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Ben T.

Winters, CA

About Ben

Hi, I'm Ben and music has been my obsession since elementary school. The bass found me when at thirteen and since then, I haven't been able to put it down, playing bass around the US and world in many different projects. Though I formally studied jazz my passion for music of all styles is something I try to share and reflect with my students!

I love to teach students of all levels and strive to have each student accomplish or realize their goals. My teaching philosophy is to give enough information and encouragement for the student to be able to learn on one's own. Bringing questions to
lessons and working through problems together makes for an exciting learning environment. I've taught all ages and was most recently on faculty at the Eastman Community Music School and SUNY Oswego.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every lesson is goal oriented and designed to make use of every minute of the allotted time. My lessons are structured like so:

Technique - Exercises for building hand strength, left hand positioning, right hand dexterity and so much more!
Repertoire - Learning pieces, songs, or tunes that make up the genre we're studying.
Vocabulary - Transcribing and learning theory within a piece.
Creativity - Extended techniques, free playing, composition

Recording lessons is strongly suggested. Expect a ton of questions and definitely bring an open mind.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a double bass, electric bass, amplifiers, music stands, recording equipment, and a keyboard at my home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I may bring a bass along to help demonstrate techniques and play along with student.

*** Specialties ***
I have played in almost every style of music where bass can be found, and specialize in traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, improvised music, contemporary classical, soul, funk, and of course rock.
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Ben T.

Ben T.

Winters, CA 95694
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$30 / 30-min
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Curtis L.

Sacramento, CA

About Curtis

I'm a friendly and patient person who strives to be really encouraging towards the student's education. I believe a good teacher will make a huge difference in the learning process. I was born and raised in Northern California. I first began studying guitar with Musicians Institute alumni Scott Allen. After three years of private lessons, I attended and completed my training from Musicians Institute(G.I.T) with a certificate in guitar performance. At the Musicians Institute, I was instructed by Keith Wyatt, Ernesto Homeyer, Scott Parker, Al Bonhomme, Greg Harrison and Daniel Gilbert (just t
o name a few). Along with learning the standard curriculum of Musicians Institute, I performed in many styles such as Blues, R&B, Pop, Rock, and Metal.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to develop a customized lesson plan for each of my student's specific goals in music, whether they are starting or continuing their music education. Subjects that the student may specifically choose to learn are: Theory, Chords, Scales, Rhythms, Tablature, Standard notation, Songs and Improvisation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Boss E-Band Js10 and Fender Guitar

*** Travel Equipment ***
Boss E-band Js10 and Fender Guitar

*** Specialties ***
Electric Guitar Styles, Music Theory, Beginner to Intermediate Acoustic Guitar.
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Pennille L. June 2, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
my 11 year old daughter has wanted guitar lessons for awhile. Curtis has made this experience fun and educational for her. She learning songs familiar to her. She's always excited for her lesson and homework. Curtis is a great and friendly instructor.
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Josephine B. November 17, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Curtis, you always make me feel very welcome and comfortable. Most of all, you are always patient with me. I look forward to learning more and hope I will be able to improve myself with finger picking.
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Hector G. May 17, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Curtis is a great teacher , he lets you learn at your own pace but is also encouraging at the same time. He has great patience & i all ways learn something new each session. He is very friendly and i highly recommend Curtis. Thank Curtis keep up the awesome job. "ROCK ON"
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Curtis L.

Sacramento, CA 95831
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Caitlin C.

Winters, CA

About Caitlin

I am a professional violinist and violist living in Winters, CA, frequenting Sacramento and the Bay Area. I have a passion for performing many different styles and instruments and want to share that with my students! Nothing makes me happier than igniting the drive for music in my students and seeing what music can do for them. I have Bachelors and Masters degrees in music performance from the University of North Texas and the Eastman School of Music, and I am Suzuki trained. I have spent most of my life surrounded by Suzuki teachers and students and am very comfortable with the method! I also
love to teach with the traditional methods and am willing to find what works best for each student individually.It is most important to me that the lessons are fun! I find that everyone learns best when they are engaged and truly enjoying themselves. Each and every student should be able to experience what learning music can do for them, and I wish to pass along my knowledge and passion in every lesson.

*** Lesson Details ***
Expect lots of questions! I love to engage my students by asking them questions about their own playing. We learn together, solve problems together, and play together. The lessons are about YOU. I am willing and able to change my teaching style based on what will yield results most efficiently and with the best quality. A lot of my teaching is done with the Suzuki violin books. If there are any specific songs or pieces you want to learn, we can make that happen! In our first lessons, we will decide together your personal, individualized goals and how to achieve them the best way.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own instruments and teaching materials/books. I supply tape for fingerboards and bows as well.
I expect students to have their own instruments and to buy the music books (most likely Suzuki) that we use in their lessons so they can practice.

*** Specialties ***
I am Suzuki trained and can teach all levels in the Suzuki method. I can also teach traditionally, without Suzuki method if the student/parent prefers. I also specialize in Baroque performance practice, and can teach Baroque violin, baroque viola, and viola da gamba.
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Jose O. March 19, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Being the parent of a 5 year old daughter, my wife and I were quite careful on choosing what we considered to be a good violin teacher, especially given the fact we would be bringing this person into our home (in-home lessons). From the beginning Caitlin demonstrated being capable of teaching a child, making every effort to make classes fun, and to encourage our daughter to practice. Her professionalism, patience and dedication were visible in all her lessons. We were quite sad to hear she was moving outside of NY. Searching for a new teacher proved quite difficult as she set the bar quite high.

In summary, Caitlin not only met, but exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend her.
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Caitlin C.

Caitlin C.

Winters, CA 95694
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$30 / 30-min
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Colin G.

Fairfield, CA

About Colin

UCLA Herb Alpert School Of Music Grad

Music Outreach Scholar

Ascap Foundation Scholar

GLUCK Fellow

Colin James G. is one of the most decorated and progressive young music educators in California. He has taught hundreds of students in schools both public and private institutions all throughout California. He is now pleased to be offering private lessons to a limited number of students.

Colin recognizes the individuality in music and in musicians. Therefore, in order for a student to really absorb the most from his lessons, he forms highly structured lessons plans tailored sp
ecifically to the students needs, while still maintaining the basic curriculum that every musician needs to know. The skill level does not matter: from beginners to advanced levels, there are things Colin can teach a student to elevate their drumming to the next progression. Equally as important, Colin always maintains a very exciting and encouraging environment for the student to grow and become their best, because at the end of the day, a teacher is supposed to provide the inspiration so that the student can end up teaching themselves.
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JenniferK3 May 10, 2011
Really enjoyed the lessons and feel happy with my progress every week. Colin obviously has the skills AND he knows how to teach them. A really nice person and instructor :)
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Colin G.

Fairfield, CA 94533
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$40 / 30-min
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Gabriel R.

Davis, CA

About Gabriel

Gabriel (b.1988) is a composer from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He studied music composition with Alfonso Fuentes Colón in the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where he earned his Bachelors degree in music composition. Currently he is pursuing his Master in Music Composition at Michigan State University under composer Ricardo Lorenz.

In 2009, Gabriel won the Contest for Music Composition for Dance organized by Andaza and was choreographed by Eloy Ortíz, one of Andanza’s main choreographers. In the summer of 2010 he presented his Duo for Clarinet and Violoncello in the Ateneo Puer
torriqueño, one of Puerto Rico’s chief cultural institution. In 2010, in Second Congress of Puerto Rican Musical Creation his work for orchestra “Un Final Frio”(A Cold Ending) was performed by the Symphonic Orchestra of the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music under the direction Roselyn Pabón .
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Charlie C. June 7, 2015
Logic Pro Software · In studio
Gabriel is a very knowledgable instructor. He taught me how to use Logic Pro X among other music software and I now feel competent on these programs. He taught me a lot, but also gave me enough room to figure things out on my own, which is very valuable. I highly recommend Gabriel is you are looking to learn Logic Pro X.
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Yamile M. June 6, 2015
Piano · In home
One of the best piano teachers I've had. He is very patient, knows a lot about music in general, and he always brings good energy to the class. I've learned very nice songs that he has taught me, and also he gives me the option to choose the song I would like to learn (if it is in my level -medium). The fact that he is doing his Master's in Music Composition makes the approach of learning piano quite interesting. I definitely recommend he as a piano or composition teacher.
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Gabriel R.

Gabriel R.

Davis, CA 95616
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starting at
$25 / 30-min

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