My name is Alice B. I've been playing piano for a total of 22 years and have been singing since before I can remember! I was Classically trained in piano from the age of six to eighteen and had the privilege to compete in various regional competitions throughout Southern California and perform in a number of recitals during that time. I studied voice for 3 years from the age of seventeen to twenty-one in both Classical and Contemporary/Jazz music. I had the amazing experience, 5 years ago, to record a 3-song demo and will hopefully get another opportunity to record again. I currently perform weekly at my church and music is my passion!!! Music to me, is a beautiful oxymoron - both intricate and simple! Intricate in its technicality...Simple in the emotional imprint it leaves behind!! As a teacher, my goal is to convey these elements and teach my students the importance of discipline, patience, determination, and hopefully open their eyes to the wonderful world of MUSIC!!
*** Lesson Details ***
For teaching piano, I like to rely heavily on piano books. Initially, I focus on proper hand position and posture while sitting at the piano and move on to the learning of rhythm, musical notes, and how to play full songs. I'm a fairly laid-back teacher and I always stress the importance of patience when learning a new instrument for the first time. In teaching voice, I don't typically use books, unless necessary. Initially, I focus primarily on breathing techniques and eventually move on to teaching a student how to emote a song effectively. After 3-6 months with me, I expect my students to know how to play and sing songs with proper practicing habits, technique, and emotional expression.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: piano, two couches, parents may sit in only at first lesson if necessary.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical piano. My specialty is playing/reading/writing music. As far as voice, I specialize in contemporary/modern styles of singing. Typically, popular music vocal styles.
· Piano · In home Very Patient and Very Proffessional. Overall a great teacher. Highly recommend for beginners.
· Singing · In studio Alice is an amazing teacher. She is very friendly and sweet. I look forward to every lesson and know that with Alice's help I will improve. She is very inspirational and has a great personality. I can feel myself improving and it's all thanks to Alice's teaching.
I would definitely recommend her as a vocal teacher.
· Singing · an amazing teacher for any age!
Alice is one of the best teachers of *anything* that I have ever had, period. She is an amazing cheerleader who believes in your talent and is so supportive and excited for each success. You can't wait to see her each week! She also helps you to stretch your limits and try something new or challenging. She is always positive, and doesn't let you give up on yourself or get down on yourself with too much criticism. She encourages you to be the best musician you can be, at any age. These lessons have improved my singing but also helped me grow as a person! If you are thinking about it, go for it!
· · Thank you!
Alice is a wonderful teacher! My daughter was impressed with her charisma, professionalism. She's so sad she won't be able to teach her anymore :( We hope she's doing fine!
· · Positive experience!
Alice takes the time to learn the student's music well. She explains music terminology. She is flexible and willing to focus on what's important to the student. Alice is honest, positive, and encouraging.
· · Alice is a very nice person.
She was very helpful and understood all of the qualities that it takes to become a great singer.
· · Alice is wonderful
Alice B. is an outstanding singing teacher she is very responsive to my young grand daughter and is a patient listener. My grand daughter has improved in self confidence and voice sense starting with Alice.
· · Alice was very friendly. She got to work right away with her teaching ideas and she was a good communicator.