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About Beckie E.

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About Beckie
Hi!
My name is Beckie and I have played music for all of my life. I play and teach many different instruments such as the French horn, trumpet, piano, saxophone, mandolin, guitar, and voice.

In 2017, I graduated from UCLA with my Masters in Music on French horn. In 2010, I graduated from Chapman University with two degrees in music- music performance on French horn and music education.

My first job was as at a Montessori Academy elementary school, where I was the brass coach for 3 years. This is where I fell in love with teaching. I have been teaching privately for 15 years now and love the one-on-one attention that I can give the students.

I have worked with many great organizations like the Los Angeles Philharmonic and various music studios around Los Angeles.

I currently am a freelance musician, Elementary school music
teacher, brass coach for two local high schools and a private music teacher! I perform with orchestras and groups all around the Los Angeles area. I have performed in such wonderful venues as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Sydney Opera house, in which I was able to premier a piece!

I look forward to working with you or your child in helping to start or continue a musical instrument!

*** Lesson Details ***
When I teach lessons, I like to check in with the student to see how their day was and how practicing throughout the week went. I am very patient and will teach at the student's pace. I expect the student to practice during the week, even if for just 10 minutes a day. I will always work with a student as long as it takes to have them understand what is difficult for them musically.

For music, I try to find free options but books may be a better option. When we choose a book to play out of, I like to choose a book together so that the parent and the child are happy about the selection. Books vary based on what the needs are for each student. Books are to be purchased by the parent.

I usually play my instruments with the students, but being a freelance musician, I may need to save my chops for an upcoming gig. Not always, but happens from time to time :)

I also have a 24-hour cancellation/lesson change policy. If you are late for your lesson, I will try to accommodate the time but may have students or rehearsals afterward so it will not always be a guarantee. If you are going to be late, please text me BEFORE the scheduled lesson. Lessons are to be every week as I DO NOT teach bi-weekly lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson space is in my home w/ seating for parents and music stand for students. I also have a cat and a dog, so if you are allergic, please let me know! The dog and the cat are put away for the lessons as to not distract either one of us! They are pretty cute!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide the music books and their own instruments and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical genres of playing but I am able to teach all different styles of music.
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Zachary November 14, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
Outstanding instructor! Beckie is very positive and encouraging and my son has learned so much in just a few weeks. My son looks forward to his session each week. She is also an amazing musician herself and plays her instrument side by side with my son which allows him to hear and learn the individual notes.
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Laura L. July 27, 2018
· French Horn · Online
Thank you Ms. Beckie! You are awesome!
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Janina Z. April 17, 2018
· Mandolin · Online
Tthe lessons were very enjoyable and fun!
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Beckie E.

Beckie E.

Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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About Crystal S.

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Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.

Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and began working regularly as a theater performer, appearing in twen
ty world premiers and re-imagined classics. Most notably she played the lead role of Keely Smith in the big band jazz musical “Louis and Keely: Live At The Sahara” during its eight-month run at Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse. She also formed her own rock band, The Honeysuckle Jones Revival, with whom she performed her own songs all over Los Angeles. And she began working as a studio session vocalist, providing demo vocals for other songwriters, as well as arranging and performing back-up vocals for original artists, including Laura Roppe (currently in the Top Ten on Billboard’s Uncharted list of emerging artists.) Crystal played the lead role of Brooke in the new operatic rock musical “The Burning Opera LA” during its Los Angeles run in 2011 as well as providing ensemble vocals and playing piano and bass. She also performs holiday tunes from the Golden Age of American songwriting with musical quartet The Sleigh Belles.

Crystal believes that music is serious business but that it should be fun. She encourages her students to play music they love, as well as expanding their musical knowledge. She is a firm believer in basics first and emphasizes theory and technique as the tools to support creativity and provide freedom, power and control. She believes effort beats talent every time and the student who practices consistently will see results, whatever their level of ability. Most of all, she believes we were all born to make music.

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Lesson structure varies depending on the student's instrument, age, level of experience and musical style. However, all lessons focus on:

Technique
Music theory
Performance style

After 3 or 6 months of consistent lesson attendance and practice, students will have a clear understanding of how their instrument works and how to care for it. They will be able to read basic music notation. They will be working toward clearly defined musical goals and they will have at least three performance pieces learned.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Loft Space: full size electric piano with weighted keys, small digital recorder, microphone, Garage Band, parents can sit in on lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a small keyboard for vocal students with no piano, karaoke tracks and a digital recorder. I also bring a selection of games. Students are expected to purchase all necessary books and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Young beginners (piano)
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Raylene L Lehnhoff November 11, 2015
· Singing · Online
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Singing ·
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Piano ·
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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Crystal S.

Crystal S.

Los Angeles, CA 90012
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About Jihye L.

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San Gabriel, CA

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About Jihye
Hello, future students!

My name is Jihye and I teach Piano and Korean language. I grew up in Seoul, Korea and currently living in LA, California. I graduated from Kyung Hee University and earned a Master's degree at the California Institute of the Arts.

I have been teaching piano for 20 years and Korean at Korean language schools. In the past, I have met many K pop and K drama lovers so I decided to share my culture and language with them.

So far I have met many passionate and enthusiastic students whom I feel very lucky to work with. I offer personalized curriculum to each of my Korean and piano students. Also, help students who prepare piano level exams such as CM, ABRSM, and SATII for the Korean language. I sometimes use clips of songs and dramas to help students who learn Korean.

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Samantha G. December 7, 2018
· Korean · In studio
Jihye is so personable and very accommodating. She has helped me tremendously with my upcoming trip to South Korea. Her insights and guidance have been truly wonderful. If you want a teacher who is patient and able to work at your pace, look no further. If you are interested in learning Korean, she is a very good teacher.
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Kenny November 28, 2018
· Korean · Online
Jihye caters to your needs at whatever level you are currently. She is very patient and takes a great bottom up approach to teaching. She also offers more casual and conversational teaching
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Allison September 28, 2018
· Korean · Online
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Jihye L.

Jihye L.

San Gabriel, CA 91775
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About Janet P.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Are you ready to start learning Spanish?
My name is Janet and I have been teaching Spanish for over 15 years. I am very passionate in my ability to connect with other people and provide 100 % value in a comfortable, warm, friendly fun environment. It's a lot of fun to learn a new language. I take all levels of students, travels just wanting to take a few lessons for the holiday, whatever it is you need. I also offer "live" skype sessions. :-) Reach out to me today and book your session.
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Janet P.

Janet P.

Los Angeles, CA 90016
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$15 / 30-min

About Chaz Ronald B.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Chaz Ronald
As a music and foreign language education specialist Ronald structures and restructures educational programs for leisure, college matriculation, and as degree course components administered by the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Testing-USA), ACT (American College Testing), HSC (Higher School Certificate-Australia), Trinity College London (external studies dept for Music, Speech, Drama, and English as a foreign language), the Certificate of Merit program (MTAC), and other music examinations boards such the R.S.M. and R.C.M. His subjects of expertise are: Music Theory, Composition, Piano and Vocal Performance - taken up in either English or as a Music program immersed in language programs in either Spanish, Italian, or German; and language courses from Beginner's to Advanced Conversational / Literature in English, Spanish, Italian, and German;
as well as French from Beginner's through Advanced levels.

He is a graduate with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in EDUCATION in the fields of Music, Spanish and German Literature, with a minor in Linguistics, French, and Italian Studies from UNSW (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia).

He is fluent (native speaker fluency) to teach Music in language immersion programs in these languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Tagalog, Cebuano (Visaya).

He also has advanced students with an Associate Degree (A Mus TCL) and B Mus candidates teaching at much lesser rates.
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Maria J. February 17, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Excellent! knowledgeable, friendly, easy to follow. Great introduction for a total beginner.
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Angelika April 1, 2016
· Vocal Training · In studio
I have taken lessons with Ronald since I was 6, I am now 23. In my 17 years of taking lessons I have learned to play piano, sing and am proficient in music theory. In the more recent years I have even had the opportunity to teach music through Ronald. Throughout the years, I have experienced and witnessed the patience and kindness Ronald consistently shows his students. He encourages his students to become better and shares in their enthusiasm due to their accomplishments. Ronald genuinely cares about his students and is dedicated to making sure his students improve. I fully recommend Ronald for students who have parents who want to be involved in the learning process and especially for young children who are just starting out. Ronald works well with families, includes parents every step of the way and is very patient with young students helping them learn in an open and encouraging environment.
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Sarah March 8, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Mr.Chaz is really dedicated to his profession. He started to teach my seven year old son over one year ago and he has motivated him to sing his best and he started piano with him last year which has been a phenomenal experience for my son. Chaz really focuses on the detail, theory and groundwork necessary to excel in music. If you are lucky enough to get your child started with him you will never regret the experience. He is simply the best! My son sings all the time now and loves to play piano. I am so happy for my son to have found someone to expand on his talents!
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Chaz Ronald B.

Chaz Ronald B.

Los Angeles, CA 90015
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About Pamela H.

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San Dimas, CA

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Currently accepting only high school and college students. I have a Masters in French from Middlebury College, renown for its language schools, as well as 15 years of classroom experience at the middle and high school levels. During my tenure as a classroom teacher I worked with individual students on a regular basis and for the last five years, I have been tutoring exclusively.

There are many fun & interesting aspects of French and it is a real pleasure for me to see my students progress. I try as quickly as possible to identify the problem areas, help my students overcome them and also suggest helpful study skills. The ultimate goal is that they become confident learners who see and are pleased with their own progress. I am very patient.

While studying for my Masters I lived in Paris. Since then, various summer courses and teac
her workhops have led me to Auvergne, Normandy, Lorraine, and Montreal where I also lived with local families.

I hope to meet you soon!
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Monique June 5, 2018
· French · In home
Pamela is very patient and knows her subject! My daughter really enjoyed her easygoing style. Our money was well invested, as Pamela takes her work seriously and much is accomplished in every session. She is a real gem!
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Pamela H.

Pamela H.

San Dimas, CA 91773
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$64 / 60-min

About Maria D.

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Downey, CA
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I am passionate about what I do! I am American but I have lived in Argentina most of my life. I have recently moved back to US. I worked as a Spanish Teacher at Buenos Aires University and as a Spanish and Literature Teacher at Saint Ciaran School located in Buenos Aires too. As a Spanish teacher for foreigners and natives I have developed strong teaching skills related to adults, teenagers and young students.

I have prepared creative lesson plans meant to reach them on various learning levels and used a variety of instructional strategies to provide equity and excellence to students (games, images, audio files). I also have more than 10 years of experience as a private teacher!
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Eve G. December 10, 2018
· Sewing · Online
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· Spanish · Online
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Maria D.

Maria D.

Downey, CA 90241
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About GINA O.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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I am a native Italian Language teacher with more than 20 years of teaching experience. I am a teacher, translator and interpreter. I have a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Milan and Venice in Italy. I am from Castelfranco Veneto, a Medioeval town in Northern Italy near Venice, Italy. I reside in Beverly hills,, CA. I teach Italian language, literature, art, history, Italian culture, Latin and cooking to adults and children in two schools in Los Angeles and I teach privately as well. I personalizes my classes based on my clients' level, needs and interests. I teach grammar through conversation making the learning process fun. If you want to learn Italian language like a native Italian and want to know about Italian culture, history, art and lifestyle I can help you. Being a native teacher I provide regular
exposure to clear, fluent speech, a richness in knowledge in grammar, vocabulary and idioms, a correct pronunciation and insight into the cultural nuances of the language. Also, If you are planning to visit Italy for work or vacations and want to learn basic Italian and know the cities to visit, where to stay, what to see and do while there, I will help you.
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GINA O.

GINA O.

Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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$67 / 60-min

About Heidi N.

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Chino Hills, CA
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Hi my name is Heidi,
I am a mother of 6, Elementary school teacher, Visual Art teacher for 20 yrs, and I've always had a great passionate for cooking. I'm a professional cake designer and baker of old fashioned goodies and candies. I'm a "Sugar Angel" and bake custom cakes for terminally ill children.
I have always enjoyed teaching others of all ages. Let me help you explore your creative side and teach you how to perfect your skills. I'm available for children's parties, catering and private lessons, including pioneer cooking, homemade from scratch cooking, American cuisine, some international cuisine, candy making, cake decorating, pie baking. Let the joy of cooking begin!
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Heidi N.

Heidi N.

Chino Hills, CA 91709
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$50 / 30-min

About Amy S.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Hi! I am a young Korean-American, working as an Accountant in Los Angeles. I have lived half of my life in Korea and another half in the United States. I have experiences of teaching Korean (conversation, reading, writing, SAT and culture) professionally to kids and teenagers for three years and casually to my friends and coworkers. Although I'm currently working full-time, I want to spend my spare time sharing my skills in teaching Korean language and Korean culture to people who are interested in. Hope you get a chance to learn a lot more about Korea and Korean language while having fun with the patient and friendly teacher!
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Amy S.

Amy S.

Los Angeles, CA 90010
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$25 / 30-min

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