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Marsha K. Roseville, CA

About Marsha

It is a pleasure to meet you! You probably came here with both a little excitement and a little concern. Finding the right person for you can be intimidating. A short introduction follows so that you know a little about me and my philosophy; I have been teaching music, performing music and enjoying music since I was a tiny three-year old. My first piano lessons were at age seven, and I just reconnected with my first teacher again on Facebook, what a lovely world this is. Music has blessed my life in countless ways and given me opportunities I'd never dreamed of. Singing in Carnegie Hall, Performing across Europe and teaching the best students for over 25 years. I believe strongly that those who spend their time and resources for musical education are some of the brightest ...

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Donna Chu C. November 7, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Marsha is such a great teacher. My son who is 11 years old is learning a lot in such a short period of time. She makes it easy for him to understand how to read notes and how to play them in such a fun way. We were just going to try 8 sessions, but after just 2 sessions, we would like to continue for more. We just love her! I'm glad she had an opening when we were looking for a teacher.
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Carol J. November 11, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great Piano Teacher

Marsha is a wonderful teacher!

My daughter has been taking piano with her for about 5 months now and really enjoys playing and practicing!
Marsha makes the lessons enjoyable and interesting.
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CindyS3 April 9, 2012
Good instructor. My daughter seems to have learned a lot in a short amount of time.
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), the 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 ...

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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.
Barry E. Auburn, CA

About Barry

I will always consider myself a life-long student of music and drums. Practice, like performance, is an art; and given our limited time to apply ourselves to our craft, it is important to make the best use of that time. Essentially this process is about problem-solving; figuring out what physical (and psychological) barriers exist that are preventing you from being the player you want to be. When I work with you, my intent is to help carve out your own path for you to achieve your own goals in the quickest amount of time and with the least amount of effort! This involves (a) clearly identifying your goals and (b) incorporating specific practice techniques that will effectively help you get to where you want to be. In my own practice, I’ve tended to shy away from a heavy ...

ANDREW T. Nevada City, CA

About ANDREW

Andrew began playing guitar August 2001. His early influences include Pink floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Alice In Chains, U2, Sting and the Police, and Seal. About a year after picking up the guitar, Andrew was given a copy of the album “Surfing With the Alien” by Joe Satriani. After hearing this album, Andrew’s passion for music and the guitar changed drastically. Soon he began discovering artists such as Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Zakk Wylde, Steve Morse, and many other guitar masters. Andrew became driven to become a virtuoso guitarist and composer. This passion eventually led him to pursue further industry education, including mentoring with guitar virtuoso Tom Hess and apprenticing at “Shine On Studios” in Oakland, CA. Andrew ...

Elizabeth P. Auburn, CA

About Elizabeth

I am a singer/songwriter from California. I have over a year of experience with vocal training, performance, years of music theory,songwriting, guitar and some piano. I released an EP The Next Chapter last year and it charted over the world. I have a 19 national ranking on the charts for my latest release As I Watch. I'm on Itunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon. I am willing to travel to the Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Rocklin areas. My twitter @ lizpopelive Soundcloud: elizabethpopelive Instagram: @ popesmusic I look forward to working with you.

Richard A. Grass Valley, CA

About Richard

Richard has participated in over 1000 film scores as studio violinist, and continues to perform as Principal for Danny Elfman,. He is also a composer for concert stage, video games, TV and film. He has been a featured composer at Sundance. Richard was also chosen among 12 composers worldwide to participate in the prestigious ASCAP Film Composers’ Workshop, Maintaining a 4.0 GPA, graduating with High Honors, Richard has earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music. He currently works with several violin students teaches composition / theory, and Music Notation students in his studio and online via Skype. His philosophy about teaching involves the concept of an effortless, natural approach mentally and physically to playing the instrument and creating music. When conveying a ...

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3 Steps for Reigniting Your Child’s Interest in Piano Learning

Is your once-enthused child suddenly losing interest in the piano? Read on as Oakland Gardens, NY teacher Ophelia T. shares three steps to take before it's too late...    “I don’t want to learn piano anymore! It’s boring! I always have to practice the same thing over and over again! I’m sick and tired of it!” an 11-year-old boy shouts to his parents. This is a common case scenario for many parents and children who have taken piano lessons, and it can be due to several reasons. … Read More
3 Steps for Reigniting Your Child’s Interest in Piano Learning
Is your once-enthused child suddenly losing interest in the piano? Read on as Oakland Gardens, NY teacher Ophelia T. shares three steps to take before it's too late...    “I don’t want to learn piano anymore! It’s boring! I always have to practice the same thing over and over again! I’m sick and tired of it!” an 11-year-old boy shouts to his parents. This is a common case scenario for many parents and children who have taken piano lessons, and it can be due to several reasons.
8 Essential Piano Chords Every Pianist Needs to Know
Once you've memorized the notes on the piano, it's time to put them together to create piano chords! Here, Augustine, FL piano teacher Heather L. reviews the eight chords to master first...    Except for most minimalist or avant-garde of styles, every musical genre is based on chords. From Mozart's piano concertos to the Beatles' hits, chords are foundational. Memorizing them is essential to songwriting, reading new music, and understanding the theory beyond the basics of piano. The f
How to Write a Song on Piano | 6 Tips for Writing Lyrics
Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, Sarah McLachlan, and Elton John -- all amazing musicians who are known for playing the piano and writing heartfelt lyrics. Want to try your hand at it? Read on as Helendale, CA teacher Sylvia S. shares her tips for how to write a song on piano...   So you’ve learned to play piano and you’ve created some original sounds. Maybe you’d like to learn how to write a song on piano along with great lyrics, and you’re stumped. You’re not alone. Before one of the
5 Easy Songs for Kids to Play On Guitar
Are your kids looking for easy songs to play on guitar? Get them started with these great suggestions from guitar teacher Willy M.... That first guitar lesson is critical for establishing a love of playing in our students, but most of the time teachers approach the instrument as though we need to prepare the student for the worst. "It will be difficult... You have to put in a lot of practice... Your fingers will hurt, etc." These things only serve to discourage the student and the parent, who
Comparing Piano Teaching Methods | Bastien Piano Basics, Suzuki, & More
As you search for local piano teachers, you might notice some teachers listing specific teaching methods on their TakeLessons profile. Here, St. Augustine, FL piano teacher Heather L. explains what each really means...   Over the length of its history, American piano pedagogy has changed dramatically. In its earliest days, when families and communities braved the broad frontier of our continent, music was written on animal hides and skins. Only families who were wealthy enough t

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