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Ariana Y.

Experienced Tutor and Guitar Teacher w/ Music Degree

Experienced Tutor and Guitar Teacher w/ Music Degree

$60/hour

  • 77 hours tutoring

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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: $60
  • Rate details: I'm offering half an hr sessions for $30 and 1hr sessions for $60. 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
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Reading

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General Music,

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

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, 13 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, 2 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, 7 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, 13 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, 8 lessons with Ariana

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

In the first two lessons she got my daughter started on playing a song. She carefully explained the chords, strings, and other basics of playing the guitar. She also answered any questions my daughter had in an elaborate manner. In all I think Ariana is a very good teacher.

Chandrakala, 5 lessons with Ariana

Helpful teacher

Ariana has a thoughtful teaching style that allows you to follow the material at the pace that is fitting for you. Her communication throughout lessons ensures the grasping of concepts with a willingness to provide guidance where you're having questions, doubts, problems, etc.. I've had an overall good experience with Ariana's tutoring style and feel good about where I'm going ;D

V., 4 lessons with Ariana

Great tutor for kids

Ariana is engaging and a fun tutor. She responds to my 6 year olds attention issues over video and is able to move things along keeping him interested. He is struggling with hand-eye coordination since he is on the younger side, but Ariana has kept him happy to come back to class Looking forward to her making a guitar player out of my son.

Rohit, 11 lessons with Ariana
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