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Sherman L.

San Diego, CA

$40/hour

Beginning/Early Advanced Piano Instructor

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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Johnson State College
Music Education

Education

Johnson State College (Music Education)

About Sherman

Hello, After receiving my Bachelor's Degree I began teaching vocal elementary music for two schools in Vermont. On arriving in California I performed as a pianist at the La Costa Health Resort and played principal flutist for the San Diego County Symphony and percussion for the San Dieguitto Symphony. I have taught as a professional piano instructor in the San Diego for more than 15 years teaching all age levels. I am a "Presto" piano soloist performing at various public libraries and museums throughout the year as well as principal flute for the Mesa College and Kearney Mesa Concert Bands. I have done piano performances in Peru, Costa Rica, China, Viet Nam, and Germany. Have been seen performing on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Holland American cruise lines. I teach music theory, technique, and all styles of music. Many of my current students have been studying with me for over ten years. While I am a serious instructor I also can be fun, amusing, and open to your music preferences. Hello, After receiving my Bachelor's Degree I began teaching vocal elementary music for two schools in Vermont. On arriving in California I performed as a pianist at the La Costa Health Resort and played principal flutist for the San Diego County Symphony and percussion for the San Dieguitto Symphony. I have taught as a professional piano Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92120
In-person lessons
History:
Music History

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Ear Training

I have a Bachelors in Music with vocal classes, theory, dictation, and currently teach students intervals, chord progressions, and vocal technique. Vocal technique includes ear training, pitch, music dictation. Working with internals, major and minor triads. I have been teaching ear training for almost thirty years!!!!

Flute

I have a Bachelors in Performance -Flute. I studied with Pamela GUidetti of American Ballet Symphony, Damain Burshil Hall- past San Diego Symphony principal, and Sophia Sollberger of Vermont Symphony. I am a flute recitalist, past principal of San Diego County Symphony, and cruise ship soloist. I taught over 160 flutists in San Diego County. I am currently principal flute for Kearney Mesa and Mesa College Concert Bands.

General Music

I was both an elementary and secondary general music teacher in Vermont public schools, teaching piano and music theory, and vocal elementary instruction, rhythmn exercises, solfege, and history of composers.

Music History

I have college credited studies in both classical and Twentieth Century music history. 30 years instruction as a piano professional teaching students composer history, background and music methods.

I have been a certified K-12 Music Education teacher in San Diego County for close to 30 years. My students are both Pepperdine and UCSD scholarship winners. Over 160 private students have studied me with including over 900 in Both Fair Haven and West Haven, Vermont schools.

Piano

I have formal piano studies with Genaro Santoro and Samuel Viviano- Both Master of Science graduates from Julliard School of Music. I have a letter of recommendation fron Genaro Santoro. I am a "Presto" Master piano performer, cruise ship and international piano soloist, and have taught piano at all levels in San Diego since 2003.

Saxophone

I have a Bachelors in Music, played saxophone in jazz band and have basic elementary and intermediate instruction experience as a band director.

Voice (Music)

I studied voice with Sandra Sliker, a masters graduate from Penn State University. I was a public school vocal elementary and secondary choral director, and performed seven years as tenor for the San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Men's Chorus. I was also a substitute church choral director.

Johnson State College
Music Education

Education

Johnson State College (Music Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sherman will travel within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92120.