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Esther B.

Sacramento, CA 95828

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I have been teaching the guitar 8 years. I'm building a strong foundation of techniques.I specialize in Blues, classical &typically use MelBay books and also have the following to use the Sheet music.
In addition,I emphasize how to read a good sight reading.

About Esther

I'm Esther, a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself piano and singing in a choir at the age of 9. I moved to the U.S. in 1992 and studied music for 10 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music at California State University of Sacramento. I studied and trained with Claudia Kitka & Jackie Victorino for voice and Kirsten Smith, Joan McDe, & Angel Mamn for piano. I have performed many solo concerts in the U.S. as well as South Korea.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone.

I have 38 years experience teaching kids and adults private piano and 17 yrs voice coaching (early period to contemporary). I sp

eak fluent Korean and English.

*** Lesson Details ***
My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, and Solfege skills (Do-Re-Me...etc), vocal technique, vocal performance, and Alexandria technique. Students participate in their own recital and show their musical talents.

Lessons are held at either your home, or mine using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student.
Also,I do prefer to work a weekly student.
A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and 10 min. playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs.

An intermediate lesson is longer, 45-50 min., with more focus on music from a specific chosen time-period. A specialty is preparation for voice and piano auditions for entering college.

I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults. I also can teach beginner guitar.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, electronic keyboard, guitar.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar

*** Specialties ***
I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and, challenge them, as well.
I also have new techniques for teaching voice and piano.
I do prefer to teach a weekly lesson.
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April 3, 2019
Hoai-Anh
Thank you for your lesson. I’ve learned a lot today. You’re so understanding and easy to learn from. I’m very excited and waiting to see you for next lessons.

Hoai-Anh
February 8, 2019
Sebastien X.
Really nice teacher
December 21, 2018
Diana W.
Esther is an excellent piano teacher. She is very knowledgeable and patient. She helped my daughter with understanding concepts and technique. Thank you, Esther!

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Esther B.

Sacramento, CA

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Colin M.

Sacramento, CA 95864

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I'm a believer that almost anyone can learn to play music well, and guitar is no exception. It's something which seems difficult at first, but has a series of specific steps (like any instrument) which take the mystery out of it, and get you playing in no time! I love seeing students improve on this instrument and seeing how much fun they have once they begin to play songs they love.

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 at a high level, teaching, and having the opportunity to perform professionally around the Sacramento area has been a great experience. I look forward to continuing that journey, growing as a person and musician, and being a positive role-model for others!

I've been playing trumpet nearly my entire life, and studied it in college. However, I am a multi-instrumentalist and currently teach trumpet, guitar, piano, and trombone. I specialize in classical style, but can also teach jazz theory, correct swing style, articulation, etc. I have

studied with multiple music professors and have learned their most effective teaching methods. I have taken music theory classes that allow me to explain theory in a simplified manner to students. I have been playing guitar since high school and have taken many piano classes while in school, where proficiency is necessary in order to advance in the major. In my free time, I even play drums and multiple other instruments and listen to music constantly. Music is very much my life. This allows me the versatility to teach a variety of instruments and mold myself and my students into well-rounded musicians.
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August 29, 2019
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.
March 19, 2019
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!
March 19, 2019
Cathy E.
Colin is personable, encouraging and warm. I enjoyed my first lesson with him and expect to have a good experience in the future.

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Colin M.

Sacramento, CA

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David M.

Carmichael, CA 95608

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About David

I have been a working musician and occasional private music teacher for over 40 years. During that time I had a career in the professional audio and video industry, during which I learned how to successfully deal with people. I recently returned to school and completed a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree at CSU Sacramento. My goal is to bring excitement and enthusiasm for music and playing an instrument to my students, and to create musicians who will make and enjoy music throughout their lives. I play guitar, bass guitar and flute, and enjoy teaching all of them to all age groups.

*** Lesson Details ***
Playing music is supposed to be fun. Lessons include playing, so they should be fun as well. My lessons are both focused and fun. I believe you get out of music what you put in. If a student doesn't practice in between lesso

ns, I will know. If a student does practice, I will know that as well. My lessons stress not only what to practice, but how. In 3-6 months, the beginning student can expect to be able to make a pleasing sound on the instrument, and be able to play beginning repertoire. Most importantly, the student will be able to play well enough to enjoy the instrument, which inevitably leads to more productive practice and continued improvement. This continued improvement is what lessons are all about.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I travel to a student's home, I will bring my instrument only. I expect the student to provide all other equipment necessary for the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Folk guitar, rock and roll and blues bass, classical flute, analog and digital recording, music theory
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October 6, 2018
Bob J.
Outstanding teacher!!! Very knowledgeable patient and professional...
Always On time meticulously prepared
Above and beyond our expectations highly recommend
February 16, 2018
Max H.
David is friendly and relates well to teenagers. Max enjoyed his lesson and is looking forward to more.
June 20, 2017
Jedric T.
David was fantastic! My son was anxious about his first lesson, but David made us feel welcome right away and quickly outlined our plan going forward.

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David M.

Carmichael, CA

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Curtis L.

Citrus Heights, CA 95610

(22)

Private Guitar Teacher

All Levels are welcomed! Please scroll down and view my student reviews, videos and pictures. Learning Songs of the students choice, Music Reading, Soloing/Improvising, Acoustic & Electric Guitar styles are all covered in private lessons with me.

About Curtis

Hello! I'm a supportive, positive and patient teacher who is passionate about helping my students. Each individual student learns differently and with my professional performance background and having studied in the world renown Guitar Institute of Technology(GIT) program at Musicians Institute, I have gained a well rounded skill set to guide my students in achieving their musical goals.

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I require all of my students to own their own Guitar, Instrument Cable(Electric). I supply most of the lesson material except for the suggested reading books that I recommend for purchase. Of course we can go right into custom tailoring lessons and working on whatever the student wishes to work on. But, I have found through my years of teaching all levels and ages that my suggested curriculum for beginners yields great

results.

Beginner - Intermediate:

Suggested Reading Material:
Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, published by Hal Leonard.

Intermediate - Advanced:

Suggested Reading Material: Music Reading for Guitar (Complete Method) published by Musicians Institute.

*** Specialties ***
Styles of music I specialize in: Blues, Rock, Funk, R&B, Soul, Top 40 & Pop
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Reviews
January 23, 2018
Alan
Curtis is a fantastic teacher! He is patient, enthusiastic, and encouraging. He teaches the type of songs you want to learn and not some song from a guitar guidebook. My first lesson was two hours and it quickly went by. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun and am looking forward to my next lesson. If you are in search of a guitar instructor, I would highly recommend him.
April 23, 2017
Jas S.
I think Curtis is a very very great teacher he taught me many songs. From Elijah .P
February 25, 2017
Isaiah L.
Excellent teacher, my son is very comfortable with him.

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Curtis L.

Citrus Heights, CA

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Eddie R.

Sacramento, CA 95826

(3)

Private Guitar Teacher

Guitar tutoring available for all levels and styles! Beginner to advanced, I can help you to discover music or take your playing to the next level. Over 5 years teaching experience from a teacher with a Bachelor of Music degree.

About Eddie

I'm a Sac State B.M. Graduate who loves to teach! I specialized in Jazz at CSUS, but I love playing rock, blues, country, folk, punk, funk, you name it! I also studied English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, so if you're an aspiring fellow songwriter, I can surely help you out with that as well. I tailor each lesson to the individual needs and wants of the student. Just starting out? Welcome! Want to learn to write your own songs? I gotcha. Want to learn to sight read so you can pass an audition or play in a school band? No problem! Want to learn to improvise like Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, etc (just a few of my favorites)... let's get to work!

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January 9, 2017
Julian
What a wonderful person to be teaching my 10 year old, patient and very knowledgeable
January 13, 2016
James B.
My son's reaction when he finished, "Just one word, AWESOME ".
September 4, 2015
Kevin
Eddie is a true musicologist. He's helped me with theory, scales, modes, music reading, song writing, and helped me to incorporate many different computer programs into my composing and recording. If you want to improve you music, Eddie can help.

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Eddie R.

Sacramento, CA

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Keith G.

Sacramento, CA 95821

(12)

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Learn how to read guitar chords, play scales and improve your rhythem. Acoustic or electric.

About Keith

Voice and Piano Lessons with Keith Anthony Gray

VOICE LESSONS

Offering classical voice lessons for students all ages. I teach bel canto "Beautiful Singing" (Italian classical) voice technique for beginners. This is the fundamental technique to develop proper voice health, pitch, natural tone, strength, range, quality and breath control.

PIANO LESSONS

Offering classical piano lessons for students all ages. Piano lessons focus on basic music theory, scales and exercises. Step-by- step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA - Music Performance, Theater Arts Acting & Dance Emphasis

 Sung at Carnegie Hall, State Capital and World Cup Sacramento International House Show

Music & Theater Skills

 Privately

studied voice from Jacqueline Victorino 2012-Present

 Vocal/Performing Arts Instructor for Capital Innovations Academy 2016-Present

Vocal Instructor for The Silver Orange (Teen Center) 2017-Present

 Extensive educational and professional background in music performance (voice, piano, upright bass, guitar, bass guitar), production (pro audio, recording, live sound engineer, producer), songwriting, and composing.

 Classes and performances in musical theater, choir, theater movement, advanced acting theory and techniques, stagecraft, dance and choreography.
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July 9, 2019
Sophia M.
Excellent music teacher and so patient!
January 31, 2019
Randee
Could not have found a better voice teacher!
January 31, 2019
Randee
Keith is a wonderful voice teacher. Very professional. So happy I found him. Could not have food a better teacher.

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Keith G.

Sacramento, CA

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Alan P.

Roseville, CA 95678

(7)

Private Guitar Teacher

Quality music lessons in a fun environment. I base my curriculum around my student's goals and interests.

About Alan

I have been around music my whole life and have been teaching music lessons for 10 years. My passion for music is matched only by my passion for teaching and seeing my students succeed. Alongside teaching, I enjoy performing and writing original music.

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November 6, 2018
Liam T.
Alan was awesome! My son needed some last minute lessons before an upcoming concert he was performing in. Alan helped him fine tune his part and gave him the confidence he needed. My son is now excited for the concert and can't wait to show everyone his talent!
June 6, 2018
Arianna P.
He's a great instructor and he's very good with children.
February 20, 2018
Cristiana
I took guitar lessons with Alan for two years. Now my sons take piano, guitar, and drum lessons with him. I would recommend him because he is patient, very knowledgeable, and is a good teacher.

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Alan P.

Roseville, CA

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William C.

Sacramento, CA 95819

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I want students to excel the fastest they can on guitar. Though I know it is important to let students learn at their own pace, I will never cease to challenge them through difficult pieces or exercises. I will develop plans and keep track of progress so that students and I can stay organized and ensure the learning is fluent. I will direct lessons based on what the student wants to learn most and what genres of music they are interested in. I also change the structure of lessons based on how the student learns. The basics I want students to learn from my lessons are basic chords, fretboard knowledge and music theory, finger-picking styles, pick and strumming techniques, left-hand techniques, and most importantly I want to teach students how to listen. I will train students ears through ear training exercises and songs. I firmly believe the better the student’s ears can get, the better the musician they can be. Besides just teaching songs, I want students to understand the theory, ...

About William

Music has been a big part of my life since I was a child singing in musical theater. My passion for music led me to pursue a music degree at California State University, Sacramento. Throughout my time there I have learned a plethora about pedagogy, theory, musicianship, music history, composing, and arranging that I can use to help my students. I started to pursue guitar seriously in high school when I fell in love with a particular genre of music: jazz. Studying the techniques and theory of jazz musicians became my goal in high school, but as the as the years went by, my love for all types of music expanded. As a result, learning other genres of music has made me a more well-rounded musician. Every day I strive to become a greater musician by expanding my repertoire, improving my technique, improving my ears, and gigging locally as much

as possible. I often get the opportunity to often play locally with various jazz groups. I am a relaxed person, but I never stop aiming for excellence. Though I don’t want to be a burden to my students, I always try to push them to challenge themselves.

I teach because I am convinced that music has power to communicate ideas and feelings that could not be explained through words. Any student wanting to be the communicator in the experience should be encouraged to learn how, and my goal is to help that student grow to their fullest potential.
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September 13, 2019
leah
William is my first guitar teacher. As daunting as it can be to learn an instrument, he created a comfortable experience for me. He's incredibly talented and his love for music truly shows (which is inspiring). I initially started with the desire to learn jazz and William opened my eyes to explore other genres that integrate with jazz. Im excited to continue to learn and grow with music. I highly recommend anyone at any level to take lessons with William.

Thank you, William!
March 18, 2019
Sawyer H.
Still getting the hang of online lessons and don’t have much to compare it to but my son seems to enjoy it almost as much as live lessons.
January 14, 2019
Alec L.
My son loved his first class. Learned more in one day than he did in a month with his old teacher
Thank you William!

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