I've been a professional musician for over 30 years. I have a B.M. in Music Theory from USC and I spent many years recording and/or performing with artists as Diana Ross, the Temptations, Curtis Mayfield, Jermaine Jackson and numerous more. I love to share what I've learned through the years as I believe there should be more artists in the world. Look forward to our endeavors.
I have been teaching piano, music theory, and ear training for many years and have loved every minute of it! I have experience teaching private lessons and group classes to any age although I have, in the past, had more experience with beginner students and younger kids. I have a nurturing personality and work really well with shy kids but I also work to push them to do the best that they can do. I'm so excited to meet you and help you with all your goals!
The most important virtues I try to equip my students with are an appreciation and taste for good music, and the ability to self-teach. If the student is interested, music theory and ear-training goes hand-to-hand with playing the instrument itself. Method-wise, I make a plan with the student and set short and long term goals. This plan usually starts with building basic technical skills, then goes on with playing the pieces that the student likes and understanding the pieces, styles and genres. Then I teach improvisation.
I have grown up in the music business, and been singing since childhood. I started singing professionally at 13, live and in the studio. I studied and obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Musician's Institute where I expanded my music theory, ear training, sight-singing (reading), piano playing and performance knowledge. I currently teach all vocal levels and beginner's keyboard lessons at my alma mater and have found that there's nothing better than helping others navigate this world of music!
Born in Sri Lanka, I have been teaching for 17 years. My journey in music began at the age of 4. With a direct pianistic lineage dating back to Franz Liszt, my natural gift for music was instantly obvious and it did not take long before I began developing my superb technique under the guidance of virtuoso musician, Dawn Owen, and concert pianist, Beulah Ambrose.
Learn Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Clarinet, or Music Production;the easy, the fun way. I take a beginning student from learning the notes of their instrument, reading music, learning beginning melodies, music theory (including scales, and chords), all the way to learning modern pop songs and melodies and playing actual parts from songs on the radio with the recording as well as teaching a student to play pop, jazz, classical or any other genre. Advanced students are encouraged to write music and start creating.
I was born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Mexico where I was trained in drums, percussion, being a DJ, piano, and guitar. I moved to Boston in 2004 to learn music theory, composition, and how to play African, Cuban and Brazilian percussion. I have been teaching institutional and private lessons since I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009. I would love to teach you the technique, notation, structure, arrangement, and recording of music.
"Megan is my daughter's piano teacher. We are so thankful and satisfied with her service. Megan is very professional, knowledgeable and passionate about music. We (parents,) have witnessed drastic improvements in my daughter's music skills. We have learn to trust Megan with her teachings. Best way to describe Megan: patient, kind, caring and knows how to change the "I, can't do this" to "oh, is fun and yes! I CAN! ". "Eriel Wright - Los Angeles, CA
"Joshua has been a great teacher from the very beginning and has kept me motivated in learning to play the piano. He is able to answer all my questions and continues to challenge me which makes it fun to learn. He was always flexible with time schedules."Maricar Magno - Valley Village, CA
"My daughter absolutely LOVES Christine; she even composed a song for her for her birthday. She is super patient and gives appropriate positive reinforcement which greatly encourages my daughter to want to practice and play piano."Alida Narguizian - Van Nuys, CA
"We love Zac! He is a kind and wonderful teacher, and is very supportive. Most importantly, he has rekindled my daughter's love of guitar and she now looks forward to her lesson each week. A+!"Pam Humbert - Encino, CA
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