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Luis M.
San Diego, California
The piano is the best instrument for its versatility, diversity, and mental benefits. If you desire to learn an instrument that will lead you to a deeper understanding of music and the potential to branch off to other instruments, the piano is the instrument for you. Qualifications: (Updated for 2021) - 20+years of piano playing experience as a Classical/funk and jazz pianist - Taught piano for 9+ years - BA in Music Education (May 2018) - Toured professionally - California State Certified to work with all levels Things to expect in a piano lesson: - A majority of practice/rehearsal will take place outside of class time - If you do not practice outside of our lesson you will not see tremendous improvement - Student must bring all your books to each session as well as any assigned repertoire - Lessons are light and fun. However, intense practice is expected - You will be given an appropriate level of works to begin your performance repertoire Policy: - If you wish to make a cancellation, please allow for a 24 hour window of anticipation; if the cancellation comes with less than 24-hours of notice the student will forfeit the right to any rescheduling of that lesson, and will be charged the full price of the lesson Exception: - One exception to this rule is in the case of emergency. (Tragedy, injury, etc.) - Another exception to this rule is in the case of infectious sickness. If you believe you are sick and possibly infectious then you should stay home and go see a doctor immediately. I will request to see a doctor's note if the cancellations persist past one week.
About Luis M.

Graduated with a Degree in Music Education from San Diego State University. Presently, earning California State Credentials. Graduated with a Piano performance diploma from Chula Vista School of Performing Arts division. I have taught several students in many fields including but not limited to: Spanish, Piano (Beginning to Advanced), 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: 6 years. Ranging in many subjects such as Spanish, English, Vocal Instruction, Piano Instruction, Guitar, and Musical Performance. - Choir Director/ Conductor Jan 2010 - 2017 - I am a music director for the San Diego Churches of Christ. I've taught the San Diego Church of Christ Fellowship for 9 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. - I love my job, and I 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 & Jazz Piano, Classical & Contemporary Voice, English Language & Literature, Spanish Language & Literature

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Teaching since 2013

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Bachelors - Vocal Music Education

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Speaks English, Spanish, italian

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Luis M.
San Diego, California
The piano is the best instrument for its versatility, diversity, and mental benefits. If you desire to learn an instrument that will lead you to a deeper understanding of music and the potential to branch off to other instruments, the piano is the instrument for you. Qualifications: (Updated for 2021) - 20+years of piano playing experience as a Classical/funk and jazz pianist - Taught piano for 9+ years - BA in Music Education (May 2018) - Toured professionally - California State Certified to work with all levels Things to expect in a piano lesson: - A majority of practice/rehearsal will take place outside of class time - If you do not practice outside of our lesson you will not see tremendous improvement - Student must bring all your books to each session as well as any assigned repertoire - Lessons are light and fun. However, intense practice is expected - You will be given an appropriate level of works to begin your performance repertoire Policy: - If you wish to make a cancellation, please allow for a 24 hour window of anticipation; if the cancellation comes with less than 24-hours of notice the student will forfeit the right to any rescheduling of that lesson, and will be charged the full price of the lesson Exception: - One exception to this rule is in the case of emergency. (Tragedy, injury, etc.) - Another exception to this rule is in the case of infectious sickness. If you believe you are sick and possibly infectious then you should stay home and go see a doctor immediately. I will request to see a doctor's note if the cancellations persist past one week.
About Luis M.

Graduated with a Degree in Music Education from San Diego State University. Presently, earning California State Credentials. Graduated with a Piano performance diploma from Chula Vista School of Performing Arts division. I have taught several students in many fields including but not limited to: Spanish, Piano (Beginning to Advanced), 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: 6 years. Ranging in many subjects such as Spanish, English, Vocal Instruction, Piano Instruction, Guitar, and Musical Performance. - Choir Director/ Conductor Jan 2010 - 2017 - I am a music director for the San Diego Churches of Christ. I've taught the San Diego Church of Christ Fellowship for 9 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. - I love my job, and I 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 & Jazz Piano, Classical & Contemporary Voice, English Language & Literature, Spanish Language & Literature

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2013

Education

Bachelors - Vocal Music Education

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks English, Spanish, italian

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Online

Because it was online I thought it would not be as good as in person. But, I was blown away by how engaging a teacher Mr. Mendez is! My child was very excited and motivated to keep playing and practicing. Love this teacher

Posted Sep 24, 2020
Student's home

Although Luis is a good teacher, he has difficulty keeping appointments. His home life interferes with his lessons. Every lesson we had needed rescheduled. Finally we agreed on Fridays and then he rescheduled that one. He doesn't give 24 hr notices as required. So great teacher, but no business organization.

Posted Feb 15, 2020
Teacher's Studio

I really appreciate Luis for the practice he's given me. We worked on lyric analyzation and flow. We focused on speeding up the meter to work harder in performing faster. I have become better with expressing my vocals in a volume where I can sing a long with the music bed. I highly recommend Luis for anyone who is working on improving their vocal training.

Posted Apr 26, 2019
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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.
Bachelors - Vocal Music Education
Aug 2011 - May 2018
SDSU - San Diego State University
High School Diploma- Piano Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Chula Vista High School
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Teaching
May 2012
SDSU - San Diego State University
Vocal Instructor
Teaching
Jan 2010
Chula Vista High School
Piano Instructor
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
National Association for Music Education
Apr 2015
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. 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.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Aug 2012
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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