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Popular Music Performance Teachers Near Spring Valley

Raymond C.

San Diego, CA
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Ayanna H.

Solana Beach, CA
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Renee C.

San Diego, CA
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Raymond C. San Diego, CA

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About Raymond

I was fortunate to be professionally taught in the Romero style of classical guitar and have studied with great concert artists such as Robert Wetzel, Dr. Alexander Dunn, Celino Romero, Dr. Randy Pile, and Dr. Colin McAllister at Grossmont College, University of California San Diego, and Victoria Conservatory of Music. I have performed in numerous masterclasses including Antonio De Innocentis, Alexander Dunn, Gerd Wuestemann, Scott Wolf, Jason Vieaux, and Celino Romero. I have also performed with various ensembles including the Grossmont, VCM, UCSD, Villa Musica, and SDSU guitar ensembles. While I get quite a bit of enjoyment out of playing the guitar, I get greater enjoyment from passing my knowledge and experience of the instrument along to others. I have been teaching since 1999 ...

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Shunichi S. November 7, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I took four lessons so far with Ray and found that he is not only a great teacher but also an amazing guitarist. He corrects my fingering to make it easier and gives me ideas of how to practice certain strums. He also teaches me effective ways how to improve my skills. He is very pleasant and easy to get along with and learn from. Strongly recommended.
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Jerry K. September 26, 2013
Classical Guitar
Verified Student
Raymond is an excellent guitar instructor.

My first lesson with Raymond went exceptionally well. After listening to me play a little, Raymond immediately honed in on my biggest weakness, and stressed the vital importance of using the metronome to play the Giuliani Right Hand Studies correctly. HIs manner was disarming and he happily answered all my questions as I tried to "pick his brain" with the many questions I had re. technique. Thus, Raymond proved to be a very knowledgeable instructor, carefully analyzing my right hand technique and sharing from his extensive background the subtleties of modern classical guitar technique as opposed to the Segovia and Romero styles. Above all, his amiable demeanor and eagerness to help me become a better player was evident throughout the entire lesson. HIs respectful behavior was very conducive to learning, and I am very excited about my next lesson with Raymond!
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Joseph W. April 14, 2013
Guitar
Outstanding teacher, highly skilled pro

Ray does phenomenal work teaching guitar as a gifted instructor and inspiring performer. My wife and I cannot stress enough how far our son has come in playing skill as well as overall understanding and appreciation of music. In choosing an instrument, we wanted one our son could take with him wherever might go in life, so as to always have the company of his own live music he could pour himself into. Ray has made that vision true. Absolutely recommended!
Ayanna H. Solana Beach, CA

About Ayanna

PROFESSIONAL SINGER, Ayanna has been teaching private voice & piano lessons as well as facilitating group vocal labs & workshops, seminar presentations and lectures since 1991. She has received a BA in Metaphysical Sciences, is currently working on her Masters in Metaphysical Sciences with an emphasis on healing arts utilizing vibrational frequencies & sound, in particular the human voice. She is currently writing articles and a book about the techniques and psychology of performing arts as well as finding ones' "true" voice for singers, speakers and pure everyday enjoyment of life. Students can expect to have fun learning in a sensitive, relaxed and supportive environment with Ayanna. She encourages students to explore and develop their creative styles while learning the ...

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Dee P. January 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter had just one lesson with Ms. Ayanna at Chula Vista Best Buy location. Unfortunately, the classes were discontinued at that location, and we couldn't continue with Ms. Ayanna.
Ms Ayanna has a wealth of knowledge, and she is very patient and encouraging. Within a short time she provided tips to improve my daughters breathing techniques ...and did some vocal exercises that made my daughter to literally sweat (My daughter has had 5 years of prior training and this had never happened before :) ) .
I wish the very best to Ms. Ayanna, and to would recommend her to any student.
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Nechel B. October 12, 2014
Speaking Voice · In home
Verified Student
Ayanna is a "natural" teacher. Intuitive, she helped me remove obstacles to reveal my authentic voice by meeting me where I was and providing generous feedback on multiple aspects of my process. The space in her home is professional, comfortable and flows with good energy. I highly recommend her services!
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Nancy C. August 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ayanna has been a wonderful teacher for my 10 year old daughter! She has a calming presence and is a kind and gentle teacher, while also motivating and encouraging my daughter. My daughter's singing has significantly improved working with her!
Renee C. San Diego, CA

I work to help students get ready for auditions and competitions.

About Renee

I am a San Diego native who grew up with the joy of music education, choirs, and opportunities to perform. I am passionate about arts education for all people and my mission is to educate as many people as possible about the benefits about consistent music I enjoy time away by traveling, walking, reading, fixing up my house, and spending time with friends. *** Lesson Details *** Voice Lessons: I tailor each lesson to the individual. I believe in a solid, vocal foundation in order to sing in any style. Daily vocal exercises, breathing exercises, and healthy tone production are the basis for my teaching. Learning to sing requires knowledge about the vocal instrument and the musculature involved. Acting exercises are also incorporated into the text analysis of each song in ...

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Arturo A. September 3, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Thank You Renee!

I had never taken a singing lesson before and I was beginner. Renee is very patient and knows exactly what exercises to use to help you. Renee made me feel more confident when singing. Great person!

Thanks
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Javier M. September 7, 2012
Piano
Great with my kids!

I've been bringing my kids to Renee for 4 years. She has a great way of relating to the kids and I appreciate her dedication and discipline.
She has a lot of resources and always is sending my kids home with extra materials to help them learn about music reading.

Not only is she a great teacher, but she can actually play and sing at a professional level. My kids are going to be with her until they graduate from high school!
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JanieT March 26, 2012
My daughter loves Miss Renee and is learning a lot. Miss Renee is professional and personable which makes her the perfect instructor for children and adults.

Bruce H.

El Cajon, CA
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Jessica C.

La Mesa, CA
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Kyle N.

San Diego, CA
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Bruce H. El Cajon, CA

About Bruce

I drum for Lenny Fuzzy Rankins Band better known as fuzzy and the Bluesman. I have been playing drums for 40 years and have been singing for just as long.Playing professionally for 30 years.Also teach songwriting and I teach how to use recording software (Protools, Logic Pro and Reason. *** Lesson Details *** My students can expect lots of energy. What I teach my students can use and apply write away.I am a very patient teacher.I use instructional books and music CDs of well know artist from the past to the present.By month 3 my students are proficient in the basics by month 6 my students are really ready to jam and even perform in shows. *** Studio Equipment *** Two drum sets, acoustic and electronic.I have a professional home studio Mac and PC platforms.I have electric ...

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SulyeH April 23, 2012
If I had to put what I've experience with Mr. Bruce H. it would be excellent, magnificent, superb, and outrageously good. He is very professional and is very attentive. I did not think I could learn to sing because of my strong Caribbean accent, but the training I received from Bruce- my son said "mummy your voice sound sweet." At that moment I know I had to finish what I had started. If Bruce can make a frog sing and sound sweet- the only word to describe him would be- Genius.
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ElenaR April 21, 2012
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Bruce is an excellent instructor
Jessica C. La Mesa, CA

About Jessica

Jessica C., a native of Charleston, SC, has a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her recent performances include Fiddler on the Roof (Lamb’s Players), the world premiere of Life in the Park (14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta, GA), The Full Monty and The Pirates of Penzance at the Lawrence Welk Resort Theatre. Other California credits include Hello Dolly (Starlight), Swingtime Canteen (Moonlight), Godspell (Lamb’s Players), and Fiddler on the Roof (Sierra Repertory Theatre). Jessica has also been a featured soloist in Las Vegas appearing in Jerry Springer, The Opera (MGM Casino’s Hollywood Theatre), and enjoyed an extended run as the principle vocalist in Jubilee! (Bally’s Casino). Other regional credits include Into the Woods (Fulton Opera ...

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dexter M. February 15, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jessica is very pleasant to work with. She understood what my goals were and she right away created a path for me to follow. I have learned valuable points in singing to be aware of since I have been working with Jessica.
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antoinette K. January 14, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My 11 year old daughter has been working with Jessica for several months now. She is amazing!!! My daughter just started doing musical theatre at school and I wanted a singing coach to help her to feel more comfortable on stage. Jessica not only has helped her with singing, but has coached her with monologues for auditions with the San Diego Junior Theatre. My daughter had her first audition with SD Junior theatre and because of the wonderful support and direction of Jessica, she was called back for a lead role...this on her first audition. My daughter was not cast as the lead, but was cast in the play. Jessica has given my daughter much more confidence to perform and speak in front of people, even if she never becomes a serious actress. This will help her in any career she chooses. I would highly recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a highly qualified and professional teacher. Every time we leave her private tutoring session, my daughter always says " I love her!!!"...not kidding.
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Dan D. September 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jessica is absolutely brilliant!

Her method has done what I can only describe as "unlocking" abilities.

Her friendly yet diligent explanation of techniques activated and energized my body in ways I've never experienced -- like some sort of soundwave-based yoga. I barely recognize myself when this bold sound blasts forth stoked by her encouragement -- It borders on the transcendent, but mostly it just feels amazing and is tremendous fun!

Otherwise, Jessica herself has the voice of an angel -- and she's also incredibly smart, patient, precise, knowledgeable, encouraging, sweet, interesting, charming, eclectic, funny, super-talented, and generally lovely.

I knew I was out of my league in asking such a seasoned, classically-trained pro for help perfecting my rock n' roll grit, but she can effortlessly condense her formidable wealth of knowledge into succinct pearls of wisdom to toss to swine like me. She is a much better teacher than I deserve, but I am nonetheless incredibly grateful and thankful for every hour I spent with her.

I'll be recommending Jessica to everyone I know and will keep coming back whenever I can.

I'm sure you'll love her too!

Sincerely,

Dan Drake
Kyle N. San Diego, CA

Technique and poise, performance skills, coping with anxiety, effortless execution. During our lessons you can expect to work on:

1. Performance Routines
2. Practice Hygiene and Preparation
3. Getting into "Flow" State
4. Overcoming "Stage Fright"

For many musicians, performance is the most stressful aspect of music. Our lessons will be in the context of preparing for performances - preparing for one, what to expect, dealing with mistakes, and other things not typically covered in traditional lesson formats.

About Kyle

*WHY TAKE LESSONS* Study after study shows that strong music exposure at young ages leads to academic success in all subjects. But the benefits propagate throughout your life - confidence, positive self-esteem, and the knowledge that working hard yields fruit. My job as your teacher is to help you or your young child along this path. It's not a stretch to see that music lessons, where you achieve success by diligent practice, teach patience and discipline. *WHO I AM* I'm a recent graduate of the Applied Music Program at San Diego Mesa College and a current senior at San Diego State University majoring in Music Performance. I've been teaching since 2011, and have had a blast teaching students as young as 5 and as "mature" as 65 (their words, not mine!). I specialize in classical ...

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Axelle A. October 16, 2014
Guitar · In home
Kyle is my 9 year old son's guitar teacher for several months now. I really appreciate his professionalism, lessons organization and daily work at home. Above all , I am touched by his passion for music and his ability to make my son willing to play and move on.
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Elena J. February 22, 2014
Classical Guitar
Verified Student
Great class

Kyle is an excellent guitar teacher. He is patient, entertaining, and seems to have all the natural assets of a good teacher.
He is very passionate about guitar and about music in all its aspects, and he clearly takes his job as a teacher very seriously. He was highly professional and very well-prepared for the lesson.

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