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About Athena M.

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Lomita, CA

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About Athena
About Me

If you can recognize your favorite song when you hear it, you already have what it takes to be a great musician!

MY PROMISE TO YOU:
1. Your lesson will always be geared toward what YOU want to learn, and if it seems like we are working on something that doesn't match that, I will always take the time to make clear why what we are doing will have you be able to play what you want.
2. You already have every skill you need to be a great performer, and my job is just to steer the ship in the right direction to have that happen. All I am ever doing in a lesson is making sure that we are moving you in the ultimate direction that you want to be going musically.
3. I will do everything I know how to do to make sure that what I have learned that will benefit you becomes something you have mastered. If I could take th
e "computer chip" in my head and put it in yours, we would do that. Study with me and you will get the next best thing!
4.If I say something that isn't clear, or isn't useful to you, I will ALWAYS re-explain, or say it a different way, until it is useful to you and something you know how to use for your benefit on your instrument.
5. If you have a practice schedule set up with me, and for any reason you do not have time to practice or get an assignment done, I GOT IT! You can always tell me, because I've been there and I know. Music Lessons are NOT school, and I will never act like they are.

OK, now for the credentials:

MY EDUCATION

I learned how to read music at 4 years old, before I had even learned to read English. If I can do that, anyone can do that given the right set of elements.
1. I started singing at three, piano lessons at nine, began teaching myself guitar at twelve and I have never stopped playing and learning since then.
2. I earned a B.A in Music from Towson University and graduated Magna cum Laude with a Major in Jazz/Commercial Piano Performance and a Minor in Opera.
3. I made my stage performing debut in a solo role at six, and I have never stopped performing since then. I wrote my first song, all by myself, at eleven and have composed over 1000 pieces since then.
4. I have studied brain science and practical neurology for fifteen years as part of my continuing education.

MY EXPERIENCE

In addition to my extensive study of the piano, I have had many other valuable experiences as a musician and teacher, including but not limited to the following:

1. I have been a choral singer for twenty three years, and during that time toured Italy, sang at St. Martin of Tours Church in Los Angeles for fifteen of those years, and worked on mastering just about every form of sacred choral and gospel music.

2. As a soloist, began performing professionally in 1988 and have done numerous performances of my own compositions around Southern California. I also have had songs of mine pitched to major artists in Nashville and currently compose both contemporary music and feature songs for film and television.

3. I developed a method of curing tone deafness, and authored a course that teaches this to anyone whether they are a trained singer or beginner. I also authored a second course specifically for karaoke singers to learn stage presence and better performance skills.

4. I have been teaching for twenty years, working with students from 3 to 78 years old at every level of musical experience. I have taught not only music performing and instrumental technique, but song-writing, arranging, and the tricky task of singing while playing an instrument to accompany one's self. Believe me, this is a skill that DOES take a separate set of lessons to master, but every student who studies it with me does!

In short, if it's music, or even music-related, I've done it and I can teach it and I can figure out the best method to have your brain master it!

My Specialties:
Working with kids and young people in a SAFE environment to learn their instrument
Rhythm, and understanding why it is your ticket to musical mastery
How to use your own brain to be your own best teacher (when I'm not there in a lesson with you!)
Pop, Classical, Gospel, Rock, Musical Theater,

Education
B. A. Music

Subjects Taught
piano, voice, guitar, music theory, song writing/composition, arranging

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Your BRAIN is your greatest musical asset, and I have spent the past twenty-five years learning how to make the musical brain easy for everyone.

I've been a musician since I was in the cradle, and I
learned to read music before I could read English! Over the past twenty years of teaching piano, voice and guitar I have learned how to use your brain, and the basic musical skills you ALREADY have to help you turn yourself into a great musician and performer.

If you can tap your foot along with a song, and you can recognize Mary Had a Little Lamb, you've got what it takes. My specialty is taking these simple skills you already have and using them to teach you EVERYTHING you want to know how to do on your instrument. I also teach combined
lessons so that you can learn more than one instrument in your course of study if that is what you choose.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student provides piano in their home for piano lessons. Voice students provide a recording device to record their lesson for their practice. Guitar students provide their guitar, any amps, cables, anything else they need for their rig. All students provide any CD's or mp3's they are working with during study. They pay for all books needed.

*** Specialties ***
Beginner level through advanced in kid songs, pop, rock, gospel, contemporary Christian, Broadway and classical. Emphasis on rhythm and technique. Lessons specialize in using knowledge of brain neuroscience practical applications in hearing, learning, reading, practicing and performing music.
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Lisa August 1, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
I've tried using on line videos and ukulele lesson books to learn to play the ukulele. But I couldn't seem to get past a certain level. I signed up for lessons with Athena and I understand a LOT more about the composition, and how to bring it all together in my playing. She's great at understanding my "why" questions, and is very patient as I learn each new thing. At the end of our lesson she gives me a practice plan so I know what to work on for the week to improve. It's made a big difference. I appreciate how quickly Athena understands what's confusing me about something new, and how quickly she explains it in a logical, clear way. I'm enjoying my lessons, and Athena has been encouraging at each step of the way. If you want to learn a new instrument, or improve your skill, Athena is a great instructor to work with!
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Julie A. August 1, 2019
· Piano · In home
My 12-year-old daughter has been taking lessons for the past year with Athena and loves it. Athena is knowledgeable and very importantly fun which is required to keep the attention of a 12 year old. Would highly recommend Athena.
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Isabella July 23, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Very friendly!
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Athena M.

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About Sara J.

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Columbia, SC
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Hello, and welcome to my page! I am a classically trained singer from Columbia, SC. I have also taught and performed in Southern California, Boston, and the greater Charlotte area. My philosophy is that anyone can learn to sing; just like any other instrument, all it takes is determination and practice. I welcome all levels and ages of aspiring vocalists. I am also open to all genres, from opera to rock! The goal of my lessons is to help singers feel confident with their vocal technique and to feel joy in sharing their gifts.

In addition to singing, I also teach beginner piano, music theory, audition prep, and ear-training.
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Jordan July 2, 2019
· Music Performance · Online
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April July 1, 2019
· Singing · In home
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Savanna V. June 25, 2018
· Singing · Online
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Sara J.

Columbia, SC 29210
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$20 / 30-min

About Calvin G.

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Columbia, SC

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As a classically trained violist with orchestral, chamber, and solo performance experience, my teaching style is geared towards performance and expression. I don't adhere to any one book of teaching, adjusting my teaching to the unique needs of each student. My teachers came from different pedagogical backgrounds; as a result, I have a wide array of teaching tools available to pass on to my students. I have taught with El Sistema Colorado, the Longy School of Music's El Sistema program, and had a Teaching Artist residence with Cambridge Public Schools. Currently pursuing my DMA in Viola Performance from the University of South Carolina, I hold a BM in Viola performance from the Lamont School of Music and a MM in Viola Performance from the Longy School of Music.

I have played viola since I first began my musical studies at age 9. As a r
esult, I have seen teachers hold viola students back, simply because they play the "lesser" instrument in the viola family. I do not hold my students back and I hold them all to the same high level of playing, regardless of which instrument they play.
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Anitsira April 25, 2018
· Violin · Online
Very sweet!
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Joseph S. February 28, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Calvin was awesome. He let me sit in as my fiance took a lesson. It was a relaxed atmosphere and he was a great teacher.
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Umesh October 8, 2017
· Violin · In home
Calvin is a great teacher. My first lesson was really good.
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Calvin G.

Columbia, SC 29201
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$27 / 30-min

About Brittnee P.

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Columbia, SC
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Brittnee Pool is a South Carolina-based clarinetist and a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory. Ms. Pool is an avid performer of a wide variety of repertoire. She has enjoyed playing as an orchestral musician with the New England Conservatory Orchestra as well as with other orchestras throughout the Boston area. Her performances have taken her to concert venues such as Carnegie Hall and Boston’s Symphony Hall. As a chamber musician her chamber group was one of the winners of the Boston Conservatory’s Honors Concert Competition in 2014 and performed Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Tine. Ms. Pool has performed recitals both in her hometown in North Carolina and in Boston. She is avidly trying to bring music to the community and was a Community Performances and Partnerships Fellow at New England Conservatory for two years. Ms.
Pool was a semi-finalist in the International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition in 2016 and attended the Brevard Music Center Institute in the summer of 2015. In addition to her private studies, Ms. Pool has performed in masterclasses with Charles Neidich, Yehuda Gilad and many others.
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Nicholas November 4, 2017
· Clarinet · In studio
Excellent teacher! Brittnee is very patient and has really helped me improve my play considerably in a short period of time. I look forward to continuing lessons with her and would recommend her to friends or family looking for a teacher!
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Brittnee P.

Columbia, SC 29212
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$30 / 30-min

About Laura G.

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Spring, TX

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About Laura
I have been a teacher since 1996 and a uke teacher since 2015, teaching uke to after school groups. I am a member of Houkulele, Houston's Social Ukulele Club. I have attended Uke Teacher Training courses with Kevin Carroll in Austin. I follow and use James Hill's ukulele in the classroom curriculum and supplement for the specific music interests of my students. I am continually learning new things. I attend uke workshops, TMEA music conferences and festivals like the Kerrville Folk Festival to continually improve my skill and my teaching techniques.
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FrauF July 5, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
Incredibly patient. Very experienced. Flexible with different age levels in class. (8-60+) We saw our progress clearly every week.
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Lynne February 24, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
Patient teacher with so much experience!
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Becky villarreal December 29, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
Laura is knowledgable and patient. She make every lesson fun and I learn something new with each lesson.
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Laura G.

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About Beth S.

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Columbia, SC
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About Beth
I live in the beautiful state of South Carolina, where I attended the University of South Carolina and graduated in music education (choral) with a vocal performance certificate. I have been teaching privately since 2003, and have worked in various music positions, including choir director for schools, churches, and community choirs; organist; and pianist.

I am also a successful composer, primarily of sacred vocal works, which have been performed internationally, including known performances in the United States, England, Brazil, and Madagascar.

My most recent musical venture is my You Tube channel, "The Singing School," which focuses on vocal exercises.

Beyond music, I love spending time with my husband and kids, and I love all things water - going to the beach and kayaking on the lake are some of my particular favorite pastime
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Beth S.

Columbia, SC 29212
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$40 / 30-min

About Sterling S.

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Newark, NJ

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Sterling C. Sample . A professional steel pan player from the islands of Trinidad & Tobago was born in a family of musician and steel pan manufacturers, whom we call the tuners in our country. From the day his uncle Oscar Haynes took him to the pan yard at eight years old, he fell madly in love with the instrument- the steel pan. By the age of 11 years, he was already playing songs from just hearing them. While all the other boys were playing soccer and partying, Sterling was finding old steel-drums that were discarded by his Uncle Birth Morris. Fixing and tuning the drums, and arranging Christmas songs for himself and his cousins to play,
Sterling started playing for the folks in the neighborhood in exchange for a tip of a dollar or a quarter. It was then that he realized that he was gifted with the talent to teach and play this lovel
y instrument. Sterling joined his family band, the Windside steel orchestra, comprised of his cousins and uncle where he learnt to play all the folk songs of the West Indies like yellow bird and island in the sun just to name a few. He also spent three years with the Amoco Renegades steel orchestra from 1978 to 1980. He later joined a most prestigious band, the W.I.T.C.O Desperadoes steel orchestra, known as the finest steel orchestra in the world.
He toured with the band for a decade, which included trips to England, the U.S.A which including two trips to Carnegie Hall and to other West Indian Islands. During his time with the band, they won five national championships. he was elected vice captain of the band two years before he migrated to the U.S.A in 1992, where he continued playing and teaching with the New York chapter of Desperadoes steel orchestra. Sterling was very instrumental as drill master in leading this band to a record six straight West Indian day/labor day/ pan competitions victories. after hearing the call of God in his life sterling left steel-drums competition. and formed his own company to play and teach the steel drums....he is a professional entertainer and has created a steel pan app for students worldwide
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Rueben February 6, 2019
· Steel Drums · Online
I feel honored to take lessons from someone who actually played for many years with one of the top steelbands in Trinidad, WITCO Desperadoes. Since I was a beginner, Sterling started with the fundamentals such as identifying the notes on the tenor pan, proper posture, and "sticking" techniques. I progressed to learning and practicing scales, to identifying the Key Signature of a song. He is a patient, gifted musician, who loves sharing his passion for this beautiful instrument.
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Sterling S.

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About Lisa S.

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About Lisa
Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm super excited to be your instrutor! I have studied with some of the best musicians and conductors in the country and I can't wait to share my knowledge with you! I also have perfect and relative pitch, which gives me a competitive edge over nu fellow instructors, so that is why I'm more than qualified to be your instructor and I can't wait to start teaching you! Please send me any questions you may have and I will get back to you ASAP! Thanks!
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Lisa S.

Irmo, SC 29063
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$34 / 30-min

About Trinity H.

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Blythewood, SC

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I am a rising sophomore at Winthrop University, majoring in Music Performance with a concentration in the viola. During my freshmen year, I was Principal Viola in the Winthrop Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Eagles String Quartet. I am interested in minoring in Music Technology to learn studio work and hope to start my own studio. After college, I would like to travel the world playing in a symphony with my viola, Arlo, and my passion. I want to help as many people as possible through music, because I feel music is one of the best vessels towards healing. It’s medicine, therapy, happy times, sad times, and memories.
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Emily July 7, 2019
· Viola · Online
We got a good basic lesson today. Thanks Trinity!
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Trinity H.

Columbia, SC 29229
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$17 / 60-min

About MARCELO A.

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Lewisville, TX
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*Music*
I'm a piano and guitar appreciator since childhood and music amplifies our horizon and vision of life. Now, in the same way that someone give me my first musical instructions, I am doing the same, giving lessons to beginners.

*Computer Skills*
I've been working with excel, ms access, linux for almost 30 years (Ms project 15YRS), I basically started when I was 16 while I was assisting my dad who was an state auditor and had to do a lot with accounting data.

Since the good usage of information values gold, i have been using these IT tools intensively throughout my whole professional career and this tool provided me a good growth.

So, now I'm sharing part of the lessons learned during this years, teaching these important computer skills: Excel, Ms Access, Linux, Ms Project.

Looking forward to meet you.
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MARCELO A.

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