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Curtis L.

Sacramento, CA

About Curtis

I'm a friendly and patient person who strives to be really encouraging towards the student's education. I believe I can make a huge difference in the learning process. I was born and raised in Northern California. I first began studying guitar with Musicians Institute alumni Scott Allen. After three years of private lessons, I attended and completed my training from Musicians Institute(G.I.T) with a certificate in guitar performance. At the Musicians Institute, I was instructed by Keith Wyatt, Ernesto Homeyer, Scott Parker, Al Bonhomme, Greg Harrison and Daniel Gilbert (just to name a few).
Along with learning the standard curriculum of Musicians Institute, I performed in many styles such as Blues, R&B, Pop, Rock, and Metal.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to develop a customized lesson plan for each of my student's specific goals in music, whether they are starting or continuing their music education. Subjects that the student may specifically choose to learn are: Theory, Chords, Scales, Rhythms, Tablature, Standard notation, Songs and Improvisation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Boss E-Band Js10 and Fender Guitar

*** Travel Equipment ***
Boss E-band Js10 and Fender Guitar

*** Specialties ***
Electric Guitar Styles, Music Theory, Beginner to Intermediate Acoustic Guitar.
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Luan P. July 31, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My son being taking lesson from Curtis for a few months. Curtis has been great in keeping my son interested and wanting to learn and improve. Very patient with him and helpful.
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Gorica J. July 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My 7 year old son had guitar lessons with Curtis. It was his first time playing an instrument. Curtis was very welcoming and patient. My son enjoyed the lessons and his interactions with the teacher. Hoping to take more lessons in the future.
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Mohammad A. July 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I have been so impressed by the way he teaches ,he is more clear and try to use the methods to make the student learn faster .He is so kind and a gentleman .
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Curtis L.

Curtis L.

Sacramento, CA 95831
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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John F.

Sacramento, CA

About John

John was born and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began playing the guitar and composing music at the age of twelve. From 2002 to 2004, John attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied classical guitar performance and became the guitarist for the University Jazz Ensemble. John transferred to Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2004. At Berklee, he performed in guitar quartets and quintets and majored in Composition. He received his Bachelor's Degree in May of 2012.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a private guitar instructor, my primary goal has always been the devel
opment of each students' musical creativity. Whether a student of mine hopes to become a songwriter, composer, or jazz guitarist or if they simply wish to learn guitar for their own enjoyment, I can guide them in the right direction. I firmly believe in the value of music theory, sight-reading, ear-training and music history. All of these aspects of music will be incorporated into each lesson. However, when I cover such material with students, I make sure that it directly relates to the style of music and/or material they are interested in learning.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect the student to provide his or her own guitar, amplifier and cables. I would be willing to bring books, charts, sheet music and anything else that would be needed to teach each lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Although I teach guitar styles ranging from jazz, blues and rock to classical and folk, I am most proficient as a classical guitarist/teacher. The majority of my training as well as musical interest is in this style.
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RobertH2 February 27, 2012
A great first experience ...

John has been outstanding. He's very patient yet he keeps the train rolling. My son is a beginner but he has progressed very well and enjoys his guitar sessions with John. It has been a very positive experience. John is a great teacher.
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Miak July 17, 2011
A1 teacher

John F is a kind, respectful teacher who knows his teaching methods. We really enjoyed his musical expertise and patience. He was a joy to work with and learn from- a great teacher and person.-John H
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PeterM1 May 15, 2011
John is a very talented guitarist with much knowledge of classical composers as well as compositional elements including scales and modes.John is also very personable and seems willing to teach in any format to which his students respond.
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John F.

Sacramento, CA 95816
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Kecia T.

Elk Grove, CA

About Kecia

I took piano lessons as a child and my passion for music blossomed. I have been playing for over 30 years. I have always loved writing my own songs, and finally recorded a CD of original contemporary piano. I started teaching piano in 2007, and I am passionate about teaching my students proper techniques and concepts correctly so they will become proficient at reading and playing music. I have always connected easily with children and consider myself very fortunate to be able to teach the joys of music to children of all ages! I have a Bachelor's degree in Communications, I performed as a me
mber of a local college orchestra for 2 years, where I played second string violin and piano. I also have performed drama on stage. From 2011-2013 I have taught music classes to kindergarteners up to sixth graders at a local private elementary school. I am a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT).

*** Lesson Details ***
Poorly taught lessons do more damage. Improperly trained students will often have to start back at the beginning to undo bad habits. Why not teach them right the first time? I specialize in teaching beginning students in a fun learning environment. No two students are alike, and everyone learns at a different pace. I cater to your child and will find the best way to encourage them to learn. Your child will learn how to read and play written music proficiently, while learning the proper techniques and concepts correctly the first time. I focus half my lesson time on music theory, and I use fun music apps on my iPad to reinforce note recognition, rhythm counting, and many other fundamental music concepts.

I am a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT).

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room, grand piano, upright digital full keyboard piano, patio for parents to wait.

*** Specialties ***
I like to incorporate discovery learning and step-by-step teaching methodology in my lessons, where I help the student arrive at the answers on their own, thus improving the process of concept retention, and building their confidence. My focus is mostly on building a strong musical foundation where my students will learn to read and play written music proficiently.
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Carol K. March 12, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kecia is a very upbeat person with patience. Haley is learning so much from her and just enjoys the piano. Thank you Kecia for all you do for Haley!
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VanH September 30, 2011
Ms.kecia is a wonderful teacher.She is very patience with my son, Jason. He always got a good time in his lessons with Ms.Kecia.
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MichaelH3 August 12, 2011
Ms Kecia T. is a wonderful teacher. She is very patience with our son, Joshua. We're glad to have found her.
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Kecia T.

Kecia T.

Elk Grove, CA 95624
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Sarah N.

Elk Grove, CA

About Sarah

I received my BA in music from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. While the school is not well known for music, the program stressed being as well rounded in as possible with a "Learn by doing" attitude permeating every class. I believe that this attitude is essential to all musicians, regardless of what style they are interested in. No matter if you wish to sing pop or opera, the basics are the same. I emphasize singing in a healthy manner and taking care of your voice. I also believe that most people are capable of singing well.
I have been involved in several Opera scene performances, most n
otably performing the role of Lucia in the Mad Scene from "Lucia di Lammermoor" and the Marschallin in the finale of "Der Rosenkavalier." With this background, I can help my students learn how to sing in other languages as well as help them with performance practice, proper posture, basic music reading, and giving them access to resources for more learning opportunities.
I prefer to teach beginning to intermediate students. My ultimate goal is to help my students love music as much as I do and to find the voice that is hidden in them.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will be separated into three main categories:

1. Warm-ups
This will ready your voice to sing and help prevent damage to your vocal chords
2. Practice
At this point, you will be singing through the piece we have chosen for you to work on. This will take up
the bulk of the lesson.
3. Questions and paperwork
The paperwork will simply be assignment sheets and any other photocopies I feel will help you become a better musician.

You will need a recording device of some sort so that you can listen to the lesson during the week. This will help you remember the warm-ups and the suggestions given for proper vocal production. If this is a problem, please mention it and we will figure it out.

Sheet music will be needed for any song you wish to practice in lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room, keyboard, music stand

*** Specialties ***
I was trained in classical voice, including opera, but I also am trained in pop and a little in musical theater.
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Alma C. March 23, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
excellent

Sarah is an outstanding voice teacher for my six year old daughter. Sarah is the perfect teacher for teaching her the fundamentals of voice and singing. She is a professional, fun, kind, patient, reliable, and talented.
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Christina H. February 4, 2013
Singing
Amazing Teacher. Kind, Caring, and Witty :)

I took lessons with Sarah for a couple month before moving to another city, and I wish I could have taken her with me! I'm a beginner singer that loves singing all generes, but really believed I was a hopeless cause when it came to singing. Sarah worked one on one with me to teach me proper breathing and exercises in order to keep my voice healthy and within a couple weeks I already saw improvement. She was patient to work out the bad habits I had picked up before I started taking lessons. I highly recommend Sarah. My voice and I thank her :)
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Sarah N.

Elk Grove, CA 95757
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jon D.

Elk Grove, CA

About Jon

Hello,

I'm an average height young male highly proficient in mathematics, patterns, English, web-developing, script-programming, and an avid piano player self-taught and taught by my father who was a prodigy pianist as young as 8. I come from a well-balanced home with my mother, a breast cancer survivor, and step-father along with three pets: one kitten, one cat and one dog.

I have my high school diploma, have taken both coding and band in schooling before continuing my learnings independently. I have several custom modifications written in PHP with HTML, CSS templating and Javascript fu
nctionality for forum softwares: vBulletin and MyBB and would be willing to show anyone my work before teaching. If you have ever heard of Dragonbyte Technologies (Forum software) I am an ex-employee before I quit due to personal reasons involving my family.

Jon
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Linda July 13, 2015
Study Skills · In studio
Jon was a wonderful TA for the Workplace Communication's course I taught in 2012-13. He was available and eager to assist students with their projects and papers. Jon had a wonderful demeanor and explained things clearly and in detail to students that were having issues with a particular assignment related to grammar, communication skills, essays, and presentations. I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
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Dan July 9, 2015
Web Design · Online
I was a part of the staff team that Jon was a tech admin for and witnessed first hand his proficiency and quality of work when coding features and applications on a web platform. He patiently taught me when I was a total newcomer and through our time working together I learned enough from him to be completely self sufficient in those areas. Great teacher and coder.
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lesley Agius July 9, 2015
Math · Online
excellent salesman, great with customers... good at the computer and piano
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Jon D.

Jon D.

Elk Grove, CA 95758
(3)
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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