Esther Bieker

Esther B.

Sacramento, CA

About Esther B.

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Esther teaches: Ages 5 to 69
Teaching since: May 1984
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I'm Esther, a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself piano and singing in a choir at the age of 9. I moved to the U.S. in 1992 and studied music for 10 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music at California State University of Sacramento. I studied and trained with Claudia Kitka & Jackie Victorino for voice and Kirsten Smith, Joan McDe, & Angel Mamn for piano. I have performed many solo concerts in the U.S. as well as South Korea.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone.

I have 30 years experience teaching kids and adults private piano and 6 yrs voice coaching (early period to contemporary). I speak fluent Korean and English.

*** Lesson Details ***
My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, and Solfege skills (Do-Re-Me...etc), vocal technique, vocal performance, and Alexandria technique. Students participate in their own recital and show their musical talents.

Lessons are held at either your home, or mine using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student.
Also,I do prefer to work a weekly student.
A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and 10 min. playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs.

An intermediate lesson is longer, 45-50 min., with more focus on music from a specific chosen time-period. A specialty is preparation for voice and piano auditions for entering college.

I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults. I also can teach beginner oboe and beginner guitar.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, electronic keyboard, guitar, oboe

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar

*** Specialties ***
I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and, challenge them, as well.
I also have new techniques for teaching voice and piano.
I do prefer to teach a weekly lesson.

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Experience

Music Director and Pianist

May 2007 - May 2015
Peace Presbyterian Church

I direct the singing team and play the piano. Also I have been teaching 30 years piano; 15 years voice performing and 6 years Guitar.

Education

Master of Music

May 2001 - Present
CSUS

A.A , B.M., M.M.

May 1994 - Present
California State University of Sacramento

Associate In Arts

May 1994 - May 1999
Sacramento City College

Languages Spoken

English

Professional Proficiency

English and Korean

Professional Proficiency

Korean

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Paraeducator

Feb 2009
Elk Grove School Dis.

A.A, BM, M.M.

May 2004
California State University Sacramento

Voice, piano, theory, guitar

Awards

Annabelle Jones Rose Memorial Scholarship

May 1995
Sacramento City College

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

Jul 2011
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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31 Reviews on Esther B.

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Ken C. May 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son had taken lessons with Esther for the past few years. She is very kind and has great patience with young students. She always encourages my son to practice more and provides opportunities for him to perform in front of large audience. We are really happy with Esther’s musical knowledge.
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Bob Apr 16, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
The instructor and I aren't a match.
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Monique S. Mar 23, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Made me feel very comfortable and she is very good. Loved it
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Dale Jan 6, 2016
Guitar · In studio
For the past few years, I have learned a lot on how to play music using a guitar. Ms.Esther helped me realize what I needed to focus on and what I was great at. Essentially, she helped me figure out my limitations with regards to my musical knowledge and skill which is great because it made me aware of what I needed to improve my skills. Ms. Esther is excellent in teaching; always making sure to help her students truly understand music and its value. I could not have asked for a better teacher. Thank you !
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Tran T. Nov 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We love Ms. Esther. As my son's teacher, she has incredible knowledge and patience, and is very pleasant. I see the huge progress in my son looking back the day he first met Ms. Esther. I feel very lucky to have found a piano teacher like Ms. Esther.
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Iria N. Sep 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Esther has taught both piano and guitar to my two sons during the past five years. She is wonderful! Esther individualizes her teaching to each child in a way that reaches the child's playing ability to amazing level. I can highly recommend Esther to anyone seeking a highly skilled music tutor.
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Julie Sep 18, 2015
Piano · In home
We love Esther! Extremely knowledgeable, doesn't just teach notes and how to read music. Gives a good theoretical music base. Very patient yet sets high expectations for success.
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Raphael B. Sep 18, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is very professional and patient with my daughter. On top of this, her system has improved my daughter's piano and singing skills tremendously. We are blessed to have her.
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Marie C. Aug 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
She is wonderful. My daughter has learned a lot. She is patient! Recommend!
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Karen E. Jun 10, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My granddaughter, Brittney, is in her third year of lessons with Esther. Brittney's piano playing has continued to improve and she loves music, which I attribute to Esther's kind and patient manner of teaching. She is a wonderful teacher!

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