Janis Vaile

Janis V.

Woodland Hills, CA
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About

Janis delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1996

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA Hi, I teach local lessons at my home in Southern California, travel to you within a 7 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Facetime. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children.

Experience

Singer Songwriter Contributer
Apr 2012 - Present
TNT

"Jingle Bells" original arrangement "TNT Channel movie "Deck the Halls"

Guitar Technician Inspector
Jan 2012 - Present
Fender Foundation

Inspection of guitars

Singer Songwriter Contributer
Feb 2011 - Present
Hallmark Channel Movie "Smooch"

"Icicles" featured in the Hallmark Channel movie "Smooch"

Private Nanny
Jan 2006 - Present
Janis

PEMA Music Program Developer
Jun 2005 - Present
Janis Music

An interactive educational program teaching the basics of music while encouraging play and nurturing a positive attitude toward the making of music of any kind. Your child can be accessed for placement of future private training.

Guitar Instructor
Jun 2004 - Present
Guitars in the Classroom

Guitar and Piano Instructor
Jan 1999 - Present
Janis

Private Tutor
Jan 1998 - Present
Janis

Pre-school teacher
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
Kids Home

Teacher
Sep 1999 - Jun 2003
Fairfield Private School

Subjects taught:
Computers
Music
6th grade
Science

Education

BA Biology (Marine and Environmental)
Sep 1993 - Dec 1996
California State University Northridge
Liberal Arts
Sep 1991 - Jun 1993
Pierce College

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Guitar Instructor
Jan 2008
Guitars in the Classroom

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2009

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Having fun in a lesson

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This young student started lessons on baritone ukulele and recently switched to guitar
Working up the neck

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Guitar and piano student

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Upcoming guitarist

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"Max Relax! A Dog's Happy Day!" Book signing and concert event at Barnes and Noble

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My dog Jude motivating a young reader.....whatever it takes!

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A preschool music program

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A science activity
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6 Reviews

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adfsaf Nov 17, 2016
Piano · Online

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keith Sep 17, 2015
Algebra · In studio

She's awesome! would love her to help all my kids.

Audie L. May 10, 2015
Guitar · In home

Amazing. After only five lessons, my son not only loves the guitar, but is playing songs....and LOVES Janis! Couldn't be happier.

Ophelia S. Oct 13, 2014
Elementary Math · In home

I have 3 boys ages 7-12. Somehow Janis manages to make time to teach and read with all three before she leaves. The kids love her and more importantly respect her.
If you can get her I highly recommend it.
She covers all subjects and specializes in science by making it fun and entertaining.
5 Stars all the way!

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Brenda F. Sep 23, 2014
Math · In home

Janis first tutored our son in math. I was impressed with her admission to me that our son was smart enough to do the math on his own, but needed only motivation. She allowed us to be the ones to decide if we wanted to spend the money on tutoring after having this knowledge. We did continue, and she was really great with him. His grade was raised before we knew it! We then found out she gave guitar lessons and hired her to teach my daughter. She was incredibly patient and made the lessons fun. Both my son and daughter developed a strong relationship with her. I highly recommend her to teach anything!

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Debby S. Sep 17, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home

My son is the legacy of both a world-famous composer Grandfather and of a Great Uncle widely known as a musical genius.
Unfortunately the opportunity to nurture any of that genetic musical talent passed me by, but it absolutely lives within him.
Janis has been remarkably subtle at freeing the music within my son's heart.
This is not only a gift for me, and our family, but it's a lifetime of unending self-expression for him.
I cannot recommend Janis highly enough.

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