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About Cosima Y.

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Moreno Valley, CA

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About Cosima
My specialty is voice but I also teach acoustic guitar, ukulele and songwriting for the student who desires to develop their own style and create their own songs. Not only is it fun but the music education that comes with it is highly valuable for future musicians. (guitar and ukulele rentals available at an additional cost to the student)

For students who are just beginning their vocal journey or are busy performers who want to improve healthy technique and sing with more confidence; or perhaps a worship leader or backup singer is struggling with vocal strain, my goal is to help them find vocal freedom and maintain an amazing, healthy voice that will confidently meet their expectations, year after year, in every situation, every time.

As an active performing vocalist, musician, songwriter, and Christian worship artist and band lea
der, I understand the demands and challenges of a busy performance calendar, singing sets for back-to-back audiences day after day and week after week, and the need for a vocalist to find the vocal freedom that will produce confidence in their voice no matter what the venue.

The first steps to mastering vocal freedom are the building blocks for vocal success. Whether the student is a child or an adult, with little or no training, it is my goal to make singing an enjoyable and freeing experience.

Singing with complete vocal freedom and confidence can seem very elusive. Surprisingly, it's not as elusive as one might think! Vocal freedom is within reach and most students experience a measure of it within the few first lessons, some even gaining a full octave in their range in their first lessons. Using a systematic method incorporating the study of good vocal technique and working on songs the student loves to sing makes learning more fun and gives the student a greater appreciation of music as a whole while encouraging a passion for music that lasts a lifetime. I encourage and teach sight reading, and theory basics especially for those students who are considering music as a profession.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each student learns with material that will be divided into step-by-step doable lessons so they can be sure to learn the best techniques and material along the way. Sheet music and lesson books are provided at a minimal additional cost.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My home-studio is bright and open and set up with an upright piano, full length mirror, music stand, iPad with appropriate applications, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and computer for recording and playback. Parents are welcome to sit in on lessons or wait for their children in the adjacent room. I also may provide a follow-up email which includes any recordings and lesson notes from the current lesson.

As the student progresses I also provide a PA system to teach mic technique and build performance confidence.

I ask that students come prepared with the following items to their lessons.
~ Bottled water
~ A ring binder with paper for notes and a zippered pouch to keep tools and handouts.
~ A flash drive for recording transfers or they can use their phone or other recording device to record their lessons.
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*** Specialties ***
I honestly love my students and love teaching! It's such a privilege to be a part of their musical journey. I specialize in church worship vocals, choir, a capella, show tunes and musical theater. I teach free, healthy vocal technique which enables each student to explore and focus on different styles of singing. I also love teaching young voices especially teens who want to have a good time learning to sing.

NOTE ~ My teaching style is more structured therefore some young children may not be ready to take lessons with me.
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Kim T. March 7, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Wonderful teacher.
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Joseph March 3, 2018
· Singing · In home
A good initial experience.
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Marhnelle .. February 27, 2018
· Singing · In home
Cosima was perfect. She gave me so much to consider in preparation of wanted to enhance my singing abilities. I am very pleased and I would highly recommend her! M
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Cosima Y.

Cosima Y.

Moreno Valley, CA 92551
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About Ali L.

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Victorville, CA
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About Ali
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a stand and lesson sheets. Students need to provide their instrument, books that they will need and a folder to hold their lessons plans.

*** Specialties ***
I teach out of the Suzuki Method Books, Essential Elements and Orchestra Expressions.
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Rachel L. April 22, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Rachel enjoyed her first lesson.
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Winnie July 10, 2017
· Violin · In studio
My 8 year old son really enjoys his weekly private lessons with Ali. She's patient and knowledgeable. I'm happy with his progress.
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Dayna M. September 16, 2016
· Violin · In home
Ali was very accommodating to put together a group lesson of 6. The lesson went well with both overall instruction and one-on-one help. Everyone was enthusiastic to get started and looking forward to the following lessons.
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Ali L.

Ali L.

Victorville, CA 92395
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$30 / 30-min

About Katie Y.

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Redlands, CA

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About Katie
I have been teaching young students piano for seven years. I have completed my education for a music education degree, and am the former president of the Cal State Piano Society. I have been playing piano for nineteen years and love every aspect of music. My goal is to pass my passion for music onto my students, and allow them to develop a deep appreciation and understanding for all genres.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a strong believer in making the learning process fun and enjoyable. I want my students to be motivated to learn and practice as much as possible. My teaching style consists of starting with the basics (technique, theory, and reading music) then graduating to style and phrasing. My students will always leave our lessons feeling accomplished and confident. Learning an instrument is hard work, but with enough effort a
nd commitment, anything is possible!

*** How Long of a Lesson? ***
For very young beginners, I recommend 15 minutes. For beginners, I recommend 30 minutes. For intermediate, we can do 30 to 45 to 60 minutes. For advanced, you would benefit from 45 to 60 minutes. If you are beginner and want to have a 45 or 60 minute lesson, each lesson will focus on any of these categories: technique, repertoire, theory, ear training, and listening.

***Cancellation Policy***
Please notify me at least ONE HOUR before the lesson if you need to cancel to avoid charges. I may or may not be able to reschedule, and I will allow up to one month for a makeup lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Baldwin Upright Piano
Various Piano Books
Metronome
Internet access for resources

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect all music students to provide a piano and the required materials (i.e. metronome and specific music books)

Tutoring: Please provide the class work, assignments, and projects for the subjects that need tutoring (if possible).

*** Specialties ***
I believe that technique is very important when it comes to piano. I start with teaching the basic scales, hand positions, and good posture. Then I begin teaching music theory, in which the student learns how to read notes, rhythms, dynamics, etc. Once the student becomes proficient in reading and technique, I give them more difficult pieces in order to work on style, voicing, and phrasing.
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Grace G. August 3, 2017
· Piano · In home
Grace enjoyed her first lesson. Thank you!
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Peter B. January 7, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Katie, was very professional and knowledgeable. My son is so excited to continue his lessons with her.
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Danzel S. October 12, 2016
· Piano · In home
My son Danzel is very lucky to have a piano teacher like Katie. Me and my husband watch katie and Danzel during lessons and i can tell that Katie is so professional and very knowledgeable in what she does. I am praying that she will continue to be the piano teacher for a long time.God Bless.
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Katie Y.

Katie Y.

Redlands, CA 92374
(10)
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$15 / 15-min

About Michael N.

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Moreno Valley, CA
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About Michael
I am a concert pianist with a passion for teaching. From a boarding arts secondary school to prestigious conservatories in both the US and Europe, I have honed my craft, and developed a love for sharing my passion with others. I studied with some of the best teachers in the world at Eastman, the Yale School of Music, the Paris Conservatoire, and the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, in addition to having attended some of the greatest festivals in the world to study with other great pianists and pedagogues. Teaching has always come naturally to me and has felt like a natural extension of my abilities as a performer. I believe it is a necessity to spread what I have learned through teaching.
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Isabelle October 17, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
Michael adapted himself very quickly to 'what' I wanted to play and 'how' I needed to learn taking into account my little experience. He is very positive and motivating.
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Elisa October 14, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
Michael is a great teacher! I studied with him while he was teaching at Yale. He is a very attentive and careful instructor and generous with his time. He has a profound understanding of music and is very competent also in technical aspects of practicing. I absolutely recommend him!
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Cristina October 14, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
You really can't find a better instructor. Motivating, patient, well-measured approach to students. Thank you, Michael!
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Michael N.

Michael N.

Moreno Valley, CA 92555
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$50 / 30-min

About Dakota D.

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San Bernardino, CA
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About Dakota
Hi, my name is Dakota. I have a Bachelor of Music from California State University of San Bernardino for saxophone performance and about 13 years of playing experience.

I want to help my students learn in a way that does not intimidate them. We grow best when we love what we do, so I want everyone to enjoy each lesson so they can't wait to open their case again. At the same time our goal is to understand how to practice smart and be self-dependent learners.

I will help with whatever aspect of playing you would like, whether it is technique, reading, theory, listening (improvisation), or if there is an audition you would like help preparing for. I'm always eager to teach, so please don't hesitate to contact me. If you are in the area and want some help, just shoot me a message! Looking forward to learning together!
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Acacia April 8, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
Dakota is a great sax player! I've known him for a while and he's very down to earth and will make a great instructor for anyone needing some help with music
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Luis Rodriguez April 6, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
Dakota is an extremely talented musician with tons of patience. He has mastered his craft and has helped me get to where ive wanted to be with my music. You wont be dissapointed
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Kayla April 6, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
Dakota is very patient and is very knowledgeable about saxophone pedagogy. I’m thankful to have such a mentor to look up to and I hope one day to play as well as him.
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Dakota D.

San Bernardino, CA 92407
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About Stormie C.

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Redlands, CA
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About Stormie
Hello All!

Vocal lessons are about so much more than just learning to sing a scale correctly. When teaching I love to see my students gain self confidence, knowledge, passion and grow from where they started.

I enjoy all genres of music and love exploring many different vocal techniques to adapt to each genre and tune. My love for music stems from growing up in a musical family, my mother playing flute and my father being a vocalist and an actor. I started sing at 5 years old and began taking lessons myself at the age of 6 years old. Growing up I found that music has so many layers and while in college getting my degree in Social Science I also learned to compose music and work in sound design. Besides singing and teaching I also work for a music publishing company which keeps me update on the constant changing world of music.

I am so excited to connect with new students and share what I've learned on my musical journey!
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Sophie May 31, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
I’ve been taking lessons from Stormie for a long time, and she is just incredible. I would recommend her for anyone looking to improve their voice and confidence in performing.
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Mary May 31, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
I've gained so much from training with Stormie! Including and not limited to - breath, style and pitch control, every lesson has been invaluable. My vocal health has noticeably improved since we started working together. I look forward to my lessons with Stormie and highly recommend her to others!
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Kobe May 29, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Stormie helped me improve my singing and confidence a great deal. She's also performed alongside me at several recitals, where I either played guitar or sang as well. She's a really great teacher for whatever your vocal needs may be!
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Stormie C.

Stormie C.

Redlands, CA 92373
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$42 / 30-min

About Belinda C.

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Riverside, CA
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About Belinda
I am a professional working artist and I am also an elementary piano teacher for an after school program here in Riverside. I obtained a degree in Art Practice from UC Berkeley where I specialized in multimedia installations that included large scale paintings and sculptures. Due to the versatility in my own work from large to very small scale paintings I have acquired techniques and skills for every scale in between.
I am a strong believer in self expression and visual literacy which gets stronger with the formulation of concepts one builds through inspiration for each painting. I enjoy teaching and learning what my students' interests are and what motivates them. I can help you learn specific skills for abstract paintings to portraits.
Through research I have also learned that individuals benefit greatly from cre
ative freedom thus performing better in other academic subjects, learning healthy ways of expression, and through the therapeutic effects of painting.
If you are looking to work with someone who loves what they do, who is patient, motivational, and can teach you basic to advanced skills give me a call and let's get painting!
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Belinda C.

Belinda C.

Riverside, CA 92506
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$30 / 30-min

About Nancy B.

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Hesperia, CA

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About Nancy
I am a friendly and knowledgeable teacher who caters lessons toward each student's unique personality. I believe music lessons can be a positive and rewarding experience for each and every student.

In my fifteen years as a piano instructor, I have found that students do best with teachers who are passionate about what they do--and I love teaching piano!

I work with beginning and intermediate students to develop skill in various styles of music, technique, sight reading, and music theory.
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Nancy B.

Nancy B.

Hesperia, CA 92345
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$25 / 30-min

About Ana R.

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Redlands, CA
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About Ana
Coachella Valley resident, Ana, is a performing soprano beginning new endeavors at University of Redlands. Eager to learn and discover new musical lines of knowledge, she will pursue a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Susan Mohini Kane. While studying at CSULA, Ana was cast in Hydrogen Jukebox, Die Fledermaus as Rosalinda, and CSULA’s original opera Expectation. She has also been a soloist for choral ensemble works such as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Magnificat and Benjamin Britten's Missa Brevis. She has had the honor of partaking in the Angels Vocal Art opera intensive summer program in Los Angeles in 2017, under the direction of Kristoff Van Grysperre.

In her final year as an undergrad student, Ana worked for Saturday Conservatory of Music, a no
n-profit music school organization, as Lead Vocal Coach and Choral Director. Additionally, she carried on the role of choral librarian and assistant to the choral director for her university. She also became a crew member for the theater department, and student assistant for the College of Arts and Letters office. All while being stage manager and performer for the university’s opera.



Prior to Ana’s studies at CSULA, she decided to embark on a new journey and pursue a music degree at College of the Desert. While at COD, she was cast in the school's production of Les Miserable. For a few semesters, she became an enthusiastic “choral-ographer” for the jazz singer’s ensemble. While attending her community college, Ana was awarded an internship for two years with California Desert Chorale, where she has been invited to sing for several fundraising events, including the most recent benefit concert for Eisenhower Medical Center, Songbirds and Showmen and the 25th anniversary concert for the chorale, Let Music Live!
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Ana R.

Ana R.

Redlands, CA 92374
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$47 / 30-min

About Rome A.

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Colton, CA

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About Rome
Hello, my name is Rome Ababat!
I am a:
• College Student, 18 years old, currently studying flute performance at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
• Classical Flute player who has been playing for 8 years
• Honest and passionate guy who loves music
I love nothing more than showing young students the joy of playing the flute at the highest of levels.
I have performed in many high level honor bands and orchestras along with performing in Carnegie Hall.
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Rome A.

Rome A.

Colton, CA 92324
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$20 / 30-min

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