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James G.

Highland, CA

From beginner to Advance this is a GREAT way to learn to play the Piano without having to take years of formal piano lessons. If you just want to learn to play your favorite Melodies and harmonies then leaning to play functional piano is for you. EXCELLENT Choice for the Novice-Singer/Songwriter or instrumentalist. Topics include: 1) Basic Chord sound 2) Voice leading techniques. 3) How to read a lead sheet. 4) Basic Diatonic Harmony 4) exchanging chords of similar function. 7) Harmonic and Melodic analysis. plus many more advanced topics.

About James

I perform Music lessons in Arroyo Grande serving the Five Cities area including Santa Maria,Santa Barbara,Ventura San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. If you live on the Central Coast I can either perform Lessons at my Music studio or if you prefer in the privacy of your home. In the City of Highland I only do in home lesson and do cover and have students in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego County and again these are in the privacy of your home in these areas. I grew up in Indianapolis Indiana where I attended High School. While in High School I studied Classical Clarinet with Achille Ross
i of the Indianapolis Symphony orchestra. My interest at this early stage of my career was and still is in Classical Music. I went on to play with many of the All-City and All-state Orchestras.

After my graduation from High School, my interest in jazz began to blossom. I went on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston Ma. Where I was a Performance Major and earned my four year professional performance certificate. Studying all aspects of Jazz Composition- Arranging- Performance. I studied Clarinet with Andre Lizotte ( Principle Clarinetist with the Boston Opera Co.) Improvisational techniques for Tenor Saxophone and Flute with Joe Viola ( Woody Herman). Composition with James Williams ( Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) Paul Schmiling who is the Dean of Composition at Berklee College of Music and Pianist of the Late Great Sarah Vaughn. And Herb Promeroy Arranging.

After Graduation from Berklee, I continued to freelance in and around the Boston area before moving to California in 1979 where I continues to freelance and leads the “ Tequila Sundance Band.” I am a gifted well rounded Musician who can help you bridge any gap in your playing or performance.

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It is my approach to empower the student and inspire them through my experiences and participation with many of the jazz masters that I have studied with while attending Berklee. Sharing stories and listening to many of the masters of their instruments ( Piano-Clarinet-Saxophone-Flute) acting and serving as a guide for the (student) as you travel and shape own path of Musical development and personal growth.

*** Specialties ***
Classical/Contemporary/jazz
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James G.

James G.

Highland, CA 92346
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$25 / 30-min
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John M.

Redlands, CA

I have 14 years of experience in classical piano and I absolutely love to teach music! When teaching piano, I strive to help my students obtain a solid understanding of the piano, and help them build skills in reading, performance, proper practice techniques, and musical techniques. I also introduce them to a wide variety of repertoire and implement ear training and theory into my lessons so they can become a well-rounded musician. My students are also able to apply what they have learned to their specific musical interests. I teach with a mixture of the Kodaly and Dalcroze methods, and I believe in engaging my students visually, auditorialy, and kinesthetically, so they can have the best learning experience possible!

About John

*** Specialties ***
Hi, there! My name is John M and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students build a solid foundation and understanding of music, as well as developing their skills to become well rounded musicians. I also help my students learn to enjoy practicing and performing. I went to the University of Redlands and earned a degree in Music Composition in 2014. I'm a fun and friendly person and my teaching style is constructed in a way that will appeal to visual, aural, and kinesthetic learners. I am very interested in Kod
aly's method of inner hearing and music literacy. I also use warm ups that will help my students develop proper playing techniques, and I teach my students how to play with expression, and emotion. I strive to teach at the best of my ability, work hard, and share my love for music with others. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Michael D. June 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
John was very patient and encouraging when I first started. He always has a positive attitude and is such a joy to be around. Always arrives on time and always has a plan.
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Diana R. June 6, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very calm, and knowledgable. Helping me progress.
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Kaitlyn K. April 26, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Awesome. My granddaughter can't wait for her next lesson. John was wonderful with her and with my family standing around watching. I could not have made a better chose.
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John M.

John M.

Redlands, CA 92373
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Katie Y.

Redlands, CA

During my lessons, my student should expect to leave feeling confident and that he or she has learned something new. My students will always be making constant progress!

About Katie

I have been teaching young students piano for two years. Currently, I am working towards my BA at Cal State San Bernardino for a music education degree, and am currently the president of the Cal State Piano Society. I have been playing piano for fourteen years and love every aspect of music. My goal is to pass my passion for music onto my students, and allow them to develop a deep appreciation and understanding for all genres.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a strong believer in making the learning process fun and enjoyable. I want my students to be motivated to learn and practice as much
as possible. My teaching style consists of starting with the basics (technique, theory, and reading music) then graduating to style and phrasing. My students will always leave our lessons feeling accomplished and confident. Learning an instrument is hard work, but with enough effort and commitment, anything is possible!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Baldwin Upright Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to provide a piano and the required materials (i.e. metronome and music books)

*** Specialties ***
I believe that technique is very important when it comes to piano. I start with teaching the basic scales, hand positions, and good posture. Then I begin teaching music theory, in which the student learns how to read notes, rhythms, dynamics, etc. Once the student becomes proficient in reading and technique, I give them more difficult pieces in order to work on style, voicing, and phrasing.
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Esperanza P. June 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son is very shy and he is very hard on himself, but Katie has been wonderful! She is very patient. She is very flexible with scheduling as well. My son feels very comfortable with her. Definitely recommend her to other students.
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Larry S. November 10, 2014
Piano · In home
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50000 Thumbs up!!!
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Katie Y.

Katie Y.

Redlands, CA 92373
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Rock J.

Rialto, CA

From beginning to advanced, a student will learn how to manage their time for daily practice, and how to practice effectively and efficiently. All styles of music are taught; the sky is the limit. Sight reading, practice, performance, and technique are key foci of my teaching style.

About Rock

I'm a piano player with over a decade of experience, and have been teaching lessons for around eight years or so. I graduated with honors from California State University, San Bernardino, in 2008, with degrees in both Music Education and Music Composition.I have an affinity for Central and Eastern European Piano music and I currently play two Sundays a month at Spirit of Hope Church in San Bernardino. My teaching style runs the gamut of the piano repertoire -- from classical to broadway to jazz to the commercial music arena -- and my teaching revolves around the importance of notation and the
printed page.I was originally a guitar player and have taught guitar to students as well, again, placing great emphasis on notated music, as it's far easier to move from the printed page to tabulature or pop music charts than to go the other way around.For music theory students, I have had the wonderful experience of taking an independent study course on modern compositional techniques and would be happy to share my knowledge with those currently attending a college or university, who are in the middle of their course of study, or who are considering studying music in an academic setting.My essential goal for a student studying music is to be well-rounded musically, exploring music in various genres and styles, having technical proficiency and the ability to read, understand, and reproduce great music.I originally graduated from Mt. San Jacinto College in 2001 and I also hold an Associates of Arts Degree in Music. I studied piano under Dr. Larry McFatter at California State University, San Bernardino, for the better part of 2005 and 2006, and with Dr. Alma Batista from 2008 to June 2013.

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Interested students can generally expect to follow a syllabus of piano repertoire that runs the gamut of notated musical history, in addition to repertoire selected by the student, and will focus both on technical proficiency, with an emphasis on rhythmic accuracy, as well as musicality and performance. In a three to six month span, a student who averages around 30 minutes of daily practice should have learned note names in all registers of the keyboard, five-finger positions and basic arpeggios, and should be reading pieces accurately with a metronome.

Students are expected to make time between lessons for practice, and while I will generally provide the first round of books (a theory and a lesson book), they are expected as they grow musically to furnish books of their own. Students are expected to have or have access to a keyboard instrument in a quiet area free of noise and distraction, and to actively participate in their own progress as they grow musically.Piano students will generally begin with Faber's Piano Adventures series (including theory books -- consisting of written or performed exercises demonstrating mastery of musical concepts) until they reach an intermediate level, when the selected repertoire becomes much more expansive and can be selected by the student. Very young students will use Bastien's Piano Primer books.

Guitar students can expect to begin with Frederick Noad's "Solo Guitar Playing", and to remain in that book while a repertory of ancillary materials makes its way into the students library.

Any student considering Music Theory is strongly encouraged to purchase MacGamut for ear training exercises and Robert Ottman's "Music for Sight Singing", in addition to manuscript paper and any number of music fundamentals texts.As a teacher, my primary focus is finding music that interests the student, and am therefore not predisposed to any particular books or publishing companies at the intermediate level.

My teaching style is not so strict as to invoke anxiety, nor so casual as to permit lapses in regular practice. I will help students (and parents) build a practice routine that suits their schedule between lessons. I strongly encourage parental involvement in their student's learning for all students who are either approaching elementary school age or are in the elementary school.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not provide equipment to students, as I expect those who are learning guitar or piano to have their own materials. I will provide the first few books for my students, but they are expected to procure their own music once they reach an intermediate level of musicianship.

*** Specialties ***
In the classical arena, my specialties are the fin de siecle art music of Central and Eastern European Composers (Dvorak, Janacek, Martinu, Bartok). I am a classically trained musician from a conservatory-style program at CSU San Bernardino which included quarterly juries and performances at recitals, and I am geared towards performance.

I also read music from charts, playing in a church band twice a month and can teach any form of music from charts.
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Rock J.

Rock J.

Rialto, CA 92376
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Victoria J.

Redlands, CA

About Victoria

Victoria is a graduate of the University of Redlands, having completed a double major in
both Music Performance and Music Education in 2012. In 2013, Victoria also received her Single Subject California Teaching Credential through the University of Redlands. She is an active performer and regularly plays with Redlands Symphony Orchestra and the widely acclaimed American Youth Symphony. She has also played with the Dana Point Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Riverside Lyric Opera, California Philharmonic, and countless other ensembles and chamber groups. Before
studying with Sara Andon, Victoria h
ad the privilege of studying under Florence
Estrin and Mary Bestgen. Throughout her studies, she has also participated in
master classes with Jim Walker, Walfrid Kujala, Tracy Harris, Thomas
Robertello, and Paul Edmund-Davies. On top of being an active performer,
Victoria has been an assistant elementary music teacher for the Redlands School
District since 2010, as well as maintaining a large private flute and piano studio consisting of students of all ages.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect to have fun while they learn music literacy and the wonderful art and technique of playing a new instrument. I am friendly, positive, and upbeat in my teaching, yet I also maintain high standards for my students. I have a very warm personality and and very patient with my students, but of course I challenge them as well! I also put on a recital for my students at least twice a year so that their friends and family can appreciate the hard work they have put into their musical development. Performance venues for my students have included retirement homes, universities, and community centers. I encourage chamber music and organize for my students to play duets, trios, or quartets with each other.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student must have a music stand and instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I am a classically trained flutist and pianist.
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Evelyn B. June 24, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
I greatly appreciate my teacher!!! She is patient, very pleasant, smart....! I feel very comfortable learning from her.
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Brooke L. May 19, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Brooke had a great first lesson. She really liked Victoria! Looking forward to working with her in the future.
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Brooke L. May 19, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Brooke had a great first lesson. She really liked Victoria! Looking forward to working with her in the future.
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Victoria J.

Victoria J.

Redlands, CA 92374
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