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About Milton J.

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Corona, CA
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I have been teaching the wonderful instrument of the piano for four years.

For children, I use the Alfred Piano Series lesson books that includes lessons and homework in a fun and engaging way to promote retention.

For beginners, I use the publication A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony to learn chord progressions, sequences, modulations, realization of both figured and un-figured basses, basic improvisation, and score reading. Learning these techniques will help transition students seamlessly to various styles and genres that incorporate the piano, helping you learn and love the piano without frustrating stoppages that often lead us away from lesson continuity.

From there, I utilize the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library series to promote chord inversion, syncopation, arpeggiation, pedaling, and key centering.

About Milton
Hey there, everyone!

My name is Milton Carl Jackson II and I teach vocal, guitar, piano, and musical theatre lessons in the Inland Empire area.

I help those young, middle-aged, and not-as-young tap into their own soul through music so that they may help others find theirs as well. I believe that in order to entertain others with your voice or your instrument, one must first be able to entertain oneself - all the while having fun doing it! As a recent graduate of the University of California, Davis with a double major in Music History & Ethnomusicology and African-American & African Studies; a former co-host of the popular hip-hop radio show ATF Radio: All Things Fresh on KDVS 90.3 FM; a former Music Director of The Afterglow of UC Davis; and a recent graduate of American University with a Master's of Education in Business Education
, I have come in contact and learned from a vast amount of different musicians and educators. A classically-trained bass-baritone with roots in R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, and Jazz, I have aspirations to help each and every student realize their full musical potential.

If you're looking for a teacher who will motivate and inspire you not only to learn your instrument of choice, but also how to perform it (whether on the big stage or in your living room for the family) and record it as well, I'm the perfect teacher for you. Learning to sing, play, and act beautifully doesn't have to be difficult -- we'll work on finding your voice or your style, all while having fun along the way!

I teach in-studio, in-home, and online lessons, so we can be flexible with the lesson type and schedule!

This is a perfect chance for you or your child who can't stop singing around the house or has dreams of shredding on the guitar or twinkling on the ivories to learn the fundamentals of music, start something new that keeps them or you focused, and have fun while doing it!

Feel free to contact me at show contact info for any questions and check out my student reviews and qualifications.

I look forward to meeting you and accompanying you or your child on your musical journey!!
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Brandon J. April 5, 2019
· Singing · In home
So far so good! I liked the way Milton interacted with my son. He is starting with important basics!
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River December 12, 2018
· Piano · In home
Milton is great with kids!
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Levi-Drake B. September 28, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Amazing teacher and can give insight on just about anything music related.
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Milton J.

Corona, CA 92879
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About Omar G.

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Riverside, CA

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I've been teaching music for 15 yrs on guitar, piano, bass, cello and bass. My students have ranged from from 5yrs to 75yrs of age. I have seen many student go on to join orchestras, bands, broadway shows or simply continued their education to a university or college. Being able to read music profeciently has given me the opportunity to teach off many method books but like to use Alfred Method, Mel Bay and Frederick Noad Method books. I teach many styles ranging from classical, jazz & blues, rock, contemporary and pop. I do stress and recommend all my students to learn how to read music and usually by our second or third lesson they will playing simple songs. I am here to help you make music!

About Omar
Knowing that you are looking for a instructor to teach you music puts a smile on my face. You see, music has been a part of my life since the age of 3. Some of my first memories are of me accompanying my father at home with his rehearsals or just singing together to have fun as a family. I believe music is a gift that unites people together bringing out our deepest emotions that words cannot express. At the age of 5 I received an organ and from that point on I embarked on a long life journey to indulge and learn more about music. In elementary, junior high and high school I was involved in any subject dealing with music. I joined school choirs, orchestras, bands, marching bands, jazz bands, musicals you name it. While enjoying all school music activities I was selected to join in honor county and state orchestras and choirs. In junior h
igh and high school I was selected to play for the Junior Pacific Symphony Orchestra, received scholarships to music summer camps, and was selected musician of the year. In college my quest continued with the Orange Coast College Orchestra, Praise Symphony Orchestra, Vanguard University Orchestra as well as guitar ensembles and college choir groups. I've also taken private lessons from Dr. Art David (Julliard graduate) in stand up bass as well as David Black (Pacific Symphony Orchestra) and classical guitar with Richard Glenn and David Murray. I've been teaching now for 15 years in guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, stand up bass, cello, piano and voice ranging from 5 yr old to 65 yr old. My styles of music range from classical, jazz, rock, blues and contemporary. At this point I'm enjoying playing and singing in my church choir and worship team as well as teaching my two kids the joys of music. I hope you truly enjoy the joy of learning music whether it be through me or another teacher.

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As a teacher I require all students to set time aside to practice. For without it, it is only wasting your time, your money and my time. I don't expect a total dedication to it but I do want to see some effort put into it. A little practice can go a long way and the more you do it, the faster you will progress and the more you will enjoy it. We will first start off with what you want out of music and the level you are at and go from there. Student can bring their own music either thru tabs, music sheet or just by ear but one thing I do expect is a student to learn how to read music notation. We will go thru the regular warm up exercises, material practiced during the week and any new music for the following week. Correct techniques in how to hold your instrument or voice procedures will be addressed. Music theory will also be part of the lesson as well as ear training. At the end of either 3 to 6 months you will have learned the basics of music and will be playing songs for you or someone else to enjoy. I will make it a total relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere but some dedication has to put on the students' part.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music room, guitar both classical and electric, piano, cello, upright bass and electric bass guitar

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my own instrument. I can also provide music stand, small amplifier if needed and music material for the first few lesson until student provides for him/her self. Student must have own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
My way of teaching would have to be that they must learn how to read music while learning how to play an instrument.
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Evan June 14, 2019
· Cello · In studio
My son had his first cello lesson today with Omar and really enjoyed it. Omar was friendly and knowledgeable. Looking forward to his next lesson.
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Joshua B. April 13, 2019
· Cello · In studio
So far so good
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Ed R. January 30, 2019
· Classical Guitar · In studio
First lesson was more of an assessment of where I am as a musician, it was a good lesson but I'm sure the next will be better. Omar is obviously a professional. Hopefully he will be able to teach me how to read music as good as he soon.
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Omar G.

Riverside, CA 92503
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About Alex T.

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Corona, CA

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About Alex
I was trained abroad & has performed to a variety of audiences of different cultures. My experiences helped me understand music as a passion & as a genre. It has inspired me to share those skills & experiences to students, musicians, actors and music enthusiasts to professional artists. Some of my students have joined competitions, talent shows and reality shows; performed on tours as a professional; and entertained in front of family gatherings and in the shower! If you are preparing for a performance, an audition or you just want to learn music and have fun, then I may be able to help you...

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The most important lesson is to enjoy and have fun. I am a product oriented person, I use techniques and drills to achieve your goals. In 3 to 6 months you should already be seeing improvements that will make you skilled
and eager to learn more.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with an upright piano and seating for parents or companions

*** Travel Equipment ***

*** Specialties ***
Pop Music, Broadway, Classical, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, Contemporary to World Music
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Angie July 11, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Alex is very passionate about music and other art forms. He quickly evaluated my strengths and weaknesses. He seems to detect a certain talent that I possess and wants to help me reach my potential. I was very impressed.
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Elliott K. June 30, 2016
· Singing · In studio
He's Good.
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Anthony S. September 19, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Great with my kid very patient ...and fun!
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Alex T.

Corona, CA 92880
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About Alex L.

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Fontana, CA
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The basic approach provides a series of exercises and music from simple to the more sophisticated, along with hints and tips for their completion.

About Alex
Trained and educated (MM) in Russia and USA, over 20 years experience in teaching. Individual approach to the course development based on student personality, goals, skills.

Major instruments are piano, classical guitar, accordion.
Student must have own instrument and desire to learn!

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I believe many of my students enjoy my class and are able to achieve a higher skill level because I make it a point to personally motivate them. I give them personalized goals to reach and/or tailored practice techniques.Based on response, I may offer words of encouragement or tips such as how to ease sore muscles or an alternative way to execute a technique they are finding extra difficult.

I make it a point to not just teach music grammar and/or fundamentals of music, but to include the importance of the sound of music s
trategies to enhance their skill development.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Clavinova, piano
Classical guitar "Takamine"
Accordion "Gullietti"

*** Specialties ***
Accordion, piano, classical guitar Traditional School all styles and genres. Levels: beginner through advanced!
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Ginny January 4, 2019
· Accordion · Online
This is exactly the type of lesson which helps me to improve my accordion playing skills and increases my knowledge.
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Paulo B. September 30, 2017
· Accordion · Online
Alex is a very interesting person and very competent. I really like it
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Dikson D. November 11, 2016
· Accordion · Online
Exceptional musician and instructor! I highly recommend classes with Alex.
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Alex L.

Fontana, CA 92337
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About John B.

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Moreno Valley, CA

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I teach jazz, rock, and beginning classical piano, with and emphasis on performance, theory, and songwriting.

About John
I am a graduate of the Cal Poly Pomona music department looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with people who want to express themselves with music!

I use the John Thompson Piano book series to build understanding of written music, theory, and artistic expression. In addition to teaching classical techniques, I help guide my students on the path to writing their own music!

During my time in university I played piano with the Kellogg Soul Ensemble and the Jazz Combo. I also sang extensively with the university concert choir.

I currently play gigs with a jazz trio and a funk-rock band. I also play keyboard on recordings for local pop and hip-hop artists, and assist with arrangements and choir direction.
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Empris D. June 12, 2019
· Piano · In home
This was my granddaughters first lesson. I believe John did a wonderful job. We are looking forward to seeing him in a week. My granddaughter is still excited.
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Ryan May 18, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Love John, he is a great teacher .And He is very accommodating to our crazy schedule.
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Brett February 8, 2019
· Piano · In home
Great teacher! Helping me with Piano and Music Theory, has a great approach to teaching piano.
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John B.

Moreno Valley, CA 92557
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About Stephen L.

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Riverside, CA

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I teach beginning basics, that will get you playing easy songs today!

About Stephen
Hello, my name is Stephen Layton, I'm 36 and I am a professional musician, educator, and composer. I am currently teaching in two locations, Riverside County, and in Orange County. I earned a B.A. in Music Education at California State University Fullerton. I also have a Single Subject Teaching Credential from the State of California, through the completion of the credential program at California State University Fullerton. During my time at Fullerton I was a member of all the top ensembles. I also studied with Grammy nominated and award-winning musicians like Bill Cunliffe, Francisco Torres, Kye Palmer, and more!

In addition to my training I have over twenty years of performance experience. I have been playing trombone and bass guitar since 1994 and I have been teaching privately since 2005. As a brass instructor I specialize in breat
hing techniques, embouchure development. range, flexibility, endurance, and improvisation. As a bass guitar and guitar instructor, I specialize in flexibility, endurance, speed, song writing, ear training, improvisation, and much more!

I’ve been a professional musician for several years and I have backed groups like The L.A. Swing Barons, The Inland Empire Swing Orchestra, Sonora Santanera groups, Willie and The Road Tramps, Irie Nationz, The Goodlow Company, Domestic Imports, Buddha Bomb, Angry Babies, Space Camp Stowaways, The Debonaires, and more! I am currently in a few
different groups playing all over Southern California and beyond.

My education philosophy is very student focused. I draw from a lot of different teaching concepts like Kodàly method, Orff method, Susuki method, and more. I will push you or your student to edges of their abilities, and you will see improvement.

Training:
• Riverside City College; A.A. Humanities Philosophy, and Art; Cert. Music Performance
• California State University Fullerton; B.A Music Education
• California State University Fullerton; Credential Program (student teaching)

Performance Experience:
• Junior College Ensemble Performances: Riverside Community College Wind
Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Lab Jazz, and Small Jazz Combos
• Four Year College Ensemble Performances: California State University Fullerton Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony, Fullerton Jazz Orchestra, Fullerton Big Band, Latin Ensemble
• Recent Recitals: April 5, 2018 Senior Recital, Recital Hall, California State University Fullerton
• Commercial Performances: L.A. Swing Barons, Sonora Santenera, Irie Nationz, The Goodlow Company, Buddha Bomb, Domestic Imports, Topshelf Brass Band, Space Camp Stowaways, Angry Babies, Dumb Luck, The Debonaires, Mark Denny’s Band

Principal Teachers:
• Trombone: Steve Williams, Steve Suminski, Bob Sanders
• Jazz Improv: Dr. Peter Curtis, Charlie Richards, Dr. Chuck Tomlinson, Bill Cunliffe, Francisco Torres
• Masterclasses: Kevin Mayse, Charlie Richards, Dr. Mitch Fennel, Dr. Mallory Thompson, Frank Ticheli, Bill Cunliffe, Anthony Plog, Louis Bonillia, Francisco Torres, Michito Sanchez, Roger Woods, Ashley Bathgate, Dieter Mack, Paul Kreibich, Joey
Sellers, Benny Maupin, Kim Richmond, Freddy Payne, Anne Fennel, Doc Severinsen, Shannon Limon, Kye Palmer, Harry Waters, Ken Waters

Volunteer Experience:
• Riverside Community Band / Swing Band
• Carl E. Gilbert Elementary School, Buena Park, California

Additional Information:
• Private Instruction: Teaching privately for over ten years
• Memberships: SCSBOA, NAfME, NBA, OAKE, KASC, ITA, and NAMM member
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Aaron August 11, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In studio
The best lesson I have taken! I look forward to future lessons because I am learning so much!
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Jared M. November 11, 2017
· Flute · In home
Steven is a very good instructor. He has a wonderful personality. He!s firm, knowledgeable, and knows how to encourage the student to work hard. My son has learned a lot from him in a short period of time as a beginner. I’d definitely recommend Steven.
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Michael Rodriguez August 11, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Really like Steve's teaching ! Very easy and simplified instruction.Thank you ! Can't wait for the next Lessons.
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Stephen L.

Riverside, CA 92501
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About Christina P.

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Ontario, CA
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Piano can be so fun and students love it especially when they play fun popular songs that they like. I like to keep lessons interesting and students will never be bored!

In piano lessons we will go over music theory, sight reading, and take it step by step through the piano method books. I teach all styles including classical, jazz, and contemporary pop. I have experience teaching all ages and love working with kids. My teaching style is fun and flexible and I value my students and their goals.

About Christina
Christina is a multi-talented musician, producer, singer-songwriter and has been actively involved with music throughout her life. She began learning classical piano at the age of three and naturally fell in love with singing at a young age. Gifted with perfect pitch, she has excellent ability to play songs by ear. Christina has been teaching private piano and voice lessons since 2008. She is very passionate and motivated to help her students reach their fullest musical potential. Students can expect professional and quality lessons from Ms. Christina. Her teaching style and method is fun, laid back, and flexible while she emphasizes students to have a strong foundation of music theory. Christina will determine a personalized lesson plan for each student depending on their skill level after their first lesson assessment. Her goal is for s
tudents to enjoy each step of the learning process and most importantly, make significant progress during each lesson.
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Angel S. June 8, 2018
· Singing · In home
Angel loves her. Very happy with her first vioce lesson class and looking forward for more👍👍
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Mikayla M. April 17, 2018
· Piano · In home
Patient, easy going and professional with her teaching, definitely appreciate Christina!
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Donna R. January 27, 2018
· Singing · In home
Teacher is very personable and puts the student at ease. Her advice was helpful and did make a difference. I was pleased.
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Christina P.

Ontario, CA 91761
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About Lauren W.

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I have played piano for 12 years and trombone/euphonium for 7 years. I am comfortable teaching children music in many settings. My approach to teaching is to create a situation in which the student is presented with information in such a way that is both easy-to-understand but also fun and interesting, especially for younger students. It is important to me to always gauge the student's understanding of the concept at hand and provide them with frequent opportunities to ask questions specific to their needs, so that they understand all material. Furthermore, I emphasize giving the student strategies to practice and learn on their own, so that they can also grow independently outside of the lesson time.

About Lauren
I recently graduated from Etiwanda High School on 22 May 2018 with Summa Cum Laude Honors, and will now be pursuing a Music Performance degree at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. I passed my ABRSM Grade 8 Piano Exam with Distinction, which is the last level of exams.

I have had a beginner piano student for 3 years, as well as several trombone and euphonium students in that time. I was also the Co-Teacher for the Freshman Concert Band at my high school for 2 years, as well as a Section Leader, Brass Captain, and Leadership Coordinator.

I was a member of many gold-medalist ensembles at my school, several honor bands such as the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, and I also work as a piano accompanist.
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Kristina October 10, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Lauren does a great job especially since my son is only 4 yrs old she is patience with him
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Lauren W.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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About J'Noie P.

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Rialto, CA
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4 years of experience in piano teaching specializing in classical musicianship and teaching piano to students with disabilities including autism and down syndrome. I have more of a Montessori approach to lessons in which I use the students natural aptitudes in order to convey musical concepts whether it be LEGO's to explain different note values or different cars to explain different tempos. I teach all aspects of music including sight singing and theory. Your student will be playing songs they sing in no time!

Education wise I am currently attending school in order to receive my Bachelor's in Music (BM) and have been nominated for performances at both Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera house. I also have performed piano concertos with orchestras all over southern California!

About J'Noie
I am a professional musician specializing in both flute and piano. Beginning the piano at just 5 years old I've had 14 years of playing experience which have taken me throughout the country. I also have attended multiple masterclasses and music teacher summits. I have performed solo pieces with many orchestras throughout Southern California

My experience with teaching music began 4 years ago when I started teaching at a small studio in Rancho Cucamonga, I since then have moved lessons to the privacy of my own home or my students. Here, I taught not only the full spectrum of ages but students with different disabilities such as dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, autism, and down syndrome, all of whom were successful with piano lessons. I believe that students should have a full music experience and that they should not feel forced therefor I focus
ed on their already honed gross motor skills and fine motor skills in order to master musical concepts and elements such as intonation, rhythm recognition, and sight singing.

At the end of winter and and summer I host music recitals where students are more than welcome to participate in addition to many other meetups throughout the year which I have found to be particularly conducive for home-school students.
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Monica April 27, 2019
· Piano · In home
We love Ms. Jai!!!! The kids love her!!
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Brandon April 27, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
JNoie was an amazing teacher ! She was patient with me and really helped me overcome my fear of stage fright and helped me to be not so shy. She’s honestly the best piano teacher I’ve ever had and super understanding of my ADHD. If I hadn’t moved so far away I’d definitely still be taking lessons with her. You won’t regret it (:
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J'Noie P.

Rialto, CA 92376
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About Akinwande O.

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Adelanto, CA

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Hi this is Seye, I am a full time musician, music director, and singer, with over 20 years of experience.
Learn how to play the piano by ear!
Learn how to play your favorite tunes.
Learn the concept of harmony, how to play chords and progressions that will help get started with accompanying vocals and other lead instruments.
My lessons are tailored to helping you gain mastery in music theory, note reading, ear training, and more as it applies to your instrument.
My goal is to set you up with a solid foundation that will help you get started with your favorite instrument.
Let’s make music together.

About Akinwande
I am an artist, a full time musician, music director, and singer and song writer with over 20 years of combined experience. I have an Associate Degree in Fine Arts with Emphasis in Music - Victor Valley College.

My passion is to inspire my students in every lesson. To provide them with the proper Music Theory Foundation, and coach them as they develop the necessary techniques and skills, through consistent daily practice.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you bring out the musician in you.
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Stephen May 7, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Seye, is/ has been very kind and patient with me as a student. If there are any issues I have with my schedule, understanding of any lessons we cover in class he makes himself available to answer or clarify and question I may have. I just the couple of months I have been taking lessons I have improved a great deal in not only my playing but an understanding of music theory. Seye, has high standards and expectations to push and encourage you to be great! He has a great deal of knowledge and experience in his craft!
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Glen May 6, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Very thorough and considerate of schedule
Gives you straight forward advice and methods for learning
Great adaptability to students skill set
Well versed in knowledge of music theory
Easy to work with
You can tell he loves music and what he does
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Akinwande O.

Adelanto, CA 92301
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