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Matthew G.

Hesperia, CA

Do you often find yourself singing in the shower? Want to develop your voice? Then this class is for you! In this class you can expect to correctly be singing your favorite songs in the right keys for your voice! We will work on stamina, voice control, higher range, and much more!

About Matthew

There are many things in life one can learn or accomplish! One of the most fulfilling is to learn & understand music! I have such a passion for anything music related! Music has always been a huge part of my life, since the day I picked up the sticks to play the drums when I was 13, until today, continuing to advance as far as possible on the piano! I enjoy playing multiple instruments, and I have great joy & much patience in sharing this love for music with others! My name is Matthew & I have been playing music since the age of 13. I have taught at "The Fundamental Sounds of Music School" in
Fontana CA at my local church in Fontana CA for 2 years. I got accepted into the Art Institute of San Francisco CA for my Associates Degree in "Audio Production," which I recently graduated. I have played in numerous groups & have written many songs. I have also sang in a few choirs and have put together many groups and voices in the past. I am excited to meet you and/or your child as a student! My goal is see all of my students excel and go far, above and beyond me, in this beautiful world of music! There is no limit to how far you can go! "Where words fail, music speaks." -Author unknown

*** Lesson Details ***
The journey we will take to accomplish your musical goals is based on you! The student:] We will find out, what you want to learn, "whats" your passion, and from there, figure out the kind of lessons that will best suit and cater to your style! :] I am unique as is every teacher in there style of teaching, I like to see students have the oppurtunity to *not* be limited in music, but to be able to teach him or her self, by learning to play by ear! and if the student wants to learn to read music as well, I can teach that as well! I am a big fan of "Alfred" material in the world of music, I use nothing else for the most part if I'm teaching music and using material, depending on the student, one can easily learn to play an instrument, such as a guitar in as fast as 10 lessons! Even sooner depending on how much practice time is put in during the students own time:] Typically though there are about 13 lessons to complete as a beginner, of the instrument you plan to learn, or voice, which is also an instrument! Its a truly exciting journey, & I would be honored to have a opportunity to go along this journey with you:]

*** Studio Equipment ***
I povide teaching material & lessons, I expect my student to provide there own instrument & and any accessories needed such as a metronome or capo:]

*** Travel Equipment ***
In my home studio, big living room area, A.C, most times my family is over but no interruptions in the music room:] Instruments. Great acoustics. Seating for parents. And my other 2 studios would be churches, one smaller and one very large:] I truly enjoy working one on one, of course with parents as well as students if they are young children, giving them 110% focus & attention! :]

*** Specialties ***
Contemporary, Gospel, Classical, Alternative, Rock, Rock & Roll, Spanish :]
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Dede R. November 17, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Piano

Matthew was a great teacher…however found he was unable to teach in his home or studio, needed to rearrange the classes to my location, which was not convenient for me
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Cesar H. June 18, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Matthew did a great job with our daughter. He was patient and found great ways to teach her. Matt also was very respectful and professional. We look forward to continuing lesson with Matt in the future.
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Yvonne T. May 29, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Mathew is an exceptional!!!

Mathew is an extraordinary teacher. He works well with kids an also communicate every steps of the way with me regarding my kids progress when I am not around. My children had been with a few different teachers before and they like Mathew's teaching style the best. Definitely recommend Mathew to teach anyone who wants to learn musical instruments out there.
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Matthew G.

Matthew G.

Hesperia, CA 92345
(10)
starting at
$13 / 15-min
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Omar G.

Riverside, CA

I've been teaching music for 15 yrs on guitar, piano, bass, cello and bass. My students have ranged from from 5yrs to 75yrs of age. I have seen many student go on to join orchestras, bands, broadway shows or simply continued their education to a university or college. Being able to read music profeciently has given me the opportunity to teach off many method books but like to use Alfred Method, Mel Bay and Frederick Noad Method books. I teach many styles ranging from classical, jazz & blues, rock, contemporary and pop. I do stress and recommend all my students to learn how to read music and usually by our second or third lesson they will playing simple songs. I am here to help you make music!

About OMAR

Knowing that you are looking for a instructor to teach you music puts a smile on my face. You see, music has been a part of my life since the age of 3. Some of my first memories are of me accompanying my father at home with his rehearsals or just singing together to have fun as a family. I believe music is a gift that unites people together bringing out our deepest emotions that words cannot express. At the age of 5 I received an organ and from that point on I embarked on a long life journey to indulge and learn more about music. In elementary, junior high and high school I was involved in an
y subject dealing with music. I joined school choirs, orchestras, bands, marching bands, jazz bands, musicals you name it. While enjoying all school music activities I was selected to join in honor county and state orchestras and choirs. In junior high and high school I was selected to play for the Junior Pacific Symphony Orchestra, received scholarships to music summer camps, and was selected musician of the year. In college my quest continued with the Orange Coast College Orchestra, Praise Symphony Orchestra, Vanguard University Orchestra as well as guitar ensembles and college choir groups. I've also taken private lessons from Dr. Art David (Julliard graduate) in stand up bass as well as David Black (Pacific Symphony Orchestra) and classical guitar with Richard Glenn and David Murray. I've been teaching now for 15 years in guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, stand up bass, cello, piano and voice ranging from 5 yr old to 65 yr old. My styles of music range from classical, jazz, rock, blues and contemporary. At this point I'm enjoying playing and singing in my church choir and worship team as well as teaching my two kids the joys of music. I hope you truly enjoy the joy of learning music whether it be through me or another teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher I require all students to set time aside to practice. For without it, it is only wasting your time, your money and my time. I don't expect a total dedication to it but I do want to see some effort put into it. A little practice can go a long way and the more you do it, the faster you will progress and the more you will enjoy it. We will first start off with what you want out of music and the level you are at and go from there. Student can bring their own music either thru tabs, music sheet or just by ear but one thing I do expect is a student to learn how to read music notation. We will go thru the regular warm up exercises, material practiced during the week and any new music for the following week. Correct techniques in how to hold your instrument or voice procedures will be addressed. Music theory will also be part of the lesson as well as ear training. At the end of either 3 to 6 months you will have learned the basics of music and will be playing songs for you or someone else to enjoy. I will make it a total relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere but some dedication has to put on the students' part.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music room, guitar both classical and electric, piano, cello, upright bass and electric bass guitar

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my own instrument. I can also provide music stand, small amplifier if needed and music material for the first few lesson until student provides for him/her self. Student must have own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
My way of teaching would have to be that they must learn how to read music while learning how to play an instrument.
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Allen S. January 14, 2017
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Enjoyed the session
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Cameron July 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
The lessons are for my son and he is enjoying learning from Mr. Omar. I would recommend him as an instuctor, he's on time, courtious, and knows his stuff.
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Jeff Y. June 8, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Cool guy, seems to know a lot and is adaptable to the students needs
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Omar G.

Omar G.

Riverside, CA 92503
(17)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kory I.

Pomona, CA

I have sang in Cal Poly's concert choir, in a band, as a soloist and have learned as a studio voice student from the very best

About Kory

My name is Kory, and I'm currently enrolled as a Music Studies Major and Business Minor in college. I've been playing guitar for over 7 years, and played lead guitar/bass for my high school jazz band and the Cal Poly jazz combo. I also recently started a band, you can check out our page and music in the links below

https://www.facebook.com/SearchForDeliciousTheBand/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

https://searchfordelicious.bandcamp.com/

I have completed all levels of music theory at Cal Poly Pomona and have sung in the Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. I have taken recording classes an
d know how to use Pro Tools and Logic and have recently started to self produce my own music. In addition, I've worked with several students outside of take lessons, and have volunteered as a music teacher's assistant at Nightingale Middle School and John F. Kennedy High School.

Teaching others about music theory, singing, music production and guitar is a passion for me, and something that I'm not only confident in, but very patient with. I can guarantee, whether you're a beginner, or a very experienced player, you will see results

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide an acoustic guitar, picks, a chord, an amp. I expect the student to have either an acoustic or electric guitar to be able to practice with, but if they don't I can cover him/her.

*** Specialties ***
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Singing

Genres: Indie, Alternative, Pop, Punk, Acoustic, Rock, Surf, Metal, Jazz, Electronic, Psychedelic

Music Theory, Ear Training, Songwriting
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Rebecca January 15, 2017
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Kory was very nice, patient and gave some good tips.

We had some tech. difficulty with Skype and sound issues but otherwise went well.
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Nikki December 12, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Really knows how to guide you in the right directions
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Alley O. November 28, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
So far very happy & excited for my first 3 lessons. Kory very professional, accommodating & excellent guitar teacher.
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Kory I.

Kory I.

Pomona, CA 91768
(16)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Varin I.

Montclair, CA

I've been teaching singing for a little over seven years and my students have gone on to truly have fun with their new singing voice. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to understand the basics of how to sing your favorite songs, and as time goes on, you'll be able to mix and vibrato. I specialize in all singing styles and techniques, typically use the Singing Book by Meribeth Dayme and Seth Riggs Singing for the Stars, and have the following tools available for your lessons: a keyboard and a recording device. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Varin

Songwriter / Producer
Instruments: Piano, Vocals, Guitar/Bass, Drums
DAWS: Reason, FL, Waves, & Pro Tools
Member of BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC (2011-Present)

If you would like to schedule an appointment at a different time, please ask and I will do my best to make that arrangement.

What's inside the singing lesson?

Lessons revolve around three basic aspects which are training, singing, and acting.

In training, definitely be ready for some scale exercises. If you want to work on making your vibrato faster, breathe better, sing more loud or soft, sing short or longer phrases, co
ntrolling your mix, executing your melismas, r&b licks, blue notes, bending notes, singing super high notes and transitioning down to lower notes: balancing head and chest voice, and expanding your range, then vocal training is what you'll need. Most of this activity involves matching sounds to custom scales played on a piano.

In singing, definitely have a song in mind you want to work on. Then we'll discuss which techniques and skills that are essential for that particular genre of music. Other than that, you'll learn singer's diction and will know how to control vowel sounds and consonants more efficiently. Most of this activity involves you singing either a line, a verse, chorus, bridge, or the entire song. It really depends on what level you feel comfortable at. Most of this activity revolves around breathing techniques, phrasing techniques, and you singing the melody correctly on pitch.

In acting, whether you're recording or performing, you'll still need to put an act together. Portrayal of emotions are quite the essential skills to make your sound believable. If singing with feeling is not working out for you, then you might want to consider working on some basic acting skills. Some of the skills covered are voice inflections, rhythm, gestures, body language, and facial expressions. Most of this activity involves you expressing yourself as an artist.

How to be prepared for the lesson?

If you do not have a piano or recording device on hand, I'll provide both devices for you. It's recommended to provide a piano. It doesn't have to be expensive, it just has to be in tuned. If it's digital, you should be fine. It's also recommended to have a recording device. Many clients enjoy recording their lessons on their mp3 players or any other computer devices. Please have a clean and clear space with an electrical outlet for the piano and recording device. Other than that, please wear comfortable clothing as if you are about to play a sport or an activity you enjoy. If you want to dress like a super star that's fine too.

If you're taking lessons online, don't worry about anything because everything will be provided.
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Matt January 12, 2017
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Knows what he's talking about. More of a casual and laidback teacher. Relatable if you're a younger guy or girl.
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Jay J. December 28, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Varin is an awesome instructor, who truly demonstrates love for what he does and goes above the norm to ensure you understand and get the most from your lessons. He teaches great technique and has a lot of patience.
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Alexis November 3, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I had a great time with Varin. He made sure I was comfortable as when singing you can be incredibly vulnerable especially when you don't sing in front of people often. I had no idea walking in what I wanted out of this other than improvement. He made a quick assessment of my voice and we started training right away. It allowed me to the get the most out of my hour. He was never shy to explain anything to me and I was happy to hear what he had to say. A+ teacher
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Varin I.

Varin I.

Chino Hills, CA 91709
(25)
starting at
$25 / 15-min
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Amy G.

Glendora, CA

We will study proper breathing, placement, stretching your vocal range, posture, poise, vowels, stage presence, communicating the lyric of a song, connecting with your audience, song selection, voice type, ear training, confidence, mic technique, how to read music, music resources, building your repertoire, pitch, rhythm, how to choose a song, vocal exercises, proper technique, mouth placement, tone, and facial expressions amongst many others!

About Amy

Hello!! My name is Amy G. and I have been singing professionally for over 20 years, and a vocal instructor for over 10 years. I teach all styles/genres of singing and am passionate about finding the gold and strengths in my students and bringing out their FULL POTENTIAL!!

Vocal Goals:
To€...
Develop free, uninhibited singing.
Enhance quality of tone for a desired sound.
Familiarize students with the piano.
Match pitch.

With...
Full, strong, breath & body support.
Clear diction.
Vowel dexterity.
Facial agility & upper-torso re
laxation.

Performance/Musical Goals:
Develop boldness & energy.
Look & sound professional.
Expand the student's musical knowledge & repertoire.
Embrace & comprehend the musicality of vocal lines &
phrases appropriate to each piece.

Social Goals:
Create a polite & kindly atmosphere.
Dissolve the STRESS, allowing singing to be FUN.
Keep the student motivated.

Accompaniment options:
Melody line only/basic chords (when learning repertoire & vocal techniques.)
Pre-recorded tracks. (CD/Tape for practice & performance.)
Hire an accompanist. (For applicable lessons & performance.)

Practicing Goals: (Monthly Practice Schedule Handout)
Encourage consistency rather than length.

We will study proper breathing, placement, stretching your vocal range, posture, poise, vowels, stage presence, communicating the lyric of a song, connecting with your audience, song selection, voice type, ear training, confidence, mic technique, how to read music, music resources, building your repertoire, pitch, rhythm, how to choose a song, vocal exercises, proper technique, mouth placement, tone, and facial expressions amongst many others! The following is a current biography, but I will provide a teaching and performing resume upon request. I am also happy to provide samples of me singing! I do not have a website at this time, but I am working on having it set up very soon! I look forward to hearing from you!

"Amy most recently performed with Musical Theatre West's productions of the highly acclaimed, Sweeney Todd, directed by Calvin Remsburg, and Annie with Tony Award winner Andrea McArdle. She came straight from starring in a beautiful production of Godspell at the Candlelight Pavilion, and as Mabel in Performance Riverside's production of Pirates of Penzance. She had the pleasure of playing Josie Cohan in the world premiere of Academy Award winner Richard Sherman's new musical, Pazzazz! at the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. She'™s traveled around the world performing with Norwegian Cruise Lines and Vox Lumiere, and locally with Orange County Opera and Enrichment Works Productions. Regional theatre: Mary in the Glory of Christmas (Crystal Cathedral), Johanna in Sweeney Todd(Starlight Bowl), Jenny in Company(Performance Riverside), Cinderella in Into the Woods(Candlelight Pavilion), Rosina in Barber of Seville (Orange County Opera), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (ITL Award), Sarah in Guys and Dolls (Candlelight Pavilion)."
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Brooke W. November 18, 2016
Child Acting · Online
Verified Student
She is amazing with my daughter ! Great experience.
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Kelly K. October 11, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Had our first lesson with Amy. My daughter loved her. She's extremely knowledgeable, makes her students feel at ease and gave my daughter great advice and pointers to improve.
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Valerie M. July 7, 2016
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Amy is amazing. She understands how to reach and bring out the best in my daughter!
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Amy G.

Amy G.

Glendora, CA 91741
(21)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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