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About Erasmo R.

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Murrieta, CA

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With piano lessons, you can expect a well-paced relaxed environment yet, with a high expectation of professionalism. I would go at the pace and styled you'd like to learn.

About Erasmo
Hello Parents and Students,

I have been teaching and writing music professionally for ten years. My first introduction to music was just like some of you, starting in high school where I had a great teacher that encouraged me to play. This helped me so much, and I wouldn't be where I am at if it weren't for his help and positive encouragement. Now I try to encourage all of my students the same way.

After high school I went on and played percussion with various Orchestras such as the "œInland Valley Symphony Orchestra" and "Mt. San Jacinto Symphony Orchestra."

I have also been involved in the DCI (Drum Corps International) and Drumline community. I toured for four years and experienced performing with groups such as Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps 2002-2005, Black Knights 2006, and RCC marching and winter percussion under the direct
ion of Scott Johnson & Jeff Lee in 2002, and Sean Vega & Jim Wunderlich in 2003.

During my college years I started playing Jazz Vibraphone in my school'™s top big-band. This allowed me the opportunity to play Jazz Piano which I have performed and still study until this day. As a result, Jazz has now become one of my biggest passions.

As a Professional International Composer, I have had the privilege of writing and arranging for many marching bands, wind ensembles, and indoor percussion ensembles, including orchestrations, recordings and sequencing projects for media, and musical theatre in the United States and Japan.

I am also currently an adjudicator for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) and a member of the Vic-Firth Education Team.

I hope that this gives you a close and personal Idea of where I come from and hope that I can help you get the most out of your experience with music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that in order for you to get the most out of our lessons it takes both, the Teacher'™s and Student'™s understanding and attention from both ends. sometimes giving all of the information in the world won't help if one there is no engagement and two if me as a teacher don't make sure that you understand. So I like to make sure to explain things in more than one way to make sure the student understands the concepts and what to practice.

I like to keep a relaxed atmosphere, but also making sure that there is a high level of professionalism and expectation of attentiveness from the student.

Of course, I also understand that this all depends on the age of the student, and as we meet and get to see what it is that you want to focus on and I will make sure to concentrate on that and help you reach your goals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mallets, Concert and Marching Sticks, Metronome, Practice pad, and Literature.
(Acoustic and Electric Piano are available depending on the time we arrange our lessons at the studio)
(Electric Drumset Available soon)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Mallets, Concert and Marching Sticks, Metronome, Practice pad, and Literature.
(I sometimes bring additional implements, such as hand drums, like a djembe and other accessories, depending on the focus of our lessons.)
I may be able to bring a Keyboard upon request

*** Specialties ***
I have been performing with Drum and bugle corps since 2002, (DCI)

Marching Rudimental, and Concert Percussion styles. All Percussion.
Orchestral, Marimba, Vibraphone, and Marching Percussion.

I specialize in the Jazz genre, and have performed Jazz piano.. which includes sight-reading and chord recognition in the Jazz idiom.
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Mari Larios September 9, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Hes such a great tracher. Julia is five years old and enjoyed learning with him. Hes flexible and patient. Thank u Erasmo.
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Nancy B. January 29, 2017
· Piano · In home
Erasmo is amazing!!! He is so good with my Mom and so passionate about her leaning. He's wonderful!
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Shannon B. April 25, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Always look forward to the lesson. Very professional and fun. Shannon has enjoyed it!
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Erasmo R.

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Murrieta, CA 92563
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About Shardie F.

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Menifee, CA
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In Piano Class, we will make learning enjoyable by focusing on technique and applying it to songs that you can enjoy playing.

About Shardie


*** Specialties ***
I specialize in:
Hip Hop and Liturgical Dance
Neo Soul, Gospel, and Pop Singing Styles
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Bobby January 19, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Shardie is a great voice teacher! She understands all the voice techniques required to increase one’s vocal range as well as demonstrates the knowledge and patience to bring your best out of you.
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Shardie F.

Shardie F.

Menifee, CA 92584
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About Chris S.

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About Chris
Hi there! My name is Chris and I've been playing music my entire life and I believe that with the right attitude and environment anyone can achieve musical greatness!

I was born into a musical family and have studied classical piano since I was 4 years old! I am very well versed in music theory and proper technique, with an emphasis on avoiding player's injuries, as well as a great knowledge of classical Pieces for any skill level.

Alas!

As a young teenager I grew rebellious and learned how to play the electric guitar and have since sought teachers outside my family to learn modern styles and 5 other instruments!! I have also worked toward a music degree and have made music the center of my life.

Classical music is not everyone's passion but a good practice routine, attitude and environment is always a good thing to ha
ve as these things are important regardless of your favorite music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are held with a fun and relaxed attitude. Learning music should always be enjoyable and a good attitude and love for music is cultured and encouraged.

Lessons are structured just like a practice session should be. We will begin with a warm-up exercise designed to acquaint you with the proper technique to meet your personal musical goals. the next activities are highly personalized, but is usually something like reading music or a music theory game. These activities are things that are good for you but may not be your favorite part of learning music. They will, however, go a long way toward your better understanding of how your favorite music is structured.

Examples could be learning about 12 bar blues, common strum patterns (for guitar), scales, sight-reading, or music analysis.

We will spend the rest of class learning and practicing an activity of your choice. This is usually a song but can be anything you wish to improve upon. this is usually a long-term goal of yours. *I've always wanted to learn......*

By structuring our lessons the same as how you will practice, and by keeping good notes, it will be easy for you to take on practice at home and achieve all of your musical goals!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should have their own guitar/piano/keyboard etc. Guitar/violin students should also have a music stand and tuner to keep at home. I will bring picks, spare tuner, music, and handouts.

*** Specialties ***
I primarily specialize in classical piano in styles such as Muzio Clementi and Frederic Chopin. I also play Bach and various Spanish classical guitar pieces. I have also extensively studied electric guitar in Blues such ZZ Top, Metal such as Metallica, and rock such as Led Zeppelin. I have also studied Irish and Celtic folk music for instruments such as Mandolin and Violin.
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Emily C. April 3, 2018
· Classical Guitar · In studio
Chris is an amazing teacher! I’m excited to play guitar again!
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Ann September 27, 2017
· Ukulele · In studio
Chris is very patient with me, a beginning student of the ukulele. Chris himself is a very talented and knowledgeable individual, and he plays a number of instruments. I would highly recommend Chris as a teacher.
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Marissa V. September 26, 2017
· Guitar · In home
My daughter had her first lesson yesterday. Chris was very good at explaining and seems to really like teaching. My daughter enjoyed it and wants to continue.
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Chris S.

Temecula, CA 92592
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$27.50 / 30-min

About Denise R.

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Palm Springs, CA

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About Denise
I'€ve always had a love for music. When I was 8 years old, I taught myself how to read music before my first piano lesson because I was so excited to learn. I continued taking piano lessons throughout my school days and became involved in choir in high school.

When I began college I decided to study business. I auditioned for choir and realized that my dream was to become a music educator. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. I studied piano, voice, clarinet, and music education. I had a lot of experience playing the piano and singing that I decided to learn the clarinet and join the concert band so I could have band experience. I was also involved in hand bell choir and continued to perform with the choir after I graduated. After graduating, I taught piano at various private eleme
ntary schools throughout San Diego. I also had the wonderful experience of being the pianist and vocal soloist at my church. I am a substitute teacher and have the opportunity to work with students from preschool to high school and am able to use my knowledge of each age group and school curriculum in teaching music.

"Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance" - Samuel Johnson

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are tailored to each individual student'€s needs. I think everyone is special and has their own unique way of learning and customized lessons should reflect that. I believe that music theory is important and I include that in lessons. For piano lessons I mainly use Alfred'€s piano books. In each lesson I will demonstrate the necessary skills in order for the students to feel comfortable in taking the music home to practice. For voice lessons I include vocalizations, vocal technique, and song study.

I want students to have fun with music. I am very patient and I think it'€s important to encourage and praise students. I hope to instill the desire to learn in each student.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room, full size keyboard for piano lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a portable keyboard.
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Daniel J. March 9, 2018
· Singing · In home
I’m a beginner so Denise gave me a cd to practice my breathing and warm ups even when I’m not with her. THis was my first voice lesson so I don’t have much to compare her too but in my opinion she’s was very professional. I’ll deffinetly be going back to her In the future.
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Deena January 9, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Denise was very helpful and I look forward to my next lesson. Since I've never taken lessons before I have no idea how to rate her but she's very good I think and knows what she's doing.
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Samara B. July 6, 2017
· Piano · In home
Very easy going and engaging. My granddaughter says that she really likes her better than her other teacher.
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Denise R.

Denise R.

Palm Springs, CA 92262
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About John M.

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Yucca Valley, CA

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I have 14 years of experience in classical piano and I absolutely love to teach music! When teaching piano, I strive to help my students obtain a solid understanding of the piano, and help them build skills in reading, performance, proper practice techniques, and musical techniques. I also introduce them to a wide variety of repertoire and implement ear training and theory into my lessons so they can become a well-rounded musician. My students are also able to apply what they have learned to their specific musical interests. I teach with a mixture of the Kodaly and Dalcroze methods, and I believe in engaging my students visually, auditorialy, and kinesthetically, so they can have the best learning experience possible!

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Hi, there! My name is Johnny and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students build a solid foundation and understanding of music, as well as developing their skills to become well rounded musicians. I went to the University of Redlands and earned a degree in Music Composition in 2014. I have a fun and friendly personality and my teaching style is constructed in a way that will appeal to visual, aural, and kinesthetic learners. Kodaly's method of inner hearing and music literacy particularly interests me. Along with this method, I implement warm ups that will help my students develop proper playing techniques, and I teach my students how to play with expression and emotion. I strive to teach at the best of my ability, work hard, and share my love for music
with others. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Giovanni May 20, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Very nice person, and he has all the patience for my son. Happy mama
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Kate January 21, 2016
· Piano · In home
Sweetheart! Very nice to work with.
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Inez H. December 22, 2015
· Piano · In home
Johnny is very personable, knowledgable, patient and a pleasure. He is very welcome in our home.
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John M.

Yucca Valley, CA 92284
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About Rhonda G.

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Hemet, CA

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With over 20 years of experience as a musician, piano teacher, and music director, I am able to explore all aspects of musical theory and make the piano an enjoyable and exciting instrument to learn to play.

My lessons will be rhythmically exciting, and never boring. I always have book lessons as well as personal musical pieces that the student would like to work on. I most often will incorporate ear training in all of my lessons without being obvious about it, as well as performance. I believe it should be music that speaks to the heart.

Not only will students achieve their goals in learning to play their favorite song or actually play well, they will find a peace and a calm in freely exploring the art of music. Whether they find it to be an escape from it all, or their future with a musical career, it shall be achieved.

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id you know that a troubled child can find rest and recovery from getting involved in the arts, especially that of the piano? Did you know that as a remedy from feeling despair and hopelessness, the piano is a proven healer? Wouldn't you like to play a song to a friend or a neighbor and make them feel better today? TAKE PIANO LESSONS!!... YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY...

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: 3 pianos (upright piano and 2 digital 88 keys weighted). Microphones, amps. Music stands, additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
A piano, or at least a 40-key keyboard instrument that has depth of sound. A good quality instrument, because if not, they will lose interest.

I have a Roland-88 key traveling digital piano instrument. This can go wherever I go. I also own a Technics Digital piano that has all sound capabilities and recording features. I also own an Howard or Baldwin Upright piano, which plays beautifully for those getting to know a true piano sound and control of its pedal.

*** Specialties ***
contemporary gospel, jazz, show tunes, semi-classical
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Gail J. January 19, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My daughter Kendra is 12 and has practiced under Rhonda for about 3 years. Kendra has simultaneously advanced in her confidence as well as in her piano skills and technique. She has displayed her knowledge at church and in front of family and friends. I have also noticed that her math concepts have been strengthened. Our practices are always friendly, warm, encouraging, and uplifting.
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Valerie January 5, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Ms. Rhonda not only teaches my son piano, but also how he should present himself. I'm extremely happy with this development. Not only is he learning to play the piano, but also to build his confidence.
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Lucy H. August 25, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Rhonda was wonderful with my younger child. I wasn't sure if she was old enough to start piano but Rhonda was great with her and my daughter can't wait to go again!
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Rhonda G.

Hemet, CA 92543
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About Katie Y.

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During my lessons, my student should expect to leave feeling confident and that he or she has learned something new. My students will always be making constant progress!

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.

San Bernardino, CA 92404
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$15 / 15-min

About Michael N.

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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 have taught students at the Yale School of Music and at the Eastman School of Music in the United States. Additionally, I have taught a private studio for a year in Brussels, Belgium and given masterclasses at universities and schools across the Americas. My goal as a teacher is to instill my own love for music in my students.

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.

Moreno Valley, CA 92555
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About Chris L.

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Temecula, CA

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I focus largely on giving my students a well rounded, solid, and overall fun music education. I myself am a professional jazz and blues guitarist primarily a pianist, however I am a wonderful piano teache, whom many of my current students would swear by.

About Chris
I began teaching music professionally in 2015 and since then it has become my passion. I graduated college with a degree in music and teach professionally as my primary source of income. I regularly teach guitar and bass (4 string 5 string and fretless) as well as introductory piano and even college level courses such as: music theory, composition and songwriting; all of which can be applied to any instrument. I am also confident teaching left handed students and am great with younger students. If you have any questions, feel free to call, text, or email at any time.
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Carrie August 13, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Chris makes learning guitar fun for my son and has motivated my son to practice regularly. Thank you!
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James W. July 15, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Chris was patient and informative. I'm an actual beginner with literally just picking up guitar for the first time. He focused on the basics and asked what style I liked to be taught. I'm looking forward to working with him more
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April P. January 15, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Was very knowledgeable and helpful..easy to understand his lesson.
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Temecula, CA 92592
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About Roxanne S.

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I have been playing the piano since I was 5. I could write a song everyday. I find that it's a beautiful God given gift and I love to find the composer in my students. I was therefore inspired to name my business " Play From The Heart". So if there is a natural writer out there I want to discover them and teach them to read and write their own music while enjoying other artist as well. 🎼🎹

About Roxanne
I love to work with all ages. Like many artist, I started off shy to sing and share my music but the more I practiced and performed, the more comfortable I became! I want to build that same confidence in my students. As a teacher, I am a vendor for Julian Charter Schools and have enjoyed helping a variety of talented singers and have Co-written piano songs with students. I have also helped in developing my students own original songs, finding their own creativity and personal growth in music while learning to read and play other music as well.
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Jenny January 21, 2018
· Piano · In home
ROXANNE IS THE BEST!
You can always tell how much she loves the piano while she plays it. What I love about Roxanne is that she brings you out of your comfort zone. It can be a little intimidating learning something new, especially for younger ones, but Roxanne really gives them the confidence they need to just do it! Plus, she’s lots of fun which makes learning something new easier and enjoyable.
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Caroline January 20, 2018
· Piano · In home
I really like that Roxanne works with the strengths of her students, especially in helping them write their own music while being firm that they also learn to read music. She has a great rapport with my children and is helping them to develop their God-given gifts.
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Erik January 20, 2018
· Piano · In home
Roxanne is an excellent music teacher, and plays from the heart. It is the love for what she does, that sets her apart from other teachers. Most music instructors are following a commercially driven style, that breeds regiment over fun. However, if playing music has the natural fun taken out of it, then the music produced by the student becomes a carbon copy, losing originality. These types of teachers are showing you how to imitate other artists, Roxanne shows you how to be an artist worthy of imitation.
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Roxanne S.

Murrieta, CA 92562
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10 Classic Christmas Carols Meant for the Piano
Ready for the holidays? Here, Brooklyn, NY teacher Liz T. shares her top picks for Christmas songs for piano to perform for your friends and family...   The holidays are approaching fast, and there’s no better way to spread some holiday cheer than by playing some good 'ol Christmas songs for piano! In fact, there are many Christmas carols out there that were written specifically for the piano. Playing these songs at the holidays will improve your sight reading and ear training. Some o
How Piano Lessons for Kids Can Help with Creativity, Coordination, and More
For a child, learning to play an instrument is often its own reward. Did you realize, however, that there are numerous other benefits to learning to play music as a child? Aside from the obvious benefits of learning music, piano lessons for kids also have benefits in terms of academic achievement, confidence, and overall focus. When you find a great music teacher for your child, the benefits are exponentially expanded! Check out these amazing benefits of piano lessons for kids: Academ

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