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Yves L. Chino Hills, CA

About Yves

I grew up in Quebec City Canada, where I only spoke French during those growing years. From a very young age, I was always attracted to music and particularly playing drums. My mom has told me that before I could even walk, I was already banging away on whatever I could put my hands on. I would sit down with pots, pans, and spoons and bang away. My parents bought my first “real” drum kit when I was about five years old. It was a Mickey Mouse drum set that they ordered from the Sears catalog. I was ecstatic. Unfortunately, because of the poor quality of the drum, this particular kit only lasted a couple months, but it was on that very drum kit that I gave my first live performance. The concert took place in the basement of my house. This memorable concert included one song, a French ...

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Luis P. March 11, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Yves truly qualified in experience and teaching ability

Selected Yves as a drum teacher for my son based on his profile. Yves is an experienced, patient and fun instructor that has been effective making drumming fun and interesting to my five year old. Yves is good at making sure parents understand how to help their child in the learning process. Yves is a bit further out from me but I am not disappointed. Thank you Yves.
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GinnyL July 1, 2012
Yves is THE BEST instructor!

My son is 5-years-old and quite an active little guy! When he said he was interested in learning to play guitar, I wasn't sure we would be able to find a teacher for his age. We did; Yves is the best! Yves is always patient with him and understanding of his age/ ability. He instructs him with kindness and holds his attention. Yves also has a wonderful home studio in a nice home/area. He is flexible with scheduling as well. He goes above and beyond with extra help and recommendations for helpful materials. My son looks forward to seeing him every week and sharing with him 'how much I practiced'. We would highly recommend Yves to anyone.
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MaggieG June 26, 2012
Yves was our 11-year-old grandson's first drum teacher and he was great. Yves knew how to let him play around a little bit and still keep him on track. Our grandson always looked forward to his next lesson and was excited to go. The driving distance got to be too much so we had to find a teacher who was closer to us.
Robert M. Pomona, CA

About Robert

I am a brass, voice and percussion artist and teacher, local to the Pomona area, specializing in many styles such as Classical, Jazz, and Pop. I am a tuba player at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim performing in numerous ensembles throughout the park. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Tuba Performance from CSU Sacramento and my master's degree in tuba performance at Azusa Pacific University. At APU I have held principal chairs in many ensembles including the Jazz band I, Wind Ensemble, graduate quintet, Vocal Jazz, and am the Assistant director of the Blackout Marching Band (APU). In addition, I was privileged to win multiple downbeat awards with the Sacramento State Jazz Singers where I sung bass and was often a featured soloist. I am featured as the bass singer in Selfless Cold and ...

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Michele R. February 12, 2014
Trumpet
Verified Student
Highly Recommend

Robert is a outstanding trumpet instructor. He is not only very knowledgeable, but he knows how to communicate to his students in a way that makes sense. He is very professional but keeps the lessons fun as well.
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DavidW3 June 29, 2012
Vocal Lessons

Robert is great to work with. We were able to identify my vocal range, introduce me to some basic music theory and help identify ways to expand my air capacity all within just a few lessons. I'm looking forward to each one and furthering my knowledge.
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CoryS April 12, 2012
Roberts great. He's quick to spot what needs attention and approaches problems professionly.
Varin I. Montclair, CA

About Varin

Songwriter / Producer Instruments: Piano, Vocals, Guitar/Bass, Drums DAWS: Reason, FL, Waves, & Pro Tools Member of BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC (2011-Present) I've been coaching singers for a little over 5 years and my students have gone on to perform solos at their community events. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to breathe and phrase properly and as time goes on you'll be able to vibrato and mix. I specialize in pop music but I could do almost everything. For a reference guide, I typically use The Singing Book by Dayme & Vaughn, Singing for the stars by Seth Riggs, and have the following tools for your lessons: a CD recorder. Each lesson will be recorded onto a cd so you don't have to take notes. If you don't understand something then, you'll might understand some

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Chris S. March 12, 2015
Singing · Online
I couldn't have ask for a better instructor. He really helped me out. Very imformative without making it too textbook. He's straightfoward and simple. I learned so much about my voice.. He makes me believe that I could really do this. Its always been a dream of mine to learn how to sing. I highly recommend him.
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Sandra L. December 16, 2014
Singing · In home
Hello world, I live in Montclair and go to high school. I always wondered how to sing like the people on TV. I didn't know anybody to trust, plus I was scared. One day I finally got to courage to get help. I begged my parents for lessons because everybody in my family, like my cousins made fun of me. Now they laugh no more. Hehe! Love my voice coach!
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Raquel R. November 2, 2014
Singing · In home
I been singing for over 12 years. I was so blessed to have found Varin who was referred by my bass player Alex. Throughout my years of singing, I never found anyone that could maintain my voice when I was on tour. I love working with Varin so much, he is now teaching my son and my little sister. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seriously looking to level up their singing skills....= )
Valentina W. H. Chino Hills, CA

About Valentina W.

I am delighted as a music teacher and performer, with excitement and joy when my students really enjoy music. A musician is just like a 'Messenger of Love, Beauty, and Truth', bringing to people what is lovely, truthful and pure. Learning a musical instrument can open our eyes to see beauty of life, to embrace our sense of being and further, to prove that quality and purpose of life results from more than just physical satisfaction. For years we find that most studios, limited to resources and the pressure of exams - a competition-oriented approach, provide merely technical training on skills, but not a holistic encountering of music. We will try to bring about a different approach: Without diminishing the skill training, we will enhance the music appreciation training by guiding

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Eric M. July 31, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She's a very in depth teacher and doesn't leave any question unanswered very polite and accommodating had a multitude of sources tips knowledge and experience to offer I think she's the best
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Valentina W. H. April 4, 2014
Piano
I'm impressed for her elaboration & skills

As a amateur adult my major goal is to enjoy playing piano. Dr. Huang really showed her depth in providing substantial multimedia recordings and skill demonstration.

Really enjoy the lesson and can't stop thinking the stories shared behind the music piece...
Michelle M. Upland, CA

About Michelle

Classical performing and recording artist Michelle M. has openings for flute students of any level, from beginner to advanced. Michelle has performed worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. As a teacher, she focuses on learning skills correctly from the beginning, with emphasis on good tone production and healthy body mechanics. She also works with high school students preparing college auditions, and has regular recital opportunities for all students. "I love teaching private lessons. It's so much fun watching students grow musically and emotionally! My teaching style emphasizes learning CORRECTLY from the beginning, so that bad habits don't form, such as bad posture which can lead to pain down the road. I also pick music which the students know and enjoy, so that playing ...

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Stephanie U. January 6, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Michelle is a fantastic teacher! My daughter was a beginner student, just starting at elementary school, and we wanted to supplement those lessons. Wow, what a difference it has made! Elaine shows improvement after every lesson and she just LOVES Michelle. She is patient and kind, and very motivational. She has a knack for reaching Elaine and bringing out the best in her. Thank you, Michelle!
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Justine G. August 14, 2014
Flute · In studio
As a former student, I couldn't feel luckier to have studied flute with Michelle for ~6 years (ages 10-16). During that time, she not only helped improve my technique and skill enormously, but also acted as a hugely supportive, warm and funny presence in my life. Michelle genuinely cared about my progress and very patiently guided me through years of instruction, offering constant encouragement. She always made sure I was thoroughly prepared for every recital, music competition, or youth orchestra that I participated in, and helped me pick music that I always enjoyed playing and practicing. She was also very thoughtful and hands-on in terms of helping me choose a new flute, a music camp, etc., which my parents and I greatly appreciated.

During my time with Michelle, I felt that my lessons were excellently paced—she knew when to push and challenge me, but also made sure I was comfortable with the material, and didn't rush me if something proved more difficult. Over the years, we progressed through theory, breathing techniques, scales, playing with an accompanist or another flutist, etc. in a way that felt very natural and appropriate. Additionally, the relationship we built became very important to me as a student. There were several times that, as an overextended middle- or high-schooler, I seriously thought about quitting flute—but the idea of stopping lessons with Michelle was sad enough to make me reconsider each time. I truly appreciated how much she cared about me both as a musician and as a person, and was thankful in the end to have kept playing with her as long as I did.

Michelle is easy-going and knowledgeable, kind and talented, understanding and wonderful. I will always be so grateful for the kind of instruction and encouragement I received from her—she helped me grow as a musician in every way. Thank you so much!!
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Melinda E. August 10, 2014
Flute · In studio
My daughter (who is now in college) was a student of Michelle’s from 4th – 11th grade. Michelle is a talented musician, a wonderful person, and a very effective teacher. My daughter really enjoyed her lessons with Michelle - it was always a bright spot in her busy week. She benefited from Michelle’s guidance outside of lessons also – recitals, entering and placing in solo competitions, and auditioning and playing for the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra. We felt so lucky to have found Michelle – she was an excellent teacher and a wonderful role model - teacher, musician, mother. I recommend her very, very highly.
Heidi P. Claremont, CA

About Heidi

My name is Heidi P. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in music, with an emphasis in vocal performance. I have a great passion for teaching opera and classical music, but I teach vocal techniques that can be applied to all genres of music. I have been apart of many operas and performances including the roles of Maddalena in the opera Rigoletto, GrimGerde in Ride of the Valkyries, Carmen in the Opera Carmen, and Chorus in Suor Angelica, and La Traviata. I have also been in the Boise Music Week Productions of Hello Dolly, Beauty and the Beast, and Brigadoon. I let my students choose what type of music they would like to sing, I don't want to force my own style on my students because I want them to enjoy what they sing! Music is a beautiful art form that is challenging but should also be ...

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Jessica F. January 11, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Heidi is sweet, positive, patient, and encouraging! I started without any experience in singing before taking lessons with Heidi and I can hear the improvement in the way that I sing. She isn't pushy and is willing to work with your own pace. Whenever we're singing or doing breathing exercises, she'll give you analogies to help you understand what you're doing more. I always look forward to her lessons and I'll definitely keep on taking lessons from Heidi! :)
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Jennifer W. December 7, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Heidi is very positive and patient, and very encouraging. I enjoyed my lessons with her.
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Faraaz A. December 1, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Heidi is the best! From the second I walked into her quaint home, I was enamored by the positive energy she put off and the excitement she had towards helping me achieve my musical goals.

Heidi began our lessons by getting to know me personally, my current musical status, my goals with her and my goals with music in general. It is very endearing to see someone with so much passion, not just for music, but for teaching! Heidi is the fun teacher that everyone likes. She is very humble and kind, and I just can't imagine someone not getting along with her.

Her advice is ideal constructive criticism, never did I feel pressured to sing a certain way or embarrassed if I wasn't hitting my notes properly. She seems to know exactly what to tweak, what mindset to embrace, and what metaphors to use to illustrate better singing. One of these is with singing high notes, she told me to imagine my voice travelling down instead of up, and it made a world of difference!

Heidi knows that proper singing is achieved with breath control and openness in the throat and vocal area, and with this method anyone can become a great singer. On top of all this, she has the BEST price in the entire Inland Empire! If you are just starting or getting back into singing, or if you feel insecure about your voice but don't know where to start, call Heidi. You won't need to look for another voice teacher ever again, I promise. :)

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