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Popular Piano Teachers Near Rancho Santa Fe

Alex M.

Bonita, CA
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Pik W.

San Diego, CA
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Anna P.

Spring Valley, CA
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Alex M. Bonita, CA

Subjects Taught

Piano

About Me

I am passionate about sharing with you all the knowledge that I've obtained from over 45 years of of studying piano with some of the best teachers available in the country. I will help you to both discover that sound image that is only yours and then to work on how to make that image come alive for you at the keyboard. I promise that working together will be a fun and inspiring adventure into that most expressive form of communications which is Music. One of the best ways to judge a teacher is by the way he plays. I am a performing teacher, still studying, and will be giving my second solo recital at The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad in February 2013 and will be playing masterpieces by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Liszt. You are, of course, invited to the recital or it would be my pleasure to play for you at my studio or your home. Looking forward to sharing and learning more about our craft by spending some quality musical time with one another.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am considered to be a easy going guy but it is my job to be sure that value is obtained from investment, so I will let my students know when they are not completing their reasonable assignments. That said, I can't wait to share with you all the joys I feel about teaching. I didn't know anything about the piano at age 21 but seven years later I gave my Senior Recital and earned my BA degree with a Piano Major so I know how difficult it can be to start lessons as well as being able to advance at any level. We will learn how to understand basic theory to include notation, intervals, chord structure, scales and arpeggios and well as to learn or improve your ability to sight read without having to continually look down at your hands. All technical problems will be understood and solved so that you will be able to play those pieces you love at your ability level. Being able to play with a firm knowledge of a composer's life, his composition style and historical background is a sure sign of one that has studied with a fine teacher. It is my hopes that that teacher will be me. Thank you for your time and consideration.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room area w/ grand piano seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
A Piano and assigned sheet music

*** Specialties ***
Have in depth knowledge in the Taubman Approach, the Whitside Piano Technique and the Mathay System

Pik W. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Piano

About Me

Year 2004 marks Pik's tenth as a private piano teacher for a variety of individual students. She aim's to continue sharing her experience and explore the fun of music with students together. Pik also offers to prepare students the opportunity to take the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) Piano Exams in both English and Chinese.

EXPERIENCE

2007-Present TakeLessons.com

Piano teacher for private lessons in Southern California, all ages

1994-2004 Hong Kong Evangelical Yan Yat Church, Hong Kong

Pianist and piano teacher for private lessons, ages 5-10

1994-1995 S.K.H. Kei Oi Primary School, Hong Kong

Music and English teacher for Summer classes

1993-1996 St. James' Church Youth Center, Hong Kong

Piano teacher for private and group lessons, ages 5-18

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginning - Advanced Piano Class

Basic - Advanced Music Theory

ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) Piano Exams

*** Specialties ***
music, piano
Classical

Anna P. Spring Valley, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing

About Me

I grew up in a musical home with a piano teacher for a parent. Consequently, I started learning piano and singing at a young age, and then began taking voice lessons in high school. For the last 19 years I have been studying voice and loving every minute of it! I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and Music Teacher's Association of California. I have a bachelor's degree in music education from Bob Jones University, and a master's degree in Vocal Performance from Azusa Pacific University. I also studied for 2 summers during college with a master teacher. Over the years I have performed and worked with both children's choirs and adult choirs and given private concerts. My enthusiasm for music has spilled over into a love for teaching. I have taught private voice lessons for the last 8 years to students ranging in age from 5 to 50+. Some have been beginner students, and others were seasoned singers who wanted some refreshers and guidance. My forte is classical music but I have also worked with Broadway, Sacred, and Pop. I enjoy teaching beginning to intermediate piano as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
For me, the most important key to success in music is consistency in lessons and in practice. I will work hard with my students to help them find a practice schedule that fits with their current activities and will help them reach their goals as a musician. Our lesson times will include theory and technique to help them gain skills and confidence and become well-rounded musicians. We can also prepare for any upcoming solos or auditions. I love music and I want my students to gain that same enthusiasm and excitement. I am a strong believer in positive reinforcement so my students will receive lots of praise and encouragement from me. Sometimes we might work hard to reach a specific goal, but we will have fun along the way. Depending on the course of study (piano or singing) I would expect the student to buy 1- 3 music books that we would work from.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home-Piano set up in the living room
Studio-Keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard I can use in case the student does not have a piano/keyboard.

Mary O.

San Diego, CA
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Arianne W.

San Diego, CA
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Brian J.

San Diego, CA
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Mary O. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Piano, Violin

About Me

One of my earliest memories is of listening to my older sister practice her violin. My mom used to have her play for me when I cried. It always worked to help me feel better, and music has the same effect on me to this day! I remember wishing I was old enough to play myself, and I was very excited when I started playing the piano when I was still in Kindergarten. Along with taking orchestra classes in school and attending fine arts camp over the summers, I took private lessons throughout high school. I have had the pleasure of playing with several orchestras and symphonies, including the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra in San Diego. Although most of my training has been in classical music, I have expanded my horizons to include Blues, Rock, Celtic, and Country music. I have had a wide variety of experiences on stage and in the studio, and I have had fun sharing my knowledge with students of all ages!

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For the past year I have had the pleasure of teaching private violin and music lessons with Take Lessons and at the Chula Vista Academy of Music. While enjoying the benefits of being a musician and private music teacher, I have also spent the last twenty years working as an elementary school teacher. I currently have a Special Education credential, and most of my experience has been with teaching students, with special needs, in small groups or on an individual basis. My classroom experience has taught me to be patient and to persevere. I have been successful at helping many students overcome challenges to meet their potential.
My approach is positive in which I focus on student's strengths and give praise. The curriculum is simple and sequential so that students may build on prior skills. One of my greatest goals is that students feel successful every step of way! I believe my love of music is contagious.

*** Studio Equipment ***
one bedroom condo...big space in in dining room...keyboard, Yamaha...88 weighted keys

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect the student to provide an instrument, music, and a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I was trained as a classical violinist, but I have experience with several types of music, including Blues, Rock 'n Roll, Irish, Country music.

Arianne W. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Music Performance, Oboe, Piano

About Me

I have been an instrumental performer for 20 years. As a child, I began my classical training on the piano. At age 10, I began studying the oboe. Throughout my musical career, I have always performed with the highest level ensembles and have received high marks and rewards over the years. Because of my dedication to and passion for music, I chose a career as a music educator. I followed that path and graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Music in 2008 with a B.A. in Music Education.

I now have been teaching music for 6 years. During my junior year of college, I started teaching privately as an oboe instructor for middle and high school students. Upon graduating in 2008, I moved to Tampa, Florida where I taught elementary music full time and continued to teach oboe and woodwind lessons privately. I also taught elementary music and private lessons in Dallas, Texas before moving to California. During my career, I have helped hundreds of students prepare for and have success in dozens of performances. I am excited for you to be another student for me to guide on a musical journey!

*** Lesson Details ***
It is important to me that all students have a strong background in the basic building blocks of music. I will work with you during each lesson to strengthen these technical skills. It is equally important to me that students be creative when performing on their instrument. Together, we will choose music that fits your interests and sparks your creativity and imagination.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide recordings for students to listen to and solo sheet music. I expect students to have a music stand, instrument, basic methods books, a tuner (where applicable) and a metronome.

*** Specialties ***
As a classically trained oboist and pianist, this is typically the style that I specialize in. However, in addition to teaching technique and what is "on the page", I try to help students realize their full creative potential in making their "voice" heard as they play their instruments. I also like students to always be working on a solo performance piece and scales.

Brian J. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting

About Me

Originally from Patterson, CA in the heart of the central valley Brian moved to San Diego to pursue an education in music-business at Point Loma Nazarene University. Prior to college Brian's passion for music started at the school band level at the age of 8 where he started on his first instrument, the saxophone. That foundation opened doors which took Brian on a South American tour playing bass at the age of 17, among other experiences. Brian was self-taught on both guitar and bass until he started studying bass under the direction of Bob Magnusson at Point Loma Nazarene University. While at Point Loma Brian had the opportunity of touring California and the southwest with Point Loma's Concert and Jazz bands playing both Sax and Bass Guitar.

Since college Brian has been playing and teaching music in and around San Diego. Some Professional Live musical experiences include playing with Justin James (Avex/Tearbridge records), John Mark Seltzer (Warner Brothers), S.A.T.O.R.I., and a live jam with Katja Rieckermann, Saxophonist for Rod Stewart, among other opportunities.

Teaching has been Brian's most rewarding gig as a musician. He has an excitement for music that is infectious and he can't help but nourish that excitement in his students. Believing that performance is one of the most rewarding and important aspects of learning an instrument Brian helps each student practice and prepare with performance in mind. Currently Brian has students that have plans of attending performance and music conservatories such as Berklee School of Music and Boston Conservatory.

*** Lesson Details ***
With each person being a unique individual with differing styles, tastes, and skill levels lessons are tailored for each student with their goals in mind.

"I believe in building a good musical foundation so that each student can take what they learn during our lesson and explore new music outside of our lesson. Like all art forms music is up for interpretation and I strongly encourage my students to explore what they have learned. Whether the student wants to learn Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, or Classical I have curriculum for all styles. With performance being an important and rewarding aspect of learning an instrument I set my students up for success by teaching songs that allow the student to begin performing right away, and at the same time teaching techniques that apply to each song. Music is a great experience in itself and while learning an instrument can seem quite daunting I have fun the whole way and make everything easily digestible."

*** Studio Equipment ***
If the student's instrument is either Guitar, Bass, or Sax then the student needs to bring their own instrument with them. Students do not need to bring Amplifiers with them to the studio lessons. I have a Piano for piano lessons. All students should have what is needed to aid their practice at home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have everything that would aid their practice time when I am not there. They should have their own instrument. I require that they have their own method books. Occasionally I bring in new sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
guitar, bass, sax, beginning to intermediate piano, songwriting, music theory, sight reading
Progressive methods for Guitar and Bass. Bastien Methods for Piano. Rock, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Metal, Blues, and Classical. Some Funk, Jazz, and R&B.

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