Michael Valentekovic teaches voice, guitar, piano, music theory and composition in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. He is passionate about helping students reach all their goals by keeping a balance between the physiological and the analytical aspects of music study. He enjoys working both with children and adults. Michael believes music is an essential part of a child’s education and is also fun to learn. Michael Valentekovic is a Southern California native, a graduate of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach, and a current graduate student at UCLA. He studied music pedagogy, performance, and was awarded graduate and undergraduate scholarships. Michael loves teaching and works hard to help his students become life-long learners. When he is not teaching, he is singing opera, playing piano and guitar, learning cool linguistics facts, and folding origami.