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We took piano lessons with Hillary! She is such a great teacher, and also super nice and patient. I highly recommend her. LessonLodge's service is really cool. Their founder, William, matched me with Hillary and was very helpful along the way. I was able to watch her new student video before I even booked. Also, they have a mobile app, so it was very easy to schedule and communicate with Hillary. Thanks LessonLodge!
My 10 year old child has been taking private violin lessons for over two years. In that time we have cycled through several teachers in an attempt to find someone who could actually teach. She would put in the time practicing, yet continued to spin her wheels with a thousand different variations of Twinkle, Twinkle. (Pass the Tylenol.) Simply put, we were not seeing any notable results. Since she began lessons with Dimitry in February, she has progressed significantly. Her growth has shifted from completely stagnant to shockingly exponential under his tutelage. In only 3 months time, she has advanced from Suzuki Book 1 to a rather challenging piece. Last week she auditioned for and was accepted into the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, a feat which would have been completely unattainable before starting with Dimitry a few months ago. Most importantly, my daughter now enjoys playing the violin and does so with confidence and passion. She appreciates Dimitrys straightforward yet motivational style of instruction and looks forward to her weekly lessons. We highly recommend him to all those looking to take their musical studies to the next level.
Highly Impressed! Were highly impressed by the first lesson! It was an excellent start. Our instructor Chelsea quickly figured out how to connect with my son, invoking an excitement to learn the basics as well as the fun parts. My son expressed the desire to have longer lessons coming up, which says it all!
I decided at the age of 18 that, even though I was older than the typical student, it was finally time to fulfill my dream of learning how to play piano. Now, after two years of being with Knauer Music School, I have to say its truly been amazing and Ive learned more than I thought I could in such a short amount of time. My teacher, Anjela, helped me reach my full potential and my own personal goal; she was always so understanding and helpful, regardless of the situation. Even though I felt nervous at first starting lessons at my age, I never felt out of place because the staff-- especially Robbie and Ben--always made me feel warm and welcome. I would definitely recommend taking lessons with Knauer Music School--I couldn't have asked for a better experience;!
Banjo lessons with Eddie have been spectacular! He's very knowledgeable and can always explain what I might be having problems with. I leave each lesson not being able to wait to go home and practice. I can't wait for my lesson next week!
For one last time, I wanted my father to be serenaded. He has always loved music. So, on the day of his viewing /wake, a tenor (Erwin), and a violinist (Lisa), sang and played for the guests... and my dad. His soul would have loved it. Professionally dressed and sounding divine. Erwin sang The Prayer, For Always, To Where You Are, Remember Me, and You Raise Me Up. The only thing I would change is to have Liza play the violin first for 30 minutes, then have Erwin and Liza duet for the next 30. A lot of people missed the songs. Aside from the order of performance, I would hire them back in a heartbeat. Great performance!
My daughter recently started violin lessons with Ms. Cardenes. So far, she has been extremely friendly, patient, and encouraging. My daughter is a bit shy, and she has made her feel very comfortable and excited about learning.
My 10 yr old son has been taking private Violin lessons at home with Brandon for the last 4-5 months. My son enjoys learning from Brandon. He gives a lot of focus on getting the basics right, something which my son didn't learn in his group Violin classes at school.. My son finds him very funny and likes that Brandon gives him little tips like rhymes/beats which help him remember his notes better. There are times he comes a little late because of heavy traffic but he always sends a message and lets us know about it.We are looking forward to learning more from him.
I enjoyed my sessions with Ashlie. I made a great progress in a very short period of time.I will continue my sessions with her as soon as I am ready to start again. She is a great teacher and I would strongly recommend her to any friend who wants to take music lessons.
Michael is terrific! We were looking for a teacher to work with our 8 year old son while we were visiting LA for the month. Michael is amazing at inspiring and engaging our son. Our son was so excited after his lesson we happily booked Michael for 3 lessons a week for the rest of our stay. Highly recommend!
My daughter has had three lessons with Kristi thus far. Kristi comes to our home which is convenient. She's very affordable, always punctual and has a great teaching demeanor.
My daughter is very happy with Pierson as her piano teacher. It is a pleasure working with him. Has the right approach to make the lessons fun and engaging.
My daughter likes Tasha very much. Her improvement on violin is very visible.
Experience! I have played the guitar professionally for over 50 years and the piano professionally for over 40 years! My passion is to spread the enjoyment of being able to play a musical instrument and all that one may gain from the ability to do so. I don't expect everyone or anyone to be a professional musician; that is entirely up to each and every individual. I just enjoy watching those who wish to be into the wonderful world of being able to create music... and anyone can be involved! There really is nothing like it!
Top notch private instruction on all things the contemporary violinist needs, from classical technique to fiddle chops to composition tips and tricks and the ability to jam out to any tune you can think of!
I am available for one-on-one lessons or for small group (class) sessions for all levels -- novice, intermediate and advanced. My workshops consist of interactive lectures and hands-on instruction in various fiddle styles including bluegrass, old time, country and western swing. Discussions about the history and development of fiddle styles are also included focusing on technique. Q and A is encouraged. Students should have at least a beginner's skill level. I offer school programs for preschool through high school. These consist of lecture, demonstration and interactive lessons. College programs consist of lecture, demonstration and performance. The lectures may cover the following: * history of traditional fiddle tunes and their integration into the American musical culture * tunes and styles as they were adapted from Scottish, Irish and other roots and incorporated into bluegrass * development of traditional fiddle music as influenced by other musical genres, such as blues, Cajun, cape breton, jazz and big band and variations in styles as fiddle music became an integral part of bluegrass music * non-bluegrass fiddle styles such as Cajun, western swing, jazz, blues, acoustic swing, folk, rock and country genres * discussion of such iconic and influential artists as Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Vassar Clements, Benny Martin, Stuff Smith, Johnny Gimble, Bob Wills, Jean-Luc Ponty, Tommy Jackson, Buddy Spicher, Bobby Hicks and Kenny Baker I also offer residencies and camps. These are extended-stay programs (2-7 days) targeting intensive, hands-on instruction. Below are sample instructional programs for individuals and workshops residencies, as follows: Old Time Fiddle Basics: * simple old-time tunes * the basic shuffle * playing two strings at once * sample tunes: Angelina Baker, Turkey in the Straw, Get Along Home Cindy and Old Joe Clark Continuing Old Time: * advanced bowing patterns * open tuning * recognizing chord changes * sample tunes: Cluck Old Hen, Black Mountain Rag, Bonaparte's Retreat and Midnight on the Water Bluegrass Basics: * constructing a bluegrass fiddle solo * bluegrass fiddle styles * how to play in a bluegrass band * harmony and double stops * sample tunes: Blue Moon of Kentucky, Can't You Hear Me Calling and Little Georgia Rose Continuing Bluegrass: * double shuffle bowing * second and third positions * sample tunes: Orange Blossom Special, Back-Up and Push, Big Mon and Gold Rush Country Basics * constructing a country fiddle solo * country fiddle styles * how to play in a country band * harmony and double stops in a country band setting * sample tunes: Alabama Jubilee, Please Release Me and Together Again Continuing Country * distinctive attributes of country styles * performing in a country band * sample tunes: Faded Love, Take Me Back To Tulsa, Panhandle Rag and Crazy Arms
Over fifteen years I have become experienced in many styles of music. Starting with guitar, I then focused heavily on singing through choirs and my own accapella group. When I was 16 I traded my bike for a drum set and have been playing ever since. Keys came after that. I have been playing in bands since i was 12 and writing my own music since I was 10.
We are serving Fontana, Riverside, and the Inland Empire, CA. Randa Lee's School of Voice & Music instructors are dedicated to developing the creative and productive potential of every student. We strive to create a fun and productive learning environment for students of all ages and levels. Our teachers are specially trained, full of fun, and love music and children. Randa Lee's School of Voice & Music offers individual voice lessons and music lessons in piano, guitar, keyboard, saxophone (tenor and alto), harmonica, fiddle, flute, mandolin, penny whistle, music theory and more.
Our teaching philosophy is to instill a love of music through inspiration. Along with several years of teaching and performance experience, as well as successfully clearing a background check, Musika teachers are also graduates from reputable domestic and international conservatories, colleges, and universities. Musika Music Lessons takes time and consideration in pairing each student with a professional music educator that will help develop an understanding of all fundamental principles in music. We are happy to accomodate each student with any special requests that they may have.