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JoAnn R.

47 Reviews
Carmichael, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English - spoken; German, French, Italian and Spanish - sung
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 to 80
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JoAnn R.

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My pre-teen and teen students are singing and have sung leading roles in musical theater production at Harris Center, Elk Grove and Music Circus. In addition to the basics of how to produce a strong singing tone using belt, mixed and legit (head) voices, you will learn how to sing musically with meaning and drama. You will learn the key elements of various styles, including traditional, jazz, swing, pop, rock and folk style and how to incorporate them into your singing. I'll work with you to develop the strong chest, mixed and head voice, the abilities to sing loud and soft and to modulate from bright to mellow that you will need. To help you accomplish this, I will help you become very familiar with your physical instrument - how it functions and how to make it work safely, reliably and with good results.

I will help you understand and hear the underlying harmonic structure of your songs and how to sing with a variety of accompaniments, including karaoke, live piano ...

About JoAnn

Your lessons are designed to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to successfully perform in public. I work hard to prepare your lessons and I ask my students to invest daily time working on skills studied at their lessons. Performing music requires the patient integration of mult

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Ellen G.
My granddaughter (high-school age) loved the singing lessons with JoAnn and we would highly recommend her. She took both in-home and on-line lessons from here.
Larry
I received about 10 lessons from JoAnn and feel very good with the results. I started playing guitar and singing in a small band and knew that I needed help. Joann educated me with many warm up lessons, a good start on reading music, and numerous exercises towards reaching pitch that will also save my vocal chords from harm. It's up to me to practice and use the available tools that JoAnn has introduced me to while I take a break from lessons while traveling. JoAnn is a professional singing teacher.
Abigail
She is great! My daughter really enjoys her lessons and we appreciate how thorough JoAnn is.

Sheri L.

11 Reviews
Auburn, CA
Starting at $50
  • Master's Degree Music Education from SJSU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1999
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Sheri L.

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As well as teaching you how to "play by listening", I am also able able to teach students how to read notes and rhythm charts. We will break it down into very small parts so it never seems overwhelming, and before you know it, you will be reading another language (the language of music!)

About Sheri

Playing music is so much fun! I have enjoyed music my whole life and being able teach music makes me very happy. Here is what one parent says about my teaching style... "Sheri, Is a lot of fun to work with. Her positive attitude on life flows from her which then helps others to have the same feeli

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Gary W.
Fun playing along and fine suggestions. Expected a bit more "testing" on the first visit. Buying the book, so expect more homework on the second visit.
Susie B.
My Daughter started taking lessons with Sheri in the Spring and is LOVING the drums! Sheri is SO enthusiastic and has a real connections with kids. She has sparked a passion in my daughter and I think she is Fantastic!
Divya S.
Sheri is an awesome teacher!

Sheri is a natural and amazing teacher. She is so positive and encouraging and I always look forward to her lessons. It is evident that she gets a lot of joy out of teaching music and working with students and that enthusiasm transfer to you and makes you enjoy the lessons and motivates you to learn. She is patient and she understand your strengths and weaknesses and breaks down complex pieces such that you can pick it up easily. I was probably her last student for the day and yet she has always been bubbling with energy and enthusiasm every single time I walk in for my lessons.
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Colin M.

9 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Music from California State University Sacramento
  • Teaching since 2006
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Colin M.

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I've been performing professionally in the Sacramento area in every conceivable context, while maintaining a private studio, for over a decade.

About Colin

I'm a life-long musician with a passion for the art and a love of teaching it. In 2012, I graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelors in Music. Through my schooling and personal study, I have become a well-rounded musician able to teach many instruments effectively. Making music with others

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Scott B.
Colin is a good dude. Great person to learn from. Very patient and helpful
Kelly
Colin has been a fantastic teacher for my 12-year old son, who is learning his first instrument. Colin is kind, friendly, personable, and easy-going. He keeps the lessons fresh and fun. My son has made a very nice connection with Colin and really enjoys his lessons.
Jennifer
It's pretty terrifying to try a new instrument, especially one like the trumpet--which is so loud and obvious if you're wrong! Colin was supportive and warm and encouraging, and kept me at ease and willing to keep trying. He seems knowledgeable in alot of areas of music too, which is an added bonus. Highly recommend!

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Carol W.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Italian, German, Spanish, Latin
  • Teaching since 1992
  • B.A. in Music from University of CA, Santa Barbara
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Carol W.

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We'll work on audition and performance techniques as well as singing and musicality. You'll be prepared and confident for your next audition or performance!

About Carol

I have taught voice and piano for over twenty years. I studied music at University of California, Santa Barbara, where I received my B.A. I currently work as a professional singer for various local opera companies, music theater groups, churches and temples. I am principal soprano for Opera A La Ca

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David N.
Carol is very knowledgeable about performance and acting and gives usable ideas.
Miranda K.
Carol is wonderful with children.
Lana R.
Very kind & patient :)
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Allen P.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Education w/ Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami
  • Teaching since 1996
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Allen P.

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Coaching and assistance in making lyrics and melodies come to life in an organized, creative way. We can help you prepare your songs for demos, recordings, publishing and performance.

About Allen

I am a University of Miami School of Music graduate with extensive experience in music education, theory, songwriting and arranging. As a winner of the Florida State Concerto Competition at 17, and having performed with some of South Florida's best singers and musicians, I offer a wealth of knowle

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Herb P.
Allen is an EXCELLENT teacher!! Allen knows how to explain music theory in a very practical way, has a lot of patience, and motivated me to keep going after my dream of playing the piano
Sabu M.
Great teacher
Rigel
Allen was an amazing Piano teacher. Its been over a year since I have taken lessons with him but the knowledge, technique, and material he taught me I still take with me to this day. Anyone can simply memorize how to play a song but he teaches you the intuition you need to truly play Piano. Music is not something that was easy for me to get, but I can personally say after taking lessons with him I understand Piano and what music really is a lot more than what I did before. He has his recommended way of learning and curriculum, but he really does align his teaching process based on the way the student learns. He is very patient. Sometimes it would take a while for me to catch on to something, but he was always very patient and encouraging which was very helpful for me overcoming challenges. Overall, a great teacher that really understands his students.
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Samuel S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Samuel S.

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I have been playing upright bass for 14 years, and professionally for 9 years. I have played on gigs, recording sessions, auditions, you name it.
I can really teach a student everything he or she needs to know about being a professional bassist in the music industry. Whether you are just starting, are auditioning for a college program, or are looking to apply advanced theory to your bass playing, I am here to help guide you.

About Samuel

I am a working bass player in Boston, MA and I've been playing the instrument myself for fourteen years. I have played both gigs and recording sessions in a wide range of genres, from jazz to classical, as well as R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Reggae, and more. Whether you're looking to learn new songs, p

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Nicole
Sam is an incredible upright and electric bassist, and he is experienced in a variety of genres including pop, classical, and especially jazz. He is very easy going and friendly and is great to work with. He also loves music theory and is knowledgeable on a variety of topics.

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"Briana gave good direction and advice and listened to my daughter's comments to ensure the lesson addressed her needs."
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Took Singing lessons from Briana M.
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"First singing lesson experience and everything is great so far. Have really felt more and more
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Took Singing lessons from Adam R.
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Edwin was able to assess quickly my abilities and background, and offered helpful studies for me to practice right from the beginning. A great teacher!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"I've just completed my first 5 lessons with Matt and have already signed up for more. I've been progressing quickly, and am impressed with Matt's knowledge. When I began, I had expressed interest in a particular genre of music. After showing me basic techniques, he focused on techniques that are used heavily in my genre. Matt teaches theory as well as technique. His explanations of scales and the layout of notes on the fretboard has really improved my sense of how chords and riffs are constructed."
Scott
Took Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"Peter has been teaching bass to our son for several years and our son has become quite proficient. It's a bonus that Peter is unfailingly upbeat, professional, and a pleasure to have around. He truly loves music and conveys his appreciation to his students - so much so that now my husband is taking cello lessons from Peter, too."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Peter B.
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"Niki is a very good Piano teacher. She is very patient with kids, has the right approach to teaching Piano and always punctual. Both my middle schooler and kindergartener are learning quite well with her."
sangeeta
Took Piano lessons from Niki S.
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"Excellent voice teacher"
Humberto
Took Singing lessons from Matt B.
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"Mr. Campbell is an awesome teacher, he was really good at making each lesson personal to what I need. Over the years he has taught me ukelele, guitar, and vocals. Such an awesome teacher!!"
Rebecca
Took Ukulele lessons from Greg C.
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"She is by far a great instructor. She knows what she’s doing and is extremely motivational. I couldn’t ask for a better instructor! 10/10 would recommend!"
William
Took Piano lessons from Marie H.
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