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Dansby S.

Victorville, CA

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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Omar May 1, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Dansby has taught me so much in the time that I started taking lessons with him and there is so much more for me to learn but I look forward to going back soon.
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Flora April 12, 2016
Singing · In studio
Dansby works on keeping me focused with volume, breathing, feelings of what I am singing. I enjoy working with him.
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Logan M. March 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It was awesome. He has a very nice touch on the keys as well. I went to help improve my leading for my church. And he was very knowledgeable in Gospel, as well as modern church music. But he also has appreciation for secular music, as I do, as well. Very nice man.
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Dansby S.

Dansby S.

Victorville, CA 92394
(18)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Aaron P.

Apple Valley, CA

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is learning well from Aaron and his teaching approach. Thank you.
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Erika G. February 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is very good with kids and has a lot of knowledge!
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Lynn Murdock February 4, 2016
Harmonica · In studio
Verified Student
A very good experience. Aaron makes you feel comfortable in learning.
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Aaron P.

Hesperia, CA 92345
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starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Varin I.

Chino Hills, 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)

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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Quentin B. April 13, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
I'm a trans guy. As I transitioned from soprano to tenor, Varin helped me figure out how to use my new voice, on a conceptual and practical level. Overall, it was a great experience.
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Quentin April 3, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Super friendly and knowledgeable about singing. Would recommend.
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Theresa Sivard November 2, 2015
Vocal Training · Online
Hi I am a professional dancer from Los Angeles. I worked with Varin in North Hollywood. Super nice instructor. He taught me everything I need to know for auditions.
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Varin I.

Varin I.

San Dimas, CA 91773
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starting at
$55 / 30-min
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Troy M.

Glendora, CA

About Troy

I am a second generation piano and clarinet teacher. I have grown up playing music, being taught piano and clarinet by my mother through high school. I have studied under three master clarinetists throughout high school and college, and have performed with the Tacoma Youth Symphony. Currently, I am studying at Azusa Pacific University, and will be completing my Music Performance degree in December.
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Dan September 15, 2015
Clarinet · In studio
I have had the privilege of watching Troy perform and teach clarinet. He is outstanding at both. Any student of his would benefit immediately and immensely from his tutelage.
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Vickie September 14, 2015
Piano · In home
My daughter's were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to study under Troy. His patience, dedication and talent helped them to advance quickly while under his tutelage. They enjoyed his easy-going manner and sense of humor, and his fun lesson plans kept them looking forward to their next lesson. He is a dedicated instructor who is always prepared and is capable of teaching to a wide range of abilities.
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Troy M.

Troy M.

Glendora, CA 91740
(2)
starting at
$18 / 30-min
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George E.

Adelanto, CA

About George

Very experienced musician with a strong desire
to share my passion for music.

I started playing drums at 11 years old and have continued ever since.

During high school and college I performed with both school and independent drumline ensembles.

After which, I enrolled at the Musician's Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA. During my time at MI, I learned many different styles of rythyms and musical genres. After one year of a very intensive cirriculum, I graduated with a Certificate of Percussion performance.

I've recorded albums for several independent artists. I have als
o peformed for private corporations such as Volkswaggen.

I'm currently performing with a blues band and my home Church.

I would love to share my experiences and pass on my knowledge to any and everyone. You're never too old and it's never too late.

Grab a pair of sticks and let's get drumming!

All the best!
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Logan M. March 27, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable, well spoken, extremely nice/easy going. He comes very prepared for lessons - moves at your pace with a gentle push to make you better.

Best drum instructor in the high desert
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Chris March 24, 2016
Drum · In studio
All around great dude! Really knows his stuff and makes it fun. Thank you for the great lessons and confidence you've instilled in my drumming.
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George E.

George E.

Adelanto, CA 92301
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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