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Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA

About Jesse

*Disclaimer*
I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice, guitar, bass, drums, piano, or ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Andrew and Melissa though. Please check out their profiles for the following topics:

Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, and Ukulele
https://takelessons.com/profile/andrew-i5

Voice
https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

My Background

I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. D
uring my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar classes in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio along.

Philosophy of Learning

Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.

I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!)
Younger students have the "Young Musicians Showcase" every few months where individual students and band classes have a chance to perform and celebrate their accomplishments with friends and family.
Adult students occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.

Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype.
(*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)

*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

My studio is equipped with:

*Multiple Music Stands

*P.A. System

*Vocal and instrument microphones

*Guitars, Basses, and a Banjo

*Two guitar amps and a bass amp

*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set

*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set

*An electric piano console

*A MicroKorg Synthesizer

*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, and Flute

*An extensive physical and virtual music library

*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to

*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
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Robert O. December 1, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
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Daphne R. November 6, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Our first lesson:

Jesse taught my daughter a lot of information about the trumpet that she had not learned in her school band. He talked with her at her level and encouraged her.
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Daphne R. November 6, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Our first lesson:

Jesse taught my daughter a lot of information about the trumpet that she had not learned in her school band. He talked with her at her level and encouraged her.
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Jesse M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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$20 / 30-min
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Lin X.

Belmont, CA

About Lin

I have got my Master degree in Education in China, with a high school teaching credential. I have passed the violin performance exam Level 10 in China, and once played in the first students Symphony in the city. I have been teaching Chinese and Violin in bay area for years. I am very experienced in customizing private lessons for students of different age, with a lot of successful experiences to share with you:)

My class is designed in a student-friendly way. I will always discuss your learning goals and expectations at the very beginning; I believe a mutual understanding of the big picture
between the student and the teacher will serve a good start. I enjoy exchanging ideas with my students in the class and let them dig deeper through this two-way communication. In my class, you can learn with joy, making a steady progress step by step. I will also introduce a most-fit textbook to you, with plenty of supplementary learning materials provided, as well as a customized teaching plan offered based on your goals and learning progress.
Course benefits include:
- 1-on-1, or 1-on-more tailor-made executive private tutoring lessons
- Most flexible option and suited to busy lifestyles
- Having lessons on your preferred timetable
- Focusing solely on your learning requirements and obstacles
- Opportunities to practice in the class with timely feedback

Now I am offering private violin and Chinese lessons. If you have any question regarding my courses, please contact: lartstutor at gmail or send a message online to me. I am looking forward to working with you soon:)
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Becca January 13, 2017
Violin · In home
Lin was our daughters teacher for over two years. She is kind, patient, and so wonderful with children. Our daughter had never played violin before and Lin taught her so much, and also taught her to love the instrument. We have enjoyed her so much and are so thankful we got to experience her wonderful gift of teaching.
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Geraldine October 5, 2016
Chinese · In studio
Verified Student
LIN is very professional and could directly could adapt to my level. I am very happy and confident that I will learn a lot with her!
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Geraldine October 5, 2016
Chinese · In studio
Verified Student
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Lin X.

Belmont, CA 94002
(19)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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YUNTING X.

San Jose, CA

About YUNTING

Yunting received her B.S degree in Chemistry at UC San Diego in 2013. As an expert in her field, she looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.

Yunting started her tutoring experience as early as senior in high school. Her advance Math background from China education enable her to master in Algebra 2 immediately. She also worked as teacher's assistant in Garden Gate Elementary School for one year, which gave her experience of teaching around young age child. Yunting's intermittent tutoring experience throughout her college education not only reinforce her academic knowledge
but also makes her realize her passion about teaching.

Yunting's teaching style is flexible and will be adjusted according to student's need. She is incredibly patient and skillful to help students learn and understand the subject comprehensively.

Yunting has helped students boost their test scores, have better understanding of the subject, develop good study habits and build up confidence.
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Tiffany C. August 28, 2016
Chemistry · In home
Verified Student
I gave Yunting a 5 stars. She came on time and my daughter is very happy with the tutoring session. We booked Yungting for the rest of Sept and Oct 2016.
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YUNTING X.

San Jose, CA 95129
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Marwan S.

Mountain View, CA

About Marwan

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I started playing piano at the age of 3, and started writing music at the age of 6.
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Caleb A. October 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My boys took to him right away! He has a fantastic balance of high expectations/standards mixed with positive reinforcement. He also differentiated expertly with the 2 boys' ages/capacities. We look forward to continuing our lessons with him!
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Caleb A. October 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My boys took to him right away! He has a fantastic balance of high expectations/standards mixed with positive reinforcement. He also differentiated expertly with the 2 boys' ages/capacities. We look forward to continuing our lessons with him!
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Laura September 22, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Marwan makes learning piano fun!
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Marwan S.

Mountain View, CA 94043
(6)
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Antonietta A.

San Jose, CA

About Antonietta

I have just moved to the Bay Area from Italy, where I used to be a lawyer. During my studies, I used to give private lessons of law and helping children do homework. My passion has always been teaching: I love my language, I am patient and I am very happy to help you learn Italian and my culture.
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Elizabeth M. December 9, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Antonietta is an amazing teacher! She is very flexible and well organized. She is also easy to talk to and ask questions of, making her a great fit!
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Cheryl C. June 30, 2016
Italian · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome every single time! Antonietta is an excellent teacher and has an effective style...I highly recommend!!! Mi piace lezione italiano della Antonietta! Maestra molto brava!!! Forte raccomandazione per lei.
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Antonietta A.

Antonietta A.

San Jose, CA 95134
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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