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Jane Y.

Ridgefield, WA

About Jane

A Professional Musician, I am now happy to pass my skills and knowledge on to the next generations so that they may have ALL the fun and enjoyment of music in their lives, that I had in mine.

Having toured the East Coast Venues (NYC to Key West) for 30 years, and self produced 10 CDs, I have 3 EMMY AWARDS for soundtrack music for the EXPEDITION FLORIDA SERIES, Nature Documentaries. They were funded by the University of Florida, Museum of Natural History, and the Tourist Development Council of Alachua County, Florida.

Playing acoustic and electric six string guitars, electric bass guita
r, piano and keyboards, drums, percussion and hand drums, I majored in Flute and Voice at University of Florida School of Music and have spent my life immersed in and obsessed by the world of music.

I have played classical, rock, reggae, folk, jazz, swing, country, bluegrass, praise, gospel, afro-pop, ska and 80's music, and have toured as a solo act, duo - CecilyJane (5 years), and with a full 6 piece band, SKATTERBRAINZ (8 years.)

I teach lessons and classes full time, and also perform LIVE and in person frequently in local venues for profit and community service.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons start with learning the names of notes, how to read music, a bit of music theory (time signature, sharps and flats) and how this translates to the instrument the child chooses. All instruments are taught by fingering first and then musical notes second. It is easier for the child this way, and he/she can be playing a song with both hands by the end of first lesson.

As the child learns the beginning steps of reading and implementing music, I encourage them to tell me what songs they like, and then try to find an easy one to start with.

So that while we are learning "real music" we are also having fun with a piece that your child enjoys and has "CHOSEN".

This way they have some discipline AND some fun!

As pieces are mastered, the same pieces can be redone on different, more difficult levels, so that pieces are always growing and improving.

Eventually the student can read music competently on the instrument, as well as hear and play by ear.

At higher levels I teach the ability to improvise and read music and chord charts in order to play professionally with other musicians. I also encourage students to get with other students and friends to have music "sessions." They can bring their musical friends to lesson to help learn songs for TALENT SHOWS or CHURCH or what ever their immediate needs or desires are. I can also record "Karaoke" tracks for songs they write or want to sing for talent shows/ auditions.

All lessons are custom designed for the student's abilities, tastes and goals. ALL LESSONS ARE DESIGNED TO BE FUN, and ENJOYED BY THE STUDENT as well as the instructor. I want both of us to have a great time in lesson and learn while we do.

Once a student becomes proficient at reading and playing the instrument, they are invited to be a part of the HUMMINGBIRD BAND which does regular performances at local retirement homes and other local events and festivals. Bi Annual student recitals are also held at a local retirement home with a grand piano and Recital room.

*** Studio Equipment ***
STORY AND CLARK PIANO
Guild, Yamaha, Alvarez brands Classical, Acoustic and Electric Guitars.
Crate and Roland Guitar Amplifiers.
Ibanez Electric Bass Guitar and Gallien Kruger amp.
Ensoniq Digital Synthesizers (SQ-2), and Peavey Keyboard Amplifier.
Roland D-50 Synthesizer Keyboard
Yamaha PSS 480 keyboard
Casio SK-1 sampling Keyboard
Full 6 piece Yamaha Pro Studio Drum kit w/ Paiste/Zildjian Cymbals
Djembe hand drum, tambourine, shakers,
Alesis Drum Machine.
4 pc Tama Swingstar Drumset w/ Zildjian Cymbals
Yamaha and Crate Sound Reinforcement PA Systems,
2 MacBooks and 1 MacBook Pro, iBook and Motu Recording Studio w/Mark of the Unicorn: Audio Desk software.
Presonus Recording Studio interface, software and hardware.
Garage Band and Audio box USB interface
Zoom H2 Portable Digital Recording device.
Behringer Headphone amp with five sets of headphones.
Shure, Audio Technica and Audix Performance Microphones, and ADK vocal and studio condenser microphones.
Flute, Clarinet, All sizes of Recorders
Violin
Autoharp
Harmonica
Nose Flute
Onkyo 100w Professional Stereo Amplifier with Magnovox and Technics Surround Sound speaker.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The Student is expected to bring a three ring binder to lessons, to hold all lesson materials, as well as any other required Instruction Books. Sheets will be provided with sheet protectors for your binder.

JOHN THOMPSON MODERN COURSE FOR PIANO: First grade book $7
JR HANON for the Piano: Complete book 1 and excerpts from Book 2&3 $9
Hal Leonard Guitar Method COMPLETE EDITION (Books 1, 2 and 3) in one volume $15
Hal Leonard Bass Method $10

Please have new strings on guitars before the first lesson.

Please make sure your child has eaten before lessons, as we burn lots of calories!

FYI for allergic people: Cats in household. Studio Cleaned (vacuumed, dusted, aired out) daily. Air purifiers/Ionizer in studio.

*** Specialties ***
FUN SONGS!
Jazz standards, Folk, Rock, Reggae, Bluegrass and Country!
Ska, Blues, New Age/Ambient, and Best of All ~ Compose Your Own!
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Barry July 31, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Ms Jane has been a fantastic teacher of music to our two children, 12 & 13yrs. She has taught mainly guitar and piano and at times drums and bass to them both. She is a strong determined teacher who wants to see her students gain a clear understanding of musical instruments and learn how to play skillfully the instrument of choice. Thanks Ms Jane your work with our kids has been greatly appreciated.
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Cecilia July 28, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
She works well with other musicians and this translates to her teaching. I enjoyed my time performing with her as well as informal jamming! Jane Yii is very talented and incredibly diverse. Such lucky kids!!!!
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Joey July 23, 2015
I have known Jane for over 25 years and she is an excellent writer and musician! Her sense of humor and dedication make her the perfect candidate for teaching children. Once Jane decides she is going to assist or teach someone there is no hesitation on her part to giving her all.
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Jane Y.

Jane Y.

Ridgefield, WA 98642
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$30 / 30-min
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Jared J.

Yacolt, WA

About Jared

Hi, my name is Jared. I began my own classical training at the age of 3 and have continued playing and performing over the last 20 years. I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Central Washington University and a degree in French Studies from Lumière University Lyon 2.

I have been instructing violin over the last year both privately and as a guest in public schools. I'm an experienced solo and chamber musician and have had the pleasure to perform in professional and non-professional symphonies.

I am a patient teacher who tailors lessons to fit the needs and style of my students. I look forward
to meeting you!
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Jared J.

Jared J.

Yacolt, WA 98675
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$30 / 30-min
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Jack M.

Woodland, WA

About Jack

I'm not a certified teacher, but I've been playing for 5 years and have learned several different styles of music. I've only taught some friends and family but I would like to learn more while teaching what I know.
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Jack M.

Jack M.

Woodland, WA 98674
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$15 / 30-min
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Yuliya V.

Longview, WA

About Yuliya

Yuliya V. is available for in-studio lessons located in Longview, WA .She has been playing violin, viola and piano for over 22 years and teaching music since 2002.
She teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced as well. Although trained in standard teaching methods, Yuliya developed her own method of teaching to positively enhance the student€™s strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. Her goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician.
She graduated from SLU with a Master degree in
music.She was the 1st Award Winner at the National Music Competition prize in the international competition of young performers "21st Century Art". In the spring of 2015 she has nominated "Teacher of the Year" in a Baton Rouge Kids’ Orchestra.
Yuliya is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual!
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Yuliya V.

Yuliya V.

Longview, WA 98632
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$35 / 30-min
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Yuliya V.

Longview, WA

About Yuliya

Violin/Viola/Piano/Theory Lessons and Russian/Ukrainian languages

Yuliya has more than 20 years experience in playing both solo and ensemble performances and 13 years experience in teaching violin, viola,piano and music theory. Her lesson programs are designed to meet the specific needs of each student while motivating them to excel. The training includes a balance of theory, sight playing, ear training, and a musical repertoire appropriate to the student’s level of proficiency. Also,used to work with Holland america Line and Princess Cruises Line.

Master Degree in Music - Southeaste
rn Louisiana University 2016, LA
Bachelor degree in Music - Odessa Music Academy 2010, UA

• Nominated “Teacher of the Year 2015” in Baton Rouge Kid’s Orchestra school.
• Southeastern Louisiana University Scholarship 2013- 2015.
• First place winner of International Competition of Young Performers "21st Century Art"
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Yuliya V.

Yuliya V.

Longview, WA 98632
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