Liz J.

Liz J.

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2 Reviews
Sonoma, CA

About Liz J.

Background Check: Last verified 10/02/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summer youth program. All summer, she taught class sizes ranging from 10 to 26 students of the ages 5-10. Her initiative later led to being hired at this local community theater. Along with this theater teaching experience, she has been teaching piano, guitar, ukulele, flute & voice lessons for over 9 years. Her students have gone from knowing nothing about music to learning and performing entire pieces on their own as well as even auditioning & for agents and becoming signed artists in Los Angeles. Liz knows that it is her place in the world to teach music & spread positivity through her own music and would love nothing more than make learning music a positive and fun experience for everyone.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach out of the Alfred's Piano course, but am open to trying out any music books you may already have in your home. I do expect my students to purchase the books they would like to learn out of and to have the material I have given them for homework ready, completed, and practiced by the time we have our weekly lesson. I recommend at least twenty to thirty minutes of practice every day, and will give rewards for having practiced well, and for performing well in our lessons. I would love it for my students to be clear on what they would like to learn, and I love using songs that the student enjoys to make his or her music learning process fun.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my home studio, I have a full size Cable-Nelson upright piano, as well as two ukuleles, and two guitars (one acoustic-electric and one electric).

*** Travel Equipment ***
When I travel, I bring my own instrument that the student is learning on so that I can demonstrate, as well as a music stand if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, folk, opera, musical theater, classical, rock, reggae

Photos and Videos

I wrote this song and made this video this summer. It's based on a journal entry I wrote that I just added a few chords and a melody to! Yay songwriting!

Experience

Music Teacher Jun 2004 - Present
Liz Fanora J. Music

10 Years Teaching Experience

Education

BFA in Musical Arts Sep 2006 - May 2010
California Institute of the Arts

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
German Limited Proficiency
Spanish Limited Proficiency

Awards

Director's Award for Band May 2006
Chamberlain High School
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2 Reviews on Liz J.

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Tracy E. November 24, 2013
Piano
Awesome!

Liz is so patient, encouraging, fun, flexible, and always happy! She has taught my daughter Kaity to have confidence on top of courage to jump in a learn to play the piano in a fun way. We have truly enjoyed lessons with Liz!
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MICHELLEG August 24, 2011
ukulele lessons

Very professional, friendly, flexible, knowledgeable and she was able to keep my 10 year old son on task. She made every second count, without being overbearing.