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Popular Music Teachers Near Soquel

Peter F.

Scotts Valley, CA
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Lori S.

Watsonville, CA
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John S.

Santa Cruz, CA
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Peter F. Scotts Valley, CA

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

Pete F. is an award winning singer/songwriter with a unique variety of skills. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Contemporary, Urban & Popular Music. He has taught music in the United States, Costa Rica and Argentina.

*** Lesson Details ***
All musicians are born with a style. It is my job to help students explore and refine their individual styles and motivate them to work hard at progressing their unique skills.

What I Teach:
• Songwriting
• Singing – Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz
• Guitar – Intro level to advanced finger picking and percussive techniques
• Music Theory
• Music Performance

Above all, music is fun and inspiring. My lessons will embody both of these characteristics. In my experiences, students learn best when they are fully engaged in every lesson. I don't want music to feel like a chore or homework. Rather, my goal is for every student to love what they're doing and learning their favorite music. Then, the hard work won't feel like work at all because the reward is so fulfilling.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitar Amps
PA and speakers
Loop pedals and other effects pedals
Books and other learning materials

*** Travel Equipment ***
Amps (If necessary)
Small Keyboard
Books and other learning materials

*** Specialties ***
Guitar - Rhythmic and percussive styles
Loop Pedals
Ear Training & Music Theory

Lori S. Watsonville, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Classical Voice, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing

About Me

I am a singer and performer, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University. I have been singing since I was 10 years old, beginning with musical theater and then training as an opera singer, and currently perform in operas, musicals, and as a concert soloist in the bay area.
I love teaching all levels and all ages, and I will cater your private lesson to your current skill level. In lessons, we will work on breathing and vocal exercises, good posture and support, and the singing and performance of songs. Voice lessons will help you with confidence, improve your range and posture, prepare you for auditions, solos, competitions, or even just for fun! Whether it is Broadway, classical, or folk singing, let me help you find your inner singer!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are based on the classical technique of singing which focuses on breath support, and works for any style of singing you are interested in. In lessons we will begin with a few breathing exercises and then do some vocal exercises. After the warm-up portion of the lesson we will move on to repertoire. If there is a specific piece you want to work on with me I am happy to help you with it, and otherwise I will recommend a repertoire book for you to buy depending on the style you are interested in.
Singing is a lot of fun, and I always want my students to have fun. I have a lot of energy, am very supportive, and will create an environment in which you can grow as a singer, performer, and musician. But remember, it will take some work and practice on your part to become a better musician. The voice is like any other muscle, and you must practice in order for it to grow stronger. With regular practice outside of lessons, you will see in a matter of months that your range will begin to expand, you will have better posture and breath support, better musicianship and an easier time learning new music, and even more confidence.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have a piano or keyboard. I can provide accompaniment cd's of songs if they do not already have them.

*** Specialties ***
I am a trained opera and classical singer, with a background in musical theater, so I am comfortable teaching either style. If I am teaching classical, I can help with the diction and pronunciation of Italian, German, and French, as well as English I teach the basic singing technique involving breath control, and resonance, and posture, but I also like to balance that with stage presence and the performance of the music. I am also proficient in music theory and can teach or tutor music theory for high school or college students.

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 ***

Drum set

*** Specialties ***
Music composition
Music Theory

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