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I have been playing professionally for over 40 years and have taught music for 30. I enjoy teaching people to play or sing music because it is a gift to be given and received. I can also assist with orchestration or arranging instruments into a group format for performance. I can teach anyone with an interest to learn and do so on a regular basis.I have taught country, blues, modern, metal, classical, folk music, jazz, etc. I am also active in the community serving as a R.A.C.E.S. emergency communicator at local public events.
As a music teacher coach, I have been teaching since 1984, and it is my passion. Though I do teach in student's homes within a 12 mile radius, I prefer to teach in my studio as I have a very well equiped facility that parents and students appreciate. I'm able to record lesson onto cd, have a full music library, and instruments. I'm also conveniently located for Long Beach and Orange County residents. My teaching experience includes being on music faculty for the following: Orange Coast College/Coastline College (1999-2010: Music History, Music Appreciation, Voice, Strings, Piano and Music History and Music Therapy for Active Senior Citizens and Film History); California State University (1988-1995: Staff Accompanist, Vocal Coach, and Class Piano Adjunct Faculty) High School and Private School instruction include: Edison High School (Huntington Beach, CA), Grace Lutheran Elementary School (Huntington Beach, CA), Good Shepherd Lutheran (Irvine, CA), Blessed Sacrament Catholic (Westminster, CA). I'm the founder of Spencer Music and Artist Development and have taught privately for since 1984. My school offers ample opportunitites for performances in small recitals, professional debuts, and particpation in internationally recognized theory and performance grades in affiliation with London College of Music (these levels certifcations are recognized in US by High School and Colleges). In addition I prepare students for college entrance exams/auditions, local musical theatre and playhouse audiitons as well as preparing students for the recording industry. As a composer/arranger, I'm a recording artist, and have arranged for other artists, composed for churches, musical theatre, and recording artists. I can assist my students with their own unique composition style, and show them how to use media programs such as Sibelius, Pro Tools, Musware, Garage Band and Virtual Dj. to expand their talents and get their music noticed. As a Kindermusik specialist I have also many years of experience teaching young beginners piano, voice and violin and I have students as young as 4 years old already exploring Mozart as well as pop repertoire. As a coach I gear my lessons to the desires and goals of my students. I'm adaptive to student learning styles, and other considerations. I have also taught sight and hearing impaired students. I'm currently accepting new students and look forward to helping you effortlessly reach your full potential and your specific music goals.
For beginning students, I typically start with some exercises for the left hand and right hand, easy arpegios, scales, melodies and chords. Once the student progresses to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I begin to introduce solo repertoire appropriate for their first recital performance. For advanced students, I start with intermediate and advanced studies and pieces like 12 Studies of Fernando Sor, studies of Leo Brower, 12 studies of Villa Lobos or some famous spanish reprertoire for guitar such as Rodrigo, Turina, and Torroba.
I am a nationally touring solo guitarist. I play and perform original music that is a blend of classical and fingerstyle guitar. I started out as a highly motivated self-taught player, then bolstered my skills by studying classical guitar with Dr. Martha Masters at Loyola Marymount University. I love that the guitar can bring just as much joy by playing a simple folk tunes as does working through a big, technical piece.
My main goal is to show students how amazing playing music can be. Nothing is more fufilling than watching a student become inspired to grow as they grasp new ideas and develop a new skill. It is important to instill efficient and productive practice values in a way that that is exciting and fun, and that will foster the desire to learn and progress. Because each person processes information and ideas differently, it is my job to find the best way to "click" with each student in order to maximize their learning and understanding. I make sure to get to know my students by discovering their individual learning style, as well as what inspires them, in order to create customized lessons that ensure a fun and productive experience for each student.
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Students taking lessons will have the chance to share their new found skills with family and friends at one of our various recital locations. Performing for a live audience enhances the student's excitement and joy for playing. Performers include a wide range of Musika's students from beginners to advanced, and ages 4 through adult.
Many parents start their children with music lessons to enrich their lives and give them a fun activity outside of school. Music is a great outlet for students of all ages because it challenges both the mind and the body. Many studies have been conducted suggest music can improved test scores in math and science, and can also promote improved language development in young children. The biggest benefit of studying music is that it lays a foundation for a lifetime appreciation of music!
Review by Shelonda
Henry is teaching my daughter how to play piano. Henry is an excellent teacher, we really like and appreciate him. His teaching style works very well for my daughter, she is comfortable which makes learning enjoyable. Henry is very patient and I can see that he is passionate about teaching music. Great teacher for sure.
Review by Lauren Segal
Ed is THE best instructor I've ever had and I've had many instructors over the years in various fields of study. Ed met us at a music store to help choose a guitar, this is after he first called and asked all the right questions. He's supplied my daughter with just the right amount of paper work and just the right amount of new techniques. By this I mean to say that Ed connects with the pace my daughter learns at. I highly recommend Ed AND Musika.
Review by Ro J.
“My son has been instructed by Mark for almost four years. Mark is an outstanding teacher. His credentials are by themselves impressive, but his ability to relate his knowledge to kids is even more so. Connor's ability to understand and read music is fantastic. Mark also knows the performance side of playing drums and has encouraged Connor to actually incorporate his knowledge to play alone and in a band. He is patient and encouraging which is what motivates Connor to work and practice. He is a mentor as well as a teacher. He is superior at what he does and we highly recommend him.” Ro J.
Review by Jaima Woodiwiss
Having taken 6 years of piano lessons myself when I was young, I am very happy with Osmond teaching my daughter. He is very personable and helping her to enjoy piano. My daughter loves the fun songs she gets to play and I really appreciate how he is integrating even in the first month fingering, chords, beats, and hearing the music. She's getting a very well rounded training and she's loving it!
Review by PJ Williams
My daughter, Valarie is one of the original members of the Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble under the guidance of Aaron. He patiently worked with Valarie as well as the other five members individually and as a group to produce music that has been shared and enjoyed locally as well as nationally. He has the ability to seek out the strengths of each student while building confidence. Through his teachings, not only had Valarie learned how to produce and enjoy music, but also responsibility and so many life skills for everyday living.
Review by Elsahatzipavlou
Erin has been a wonderful voice/piano teacher for our 7 year old daughter. She is talented, patient, and has a wonderful demeanor. She has been consistent with her teaching in piano and voice. She keeps record of where the students leave off so that they know what to expect the following week. I would definitely recommend Erin to anyone looking for a skilled piano/voice teacher.
Review by Olivia
Andrew is very encouraging and uplifting, but also isn't afraid to tell you your weaknesses. Andrew also is super awesome with scheduling. Fits around your schedule all the time. He really knows what he is doing and can help you reach your goal in the time you would like to. Couldn't have gotten a better teacher, who continually helps me grow and pushes me.
Review by Robert Stallone
I am in my 60s and decided to get back into playing my guitar. I thought taking lessons would be a good way to formalize the endeavor. I did have some concern about whether working with a teacher would work out as I've behave only played for my own enjoyment for a long time. Peter and I have had a few lessons together and I am truly enjoying the experience. He is very supportive and flexible. We arrived at a three gold approach that is really working for me. We focus on developing a playlist, learning some of the more iconic tunes from leading artist that I would have a hard time learning on my own and developing some technical skills related to style and music theory. Now I look forward to my next lesson and am already playing better and enjoying the journey. Peter is a great teacher I'm lucky to have the opportunity to work with him.
Review by Stan
My two daughters wanted to study piano fore some time now and just recently I found Musikalessons website and teacher Milica. I can only say that my daughters are very happy with their piano lessons and simply adore Milica. They already made a great progress and we're all happy with what they learned in this short period. Thank you Musikalessons and Milica.
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