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Speaks French, German, Italian, English, Spanish
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching since 1985
30 years experience teaching at all levels
Classical Training with a BM, MM and DMA degree
Continuing Lecturer in Collaborative Arts
University of California Santa Barabara since 2005
I have been a piano teacher and vocal coach since 1985. I have a Doctorate in Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California (1992) I teach Collaborative Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara (since 2005) I have been on the musical staffs of Opera Santa Barbara,
Thanks John I will recommend you as a teacher
Jose G Garcia
John emphasized how to shape musical phrases to make music as opposed to a collection of notes. He had a good ear for honing in on my weaknesses such as how some notes that I played stuck out or the movement of my arms. Most importantly, he taught me how to approach practicing the piano in an effective way. I learned how to listen to myself and how give each note, phrase, and piece the attention and musicality it needed to sound beautifully.
For an adult learner as myself, he was accommodating with how busy I was. He adjusted to my needs and work schedule and taught at a reasonable pace. However, he also never veered from his expectations and praised what I was doing right and provided methods to fix what I was doing wrong.
Although there were times when John expressed his passion for music by delving into tangents on the broader historical significance of pieces, his mini-lectures were never irrelevant nor inappropriate. For example, he commented on how in waltzes, the rhythm on the left hand would need to emulate how a Romantic era string section would play it. For anyone who is serious about how or why pieces of music are meant to be played in a certain way, John is great about contextualizing pieces to make them sound great.
Most importantly, he made practicing piano something that was both enjoyable and challenging, which is difficult to find in a teacher. I owe a great deal of my musicianship to John and he met my expectations of learning the piano. Thank you!
B.A. in Instrumental Music Education, M.A. in Education from Chicago Musical College and CSUN
Teaches students 6 to 70
Teaching since 1969
Having taught music in schools for the past forty years, I have taught many, many students how to play saxophone. Many have gone on to play in college and beyond!
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 pl
Teaching since 2015
Teaches students 5 and up
BA Music Communication from The Master's University
With 5 years of teaching experience, Emily is excited to start cello lessons with you! She has performed for dozens of venues across 8 countries and 3 continents. Emily received 12 years of formalized training including 4 years of specialized instruction of the Alexander Technique at The Master's University. Consequently, she brings a comprehensive approach to cello instruction, utilizing knowledge of muscle and joint function to her teaching. Aside from using her talents weekly in a contemporary band setting, she also enjoys ensemble work in other capacities. She has performed in a commercial for the Porsche Panamera, a short film for EMD films, has recorded at Capital Records, and has had the pleasure of being the featured musician at various weddings, business functions, and private events. Emily hopes to not only train up talented musicians, but to also encourage responsibility, perseverance, and enjoyment through music!
Emily is a private cello instructor to the greater Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Simi Valley areas. She draws on years of performance and teaching to offer individualized instruction in cello for all ages. Her teaching includes instruction through the Suzuki method as well as utiliz
Speaks Spanish, English
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching since 2014
Hi! I teach acoustic guitar for all ages! I have 13 years experience playing and 3 years teaching. I tailor my lessons based on each individual students needs/goals. My specialty is playing and singing together, to include teaching students how to play cover songs to match their vocal range.
My name is Josh and I love to play the guitar! I also enjoy teaching others and helping people find their passion through playing music I've been playing for 14 years, acoustic, electric, bass...you name it. I've been in a few bands (90s covers, Blues, Classic Rock) but find solo work to be my favor
Awarded Bank of America Mathematics Achievement Award from Bank of America
Aerospace Engineering from UCLA
Basic Engineering Courses
I'm a graduate of UCLA School of Engineering with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. I have a passion for explaining how the physical world works through math and physics along with 11 years of tutoring experience in those subjects, test prep, and mentorship programs. The teaching strategy I believe i
Speaks English, Piano
Biology from California State University Northridge
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Progress through Weekly Exposure to and Practice of the Classical Piano Repertoire.
I have thirty years of Piano playing experience and have taught Piano privately for the past six years. I have studied in private lessons for over ten years, with different teachers. (I have also performed extensively in the past as an Electric Guitarist for jazz, big-band, funk and metal bands.)
As an observer, I'm impressed with Brent's teaching method, and ability to rekindle in young adults the interest and enthusiasm they may have experienced in former times for playing music at the piano.
As a sensitive and proficient accompanist, Brent works patiently and conscientiously with the singer; putting one at ease, even performing the most challenging works of classical composers.
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