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About Steven N.

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Pasadena, CA
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About Steven
The piano has always been my greatest passion; I have never been able to imagine life without it. I was very fortunate to have had the benefit of a great education in music starting at an early age. My goal as pianist and teacher is to pass on the wisdom of my own teachers, as well as my enthusiasm for this great instrument and the rich repertoire of music written for it.

I received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, where I was a student of Daniel Pollack for 12 years. In order to become the best teacher possible, I minored in Music Education, gaining experience in the major theories of music pedagogy and teaching techniques. In teaching, I strive to create an optimal blend of old and new by combining the great and time-honored traditions of piano playing, as instilled in me through my pi
ano studies, with recent discoveries and advents in the field of music pedagogy.

My performing experiences have taken me across great distances in time and space, with performances in major halls across the globe, featuring music of over five centuries. I have commissioned new works and performed numerous premieres, and have also played music of the Renaissance and early Baroque on the Harpsichord. I have also accompanied singers and played chamber music extensively.

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Playing the piano is a journey of discovery and joy that lasts a lifetime. The rewards of playing extend far beyond the piano, bearing dividends in all areas of music, as well as outside of music. Such important basic skills as concentration, tenacity, and delaying of gratification, are promoted from the outset of piano lessons, and are readily adaptable to other fields and challenges. At the same time, students of all levels, from 6 months of lessons to several years of experience, can develop and maintain a repertoire of pieces to present to family and friends, and to play for their own gratification and self-esteem.

My guiding philosophy in teaching is that everyone can learn to play the piano with hard work and good training. Talent is neither necessary, nor sufficient in itself to produce great pianists. What will promote excellence in piano playing is a thorough and well-rounded grounding in the various aspects of music, including music theory, piano technique, music history, and repertoire-building. I teach these and many other components of music in all my lessons. I use method books with earlier level students and gradually incorporate works from the classical repertoire. I assign enjoyable, beneficial music theory projects, rhythmic exercises, and teach pieces of differing genres, styles, and demands to keep lessons varied and interesting. Several times a year, our hard work is shared with others at student recitals, where family and strangers alike join students in the joy of music and the piano.

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The teacher's home studio includes a large studio space with 2 grand pianos side by side so the student learn by example where applicable. Seating is also available for family and guests. There is also a warm up studio room for students that arrive early and are waiting to start their lesson.

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Students will need access to a piano or keyboard for regular practicing.

*** Specialties ***
Piano technique, classical piano repertoire, music theory and aural skills, musicology, accompanying and chamber music.
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Lucas April 20, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Steven is a really nice and friendly teacher. He not only has excellent piano skills, but also very patient to his student. Lucas likes his class.
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Dr.Bonnie B. September 21, 2015
· Music Performance · In home
I came to sing and have Steven accompany me. I really wasn't asking for voice lessons so it was not a good fit.
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Mark P. July 15, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Brilliant teacher, knows more about music than I'll ever know about anything, and shares exactly the right amount with me each session. He is incredibly patient, upbeat, encouraging, and helpful. When I make mistakes he's constantly patiently encouraging and helping me with various approaches to piano technique. I am a completely new student who could not read notes. Steven is sensitive to how to pace me and shows me new ways of learning that fit my personality and level. I could not imagine a better piano instructor/mentor than Steven. If you're within range of his studio and you're planning to take piano lessons at ANY level, I would strongly urge you to work with Steven. You will learn and thoroughly enjoy the experience!
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Steven N.

Steven N.

Pasadena, CA 91107
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About Alex L.

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Fontana, CA
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About Alex
Trained and educated (MM) in Russia and USA, over 20 years experience in teaching. Individual approach to the course development based on student personality, goals, skills.

Major instruments are piano, classical guitar, accordion.
Student must have own instrument and desire to learn!

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I believe many of my students enjoy my class and are able to achieve a higher skill level because I make it a point to personally motivate them. I give them personalized goals to reach and/or tailored practice techniques.Based on response, I may offer words of encouragement or tips such as how to ease sore muscles or an alternative way to execute a technique they are finding extra difficult.

I make it a point to not just teach music grammar and/or fundamentals of music, but to include the importance of the sound of music s
trategies to enhance their skill development.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Clavinova, piano
Classical guitar "Takamine"
Accordion "Gullietti"

*** Specialties ***
Accordion, piano, classical guitar Traditional Russian School all styles and genres. Levels: beginner through advanced!
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Ginny January 4, 2019
· Accordion · Online
This is exactly the type of lesson which helps me to improve my accordion playing skills and increases my knowledge.
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Paulo B. September 30, 2017
· Accordion · Online
Alex is a very interesting person and very competent. I really like it
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Dikson D. November 11, 2016
· Accordion · Online
Exceptional musician and instructor! I highly recommend classes with Alex.
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Alex L.

Alex L.

Fontana, CA 92337
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About Eric C.

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Upland, CA

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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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Jeff P. November 15, 2018
· Saxophone · In studio
Eric shows concern for helping you work on where you want to go in my music journey
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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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Eric C.

Eric C.

Upland, CA 91786
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About Christina P.

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Upland, CA
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About Christina
Christina is a multi-talented musician, producer, singer-songwriter and has been actively involved with music throughout her life. She began learning classical piano at the age of three and naturally fell in love with singing at a young age. Gifted with perfect pitch, she has excellent ability to play songs by ear. Christina has been teaching private piano and voice lessons since 2008. She is very passionate and motivated to help her students reach their fullest musical potential. Students can expect professional and quality lessons from Ms. Christina. Her teaching style and method is fun, laid back, and flexible while she emphasizes students to have a strong foundation of music theory. Christina will determine a personalized lesson plan for each student depending on their skill level after their first lesson assessment. Her goal is for s
tudents to enjoy each step of the learning process and most importantly, make significant progress during each lesson.
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Angel S. June 8, 2018
· Singing · In home
Angel loves her. Very happy with her first vioce lesson class and looking forward for more👍👍
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Mikayla M. April 17, 2018
· Piano · In home
Patient, easy going and professional with her teaching, definitely appreciate Christina!
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Donna R. January 27, 2018
· Singing · In home
Teacher is very personable and puts the student at ease. Her advice was helpful and did make a difference. I was pleased.
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Christina P.

Christina P.

Upland, CA 91786
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About Rees F.

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Sierra Madre, CA
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About Rees
I am a professional multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer. I graduated from USC Thornton School of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance, specifically within Popular Music. Students can expect their lessons to be highly personalized based on their interests and learning styles. Having operated in so many facets musically, I know how much depth is involved in being a complete musician and I encourage my students to be lifelong music lovers. I've performed alongside wide ranging acts such as John Fogerty, Glenn Frey, The Beach Boys, X-Ambassadors, and Diplo, and I've been mentored by greats such as Patrice Rushen and Glen Ballard. Knowing the value that mentorship has played in my musical journey encourages me to pay-it-forward. I love working with students who are as curious and passionate as I am.
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Miriam A. August 31, 2018
· Piano · In home
Rees has been providing my 2 kids, ages 6 and 7 with piano lessons for about a month and a half. He is very good with them. Patient, engaging and is building good rapport. He approaches both kids differently based on their age and abilities.
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Bonnie B. June 3, 2018
· Piano · In studio
He has a very tender touch and that fits with my voice. Thank you very much. Dr B.
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Erin October 26, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Rees was AMAZING with my boys, at the time they were 8 and 10. They are very different in the way they learn and he was able to adapt to teach them each in an individual way that they loved. I only wish he still lived in town.
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Rees F.

Sierra Madre, CA 91024
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About Zen R.

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Redlands, CA

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Trying to learn the drums? Want to know how to produce, mix, master, record, or perform with Ableton Live? Set up a lesson time to learn and collaborate right away!

Bio:

Starting with percussion and drum set in the styles of Classical and Jazz at Cuesta College for his A.A. in Music Performance. He then moved to the Inland Empire (Southern California), attending Cal State San Bernardino focusing on his B.A. in Music and Minor in Music Technology. Co-Founding his own Record Label called, MASS Productions, he now works with many artists for live performances, music production, recording, mixing, etc. Still, actively playing in a Jazz Fusion Quintet (“Half-Past”) and Orchestra. Drum lessons taken with Mike Raynor, Darrel Voss, Todd Johnson, Justin Scott, and Joel Taylor. Tech lessons taken with Scott Vance.
Zen continues his study’s
as an instrumentalist with Ableton Live 10 and the Push II, using the Push as a musical instrument.

Hardware:
-Push II
-Launchpad
-Maschine Mikro MK2
-M-Audio Keystation Mini32
-Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX2

Instruments:
-Gretch Catalina Club Drum Set
-15" Zildjian Kerope Hi Hats
-20" Zildjian Kerope Ride
-21" Sabian Cross Vault Ride
-8" Zildjian A Splash
-Late 70's Ludwig Acrolite Snare Drum (14" x 4")
-Tama Swingstar Snare Drum (14" x 6")
-Nord Stage 2 (88)
-Electric Guitar
-Makala Ukulele
-Aux Percussion
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Akshans October 11, 2018
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Chill and helpful instructor! He gives you a good structure on where to spend your time and energy as efficiently as possible
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Shane August 31, 2018
· Percussion · In studio
Zen is a great teacher. He has taught me polyrhythms, timing, and playing subdivisions with different note groupings in jazz styles. He also shows up on time and prepared to get to business. Id recommend him to anyone looking to learn drums or Ableton!
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Adam June 4, 2018
· Ableton · Online
Zen is a great teacher and makes online lessons worth your time and money. I appreciate his patience and knowledge in ableton and look forward to more training from him.
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Zen R.

Zen R.

Redlands, CA 92373
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About Lauren W.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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I recently graduated from Etiwanda High School on 22 May 2018 with Summa Cum Laude Honors, and will now be pursuing a Music Performance degree at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. I passed my ABRSM Grade 8 Piano Exam with Distinction, which is the last level of exams.

I have had a beginner piano student for 3 years, as well as several trombone and euphonium students in that time. I was also the Co-Teacher for the Freshman Concert Band at my high school for 2 years, as well as a Section Leader, Brass Captain, and Leadership Coordinator.

I was a member of many gold-medalist ensembles at my school, several honor bands such as the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, and I also work as a piano accompanist.
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Kristina October 10, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Lauren does a great job especially since my son is only 4 yrs old she is patience with him
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Lauren W.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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$17 / 30-min

About Cynthia W.

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Pinon Hills, CA

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About Cynthia
As a soloist and teacher I have sung and taught many different genres. I don't believe in forcing a specific genre on my students. We work together to find songs that will help them grow while having fun. I love to see my students grow in technique and ability. When I hear their range grow as well it brings me satisfaction and joy! I love to see my student's confidence grow as well; especially when they hit that note "they couldn't hit" or nail that song that was "too hard." Breathing technique is key to your success and growth. Not all techniques are equal. Let me help you become the best singer you can be!
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Autumn August 4, 2018
· Vocal Training · In home
Amazing instructor . Took a few lessons in the past learned a lot! Very nice and helpful and fun. Great experience for sure and definitely my favorite instructor. Also Cynthia has a very great voice and is very encouraging for those who are learning to sing as well. I definitely recomend taking singing lessons from her 👍👍👍😁 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
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C. Nuñez August 2, 2018
· Singing · In studio
I really enjoyed having Cynthia as my teacher. She helped me to feel confidence in myself that was not there before. The passion she has for teaching, the instruction she gave, the patience she showed throughout was amazing. The experience I had was great, I had fun learning!
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Vanessa August 1, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Cynthia is such an amazing teacher. She taught me how to use my voice in ways I never thought I could. She uses great exercises so that way you don't damage your vocal chords. Shes very very patient and such a nice teacher. I never knew how high of a note i could hit till she taught me. Shes just such an amazing person and teacher. I highly reccomend her.
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Cynthia W.

Cynthia W.

Pinon Hills, CA 92372
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$50 / 30-min

About Josh R.

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Crestline, CA

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I am a Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Bassist, and Keyboard/Synth player. My passion is modern music and art with a focus on excellence and attention to detail. I love music of all genres from old to modern, high class to low brow, and seek to instill a similar appreciation in my students. Encouraging pupils to achieve and create new goals is my passion.

My educational background is split between the composition of music and the study of music technology, allowing for a broader range of study should the student desire. Recipient of BA in Music Composition and BA in Music Technology, Cum Laude.

I have been playing and teaching for the past 10 years and can guide students through their own musical journey. I can teach students to read/write music and pursue the study of music with academic rigor, to learn how to create contemporary
music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

Currently I play bass guitar in a modern Jazz/Neo-Soul band where we perform original songs as well as arrangements of "jazz standards", improvise in response to various prompts, graphic scores, art pieces, and perform for community events.
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Shane H. November 28, 2018
· Arrangement and Composition · In studio
Ive really enjoyed my experiences with Josh. He is well versed in all styles of composition and specializes in more modern avant-garde styles. Our lessons in modern counterpoint have really improved my harmonizations skills and expanded what I thought was capable for chords in a band setting.(i.e. jazz big band, concert band, orchestra, etc.)
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Kaitlynn November 28, 2018
· Arrangement and Composition · In home
Josh R. is extremely helpful and intuitive. He was extremely helpful during my time with him. He is hard working, dependable and creative. I would definitely recommend him!
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Ben November 28, 2018
· Arrangement and Composition · In home
Instructor really knows his music history and theory! Can’t wait to sign up for more composition lessons.
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Josh R.

Josh R.

Crestline, CA 92325
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$25 / 30-min

About Sofie L.

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Glendora, CA

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I am a professional singer and songwriter specializing in voice for the last 15 years. I began studying classical voice at the age of 5 and booked my first gig in professional musical theater at the age of 6. At a young age I continued to be casted in many professional musicals including Annie in Annie, Jojo in Susical, and many more. When I was 12 I picked up the guitar and began writing my own music. I also specialized in Jazz voice all four years of high school at The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). There I developed skills in jazz improve, jazz vocal ensemble, songwriting, choral singing, and theory. During that time I also had the opportunity to sing with my jazz ensemble on American Idol, in the Rose Parade with NBC's The Voice, and in the Play Boy Jazz Festival hosted by George Lopez. Furthermore, under my st
udent direction, the LACHSA Jazz Vocal Ensemble took first place in the Next Generation Jazz Festival, allowing us to sing at the Monterey Jazz Festival along side artists such a Esperanza Spalding. After High School I attended Baylor University where I sang in Concert choir and continued working toward a career in music by writing and recording my own music.

Last year, I returned to California and released my first single "Take a Drive", which can be heard on all music streaming sites.

Currently, I am pursing a career in Country music. I plan to start releasing new music starting January of 2019.
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Sofie L.

Sofie L.

Glendora, CA 91741
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$42 / 30-min

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