Ronda Hull

Ronda H.

Apple Valley, CA

About Ronda H.

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Ronda teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: June 1977
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

My love of music started at the young age of 6 with piano lessons. My parents always said, "piano lessons were the best investment they ever made." Because of their investment it took me through my growing up years playing piano and singing at church and school then into college with a music major. I also auditioned and made the specialty touring "Vanguard Choral Group" and had the experience of producing a record back in the day. Taking what I had learned is now a joy to share with you.

As a private teacher, I can promise you an enjoyable and very rewarding experience - smiles and laughter are guaranteed! My number one goal for each of my students is to foster confidence in one's self and one's abilities and to grow one's skills with the passion in music.

For more than 30 years I have taught private piano and vocal lessons. I also have taught K-12th Music classes in Private Schools and directed children and adult choirs in churches. My joy in life is sharing my love for music with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
Our lessons will be filled with fun, yet challenging. I am patient and very encouraging with every student. I understand that every student learns in a way that's unique to them and I will do my best to discover your best learning method.

I believe it is important for you to have a strong foundation of learning to read notes and understanding the basics of music whether for piano or vocally. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment of songs given to work on throughout the week. These will be the same songs worked on during the lesson time, so you will go home with the knowledge to master each song. Music theory and technique exercises will also be included in the assignments.

Daily practice is strongly urged and will be rewarded. The amount of practice time varies by age and level of skill.

Within the first 3 - 6 months you will understand the basics and start feeling confident in becoming the pianist or vocalist you desire. Everyone learns at their own pace but with your desire and a little hard work and me as your guide and cheerleader you will succeed!

I use the Bastien and Alfred method books. I will also introduce Christmas, Pop, Jazz, Christian, Classical and Broadway Hits for variety as time goes on.

Looking forward to meeting you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Digital Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will purchase books but expect reimbursement for them on your first lesson. Cost is usually $10.00 to $22.00 depending on which music books I feel will work best for your age and ability.

*** Specialties ***
Creativity in both piano and vocal training
Enjoy all aspects of the arts including set design and costuming

Photos and Videos

Drama I played the part of Mary, singing and acting

Experience

Music, Computer and Teacher

Aug 2014 - Present
Victor Valley Christian School

I teach K-12th grades Music Classes, elementary computer and 7th grade Bible

Piano and Vocal Teacher

Nov 2012 - Present
Take Lessons.com

Teach students of all ages, beginner to advance.
I will travel to your home or you may come to my home for your lessons.
Use either Bastien or Alfred Method books with adding a variety of music as time and ability go on.

Private Piano and Voice Teacher

Sep 1982 - Present
Self employed

Taught many students of all ages in California and Washington States

Music Teacher

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Three Rivers Christian School

Taught K - 6th Grades Music (Theory, Music Appreciation, Recorders, Bells, Directed Musical Drama's, Lead Chapel Worship, Vocal training)

Choir Director

Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Calvary Community Church

Directed weekly rehearsals and Sunday Services
Oversaw and directed to Musical Drama Performances each year
Oversaw Children's music ministry

Children's and Worship Pastor

Jun 2006 - Sep 2007
Cross Current Community Church

Organized all aspects of Children Ministry
Organize Sunday Worship Music
Lead rehearsals with worship team and musicians
Play keyboard/piano and lead worship every Sunday Service

Children's Pastor

Sep 1997 - Jul 2002
Mt View Christian Center

Organize all aspects of Children's Ministry (Vacation Bible School, Harvest Festival, Sunday School, Children's Church, Direct Children's Choir)
Assistant Adult Choir Director and Drama Coordinator

Music Teacher

Sep 1996 - Jun 2000
Mt View Christian School

Taught Pre-School - 8th grade Music (Theory, Music appreciation, recorders,bells, voice, drama)
Taught 4 year old pre-school class 9/96 - 6/97
Directed Chapel Music
Directed Musical Drama Production's ad special events

Music Teacher

Sep 1991 - Feb 1996
Victor Valley Christian School

Taught K- 12th Music classes (Theory, Music appreciation, recorders, bells, voice, drama)
Directed two major productions yearly
Taught High School Typing class
Taught Home Economics class

Choir Director

Sep 1987 - Jul 1990
Central Assembly of God

Directed Adult Choir
Directed Children's Choir
Directed Musical Drama Productions
Played Piano for Church Services
Sang on worship team

Education

Music Major

Sep 1975 - Jun 1976
Mt San Antonio Jr College

Music Major

Sep 1974 - Jun 1975
Southern California College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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15 Reviews on Ronda H.

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Alyssa R. Aug 23, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
She is good with my daughter
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Lexi M. Jan 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ronda is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend her.
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Mary E. Oct 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I's like thank Miss Ronda for her generosity, patience and for being the most kind and wonderful piano teacher she is. I have enjoyed every lesson and have learned so much from her. I highly recommend to any student old and young this warm and talented teacher. Thank you Ronda I greatly appreciate our time together and the opportunity to have had my lessons with you. God Bless You.... Mary E.
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Lexi M. Sep 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ronda is very good. My daughter really likes her. She is a nice person and excellent teacher. Recommend!
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Carl S. Jun 9, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Dominae's Review (Student who took the lessons.)

I've been in many different kinds of singing classes and I have never learned as much from them as I have from my time with Ronda. I loved Ronda's down to earth personality and how much she cares about her students. Ronda always has the time to help her students which made me want to do even better! Thank you so much Ronda you've been great!
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Mary E. Apr 16, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My love for music goes all the way back to my childhood. As Mom, I knew I wanted my children to love music as well. Now after all the years of working and child rearing it is now my turn to learn how to play piano. Having Ronda as my teacher is the best thing ever. What a warm and wonderful teacher she is. I look forward to every lesson with great anticipation. Thank you Ronda, you are greatly appreciated.
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joyceh Mar 6, 2014
Excellent Teacher

I have known Ronda for several years and have witnessed numerous Christmas, Easter and vacation bible school programs at various churches throughout the years . She showed extreme patience and kindness while helping children of all ages learn songs, all while choreographing and designing beautiful sets for those programs. Her experience and attention to detail are exemplary . . she also gave my son private piano lessons for 7 years, and we have enjoyed listening to the beautiful music he plays to this day! I not only highly recommend Ronda to anyone wanting to have voice or music lessons, she is a wonderful person to know . .
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McKennaR Mar 6, 2014
Excellent!

Ronda got me started at piano when I was very young and the instruction she gave me has been indispensable. I have recently picked up piano again and the base she laid for me all came back and has made re-learning a very enjoyable process.
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Amanda H. Jan 22, 2014
Piano
A student from some time ago

Ronda was my piano teacher when I first began playing at age 7, and I studied under her for several consecutive years. Her calming presence fueled me at that young age to strive with my playing and boosted my confidence. I don't think there was ever a lesson where I didn't learn something new! My sister was also a student for several years, and the lessons were very affordable. We attended the school she taught at at the time and had an impressive command of the pageants put on at Christmas and Easter time every year.

I eventually studied under a different teacher when Ronda had to sadly move, but her teaching stuck with me through my years with the following teacher, and well into my college days when I studied musical theatre. So yes, I would recommend Ronda if you seek an instructor who's encouraging and accommodating to individual learning styles, as well as affordable.
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Christy / Ronda M. Dec 31, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Piano

Ronda has been a joy to have in our home teaching our 12 yr old the piano. Her skill and patience for teaching is remarkable. we highly recommend her for your music learning needs.