on the lesson to take notes so that you can work on what we did during the lesson at home with your child. It's difficult for music teachers to compete with iPads, Playstations and television, so let's get creative together!

*** Required Materials ***
Flute students must own a well maintained flute, as an instrument that is out of adjustment causes frustration and can initiate bad habits. In addition, the student must also have a metronome and tuner, a music stand, flute repertoire, and an assignment book for me to write down each week's assignments.

Piano students must have a working acoustic piano or digital piano (not a keyboard) in their home for piano lessons. The student must also have a metronome, piano repertoire, and an assignment book for each week's assignments.

Joseph R. Downey, CA

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Synthesizer

About Me

Joseph R. has 5 years of experience teaching students elementary, middle school-aged children and adults on to how to play keyboard, guitar, flute and saxophone while sharing his learning experience with them as a self-taught saxophone and flute player and his more conventional education on piano and guitar.

Joe started developing his musical talent through piano lessons at the age of 7. After only a year of formal study, he began to experiment with other instruments such as the bamboo flute, the guitar and the drums. When he moved to the United States at the age of 13, he was introduced to the school’s band where he chose to hone his skills with the flute. Since then, he has been exposed to classical and symphonic repertoire. During high school, he joined the marching band and at the same time, found interest in jazz and alto saxophone. He decided to pursue a career in music by majoring in Jazz Studies and Performance at the University of California in Irvine where he has received his Bachelors degree in Music. He is currently performing at local jazz clubs, formal events and concerts. He would like to continue to inspire his students while nurturing his passion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Scale Mastery
Instrumental Technique
Note Reading/Sight-Reading
Ear Training (!)
Live Performance
Music in the real world

*** Studio Equipment ***
Wurlitzer upright piano
Roland D20
BX5a monitors
BX8a monitors
Shure, MXL mic's
M-Audio Profire 610
Yamaha YAS-82ZII

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide manuscript paper. Student provides instrument and have the option to purchase my music books.

*** Specialties ***
I train my students the classical approach for their beginning and intermediate stages, and specialize in Jazz and Pop music.

Heather B.

Sherman Oaks, CA
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Yuh-Jiun W.

Diamond Bar, CA
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Jie Z.

Los Angeles, CA
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Heather B. Sherman Oaks, CA

Subjects Taught

Flute, Piano, Theater Acting

About Me

Hello!

Now accepting new students for in-home lessons. I have over 12 years experience teaching individual lessons. My areas of study were Elementary Education, Music Performance, and Theatre. It is my belief that each student learns at their own pace and in their own way. My goal as a teacher is to find the best program for each student so that they can enjoy learning their instrument or craft and come away from the experience with a better understanding of it, in general, and a feeling of accomplishment for themselves. Some students want to become professional performers and others simply want to learn to for their own enjoyment and both of those are admirable goals.

What I teach:

Flute -- beginning to late intermediate (fourth grade and higher, unless they already have some other form of musical background ex. piano lessons, etc)

Piano -- beginning to intermediate (any age so long as they are able to read, at least a little)

Auditioning: Do you have an audition coming up for which you want to prepare…I mean NEED to prepare??? I can help with all your stage auditions whether it is a musical theatre vocal audition or a monologue or even just cold reading from the script. The more prepared you are, the more at ease and confident you will feel during the audition process.

"Where words fail, music speaks" ~ Hans Christian Anderson

*** Lesson Details ***
Instrumental: All of my lessons are catered specifically to the needs and desires of each individual student. I strive to always create a positive environment in which the student feels like they can ask questions and make mistakes and learn without feeling embarrassed or nervous. Everyone learns at their own pace and in their own way. There is no 'cookie cutter' lesson plan.

For most students (especially younger), I recommend a 30 minute lesson, at least to start. Any more than that, in my opinion, can be frustrating and overwhelming for the student who is a beginner. More advanced players (and adults) may be interested in a 45-60 minute lesson.

Auditioning/Acting: For most students I recommend a 60 minute lesson. If you are preparing for an audition then you are probably working within a very specific time frame. The more we can work, the better. Also, we aren't just working on mechanics or techniques. There is so much discussion and in-depth searching that needs to happen that in a 30 minute session we would be hard pressed to get everything accomplished.

*** Travel Equipment ***
In-home: Learning materials (books, instruments, scripts, music stand, etc) are not provided and need to be in your home for lessons and practicing throughout the week. Yes, you need to practice. I am not a drill sergeant about it but the more time you spend practicing the faster you will progress. I will recommend certain lesson materials and do expect for them to be purchased before the first lesson. If you already have a book that you are working from, that is fine, we can start the first lesson with that and then discuss together whether or not we feel it will help you in our lessons.

Yuh-Jiun W. Diamond Bar, CA

Subjects Taught

Flute, Music Theory

About Me

I am a music teacher and musician in the Los Angeles area. I was born in Taipei, Taiwan. I started my music education at the age of three; it started with clapping, rolling around on the floor, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. I was fascinated by the magic that music possesses; as Rimsky-Korsakov unfold a tale of an enchanted land, with camel-riding merchants, bazaar, and princesses, without uttering a single word. I went on to learn a few instruments: xylophone, three different kinds of recorders, and then all this eventually led to flute.

I started studying flute at the age of 8, and it has been a delightful journey. In high school, I have participated in marching band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, and symphonic orchestra. I was also part of two prestigious local youth orchestra, the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Claremont Young Musician Orchestra.

I obtained my Bachelor of Music (Flute Performance) degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. I grew immensely as a musician during my time in Santa Barbara, I studied under Jill Felber, and I was able to expand my repetoire and gain considerable experience. I even played at the local farmers market as a street performer during the weekends. After graduation , I traveled to my home country Taiwan to study another great musician - Anders Norell, the principal flutist/flautist of the Taiwan Philharmonic. It was another great opportunity as I was able to garner teaching experiences, as well as attending master classes of great flutist/flautist such as Emmanuel Pahud.

As a music teacher, I encourage and inspire. I am foremost a music lover, then flutist and flute teacher. I aspire to spread the abundance of joy and beauty that music has bring into my life. As the great conductor and cellist Pablo Casals puts it: "Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart". Therefore, whether if you are a wobbly toddler, high school marching band enthusiast (as I once was), house wife looking for a new hobby, full time employee who always had a love for classical music, or grandmother who is looking for something other than crochet, join me on this wonderful journey.

"The pursuit of music would provide you a life time of joy".

Jie Z. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Adobe Photoshop, Chinese, Drawing, Flute, Painting

About Me

Learning Piano from 1993-1999,
Flute 1999-now (9th-most advanced grade, principle flute of China Youth Orchestra, Principal Flute of school Brass Band. A lot of Solo or band performance experienced.)
Fine Art Painting 2004-now
Majored in TV & FILM production Degree: Bachelor of Art , China Academy of Art. 2007-2011
Working in film industry since 2011-now as matte painter/ Concept Artist. And having my Master's degree at the same time at Academy of Art University.

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