Liz Jones

Liz J.

Sonoma, CA
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With 20 years of music and theory experience, Liz teaches how to identify all aspects of music, as well as how to build and identify chords and key signatures, and how to make your way around the Western scale.
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Liz teaches



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

Teaching since:
February 2014

After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summer youth program. All summer, she taught class sizes ranging from 10 to 26 students of the ages 5-10. Her initiative later led to being hired at this local community theater. Along with this theater teaching experience, she has been teaching piano, guitar, ukulele, flute & voice lessons for over 10 years. Her students have gone from knowing nothing about music to learning and performing entire pieces on their own as well as even auditioning & for agents and becoming signed artists in Los Angeles. Liz knows that it is her place in the world to teach music & spread positivity through her own music and would love nothing more than make learning music a positive and fun experience for everyone.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach out of the Alfred's Piano course, but am open to trying out any music books you may already have in your home. I do expect my students to purchase the books they would like to learn out of and to have the material I have given them for homework ready, completed, and practiced by the time we have our weekly lesson. I recommend at least twenty to thirty minutes of practice every day, and will give rewards for having practiced well, and for performing well in our lessons. I would love it for my students to be clear on what they would like to learn, and I love using songs that the student enjoys to make his or her music learning process fun.

$90 per hour lesson | $70 per 45min lesson | $60 per 30min lesson
*A travel fee may be added for house calls.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my home studio, I have a full size Cable-Nelson upright piano, as well as two ukuleles, and two guitars (one acoustic-electric and one electric).

*** Travel Equipment ***
When I travel, I bring my own instrument that the student is learning on so that I can demonstrate, as well as a music stand if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, folk, opera, musical theater, classical, rock, reggae

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Music Teacher
Jun 2004 - Present
Liz Fanora J. Music

10+ Years Teaching Experience


BFA in Musical Arts
Sep 2006 - May 2010
California Institute of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Music
Sep 2006 - May 2010
California Institute of the Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Director's Award for Band
May 2006
Chamberlain High School

Photos & Videos

Visit my IndieGoGo page to fund my debut album!

Filmed in Sonoma, CA, Liz encourages us all to Be Authentic!
I wrote this song and made this video this summer. It's based on a journal entry I wrote that I just added a few chords and a melody to! Yay songwriting!

All costumes in this video are a few of my Halloween Costumes of 2012!

Inspired by Wes Anderson's feature film "Moonrise Kingdom." In my opinion, the best movie ever made. Also, it may be the opinion of many others as it was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars this year! GO "MOONRISE KINGDOM!"
Buy this single!
Photo by Liz J.

Photo by Liz J.

Photo by Liz J.

Photo by Liz J.
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12 Reviews

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Addison-Preston K. Oct 15, 2018
Piano · In home

Delightful instructor!!

Monique Sep 21, 2018
Ukulele · In home

Liz love's what she does, very patient & caring . I am so glad to have her as my Teacher . I do recommend Liz :)

Marco P. Sep 27, 2016
Singing · In home

My 8 year old son LOVED his first singing lesson with Liz! He was sad when it was over because he was having so much fun!

Tyze A. Apr 18, 2016
Piano · In studio

Liz was great! And my 6 year old who wants to make decisions for himself made the choice to continue to go to piano lessons. Amazing!

Arati G. Mar 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

Great and very nice teacher. Very helpful and helps makes my daughter feel very comfortable and makes her want to go back and learn more

Christopher M. Dec 9, 2015
Ukulele · Online

Liz is a skilled instructor who can communicate well in an online environment. She has a relaxed manner and encourages the student to extend him/herself in order to learn and improve. Liz understands music theory as well as technique and is a good fit for a beginner or an advanced player - young or old. She is on time and dependable, has varied musical taste and I recommend her to anyone looking to begin or improve.

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Christopher M. Sep 11, 2015
Ukulele · Online

Liz is a relaxed and helpful teacher.

Jerry F. Aug 3, 2015
Guitar · In home

An easy manner to encourage doing things that you did not think you could do. Knows music theory and can explain. Enjoyable to work with. Wish I had her for an instructor when I started guitar in my early 70's.

Dokleida K. Jul 23, 2015
Piano · In home

Liz is very kind, patient and professional.
Our kids enjoy learning with her and look forward to each class.

Henry B. Oct 16, 2014
Ukulele · In studio

Liz is great with my son. She has a great demeanor with kids. She talks to them on their level. My son is enjoying his lessons with Liz. We definitely recommend her as a music teacher especially to young kids!

Tracy E. Nov 24, 2013
Piano ·


Liz is so patient, encouraging, fun, flexible, and always happy! She has taught my daughter Kaity to have confidence on top of courage to jump in a learn to play the piano in a fun way. We have truly enjoyed lessons with Liz!

MICHELLEG Aug 24, 2011

ukulele lessons

Very professional, friendly, flexible, knowledgeable and she was able to keep my 10 year old son on task. She made every second count, without being overbearing.

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