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Gina P

Gina P

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I began taking piano lessons when I was about four years old and voice lessons when I was seven. I was involved in Certificate of Merit for voice and for piano. I studied music at UC Santa Cruz and graduated in 2012. I was exposed to many contemporary pieces and had a wonderful experience in a small but strong department. I have continued singing since graduating and love sharing music and the vocal technique I learned in my undergrad.

James D

James D

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My teaching experience started about 10 years ago when I was in Guitar Center looking at keyboards and someone asked me for lessons... I still have that student and many more now and have a very high retention rate and am an upbeat, positive teacher that students enjoy coming back to.   The fact that I also play live gigs about 4 nights a week gives my students a chance to see me play live and get inspired, something that is really necessary to keep a student motivated for years.

Alison C

Alison C

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I listen to my students' goals, learning style, and abilities, and tailor my teaching to best suit the individual and help them achieve the results they want.  For singers, technique (coordinating breathing, jaw, tongue, lips, diction, and expression) is the tool that empowers them to suceed in whatever style they prefer.  With young singers, I balance sight singing (Solfege with Kodaly hand shapes), theory, easy classical, popular and musical theatre style pieces that are appropriate for children.  I am open to student selection of pieces with teacher approval for students of all ages.  For teen and adult singers, I work more intensely on vocal technique. I try to find out their interests and goals, and provide instruction that is designed to help them achieve this.   I have studied intensely with several of the greatest teachers of classical and popular style singing.  This has given both me ability and flexibility in my teaching. As a performer, I know what a singer needs as they are preparing for performances and auditions. I work with beginning to intermediate piano students.  For children I use the Faber and Faber, Adventures in Piano Series, and for children under 7, I begin with My First Adventures in Piano.  For beginning adults, I usually use Faber and Faber's Adult Adventures in Piano.  As early as possible, I try to incoroporate supplementary repertoire that provides students with the style that excites them most, to keep their practice and lessons satisfying and fun.  As students approach the intermediate level, we leave the method books behind to pursue the repertoire that inspires the student the most.  For theory, I use Regina Roper's  "Just the Facts" Music Theory series.

Phillip H

Phillip H

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I like to assess where the student is before I make assignments. I also try to find out what is of interest to the student and try to tailor rep assignments to their wants and needs. 

Olga M

Olga M

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In my studio I treat the voice as a reflection of the soul. Each person has beautiful soul, each voice can, and should be beautiful, and strong. No matter what style of music my students are interested in the most, in the 1st place comes strong vocal technique. It opens new horizons for creativity and self expression as a musician and as an artist. Development of musical taste is also very important.   

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