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Steven N. Pasadena, CA

About Steven

The piano has always been my greatest passion; I have never been able to imagine life without it. I was very fortunate to have had the benefit of a great education in music starting at an early age. My goal as pianist and teacher is to pass on the wisdom of my own teachers, as well as my enthusiasm for this great instrument and the rich repertoire of music written for it. I received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, where I was a student of Daniel Pollack for 12 years. In order to become the best teacher possible, I minored in Music Education, gaining experience in the major theories of music pedagogy and teaching techniques. In teaching, I strive to create an optimal blend of old and new by combining the great and time-honored traditions

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lydia Z. November 24, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
An awesome teacher

I have been learning piano with Steven for about 15 months. Steven is a very intelligent, enthusiastic, patient and caring teacher. I had a wonderful learning experience with him and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is interested in playing piano and gaining more knowledge of music theory!
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Margaret B. October 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
A Responsive and Knowledgeable Teacher

I've been studying with Steven for nine months now, and I'm enjoying lessons, and even practicing, more than ever.
Steven is serious about his teaching. He seems to enjoy finding
accessible ways to explain technical matters. He has a friendly open manner and a good sense of humor, making lessons a pleasure.
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Margaret B. January 29, 2013
Verified Student
Knowledgeable and Patient Teacher

Steven is knowledgeable and articulate. In each lesson, he imparts information about technique, musical style, and theory. He always finds something positive to say, while at the same time sharing information that leads to improvement.
Jessie M. Pasadena, CA

About Jessie

I fully enjoy teaching music and theater to others and spreading the art of performance, reaching out to all generations. I believe in customizing every lesson to be unique for my students in a way that will serve their individual needs. I teach with patience and encouragement and believe that students prosper and improve much more from a positive experience. My lessons are intended to be fun and influential in a positive light that can lead to a rewarding career, hobby, or just for personal enjoyment! Every since I was a little girl, I have been devoted to the arts. When I began college, I knew that music was my path. As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of ...

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Yatin A. April 11, 2015
In studio
Jessie has been a colleague for a while & I've seen her teaching in person. She is very patient & makes the sessions fun & playful especially with kids.
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Mandy D. March 26, 2015
Math · In home
Verified Student
Jessica scored no better on her k12 assessment than if she'd taken it without the tutor.
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Keren V. March 18, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son is 6 years old and he is very happy taking piano lessons with Jesse. She is so nice, friendly and patient. My son started with Jesse about 3 weeks ago and so far so good! I recommend Jesse because she is very encouraging and supportive to my son. I am so glad I switched piano teachers because Jesse has all the qualities I was looking for in a piano instructor. My son is learning more each week and he is having fun taking lessons with Jesse!
Dr. Norman L. Los Angeles, CA

About Dr. Norman

*** Travel Equipment *** Music book

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Christine F. November 1, 2014
Upright Bass · Online
Verified Student
Dr. Norman L. teaches via skype, he is in LA and my son is on the east coast. I choose Norman as a teacher for my son due to his experience and credentials. He is both an educator and a musician. Norman received 5 stars due to his personality, knowledge and teaching methods. My son enjoys his lesson because the teacher adapts his teaching style to accommodate my son's current string bass skill level, playing ability and his learning style. Alex recommends Dr. Norman L. for a teacher for any string bass player.
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Al W. July 11, 2014
Upright Bass · Online
Verified Student
I am not a bass player, but I am composing for the double bass. And so Dr. Norman's expertise in both the bass and composition makes him uniquely qualified for my purposes. He certainly knows both musical endeavors extremely well. I am particularly pleased with his enthusiasm and interest, and his willingness to follow the lesson with additional resources he sends me. In addition, he is a good guy and easy to make friends with.
Jessica G. Pasadena, CA

About Jessica

I have 20 years of playing experience along with a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance. I was the section leader of my university's orchestra as well as a full-scholarship member of the university quartet. As a professional gigging musician, I have played with Il Divo, Mario Winans, La Jolla Symphony, Doctor's Symphony, Porta Caeli Chamber Players, and the quartet La Dolce. I am a member of MTAC (Music Teacher's Association of California) and can sign my students up for Certificate of Merit. This is a music study program with an annual evaluation and written assessment. Stand-out students will be invited to play at the Branch Recital. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons differ slightly depending on the student. In general, it starts with scales for intonation or working on ...

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Patty K. February 25, 2015
Cello · Online
Verified Student
My 11-year-old daughter has had lessons with Jessica for about three months and has learned so much from Jessica. Prior to these online lessons, our daughter started learning cello with a local teacher for about 3-4 months. The teacher stopped giving lessons unexpectedly and we couldn't find a replacement so decided to go online. Doing music lessons online with someone you haven't met in person can seem daunting, but Jessica has figured out how to come across over Skype as fully present, engaged, positive and encouraging. We almost feel as if she's there in person. She can pick up on many things by asking the right questions and follows through with proper advice and recommendations for improvement. At one point, our daughter had concerns with wrist pain and Jessica fully took it upon herself to look into the matter. Jessica is very timely and flexible. At times we've had to adjust the schedule and she was quite accommodating. She also had to work with our daughter's solo performance at school and amazingly in less than 2 months prepared her for the piece. We highly recommend.
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Mike E. December 5, 2014
Cello · Online
Verified Student
After only two sessions I am so glad to have found Jessica. She is patient, observant, helpful and so encouraging. I was unsure how online cello lessons would work but this is the ideal format for me. Jessica is able to observe form and offer gentle suggestions how as well as instruction on sound. I wish I was able to take the lessons in person with Jessica because there are a couple limitations to Skype (such as a slight lag and inability to have seamless dialogue or duets) but Jessica obviously knows how to deal with these technical problems. I highly recommend Jessica and am sure that with her help even an old, slow returning cellist will soon be enjoying playing complex music. Finally, Jessica has been very flexible with my crazy schedule lately. An awesome person and great instructor.
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DeAnn D. November 25, 2014
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
I took up the cello in my late 20's and am finally back taking lessons after a few years, so I had developed a lot of bad playing habits. Jessica really helped to deconstruct my technique and is helping me rebuild a stronger foundation on which to perform. She is also dependable regarding emailing and texting when needed. I would definitely recommend her!
Sherry S. Pasadena, CA

About Sherry

I have been a musician throughout my life; I began playing the piano at age 5, and then began studying the violin at age 10. I did my first Symphonic tour as a violinist throughout New Zealand and Australia when I was in high school, and eventually went on to college to earn my degree (BA in Biology) under full scholarship from the University Symphony as the 1st chair of the 2nd Violins. After college, I studied voice informally at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Later, I entered the Mae Z. Orvis Vocal Competition at the University of Hawaii and won a scholarship to enter a degree program in Vocal Performance. I then trained with the Young Artists Program with the Hawaii Opera Theatre. I have been a professional singer since 1998, and have performed at the Wassermusik ...

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Amanda S. December 8, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
We love Sherry. She's a very talented, patient and calm instructor. My daughter is very comfortable with Sherry and looks forward to her violin lesson every week.

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Amanda Sasaki
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Jamie C. October 14, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I came to Sherry to build and improve my piano playing technique. I had very specific goals and Sherry was mindful and attentive to all of them. My lessons were exactly what I was looking for and I saw improvement very quickly. Just an awesome teacher!
Balam G. South Pasadena, CA

About Balam

Hi, future student!! My name is Balam G. and I am a native Angelino. I have a serious passion for contemporary music and I am well versed in many different styles and genres. Although I am classically trained, I play lots of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Funk, R&B, Soul/Neo-soul, Acoustic Folk, Hip-Hop and anything in between! I graduated from the local arts High School known as LACHSA (LA County High School for the Arts) in 2010 and that same year, I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston with a full-tuition scholarship. There, I honed my skills as a performer, producer, and composer. In 2014, I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors of Music. In addition to my schooling, I have received a great deal of my education by performing and leading bands. I have performed at venues ...

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Ryan G. November 21, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Balam has been my most influential teacher. He helped focus my practicing path to make every session have meaning. I was struggling with what music was to me. He helped show me that music isn't just something you do to get into college or impress the ladies; its a tool to help express your soul. Thank you Balam for all of your help and I will never forget.

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