John Morin

John M.

Yucca Valley, CA

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

Teaching since:
October 2012

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Hi, there! My name is Johnny and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students build a solid foundation and understanding of music, as well as developing their skills to become well rounded musicians. I went to the University of Redlands and earned a degree in Music Composition in 2014. I have a fun and friendly personality and my teaching style is constructed in a way that will appeal to visual, aural, and kinesthetic learners. Kodaly's method of inner hearing and music literacy particularly interests me. Along with this method, I implement warm ups that will help my students develop proper playing techniques, and I teach my students how to play with expression and emotion. I strive to teach at the best of my ability, work hard, and share my love for music with others. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Group Home Manager/child care worker
May 2014 - Present
River stones inc

Music Theory Tutor
Oct 2012 - May 2014
University of Redlands

I helped college students with their music theory homework and helped them prepare for music theory exams from beginning music theory to advanced as well as 20th century musical analysis and atonal music.


Bachelor's in Music Composition
Sep 2010 - Apr 2014
University of Redlands


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Nurtured heart approach certified trainer
Aug 2015
Children's Success Foundation


Music award-scholarship
Sep 2010
University of Redlands

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This is a composition that I wrote where I focused on extended techniques for the five instruments I wrote for.
Photo by John M.

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9 Reviews

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Linda K. Aug 3, 2018
Piano · In home

John was wonderful. He was punctual and very patient.
I highly recommend John to be anyone's teacher. John is Very professional.

Giovanni May 20, 2016
Piano · In studio

Very nice person, and he has all the patience for my son. Happy mama

Kate Jan 21, 2016
Piano · In home

Sweetheart! Very nice to work with.

Inez H. Dec 22, 2015
Piano · In home

Johnny is very personable, knowledgable, patient and a pleasure. He is very welcome in our home.

Linda K. Nov 28, 2015
Piano · In home

Nice guy..very patient and encouraging

Michael D. Jun 23, 2015
Piano · In studio

John was very patient and encouraging when I first started. He always has a positive attitude and is such a joy to be around. Always arrives on time and always has a plan.

Diana R. Jun 6, 2015
Piano · In studio

Very calm, and knowledgable. Helping me progress.

Kaitlyn K. Apr 26, 2015
Piano · In home

Awesome. My granddaughter can't wait for her next lesson. John was wonderful with her and with my family standing around watching. I could not have made a better chose.

Chantel M. Oct 17, 2014
Piano · In home

My son thinks he is fun and wants to work harder to impress him. John is always on time, friendly and smiling, polite, and patient.

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