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Michelle V.
Downey, California
Learn to read music, chords, rhythm and how to flow on the piano quickly & productively
You will develop your musicality and learn the language of music through the application of piano. Learn the basics of notation, rhythm and theory. Learn scales and how to build chords so you are able to open any music book and can play the chords accurately as well as how to arrange the notes of the chords depending on the style of music.
About Michelle V.

I am a Certified Beginning Piano Teacher as well as an intermediate level teacher. I studied piano at Cerritos College of Norwalk, CA where I completed my teaching piano certificate. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a focus in percussion from CSU Long Beach. I have consistently taught piano, music and drums since 2002. I began my musical career in middle school, playing clarinet in band for three years and then two in my high school marching band. I have traveled the world to perform music. I have been to Brazil to study samba and its many different styles with the World Percussion Program of CSU Long Beach in 2006 and 2007. In 2012, I traveled to Colombia and Venezuela to perform piano with the band of Terratour, a humanitarian group. While touring, we collaborated with local musicians in different cities. You may have noticed from my photos and videos that I'm a Carpenters fan. I sing, play piano and drums. The Carpenters are my musical inspirations and that's exactly how I perform- with tender, love, and care. My friends and I learned many of the Carpenters tunes and collaborated with vocals, piano, steel drums, drums and other percussion joining together to form our band Close To You. My teaching is focused on reading the notes (pitch), proper technique, rhythm and timing. All are a part of the music-making process and should be equally strong. I start with young beginners when they can count, add, subtract and know the alphabet. The student must have the proper instrument and additional equipment, when necessary. The student is required to practice on a regular basis (daily is ideal). The student is also responsible for books, flashcards, and a metronome. Notify me if there is a day and time not available. When signing up a child for the first time, it is best to make a one year commitment so the child can really learn to work alone and develop self-discipline. Parental guidance and support is necessary for success. For adults, commitment to consistent lesson attendance is key. Please notify me of the special need prior to booking lessons so I can accommodate. You have all the ability and power to learn and be great- I'm just going to guide you all the way to your goal!

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2002

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Bachelor or Arts, Music

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Teaches ages 6+

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Michelle V.
Downey, California
Learn to read music, chords, rhythm and how to flow on the piano quickly & productively
You will develop your musicality and learn the language of music through the application of piano. Learn the basics of notation, rhythm and theory. Learn scales and how to build chords so you are able to open any music book and can play the chords accurately as well as how to arrange the notes of the chords depending on the style of music.
About Michelle V.

I am a Certified Beginning Piano Teacher as well as an intermediate level teacher. I studied piano at Cerritos College of Norwalk, CA where I completed my teaching piano certificate. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a focus in percussion from CSU Long Beach. I have consistently taught piano, music and drums since 2002. I began my musical career in middle school, playing clarinet in band for three years and then two in my high school marching band. I have traveled the world to perform music. I have been to Brazil to study samba and its many different styles with the World Percussion Program of CSU Long Beach in 2006 and 2007. In 2012, I traveled to Colombia and Venezuela to perform piano with the band of Terratour, a humanitarian group. While touring, we collaborated with local musicians in different cities. You may have noticed from my photos and videos that I'm a Carpenters fan. I sing, play piano and drums. The Carpenters are my musical inspirations and that's exactly how I perform- with tender, love, and care. My friends and I learned many of the Carpenters tunes and collaborated with vocals, piano, steel drums, drums and other percussion joining together to form our band Close To You. My teaching is focused on reading the notes (pitch), proper technique, rhythm and timing. All are a part of the music-making process and should be equally strong. I start with young beginners when they can count, add, subtract and know the alphabet. The student must have the proper instrument and additional equipment, when necessary. The student is required to practice on a regular basis (daily is ideal). The student is also responsible for books, flashcards, and a metronome. Notify me if there is a day and time not available. When signing up a child for the first time, it is best to make a one year commitment so the child can really learn to work alone and develop self-discipline. Parental guidance and support is necessary for success. For adults, commitment to consistent lesson attendance is key. Please notify me of the special need prior to booking lessons so I can accommodate. You have all the ability and power to learn and be great- I'm just going to guide you all the way to your goal!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2002

Education

Bachelor or Arts, Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Has background check

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She was very patient and professional with my son.

Posted Jul 27, 2021
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Michelle is a great teacher. She is patient, kind, and enthusiastic about music. My child loves going to class and hates missing a class (only when she's sick). She makes learning music fun but it also firm if the child doesn't meet the expectation. It's been a year since we started lessons and we couldn't be more happier.

Posted Oct 22, 2018
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Michelle has been very good at keeping my 8 year old engaged and interested in learning to read music. We are looking forward to many more lessons.

Posted Jun 15, 2018
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Piano
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Teacher's Studio
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Manzanar Avenue
Student's Home
Student's Home
Work hours
M
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S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
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New Student Special
First 3 lessons
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