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Jessie M.

Pasadena, CA

About Jessie

Every student is a unique person who deserves a lesson customized to their individual needs. Each of my students prospers in an atmosphere of patience and encouragement. While the lessons are fun and enjoyable, the serious student will be supported in the development of skills leading to a rewarding career. And the more casual students will grow in an appreciation of music that will always enrich their lives.

As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of Music degree at
the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women, Seussical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer in churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to stay active in the performance industry, because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it!

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life then they WILL achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!
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Jonah S. September 21, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very patient with young kids
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Ethan August 26, 2016
Basic Math · Online
Verified Student
Ethan (my 6 year old son) had an excellent first lesson. Jessie definitely had the right approach and it looks like she and Ethan will work well together as teacher/student.
I look forward too seeing the results over the coming months.
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Julia D. June 16, 2016
Child Acting · Online
Verified Student
Jessie..is very sweet and wonderful with children. I would highly recommend her!
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Jessie M.

Pasadena, CA 91103
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jaxon W.

Glendale, CA

About Jaxon

*See further below for lesson details!*
Jaxon the Guitarist: I am a Doctoral Guitar Major at USC studying classical guitar. I have been playing the guitar for 19 years and teaching for 10. My main style is classical, and due to the technical training I have had since I was very young, it has been very easy for me to learn and master other styles such as Rock, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Country, and other styles of guitar. I have a passion for performing and have played hundreds of solo and ensemble concerts. As a classical performer I was the Oregon State champion in their guitar competition for bo
th 2005 and 2006 and won 4th prize at the Sierra Nevada International Classical Guitar Competition 2014. I have played concerts all over the United States as well as in Spain and Mexico. As a performer of other styles I have played in many bands and have won high school battle of the bands competitions and recently placed 2nd in BYU's battle of the bands 2011. I was a regional finalist in Guitar Center's "King of the Blues" competition as well.

Jaxon the Teacher: I really love spreading the knowledge I've learned over the years about the guitar, bass guitar, songwriting, music theory, and everything music related to my students. I find a huge sense of fulfillment in seeing my students understand and enjoy learning and making beautiful music. I have a high level of knowledge and skills that I am very willing to use to teach students from the most beginner to the most advanced. Former students of mine have achieved lofty goals ranging from making it into a music program at the college level to winning their school's talent show to being accepted into their school's jazz band.

*** Lesson Details ***
My curriculum is based around YOU. I push my students hard, but I make sure they're always having fun and enjoying playing. I like to get my students playing real songs as fast as possible so they can see results immediately and get excited!

Note: I am trained and specialized in teaching children fingerstyle guitar. I have taught hundreds of kids in schools, privately, and in groups over the last two years. The method I use is proven to give kids the best possible start to music and maximize their potential. If you have children and you want them to learn good technique and music principles through guitar, you don't want to look any further, I promise.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have stools, music stands, and an amp here so all you need to bring is your guitar!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not provide any equipment.
Student must have their own guitar and amp if they play electric.
I do have guitars available for rental.

*** Specialties ***
-Children's fingerstyle guitar
-Proficient in Suzuki method
-Specialist in classical guitar, though proficient up to highly advanced in any guitar style (blues, rock, country, jazz, pop, etc)
-Also very experienced teaching songwriting and music performance
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Karla A. June 10, 2015
Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome personality! Has a great way of explaining things to help you learn. Fun to work with.
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Peter D. May 23, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jaxon has been awesome teacher. He knows what he is talking about and can actually teach it in simple way.
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Nicole D. January 8, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jaxon is a wonderful instructor and very patient. I highly recommend him!!
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Jaxon W.

Glendale, CA 91205
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$30 / 30-min
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Jessica G.

Pasadena, CA

About Jessica

I have 20 years of playing experience along with a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance. I was the section leader of my university's orchestra as well as a full-scholarship member of the university quartet. As a professional gigging musician, I have played with Il Divo, Mario Winans, La Jolla Symphony, Doctor's Symphony, Porta Caeli Chamber Players, and the quartet La Dolce.

I am a member of MTAC (Music Teacher's Association of California) and can sign my students up for Certificate of Merit. This is a music study program with an annual evaluation and written assessment. Stand-out stu
dents will be invited to play at the Branch Recital.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons differ slightly depending on the student. In general, it starts with scales for intonation or working on vibrato, moves on to an etude or exercise, and culminates with work on a piece of music. But not every student works well with this method, so I will add in some musical worksheets and ear training games for those that require lessons with more variety.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can come to your home to teach. I will bring all necessary method books and teaching materials.
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Sarah S. September 8, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
She is patient and gracious :)
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Chloe P. August 4, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Jessica got Chloe off to a good start. And, she's so excited to to learn more.
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Nicole June 6, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Jessica is an amazing teacher. I thought it would be difficult to do music lessons online. But this is PERFECT!
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Jessica G.

Pasadena, CA 91106
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$30 / 30-min
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Davy S.

Pasadena, CA

About Davy

I am a full time percussionist, composer, installation artist, and recording engineer originally from Eau Claire, WI!

I have an MFA in Music Composition from CalArts in Los Angeles, and a BFA in Percussion and Music Composition from the university of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

I have worked directly with Grammy-winning artists Justin Vernon, Sean Carey, and Rob Moose.

Please visit davysumner.com to check out more of my original work and collaborations with other artists!
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Lisa P. May 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Davy is a exceptional teacher and very patience and understanding with me.
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Bailey D. March 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher. Davy is patient and easy-going. Absolutely fabulous. My daughter is looking forward to more lessons.
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Michelle M. September 28, 2014
Drum · In studio
Davy taught my 8 year old son this past summer. He is kind and patient, and excellent at explaining things. My son and I were both very happy with him and would recommend him to students of all ages.
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Davy S.

Pasadena, CA 91104
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$29 / 30-min
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Christina E.

Pasadena, CA

About Christina

My name is Christina and I am very passionate about the vocal arts, specifically Opera. Opera was a surprise in my life that I discovered in college. It moved me to a point where I knew it was what I wanted to pursue. Though singing classically takes great patience, discipline, and perseverance, that 5 minutes on stage projecting pure vocal freedom and expression make it well worth it. The classical technique can provide a great foundation to healthy singing, which can ensure a long vocal life.
Along side opera, I believe basic knowledge in piano is extremely beneficial in improving musicali
ty and an understanding of each piece. Piano greatly improves sight reading and ones ability to learn music quickly and efficiently. It can allow one to develop an understanding of harmony and context within each unique piece of music.
I have recently started teaching and would love to help and guide those interested in music, specifically classical voice, opera, musical theater, and piano. I would love to share the great joy it brings me with others and pass down what I have learned over the years. I have completed courses in music pedagogy and education alongside my degree, and believe in shaping my lessons around each individual's learning style so that each student may continue to grow while having fun.
I graduated with high honors from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2014 with a degree in music receiving both music and academic scholarships. I have performed a wide variety of roles with the university's Opera Scenes program, private showcases, and main staged productions. I was also the featured soprano soloist with the Santa Ynez Master Chorale and Orchestra for their Spring concert.

*I will drive to you for lessons being I don't have sufficient studio space. The only requirement I have is that a piano be present for scales and learning music.
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Heidi L. September 22, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
I was a little intimidated by the concept of online classes as this was new to me but Christina made me feel at ease. She was energetic and encouraging. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Jaidyn J. September 14, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
We're very pleased with Christina!:) She has a wonderful personality. She's warm hearted, enthusiastic and engaging with her lesson. She's very thorough with her directions and easy to follow. You can tell she has a passion for teaching. My daughter was super excited about her experience and is looking forward to the next lesson:) Thank you Christina!:)
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Kendra September 12, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Christina is great. The first lesson my daughter learned a lot! Although she's been taking lessons for over a year, there was a lot that Christina taught her that she didn't know. She's also fun! Thank you!
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Christina E.

Pasadena, CA 91103
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