Todd Michael

Todd M.

Watsonville, CA

About Todd M.

Background check: Last verified 01/15/2016
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Todd teaches: Ages 8 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2010
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

Hello there! Are you ready to free the music within? I am a full-time elementary school teacher with a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree in education. My extensive training and experience in music and education allow me to perfectly tailor every lesson to each student's specific needs, goals, and interests. I specialize in allowing your style and personality to shine through your music, so that lessons are not only about achieving proficiency on your instrument, but about self-expression and personal growth! I love teaching, I love music, and I enjoy every moment that I can use my education, experience, and expertise to help others free the music within! Let's get started!

Photos and Videos

Voice lesson in progress!

Experience

Interim After School Program Coordinator

Oct 2015 - Present
Calabasas Elementary School PVUSD

Teacher

Aug 2012 - Present
Pajaro Valley Unified School District

FTE as an Elementary School teacher!

Education

Master's degree in Education

Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
University of California at Santa Cruz

Bachelor's degree in Music

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
University of California at Santa Cruz

Associate degree in Music

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
Cabrillo College

Languages Spoken

American Sign Language

Limited Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

California k-8 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Jul 2012
University of California at Santa Cruz

k-8 Multiple Subject teaching credential with additional authorization in Vocal Music, all ages, and general music, K-12.

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6 Reviews on Todd M.

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S. Lee Nov 3, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio
Todd is a fantastic teacher! He really cares about his students and works hard to make sure you achieve your goals. Todd is a talented musician and singer; your lessons will be fun AND educational!
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Renee Feb 4, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio
I highly recommend using Todd. He is positive, enthusiatsitc (every lesson feels like a good push in the right direction), attentive, and great at rephrasing something if it doesn't make sense the first time. He's the BEST!
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Maikalani Jan 17, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Todd is very knowledgable about music. He has a beautiful singing voice and is very personable. He is very patient and has experience in teaching. Todd has a gift for being able to explain things in a way that is easy to understand and precise. He explains things using analogies that make it easy to grasp. He is very positive and encouraging and makes you believe that you can succeed. I highly recommend him.
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Stephanie Jan 15, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Todd is very knowledgeable and friendly. He is a patient and kind teacher. My son has enjoyed taking guitar lessons with him.
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Alley Jan 15, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Todd Michael is an excellent professional musician and takes his craft seriously. As a student, Todd was always responsible and professional in his studies. He has the heart of a teacher and mentor, and you do not want to miss out on an opportunity to work with him!
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Michelle Bell Jan 15, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Todd has a contagious smile and enthusiasm for music and helping others enjoy their musical experience. He has helped me learn how to read music and feel comfortable with my abilities to participate. I also hear he gives a great guitar lesson.
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