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Phil C.

Phil C.

5(27)
Your performance is just that. YOUR performance. Without question, the best way to ramp up your performance level is to make it your own. But how? That's something we'll work on at length. Are there gimmicks and showy things one can do to add to it? Certainly. But you can overdo it and ruin your show. We'll discuss that, too. We'll look at why introverts can be more natural performers and how to use your innate personality traits to your advantage.
$125
/60 mins
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Edwin I.

Edwin I.

4.9(126)
Performance and practice techniques and preparation Proper technique Repertoire Music analysis
$1$49
/30 mins
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Mike S.

Mike S.

4.9(22)
I help with performance, and how to practice for a show!
$1$35
/30 mins
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Brian P.

Brian P.

4.8(28)
Brian discovered his talent and passion for teaching while still in college, and has been teaching guitar and piano in Southern California for over 20 years. Gifted at teaching students of all ages and abilities, he combines patience, creativity, imagination and boundless enthusiasm with solid professional training and experience. Brian also has over 10 years experience teaching piano and guitar to blind and autistic students. A lifelong musician, Brian received his first musical training at the age of 4 and 5 years when his actor/singer Dad and musically talented Grandma taught him to sing and play the mandolin. He began piano lessons at age 5, and formal guitar instruction at the age of 10 years. By the time he was a 14-year-old high school student, Brian was performing as lead guitarist in rock bands around Southern California, developing mastery of rock guitar and blues performance and improvisation. Brian went on to complete a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from California State University, Los Angeles. Passionate about all kinds of music, Brian's studies include choral music and conducting, Gregorian chant (at the Monastery of St. Pierre de Solesmes, France), and Master Classes with Andrés Segovia and Christopher Parkening. In 1984, he participated as a member of the Honor Choir for the ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, which included recording of original music by Philip Glass for the Olympic Games under the direction of David L. Wolper and Mr. Glass. As a jazz guitarist, Brian continues to grow musically in association with his colleagues of the Naomi Jazz Group, and other close musical friends who include students of the late, great Ted Greene. *** Lesson Details *** METHOD BOOKS: FOR PIANO: Faber & Faber Method Series Dozen A Day Technique series FOR GUITAR: STEEL STRINGS: Mel Bay, Alfreds Method Book CLASSICAL: Fredric Noad Julio Segraras Method JAZZ: Stanford Jazz Workshop The National Guitar Workshop's Jazz Guitar Method Series Real Easy Books: Beginning & Intermediate Levels MY APPROACH: I focus on four areas that I think are essential to being a good music teacher: • the uniqueness of each student; • the fact that enjoyment (fun!) maximizes learning; • the importance of proper technique and an understanding of music theory to build self-confidence; • the development of musicianship through performance. EACH STUDENT IS UNIQUE: My first interest with each new student is to discover how he or she learns, and then to apply appropriate teaching techniques to maximize their potential. I gear my lesson plans to the individual and strive to optimize the learning potential of the student. ENJOYMENT MAXIMIZES LEARNING: In a lesson with me you can expect to never be bored, to laugh a lot, learn a lot, be positively engaged emotionally and challenged intellectually. I believe that learning is maximized when the student is enjoying the experience, and is faced with challenges appropriate to their skill level. I aim to make learning music fun, choosing musical selections to learn in the style and genre that relate to the student's interests and aspiration. TECHNIQUE & UNDERSTANDING OF MUSIC THEORY TO BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE: When my students perform in concerts, recitals, juries, auditions, recording sessions or simply for friends and family, they have self-confidence because they know precisely the "how" and "why" of everything required to perform well. My goal with students is to build a solid foundation in instrumental technique and thorough understanding of Music Theory at their appropriate level. PERFORMANCE: On a monthly basis, all my students practice performing pieces they are working on during the lesson time, with family/friends as an audience if desired and appropriate, and/or using digital recording to help the student develop a critical ear for their own playing. *** Studio Equipment *** Music stands, guitar/s and guitar stands, Dynarelle cushion, footrests, Korg 88 fully--weighted digital keyboard, Zoom H4 digital recorder. As well, I have guitars and equipment both for teaching and performance of various styles, as below. Students will have the opportunity to learn about, play and become familiar with any of these instruments/equipment according to their interests and skill levels. GUITARS: CLASSICAL: Ramirez Model 1A Classical (professional concert level instrument) Cordoba (teaching/practice instrument) Hohner Acoustic (electric) ROCK: Fender Stratocaster (pre-CBS) Shechter Omen6 Shechter Elite Series C1 FOLK: Martin (steel string) Dobro JAZZ: Oscar Schmidt by Washburn (hollow body electric) Gibson SG (electric) OTHER EQUIPMENT: AMPS: Fender Twin reverb Pevey practice amp Rock amp Boss GT8 Effects Pedal *** Travel Equipment *** Guitar stands, guitar/s, Zoom H4 digital recorder. Generally I do not transport my Korg 88 keyboard to the student's home for lessons, but I can if necessary. However, I do require that piano students have their own piano/keyboard or at least reliable access to one for practice between lessons. Guitar students should also have their own guitar. I can advise on appropriate instruments and can help students find a suitable guitar for their learning level and price range.
$1$40
/30 mins
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Howard R.

Howard R.

4.9(46)
If you have fears about performing, I can help you with this. I taught monthly workshops for 2 years, coaching pianists on performance anxiety.
$1$50
/30 mins
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Christa H.

Christa H.

5(10)
Hi, my name is Christa! I am a voice and piano teacher with a background in songwriting and classical piano. I embrace an intuitive and holistic approach to teaching, learning and discovering the uniqueness of your own style in a fun learning environment. I studied voice and songwriting at Berklee College of Music and have been playing and teaching music to adults and children for several years. I bring a relaxed and holistic and also disciplined approach to my lessons, incorporating warmups and exercises, and song performance and interpretation into each lesson, providing you with tools and strategies for you to take away from each lesson. Voice lesson skills might include: breath management and support, pitch control, ear training, music reading skills and various other topics as well. Piano lesson skills might include note-reading, sight-reading, music theory, time and rhythm, finger technique, music interpretation and more. Lessons are always tailored to your learning goals and musical interests!
$1$55
/30 mins
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Dr. Regina G.

Dr. Regina G.

5(14)
The class is for students who have at least some basic knowledge of piano and music theory. Music performance can be thought of as a workshop class to radically improve the performing skills of the student. I will focus on specific techniques which will help the student perform more effectively. Most pieces contain nuances that are nearly-impossible to hear and notice with an untrained ear; however, these small details are what differentiate a great performance from a good one. If you have a specific piece in mind that you would like to work on, please let me know when you book your lesson so that I can prepare the appropriate materials for our session.
$1$95
/30 mins
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Gabbi C.

Gabbi C.

5(34)
Recommended as part of Voice lessons.
$1$55
/30 mins
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Josh is an incredibly versatile musician and teacher. He understands the individual's source of desire to learn and meets them at the right place - remaining flexible to explore all of the many facets

John (Music Performance lessons with Josh F.)

Without a doubt, one of the best instructors I've ever had! I've learnt quite a lot from her. She's patient, knowledgeable, and really fun to work with!

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Nice class! I like it and learnt a lot !

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Maryann Graham is the best teacher and best friend I can possibly have! 😍😍 I highly recommend her to anyone. She's super sweet and is a great teacher and helper. I've known her for 10 years. I absol

Autumn (Music Performance lessons with Mary Ann G.)

Josh is an incredibly versatile musician and teacher. He understands the individual's source of desire to learn and meets them at the right place - remaining flexible to explore all of the many facets

John (Music Performance lessons with Josh F.)

Without a doubt, one of the best instructors I've ever had! I've learnt quite a lot from her. She's patient, knowledgeable, and really fun to work with!

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