Dansby Sturdivant

Dansby S.

Victorville, CA
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About

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

Teaching since:
August 1990

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 practiced 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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50 Reviews

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Debora Nov 16, 2017
Piano · Online

After several weeks with Dansby, I feel more confident to review my daughter's instructor. We are extremely satisfied with Dansby. He is very enthusiastic , energetic and patient. I highly recommend him.

Cody Nov 13, 2017
Singing · In studio

Takes his time with you to make sure you’re doing it right.

Cindy Oct 25, 2017
Singing · In studio

I look forward to and enjoy my singing lessons with Dansby. I appreciate his laid-back style and flexibility. He displays a certain intuitiveness in understanding specific areas of need. He is unpretentious and gracious in offering constructive feedback. I have already noticed an improvement in my singing abilities.

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Nate Santi Oct 16, 2017
Singing · Online

Having a great time with these lessons. Dansby is very knowledgeable and comforting, a combination that creates the perfect learning environment. Sometimes there are slight internet connection issues on his end (a slight lag or delay), but nothing major and definitely nothing that interrupts the flow of the lesson. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an online vocal coach.

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Emily B. Oct 6, 2017
Piano · Online

You are extremely satisfied with Dansby. He keeps the class exciting. We look forward to continue our lessons with Dansby.

Debora Sep 15, 2017
Piano · Online

Although it is too soon to review because it is the first lesson. I liked it very much. he seems very dynamic , motivated. My daughter had previous experience, but in the first day he taught something new. She liked , I liked . It was a very good start.

Adreana Aug 26, 2017
Singing · Online

Great instructor. Surely knows his stuff

Tessa Aug 18, 2017
Singing · Online

Great instruction!! Positive attitude and very skilled. He makes learning fun for my 13 year old daughter

Alana S. Jun 16, 2017
Singing · In studio

Dansby was a true professional!! As anybody would be... We were a bit nervous but as soon as we met Dansby we were set us at ease, he was polite collected and we got down to work immediately. He kept the focus on my daughter but also gave us our respect as parents. Before all this went down my daughter was very adamant about wanting to have a female instructor because she felt that a woman would understand her better as an artist but dansby pushed all that aside with his knowledge, experience and demeanor. I'm so glad we did! She was won over by the end of the lesson and feels as if Dansby is exactly what she needs I'm so grateful and we look forward to our next lesson with her new instructor.

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Mohammad K. Jun 14, 2017
Singing · Online

I have been taking lessons with Mr. Dansby for one year. Before I started taking singing lessons, I did not know anything about singing. Whenever I would try to sing, I would be ridiculed or put down and it really was a deterrent for me to try and sing. Until I started taking lessons with Mr. Dansby. Initially I thought I would be taking lessons for about 6 months because I thought I wouldn't be good at it. However after sticking with it, I started to enjoy singing because of the way Mr. Dansby teaches.

Mr. Dansby teaches in a manner that you can relate. His teaching methods are not like usual musical teachings with scales and octaves. He uses nursery rhymes and popular themes like wedding march or star wars theme to get you used to the notes and then he slowly fills in the details from there.

Mr. Dansby is a great instructor and I would recommend him to anyone who is interested in singing. He is a relatable, knowledgeable, and accommodating instructor. He works with you to teach you a skill that you could enjoy for the rest of your life.

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Raquel Jun 1, 2017
Singing · In home

Awesome experience! Very inspiring!

Maria May 16, 2017
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Dansby is a wonderful teacher. I was quite nervous and he made me feel comfortable and gave me confidence. I actually could see an improvement after only one lesson. I would highly recommend him as an instructor!

Cynthia W. May 9, 2017
Piano · Online

Dansby is a Great Teacher and he is one of the most patience person to have as a piano teacher, if you are looking to take lessons I highly recommend Dansby, a Great Big Shout out to you Dansby for being a wonderful teacher Thank You.

Essence May 4, 2017
Singing · Online

I've only had 2 classes so far and I already see progress!!

Beverly M. Mar 5, 2017
Singing · In home

This was my first experience with any type of formal voice lessons. The first lesson was great. The instructor is skilled in vocal instruction, instrument training and formal music theory. The lesson was fun, informative and I easily paced for me to follow.

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Mya R. Feb 23, 2017
Piano · In studio

Made it easy to follow instruction in a fun way.
My daughter enjoyed herself and is looking forward to her next class.

Royalton A. Feb 23, 2017
Piano · In studio

Our first lesson went very well. The instructor was patient and utilized the time perfectly.

Sandra M. Feb 15, 2017
Singing · Online

Great first lesson. Looking forward to learning more.

Anaya Oct 15, 2016
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. Oct 7, 2016
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!

Paolo Miki Sep 23, 2016
Singing · Online

Dansby got everything you need.

Ellesse H. Sep 17, 2016
Piano · In studio

My son enjoyed his first lesson

Terrence J. Sep 16, 2016
Piano · In studio

My son's first piano lesson was an amazing experience. Dansby made my son feel comfortable and was patient with him. My son is excited to continue his lessons.

Cynthia W. Sep 10, 2016
Piano · Online

Danby is an awesome piano teacher. And great patience""" and is very knowledgeable of what he teaches"" I'm enjoying my lessons

Pat Jun 21, 2016
Piano · Online

Enjoyed every minute of it. He is so patient and informative. So pleased with my instructor.

Zoe F. Jun 18, 2016
Singing · Online

Mr. Dansby is great instructor , he helps you succeed in many levels that you didn't even think you could reach , I appreciate each lesson that he taught me & I can't wait to see what's next

Ariel B. Jun 5, 2016
Piano · Online

Good teacher

Ariel B. Jun 3, 2016
Piano · Online

Good teacher seems like a nice guy

Diana B. May 25, 2016
Piano · In home

Dansby was awesome! I felt a boost of confidence after leaving. He has a real comforting way of teaching and offers great strategies and different ways of teaching!

Madelynn T. May 20, 2016
Singing · Online

My daughter loved her 1st lesson with Dansby! Can't wait till the next one!

jan May 13, 2016
Singing · Online

Mr. Dansby is really great singing coach.

Flora May 2, 2016
Singing · In studio

Danny was very patient with me. He help me with my timing, breathing and volume.
I was very happy with his method of teaching. Truly wish him the best.

Omar May 1, 2016
Singing · In studio

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.

Flora Apr 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.

Logan M. Mar 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

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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Angelina H. Mar 2, 2016
Singing · In studio

Great Teacher can't wait for the next lesson. Happy about getting my voice ready for my next album. Loved it.

Mitch Villalva Feb 4, 2016
Piano · In home

Dansby has developed my 6 year old in piano and we couldn't be more happy thus far. Dansby has great patience when working with young children, thanks Dansby for teaching my child this gift so far.

Yvonne C. Feb 3, 2016
Singing · In studio

Dansby is the sweetest person you'll ever meet. You can tell he cares about his work a lot & most importantly he caters and works with your voice. Awesome, awesome expirence! I definitely recommend him. :)

Wanda C. Nov 11, 2015
Piano · In home

Great teacher...very knowledgeable ...very patient...I like him...

John B. Nov 5, 2015
Singing · Online

Dedicated and awesome... highly recommended! Very passionate and flexible when it comes to your schedule.

Bob G. Oct 30, 2015
Singing · In home

First of all this instructor is very professional. He was very respectful, and fun. I learned more than I expected to and a short period of time.

Gargi Oct 26, 2015
Singing · Online

Bad internet connection and he was no show for the 2nd lesson

Dannie W. Sep 22, 2015
Singing · In studio

Dansby was awesome with my son! His rates were reasonable and his personality really clicked with my son's. He was always professional, but also good humored.

Jazleen V. Aug 10, 2015
Piano · In home

Daughter enjoyed her first lesson, she wants to go back so off to a good start.

Roberta F. Jun 15, 2015
Singing · In studio

He is an excellent teacher and spent a lot of time with my daughter and helped her out a lot.

marshae Jun 5, 2015
Singing · In studio

Great teacher, Very Knowledgeable, Would definitely recommend if you want to take your singing to the next level

Ramiro O. May 27, 2014
Singing · Online

Helped me a lot with vocal placement and breath support!

Kenya H. Mar 9, 2014
Singing ·

Excellent vocal teacher

We have found Mr. Studivant to be professional, courteous and experienced. He has helped to develop and improve my daughter's vocal ability and her singing confidence has grown (in front of other people). He communicates in a timely fashion and provides necessary feedback on her progress. We are grateful to have him.

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Simi A. Nov 30, 2013
Singing ·

Nice teacher

He is a great teacher & we are glad to have him for my son to improve his vocal training.

MonteC Apr 10, 2011
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Fun

He's a great guy and knows a lot and if I ask for help in a specific area he'll help me out and even gives me songs to sing that I like I recommend him to everyone in the Victorville area thanks Dansby

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