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Vanessa S.

Palm Springs, CA

About Vanessa

A concertizing musician since age 9, I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music in instrumental performance from the California State University Los Angeles, where I was named the CSU system's youngest
to receive a graduate degree. In 2005 I earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona, where I was the Graduate Teaching Assistant. I have also been honored as the University of Arizona's youngest doctoral graduate, receiving my degree at age 19.

I have performed as a member and guest soloist with countless chamber ensembles, orchestras, and bands across the United States. Highlights of my international tours include concerts in Shanghai, Seoul, South Africa, Madrid and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In addition to playing for such notables as Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Tippi Hedren, Barbara Sinatra, and Florence Henderson, I have played as an honorary guest at UCLA, the Colburn School, UC Santa Cruz, for the Japanese Ambassador and Embassy, and appeared as guest artist with the Anderson String Quartet, Barry Manilow, and most recently with Il Divo, as well as made several television appearances. My extensive performing experience means that no matter your skill level, as my student I will have you performing, sharing your music with others, and becoming an artist.

I have been the recipient of numerous awards for both my musical and academic performance, including the Valeria Finzi Memorial Harp Competition two years consecutively, the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, and have been named as a Medici Scholar and on the Who's Who Among American Women and National Dean's List. I am also active as a composer, arranger, and transcriber, and have taught for the past 16 years. Teaching has always been a special joy of mine, and I have experience teaching students of every age and skill level. I believe in an individualized approach for each student and love to inspire students with my own love of music and lifelong learning. I have worked as a teaching artist with the McCallum Theatre Institute (with elementary-age children) and an instructor for the Osher Institute (age 55+). With a solid background in Classical masterworks, my technical skill and artistic vision allows for interpretations of a variety of music spanning Celtic, Latin, pop, jazz, and rock genres. I teach piano, harp, music theory and musicianship at Mt. San Jacinto College, music history at College of the Desert and provide private instruction from my studio in Palm Springs.

*** Lesson Details ***
What do you want to learn? If you are passionate about music and interested in improving your skills I will mentor you to help you achieve your personal goals. I will personalize our curriculum depending on your experience level, needs, and desires. I believe in a well-rounded approach so we'll focus not only on leaning the notes, but the inflections and expressions of music, performance techniques, technical dexterity, music theory, and music history. In this way not only can you be a skilled performer, but an informed one as well, no matter what your age. My students are my highest priority- I love working with children, introducing them to music for the first time, as well as with the adult student who "always wanted to take lessons" but hasn't been able to yet. Furthering the talents of experienced musicians is also a pleasure. I will be honored to help you in your musical journey!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio: quarter grand piano, pedal harp, Celtic harp, electroacoustic harp. There is an adjacent seating area so parents are always welcome to sit in on lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Under special circumstances I am happy to travel to students who have their instrument and related equipment.

*** Specialties ***
I teach both Classical and popular styles and can specialize according to my students' needs/interests.


OscarG May 22, 2011

So far Dr Vanessa is doing an excellent job, my daughter really enjoys learning with her.
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Vanessa S.

Vanessa S.

Palm Springs, CA 92264
starting at
$40 / 30-min

Maureen M.

Twentynine Palms, CA

About Maureen

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in church music and improvising hymns.
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Maureen M.

Maureen M.

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
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$25 / 30-min

tim C.

Palm Desert, CA

About tim

I can' wait to work with you!

I'll have you playing something on the ukulele in the first lesson. But seriously, I studied music theory in college and have been playing something for over 45 years.
I take the fundamentals seriously, but try to teach you to play anything on the ukulele. Hopefully without having to refer to and carry music with you when you play. AloHa!
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tim C.

tim C.

Palm Desert, CA 92260
starting at
$15 / 30-min

Jesus P.

Indio, CA

About Jesus

Hello future guitarists, let me start off by saying even though I am a classical guitarist I do teach other styles. I am a firm believer in and learning through songs that you want to learn. My goals
are to make you the best guitarists you could be and in the process make it fun and exciting.
I am a classical guitarist from Riverside County, I graduated from California State University Fullerton with a masters degree in classical guitar performance. I have studied with Martha Masters, Antonio Ariazaga, Vladamir Gorbach, Irina Kulikova, and David Grimes. I have also performed in many master classes with some of the worlds best guitarist such as: Marcin Dylla Scott Tennant, and John Dearman.
I have been performing for 10 years and have five years teaching experience to students of all ages and levels.
I provide a fun and safe educational experience. I customize all lesson plans to suit the student's level.


Griffin R. September 22, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Jesus Palominos is an excellent guitarist and teacher. He gave me all the technical and musical knowledge that I need to be a successful musician. Whether you are just playing guitar as a hobby or in pursuit of a career, I would highly recommend studying with Jesus.
Chris September 20, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Jesus is a great teacher. Whatever your question is, he has an answer. Taking lessons with him has improved my playing greatly.
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Jesus P.

Jesus P.

Indio, CA 92201
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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