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Kristen B. San Diego, CA

About Kristen

My name is Kristen B. I am a private voice instructor in the San Diego area. I work from my home studio with students of all ages. I am a graduate of Westminster Choir College, which has a world-renowned music program. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Voice Primary, Piano Secondary. I also have obtained my Masters in Music Education from Boston University. I have extensively studied vocal technique, music theory, and music teaching, and have been trained in Classical, Musical Theater, and Popular music styles. I was previously a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir (2008-2010). I have sung in many professional venues in New York including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. In Philadelphia I have sung at the Kimmel Center. In California I have sung at Copley Symphony Hall. I

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Andrew B. July 22, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kristen is SO helpful. I've only taken a few classes so far and my vocal abilities and confidence behind a microphone have improved drastically. I started singing late -- at age 27 -- and without much instruction so it has been a difficult process on a steep learning curve so far (the past two years). Kristen punts me farther up that curve every time we meet :).

She is structured but not rigid, super knowledgeable and very professional. Highly recommend her!
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Jill E. June 1, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Emily has made great strides in singing! Thanks Kristen!
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MarikoH January 5, 2012
Vocal Lesson

My son was nervous before he get lesson,but after the lesson he said he had fun, and he can't wait for the next lesson.
Sang S. San Diego, 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 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.
Joe Danny O. San Diego, CA

About Joe Danny

Hello! Thanks for checking out my page. I've been playing guitar for about 10 years and I'm currently studying Jazz guitar at Mesa College. I'm part of the Applied Music Program which is an audition only program that only lets in the top 15 music students at the school per semester. I'm studying under Bob Boss who is one of the finest jazz guitarists in southern California (he can definitely play some mean rock solos though). I've been playing other genres for a lot longer though! I can teach you pop, bluegrass, folk, rock, and more. How I usually teach my students is I ask what their long term goals are and we get there by learning repertoire of your choice that is appropriate for your skill level. Feel free to contact me and ask any questions you may have!

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Alanna D. January 11, 2015
Mandolin · In home
Verified Student
Joe was a great teacher! I had no experience with the mandolin and he was really helpful with explaining concepts and tailored the lessons for my personal goals and music preferences. Great experience overall, I highly recommend taking lessons with Joe!
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Kris M. October 29, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Joe is such a patient and great teacher. He takes his time to explain everything to my child. She has had 0 musical experience. He is on time and polite. Very good with children. He also happens to be extremely talented. Thanks for all you do Joe
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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Lucia April 20, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
From the first greeting to the finishing of the class, Lawrence is a class act. He has a great personality with a voice to match. My 9 year daughter enjoyed her first class with Lawrence and is looking forward to many more.
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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.
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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