Lark Music Lessons

Lark Music Lessons

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2 employees
2 years in business

About this pro

We teach the language of music.  At Lark Music Lessons, you’re the artist, here.  Learn how to spill your soul out when you sing and play.  We are a family business and enjoy helping others master their art on their own musical journeys.  Our studio is located inside the legendary Comic Book Hideout in downtown Fullerton.  We teach a variety of instruments, including voice, piano, ukulele, bass, drums, and guitar.  Please contact us for more information or to book a lesson.  Thank you and rock on! 🤘 

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Fullerton, CA 92832
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first try to assess my new student’s level and then we talk about their intentions for taking lessons.  Every student is different from the next, so I determine personalized short/long term goals and go from there.  I have found it especially helpful to pick a specific genre/style of music/artist to focus on studying.  The more focus, and less jumping around doing this or that, the more progress.

Kids tend to be better with traditional method books like Bastien, Faber, or Alfred.  With teens and adults I tend to teach on a “song by song” basis.


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

2011- Bachelors in Music Education,

         Choral/Vocal Emphasis, Piano Profficiency

Over 15 years private lessons experience teaching students with ages ranging 3-70 years old

Lead Singing and Keys in Classic Rock Band “The Others” - 8 years

Backup Singing in Southern Rock Band “The Harmless Doves” -8 years 

Keys in “American Skynyrd”, a Lynyrd Skynrd country band - 2 years

Backup Singing/Tambourine in Country Band “Daniel Bonte and the Bona Fide” - 3 years

Lead/Backup Singing/Percussion in Pyschadelic Soul Band “Watt’s Happening”, Current

I have done several one-off gigs for jazz bands, weddings, graduations, Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremonies, and several National Anthems at college baseball and basketball games.

I have done several studio recordings and backing vocals for various artists and bands.


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

$100/month flat rate for 30 min, weekly lessons at my studio in The Comic Book Hideout, downtown Fullerton, CA

$150/month for in-home lessons


How did you get started teaching?

I was recruited by a parent because she decided I had a great voice after seeing me perform in church.  She found out I also played piano and hired me at 14 years old to teach her daughter piano lessons.  I then went on to study music in college and taught for 5 years at the Orange County Music Academy after earning my Bachelors in Music Ed.  In 2016 I opened my own studio where I currently teach.


What types of students have you worked with?

SO MANY TYPES!

(haha)

young, old, quiet, bold...piano, voice, ukulele, guitar, drums...

talented advanced students, complete beginners, special education/learning disability/autistic types...

types that have to communicate by semi-sign language and typing on their phone because they crashed into a bridge in a skydiving accident and can no longer talk —types! 

musical theater types, rock and roll types, jazz types, classical types...  you name it, I’ve probsbly taught it!


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My 10 year old student who I just started working with a couple of months ago is nailing almost the entire first half of Bohemian Rhapsody, an incredibly challenging piece for his age, and has set a goal to memorize and complete it by the end of the year.


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

Ask good questions and come to class prepared to get the most out of lessons.


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

Do you have any musical experience?

Do you already own an instrument?

Are you committed to daily practice or are you a “weekend warrior”?

Are you learning to become a performer or just for fun?  Or are you already gigging regularly and just need guidance?

Which genre/style/artist will be your primary focus?

Do you plan on writing music of your own?