CJW Music Lessons

CJW Music Lessons

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8 years in business

About this pro

I have taught piano, voice, composition, theory and songwriting lessons for five years now in Diamond Bar, Pomona, Covina, Claremont and surrounding areas. I have taught  at least 50 students privately as well as over 700 students in online courses on Udemy and other platforms.

I have two degrees, one in music composition and another in Music Technology. I am well versed in Pro Tools and Logic Pro X as well.

What Makes Me Different from Others?

Many other teachers have strict plans regard each level of instruction and stick to them. They sometimes offer very little deviation from the platform. I however, provide a laid back, fun, caring, and patient environment that is so important for developing the talents of musicians, both hobbyists and budding professionals. I tailer-make each lesson to the students’ specific needs and desires. I also teach many who have learning disabilities like ADD, ADHD, Autism and many different conditions. I love teaching others of any ability that possess the spark and love for music and the spark leads to a life of true expression and bliss.

For more information, feel free to go to my website: http://www.cjwmusiclessons.com. You could also check out Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cody-weinmann-5289262a/. Also check out Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CJWSheetMusic/.

I want to help you with your musical goals and aspirations.

Cody Weinmann

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Diamond Bar, CA 91765
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When we first meet, I ask the student some questions (or their parents) about what they expect from the lesson. I also ask them what music interests them so I could craft a plan for achieving that musical goal. If it's a piano student, we start with simple finger warmups and positions to get them used to the instrument. If it's a voice or singing student, I test how high and low they can go as well as start the students off with proper breathing exercises, tonal exercises and much more! If it's a composition student, we go over some basic music theory knowledge as well as assess how far along the student is in composition (if any). We also discuss what musical style or genre he or she may be interested in learning.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have two degrees, one Bachelors of Arts in music performance/composition and another Bachelor's in Music Technology and Recording arts. In these degrees is a lot of music theory, composition, piano and voice training.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

For half hour lessons once a week, it's $25.

For hour lessons once a week, it's $40 (so a discount here)

I also offer Monthly packages (paying for 4 lessons at once) at $160

I also offer group lessons that are consulted when I meet the group.

How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching out of college. I tried getting a job outside of music, but the beautiful gift kept calling and I discovered that I really enjoy teaching students of all ages. That was in 2012. Ever since then, I have been teaching and arranging music for my students to learn.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with many different students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. I am especially fond of teaching those who may have learning, physical or other disabilities because I have cerebral palsy and I love to inspire people that playing music is possible no matter what ability you have. I have worked with a lot of kids ages 5 to 13 on up to adults in 40s to 60s.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was fond of conducting a string quartet through songs at my church for an awesome night of worship at Efree church Diamond Bar. I loved seeing all the kids singing along with the music as well.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for someone who will challenge you to go after your goals. Don't just fall for the status quo lessons teacher. Get a teacher who knows his stuff but also makes music fun, while keeping your goals as his or her top priority.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What kind of lessons are you looking for? What genres of music do you want to learn more about?