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Jerrica S.

San Diego, CA
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Ruben D.

Vista, CA
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Bijan Z.

San Diego, CA
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Jerrica S. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Classical Piano, crocheting, Essay Writing, Knitting, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Spanish

About Me

*** Specialties ***
I was taught piano following the Alfred method and books, but when I started teaching piano, I found children are better with the Bastien books. It takes things slower, give more examples for concepts and allows for more interaction. For young pianists, it lays everything down on the line for them.
For the clarinet (and bass clarinet), I was taught, and teach, with the Rubank books. These books are very clear with different techniques, as well as theory, and gives many opportunities for teachers to expand with their own teachings.
I also teach/tutor music theory and literature. I have a passion for both of these, and pass this on to my students.

Ruben D. Vista, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. From University Professors to Street Corner Musicians, I have gathered much knowledge on how to play music. Applying that knowledge to my guitar playing has opened up many doors of opportunity and has made my life very interesting. One of my talents is to take complicated ideas and convey them in easy to understand ideas for my students. I now wish to share all my knowledge and experiences with you to enjoy a life of music.
Students of mine have been able to create their own music to record and perform. Ensembles that I have directed have performed at many local venues. I have also invited students to join me at my performances to help them become more confident in their playing.

I have been teaching guitar professionally since 2001 and performing professionally since 1994.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is custom made to directly benefit each student. The music the student enjoys listening to, is explored to identify what skills are needed to play that music on their instrument. Exercises are then tailored to give students the finger strength and dexterity to directly attain those needed skills.

Favorite songs are also examined to understand the musical theory concepts that were used to create those songs. Once those concepts are understood there is no stopping the student from creating their own music.

Parents and guardians are more than welcome to be part of the process. Involving parents in their children's education is my pleasure. My studio has a comfortable waiting area where you can wait until the lesson is done. Questions are always appreciated.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two chairs, music, computer, internet, digital recording equipment, guitar, guitar amps, parents can sit in on lesson, bass, ukulele.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide whatever is necessary. Student should provide their instrument, music stand, and two chairs. Access to electrical outlet not mandatory.

*** Specialties ***
Latin, Rock, Blues, Classical

Bijan Z. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Cello, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Hi!

I believe that music is rooted in all human beings and cultures in a reach and vast variety of forms. Music unifies and engages thinking and feeling in a direct and immediate way. Music influences individuals simultaneously on different levels of consciousness and form an important device for learning, recreation, arranging of conscious and unconscious impressions and at the same time for characterizing and conveying ideas and thoughts. This as a point of departure characterizes my teaching philosophy, which strives to create a climate in which my students can experience continuous musical, intellectual, and emotional growth.

As a music instructor and musicologist I demonstrate the characteristics of professional and passionate for everything related to my teaching. I am passionate; for I know the more I teach the more I learn.

I have three educations:
1) PhD in Musicology,
2) Master in Music Education and
3) Bachelor in Electrical Engineering.

I have about 20 years teaching experience and I am a California Certified Music Teacher

I speak english, german, swedish and farsi and love to work with people of all ages.

I teach:
1) Guitar
2) Piano/Keyboard
3) Drums
4) Singing
5) Bass Guitar
6) Music Theory
7) Violoncello

Welcome to My Lessons

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Pop, Rock

Trevor H.

El Cajon, CA
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Angel M.

San Diego, CA
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Danielle L.

San Diego, CA
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Trevor H. El Cajon, CA

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Drum, German, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of
music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's
fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I
started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the
huge, black monstrosities that people in the pre-historic used in
place of iPods), followed closely by my father's CD collection.
After a while, this ravenous desire of to know and feel music moved
me to play an instrument. After a couple of false starts with the
drums and violin, I found my true musical calling: the guitar.

On January 25th 1995, on a whim, I began playing the
guitar, and I have yet to put it down. Along the way I've picked up
a number of friends for my guitar, including the bass, the lute, the
sitar and, once again, the drums. After only a few years of
practice, I started playing professionally, in bands and solo guitar.
Live playing experience, I believe, is the most important experience
that any musician can have, in that, the most important part of music
is how it sounds, and playing in front of people is the quickest way
to learn how to play effectively. And this is what I teach; how to
be a musician, not just a technician.

*** Lesson Details ***
A student can expect a curriculum tailor-made to their needs and personality. Every person learns differently and this is an important distinction in my teaching style. Some students need a strong hand to keep them working, others need to find many different ways to the same conclusion to keep them focused, while still others need a laid-back friend in order to accept knowledge.

I stress rhythmic literacy, for, as my jazz teacher always said, "rhythm is king." If composition is important to you, then we'll focus on music theory, but if you're just wanting to learn how to play some fun rock tunes with your friends on the weekends, we can do that as well. As I stated before, we'll get you playing in front of people in no time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an amplifier, a loner guitar (if needed), staff and/or tablature paper, metronome, pens and paper for the lessons.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Music theory and composition, guitar, bass, lute, beginner to intermediate piano
Classical, shred, blues, and rock guitar; renaissance lute; blues, rock and slap bass; composition of many styles; world music.

Angel M. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Ear Training, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

I started singing at the ripe old age of 20. At 26, I have successfully completed two music degrees (Associates and BM) and I sing professionally as a soloist/chorister for numerous choirs and churches around town including Sacra/Profana, Musica Vitale, SD Pro Arte Voices and the San Diego Opera.

I am the founder and director of a brand new choral ensemble called Folklore, pairing professional singers with standout high school students. We perform a variety of music like pieces from video games and sacred songs from the Renaissance era.

I direct a choral program at St. Martin of Tours in La Mesa, Ca where I teach my choir solfeggio, music theory, and vocal techniques to perform a variety of music on a weekly basis. Currently, the choir has an age bracket of 13 - 85 so I am always coming up with ways to relate to different levels of experience and voice type.

I have been playing piano for about three years and it is my main tool for writing music.

At San Diego State University, I majored in World Music so that I could take composition classes and learn more about different cultures of music. While attending, I was a member of the SDSU Chamber Singers, Aztec Concert Choir, and the Javanese Gamelan ensemble.

I have taken private voice lessons under Enrique Toral at SDSU, Ken Anderson at Grossmont College, Martin Wright who is the chorus master of the Berlin Opera and Timothy Todd Simmons who directs the New Orleans Opera Chorus.

In my spare time I like to go on hikes with my dog, dabble in photography, antique shopping, go to the mountains, watch national geographic, and figure out the chord progressions of songs on the radio.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is an opportunity for both of us to learn about our musicianship. I generally let my students pick the repertoire we work on unless they prefer otherwise. You want to work on a Maroon 5 song? Great. You want to learn a French Aria or a Beethoven Sonata? Awesome, if you're physically and mentally ready for it. I encourage communication between myself and my students in between lessons to keep up to date about progress and encourage practicing (a week apart makes a big difference!)

Vocal lessons will always begin with a thorough warm-up, ear training exercises, and education on how our diaphragm/vocal chords/ head acoustics work together. I encourage music theory and sight-singing in voice lessons but I understand that not everyone is as nerdy as I am.

Piano lessons will always include warm ups on scales and some level of sight-reading. For pop or jazz players, ear training exercises like playing with the radio will also occur in lesson.

My in-home studio includes a 100 year old upright Steinway piano, plenty of seating for parents, a music stand, and plenty of parking on the street in front of my house.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano, recording studio, music stand, couch and chair for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a music stand, metronome, a mirror and textbooks. Students should have access to a piano and a printer/ copier.

*** Specialties ***
Voice- Classical, pop, jazz, and R&B.
Piano- Classical and pop
Composition- Choir/ Orchestra, Arranging
Conducting

Danielle L. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Hello Students / Parents!

I specialize in providing a fun, inspiring and safe space for each student to reach their goals €“ whether that be for the novice singer whose been wrongfully told they €œshouldn't sing,€ the more experienced singer looking to branch out into doing more with their music or doing it professionally, or the budding songwriter, actor or speaker looking to develop the talent and drive they feel within them.

I always remember the encouragement, patience and inspiration I received from my best teachers, and strive to provide exactly that to my own students. I sing and teach most vocal styles, with the exception of opera, and utilize our studio to create a supportive, empowering experience singing, writing and recording. I absolutely love to teach both children and adults and look forward to learning how to best support each one of my students in their individual path toward realizing their potential.

Here's a bit about my background and musical experience:

€ Bachelors of Fine Arts degree (Theatre/Voice) from United States International University €“ Graduated Valedictorian
€ Chula Vista School of Creative and Performing Arts €“ Graduated Valedictorian
Workshops and studying with Bill Doyle, Roy Mote, Andrew Barnicle, Jack Tygett, Leanne Summers, among others.

"After seeing Danielle, I was impressed with her intensity as a performer. Her ability to get behind a lyric was stunning, she lives every line. As an artistic performer, I've yet to see better."
-Tony Ferguson / Interscope Records: No Doubt, Bush, Fisher

My original band, Danielle and The Masses, has been recording and performing live since 2001. We are endorsed by Ani Difranco, The Black Eyed Peas, The Bruce Hornsby Band, and have shared the stage with artists as Jamie Foxx, CAKE, Metric, En Vogue, David Byrne, Berlin, Margaret Cho, Cyndi Lauper, Jonatha Brooke, Beth Hart, Semi Precious Weapons and more.

I have written and performed music and voice over for Ace Ventura, Nutty Professor, VH1, various TV shows and independent documentaries, Eveoke Dance Theatre, among others, as well as having recorded eight professional CDs of various styles on various record labels.

For over ten years, my record / production company, Say It Records has been producing socially conscious music events throughout San Diego and Southern California that promote independent music, film, art, community and human rights. I also co-own Durga Sound, a teaching and production studio, with producer Alicia Champion, as well as San Diego IndieFest, a powerful community event which promotes and supports music, film, art and civic engagement.

I have a great time utilizing my contacts in the industry to help my students get work/ press / entrance into the schools of their choice, etc. For example, I'm happy to report that just last year we were able to book eight musicians on GLEE, as well as lots more in other capacities including using their music in commercials and film and helping them get cast in local theatre and accepted into arts-centered schools.

*** Lesson Details ***
I start on the first lesson by becoming clear about what the new student's goals and desires are €“ from there, we start developing technique to achieve those goals along with having fun right away doing what they came for - singing, writing, voice over, acting or using a combination of these things be it for professional purposes or personal fulfillment. Every lesson is personally customized to meet the specific goals of each student. As a teacher, I'm encouraging and fun, passionate and positive. While I'm definitely not "strict", I do appreciate focus and drive. However, I often work with people who have special needs and are working on developing those very things. I'm especially good at helping people through progress plateaus, roadblocks, stage fright, loss/ stress. Using music as a means of release and healing - for both kids and adults - is something I do a lot of and am very comfortable with.

As far as technique is concerned, I focus on utilizing posture, correct breathing and developing relaxed, strong support, so that the muscles are developed properly and without stress, enabling the student's voice to constantly grow while also steering clear of the injury that can accompany the straining that often happens when singing without proper technique.

I strongly encourage students to record their lessons on a mobile device so they can practice easily on their own, and so they eventually have a record of how far they've grown.
We mostly use tracks to develop repertoire, prepare for auditioning and performances, and to have fun singing the music that excites each student the most.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Apple Mac Pro Quad Core running OS 10.8.3
Avid Pro Tools 10 HDX
Propellor Reason 4.0
UA 2-610 Microphone Pre-amp
UA LA-610 Microphone Pre-amp and Compressor
UA Teletronix LA2A Compressor/ Limiter
Behringer ADA 8000
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*** Specialties ***
Using music, writing and voice as a means of expressing yourself, growing as a performance artist, coping in challenging times, as well as a means of going professional and earning income are all areas I specialize in. Utilizing proper technique and learning how to sing / speak safely is also an area I focus on a great deal.

Learning precisely what each student wants is the key factor in my decision on how to achieve their goals. For example, using Speech Level Singing is definitely entrenched in my teaching, but I may not highlight it as much for those who want a more classical sound.

I definitely excel with the following: first timers, very young kids, students working through stage fright, artists looking to develop their own original project, those seeking growth in their process of writing / recording / performing, those who are interested in using music and / or writing as therapy as well as with amateurs who've always wanted to do something musical but who think they are "too old" or too "untalented/short/tall/ fill in the blank" to try. I believe we all have something to say with our lives - finding the voice within you can be an incredibly powerful and transformative experience!

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