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About Milton J.

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Corona, CA
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About Milton
Hey there, everyone!

My name is Milton Carl Jackson II and I teach vocal, guitar, piano, and musical theatre lessons in the Inland Empire area.

I help those young, middle-aged, and not-as-young tap into their own soul through music so that they may help others find theirs as well. I believe that in order to entertain others with your voice or your instrument, one must first be able to entertain oneself - all the while having fun doing it! As a recent graduate of the University of California, Davis with a double major in Music History & Ethnomusicology and African-American & African Stud
ies; a former co-host of the popular hip-hop radio show ATF Radio: All Things Fresh on KDVS 90.3 FM; a former Music Director of The Afterglow of UC Davis; and a recently graduate of the University of Redlands with a Master's in Music Education, I have come in contact and learned from a vast amount of different musicians and professionals. A classically-trained bass-baritone with roots in R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, and Jazz, I have aspirations to help each and every student realize their full musical potential.

If you're looking for a teacher who will motivate and inspire you not only to learn your instrument of choice, but also how to perform it (whether on the big stage or in your living room for the family) and record it as well, I'm the perfect teacher for you. Learning to sing, play, and act beautifully doesn't have to be difficult -- we'll work on finding your voice or your style, all while having fun along the way!

I teach in-studio, in-home, and online lessons, so we can be flexible with the lesson type and schedule!

This is a perfect chance for you or your child who can't stop singing around the house or has dreams of shredding on the guitar or twinkling on the ivories to learn the fundamentals of music, start something new that keeps them or you focused, and have fun while doing it!

Feel free to contact me at show contact info for any questions and check out my student reviews and qualifications.

I look forward to meeting you and accompanying you or your child on your musical journey!!
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jzaquise March 23, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
I don't have another instructor to compare, and this was only the first lesson, but he seems to meet all of the qualifications I am looking for. He was patient and created a calm environment. I am looking forward to continuing my learning with him.
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Sally March 21, 2017
· Piano · In home
My son was close to giving up on piano because he was struggling with dynamics. Rather than quit piano, we decided to try switching to a new teacher. My son started lessons with Milton a year ago and is now enjoying piano again. In working with Milton, my son realized that his former teacher did not cover music theory and felt lost at times during the lessons. We brought this to Milton's attention, and Milton made the necessary adjustments to keep my son feeling good about the lessons.
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Danielle Montgomery March 21, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · Online
It was great! I was really nervous but Milton is very patient and encouraging. I know I am going to enjoy this process.
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Milton J.

Milton J.

Corona, CA 92879
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$35 / 30-min

About Omar G.

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Riverside, CA

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Zac P. March 2, 2017
Verified Student · Cello · In studio
Great teacher. Thanks for accommodating our busy schedule!!!
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Thomas J. March 1, 2017
Verified Student · Cello · In studio
Omar was kind with my never had a lesson status said we should get started and had me making some nice sounds with the cello in no time at all
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Allen S. January 14, 2017
Verified Student · Bass Guitar · In studio
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Omar G.

Omar G.

Riverside, CA 92503
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$30 / 30-min

About Varin I.

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Montclair, CA

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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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Katie W. February 11, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In home
My daughter has been taking singing lessons from Varin for just over a month and I have noticed a big difference in her singing. She has been learning techniques to help increase her note range and work toward reaching her full potential with her voice. Varin is very patient with my daughter and she feels very comfortable with his teaching skills.
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Matt January 12, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
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
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
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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Varin I.

Chino Hills, CA 91709
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About Michelle A.

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Corona, CA

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Ms. Ahn has been teaching private lessons since 2011 and is currently available to travel to your home for lessons. She studied classical piano performance at Eastman School of Music for her Bachelor's degree with professor Nelita True, and holds Master's degree at University of Southern California studying with professor Bernadene Blaha.

She is well-trained in performance, ear training, church accompanying, and music theory. She has been playing piano in church for main worship services for 10 years. Also, she is bilingual in English and Korean. Ms. Ahn is enthusiastic in teaching and ob
serving students improving and loving the music. She is very patient, friendly, and loving, but professional at the same time and become suitable and different for each student.

She is currently a piano instructor at SOMA music academy
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Bee M. October 12, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
First day with Michelle went very smooth. She was friendly and my daughter enjoyed the session with her. Thumbs up !
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Maria July 8, 2016
· Classical Piano · In home
Ms. Ahn is a wonderful musician and teacher. She is very patience and friendly so that my daughter likes to talk to her about his school activities and learn piano with joy. She is caring and loves children. I already recommended her to my daughter's friends and they love her as well.
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Hannah July 8, 2016
· Piano · In home
Ms. Ahn is an amazing teacher! My son has been taking lessons with her for almost two years and I'm happy to see my son improving. She sometimes choose songs and pieces that my son would enjoy! Also, she asks my son if there is any song he would like to sing and she can accompany for him right away after hearing the songI I would definitely recommend Ms. Ahn for piano lessons! She travels to our home as well.
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Michelle A.

Corona, CA 92880
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$35 / 30-min

About Kristapor N.

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Anaheim, CA

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I believe Music is, most importantly, a tool for communication. As a teacher, my goal is to show students how to use this tool on their path towards clearer, more confident self-expression, and in so doing, further myself along the same path.

As an instrumentalist and composer, I have the privilege of an active and successful career in Music, performing across the country as well as internationally with world-class artists, and writing music for some of the most sought after performers in the country.
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Anne April 6, 2016
· Violin · In studio
I took violin lessons from Kris for nearly two years, until moving out of LA. He is an extremely talented musician and teacher. During these lessons, my violin technique and musical expression both considerably improved. Kris is very patient, and able to teach multiple methods to successfully master various violin techniques (such as vibrato). Through implementing improvisation into the lessons, Kris can also bring out the student's musical creativity and confidence, which not only helps aspiring composers, but guides violin students in adding expression to the music they're currently learning. He encourages students to challenge themselves, but effectively teaches all of the techniques necessary to accomplish their musical goals.

He is also a brilliant composer, and is an excellent composition teacher as well! Although my lessons were mostly focused on violin, he provided much useful advice for improving my compositions for orchestra and symphonic band as well.

I highly recommend Kris as an instructor for music students of any proficiency level!
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Kristapor N.

Kristapor N.

Anaheim, CA 92807
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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