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Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner students. Please refer to my studio partner Melissa:
https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

Intermediate
Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics and how they apply to singing. Develop skills for matching pitch as well as generating sense of pitch internally. Work to control and sufficiently support your breathing. Explore the elements of tone and diction that really make your singing sound good.

About Jesse

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I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:

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My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla

sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations. It's really important to know though that everyone makes their own experience. The process of learning music involves you learning as much about your own mind and body as it does any external concepts, so please keep in mind only you can move yourself forward.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Music Stands

*A P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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August 2, 2019
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
June 28, 2019
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
March 25, 2019
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.

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Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA

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Nicholas M.

San Jose, CA 95126

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Private Singing Teacher

Voice Lessons may include the following...

+ Vocal warm-up exercises
+ 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 to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable singers 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 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 to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable singers and pianists in any style they desire.

Nicholas' Choral Experience:

Past Conductors:
Dr. Sharlene Archibeque, Dr. Amanda Quist, Lou De La Rosa, Daniel Hughes and Dr. Jeffrey Benson.

Past Choir Concert Tours:
Europe 2005 with De La Rosa and 2010 with Dr Quist.
"Star Wars in Concert" October 2009 (Sacramento and San Jose)
"€œAndrea Bocelli in Concert"€ November 2012 (San Jose)

"The Rolling Stones 50 and Counting Tour" May 2013 (Oakland and San Jose)

Other Productions:
Eric Whitacre€™s "Virtual Choir"€ (Beta, 1, 2, 3)

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice and Piano Lessons

+ Vocal and/or piano warm-up exercises
+ 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 to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable singers and pianists in any style they desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard with Music Stand.
Piano and 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 and Opera/Concert Arias.
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April 26, 2019
ZHIBO Z.
Nicholas is a really patient teacher in the first class.
January 19, 2019
Sheri S
Nick coached my daughter, Ann, through her South Bay Teen Idol Competition, in which she was a finalist. Ann was competing against singers with more years of experience, but the superior quality of Nick's instruction enabled her to be competitive.
October 8, 2018
Nathan
He is great with teaching

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Nicholas M.

San Jose, CA

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Annemarie W.

San Jose, CA 95136

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Bel Canto Technique, proper breathing, projection of the voice, expression of the voice, posture, performance technique, vocal pedagogy, vocal anatomy.

About Annemarie

I am an excellent and very experienced musician and vocal/piano coach. I focus on technical skills, creative expression, theory, a beautiful sound, body mechanics and enhancing the joy and appreciation of Music. I have a Master of Arts degree in Music and Education from Sonoma State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. I studied Classical, Jazz, Pop, Musical Theatre, Sacred and Folk Music. I vary my lessons to gear to the students interests, goals and learning styles. I am very happy to be engaged in teaching, and to pass along my passion for Music.

*** Lesson Details ***
In my lessons, I review the student's objectives and build my lesson plans around these goals. I make learning fun. I emphasize dedication and committment to the lessons and practicing. I teach the fundamentals of Music with a practical and easy-to- l

earn approach. I teach technique, expression, creativity, varied musical repertoire that is based on the student's interests. I coach a style of singing called bel canto. This style stresses ease, purity, evenness of tone production and an agile and precise vocal technique. This can be applied to any genre of Music. In my piano lessons, I teach Suzuki, Faber and Keith Snell methods. These methods focus on dexterity, proper fingering, positioning and fluidity. I also emphasize making beautiful sounds with proper body mechanics. I start the lessons with vocal and piano warm-up exercises such as scales and drills. I make these methods fun and easy to learn. After 3-6 months you will be able to read music, sing the songs you would like to learn, and perform in a recital or personal venue.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The above stated materials according to instructors recommendations.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student is expected to provide a piano and/or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Bastien, Faber and Faber, Suzuki, Snell, Solfeggio and Kodaly methods
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July 9, 2015
Karen P.
Such a great music teacher! Annemarie is very knowledgable and patient. My daughter has learned so much from her.

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Annemarie W.

San Jose, CA

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Private Singing Teacher

I have been singing since I was four years old. I have been trained in classical, gospel, show choir, musical theater.

I've led choirs or all ages, children's and teen musical productions.

I developed vocal chord nodules in 2006 and had to learn to sing and speak all over again. So, I'm passionate about teaching students how to sing CORRECTLY and building their confidence and stage presence.

About Dana

Hi. My name is Dana B. I have a passion for teaching students how to read music, understand basic theory and even choose some of your own music without feeling the frustrating pressure that is often associated with music lessons. I teach a foundation of piano method, technique and theory, using classics with a good mix of fun and contemporary music thrown in! I also teach voice and performance.

I was formally trained in piano for over 10 years by a teacher from the National Guild of Piano Teachers and I have been playing for more than 30 years. I have extensive professional and volunteer experience teaching children/youth of all ages. Time slots are available both after school hours and during the school day for home-schoolers.

I would love to share my knowledge and enthusiasm about music with you and your child!

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December 21, 2018
Melvin S.
Dana is an incredible teacher. I was nervous because this is my 1st time taking lessons she quickly put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. I had a great time and can't wait for my next lesson.
October 26, 2017
my S.
Wonderful lesson! Dana really takes the time to get to know you and teach based on your current skill level and best learning style.
September 18, 2017
Jeorose Basilan
Ms. Dana has a way with my daughter that promotes excitement to learn and interest in being better. We love her .

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Tracy C.

San Jose, CA 95112


Private Singing Teacher

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, strengthen their tone quality, expand their range, learn proper breathing and vocal warm ups and techniques, obtain a unique style, and achieve great stage presence while maintaining proper vocal health.

Tracy has been featured for her vocal coaching on KTVU Channel 2 News. She has taught Stanford University’s acapella group “O-Tone” and worship leaders at South Bay Church (now known as Echo church). She has also taught for the Children's Musical Theatre of San Jose Conservatory of Performing Arts, Darrell Leffler's Academy of Music, T.E.M.P.O. (

Teens Engaging in Music Performance Opportunities), Evergreen Studio of Music and the Arts, and PNC Music Company. Her students have successfully competed and won city, state, and global singing competitions like South Bay Teen Idol, SJ's Got Talent, Greater Bay Area Talent Competition, The Western Regional California State Talent and Performing Arts Competition, KBLX 102.9 FM Rising Star Talent Competition, Bright Lights, Big Dreams Bay Area Youth Talent Search, Alameda County Fair Community Talent Competition, and The Voice of China.

Tracy is strongly motivated in helping her students reach a higher level of creativity and achieve their goals and dreams. --NOTE-- Online Skype vocal lessons are available too.
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San Jose, CA

Thomas T.

Saratoga, CA 95070

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I was a lead Tenor Artist-in-Residence for Opera San Jose for 4 years. I have sung lead roles (Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Mozart, and many others) in the USA, Europe, Canada, France and Brazil with over 30 years of professional onstage performing experience including at Lincoln Center, the Disney Concert Hall, Seattle Opera, Monte Carlo Opera, Canadian Opera, Spoleto Opera in Italy, Virginia Opera, Genoa Opera, Metz Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Brazil's first ever "Ring Cycle" which took place in Manaus. I have professional stage experience in Musical Theater, sung for Hollywood movie soundtracks and have extensive concert experience including sacred music. I have shared the stage in lead roles and in concert with some of the worlds leading opera singers.

About Thomas

Career highlights for Mr. Truhitte include the title role of PARSIFAL for Genoa Opera in Italy; Siegmund in DIE WALKUERE with Brazil's Manaus Festival; Bacchus in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with L'Opera de Monte Carlo; Don Jose in CARMEN with Seattle Opera, Nashville Opera, Dayton Opera, Sacramento Opera, Longview Opera and Opera San Jose; the title role in LOHENGRIN for Italy's Spoleto Opera under the direction of Gian Carlo Menotti; Max in DER FREISCHUTZ with Opera Theatre de Metz; Erik in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER with Minnesota Opera; Froh in DAS RHEINGOLD with Seattle Opera and Canadian Opera Company; the Prince in Rusalka with Canadian Opera Company; his heldentenor debut as Siegmund in DIE WALKURE with Virginia Opera (opposite Jeannine Altmeyer); a return to Virginia Opera as Tristan in TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Florestan in FIDELIO and Pinkerton i

n MADAMA BUTTERFLY; Edgardo in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Lensky in EUGENE ONEGIN, Don Ottavio in DON GIOVANNI, Tamino in DIE ZAUBERFLOTE, Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA, Tom Rakewell in THE RAKE'S PROGRESS, Curley in OF MICE AND MEN, Rodolfo in LA BOHEME, Don Narciso in IL TURCO IN ITALIA, and Danilo in THE MERRY WIDOW all with Opera San Jose. Concert highlights have included Melot in TRISTAN UND ISOLDE with The Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Essa-Pekka Salonen and directed by Peter Sellars, with performances in Los Angeles at the Disney Concert Hall and in New York City's Lincoln Center at Avery Fischer Hall; the VILAR OPERA GALA in honor of Gian Carlo Menotti (with Mirella Freni and Nicolai Ghiaurov); the MONTREAL OPERA GALA, an OPERA GALA with Sacramento Opera; and DAS LIED VON DER ERDE with Virginia Symphony. Mr. Truhitte is also a winner of the Loren L. Zachery Competition and a European Tour Grant Award. Mr. Truhitte received his degrees in Theater and Music from California State University Sacramento. Mr. Truhitte was also a featured singer in the blockbuster movie "Hellboy" and is also a professional drummer. A fun fact is that Thomas' father Daniel Truhitte played Rolf in the movie version of "The Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Mr. Truhitte still performs and also maintains an active voice and drum studio in San Jose, California.
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June 29, 2019
Rena
Thomas is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the vocal techniques which help me Improved the voice and tone dramatically. I am really impressed by his passion on teaching and music. He customizes his class for different levels of students. I am glad to choose him as the vocal teacher for my daughter and myself.
June 29, 2019
Rena
Thomas is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the vocal techniques which helps me a lot on the voice and tone. I am really impressed by his passion on teaching and music. His customizes his class to different level of students. Glad to choose him as the vocal teacher for both my daughter and myself.
June 29, 2019
Kathy
Thomas is a great teacher and really encourages you. He really improved my voice and his exercises are very helpful. I really recommend him to be your teacher.

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Thomas T.

Saratoga, CA

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Michael M.

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My lessons are geared towards fostering a healthy, confident singer from beginner to advanced levels. Providing you with the necessary tools in order to adapt to any situation, whether on stage or in studio. Building your instrument to weather adversity comes from a grounded and functional technique that fits your individual voice. Most importantly, singing should be a joy! I want to give you the confidence to have fun, too.
Through my over 15 years of experience singing professionally I’ve performed in every venue imaginable. From lead roles in operas to performing at venues like the Forum to singing on Disney soundtracks, I want to pass on the technique which has allowed me a career with longevity and flexibility.
A singer’s unique voice is a huge asset. I don’t want you to sound like everyone else. I want you to sound like you. That’s where a healthy foundation can give you the guidance to sound like the best version of you.

About Michael

I am a professional vocalist in Los Angeles with singing credits ranging from opera to Disney. With over 15 years of professional experience, I practice what I teach to maintain my voice and have been lucky to have had great teachers along the way.

I started my career in opera and choral ensemble work. Formerly I have been a young artist at Opera Tampa and an ensemble recording artist with Oregon Catholic Press. In my three years in LA I have expanded my resume rapidly. In addition to being a member of two choral ensembles (LA Choral Lab and Tonality) and have sung this past season with the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.

In session work, I maintain an active career. Most recently I sang for Disney's The Lion King. I have also sung for Game of Thrones Live at the Forum and Assassin's Creed Live for E3. Tw

o years ago I provided vocals for a Nissan national ad campaign. Not only do I sing, but I'm also a Voiceover artist represented by AB2 talent. There's not a day goes by that I don't practice vocal artistry.

Singing with a strong foundation in the classical style has given me many opportunities to perform in some amazingly diverse situations. Although I specialize in classical voice, the bel canto technique I employ encourages flexibility and can prepare you to feel comfortable singing in every genre.
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September 11, 2019
Abram Poliakoff
You will love taking lessons from Michael! Not only does he have a lot of real-world experience performing in the music business here in Los Angeles, but he is also incredibly down-to-earth and inviting. You will have no problem feeling comfortable enough to start taking risks and improving your voice under his guidance!
September 9, 2019
Camille
Michael rocks! He's a fantastic singer and a wonderful person. He's supportive, encouraging, and an absolute pleasure to work with. He brings tons of solo, choral, and studio experience to lessons, which makes him well equipped to help you reach your singing goals.
September 9, 2019
Beatrice
I had so much fun taking my singing lessons with Michael! It can be somewhat intimidating and daunting to sing in front of someone at first, but Michael was very relaxed and has a very approachable personality.
From just a few of our sessions, I have learned so much about my voice. I have also been noticing a few desireable results while implementing techniques that Michael has introduced to me. I am very exciting to continue my voice lessons with him, and I highly recommend that you do so as well!

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Michael M.

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Marco A.

San Jose, CA 95133

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Experienced vocalist with a background in multiple genres, such as classical, jazz, and pop! My lessons will always incorporate learning and perfecting crucial techniques, as well as learning the songs you want to sing, for whatever reason!

About Marco

Hello everyone! My name is Marco, and I teach Japanese and Vocals! (Each exclusively or at the same time; it's up to you!)

Japanese:
Currently studying for my undergraduate Japanese Studies degree at San Jose State University. Have been studying the language for a total of 5 years, and have worked abroad in Japan within the media and music sphere! I have had experience as a teacher's assistant within a university classroom setting. Aspiring to become a full-time Japanese teacher, and to work within the Japanese music industry.

Vocals:
I am both a vocalist and instrumentalist, specializing in drum set and guitar, but will focus on teaching vocals exclusively. Classically trained in a concert choir setting, and also trained in a jazz setting within a vocal jazz ensemble. Currently a label-signed artist and song-writer, with Professo

r Records, performing English and Japanese pop music in the bay area, and abroad (Japan)! Open to teaching multiple styles, primarily classical, pop, Japanese pop, and R&B.

These two teaching areas of mine are passions that I am pursuing equally, and would love to share what I have learned over the years with you all! I promise to make the lessons relatable, fun, and catering to your own needs.
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I studied music--voice and piano--with Ronda for a number of years when I was a teenager. She left a lasting impression on me, and I
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ortant she is able to teach & correct the fundamentals and principles clearly. Looking forward to increase the correct engagement of my diaphragm, singing range and volume without hurting my vocal cords & throat! :) Thanks for your jokes and passion!"
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