Art Hernandez

Art H.

Stockton, CA
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Art delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2000

To my future student's, I look forward of meeting you and start teaching you how to use 10 fingers to play 88 keys on the piano. My teaching experience dates back to my college day's, as i begun teaching private lessons part time many years ago, and have been consistently teaching students the last 10 years in their homes. I have performed with many groups throughout my musical career and have had a rewarding career playing the piano. I was station overseas in Stuttgart, West Germany and had the honor of assisting 15 teachers to start a music program which was very successful. I retired with 22 years of service with the 159th National Guard Army Band with a honorable discharge. One of my favorite performances was when we play at the Palladium Hollywood in Los Angeles. My teaching style is very simple. Be creative and always involved humor. The student will know instantly if the instructor is eager to teach as the student is also eager to learn. For example, i would use a lot of metaphors and analogies to explain a musical concept. I would always tailor lessons to their level of skill. Nothing is more rewarding than to see one of my students at a recital and i hear their parents tell their friends,"that's my son, he learned from the best". I personally believe "teaching music" can not be taught in a classroom. One must have a love of teaching and a love of teaching that particular instrument to my students. For my beginning students, i use the the "Alfred's basic music series". For my intermediate to advance students, i start at their level of piano playing. Focusing on the type of music they want to learn.

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Experience

Piano Teacher
Jan 2007 - Aug 2017
Art's teaching methods

Part time piano teacher. Teaching classes from beginning to advance students.

Piano Player and percussion player
Aug 1988 - Aug 2008
159th Amy National Band

Performed many concerts with the 159th Army National Band. station in Sacramento, California. Travel to some western states to perform for change of command ceremonies. I played in the jazz band, dixieland band,concert band, and marching band.

Teacher-aide
Mar 1974 - Aug 1978
Headstart Program

Assisted the teachers in a classroom setting to implement a music program for toddlers in the classroom.

Instructional-aide
Aug 1972 - May 1973
Army

Assisted fifteen teachers in grades kindergarten through six grade starting a music program at the school.

Education

Music Department
Sep 1976 - Jun 1977
San Jose State University
Music Department
Sep 1973 - Jun 1975
San Jose City College
Army
Apr 1973 - Aug 1973
Nelligen elementary school
Army
Jun 1972 - Jun 1972
forty hours basic leadership course
Army
May 1972 - May 1972
unit/organizational supply procedures
Army
Aug 1970 - Aug 1970
missile and ammunition school
Music Department
Sep 1967 - Aug 1969
San Jose City College
Deploma
Sep 1964 - Jun 1967
San Jose High School

Languages

spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Big Ideas Consumer
Aug 1976
Headstart Program

Certificate of appreciation for service
Aug 1973
Army

unit/organizational supply procedures
Nov 1971
Army

40 hours basic leadership course
Oct 1971
Army

Soldier of the Month
Apr 1971
Army

Missile and Ammunition School
Mar 1971
Army

Awards

Honorable Discharge
Aug 2008
Army National Guard
The Army Commendation Medal
Aug 2008
Army National Guard
Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship
Nov 1998
Youth Authority
Letter of Commendation
Sep 1996
Youth Authority
The Good Conduct Medal
Sep 1993
California National Guard
Teacher/letter of Appreciation
Dec 1973
Army
Honorable Discharge
Aug 1973
Army
Soldier of the Month
May 1972
Army

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