Christian

Christian B.

Subjects:

Piano (Classical), Piano (Pop), Singing (Classical), Singing (Musical Theater), Singing (Opera), Singing (Pop), Trombone more

Studio Lessons

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In-Home Lessons

10 miles from Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Pricing:
30 min: $40-$50
45 min: $40-$50
60 min: $50-$60
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Overview

  • Schooling: California State University, Fullerton School of Music
  • I have over 5 years of teaching experience
  • I teach kids & adults ages 5 and up
  • I teach special needs students
  • I have a teaching degree
  • I have a graduate degree
  • I can teach from my studio
  • I can teach from your home
  • I am legally permitted to work in the US
  • I am a non-smoker

About Me

Fun and energetic teacher ready to help!

I began my career as an Educator in 2010 when I worked with individuals who needed help with their Instrumental Playing and Academic skills. Upon graduation from high school in 2011, I taught part-time at multiple schools while obtaining my Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Music Education. I received my Degree in 2015 and have taught as a Full-Time Educator from 2015 until the early part of 2017. I look to complete my Master of the Arts - Education Degree in 2018 from Loyola Marymount University. After the completion of my contract, I have decided to focus on the Individual Side of Education and am looking to build my studio of students once more.

As an Educator, I love to help students out as much as possible! I encourage informative lessons that also are fun, engaging, and energetic. I also make sure that I design student-specific curriculum that ensures the greatest levels of success and improvement for the student. I have hundreds of testimonials from previous students that can be provided upon request to ensure that you are dealing with a legitimate educator with the students' best interests in mind. I also ensure that I offer lessons at reasonable prices with the highest of quality (taught by educators at the Doctorate Level and currently have my Bachelor's Degree and working towards my Master's).


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3 Reviews | GPA: 4.0 of 4.0
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Review by Elijah R., Florida on 08/16/2017
Mr.Banas is a phenomenal teacher, he is able quickly and accurately pin-point even the smallest quirk that need to be fixed in a performance and do so in a kind and friendly demeanor. His professional yet casual personality is very inviting and fosters a genuine feeling experience that promotes growth in every type of student. I whole-heartedly recommend him!

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Review by Scout M., California on 08/16/2017
Christian is a thoughtful teacher and explains technical concepts in a manner that makes them easy to understand and far less intimidating to practice. He also excellent at guiding someone through a lesson; encouraging but also honest about what can be done to develop weaknesses.

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Review by Gabriel V., Florida on 08/16/2017
As both a voice actor and a musician, I can attest to the effectiveness and engagement of the vocal classes that I recieve from Christian Banas. He's a well adaptive instructor, that is able to teach you according to your learning style. I never thought that I would be making the improvements or advancements that I am currently doing now in accordance to his instruction. Not only have I become a more confident singer eager to improve each and every day, I've also grown confident as an actor and a musician. Whenever I'm in a one on one class with Christian, he is always able to keep me interested in whats going on without having any moment of dead air or silence. I'm always engaged and constantly looking for feedback on what the current task is at hand. All in all, I highly encourage to check out Christian Banas for vocal lessons. It's already done so much for me. I cant wait to continue growing and seeing where my voice will lead me in the bright future to come.

Education

As a Musician and Educator, I have received top of the line Education from Award Winning Educators. These Educators include, but are not limited to: Dr. Christopher Peterson - Choral Director Dr. Nicole Baker - Individual Voice Mr. Bill Cunliffe - Jazz Director Dr. Mitch Fennell - Director of Wind Bands (Retired) Dr. Marc Dickey - Director of School of Music Dr. Patricia Cornett - Director of Wind Bands In addition to being taught by world-renowned educators, I have also received awards myself, which are listed below: Bachelor of the Arts - Music Education from California State University, Fullerton (1 Full Year Completed) Enrolled in Master of the Arts - Education (Music) Program at Loyola Marymount University Alvarado Intermediate School Most Inspirational Teacher 2015 Yamaha Instrumental Music Education Scholarship 2015

Teaching Approach

I approach teaching in a very nurturing, fun, and enjoyable environment. There is no reason to play music when you are not enjoying what is being produced. I ensure my lessons are extremely informative and makes the students smile every time they come in to learn. I have high standards, but also understand that everyone learns at their own pace. I will make sure I provide my students the tools to succeed at any level.

Subject Details

Trombone: 

Trombone is my Principal Instrument that I have played for 14 years. I have studied with incredible Trombone Instructors such as Mr. Michael Hoffman (Principal Trombonist of Pacific Symphony and prolific Movie Musician) and Dr. Mitch Fennel (Former Director of Bands at California State University, Fullerton). I have played in University and Professional level ensembles such as the California State University, Fullerton Symphonic Winds, University Band, Jazz Big Band, and Wind Symphony.


Piano (Classical): 

I studied Piano with fantastic piano professors at California State University, Fullerton School of Music. I have over 5 years of teaching students piano in both the classroom and private setting. My demographic of students ranges from students as young as 5 and students as old as 70. I have also worked with students of all levels ranging from beginner, intermediate, advanced, and professional.


Singing (Classical): 

Voice is my Secondary Instrument that I have learned to master for over a decade. I have studied with incredible Vocal Teachers such as Dr. Nicole Baker (Singer in the LA Master Chorale) and Mr. Tony Oliver (Famous Voice Actor and Brodway Veteran). My years of studying voice in all areas have led me to pursuing a career in Professional Voice Over work as well.


Singing (Musical Theater): 

Voice is my Secondary Instrument that I have learned to master for over a decade. I have studied with incredible Vocal Teachers such as Dr. Nicole Baker (Singer in the LA Master Chorale) and Mr. Tony Oliver (Famous Voice Actor and Brodway Veteran). My years of studying voice in all areas have led me to pursuing a career in Professional Voice Over work as well.


Singing (Pop): 

Voice is my Secondary Instrument that I have learned to master for over a decade. I have studied with incredible Vocal Teachers such as Dr. Nicole Baker (Singer in the LA Master Chorale) and Mr. Tony Oliver (Famous Voice Actor and Brodway Veteran). My years of studying voice in all areas have led me to pursuing a career in Professional Voice Over work as well.


Singing (Opera): 

Voice is my Secondary Instrument that I have learned to master for over a decade. I have studied with incredible Vocal Teachers such as Dr. Nicole Baker (Singer in the LA Master Chorale) and Mr. Tony Oliver (Famous Voice Actor and Brodway Veteran). My years of studying voice in all areas have led me to pursuing a career in Professional Voice Over work as well.


Piano (Pop): 

I studied Piano with fantastic piano professors at California State University, Fullerton School of Music. I have over 5 years of teaching students piano in both the classroom and private setting. My demographic of students ranges from students as young as 5 and students as old as 70. I have also worked with students of all levels ranging from beginner, intermediate, advanced, and professional.


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