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Review by Michael
"GREATEST TEACHER EVER
Hsin-Jung is an amazing instructor who is super nice, patient, and definitely knows her stuff! She has spent her whole life studyin
g music and is a phenomenal instructor. She explains complicated theoretical concepts in an easy to understand manner. I feel that my music has dramatically increased since the few months we have been working together. I highly recommend her for any student who is interested in improving in music."
Houston, TX teacher:
Review by Kevin
"Liz is a great teacher - very knowledgeable and patient. She gives extra effort and brings new material for Amy to practice all the time. Amy loves her
piano lessons and looks forward to them each week."
San Francisco, CA teacher:
Review by Evelyn
"Learning is easy
Very professional in teaching works with students to ensure the learning experience is enjoyable."
Norfolk, VA teacher:
Review by Taliya
"Rachelle is a great teacher!
I took lessons with Rachelle for about 2 years and I'm so glad I did. I have improved so much vocally as well as performance
-wise. It was a lot of fun to be able to work on my own favorite songs instead of purely classical. I would definitely recommend taking lessons with Rachelle!"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Henry
"Uncanny Ability to Tailor Lessons
Connie is nothing short of amazing! She has great insight for what I need and what works well for me. My goals are her
top priority. She provides a plan along with tools and great suggestions for songs that'll help me grow as a singer. She also has extensive knowledge of bio-mechanics. She illustrates sensations that show that I'm executing techniques properly along with providing exercises that strengthen my singing muscles.
Connie also makes the lessons very comfortable and fun. She creates a very calming and inviting environment. It greatly reduces any fear or nervousness I have, which allows me to let my full potential show. She also provides great musical wisdom that stems from her experience as a performing singer song writer.
There is no other teacher I could recommend more than Connie"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Valentina W.
"I'm impressed for her elaboration & skills
As a amateur adult my major goal is to enjoy playing piano. Dr. Huang really showed her depth in providing sub
stantial multimedia recordings and skill demonstration.
Really enjoy the lesson and can't stop thinking the stories shared behind the music piece..."
San Bernardino, CA teacher:
Valentina W. H.
Review by Christa
"This was Christa's first lesson ever and Chris was very patient."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Riley
"I was fairly experienced and still learned a thing or two from Fred. Helped me review some songs I had forgotten."
Sacramento, CA teacher:
Review by Rachel
"I had lessons with Nikita for four years during high school. He is a great teacher who isn't afraid to push a student when he sees potential in them. He i
s very hard working and encouraging and he greatly improved my piano skills. He kept classes interesting and I really appreciate that he gave freedom when it came to what pieces I learned. I would definitely choose Nikita as a teacher again!"
I started taking music lessons at the age of 9. It began playing in the church and then I taught lessons in my home at the age of 16. I went on to attend and graduate from Christian Heritage College (now called San Diego Christian College) with a Bachelors Degree in Music and Business. I am now the Director of the Music Department at San Diego Young Artists Music Academy. I direct two youth and children choirs, a male chorus and a great adult choir. I also sing with the Voices of Prayze who travel with Jason Mraz from time to time. As a singer, pianist and as a teacher, I specialize in Gospel
piano & vocal technique and repertoire. I also have a great deal of experience in Pop, R&B, and Classical so I am able to help students excel in these genres as well.
*** Lesson Details *** As your private teacher, I can promise you a very soulful and rewarding experience – having fun is part of my lesson plan. My goal for each student is to build confidence through knowledge and experience. I will encourage each student to reach into their spirit and bring out what is already inside of them through the type of music that brings them happiness. After 3- 6 months of lessons from me pianist will be able to know beginning concepts, play songs of their choice by ear and note read simple songs also. Singers will know beginning vocal exercises, be able to project their voice, and sing high and low notes accurately to songs according to their ability.
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano Mic and Karaoke Machine A Stage to Practice Performance Technique Music Books
*** Specialties *** Gospel & classical
Saimana Faumuina August 16, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Really helps me out with the basics and every other aspects as far technic. We hit it off really well with the type of music I wanted to learn and we both liked, which is 70s 80s R&B
Michele W. August 16, 2015
In studio Verified Student
In just a few lessons, my daughter has already recognized that Judy is a "caring" and "nice" instructor who is patient and encouraging too. My daughter enjoys going to her lessons.
Rebecca B. August 13, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I am passionate about sharing with you all the knowledge that I've obtained from over 45 years of of studying piano with some of the best teachers available in the country. I will help you to both discover that sound image that is only yours and then to work on how to make that image come alive for you at the keyboard. I promise that working together will be a fun and inspiring adventure into that most expressive form of communications which is Music. One of the best ways to judge a teacher is by the way he plays. I am a performing teacher, still studying, and will be giving my second solo rec
ital at The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad in February 2013 and will be playing masterpieces by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Liszt. You are, of course, invited to the recital or it would be my pleasure to play for you at my studio or your home. Looking forward to sharing and learning more about our craft by spending some quality musical time with one another.
*** Lesson Details *** I am considered to be a easy going guy but it is my job to be sure that value is obtained from investment, so I will let my students know when they are not completing their reasonable assignments. That said, I can't wait to share with you all the joys I feel about teaching. I didn't know anything about the piano at age 21 but seven years later I gave my Senior Recital and earned my BA degree with a Piano Major so I know how difficult it can be to start lessons as well as being able to advance at any level. We will learn how to understand basic theory to include notation, intervals, chord structure, scales and arpeggios and well as to learn or improve your ability to sight read without having to continually look down at your hands. All technical problems will be understood and solved so that you will be able to play those pieces you love at your ability level. Being able to play with a firm knowledge of a composer's life, his composition style and historical background is a sure sign of one that has studied with a fine teacher. It is my hopes that that teacher will be me. Thank you for your time and consideration.
*** Studio Equipment *** Living room area w/ grand piano seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment *** A Piano and assigned sheet music
*** Specialties *** Have in depth knowledge in the Taubman Approach, the Whitside Piano Technique and the Mathay System
Marlon M. May 25, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Alex is a wonderful teacher, patient and understanding of the needs of our son, i have seen the improvement in hist technique and the enthusiasm when it is time to practice, we are pleased to have found him.
Mei-Lan S. January 11, 2014
Piano Verified Student
Alex is a wonderful piano teacher in all respects. He inspires me to try to do my very best.
Alex's enthusiasm and love for music is contagious and very motivational. He is simultaneously challenging and encouraging. He is very meticulous and knowledgeable in his teaching methodology. Overall, he is very generous in sharing his expertise and his passion for the piano.
Jules N. October 11, 2012 Verified Student
Patient and Encouraging!
Alex obviously has a love for music, and a passion for teaching. I look forward to my lessons because he is always pointing out my improvements, no matter how small.
My specialty is keyboards, piano, keyboards, organ. As a professional I am a member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC). I enjoy teaching students in many communities, and have experience teaching music to all ages from elementary to high school. I have also performed with vocalists, choirs, instrumentalists and keyboardist in musical productions.
*** Lesson Details *** My promise to you that that you will learn and enjoy the piano! During piano lessons I will show you how to read music, play music by ear, play different kinds of music, like popular, classical and jazz
. You will also learn chords, keyboard technique, musical style, and how to perform for others. I include ear training, music theory, music composition, and how to stylize your music. You will enjoy lessons, and through practice, master many types of music. My students have several opportunites to perform each year in recitals, and in the Certificate of Merit program. Through this program you can receive certificates that show your musical achievement.
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano, Keyboard,Tablet, Music Library, Sample Books, Sheet Music.
*** Specialties *** Classical, pop, contemporary, jazz, music theory
Valeria July 21, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Carolyn is an experienced and very dedicated teacher. She is kind and patient and definitely has a gift for teaching, my 12 year old daughter has learned so much in so little time. We definitely plan to continue with Carolyn, our goal was to have my daughter read music by the end of the summer and she was already playing after the first session. Carolyn is also easy to work with, very accommodating and responsive. We are very grateful we found her.
Leticia A. July 14, 2015
In home Verified Student
Carolyn had been a blessing to our family, my daughters love and look forward to their lessons! Take lessons is also the best most organized scheduling system I have used.
Gloria N. September 17, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Highly recommend Mrs. Carolyn! She is a patient sweet knowledgeable teacher with creative teaching methods. My 7 year old daughter has been having lessons with her for about 6 months and already knows so much, it's pleasing to know that she Loves to teach and my money is well spent =)
I specialize in providing a fun, inspiring and safe space for each student to reach their goals â whether that be for the novice singer whose been wrongfully told they âshouldn't sing,â the more experienced singer looking to branch out into doing more with their music or doing it professionally, or the budding songwriter, actor or speaker looking to develop the talent and drive they feel within them.
I always remember the encouragement, patience and inspiration I received from my best teachers, and strive to provide exactly that to my own students. I sing
and teach most vocal styles, with the exception of opera, and utilize our studio to create a supportive, empowering experience singing, writing and recording. I absolutely love to teach both children and adults and look forward to learning how to best support each one of my students in their individual path toward realizing their potential.
Here's a bit about my background and musical experience:
â¢ Bachelors of Fine Arts degree (Theatre/Voice) from United States International University â Graduated Valedictorian â¢ Chula Vista School of Creative and Performing Arts â Graduated Valedictorian Workshops and studying with Bill Doyle, Roy Mote, Andrew Barnicle, Jack Tygett, Leanne Summers, among others.
"After seeing Danielle, I was impressed with her intensity as a performer. Her ability to get behind a lyric was stunning, she lives every line. As an artistic performer, I've yet to see better." -Tony Ferguson / Interscope Records: No Doubt, Bush, Fisher
My original band, Danielle and The Masses, has been recording and performing live since 2001. We are endorsed by Ani Difranco, The Black Eyed Peas, The Bruce Hornsby Band, and have shared the stage with artists as Jamie Foxx, CAKE, Metric, En Vogue, David Byrne, Berlin, Margaret Cho, Cyndi Lauper, Jonatha Brooke, Beth Hart, Semi Precious Weapons and more.
I have written and performed music and voice over for Ace Ventura, Nutty Professor, VH1, various TV shows and independent documentaries, Eveoke Dance Theatre, among others, as well as having recorded eight professional CDs of various styles on various record labels.
For over ten years, my record / production company, Say It Records has been producing socially conscious music events throughout San Diego and Southern California that promote independent music, film, art, community and human rights. I also co-own Durga Sound, a teaching and production studio, with producer Alicia Champion, as well as San Diego IndieFest, a powerful community event which promotes and supports music, film, art and civic engagement.
I have a great time utilizing my contacts in the industry to help my students get work/ press / entrance into the schools of their choice, etc. For example, I'm happy to report that just last year we were able to book eight musicians on GLEE, as well as lots more in other capacities including using their music in commercials and film and helping them get cast in local theatre and accepted into arts-centered schools.
*** Lesson Details *** I start on the first lesson by becoming clear about what the new student's goals and desires are â from there, we start developing technique to achieve those goals along with having fun right away doing what they came for - singing, writing, voice over, acting or using a combination of these things be it for professional purposes or personal fulfillment. Every lesson is personally customized to meet the specific goals of each student. As a teacher, I'm encouraging and fun, passionate and positive. While I'm definitely not "strict", I do appreciate focus and drive. However, I often work with people who have special needs and are working on developing those very things. I'm especially good at helping people through progress plateaus, roadblocks, stage fright, loss/ stress. Using music as a means of release and healing - for both kids and adults - is something I do a lot of and am very comfortable with.
As far as technique is concerned, I focus on utilizing posture, correct breathing and developing relaxed, strong support, so that the muscles are developed properly and without stress, enabling the student's voice to constantly grow while also steering clear of the injury that can accompany the straining that often happens when singing without proper technique.
I strongly encourage students to record their lessons on a mobile device so they can practice easily on their own, and so they eventually have a record of how far they've grown. We mostly use tracks to develop repertoire, prepare for auditioning and performances, and to have fun singing the music that excites each student the most.
*** Studio Equipment *** Apple Mac Pro Quad Core running OS 10.8.3 Avid Pro Tools 10 HDX Propellor Reason 4.0 UA 2-610 Microphone Pre-amp UA LA-610 Microphone Pre-amp and Compressor UA Teletronix LA2A Compressor/ Limiter Behringer ADA 8000 more...
*** Specialties *** Using music, writing and voice as a means of expressing yourself, growing as a performance artist, coping in challenging times, as well as a means of going professional and earning income are all areas I specialize in. Utilizing proper technique and learning how to sing / speak safely is also an area I focus on a great deal.
Learning precisely what each student wants is the key factor in my decision on how to achieve their goals. For example, using Speech Level Singing is definitely entrenched in my teaching, but I may not highlight it as much for those who want a more classical sound.
I definitely excel with the following: first timers, very young kids, students working through stage fright, artists looking to develop their own original project, those seeking growth in their process of writing / recording / performing, those who are interested in using music and / or writing as therapy as well as with amateurs who've always wanted to do something musical but who think they are "too old" or too "untalented/short/tall/ fill in the blank" to try. I believe we all have something to say with our lives - finding the voice within you can be an incredibly powerful and transformative experience!
Bobby B. August 17, 2015
Anything from singing to songwriting, Danielle is the epitome of a great instructor and mentor. I have taken voice/songwriting lessons from Danielle for over a year now and can truly say that she has helped me develop into the artist that I am today. One of the things that impresses me the most about Danielle is her ability to connect with and inspire her students. Aside from being an exceptional talent with decades of experience in the music industry, she is a passionate and charismatic teacher that is certain to bring out the best in her students.
Silvia D. July 16, 2015
In home Verified Student
Danielle is my daughter’s singing teacher for a while now. Danielle has several strengths, but her main strength, from my observations is her ability to motivate students. She’s always sincerely interested in her students’ progress and encourages my daughter to try her best. She has a great sense of humor and maintains a real positive attitude. Also, and most important Danielle has very strong vocal talent.
In my opinion Danielle displays the qualities that make a teacher successful, dependable, motivated, and in tune with the needs of her students.
My daughter is highly motivated to continue her singing classes with Danielle and I’m very appreciative of Danielle’s style of teaching and patience with Sam.
Patrice S. July 9, 2015
There is so much to say about Danielle and it is all good. She is a great teacher and makes it easy for you to feel comfortable. Singing with her has definitely gave me more confidence and I can tell the difference in my voice since I started. I am so glad to have her as my teacher because she is a great person inside and out. I feel like I am closer to my dream of being a singer because of her. I would definitely recommend her to any and everybody. Danielle is an amazing teacher with a great spirit!!!!!
Adrián : Born on October 17, 1975, and raised in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México, Adrian T. grew up surrounded by the traditional music of Central America from Danzón, Boleros and Rumba, to Son and Mambo. Adrián began developing his musical ability starting at the age of eleven. He was inclined to play the tenor saxophone and the flute with an understanding of classical music and a distinct attraction to jazz, and five years later chose to take on the clarinet. His grandmother, a "Danzón Nut" according to Adrián, urged her grandson in that direction, but the young player was adamant towards a new
found paragon for himself: John W. Coltrane.
2001 was a year that would have a profound impact on Adrián’s music. While pursuing Sociology and Music Studies at The University of Texas, El Paso, he learned more about the transmission of these ideas and theories through music. In an effort to track the development of marked philosophical and spiritual traditions observed by ancient cultures, Adrián arranged to meet, learn, and creatively collaborate with musicians involved with traditions originating from West Africa. One of his primary interests was the Yoruba tradition (predominantly out of Western Nigeria), the ancient African religion underlying Santeria (Cuba and Puerto Rico), Candombl (Baha, Brazil), Vodun (Haiti), and Cu Taan (México).
THE MARS VOLTA
In 2004 Adrián joined The Mars Volta recording the studio album, “Frances the Mute”, and continues to work with the band (as a full-fledged member) on subsequent albums (“Live Scabdates” 2005, “Amputechture” 2006, “The Bedlam in Goliath” 2008) and all of The Mars Volta side projects (movie scores, DVD‘s, etc.). The Mars Volta is comprised of guitarist Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez, lyricist/vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, bassist John Alderete, guitarist Paul Hinojos-González, drummer Thomas Pridgen, percussionist Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, and keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens.
Through his work with The Mars Volta, Adrián went on to earn his first Grammy Award in 2008 for the “Best Rock Performance” category with the song "Wax Simulacra". Working with The Mars Volta has enabled Adrián to gain further exposure as a multi-instrumentalist, particularly in Europe.
Television performances of The Mars Volta include (but not limited to): The Henry Rollins Show, The Tonight Show with David Letterman, and The BBC. THE STUDIO/TOURING MUSICIAN
Adrián ’s solid performance and versatility have allowed him many opportunities to collaborate with a vast array of professionals worldwide. Adrián has shared the stage and/or recorded with the likes of Larry Harlow, Antonio Sánchez, Bob Sheppard, Edwin Livingston, Erik A. Unsworth, Dr. Willy Hill, Dr. Donald G. Wilkinson, Damo Suzuki, Lenny Castro, Money Mark Nishita, Los Lobos, EMI Gospel Artist Smokie Norful, Lisa Papineau (Big Sir), Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet/Group (Se Dice Bisonte, No Búfalo 2007, music scoring for the Guillermo Arriaga Jordan and Jorge Hernández Aldana film on El Búfalo de la Noche on La Neta Films/Naco Films performed by The Mars Volta), Hans Glawishing, John Beasley, Brian Lynch, Shaila Dúrcal, John Frusciante, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), Ken Schalk, Juliette Lewis, Nuriya Michan, Deantoni Parks, Candiria, The Memorials, Trevor Hall, Oscar Stagnaro, Billy Ray Cyrus, David "Fuze" Fiuczynski and Freedom Bremner of Screaming Headless Torsos, Pete Escobedo, Oskar Cartaya, Hadrien Feraud, and Luis Conte among others.
Adrián 's professional involvement with the music industry has continued to develop under his own publishing and record label, EL REGIMEN Music BMI, leading T.R.A.M. and as a full flesh member of one of the strongest lineups in funk music The Earful. This dignified and prolific musician collaborates with an eclectic number of international musicians, tours internationally on an intense and annual schedule, all the while teaching workshops to numerous school districts and universities around the world.
It's extremely rare to come across a band that flips the script of conventionality, throwing caution to the wind. The debut effort from T.R.A.M. does just that, while blazing a trail of creativity quick to turn heads throughout the world. This unit will easily be referred to by many as a “Super Group”. However, the members of this dynamic unit aren't in this for any reason other than to use it as a platform to further express their art without limitations or any preconceived notions.
T.R.A.M. is comprised of such renowned and musically proficient artists as Adrián (The Mars Volta) on saxophone, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) on guitar, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitar, and Eric Moore II (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums. This is a group of likeminded individuals that are naturally gifted with the collaboration of their unique talents resulting in something truly amazing. Their much anticipated debut album, “Lingua Franca”, was released February 2012 through Sumarian Records.
“Tosin Abasi and I were originally introduced by a mutual friend, Raanen Bozzio (Terry Bozzio's son), summer of 2010. This meeting also served as my first introduction to Animals As Leaders and Javier Reyes. Since then, Abasi, Reyes, and I have developed a great relationship. We got together almost every day to try out ideas, and after a month we had already formulated a majority of the record. At this point we contacted Eric Moore, an incredible drummer and the most joyful person to be around, and soon everything we had envisioned rhythmically came together on our first meeting/recording session (at the Farias Productions Studios) on what is now T.R.A.M…
I never know how people will respond to our music, I just never know! My goal is to try to instill a strong feeling or energy in people and I feel that collectively we achieved this goal tenfold with this new project. We all have a great enthusiasm and desire to perform this material live and see this band further develop. We look forward to hearing what you all think of it.”
A concept ensemble with its roots in west coast music, TRANSIENT performs original music inspired by the tradition of Jazz and Chamber Music on today's world. This genuine ensemble led by saxophonist Adrian (The Mars Volta, T.R.A.M. and The Earful) followed by cellist Artyom Manukyan (Peter Erskine and Draco Rosa), trumpeter Mike Cottone (Everette Harp, and Rick Braun), and on the drums the powerful young lion Tim "Figg" Newton, brings a collection of original compositions written as a story line of work of solid experimental material and improvisation. Translating the live performance into the world of sound,
TRANSIENT exists as a unique new voice comprised of some of creative music's fearless players on the globe.
The Adrián Quartet "Cu Taan (2009)." - INDI-O Music Award Nominee 2009
The Mars Volta "Frances The Mute (2005)." "Scabdates (2005)." "Amputechture (2006)." "El Bufalo de la Noche - Soundtrack/Music Score (2007)." "The Bedlam in Goliath - LP (2008)." - Grammy Award Winner 2008
The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group "Omar Rodriguez (2005)." "Please Heat This Eventually (2007)." "Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo (2007)." "Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Lydia Lunch (2007)." "The Apocalypse Inside of An Orange (2007)." "Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far) (2007)." "Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fungus (2008)." "Old Money (2008)." "Woman Gives Birth To Tomato (2013)."
Alavaz Relxib Cirdec "The Special 12 Singles Series - Single (2005)."
Big Sir "Und Die Scheiße Ändert Sich Immer (2006)." Song(s): Cause That Shit's Too Evil (And She's Just A Gangsta Bitch) and I Lie Down
Troker "El Rey Del Camino (2010)." - INDI-O Music Award Winner 2010
Alex Otaola "El Hombre de la Camara (2010)." - INDI-O Music Award Winner 2010
T.R.A.M. (Band Leader) "Lingua Franca (2012)." Sumerian Records - #2 iTunes Jazz Charts 2012
Trevor Hall "Everything Everytime Everywhere (2011)." Song: Different Hunger ("The Change-Up" Movie Soundtrack) Written by Trevor Hall, Jimmy Messer; Courtesy of Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Company; Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Ten Kens "Namesake (2012)." Song(s): Mousetrap
BG5 (The Beach Girl5) "Rock Mafia Mix Tape Vol. 1 (2012)." Song(s): Kids r Ok
The Memorials "Delirium (2012)." Song(s): Mr. Entitled (Arranger and performer).
Le James Davey "Vol 1: Le Processus (2012)." Song(s): Un Mouvement - La Catalyse, and Trois Mouvement - Humilité
Mister Sparx "Default Jazz (2014)."
JAZZTEC "JAZZTEC (2013)."
Billy Ray Cyrus "Change My Mind (2012)." Song(s): Change My Mind
Trey Spruance "Three separate releases (2013)."
ESTIRPE (Spain) "Neurasia (2013)." Song(s): R136a1 (Intro), and En Tus Ojos
Los Random (Argentina) "Pidanoma (2014)." Song(s): Mee Changó
CANDIRIA (yet to be titled 2014).
CANDIRIA “Giant MKT/Rising Pulse Records 2014 (7 inch Single Release).” Song(s): Invaders by Iron Maiden
Troy Baker “Sitting in the Fire (2014).” Song: Apparition (horn arrangement and performance)
EL REGIMEN Music President Creative Music Movement, Founding Member Sheet Music & Recordings
EL REGIMEN Music BMI President Music Publishing Publishing Company
“Adrián Terrazas-González performs exclusively on Yamaha Flutes, Saxophones and Clarinets.” Yamaha Corporation, Inc. Hiroshi Tamezawa - Yamaha Music Corp.
“Adrián Terrazas-González is M-Audio Artist and AVID Artist.” José Reveles González Artist Director (Avid/M-Audio) email@example.com
“Adrián Terrazas-González plays González Reeds.” Eduardo Davolos Rio Negro 2240 Guaymallen Mendoza, República Argentina (+54 1 54) 528-0834 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Adrián Terrazas-González is a Samsun and Hartke Artist.” Ira C. Blanco Samson Technologies Corp. 45 Gilpin Avenue, Suite 100 Hauppauge, NY 11788 +1(631) 784-2200 Ext. 107 email@example.com EQUIPMENT
Woodwinds Yamaha Professional Series (piccolo, soprano and alto flutes). Yamaha Custom Z (alto, tenor and baritone saxophones). Selmer 1972 Series 10G clarinet Yamaha YCL-621 bass clarinet
Mouthpieces/Setups Selmer Super Session G Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Selmer Super Session E Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Selmer Soloist H Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Vandoren V16 Ebonite E9 Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece Otto Link New York 7* Tenor Saxophone/The Mars Volta Setup Clark W. Fobes San Francisco Clarinet Custom Mouthpiece 4L Clark W. Fobes San Francisco Bass Clarinet Custom Mouthpiece González Reeds (All Saxophones and Clarinets) Francois Louis Ultimate Ligature for all Saxophones and Clarinets De Jacques Neck Straps
Amplifiers Hartke KM200 Mackie Stage Back Line for (T.R.A.M.)
Effects Pedals Stage/Studio (The Mars Volta) Ernie Ball WAH BOSS PS-5 Super Shifter BOSS RC-2 Loop Station BOSS RE-20 Space Echo W-2 Maestro Woodwind Effects Box MXR Phase 90 Moogerfooger Ring Modulator DigiTech JamMan Looper Performance Loop Pedal TECH 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
I've known Adrian for many years, and you won't find anyone more dedicated to the Saxophone and Flute - I mean what you see (and hear) is what you get! He's in it for the long haul and willing to share his vast amount of experience.
I haven't taken continuous lessons from him, but I had the pleasure of hiring him to play and he's jammed with a bunch of my friends who play professionally. Adrian has been and always be someone I look up to to always provide tips and technique improvement suggestions. He does this with a true humble spirit. He meets you wherever you live musically and builds upon what you've already got.
Adrian is a talented Musician who can instantly engage an audience and keep them connected through his Music. If I had more time, I would take lessons from him regularly. He has so much to share musically and does it with a giving spirit.
Keep up the good work Adrian! I know the future is bright for you and all of your Students!
Itzel S. May 9, 2015
Adrián Terrazas-González ha sido desde el inicio una parte crucial en mi desarrollo musical. Adrián cuenta con una habilidad inigualable como saxofonista, flautista, clarinetista, multi-instrumentista, arreglista, compositor y educador. Tiene una gran facilidad para transmitir de manera coherente y directa su conocimiento y su gran experiencia en el jazz, música clásica, música contemporánea y otros géneros. Adrián posee un enorme conocimiento en cuanto a armonía, ear training, counterpoint, ejecución, etc. Tiene la gran habilidad de poder trasmitir herramientas específicas y concretas para cada una de las capacidades que sus estudiantes necesitan desarrollar y la inteligencia como profesor para provocar en sus alumnos una exigencia personal para dar lo mejor de si mismos. Gran acercamiento y abordaje en cuanto a transcripciones y sonido. Sin duda un pilar muy importante en mi desarrollo como saxofonista y músico. Totalmente recomendable como profesor.
Gracias Adrián !
Adrian Terrazas Gonzalez has been from the beginning a crucial part in my musical development . Adrian has a unique ability as a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, multi -instrumentalist, arranger, composer and educator . He has a superb ability to transmit his knowledge and experience in jazz , classical music , contemporary music and other genres . Adrian has a tremendous knowledge of harmony, ear training, counterpoint, execution, etc. He has the great ability to convey specific and concrete tools for each of the skills that his students need to develop themselves, and the intelligence as teacher to lead students to their personal growth as musicians, pushing them to always give the best of themselves. Great approach regarding to transcriptions and sound . Certainly a very important part in my development as a saxophonist and musician . Strongly recommended as a teacher.
kenneth S. March 27, 2015
Adrian has been a major part of my knowledge of woodwind composition. As a song writer/artist, i've hired Adrian to help score and perform on many recordings for me.
Adrian plays all saxes, flute and clarinets and i can't thank him enough for his
wisdom and instructional guidance in gaining a broader understanding for how to make those instruments work in my music.
Ready for the holidays? Here, Brooklyn, NY teacher Liz T. shares her top picks for Christmas songs for piano to perform for your friends and family...
The holidays are approaching fast, and theres no better way to spread some holiday cheer than by playing some good 'ol Christmas songs for piano! In fact, there are many Christmas carols out there that were written specifically for the piano. Playing these songs at the holidays will improve your sight reading and ear training. Some o …
10 Classic Christmas Carols Meant for the Piano
Ready for the holidays? Here, Brooklyn, NY teacher Liz T. shares her top picks for Christmas songs for piano to perform for your friends and family...
The holidays are approaching fast, and theres no better way to spread some holiday cheer than by playing some good 'ol Christmas songs for piano! In fact, there are many Christmas carols out there that were written specifically for the piano. Playing these songs at the holidays will improve your sight reading and ear training. Some o
9 Steps for Writing a Hit Song on the Piano
What's the secret to writing beautiful and awe-inspiring piano music? Learn the steps in this guest post by St. Augustine, FL piano teacher Heather L...
Music industry legend has it that Lady Gaga, being a classically trained musician, writes many of her songs on the piano first. She's undoubtedly not the only pop, or country, or rock star to use the keys to compose. And if you're studying piano already, you might be itching to try your hand at your own songwriting.
Piano Basics: 20 Ways to Instantly Improve
From piano basics to the more advanced techniques -- what are the best ways to instantly improve your playing? Take a look at these 20 helpful tips from Augustine, FL teacher Heather L...
Maybe you're a brand new piano beginner, ready to start your journey. Maybe you're a seasoned pianist who's found himself in a state of stagnated growth. Either way, you could use a boost for your skills. Here's a list of 20 ways to instantly improve:
1. Stretch before you play.
So much pain,
Why Are There Different Violin Sizes, and Why Does it Matter?
One of the main concerns that violin students and their parents typically have is purchasing the right-sized violin. Obviously you can't give a five-year-old a full-size violin and expect him or her to be able to handle the instrument. And once kids are in their teenage years, trying to keep up with growth spurts can be extremely difficult, especially considering how much violins cost. Even adults can run into problems when selecting the right size. Fortunately, after a little research, selectin
5 Awesome Blogs to Help You Learn Ukulele Online
Whenever you pick up a new hobby, it's a great idea to start following some blogs on the topic. Learning ukulele is no exception, and luckily for you, there are many great blogs about playing ukulele. Whether you're taking private ukulele lessons or trying to teach yourself, these blogs are a great place to learn ukulele online, explore new ideas, and have fun along the way. Read on to discover the best ukulele blogs around!
1. Uke Nut
If you're interested in learning to play fingerstyle uku