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About Dansby S.

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Victorville, CA

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About Dansby
I am a graduate of Cal Poly Ponoma University with a BA degree in voice. I have 20+ year experience teaching voice and piano. Building people is my passion and commitment. My students learn by doing and I love the growth each student takes from their lessons as well as their performances. I am a working artist in the music field as a vocalist, conductor, and motivating speaker.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students in a 30min, 45min, or 60min lesson will experience technique which will be translated to songs that will give students a great opportunity to put the technique they learn and practice
d to good use. In 3 to 6 months of lessons students will begin to see themselves growing and getting more control of their instrument, more confident, and wanting to start performing what they are learning.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The teacher's home studio is in a room with a piano and musical books. The room is large with a grand piano and keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need to provide piano though I am willing to work with students in getting equipment.

*** Specialties ***
In voice I have used the Alexander tech.
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Sandra M. February 15, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Great first lesson. Looking forward to learning more.
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Anaya October 15, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · Online
At first I was very skeptical about my daughter having piano lessons online. However, after the first lesson with Mr. Dansby my mind was put to rest. After 3 lessons my daughter improved so much and best of all her confidence at the piano has increased. Thank you Takelessons and thank you Mr. Dansby!
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David W. October 7, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Dansby is a great instructor. In just the first lesson, he helped me gain confidence which significantly improved my tone quality and helped me hit notes I couldn't before with confidence. I can't wait until my next lesson with him!
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Dansby S.

Dansby S.

Victorville, CA 92394
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$15 / 30-min

About Matthew G.

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Hesperia, CA

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About Matthew
There are many things in life one can learn or accomplish! One of the most fulfilling is to learn & understand music! I have such a passion for anything music related! Music has always been a huge part of my life, since the day I picked up the sticks to play the drums when I was 13, until today, continuing to advance as far as possible on the piano! I enjoy playing multiple instruments, and I have great joy & much patience in sharing this love for music with others! My name is Matthew & I have been playing music since the age of 13. I have taught at "The Fundamental Sounds of Music School" in
Fontana CA at my local church in Fontana CA for 2 years. I got accepted into the Art Institute of San Francisco CA for my Associates Degree in "Audio Production," which I recently graduated. I have played in numerous groups & have written many songs. I have also sang in a few choirs and have put together many groups and voices in the past. I am excited to meet you and/or your child as a student! My goal is see all of my students excel and go far, above and beyond me, in this beautiful world of music! There is no limit to how far you can go! "Where words fail, music speaks." -Author unknown

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The journey we will take to accomplish your musical goals is based on you! The student:] We will find out, what you want to learn, "whats" your passion, and from there, figure out the kind of lessons that will best suit and cater to your style! :] I am unique as is every teacher in there style of teaching, I like to see students have the oppurtunity to *not* be limited in music, but to be able to teach him or her self, by learning to play by ear! and if the student wants to learn to read music as well, I can teach that as well! I am a big fan of "Alfred" material in the world of music, I use nothing else for the most part if I'm teaching music and using material, depending on the student, one can easily learn to play an instrument, such as a guitar in as fast as 10 lessons! Even sooner depending on how much practice time is put in during the students own time:] Typically though there are about 13 lessons to complete as a beginner, of the instrument you plan to learn, or voice, which is also an instrument! Its a truly exciting journey, & I would be honored to have a opportunity to go along this journey with you:]

*** Studio Equipment ***
I povide teaching material & lessons, I expect my student to provide there own instrument & and any accessories needed such as a metronome or capo:]

*** Travel Equipment ***
In my home studio, big living room area, A.C, most times my family is over but no interruptions in the music room:] Instruments. Great acoustics. Seating for parents. And my other 2 studios would be churches, one smaller and one very large:] I truly enjoy working one on one, of course with parents as well as students if they are young children, giving them 110% focus & attention! :]

*** Specialties ***
Contemporary, Gospel, Classical, Alternative, Rock, Rock & Roll, Spanish :]
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Dede R. November 17, 2013
Verified Student · Piano ·
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Matthew was a great teacher…however found he was unable to teach in his home or studio, needed to rearrange the classes to my location, which was not convenient for me
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Cesar H. June 18, 2013
Verified Student · Guitar ·
Excellent Teacher

Matthew did a great job with our daughter. He was patient and found great ways to teach her. Matt also was very respectful and professional. We look forward to continuing lesson with Matt in the future.
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Yvonne T. May 29, 2013
Verified Student · Drum ·
Mathew is an exceptional!!!

Mathew is an extraordinary teacher. He works well with kids an also communicate every steps of the way with me regarding my kids progress when I am not around. My children had been with a few different teachers before and they like Mathew's teaching style the best. Definitely recommend Mathew to teach anyone who wants to learn musical instruments out there.
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Matthew G.

Hesperia, CA 92345
(10)
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$13 / 15-min

About Aaron P.

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Apple Valley, CA

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About Aaron
As a 15-year-old teen I was headed nowhere. I had no interests and was failing my freshman year of high school. Then I started playing the guitar and fell in love with music. As I studied under my dad, who was a professional musician, my mind started to open up, my attention span grew. My problem solving skills and comprehension improved to such a degree that my grades went up to the honor level. Since I ended up graduating with a 4.0, I preach and stress the importance of learning a musical instrument.
I got into teaching only 4 years after I first picked up the guitar and immediately found
that it was what I wanted to do for a living. Oh sure! Playing in bands is fun but I enjoy seeing my students grow in and with music most of all. Having over 20 years’ experience as a professional musician and teacher. I have been teaching exclusively in the High Desert area for the last 16 years. I started at a music store in Apple Valley called Hi Note Music then taught at Tom's for 14 years. Now I teach at Rollover Beethoven's Music store in Hesperia and out of my studio in Apple Valley.

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I can teach almost any style of music including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Country and R&B. I stress the fundamentals: technique, reading, theory, ear training but in addition, I will give you all the licks and tricks you want. The important thing is to develop good habits because bad habits take a long time to overcome. I will provide you with the tools to play anything your heart desires and the ability to teach yourself.

*** Studio Equipment ***
separate studio w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Have portable sound system and lap top computer. All the student needs are their instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I have written methods that I have found to work very well in teaching the student all aspects of music and how to apply it towards the instrument. My methods include the essentials in reading, finger exercises, theory, and ear training. I like to prepare my students for any and all genres. The key is to teach the student how to teach themselves.
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Jenasys April 15, 2016
Verified Student · Drum · In studio
My daughter is learning well from Aaron and his teaching approach. Thank you.
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Erika G. February 17, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
He is very good with kids and has a lot of knowledge!
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Lynn Murdock February 4, 2016
Verified Student · Harmonica · In studio
A very good experience. Aaron makes you feel comfortable in learning.
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Aaron P.

Aaron P.

Hesperia, CA 92345
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$22 / 30-min

About Christopher M.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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My name is Chris and I am a professional guitar player. I have been teaching sense 2008 now and sharing the joy of music with others has become a passion of mine.
I started playing the piano at the age of five, the trumpet at nine and the guitar at thirteen. Over the years I have also learned to play the drums, bass, harmonica as well as how to sing. I studied at L.A. Music Academy as well as Musicians Institute. I am currently in two bands and putting together a third. I do session work for other artists and have played the National Anthem for a profession football team.

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When taking lessons from me there are many things my students can expect. First and most importantly it will be fun! Music is supposed to be fun and expressive so why make it boring and repetitive? For each student that I have I make a custom curriculum just for them based on their musical desires, strengths and weaknesses so I can help them become the best player that they can be. Each lessons will be a balance of learning new technique and theory and applying them in songs that excite and inspire.
Things such as: music theory, ear and harmony training, single string technique, sight and cord chart reading, cord structure, song writing, tone shaping, guitar maintenance and playing live will be covered with students as they advance. Feed back is always welcome and appreciated. This is your lesson, let's make sure you get the most out of it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Studio: Guitars, amps, mixing board, protools, computer with external stereo, seating for parents can be arranged

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring my own guitar and cables. But the student will need to have their own guitar, amp etc

*** Specialties ***
Blues, Rock, Metal, Jazz, Funk and Country
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Bill J. February 8, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Asked me questions about where I was and where I wanted to be as a guitar player and we got right to work. Great 1st lesson. Looking forward to my future lessons.
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Marty B. January 23, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Great first lesson. We were on the same page right away. He understood my skill level, and exactly where I wanted to go, and developed the plan to get me there.
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Michael January 9, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Chris is an awesome teacher. He's very easy to learn from.
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Christopher M.

Christopher M.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
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$25 / 30-min

About Varin I.

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Montclair, CA

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About Varin
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.

Varin I.

Montclair, CA 91763
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$25 / 15-min

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