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Ishmael M.

Vocal and Music Tutor

Vocal and Music Tutor

$28/hour

About Ishmael


Bio

Hello, My name is Ishmael. I have an AA-Music Industry Studies, majoring in vocals and performance. My singing methods include the "Bel Canto" classical style of training mixed with freelance experiences. Freedom of the voice allows the singer to discover their true and natural voice, giving the singer and the listener a moment of heartfelt expression, yet the voice rests on a basis on disciplined practice and clear thinking. My training includes use of some foreign languages, and some...

Hello, My name is Ishmael. I have an AA-Music Industry Studies, majoring in vocals and performance. My singing methods include the "Bel Canto" classical style of training mixed with freelance experiences. Freedom of the voice allows the singer to discover their true and natural voice, giving the singer and the listener a moment of heartfelt expression, yet the voice rests on a basis on disciplined practice and clear thinking. My training includes use of some foreign languages, and some popular and musical theater music. I also have an AA-Social and Behavioral Sciences.

I have played drums since I was 8 years old. I play latin percussive instruments. I have learned theory through the voice and piano, and I play some guitar and piano. I have experience in the recording room, on stage set up, and with a mixing/sound board. I have been writing lyrics and composing music since 2009. I have composed for film.

I am a SAG-AFTRA(e) actor and have been training as an actor since 2014. I can help build your confidence and gain performance experience by matching your facial expressions and body language to the emotion of the music. My exercises will also help build articulation and enunciation, making you a better speaker in your everyday life.

Music is the universal language of our ultimate expression. That's why fun and excitement are a given with my lessons. Singing is a skill and can be learned by anyone who commits themselves. The more you commit, the more fun you'll have.


Education

Cuyamaca Community College
AA-Music Industry Studies,

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $28
  • Rate details: Online 1/2hr: $18, 1hr: $28, 2hr: $55. (Minimum 1 hour in-person) My home: $25/hr, Your home: $40/hr, >20 miles - $50/hr.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/24/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

In today's world, composing and writing lyrics go hand-in-hand. First you must understand what a song is, what poetry is, and what music is. Then, you must find the inspiration and create a story using both emotion and structure. Once the flow of the story is moving, the musical theory training comes into play. Making a connection with the listener is the goal of composition, be it a short 5 second commercial tune or a progressive operatic ballad.

Homeschool

Algebra 2

Math

Algebra 2

Most Popular

Algebra 2

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

In today's world, composing and writing lyrics go hand-in-hand. First you must understand what a song is, what poetry is, and what music is. Then, you must find the inspiration and create a story using both emotion and structure. Once the flow of the story is moving, the musical theory training comes into play. Making a connection with the listener is the goal of composition, be it a short 5 second commercial tune or a progressive operatic ballad.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I believe music is a universal language with its own vocabulary and it can be learned by everyone and anyone. To learn Music Theory, you always have to first understand that music has a vast amount of potential to be transformed into an emotional journey. In this understanding, there are roles in which certain notes in a key signature play. I can teach how to employ a variety of techniques to clarify underlying voice leading, harmonic structure, and formal procedures.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

In today's world, composing and wrting lyrics go hand-in-hand. First you must understand what a song is, what poetry is, and what music is. Then, you must find the inspiration and create a story using both emotion and structure. Once the flow of the story is moving, the musical theory training comes into play. Making a connection with the listener is the goal of composition, be it a short 5 second commercial tune or a progressive operatic ballad.
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I'm have been professionally singing since 2010. My methods incorporate; the use of diaphragmatic breathing for optimal voice connection and forming the vocal foundation; exercises that train the voice and body using various techniques to connect with the resonators to strengthen and smooth out the cracks in the voice; learning how to apply your energy towards an audience for higher confidence and performance ability; learning the melodic lines of a song and breaking down each chord for optimal harmony; and reading, writing, and possible composing on staff paper. My classical training comes from the style of "Bel Canto", which includes some foreign language. For children; I have incorporated the exercises to relate to familiar sounds (animals, sirens, etc.) to help them remember what to listen for.

Sports/Recreation

Football

Football

I played for five years. I played offensive line (including center) my first two years. I played middle and outside linebacker the next two years. The last year I played defensive tackle. I have studied films and have read playbooks. I know many training exercises (including weights and calisthenics) and techniques to better understand mentally and physically how to play. Teamwork ability and good character on and off the field are the main components to a winning team.

Summer

Algebra 2

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (46 ratings)
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Reviews

Amazingly insightful and patient

Ishmael started at the beginning with me as he quickly assessed that's where I was. In the first session alone I feel like I learned so much about the basics of breath that I had never even be taught about in this way. I cannot wait to continue with Ishmael on a regular basis.

Rebecca, 4 lessons with Ishmael

Great lesson

Great information on projecting my voice and breathing properly, he was quite a gentleman also was a very very very very very good lesson.

Joe, 8 lessons with Ishmael

Informative and patient tutor

Ishmael taught me how to practice basic breath to engage core muscles. I can now gain better control over breathing while singing or even talking. Ishmael was really patient, and he explained how to connect my breath to diaphragm. He also helped to answer many of my questions I ran into while singing.

Tzu-Chun, 1 lesson with Ishmael

Awesome teacher

Ishmael understands his craft very well and he is great in explaining specific singing techniques. I really like his lessons!

Sheila, 11 lessons with Ishmael

Not only is he super nice, but he is a great teacher.

Not only is he super nice, but he is a great teacher. In only three lessons I have gotten so much better. He taught me singing warm ups and breathing warmups.

Jennifer, 9 lessons with Ishmael

good teacher and patient.

I learned a lot from Ishmael and he took his time with helping me. I hope to get help from him again in the future.

Jared, 2 lessons with Ishmael
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$28/hour

Ishmael M.

$28/hour

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Response time: 6 hours