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Joanna M.

San Diego, CA

I have been teaching elementary / middle school band for the past 13 years. In my experience, I have found that taking a play-based approach to music education, helps young beginners remain engaged and excited throughout their lessons and home practice. In lessons, I custom, teaching materials which have been proven to accelerate the process of learning to read music, and am familiar with popular band methods used by school band directors. I look forward to working in partnership with both you and your child!

About Joanna

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I specialize in young beginning music students and emergent readers. I like to create play-based lesson plans that align with student goals, and provide customized materials that are tailored to each student's individual progress. I have taught elementary school music and beginning band for the past 13 years, and have provided reading intervention in a 1:1 setting for 8 years.
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Blythe H. July 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Makes it fun!
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Abigail H. April 13, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Joanna was so patient with our 4 year old daughter. The 30 minutes few by so quickly. She really knows how to connect with the little ones. So glad we found her. Our daughter really enjoyed her first lesson with her.
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Moana P. January 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
so good with my daughter Moana. She loves every session and has learned so much!
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Joanna M.

San Diego, CA 92107
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$30 / 30-min
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Kimberly K.

Glendale, CA

Want to learn to play the saxophone? Let me help you!

About Kimberly

Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the alto saxophone to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in Flute Performance at the University of Arizona she moved to Los Angeles to work on her Masters degree at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). There was where she fell in love with contemporary music and has devoted her life to sharing her love for it with others. After completing her Masters degree in
Flute Performance at CalArts, she went on to pursue a Doctorate in Contemporary Flute Performance at the University of California, San Diego. Kimberly now resides in Los Angeles and plays with many groups throughout the city.

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All lessons are tailored to the students needs and goals. I like for all students to have serious music/etudes to work on as well as something fun that you enjoy playing. I teach everything from classical to pop music, beginner to advanced, age 5 to 99. Whatever your goals are, I can help you achieve them!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand and chair

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide nothing, students must have instrument, books and music stand.

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I specialize in contemporary flute techniques and performance
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ellen K. June 7, 2016
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
She was so friendly and sweet and awesome teacher!
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Etta F. February 13, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
You cannot ask for a more knowledgable and encouraging flute instructor. My daughter left the first lesson feeling confident and inspired.
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Kimberly K.

Kimberly K.

San Diego, CA 92122
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starting at
$38 / 30-min
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Dr. Ariana W.

San Diego, CA

Lessons on saxophone that focus on musicality and technique.

About Dr. Ariana

From Seattle to the Baltimore/Washington DC area, and now San Diego, Ariana has been teaching woodwinds to a wide variety of ages and ability levels. Ariana holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of California, San Diego and both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Performance from the Peabody Institute of the John’s Hopkins University. She began her musical career on alto saxophone in her elementary school beginning band, and quickly added flute and clarinet to her practice. As a performer she is experienced in classical, jazz, and theater, appearing at numerous venues and
festivals around the US and in Europe. Along with performing, Ariana is truly passionate about teaching and sharing music. The encouraging, nurturing technique of her former teachers strongly influences her approach to pedagogy.
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Andrea December 16, 2015
Clarinet · In studio
Dr. Ariana Warren is by far the best instructor. She has a lesson plan, follows through, can motivate teenagers and younger students, all with a positive, direct approach. She knows the technical aspects to getting a great sound and she is an expert in teaching music theory.
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Stewart December 16, 2015
Clarinet · In studio
Ariana was kind and patient with my daughter and really helped her progress in her playing. My daughter quit the school band because she was frustrated with it, but continued to practice and play on her own because of Ariana.

You'll be fortunate to have her as a teacher.
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Monalisa December 16, 2015
Clarinet · In studio
Ariana is the best teacher My daughter has ever had. She bonded with Ariana, listened to all her instructions closely. Ariana helped her with auditions for advanced wind ensemble and district honor band. My daughter came out with flying colors. She is really very unhappy that she can't go to Ariana anymore because of the commute time.
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Dr. Ariana W.

San Diego, CA 92101
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$40 / 30-min
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Ian T.

San Diego, CA

I encourage all my students to enjoy exploring the sound of the saxophone and to find their voice on the instrument. Lessons include everything from reading and basic stylistic concepts, to improvisation, playing along with recordings of your favorite players, and transcription. I am a graduate of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program and have over 15 years of teaching experience.

I am also very diligent in teaching sound production, embouchure, and tone. I specialize in prepping saxophonists for high school and college auditions. Many of my high school students have participated in San Diego Honor Band and San Diego Youth Symphony and received top honors. I also offer full-service recording services and can help guide you through the college audition process.

>> AS A MUSICIAN, MY WEEKLY SCHEDULE IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING. PLEASE MESSAGE ME REGARDING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TIMES :)
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About Ian

I've been teaching woodwinds (saxophone, flute, and clarinet) for the past 15 years and enjoy the one-on-one interaction with students of all ages. Music is one of the last professions that is truly learned through apprenticeship. Having a good private teacher is absolutely essential to your growth and development!

Over the years I've amassed wide variety of concepts and materials to speed your learning process and keep things FUN. I've taught all ages and abilities: new beginners (elementary and middle school level), older students just picking up the horn again, conservatory-bound high sc
hool students, amateur professionals, marching band & drum core kids, retirees looking for a fun hobby, professional musicians looking to expand their jazz knowledge, and more. We'll start at your level and expand from there! Styles I've performed in include classical, jazz, latin, pop, fusion, rock, funk, and more.

I encourage all my students to enjoy exploring the SOUND of their instrument and to find their own voice. Lessons include everything from reading and basic stylistic concepts, to improvisation, learning songs, playing along with recordings of your favorite players, and jazz transcription. I am a graduate of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program and have over 15 years of teaching experience. I'm currently adjunct faculty at USD Dept of Music, Mesa College, and have taught as a clinician/coach for numerous high school and middle school programs. In the past I’ve had the opportunity to study with many inspiring musicians and I enjoy passing on the tradition to new students!

>> AS A MUSICIAN, MY WEEKLY SCHEDULE IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING. PLEASE MESSAGE ME REGARDING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TIMES :)
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Christine G. September 25, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Ian is kind and supportive. He's making sure I get good habits and technique from the start.
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Bow B. April 30, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
I am a beginning Tenor Sax student and a senior citizen. I have played other instruments years ago, but never a woodwind instrument. Ian has been a marvelous instructor for me. Although I had never picked up a sax until December 2014, he already has taught me how to play several simple tunes and a number of scales. His patience and sensitivity to the appropriate pace is impecable. He also keeps me informed of other activities - concerts, recordings, community events to reinforce my interest. I would recommend Ian as a music teacher to anyone without reservation or hesitation.
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Bill W. April 30, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
I’m an adult beginner student and have been taking lessons for approximately one year. Ian’s approach and method have really motivated me. I’m playing music that I enjoy, while improving my basic skills. He is very patient and is an excellent instructor and outstanding musician. I would definitely recommend anyone who is serious about learning to play woodwind instruments. I’m looking forward to my next year working with Ian.
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Ian T.

San Diego, CA 92104
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Jesse A.

San Diego, CA

I'm a full-time musician in the music industry for 13 years now performing with such artists as J.C. Chasez (N'Sync), Tony-award winner Alice Ripley along with several theater companies. I've also coached multiple band programs for 4 years now. Success comes from having a thorough understanding of each instrument I play. This allows for multiple approaches to learning each instrument, rapid development of the student and involving fun teaching techniques. You'll learn fast and enjoy doing it!

About Jesse

Music lessons were such a chore in my childhood. My mother drudgingly dragged me to lessons every week and forced me to practice at least once a week before my next lesson. I soon met a new teacher who offered a different perspective and genuinely made playing music fun.

I can honestly say that it changed my life.

I wouldn't come to understand how until much later. I couldn't have even imagined becoming a professional musician until college but I was certainly given the tools to be successful in whatever I pursued living in such a demanding and competitive world. Self-confidence, activ
e critical thinking skills, consistent work ethic, maintaining a healthy imagination, a lifelong appreciation for the arts. These all stem from my time in lessons and later my career in music.

As a professional musician in the San Diego and Los Angeles area, I perform regularly with many different music groups and solo artists including Frankie J, Thievery Corporation, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and many more. I have also coached the band programs at Helix, Hoover, Del Norte and Rancho Buena Vista HIgh Schools on all woodwinds. Originally a classically-trained saxophonist (concert band, orchestral, solo literature), I currently hold a Bachelors of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University and am a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at California Institute of the Arts. I specialize in intermediate and advanced students but also work very efficiently with beginners.

In the spirit of my previous teachers, I encourage new and fun methods of music instruction while still reinforcing the basics. All with the idea of having fun while playing music!

Thank you for your consideration.
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Mariela July 8, 2015
Ear Training · In home
I have been working with Jesse for a few years now. I am bummed that the subject section of this review only lets me select one subject. Jesse has helped me with ear training, theory and composition, piano, performance, harmony, and overall musician advice. I cannot think of a more authentic and caring mentor and teacher out there that could be as efficient and helpful as Jesse has been to my career. I have seen a lot of progress in my musical career and my confidence as a musician has grown thanks to Jesse! He genuinely cares about the art and his students, he gets involved in their music careers and makes sure that the lesson is learned. He is familiar with many approaches and works hard for his students. Music is very lucky to have Jesse as a teacher!
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Stephanie July 5, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Jesse is a great teacher for musicians of any level. His passion for music and music education is evident in the way he communicates with his students. Jesse is extremely patient, and will cater to your individual needs. He's a teacher who is truly on your side and aspires to help you reach your goals! I highly recommend lessons with Jesse, he makes playing fun!
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Jesse A.

Jesse A.

San Diego, CA 92139
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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