Liz Fanora Jones

Liz Fanora J.

Sonoma, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With over 20 years of piano playing experience, Liz loves sharing the knowledge she's gathered over the years from the beginning of her music career. As the very first instrument Liz began to study, she's gathered immense detailed knowledge of piano music ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz to pop and even show-style.

About Liz Fanora J.

After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summer youth program. All summer, she taught class sizes ranging from 10 to 26 students of the ages 5-10. Her initiative later led to being hired at this local community theater. Along with this theater teaching experience, she has been teaching piano, guitar, ukulele, flute & voice lessons for over 10 years. Her students have gone from knowing nothing about music to learning and performing entire pieces on their own as well as even auditioning & for agents and becoming signed artists in Los Angeles. Liz knows that it is her place in the world to teach music & spread positivity through her own music and would love nothing more than make learning music a positive and fun experience for everyone.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach out of the Alfred's Piano course, Shaum Piano Course, & Faber Piano Course as well as the Alfred's Ukulele & Guitar Courses & Hal Leonard Ukulele & Guitar Methods. I am also open to trying out any music books you may already have in your home. I do expect my students to purchase the books they would like to learn out of and to have the material I have given them for homework ready, completed, and practiced by the time we have our weekly lesson. I recommend at least twenty to thirty minutes of practice every day, and will give rewards for having practiced well, and for performing well in our lessons. I would love it for my students to be clear on what they would like to learn, and I love using songs that my students enjoy to make their music learning process the most fun!

***Rates****
$120 per hour lesson | $100 per 45min lesson | $80 per 30min lesson
*A travel fee may be added for house calls.
**All lessons will be online until it is safe to resume normal in-person activities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my home studio, I have a full size Cable-Nelson upright piano, as well as 5 ukuleles: 1 acoustic soprano*, 1 waterproof soprano, 2 acoustic electrics & 1 acoustic tenor, and three guitars (one acoustic 3/4 size guitar*, one acoustic-electric and one electric) as well as an electric bass guitar & acoustic mandolin & mini drum set & cajon, as well as several percussive and wind instruments.
*Some Instruments now available for rent! Inquire for details.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When I travel, I bring my own instrument on so that I can demonstrate, and play along with the student, as well as a music stand if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, folk, alternative, opera, musical theater, classical, rock, reggae, and 80's!

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Addison-Preston K.
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Delightful instructor!!

Posted Oct 15, 2018
Monique
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Liz love's what she does, very patient & caring . I am so glad to have her as my Teacher . I do recommend Liz :)

Posted Sep 21, 2018
Marco P.
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My 8 year old son LOVED his first singing lesson with Liz! He was sad when it was over because he was having so much fun!

Posted Sep 27, 2016
Tyze A.
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Liz was great! And my 6 year old who wants to make decisions for himself made the choice to continue to go to piano lessons. Amazing!

Posted Apr 18, 2016
Arati G.
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Great and very nice teacher. Very helpful and helps makes my daughter feel very comfortable and makes her want to go back and learn more

Posted Mar 11, 2016
Christopher M.
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Liz is a skilled instructor who can communicate well in an online environment. She has a relaxed manner and encourages the student to extend him/herself in order to learn and improve. Liz understands music theory as well as technique and is a good fit for a beginner or an advanced player - young or old. She is on time and dependable, has varied musical taste and I recommend her to anyone looking to begin or improve.

Posted Dec 9, 2015
Christopher M.
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Liz is a relaxed and helpful teacher.

Posted Sep 11, 2015
Jerry F.
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An easy manner to encourage doing things that you did not think you could do. Knows music theory and can explain. Enjoyable to work with. Wish I had her for an instructor when I started guitar in my early 70's.

Posted Aug 3, 2015
Dokleida K.
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Liz is very kind, patient and professional.
Our kids enjoy learning with her and look forward to each class.

Posted Jul 23, 2015
Henry B.
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Liz is great with my son. She has a great demeanor with kids. She talks to them on their level. My son is enjoying his lessons with Liz. We definitely recommend her as a music teacher especially to young kids!

Posted Oct 16, 2014
Tracy E.

Awesome!

Liz is so patient, encouraging, fun, flexible, and always happy! She has taught my daughter Kaity to have confidence on top of courage to jump in a learn to play the piano in a fun way. We have truly enjoyed lessons with Liz!

Posted Nov 24, 2013
MICHELLEG

ukulele lessons

Very professional, friendly, flexible, knowledgeable and she was able to keep my 10 year old son on task. She made every second count, without being overbearing.

Posted Aug 24, 2011

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Experience

Music Teacher
Jun 2004 - Present

Liz Fanora J. Music

10+ Years Teaching Experience

Education

BFA in Musical Arts
Sep 2006 - May 2010

California Institute of the Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Music
Sep 2006 - May 2010

California Institute of the Arts

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Director's Award for Band
May 2006

Chamberlain High School

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