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Completed on 12-09-14
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Brianna S. - Piano, Voice, Drums, Music theory, Music composition Teacher
$50per hour

Private Music Teacher

Piano Lessons

With piano, I like to work on the following, depending on your skill level: Scales, technique, fingering patterns, note recognition, reading sheet music, using the pedal, sight reading, and harmonization.

Levels
Beg
Int
Ages
5 to 60

Voice Lessons

I like to make every voice lesson specific to the individual student's needs. The basics that I go through in each lesson are: warm-ups, breathing exercises, vocal exercises, song analysis, ear training, tone, posture, range, matching pitch, working on differentiation between head and chest voice, help with performing classical pieces, pop, r&b, etc.

Levels
Beg
Int
Ages
6 to 60

Drums Lessons

With the drum lessons, we'll focus on: keeping time, rudiments, basic beats (rock, jazz, pop, etc.), fills/solos, stick control, tech., playing along with songs and tracks.

If you're looking for more concert or classical percussion lessons, We will focus on: Tech., rudiments, stick control, keyboard technique (marimba, xylophone, vibes, etc.), solos, etudes.

Levels
Beg
Int
Specialties
Classical
Jazz
Pop
Rock
Ages
6 to 60

Music theory Lessons

Music Theory spans so many different sub categories, and I'm here to help you with all of them: Basic theory, Advanced,Chord Analysis, Notation, Chord Progression, Note Identification, etc.

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Ages
6 to 60

Music composition Lessons

I have a BA in Music with one of the emphasis in Music Composition. I love it! Along with helping you shape a melody or an overall piece; I try to fix or help edit pieces that you have composed. I help you to look for common errors, not so much with melody or harmony of the overall piece, but things like: missing accidentals, range for instruments, notation, clarity. I have composed several pieces that have been used in recitals, video games, churches, and pieces I have used personally.

Levels
Beg
Int
Ages
6 to 60

Overview

I have a passion for music; every aspect of it. I have been a musician for a little over 20 years, I have grown up surrounded by music. I have been singing for 22 years, playing piano for 18 years, and playing percussion for 16 years. I have been in various choirs (concert, gospel, symphonic, and jazz), and bands (concert, symphonic, jazz, orchestra, percussion ensemble, rock/folk). I graduated from North Central College with a BA in Music with an emphasis in percussion performance and composition.

Teaching Philosophy

I like to use a varied method for every individual student. I like to take the first lesson to feel out what they may already know or not know, their personalities, what learning methods may or may not work with them, etc. I teach music theory to every student, no matter what level they may be at musically. After the first lesson, I put together a lesson plan that will work for the student that will include worksheets, exercises, and pieces for them that fit their needs. Fun & enjoyable lessons, that's number 1!

Questions and Answers

How do your lessons for adults differ from lessons for children?

With the adult students, I like to focus more on what they want to learn specifically (what song they want to learn to play or sing), I also go through technique, but I don't focus too much on core fundamentals that may not stick. With kids, I like to focus more on the core fundamentals and technique along with catering to their specific needs.

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Why are you a music teacher?

I'm a music teacher because music is my life! I have been in and around music since I was 3 years old. It's my passion. When I'm able share my passion with somebody else that is willing to learn it and love, it makes me incredibly happy.

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Why should I choose you as my teacher?

You should choose me as your music teacher because I like to make my lessons fun and enjoyable for everybody. No matter your skill level, I form the lesson around your wants and needs musically.

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What do you do during the first lesson?

During the first lesson, I like to take five minutes or so out at the beginning to get to know the student. What their goals are, what type of music they like and listen to. I also like to listen to them sing or play a sample of something so that I can hear where they are musically speaking.

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Education

B.A. Music

Sep 2008 - Apr 2014North Central College
Carl Sandburg High School2005 - 2008
D.D. Eisenhower High School2004 - 2005

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Teacher's Home Studio
Los Angeles, CA
Near Highland and Melrose
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Brianna travels up to 5 miles to a student's home
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