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Piano Lessons (for adults)
Lali musical knowledge is outstanding and she knows how to both challenge and inspire adult learners. She has a few pets at home which at times can be a distraction.Jan 1, 2017Verified
Violin Lessons (for adults)
Lali Breen has been a fantastic violin teacher for me. She is exceptionally talented and has helped me with confidence, technique, and musical understanding. Our music lessons are meaningful and enjoyable.Jun 22, 2016Verified
Wedding Ceremony Music
The violin guitar duo was a great idea for our outdoor wedding ceremony! Lali reached out to me with the idea when I had requested a project for a harp player. Although I am a bit bummed that I couldn't listen to their whole routine as I was getting ready indoors doing and last min preps before the ceremony. I was able to hear the song that the bridal party walked down the aisle to and the song I chose for me. All the guests complemented on how lovely the music was and that it was loud enough to hear. Lali was very responsive through email and was great about creating a timeline. They also have a wonderful song list to choose from. The only con would be that they required shade, which is understandable, but there was limited shade where we were (kind of far and would of looked awkward) and we had to rent an umbrella for them. I would suggest that Lali invests in an umbrella for clients. Wedding vendors are already playing the nickel and dime game with the bride and groom and it would be nice to have to worry about one less thing. Thank you for your amazing performance Lali!Nov 22, 2016Verified
Lali has an amazing musical background and is great at working with people too! She brings out the best in her students while making feel comfortable. She makes learning fun!Oct 26, 2015
Lali Breen taught me and my children for a number of years. She taught my son viola, my daughter violin and voice and I also studied voice with her. She was easy to work with, conscientious, and helped my children improve so much with their musical abilities. She coached me when I was trying to get back into singing with my church choir and her tips and ideas were the best!!!Oct 26, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I have pricing for 30 min, 45 min and 60 min music lessons. When being hired as a performer, I usually have a 1 Hour minimum rate which varies dependent on the number of musicians being hired.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I have a long experience with beginning, intermediate, and advanced children and adults in several different instruments. I need to access either their level of ability if they have learned music before -- or depending on age and other factors have to decide what courses and type of music we will work on. This process is very much based on the fact that I am used to the assessment process and do a good job of starting students in a comfortable place
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My mother and brother are both musicians --- so music was always around and as I gained more experience, I would sometimes accompany and teach my mother. With music, in several different disciplines and different styles being such a big part of my life for so many years, I feel equipped to help others find their way. I also studied voice, violin, viola and piano with other well- known and reputable teachers in the Los Angeles area and studied music at CSU Sacramento and Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles.. As a performer, I have worked in the Phoenix area for almost 20 years and before that in Los Angeles. My experience includes performing for over 1500 musical events such as weddings and parties, symphony orchestras, church organist and pianist, strolling violin and playing with duos, trios, quartets of different instrumentations. Currently, I have a violin-guitar duo, Cafe Stringz and we play a large variety of music, including Cajun and Irish Fiddling tunes, and International pop tunes.