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Ariana Y.

Experienced Tutor and Guitar Teacher w/ Music Degree

Experienced Tutor and Guitar Teacher w/ Music Degree

$50/hour

  • 295 hours tutoring

About Ariana


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Hi, I'm Ari! I'm 28 years old and have a Bachelor's degree in music as well as over 2 years experience teaching private guitar and music theory. I also have over 15 years experience tutoring and working with youth ages 5-18yrs, and I have experience working with students who have learning differences.

Although I studied music more formally in college, I started my journey in music learning guitar on my own before getting tutors who introduced me to a whole new way of learning music. While I...

Hi, I'm Ari! I'm 28 years old and have a Bachelor's degree in music as well as over 2 years experience teaching private guitar and music theory. I also have over 15 years experience tutoring and working with youth ages 5-18yrs, and I have experience working with students who have learning differences.

Although I studied music more formally in college, I started my journey in music learning guitar on my own before getting tutors who introduced me to a whole new way of learning music. While I was in college, I studied many styles and was a part of both contemporary, classical and jazz groups. I was a private guitar instructor for a couple of years, and have played in many bands and worked on music projects over the years. With this background, I have the ability to help beginners learn guitar, play multiple styles, and also learn more of the theory behind music if they are interested.

While my education has been in music, I have worked for several years in various youth non-profits, and have many years experience working with and managing after school programs for kids and youth. I have over 15 years of experience in tutoring, mentoring and facilitating workshops for kids ages 5-18yrs. More specifically, I have helped students in reading, writing, math and study skills.

Personally, I enjoy tutoring because I get to work one on one with students and help them reach a level of proficiency where they are excited to learn and proud of their progress. Whether teaching music or providing academic support, my teaching style consists of listening to students and focusing on how they learn best in order to customize sessions to help students meet their goals. I truly enjoy designing fun, engaging activities that challenge students at the appropriate skill level and help them develop confidence.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview call! I look forward to helping you!

Education:
B.M. Bachelor of Music, Azusa Pacific University, CA


Education

Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Music

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: I'm offering half an hr sessions for $30 and 1hr sessions for $50. Please give at least 12hrs notice for cancellations or a charge of up to 100% of the original lesson fee may be applied.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
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  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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General Music

I have played guitar for over 15 years, and as a child I took private piano, guitar and drum lessons. When I started high school I studied music theory and continued my education in college where I studied popular music styles with an emphasis in composing and arranging and my main instrument of focus was guitar. In 2015 I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree and have since enjoyed tutoring, playing and participating in various music projects. Over the years, my performance experience has included played guitar in several groups of various styles, including worship bands, pop bands, a classical guitar group and a jazz ensemble. I also have 2 years of experience teaching private music lessons, including instruction in guitar, piano, drums and music theory. Through teaching, I've seen students develop more confidence and proficiency with their instruments, expand their understanding of music theory and continue to make and enjoy music.
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I have played guitar for over 15 years and started more formal education in guitar with private teachers when I was in middle school and high school. I focused on learning classical and pop styles and played in bands as well. In college, I studied two tracks of guitar, one for classical and one for jazz and popular styles, both of which were under the tutelage of private guitar instructors who were professors and professional musicians. I also performed in classical and jazz groups during college where I learned to accompany other musicians, solo and perform in a band. While I was in college, I also taught private guitar and music lessons for a couple years and saw great success in students who learned to read music and play songs. Throughout the years, I have enjoyed playing guitar for various bands, singer-songwriters and enjoy playing and teaching a wide range of genres, including classical guitar, pop and jazz. I specifically love introducing people to guitar and teaching beginners!

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Amazing and patient teacher!

From the moment the lesson began, Ari was right there, focused on making sure that our son understood everything she was showing him. Our son has never played an instrument before and he’s also on the Autism spectrum so he requires some information to be modified for his understanding. We love how engaging and demonstrative she was with him. She took the time to go over each concept with him and made sure that he understood it and was ready to move on to the next one. He is so excited and so are we for his next lesson. He couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved playing the guitar. I would recommend Ari to anyone who wants an experienced, highly skilled, thoughtful and patient teacher to work with them. Thank you Ari!

Rashida, 1 lesson with Ariana

Great Teacher

My experience with Ariana is that she is easy to get along with and flexible to teach me according to my interest. She is a skillful teacher and introduced me to guitar chords, scales, and reading music. Ariana also sent me helpful information between sessions to support my learning.

Kevin, 6 lessons with Ariana

Wonderful guitar tutor

Ariana is really great. My daughter had wanted to study with a woman ( after a few years with male guitar teachers) and really clicked with Ariana who seems very patient, upbeat and knows a ton. GREAT CLASS:)

Judith, 1 lesson with Ariana

Excellent!

Ariana is such an excellent teacher! She takes her time teaching my 7 year old son and really keeps his interest! My son does guitar 2 days per week and over the weekend he is anxiously awaiting his guitar lesson! Ariana constantly encourages him and gives him such confidence in his playing! Thank you Ariana for doing such a great job with Zenon!

Patrice, 38 lessons with Ariana

Another great lesson!

About a month in and I’ve made so much progress in playing the guitar and understanding how music works! Ariana is very patient and takes the time to explain things thoroughly.

Jharshini, 12 lessons with Ariana

AMAZING

Ariana is truly someone special! Today as I listened to Zenon's lesson I teared up with excitement because she began to teach my son one of his favorite songs and I knew inside he was SUPER excited! I am so grateful for her patience and constant encouragement she provides to my son. Great, great lesson today and looking forward to many more lessons!

Patrice, 38 lessons with Ariana

Very knowledgeable guitar instructor

Ariana taught me a lot about how the guitar works in just the first lesson. She is also very flexible with her teaching methods and catered to my individual needs. Looking forward to my next lesson with her!

Jharshini, 12 lessons with Ariana

Knowledgeable, fun & patient

My 7 yrs old son, who is just learning how to play guitar can play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star after the first lesson. She's very patient and know how to engage him. He's so focus on the lesson rather than running all over the place, unlike how he did with remote learning. =p She can challenge him to do more. Definitely recommend her for a tutor.

Pauline, 19 lessons with Ariana

Amazing and so sweet!

Ariana is so patient and does so well with my son! She is amazing! Looking forward to many more lessons with Ariana!

Patrice, 38 lessons with Ariana

very knowledgeable and patient was easy to work with.

Ari gave detail answers to all my questions and set me on a path to understanding more about guitar. She gave me a more focused direction in which to go with practicing guitar. Ari also gave me a tool that help me to understand the cage system a bit more. i feel that i will be able to move quickly to the point where i am comfortable with the guitar. Ari is an excellent tutor. i mistakenly gave her a rating of four. Ari truly is an excellent tutor.

GIles, 17 lessons with Ariana
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