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Popular Music Teachers in Santa Cruz, CA

Nicholas M.

16 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2013
  • AA Degree in Music from West Valley College
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
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Nicholas M.

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Ear Training Lessons may include the following...

+ Vocal warm-up exercises
+ Sight-singing / reading
+ Aural identifications
+ Musical technique and style development
+ Selected songs or pieces to practice
+ A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable musical performers in any style they desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard with Music Stand.
Vocal Song Books
Lesson Recording Device

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a selection of music books to read from, a piano keyboard if the student does not have one, and a lesson recording device. Students may provide any music they wish to work on.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in singing and teaching Art Song, Choral works and Opera/Concert Arias.

About Nicholas

Nicholas M. is available to give voice and piano lessons in-home and in-studio. What to expect in a voice lesson: Vocal warm-ups Technique and style development Selected songs to practice A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with. As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks

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Guan Q.
experienced teacher for singing. And he is very patient and nice.
Ashok
Nicholas has been teaching my daughter vocal lessons for about 11 months and he’s fantastic!

She’s improved so much in 10 months! He’s awesome and delivers results! My daughter enjoys her lessons with him and she’s just 9 years old and has developed so much due to his mentor ship. My daughter also has an aptitude for singing and tends to catch on to his instructions quickly.
ZHIBO Z.
Nicholas is a really patient teacher in the first class.

Tracy C.

San Jose, CA
Starting at $85
  • Teaches students Male: 3 to 21; Female: 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Tracy C.

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Hello. My name is Tracy Cruz and I teach all styles and levels. I’m a multi-award winning singer and songwriter and have taught music since 2004. I offer vocal/songwriting lessons, music consultations, and classes to help prepare students for auditions, recordings sessions, and competitions. I love encouraging and guiding aspiring and seasoned singers in achieving their musical goals.

About Tracy

Tracy Cruz began teaching vocal lessons to inspire singers to openly share and pursue their passion for music. Her #1 goal is to guide all of her students in becoming stronger, more confident and happier singers. Her unique teaching method allows students to be creatively free, build confidence, st

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Stephen E.

10 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Stephen E.

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I have started dozens of beginner students on euphonium and baritone who have advanced to a high level of performance ability. I teach basic musicianship and music theory as well as euphonium/baritone and cover concert band and march styles. My students expand their ranges and take on higher difficulty as their lessons progress.

About Stephen

I have taught music (K-8) in a private school in Palo Alto for 16 years and have created a very successful program. I conduct 5 bands, an orchestra and a beginner string ensemble. I have started hundreds of children on instruments and have taught dozens of children privately with great results. I h

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Charlie
Very helpful!
Ems
Great lesson with Stephen, my son was getting excellent sound out of his trumpet in a matter of minutes!
Teddy P.
Stephen is a fabulous trumpet teacher. Thoughtful, patient, professional.

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Payton K.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz Performance: Guitar from The New School
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Payton K.

6 Reviews
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Experienced teacher of 5 years able to teach all levels of experience. I am a graduate of The New School of Jazz and Contemporary music. While at the New School I studied with some of the masters including Reggie Workman, Billy Harper, Jane Ira Bloom, Matt Wilson, Dave Glasser, Peter Bernstein, Vic Juris and many others. Additionally, I was a tutor for three years in every subject so I know their curriculum back to front. I am available to teach Ear training, Sight Reading, Improvisation, Music Theory, Rhythm, Arranging, Composition, Music Appreciation, Guitar doubling on bass and much more. I am able to teach all music styles. I also play French Horn and bass at a high level. I love teaching and helping students on their own musical paths. I am looking forward to meeting you and finding YOUR voice together!

Ear Training is one of the most important subjects in music education. Wile at the New School I tutored all levels of ear training. We can work from the ground floor of basic ...

About Payton

Payton is an guitarist, French hornist, composer, and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. Payton’s music is rooted in everything from jazz, rock, classical, and pop. Along with his unique combination of influences, his music is focused around expressing specific emotions and feelings through compositi

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Jay V.
Very professional my son really like the class
Nick
Payton has done a great job helping me grasp the material. He knows how to pinpoint what is giving you trouble and how to effectively solve it. Overall my playing has greatly improved since taking lessons with him and I would highly recommend.
Marie
Payton is a fantastic musician and guitar instructor. He is able to teach any type of music from beginner to advanced. He is fun to take lessons with and very helpful with any problems you may come across. I have improved tremendously since taking lessons from him. He also can help with composition, theory and ear training. I would highly recommend him!

Tim F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Best Local Recording 2013 from San Diego Music Awards
  • Bachelors of Arts in Music from San Diego State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tim F.

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I have been playing piano off and on for about 22 years and professionally for 15 years. I can take you from the basics all the way up to improvisation and ear training techniques.

About Tim

I am a San Diego based music teacher, producer, recording engineer, bandleader and performing musician. I graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree in 2005. I currently enjoy teaching audio production and recording techniques, music theory, basic to intermediate piano and organ

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Jennifer V.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Italian, English, Spanish
  • Multimedia Performing Arts BFA from Lehman College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jennifer V.

19 Reviews
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I have been studying Broadway singers for years. I have been a Musical Theatre performer for years and I am still studying singing, acting and dancing. I am still young and know what it feels to want to better yourself everyday, so I can relate to most learning students. I put a lot of importance to vocal training, technique and warm-ups.

About Jennifer

Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that warm-ups are a big importance when it comes to performing. Technique is something I have been studying for a while, and I am consistently learning what new techniques work for

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Jose Piedra
Great experience, very patient and informative.
Lucretia
I love it
Kamali
I started getting better at math homework

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"Today was day 1 of my lessons!! Tanesha was sheer joy. I put the "B" in beginner!! She was so very patient and personable. She made me feel comfortable. She kept making me smile. Almost 7 hrs later...I'm still smiling. I am looking forward to my next lesson. She postures her students to succeed. I HIGHLY recommend Tanesha!! :-)"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tanesha M.
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"My daughter learned a lot in 45 minutes! Lots of encouragement and positive feedback by Michael as my daughter learned her way around the cello for the first time.
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- Harper
Took Cello lessons from Michael R.
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"Listened well and adapted this first lesson to what I wanted and my level of experience"
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Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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"As an adult student, Jessica is very patient with me and my slower learning pace. Her methods are very practical and helpful. Definitely recommend!"
- Amanda
Took Violin lessons from Jessica B.
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"We have been taking lessons with Merav for about 8 months. Merav is a great teacher - she balances positive feedback with pushing her a little harder. She doesn't teach strictly to the Suzuki method, which I think has been a benefit to our daughter who is more of a free thinker. She looks forward to her lessons each week, which I think is a good indication. Merav is also flexible on timing, which has been helpful."
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Took Violin lessons from Merav S.
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"Been talking lessons with Diego for about half a year now. He's been one of the best teachers I've had (being 40+, I've had an opportunity to experience quite a few). He's enthusiastic about my progress and works hard at presenting material in a way, and at a pace that's right ofr me. I've been incredibly pleased with the quality of his instruction, and super happy with the progress I've made with his guidance. I'm looking forward to continuing my lessons with him."
- Scott
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Diego A.
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Santa Cruz Music Lessons

Santa Cruz is regionally dubbed as California’s surf city. It’s the place where young people travel to find sun, waves and a rush of adrenaline. In fact, the place is so well know for good times that it’s already considered as one of America’s best resort communities. So, if you’re a fun-loving, adrenaline-pumping resident from Santa Cruz, we have a treat for you. We’re inviting you to join our Santa Cruz music lessons with one of our local Santa Cruz music teachers.

So check out our Santa Cruz music lessons and find an instrument that’s right for you. Here, you can learn how to play an amazing guitar riff, awesome drum adlib or funky bass line that you’ve always dreamed of. Not only that, we’ll ensure you develop the fundamentals and proper technique. This way you’ll not only be able to play your favorite riff, but you’ll also be able take what you’ve learned to the stage if you choose to do so. Now, if you want to build a career on music, then our Santa Cruz music lessons also feature fantastic lessons on songwriting, music performance, theory as well as music recording. No matter what your interest in music we’re sure to have music lessons that can help you achieve your musical goals.

So, if you want to have some fun and learn something new at the same time, then be sure to enroll in our Santa Cruz music lessons. Give us a call and let our student counselors help you with booking your first sessions with us. It’s quick, easy and your lessons are 100% guaranteed. So hurry! Sign up and let the TakeLessons team help unleash the musician in you!

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