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Popular Music Performance Teachers Near Somis

Melissa J.

Camarillo, CA
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Christopher C.

Camarillo, CA
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Steven S.

Ventura, CA
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Melissa J. Camarillo, CA

About Me

Melissa has been singing all of her life. She began her vocal training at a very cute age, learning every song she heard, and passionately performing them for friends and family. She later went on to pursue a formal education in Classical Vocal Performance and Jazz technique from California State University, Los Angeles. While completing her Bachelors degree, Melissa was fortunate to have worked with many established artists, bands and producers of various styles, including jazz, blues, rock, pop, soul and funk. These collaborations have allowed her to hone her own voice and successfully pursue professional work.

Melissa has enjoyed the opportunity of lead local elementary school music programs, and has most recently expanded her private vocal studio Sing Your BEST Self to include skills training in piano, music theory and ear training.

Melissa specializes in LIVE improvisational performance, and can be seen performing under a stage name around the Ventura County and Los Angeles areas. Additionally, She is an accomplished songwriter, and has lent her voice to many recording projects, art collaborations, as well as, T.V. and Film.

*** Lesson Details ***
I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I've learned about music. In my voice studio, students will master the fundamentals of the voice to ensure natural, healthy singing. In my teaching approach, I seek to provide a complete experience, in which, standard vocal technique is taught with the whole singer in mind, with specific attention to the individual students needs and goals.

Singing should be enjoyable for the singer as well as the listener. Helping students to experience that joy is my intention. Music lessons are fun, energetic, and productive. You will become an empowered musician and learn to Sing Your BEST Self!

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording studio/performance space: students of all ages, keyboard, mirror, stools, dry erase board

*** Travel Equipment ***
Onsight lessons are at teacher's discretion and are reserved for advanced students, and pre-arranged coaching sessions related to student learning goals.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained singer and teach from that method. I perform Jazz/ blues, soul/ funk and can teach these styles with applied pedagogy. I perform often and would also enjoy coaching in more modern styles of music that require microphone and stage technique. Additionally, hands on vocal recording technique would be of interest to me.

Christopher C. Camarillo, CA

About Me

Hi! My name is Christopher, or Chris for short. I am a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist, and private tutor. I have taught private lessons in classical and contemporary piano performance, vocal performance, guitar performance, music theory, and musicianship to local students for the past 3 years. I currently attend CSUN'€™s school of music where I am a year away from obtaining my Bachelor'€™s of Music in Composition. My other experience includes teaching Confirmation classes to teenagers at St. Jude'€™s church for 2 years, and teaching English to Japanese high school students through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

*** Lesson Details ***
My philosophy when it comes to doing anything with music is that it should be fun! Whether you're practicing a piece, playing with a band, writing something new, or even learning music theory, music is primarily about enjoying yourself and the others around you. The same is true of my lessons!

The best way to ensure that you enjoy yourself is to learn what you want to learn and play what you want to play. In addition to a standard curriculum, I want you to tell me what kind of music you're interested in and what kind of pieces you want to play! Do you love classic rock? Do you love pop? Blues? Jazz? Folk tunes? Opera? Or maybe you're a lover of the classical masters? Whatever the case may be, my number one goal is to make sure you're having fun while you develop your new talents.

I'm comfortable teaching students as young as 7 years of age, although I can teach even younger if they are especially well-behaved.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I am part of a local music studio in Oxnard that is equipped with everything we'll need for our lessons; however, students MUST at least have a small electric keyboard to practice on.

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*** Specialties ***
Classical, Blues, Jazz, Improv, Original composition

Steven S. Ventura, CA

About Me

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, Steven has studied with many guitar greats such as Christopher Parkening and Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne). Currently, Steven is recording and performing with the virtuoso violinist Hekar Rivera and is the guitarist in a super cool instrumental Rock/Jazz/R&B fusion quartet. In addition to performing, Steven teaches guitar at his studio in Ventura. Also, Steven is the head of the music department at North Hills Preparatory School and teaches guitar workshops at the Ventura College Institute.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are available for all ages, styles and skill levels. Beginners are encouraged to apply. Students will have fun while reaching their musical goals. Students are taught to be musicians and artists through the study of the guitar. Students will learn cool songs, improvisation and music theory. I really love teaching music because I think music make the world a better place!

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More information upon booking

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*** Specialties ***
I am able to teach all styles from blues to jazz and all points between. My areas of expertise would most likely be in hard rock, metal, rock/jazz fusion, classical guitar, improvisation, songwriting and application of music theory.

Mike T.

Simi Valley, CA
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Elvis B.

Thousand Oaks, CA
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Jaclyn U.

Ventura, CA
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Mike T. Simi Valley, CA

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My name is Mike T. and I'm a professional musician of 10 years. I started playing piano at the age of 8 and studied classical, rock, pop, ragtime, blues, and impressionistic styles. At the age of 11 I got my first drum set and started jamming to bands like Metallica, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, NOFX, Black Sabbath and of course Led Zeppelin. By the time I reached the age of 21 I was a well established, mutli-instrumentalist.
I then attended Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA where I honed my skills as a drummer and overall musician. I can now play all styles of drumming from Rock and Metal, to Latin and Jazz, to Reggae and Funk..you name it. I also studied Harmony & Theory, Ear Training, Technique, Sight Reading, and Performance. I graduated in 2010 and never looked back. I've toured the country with numerous rock bands, recorded many albums, and taught hundreds of students.
I've been teaching now for 5 years, and let me tell you I've seen it all. From a crying 5 year old who cant play a scale to a born natural with skills only a prodigy should possess. My main goal as a teacher is to intrigue my students with the art of music. I keep my lessons fun, interesting, and informative. Each one of my students receives a custom lesson plan based on their skill level and musical goals. I'm very personable with my students and always make sure they enjoy what they learn. I teach students how to play songs they desire as well as basic progressions and song structure. I also teach the importance of time keeping, technique, reading, and performance.
So if you're looking for a great teacher with a commitment to his students and a passion for the shaping musical minds look no further. I'm the teacher for you.

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I'm easy going and relaxed, yet strict when called for. I use all sorts of curriculum in my piano teaching, from beginner books to advanced classical pieces. I teach the importance of good technique, reading skills, rhythm, and improvisation. My goal for my piano students is to make them knowledgeable, skilled, and well-rounded individuals. With me as your teacher I can expand your musical mind and help you reach your goals.

For drums I teach basic grooves to complex rudiments and fills. I stress the importance of rhythm, groove, tone, technique, and reading charts in all of my lessons. You can pick out songs that you wanna learn and ill show you how to play them correctly. Drums are difficult for any person to pick up, but i make the process a while lot easier by catering to each student and pushing them to play their best. Practice makes perfect in this game.

*** Studio Equipment ***
drum set and keyboard at home

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a drumset or keyboard if necessary

*** Specialties ***
For piano I specialize in classical, hip-hop/r&b, and modern rock.

For drums my specialty is rock, metal, jazz, reggae, pop, hip-hop/r&b, and funk.

Elvis B. Thousand Oaks, CA

About Me

Elvis B. is a Los Angeles based Saxophonist and Composer specializing in multimedia music. With a Bachelor's degree in Media Composition from Cal State Northridge, Elvis has composed and performed numerous well-crafted and diverse scores and arrangements. With a wondrous attitude and sincere work ethic, each project and receives the highest level of commitment regardless of its size.

Lessons are no different, each with a varied focus for the best possible outcome. With this in mind, it's difficult to foresee what each lesson plan would entail. I believe that understanding the student first is the proper way forward, followed with learning fundamentals to build upon.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons include:
- Composition
- Arranging
- Orchestrating
- Music Notation Software/Sibelius/Finale
- Sequencer Software/Cubase/Logic/Ableton Live
- Computer Audio Software

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sibelius Notation Software - Finale Notation Software - Cubase 7.5 - Pro Tools 10 - Windows 7 - i7 Quad Core PC - Saxophones Galore

*** Travel Equipment ***
Laptop - Saxophone - Pen & Paper

*** Specialties ***
Film Composing - Saxophone Performance - Programming - Software

Jaclyn U. Ventura, CA

About Me

Jaclyn U., Voice Instructor

Jaclyn will guide you to explore your singing voice and full artistic expression. Emphasis is placed on healthy vocal technique through successful breath support, effective vowel modification, and increased self-awareness and freedom in the body. Come sing the songs you love in a healthy and empowered way and find your creativity and musicianship expressed. Various lesson packages are available, and all include a monthly group performance workshop.
Jaclyn is a lyric soprano, accomplished vocalist of modern and traditional musical theater, jazz and classical repertoire. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Vocal Performance at California State University at Northridge. She studies voice with Diane Ketchie (lyric coloratura), coaches with Heather Lyle (author of Vocal Yoga), and studies independently with Dr. Karen Kochis-Jennings (CCM vocal styles, Vocal Pedagogy/Science), Janet Shulman (Alexander Technique). Jaclyn received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Nazareth College, and is a certified yoga instructor (YA200hrRYT, 50hr YogaWorks).
Jaclyn teaches private and group voice and yoga lessons in Ventura, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks and Brentwood/Los Angeles.

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