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Colin G.

Fairfield, CA

About Colin

UCLA Herb Alpert School Of Music Grad

Music Outreach Scholar

Ascap Foundation Scholar

GLUCK Fellow

Colin James G. is one of the most decorated and progressive young music educators in California. He has taught hundreds of students in schools both public and private institutions all throughout California. He is now pleased to be offering private lessons to a limited number of students.

Colin recognizes the individuality in music and in musicians. Therefore, in order for a student to really absorb the most from his lessons, he forms highly structured lessons plans tailored sp
ecifically to the students needs, while still maintaining the basic curriculum that every musician needs to know. The skill level does not matter: from beginners to advanced levels, there are things Colin can teach a student to elevate their drumming to the next progression. Equally as important, Colin always maintains a very exciting and encouraging environment for the student to grow and become their best, because at the end of the day, a teacher is supposed to provide the inspiration so that the student can end up teaching themselves.
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JenniferK3 May 10, 2011
Really enjoyed the lessons and feel happy with my progress every week. Colin obviously has the skills AND he knows how to teach them. A really nice person and instructor :)
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Colin G.

Colin G.

Fairfield, CA 94533
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Gaw V.

Sacramento, CA

About Gaw

Gaw is a voice artist, music teacher, and arranger local to the Sacramento area, specializing in styles such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Classical. She began her music experience with the baritone at age 12, and eventually learned to play the violin, trumpet, French horn, piano, and percussion. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento.

Gaw sings locally in various Sacramento venues, such as Naked Lounge, the Shine, Shady Lady. She won multiple Downbeat Awards with vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She performed
with Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Donald Kendrick and performed with world class choir RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace). Gaw played brass with the championship level drum and bugle corps, Mandarins and Blue Devils A Corps.

Gaw is a positive, personable, and enthusiastic teacher. She began teaching music in 2004 at VAPAC (Visual and Performing Arts Charter), and she taught percussion for several years at C.K. McClatchy High School and a season with Folsom High School. She directed C.K. McClatchy High School choir and was the student director for Sac State vocal jazz ensemble Vox 2 for many years.

She is a currently the director of Sac State vocal jazz ensembles and the jazz voice applied instructor. She also teaches privately throughout Sacramento.

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"I love teaching because it's worthwhile to see my students succeed in something they really work hard for. I believe that every student has their own unique way of learning music. I am patient and understanding, so my lesson plans will be based on the student's ability, personal interests, and goals. We can work on songs that range from Bach to Ella Fitzgerald, Rolling Stones to Adele and Taylor Swift. Music is fun and rewarding. With me, students will develop a strong music education to help them succeed while having fun."
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Kennedy L. July 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Today was our first lesson and I was very impressed with Gaw. She is very organized and great with kids. My daughter, 8 years-old also really liked her!
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Mary S. June 17, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
My daughter just completed her first piano lesson with Gaw and she loved it! Gaw is very patient and intuitive. My daughter can't wait for her second lesson!
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Sina D. June 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Motivating, very well educated ! Friendly! Punctual! Definitely recommend!
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Gaw V.

Gaw V.

Sacramento, CA 95826
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$30 / 30-min
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Andrew C.

Woodland, CA

About Andrew

I have studied in San Jose State University's Percussion Performance program. I have taught College Marching band for 5 years, High School Drum line for 3 years, and have performed in various bands and ensembles throughout Northern California. Currently I play for an acoustic rock quintet and record for EverTree, a local folk rock group. I place a strong emphasis on practice and technique. Students can expect to gain real-world knowledge in the art of percussion performance.

*** Lesson Details ***
MATERIALS - Students are responsible for the purchase of their own books, sticks, and other
materials needed for the lessons they are receiving. The instructor will assist in referring students to where they can obtain these items, however I am not responsible for providing them personally. Exceptions will be made on an as needed basis.

PRACTICING – The instructor will determine how much practice is ideal for each student and will encourage students in their practicing. Nevertheless, once the instructor is gone it is up the student to do their own practicing. Progress will be made most quickly by those students who maintain the recommended practicing time. Parents are also encouraged to be involved in their student's practice. Taking the time to listen to your child play their weekly songs, and creating a set time for practicing in the student's daily routine are good ways to become involved.

*** Studio Equipment ***
TAMA Drums, Vic Firth Sticks, & Sabian Cymbals

*** Travel Equipment ***
SKB cases & Protection Racket bags

*** Specialties ***
Mallet Percussion, Multi-Percussion, Drum Set, Sight Reading, Performance Techniques, & Musical Interpretation
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Andrew C.

Andrew C.

Woodland, CA 95695
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Barry E.

Sacramento, CA

Play with your hands? Sure! I have basic knowledge of rhythms and techniques on: tabla, doumbek, djembe, and congas

About Barry

I will always consider myself a life-long student of music and drums. Practice, like performance, is an art; and given our limited time to apply ourselves to our craft, it is important to make the best use of that time.

Essentially this process is about problem-solving; figuring out what physical (and psychological) barriers exist that are preventing you from being the player you want to be.

When I work with you, my intent is to help carve out your own path for you to achieve your own goals in the quickest amount of time and with the least amount of effort! This involves (a) clearly id
entifying your goals and (b) incorporating specific practice techniques that will effectively help you get to where you want to be.

In my own practice, I’ve tended to shy away from a heavy reliance on “book learning”; partly because I don’t have the patience, but more importantly because I find fundamental concepts and approaches to be more effective guides than licks and patterns per se.

In other words, there are core factors such as timing, groove, dynamics, and phrasing that apply to all styles and situations. By working through the roadblocks preventing you from laying a strong foundation, you will be well on your way to professional excellence.
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Barry E.

Barry E.

Sacramento, CA 95825
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Victor N.

Davis, CA

Emphasis on technique, reading, and practice. Making sure you're holding the sticks/mallets correctly, working on sight reading and repertoire prep, instructing so that private practices are as efficient as possible.

About Victor

My name is Victor and I am 25 and have recently graduated from UC Davis with my BA in Music, Percussion Performance. I have performed in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, UC Davis Jazz Combos, UC Davis Big Band, Percussion Group Davis, and the UC Davis Samba School. I studied percussion under the direction of the incredible Chris Froh and Brazilian Percussion with Oakland based, Brian Rice. I am experienced in both classical solo repertoire and orchestral repertoire. This includes Timpani, Snare Drum, two and four mallet grip Keyboards (marimba, xylophone, vibraphone). I am experienced with d
rum set especially in the Jazz, Funk, Rock genres. I also play various hand drums including: the pandeiro, congas, repinique, dumbek, darbuka.
I am a very friendly and patient person and will do everything I can to cater our lessons to what you want to accomplish. Want to learn to play drum set to your favorite rock tune? Or practice for an audition to the school orchestra? I'm your man!
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Victor N.

Victor N.

Davis, CA 95616
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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