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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 h
ave 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 am a member of the San Diego Master Chorale, which performs frequently with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. I also cantor at St. Therese of Carmel Catholic church and perform weekly with the choir.

I teach students not only how to sing, but also how to perform. This will benefit all students who are looking to audition for a musical, or are interested in performing in front of an audience.

I also teach students how to read music and understand basic music theory. This will benefit students who want to further their musical knowledge.

I believe that it is important for music students to learn how to be true musicians. For this reason I have created a student centered curriculum that includes a variety of learning objectives including: vocal and breathing technique, improvisation, listening and interpreting, student song selection, performance, music theory, and community musical involvement.

*** Lesson Details ***
All students who work with me have their own personalized lesson plans. Together we work towards achieving the student's individual goals. I teach my students the skills to become successful musicians. Students then use these skills in practice at home.

I believe that healthy singing is the most important thing for students to learn. I teach students proper breathing techniques along with healthy vocal practices. Each lesson will start with a warm up. These warm ups will help strengthen the voice so it does not become injured or strained.

I also believe that it is important for singers to know how to read sheet music and to know a bit about musical theory. For students who do not know how to read music, part of the lesson will be devoted to learning musical theory. This is important for home practice, and for furthering musical knowledge.
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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.
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Kristen B.

Kristen B.

San Diego, CA 92117
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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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 playin
g 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 major national competitions.

I was a full time member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra between 1993-2010. I have performed in Germany, Austria and Cuba. Being an accomplished violinist has given me the opportunity to work with famous people such as Yoyo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Frank Sinatra Jr, Doc Severinsen and Marvin Hamlisch to name a few.

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I work with my students by using Suzuki method, along with traditional fundamental methods. I will help them to develop music reading skills. Also I believe using scale books , etudes books to build solid techniques. In addition, I use wide selections of solo music ( from classical selections to popular music) to work on musicality. I encourage my student to communicate with me, all questions will be answered in detail. My goal is to train my students to perform with confidence.
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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.
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Sang S.

Sang S.

San Diego, CA 92122
(4)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Sarah L.

San Diego, CA

About Sarah

With its deep, comforting voice, the cello is a particularly soothing instrument to learn. Playing the cello improves our quality of life and provides us with a constant source of inspiration and renewal.

Lessons focus on creating a practice plan for the student based on his or her particular individual needs. I use insights from traditional classical training, from my own experience learning through the Suzuki method and from Waldorf teacher training as well. I go at the student's pace and offer encouragement as well as suggestions of areas to focus on in practice.

Because music is s
o often a social endeavor, I often play duets with students or find someone with whom the student can play.

I am honored to be able to work with many kinds of students; each one is unique. In the end, we are all multi-faceted and all have special needs as well as particular strengths and gifts. I am continually inspired by students' creativity, musicality and enthusiasm.

I hold a Master's degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Certificate of Completion from the Waldorf Institute of Southern California.

I look forward to hearing from you if you think these lessons might be a good fit for your particular situation.

Thank you for your interest!
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maria June 15, 2015
Cello · In studio
My son has been with Sarah since he was in 4th grade on his first days of the cello. Last month he and another buddy played the processional at a wedding. This type of confidence and love for the instrument is a direct result of Sarah's patience and her own soul-filled playing.

I highly recommend her for beginning students or if you need a gentle ease into this rewarding instrument.
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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.
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Sarah L.

Sarah L.

San Diego, CA 92122
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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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 audi
tioning/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 for him so go ahead and search "Lawrence Park" on YouTube and take a listen. If you like what you hear, hit the "BOOK ONLINE" button and get acquainted with an up and coming artist that wants to give back to his community!
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Sidney M. July 8, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Lawrence is awesome! My daughter had a great lesson with him...he is a great teacher...very enthusiastic and fun. We feel so lucky to have found such a talented teacher!
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Eduardo L. June 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson with Lawrence
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Kelly N. April 29, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Lawrence is such an amazing and teacher, and has a wonderful personality. I recently signed up to take singing lessons with him and already he makes me feel confident and comfortable with myself. Even though I'm starting out as a beginner and I don't know much about the different aspects of singing, but Lawrence has taken the time to patiently teach me step by step from the start. What I love most about the way Lawrence teaches is that when I make a mistake he doesn't point it out and make me feel bad about myself, instead he teaches me on how to make it better and how I can improve myself from that point on. Slowly but surely he assures me that he will help me reach my goals, and I truly believe him. I will continue to take more and more lessons with him just because he knows how to show me what I am capable of and also the fact that each lesson I take with him he makes it fun and interesting! So thank you Lawrence for being so patient with me. I can't wait to see where I will be a year or so from now! I look forward to more fun lessons with you!
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Lawrence P.

Lawrence P.

La Jolla, CA 92093
(8)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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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.

I teach both in San Diego at home and internationally online....so wherever you are, I can help you play musi
c that makes you happy!!

Please feel free to get in touch with questions.

David
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Amber C. July 27, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great class all around! looking forward to the next. ;-)
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David W. July 26, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
David identifies with many levels of guitar instruction and is good at tailoring lesson to each individual on their level. He is very versatile and easy to work with .
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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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David H.

David H.

San Diego, CA 92109
(8)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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