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.
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 Rossi 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. ...
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!
*** 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 Kodaly'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
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.
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 ...
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 had 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 ...
My goal for you is that you will be able to improvise, write songs, learn other songs by listening, read music, and discover you favorite genre on the piano. My style of teaching is I will let you play the instrument from the start, and you will learn music theories while you are playing!
I am a college student, who is also an aspiring musician, and singer/songwriter. I had 10 years training with the piano, and I had two years training with guitar. Even though I am not the most professional teacher you can find, but my lesson plan is designed to help students that want to learn to play instruments fast for a talent show, a performance, or even for music writing. From basic chords to complicated chords, I am there to help you depending on how much you want to know, and I hope that music would be something for you to do in your past time. My lessons are affordable because honestly I am no master in the instruments, but I can play decently enough to help you. I also had a good music theory training for 7 years. My genre focuses are: pop, folk, country, rock,... . Also, I can ...
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