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Avenira C.
Beverly Hills, California
Customizable lessons to meet your unique music goals!
Piano focuses could include.... Playing Favorite Songs Classical Notation / Written Theory Chords / Soloing / Jam/Improvise Songwriting / Composing Accompanying Stage Performance and so much more! Let's Play Music! Many people think that learning an instrument is a long and grueling process that takes years before being any fun, but this couldn't be any farther from the truth! Especially in this day and age with so many resources available, it does not have to take decades to reach a fun and satisfactory level of musicianship. What you are looking for is someone who can teach you what YOU WANT to know. My approach to music teaching is FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE. Instead of following a strict curriculum, every lesson is tailored specifically to your goals and interests. Not interested in reading notes? No problem. Only want to cover your favorite pop songs? You got it. Trying to write your own stuff? Let's focus there! Whatever makes music fun for you, you can count on me to help you find less work and more play. For every student I keep a shared Log of our lessons together documenting what we worked on, resources we used, and goals or practice ideas for the week. My inbox is always open for questions or ideas. As an active partner in your curriculum design, you gain valuable insight, not only on music, but on how to go about expanding your knowledge of it, even on your own. So what are you waiting for? Let's play some music! Have questions? I'm more than happy to help point you in the right direction. (whether or not that's with me)
About Avenira C.

What is it that sparks your unique musical expression? That is what I'm here to help you find and pursue. Maybe you want yourself, or your child, to know everything there is to know about music? Perhaps you'd like to learn to how to play your favorite songs? Or do you have your owns songs longing to be put into music? Maybe you're not sure and hope to find a teacher that can bend and flex with your interests? The honest truth today is that there are so many resources available for music study, I believe every single person who has an interest in music should be pursuing it. A plethora of Websites, Apps, Games and Video Courses offer truly quality content today, but knowing where to start and what to focus on can be overwhelming! This is where I come in. I conduct lessons as a trusty musical guide, someone who knows various approaches of music learning that can show or help forge a path that meets your own music goals. Lessons are fully customized together. I keep a shared Document of our lessons, detailing what we worked on, resources we used, reference material and practice ideas. As an active partner in your curriculum design, you gain valuable insight, not only in music education, but on how to go about expanding your knowledge of it, even on your own. I offer 30, 45 & 60 minute lessons to students of ALL AGES, online or in person from my home studio in Beverly Hills. ! Please note that my availability is filling up fast so I may not have any hours listed on the site, however if my profile is still available then I'm still accepting new students and am happy to coordinate a time that works for both of our schedules. I teach: theory, song writing, playing covers, jamming / solo / improvisation, notation, composition/songwriting, transcription(playing by ear), audition prep, duet / band / ensemble performance, family music, recording & computer music On: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin, Viola, Cello, Voice Across various genres and traditional lesson approaches. BIOGRAPHY Born into a family of singers and dancers music is more than a study or pass time to me, it is a language and a way of life. I believe everyone is a musician at heart.  Starting in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, my music career has taken me from Seattle to LA; and abroad to Haiti, Kenya, England, France. It is such an indescribable joy to connect with people around the world through music. I've performed in concert halls, symphonies, marching bands, pit orchestras, children's productions, restaurants, solo and ensemble competitions, even at Disneyland. In addition to my hobby of instrument maintenance, I've spent a number of years behind the scenes working stage production and harm reduction for many major events. I've been teaching friends and tutoring regularly since before graduating high school. This early start to teaching has lead me to a very dynamic approach to music education. I know what it takes to go from childhood lessons to lifelong music dreams. And this path is unique for everyone. Some people want to know all the math and science behind how music works, others just want to sing well to the radio. A lot of people don't always know. That's the beauty of musical arts, to listen and find that expression which speaks to you. What are you waiting for? Let's play some music. :) Have questions? Shoot me a message real quick. I'm more than happy to help point you in the right direction. (whether or not that's with me) ~~~ Life is music. There is rhythm in nature, tones of voice, being able to resonate with an idea. The most important aspects of our lives are governed by music; the birthday song, our ABCs, bedtime lullabies, graduations, parades, funerals, worship, movies... - life just wouldn't be the same without music.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2009

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Education and Psychology

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Teaches ages 1+

Speaks

Speaks French, Spanish, American Sign Language, English

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Has background check

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Avenira C.
Beverly Hills, California
Customizable lessons to meet your unique music goals!
Piano focuses could include.... Playing Favorite Songs Classical Notation / Written Theory Chords / Soloing / Jam/Improvise Songwriting / Composing Accompanying Stage Performance and so much more! Let's Play Music! Many people think that learning an instrument is a long and grueling process that takes years before being any fun, but this couldn't be any farther from the truth! Especially in this day and age with so many resources available, it does not have to take decades to reach a fun and satisfactory level of musicianship. What you are looking for is someone who can teach you what YOU WANT to know. My approach to music teaching is FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE. Instead of following a strict curriculum, every lesson is tailored specifically to your goals and interests. Not interested in reading notes? No problem. Only want to cover your favorite pop songs? You got it. Trying to write your own stuff? Let's focus there! Whatever makes music fun for you, you can count on me to help you find less work and more play. For every student I keep a shared Log of our lessons together documenting what we worked on, resources we used, and goals or practice ideas for the week. My inbox is always open for questions or ideas. As an active partner in your curriculum design, you gain valuable insight, not only on music, but on how to go about expanding your knowledge of it, even on your own. So what are you waiting for? Let's play some music! Have questions? I'm more than happy to help point you in the right direction. (whether or not that's with me)
About Avenira C.

What is it that sparks your unique musical expression? That is what I'm here to help you find and pursue. Maybe you want yourself, or your child, to know everything there is to know about music? Perhaps you'd like to learn to how to play your favorite songs? Or do you have your owns songs longing to be put into music? Maybe you're not sure and hope to find a teacher that can bend and flex with your interests? The honest truth today is that there are so many resources available for music study, I believe every single person who has an interest in music should be pursuing it. A plethora of Websites, Apps, Games and Video Courses offer truly quality content today, but knowing where to start and what to focus on can be overwhelming! This is where I come in. I conduct lessons as a trusty musical guide, someone who knows various approaches of music learning that can show or help forge a path that meets your own music goals. Lessons are fully customized together. I keep a shared Document of our lessons, detailing what we worked on, resources we used, reference material and practice ideas. As an active partner in your curriculum design, you gain valuable insight, not only in music education, but on how to go about expanding your knowledge of it, even on your own. I offer 30, 45 & 60 minute lessons to students of ALL AGES, online or in person from my home studio in Beverly Hills. ! Please note that my availability is filling up fast so I may not have any hours listed on the site, however if my profile is still available then I'm still accepting new students and am happy to coordinate a time that works for both of our schedules. I teach: theory, song writing, playing covers, jamming / solo / improvisation, notation, composition/songwriting, transcription(playing by ear), audition prep, duet / band / ensemble performance, family music, recording & computer music On: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin, Viola, Cello, Voice Across various genres and traditional lesson approaches. BIOGRAPHY Born into a family of singers and dancers music is more than a study or pass time to me, it is a language and a way of life. I believe everyone is a musician at heart.  Starting in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, my music career has taken me from Seattle to LA; and abroad to Haiti, Kenya, England, France. It is such an indescribable joy to connect with people around the world through music. I've performed in concert halls, symphonies, marching bands, pit orchestras, children's productions, restaurants, solo and ensemble competitions, even at Disneyland. In addition to my hobby of instrument maintenance, I've spent a number of years behind the scenes working stage production and harm reduction for many major events. I've been teaching friends and tutoring regularly since before graduating high school. This early start to teaching has lead me to a very dynamic approach to music education. I know what it takes to go from childhood lessons to lifelong music dreams. And this path is unique for everyone. Some people want to know all the math and science behind how music works, others just want to sing well to the radio. A lot of people don't always know. That's the beauty of musical arts, to listen and find that expression which speaks to you. What are you waiting for? Let's play some music. :) Have questions? Shoot me a message real quick. I'm more than happy to help point you in the right direction. (whether or not that's with me) ~~~ Life is music. There is rhythm in nature, tones of voice, being able to resonate with an idea. The most important aspects of our lives are governed by music; the birthday song, our ABCs, bedtime lullabies, graduations, parades, funerals, worship, movies... - life just wouldn't be the same without music.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2009

Education

Education and Psychology

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 1+

Speaks

Speaks French, Spanish, American Sign Language, English

Speaks

Has background check

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This is the coach for me, hands down. Immediately felt comfortable and I knew I was under the care of a pro. She is great at running a diagnostic on your voice so you know where you’re at and creating a plan that feels appropriately challenging. Looking forward to more lessons!

Posted Mar 11, 2022
Online

First lesson and I've already learned how to teach myself one of my favorite songs (which I can now play a few hours after my lesson) and some helpful music theory!

Posted Jul 25, 2021
Online

My 16-year-old ---who had not practiced for over a year---is absolutely loving her lessons with Ms. Avenira! With only 3 lessons, I am now seeing the spark for playing the violin return to my daughter's eyes. Ms. Avenira is meeting my daughter "where she is" and truly customizing lessons to move her forward. She provides detailed updates for each lesson, and I could not be happier with my investment. Excellent teacher.

Posted Feb 20, 2021
Manager & Instructor
Jan 2020 - Present
B-Music Studio, Los Angeles
B-Music is a vibrant musical school set in a professional recording studio in West Hollywood. In addition to Private and Duet lessons, we offer Mini Bands introducing little ones to music fundamentals, Studio Bands for older kids to develop skills to perform in rock band and now orchestral strings.
Free Lance Performer
Dec 2010 - Present
location varies
It's been my pleasure to play for holiday parties, weddings, churches, school functions, eating establishments and more. This often entails providing my own equipment and preparing music or getting a feel for the environment and improvising.
Dispatch / Harm Reduction
Mar 2016 - Sep 2019
Major Dance Music Companies
Duties entailed overseeing the health and safety of patrons and performers in various types of weather and conditions. As well as assistance with staging and other set up and load out operations.
Program Coordinator
May 2013 - Aug 2013
Waldorf Kenya
Designed and instructed day camp activities focused on music, drumming, singing, dance and martial arts for children 3 - 7 yrs.
Musician
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
Metropolitian Youth Symphony
Met for regular rehearsals and performed at local schools, community events and concert halls.
Childcare Provider
May 2008 - Jan 2020
Spilt Milk Nannies / Urban Sitter / Freelance
Years of experience caring for children in many different families on an as needed basis. My focus in childcare is to create a pleasant and inviting atmosphere filled with toys, games and learning.
Education and Psychology
Feb 2015 - Feb 2017
Portland Community College
Music Performance and Theory
Sep 2008 - Feb 2013
Milwaukie Arts Academy
American Sign Language
Limited Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Professional Life Coach
Jun 2021
Transformation Services
Professional Life Coaches are trained in various processes to help others develop their confidence and establish clear steps toward achieving their goals. This certification focuses on: Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Goal Setting Mindfulness Self-talk Emotions Decision making Taking action Overcoming fear Creating change Finding passion and purpose

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