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About Eduardo C.

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Sacramento, CA

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About Eduardo
(Hi! Check out the new videos I posted below!! Looking forward to become your new teacher!!)

Since my birth, my life was influenced by music and my father's passion to sing. My sense of music started not with understanding of lyrics, but of melodies and rhythms. As matter of fact, the first language I learned was music!! How is this possible?! Well, because of my hearing disability, I did not speak fluently and very well until I was in 9th Grade!! But with God's grace, I understood the language of music first!!

At the age of 10 months, I was hit with a deadly disease: Spinal Meningitis. But thank God, I survived. Because of the disease, I became legally deaf (profound-severed) in my left ear and hard-of-hearing (severed) in my right ear. I currently use a hearing-aide device on my right ear. Regardless of my hearing disability, I ha
ve the gift of playing music, understanding music, and living musically. I have learned and played music since I was 8 years old.

Piano was not the first instrument I learned. I started off with playing drums which is my secondary. I decided to make piano as my primary instrument and loved playing the piano ever since. My parents noticed my gift of music and agreed to take me to private piano lessons weekly.

After multiple years of private piano lessons from age of 8 to 14 and taking music classes in High School, at the age of 16, I joined the full band in a local church as the lead keyboardist. Of 19 years - and counting - with experience of performing and playing piano with a band locally and out of towns, I've had the privilege for 2 years as the Director of Worship & Music Ministry at Victory Outreach Sacramento (Spanish). Victory Outreach International granted me an opportunity to perform the instrumental piano background at the 2011 Victory Outreach International/World Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, California.

In that same year, I enrolled into the full 2 1/2 year program at Life Music Institute (Instituto Vida Musik). The Director of Life Music Institute noticed my passion for music and the desire to create a Deaf Music some day; we became very close friends. He invited me to participate with 70 member choir at a local Sacramento Festival 2012. Saving the best for last, I was honored to lead in front of 3,800 people of the final special song "En Una Sola Voz" (In One Voice) in American Sign Language.

Currently, I am excited and honored to be the Worship Leader & Music Director at Elevate Life Church in Sacramento, CA.

Not only I play piano and drums, I play guitar as well! I loved acoustic guitar and decided to pick up a guitar and starting learning. Now, the guitar is my third instrument.

Besides living and playing music, I teach also! By numerous peers, families, and friends, I've been told that I have the gift of teaching. I love teaching!!

I felt compelled to start teaching piano in 2010 at home. Loud n Clear Musik was founded. I've been hired by Southgate Recreation & Park District in Sacramento, CA as a Special Interest Instructor and taught there too.

My teaching experience did not start there however. I first started teaching at the Sacramento City Unified School District as the Teacher Assistant from 2001 to 2004 at Sacramento High School and J F Kennedy High School. It was an unforgettable experience teaching the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing, and disabled students. I returned to the Sacramento City Unified School District as an Instructional Assistant I & II in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Special Education Program and worked there making a difference from 2012 to 2016.

While seeking a way to further serve the Deaf Community at a greater scale, I received a surprise message from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from a high reputation non-profit organization called Norcal Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has heard about me and watched me volunteered and witnessed my ASL poetries in different events. In within 20 hours, I got hired on the interview. I am now serving the greater Northern California as a Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Client Advocate. In Fall 2016, I helped launch ASL Community Classes for the community with NorCal.

NorCal has me lead the ASL Community Classes for over a year now and I’ve taught over 100 students. It is still counting!! I've taught and teach students who are therapists, audiologists, government officials, teachers, educators, college and university alumni, families and members, elders, late deafened, dancers and performers, and fellow neighbors to help them better communicate, understand, and connect with the deaf community, Deaf culture, and their peers. I communicate in ASL non-stop with all Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind. I can teach ASL effectively, fitting the students and class level with ease, and with lots of fun!! I also communicate (and speak) very well in two other languages: English and Spanish.

From time to time, I participate, volunteer, or get invited to share my unique gift of performing poetry in ASL and dance. I also volunteer to interpret for any service as needed. I have performed the National Anthem at the Sacrament Kings game and at the Democrat vs Republican in Sacramento Rivercats stadium.

I've taught, communicated, and worked with infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. I have even taught and worked with special needs students, co-workers, and clients who has cerebral palsy.

I volunteer my time and used my gifts in special and social events to share and inspire students, friends, families, and peers. Many times, I always encourage others to witness, support, and participate as well, especially at Deaf Camp Grizzly. I'm often asked to perform in different events.

I believe that music is not our life. Our life is music. You ARE a music. I'm looking forward to help you have a musical life!!

(Please note! It is important and required by law that licensed or professional services must provide an interpreter or a Certified Deaf Interpreter for their deaf clients' appointments or for deaf clients receiving professional services. Taking ASL lessons will and does help you communicate and connect with the deaf clients and culture, but by not being a fluent or native signer or are new in learning sign language - it does not excuse the requirements for obtaining professional and licensed interpreters for deaf clients. Please support, cooperate, and protect their rights for communication access. Thank you.)

*** Music & ASL Lesson Details ***
(NOTE: ASL, Piano, and Guitar lessons are available now!)

My approach is play music or sign first, then read and write music or understand ASL structure along the way. Just like an infant would speak first, then read and write later. It is more effective and smarter. Lessons are for all ages and are started off with songs based on their familiarity and strengths. Then progressively, I build on their weaknesses and expand their instrument and performance or sign language skills. The finally, when students are ready, I clearly explain and reveal on the music theory or sign language structure and grammar. There, their ‘whys’ are answered and ‘oohhhh-that-makes-sense’ are uttered. Lessons are progressive and it's not strict on my plan, but on the students' progress. Through patience and encouragement, my students enjoy succeeding learning how to sign American Sign Language or play music on their choice of instrument.

During the first lesson, I care about my students and their parents first; I want to be a friend to both of them. At the same time, they'll have a strategical, knowledgeable, and wise teacher. I start off with lots of comfortable questions about my new students, parents, and their interest. I even encourage my students to ask me questions too!! I move on in empowering my students to feel more at ease, confident, and fearless - and to enjoy!! Can a student learn without believing in themselves? Can a student have interest and passion without having fun or with a smile on their face? I encourage those important factors.

After noting down key strengths and weakness, their culture and daily environments, goals, examples of lessons, their preference of topics, needs, styles and songs, and creating a song list together, through excellence rapport and communication, I'll get the feeling of the students’ expectations, needs, and what they enjoy.

My style of teaching is very interactive and for anyone to learn. I had a 6 year old student who learn her first song, "London Bridge" on her first day. One adult student, who supposedly could never be on tempo, finally achieved this from tempo #50 to tempo #150 in 3 lessons. Other students who can play 'well' now improve their flexibility playing Major Scales with two hands with up-beat rhythms. Others can now fully understand the theory and rules of Major Scales, Minor Scales, Major and Minor Chords, Diminished and Augmented Chords, and fill out the exercise charts without hesitation. Surprisingly, another student now performs comfortably in front of their friends and family just for fun!! For sign language, students are always enjoying in learning to sign and my humors. Plenty of ASL students would be so encouraged and wants to pursue in becoming a professional interpreter or get a degree in Deaf Studies. These are just few examples of techniques, lessons, skills, theories, success, and new endeavors that students experience through my passionate teaching. I love what I'm doing!!

Each student learns in different ways. I am flexible and have access to many outside resources to ensure that my students' lessons are effective. My personality is lovely, fun, patience, peaceful, funny, kind, and friendly. From time to time, shy and timid private and group students are now confident and courageous. One very young student came up to me on his second lesson and said, "I really like you, Mr. Eddie!! I always enjoy seeing my student smile and laughing learning how to play music or learning sign language.

***Requirements***
Strong internet is required. The stronger the internet, the smoother and clearer the lessons will be.
A quiet area is required for effective teaching and learning.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in contemporary, alternative, soft pop, pop-rock, R&B and uniquely gifted signing songs in American Sign Language with dance. But I am flexible in different genres. I enjoy all kinds of styles and genres. But more importantly, I study students' preference of genres to teach them basic fundamentals and go from there to more complicated fundamentals and techniques. I focus on teaching the students thoroughly of 3 elements of music: Melody, Harmony, and Rhythms - whichever is easier and more enjoyable for students to start with. Dynamics also are taught as well to add another important dimension to the music. Students do not have to sign songs if they just want to focus on communicating in sign language. Not a problem.

To achieve in understanding and performing or signing with all these elements, I highly implement them through visual, reading, writing, listening, and playing or signing. Lessons are hands on, active, thorough, and with common-sense examples and clarifications. Also, I enjoy teaching through many life examples to 'open their eyes' to the music language. I make sure that all their 'whys' are answered in a timely manner.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Looking forward to meet you!!
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Rebecca F. August 9, 2019
· American Sign Language · Online
I really enjoyed my first lesson. Eduardo was prepared and patient during the lesson. I'm looking forward to continuing my classes.
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Elide Rubio June 3, 2019
· Piano · Online
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Elizabeth S. April 9, 2019
· American Sign Language · Online
I just started working with Eduardo about a month ago - he is a fantastic instructor! I can’t imagine learning ASL from anyone else.
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About Angela C.

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About Angela
I offer private music lessons in voice, piano, and guitar. Primarily specializing in musical theater, jazz, pop, and contemporary worship styles, students enjoy having their own voice in song selection. Lessons offer a variety of technique exercises, music theory, performance practice, and repertoire expansion. I also have songwriting experience and can help students develop their own writing and improvisational skills.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring an acoustic guitar to lessons as well as applicable teaching materials. I will need students that are taking piano lessons to have access to their own piano or keyboard. (Also applies if voice students would like piano accompaniment.)

*** Specialties ***
Vocal Styles: Jazz, Musical Theater, Pop, Classical, Folk

Piano: Classical, Pop, Praise/Worship, Folk Songs

Guitar: Pop, Prai
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Kaitlyn M. January 8, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Very professional, patient and kind. Made the lesson interesting.
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Victoria September 18, 2018
· Singing · Online
Great to work with! Kind and patient with my daughter but also seems to know her stuff!
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Mary June 14, 2018
· Vocal Training · In home
Angela is extremely knowledgeable in all things voice and instrument. She is very talented in both singing and teaching. I took voice lessons from her & I can say I learned so much about technique, breathing, & how to care for my vocals. Angela taught me to embrace my range & love my voice. She is a great teacher I would recommend her to anyone that wants to learn more in this area.
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About Thomas F.

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Torrington, CT

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Tom has a music degree focused in guitar performance and a combined professional teaching and performance career that spans over twenty years.

Tom began teaching in 1994 and still practices today instructing students of all ages on guitar and bass techniques, as well as music theory.

Tom is very laid back and embraces working at the pace that each of his students feels most comfortable. Lessons are about the student’s ambitions. If it is learning their favorite songs or a deep dive into music theory, jazz improvisation or songwriting it can be covered in strides that seem fit to the student. Books can be used for guidance and a custom lesson plan created that will fit specific criteria desired to be achieved by the student. Remember, practice makes perfect. The more you put in, the more you will get out of it!!
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Steve B. August 6, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
First lesson was right on and to the point. Thanks Tom...
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George S. May 23, 2019
· Blues Guitar · Online
No doubt Thomas will help fill in some gaps. I think he's got plenty he can tech me. Looking forward 👍👍
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George S. May 23, 2019
· Blues Guitar · Online
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Thomas F.

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About Alexander F.

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Silver Spring, MD
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I have been playing guitar (self taught) since 2003 and I started getting more involved with classical guitar since 2012. I graduated in 2015 with an Associates degree in Music, focused on classical guitar. I have performed for many years at churches, playing guitar and singing as well. I have taught guitar and piano to K-4 for 2 years and loved every minute of it. It was a great experience teaching instruments to kids but unfortunately I had to leave the job due to insufficient hours. I did gain a great amount experience at that job and still love teaching!
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Alexander F.

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About Russell N.

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Roland, IA
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About Russell
As a music lover, I have been a curious student. Starting at the age of five, learning general music and singing, learning piano from a private teacher at the age of nine, concert band (French horn) all throughout junior and senior high school, and guitar.
I began teaching at the age of seventeen, in 1985 at a music school in Des Moines, Iowa. I have continued on teaching at other music studios and now teach at my own home studio.
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Meka September 18, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Very kind and understanding when it came to the lessions. I have issues with my hands and he showed me ways to hold my guitar and still be able to play. I loved working with Russell and hope to have more lessions from him.
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Robert F September 15, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
I took lessons with Russell for several years. He's a great instructor who always gave great lessons and got me involved with several opportunities outside the classroom to grow my abilities!
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Tricia September 13, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Knowledgeable, credible, experienced, caring and has a desire to share his expertise in piano and guitar with others. I would highly recommend Russell Nollen as a private music instructor.
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About Joy P.

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Hattiesburg, MS

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I studied Music Education at Maranatha Baptist University with piano pedagogy track and choral track. During my sophomore year I began teaching at the Maranatha Piano Prep School. I taught one-on-one lessons and coached piano ensembles.
I got a masters degree from Westminster Choir College (specializing in piano pedagogy and performance). I had the opportunity to study under Ingrid Clarfield. I taught students in one- on-one settings while I was working on this masters degree. I also got to work with a lady who had special needs which was really good experience.
Currently, I am working on a doctorate at the University of Southern Mississippi (DMA- doctor of musical arts) specializing in piano performance. I am a graduate assistant at the University of Southern Mississippi in which my duties include teaching a section of class piano, tea
ching students privately, and doing collaborative piano work.
I would like to gain more experience working with students who have special needs. I also have taught different ages of students. I had a piano student who was 4 and currently work with adult piano students.
No matter what the student's age, musical background, and needs, he/she can expect to grow as a musician in an extremely encouraging lesson environment.
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Emerson A. May 16, 2019
· Piano · In home
Emerson is 5 and has cerebral palsy...joy was very kind and patient
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Jenny S. February 28, 2019
· Piano · In home
This piano teacher is truly a "Joy" in more than one way. She is very soft spoken and understanding. She is very knowledgeable and understands the course I want to take in my piano studies. In just two lessons she has led me to resources that pertain to the direction that I desire in hymn playing. Thanks, Joy, for getting me on track with my hymn improvisations.
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About Ivelis P.

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About Ivelis
I am from Puerto Rico. I began to play flute since I have 11 years old until now. I graduated recently from Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico with a Bachelors of Music, specifically flute, with great accomplished expectations of my professors.

Flute students can expect to improve week to week in their flute technique. I am giving flute classes since I was 13 years old! I would be with the student step by step until he/she improve. My way to teach has helped many students to go to levels that even they don't believed to reach, sometimes break with bad habits or fears when they play included. Also the feedback of my students has been satisfactory. Most of them tell me that they like how I connect everything I teach, like music theory, scales and flute studies in a practical way. I have had students for 1 or 2 years studying with me.


For Spanish students, I already born and raised in Puerto Rico, so my native language is Spanish. Even though, I decided to learn English and I discovered that there are people who wants to learn Spanish as well as I learned English for a variety of reasons: job positions, travel, meet people, etc. I am thankful for learn English, so why I will not help you to learn Spanish as well?

In general, every student is unique and deserve an unique class, so my classes are planned according to the level of the student, his/her goals and/or interest. So my first class include to know why you want to learn to play flute or to speak Spanish or why you want to improve it.

My personal passion is to play flute and help others to learn something that I could explain well and that it is new for them. I look forward to meeting you and help you until you become professional in the topic!
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Ivelis P.

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About CHRISTINA J H.

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About CHRISTINA J
I am a vocalist with a background in classical and opera. I am a graduate of both L.I.U C.W. Post and New England Conservatory's Opera programs, where I acquired my Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Master's degree in Music. I have had many performances with Long Island Lyric Opera, DiCapo Opera Theater in NYC as well as the Boston Symphony. Aside from my experience as a performer, I have taught voice and beginner piano privately for the past 22 years. I work as a public school music teacher and have for the past 15 years in NY and the last 10 years I have served as the choir director in the district's high school. I have conducted well over 40 concerts; some of which were performances at Carnegie Hall, Trinity Church, The Cathedral of the Incarnation and even the White House! My students have performed for many different audiences including g
overnment officials and dignitaries. Many of my private and public school students have gone on to pursue careers in opera and on broadway. I know with my background as a performer and my teaching abilities, I am able to achieve results so long as you are able to put the work in!
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CHRISTINA J H.

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About Janessa C.

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About Janessa
My name is Janessa. I am here to help beginner musicians with the fundamentals of becoming a vocalist including music theory, pitch accuracy, rhythm, breathing, auditions, and more. I am also here to help beginning actors learn character building, acting exercises, and how to be audition ready for theater and television.
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About Terry M.

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Baton Rouge, LA

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Everyday is a new opportunity to get better. Acknowledging the areas that you are weak in and diligently attacking them WILL lead to growth. Let’s grow to together!
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