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Milton J.
Corona, California
Learn to play the piano with ease from a teacher with 7 years of musical experience
I have been teaching the wonderful instrument of the piano for more than seven years. I utilize the Faber Piano Adventures piano series of lesson books that includes lessons and homework in a fun and engaging way to promote retention. I also use the publication A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony to learn chord progressions, sequences, modulations, realization of both figured and un-figured basses, basic improvisation, and score reading. Learning these techniques will help transition students seamlessly to various styles and genres that incorporate the piano, helping you learn and love the piano without frustrating stoppages that often lead us away from lesson continuity. From there, for intermediate and advance students I use the Hanon Piano Exercises Book to promote correct and precise fingering, syncopation, arpeggiation, pedaling, and key centering. Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
About Milton J.

Hey there, everyone! My name is Milton and I teach vocal, guitar, piano, and musical theatre lessons in the Inland Empire area. I help those young, middle-aged, and not-as-young tap into their own soul through music so that they may help others find theirs as well. I believe that in order to entertain others with your voice or your instrument, one must first be able to entertain oneself - all the while having fun doing it! As a recent graduate of the University of California, Davis with a double major in Music History & Ethnomusicology and African-American & African Studies; a former co-host of the popular hip-hop radio show ATF Radio: All Things Fresh on KDVS 90.3 FM; a former Music Director of The Afterglow of UC Davis; and a recent graduate of American University with a Master's of Education in Business Education, I have come in contact and learned from a vast amount of different musicians and educators. A classically-trained bass-baritone with roots in R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, and Jazz, I have aspirations to help each and every student realize their full musical potential. If you're looking for a teacher who will motivate and inspire you not only to learn your instrument of choice, but also how to perform it (whether on the big stage or in your living room for the family) and record it as well, I'm the perfect teacher for you. Learning to sing, play, and act beautifully doesn't have to be difficult -- we'll work on finding your voice or your style, all while having fun along the way! I teach in-studio, in-home, and online lessons, so we can be flexible with the lesson type and schedule! This is a perfect chance for you or your child who can't stop singing around the house or has dreams of shredding on the guitar or twinkling on the ivories to learn the fundamentals of music, start something new that keeps them or you focused, and have fun while doing it! Feel free to contact me at show contact info for any questions and check out my student reviews and qualifications. I look forward to meeting you and accompanying you or your child on your musical journey!!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2011

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Master of Education - Business Education

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Teaches ages 5+

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Milton J.
Corona, California
Learn to play the piano with ease from a teacher with 7 years of musical experience
I have been teaching the wonderful instrument of the piano for more than seven years. I utilize the Faber Piano Adventures piano series of lesson books that includes lessons and homework in a fun and engaging way to promote retention. I also use the publication A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony to learn chord progressions, sequences, modulations, realization of both figured and un-figured basses, basic improvisation, and score reading. Learning these techniques will help transition students seamlessly to various styles and genres that incorporate the piano, helping you learn and love the piano without frustrating stoppages that often lead us away from lesson continuity. From there, for intermediate and advance students I use the Hanon Piano Exercises Book to promote correct and precise fingering, syncopation, arpeggiation, pedaling, and key centering. Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
About Milton J.

Hey there, everyone! My name is Milton and I teach vocal, guitar, piano, and musical theatre lessons in the Inland Empire area. I help those young, middle-aged, and not-as-young tap into their own soul through music so that they may help others find theirs as well. I believe that in order to entertain others with your voice or your instrument, one must first be able to entertain oneself - all the while having fun doing it! As a recent graduate of the University of California, Davis with a double major in Music History & Ethnomusicology and African-American & African Studies; a former co-host of the popular hip-hop radio show ATF Radio: All Things Fresh on KDVS 90.3 FM; a former Music Director of The Afterglow of UC Davis; and a recent graduate of American University with a Master's of Education in Business Education, I have come in contact and learned from a vast amount of different musicians and educators. A classically-trained bass-baritone with roots in R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, and Jazz, I have aspirations to help each and every student realize their full musical potential. If you're looking for a teacher who will motivate and inspire you not only to learn your instrument of choice, but also how to perform it (whether on the big stage or in your living room for the family) and record it as well, I'm the perfect teacher for you. Learning to sing, play, and act beautifully doesn't have to be difficult -- we'll work on finding your voice or your style, all while having fun along the way! I teach in-studio, in-home, and online lessons, so we can be flexible with the lesson type and schedule! This is a perfect chance for you or your child who can't stop singing around the house or has dreams of shredding on the guitar or twinkling on the ivories to learn the fundamentals of music, start something new that keeps them or you focused, and have fun while doing it! Feel free to contact me at show contact info for any questions and check out my student reviews and qualifications. I look forward to meeting you and accompanying you or your child on your musical journey!!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2011

Education

Master of Education - Business Education

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English, Spanish, French, German, Italian

Speaks

Has background check

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Milton is a great piano instructor who really emphasizes the basics and enjoyment. He was very patient with me as an older student and always took the time to answer any questions that may have gone beyond the reserved time. He is very knowledgeable regarding all things music and really tailors the lessons towards what you enjoy and the appropriate level. Over the past two years, I learned to play a large variety of genres so you will not get bored. He was very professional but still relatable and I very much enjoyed every lesson I had. I would highly recommend students of any age and skill level to take a chance with Milton!

Posted Jun 21, 2022
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Milton is an excellent instructor! He is very knowledgeable, kind, and patient. The guitar curriculum he uses is very good. I have prior musical knowledge in piano, and Milton knows when I need to be challenged/need extra work and when I can breeze through exercises on my new instrument. Lessons are really fun and I always look forward to them. Highly recommended!

Posted Jun 9, 2021
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Feb 2013 - Present
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Vocal, Guitar, Piano, and Theatre and Film Acting Instructor
Master of Education - Business Education
Sep 2014 - May 2016
American University
Ethnomusicology/African-American & African Studies
Sep 2007 - Jun 2012
University of California Davis
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
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Limited Proficiency
Italian
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Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Calhoun St.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$50
90 minutes
$70
120 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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