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Jesse H.

65 Reviews
Del Mar, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Jesse H.

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The ukulele is a creative adaptation and redesign of the machete de braga, a small stringed instrument that was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in August of 1879. The Hawaiian people fell in love with the sound of the instrument and named it “ukulele" because the fingers of the performer dancing around on the neck and strings as a song was played resembled jumping fleas. Ukulele means jumping fleas in the Hawaiian language.

Since the ukulele is related to a European instrument and the guitar from Spain, the relative tuning is the same. It should be tuned a perfect fourth up from a guitar, so the first string is tuned to an A, second string should be tuned to an E, third string will be a C, & the fourth string should be tuned to a G an octave up. Most ukuleles have a fourth string that is an octave above what the normal progression would be of most stringed instruments. If your G string is not tuned an octave up it’s a larger size than the average ukulele G string ...

About Jesse

Jesse H. plays guitar with The Mar Dels, one of San Diego’s best-known dance and party bands. But he’s more than just a rock-and-roller — he’s studied jazz and classical guitar with other master musicians. His lessons focus on developing: - Right and left hand technique - Finger picking and

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Stephanie D.
Manasa H.
Totally would recommend Jesse for guitar teaching. He is very patient and teaches in a fun way my child was able to grasp and learn from. He is very experienced and a great teacher to learn from. My son was 7 years old when Jesse taught him guitar, and he loves playing guitar now - all thanks to Jesse.
Bruce
Fantastic instructor. Really cares about teaching his students.

Kristina B.

51 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $31
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kristina B.

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Ear training, Harmony, Reading Music, Rhythms, Progressions, Scales, Chords, Transcription, Arranging, Analyzing Music, and the theory fun can just keep on going depending on the student!

About Kristina

Kristina has been singing, acting, and performing since the age of 4. She studied under the well-known and respected vocal coach, Donna Prypin, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts for at least 11 years. Kristina then went on to study Opera with Don Wilkinson, of the Boston Symphony for 1 year, and with hi

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Iana
Kristina is awesome! I took so much from just one lesson can’t wait to meet again.
Grace
Great
Rumya
Kristina was great! Very informative, helps me align on my goals, and very supportive!
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Diane W.

14 Reviews
San Diego, CA
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Diane W.

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After assessing a student's abilities and needs, I tailor their instruction according to what best fits their individual personalities and capabilities. I stress proper technique, beauty of tone, rhythmic accuracy, and expressive musicality. Understanding of music theory is intertwined with the musical experience. Playing in ensemble is encouraged; I play lots of duets with my students.
The atmosphere presented to my students is always casual and friendly. I take care to make them feel relaxed and uninhibited. I relate to them as whole persons, not just music students. I strongly emphasize their enjoyment of the music and my expression of pleasure in their successes. I consider it a privilege to nurture others in the experience of music!

About Diane

I have been playing the flute since fifth grade, a long time! I have taught flute privately for about twenty years. My second degree is an AA in Music from Grossmont College, near San Diego, CA. As a flutist I have been a member of both the La Jolla Civic Orchestra and the Grossmont Symphony Orch

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Jennifer Closson
Diane was very good. Unfortunately, she is just too far from my location.
Jennifer
Diane is patient, a wonderful trait in a teacher!
Jetlyn A.
Diane, was very patient with my 5 year old daughter. She is helping her understand the fundamentals of how to properly play the piano which I very much appreciate.

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Elena D.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elena D.

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I teach children and adults using a singing technique drawn from the Bel Canto Tradition and tailored to fit more modern styles of music with emphasis on posture, muscle relaxation and breathing technique among fun and interesting vocal exercises!

About Elena

Hello! Music is my life and my biggest passion. I've been a working musician and a teacher for several years and there's nothing more rewarding than sharing all I've learned so far with my students, to nurture their goals and aspirations and to make them aware of the great instrument they already

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Michael W.
She had such a great personality and seems very knowledgeable. lol look forward to continuing working with her!
Allen M.
Pretty good lesson. Looking forward to the next.

Jason L.

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  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's in Finance and Investment Mangement from Northumbria University
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Jason L.

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I graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood (originally called GIT), a renowned music school especially for the guitar. I have had taken guitar lessons and also taught students of different ages for nearly 5 years before I attended MI.

I received an honors degree of Guitar Performance and Audio Engineering and have been on the Dean's List every quarter.

I will combine my teaching experience and what I have learned and summarized from my learning, in order to give you comprehensive, in-depth, straightforward, and easily applicable lessons from beginner to advanced.

When I was teaching back then, I sometimes focused on one thing at a time and didn't realized how important to combine all things together it is until I went to MI. I will cover all the following sections throughout my lessons, so that you will become more of a musician, instead of a, for lack of a better word, guitarist:

Technique
Music Theory
Performance
Improvisation

About Jason

I have been playing the guitar for 15 years. I graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood (originally called GIT), a renowned music school especially for the guitar. I have had taken guitar lessons and also taught students of different ages for nearly 5 years before I attended MI. I receive

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Serena E.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 to 70
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Serena E.

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Students will learn how to compose their own music with a foundation of music theory and ear training. They will also understand the processes of different musical instruments and how to effectively write for the performers of that instrument

*all lessons are always taylored to be appropriate vocally and dramatically for age, voice type, and ability

About Serena

Hello! My name is Serena! Music shapes my life and has made me the person I am today. My experience in training in opera, musical theatre, jazz, and pop has expanded my musical skills and knowledge. Not only have I been trained in performance, but I have also studied music history, music theory

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Jennifer
Ms Serena is a quality teacher with high expectations and rigid policies. My daughter took lessons for approximately six months. During this time, she learned a great deal regarding vocal technique and the physiology behind quality sound and breath control. Ms Serena also guided my daughter through the creative writing process of composing her own song.
Lana
Serena was so kind, encouraging and helpful in beginning my vocal training. She focused on the fundamentals, explaining and answering every question I had, teaching me about proper technique, vocal health, audition etiquette, and more. She was also always willing to listen to how I was feeling and was very kind and welcoming at all times In a very short amount of time, my vocal technique and quality improved, and I now am a much more confident and healthy singer. Serena is amazing!
Lynnette
My daughter and I are very happy with how Serena coached her. Her technical way of teaching has helped Jana , my daughter, understand the mechanics of singing better. We booked the $400/5sessions promo in preparation for my daughter’s competition and we are happy to say that she did very well, thanks to Serena’s coaching.
Serena is very professional, communicates clearly, and is excellent in her craft. It is unfortunate that due to other family affairs, we are unable to continue with her.

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Took Piano lessons from Kimberly R.
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"Corrine's great attitude

My experience with Corinne has been super informative. She is a great listener and quickly adapts to my specific needs. I really enjoy her honesty and her ability to work on many different exercises in a short time. She has a lot of energy and I am always excited during the lessons and after I leave. She has a good head on her shoulders and I really love her style of teaching. I like that she challenges me and exposes me to new techniques, new music and keeps implementing those new lessons every time we worked together.

I look forward to working with her and learning from her every time! :)"
Alexis
Took Singing lessons from Corinne D.
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"She's just the best. So very knowledgeable, but never talks 'down to me'. I was having trouble w my embouchure and now my tone is so much better than before Katrina King. Now she's helping me with triple tonguing. I want her for a teacher always."
David
Took Flute lessons from Katrina K.
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"Singing and Piano lessons

Karmyn is amazing beyond words! She is so passionate about what she does. She is a great instructor and even greater role model. She is very inspiring and engaged with each student. She is patient, kind, and amazingly talented."
Ani
Took Singing lessons from Karmyn T.
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"Thank you Ms. Beckie! You are awesome!"
Laura
Took French Horn lessons from Beckie E.
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"She is really a good teacher with a great sense of humor! ;)"
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Took Violin lessons from Megan R.
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"Stephanie is an excellent teacher and a wonderful person you can connect with. Whether you're a beginner or already vocally trained, she will be a great teacher for you. She will make you feel comfortable when you're feeling self conscious about your voice, which we all do. I am also a Berklee College of Music graduate who took a couple semesters of beginner vocal lessons, but feel like I've understood singing more with her. She's grown up in a musical family, with a mother who works in speech therapy, so she is excellent at understanding and teaching singing from a physical perspective, which is very important. Teachers I've worked with before would assume more that you would connect with these things naturally. She is very talented, professional, funny, and kind. Fantastic vocal teacher!"
Bridger
Took Singing lessons from Stephanie H.
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"Carolyn is an incredible teacher and a fantastic role model. Her encouragement, patience, skill and attention to detail has resulted in my daughter having learned (and continuing to learn) more than we could have ever imagined musically (voice/piano), and about performing on stage. Being Carolyn's student has also resulted in our daughter having more self confidence and higher self esteem. Carolyn brings out the best in her students and the dedication that she has for them is unparalleled. It has been a joy to watch our daughter grow as a musician under Carolyn's instruction."
Amy
Took Musical Theater lessons from Carolyn M.
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"Very patient with the little kids. Would definitely recommmend him for lessons"
Colin
Took Classical Piano lessons from Salvador B.
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"My daughter really enjoys the lessons and is learning a lot!"
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Took Singing lessons from Stacey S.
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