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Judy F.

Menifee, CA

About Judy

I started taking music lessons at the age of 9. It began playing in the church and then I taught lessons in my home at the age of 16. I went on to attend and graduate from Christian Heritage College (now called San Diego Christian College) with a Bachelors Degree in Music and Business. I am now the Director of the Music Department at San Diego Young Artists Music Academy. I direct two youth and children choirs, a male chorus and a great adult choir. I also sing with the Voices of Prayze who travel with Jason Mraz from time to time. As a singer, pianist and as a teacher, I specialize in Gospel
piano & vocal technique and repertoire. I also have a great deal of experience in Pop, R&B, and Classical so I am able to help students excel in these genres as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
As your private teacher, I can promise you a very soulful and rewarding experience – having fun is part of my lesson plan. My goal for each student is to build confidence through knowledge and experience. I will encourage each student to reach into their spirit and bring out what is already inside of them through the type of music that brings them happiness. After 3- 6 months of lessons from me pianist will be able to know beginning concepts, play songs of their choice by ear and note read simple songs also. Singers will know beginning vocal exercises, be able to project their voice, and sing high and low notes accurately to songs according to their ability.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano
Mic and Karaoke Machine
A Stage to Practice Performance Technique
Music Books

*** Specialties ***
Gospel & classical
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Saimana Faumuina August 16, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Really helps me out with the basics and every other aspects as far technic. We hit it off really well with the type of music I wanted to learn and we both liked, which is 70s 80s R&B
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Michele W. August 16, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
In just a few lessons, my daughter has already recognized that Judy is a "caring" and "nice" instructor who is patient and encouraging too. My daughter enjoys going to her lessons.
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Rebecca B. August 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Love her!
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Judy F.

Judy F.

San Diego, CA 92113
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Carolyn H.

Chula Vista, CA

About Carolyn

My specialty is keyboards, piano, keyboards, organ. As a professional I am a member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC). I enjoy teaching students in many communities, and have experience teaching music to all ages from elementary to high school. I have also performed with vocalists, choirs, instrumentalists and keyboardist in
musical productions.

*** Lesson Details ***
My promise to you that that you will learn and enjoy the piano! During piano lessons I will show you how to read music, play music by ear, play different kinds of music, like popular, classical and jazz
. You will also learn chords, keyboard technique, musical style, and how to perform for others. I include ear training, music theory, music composition, and how to stylize your music.
You will enjoy lessons, and through practice, master many types of music. My students have several opportunites to perform each year in recitals, and in the Certificate of Merit program. Through this program you can receive certificates that show your musical achievement.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Keyboard,Tablet, Music Library, Sample Books, Sheet Music.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, pop, contemporary, jazz, music theory
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Valeria July 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Carolyn is an experienced and very dedicated teacher. She is kind and patient and definitely has a gift for teaching, my 12 year old daughter has learned so much in so little time. We definitely plan to continue with Carolyn, our goal was to have my daughter read music by the end of the summer and she was already playing after the first session. Carolyn is also easy to work with, very accommodating and responsive. We are very grateful we found her.
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Leticia A. July 14, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Carolyn had been a blessing to our family, my daughters love and look forward to their lessons! Take lessons is also the best most organized scheduling system I have used.
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Gloria N. September 17, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Highly recommend Mrs. Carolyn! She is a patient sweet knowledgeable teacher with creative teaching methods. My 7 year old daughter has been having lessons with her for about 6 months and already knows so much, it's pleasing to know that she Loves to teach and my money is well spent =)
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Carolyn H.

Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Francis R.

San Diego, CA

About Francis

Hi everyone! I'm a hard-working musician with a background in live performance, songwriting, composition, and home recording. I want to help you perform the music you love, whether you're playing to your family, your webcam, or a 15,000 seat arena. I have been teaching private music lessons since 2007.

I am a graduate of UCSD, where I completed my bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. I have taken years of private lessons, played bass, guitar, and mandolin in local and touring bands, and released three albums of original music. I want to make your goals accessible.

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I focus on making lessons fun for my students. I emphasize the importance of practicing on your own and building confidence by performing live and/or writing your own songs. I love to help people get better at sounding like themselves.

During lessons from me, you can expect to play, sing, clap your hands, and become completely immersed in the music you love. Whether your goal is to perform in front of an audience, record albums, or just play for fun in your living room, I'll help you make that happen.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room, seating available, street parking.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I only teach students who provide their own instrument. I am willing to provide a loaner guitar for the week if a student's instrument needs to be repaired or is not accessible for any reason. I also provide homework when necessary :)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching confidence in performance practices, technique, singing and playing, and good microphone habits for singing, speaking, and recording, and songwriting. I teach based on student needs, and I find each student benefits from a different curriculum.
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Bjoern P. March 8, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Francis has been just fantastic as my first ever singing teacher. He completely made me feel at ease, provided me with material to practice in between lessons, and is just a genuinely nice guy to be around. He provided good and intuitive help to improve my singing, and I fell I have improved lightyears in just a few weeks.
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Richard C. November 19, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Francis is a fantastic instructor. He is very patient and knowledgeable. My friends asked me to play bass guitar in their rock band so I needed to learn fast. Francis taught me the basics and quickly moved on to tips and tricks to help me advance. I am having a blast.
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David K. June 19, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Francis is great. Always on time, always available to chat about areas I had questions or challenges, always insightful.
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Francis R.

San Diego, CA 92102
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Ben Z.

San Diego, CA

About Ben

Ben Z. has been helping people achieve their goals in guitar and music since 2001, and is passionate about teaching students of all ages and skill levels. As an instructor, Ben combines traditional teaching methods with ear training and improvisation to create well rounded experience for the student. Proficiency and creativity are both emphasized in lessons that are designed to be both fun and rewarding. Ben is an avid performer, regularly playing a wide variety of genres. Blues, Oldies, Soul/R&B, Funk, World Music, Classic Rock, Country, Musicals, Ragtime, Gospel, Acoustic fingerstyle, Travis
picking, Chicken pickin', Slide guitar, Chord melody/solo arrangements, Lead/rhythm techniques, Music theory, and reading music are all topics that can be covered in lessons. Ben welcomes children and beginners with the same enthusiasm as adults and experienced players. Ben also offers Lap Steel, Pedal Steel, and Banjo lessons for beginners.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Breedlove AC25/SR Plus Acoustic Guitar
Gibson Les Paul
Fender Telecaster
Goldtone Dojo (Banjo/Dobro)
Emmons Pedal Steel
Gretsch Lap Steel
VOX AC-30 amp
Fender Bassman amp
Fender GDEC amp
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Sidney H. August 27, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Learning lots of new stuff from lesson one to present... He's a good instructor. Ben listens to me and develops his method of teaching from what my weaknesses are.
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Tammy K. June 22, 2015
Banjo · In home
Verified Student
It was perfect, Ben was really helpful and made me feel totally at ease with the whole process of learning. Can't wait for the next lesson, thanks Ben!
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Cengiz K. December 15, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
It was a very productive lesson. Ben was able to teach a lot of things in the limited time given, and he gives enough material to work on that can easily last me a week. He makes his lessons enjoyable and educational at the same time.
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Ben Z.

San Diego, CA 92104
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Adrián T.

San Diego, CA

About Adrián

Adrián : Born on October 17, 1975, and raised in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México, Adrian T. grew up surrounded by the traditional music of Central America from Danzón, Boleros and Rumba, to Son and Mambo. Adrián began developing his musical ability starting at the age of eleven. He was inclined to play the tenor saxophone and the flute with an understanding of classical music and a distinct attraction to jazz, and five years later chose to take on the clarinet. His grandmother, a "Danzón Nut" according to Adrián, urged her grandson in that direction, but the young player was adamant towards a new
found paragon for himself: John W. Coltrane.

2001 was a year that would have a profound impact on Adrián’s music. While pursuing Sociology and Music Studies at The University of Texas, El Paso, he learned more about the transmission of these ideas and theories through music. In an effort to track the development of marked philosophical and spiritual traditions observed by ancient cultures, Adrián arranged to meet, learn, and creatively collaborate with musicians involved with traditions originating from West Africa. One of his primary interests was the Yoruba tradition (predominantly out of Western Nigeria), the ancient African religion underlying Santeria (Cuba and Puerto Rico), Candombl (Baha, Brazil), Vodun (Haiti), and Cu Taan (México).

THE MARS VOLTA

In 2004 Adrián joined The Mars Volta recording the studio album, “Frances the Mute”, and continues to work with the band (as a full-fledged member) on subsequent albums (“Live Scabdates” 2005, “Amputechture” 2006, “The Bedlam in Goliath” 2008) and all of The Mars Volta side projects (movie scores, DVD‘s, etc.). The Mars Volta is comprised of guitarist Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez, lyricist/vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, bassist John Alderete, guitarist Paul Hinojos-González, drummer Thomas Pridgen, percussionist Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, and keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens.

Through his work with The Mars Volta, Adrián went on to earn his first Grammy Award in 2008 for the “Best Rock Performance” category with the song "Wax Simulacra". Working with The Mars Volta has enabled Adrián to gain further exposure as a multi-instrumentalist, particularly in Europe.

Television performances of The Mars Volta include (but not limited to): The Henry Rollins Show, The Tonight Show with David Letterman, and The BBC.
THE STUDIO/TOURING MUSICIAN

Adrián ’s solid performance and versatility have allowed him many opportunities to collaborate with a vast array of professionals worldwide. Adrián has shared the stage and/or recorded with the likes of Larry Harlow, Antonio Sánchez, Bob Sheppard, Edwin Livingston, Erik A. Unsworth, Dr. Willy Hill, Dr. Donald G. Wilkinson, Damo Suzuki, Lenny Castro, Money Mark Nishita, Los Lobos, EMI Gospel Artist Smokie Norful, Lisa Papineau (Big Sir), Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet/Group (Se Dice Bisonte, No Búfalo 2007, music scoring for the Guillermo Arriaga Jordan and Jorge Hernández Aldana film on El Búfalo de la Noche on La Neta Films/Naco Films performed by The Mars Volta), Hans Glawishing, John Beasley, Brian Lynch, Shaila Dúrcal, John Frusciante, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), Ken Schalk, Juliette Lewis, Nuriya Michan, Deantoni Parks, Candiria, The Memorials, Trevor Hall, Oscar Stagnaro, Billy Ray Cyrus, David "Fuze" Fiuczynski and Freedom Bremner of Screaming Headless Torsos, Pete Escobedo, Oskar Cartaya, Hadrien Feraud, and Luis Conte among others.

Adrián 's professional involvement with the music industry has continued to develop under his own publishing and record label, EL REGIMEN Music BMI, leading T.R.A.M. and as a full flesh member of one of the strongest lineups in funk music The Earful. This dignified and prolific musician collaborates with an eclectic number of international musicians, tours internationally on an intense and annual schedule, all the while teaching workshops to numerous school districts and universities around the world.

T.R.A.M.

It's extremely rare to come across a band that flips the script of conventionality, throwing caution to the wind. The debut effort from T.R.A.M. does just that, while blazing a trail of creativity quick to turn heads throughout the world. This unit will easily be referred to by many as a “Super Group”. However, the members of this dynamic unit aren't in this for any reason other than to use it as a platform to further express their art without limitations or any preconceived notions.

T.R.A.M. is comprised of such renowned and musically proficient artists as Adrián (The Mars Volta) on saxophone, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) on guitar, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitar, and Eric Moore II (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums. This is a group of likeminded individuals that are naturally gifted with the collaboration of their unique talents resulting in something truly amazing. Their much anticipated debut album, “Lingua Franca”, was released February 2012 through Sumarian Records.

Adrián states:

“Tosin Abasi and I were originally introduced by a mutual friend, Raanen Bozzio (Terry Bozzio's son), summer of 2010. This meeting also served as my first introduction to Animals As Leaders and Javier Reyes. Since then, Abasi, Reyes, and I have developed a great relationship. We got together almost every day to try out ideas, and after a month we had already formulated a majority of the record. At this point we contacted Eric Moore, an incredible drummer and the most joyful person to be around, and soon everything we had envisioned rhythmically came together on our first meeting/recording session (at the Farias Productions Studios) on what is now T.R.A.M…

I never know how people will respond to our music, I just never know! My goal is to try to instill a strong feeling or energy in people and I feel that collectively we achieved this goal tenfold with this new project. We all have a great enthusiasm and desire to perform this material live and see this band further develop. We look forward to hearing what you all think of it.”

TRANSIENT

A concept ensemble with its roots in west coast music, TRANSIENT performs original music inspired by the tradition of Jazz and Chamber Music on today's world. This genuine ensemble led by saxophonist Adrian (The Mars Volta, T.R.A.M. and The Earful) followed by cellist Artyom Manukyan (Peter Erskine and Draco Rosa), trumpeter Mike Cottone (Everette Harp, and Rick Braun), and on the drums the powerful young lion Tim "Figg" Newton, brings a collection of original compositions written as a story line of work of solid experimental material and improvisation. Translating the live performance into the world of sound,

TRANSIENT exists as a unique new voice comprised of some of creative music's fearless players on the globe.

DISCOGRAPHY

The Adrián Quartet
"Cu Taan (2009)." - INDI-O Music Award Nominee 2009

The Mars Volta
"Frances The Mute (2005)."
"Scabdates (2005)."
"Amputechture (2006)."
"El Bufalo de la Noche - Soundtrack/Music Score (2007)."
"The Bedlam in Goliath - LP (2008)." - Grammy Award Winner 2008

The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group
"Omar Rodriguez (2005)."
"Please Heat This Eventually (2007)."
"Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo (2007)."
"Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Lydia Lunch (2007)."
"The Apocalypse Inside of An Orange (2007)."
"Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far) (2007)."
"Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fungus (2008)."
"Old Money (2008)."
"Woman Gives Birth To Tomato (2013)."

Alavaz Relxib Cirdec
"The Special 12 Singles Series - Single (2005)."

Big Sir
"Und Die Scheiße Ändert Sich Immer (2006)."
Song(s): Cause That Shit's Too Evil (And She's Just A Gangsta Bitch) and I Lie Down

Zechs Marquise
"Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare (2008)."

Troker
"El Rey Del Camino (2010)." - INDI-O Music Award Winner 2010

Alex Otaola
"El Hombre de la Camara (2010)." - INDI-O Music Award Winner 2010

T.R.A.M. (Band Leader)
"Lingua Franca (2012)." Sumerian Records - #2 iTunes Jazz Charts 2012

Trevor Hall
"Everything Everytime Everywhere (2011)."
Song: Different Hunger ("The Change-Up" Movie Soundtrack)
Written by Trevor Hall, Jimmy Messer; Courtesy of Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Company;
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music

Ten Kens
"Namesake (2012)."
Song(s): Mousetrap

BG5 (The Beach Girl5)
"Rock Mafia Mix Tape Vol. 1 (2012)."
Song(s): Kids r Ok

The Memorials
"Delirium (2012)."
Song(s): Mr. Entitled (Arranger and performer).

Le James Davey
"Vol 1: Le Processus (2012)."
Song(s): Un Mouvement - La Catalyse, and Trois Mouvement - Humilité

Mister Sparx
"Default Jazz (2014)."

JAZZTEC
"JAZZTEC (2013)."

Billy Ray Cyrus
"Change My Mind (2012)."
Song(s): Change My Mind

Trey Spruance
"Three separate releases (2013)."

ESTIRPE (Spain)
"Neurasia (2013)."
Song(s): R136a1 (Intro), and En Tus Ojos

Los Random (Argentina)
"Pidanoma (2014)."
Song(s): Mee Changó

CANDIRIA
(yet to be titled 2014).

CANDIRIA
“Giant MKT/Rising Pulse Records 2014 (7 inch Single Release).”
Song(s): Invaders by Iron Maiden

Troy Baker
“Sitting in the Fire (2014).”
Song: Apparition (horn arrangement and performance)

SOUNDTRACKS AND MOVIE SCORES

Radio Serva
"Radio Serva/Movie Music Score by Adrián T. © 2009 EL REGIMEN Music BMI.
A movie by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani and Marcello Fois (November, 2010)."

El Tercer Sendero
A film by Jimmy Cohen and Erik Majzner, Music Elements by Adrián T.
© 2014 EL REGIMEN Music BMI

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

EL REGIMEN Music President Creative Music Movement,
Founding Member Sheet Music & Recordings

EL REGIMEN Music BMI President Music Publishing
Publishing Company

ENDORSEMENTS

“Adrián Terrazas-González performs exclusively on Yamaha Flutes, Saxophones and Clarinets.”
Yamaha Corporation, Inc.
Hiroshi Tamezawa - Yamaha Music Corp.

“Adrián Terrazas-González is M-Audio Artist and AVID Artist.”
José Reveles González
Artist Director (Avid/M-Audio)
pepe.reveles-gonzalez@avid.com

“Adrián Terrazas-González plays González Reeds.”
Eduardo Davolos
Rio Negro 2240 Guaymallen
Mendoza, República Argentina
(+54 1 54) 528-0834
eduardo@gonzalezreeds.com

“Adrián Terrazas-González is a Samsun and Hartke Artist.”
Ira C. Blanco
Samson Technologies Corp.
45 Gilpin Avenue, Suite 100
Hauppauge, NY 11788
+1(631) 784-2200 Ext. 107
blanco@samsontech.com
EQUIPMENT

Woodwinds
Yamaha Professional Series (piccolo, soprano and alto flutes).
Yamaha Custom Z (alto, tenor and baritone saxophones).
Selmer 1972 Series 10G clarinet
Yamaha YCL-621 bass clarinet

Mouthpieces/Setups
Selmer Super Session G Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece
Selmer Super Session E Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
Selmer Soloist H Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
Vandoren V16 Ebonite E9 Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece
Otto Link New York 7* Tenor Saxophone/The Mars Volta Setup
Clark W. Fobes San Francisco Clarinet Custom Mouthpiece 4L
Clark W. Fobes San Francisco Bass Clarinet Custom Mouthpiece
González Reeds (All Saxophones and Clarinets)
Francois Louis Ultimate Ligature for all Saxophones and Clarinets
De Jacques Neck Straps

Amplifiers
Hartke KM200
Mackie Stage Back Line for (T.R.A.M.)

Effects Pedals Stage/Studio (The Mars Volta)
Ernie Ball WAH
BOSS PS-5 Super Shifter
BOSS RC-2 Loop Station
BOSS RE-20 Space Echo
W-2 Maestro Woodwind Effects Box
MXR Phase 90
Moogerfooger Ring Modulator
DigiTech JamMan Looper Performance Loop Pedal
TECH 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI

Microphones
Samson AirLine 77 UHF Wind Instrument System
Samson CL8
Electro-Voice RE20
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Chazz P. June 6, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
I've known Adrian for many years, and you won't find anyone more dedicated to the Saxophone and Flute - I mean what you see (and hear) is what you get! He's in it for the long haul and willing to share his vast amount of experience.

I haven't taken continuous lessons from him, but I had the pleasure of hiring him to play and he's jammed with a bunch of my friends who play professionally. Adrian has been and always be someone I look up to to always provide tips and technique improvement suggestions. He does this with a true humble spirit. He meets you wherever you live musically and builds upon what you've already got.

Adrian is a talented Musician who can instantly engage an audience and keep them connected through his Music. If I had more time, I would take lessons from him regularly. He has so much to share musically and does it with a giving spirit.

Keep up the good work Adrian! I know the future is bright for you and all of your Students!
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Itzel S. May 9, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Adrián Terrazas-González ha sido desde el inicio una parte crucial en mi desarrollo musical. Adrián cuenta con una habilidad inigualable como saxofonista, flautista, clarinetista, multi-instrumentista, arreglista, compositor y educador. Tiene una gran facilidad para transmitir de manera coherente y directa su conocimiento y su gran experiencia en el jazz, música clásica, música contemporánea y otros géneros. Adrián posee un enorme conocimiento en cuanto a armonía, ear training, counterpoint, ejecución, etc. Tiene la gran habilidad de poder trasmitir herramientas específicas y concretas para cada una de las capacidades que sus estudiantes necesitan desarrollar y la inteligencia como profesor para provocar en sus alumnos una exigencia personal para dar lo mejor de si mismos. Gran acercamiento y abordaje en cuanto a transcripciones y sonido. Sin duda un pilar muy importante en mi desarrollo como saxofonista y músico. Totalmente recomendable como profesor.
Gracias Adrián !

Adrian Terrazas Gonzalez has been from the beginning a crucial part in my musical development . Adrian has a unique ability as a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, multi -instrumentalist, arranger, composer and educator . He has a superb ability to transmit his knowledge and experience in jazz , classical music , contemporary music and other genres . Adrian has a tremendous knowledge of harmony, ear training, counterpoint, execution, etc. He has the great ability to convey specific and concrete tools for each of the skills that his students need to develop themselves, and the intelligence as teacher to lead students to their personal growth as musicians, pushing them to always give the best of themselves. Great approach regarding to transcriptions and sound . Certainly a very important part in my development as a saxophonist and musician . Strongly recommended as a teacher.
Thanks, Adrian!

-Itzel
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kenneth S. March 27, 2015
Composition
Adrian has been a major part of my knowledge of woodwind composition. As a song writer/artist, i've hired Adrian to help score and perform on many recordings for me.

Adrian plays all saxes, flute and clarinets and i can't thank him enough for his
wisdom and instructional guidance in gaining a broader understanding for how to make those instruments work in my music.

Thank You Adrian, Cheers!!!!
Ken Schalk
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Adrián T.

San Diego, CA 92113
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