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Ronald S.

Citrus Heights, CA

About Ronald

With a Bachelor's Degree in music from California State University Sacramento I studied with the best, including graduates from Juilliard and Eastman. I focus on what my students want to play and provide a harmonic grounding to enable the student to improvise or just "jam" with anybody. I also provide a positive reinforcement atmosphere and will accept ground floor beginners to advanced intermediate students.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe it's important to create a relaxed, stress free lesson atmosphere to encourage creativity and self confidence. While mistakes are expected I believe b
uilding a students self confidence will make those mistakes disappear. We'll start with fundamentals which will build your understanding of what you're playing and be able to apply it to whatever music you wish to play.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have own piano.

*** Specialties ***
I read music and can sight read any style. I specialize in classical, but also play jazz, ragtime and new age music.
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Violet Z. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Amazing

Ronald is a very good teacher.My son didn't know anything and in few months he was improving and it's.Been a year and my son is like a mini Mozart.He is an amazing and you should try him.
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Carolyn S. May 3, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent Instructor

Ron is a very patient and knowledgable piano instructor. He is reliable and flexible. He can teach piano skills and theory from basic to advanced. Ron is a wonderful teacher!
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AmieJ December 28, 2011
Piano instructor!

Ronald is a really awsome piano instructor. He is friendly , knowledgeable and patience. I would recommend Ronald, piano teacher, to my friends and family!!
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Ronald S.

Ronald S.

Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(4)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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DJ Buddy Holly

Shingle Springs, CA

About DJ Buddy

Hi, my name is David and I am a DJ, guitarist, vocalist, remixer, and producer.

I attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and received BMs in Songwriting and Music Synthesis. I've appeared on the commercially released CD titled Cyberfest 2000: Sounds of the Digital Revolution, Volume 1 along with DJ Dan, Moby, Mix Master Mike, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyke, Carl Cox, and Christopher Lawrence. In 2002, I appeared again on the Epic Records release Shekinah: 13 Artists. I received a Master of Music degree in Music Technology from Duquesne University of the Holy Spir
it in 2010 and am now working towards a Doctorate of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing.

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal at Takelessons is to please my clients through music education. I feel very fortunate to be a professional musician and love to help those who wish to learn the art of music. I teach every style of American music and there is nothing I enjoy more than helping students progress on their instrument. Whether you want to learn music just for fun or for professional use, I am here for you. I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars
Microphones
Recording Equipment
DJ Controllers
Piano
Keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide keyboard and recording equipment. I expect my students to be able to provide their own guitar for lessons

*** Specialties ***
I teach a variety of music styles including rock, jazz, blues, and classical music. I employ methods taught to me at Berklee College of music and Duquesne University.
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Tori B. April 15, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
lesson went well. Teacher was encouraging and welcoming.
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Lauren A. March 8, 2013
Singing
A wonderful experience

I took vocal lessons from David. I had taken some singing lessons when I was younger, but needed to brush up. I sing in a band, and David helped my song performance. I will be taking more lessons in the future.
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Kaye C. March 6, 2013
Guitar
He's amazing!

Both my daughters are learning guitar from David and they love it. I am impressed with their improvement and David even got them to "jam" together. When I ask them what they want to be when they grow up, they say they are going to be rockstars. I would gladly refer David to anyone searching for an enthusiastic and wonderful instructor.
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DJ Buddy Holly

Shingle Springs, CA 95682
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Charles F.

Auburn, CA

About Charles

Hello! My name is CJ and I am currently a graduate student at California State University, Sacramento. I have my BM in saxophone performance. I have played for 12 years in a number of different settings including jazz bands, concert bands, symphony orchestras, small ensembles, and I have done solo work. I attended Placer High School, playing in the jazz, concert, and marching bands for four years. I also attended Sierra College, where I played in similar ensembles as well as a number of pit orchestras for various musicals. I also won a number of awards including the MACRO scholarship (2011), t
he Auburn Symphony Young Artist competition (2011), and the outstanding music student award at Sierra College (2011). At Sacramento State I have been focused on classical saxophone and I have been involved with the Sacramento State orchestra, the Auburn Symphony, the CSUS saxophone quartet, and their Symphonic Wind Ensemble. I specialize in alto and soprano and I do have some experience on both tenor and bari as well and I would love to accommodate those students, too!

I am involved with a number of community groups outside of school, including Auburn Concert Band and the Sierra Nevada Winds. Seasonally, I also play with a number of other groups and at a number of other events. I enjoy making music but more importantly I enjoy making other people enjoy the music I make, and my goal is to help my students do the same: enjoy what they do, and help them to create something that other people can enjoy with them.

I have studied with clarinetist Elizabeth McAllister, M.M., graduate of Louisiana State University and instructor at McLaughlin studios in Loomis, CA, and saxophonist Keith Bohm, D.M.A., instructor from CSU Sacramento and director of the Festival of New American Music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a classical saxophonist. That is not to say that I will not nor cannot work with other styles, but I will definitely work from a more classical approach. In my opinion, this is to the benefit of my students, as really in the end all music derives from the same scales, the same techniques, and the same basic disciplines. I will just be a bit more strict in certain areas that will, with effort, work to improve my students in every aspect of their playing.

I have taught both individually and groups sessions, from ages as young as 6 up to 65, from beginner to early college, so I feel that I have a lot to offer!

I want my students to succeed, and, more importantly, I want my students to do what they want to do. I understand not everyone is seeking to become a music major and I know that everyone is at a different level. I will help my students achieve what they want to achieve (and push them when I feel they can and need to be pushed)!

Students must provide their own instrument (I can assist with rental/buying options), music (including both repertoire and technique books, to be decided upon in lessons), reeds (to be discussed), a neck strap, a pencil, and a folder for music, to stay organized.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my studio space I have music stands, seating for parents (as they are more than welcome to sit in if needed/desired), audio equipment as needed for instructional purposes, a clean and inviting space, and a good atmosphere for making music!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring my own instrument(s), music stands, and other materials as needed based on the student for each lesson. Please note that having your own music stand isn't required but is highly recommended as students should be practicing regularly!

*** Specialties ***
I have been fairly involved with jazz styles in the past, but I am now mostly focused on and involved with classical saxophone and practices!
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Benjamin W. June 20, 2014
Saxophone
Charles is considered by many at the California State University of Sacramento to be one of the best saxophonists in the Music Department. I have had the pleasure of listening to Charles perform in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a very prestigious group which includes advanced music as well as passionate performers, on more than one occasion and he is amazing. I have also socialized with him outside of the music building a couple of times and he never fails to impress gentleness, humility and sheer kindness wherever he goes. Charles is a good guy and a great musician and the details of his craft hardly go unnoticed.
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Charles F.

Charles F.

Auburn, CA 95603
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Craig T.

Folsom, CA

About Craig

Technique, theory, ear-training, and improvisation
for keyboard, voice, guitar, and drums/percussion.
My experience with live performance and studio recording with major label artists is now available to students of all ages. I am a multi-instrumentalist, a live performance keyboard player, lead vocalist, guitarist and a recording studio producer and arranger. I am thoroughly versed in the use of electronic drums, MIDI keyboards, Apple computers and the hardware and software used to arrange, produce and record music.
Please contact me with any questions about your quest to be the best musi
cian you can.
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Dave Schwartz May 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Craig is very knowledgeable and a very patient teacher. I'm returning to studying music after a approx. 20 year break. He is very flexible with my interests and what I want to accomplish.
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Michelle G. February 4, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Craig is great to work with. He is obviously very knowledgeable. He's encouraging and patient with me and I learn more and more at each lesson.
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Craig T.

Folsom, CA 95630
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Allie H.

Rocklin, CA

About Allie

Music Is my passion. I have been playing guitar for 12 years, upright bass for 8 years and bass guitar for 6 years. With 3 years of college level music experience as a music education major, there is a lot I can teach you. I have been teaching music lessons for 8 years and I would love to share my musical knowledge with you.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric and acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, guitar and bass amp, bass guitar, upright bass
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James H. June 24, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Hi, this is Allie's dad. I'm responding to the previous review. This person was 21 miles away and at least a 40 minute drive in traffic. Allie's profile stated within 10 miles. It was clearly a miscommunication, and Allie apologized and even offered a free lesson at our house as compensation. Driving an hour and 20 minutes is not feasible. This person never took a lesson from Allie.
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Dalena R. December 2, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I paid 150 for lessons 2 weeks ago for Allie. A week later she cancelled her first lesson with my 12 year old daughter due to not feeling well, which is fine. Another week later, the day of the next scheduled lesson she asked for my address at 1 and at 3 tells me I live 12 miles away and she will only travel 10 miles away because that is an hour out of her time that she can be teaching and that either she has to charge me more or I will have to drive to her. No where on the website does it say that she only travels 10 miles and the website let me chose in home lessons. My problem is this... A professional would have asked for the address and checked the location before cancelling and making a 12 year old little girl who has her hear set on guitar lessons wait 2 weeks to only be told she won't travel this far in the first place. Very disappointing.
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Amy B. July 8, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My eight year old daughter just started taking guitar lessons with Allie. Allie is very sweet and patient with my daughter. She is a wonderful teacher:)
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Allie H.

Allie H.

Rocklin, CA 95677
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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