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Barbara D.

Yorba Linda, CA

About Barbara

Experience:
30 years teaching private piano lessons,
former head of Cerritos College Children's Piano Program.
Trained with Christine Bardin, composer of Alfred's "Music for Little Mozarts".

Philosophy
I have had the advantage of having the best teachers and try to also give that opportunity to my students. When a new student first comes to me, I ask what is their goal and formulate a strategy to rapidly lead them to achieve that goal. Whether it is precise classical training or a general music experience that includes reading music and playing popular pieces, I give everyone a thorough
education in theory, sight reading, and exercises to promote fast and even piano playing.
I teach students as young as 4 years old with the "Music for Little Mozarts" approach which I taught at Cerritos College where I was trained by one of the composers of the method. For age 6 and up, I use a different method book with CD and theory book that the students find motivating and enjoyable. However, most of the repertoire that they study comes from supplemental pieces that I choose for each individual according to their interests and abilities. I play for them at the lesson and encourage them to listen to music at home as music is a language and must be heard to be reproduced.
I believe I have a lot to offer as a teacher because I have a good combination of excellent training and also the ability to make the lesson enjoyable and relaxing for the student. A frequent comment I hear at the end of the lesson is " Is it over already?"

*** Lesson Details ***
The lesson content depends on the interest of the students. I have children who insist on mostly classical music and others that want to play "Star Wars". The format of the lessons includes finger exercises for good technique, new pieces, review pieces, and written work known as music theory. My students study many pieces at a time and change repertoire frequently in order to foster good sight reading skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have two grand pianos and a well stocked music library in a large sitting room.

*** Specialties ***
I have a B.A. degree not just in music, but in piano performance, and also post graduate piano studies at the Music Academy of the West. At UCSB, a music degree without piano performance emphasis only required passing a intermediate level proficiency exam. I have a classical background and teach beginning through advanced piano students. I teach children as young as four years old using the "Music for Little Mozarts" course.
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Helene F. November 22, 2013
Piano
Engaging Teacher

I have two children who are students. One did not want to play any instrument but is going to a performing arts school. Barbara took that into account and focused the teaching on things my child would use in school like accompanying singers, reading music, playing show tunes.My other child has a completely different focus. Barbara keeps her engaged and learning even though the interests are entirely different. Barbara knows much more than just piano. She knows about the music business and what it takes to succeed as a musician. She is a great resource and teacher.
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Suki D. November 6, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher for an adult beginner

I have always been interested in learning the piano and finally did it. Barbara is a wonderful instructor. I have been taking lessons for approximately three months and can read music and play! Barbara is very encouraging and I look forward to each lesson.

I am now preparing to play holiday tunes at the family gathering!
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Helene F. March 11, 2013
Piano
Engaging, Flexible

Child had lessons at another program but teachers did not motivate students. Barbara engages the student. She focuses her teaching on both what the parent wants and what the child is interested in so the kids are more interesting in practicing and moving forward. Barbara is good with both younger students and teenagers. She is patient and knowledgeable.
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Barbara D.

Barbara D.

Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Arthur O.

Orange, CA

About Arthur

I am a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education. For the past four years I have been the Vocal Director for all the major musical productions for Arts and Learning Conservatory at Vanguard University. I am also the Vocal Director at Music Theater of Orange County. I teach piano and voice for 45 students at Virtuosos Russian Music Academy in Fountain Valley. I have been the tenor soloist for the Oratorio Choir and Orchestra at the University of Northern Iowa. Performed in thirteen countries as a professional singer. I performed in 49
states in the USA for 18 years. I have recorded 15 CDs.

*** Lesson Details ***
Hi. My name is Art O. and I want to see you succeed in music. I love teaching students that are excited about learning their instrument. If you are interested in voice lessons, you will learn how to expand your range, perform on stage, and how to take care of your voice. If you are taking piano lessons, you will learn how to read notes, learn basic music theory, and learn how to read chord charts. You will advance quickly and I expect to see you performing in less than six months. If you work hard and apply yourself to practice, there is no end to what you can accomplish!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music for singing, and piano. They must have a piano or keyboard to practice.
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Lynn L. April 16, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Developing Skills

We love everything whatever he teaches to my son!!
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Mary Lou W. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Very pleased

I am very pleased with my teacher. He has helped me very much. I am very blessed to have found him.
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KAREN W. August 19, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Art is the absolute BEST!

Art is a wonderful teacher!! He is enthusiastic, reliable, knowledgeable and very personable. I feel extremely fortunate to have found Art to teach my 4 year old daughter.

My daughter has been eager to start learning the piano. I needed to find someone that is able to teach at her young level and to be able to connect with her shy personality. Amazingly, Art is able to make her laugh, smile, learn and have fun all at the same time!

My daughter has fun learning and we often find her practicing on her own at the piano. Actually, she considers it playtime at the piano! She is learning simple songs after just a few lessons. She is very proud of her ability to play and is always eager to see Art so that she can learn more.

I HIGHLY recommend Art as a piano teacher. It is obvious that he loves music, this is evident in his weekly teachings. As a parent, I couldn't be happier!!! Art is setting a firm foundation for our daughter's love for music.
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Arthur O.

Orange, CA 92865
(5)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Kris B.

Anaheim, CA

About Kris

Kris B has a Bachelors degree in Music from California State 
University Northridge, and has worked professionally in a variety 
of styles including jazz, Latin, rock, funk, r&b, and classical. He has gotten to work with many of the finest musicians in Southern California, and has teamed up to perform clinic/performances with musicians such as Luis Conte, Richie Gagate Garcia, Taku Hirano, and Roland Gajate Garcia. He’s also performed clinics with Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s great bassist, Tony Franklin,  who was with The Firm, as well as Richard Fortus, guitarist with Guns N’ Roses.
      Kris
is also very happy to have gigged with many world class musicians including Michito Sanchez, Kevin Ricard, Clare Fischer, Otmaro Ruiz, Smokey Robinson, Teena Marie, Denice Williams, Stu Goldberg, Art Davis, Doc Severenson, Tim Bogert, Rique Pantoja, Derron Johnson, Doug Lunn, Ron Stout, Rob Whitlock, John Pisano, Fred Katz, Gloria Gaynor, Jeff Kashiwa, Vinnie Falcone, Massamba Diop, Casio Duarte, and Dylan Wilson, among many others. Kris has been hired for many different types of gigs including a variety show where he had the pleasure of performing with the host, actor/comedian Jason Alexander. He currently plays regularly with  John Heussenstamm from The Surf Punks, which is a burning trio that includes Baba Elephante.
      Kris has a mastery and expertise on his instrument that stems from his vast amount of experience. It enables him to enlighten students with instruction that can encompass many styles of music. Because he has great depth and wisdom, a student having difficulty with any aspect of their playing can consult with him, and Kris will instantly produce a methodic strategy to get the student on their way to solving the issues, allowing them to continue to evolve. Kris was on the faculty at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood from 2001 to 2013. There he taught the double bass drumming class, the odd meters class, afro-cuban drumming class, caribbean drumming class, jazz drums class, rhythm section workshops, live playing workshops, applying technique to the drum set class, music reading 1,2,& 3, fill fest (drum fills class), funk, r&b, and hip-hop classes, as well as open counseling, and private instruction.
Kris has studied privately with: Luis Conte, Peter Erskine, Jeff Hamilton , Joey Heredia, Jimmy Branly, Gerry Brown, Wally Snow, Roy Burns, Peter Donald, Joel Leach , Karen Ervin, John Magnussen, Brian Kilgore, Rob Carson, Les De Merle.

*** Lesson Details ***
The lessons are tailored to the goals of the student. Fundamentals are taught within the context of the styles of music that the student prefers. As the students skills and knowledge increase, his exposure to a wider palette of musical styles will increase. Styles taught include: Rock, jazz, funk, r&b, pop, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean, classical-symphonic.

*** Specialties ***
music, drums, percussion, music theory, voice, song-writing
Rock, Jazz, Pop, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Classical-Symphonic
Vibraphone, marimba, mallet keyboards, symphonic percussion, Latin percussion-hand percussion, music theory, jazz improvisation, rhythm section workshops, vocal technique, song writing-production.
"I adapt my methods to the student, but I particularly enjoy teaching the Murry Spivak/Wally Snow method, which is a highly specialized method of classical snare drum training which can then be applied to many other styles, including drum set. I can also teach a drum corp. approach".
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Rosalin S. March 20, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Kris is awesome!

Kris is awesome! You will never meet anyone who loves musicor teaching as much as Kris. I startedwith him almost two years ago, and as an adult, beginning voice student I ampretty inhibited. Kris has an enthusiastic manner about him though, that reallyhelps you relax and feel more confident as he instructs you. When I started outthere was a real tightness in my voice that was probably more psychological thanphysical, but he showed me some important techniques for voice relaxation andamplification. For someone as shy about singing as I am, some of histechniques may seem a little outlandish at first, but they really do work! My karaoke buddies tell me that I sound even better than before! Iwholeheartedly recommend Kris to anyone who is looking for an enthusiastic andknowledgeable teacher.
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LynnP July 3, 2012
My son and I have been looking for a great teacher and we finally found one!
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GeorgeL October 14, 2011
Kris is very driven and wants you to do well. I know I did he was very patient and knowledgeable easy to work with. Mahalo nui loa Kris
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Kris B.

Anaheim, CA 92807
(8)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Joseph S.

Fullerton, CA

About Joseph

I grew up in music, and started playing the piano when I was 6 years old, and began composing and using Logic Pro two years after that. I have been playing saxophone for 8 years, and am currently working to gain my bachelors degree in music performance from California State University, Fullerton. During my saxophone instruction I also began learning clarinet as a supplementary instrument, and have been playing it for 3 years. What I love about music the most, is how deep it resonates with the human soul and how the music stems from the passion of the composer and the performer.

I feel that
my job as a teacher is to instill a sense of passion and love for music in my students, in addition to teaching them the instrument and the rudiments of music. I also am a strong believer that the best way to grow as a musician is to perform, to play with other musicians, and to listen to as much music as one can get their hands on. My teaching style emphasizes deliberate and consistent practice schedules and a very broad and visceral understanding of music as a whole.
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Isabella G. May 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great instructor!
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Isabella G. May 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great instructor!
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Christian G. May 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Cool an awesome teacher!!
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Joseph S.

Fullerton, CA 92831
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Megan B.

Placentia, CA

About Megan

**ABOUT ME**

I sang with three different choirs at my high school in Texas, winning several outstanding choral awards at the state level. I attended Ave Maria University in southwestern Florida, where I earned my B.A. in Music (vocal performance). I sang in smaller groups and quartets at many banquets, special occasions, weddings and liturgical ceremonies. I also directed the music for our school's production of the musical "Oklahoma!", which was unofficially acclaimed to be on par with traveling shows! I held an hour-long senior recital featuring operatic and classical pieces, including se
veral duets, to finally earn my degree.

Since college, I have sung with the world-famous and Grammy-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus, local group I Cantori di Carmel, the internationally-acclaimed Carmel Bach Festival, and have been self-employed for several private engagements, such as weddings and special events.

**TEACHING STYLE**

I can work with children, teens, adults, and people with special needs. I also currently hold a part-time job as an ABA Therapist to children and teens with an autism spectrum disorder. I am a passionate, dynamic, empathetic, and intuitive teacher. I will be transparent and honest with you; my commitment to honesty and being up-front with my clients is something I pride myself on. Combining my passionate love of music, my technical expertise that comes from both education and experience in the field, and my natural sensitivity and continuing education to human behavior and psychology, I am well-suited to take on almost any level of student! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have; please get in touch if there's anything I can do for you!

**LESSONS & EQUIPMENT**

My teaching style is extremely particular to the individual student. No two students' lessons will be alike. I am a graduate student studying clinical mental health counseling, and am able to use this knowledge of personality differences, strengths, and weaknesses, as well as picking up on subtle behavioral and emotional cues, to my advantage to communicate effectively with each student in order to produce excellent results.

I have a keyboard with build-in speakers that is ready to travel with me to any of my lessons. If there's a piano in-home, I'm happy to use that. If not, my keyboard is ready!

If you don't see a time on my availability calendar that will work for you, please send me a message, and I will be more than happy to find something that works for us both!

**SNAPSHOT**

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music (vocal performance), Ave Maria University, 2010
Recent Involvement: The Carmel Bach Festival, I Cantori di Carmel, The San Francisco Symphony Chorus, several private engagements
Specialties: Operatic and Classical Voice (bel canto, choral), Ear Training, Music Theory, Choral Singing & Technique
Voice Part: Mezzo-Soprano/Soprano II
Vocal Range: F3 (F below Middle-C) to D6 (D above the Soprano C, 2 octaves above Middle-C)
Other Hobbies: Hiking, tennis, drinking coffee, running, Zumba, good wine
What I'm Currently Doing: Pursuing my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cal State Fullerton
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Megan B.

Megan B.

Placentia, CA 92870
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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