Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
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.
Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Saxophone, Trumpet, Accordion, Trombone
Originally from Chicago, I attended Chicago Musical College for 2 years before moving to Calif. and receiving my B.A. in music from Cal. State Northridge. I also have an M.A. in Education from there. I have been a band director in public schools for over 40 years. My bands have won over 50 1st place awards in music competitions. I have been playing keyboard professionally since the age of 14. I truly enjoy working with both kids and adults on a one on one basis, and provide a relaxed and friendly, yet goal-oriented experience.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Elementary Math, English, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Pre Algebra, Reading, Songwriting
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 piano performance, vocal 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.
Hi, my name is Tanya! Originally from Russia, I teach piano, singing, and opera voice. I accomplished all my education in Russia. After High School, I attended Musical College in city of Novorossiysk and continue my education in Krasnoyarsk School of Arts pursuing Bachelor Degree in music. I have teaching experience in Musical school for children, which includes piano lessons, choir conducting, theory and singing lessons. Not limited to teaching I used to perform as an soloist in concerts and choir competitions. In 1997 I've participated in Choir Festival in Tampere, Finland winning World Contest. I also have big singing experience in church choir and Chamber Choir " Elegy".
Piano, English, Music Theory, Reading
I received my BA in Music from UCSB and my MA in Humanities (emphasis in music history) from CSUDH. I have been a piano teacher for many years, and many of my students have gone on to become professional musicians themselves. I am a member of MTAC, am a Certificate of Merit adjudicator, and am on the editorial board of the MTAC state magazine. An enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, I enjoy helping my students achieve their musical goals. Home school students and older adults are especially welcomed.
Pepperdine University Graduate, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance and English Literature, and am excited to enrich others with the indispensable knowledge of music. Studying and performing Classical Piano for the past 17 years, I have had the opportunity to perform with the Pepperdine Orchestra, in Piano Master Classes under the direction of established pianists Jura Margulis, Daria Rabotkina, and Jeffrey Siegel, and also in Heidelberg’s Music Program in Germany in 2011. Teaching music lessons for the past 6 years, I have found that both student and teacher benefit from this educational process, and the continued opportunity to expand musical knowledge is an extraordinarily beneficial process. Inspired by the challenging and creative aspects that music presents, I am incredibly excited to help foster the love for this unique art in you!
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