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Jill is a wonderful teacher! I've been taking lessons with her for almost 3 years now and have learned so much! She helps me with song
I loved working with Chris. He is by far the best teacher i have ever had. I remember thinking that i would never ever be a
I started looking for a piano instructor back in January. I have a particular goal in mind and after reviewing many instructor
I had taken piano lessons when I was a child, but gave that up; however, now I'm back at it! As an adult learner, I look for a few things: personality of the instructor, experience and educational background. When I reviewed Jeffrey's profile, he seemed to be the best match for me.
My first lesson with Jeffrey we discussed what my objectives were and he listened. He had me do some exercises to get a baseline as to where I was.
The other thing I like about his teaching style is that is very patient with me and give encouragement even though I may not seem to be doing well! Every lesson I build upon the previous and he gives me exercises that help in the areas that I struggle in. He also goes out of his way to help me find music that is suited to me (and free from the Internet). Jeffrey is also very flexible and understands when life happens and I may not get to practice as much as I want to or if I have to change or cancel an appointment. He is also great at communicating with the client.
Another encouraging item to mention, Jeffrey will be honest with you - I initially started with 30 min sessions, and those 30 minutes go very quickly! It'a time I move on to 60 min ones - he said I'm ready!
Jeffrey definitely has a passion for music and it shows through his teaching! What are you waiting for? Make an appointment today!"
Kevin is a very knowledgeable, dedicated, patient, flexible, and professional instructor. He is very observant about when to push me to p
Plus I have an incredibly busy work schedule and Kevin has always been very willing to adjust my lesson time as necessary."
Denise is not only a joy to be around but a true talent as a teacher, a singer, and a great friend to have. If I had the time I would take twice
Tracey is a phenomenal voice teacher and I highly recommend her! She's organized, professional and very musically talented. But more
I have had other teachers in the past, and while they were all talented and very nice, only Tracey has been able to help me improve my singing voice. I improved more in 3 lessons with her than I did in 8 months of lessons with a previous teacher.
Tracey is also very kind and patient #very necessary with beginners!) and very good at correcting without criticizing. She went way out of her way to accomodate my schedule and even comes to my house for the lessons. I think she's the best and I'm sure you will too!"
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I have degrees in Violin, Viola and Vocal Performance, that I earned while on full scholarship for music. I started violin as a young child with the Suzuki Method and later added viola. I began singing professional gigs while still i
I currently play viola with the La Jolla Symphony, and have sung with the San Diego Master Chorale and the San Diego Symphony. I was concertmaster in several symphony orchestras and have played as section leader for viola in numerous groups. I also play in and manage a string quartet and am also currently coaching small group string ensembles. My siblings and I have played in our family string quartet for over 20 years, and still perform together. Most recently I was chosen to record a new song Glow for Disneyland's California Adventure World of Color Winter Dreams.
I am comfortable teaching with various different methods, and cater lesson plans to the individual student. With over 14 years of teaching experience, I have taught students that vary in age from 3 to 75 years old, and am very comfortable with teaching children.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are fun. My philosophy is that students should have music in their lives and benefit from the lessons they take now for years to come. Learning to play a musical instrument will help students with math skills, study habits, and develop a skill that will last for a lifetime.
After 3 months students will understand the fundamentals of their string instrument or voice, know how to care for their instrument, warm up properly, be able to read and play/sing introductory passages. After 6 months the student will have learned basic music theory, how to read music, and have advanced through playing/singing multiple songs.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a violin and viola that I bring to assist in teaching lessons. I expect that the students provide an instrument and their books. A keyboard or piano is essential for voice students for vocalization. A student need not know how to play piano in order to take voice lessons.
*** Specialties ***
Vocal students are encouraged to pick songs from whatever genre sparks their interest. With violin and viola I use the suzuki method of training and follow the books and lessons, I use other books to supplement scales/technique.
· Singing · In home
· Viola · In home
· Singing · In home
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 Sympho
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.
*** Specialties ***
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!
· Violin · In studio
· Violin · In home
· Violin ·
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.
Kevin has written and performed myriad and diverse styles of music which include everything from jazz, rock, funk, country, blues, fusion, R&B, and classical, to world music and avant-garde. Kevin has recorded CDs and has been the songwriter, arranger, and bandleader for several original music groups. Stress Factor Zero combines rock with funk and jazz. Cloud Ex is an acoustic group combining Afro Cuban and Peruvian percussion with folk rock songs. His most recent band Stratosphere is a modern rock and funk band for artistic rockers and visionaries. They blend diverse styles of rock music with a fiery blaze of Latin percussion, sensuous saxophones, and poetic melodies with a message. Their first CD received radio airplay on over forty stations across the U.S. and Canada, and they are currently working on their third CD. Stratosphere performs throughout Southern California and is currently setting up several short tours in various cities across the U.S., Europe, and South America.
*** Lesson Details ***
Well structured lesson plan covering all aspects of music, specifically designed to help you reach your individual goals.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic piano, full keyboard, 4 guitars, bass, amps, microphones, Pro Tools recording equipment, and seating for parents
*** Styles ***
Rock, funk, jazz, country, blues, fusion, folk, R&B, and classical
· Bass Guitar · In studio
· Piano · In studio
· Guitar · In studio
His passion led him to Spain where, after subsequent trips, he studied with some of the greatest guitarists in the business including David Serva, Emilio Maya, Paco Cortes and Rafael Santiago “Habichuela”. Between trips Edward studied classical guitar at Grossmont College and San Diego State Universit
Today Edward regularly performs as a soloist and with various ensembles ranging from pop groups to flamenco troupes. His comprehensive studies in music history and theory coupled with one-on-one, ‘old world’ style lessons from flamenco masters gives him a great foundation for teaching.
· Guitar · In studio
· Flamenco Guitar · In home
I also called Edward when I was choreographing a play at MiraCosta College and needed a guitarist to create the music for the play and perform it live. He is extremely creative, a problem-solver, and team-player. I couldn't ask for a better person to do the job.
· Flamenco Guitar · In studio
I've been taking lessons with Ed for about 8 months.
Ed is teaching the flamenco basics and techniques, and also makes sure he adds in some easier items so that I can see progress. The lessons are comfortable - Ed has an easy going personality that makes the lessons comfortable and enjoyable.
Very pleased with Ed as my instructor
Lesson Style :
Lesson Details :
I begin by getting the student familiar with the piano, finger number positions, and gradually incorporate Music theory, ear training, note reading and Piano techniques along with Repertoire. I work a variety of methods some of which include Bastien Series, Alfred, Faber, Hanon, little Mozart and many others depending on the student’s age and wishes to what they like to achieve.
Additionally for younger children :
I incorporate a variety of enjoyable off bench musical activities during lessons to help them expand their creativity.
Students will be able to see progress on a weekly basis provided that they are practicing what they have learned in lessons on their own time.
Lessons for Adults :
Lessons are uniquely tailored to your goals We will go through warm-ups , music theory that will place emphasis on technique and then work through the repertoire to discover the joy of performing/playing music.
I also organize performance opportunities and piano recitals for students and their families which is a great experience for both students and their loved ones.The purpose is that students could meet each other and observe others' accomplishments which provide great inspiration and joy to the students and their parents.
For Students who are interested in certificate programs :
The Music Development program
The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginners to advanced levels. I'd like to encourage my students to participate in the Music Development certificate program. This program is suitable for students of all ages and provides an internationally recognized assessment service while celebrating the achievements of every student at all levels. The examination results provide assurance for the parents and allow them to track students’ progress to an international standard.
My Piano Studio
I maintain a private home studio in Carmel Valley/San Diego. The relaxing modern space equipped with an upright Yamaha piano extensive library of teaching books and many creative teaching tools.
Come try a lesson, and see for yourself how music can be a part of your life!
Looking forward to meeting you :)
· Piano · In studio
· Piano · In home
· Piano · In studio
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