Sienna started online lessons for voice and guitar at the beginning of April 2020. This video shows her progress in 2 month intervals: May, July, and September. September is a performance of a pop song by Grace VaanderWaal
WHO I AM
I’ve been offering comprehensive and affordable private lessons since 2004. My work in music is a passion for me, and it brings me joy to be able to share this passion with my students. From day one, we work through important fundamental techniques that help boost skills and self-esteem. Each student has a unique learning style, and it’s my duty to find out what that is and adapt the lessons accordingly.
I've been playing music for more than 20 years, and performing solo and in bands for last 15 years. I have recorded an album and produced and mixed an EP (available on iTunes). I have 11 years of improvisation theater experience and bring all of this to bear in my attempt to develop my students into self-reliant and creative musicians.
Contact me today to learn how I can help you achieve your musical aspirations.
WHAT I OFFER
Success in learning frequently depends on finding the right instructor, someone who knows the subject well and understands how to inspire others. My teaching style focuses on skills training, but also emphasizes self-exploration through music and discovering a passion for something new in every moment. Take a look at the lessons I provide and choose the right one for you.
Beginning with the basics, my main objective is to teach you how to play the instrument. As we progress I introduce a bit of music theory in order for you apply the play you've learned within an organized musical context.
You'll be able to play songs using chord progressions and various rhythmic and finger styles, as well as play your own solos/leads across those chord changes.
By the time we're done you'll be able to write and play your own songs and sit in on and seamlessly play along with any musical jams you come across
The voice is a fun and challenging way to get to know and express yourself. It's very vulnerable work, because singing is ultimately a heart opening exercise whether in a ballad or singing heavy metal, and I know how difficult it can be to find a competent, reliable teacher who understands how to establish the rapport necessary to allow a singer to emerge. Whether you've been singing all your life, or think you can't carry a tune to save it, I can help you find your voice.
The ukulele is a great and simple instrument to learn. Its joyful sound is generally well received by anyone within earshot.
It's also a great way to transition into the guitar (if that's your aim) because the fundamental mechanics are the same, just with fewer strings.
Group classes are a great way to learn music. I create a friendly and open environment that connects you to your fellow musicians. It can accelerate learning through challenge and connection, and you may even find a bandmate(s)