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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 of piano playing, as instilled in me through my piano studies, with recent discoveries and advents in the field of music pedagogy.

My performing experiences have taken me across great distances in time and space, with performances in major halls across the globe, featuring music of over five centuries. I have commissioned new works and performed numerous premieres, and have also played music of the Renaissance and early Baroque on the Harpsichord. I have also accompanied singers and played chamber music extensively.

*** Lesson Details ***
Playing the piano is a journey of discovery and joy that lasts a lifetime. The rewards of playing extend far beyond the piano, bearing dividends in all areas of music, as well as outside of music. Such important basic skills as concentration, tenacity, and delaying of gratification, are promoted from the outset of piano lessons, and are readily adaptable to other fields and challenges. At the same time, students of all levels, from 6 months of lessons to several years of experience, can develop and maintain a repertoire of pieces to present to family and friends, and to play for their own gratification and self-esteem.

My guiding philosophy in teaching is that everyone can learn to play the piano with hard work and good training. Talent is neither necessary, nor sufficient in itself to produce great pianists. What will promote excellence in piano playing is a thorough and well-rounded grounding in the various aspects of music, including music theory, piano technique, music history, and repertoire-building. I teach these and many other components of music in all my lessons. I use method books with earlier level students and gradually incorporate works from the classical repertoire. I assign enjoyable, beneficial music theory projects, rhythmic exercises, and teach pieces of differing genres, styles, and demands to keep lessons varied and interesting. Several times a year, our hard work is shared with others at student recitals, where family and strangers alike join students in the joy of music and the piano.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The teacher's home studio includes a large studio space with 2 grand pianos side by side so the student learn by example where applicable. Seating is also available for family and guests. There is also a warm up studio room for students that arrive early and are waiting to start their lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will need access to a piano or keyboard for regular practicing.

*** Specialties ***
Piano technique, classical piano repertoire, music theory and aural skills, musicology, accompanying and chamber music.
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Mark P. July 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Brilliant teacher, knows more about music than I'll ever know about anything, and shares exactly the right amount with me each session. He is incredibly patient, upbeat, encouraging, and helpful. When I make mistakes he's constantly patiently encouraging and helping me with various approaches to piano technique. I am a completely new student who could not read notes. Steven is sensitive to how to pace me and shows me new ways of learning that fit my personality and level. I could not imagine a better piano instructor/mentor than Steven. If you're within range of his studio and you're planning to take piano lessons at ANY level, I would strongly urge you to work with Steven. You will learn and thoroughly enjoy the experience!
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Elaine T. April 30, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
What a great teacher!!!

I'm a beginner and learning how to play the piano with Steven Niles had been an amazing experience. He was very helpful and patient with me . I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn how to play piano . BRAVO!!!👍👍👍👏👏👏😄
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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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Steven N.

Steven N.

Pasadena, CA 91107
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$30 / 30-min
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Jessie M.

Pasadena, CA

This course is for those who are new to piano. You will learn how to read music, play, and some basic music theory.

About Jessie

Every student is a unique person who deserves a lesson customized to his or her individual needs. Each of my students prospers in an atmosphere of patience and encouragement. While the lessons are fun and enjoyable, the serious student will be supported in the development of skills leading to a rewarding career. And the more casual students will grow in an appreciation of music that will always enrich their lives.

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 Music degre
e at the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women the Musical, Seussical the Musical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer at churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to perform and study music because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it.

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life then they WILL achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!
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ROM September 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
I AM SO GLAD that I came to see Jessie. She's very nice and very enthusiastic to assist me with my singing needs. Thanks very much for her
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Brigitte B. August 10, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jessie is really great. She's patient, positive, and really good with teens! We only just started with her but we're off to a great start!
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Christina H. July 30, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jessie is awesome! As nervous as I was for my first lesson, she instantly put me at ease, put me through the paces of warm-up exercises, and I can't wait until next week!
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Jessie M.

Jessie M.

Pasadena, CA 91103
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$30 / 30-min
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Jihye L.

Arcadia, CA

Ask me today for special discounts for siblings!!
An experienced piano teacher of 20 years available for students of all levels and ages!!

About Jihye

Education: Hold MFA degree at California Institute of the Arts.
Studied with Vicki Ray and Lisa Sylvester.
Focused on Performing arts,Accompanying.

Experience: More than 15 years of teaching experiences including
High school, College, Academy, Kindergarten. Member of MTNA.

All ages welcome!

*** Lesson Details ***
- Use various kind of books.
-Lesson include theory, sight reading, Technic....
- Participate in recitals, competitions, festivals...
- Use English and Korean.

*** Studio Equipment ***
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WAI piano in studio room.
Waiting area for parent.

*** Specialties ***
Focus on classic, pop and chamber music.
Many experiences with young beginners.
Teacher of Yamaha Group Lesson.
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Celeste Ferraris July 18, 2015
Korean · Online
Verified Student
Jihye is very patient and she makes me feel comfortable to ask questions and clarifications. I'm glad I was able to book her time to teach me Korean =)
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Katie R. July 9, 2015
Korean · Online
Verified Student
Katie enjoyed the lesson
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Jeanette Hernandez July 4, 2015
Korean · Online
Verified Student
Jihye is friendly and easy to work with. She is gentle for beginners but also expects homework.
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Jihye L.

Jihye L.

Arcadia, CA 91007
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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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 Festival in Berlin in 2008, the Hawaii Opera Theatre, the Seattle Symphony Benaroya Concert Hall in 2012 and LA's renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2012.

I have acted in musical theatre in productions of "The King and I," "Romance, Romance," "Chicago," and "BatBoy," amongst others. I speak Mandarin Chinese and have wide-ranging cultural understanding, having studied language abroad in China and Taiwan and lived in Hong Kong, Honolulu, New Jersey, Chicago, San Francisco and LA.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach both children and adults of all skill levels. I specialize in Classical singing/Opera, Broadway style singing, and also Karaoke singing/Microphone technique. I help people who are "tone-deaf" with pitch-matching, and to gain confidence singing in public.

I begin each voice and acting lesson with a warm-up to prepare the student for their lesson. Next, we do a series of exercises specially designed to help each individual develop their skill in a way that best fits them. We then work on a piece of their choice for the remainder of the lesson, perfecting their technique and helping them become performance ready. I teach with patience and fun because I feel that this is the key to achieving goals and inspiring a good habit of practice.

If you do not already have a song, or sheet music to bring in I can help you choose one during your first lesson. I also require that my students keep a practice journal to record their daily practice sessions. If possible, please bring a recording device of some sort so you can record your lessons. It is a huge help to be able to listen back on your lessons and to use them in your daily practice! No experience is necessary, that is what I'm here for!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric Yamaha keyboard, Violin, Music stand

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric Yamaha keyboard, Violin, Music stand

*** Specialties ***
Classical: Art Song and Opera Arias, Vocal Jazz, Broadway, Karaoke
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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.

Best,

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!
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Sherry S.

Sherry S.

Pasadena, CA 91106
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Melinda E.

Monrovia, CA

I am an experience pianist of 17 years, trained classically under the study of teachers from USC and Julliard. I am available to teach from the classics to the popular pop covers of today's music. You will learn to read musical notation and be able to correlate that to you hand coordination on piano. Piano is one of the most versatile instruments in today's cultures and I guarantee that after you have put in the time to dedicate yourself to this instrument, you will be sure to impress just about anyone!

About Melinda

Hi, there! My name is Melinda, and I can't wait for you to learn a cool new skill! I've been teaching private lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students learn to sing, play piano, guitar, song write, and use music software. I went to Cal Poly Pomona and earned a degree in Music in 2013. I'm a patient and well rounded person and my teaching style is catered to how you learn best.

I currently work at a music school, but have half of my week available for private lessons. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Ruby August 15, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Melinda was a sweet patient teacher since I knew nothing about playing a guitar. She taught me the basic fundamentals so it clicked, I definitely would have her as my teacher again! Thanks Melinda
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Mark August 12, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
After shopping around for the perfect music teacher, Melinda is exactly what we were looking for. She makes her students feel comfortable and gets them excited to learn by meeting them at their level of learning and energy! She even made little cartoon characters for her students so they feel like they are truly a part of her lessons. I thought that was so creative! She has a lot of experience with kids, too, seeing as she has been tutoring foster children for awhile now as a volunteer, so we knew she had a passion for teaching children. That's SO important to us.

She is not only patient, but fun! Kids actually ENJOY learning with her. We highly recommend her for piano and singing.
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Melinda E.

Melinda E.

Monrovia, CA 91016
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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