luis mendez

Luis M.

Chula Vista, CA

About Luis M.

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luis teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2013
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

Graduated with a Piano performance diploma from Chula vista School of performing arts division, have taught several students in many fields including but not limited to: Spanish, Piano (beginner-Intermidiate), Vocal Development etc. I am very friendly and personable, but also professional. When students come to me with problems, I will do what ever it takes to bring them to the solution. My motto is, a problem is just another opportunity for you to do your best.

- I have taught/, for 4 years. Ranging in many subjects such as Spanish, English, SAT Prep, Vocal Instruction, Piano Instruction, and Musical Performance.

- Choir Director/ Conductor Jan 2010 - Present
SDCOC
- I am a music director for the San Diego Churches of Christ. I've taught the San Diego Church of Christ Fellowship for 5 years. I have led worship for even longer, and i love it.
- Worship intern May 2014 - Sep 2014
- Dallas/ Fortworth Church of Christ
- Led worship, produced music, directed choirs, taught assorted parts to part singers.
- I Speak 3 languages fluently
- I am a certified member of the National Association of Music Educators
- I have received awards in the fields of Voice and Piano for outstanding professionalism, & Excellency
- I am presently teaching ages 5-65, with the exception of one enthusiastic 67 year old.
- Love my job, and am passionate, above all i will make you excited about the field of study you choose

*** Lesson Details ***
These details change depending on, whether you would like musical training or academic tutoring.
Musical:

Music is fun and the lessons should be as well. When it comes to practice I recommend that students do spend time (1/2-1hour daily) outside of the lessons practicing to ensure that they see results. If you choose to practice only while in the lesson you will get better but it will be at a slower pace.

- Start with quick warm ups (these work to increase students fluidity with their instrument)
- Work technique
- Assign repertoire depending on skill level.
- Work on assigned repertoire
- Work on technical aspect of the pieces.
Your student will learn much more about their capabilities and their instrument as they will learn many aspects of Music Theory.

I teach beginning- advanced piano lessons touching on posture, hand position, rhythm training, sight-reading, expression, and pop/jazz chord charts. If you want to learn how to play songs by ear that you hear on the radio, I can train you how to do that too! Once I feel that you have surpassed my ability to help you grow, I will be happy to pass you on to a more experienced teacher and attend all of your future recitals.

I teach voice beginner-professional, which includes classical repertoire and technique as well as Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Standards, Country, RnB,...you name it. The best part is that you will learn to sing in a manner that will not damage your instrument and in fact will work to fortify your instrument.

Academic:
- Start with introduction to the standard.
- Work on problems with material.
- Present new methods to reach a solution.
- Work on all assigned work.
- Work on future work to give the student an academic advantage.

I am a hard working tutor that will bring the joy of the subject to our sessions of tutoring. I am strict at times, however, some of my students have referred to me as mellow. I will strive to bring your student up to speed and surpass even their own expectations. I love my students, and I want to see them succeed.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Recording equipment etc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Casio Keyboard Piano, sheet music, and much more equipment as needed.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Piano, Classical Voice, English Literature, Spanish Linguistics

Photos and Videos

Professional Vocal Warmup 1 - "Opening Up The Voice"

Experience

Choir Director/ Conductor

Jan 2010 - Present
SDCOC

I am a music director for the San Diego Churches of Christ. I've taught the San Diego Church of Christ for 3 years. I have led worship for even longer, and i love it.

Worship intern

May 2014 - Sep 2014
Dallas/ Fortworth Church of Christ

Led worship, produced music, directed choirs, taught assorted parts to part singers.

Education

Bachelors - Vocal Music Education

Aug 2011 - Present
SDSU - San Diego State University

High School Diploma- Piano Performance

Aug 2007 - May 2011
Chula Vista High School

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

italian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching

May 2012
SDSU - San Diego State University

Vocal Instructor

Teaching

Jan 2010
Chula Vista High School

Piano Instructor

Awards

SCPA AWARD

Apr 2011
Chula Vista High School

Piano Excellence

Mar 2011
Chula Vista High School

Piano Proficiency

Apr 2009
Chula Vista High School

Vocal Excellence

Apr 2007
Chula Vista Middle School

Affiliations

National Association for Music Edcuation

Sep 2014
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National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Aug 2012
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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17 Reviews on Luis M.

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Makhai (4) T. Dec 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent
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natalie welch Aug 6, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
A great pick that I refer all my friend to.
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Ronald M. Aug 6, 2016
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Luis has an awesome method of teaching he makes you hungry to learn and helps you to develope a stern study habit to achieve your goals.
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Alison Jun 12, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
We really like Mr Luis, he is very professional, my daughter was very nervous before getting to his house, but once we were there , he make my daughter feel very comfortable. First day, and she already learned alot. Thank you for referring us to Mr Luis
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Esperanza L. Jun 4, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very professional , Good teacher and I love the way he motivates me into believing that I can do better thank you Luis!!!
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Lyndsey T. Jun 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Luis is charismatic and wonderful with my six year old son! My son worked with another teacher before we moved who was a great teacher in his own right but wasn't able to elicit the same level of love and excitement for piano that Luis is able to do with him. Professionally he is great to work with from a scheduling/parent standpoint as well. My experience has brought me to believe that great creative talents often lack in organizational skills but Luis has wonderful communication skills and I never have to chase him for answers to questions. We are very pleased with him and highly recommend!
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Kyle Mar 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Luis has a great personality! It was a pleasure meeting him and he is a great listener. I just had my first piano lesson and I felt the lesson was tailored to suit my needs and ability. I can't wait to go back again!
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Albert Jan 5, 2016
Singing · In studio
Luis is an excellent teacher! I really knows how to break things down, so that they are easy to understand! From all the visuals he gives to examples of how to take control of the skill you're trying to learn, he goes above and beyond to understand where you are at. I definitely felt at home when I would learn with him, and he gave me self confidence that I never knew I had with my voice.

Thanks Luis! I hope this helps anyone that is looking into taking classes with Luis, you can't go wrong!
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Cheryl Jan 1, 2016
Singing · In studio
Mr. Luis M. is a very seasoned vocalist, with a comprehensive knowledge of
the physiology of vocal production. His approach to singing is professional
and personalized simultaneously. Luis helped me to get my voice ready for some upcoming performances. Thank you Luis!!
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Gabriella D. Sep 28, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
We are very excited about working with Luis, he really put my daughter at ease and definitely know his stuff.
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