MAGE, Nationally Certified: Offering MYC & RCM
MAGE, Nationally Certified: Offering MYC & RCM

MAGE, Nationally Certified: Offering MYC & RCM

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: 💳 Starting cost is for the initial consultation. Regular recurring lesson tuition starts at the Basic plan of $120/mo. ⚠️ MOST lessons are conducted online UNLESS it’s a designated recital or workshop OR if students are taking classes with me at Antelope Valley College. Performances are offered both in-person and online depending on the location. 🎼 Music flows through me like blood in my veins. Whether it be jazz, rock, metal, or more, I enjoy, perform, and write in a multitude of genres. I have been ambitious in writing and performing my whole life. In my early years, I studied classical piano in the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). Through those RCM studies, I entered my compositions in national and state songwriting contests and won Second Place in Canada Music Week as well as Third Place in the Composers Today program hosted by the Music Teachers' Association of California. I attended university for music, immersing my life in my music passion. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies (Vancouver Island University) and went on to achieve my Master’s of Fine Arts in Music (California Institute of the Arts). I love teaching all ages for vocals, guitar, piano, and bass. I can also help you with home recording and song composition. ⭐️ Learn to PERFORM and CREATE ⭐️ Dedicated NATIONALLY CERTIFIED music teacher ⭐️ High standard of EXCELLENCE for students ⭐️ Music for Young Children program available for 5-6-year-olds GUITAR | PIANO | VOICE | ELECTRIC BASS MUSIC THEORY | SONGWRITING | RECORDING 🧞‍♀️ Passion…Practice…Progress! Our studio philosophy! • LIVE virtual studio visits are available at NO charge on select dates—new students welcome! You get to observe how other students learn at Mage Music. • A 1-hour PRIVATE consultation is $85.00. • A HALF-hour PRIVATE consultation is $43.00 (does NOT include coaching). • A 1-hour GROUP participation for Music for Young Children students is $30.00. MOST LESSONS are held ONLINE live via Zoom conferencing video software OR asynchronously via video exchange using the Tonara Studio platform. 👩🏻‍🎓 CLASSES available at Antelope Valley College! ⭐️ PERFORMANCE based studio with emphasis on CREATIVITY ⭐️ LIVE LESSON DAYS: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays ⭐️ ASYNCHRONOUS LESSONS also available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. ⭐️ CREDENTIALS AND AFFILIATIONS: • Master of Fine Arts in Music Performance & Composition from California Institute of the Arts • Bachelor of Jazz Music Studies from Vancouver Island University • Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and Member of the Music Teachers National Association • Serving as Technology Chair in the California Association of Professional Music Teachers • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician • Member of the American Federation of Musicians • Member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, Antelope Valley Branch: Serving as Community Outreach • Member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing • Member of the Association for Popular Music Education • Active Teaching Artist in the Ventura County Arts Council’s Artists in the Classroom program​ • Adjunct Faculty in both the Commercial Music and Music Departments at Antelope Valley College • Featured on MGR Music Tuition • Teach Music Online Certified Online Music Teacher • Music for Young Children Teacher
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Hired 82 times

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13 years in business

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2020

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2021

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • MTAC Antelope Valley Branch Recital, February 2022

    Audio Production Lessons

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Melissa g.
Nov 15, 2020
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Highly recommend her especially during times like these. I had very limited equipment to do online lessons but she worked with what I had and I was able to learn so much!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Classical • Yes, the student has a piano • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Piano Lessons
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Trevor E.
Apr 21, 2022
Mage is a fantastic multi-instrumentalist teacher. Knowledgeable in theory, musicianship, composition, and performance. She really values her students, their passions, and their time.
MAGE, Nationally Certified: Offering MYC & RCM's reply
Thank you so much, Dean! I appreciate your hard work and look forward to teaching you again this semester at AVC! 😎
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Patricia V.
Apr 17, 2022
Mage is so passionate and knowledgeable about Music and that definitely has had a contagious impact on my son. She is so good at relating and connecting with young and teen students. My son who is 16 really likes her!
MAGE, Nationally Certified: Offering MYC & RCM's reply
Thank you so much, Patricia! I am looking forward to hearing more of his compositions and creativity! 🎹 🎼
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Marlene M.
Mar 31, 2020
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Mage is so great! She’s very responsive and has such patience with my son. My son has never had a lesson in his life. He has never touched or played the piano before and he doesn’t know how to read music notes yet. Mage has been so great with him so far and he’s learning a lot. The different ways she teaches him to understand at his own pace is so great! Definitely would recommend her!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • No, the student does not have either • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Piano Lessons
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Angela H.
Mar 1, 2020
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Mage was professional and created homework to practice based on the goals I set. She provided structure when I didn't have experience with singing lessons. A pleasure to work with!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Pop • R&B • Musical theater • Jazz • Rap • Opera • Rock • Gospel • What the teacher recommends • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    ⭐️ For regular lessons, the tuition starts with the Basic plan @ $120 per month. ⭐️ The Music for Young Children plan starts at @ $230 per month. ⭐️ The Full plan, for highly committed students and families, is available at $413.33 per month. ⭐️ Most lessons are billed as monthly tuition, though a one-time $30.00 evaluation is available for students who wish to send up to 15 minutes of music (up to 8 videos/audio recordings total) for professional feedback. ⭐️ LIVE office hours are available at NO charge on select Thursdays—new students welcome! You get to observe how other students learn at Mage Music before deciding to sign up. ⭐️ A 1-hour private consultation is $85.00. Extra lessons are also sometimes available. ⭐️ A 1-hour GROUP participation for Music for Young Children students is $30.00. 💳 Registration Fee – For NEW students a $20 non-refundable registration fee applies to the first invoice. For returning students who have not had a lesson in the last 30 days the registration fee applies again. The registration fee is applied in addition to the first month of lessons. A $10 recital fee is due the first week of June from all students to cover the costs of printing programs and setting up recitals. Additional fees are required for participation in other local, state, and national music events. ⭐️ For students who would like to register in the Full plan, a $25.00 recital fee for the year will also apply. *MONTHLY RATE PLANS* Most lessons are billed monthly and available in the Basic and Full tuition plans with recurring LIVE lessons being held weekly on most weeks; this translates to 44 lessons per year in accordance with the studio calendar. If there is room in schedule, you may also purchase EXTRA lessons within or outside of the tuition plan. ⭐️ What’s included? Tuition at Mage Music goes toward the following: • Lesson planning, evaluation/examination preparation, organizing recitals/workshops • Studio expenses including online ones such as educational software subscriptions • Professional member dues for music teachers associations and organizations such as the Music Teachers National Association, California Association of Professional Teachers, and the Music Teachers’ Association of California • Education – As a teacher I must continue to broaden my knowledge and expertise in my subject areas. I also attend conferences and undergo annual certification. • Business expenses such as credit/debit and PayPal payment processing as well as business licenses and self-employment tax. • Time spent communicating with students and families and volunteering for the various teachers associations listed above. I currently serve as the community outreach for the Music Teachers’ Association of California, Antelope Valley branch, and I also hold the position as technology chair for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers. • Weekly student assessments that occur in between scheduled lessons ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING is also available. CURRENT TUITION PLANS for Regular Recurring Lessons ⭐️ Basic @ $120.00 per month ⭐️ Music for Young Children @ $230.00 per month ⭐️ Full @ $413.33 per month

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to talk to families and students before starting the lessons. I may ask questions such as if the student has taken lessons before, how much experience on the instrument they have, and what their goals are with lessons and musical growth. It is important for me to make sure that the lessons are a good fit for everyone–communication and rapport are both key! I will even be happy to give you referrals if I know a better that is available.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    • Master of Fine Arts in Music Performance & Composition from • California Institute of the Arts • Bachelor of Jazz Music Studies from Vancouver Island University • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician • Nationally Certified Teacher of Music • Royal Conservatory Certified Teacher • Member of the American Federation of Musicians • Member of the Music Teachers National Association • Active Teaching Artist in the Ventura County Arts Council’s Artists in the Classroom program​ • Teach Music Online Certified Online Music Teacher

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