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Carol F.

Oceanside, CA

About Carol

I've sung most of my life. I've been teaching since 1991. I listen to a lot of different singers but my real passion is jazz, Brazilian music and blues. I've performed in the US as well as England and Scotland. I also have recorded 2 Cd's.

I teach many different styles of music and work with beginners to advanced. Both of my teaching studios are equipped with a P.A. system so that students can also work on their performance skills.

What's the first lesson like? When I first meet a new student I ask about what experience they've had singing. Even beginners sing in the shower or along
with their favorite CD's.

Finding out what kind of music the student listens to and wants to sing is also a big part of the first lesson. I find that it is more motivating and fun to work on songs that the students enjoy.

It's good for me to know if they feel strain, tension or raspiness. I explain a little about how the vocal cords work, visualizing or picturing the action of the vocal cords and the muscles that work with them.

I encourage students to find their own images that they can relate to. We work on breathing, increasing range and power through vocal exercises. I record exercises at the lesson and give the student their own practice CD to work on during the week.

Working on songs is equally important. Knowing how to get the sound that is uniquely your own and expressing yourself without strain or damage to the vocal cords.

Do any of the following things interest you? Increased range and power, ear training, song writing, breath management, music theory, or improved performance skills? Try a lesson. It's rewarding and fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a warm down to earth approach to voice lessons. I'm laid back and very patient. This doesn't mean that I'm not demanding of my students. I'll help you find the best way to find practice time and enjoy the journey. In a few weeks you'll notice an easier time hitting those higher notes. In a few months you'll be singing songs with more freedom. You'll learn breathing, tone quality, how to increase range and power. We'll also work on performance and making a song all your own.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Both studios have a full PA system for singing on mic. Recording lessons or songs is also possible.

*** Specialties ***
music theory, voice, singing, speaking, beginning piano, performance skills
I specialize in jazz though I don't have much call for that. I'm good with most styles except Rap & Opera.
I am a believer in Speech Level singing. I combine methods of Caesari and the methods that both Musician Institute & Los Angeles Music Academy use.
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CJ C. October 11, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
A caring and sensitive teacher which promotes confidence in her students. We are looking forward to more lessons!
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Jolene S. October 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've really been enjoying my singing lessons with Carol. I'm learning so much. Carol is very upbeat and encouraging. I will definitely be continuing with her after my first five lessons.
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Kate G. September 22, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Carol is a great teacher! I was glad that I was able to find a teacher who has experience in the genre's of music I like to sing which are Jazz and Blues. Carol keeps things fun by letting me learn the things that I want to learn and her flexibility make her such a good teacher. Thank you very much Carol!
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Carol F.

Carol F.

Oceanside, CA 92056
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$35 / 30-min
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Gary J.

Oceanside, CA

About Gary

Musical background in School Percussion student from fourth grade until College.
Pit band drummer for musicals, TV, and Concerts. Pro Band leader for 30 years.
Member of many professional groups including Jazz, Country, Blues, POP,Reggae, Latin, R&B,Soul, styles. Warmed up for major artists at Venues like Belly-UP, and Bacchanal. Produced Music for a Better Planet with Members of Taj Majal Phantom Blues band, David Lindley,
and Peter Tosh. Music to inspire and bring people of all cultures together with messages of Peace and Love.
Gary Has taught private drumset lessons for the last 20 year
s at a couple full service Music stores, to a wide age range. He strives to find a balance between a solid technical training, fun creative environment, positive reinforcement, and custom tailoring lessons to the individual musical preferences.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Their own drumset, or they can just start with practice pad and sticks

*** Specialties ***
World Music including Reggae, Caribbean,Africa,
Americana Rock including blues, R&B,Soul, Funk
Jazz, Country, Classic Rock
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Isaac June 29, 2016
Drum · In studio
Gary is a brilliant drummer and a fantastic instructor, always patient and thoughtful. This is because he is just a genuinely gentle and thoughtful person. You won't be disappointed.
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John January 4, 2016
Drum · In studio
Gary Reed Johnson has been an accomplished professional drummer for over45 years. He is an expert not only on technique but also has a deep knowledge of many styles of beats, rhythms and musical genres. And, he's a really cool person. If you're a beginner or already playing Gary can help you get to the level to which you aspire.
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Carol January 2, 2016
Drum · In home
I'm a singer that wanted some help with identifying different time feels and rhythms.
Gary was able to teach me with an easy to understand and down to earth approach.
He made it fun too.

He's got a lot of experience and still plays out on a regular basis.
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Gary J.

Oceanside, CA 92056
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$43 / 30-min
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Ruben D.

Vista, CA

About Ruben

Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. From University Professors to Street Corner Musicians, I have gathered much knowledge on how to play music. Applying that knowledge to my guitar playing has opened up many doors of opportunity and has made my life very interesting. One of my talents is to take complicated ideas and convey them in easy to understand ideas for my students. I now wish to share all my knowledge and experiences with you to enjoy a life of music.
Students of mine have been able to create their own music to record and p
erform. Ensembles that I have directed have performed at many local venues. I have also invited students to join me at my performances to help them become more confident in their playing.

I have been teaching guitar professionally since 2001 and performing professionally since 1994.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is custom made to directly benefit each student. The music the student enjoys listening to, is explored to identify what skills are needed to play that music on their instrument. Exercises are then tailored to give students the finger strength and dexterity to directly attain those needed skills.

Favorite songs are also examined to understand the musical theory concepts that were used to create those songs. Once those concepts are understood there is no stopping the student from creating their own music.

Parents and guardians are more than welcome to be part of the process. Involving parents in their children's education is my pleasure. My studio has a comfortable waiting area where you can wait until the lesson is done. Questions are always appreciated.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two chairs, music, computer, internet, digital recording equipment, guitar, guitar amps, parents can sit in on lesson, bass, ukulele.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide whatever is necessary. Student should provide their instrument, music stand, and two chairs. Access to electrical outlet not mandatory.

*** Specialties ***
Latin, Rock, Blues, Classical
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Dan H. July 11, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great lesson. Really enjoyed it!
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Susana W. January 26, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great experience, easy to understand, leads you step by step; I'm very happy to have Ruben as an instructor.
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Cat W. July 2, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
First lesson...soooooo impressed!!! Love it!!!! Cant wait for next one!!!
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Ruben D.

Vista, CA 92084
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$30 / 30-min
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Jesse S.

Oceanside, CA

About Jesse

Hello! My name is Jesse. I am an experienced drummer of 12+ years who just moved to CA from FL.

I enjoy sharing the art of drumming with others and think music is a very important outlet for everyone to experience in their lives. (Especially the young minds)

I will work with you on a custom lesson plan aimed to teach you exactly what you want to learn, no matter the level of skill you may have.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Thanks

-Jesse
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Todd K. July 15, 2016
Drum · In studio
WOW! If your looking for someone who can "shred" he's the man! Highly reccomend :)
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Janet July 13, 2016
Drum · In home
Jesse truly showed what patience was! I was determined to learn back in black by acdc for my husbands birthday and thats what we did. Learning to play drums was definitley not easy but Jesse made it fun while teaching.
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Keith June 29, 2016
Drum · In home
Jesse is an awesome guy! He was seriously very patient for a novice drummer such as myself. I really look forward to my lessons and have grown a great appreciation for people who play the drums. It is not as easy as it looks, but Jesse definitely helps explain it and it is really fun to learn.
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Jesse S.

Oceanside, CA 92054
(6)
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$25 / 30-min
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Victor I.

Oceanside, CA

About Victor

AFFORDABLE PIANO LESSONS, FOR ALL AGES & SKILL SETS

I am a professional musician located in the North San Diego county area. I'm proficient on both Piano (16 years) & Flute (7 years), and have traveled all over the country as well as Europe performing. I stay very active in the musical community, with a range of groups. I play piano for the Marine Corps band aboard Camp Pendleton, as well as performances at local restaurants in the San Marcos and Escondido areas. I am also the pianist for my church, "The Promise" in Escondido, CA. I'm offering affordable music lessons for those who are in
terested in learning piano: brand-new beginners, or those who have strayed from structured teaching and want to return. My lessons go for an hour (or less upon request). Depending on the pace of learning, I will often stay a little longer to ensure understanding and proficiency.
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Joshua June 25, 2016
Piano · In home
Victor is an incredible pianist, exceeding the standards of excellence in his craft. His knowledge and fundamental experience as a musician is something that is rarely found with any instructor of music. With his avid experience in the Marine Band performing around the world, along with his work in LA playing local gigs; he has proven to not only be a great musician, but a wonderful person to work with. Whether it's a call for a Jazz combo, or a call to teach a novice player; he is the right guy to hire.
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Joshua June 25, 2016
Piano · In home
Victor is an incredible pianist, exceeding the standards of excellence in his craft. His knowledge and fundamental experience as a musician is something that is rarely found with any instructor of music. With his avid experience in the Marine Band performing around the world, along with his work in LA playing local gigs; he has proven to not only be a great musician, but a wonderful person to work with. Whether it's a call for a Jazz combo, or a call to teach a novice player; he is the right guy to hire.
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Aaron June 25, 2016
Victor is a phenomenal both as a performer, and a teacher. Every opportunity that I have had to perform with him has been a blessing. I have also been very fortunate to observe him teach on a few occasions. He is personable, professional, and fun. He has a genuine passion for improving the world through music and sharing the art of piano to anyone who is willing.
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Victor I.

Victor I.

Oceanside, CA 92054
(7)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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