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Popular Piano Teachers Near Santa Cruz

Nicholas P.

Santa Cruz, CA
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Oren S.

Soquel, CA
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John S.

Santa Cruz, CA
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Nicholas P. Santa Cruz, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Logic Pro Software, Macroeconomics, Piano, Soccer

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
They should provide a piano. I have a 61 key keyboard but prefer to teach on a real piano.

I also have a location for piano lessons but is only available during certain times

Oren S. Soquel, CA

Subjects Taught

Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I completed a BA in Music at Marylhurst University in 2009 after professional experience as a multi-instrumentalist in performance, instruction, and personal study. I taught myself the basics of keyboard, guitar, and hand-percussion as a teenager. The next serious pursuit was hand-percussion in West-African and Afro-Cuban traditions, playing with performance ensembles and dance-troupes. This gave my musical world a firm foundation in the domain of rhythm. My experience with flute began on bamboo instruments mimicking the sounds I heard in nature. I went on to study “silver flute” in both jazz & classical traditions leading to the completion of my music degree at Marylhurst where I had the opportunity to nurture both pursuits, honing in on the repertoires of composers such as JS Bach and Olivier Messiaen, in addition to music theory, composition, and history. Aside from ’Western’ music I also branched off into Classical Indian music, or Raga, and the playing of the Bansuri & the Tambura. While completing my music degree I also delved deeper into acoustic guitar and songwriting, working mostly in the folk-tradition of early Bob Dylan and the like. I went on to complete a Masters degree in Special Education, acquiring numerous skill sets which carry over to my music instruction practice.

*** Lesson Details ***
The lessons I offer are always “student-centered” and a combination of work & fun. I do not use any particular method-books or curriculum; rather I approach each student as an individual, and seek to understand each ones learning-style and musical preferences, then proceed to recommend materials. The underlying concept in my own music-practice and teaching-practice is that of “disciplined freedom”, i.e. through the discipline of practice we earn freedom of expression in the Music. With beginners I encourage the establishment of a daily practice, and the development of mechanical mastery which will allow the student to go in any musical-direction they wish, highlighting the incremental goals reached along the way. With advancing students, we delve deeper into theories of musical harmony and concepts of artistry & personal expression.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stands; Korg 12-track portable-studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music stands as needed.

*** Specialties ***
Flute: Western classical, Indian classical - Raga; Wooden flutes: Bansuri, Native-American flutes. Jazz / blues ; Middle-eastern music / scales specific to the region.
Guitar: Acoustic, Finger-style, Songwriting.
Tambura - drone instrument from India: Raga theory, singing Sargam, toning/chanting

John S. Santa Cruz, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Calculus, Cello, Elementary Math, English, Guitar, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Physics, Piano, Pre Algebra, Singing, Songwriting, Viola, Violin

About Me

Currently singing in L'harmonia - quartet of soloists focusing on renaissance polyphony, and Ariose, a chamber choir singing a diverse repertoire of musical gems.

Currently teaching "Chorus" a small group of kids singing pop songs. Also teaching guitar, piano, and composition lessons.

I have a doctorate in music composition from UCSC, and have written a lot of music for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal forces. I studied traditional music in Korea for one year on a research grant from the Korea Foundation. I enjoy having a creative musical mind, and find great delight in the musical creativity of my students.

I also am a computer programmer in Python and Matlab, doing back-end for a music app "JamBandit."

Music is a great joy and pleasure in my life. It's very meaningful to me to help students gain skills and confidence so that they can realize their desire to be musical.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Logic
Reaktor
Reason
Audacity

Piano
Guitar
Drum set

*** Specialties ***
Music composition
Songwriting
Singing
Piano
Music Theory

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