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Anna C.

Emeryville, CA

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About Anna

Anna is a San Francisco Bay Area native. A professional drummer for over ten years, Anna has performed, recorded and toured with countless groups of various music styles. Her education includes a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (where she was a member of the Cal Band for four years), and Certificates in Commercial Music and Recording Arts from Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA.

Anna is not only known throughout the United States as a drummer, but also as a concert producer, live sound engineer, record producer, booking agent, tour manager, web designer, graphic de
signer and instructor. Her teaching experience ranges from preschool education to private instruction to high school drum line. Anna is the director of Music Time Academy, a music lessons/recording studio and retail store in Livermore, CA. Anna is also the owner of Smiling Politely Presents (a production company that has produced hundreds of local shows in the Bay Area) and Hella Buttons (a button manufacturing company that has pressed tens of thousands of buttons for bands).

Anna can currently be seen performing with many groups including: Muncie (American Rock), West Grand Blvd (Motown/R&B/Soul), Seth Chapla Band (Rock/Blues), and Jump Back (50s covers).

*** Lesson Details ***
I tailor lessons to the needs and interests of each individual student, doing my best to ensure that all students gain enjoyment and appreciation not only for drums, but also for music as a whole. In general, I focuses on teaching technique and efficiency, reading music, and developing listening skills.

To improve music reading skills, I often use the classic books Syncopation and The Funky Primer (aka the bible of rock and funk drumming). For younger beginners, the Alfred's Kid's Drum Course is one of my favorite methods for learning to read music and for learning general music concepts that the kids can apply to any instrument they may choose to pursue in the future.

For building technique, speed, and endurance, I like to introduce students to standard rudiments (they are like the scales for drummers). I also like to encourage students to try to play a rudiments and other exercises along to their favorite songs, since this is a fun way to not only keep a steady tempo, but also to make the repetitive practice less monotonous.

I try to balance out the sometimes dry and mathematical reading and rudiment work with more artistic and musical ideas, making sure that no matter how much you study and learn from books, you still always remember that you are practicing the art of music making. This includes working on songs of the student's choosing (which I can pull up on online, in case the student does not own the recordings) and working on improvisation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Time Academy: Large, sound-treated room with one drum set for the student, with practice drum pads for me to play along with.
Home Music Studio: One set of drums in a room of the house dedicated entirely to music

Parents are always welcome to sit in on lessons at either location.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For in-home lessons, I would expect the student to have their own drums and preferably a music stand. I can bring in books and other teaching materials, however it is best if students purchase their own copies of the books we use regularly.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all styles of drumming. My performing and teaching experience mainly falls in the categories of rock, funk, blues, pop, R&B, soul and jazz. I have 8+ years of experience with marching drum line (tenor drums/quads, snare, cymbals) and have training in classical percussion as well.
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Anna C.

Anna C.

Livermore, CA 94551
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Richard F.

San Jose, CA

About Richard

I hold a Bachelors of Music degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton California, where I studied piano and music theory. Since then I have been performing and playing piano in clubs and restaurants as a soloist, as a member of small groups, and as a one man orchestra using computer assisted accompaniment. I play a huge variety of musical styles from Bach to Beatles, jazz, pops, standards, and originals.

Also a computer engineer, I have worked in the field of digital audio and video recording technology for some well known Silicon Valley companies such as Adaptec, Roxio, and Str
yker. I have my own digital recording studio in my home and I have made many recordings of myself, as well as having composed many piano pieces, concertos and symphonies.

I teach Sequencing Engineering to musicians and pianists who are interested in composing or
recording their piano performances. . Most professional pianist today use sequencing recording to record their CD release.

. Sequencing recordings are better sounding than any analog or digital recording, the editing tools are
far more powerful, the technology is much easier to learn and the cost is pennies on the dollars over
purchasing expensive analog or digital recording equipment or hiring a studio.

I can set up your equipment for you, show you what equipment you need, and teach you
how to compose symphonies, piano concertos, small or large compositions, and, he can teach you
how to record sequence your own compositions or musical performances.

*** Lesson Details ***
Sequence Lessons.
Private Sequencing Lessons with an experienced Pianist, Composer and Recording Artist.

I am an accomplished pianist and composer and recording artist. I have composed and recorded several
piano pieces and piano concertos using sequencing software.

I specialize in recording pianists.

The advantages to sequence recording are many:

. Sequence recording provides the recording artist the ability to edit their recordings
in standard notation, note by note.

. It's easy to add backing onto a sequence recording using synthesized sound.

. Since sequencing is 100% digital there is no hiss, or noise, and the result is richer and fatter than
any analog or digital recording.

. Sequencing recording provides more powerful editing tools than digital or analog recording.

. Sequencing is easy to learn, the result is better sounding than any analog or digital recording.

. Sequencing cost pennies on the dollar over recording studio prices, especially since you learn how to do it yourself.

. You have far more control over the final product than hiring a recording studio.

. You can take your time and record anytime on your timeline.

. You can record anywhere, you don't need a sound proof room, you can record in your home, and nobody
can hear you.

. Most professional pianist recording artists today are using sequencing recording because the editing
is easier, editing is more powerful and the end result is better than any analog or digital recordings.

. There is no advantage to analog or digital recording. Analog or digital recordings require very
expensive equipment and extreme skill is required to filter out the hiss, noise and produce a fat, rich,
in the face sound.

. Editing wrong notes, and sloppy runs is near impossible using analog or digital recordings. It's easy
using sequencing software. Adding dropped notes is also very easy. Cutting out stumbles is very easy.
Speeding up or slowing down passages is very easy.

. There is no clipping, noise, hiss, distortion, pops, or unwanted sound using sequence recordings.

. Compression is not necessary the innate recorded sound is already compressed and normalized.
It's extremely easy to master sequence recordings.

I can set up your computer for you and teach you what equipment you need and show you
how to sequence record and edit your own piano recordings.

I can also teach you how to compose piano concertos and symphonies using sequencing software and synthesized sound.
The results sound just like a 90 piece philharmonic orchestra.

Learn how to do it yourself while recording your CD album.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have studio in my home and I have a portable all digital recording studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will learn what equipment they need, They can buy thier own equipment or use my equipment to record.. .

*** Specialties ***
I also teach sequencing and digital recording technology.
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Reviews

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SuparnaV September 4, 2011
Piano with Richard

My daughter enjoys her lessons with Richard. She says he seems to love the piano and seems to love teaching. He has a lot of energy and enthusiasm. He also keeps the lessons challenging.
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JackieD August 30, 2011
Feedback for Richard F.

We love Richard. Richard has a way of teaching that motivates our daughter to perform better, practice more, and enjoy playing the piano. Thank you so much Richard.
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Richard F.

Richard F.

San Jose, CA 95123
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Pasquale E.

San Jose, CA

About Pasquale

Pasquale E., Tenor
Born in Naples, Italy
Graduated from San Jose State University School of Music 2009
Professionally - Touring Recording Artist
Discography: Released 6 Full Length CDs
Teaching: 2010 - Present

Teaching Style: Combination of Music Theory and Vocal Exercises - Students are prepared to be able to read music and understand the theory and dynamics. In addition, students are analyzed individually to determine their strengths and weaknesses vocally. Once the assessment is complete, then exercises will be structured to advance the student technically with proper vocal exerc
ises.

All lessons include the voice instructor, Pasquale E., and an accompanist. At the end of each lesson, the student shall receive a CD recording of the lesson with exercises.

For those interested in perfecting Italian and/or Neapolitan diction, Pasquale E. can assist.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are 60 minutes in length if on a weekly basis.
Lesson are 90 minutes in length if on a bi-weekly basis.

Lessons all take place in South San Jose at the Teacher's Recording Studio.

Lesson are 1/2 Music Theory and 1/2 Vocal Technique

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in voice lessons. I use the Bel Canto method. I train students in all genres.
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Reviews

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Neil M. November 4, 2013
Music Performance
Excellent performer

I have performed with Pasquale for a number of years now. In addition to his masterful singing, I am always impressed by his professionalism and his ability to connect with an audience. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a surefooted guide along the path of a performance career.
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Pasquale E.

Pasquale E.

San Jose, CA 95135
(1)
starting at
$60 / 30-min
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John S.

Santa Cruz, CA

I currently teach an audio engineering course at Kirby Preparatory School. I have a lot of experience recording music and dealing with sound quality issues. I can help you get the sound you want to get!

About John

I'm classically trained as a singer, and currently sing with L'harmonia, a quartet of soloists focusing on renaissance polyphony.

I have broad experience singing, playing piano, guitar, and drums, Korean instruments, and programming beats using computers. I'™m well versed in classical, popular, and world styles. As well as teaching instrumental techniques, I teach music theory and analysis, and coach composition to budding songwriters and electronic music producers.

I have a doctorate in music composition from UCSC, and have written a lot of music for a wide variety of instrumental and
vocal forces. I studied traditional music in Korea for one year on a research grant from the Korea Foundation. I also write songs in a pop/rock style, and compose electronic music for TV ads. I enjoy having a creative musical mind, and find great delight in the musical creativity of my students.

I'm a computer programmer in Python, Matlab, C, and other languages, having done back-end programming for a music app "JamBandit." I've put out my own music app, "œKey In" on Apple'™s app store, and will soon release a second, "Helixician."

Music is a great joy and pleasure in my life. It's very meaningful to me to help students gain skills and confidence so that they can realize their desire to be musical.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Logic
Reaktor
Reason
Audacity

Piano
Guitar
Drum set

*** Specialties ***
Music composition
Songwriting
Singing
Piano
Music Theory
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Reviews

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Robert L. November 1, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
I appreciate John's patience and style in working with me on the Cello, given my issues with dexterity, range of motion and some memory deficits, as a result of a major stroke, of which I am thankful to have survived. It takes a special person with incredible patience like John, to be willing to take this journey with me, to a place where the healing power of music lives. I anticipate a great ride!
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Catherine C. March 12, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Great Vocal Coach - he has helped me live my dream of singing (on my bucket list for years)

John is so tal'ented, plays multiple instruments, he's artistic and laid back (So Santa Cruz) and he helps me with breathing, posture, finding the right key for me, being able to put the emphasis where it belongs and just be comfortable expressing my inner self with confidence. I LOVE HIM! He is helping me live my dream. He lives right down the street from the beach so I can park on the overlook and practice singing along with my favorite artist - Brian McKnight on the way home after lessons.
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Heddi C. January 16, 2014
Piano
Great music teacher

John has been teaching my son (age 12) piano for the last eight months. We have been really impressed by how knowledgeable he is about a wide range of music and music theory and how patient and supportive he is with our son. John is great at working with kids where they are at and taking them to the next level. He's flexible in his approach and really tailors his teaching to the student. I would recommend John as a teacher to any level of student.
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John S.

John S.

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Marwan S.

San Jose, CA

About Marwan

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I started playing piano at the age of 3, and started writing music at the age of 6.
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Cecilia M. May 18, 2015
AP Calculus · In home
Verified Student
Marwan is amazing!
He impressed me already the first minutes of the first lesson he gave my son in AP Calculus BC by asking specific questions and pin pointing where my son might need help. After that he has come prepared and focused with materials for each tutoring session.
Marwan's piano credentials speak for themselves but I want to underscore that he is really good at adjusting to the student's level and making it fun. My daughter always tells me afterwards *it is so much fun with Marwan!*.

On top of all that, Marwan is a good, kind person and a really cool guy. You could not be in better hands.
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Marwan S.

Marwan S.

San Jose, CA 95126
(1)
starting at
$45 / 30-min

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