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Tara is so incredibly talented and patient with her students!Jun 5, 2017
My Daughter went from never playing an instrument to being proficient on her trumpet in 8 months. Her band teacher is so impressed. Much of her understanding of music comes from her voice and trumpet lessons with Ms. Valardi. She is branching out into piano this summer and has even attempted to write her own solo. A music teacher that understands the excitement of a student and balances that with foundation is a wonderful thing to find. Ms Valardi is just that.Jun 1, 2017
very patient and easy to work with and she loves music.May 31, 2017
Ms. Velarde is a very talented and passionate musician, teacher, and role model. She takes the time and puts forth extreme effort in giving my son the skills he needs to be a great guitarist and vocalist. We couldn't have asked for a better person for the job.May 30, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$25/half hour $50/full hour
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When starting with a new student, we talk through a few key points: 1) Prior musical experience, 2) Student goals and interests, and 3) Tips for excelling at lessons and having a successful experience. From there, we jump in on the material by selecting a few pieces and using them as a tool to begin accomplishing goals!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?BA Music Education, Pacific Youth Choir director, Ethos Music Center instructor, Oregon Music Academy instructor, CS Lewis Academy music/choir teacher, founder/director student choir at Pacific University, Outstanding Vocalist at PU, guest instructor at Music in May, independant private lessons and community choir director. I am 25, and I have extensive experience as a solist in classical and contemporary settings.