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Singing, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Saxophone
Jeremy F. has studied with members of the San Francisco and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, and holds a Master’s degree in Solo Classical Performance from San Francisco State University. He has played with the Santa Cruz County Symphony, New Music Works, the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Coastal Repertory Theater, Symphony Parnassus, the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony, and has participated in numerous chamber music programs, most recently for the Santa Cruz Chamber Players Series. In August 2012, he premiered On the Wings of Love, a song cycle for tenor, clarinet, and piano by British composer Ian Vanbles. Jeremy took grand prize at the inaugural Wesley Farrand Day Piano Duo Competition in 2010, and was a finalist in last year's Solo Competition for the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.
Jeremy currently resides in San Francisco and runs a private music studio. He is also an instructor for Skyline College, and maintains students throughout the Bay Area. He has taught music for several years, in both New York and California, having earned a music education degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.
Originally from Long Island, Jeremy moved to California to experience a different way of life and to get away from the winter. In addition to the clarinet, he enjoys opera, weight lifting, Joss Whedon, Dr. Who, the culinary arts, and roller coasters.
Algebra, Basic Math, Elementary Math, Math, Piano, Pre Algebra, Arithmetic, Flute, Music Theory, Science
OBJECTIVE: Piano/Flute/Music Theory teacher in a professional music studio
EDUCATION: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Jose State University-Spring 2006
Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Jose State University, Spring 2003, in both Piano Performance and Music Education
* University skill-level in piano proficiency
* Proficient knowledge of the Suzuki Method and Orff Instruments
* Proficient knowledge of Solfege
* Two Years of Marching Band at Lynbrook High School ('97-99)
* Proficient knowledge of teaching children vocal skills
* Proficient knowledge of teaching children beginning brass and string
* Proficient knowledge of both instrumental and vocal music repertoires
from the Renaissance to the present (especially works of Monteverdi,
Chopin, Lizst, J.S. Bach, S.Calvert, Telemann, Beethoven, William
Byrd, Robert Lowry, Robert I. Hugh, John Horma, Lowell Mason, D.
Bortiniansky, Magnus Lindberg, George Aperghis, Toshio Hosokawa,
Thierry De Mey, Steve Reich, James Wood and Helmut Oehring)
* Private Flute Students (Mar. '06-Present)
* Private Piano Teacher ('03-Present)
* Singer in University Women's Choir and Concert Choir, semester of
Aug.'99 and Aug.'00, and semester of Jan.'00 for the latter (sang
Holst's Planets with the San Jose Symphony Orchestra while in
* Singer in Ching-Ching Regional Chinese Children's Choir, Jun.'92-
* Singer and Pianist/Accompanist at numerous Church Choirs
(Lutheran, Baptist and Non-Denominational for the last 15 years
* Teacher's Assistant of a graduate in Piano Performance (M.A., SJSU)
during special Saturday night program for children of Family Bible
Studies (Oct.-Dec. of '01)
Pertinent Course Work :
* Piano Repetoire Class
* Piano Accompaniment
* Music Theory
* Music History (From Antiquity to "Modern" Periods)
* Jazz Improvisation
* Jazz in America
* Fundamental "Skill" Classes (including Brass, String, Choral Literature, as well as the Voice.)
* Concert Choir
* Music Technology/Music Notation/Computer Engraving
Drum, Piano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola
I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I have a BA in Music Education from Humboldt State University, where I also earned my teaching credential. I have taught beginning, intermediate and advanced band and orchestra, in addition to choir and jazz band. I have been music director for over 10 middle school musicals. In my spare time I enjoy my two dogs, going horseback riding, and reading.
Piano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute
Music has been a large part of my life since I first started taking piano lessons at the age of six. In fifth grade, I learned to play the flute, and I performed in bands all the way through college. In high school, I also picked up the violin, and enjoyed playing in orchestras as well. I earned my Bachelors degree in Music Education and my California teaching credential from Biola University in Southern California. During that time, I enjoyed playing many other instruments. My primary instruments are the flute, piano, and violin, although I also play (and teach) beginning clarinet, viola, and cello.
In addition to giving private lessons, I also teach school band and orchestra, so I bring the added perspective of a conductor who can help students learn how their part fits in with the whole ensemble. I have taught elementary, middle school, and high school band and orchestra, as well as clinics and small group classes.
Currently, I teach music in the Los Altos School District. I also enjoy performance opportunities. I have years of experience teaching private lessons on several instruments to students of all ages and backgrounds. I love to help students experience the joy of music, whether it is as a future career, or simply as a hobby. My goal for my students is to learn and grow as musicians, and to have fun in the process!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola
Hello, my name is Chris. I am currently a Jazz Studies major at San Jose State University. I began my musical journey at Dartmouth Middle School. I played saxophone, and was only mildly interested in music. I stayed in music in high school, but remained only mildly interested until my Sophomore year. I discovered the trumpet and began to listen to Louis Armstrong, and became obsessed with jazz and mastering the trumpet. In just 2 short years, I had studied enough trumpet to travel South America with the San Jose Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra. After my South American tour, I decided to teach privately and share my talents with the world. I won a scholarship to San Jose State for music excellence in 2009, and joined the Spartan Marching Band. While in this prestigious organization I performed in Olympic Stadiums, Disneyland, and all over San Jose. I am currently working toward a Bachelor of Music with a dual emphasis in Music Education and Jazz Studies from San Jose State. I work for TakeLessons.com, and Manzana Music.
In addition to in person lessons, I teach online. Online lessons use Skype, which provides students with a convenient opportunity to get high quality music lessons. I have personally received lessons online from the highest level of professionals. I recommend online lessons to anyone who is not able to attend in person lessons, or prefers the convenience of online lessons.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Flute, Music Theory, Songwriting
My name is Phil J. and I am a professional music artist and
songwriter. I have a BA in music from San Jose State University and
over 18 years of both teaching and performing experience. Over 300
students have come to me for lessons over the years and I’ve been able
to help each one. Professionally, I’ve released 5 CDs and three DVDs.
These are real-world lessons to get you on the fast track to playing
music. Beginners are always welcomed. I accept ages 8 and up – that
I work in a cozy home studio on the border of San Jose and Milpitas
(near Landess Ave. and Piedmont Rd.).
I have very few open slots at any given time, but I’ll do my best to fit
you in. Contact me here right now to secure your slot.
Ask me how you can earn more free lessons!
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