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Popular Music Teachers Near Rancho Cordova

Steve P.

Carmichael, CA
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Bianca P.

Sacramento, CA
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Gaw V.

Sacramento, CA
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Steve P. Carmichael, CA

About Me

Steve began his musical journey on the piano as a child, later moving on to explore
clarinet and trumpet in band before discovering the French horn in high school.
Though he earned his bachelor of music in horn performance at CSU, Sacramento, he never gave
up the piano, teaching students and accompanying choirs throughout college, and
earning scholarships for both instruments.

Steve has played for a number of musical groups, from orchestras, chamber
groups and community bands to being a pit musician in musical theater and
opera. This year, he will be joining the William Jessup University Wind
Ensemble and playing horn in that group. For the last several years, Steve has
directed the orchestra at his church, and has also arranged hymns and worship music
for church orchestras and smaller ensembles.

Besides teaching piano and horn, Steve's musical interests include music theory, arranging, composition, piano ensemble playing and ethnomusicology.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching children and adults for the past 15 years. I have worked
in public schools as a band instructor, choir director, orchestra director and
general music teacher. I have also taught English and Spanish classes. My private
piano and horn students have enjoyed playing from a wide variety of musical
styles from classical to modern.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano

*** Specialties ***
I choose from a variety of publications, depending on the nature of the student. I strive to have my students become well rounded by learning a variety of music literature and learning theory, scales, chord progressions, and integrate sight-reading as a regular component of lessons.

Bianca P. Sacramento, CA

About Me

Hello! My name is Bianca and I would like to help you enter and enjoy the wonderful world of music!

I was introduced to music at a young age and haven't stopped playing. I love to have fun when I play, but I love sharing my passion and joy even more!

I feel that my experience as a teacher has helped me grow to build relationships with my students. I don't treat lessons like Juilliard studies. I have fun with my students. Music can be a serious study, but it is also one of the most fun and rewarding. My goal is to build a good relationship with my student so that I can work with them, rather than against them, to achieve the same goal. Making music is fun, but developing a passion for it gives it the life that nothing else can.

Qualifications:
A.A. Traditional Music
13 Years Performance Experience
3 years teaching Elementary School Band and Choir
3 years teaching High School Band and Choir
Continued study at CSUS in Music Education

In my time working as a music tutor, I have helped students falling behind in their performance classes to exceed expectations and come out ahead of their class in the end. As a teacher, my graduates have gone on to middle school as leaders of the intermediate band because they were too young for advanced band.

*** Lesson Details ***
The first lesson is about getting to know each other. From here, I can decide how and what should be taught.

My lessons are laid back and include small breaks, especially for beginners. I understand that learning certain techniques can be frustrating. I also understand that a student can become tired. These short two minute breaks are used to further discuss the technique, theory, and history behind the literature. It also helps to strengthen the bond that I like to create with my students.

I use much of the same curriculum that band instructors use in the Sacramento area, making transferring from private lesson to band and other ensembles easier. I focus on both solo and ensemble literature, helping the student succeed as both a solo performer and an ensemble performer. With this, I also give a small amount of theory and history so that the student can develop a relationship with their instrument and the music.

I do give practice homework for each lesson to make sure the student keeps up with what we have learned and help them achieve their goals. I may also give research homework, or give the student a worksheet to complete by the next lesson in order to better understand the music and the time period they are working with.

Lessons start with a warm up and review to cover concepts before moving on to new ones. I only teach as fast as the student would like to go. I only move on to the next exercise when the student feels comfortable and ready.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Looking into adding a studio in the Sacramento Area.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my own horn for instruction. I expect the student to provide their own instrument and have their own book to work from so that they may practice between sessions.

*** Specialties ***
Teach: Classical
Specialize in Classical with emphasis in solo and ensemble playing

Gaw V. Sacramento, CA

About Me

Gaw is a voice artist, music teacher, and arranger local to the Sacramento area, specializing in styles such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Classical. She began her music experience with the baritone at age 12, and eventually learned to play the violin, trumpet, French horn, piano, and percussion. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and currently working on her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento.

Gaw sings locally in various Sacramento venues, such as Shady Lady, JB lounge and Capital Garage. She won multiple Downbeat Awards with vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She performed with Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Donald Kendrick and performed with world class choir RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace). Gaw played brass with the championship level drum and bugle corps, Mandarins and Blue Devils A.

Gaw is a positive, personable, and enthusiastic teacher. She began teaching music in 2004 at VAPAC (Visual and Performing Arts Charter), and she taught percussion for several years at C.K. McClatchy High School and a season with Folsom High School. She directed C.K. McClatchy High School choir and was the student director for Sac State vocal jazz ensemble Vox 2 for many years.

She is a currently a graduate assistant and the new director of vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She also teaches privately in Sacramento and Roseville.

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"I love teaching because it's worthwhile to see my students succeed in something they really work hard for. I believe that every student has their own unique way of learning music. I am patient and understanding, so my lesson plans will be based on the student's ability, personal interests, and goals. We can work on songs that range from Bach to Ella Fitzgerald, Rolling Stones to Adele and Taylor Swift. Music is fun and rewarding. With me, students will develop a strong music education to help them succeed while having fun."

JoAnn R.

Carmichael, CA
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Delia E.

Sacramento, CA
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Allie H.

Rocklin, CA
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JoAnn R. Carmichael, CA

About Me

Your lessons are designed to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to successfully perform in public. I work hard to prepare your lessons and I ask my students to invest daily time working on skills studied at their lessons. Performing music requires the patient integration of multiple skills over time, however, the rewards are BIG.

I continually update my teaching methods by attending workshops and master classes and I incorporate my knowledge of human anatomy and function, to help you perform with minimal strain. Also, I incorporate internet resources in your lessons to keep them interesting and up to date.

What will your lessons be like?
At your first lesson we will explore and name the parts of your instrument (voice or cello). We'll talk about what you would like to learn, set attainable goals and select songs that you will be successful learning.

In subsequent lessons you will warm up with scales and exercises, using common intervals with basic rhythms to improve your technical abilities and gain musical skills and knowledge, such as hearing pitches and intervals and keeping with the beat. This will also help you learn to read music.

Singers will learn to use breathing to coordinate with your vocal folds to make a beautiful tone and sing on pitch, relax your throat and tongue to create resonant chambers, shape your mouth and tongue to color the tone, and use your tongue and lips to form the words.

Cellists will learn to transfer your body weight into your cello to produce a mellow tone, placing your hands and arms on the cello and bow in a relaxed and balanced manner to allow you to play smoothly and in tune and to prepare you to produce a lovely vibrato. Since cellos don'™t have frets, you will also learn to locate each note on the cello but just a few notes at a time - until you know them all.

You will learn to use your technical skills and knowledge to create musical phrases that sound beautiful and authentic and are fun to perform and listen to. You will need to practice simple skills and phrases repeatedly until they become habit. I will lend you my kind and patient support to help you through the bumps in the road.

Not sure how to practice at home?
To support your practice at home you will: Receive a recording of each lesson to practice with; Learn simple exercises you can do at home; Learn to create and use simple backup tracks of your songs to learn to hear rhythm and harmony; Learn how to use your computer at home to get feedback for pitch, and tone quality.

Nervous about performing?
When you are comfortable you will have three opportunities per year to perform in student programs performing for friends and families.

You will have opportunities to participate and perform in workshops which include performance opportunities, lectures, demonstrations and Master Classes with nationally recognized teachers and performers. And students can earn Certificate of Merit which are recognized by universities.

Delia E. Sacramento, CA

About Me

• Credentialed by the California Teaching Commission - Adult Education Teaching Credential in the Performing Arts, 2012
• 15 years experience teaching belly dance - author of 2 dance books
• 12 Years Experience Teaching Piano
• Elly Award Winning Dancer
• Piano Accompaniment – UCD Chamber Music Ensemble
• Certified by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to teach and perform Middle Eastern belly dance
• Music Minor – Performance emphasis from UC Davis, 1987
• Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology 1987, University of California, Davis - Graduated Summa Cum Laude
• Master’s Degree, Counseling Psychology, 1989, National University, Sac., Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Piano Instructor
2001- 2002 Simply Music Program Sacramento, CA
• Taught classical and popular piano to adults and children

Piano and Music Instruction (self-employed)
2002 - Present Sacramento, CA
• Music appreciation and private piano Instruction to children and adults of all ages
• Group Piano Course - Sunrise Tech Center Citrus Heights, CA

ACHIEVEMENTS
Performances - UCD Noon Concerts - Piano Accompaniment

*** Lesson Details ***
Affordable, Effective, Gentle and Fun
For Children and Adults of All Ages!
Half Hour to One hour Private Lessons
Beginning and Intermediate Levels
Bilingual - Spanish

CHILDREN (Ages 5 up)
I am an Effective, Gentle, Fun and Affordable Instructor! Children are eased into playing and reading notes with effective and playful games and instruction. So as to gain a well rounded piano and musical education, they are offered a balance of lesson, theory and technique. Attention getting musical games keep the younger children interested. All children are gently encouraged to ask questions and practice daily.

ADULTS
Complete beginners to intermediate level, discover timing, rhythm, notes and sight reading with fun and inspiring adult pieces. You will leave every week with a greater understanding of basic chords and accompaniment. You will also steadily acquire effective playing techniques and memorization skills to play for your friends and family. We may use a supplementary music CD for added flair and fun.

Also available:
Spanish Language
Tutor English and Writing

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach on a beautiful grand piano in a quiet home studio.
There is a comfortable sitting area for parent(s) with older children.
I have a metronome to help students learn about rhythm and timing.
I use a CD player to play fun music to accompany students as they learn about counting music.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Piano

Allie H. Rocklin, CA

About Me

Music Is my passion. I have been playing guitar for 12 years, upright bass for 8 years and bass guitar for 6 years. With 3 years of college level music experience as a music education major, there is a lot I can teach you. I have been teaching music lessons for 8 years and I would love to share my musical knowledge with you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric and acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, guitar and bass amp, bass guitar, upright bass

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric and acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, guitar and bass amp, bass guitar, upright bass

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