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La Habra, CA
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All ages, all levels, various styles including: Jazz, classical, contemporary/commercial music.

About Fernando
Hello there! My name is Fernando, and I bring lots of profession playing and teaching experience to the table. I am an active musician in several local bands of various styles and genres, including jazz bands, Latin jazz bands, sax quartets, church groups, and musicals. I have played across southern California, several other states including Nevada (Reno Jazz Festival), Portugal, and Mexico.

I have a Master of Music in Conducting from Messiah College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education, from CSUF. I also hold a valid California Teaching Credential, which I completed through CSUF. I also hold an Associate of Arts degree in Music from Fullerton College.

I am currently the director of bands at Savanna High School in Anaheim, CA. I teach 3 concert band groups, Jazz band, and marching band. Previously, I was the I
nstrumental and Choral Music Teacher at Buena Park Jr. High School, in the city of Buena Park, where I taught band, orchestra, percussion, and choir.

I have also taught woodwinds for various high schools across southern California, as well as a marching/visual coach for marching bands.

I front and lead my own Christian Contemporary Band. We've recorded two albums, of which I have composed the original music/lyrics, and produced both albums. We are currently working on our third album.

I can teach everything from jazz, to classical, rock, blues, Latin genres (salsa, merengue, bolero, mambo, etc.), and even contemporary Christian music in both English and Spanish.

I mix all of these experiences and knowledge into a big melting pot, and apply it very efficiently and wisely so that my students can positively benefit from a wonderful and exciting real-world musical journey!

*** Lesson Details ***
I base my lessons around the student's needs for musical growth, and their own likes and dislikes. If there is something specific that the student wants to learn, as far as a style/genre or piece of music, I foster that and I help encourage musical growth and enjoyment around that.
I am constantly encouraging my students to listen to as much music as possible, or better yet, to watch and listen to as much live music as possible. I strongly believe that this nurtures musical growth and serves as a role model.
I am very patient and laid back, but I do expect the student to have fun while staying constant with individual practice. There is no substitution for perseverance, consistency, and hard work, but it doesn't mean that we will not have fun while we make music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
An upright Yamaha acoustic piano is available, along with a Korg and Kurzweil digital keyboards, music stands, computer music software for studying repertoire (music), a large collection/library of books containing scales, exercises, music, etc. I also can make copies or print something for you if necessary. A sound system is available for listening to something is necessary. Flute, saxophone, and clarinet students must provide their own instrument, but I can point you in the right direction in terms of acquiring an instrument either for purchase or rental from a local music retail store.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must provide their own instrument, except piano if student comes to my home for lessons. Student must also provide books (as assigned), and metronome for practicing at home. I can carry with me things such as: saxophone, clarinet, flute, a portable music stand, metronome/tunes, pencil, paper, and any other book(s) or materials as needed.  

*** Specialties ***
I can teach classical, jazz/contemporary, funk, latin, blues, contemporary Christian, improvisation and music theory at very advanced levels.
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Evan, Brian, and Esperanza A. September 14, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Fernando, is a very good piano instructor, he has the patience that students need.
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Michael S. May 18, 2017
· Saxophone · In home
every lesson i learn a lot more about techniques and i can hear a differene in the sound i make and it is staritng to sound like music.
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Ethan August 16, 2016
· Piano · In studio
My boys love learning from Fernando. He is very patient and explains things in an easy to understand way. They can't wait for their piano lesson next week.
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Fernando P.

Fernando P.

La Habra, CA 90631
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About James H.

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West Covina, CA

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My services provide you with an opportunity to learn from a balance state of thinking to achieve success in your goals for the chosen instrument. Whether its technique, learning how to read both musically and literally, my teaching methods are very self reflective and introspective to provide the understanding you're looking for. All in all my sessions are very people friendly and driven to meet your needs. This helps to learn on a deeper level so that you may appreciate, learn faster and enjoy a greater sense of awareness for the fun of the music making process. I have a very warm and easy going approach with an emphasis on FUN so that we can connect to what we love to do which is make music.

About James
My name is James and I have earned a Master’s degree in Music Performance and graduated from Cal State Fullerton. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education received from the University of Redlands. I have performed with a variety of musical ensembles (college, orchestra, band, chamber groups) and have experience in all musical genres. Currently I am Co-principal of the Corona Symphony Orchestra and play in other groups throughout Southern California as well as the Elementary level band instructor in the Monrovia Unified School district. I have also taught and coached at several middle and high schools for the past few years, and I teach privately throughout the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. My passion is educating the musicians of tomorrow and helping them discover their innate musical abilities and desires.

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My lessons are very student driven and revolve around developing students innate music abilities to help them connect and experience success as well as enriching their lives with music. In my lessons students will develop music appreciation skills by listening to music, understanding basic music theory concepts, growing a knowledge of historical awareness in music all alongside learning the instrument of their chosen preference. The pace set for the sessions is rather relaxed and is highly dependent on the student but, students are guided throughout the sessions to eventually achieve their goals. My main teaching approach is: Let me use my skills and knowledge to help figure out what works best for you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
The home studio lessons take place in the living room or a finished garage with tile floor. Seating is available in both areas. Parking is on the street. He has an upright piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music as well as they can provide music as well. I can provide a music stand. They need to provide the necessary equipment that allows their instrument to function

*** Specialties ***
Primarily classical style and some jazz.
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Angela S. January 4, 2018
· Classical Guitar · In studio
James is a patient teacher who teaches fundamentals instead of only songs or chords, highly recommended for beginners, especially kids!
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Claudia December 13, 2017
· Bassoon · In home
James a very patient teacher also understood the needs of my son. My son learned a lot with him even though it was a short time I highly recommend him specially if you are struggling with the basson. My son is very happy with him.
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Cinthya P. May 15, 2017
· Classical Guitar · In studio
James was so very patient with me. I think I will learn a lot from him.
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James H.

West Covina, CA 91791
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About Sheila M.

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Irvine, CA

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I have over 14 years of experience in teaching flute and piano to students of all ages and levels. My goal as a flute teacher is to give each student a very well rounded and thorough understanding of the instrument. Lessons will be tailored to each student and will include the following: knowledge of instrument care/maintenance, tone production, technique (scales, etudes, etc), musicality, music theory, and a variety of repertoire from classical to pop.

About Sheila
** If you would like to purchase lessons with me and don’t see a time that works for you, feel free to send me a message so I can add you to my wait list. My schedule tends to change often, so I will try to accommodate anyone that is dedicated and serious about taking lessons.

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My interest in music began at the age of seven when I began private instruction in classical piano, and by the age of ten, I began playing the flute. I received my Bachelor of Music with a degree in Music Education from the University of Redlands, where I studied flute with Sara Andon. There, I performed in the university's Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Orchestra. During my third year at university, I studied abroad at the Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary.

In 2013, I graduated from California St
ate University, Northridge with a Masters degree in Flute Performance where I studied flute with Sandra Kipp. At CSUN, I performed in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Northridge Flute Quartet, and various chamber ensembles. I currently reside in Irvine where I teach private flute and piano lessons and perform with local ensembles.

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My goal as a music educator is to foster excellence in the art of music through private instruction. I have worked with students of all ages ranging from 5 to older adults.

In my studio, students will have a well rounded music education. This means that we will work on a variety of things such as sight reading, music theory, music history, and a wide range of repertoire (from Beethoven to the Beatles!) While I have high expectations for my students, I do my best to keep the lessons relaxed and lighthearted. My hope is that the student is always engaged and interested during lessons.

My three expectations:

1. Come prepared both mentally and physically (this is especially important for flutists-- make sure to warm up prior to the lesson!)

2. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes. This is non-threatening territory, I'm here to guide you and help you. Remember that mistakes happen, we're human. Just be sure to learn from those mistakes so that you can take something away from each experience.

3. For parents-- BE INVOLVED! I can't tell you how often I've seen younger students excel when their parents were proactive in the experience. This means encouraging them to practice, coming up with a rewards system, and even sitting in on the lesson to take notes. This way, you can reinforce what we accomplished during the lesson at home together. It's difficult for music teachers to compete with iPads, Playstations and television, so let's get creative together!

*** Required Materials ***
Flute students must own a well maintained flute, as an instrument that is out of adjustment causes frustration and can initiate bad habits. In addition, the student must also have a metronome and tuner, a music stand, flute repertoire, and an assignment book for me to write down each week's assignments.

Piano students must have a working acoustic piano or digital piano in their home for piano lessons. The student must also have a metronome, piano repertoire, and an assignment book for each week's assignments.
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Bharati K. November 4, 2018
· Flute · Online
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Delila S. October 26, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Sheila is awesome! She made my daughter feel comfortable at her first lesson and explained things clearly. We would definitely recommend her!
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Kim October 22, 2018
· Piano · In studio
What is there not to love about Sheila! My six year old responds to her well, "Mommy, Ms. Shiela is clear and she makes it fun!"
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Sheila M.

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Irvine, CA 92614
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About Michelle M.

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Upland, CA

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All ages and levels of students.

About Michelle
Classical performing and recording artist Michelle M. has openings for flute students of any level, from beginner to advanced. Michelle has performed worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. As a teacher, she focuses on learning skills correctly from the beginning, with emphasis on good tone production and healthy body mechanics. She also works with high school students preparing college auditions, and has regular recital opportunities for all students.

"I love teaching private lessons. It's so much fun watching students grow musically and emotionally! My teaching style emphasizes learning CORRECTLY from the beginning, so that bad habits don't form, such as bad posture which can lead to pain down the road. I also pick music which the students know and enjoy, so that playing daily becomes a fun ritual for them.

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ical skills such as theory, composition and improvisation are also part of my teaching style. These things strengthen a student's overall musical knowledge and enjoyment. I also highly recommend that students listen and watch flute performances, either recordings or live concerts.

"Of course, the best part is playing, and I encourage all students to perform as much as possible, whether in my student recitals or in outside concerts. I offer many opportunities for performance, and help prepare students for their own band or orchestra concerts as well."
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Vivian August 16, 2018
· Flute · In home
Excellent flute instructor!
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Autumn D. March 27, 2018
· Flute · In studio
Michelle is a great music instructor. It is hard to compress so much in an hour but she makes it work. My daughter takes lessons for her flute auditions and it really builds her confidence and flute skills. I look forward to seeing her grow musically and continuing with the lessons. The only bad thing is I wish she lived closer!
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Laura June 10, 2017
· Flute · In studio
Michelle is a fantastic teacher! My daughter has been taking lessons with Michelle for 2 years during the summer months as a supplement to her regular lessons. Michelle has a way of making music fun and enjoyable so that my daughter doesn't get bored or burnt out. Her teaching style is an amazing mix of both fun and effective so that my daughter comes away from her summer lessons with new skills beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Michelle!
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Michelle M.

Upland, CA 91786
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About Eric C.

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Upland, CA

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In lessons, I will teach students how to develop an embouchure and make sound, have proper technique, discuss equipment care, how to read music and develop note recognition, and ultimately, play music. The goal is to get my students playing with proper technique, so that this will carry on throughout their career and playing of the instrument. After getting some sounds out of the instrument and having decent technique, students will be assigned 1-2 songs to work on each lesson. It is the learning of music on one's own, that I believe, truly challenges the student to continue to apply information given in lessons.

About Eric
Hi! I'm Eric, a Saxophonist, Composer, Singer, and Teacher that was born and raised in Southern California. I've been playing the saxophone for over ten years now, writing music for as long as I can remember, and singing since I was in elementary school. I play for a variety of groups in Los Angeles, and sometimes perform in L.A. and surrounding areas at venues such as the LightHouse, Saint Rocke, Avalon, The Mint, and the Baked Potato.

I keep my lessons fun, efficient, and applicable. I give students assignments to work on, not only so they don't forget what we talk about, but also so they can also expand upon the concepts given in lessons, (which familiarizes them more with the information). I look forward to helping you unlock your potential!
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Zac M. September 26, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
Eric is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable and very thorough when he is teaching his students. He is very talented and player numerous instruments. I would recommend him to anyone for lessons.
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Sandi September 17, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
Eric is an excellent teacher. I signed up for classes to help my grandson improve his skills. I would recommend Eric to anyone needing lessons.
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Sandi September 3, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
Eric is very knowledgeable and a very talented instructor. He is very patient and my grandson learned so much from him in the first lesson already. I would recommend him to anyone
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Eric C.

Upland, CA 91786
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Long Beach, CA
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I am in the process of getting my music education degree and then my teaching credential. I want to start young students with 45 minute lessons and just do the basics at first. I think parents will like that I charge less than my peers.

About Megan
I am nice, friendly, and outgoing. I have been playing the flute since middle school: 6th grade. I had a private teacher since then. My teachers have changed throughout the years.
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Megan H.

Megan H.

Long Beach, CA 90815
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About Carter W.

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Tustin, CA

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Hello!

I am a private music instructor specializing in woodwind instruments looking to take on clarinet, flute and saxophone students in the Orange County area!

My lessons consist of a well balanced coverage of exercises (scales, note patterns, etudes, duets, major repertoire, etc) geared towards building a solid foundation in playing technique. This allows each student to be accurate and expressive with a sense of ease in their playing! Students of the studio are also thrown into the world of music! They are strongly encouraged to attend concerts, listen to music regularly, and attend masterclasses. The goal is not just to learn an instrument, but to also develop a life-long love and appreciation for music!

I am very proud to say that my students soar through their band and orchestra programs in school and obtain a sound quality/sense of musicality way beyond their grade level! The majority of my students excel past their school music programs! They join youth/honor bands ...

About Carter
I believe that everyone has the ability to enjoy and be expressive on an instrument. It is miss instruction and a lack of passion in music education that allows students to become frustrated and bored, ultimately pushing them to quit their instruments.

My goal as a music educator is not only to teach the mechanics of an instrument, but to also inspire a life-long passion for music. Therefore I make a point to encourage students to explore all the music there is to be had in their surrounding environment! This includes attending concerts, listening to great recordings and savoring all the music that our modern-day media has to offer!

With this consistent musical exploration I teach a thorough curriculum of scales, exercises, duets and standard solo repertoire pieces. Surrounding all this is a foundation in music theory. This pedagogi
cal study will enable a fun and easy experience when students pick up their instruments to perform music!

In addition to this private study I strongly encourage my students to pursue extra-curricular musical activities outside their school music programs. This includes auditioning for honor bands/orchestras, chamber music, music competitions and effective musical examinations such as Certificate of Merit. I believe a constant setting and achieving of goals is the foundation of growth in anything we do and music is no exception.

I am proud to say that the majority of my students develop great interest in classical music, fueling them to push past their difficulties and achieve a high standard of musical performance!
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Ed August 29, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
Carter is patient and kind, and immediately helpful - just what a beginning sax student would hope for!
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Matthew March 7, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
Before beginning lessons with Carter, playing clarinet was something that I dreaded to do to say the least. Once I started lessons I experienced exponential growth in my playing abilities and began to enjoy the instrument. Fast forward 6 years, because of the help of Carter, I have the opportunity to perform in prestigious youth groups, and have experiences that I wouldn't have had otherwise. Because of my lessons I have developed a love for playing clarinet and music that I wouldn't have had without Carter. -Matthew 6 years
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Donna March 7, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
Carter has been instrumental in my son's growth and development as a musician and clarinetist. He has worked with my son over six years and has displayed patience, exceptional teaching ability and coaching, and clear talent as a musician. Due to Carter's support and teaching over the years, my son has realized tremendous success. He has been First Chair in his Wind Ensemble group at school, a member of the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, and a member of the California All-State Music Ensemble. I strongly believe that, without Carter, these accomplishments would have not been possible!
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Carter W.

Tustin, CA 92780
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About Sierra S.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Sierra Schmeltzer is a freelance flutist in the Los Angeles area specializing in chamber, solo, and orchestral music. Kick starting her solo career, she won first prize in the Oregon Symphony’s Wiscarson Concerto Competition at the age of 16. Sierra is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at the University of Southern California, where she is studying with Jim Walker, a previous principle of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and well-known studio musician.

About Sierra
Sierra Schmeltzer is currently a freelance flutist in the Los Angeles area specializing in chamber and orchestral music. Kick starting her solo career, she won first prize in the Oregon Symphony’s Wiscarson Concerto Competition at the age of 16. More recently, Sierra has performed regularly with multiple award winning chamber ensembles. Through 2017-2018 she performed with the flute and guitar chamber group Duo Adeso. Throughout 2015-2017 she was a member of the Ultra Violet Flute Quartet, winners of the Hartt School Chamber Competition. A lover of ensemble playing and education, Sierra directed the Stratosphere Flute Choir for their 2017-2018 season.
Sierra completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School under the tutelage of New York City based flutist Janet Arms. Sierra is currently pursuing her Ma
ster of Music degree at the University of Southern California, where she is studying with Jim Walker, a previous principle of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and well-known studio musician.
An avid supporter of new music, Sierra premiered a new composition for flute, piano, drums, and saxophone titled Cycles by CT composer Mark Ceppetelli in 2015. She has consistently performed new works by living artists, such as Steven Gryc, Jennifer Higden, Mario Diaz de Leon, Larry Allen Smith, Ian Clarke, David Macbride, and many others.
Sierra has made appearances in the PRISMA Orchestra and The Orpheus Academy Orchestra. She has performed in various orchestral venues around the United States such as The Bushnell Performing Arts Center, Berkman Hall, Lincoln Theatre, Millard Theatre, Evergreen Theatre, and The Historic Elsinore Theatre. She has participated in master classes with notable musicians such as Denis Bouriakov, Jim Walker, Emmanuel Pahud, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Walfrid Kujala, and Jill Felber.
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Greg September 29, 2018
· Flute · In home
Very attentive and patient educator. Made me want to practice!
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Sarah September 28, 2018
· Flute · In studio
I would highly recommend Sierra to teach all levels of flute lessons! From beginner to advanced! I have been taking flute lessons from Sierra for the past two years and she has taken my playing to the next level. She has helped me develop the proper breath control, pure sound and technique that I needed to give me the next push into mastering the flute. Sierra is an amazing musician, teacher, and person. She works with all ages and levels, and is extremely patient and gracious as a teacher. She will show you everything you need to know and more! I respect her greatly as a person and a player and you will not regret working with her!
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Nick September 28, 2018
· Flute · In studio
Sierra is a fantastic teacher. Extremely knowledgeable and well-informed, Sierra made me feel accommodated and in good hands. Providing a more youthful perspective on classical music, she welcomed different methods that I wanted to try when it came to approaching technique. Sierra also is fresh out of undergrad and is on the road to her masters degree, which is super helpful for students who are in the midst of the application process for colleges. Thank you so much, Sierra, and I look forward to taking more lessons soon!
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Los Angeles, CA 90042
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About Jennifer R.

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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate flute student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

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Hi! My name is jennifer. I have had a passion for music For as long as I can remember. I have been playing Flute for 25 years. I held first chair position Starting 5th grade on until senior year of high school where i was in the chamber ensemble as well as the marching band. Over the course of the last 15 years I have not given up my Passion for Playing. I continued to take lessons I am very fond of Playing for my children. I love to compose. And believe a good foundation Is an important beginning in discovering your artistry as musician .. I am definitely the creative type and love to sort of "play outside of the box". I am a special needs parent myself so I have Tremendous patience for little ones even those with special needs. 😊 I Have been teaching for 5 years And absolutely love helping beginners and intermediate players to discov
er the therapeutic value in creating Art with their instrument. While teaching my students technical skill, how to read music, mastering vibrato and more..
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Jennifer R.

Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Flute lessons available to musicians of all ages and abilities. I also work specifically with musicians diagnosed with special needs. I have been teaching for over 10 years and have had students participate in the Certificate of Merit program for the last 6 years. Lessons are fun and tailored to the students goals. If the student is unsure of goals, we can explore options and possibilities together. Flute is awesome and playing has changed my life, I hope I can continue to share my passion with students hoping it inspires them the way music has for me.

About Denia
Denia Bradshaw, a graduate of Millikan High School in Long Beach, was a Hall of Fame and John Phillip Sousa Band Award recipient. In 2008, she graduated with an Associates of Arts degree from Long Beach Community College, in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and in 2013 with a Master of Music from CSUN. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State University, Los Angeles.



She has performed for Jimmy Carter and Harrison Ford and also played alongside artists such as Monica Mancini, Arturo Sandoval, Sarah Jackson, and Sir James Galway. She has also done a variety of studio work, including venues like Capitol Records. She frequently performs with the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Song of Angels Flute Orchestra, as well as throughout Lo
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Currently a member of the Music Teachers Association of California she serves as the Winds Chair for the San Fernando East Valley Branch and actively participates in the Certificate of Merit program with her private students.



Aside from performing and teaching she holds a high interest and involvement with providing music for special needs teens and adults and works as an instructor at Kindling Studios, which is part of the non-profit called Reid's Gift, Inc. She continues to study and work with David Shostac
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Ryan October 25, 2018
· Flute · In home
Denia is a fantastic teacher with many years of professional playing and teaching experience. She I s easy to work with and genuinely cares about her students.
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Denia B.

Los Angeles, CA 90032
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Want to learn to play the flute or improve your existing skills? Check out these helpful tips from New York flute teacher Nadia B... As you learn to play the flute, you may encounter some challenges as you grow, learn, and improve. Read on to discover the most common issues I see my flute students facing, and tips to overcome them so you can play at your best. “I don’t have enough air to play that passage!” While you may feel that you don’t have enough air, you usually have enough, or
The Fast & Foolproof Way to Learn Flute Notes [Beginners' Cheat Sheets]
Looking for a quick and easy way to learn flute notes for beginners? As you start to become more familiar with the flute, you’ll naturally become curious about learning more notes. In the beginning, it’s important to start to learn flute notes right away—the sooner you learn them, the sooner you can read sheet music and master different melodies. Learning flute notes can also help you improve on specific elements of your technique that are crucial to getting off to a good start. You’l

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