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Desiree G.

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Multi-Instrumental Player Performer that Teaches
Multi-Instrumental Player Performer that Teaches
Desiree G.

22 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

22 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Desiree


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I teach all Brass, Woodwind, Keyboard, and Percussion Instruments to all ages on any level, in all genres.

I am a multi-instrumentalist who is willing to admit that I give out all the shortcuts and easy techniques in all of the initial sessions with my students. One of the main things that I have learned along my journey in music, is that Music doesn't have to be complex & drawn out. So, if you are ready, willing, and able to learn music...then I am the Instructor for you!!! My...

I teach all Brass, Woodwind, Keyboard, and Percussion Instruments to all ages on any level, in all genres.

I am a multi-instrumentalist who is willing to admit that I give out all the shortcuts and easy techniques in all of the initial sessions with my students. One of the main things that I have learned along my journey in music, is that Music doesn't have to be complex & drawn out. So, if you are ready, willing, and able to learn music...then I am the Instructor for you!!! My easy-to-learn techniques and my edge helps me to succeed as a Music Teacher! I am here to help you.....

The fact that I meet the student right where they are, allows me to stand out. I would teach all the shortcuts for each specific desire the student has. For instance if you want to end up performing in coffeeshops as opposed to going on to become a professional Jazzer or Virtuoso. These would require totally different teaching patterns, etc.

I you have any questions about lessons with Dez it about my technique and background, please don't hesitate to reach out!


Education

California State Polytechnic University of Pomona
Music Performance

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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have approximately 30+ years of Composition experience along with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from California State Polytechnic University, 1992.

Computer

Music Production

Music Production

With the knowledge of most all studio hardware & software, I enjoy teaching the art of music creation and guiding students through the exploration of their musical minds! It is quite a journey & always exciting & fulfilling. The music that comes from within us is an expression of ourselves & how we view the world. I have been producing, arranging, composing, transcribing and transposing music since 1990.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have an amazing method of piano instruction that is guaranteed NOT to bore the student with those seemingly tedious antics, etc. I believe in giving the student exactly what they need at any given moment. I believe in taking a very loose approach & it has proven to be quite successful, as a few of my students have played for world renowned celebrity artists, etc!

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Piano

Piano

I have an amazing method of piano instruction that is guaranteed NOT to bore the student with those seemingly tedious antics, etc. I believe in giving the student exactly what they need at any given moment. I believe in taking a very loose approach & it has proven to be quite successful, as a few of my students have played for world renowned celebrity artists, etc!

Music

Clarinet,

Clarinet

Clarinet is my original instrument. I played clarinet back in the 5th grade, after being being musically screened by the Band Director on campus. It took me 2 weeks before being moved into Intermediate Band where I remained for approximately 1 month before being moved into Advanced Band. I excelled in the Advanced Band & began receiving awards after only 3 months of attendance. Since then it's been a successful musical career.....
Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have approximately 30+ years of Composition experience along with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from California State Polytechnic University, 1992.
Drums,

Drums

I have played, performed and taught Full Drum Set for a duration of 37yrs. I have travelled the world, groomed other students & musicians, as well as started beginners on their musical paths. I have more than enough ability and creativity to coach any musician! All I ask is that you are open to receiving the instruction provided.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I started out some 40 years ago using just my ear as my guide. I excelled in the creation of music, song writing, arranging and production, then later on I got involved completely with reading, composing, transposing, transcribing, and sight reading, etc. I completely my structured musical learning at Cal Poly University of Pomona in 1992!
Flute,

Flute

I pride myself on being an impeccable performer of Woodwind instruments. I have played and taught them consistently for approximately 35 years now. That's no small undertaking.....however I do have quite a few students with a proven track record of performance, skill and knowledge at this point! My reputation proceeds me in that regard!
Music Production,

Music Production

With the knowledge of most all studio hardware & software, I enjoy teaching the art of music creation and guiding students through the exploration of their musical minds! It is quite a journey & always exciting & fulfilling. The music that comes from within us is an expression of ourselves & how we view the world. I have been producing, arranging, composing, transcribing and transposing music since 1990.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I have successfully completed the full range of Music Theory, at the University level, as of 1992. I thoroughly enjoy theory & I realize that I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes down to it
Piano,

Piano

I have an amazing method of piano instruction that is guaranteed NOT to bore the student with those seemingly tedious antics, etc. I believe in giving the student exactly what they need at any given moment. I believe in taking a very loose approach & it has proven to be quite successful, as a few of my students have played for world renowned celebrity artists, etc!
Saxophone,

Saxophone

I selected the Alto Saxophone as my Major/Main Instrument back in college, due to my love for jazz music. Midway through college I started my career of teaching. I even had the distinct pleasure of touring and performing with the C.P.U. Sax Quartet while using my feet to play the bass drum and hi hat! I have since gone on to a professional music career around playing the saxophone(s). My current performing group is called 'Saxual Deviants'!
Trombone,

Trombone

In my musical lifetime, I have played almost every single brass instrument that they make. I enjoy the practice of utilizing embouchure & enhancing my range/chops! I performed marching trombone/Mellophone for several years, but spent the duration of my high school years as 1st Chair Trumpet. I even had a few County Honor Band appointments along with the Tournament of Roses Parade Baritone Horn player and Herald Trumpet spots in my day!
Trumpet,

Trumpet

I spent my high school years as 1st Chair and even went on to becoming the 1st African-American Female Herald Trumpet Player for the Tournament of Roses Parade [100th year]. For those that don't know, it takes quite a proficient player with impeccable skills to be selected for the 8-9 Person Herald Trumpet Section that proceeds the Parade Queen!
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

If ever you wanted to become a Vocal Star....then I am the trainer for you. My commitment to you will be to shape you into the BEST SINGER POSSIBLE....! All it takes is for you to dedicate yourself to the process & give it your ALL. I can promise you success IF only you do your part...I will definitely do my part! I have successfully trained, coached & directed quite a few vocal students that have gone on to further their vocal careers. I am sincerely proud of the extensive work and accomplishments that I have attained vocally. Although I don't sing as much now as I used to, I am still quite able to broaden the horizons of any willing student!

Summer

Piano

Piano

I have an amazing method of piano instruction that is guaranteed NOT to bore the student with those seemingly tedious antics, etc. I believe in giving the student exactly what they need at any given moment. I believe in taking a very loose approach & it has proven to be quite successful, as a few of my students have played for world renowned celebrity artists, etc!

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Great with my 6th grade band student!

My son was having a hard time deciding which instrument to pursue in band going forward: the trumpet or baritone. Des worked with him on both and gave him some advice and things to try. He’s still making his decision, but we will move forward with lessons with her no matter which one he chooses!

Heather, 1 lesson with Desiree

Knowledgeable, Attentive and Fun

Desiree was great at gauging my playing and musical level and finding songs and music theory that challenged me and helped me continue to develop my skills in music and piano.

Maile, 8 lessons with Desiree
Hourly Rate: $60
Response time: 16 hours
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