Robin Lacey
San Jose, CA
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Robin Lacey

Robin L.

San Jose, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play a few folk songs and as time goes on you'll be able to treble clef fluently. I specialize in classical music, typically use traditional band method books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: metronome, and laptop. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Robin L.

Hi, there! My name is Robin L. and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students learn to play their band instrument for solo competitions, or just for fun! I have a Masters degree in saxophone performance from San Jose State and went to Roberts Wesleyan College where I earned a bachelors degree in music education (K-12). I'm an energetic and fun person. I believe that with hard work and dedication, you can accomplish anything; but I also believe that the process should be fun! I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Lessa H.
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Our daughter really likes her. She's patient and eager to help Lessa learn and catch up to her grade level.

Posted Dec 23, 2018
Ignacio B.
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Robin is wonderful!

Posted Oct 10, 2018
Reed
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Robin was early to our first lesson. She worked with my son easily, he felt comfortable with her. She helped him with his fingering and gave tips for the difficult notes. We look forward to working with her for the next month.

Posted Sep 9, 2017
Kris
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Robin is friendly, supportive, knowledgeable, and a skilled teacher. We appreciated her help.

Posted Jun 29, 2017
Pratyush
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Don't trust Robin as your kids teacjher!

When we stumbled upon her - we read her reviews and ended up in requesting a session with Robin. I gave a schedule and Robin agreed to that. I was very specific in setting the expectation with take lessons that i am looking to utilize summer vacations as much as possible. Robin takes the first lesson (which was an ice breaker for my 6 year old daughter, as first lesson cannot be more than that). But as soon as the lesson was over, Robin sends the initiation that she is out for 2 weeks. Not only that, the very next class she just abruptly cancels the session. She very well knew that how keen we were for her to cover up as much ground as possible. TO explain a 6 year old such a behavior is not easy. It's negative attitude from Robin and had to somehow makeup something for my daughter. We ended up canceling all her sessions. Robin did not even feel necessary to call and schedule in such a way that its a progress for my daughter. I wrote 2-3 emails and we called 3 times. She did not respond to any of our calls. I you are looking for your child - i would not recommend Robin to be trusted. Just keep away from her.
When i was scheduling

Posted Jun 27, 2017
Robin
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After one lesson, I really think I may be able to learn the piano! Robin is terrific. I felt absolutely no pressure. At 62 years young I want a little apprehensive about actually taking piano lessons. Not any more.
Thank you Robin.

Posted May 18, 2017
Danna
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We feel very fortunate to have found Robin. She is a wonderful and very talented teacher.

Posted May 4, 2017
Anna-Maria W.
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My daughter is thriving under Robin's guidance. She is an intermediate clarinetist in middle school. Robin is a dynamic teacher who connects well with her, as I believe she would with most children and youth. Robin has been helping my daughter in her musicianship and exploration of the clarinet. They work on pieces for both the school band and my daughter's personal interest. Lessons are enjoyable and Robin is a skilled, reliable and encouraging teacher. We feel fortunate to have found her.

Posted Feb 7, 2017
Malini
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My first lesson with Robin was great. I am a adult learner and she moved with a pace that complemented my speed. Just what I needed. Thanks!

Posted Jan 30, 2017
Aadhya B.
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My daughter (7 years) loves and enjoys learning piano from Robin. Robin is patient, nice, and works with my daughter at her pace.

Posted Nov 11, 2016
Agastya R.
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Very friendly and patient

Posted Sep 25, 2016
Anthony
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Great teacher, very nice person!

Posted Sep 24, 2016
Amy
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Robin helped my daughter become interested in clarinet by her skill . She then proceeded to support her by providing clarinet lessons when she was available. Robin was able to help my daughter learn AND enjoy it! A gift - Robin has a gift.

Posted Aug 29, 2016
Donna
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Excellent instructor!! She knows what is appropriate to work on each lesson. Her musicianship is evident from the very first lesson. She takes the time to understand where the student is and what is best to focus on. She comes prepared and is enthusiastic. She is especially good teaching children. I have seen her in action teaching beginner piano, beginner clarinet, and beginner/intermediate sax.

Posted Aug 21, 2016

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Experience

Private Music Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present

Right Start Music

I teach piano and saxophone lessons at this music studio.

Piano, Voice, and Percussion Teacher
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016

Rochester Academy of Music and Arts

• Taught private lessons for percussion, piano, guitar, bass and vocal students. • Helped students self-diagnose musical errors. • Provided oral and written feedback after lessons.

Education

Masters of Music Saxophone Performance
Jul 2017 - May 2019

San Jose State University

B.S. Music Education (K-12)
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Roberts Wesleyan College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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