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Dimitri V.

Santa Cruz, CA

About Dimitri

I am a music minor at UCSC that has studied violin for over 10 years. I taught violin for three years in the Sacramento area, and have begun taking on students in the Santa Cruz area. I was the former
concertmaster of the Sacramento Youth Symphony Academic orchestra, and currently play first violin in the UCSC orchestra.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach beginning violin using the Suzuki Method. Students will be required to purchase Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 1 which is available online or in local music shops. Students can expect to grow a passion for violin while having fun!

***Equipment ***
Students will need a violin, bow, shoulder-rest, rosin, manuscript (music lined)notebook, and copy of Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 1

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki Violin School
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Anna October 18, 2015
Violin · In home
Dimitri was my daughter's violin teacher for one year. He was very patient with her and made sure that she not only understood what he said, but that she also had fun!
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Dimitri V.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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$25 / 30-min
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Kathryn G.

San Francisco, CA

About Kathryn

From the moment Kat was tall enough to reach the keys she made so much noise on her family's piano that they eventually bought a kid-sized version to keep in her room. When Kat turned 7 her family go
t her the best present ever; lessons with an amazing piano teacher.

Kat also began to study flute several years later and soon realized that music was the life for her. She majored in music in both high school and college graduating with a BA in Music from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin.

Kat has a very diverse career in music. From a full time private music teacher to the Musical Director of a Burning Man Opera, to the Section Leader for a Youth Orchestra, to the keyboard player in a Theatrical Heavy Metal Band, Kat is always thrilled to stretch her wings and try new things.

*** Lesson Details ***

I teach Tuesdays and Wednesdays in San Francisco, and the rest of the week in the Santa Cruz area!

PLEASE NOTE - because I commute into SF to teach I do not offer in-home lessons. I teach at a lovely studio in the inner sunset!

I have a ridiculous sense of humor. I believe in stickers, high fives, and celebratory fist-bumps. And yes, that goes for the adults as well.

I always looked forward to my lessons because they were so fun, even if I knew I hadn't practiced enough. That is exactly what I try to create for every student I work with.

Besides the humor, I customize lesson plans to fit you. Not just the types of music you want to learn, but HOW you learn. My number one goal is that you completely understand what you are learning. I don't mind in the least if I need to explain a new lesson 10 different ways-€“ we will work together until you really get it! Understanding what you're doing makes it so much more fun.

Have a favorite song stuck in your head, but the sheet music is still too hard? No problem. I'm happy to write the song out for you at your own level. I want you to enjoy yourself, and if that means Lady GaGa then I'm happy to oblige. I will probably stick Mozart in when you're not looking just to make sure you're learning a lot of different things, but that's what teachers are for.

Of course we cover fundamentals and start with the basics. I typically incorporate music theory and ear training with your lessons as well . In 6 months on piano, with regular practice, you will be comfortably reading music and playing songs you enjoy with both hands AT THE SAME TIME! (Gasp!) On flute in 6 months you will also be able to read music comfortably, will no longer feel like you are about to drop the flute at any given moment, will have a solid range of notes and have a solid feeling of control while you play.

I look forward to sharing music with you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano, seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
My number one goal is comprehension -to make sure that all of my students really understand what they are doing. I work very hard to ensure an atmosphere where all of my students - no matter their age - can feel comfortable to say "I don't understand".
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Andrea February 9, 2017
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My first lesson with Kathryn was fantastic. As an adult student, I was a bit embarrassed by knowing absolutely nothing about piano, and Kathryn would have none of it! She was wonderfully disarming, positive, and really knew how to structure the lesson so that I'd walk out motivated. I'm thrilled to continue lessons with her on the piano.
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Mia January 23, 2017
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Doing great so far!
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Padraig (. December 7, 2016
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
She was a very patient, knowledgeable & encouraging teacher. I would highly recommend her.
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Kathryn G.

Ben Lomond, CA 95005
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Joe M.

Santa Cruz, CA

About Joe

I'm a professional percussionist and educator based out of the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, CA. I received a B.A. in Music from Humboldt State University and a Masters of Music from Long Beach S
tate University.

Versed in drum-set, hand drums, and Western and contemporary percussion, I've performed professionally in settings ranging from cruise-line house bands and symphony orchestras, to Hong Kong and bay area parades and festivals.

My 20 years of performance experience has given to teaching percussion-appreciation and world-music at summer camps, non-profit youth-group organizations, and after school classes.
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Marna February 16, 2017
Drum · In studio
friendly ,clear, motivating instruction. Joe was exactly what we were looking for as a drum teacher for our daughter. She loved it.
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Ryder R. February 12, 2017
Drum · In home
Verified Student
He is very patient and positive.
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Rosemary K. July 10, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
She learned so such and had fun
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Joe M.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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$30 / 30-min
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Marco T.

Santa Cruz, CA

About Marco

Marco has been teaching private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home. Marco has helped students understand technique, along with bringing out your own unique per
sonal style.

Marco received his training at Dreyfoos school of the Arts in 2010 as well as Lynn University (a private conservatory) in 2012 where he excelled as a classical pianist, along with winning several classical piano competitions. As an expert in his field, Marco looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Marco's teaching style is fun, understanding and creative.
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Marco T.

Marco T.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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$40 / 30-min

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