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Maryam M.

Valencia, CA

About Maryam

Maryam aka “Maryama” is an award-winning composer/performer currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Born february/ 18th/ 1992 and raised in the middle east to an art loving family, Maryam was surrounded by great music from early childhood. Growing up she studied guitar with rock stars Ardavan Anzabipour and Homayoun Majdzadeh . Maryam has performed in prestigious international music festivals such as Fajr International Music Festival and Monterey Jazz Festival(student) and have competed and placed in competitions such as Iranian International Youth Competition : Music Composition catego
ry(semi-finalist) and Music Association of California Community Colleges Composition Competition(2nd place in state of California) . She has won a Jazz Downbeat Award with ARC Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble , is nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award and have composed pieces for prestigious groups such as Vox Musica Vocal Ensemble.She has been the featured artist of the month of GIRLTRIP and Muzik magazine and she is said to be one of Los angeles’s unique up and coming acts. She holds two Associate Degrees in Jazz Voice and Music Composition from American River College where she studied with one of her biggest inspirations, Joe Gilman. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts ( music composition ,film music) from the California Institute of the Arts where she studied with Ulrich Krieger ( Lou Reed), Pirayeh Pourafar, Houman Pourmehdi, David Rosenboom, Larry Koonse , Miroslav Tadic and many more. Maryam is currently working on her Master Degree from CalArts.
Maryam’s musical style is derived from a fusion of jazz, persian and classical music and inspired by endless number of artists. She is currently working on her two debut albums featuring her newly formed “Maryama Band” as well as new instrumental music. Maryam is currently studying with Usher and Christina Aguilera through MasterClass inc.

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I want you to improve. I want you to put time and be great at what you do. I truly love all my students and I want your happiness. As of teaching goes, I'll make sure to meet all your needs but it's you who can make a difference. I don't believe in talent , I believe in hard work and practice. everybody is born with the same blank canvas it's what you draw on it over time that matters.If you let me know that you have other things than music or you're maybe busy to practice a lot, I'll give less things to practice after every 3 month ( what I call a semester) you can choose songs to record in my home studio. I don't have a fancy studio but I have enough equipment to record and edit demo songs. I'd love my students to participant in talent shows and I'm always looking to put you out there in the real world of music.

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Any thing a student and their parents might need.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring my guitar to accompany but the student needs to also provide their own instrument. I will also need the voice students to have a keyboard or a piano as a lot of voice technique exercises need the piano accompaniment.

*** Specialties ***
I'm professionally an electric guitarist.. Started with classic guitar and then changed genre to rock and metal and then started exploring jazz but I consider myself a rock solo guitarist with some spices of jazz and i still play classical. I'm also a pop/rock singer with flavors of jazz and I've been singing classic music as well.
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Chuck S. August 13, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
She is kind, patient, flexible, and most importantly she listens to what your desires are and adjusts her style to meet those needs. She is also very good at explaining the importance of traditional exercises and does an excellent job of presenting those in a way that is a very comfortable way to learn.
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Benjamin W. June 20, 2014
Music Composition
While studying at ARC I bumped into Maryam. Upon realizing that she was a music major the topic quickly escalated to focus of degree. At the time, composition was what Maryam was pursuing. After listening to some of her creations, I realized that I had never seen such talent at a junior college. Selecting Maryam from the rest of the pack will forever change yours and your child's lives. She is a fine musician and is very easy to talk to. All the while songwriting and composing is her specialty and she is the best that I know.
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Sherian S. November 8, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Singing Lessons

It took awhile to get my granddaughter to singing lessons but now that she has started them, she is having such a great experience. She hasn't let us listen to her voice at home but we are waiting for that day when she will. All I know is, she is learning a lot from her teacher and is anxious to go to her lessons every week. Her teacher is a very accomplished musician and has encouraged my granddaughter to be able to try and develop her love of music through her voice. I am so thrilled I found her teacher and we chose her by her schooling and credentials. I don't know where these voice lessons will lead my granddaughter, if anything we just want her to enjoy the journey and if it helps her with her self esteem, that will be a great accomplishment. I can't say enough great things about her teacher, she has been wonderful for my granddaughter. I read what her teachers background has been and what she is currently doing, it meant a lot to my granddaughter to know that about her. We are very impressed with her knowledge and how she is handling my granddaughters lessons. Thanks for the great teacher!
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Maryam M.

Maryam M.

Valencia, CA 91355
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Karina O.

Encino, CA

About Karina

I am a professional with strong educational background, passion for teaching, great enthusiasm, and more than twenty years of extensive experience teaching ESL and EFL to students of various age groups and cultural backgrounds, I can deliver confidence, passion, and knowledge to enable each student to reach his or her full potential.
I have BA degree in Bilingual Education and MA Degree in Linguistics/TESL, and I am able to design a curriculum that fits every student's personal needs, learning style, age and personality. I love working with people, and truly enjoy the process of teaching
and tutoring. My lessons are always lively, interesting, interactive, and highly efficient!
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Karina O.

Karina O.

Encino, CA 91316
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$45 / 30-min
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Vasilios F.

Valencia, CA

About Vasilios

Prior to my return to the United States, I had been working as a Business English and ESL teacher and tutor in Greece since November 1998. I mostly worked with corporate executives whose native language was not English and who desired to improve their command of the language. I also worked with younger learners who prepared for various examinations such as the Cambridge FCE and CPE, the Michigan ECCE and ECPE and the IELTS as well as British university candidates who had to take preparatory courses in order to be offered a place at the school of their choice. In addition to teaching, I also wo
rked as an interpreter and translator. My translation work focused primarily on business, legal and medical documents, but it also included marketing and economics texts.

Please feel free to call me and request additional information.
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Vasilios F.

Vasilios F.

Valencia, CA 91355
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$20 / 30-min
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John B.

Ventura, CA

About John

I have been a piano teacher and vocal coach since 1985.

I have a Doctorate in Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California (1992)

I teach Collaborative Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara (since 2005)

I have been on the musical staffs of Opera Santa Barbara, Utah Festival Opera, Sarasota Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Fresno Opera, Opera Academy of California and Opera NEO as a pianist, coach and chorus master.
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John B.

John B.

Ventura, CA 93004
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$40 / 30-min
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Anja S.

Northridge, CA

About Anja

I am an Italian native speaker with an MA in English and a teacher's credential earned in Italy. I live in Northridge, CA.
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Anja S.

Anja S.

Northridge, CA 91324
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$25 / 30-min

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