John Bender
Moreno Valley, CA
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John Bender

John B.

Moreno Valley, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I teach pop and rock singing styles, with an emphasis on healthy technique, pitch and rhythm accuracy, and help students develop their own unique tone.

About John B.

I am a graduate of the Cal Poly Pomona music department looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with people who want to express themselves with music!

I use the John Thompson Piano book series to build understanding of written music, theory, and artistic expression. In addition to teaching classical techniques, I help guide my students on the path to writing their own music!

During my time in university I played piano with the Kellogg Soul Ensemble and the Jazz Combo. I also sang extensively with the university concert choir.

I currently play gigs with a jazz trio and a funk-rock band. I also play keyboard on recordings for local pop and hip-hop artists, and assist with arrangements and choir direction.

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Michelle F.
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Friendly keeps you motivated instructor

Posted Feb 11, 2020
Langston T.
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A really Thorough instructor even for 30 min! I highly recommend him! And he had a positive attitude. Can’t wait until the next lesson!

Posted Aug 24, 2019
Empris D.
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This was my granddaughters first lesson. I believe John did a wonderful job. We are looking forward to seeing him in a week. My granddaughter is still excited.

Posted Jun 12, 2019
Ryan
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Love John, he is a great teacher .And He is very accommodating to our crazy schedule.

Posted May 18, 2019
Brett
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Great teacher! Helping me with Piano and Music Theory, has a great approach to teaching piano.

Posted Feb 8, 2019
Aaron C.
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Awesome! John is an expert at the piano and an expert at breaking down instructions on how to easily learn to play the piano. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to develop their piano skills!

Posted Jan 17, 2019
Zach A.
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Great communication; looking forward to future lessons

Posted Jan 17, 2019
Shirley
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As a senior lady, I was pleased to find a patient and intelligent piano teacher that renewed my interest after many years!

Posted Dec 8, 2018
Elijah
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Being an aspiring musician looking to find ways to progress his craft, I knew I needed professional help. John was recommended by a mutual friend and delivered on his promise of giving me the musical knowledge I needed in my work. John's work ethic and patience when it came to breaking down musical structures and theory was appreciated. He was timely, accommodating, and motivating too. I learned a lot from him as a teacher. Highly recommended.

Posted Dec 5, 2018
Brutus
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John was patient and knew how to get an older student such as myself past the piano roadblocks. He is dedicated and a skilled teacher.

Posted Dec 5, 2018

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Education

BA in Music Industry Studies
Sep 2010 - Jun 2016

California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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