Judy Flenoid

Judy F.

Spring Valley, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Teach Beginning to Intermediate Music Theory in these subjects:
- Note Reading
- Chord Theory
- Sight Reading
- Hannon Finger Techniques
- Scales
- Skill building exercises

About Judy F.

I started taking music lessons at the age of 9. I began playing in the church and then I taught lessons in my home at the age of 16. I went on to attend and graduate from Christian Heritage College (now called San Diego Christian College) with a Bachelors Degree in Music and Business. I am now the Director of the Music Department at San Diego Young Artists Music Academy. I direct two youth and children choirs, a male chorus and a great adult choir. I also sing with the Voices of Prayze who travel with Jason Mraz from time to time. As a singer, pianist
,organist and as a teacher, I specialize in Gospel piano & vocal technique and repertoire. I also have a great deal of experience in Pop, R&B, and Classical so I am able to help students excel in these genres as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
As your private teacher, I can promise you a very soulful and rewarding experience – having fun is part of my lesson plan. My goal for each student is to build confidence through knowledge and experience. I will encourage each student to reach into their spirit and bring out what is already inside of them through the type of music that brings them happiness. After 3- 6 months of lessons from me a pianist or singer will be able to know beginning concepts, play songs of their choice by ear and note read simple songs also. Singers will know beginning vocal exercises, be able to project their voice, and sing high and low notes accurately to songs according to their ability.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano
Mic and Karaoke Machine
A Stage to Practice Performance Technique
Music Books


*** Specialties ***
Gospel & classical

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Julie
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First session with her this morning, and so far so amazing! Cant wait to continue to work her.

Posted Sep 12, 2020
Alexandra G.
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Judy is great! My 15 Y/O granddaughter loves her, and we’re Very comfortable With her.

Posted Sep 3, 2020
Nicole
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Posted Aug 15, 2020
Zoe
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Ms. Judy is a patient, friendly, and an encouraging instructor. My six year old has enjoyed her lessons and have complimented Judy’s encouraging teaching style. We had an in person local instructor, but due to the pandemic she was not able to resume teaching lessons. Judy conducted an assessment and began where the other instructor ended without missing a beat! I am grateful for her sharing her gift and talent with my child.

Posted Jun 14, 2020
Humberto
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Posted Mar 24, 2020
Karen ..
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Judy is patient, knowledgeable and helpful. I look forward to the next lesson!

Posted Feb 22, 2020
Jesse M.
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Posted Feb 21, 2020
Jacqueline Queli
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Posted Nov 6, 2019
Antonio G.

Excelente

Posted Oct 6, 2019
Jesse M.
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Posted Jul 10, 2019
Summer S.
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She's kind and reassuring. She's interested in helping me meet my goals.

Posted May 2, 2019
Melissa M.
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It was great! We determined the lowest I could sing as well as about the highest I can sing. She found a good key for my voice, showed me some breathing techniques and picked out another middle range song for me to sing! Can't wait for the next lesson!!

Posted Mar 5, 2019
Sara E.
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Judy is a gifted and experienced artist and teacher who shares generously of her talents. More importantly, she has an open, kind and VERY positive way, which encourages our child to open up. Lesson day is the best day of the week for us!!

Posted Feb 4, 2019
Albert M.
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Judy is very pleasant and patient. Sensed my (beginner) level right away, is helping me understand and play chords. Added Gospel run today and transposing - new to me for organ!

Posted Jan 31, 2019
Nicki
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Judy was great with my daughter. They worked together, and worked hard. The lesson was several days ago, and my daughter is singing and practicing and looking forward to her next lesson.

Posted Oct 1, 2018
Margaret A.
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Had a very good class. My voice is improving.

Posted Aug 17, 2018
Margaret A.
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Good instructions, my voice is improving/

Posted Aug 9, 2018
Beverly J.
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One of the hallmarks of a good teacher is his/her ability to make students feel confident that they can learn. Judy did that for me today—in my very first lesson. I’m looking forward to this new journey. Thank you, Judy!

Posted Aug 3, 2018
Lina L.
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Very lucky and blessed to have found Judy. She's a gem for students hungry to learn Black gospel piano. Had 1st lesson today. Assessed my playing and sight reading ability, and we went straight to business on learning chord / music theory, and my strong desire to play church piano. She also showed me how to "gospelize" a few songs, for starting out. Not only did I feel comfortable and @ ease with her, but she teaches music theory in layman terms. Looking forward to more future lessons with Judy! Go to her if you truly want to learn gospel piano!

Posted Jun 19, 2018
Margaret A.
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Good instructions to improve my voice. Judy knows her craft.

Posted Jun 15, 2018
Stephanie W.
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This has been a great experience. To be able to get Judy expertise has been a Godsent! She made me feel are at ease, as well as help me to challenge my vocals with great conditioning. I have learned so much which has aided me a non-singer to be developed to sing. She is very knowledgeable and insightful, great teacher that has made a great impact on my life as a born new singer :) Excellent! By: Stephanie Willis

Posted Jun 13, 2018
Margaret A.
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I believe I benefit when I have a class with Judy. She knows how to impart the relevant information to improve my voice.

Posted May 25, 2018
william
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Again, Judy is the best instructor to work with. She knows I have an ear for my great Hammond sk-2. So she doesn't waste my time, learning sheet music. I just play by ear. She's the best.

Posted May 16, 2018
Vashon H.
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Posted May 15, 2018
William P.
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She is the best. We work out scheduling problems since we both hv them . A awesome, understand able teacher. 10 star.

Posted May 11, 2018
Rebekah A.
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Judy is experienced, knowledgeable and patient. I noticed an improvement in my voice after only two lessons. I can’t wait until my next lesson.

Posted May 3, 2018
Stephanie W.
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I found Judy to be very knowledgeable. She made me feel very comfortable and nonjudgemental to a beginner singer of my age. I love that she was able to aid my confident that I can accomplished my goal, as well help me with songs that would fit my vocal ability/style. Excited to see what she able to expire and shape my voice into. Looking for my future results to become a Good vocalist.

Posted Apr 26, 2018
Anaya
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Ms Flenoid was a true professional. She obviously has worked with kids before as she was methodical, yet very gentle and patient in her approach. The stickers at the end just completed the great experience.
My 4-year old granddaughter (Anaya) totally enjoyed the first lesson. She couldn't stop talking about it with us on the way home, as well as with her parents, after she got home .
We are both looking forward to practicing the lessons learned during the session and doing the assigned home work. We are equally looking forward to the next class.

Posted Apr 19, 2018
Margaret A.
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I like taking Judy's classes because she prescribes the best exercises to improve my voice and I am seeing results.

Posted Apr 11, 2018
Margaret A.
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Judy immediately gets to the heart of the singing problem and uses exercises and techniques to fix it. My voice is improving with her instructions.

Posted Apr 10, 2018
Margaret A.
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Judy is an excellent teacher who understands what I need to do to improve my voice. This is my first class and already I can hear the improvement.

Posted Mar 28, 2018
Plumeria D.
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Judy was very knowledgeable and fun to be around. She has better lesson plans and techniques than a few other instructor we came across. I’m glad we found her.

Posted Mar 7, 2018
Amy
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Posted Feb 16, 2018
Karissma
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She is very nice and it is obvious that she knows what she is doing. I just had my fifth lesson but I felt a great improvement in my singing since the first one. I will definitely keep taking lessons with her.

Posted Feb 12, 2018
Christiana L.
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I learned tactics easy and fast. She is really good. I was amazed by how fast I was able to comprehend the notes and hand movement. I highly recommend her.

Posted Feb 10, 2018
William P.
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Judy is a very patient teacher. Makes starting out learning, her approach is easy to understand.

Posted Feb 4, 2018
Aysha

Judy is great, takes her time and really encourages you!

Posted Feb 1, 2018
Kimberly Mendoza
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She kept me engaged! I enjoyed her welcoming personality and how clear her instructions were.

Posted Jan 25, 2018
Aysha
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Judy is very sweet and takes her time with you. I look forward to this singing journey! And I plan to take piano lessons too! She’s awesome.

Posted Jan 19, 2018
Frank W.
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Great first lesson. I can tell Judy is very experienced and an excellent teacher. She has a lot of patience.

Posted Dec 30, 2017
Lela
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My daughter thinks the class is fun and the teacher is nice 👍🏽

Posted Nov 8, 2017
April L.
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She’s the best

Posted Oct 16, 2017
Xavier
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I took 2 of my 3 boys for their first piano lesson, and it was amazing ! She is firm, but very patient and sweet. I can't wait till their next lesson.

Posted Jun 22, 2017
Judy
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Really helping me get better. I have noticed improvements myself. Super nice and sweet.

Posted May 1, 2017
Steven
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She was great!

Posted Apr 11, 2017
Celeste
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Judy is professional, very nice and has great intuition on the needs of her students.

Posted Apr 10, 2017
jeremiah
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Loved his first lesson! Judy is very through!

Posted Mar 21, 2017
Karen O.
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I couldn't be happier with Judy as a piano teacher. We cover a vast amount of material during our lessons. She is fun, intuitive and very supportive of my efforts. I have taken piano lessons in the past, but I didn't really "learn" how to play. Judy provides a spectrum of materials which help me to not only play songs, but hone my skills and explains the "why" and "how" of the way music works in an understandable way. She also has a very flexible schedule, which helps greatly. I would highly recommend her.

Posted Feb 23, 2017
Janeen R.
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My son who is going to be 17 loves his lessons with Judy always comes home singing and excited. She encouraged him and puts a lot of faith in his abilitys.

Posted Feb 14, 2017
Xavier
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Judy is the best of the best! Every week I look forward to learning from her. I've worked with a couple other coaches previously and they do not even compare. Her heart is in the music and in the teaching. Would highly recommend to anyone no matter how much or how little training they have had.

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Shari F.
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Judy is patient while challenging and motivating her students.

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Grace
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My daughter's first lesson was great! Ms. Judy was very patient and knowledgeable!!

Posted Jan 22, 2017
Tina B.
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Ms. Judy was very professional and we got right into the thick of things. She gave helpful advice and suggestions.

Posted Nov 30, 2016
Kendrick D.
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I had a wonderful first session with Ms. Judy. She was truly ready to help me meet my goals. She was engaging, encouraging and patient, yet challenged me to stretch myself. I'm truly looking forward to this journey..

Posted Oct 12, 2016
Andrea S.
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Ms.Judy is an amazing Teacher she showed me how to unlock my talents in piano and vocals. She recognizes were you struggle and she turns those struggles into your stenghths by guiding you step by step Helping you reach the next milestone to your passion in becoming better at what you love to do. I highly recommend Ms.Judy as your teacher she is very knowledgeable and compassionate about her work and students.She is also very organized and gets to know you on a personal level , if you want to honestly grow and succeed then she's the one for you :)
Thanks Ms. Judy your an amazing Music teacher and your so fun to work with. ♡♡♡♡♡

Posted Sep 26, 2016
Jessica Q.
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We've had a great experience with Ms. Judy overall. My daughter has learned new technics to enhance her vocal range and is excited about going to her lesson every week.
Thank you Judy!!

Highly recommended. :)

Posted Aug 19, 2016
Kamea
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THE BEST!! experience ever. My daughter is very shy when it comes to her singing, she was able to help her open up more and build her confidence. After only a few lessons I could hear how much she has already improved. Yes I would recommend Judy and look forward to our next lesson

Posted Jul 28, 2016
Robin P.
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Judy makes learning fun and challenging.

Posted Jul 23, 2016
Melissa K.
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Judy is very patient and always gives encouraging words to keep on trying.

Posted Apr 4, 2016
Sheri
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Judy was able to teach my daughter to play 3 songs in one lesson! My daughter had never touched a key board! She is also very patient and kind. I would highly recommend Judy as a piano instructor!

Posted Feb 8, 2016
Giovanna B.
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I have had a couple instructors from TakeLessons and Judy is by far my favorite! She is encouraging, organized, and works with my learning pace. I am so happy I found her.

Posted Feb 6, 2016
Giovanna B.
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I have had a couple instructors from TakeLessons and Judy is by far my favorite! She is encouraging, organized, and works with my learning pace. I am so happy I found her.

Posted Feb 6, 2016
Vanessa S.
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Judy is amazing!!! From never playing piano Ive had 4 classes so far and im learning so much. I look forward to every class and learning to play piano.

Posted Feb 6, 2016
Emanuela S.
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I highly recommend her

Posted Feb 1, 2016
Julie P.
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She was awesome!! Had my first lesson today. Very informative and thorough. Also a great and lovely personality.

Posted Jan 19, 2016
Rose K.
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Our experience with Judy was very, very disappointing. Student had 23 lessons and she REALLY WANTED TO LEARN AND WAS NEVER LAZY ABOUT IT. however there was no real lesson planning at all. in the entire time she was a student of Judy she was never even given any kind of lesson book on piano. We have since gotten another teacher who has excellent teaching skills.. And my grand child is very happy and LEARNING A LOT!!

Posted Jan 13, 2016
christine
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Judy was fantastic! She was able to quickly assess what I needed to help with on a song I was to sing at a wedding and we worked on it within the half hour. I sang the song at the wedding and it went well! I'm looking forward to taking more lessons with her!

Posted Dec 20, 2015
Brigayle I.
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Extremely awesome!!!

Posted Nov 21, 2015
Ariana A.
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My daughter (5yr old) has enjoyed three sessions with Judy so far. She is enjoying her lessons and couldn't wait to practice at home. Judy is so good with her and so patient. I definitely recommend!

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Alyssa G.
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Excellent piano teacher. Ms Judys' methods combined with positive reinforcement has produced immediate results. I had no idea a six year old could learn so much so fast. I feel as though I'm getting my monies worth.

Posted Sep 8, 2015
Alyssa G.
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Excellent piano teacher. Ms Judys' methods combined with positive reinforcement has produced immediate results. I had no idea a six year old could learn so much so fast. I feel as though I'm getting my monies worth.

Posted Sep 8, 2015
Saimana Faumuina
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Really helps me out with the basics and every other aspects as far technic. We hit it off really well with the type of music I wanted to learn and we both liked, which is 70s 80s R&B

Posted Aug 16, 2015
Michele W.
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In just a few lessons, my daughter has already recognized that Judy is a "caring" and "nice" instructor who is patient and encouraging too. My daughter enjoys going to her lessons.

Posted Aug 16, 2015
Rebecca B.
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Love her!

Posted Aug 13, 2015
Deborah S.
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Very down to earth and easy going. Recommend!

Posted Aug 6, 2015
Rosa G.
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My daughter Natalie, loves going to her singing lessons with Judy! Judy works great with Natalie's vocals and is a great instructor. She's patient and her attitude allows for the student to feel confident and calm. I would definitely recommend her!

Posted Jul 24, 2015
Jordan W.
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Great teacher !

Posted Jul 23, 2015
Deborah S.
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Judy greeted me with a smile and she made me feel very comfortable. I do believe she can teach me what I am striving to achieve through piano.

Posted Jul 1, 2015
Genesis K.
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I enjoyed my lesson so very much I am getting my piano on Tuesday...I can hardly wait for my next lesson..thank you so much ms. judy

Posted Jun 16, 2015
Michelle D.
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My daughter started piano as a beginner about a year ago with Judy. She LOVES going to her lessons and has done really well with the piano. Judy is a WONDERFUL teacher always encouraging my daughter and making learning fun! Since my mother was a piano teacher, I wanted my daughter to have strong background in theory. Judy is certainly giving her that and I am thrilled! I am very pleased!

Posted Dec 9, 2014
Selene V.

Best Singing Teacher Ever!!!

She uncovered a talent I did not know I have. Extremely patient and fun while learning new ways of singing. Highly Recommend Judy if you are looking to take your singing to the next level.

Posted May 1, 2014
Judy F.

My Favorite Teacher

I have taken voice lessons from Ms. Judy 5 years and I now am a lead vocalist at my church and have so much confidence with my capabilities now. She is the best teacher I've ever had and I recommend her to anyone ready to reach that next level in their skills no matter beginning or advanced.

Posted May 29, 2013

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Experience

Director of Music Dept
Jan 1993 - Present

San Diego Young Artists Music Academy

I am currently the Director of the Music Department at San Diego Young Artists Music Academy. I am also the Choir Director for the Children's and Youth choir based there. I develop curriculum and teach piano, voice, and choir training at this facility.

Education

B.A., Music & Business
Sep 1999 - Jun 2006

San Diego Christian College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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