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Aaron M. Stockton, CA

About Aaron

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Management from the University of the Pacific. At Pacific, Aaron studied both jazz and classical music, and performed rock/gospel music on campus. He did graduate studies through Liberty University. He has directed instrumental music at Sunrise Community Church in Fair Oaks, CA, and directed the worship ministry at Escalon Covenant Church in Escalon, CA. Aaron has been teaching private lessons since 2007, and has been teaching marching percussion at high schools since 2008. His students students have earned college music scholarships, honor band seats, and professional performances, and the winter percussion ensemble he taught won first place at NCBA Championships. Aaron has a broad range of musical experiences including ...

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JenniferT2 February 7, 2011
Drums

Aaron is very knowledgeable and has excellent technique. He is consistent but kind in his feedback and gives praise without patronizing his student. A true professional.
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StanW December 22, 2010
Old dog learning a new trick

I'm a 58 year old complete novice. Aaron has been very patient and doesn't seem to mind starting from scratch. Every time we come to the end of the lesson I have something new, and wish I had more time.
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HaroldJ May 26, 2010
Bailey loves his drum instructor. Aaron is doing a gread job.
Sarah W. Modesto, CA

About Sarah

I come from the greater Modesto, CA area. I am a veteran music teacher with over 19 years of teaching vocal and instrumental music. I have taught both in the private and public sectors. I hold a current music teaching certificate with a BA in Music Education, MA in Elementary Education, and an MA in Reading/Music Focus. I believe that anyone can learn to sing or play a musical instrument. I am passionate about teaching music and the joy that comes from learning music. I am experienced in the areas of vocal and instrumental performance through concerts, recitals, musicals, community service, festivals and competitions. Some of my planned musical performances are a Christmas concert, playing and singing in our local mall at Christmas time, and a planned spring recital. I am ...

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Meghan W. November 6, 2013
Ukulele
Verified Student
Wonderful teacher!

Sarah is a wonderful teacher! I started from zero and she has walked me through reading music, fretting and playing melodies, and chords. I have learned so much and our lessons have opened up a world of ukulele fun. Between lessons I'm able to continue practicing the exercises, and also try new songs on my own. Sarah is very patient and so encouraging! I always have fun during our lessons! We have our lessons via Skype, which has worked out very well.
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Erica H. November 6, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Sara is an awesome instructor!

My daughter is 9 and wanted to start guitar and voice lessons. Sarah has been fantastic at making this process fun and truly effective,) My daughter already has learned so much and I'm so thankful for Sarah!
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ARTHUR C. February 1, 2013
Verified Student
An excellent teacher

From the beginnig this teacher assesed my training and put me on the right track.
Greg D. Tracy, CA

About Greg

I started playing guitar in the 5th grade and in middle school began playing in rock groups. At the beginning of high school, I started teaching in some of the local music stores in the area. While wanting more from my playing, I started classical guitar lessons with an Andre Segovia student, Rani Cochran, and soon started lessons from Warren Nunes, a top jazz guitarist in the Bay Area. While continuing to take lessons in both types of music, I majored in Music at the local college. There I played in the jazz band and in guitar ensembles. After receiving my A.A. degree, I took classical guitar lessons with Larry Ferrara at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco. At this point I transferred to San Jose State University and received a B.A. in guitar performance and a B.A. in ...

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Karen C. February 23, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND GREG FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED LESSONS!!!!!!
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Karen C. February 23, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Greg is a awesome teacher with the knowledge of all types of music.
very patient working with you on any level, and flexible with his
schedule. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! : )
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Eddie B. December 20, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Greg is an awesome teacher. He is very knowledgeable and makes himself accessable for any questions or concerns you may have. I would totally recommend Greg.
Barbara P. Lathrop, CA

About Barbara

Hi Everyone, I have been teaching for over 30 years and have loved every minute of it. In addition to teaching, I have been a studio musician and composer/arranger. I teach from either my home or off site studio and also teach online. Classes include voice, music theory/musicianship, and piano. Vocal styles include classical, jazz, musical theater, Christian, and more. I am not comfortable teaching hard rock or rap. Thank you and I hope you all enjoy the process of learning. It is a fantastic journey that gives you a lifetime of joy. Best, Barbara Pinto-C.

Palmira M. Stockton, CA

About Palmira

Hello! I've been teaching music for aprox. thirty years. I teach paino, accordion and voice. I am also an experienced Music Dir. in the Catholic and Anglican community. I have a B.A. in music from The University of The Pacific in Stockton, Conservatory of Music. My singing artistry began very early during my childhood. It later blossomed to playing piano and accordion for community events and various private occasions. I'm fluent in Italian. I have many years experience singing in Latin, Italian and Spanish in addition to English. I presently facilitate weddings/funerals/memorials/quinceanera mass/services upon request. I have many years experience as a lead singer, playing keyboards and accordion for various events, and really enjoy nurturing people's ...

Laura R. Manteca, CA

About Laura

Hi, there! My name is Laura Rallios and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2003 and have loved helping my students learn both technique and theory as I seek to motivate them to play the best that they can and to instill a love for music. Although I do not hold a degree in music, I was trained to teach by a former music instructor from the University of the Pacific. I have been playing the piano for 34 years and I am looking forward to passing my knowledge onto you and helping you reach your goals!

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