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Kris F.

Santa Clarita, CA

About Kris

Kris has been a private vocal, flute and piano instructor since 1984, and has been teaching in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1994. Her students have gone on to perform in the Los Angeles Opera Company, and in Regional Theatre and National Touring Companies for Hairspray, The King And I, The Music Man, Jekyll and Hyde, A Little Night Music, Fiddler On the Roof, My Fair Lady, Edges, Cats, and many other great musicals. She has been an Individual Voice Instructor at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles since the Fall semester of 2004, and also teaches at a private studio i
n West Hollywood. She has taught vocal workshops from coast to coast, in Musical Theatre and Rock styles.

Kris has been the Vocal Director for the Southern California Childrens' Music Theatre productions of And The World Goes 'Round, Zombie Prom and Footloose, and was also the Vocal and Musical Director for their production of Once Upon A Mattress. She was the Vocal Director for productions of Into The Woods and Urinetown at Hart High School in Newhall, California. She has also lent her talents to Benefit The Leukemia Foundation, Project AIDS L.A., and The Compton Battered Women’s Shelter, as featured performer, Vocal and Musical Director.

Kris has been a professional performer since the age of 10, beginning her career in the world of sacred music. She had the privilege of being a televised singer of sacred music, in the cathedrals of St. Patrick's and St. John the Divine in New York City. Kris' live performances have included all styles of music, including Jazz, Pop, Country, Bluegrass, Broadway, Classical, and Rock. She has had an extensive career as a jingle singer, arranger, songwriter, flautist and backup vocalist, as well as having had her own weekly broadcast jazz show. Kris has appeared in several musicals, on stage and in the orchestra pit. Musical Theatre credits include: Frau Blucher (Young Frankenstein); Mother Abbess (The Sound of Music); Mrs. Beauregarde/Grandma Josephine (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory); Philia (A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum). She has also sung in the Ensembles of several other productions. She led and performed with the popular local jazz ensemble The Treblemakers, with whom she recorded a CD, It’s Not About The Coffee. Other CD credits include The Wedding Collection (Arista Records), Land of The Diamond Sun, A Wolf At My Door, The Same Road Twice (all on Melonball Records), Last Night At Europa, A Class Act, and Like Fine Wine (Canadian American/Caprice International/The Orchard). Commercial jingle credits include Barbie, Clorox, American Airlines, Keebler Cookies, Thomas' English Muffins, and many others. Original compositions used by international television and radio.

Training: BM Jazz Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. IU studies include Vocal Training with Eileen Farrell and Tim Noble; Applied Flute with Harry Houdeshel; Jazz Studies with David Baker and Dominic Spera. Ongoing vocal studies with Douglas Susu-Mago, Chicago and Los Angeles.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am pretty easygoing, because I realize that students probably have a lot of homework, jobs, children to raise, etc. I believe that music should be enjoyable as well as educational! I also know that when a student practices, it heightens their enjoyment of music because it is far more fulfilling. I can guarantee that if you work with me as hard as I work with a student, you will feel excellent about your progress and ability! I have experience teaching people on the autism spectrum and those with Down Syndrome.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Two keyboards. Roland RD-150 and a Casio Privia. Both are 88 keys. They are stacked, Rick Wakeman-style. Student may choose which one to play, as long as it is appropriate for their size. CD player, music stands.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide literature, with financial compensation from the student or guardians. I can bring a CD player, but need a piano or keyboard to be in the home if I am to provide piano or voice lessons. Student must have their own flute.

*** Specialties ***
Whole voice, patient teaching of all ages and personalities, jazz, musical theatre, classical, pop. I teach all levels of flute and voice, and beginners to intermediate piano
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Sandra J. June 10, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very satisfied! Everything is great! Definitely recommend!
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Kris F.

Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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$32.50 / 30-min
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John C.

Santa Clarita, CA

About John

With a pedigree going back to Beethoven, a bachelor's in music and a certificate in theory, harmony, and ear training from Berklee College of Music online, I have a broad and versatile musical background. My training began when I was in 6th grade and started taking piano lessons. By 9th grade I began competing in national private school fine arts competitions, and aside from my solo performance background I have had extensive experience accompanying, writing, and arranging music.
I also come from a family of school teachers (both my parents, two aunts, and one uncle), and have extensive exper
ience dealing with and teaching children (like tutoring, substitute teaching, coaching, and teaching in a church setting).
Because of all this background, I feel well-prepared to not only bring a strong knowledge-base and skill-set to the lessons I provide, but also to helpfully convey that knowledge-base and skill-set to my students.
My lessons are catered to the student and aim to develop the whole musician, technically and artistically, incorporating a broad musical understanding with the goals of the parent and/or student in mind. Let's make some true musicians!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not provide any travel equipment. The student should provide a piano/keyboard for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Along with teaching traditional piano technique, I specialize in improvisation, arranging, songwriting, and composition.
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Evelyn K. August 7, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
John is very patient with my son and knows what he is doing. My child is an 11 year old, intermediate player who was able to learn new skills with John. I highly recommend him for all levels of Piano players.
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Michael G. June 25, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
John was absolutely the best. Very patient my 9 year old. We steadily saw a progression in our son's piano skills and we are sad that we are going to miss John as we relocate to a new state. I would definitely recommend John as an instructor for any young child looking to learn the piano.
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Tammy G. March 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
John is always on time and willing to make adjustments ahead of time when life happens. He is kind, friendly, and patient...helping our daughter become a better piano player.
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John C.

John C.

Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Cathy R.

Santa Clarita, CA

About Cathy

 Vocal and Piano Teacher
A proven leader in teaching and motivational development with years of experience and expertise; a self-directed, creative individual who possesses superior skills in interpersonal development and great interpersonal care helping individuals and groups

Key Areas of Strength
• Studied piano 17 years; taught for 20
• Studied voice nationally with internationally-renowned teachers; taught for 25 years
• Private business owner/entrepreneur with successful retail sales of private label products
• Comprehensive skills in writing, singing, entertaining, ana
lyzing music for over thirty years
• Sixteen years of retail marketing and on-site sales experience
• Proven expertise in marketing, advertising, and sales
• Published Writer and Music Writer

Professional Background

Private Voice, Piano and Acting 1/89 to present
Teaching and Coaching
Individual and small group instruction in vocal and/or piano technique, including piano chording technique – instruction over all musical styles, including all ages.
Acting coaching for monologue preparation, scene and character development. All instruction is personalized/customized to the student’s needs. Includes audition preparation, vocal techniques for therapeutic needs, and overall instruction in wellness
practices for artistic longevity. Includes warm-up exercises as well as performance development, demeanor, and execution. Emphasis on creating and strengthening positive habits as opposed to negative discipline. Personal, professional, practical.

Huckleberry Creative Learning Center 9/07 to present
Teacher
Classes in Singing, Music and Art Education, Cooking, Geology, Theater, History
Reading/Grammar, and Crafts€“ created Custom curriculum for specific classes - rarely provided a text€“ taught to California Standards

Vibe Performing Arts Studios 8/08 to present
Instructor
Private and Class Instruction in Piano, Voice, as well as Special Needs Classes

Risen Son Productions/R. Enterprises, Inc. 1/89 to 2007
Co-Owner
Production, Marketing, Manufacturing and Sales of Internationally marketed goods Composer and artist of finished musical products
Booking of Concert Appearances
Teacher and Motivational Seminar Speaker
Speech Writer
My husband Rick and I toured the World with our Praise and Worship concerts
And speaking engagements

Headline Performer/Background Vocalist /Booking Agent 9/79-12/88
Vocalist to Presidents Carter, Reagan, and Bush
“Annie” on Broadway, N. Y. Grace Farrell€“ singer/ dancer/ lead performer
Various Summer Stock performances touring the eastern seaboard “
€œThe Music Man€, €œMy Fair Lady€, €œOn a Clear Day€, €œFiddler on the Roof€,
Funny Girl€, Hello Dolly€
Did a command performance for King Olaf of Norway in Godspell
œCabaret Sally Bowles lead performer€“ Atlanta, GA
Booking Agent for Mike Hein Agency, formerly of Ray Bloch Agency
Worked world-wide as soloist and background vocalist for internationally renowned artists (i.e. Placido Domingo, Julio Iglesias, Charles Aznevour, etc)
Performed at international sites (i.e. Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Paris Opera, etc)
Performed solo show in Grande Palais in Monte Carlo – Main Stage
Royal Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line – Head Liner – Cathy Baker Show

Choir Director Experience:
Hand Bell Choir Ash Street Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia
Children€™'s 6-9 Choir Ash Street Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia
Children's 6-9 Choir The Church on the Way Van Nuys, California

Theater Direction:
Robin Hood Revisited€ (a short play I adapted for Elementary Students)
The Bard is Back€ (modern version of Shakespeare'€™s Romeo and Juliet
Cindy€ (A Musical I wrote based on the Cinderella€ legend, featuring Beatles (Music)

Education:
Utah State University Pursuing secondary BS in Communication Disorders
National University MS in Special Education
Georgia State University BA in Advertising and Public Relations, Minors in Music, History, and Geology

Vocal Instruction:
Joseph Amayo University of Georgia
Florence Kopplef Georgia State University
Andrew Terry Atlanta, Georgia
Robert Strickland New York, New York

Additional Skills/Interests: Show dance including jazz, some ballet, tap, and modern; piano accompanying; sky diving; bike riding; gardening; teaching reading and writing, as well as working with students who have speech and language disabilities; and multiple philanthropic/church involvement and activities, including handi-crafts creations.

Miscellaneous: Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, and Powerpoint

*** Lesson Details ***
Every lesson is customized to the specific needs of each student. Each lesson includes work on vocal essentials like breathing, hydration, and anatomy, as well as technique, work on specific, student-chosen songs, vocal and physical exercises, performance tips, music theory. Fun but educational!

*** Specialties ***
Voice in all Styles from Pop to Rock to Country to Classical; Vocal Performance in all styles; Music Theory; Piano, including Sight-Reading and Chord Theory; Theatrical and Acting Coaching: Audition Preparation; Song and Music Preparation; College Audition Prep; Resume Preparation; Vocal Breathing Techniques; Reading; Composition; Special Education Tutoring.
Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary Academic Tutoring in English, Grammar, Composition, History, Social Studies, Earth Science, Music and Art History
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Nicole August 26, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Do yourself a favor and book this teacher! You will not regret it. :)
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Jessica N. January 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
I have been working with Cathy now for three months and I couldn't be happier! She is the first and last name in vocal coaching for the Santa Clarita Valley, in my opinion - she's cheaper than most of the other teachers out here, but has more experience with performing, touring, and working with vocally disadvantaged individuals (i.e., speech impediments, volume disparities, confidence issues, etc.) than anyone else my friend and I know of. She has helped me come out of my shell and boost my confidence more in the past few months than my own parents could do in my entire life! Working with Cathy, I was finally able to audition for one of the plays local to this area, something I've wanted to do for years, but always talked myself out of. Therefore, I credit Cathy with my success personally, and in the theater community out here.
In short, she is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED; she sends out a list of possible time-slots available for you (or your child) promptly after you contact her and can help expand your knowledge and technique of singing/acting/speaking in just a matter of a few lessons. :)
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Lily J. April 8, 2014
Singing
AMAZING!

Cathy's a refreshingly wonderful teacher; love her!
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Cathy R.

Cathy R.

Santa Clarita, CA 91350
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Davy S.

Valencia, CA

About Davy

I am a full time percussionist and composer originally from Eau Claire, WI!
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Music Composition in May 2009, and am currently studying for my Master's Degree in Music Composition and Experimental Sound Practices at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, California!
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Michelle M. September 28, 2014
Drum · In studio
Davy taught my 8 year old son this past summer. He is kind and patient, and excellent at explaining things. My son and I were both very happy with him and would recommend him to students of all ages.
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margaret K. September 24, 2014
Drum · In home
Dave taught drums to my son for about 2-3 years. He always had a very positive and reassuring style which always made drum lessons a time to look forward to and feel successful about. My son was a beginner and he has mild autism with learning disabilities and fine motor delays. Dave was able to figure out how to work with these issues and help my kid realize his dream of playing drums. Dave also became his buddy and we really miss him since he moved away.
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Ruth P. September 18, 2014
Drum · In studio
I took drum lessons when I was 15. I decided now, at age 66, to take lessons again. I plan on playing in our church's Praise Team Band.
Davy easily assessed my level of knowledge and started from there. Each lesson started with things that I wanted to learn. He then rounded the lesson out with the things he could see I needed to know. Davy understands people very well. He also has a great talent for music.
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Davy S.

Davy S.

Valencia, CA 91355
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starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Rajib K.

Santa Clarita, CA

About Rajib

Student of the legendary Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Rajib K. is undoubtedly one of the finest young sitar players today.
He is currently residing in Los Angeles, California as a performer, educator and digital artiste.
Rajib is performing frequently in India and abroad including India, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland etc.
Already at this young age he is well appreciated by his audience and critics for his artistic
aspects & nuances of diverse styles and a mastery of technical skill. His concerts are always
marked for their aesthetic appeal and improvisation blended with a
fine command of technical expertise. Rajib is an instrumentalist with an unique musical sense, innovative skills and the
touch of swift, agile fingers. Be it at his Indian Classical Music Concerts or his World Music Concerts, he can almost immediately mesmerize audience of all ages.

Skype id: sitarrajib
mail: laimacademy@gmail.com
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Christian Colton May 26, 2015
Sitar · Online
Verified Student
Rajib was great. He's patient, and obviously knows his stuff. I look forward to more lessons with him.
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Rajib K.

Rajib K.

Santa Clarita, CA 91350
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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