Milton Jackson

Milton J.

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Corona, CA
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Milton teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2011
Last sign in: 4 days ago


Music is the means to create a portal into our souls, so that we may see each other for who and what we are, not merely as what we do. I want to help foster those young, middle-aged, and not-as-young how to tap into their own soul portals through music so that they may find others' as well. I believe that in order to entertain others with your voice or your instrument playing, one must first be able to entertain oneself - all the while having fun doing it! As a recent graduate of the University of California, Davis with a double major in Music History & Ethnomusicology and African-American & African Studies; a former co-host of the popular hip-hop radio show ATF Radio: All Things Fresh on KDVS 90.3 FM; a former Music Director of The Afterglow of UC Davis; and a current Vocal Music Performance graduate student at the University of Redlands, I have come in contact and learned from a vast amount of different musicians and professionals. A classically-trained bass-baritone with roots in R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, and Jazz, I have aspirations to help each and every student realize their full musical potential.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is very friendly, inviting, and audience-driven. In the beginning, I strive to refer to my presence in the lessons as a fly-on-the-wall, so to speak, in order for my students to get out of their own way and sing as if no one's watching. From there, I apply the audience aspect - singing not only for enjoyment, but for entertainment for yourself and for others as well. If one is able to build that frame of mind in their lessons, their actual performances will not be too far from what they've already dealt with before.

I provide teaching and repertoire books, as well as instrumentation for myself (i.e. guitar, misc. tools for specific lessons). I expect my students to provide a piano (or keyboard equivalent), pitch pipe, and instrument if applicable (i.e. guitar), and, of course, themselves!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Multimedia Home Studio; Keyboard, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar with Amp

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide teaching and repertoire books, as well as instrumentation for myself (i.e. guitar, misc. tools for specific lessons). I expect students to provide a piano (or keyboard equivalent), pitch pipe, and instrument if applicable (i.e. guitar).

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Instructor Feb 2013 - Present

Vocal, Guitar, Piano, and Theatre and Film Acting Instructor


Vocal Music Performance Sep 2012 - Present
University of Redlands
Vocal Music Performance Sep 2012 - Present
University of Redlands
Ethnomusicology/African-American & African Studies Sep 2007 - Jun 2012
University of California Davis

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
French Limited Proficiency
German Limited Proficiency
Italian Limited Proficiency
Spanish Professional Proficiency
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12 Reviews on Milton J.

Andrew V. Sep 15, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Milton is very friendly and fun. My son enjoys learning piano with him because he is extremely patient and he shows that he loves teaching piano.
Yasmeen K. Aug 18, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My first lesson went a lot better than I anticipated all with the help of Milton. He taught me the basics & simple exercises I could do at home to continue practicing.
Carrie S. Aug 2, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Wonderful instructor! Milton has a great attitude and is a joy to be around. My son loves learning from him and we are very thankful for finding such a patient, creative and skilled instructor. Student's Review - Milton is an exciting and fun guitar teacher. He has exceeded expectations and made otherwise bland lessons interesting and fun. He is always quippy and easy to be around. Having him as an instructor has made me grow to love the guitar even more.
Brittany P. Feb 25, 2014
Verified Student
Voice lesson

Milton is a great teacher! He explains everything, teaches you theory and proper techniques. He is down to earth and makes you feel comfortable. He pushes you out of your comfort zone, but in a good way so that you can grow as a singer. I am very glad I chose to take lessons with him!
Karey K. Feb 19, 2014
Verified Student

Milton has done wonders with my daughter. I definatly recomend him and appreciate everything he has tought her. Thank you!
THERESA M. Feb 14, 2014
Verified Student
Excellent Vocal Teacher

Milton is a very patient vocal teacher. I have taken vocal lessons in the past and never learned so much as when Milton teaches. I have only had a couple of lessons with him and have learned so much already. He is teaching me the correct way to sing and breath and am currently getting used to singing the way he taught me. Very happy.
Stacey E. Feb 12, 2014
Verified Student
Amazing instructor!

Milton is a great instructor! He is very knowledgable and extremely patient! He's helped me find confidence in being able to sing with positive reinforcement. I'm looking forward to more lessons! Highly recommended.
Ricardo V. Feb 9, 2014
Verified Student
Milton is hands down AMAZING! :)

I've been with Milton for about almost a year already and he is just amazing! In the beginning I was very nervous to take singing lessons but Milton came in with a positive attitude. Milton is very friendly, funny, professional and always enthusiastic when asking questions about music. I use to be very shy, "never want to sing in front of people" type of girl, but ever since I started lessons with him, I sing all the time in front of people, starting to perform on stage, built A LOT of confidence, and found what type of musician I am. All the things he teaches me is VERY USEFUL, I apply everything we learn to my music and it has made a huge difference. I've come to learn that the tiniest things count! I highly recommend him and you'll have the best time!
Kira F. Jan 17, 2014
Verified Student
Very good experience, recommend Milton as an excellent teacher

Milton is very professional with great teaching and people skills. Being immature singer I feel comfortable and encouraged. Great experience!
Christina W. Oct 16, 2013
Verified Student
Milton has knowledge and skills that makes him the man for the job. I'm glad we found Take Lessons and an instructor like Milton. I recommend both.

Milton is a very good and knowledgeable singing instructor, especially being one so young. He is clear in his instructions and makes my husband and me feel like he will be able to teach us to "sang" one day. He is not only teaching us voice but also explains the dynamics of the sounds, shapes, posture, etc that goes along with learning to sing properly. I'm looking forward to the day when we actually put everything he's teaching us into words and music.