Valerie Lopez

Valerie L.

Harbor City, CA

Lesson Details

Songwriting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn new ways to approach songwriting so that you can intelligently work through your creative processes. Yes, it's good to write from emotion and passion but sometimes that isn't enough to make a truly memorable song. I can be your objective guide and help you find your unique voice as a songwriter whether you're writing as a hobby or writing seriously.
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Valerie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+, males 5 to 35 and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

Hello! My name is Valerie and I would love to talk with you about creating a lesson plan just right for you! I graduated from University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music in Vocal Jazz Performance. My teachers were incredible, some Grammy winners and nominees, and I would love to pass on their wisdom as well as impart my own knowledge and experience of 14+ years of singing professionally, songwriting, touring, recording etc. My songs have been featured in independent film and professional websites. I performed all over the U.S. west coast and NYC and have performed in Europe as well (super love that, can't wait to go back.) My next goal is to perform in Japan. I want to make each lesson interesting & fun but challenging! I expect each student to come prepared to lessons. I expect each student to try their best and to be respectful. Do you have what it takes to be the next student of Valerie? :) Feel free to message me with any questions and I will respond asap!

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Experience

Music Experience Teacher/Guitar Teacher
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Thornton Outreach Program

At my old school, USC, they have a non-profit organization called Thornton Outreach that hires us students to teach music classes to neighboring elementary and junior high schools. I taught a general music class and a guitar class to 30 elementary aged school kids! That was crazy but fun.

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Studio Monitor
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Bellevue College Recording Studio

Tutored students in the professional recording studio.

Lead Piano Instructor
Oct 2012 - May 2014
Musical Minds

After school group instruction to elementary aged kids. We taught beginning piano with popular songs on the radio and classic hits from the past.

In-Home Private Music & Art Instructor
Oct 2010 - Jul 2011
Self-Employed

I taught piano and art to home-schooled students, in their homes. It was super fun!

Music Instructor
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
4/4 School of Music

Private Lessons in Voice & Piano

Education

B.A. Music: Vocal Jazz Performance
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music

Languages

Italian
Professional Proficiency

Awards

University Grant
May 2014
University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music

Affiliations

Phi Theta Kappa
May 2012

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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BMI
Jan 2008

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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3 Reviews

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Marisa Jun 19, 2017
Music Performance · In home

Valerie taught my son over the course of a few years. Not only is she a talented vocalist but an excellent musician. He looked forward to the lessons every week! I would highly recommend her.

Hyacinth west Jun 17, 2017
Piano · In home

Valarie taught both of my daughters. and did vocal training with them. my youngest daughter continued with the piano and has included the violin .
Valarie has been amazing teacher.. She would present her lessons in an engaging manner which made my daughters eager to learn.She was calm ,patient and soft spoken. I high Valariely recommend

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Hyacinth west Jun 17, 2017
Piano · In home

Valarie was patient with my daughters ,with each lesson that was taught Valarie made sure the girls were excited to learn. She taught both piano and vocal
training .My youngest daughter has gone on to playing both the violin and piano, and she plays on our church worship team.( issaquah wa)

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