Learning is one of my main pursuits. My name is Azuri and I have studied music for over a decade and have my degree in guitar performance from musicians institute. I've had the gift of studying many artistic crafts and spend my time today trying to further my own study, while sharing what I've learned with my students.
Art is one of the most important tools we have as a culture and contains in it a shared history, tradition and the keys to future ones. Whether it be through the primal qualities of music or the impulses of dance, the records of drawing or descriptions of writing, these are t
he tools for our expression. I have had the great fortune to study, in many different settings, a small piece of these traditions and sharing them is paramount in respect to receiving them. I love sharing knowledge and I hope to elevate yours as a student.
Teaching Philosophy -
My teaching philosophy is built on well rounded communication, explanation and examples. So, that a student can truly understand and learn a topic, surrounded in a very humorous, light and supportive environment. Along with being provided good information, a student learns better and feels more motivated to learn when there is a balance of positive support and confidence building accompanied by constructive criticism and examples/information that can help a student assess what ever walls they may be meeting in their musical growth.
I understand that all students/artists have different goals they wish to achieve. So it is very important to me to accommodate each individuals needs and wants to help them grow in the fields they wish too; However, In that I have played music for a long time, I understand there are certain things that a student may not have been exposed to yet; It is important that while focusing on a students artistic goals they respect and are open to the suggestion and guidance of their teacher.
I truly believe music has an amazing influence on the world and has the ability to change peoples way of thinking. Therefore, I try and keep an open awareness to all music, so that I can understand all different musical languages utilized to communicate to people, and I don't believe I will ever know them all. I hold it to attention to influence my students somewhat similarly so that they can shape the landscape of how we communicate musically in the future.
I also try and be very patient with my students. Knowing that when I feel rushed, it makes information more difficult to comprehend, remember and allocate. I love watching the gears run in my students head, so I try and provide information that pushes a student but is within their abilities.
HUMOR is very important. I like to break people out of their shell by telling a joke and hopefully getting one back, so they feel more comfortable and free. One of a Artists worst enemies are nerves. Keeping things light-hearted and maybe even a little small talk can be very helpful to a students development and growth on a topic. After all, Art is meant to be fun and we should enjoy every moment of it, in fact we should enjoy every moment in life period.
I understand music requires focus and discipline and I have certain expectation of a student to understand that and practice. You can't buy chops, you can't buy music theory etc. you can get help but eventually your the one who must understand it and play it.
I am here to help you. Based on what I know and what I have extensively studied, I will do all that I can to help you achieve your musical goals. I am here to answer your questions and help you grow. I love teaching because I love sharing knowledge; As long as your seek it, it is here for you. Otherwise, I'd still love to hear some jokes.
MUSIC _Bachelors in Music - 2016 - Guitar Performance (Musicians Institute, CA) _Associates in Music - 2011 - Guitar Performance (Musicians Institute, CA) _Major in Music - (Academy for Visual and Performing Arts) - 2008 _Garden of Angels - 2003 - Performance Academy
MARTIAL ARTS _Capoeira - Current - (Capoeira Batuque with Mestre Amen) _Wing Tsun - 2013 - (Johnny from the Emin Boztepe School)
ART _Graffiti - 2011 - (Fun.Krew) _General Art - 2008 - (AVPA) _Painting - 2003 - (Garden of Angels)
Much Love, Azuri Zen M.
*** Lesson Details *** I'm very disciplined but am also very light hearted. It's important for me to assess things seriously, so that one can understand a topic or piece of information.
I generate my lessons based on the individuals needs and therefore draw from various curriculums, sources and examples, such as : MI curriculum for ear training, Theory, Single string Technique, Reading, Rhythm guitar, Ted Greenes Chord Chemistry, Berklee Guitar Method, as well as The Real Book, other artist books(Eric Clapton, etc.) The Guitar Players Hand Book, Bach pieces and self developed curriculums, relative to the topic at hand and students personal goals, amongst many others.
-Beginning students within three months of consistent lessons should have the ability to solo and playing chords to songs that they are interested in and songs provided in the lesson along with a basic understanding of the major scale and its relationship to all of the diatonic music.
-intermediate students should have an elevated understanding of scale and chord patters along with the theory that explains modal relationships and use of these concepts.
-Advanced students should learn all of diatonic scale shapes and modes assuming they don't already know them in which case their specifically situation will be assessed
-Professional students I expect to have specific questions therefore where they grow should be largely subjective.
Overall, in a short amount of time on a scale of 1 - 10 I expect to in three months at-least elevate a students musical abilities one full point if not more.
*** Studio Equipment *** Studio in home in private room with guitars, amps, piano, and seating. Em's studio is family owned cafe with studio in finished basement with an office, recording equipment, and teaching space for acting and guitar.
*** Specialties *** As a Musician I try and play as many styles and be proficient in as many as possible and therefore can play most. However, in the fields of blues, jazz, funk, flamenco and Latin I excel.
Juan G. April 4, 2016
In home Verified Student
Azuri is great, l recommend it to anybody. THANK YOU!!!
Juan G. April 4, 2016
In home Verified Student
You not will be disappointment. He is very professional. My first lesson and l like the way he teach.thank you azuri.
Ingrid B. December 21, 2012 Verified Student
Azuri is a fun teacher!
I love working with Azuri. He is patient and encourages me. Everytime I have a lesson he says something that opens my eyes. It usually just takes that one meaningful statement he says throughout the lesson for the time there to be worth it all. Moreover, he is a great teacher! It's very fun learning from him.
I am professional swimming coach, ex professional swimmer and have Msc in sports science. I have American Swimming Coach 3rd level certificate and American Red Cross lifeguard certificate. Teaching and coaching swimming almost 16 years. I am very friendly, positive, understandable, motivated and patient swimming coach. Be sure that I will motivate you to give your best at swimming lessons.
As ex triathlete I can make programs and train re-creative, novice and professional triathletes.
Christian Mayo: Film/TV Acting & Production Scuba Diving Freerunning/Parkour/Gymnastics Football
Freerunning/Parkour/Gymnastics I teach the basics of movement and alignment in the arts of Freerunning and Parkour with plenty of tumbling involved.
Film/TV Acting & Production I teach both sides of the camera to individuals who need either quick tune ups or beginners looking into a career in entertainment.
Scuba: I safety dive with others to give them the benefit of having someone watch your back while you dive. I also teach basic scuba instruction.
Football: My Academy trains individual
s seeking a better understanding of the sport of football without the complications of the equipment involved in a live action football game. I believe that everyone can play football. I provide training courses to individuals seeking a better understanding of the game of football and its intricacies. I also teach team building courses to give options to your training pathways.
Jessi D. January 13, 2015
Christian has a very good way of breaking the concepts down to help me get in fantastic shape! I recommend him for anyone who really loves to workout without knowing your working out.
Hi, I'm Tony. I LOVE bowling. Every aspect of it. Competition, fun, meeting people, and making people better. You know the old saying, "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach" Well, it kind of applies to me. I'm a natural right hander that has to bowl left handed due to injury.
Bowling is a great sport that is even more fun once you can keep the ball out of the gutter, and even more fun as you get better. I'd love to share the journey with you. I typically coach out of La Habra, but can travel within a reasonable distance. Even not so reasonable (for a small fee). I do coach k
ids (USBC background check complete. Here is my bowling bio from the CSULB website:
Tony, was a touring member of the PBA for 5 years, competing in tournaments ranging from Regional tournaments in the West, to majors such as the US Open and the Masters. Among his bowling achievements are 8-300 games and 4-800 series, with his high being 820. Also, a Sanctioned high average of 228. While he did not win a pro tournament, he consistently cashed there, as well as tournaments such as the High Rollers, Mini Eliminator, USBC Nationals, California State Championships, and local association tournaments. Highlights include a 9th place finish in the California State Masters in 2005, 2nd place California State Doubles (1989) and winning titles in the Citrus Belt (one of the largest association tournaments in California) in 1990 (team event), and 2005 (team, doubles, all events). Tony has won too many smaller tournaments to properly list here. Although a wrist injury ended his pro career, he continues to be active in local tournament clubs and charity tournaments. Tony has been a coach since 1994 working with both youth and adults. He gained his US Junior Olympic coaching certifications in 1996, before obtaining his USBC Bronze certification in 1998 He will earn his USBC Silver certification in June of 2015. Tony is also a member of the USBC Registered Volunteer Program, consisting of passing an extensive background check in order to work with youth. He is also a former director of the Orange County Bowling Association.
Music is what feelings sound like..Dance is what Music looks like. :) Feeling is the key to Musicality and Movement. I can Teach any Hip-Hop Music/Dance Video Choreography that you like, but I prefer to be myself. ^_^
We are powerful beyond measure ! :o]
10 Years of Dance/Choreography
Los Angeles Senior High School Dance Production '07 - '13 North Torrance High School Dance Program '13 - Present
I Create Crazy Memorable Fun Dances. Sometimes Hype, Sometimes Artistic ^_^
Hip-Hop Dance Styles: Ch
oreo Lyrical Hip-Hop Krump Popping Locking New Jack Swing Tutting Waving Freestyle Housing Threading Experimental Dubstep
***I also specialize in Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Usher, Missy Elliot, & Chris Brown style Choreography.
*I teach @ LA High Memorial Park = Outdoor(in Nature) :)
Lidia February 6, 2017
Dance Choreography ·
Kenneth is such a great instructor and will have so much patience for his students. He'll definitely be there for you and work with your schedule which is perfect for me since I'm always busy. Kenn knows so many styles from hip hop to krump to contemporary and etc. lol.....plus he works with different levels from beginner to advance and different ages as well. I always have fun dancing with him plus he'll definitely work you out!🤘🏽😁🤘🏽😁👏🏼
Steven G. November 19, 2016
Hip Hop Dance ·
In studio Verified Student
Really great instruction great energy looking forward to more lessons
Pilar May 9, 2016
Hip Hop Dance
My friends and I hired Kenneth to choreograph a surprise 90's hip hop routine for a friend's wedding. When we first met him, he was very welcoming and energetic. Which made us beginners feel at ease. He incorporated the type of music and moves we wanted. He mixed the music and also made sure the choreography was in sync with the music. He's very patient and made sure we got the routine before moving onto the next steps. The fact there were 3 of us he had to teach, he was willing to work with each of our schedules. I *highly* recommend Kenneth as a choreographer. He has lots of passion for what he does and you can tell by the way he dances. We love our routine and we hope to make Kenneth proud when we finally dance at the wedding. Thank you for your patience in teaching us.