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Patricia M.

San Pedro, CA

About Patricia

As a child I watched from the doorway as my older sister took her piano lessons. From that experience I taught myself to play the piano. My formal training came in college where I received my BA in Applied Music in piano and voice. I studied classical music and opera from a visiting professor from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore MD. I graduated with honors and gave my Town Hall performance in the Spring of my Senior year. I had a passionate desire to be involved in music, to hear it and to perform it. I spent several years singing with the San Diego Opera Company, performing lead roles in Musi
cal Theater and soloing in concerts from Monterrey to San Diego, CA. While still a student in college, I taught piano to children from the local community, so I have accumulated decades of teaching experience. Nothing brings me greater pleasure than to see individuals "blossom" into their creative selves. Whether it is for a student's own enjoyment, audition preparation, recital performance or ongoing piano or voice development, I am committed to engaging you in an experience of learning and fun. It may be the biggest thrill of your lifetime!

*** Lesson Details ***
I love to have fun. For me, learning is a great source of fun. My goal is to make the process of your learning music fun while effective. I do have high standards for participation. I do not ask anything of you that I haven't done myself. I know, from many years of experience in performing and teaching, what it takes to make progress in a learning curve, Are you excited? Are you dedicated? Are you willing to jump in and get busy? I will give you the foundation of theory and technique to support your performance. I will expand your understanding and appreciation for music in its many styles and formats. No every other week or schedule as you go lessons, please. 

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room - Steinway piano, cathedral ceilings ... good acoustics.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Must have piano or quality keyboard. I definitely prefer piano.

*** Specialties ***
I was trained classically in both piano and voice, but spent many years in musical theater and singing in supper clubs, as well. I am capable of teaching most styles of piano and voice except rock and rap.
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Megan D. June 30, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Patricia is the best instructor ever! Her love for and knowledge about piano is so inspiring! I learned so much and got so much out of each lesson. She is a joy to be with and I'm truely lucky to have had her as my instructor!
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Cj R. February 12, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
i recently came out of an audition and I sang my musical pieces better than I've ever done them before! The auditioner sat me down at the end and said he loves my voice. He said, based on how much he liked my pieces and how well I did that he would like to extend an early invitation for callbacks for the program! I really have Patricia to thank for that. She has helped me improve my voice by leaps and bounds in the time that i have been working with her and its amazing to get such immediate and rewarding results. I CAN NOT THANK PATRICIA ENOUGH! SHE COULD NOT HAVE PREPARED ME ANY BETTER AND IM SO GRATEFUL THAT I GET TO WORK WITH HER!!
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Narumi N. November 24, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
She is great! It will be my 5th lesson with her tomorrow, but she has already gave me confidence in singing (at least I can get my voice out more than before without shame), being patient with me, very informative, and gives great advises.
I originally took her lesson because I had an audition for Christmas Carol, and I wanted to at least go over the song I was going to use. Instead, she gave me another song to sing for the audition. I have never been able to get in a show where singing is the main dish; however, after her advise with the new song, I was thrilled to see an email from the casting director when I was chosen to be in the show! I can never thank enough her for this. :D
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Patricia M.

San Pedro, CA 90732
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Andrew M.

Long Beach, CA

About Andrew

Andrew is a dynamic educator with years of experience teaching students of all ages. He recently graduated from the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied classical percussion, jazz, and Afro-Cuban music. A native to southern California, Andrew obtained his bachelors degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach.

Andrew's love for teaching has been on display in private settings, as well as classrooms. He enjoys learning new techniques to inspire and challenge students to maximize their potential while also pr
oviding a fun environment.

Throughout his career, Andrew has performed both solo and ensemble music in numerous venues across the country, including the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles and Carnegie Hall in New York. His performance career started when he joined the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets as a snare drummer in 2003. During his membership, the corps won the Best Percussion Caption Award twice and the DCI Open Class World Championship in 2008. His passion and dedication as a marimba soloist were on display when he performed the world premier of Nathan Daughtrey's Halcyon Days with the CSULB Percussion Ensemble. Since beginning his studies at the Jacobs School of Music, Andrew has recorded and performed as the bongocero with seven time Grammy nominee Wayne Wallace in the IU Latin Jazz Ensemble.
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zain March 28, 2016
Algebra · Online
he is a good teacher
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micke February 3, 2016
Algebra 1 · In studio
very good teacher
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Jacob H. August 28, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My five year old son had his first drum lesson and loved Andrew. He makes learning about music fun and is great with him. We are looking forward to many more lessons.
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Andrew M.

Andrew M.

Long Beach, CA 90804
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$30 / 30-min
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Elaine C.

Redondo Beach, CA

About Elaine

What makes me most unique is that I design a program to meet the needs of each individual student’s learning style. This is truly one on one teaching.
I can make learning fun. The hour seems to fly by.

I tutor students of all ages!
All with the added convenience of tutoring in your home.

As a side note, I hold a lifetime teaching credential and receive a background check every 6 months.
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Warren March 28, 2016
Reading · In home
Thank you Elaine

London grew with confidence in his work because of you and your wonderful nature

London and us, enjoyed you as a tutor very much

All the best to you!
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Lauran T. August 9, 2015
Reading · In home
Elaine is a delight! Knows her lessons and comes prepared! Reliable, dependable and experienced!
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Larry August 7, 2015
Reading · In home
Elaine is by far the best tutor my daughter has ever had. Suzie's grades improved as did her self confidence. I don't know what we would do without Elaine.
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Elaine C.

Elaine C.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(3)
starting at
$55 / 60-min
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Guner A.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

About Guner

I can't wait to meet you!
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EDGAR October 26, 2016
AutoCAD · In studio
she is very helpful and very nice
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Florence T. September 8, 2016
Crocheting · In home
Verified Student
very helpful, patient, and was very encouraging to me. I will use her again,
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Laurey L. August 30, 2016
Crocheting · In home
Verified Student
So patient. She is relaxing and a great teacher. I learned everything I wanted to know!!!
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Guner A.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(8)
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$25 / 30-min
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Joshua S.

Torrance, CA

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (third place in the Regionals for the 2006 World Championship of Public Speaking) and distinguished corporate trainer (numerous companies) and has been teaching private coaching since 1999 and is currently available to teach lessons for a number of essential subjects at your home, at his location, or online.

He has helped students of ALL ages develop their communication skills with ESL coaching, public speaking training and presentation abilities as well as preparing for important school and job interviews.

A graduate of the University of Souther
n California, where he received a degree in Theatre, Mr. S is an expert in the art of the spoken word, He looks forward to helping new students achieve their communication goals. His teaching style is focused, practical and useful, and incredibly entertaining and educational!
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Joshua S.

Joshua S.

Torrance, CA 90501
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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