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Sang S. La Jolla, CA

About Sang

My name is Sang, I am a professional violinist for over 18 years. I have been playing with the San Diego Symphony, the Nova Chamber Orchestra. My private studio is in UTC, La Jolla. And I also teach for California Music Studio. I have given numerous recitals and philanthropic performances all over the San Diego areas. Please allow me to tell you a bit of my musical Career. In 1988 I received a full scholarship from Roosevelt University in Chicago to study music and violin. I currently hold a first violin position with the Chicago Grant Park Symphony in the summer season. I have been playing the violin since the age of 4. At the age of nine, I was accepted to the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music. I performed as soloist with numerous orchestras in China and won most of the ...

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Coleen W. September 29, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
wonderful teacher

As an adult beginner, I was very nervous about beginning violin lessons. I've been taking lessons with Sang for about 15 months now and have loved every lesson. She is patient and has helped me progress farther than I thought I possible for me. Along with technique, she encourages me to learn and explore music beyond the etude books.
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MannyM July 17, 2012
Great violin teacher!!

Sang is very patient and encouraging. She's really good at explaining things and can see immediately where I need to improve (so I don't develop incorrect habits). I've learned so much in a relatively short amount of time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a violin instructor!
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GarrettS November 11, 2011
Excellent Instructor

Sang is very patient and encouraging, and very understanding for those who are just beginning like myself. I would highly recommend her to others.
Sarah K. San Diego, CA

About Sarah

I believe that learning to play an instrument doesn't have to be difficult. It should be enjoyable and fun! If your child is a beginner, we will take turns picking songs to ensure that they practice; I utilize stickers and goal-oriented tasks to have fun and encourage students to maintain their interest and also hold them accountable. If you're a beginner adult, I will require more self-discipline from you, but we will still pick songs and genres you want to play, with classical and recognizable folk songs on the side. For beginner&intermediate students: For piano, you'll have to adjust your hands in awkward positions; for violin/viola, you'll have to make some unpleasant sounds before you make beautiful ones. So why not make the transition enjoyable? Regardless of your level and ...

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Karina E. March 26, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
She is great!
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Karina E. February 27, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
She is great!
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Andrew B. September 2, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful instructor. Teaches the low level basics through advanced compositions. My partner has progressed very well because of Sarah's instruction.
Jordan M. San Diego, CA

About Jordan

Do you want a teacher who keeps you motivated and focused, who can show you all the skills of a well-rounded musician in a relaxed, friendly environment? I am the teacher for you! With a solid foundation in classical technique and experience as a jazz performer, we will tailor a plan for you to achieve your dreams in any style. Jordan was born and raised in the El Centro, California where he began playing the alto sax in the elementary band program. At the age of 12, he began his study of guitar and drums, performing in several rock and ska bands around his home town and San Diego. At age 14, is where he found his love for brass instruments when he took up the trombone. While in high school he became a featured soloist with the Imperial Valley College Jazz Orchestra, under the ...

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Moshe K. April 8, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Jordan is a great teacher, patient and fun.
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Yosef K. April 8, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jordan is a great teacher!
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Giovanna B. March 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I haven't played piano since I was a kid and always wanted to return to it. Great to have a knowledgeable teacher that still makes it fun to learn. I booked him for the year. I would definitely recommend him.
Sarah L. San Diego, CA

About Sarah

Thank you for stopping by! Playing the cello can be a therapeutic experience that improves our quality of life and provides us with a constant source of inspiration. I focus on enrichment to the student's well-being as well as on the continual process of learning. I combine traditional instrumental technique with insights from Waldorf methodology. Both musical training and Waldorf education have emphasized to me the innate power, significance and benefit of sound, or tone, itself. With its deep, comforting voice, the cello can be a particularly soothing instrument to learn. I strive to bring pictures, images, poems, metaphors and stories to awaken the impulse behind the music, bringing it to life. I go at the student's pace, gently and patiently encouraging. After each ...

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Caroline R. April 9, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
She is very encouraging and a good teacher.
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Kenzi J. February 22, 2015
Cello · In home
Verified Student
I'm learning to play cello as an adult. Sarah has been really patient with me, and allows me to pick what I'd like to work on. We play songs together, which is nice since duets sound so much better than solo playing. We have also been doing exercises. She started playing cello at age 7, I believe, so she definitely knows her stuff. I'm making slow progress but that is much more a reflection of my inconsistent practice than her teaching.
Lawrence P. La Jolla, CA

About Lawrence

Lawrence Park is a pop/r&b/gospel singer from San Diego, CA. Lawrence has been trained and continues to train with UCSD's Gospel Choir Professor Ken Anderson (who ranked #3 in ratemyprofessor.com) since January 2010. Lawrence now gives back to his community by coaching and teaching students in singing, and they have seen vast improvements in breath control, power, stylistic vocal trills (or fancy vocal runs) vibrato, stage presence and especially confidence. Lawrence graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from UCSD in 2012 and has knowledge of singing techniques, exercises and tips on auditioning/performing (Lawrence has advanced through multiple rounds of American Idol, the X-Factor and The Voice). Lawrence would love to teach any and all ages. He wants his singing to speak

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Milton Y. April 15, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
I recently had a chance to take a few lessons with Lawrence and have to say it helped me more than I could say with words. I’ve never had an instructor, so I was a complete noob, but he was very patient even though I made a lot mistakes and probably sounded really bad (lol). He gave me some really good vocal exercises to do, as well as helped me with my pitch and technique. What impressed me the most was he wasn’t just a vocal coach, but he was motivating me and giving me confidence and advice that really stuck with me, like the importance of staying consistent and being the best I can and not worrying about what others think about my singing, just trying to get better each day. There’s no doubt I would recommend him to anybody, he’s an A+++ teacher. I was a little scared of posting this review because I didn’t want him to get flooded with requests and rates to go up lol, but I thought I’d share my experience with ya’ll.
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Kimberly P. April 15, 2015
Singing · In home
My 12 y/o daughter loves working with Lawrence! He makes her laugh while making sure she is doing the drills and techniques correctly. We don't have a piano at our home, but he brings a keyboard or a guitar every time (mostly guitar). Lawrence likes to involve the parents (me) so my daughter can feel more comfortable, but now my daughter tells me to go away! My daughter used to feel very insecure for some of the vocal warm-ups they previously started with, but now she does them even in public! My daughter has big dreams to be on TV and I feel very confident that Lawrence will help her get there.
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Michael A. April 9, 2015
Singing · In home
Lawrence is truly a great, caring teacher. Very accommodating, not intimidating at all, and truly cares for his students. He has a very unique and engaging teaching style and is an amazing singer himself! I would definitely recommend to everyone out there.
David H. San Diego, CA

About David

Hi. My name is David. I love teaching the Guitar!! Over the last 25 years I've taught 100s of students of all different ages and abilities, both in my native country of England, and now in the US. I get a real kick out of taking a student from a raw beginner, and seeing their excitement as they realize that they can soon play their favorite songs! I'm very relaxed, and very friendly. I think music should be fun, and will do anything I can to make your lessons enjoyable. Looking forward to helping you play music that makes you happy!!

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Laura W. January 26, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
David is super laid back, and so thoughtful. He hasn't just taught me how to play the Guitar, but how to think more positively. You'll love him!
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Jason S. January 26, 2015
Guitar · In studio
David's a great teacher. He has got me from absolute beginner to rocking out to my favorite tunes in no time...and he really makes me laugh.
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Perri N. January 26, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I've been struggling with the Guitar for years before I decided to take the plunge and actually take lessons. I wish I had done it sooner!

David's teaching is inspirational. He knows how to get the best out of his students and that's quite an art! He's a great guy, a great musician and the best teacher!

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