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About Aaron M.

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Stockton, CA
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About Aaron
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Management from the University of the Pacific. At Pacific, Aaron studied both jazz and classical music, and performed rock/gospel music on campus. He also completed graduate units through Liberty University.

He has directed instrumental music at Sunrise Community Church in Fair Oaks, CA, and directed the worship ministry at Escalon Covenant Church in Escalon, CA.

Aaron has been teaching private lessons since 2007, and has been teaching marching percussion at high schools since 2008. His students students have earned college music scholarships, honor band seats, and professional performances, and the winter percussion ensemble he taught won first place at NCBA Championships.

Aaron has a broad range of musical experiences including performances in rock bands, R&B bands, drum corps
, orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz bands and combos, and many many more. He loves sharing this diverse musical background with his students.

As a timpanist and percussionist, Aaron has been an extra member of the Stockton Chorale Society Orchestra. As a drummer, Aaron has worked professionally in the pit at Magic Circle Theater company in Roseville, CA. As a bass guitarist, Aaron performed professionally with Sacramento area jazz guitarist Greg Perkins. As a guitarist, Aaron has led worship and played on worship teams.

Aaron also taught middle school English and Computer Applications in Stockton, CA, and has worked as a private tutor and substitute teacher of all subjects, K-12.

*** Lesson Details ***
More lesson times may be available. Please call if other arrangements are needed.**

-- The most important thing to know about lessons with Aaron is that you will receive a customized experience tailored to fit your musical desires and goals. He will work to understand your desires in music, and will use existing materials and generate new materials to challenge you and help them you reach your goals.

Some common goals Aaron has worked with are:
- Preparing for an Audition
- Starting a band with friends
- Learning music for a school band/percussion ensemble
- Personal enrichment/ better understanding of music
- Exploring career possibilities
- Improving technical ability

**** Aaron's guiding principles are: 1. Music is vitally useful and Important in society! Music brings joy to the multitude, and enhances expression for its artists.

2. Anyone can be a musician! Every student has unlimited potential, and it is Aaron's desire to unlock that potential, allowing my students to succeed in music.

3. Music should be fun! Too many instructors stick to the gritty business of method books. While this has its place, Aaron knows that it is only a small part of music. Music is meant to be fun, and Aaron makes the learning process fun and exciting at every stage by incorporating the interests of his students.

4. Hard work should always be rewarded! Aaron is always positive with his students and celebrates their accomplishments continually.

5. Music is what you make it! Whatever your desires and goals in music, Aaron will help you to achieve them. All musical aspirations are valid and valuable. Whether you want to be a rock star, a concert timpanist or just to make music with friends and family, he will equip you with the tools you need to get there.

6. Proper technique and musical knowledge empower musicians! Whatever your goals, starting with good technique and understanding the music you play will keep you from injury and promote your success.

7. Listening is vital to understanding music! Aaron's students listen to and analyze recordings of music they like to gain insight and understanding to how the music works. Aaron encourages his students to play along with recordings to work on the organic elements of music which cannot be gained from dry academic study. Guitarists will start with either an acoustic guitar or electric guitar & practice amp. They will also need a metronome, tuner, and notebook. They will learn to read music, tablature, and chord symbols, and they will learn to play melodies, riffs, and chords in the style(s) they prefer.

-- Bass Guitarists will start with a bass guitar and an amp. They will also need a metronome, tuner, and notebook. They will learn to read music and tablature and play bass grooves and solos in the style(s) they prefer. Drummers and percussionist will generally start with a pair of sticks and a practice pad, learning the basic techniques of drumming for the first 6-12 weeks, and will move on to drum set or percussion instruments as they demonstrate proper technique. They will also need a metronome and notebook. They will learn to read and play music in the style(s) they prefer.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drums/Percussion: Drum Sets, Practice Pad, Vibraphone, Percussion Instruments, Music Stands.

Guitar: Practice Amp, Music Stands.

Bass: Bass Guitar Amp, Music Stands.

Recording: Microphones, Mic Stands, Clips and Cables, M-Audio Multitrack Interface, GarageBand 11, Studio Accessories.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Rock, Popular, Funk, Classical, Chamber Music, Gospel & Worship Music; Extended Cross Grip, Burton Grip, Stevens Grip, French Grip, German Grip; Drum Set, Timpani, Vibraphone, Marimba, Marching Snare Drum, Marching Tenor Drums, Cymbals, Triangle, Tambourine, Shakers, Congas, Cajon, Djembe.
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Mandy Holmes September 4, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Aaron has been a absolutely patient and informative piano teacher to my 8yr old. I saw my child progress well and learn many wonderful things. I will definitely use Aaron for any future music lessons for my child.
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Star June 13, 2016
· Piano · In home
He's a great instructor.
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Matt W. February 23, 2016
· Drum · In studio
We chose Aaron for his great resume at first, once we started the lesson we knew the one hour commute each way was well worth it. Aaron's knowledge and patients are top notch, And my sons enthusiasm for The drums has grown with each lesson. Thank you Aaron for all your hard work.

Matt W.
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Aaron M.

Aaron M.

Stockton, CA 95209
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About Stacey R.

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Denver, CO
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About Stacey
I am a lifelong student of many subjects. My approach to teaching is one of patience and enthusiasm. I do my best to understand the student's learning style and teach accordingly.
I have been a professional actor, model, and singer for 10 years. I specialize in on-camera acting for TV commercials, industrial video, and host. Most of the modeling I've done is commercial print and live promotional modeling. I've taught group acting classes to kids ages 6-17, including on-camera auditioning, stage directions, script analysis, and business skills (headshot/resume, finding an agent, industry terms, etc.).
My singing experience includes pop, musical theatre, and jazz. I've coached students who believed they were hopeless, and they were pleased to discover their gifts and see growth!
I am a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and have taught
for 3 years, both group classes and privately.
I minored in French in college and tutored beginning French.
My motto: Never stop learning!
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Sandra April 29, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Stacey is very friendly and provides good feedback. I look forward to seeing in with her everyday.
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James April 12, 2018
· Singing · In home
Trying to sing in front of someone is very intimidating for me but Stacey made me feel comfortable from the start. She was very professional and the lesson took a very logical sequence that I could understand. In the past I took lessons from another teacher and my experience with Stacey far exceeded my previous experience and exceeded my expectations...with her help I may actually be able carry a tune!
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Alicia February 15, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Great instructor that makes the somewhat scary act of singing lessons seem stress-free. Great technical information and tips and exercises to do as homework.
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Stacey R.

Stacey R.

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About Andry M.

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Davis, CA
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About Andry
Hello, I’m a native Spanish speaker from Venezuela and I have teaching experience for more than 4 years with kids, teenager, and adults. I worked in my country in High School teaching Natural Sciences. Since I came to Davis, 2 years ago, I have been working as a babysitter, where also I taught Spanish to the kids. By own experience, I know the challenges and difficulties that people face when learning a different language. Considering not only language related things such as grammar, pronunciation or writing but important things like getting involved with the culture and be committed and perseverant. I’m very excited to start teaching and helping you in this new adventure in a comfortable and friendly environment.
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Brian L. January 20, 2019
· Spanish · Online
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Jonathan M. January 15, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Wonderful personality with excellent teaching technique
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Jonathan M. January 14, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Enjoyed our first class--Thank you!
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Andry M.

Andry M.

Davis, CA 95616
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About Calvin R.

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Jacksonville Beach, FL
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About Calvin
Hello! I want to give students time and space to practice the English they will need in their daily lives. The time we spend together isn't like school, it's just a conversation between friends.

I give a lot of feedback, so you can see what your habits are. In this way, you can be aware of your most common mistakes, so that you can correct them. Self correction is the key to steady improvement.

Learning isn't a job (or punishment) it's an opportunity. Let's meet and see if we can find your path to improvement together, as a team.
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Marcela October 26, 2018
· ESL · In studio
Calvin is nice, friendly and patient person :)))
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Calvin R.

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About ORESTIS K.

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Sacramento, CA
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About ORESTIS
I am a native Greek who moved from Athens, Greece to California in 2015. I hold a BA from the University of Athens. I have been working as a professional musician in Athens for 17 years. At the same time, I was running a Publishing House in Athens.

With my Greek Music Ensemble I performs for universities, formal concerts, house concerts, dance events, Greek festivals and private parties. I hold lectures on Greek music during these tours in the States. Lecture themes include "Traditional Greek and Urban Music", "Greek Music in the 20th Century", "The role of the bouzouki in Greek music", and "Greek Folk Musicians".

I teach Greek at the Greek School at the Annunciation in Sacramento and I offer private lessons.
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ORESTIS K.

ORESTIS K.

Sacramento, CA 95825
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About Julia P.

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South Plainfield, NJ
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About Julia
Education: a local community college student studied physical therapy program,
USA
2014 - present
Bachelor of Science in Food Science, South Korea
1999-2003
Previous experience:
English Conversation Academy, South Korea
Teaching English and Korean to students under middle
schoolers
2005
Nutritionist
2003-2005

Certificate: Certificate IV in TESOL in Greenwich College, Syndey, Australia
2008
Certified Nutritionist and Food Hygienist’s license in South Korea
2003
Languages: English
Upper intermediate
Japanese
Limited proficiency
Korean
Fluent/native proficiency
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Julia P.

Julia P.

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About Alaa T.

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Kansas City, MO
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About Alaa
Hello;
My name is Alaa and I live in United States of America. My native language is Arabic. I was preparing and presenting lectures in scientific field for different staffs and most staffs were interested in my lectures because I clarified and presented them in easy and simplified way. I wrote also poetry many times and published it in Arabic formal language and I am excellent in the formal Arabic language, in addition I am excellent in the informal Arabic language of different countries which are Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. My priority is to make students understand what I teach. Try my lesson and you will be satisfied and happy.
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Alaa T.

Alaa T.

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