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Ryan H.

Moreno Valley, CA

About Ryan

I have been playing the piano for 7 years, but have been involved in the musical institution for much longer than that. I am currently pursuing my bachelors in classical piano performance from California State University of Dominguez Hills, with not much longer to go. I have also been shaping minds young and old in piano technique and music theory for the last three years. And, I believe I am an ideal teacher for anyone just starting out, to those who are trying to continue from where they left off.

*** Lesson Details ***
My first and foremost goal is to inspire a student to want to learn
and thrive in their instrument. If I can do this, my job along with theirs, becomes that much easier. I try and do this by heavily incorporating the music that they identify the most with, while strengthening their technique with a classical foundation. And, introduce a well rounded set of incentives for each of their accomplishments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide sheet music and books, I expect the student to provide the instrument they would like to take lessons on.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Contemporary, Popular Song
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Madison S. February 17, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very professional, always on time. Really highly recommended !!!!!
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Madison S. January 16, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
fantastic teacher

He is very professional and really motivate my son who has in few lessons learn already one song.
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Ryan H.

Ryan H.

Moreno Valley, CA 92553
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$35 / 30-min
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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
starting at
$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

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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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$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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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.

Rialto, CA 92376
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$25 / 30-min
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Victoria B.

Redlands, CA

I have a strong background in piano and have been playing since the age of 4. I enjoy working with students of all ages and levels!

About Victoria

For more information, visit www.victoriabatta.com

Victoria Carrillo Batta is a well-known and frequently requested orchestral performer in the San Bernardino County, Orange County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County areas. She is a regular performer with the Redlands Symphony, and also holds a piccolo/flute position in the highly acclaimed American Youth Symphony. Victoria is currently in her second year of study in the Masters’ degree program at the University of Redlands School of Music where she studies flute performance under the expert tutelage of Sara Andon. Before pursuing a Ma
sters’ degree in Flute Performance, Victoria completed a double degree at the University of Redlands in Music Performance and Music Education. Throughout her time at Redlands, Victoria has served as principal flute in the University Orchestra and University Wind Ensemble, and has also been a winner of the highly distinguished University of Redlands Presidents’ Honor Recital on four separate occasions. In addition to her invaluable instruction from Sara Andon, Victoria is privileged to have also worked in master class settings and private instruction with Mary Bestgen, Florence Estrin, Eileen Holt, Sarah Jackson, Jim Walker, Walfrid Kujala, John Barcellona, Thomas Robertello, Paul-Edmund Davies, Ransom Wilson, and Jeanne Baxtresser.

Victoria is also a passionate teacher and is a fully credentialed teacher in the state of California. She is an active member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California and the world-renown honors society Pi Kappa Lambda. She is also a proficient pianist, having studied piano since the age of 4. Victoria maintains an active private flute and piano studio and is always looking for new enthusiastic learners.

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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/piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Flute students must have a music stand and instrument. Method books and sheet music will be discussed and decided upon in lessons.

Piano students MUST have either a real piano OR an electronic keyboard with WEIGHTED KEYS, and must be a full keyboard of 88 keys. Failure to secure an appropriate instrument within the first 3-5 lessons will seriously affect the students' ability to retain the information we will learn in lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I am a classically trained flutist and pianist. I also have experience in playing jazz music and improvisation.
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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 B.

Victoria B.

Redlands, CA 92374
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$25 / 30-min

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