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Popular Music Teachers Near Costa Mesa

Richard C.

Irvine, CA
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Catherine W.

Fountain Valley, CA
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Calvin A.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Richard C. Irvine, CA

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers in the past as well as at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have also performed at the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, The Bakersfield Jazz Festival and numerous club dates and private functions throughout New York, New England and California. *** Lesson Details *** Students will experience an "original" lesson based on how they learn. Some students benefit most from a visual standpoint reading music or tab while others learn best by an auditory or hearing approach. We will explore what ...

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David Z. July 3, 2014
Banjo · In home
Verified Student
Richard is a wonderful teacher. Very patient and knowledgeable
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Rob H. May 7, 2014
Classical Guitar
Verified Student
Professional and patient with kids!

Mr. Richard, as we call him, has been fantastic with my 7 year old son. His early recommendations maximized my son's guitar interaction and the visible (audible?) progress being made actively encourages practice at home.

Mr. Richard is able to give simplified homework that my son can understand. As opposed to "practice for 20 minutes per day", Mr. Richard was able to identify what works with my son's personality and established practice criteria that was much more effective.
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Cristina I. March 11, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Great lessons

I learned a lot in just a few lessons. I enjoy taking lessons from Richard. He is professional, knowledgable & on time.
Catherine W. Fountain Valley, CA

About Catherine

You can sing for life! I love to sing and I have been doing it all my life. I also love to share my enthusiasm, skills and knowledge with people. I started singing at a very young age and lived in a household where everyone sang. When I was fifteen, I got my first professional singing job and never looked back. I think it's my experience along with my education that is a great benefit to my students. I have sung in every vocal genre you can think of: pop, rock, jazz, blues, Broadway, opera, and choral music. I share this experience with my students, helping to guide them by providing them with insights on phrasing, interpretation, and stylistic nuances. I pair this experience with my knowledge and skills to help them learn correct and appropriate vocal support and techniques. ...

Calvin A. Costa Mesa, CA

About Calvin

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 10 years. I hold a B.A. in music from USC. My professional experience as a musician and teacher has led me to many areas of the music business. I've worked as an apprentice to several established film composers and arrangers and have had the opportunity work with Lionel Hampton New York Big Band, Metropole Orchestra, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Clayton Brothers, Rachelle Farrell, Michael Buble, and Charles Aznavour. I play guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, banjo as well as write music. *** Lesson Details *** I am extremely patient and firmly believe that anybody can learn to play music. I try to keep my teaching philosophy simple. We figure out your musical goals and aspirations and carve out a path to achieving them. Along

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brenda M. October 30, 2014
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher
Wonderful teaching style
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Doug F. October 4, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Calvin is great to work with. I look forward to my lesson each week. He goes the extra mile by sending me practice tracks and focuses on the music I want to learn. I am in my mid 50's and never had any formal music training. Calvin is fantastic and a great person too.
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Debbie H. September 25, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Calvin is an amazing and wonderful teacher. He's patient and kind. He truly knows how to inspire and encourage our daughter. I would highly recommend Calvin to anyone who wants to learn from a talented and professional musician.

Jean T.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Carl S.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Michelle L.

Irvine, CA
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Jean T. Costa Mesa, CA

About Jean

With a B.A. in Music from UCSB and a M.A. from Stanford Univ. in Education, I have taught piano and singing for many years to all ages. I sing and play both classical and popular music and have years of experience with musical theatre. Lessons are in my beautiful home on a grand piano and I have the equipment to record you. Whether preparing for an audition or starting from scratch you will receive the utmost attention to your musical desires. *** Lesson Details *** Voice students do best with a 45 min. or 60 min. lesson which begins with vocal exercises and concludes with work on repertoire of your choice. Piano students can start with a 30 min. lesson but more can be accomplished with a 45 min. lesson. Practice at home is required for you to succeed, and access to a keyboard, ...

Carl S. Costa Mesa, CA

About Carl

Private lessons are given in the privacy and convenience of your home. Drumset instruction for beginners through professionals, ages 8-adult. Lessons include: technique, songs, music reading and theory. Styles include rudimental, orchestral, jazz, blues, rock, country, latin and more. Lessons can be coordinated with school music programs. Curriculum is custom tailored to each student’s skill level, ability and schedule. Patient, kind, supportive and creative environment ensures success of objectives in each lesson. Technical skills covered are: German, American and French matched grip Traditional grip Stick control Snare drum rudimental/orchestral technique Brush technique Ride cymbal technique Bass drum pedal technique Hi-hat pedal technique Coordinated independence Hand

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silvia B. June 30, 2014
Drum · In studio
Carl’s gift as a teacher is both his patience and resourcefulness. He has a nurturing style of teaching and clearly cares about the progress of each of his students. Because of his years of performing as a professional, he draws on this knowledge and expertise. He brings a broad range of approaches to conveying fundamentals, technique and building on foundation principles of music. Carl taught my high school age son and I saw that he is willing to explore what works best for each of his students, who come with different learning styles and levels.
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Terry S. May 28, 2014
Drum · In home
Carl is a highly dedicated, skilled Professional and a pleasure to work with. I have been involved in lessons with Carl for over 2 and a half years. I played drums in highschool but never truly learned the basics and Carl has given me the steps from basics to more advanced instruction and helped me succeed. I admire his patience and skills and work ethic.
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Mel R. May 27, 2014
Hand Drums · In home
I have been taking hand drum lessons (bongos and congas) from Carl for about 15 months. I find lessons with him enjoyable and relaxing, and I have learned a lot about technique and style from Carl. He is patient and gears his teaching to the interests and needs of his students. Regardless of age or gender, a student will feel at ease and confident with Carl as his/her drum instructor........Mel Roth, Irvine, CA.
Michelle L. Irvine, CA

About Michelle

Michelle L. is from Orange County and has been involved with music her whole life starting with marching band, concert band, symphonic orchestra, jazz band, drumline, choir, and classical piano.  Michelle is a graduate of University of California Irvine in 2012 with a degree in classical piano performance and University of Southern California Scoring for Motion Picture and Television (SMPTV) in 2013. Michelle has many experiences with private piano lessons from beginner's level to intermediate level.

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Melissa H. August 12, 2014
Piano · In studio
As I got older, I regret taking my piano lessons for granted as a child so I took courage to get back into it. Miss Michelle was very patient and encouraging despite my personal embarrassment of feeling like a slower learner. I also mentioned my desire to learn guitar, which then she kindly showed and taught me few chords. We would take a short break from time to time to "jam" (more like I learned) with her. Lessons were very fun and she was very easy to talk to. It was very unfortunate that I had to move away and end my lessons, but I learned so much from her in a year! I highly recommend her — she's a wonderful teacher!!
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Angela P. August 8, 2014
Piano · In home
I took lessons from Michelle for a year and a half, and had a wonderful time! She took me through sight-reading, finger positioning, musical notations, etc. (basically everything for a beginner). I was at level 0 before I started and by the end got to a happy 2!
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Jade N. July 31, 2014
Piano · In studio
My 10 y/o daughter took piano lessons from Michelle a couple years back.
What I really appreciated was that Michelle teacher actually made each lesson fun and enjoyable. I usually could not get Tiffany to sit in front of the piano for more than 10 minutes, but with Michelle, practicing piano was no longer a chore for Tiffany.
Tiffany's improvements were really drastic and noticeable thanks to Michelle :)

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