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Wendy S.

Hollister, CA

About Wendy

Hi My name is Wendy S. and I love teaching music lessons. I especially like working with kids and beginners, and giving them a great start on their musical journey. I have been teaching piano and voice for over 30 years and enjoy it more now then ever. I want my students to have a positive and happy experience with their lessons. I love motivating children and I 've got some great trick for keeping them practicing and growing as musicians. . I like to give my students music of all styles with an emphasis on the fundamentals. That way they will have the technique to move into whatever styles
of music that they like. I have been teaching for over 30 years, and I also performed professionally for over 20 years, playing piano and singing throughout the S.F and Bay area.I also teach in a local charter school and I have a current background check which I can provide. I also enjoy playing for private parties and love doing kids musical and Karaoke birthday parties.

I really enjoy working with special needs students. I will adapt my lessons plans to make them work for each specific student. It has to be a positive and fun experience. I feel that the joy of music helps these kids deal with some of the stresses they must deal with on a daily basis.

*** Lesson Details ***
The lesson consists of a warm-up, scales and chords, pieces in the books, and a few fun songs . While I am teaching I like to keep the mood light and happy, a little laughter and lots of positive encouragement. When students come back the next week, I always look for the positives and tell students how proud I am of how much they have already accomplished. Piano lessons should be a fun and positive experience. But don't worry I get results !

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha upright and lots of keyboards

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboards, full P.A.and Karaoke equipment.

*** Specialties ***
I really enjoy helping kids get ready for vocal auditions and have had really good results with my vocal coaching.

I also enjoy playing private parties, Holiday parties, and Birthday parties. I do children's Birthday parties. For the 3-5 year old group,
I bring instruments and light-up keyboards and we play music games.

For the 6-12 year old group I bring my Karaoke set-up with microphones and we sing Taylor swift, and Disney favorites. It's very Fun !!
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Claudia Harden November 20, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
In just 3 lessons Wendy has shared several hints which increased the amount of volume my voice produced and approaches to improve the couple of notes where my voice breaks. She worked on songs that I especially wanted to perform and suggested other keys to use that are in a better range for my voice. I have wanted to take voice lessons all my life and finally now that I'm retired I am treating myself to this wonderful new experience. I'm enjoying learning and look forward to each week's lesson.
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Gail G. March 31, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Wendy is an excellent voice teacher and coach. Her particular expertise lies in quickly identifying areas that can be improved, and offering targeted and effective methods for achieving those improvements. As an adult learner, I very much appreciate her friendly, no-nonsense approach. After only a few lessons I am already much more in touch with my voice and have greater confidence. I highly recommend Wendy for anyone who would like to rediscover the joy of singing.
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Wendy S.

Hollister, CA 95023
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Joe M.

Santa Cruz, CA

About Joe

I'm a professional percussionist and educator based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, CA. I received a B.A. in Music from Humboldt State University and a Masters of Music from Long Beach State University.

Versed in drum-set, hand drums,and Western, and contemporary percussion, I've performed professionally in settings ranging from cruise-line house bands and symphony orchestras, to Hong Kong and bay area parades and festivals.

In addition to teaching privately I host a twice-weekly Brazilian percussion class called Bateria Samba Cruz at the Tannery World Dance & Cultural Ce
nter. It has become a thriving community-performance group with regular local performances.

My 20 years of performance experience has given to teaching percussion-appreciation and world-music at summer camps, non-profit youth-group organizations, and after school classes.
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Chuck P. March 16, 2016
Percussion · In studio
Verified Student
Joe has been super helpful, patient and informative. He brings a special attention detail to his lessons. He is supportive and encouraging at every turn in the process.
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Joe M.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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$30 / 30-min
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Carol F.

Carmel, CA

About Carol

Music is the window to the soul. Encouraging the gifts and talents of children of all ages is my passion. I have taught music for over 25 years, working with beginners all the way to professionals. I enjoy guiding a student to explore and find their passion in expressing themselves through song. I am also known as the alternative vocal coach, teaching all styes of music. Being a recording artist myself, and having performed for large and small audiences, I am able to teach and guide individuals and bands in stage performance. Many of my students move into songwriting as well, and they can do t
his on a one on one basis or in a group setting.
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Hanne February 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Carol is super helpful and full of great knowledge that will get you to you singing goals, no matter what they are!
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Ellie December 3, 2015
Life Coaching · In home
Carol is an amazing creative coach,thoughtful and insightful. I have been a successful artist in the art world for 30 years. I had a roadblock and couldn't seem to move in either direction. Carol gave me life coaching lessons on thinking differently and moving in different directions. She has been,and continues to be a real muse in my life
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Carol F.

Carmel, CA 93923
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$35 / 30-min
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Todd M.

Watsonville, CA

About Todd

Hello there! Are you ready to free the music within? I am a full-time elementary school teacher with a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree in education. My extensive training and experience in music and education allow me to perfectly tailor every lesson to each student's specific needs, goals, and interests. I specialize in allowing your style and personality to shine through your music, so that lessons are not only about achieving proficiency on your instrument, but about self-expression and personal growth! I love teaching, I love music, and I enjoy every moment that I can use
my education, experience, and expertise to help others free the music within! Let's get started!
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Renee February 4, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio
I highly recommend using Todd. He is positive, enthusiatsitc (every lesson feels like a good push in the right direction), attentive, and great at rephrasing something if it doesn't make sense the first time. He's the BEST!
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Maikalani January 17, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Todd is very knowledgable about music. He has a beautiful singing voice and is very personable. He is very patient and has experience in teaching. Todd has a gift for being able to explain things in a way that is easy to understand and precise. He explains things using analogies that make it easy to grasp. He is very positive and encouraging and makes you believe that you can succeed. I highly recommend him.
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Stephanie January 15, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Todd is very knowledgeable and friendly. He is a patient and kind teacher. My son has enjoyed taking guitar lessons with him.
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Todd M.

Watsonville, CA 95076
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$70 / 60-min
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Brad D.

Monterey, CA

About Brad

My 40 years plus of teaching experience on the Guitar has allowed me to expand to new levels of expertise which can benefit you because I've been teaching since age 16 and playing since age 4. Starting the Guitar can be thrilling and it can also be a challenge. I'll help you overcome your weak spots and help you add skills to the talent you already possess.

If you commit to the Guitar we will find a way to clear any obstacles and meet your special goals. You can be reading music in a matter of minutes or you can learn how to take great rock/blues or jazz solos or play solo jazz, blues,
folks guitar. I teach both acoustic and Electric Guitar.

Learn in a fun atmosphere, at my home, Monterey Music Store, or online at your own pace, whether your are learning classical guitar, flamenco or have unique ideas of what you want to learn. You can also learn how to compose and write songs.
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Kelly May 20, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I just love working with Brad. He's extremely talented and easy going which makes guitar lessons so fun!!!
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Brad D.

Monterey, CA 93940
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starting at
$25 / 30-min

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