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Alice B.
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Learn modern harmony, piano composition/arrangement, and improvisation. Julliard System (New York)
Hi there! I am Alice. I am a professional musician, soprano Opera singer, and pianist with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Education. I`ve been teaching professionally for over 15 years and right now I am a music teacher in San Diego, CA. I teach modern tonal harmony, piano composition, and piano improvisation. Julliard School of Music System from New York. If you play the piano at the intermediate or advanced level, as an amateur or professional, my classes of Modern Tonal Harmony, piano composition, and improvisation can enhance your playing capabilities and your creative expression. Learn how to harmonize, composed, and improvise melodies in an easy and modern context. I use the Julliard School of Music system. I adapt to my students’ necessities of learning. I know every student is different and I make my music lessons according to what they want to learn. I select material for the lesson individually, according to my student´s wishes and abilities. I want my students to reach their musical potential and aspirations while having a wonderful time!
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PIANO AND VOICE LESSONS. JAZZ HARMONY, PIANO COMPOSITION/IMPROVISATION. JULLIARD SYSTEM. All ages & Levels. Bilingual-English/Spanish. Hi there! I am Alice. I am a professional musician, soprano Opera singer, and classically trained pianist with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Education. I`ve been teaching professionally for over 15 years and right now I am a music teacher at the Chula Vista School of Music, in San Diego, CA. I adapt to my students’ necessities for learning. I know every student is different and I make my music lessons according to what they want to learn. I select material for the lesson individually, according to my student´s wishes and abilities. My teaching method is to focus on whatever type of music the student loves most and build from there. I want my students to reach their musical potential and aspirations while having a wonderful time! ONLINE PIANO LESSONS Learn how to play the piano easily and fast! I will teach you how to do it with a modern method more tailored for adults that want to start playing faster without taking traditional piano lessons and before you know it you will be playing your favorite song. I will take complete beginners to an intermediate level in a very short space of time. If you already know how to play the piano, we will work on improving your technique, increasing your repertoire, challenging yourself with new songs learning the ability to play and interpret music accurately and fluently. Sheet music at the appropriate level will be provided for every student and my aim is always to build confidence and have fun! All lessons are tailored to suit the individual. I teach all ages and genres of music. I teach online using the Synthesia app which allows you to see the exact keys I'm playing on my keyboard. I provide the music material and books in PDF format. My teaching methodology is unique to each student, I want to get to know you and your voice to allow us to explore the world of singing and voice together. I use a mixture of theoretical and practical exercises to unlock your voice's true potential and help you achieve your singing goals. I will show you how to find and release your authentic voice with a kind, clear, and warm approach. In my classes, you will learn the foundations of singing. It doesn’t matter what style of music you want to sing. You will learn: Warm-ups and practice techniques Vocal placement Projection Proper breathing technique Diction & Interpretation Sight singing reading Songs & Repertoire (Rhythm, notation, phrasing). I will extend your vocal range using simple exercises and vocal strengthening techniques so you can hit higher notes. I will develop vocal power by training you on proper breath control. I also want you to be able to build confidence to perform in front of people. My teaching methodology is unique to each student, I use a mixture of theoretical and practical exercises to unlock your voice's true potential and I will help you achieve your singing goals. Any level of the singer from complete beginner through to professional level. I provide the sheet music in PDF format. MODERN TONAL HARMONY. PIANO ARRANGEMENT/COMPOSITION AND PIANO IMPROVISATION. JULLIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYSTEM (New York). -Modern Harmony: Learn how to harmonize in an easy and modern context. -Piano Composition: I will show you the procedures of structural resources that allow you the ability to convert a melody and its chords into a piano composition. Regardless of the genre. -Piano Improvisation: I will help you with the harmonies and associated scales that will facilitate the free expression of your creativity. ONLINE LESSONS VS. IN PERSON: In my experience, online lessons are the same as at present but more convenient. Do you know? A recent MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) study found that online learning is just as effective as in-person learning. The internet provides a fantastic opportunity to learn from the comfort of your own home! With my setup, I am able to coach you just like we were in the same room together. We will be working one-on-one with sessions tailored to your specific needs. ESPAÑOL Hola! Soy Alice. Soy Soprano cantante de Opera y pianista clásica profesional.Tengo más de 15 años de experiencia como maestra de música y actualmente soy profesora en la Chula Vista Academy of Music, de San Diego, California. Soy muy flexible y me adapto a las necesidades de mis alumnos. Cada individuo es diferente y me gusta conocer cuales son sus expectativas para crear la lecciòn ùnica que harà que el alumno se sienta satisfecho pero sobretodo que alcance su potencial musical disfrutando de su aprendizaje. Mis clases son para todas las edades y niveles y si el alumno lo desea, se pueden combinar. OFREZCO: CLASES DE PIANO Toca el piano de forma fàcil y ràpida. Sino tienes conocimientos previos de piano te puedo enseñar con un método sencillo y moderno a tocar rápidamente tus piezas favoritas. El mètodo de Piano Bàsico Moderno està enfocado para estudiantes adultos que desean tocar pero sin los largos estudios requeridos por la enseñanza tradicional. Sistema Julliard (Nueva York). Si ya tocas piano trabajaremos en perfeccionar tu tècnica e incrementar tu repertorio mùsical. Cualquier gènero de mùsica. CLASES DE CANTO Si deseas clases de canto yo uso la técnica italiana conocida como Bel Canto. Aprende cómo mejorar tu voz, entonaciòn, uso de la respiraciòn, empostaciòn, proyecciòn del sonido y repertorio. Cualquier estilo de mùsica que te guste. CLASES DE ARMONIA MODERNA, ARREGLO /IMPROVISACIÒN PARA PIANO Si estás deseoso de armonizar, componer o improvisar en un contexto más moderno, aprende, armonía tonal moderna, arreglo/composiciòn e improvisación para piano, utilizo el sistema de Julliard de Nueva York. Armonía Tonal Moderna: Aprende armonía de forma moderna, sencilla y práctica. Incluyo material (videos y lecciones en PDF). Arreglo para Piano: Aprende los procedimientos o recursos estructurales que permiten transformar una melodía de cualquier genero y sus acordes en una composición para piano. Aprende todas las técnicas utilizadas en el arreglo y sus aplicaciones practicas. Improvisación para Piano: Comprende las armonias y escalas asociadas que facilitan la libre expresión de la creatividad musical. Aprende a improvisar de manera clara, moderna y sencilla.

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First time taking vocal lessons and I have enjoyed the lessons so far. Very informative and friendly. I will continue working with Alice.

Posted Jan 25, 2023
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Amazing how much I learned in only 1 class.

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Really sweet and helpful!! Greatly enjoying the lessons and the pacing :)

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Music Teacher
Sep 2011 - Present
Chula Vista Academy of Music and Dance
Teaching voice, piano, jazz harmony, piano improvisation, piano composition to students of all ages. Teaching Music appreciation and general music to students of all ages. Conducting musicals and letting students develop their creativity in music Preparing students for recitals.
Main Soprano
Jun 2013 - Feb 2018
LS Opera of San Diego Company
performing Operas, recitals, and concerts.
Music Professor
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
UCSD
Taught at UCSD Performing Arts, music theory.
Choir director and Music Teacher
Jul 2007 - Jun 2011
American School Foundation (ASF)
Elementary school music teacher and choir director, • Organizing music events. Getting children ready to perform in public. • Preparing test and lesson plans
Lead Soprano
Feb 2007 - Apr 2010
Immaculata Church, University of San Diego
Soprano lead and conductor of the choir.
Musical and Theatrical Consultant
Mar 2005 - Aug 2007
Men´s Leadearship Forum
Organizing the music for the events.
Master of Arts in Education.
Oct 2009 - Jun 2012
WV University, Virginia
Bachelor´s Degree in Psychology
Aug 2003 - Jul 2007
Suffield University
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
Sep 2001 - Aug 2005
WV University, Virginia
Masterclasses in Music
Jan 2000 - Aug 2003
Julliard School of Music
Spanish
Native Proficiency
 Opera Training Certificate from the Metropolitan Opera House of New York
Dec 2011
American School Foundation
Spinoza Iglesias Reward
Jun 2010
American School Foundation
American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2019
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Arrangement and Composition
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$20
45 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$40
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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