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Evan S.

San Clemente, CA

About Evan

* Bachelor of Arts degree in music from UCLA, a

*Teaching credential in music from CSU at Dominguez Hills He

*Member of the Music Teachers Association. He is a\

*Expert teaching in JAZZ ROCK AND BLUES

*Protege of the renowned Jazz Master Harry Fields. Extensive performance experience includes ten years at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles, and as Solo Pianist for Princess Cruises on the Sea Princess.

* Taught over a decade at the acclaimed Eubanks Conservatory of Music teaching piano, theory, and harmony. As

* Music Director for West Middle School, Dow
ney: conducted Jazz Band and a Choral program for teens.

* In studio and online lessons.

* 40 years teaching with an exceptional gift of communication and inspiration with students, He is an

* Expert in the field of teaching piano to children with special needs.

* Medalliion/Blue Ribbon Instructor with Music Teachers Association

* All 11 levels of Music Teachers Association Certificate of Merit

WELCOME PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS!

Expect an expert teacher, soft spoken, a lot of fun, SURE of their subject with a reward system that will put a smile on your child's face.
Mr. Evan likes to be productive during lessons and will be clear on what is expected and how to practice My students regularly turn into prize winning students. The Very beginning curriculum includes students learning chords in a fun way with the song Heart and Soul. I am an expert at teaching beginners. After 3 to 6 months, likely my students will have learned many different chords, a familiarity reading treble and bass cleff notes and play a variety of songs well including popular Disney songs like those from "Frozen", Christmas Songs, Folk songs (This Land is Your Land, Star Wars, Its a Small World) and many many more!
I do give rewards during the lesson ~ stickers, earned points for small prizes. I like to see a smile on my student's face and I enjoy teaching. My students are always happy with the content, messaging, results and ongoing friendship and interest they receive at every lesson! Welcome Prospective Students!

I like teaching the hip songs and styles of today...One Direction, Train, Adele, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Elton John...Rock and also ..I'd also like that you take a balance with the basics...so that you will always be able to play ~ for the rest of your life!

Jazz and Classical my specialty!

I am a member teacher with the Music Teacher's Association of California ...and participate in all programs including CERTIFICATE OF MERIT, competitions, and my students win top honors. I love the great accomplishments my beginning and intermediate students achieve. I have a very motivating curriculum which includes opportunities to participate in friendly competitions and recitals Mr. Evan is great for Teens too! Many of my teens are interested in joining Jazz Band in school. Jazz band preparation, and jazz piano are subjects that are duck soup for me -- and will be for you, my student!
I look forward to hearing from you...whether you are a parent of a beginner, or adult wanting to play the songs they've always loved, let me help!
Best Wishes,
Mr. Evan

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yes Call for information

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring books, or music
Each student/parent to provide looseleaf notebook.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Jazz styles and training young people for Jazz Band! Having spent full time performing and training w/world renowned jazz master Harry Fields for 5 years and am Credentialed in Concert and Jazz Band k-12
Though the bulk of my students are between the ages of 4 and 18 Adults are not only welcome but encouraged to brush up on their skills with me. I have extensive experience with adults, and we have a great deal of fun! Rock and Roll, Jazz, and Classical Styles are the subjects that
my adult students love. Am VERY EXPERIENCED, KNOWLEDGEABLE, and ENJOYABLE to work with (whatever your age group!)
Piano Bar Styles and repertoire,and accompaniment styles
Rock and Roll and Country Western styles and accompaniment
Classical Repertoire and preparation for Music Teacher Association Competitions incl. Bach competition, Baroque Competition, Contemporary Competitions.
Specialize in MTAC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT...all 11 levels
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John M. May 14, 2014
Verified Student
A Bit of Everything

I am having a great time with my piano lessons! Not only am I learning standard classical and popular pieces, but I am also getting the added benefit of branching out into rock and blues. I had not anticipated learning theory, but all my questions get answered and I feel like I am growing under the direction of a teacher with a very broad knowledge base.
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John M. March 19, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great Teacher

I am having a great time with my piano lessons! Not only am I learning standard classical and popular pieces, but I am also getting the added benefit of branching out into rock and blues. I had not anticipated learning theory, but all my questions get answered and I feel like I am growing under the direction of a teacher with a very broad knowledge base.
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Evan S.

Evan S.

San Clemente, CA 92672
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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George F.

Laguna Hills, CA

About George

Welcome

Music matters: A new philosophy of music education. Fun and to the point.

Music education is a field of study associated with the teaching and learning of music. It touches on all learning domains, including the psychomotor domain (the development of skills), the cognitive domain (the acquisition of knowledge), and, in particular and significant ways, the affective domain (the learner's willingness to receive, internalize, and share what is learned), including music appreciation and sensitivity. Music training from preschool through post-secondary education is common in most nati
ons because involvement with music is considered a fundamental component of human culture and behavior. Music, like language, is an accomplishment that distinguishes humans as a species.

The student will learn:

Music theory is the study of the practices and possibilities of music. The student will learn all the fundamental elements of music such as pitch, rhythm, harmony and form, but also refers to descriptions, concepts, or beliefs related to music.

Piano technic
Technic is the ability to execute a zillion different piano passages; therefore it is not dexterity, but an aggregate of many skills.These skills are acquired in two stages: (1) discovering how the fingers, hands, arms, etc., are to be moved, and (2) conditioning the brain, nerves, and muscles to execute these with ease and control.

Piano scales and modes

It's the theory behind that will help you understand things like for example chords. Playing scales can also be a great way to improving your technique. Because of the relationship of notes in certain scales they will always sound well played together. A fact that makes scales a primary foundation for everyone who wants to improvise on the instrument. This can be done just by playing the white keys as in the C Major scale or it can be more advanced by, for example, using modus for jazz improvisation. Therefore, you shouldn't consider scales as some boring and dull stuff – it can be your step up to a new level of playing.

Piano improvisation

Improvisation is the ability to make music as you are performing it. Much of improvisation is learning patterns or different note arrangements that you can then apply to songs that you already know. You will learn some patterns and arrangements that you can play with your left hand that can be added to any song to create more interesting sounding music. Some of these improvisation techniques are: chord inversions, the double chord pattern, the broken chord patternand the arpeggio chord pattern.

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production, an electronic musician being a musician who composes and/or performs such music. In general a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means and that produced using electronic technology.

DAW= Digital Audio Workstation. A term usually used to describe a PC or a Macintosh Computer that is used primarily for Music Creation and Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Audio Files. Found is many Home studios as well as Professional Recording Facilities.

Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical or mechanical inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are analog recording and digital recording.

Audio post production
You will learn all stages of production between the actual recording in a studio and the completion of a master recording. It involves, sound design, sound editing, audio mixing, and the addition of effects.

Learn the music composition and sound effects for basic Video production (video game, film, TV and media)

Video production is the process of creating video by capturing moving images(videography), and creating combinations and reductions of parts of this video in live production and post-production (video editing).

Create and edit Sound effects (or audio effects) are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media.

Call for more information. If you want to learn guitar instead of piano all of the information methodology above for piano will be redirected to guitar teachings and methods.

I also will include rhythm and drums. Beacause is very important to make a good audio and video production the knowledge of rhythms.

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George F.

George F.

Laguna Hills, CA 92653
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Judi B.

Oceanside, CA

About Judi

Judi specializes in teaching classical piano and, as well as contemporary, popular, jazz/blues and music theory for all levels. She is currently choir director/accompanist for three choirs.

Before graduating from college Judi taught piano at Holy Trinity School, grades K-12. She taught piano, as well as accompanying the choir for church services. She also taught private lessons after graduation from college.

Judi began performing in recitals at the age of 8. She performed as a soloist with the Huntington Park Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13. She also performed solo recitals fr
om the age of 13 throughout high school and college. Judi received a music scholarship from the U.S.C. Thornton School of Music where she pursued a degree in piano performance, as well as receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on childhood development. While at U.S.C. Judi accompanied other piano and violin students for master classes and juries. In the summers Judi attended master classes at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. In addition to teaching and accompanying Judi has performed for many community events.

Judi enjoys teaching piano and music appreciation because she sees that there is a potential to have fun, enjoy and learn music in everyone. She is very patient, fun and well trained and enjoys teaching students how to use and develop their talents to increase their self-esteem, confidence and self-discipline.

*** Lesson Details ***
Judi is an experienced, patient and enthusiastic teacher. Students will learn to develop proper technique as a foundation to build their individual strengths, talents, abilities and skills. Your individual learning style, interests and needs are my first concern in tailoring your lessons to suit your personality and learning style to help you reach your musical goals.

*** Specialties ***
Music theory, classics and popular music.
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Eddie B. January 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I've been taking my son to Judi now for almost a year. He has grown by leaps and bounds since learning under Judi! His lessons in reading, playing, and understanding music under Judi has increased his passion and confidence in playing the piano which he loves so much.

Judi is professional, courteous, and accommodating to us and she is one of the most patient people I've ever met, I love working with her and I highly recommend her as a teacher. She does exceptionally well handling children. I trust her and I appreciate her style of teaching for my son.
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Carol W. January 24, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
As a beginning "youthfully mature" piano student, I was very concerned about finding an instructor who was both adept and well experienced with teaching adults. Whether it was 'beginners luck" or plain good fortune, I found just that person in Judy. Her approach to teaching is multi-faceted with focus on the essentials of theory, technique and playing to enjoy many types of music. She has high expectations of her students and recognizes good effort always.
I highly recommend Judy as a very capable instructor.
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Angie D. November 13, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am an adult student who returned to piano after 25 years. I had only taken lessons for 5 years originally, so after all the years in between, I was essentially starting over. Judi has been great, she tailors my lessons to my pace and keeps me moving for continual learning. After a few months of lessons I feel very comfortable and I'm surprised at my progress, Judi is very musically talented and shares her talent and knowledge in a professional and friendly manner. I really enjoy my lesson time, my favorite moments are when Judi sits on the bench with me for duets, so fun!
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Judi B.

Judi B.

Oceanside, CA 92058
(4)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Patricia S.

Laguna Niguel, CA

About Patricia

Patricia S. is a professional singer, voice actor, Emmy® Award-winning writer, teacher, vocal coach, creativity coach and radio and TV host with decades of experience in the performing arts and entertainment industries.

Affiliations: SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, MTAC, MTNA, CAPMT, NATS

Singing Experience:

Assorted live back-up singing and studio recording experience, Los Angeles & Las Vegas
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Los Angeles Music Center Opera Association
Opera Pacific
Staff soloist, Crystal Cathedral

Voice Acting Experience:

Commercial voice-over and narration for hundreds of cl
ients including Acura, Honda, FedEx, Ramada, Toyota, Yamaha Music, United Airlines, Sonic, Mitsubishi, Rockwell, PacifiCare...

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Patricia S. Teaching and Coaching Experience:

Singing and voice-over classes for Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA)

Private and group singing and musical theatre classes for Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory, California State University Dominguez Hills Music Conservatory, Moorpark College Amadeus Choirs, City of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Jewel Box Theatre, Palos Verdes Players...

Voice Acting, Public Speaking, Pageant Interview & Talent Preparation:

Workshops, lectures, seminars for organizations including Women In Animation, Media Communications Association International-LA/OC Chapter, International Coach Federation-OC Chapter, Newport Beach Pageants
Radio and TV guest appearances

Other:

Producing - albums, demos...
Co-writing - songs, lyrics, musicals...
Publicity - writing press releases, publicity and promoting individual artists and groups
Project Management & Coaching - Specific project goal-setting and management
Creativity Coaching - Assisting musicians, writers and artists of all types in establishing and maintaining effective practices and procedures

♫♫♫ Read me on the TakeLessons.com Blog! ♫♫♫

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Dorothy S. November 28, 2014
Singing · In studio
Over the past year, my two children have taken singing lessons with Patricia. My kids are polar opposites of each other - in age, temperament, behavior, patience - you name it. My 14 year old daughter is in the gifted program at high school and my son in on the spectrum and spends part of each day in the special day class at his elementary school. Somehow, Patricia is able to provide individually tailored lessons for each child. They absolutely love going to see her! As a mother, nothing is more important than seeing your children thrive. This has been a richly rewarding experience for all of us.
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Joni M. November 25, 2014
Audition Prep · In studio
Patricia single-handedly helped me ace my audition. She was positive, encouraging and gave me the skills and confidence I needed to blow away the competition. I would use her again in a heartbeat. Do yourself a favor and book a lesson with this awesome coach!
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Joan M. October 27, 2014
Vocal Technique · In studio
Patricia is an amazing instructor on many levels. While she is an accomplished performer in her own right, she is equally able to break down the necessary vocal techniques in a manner that all ages and all levels can relate to. Lessons with Patricia are productive, but they are also fun! You will not find a more dedicated vocal coach anywhere.
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Patricia S.

Patricia S.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(3)
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Spencer S.

Oceanside, CA

About Spencer

Hello! My name is Spencer, I am 23 years old, and I've been playing piano and composing music for over 15 years. I am currently attending MiraCosta College for Music Performance, in order to transfer to earn my degree in Music Composition. I've played a wide range of styles, from baroque to jazz, and everything in between. I've played a multitude of performances, as well, from supporting church bands, to solo concerts. I currently accompany MiraCosta's Frequency Vocal Jazz ensemble, as well as serve as the Director of Music for the SLR Valley United Methodist Church.

My main focus is to mak
e music as absolutely fun as possible, allowing the student freedom to study what they're most interested in. I seek to give aspiring musicians the skills they need, at any level, to continue to progress on their journey as a musician! I personally learned how to play on my own - no teachers, except for myself - before I finally began taking lessons. One of my greatest fears was losing the passion I had for music due to a bad teacher. Because of this, I seek to make music lessons enjoyable for the student, so that their passion for music can only grow!

I incorporate music theory, as well as ear training, into my piano lessons. This ensures the highest level of musicianship for the student, and helps train a well-rounded musician. I believe in students maximizing their potential, and having fun doing it! I allow the student freedom to follow their curiosities, select their repertoire, and choose what they wish to work on during the course of a lesson. For this reason, I highly recommend the hour-long lesson as opposed to 30 minutes, to ensure the highest effectiveness of lessons.
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Arman T. May 26, 2015
Classical Piano · In home
I have had the privilege of taking lessons with Spencer and I would not recommend anyone else. I'm always eager to recommend him to anyone seeking lessons. He a kind, patient and great at explaining content in the most elegant way. I always go to Spencer when I need help learning new music or on technique. He is #1 and now what are you waiting for?! Start your piano journey with Spencer and you'll learn more than pay'd for!
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Jason B. April 24, 2015
Classical Piano · In home
As a dedicated Musician I am always looking for ways to improve my playing. Spencer has been one of my greatest assets whenever I have needed some instruction. He is friendly, dedicated, and explains things in an easy to understand way. He also is a monster on the piano using exquisite technique, and outstanding artistry. He is my go to whenever I need some instruction in classical music, or if I want a second ear on something I'm working on.
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Spencer S.

Spencer S.

Oceanside, CA 92054
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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