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Popular Music Performance Teachers Near Sacramento

Marsha K.

Roseville, CA
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Pablo F.

Sacramento, CA
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Beaux B.

Sacramento, CA
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Marsha K. Roseville, CA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

It is a pleasure to meet you! You probably came here with both a little excitement and a little concern. Finding the right person for you can be intimidating. A short introduction follows so that you know a little about me and my philosophy; I have been teaching music, performing music and enjoying music since I was a tiny three-year old. My first piano lessons were at age seven, and I just reconnected with my first teacher again on Facebook, what a lovely world this is.

Music has blessed my life in countless ways and given me opportunities I'd never dreamed of. Singing in Carnegie Hall, Performing across Europe and teaching the best students for over 25 years.

I believe strongly that those who spend their time and resources for musical education are some of the brightest and most intelligent people around. Each of my students have their own individual goals and reasons for taking music lessons. I believe that my role is to be a support and tool for them to accomplish the goals they have set for themselves, working with music that delights and educates.

The best teacher offers information, example, practice and performance opportunities and then gets out of the way of the student's voice so that they can be free to create their own style.

*** Lesson Details ***
In our lessons, we work with a predictable schedule of balance. We have weekly exercises to make strong fingers and or voices, and technique and theory practice to hone skills that will improve our performances, whether they are for others or for our own benefit. Each student of piano learns how to create and write their own music in time, gets to choose their own pieces to work on, and has a say in their classical and performance goals.

We have a program of advancement, so you and your loved ones can visually see your progress and measure your skills.

What you learn, has everything to do with your commitment. Practice doesn't make perfect, Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

Learning the piano ought to be FUN. I believe in playing the piano, not 'practicing' it. Enjoy what you do, and you'll do it longer and with celebration instead of duty.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano - upright; CD player; Music stands; Dozens of music books and lesson materials; flash cards; computer and music writing program; mic and mirror, syllabus.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I prefer not to travel.

*** Specialties ***
Over the years I have dabbled in most methods, but finally come to use my own syllabus and musicianship. I specialize in a total music education, not merely in learning notes. It is like looking in a mirror and only seeing eyes and skin. Music has many facets and we discover all of them.

Pablo F. Sacramento, CA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Viola, Violin

About Me

I'm a freelance musician and teacher in the Sacramento area, currently finishing my B.M. in Music Performance. I have been teaching for years, both privately and through the University system, it has given me training for teaching every stage from beginners with no experience to preparing young musicians for college auditions.

No matter what you skill level, I can give you the tools to improve.

Beaux B. Sacramento, CA

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I have been teaching for about a year. Most of my experience comes from live performances and working in bands. I graduated from Musicians Institute in 2012 with an AA in guitar performance and certificates in Live Sound, Post Production and, Sound Engineering. I have performed headlining and opening shows in venues ranging from the House of Blues to The Whisky-a-Go-Go.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will learn fundamentals from scales and chords to sight reading and being able navigate the entire guitar. I am fairly laid back, but believe in practicing everyday. Songs with emphasis on current lesson topic will be introduced regularly,

*** Travel Equipment ***
My guitar, amp, any cables or pedals, and lesson guide. Student should have guitar, amp, cables, and notebook.

*** Specialties ***
I mainly play metal, which is where I draw my main influences. I also have a diverse background in rock, blues, and some country. I have been mostly a rhythm player, but have become better at leads and harmony.

Julie M.

West Sacramento, CA
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Tim S.

Loomis, CA
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Monty S.

Sacramento, CA
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Julie M. West Sacramento, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, English, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Organ, Piano, Reading, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I have been teaching voice, guitar and piano to students of all ages and levels for over 5 years now. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a BA in Songwriting and Vocal Studies. I teach mostly contemporary musical styles such as Pop/Rock/Country/R&B, but I have also trained and coached many students interested in pursuing musical theater and classical styles as well. I have performed live in countless venues in many cities both as a solo artist, and with a band as a side-woman. I like to emphasize performance skills as well as the basic techniques. I also have a lot of experience in the recording studio, and I relate that to any student interested in recording. As a songwriter, I have co-written with a few of my students and coached them on song structure, melody, etc. I also incorporate as much basic music theory as I can with my students and their instruments, in order that they may understand the language of music better. Overall, I try to cater to the individual needs of each and every one of my students -- and have fun!!

*** Lesson Details ***
I generally tend to be laid back when it comes to my teaching style. After all, music is fun, and I want my students to have fun learning. However, that being said, I do expect my students to practice every day. Ideally I would love for everyone to create a timed half-hour practice session, but I realize that sometimes this isn't possible. So I try to emphasize that practicing a little, even for five minutes every day, is better than no practice at all. For voice studies, I devise my own curriculum according to what level and style the student wishes to learn. Everything is very technique-oriented, meaning that we will spend half of the lesson on vocal technique, and half of the lesson on applying that technique to performance and songs. I wholly encourage my students to choose their own songs; that way, I know that they like them. However, I have quite a catalogue of songs I can choose should the student have trouble deciding.

For guitar and piano lessons, the books and methods vary depending on age and level. For beginners in guitar I like to use the Hal Leonard Beginner Guitar Series, for both children and adults (there is a separate set for both). For piano I am partial to the Alfred catalogue, especially for children. I highly recommend for beginner piano students that they purchase the whole set of books together: Lessons, Technique, Performance and Theory. These books are designed to work together and give the student a better understanding of playing, reading and musical language skills. As with voice, however, I encourage students to bring me material of their choice for piano and/or guitar. Workbooks can be tedious sometimes, and since I want my students to have fun and remain interested, I want to teach them what they desire to learn as much as possible.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano, 2 acoustic and 1 electric guitar, keyboard with organ sounds, amps, microphones, music stands and books.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all paperwork and practice material. Sometimes I will bring a portable keyboard for vocal lessons if one is not available. It is important for a student to have a guitar or bass to practice on if they are a guitar student (acoustic or electric), and it is helpful for a student to have a piano or a working keyboard for piano and voice lessons

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I specialize in contemporary music styles, but I am very technique-oriented and I incorporate music theory in every style and instrument that I teach. My methods of teaching range from use of books from beginner to advanced styles, to my own personal lesson plans that I have accumulated over the years. I also specialize in one-on-one singer/songwriter clinics to help better writing styles, melody writing, chord structure, etc.

Tim S. Loomis, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Tim S. is a jazz percussionist and music teacher specializing in live performance and studio work. Based in the Sacramento area, Tim plays regularly with the Tim S. Trio, The Pyronauts, and as a freelance jazz musician.

In an educational setting, Tim has had the amazing opportunity to share the stage with such great artists as Donny McCaslin, Wayne Bergeron, Dave Pietro, Rick Shaw, Jim Snidero, Wycliffe Gordon, Nancy King and Joe Gilman. As a member of the Sacramento State Jazz Ensemble, he won several awards including an outstanding musicianship award and a 1st place ranking at the Reno Jazz Festival. This group, along with Tim's group Melopoeia, were invited to perform at the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival on 3 separate occasions. Furthermore, his involvement in the Sacramento State Jazz Singers resulted in 3 Downbeat college awards as well as the opportunity in 2009 to be featured on the Epic Records release: "Ben Folds Presents - University A Cappella." From this project, Tim auditioned and was accepted to perform with the Seattle Symphony as a backup singer for Ben Folds in his orchestra tour in 2009.

In the same year, Tim formed the Tim S. Trio for the purpose of expanding and promoting jazz music in Sacramento. The trio has played all over Northern California in a wide variety of settings, ranging from intimate music venues, to restaurants, wineries, festivals, and private parties. In addition, Tim has led the band on tours in the Pacific Northwest and plans to continue to expand in upcoming years. The group seeks to inspire its audiences to explore new avenues of jazz by blending original compositions with arrangements of timeless standards.

Other professional experience includes performing over 300 shows with The Pyronauts, an instrumental surf group based in Auburn, CA. The group has produced 9 of their own albums and has been featured on 3 compilation CDs. Their latest album, Play For Surf, features Tim on drumset, percussion, and mandolin. In the summer of 2014, the group will tour in Italy including a stop at the Surfer Joe International Surf Music Festival.

Tim graduated in 2011 from California State University, Sacramento with a Masters of Music Performance and in 2009 with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies from California State University, Sacramento. Tim's university training included study with Rick Lotter, Kerry Marsh, Dan Kennedy, Mike McMullen, and Joe Gilman.

Monty S. Sacramento, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Composition, Conga Drums, Djembe, Ear Training, Guitar, Hand Drums, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting, Upright Bass

About Me

I'm a performer, producer, composer and music educator, with undergraduate jazz studies degrees in piano and guitar. 15 years experience teaching private guitar and piano lessons, in addition to percussion and bass. I founded Music Never Stops Foundation, a 501c3 dedicated to music education.

- Lessons in all the musical areas I offer cover technique, musicianship and repertoire in most popular music styles including Pop, Rock, Blues & Jazz. Beginning to advanced students. Artist development is also available to those students, musicians and songwriters who need coaching and assistance with performing, recording audio or video demo's and the business of music. I help you turn your natural talents into lasting skills for a life time of enjoyment and experience in Music!

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