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Los Angeles, CA
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Crystal teaches technique, theory, sight reading, ear training, chord structure and composition. Twice yearly recital opportunities are available.

About Crystal
Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical theater, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul styles. Her performing career has taken her from L.A. church meetings to London’s Houses of Parliament.

Crystal hails originally from Los Angeles, CA - where her musical parents gave her a head start by including her in the family business the moment she was able to contribute. She went on to study classical voice, piano and music theory at The Boston Conservatory of Music. After concluding her studies in London, she returned home and began working regularly as a theater performer, appearing in twen
ty world premiers and re-imagined classics. Most notably she played the lead role of Keely Smith in the big band jazz musical “Louis and Keely: Live At The Sahara” during its eight-month run at Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse. She also formed her own rock band, The Honeysuckle Jones Revival, with whom she performed her own songs all over Los Angeles. And she began working as a studio session vocalist, providing demo vocals for other songwriters, as well as arranging and performing back-up vocals for original artists, including Laura Roppe (currently in the Top Ten on Billboard’s Uncharted list of emerging artists.) Crystal played the lead role of Brooke in the new operatic rock musical “The Burning Opera LA” during its Los Angeles run in 2011 as well as providing ensemble vocals and playing piano and bass. She also performs holiday tunes from the Golden Age of American songwriting with musical quartet The Sleigh Belles.

Crystal believes that music is serious business but that it should be fun. She encourages her students to play music they love, as well as expanding their musical knowledge. She is a firm believer in basics first and emphasizes theory and technique as the tools to support creativity and provide freedom, power and control. She believes effort beats talent every time and the student who practices consistently will see results, whatever their level of ability. Most of all, she believes we were all born to make music.

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Lesson structure varies depending on the student's instrument, age, level of experience and musical style. However, all lessons focus on:

Technique
Music theory
Performance style

After 3 or 6 months of consistent lesson attendance and practice, students will have a clear understanding of how their instrument works and how to care for it. They will be able to read basic music notation. They will be working toward clearly defined musical goals and they will have at least three performance pieces learned.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Loft Space: full size electric piano with weighted keys, small digital recorder, microphone, Garage Band, parents can sit in on lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a small keyboard for vocal students with no piano, karaoke tracks and a digital recorder. I also bring a selection of games. Students are expected to purchase all necessary books and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
Young beginners (piano)
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Raylene L Lehnhoff November 11, 2015
· Singing · Online
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Singing ·
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
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Tamura H. September 29, 2013
· Piano ·
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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About Lucian W.

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Miami, FL

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- naming notes on the keyboard
- basic finger coordination with both hands
- determining specific musical goals
- reading standard music notation
- repertoire
- understanding harmony beginning with triads (3 note chords)
- Seventh chords
- extended harmony

About Lucian
Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York City, and Gina Moretta (whose students have included Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada) in Miami. He studied privately with world famous jazz guitarists George Benson and Chuck Wayne and has had a full time performing career of several decades as a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, bassist, arranger and orchestra leader.
Lucian believes that by sharing his enjoyment of making music with his students, he can give them confidence in other areas. That is because, in order to make music, they must go through a process of physical discovery through pr
actice. They are then empowered by experiencing the connections between inspiration, work, and pleasure.
He performs, as a solo entertainer, an unusually wide ranging repertoire because of his versatility on guitar, piano, and vocals. Being an accomplished arranger with a vast library of charts also allows him to lead a ten piece orchestra as competently as a trio or quartet. He has performed extensively in New York, Chicago, Cape Cod, and Florida.

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I always try to make lessons as comfortable and enjoyable as possible yet challenging enough to maintain interest. I build lessons around the student's individual interests (specific songs or styles) so that he or she can learn the technical fundamentals in a relevant context.
My own curriculum is supplemented by the following:
Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Aaron Shearer Classical Guitar Method
Piano: Alfred's Basic Piano Course , John W. Schaum Piano Course
Voice: Jeffrey Allen's Secrets of Singing, Nicola Vaccai Practical Method

*** Studio Equipment ***
Hardman baby grand acoustic piano
OptimusMD1600 electronic keyboard
Crate TX50D guitar amplifer

*** Specialties ***
- Singing lesson time is generally divided 50/50 between voice building and repertoire. I accompany vocalists on both piano and guitar, teaching the melody notes as they are sung along with the piano. Then, once the melody is learned, I often switch to the guitar with just chordal backing. The acoustic guitar is also softer than the piano and lets the singer hear their own voice better. For voice building, I use my own concepts plus approaches of famous voice teachers like Jeffrey Allen, Seth Riggs, and Anthony Frissel.
- I am very experienced performing all styles of guitar and can cater to the student's specific area of interest, whether it be rock, folk, classical, or jazz.
- With piano, I work on fundamentals of reading and technique. Learning basic harmony and chord construction starting with triads (3 note chords), the student can soon read single stave lead sheets (a form of music notation widely utilized by professional musicians) as well as the grand staff. This approach trains the ear and makes learning how to play popular songs much easier.
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Carol January 17, 2019
· Guitar · In home
First lesson so far and took in just enough info so as to not be overloaded but enough to practice st home and keep interested. He was patient as I'm a true beginner.
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Salvatore D. April 5, 2018
· Bass Guitar · In home
Has a lot of experience and knowledge, and puts in the effort to show it.
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Nathaniel S. March 19, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Great teacher, very knowledgeable of theory and can help you better understand your instrument and music in general. Highly recommended.
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About Joshua W.

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San Diego, CA

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Patient, flexible, experienced, creative, and student-centered instruction across all styles, ages and abilities. Josh's integrative approach begins with skills you already have and develops those you will need going forward--including rhythm, sight-reading, improvisation, composition, two-hand independence, and more. Josh is a highly resourceful teacher who excels in helping students "find" the music (and musician) that is already inside them.

About Joshua
Josh provides patient, flexible, resourceful instruction designed around your goals. He works with students' current strengths and abilities to craft a personalized and highly effective instructional approach that is unique to each student. Even if you have never touched a musical instrument, you already have many of the skills you need to play one; the trick is to find the connection. Josh helps you make fast and effective progress from the beginning, and keeps applying the same personalized resourcefulness as you progress through the learning process.

Josh is a working/touring pianist, organist, educator and music-director; a licensed and CMJ-charting songwriter and composer; and an audio engineer and producer. He teaches college, and maintains a private studio of students of all ages, abilities, and interest levels. His own love of
learning and teaching creates an environment where students come away eager to advance and confident in their own potential.
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Cassidy December 6, 2018
· Piano · In studio
It's only been one lesson so far but it was great and seems like it will be exactly what we were looking for (lesson is for my 12 year old daughter).
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joan August 1, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
Joshua is a great teacher!
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Nina G. June 4, 2018
· Piano · In home
Loved my first lesson. Can’t wait for more. What took me so long?
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About Jonathan L.

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Detroit, MI

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I have been teaching piano for 2 years, with students of all ages.

About Jonathan
I have been a professional bassist for over 10 years. I specialize in upright bass, electric bass, and some keyboard. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Music from Northern Michigan University, and studied with bassists Richard Davis, David Friesen, David Ziegner, and violinist Barbara Rhyneer. I have worked professionally with jazz musicians Dick Berk, Jon Mayer, and Ron Steen. I have played blues with guitarists Billy Flynn and Felix Reyes, vocalist Earl Thomas, and organists Doc Woodward and Paul Linden. I was also a member of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra from 2009-2016. I have played all styles of music from country western, to bar rock, to Latin, to pit orchestra musicals. My students have won top awards in their respective school music programs, and have earned positions in professional jobs.
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Lance T. April 18, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Jonathan did a great job. I’m starting from scratch! Patient and very understanding. Loved it.
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Hope June 28, 2017
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John is a very effective teacher. I took bass lessons and I have improved so much. John is an amazing teacher and I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn the bass guitar or upright bass.
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Steve June 28, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In home
Jonathan taught me when I was around middle school age and has left a lasting impression on how I approach the bass and music 10-ish years later. Under his tutelage I learned music theory, techniques, and all sorts of different genres and styles.

His lessons were always very professional. I always felt challenged, but not overwhelmed, by the material being taught. He also made it easy to be interested in the lessons; he would always ask if there's any song or genre that I wanted to learn and that sort of thing.

Overall, definitely a 5/5 top shelf educator and musician.
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About Gabriela G.

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Newport Beach, CA

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B.M degree in Performance with an extensive background teaching various age groups and group classes as well. Private lessons are an excellent choice for anybody looking to grow exponentially on their instrument, with lessons plans catered to your individual growth.

About Gabriela
I've been playing music for over fifteen years and have gained a lot of experience during that time.
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About Vivian C.

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Riverside, RI
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Wanna learn your favourite song?
Wanna be a singing pianist/keyboardist?
I've been performing in cruise ship and various cafes and clubs for more than 10 years, a bachelor degree of contemporary piano and diploma in classical piano recital.
Specialise in teaching pop piano and focusing on understanding chords. Because you can play almost any song when you understand chord.

About Vivian
Specialise in teaching pop music. Had 10 years experience in performing as a pop music musician. Graduated with a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Contemporary Piano. Experienced with teaching children from age 5 to working adults.
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Francisco November 21, 2018
· Piano · In home
So far so good!
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About Jingci L.

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New York, NY

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In my teaching philosophy, I always teach students to understand the music better throughout the historical concepts. To let them enhance their understanding of the connection between music and life. I also stress that to be a good musician or artist, you have to learn how to be a good human being first. Because, people’s personality or character could reflect in their music as always. 1. To train the basic fundamental techniques 2. To learn the different style of the music throughout Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern music. 3. To train the performance mode 4. To learn how to "practice"

About Jingci
Piano Competition Awards:

2019 Grand Prix London International Music Competition, First Place Winner, London

2018 III Future Star International Piano Competition, 3rd Prize Winner, Young Master Division, New York

2018 North International Music Competition, 1st Prize winner, Solo Piano XI, Sweden

2018 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, New York
Young Artist, 1 st Prize Winner;
Senior Piano Duo, 1 st Prize Winner

2015 23th American Open Music Competition, Oakland, CA
Young Artist, 1st Place;
Bach advanced, 3rd place
Beethoven Sonata advanced 1st Place;
The HIGHEST PERFORMING ARTS AWARD: OUTSTANDING DIAMOND AWARD

2014 MTNA Piano competition, Young Artist, Honorable Mention, Columbus OH

2013 OhioMTA GRAVES PIANO COMPETITION Senior solo, 1st Place; Adult Duet, 2nd Place

2013 Women i
n Music Columbus Music Audition, 3rd place

2012 National Teacher Association State Competition, senior division, Honorable Mention

2011 CCTV Piano and Violin Competitions in Beijing, China, Semi-finalist

2011 Asian Young Artist Piano Competition, 3rd Prize

2009 Schumann International Piano Competition, Asia Pacific Division, 2nd Prize

2009 Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Wiesbaden Vorrunde China, Certificate

2008 The 14th Oberlin International Young Artist Piano Competition, Finalist

2009 Asian Open Piano Competition in Hong Kong, 2nd Prize in the Chinese Work Category

2009 Asian Open Piano Competition in Hong Kong, 3rd Prize in Junior Division

2007 The 6th Asian Youth Music Competition in Singapore, Finalist

2005 TOYAMA Asian Youth Music Competition, 2nd Prize

2005 National Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition, Preliminary in Tianjin, 1st Prize in

JINGCI, native of Tianjin, China, is currently pursuing her Professional Studies Diploma (PDPL) at the Mannes School of Music of the New School under the guidance of Bulgarian-American pianist Pavlina Dokovska. She is the recipient of President’s Scholarship, Supplemental Scholarship for Graduate Student and Schoenberg Pianist Scholarship.

Most recently, Jingci won the first prize winner of The 2018 North International Music Competition in Sweden, and Third prize winner of The III Future Star International Piano Competition in New York.

In summer 2018, Jingci won the first prize of Young Artist and Senior Piano Duo Divisions of 2018 Golden Classical Music Award Competition. Meanwhile, she has been invited to perform the winner’s recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as her debut on October and November, 2018. Also, on this coming December, Jingci is participating the Closing Ceremony of “2018 Mannes Sounds Festival” as a featured artist at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.

Jingci has been appeared multiple times as a soloist at the Mannes Sounds Festival and Mannes Piano Cantabile concert series at the premiere venues in New York City, concerts including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Ernst C. Stiefel Hall at arnold Hall ,Steinway and Sons Hall in NY, German Consulate General NYC, Bohemian National Hall, the Metropolitan Club, etc.

Jingci received Bachelor of Music Degree with cum laude from the Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, May of 2016. The Capital University awarded her with the Global Ambassador award Full Scholarships and twice-winning outstanding keyboard department student. During her years in Ohio, Jingci has performed Mozart Piano Concerto K.466 with Capital University Orchestra under the baton of Grammy Award nominee conductor, William Boggs and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 with Barry E. Kopetz. She has been featured soloist multiple times at the “Now Festival” for commissioning new music with Orchestra and Symphonic Band. As well as the Lancaster Mostly American Festival.

Jingci is a prize winner of many national and international competitions. She received the First Prize of the Young Artist, Advanced Baroque and Advanced Beethoven Categories in the “23rd American International Music Open Competition” in Oakland, California.

Academic Awards&Scholarships:

President’s Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music 2018-2020

Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music 2016-2018

Schoenberg Pianist Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music 2017-2020

Supplemental Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music2016-2020

The Perrini Award, Outstanding Sophomore Music Major, Capital U. 2014

The Kenneth R. Keller Award, Outstanding Freshman Music Major, 2013

The Karen Jeanne Foster Keyboard Performance Award, Capital University, 2013

Global Music Ambassador -Full Scholarship, Capital University, 2012-2016
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Sally April 13, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Ms. Liu is so kind and patient. Great to know her and study with her.
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Olivier March 19, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Very good teacher. Very attentive, focused and patient. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Devon February 18, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I am an adult beginner! From Jingci's lesson, I learned how to read music and practiced a lot of basic techniques. I can't wait to learn new pieces ! Thank you, Jingci!
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About Katie S.

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I have 15 years of teaching experience, a bachelor's degree in music education, and I am working on my master's degree in music education right now. I am a full-time music teacher, and I received the "Teacher of the Year" award in my school last year and was therefore nominated for Colorado Teacher of the Year. Teaching music is my absolute passion in life, and I truly love teaching students of all ages the joys of music. I have taught students from all over the world (I lived and taught overseas in Africa on a hospital ship for 3 years), and I tailor my teaching to match students of all learning abilities and styles.

About Katie
I grew up in Colorado Springs actively involved in every musical activity possible! Band, choir, youth symphony, private lessons on 3 instruments. . . I couldn't get enough! It was easy for me to decide on a career path, since I was extremely passionate about music and about children. I attended the University of Northwestern--St. Paul in Minnesota, where I earned my Bachelor of Music Education. I am now working on my Master's of Music Education from Kent State University.

For three years, I taught K-4 general music and 4th/5th grade orchestra in Worthington, MN. I then moved across the globe to teach on the hospital ship the Africa Mercy with the organization Mercy Ships. On board the ship, I taught full-time Kindergarten as well as K-5 music classes. While I lived and taught on the ship, it traveled between the Canary Islands, the Repu
blic of Congo, South Africa, and Madagascar. I absolutely loved being a part of this amazing organization and teaching the incredible students from all over the world.

After 3 years abroad, I moved back to Colorado Springs and I am thrilled to be finishing my third year teaching full-time elementary classroom music. I am very excited to be back in the beautiful place where I grew up, and to spend time with my wonderful family who live in Colorado Springs and Denver.

When I teach, I strive to create a warm, caring, and exciting environment that students look forward to attending. I truly enjoy igniting a love and appreciation for music in my students, and transferring my musical passion to them as much as possible! I hope to see every student's eyes light up with joy as they dive into the wonderful world of music with me.
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About Taylor L.

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Philadelphia, PA
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With over 15 years of piano experience, I look forward to helping you grow not only as a pianist, but overall musician.

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​The daughter of immigrants, I was born and raised in Lancaster, PA by two Vietnamese refugees. My experience living in the intersection of multiple cultures instilled a deep appreciation for learning, as education was the largest force driving our family's assimilation into American society and understanding of its rich and diverse culture. Growing up between dueling home-school cultures inspired me to pursue a career in education, using the commonality of music and art to bridge both cultural and social gaps between students of all backgrounds.

I am an active educator and performer in the Greater Philadelphia Area, focusing my work on underserved communities and populations. I teach classroom music at the Penn Alexander School in West Philadelphia, and have worked with many Philadelphia-area organizations such as Temple Unversity Com
munity Music Scholars Program, Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth, and Play On Philly. I strive to provide each child with the highest quality music education, partnering with various non-profit and community organizations to enhance my teaching.
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About Judson H.

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Wilmington, NC

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Judson Hurd is a professional pianist and instructor based out of Wilmington, North Carolina. His educational background includes the Franz Schubert Conservatory, Young Harris College, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Judson teaches both classical and pop piano, and always aims to make lessons fun for his students. He looks forward to meeting you to discuss your musical goals!

About Judson
Judson Hurd is a professional pianist and instructor based out of Wilmington, North Carolina. His educational background includes the Franz Schubert Conservatory, Young Harris College, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Judson teaches both classical and pop piano, and always aims to make lessons fun for his students. He looks forward to meeting you to discuss your musical goals!
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