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Erasmo R.

Murrieta, CA

About Erasmo

Hello Parents and Students,

I have been teaching and writing music professionally for ten years. My first introduction to music was just like some of you, starting in high school where I had a great teacher that encouraged me to play. This helped me so much, and I wouldn't be where I am at if it weren't for his help and positive encouragement. Now I try to encourage all of my students the same way.

After high school I went on and played percussion with various Orchestras such as the "œInland Valley Symphony Orchestra" and "Mt. San Jacinto Symphony Orchestra."

I have also been involv
ed in the DCI (Drum Corps International) and Drumline community. I toured for four years and experienced performing with groups such as Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps 2002-2005, Black Knights 2006, and RCC marching and winter percussion under the direction of Scott Johnson & Jeff Lee in 2002, and Sean Vega & Jim Wunderlich in 2003.

During my college years I started playing Jazz Vibraphone in my school'™s top big-band. This allowed me the opportunity to play Jazz Piano which I have performed and still study until this day. As a result, Jazz has now become one of my biggest passions.

As a Professional International Composer, I have had the privilege of writing and arranging for many marching bands, wind ensembles, and indoor percussion ensembles, including orchestrations, recordings and sequencing projects for media, and musical theatre in the United States and Japan.

I am also currently an adjudicator for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) and a member of the Vic-Firth Education Team.

I hope that this gives you a close and personal Idea of where I come from and hope that I can help you get the most out of your experience with music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that in order for you to get the most out of our lessons it takes both, the Teacher'™s and Student'™s understanding and attention from both ends. sometimes giving all of the information in the world won't help if one there is no engagement and two if me as a teacher don't make sure that you understand. So I like to make sure to explain things in more than one way to make sure the student understands the concepts and what to practice.

I like to keep a relaxed atmosphere, but also making sure that there is a high level of professionalism and expectation of attentiveness from the student.

Of course, I also understand that this all depends on the age of the student, and as we meet and get to see what it is that you want to focus on and I will make sure to concentrate on that and help you reach your goals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mallets, Concert and Marching Sticks, Metronome, Practice pad, and Literature.
(Acoustic and Electric Piano are available depending on the time we arrange our lessons at the studio)
(Electric Drumset Available soon)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Mallets, Concert and Marching Sticks, Metronome, Practice pad, and Literature.
(I sometimes bring additional implements, such as hand drums, like a djembe and other accessories, depending on the focus of our lessons.)
I may be able to bring a Keyboard upon request

*** Specialties ***
I have been performing with Drum and bugle corps since 2002, (DCI)

Marching Rudimental, and Concert Percussion styles. All Percussion.
Orchestral, Marimba, Vibraphone, and Marching Percussion.

I specialize in the Jazz genre, and have performed Jazz piano.. which includes sight-reading and chord recognition in the Jazz idiom.


Shannon B. April 25, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Always look forward to the lesson. Very professional and fun. Shannon has enjoyed it!
Bobbi March 30, 2016
Piano · In studio
Punctual and friendly. My daughter really enjoyed herself and seems excited to learn.
Sheila October 19, 2015
Erasmo is a grt kind teacher! He is outstanding, my daughter loves his class and he is so incredibly sweet! Great piano teacher!!!
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Erasmo R.

Erasmo R.

Murrieta, CA 92562
starting at
$40 / 30-min

Evan S.

San Clemente, CA

About Evan

* Bachelor of Arts degree in music from UCLA, a

* Grad of CSUDH and Music Director Band and Choral, West Middle School, Downey Ca, Preliminary Credential 1995

*Member of the Music Teachers Association.


*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, Downey: 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 Certificate of Merit


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 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 ***

*** 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.
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


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.
John M. March 19, 2014
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
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Pierre L.

Laguna Niguel, CA

About Pierre

Lessons are taught at your Home.

Hi, my name is Pierre. I have enjoyed the music business for more than 30 years. My music education includes studies at the Swiss Jazz School in Switzerland and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

I have been a music coach in Switzerland, in Los Angeles, in Long Beach, and since 2009 in the Mission Viejo area. During the 2009 / 2010 school year I was a music coach for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) in South Orange County. I have also been a member of numerous groups, including Original bands, Top40, Tribute, Recording and Perf
orming bands. Please do not hesitate to ask for references!

I teach students age 9 and up.

*** Lesson Details ***
Here is some information on what you can expect if you decide to take lessons with me:

You will start learning songs and play along with them within 3-5 lessons. After 3 months you will have knowledge of the basics. At the 6 month mark you will start to get comfortable with your instrument and after a year you will have built a solid foundation on which you can expand into any musical direction of your choice.

I teach beginner to advanced depending on the instrument, and ages 9 and up are welcome! My customized lessons are based on the student's abilities. Lessons can be held at your home in the vicinity of Mission Viejo. Learn songs and music theory, melodies, harmonizing, rhythm, syncopation, solfege, songwriting, arrangement, reading and writing music notation. I can also help you with singing and recording your songs. If you wish, I can also teach your lessons in German or French.

Music styles: Rock, Pop, Folk, Latin, Jazz, Swing, Reggae, Funk, and much more.

Teaching style: I like to use humor to make the learning experience enjoyable. I adjust to the student's learning speed. My philosophy when it comes to teaching and music: Everyone can learn an instrument and enjoy that knowledge for the rest of their life!

Guitar (for example): Always work with books. Teach simple chords, rhythms and songs at first. Then move to more difficult chords and songs, and TAB reading. Then I keep increasing the level of difficulty as the student progresses. Then start teaching sight reading with standard music notation. When practicing songs, we play along to music. Similar teaching style for other instruments.


Bailey K. August 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient and helpful.
London A. July 13, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Pierre is very personable and makes learning UKELELE fun!
Carol W. June 23, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Had a wonderful lesson. Pierre started at my level, and taught me a lot. If I didn't understand, he took the time to show me and explain so I could "get it".
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Pierre L.

Pierre L.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
starting at
$34 / 30-min

Charlotte L.

Fallbrook, CA

About Charlotte

Hello and welcome! My name is Charlotte, and I am a multi-instrumentalist with formal training on vocals. I love teaching music and I put a strong emphasis on developing healthy technique alongside strong musicianship skills.

You can check out some recordings of me singing here:

I have been actively performing and writing since the age of 16. I received my training at the University of the Arts, and graduated with honors in 2007 with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance. I have performed and recorded with bands spanning many gen
res -- jazz, country, rock, pop -- and continue to write and perform as a freelance musician.

In addition to teaching from my home studio and student locations, I also teach voice and piano at School of Rock Oceanside.

My areas of expertise are jazz, folk, pop, rock and musical theater singing. I focus on applying proper vocal techniques to contemporary music to help my student achieve their goals! Some specific areas of focus are:

-Expanding range to the students best abilities
-Vocal Phrasing
-Musicianship / ear training
-Reading music & sight signing
-Building repertoire
-Performance techniques, including mic technique

Sometimes we will work on a classical piece to help target specific techniques.

I also teach beginning piano and guitar.
We focus on:
-Reading music
-Music theory
-Beginning technique
-Understanding the instrument
-Playing melodies and chords
-Right and left hand independence

I do commute to Oceanside, so if you are interested in in-home lessons in Oceanside, Carlsbad or Vista, please contact me to see if we can work that out!

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, rock, folk, pop, and musical theater. Songwriting (lyric and musical composition), learning to sing while playing an instrument.


Adriana December 6, 2016
Guitar · In home
Charlotte has been teaching my daughter guitar for few months now and my daughter has been enjoying and learning as she didn't do before with other teachers. I highly recommend Charlotte. She is very patience, kind and sweet, My daughter just loves her!
Emilia December 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
We take piano lessons in Charlotte's home. She is very professional with communication and lessons. She is a great teacher and my 7 year old daughter always love to go to piano!
Chris J. December 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Our daughter loves Charlotte and really enjoys her piano lessons.
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Charlotte L.

Charlotte L.

Fallbrook, CA 92028
starting at
$25 / 30-min

Rachel T.

Long Beach, CA

About Rachel

I provide private instruction for beginner to advanced trombone, bass trombone, and music theory students. My goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere in which students can feel free to express themselves through the music they play. I keep students mentally engaged by asking them questions that are intended to direct them toward creating a clear, personal interpretation of their music. This gives the student a sense of artistic authority and ownership over their playing and creates more enjoyment in daily practicing and playing. I advocate for students listening to as much music as they can
, whether it is a live concert or a recording, which I view as an essential key to swift musical development.


Sarah C. August 4, 2016
Trombone · In studio
Rachel is a fantastic teacher and tutor. Her expansive knowledge of music theory and ear training contributes to her vast musical ability. Not only is she a great performer, but she is able to break down the music and explain it in a variety of ways in order to effectively teach students at any level. Most importantly, Rachel is an advocate for students expressing their own musical voice. She will not tell a student exactly how to play a given piece, but rather she will teach them the necessary tools for the student to play well, and allow them to explore their own musical interpretation from there.

Outside of music, Rachel is a genuine and kind-hearted person. She is understanding and empathetic, and this carries over into her teaching as well. That being said, Rachel holds herself and her students to high standards. Students will hear improvement in their tone, technique, and musicality as they work with Rachel. I give her my highest recommendation for all subjects.
Ishmael July 27, 2016
Trombone · In studio
Great teacher! Very helpful and smart.
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Rachel T.

Rachel T.

Mission Viejo, CA 92691
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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