Private Lessons Details

Subjects Taught:
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, Classical guitar, Electric guitar, Flamenco guitar, Music theory, Singing, Theatrical singing, Upright bass, Vocal lessons, Voice lessons, Voice technique, Voice therapy,
Ages Taught

Students that are mature enough to understand the material. Children over 9 years preferred but will make an exception after we discuss terms.
Lesson Details

I use various effective techniques in which the student builds strength, agility and lasting musicianship skills. You can choose some of these areas or learn them all:

*Musicianship and Ear Training
*Sight Reading
*Strength Building Exercises (Instrumental and Vocal)
*Music Theory
*Rhythm Studies
*Scales and how they apply to Chords and Melody
*Building your own repertoire of music (Instrumental and Vocal)

For vocal students, I use a method handed down to me from Dr. Maurice Allard. A very comprehensive technique focusing on tone production, breathing and support. I will give you a large range of exercises, including scales, to train your muscles and your ears. I do many relaxation exercises similar to the Alexander method to unlock your voice.

On guitar, I use my own system of mapping your fretboard, theory, sight-reading, rhythm studies and improvisation.

On double bass I do many of the same but with using the Simandl and Rabbath methods teaching bowing technique.

On electric bass the same as above and I can teach pop, jazz, rock, funk (slapping).

I know these instruments inside out. I have been obsessed with learning everything about my voice and these instruments for many years. I enjoy sharing knowledge with my students. I want you to know as much as about music and your instrument as you will allow me to show you.

I have always believed that teaching is inspiration and structure while maintaining a positive attitude, keeping the lessons fun, and rewarding. I can give you tools to help you create on your own. In other words, a program that gives you confidence in learning beyond what you already may know while employing an approach you will find useful for years to come. Every lesson is recorded on a CD so you can refer to the lesson when you need reinforcement at your leisure.

Overall I believe you will find me patient, understanding, positive, encouraging and professional all along your educational journey. I want to teach students to feed themselves once they have learned to fish (in a manner of speaking). In other words, wouldn't you want a teacher to give you the gift of learning on your own long after you have studied with them? Learn all the fundamentals to allow you to explore the music world on your own once you have gone through my program. Let me help you and I will assure you a very pleasant learning experience. Contact me today. I would love to hear from you. 626-833-0089
Pricing and Business Terms

Prices at my home studio are $40 per half hour and $60 per hour. I can offer a discount of $5 per each lesson on 5 lessons paid in advance. I can do house calls to your home but they will be priced higher due to the cost of travel and limiting my schedule to offer more lessons at home. Call me for quote on in-home lessons.
Teaching Locations at my studio or in your home:

* Covina, CA
* Glendora, Ca
* Pasadena, CA
* Sierra Madre, CA
* Walnut, CA
* Monrovia, Ca
* San Marino, Ca
* South Pasadena, Ca

  • I teach from home (or a fixed venue)
  • I travel to students

My rates are $60 per hour and $40 per half hour but I do offer block discounts and college student rates.

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