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Popular Music Teachers Near Duarte

Kimberly A.

Monrovia, CA
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Alfredo S.

Temple City, CA
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Jeff S.

Pasadena, CA
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Kimberly A. Monrovia, CA

About Kimberly

I started playing music around the Kansas City area twenty five years ago. I graduated from The University of Southern California with a degree in studio/jazz guitar (cum laude). While at USC, I received a merit scholarship and an award for professional leadership and service within her department. I also graduated with honors from Musicians Institute (GIT), of Hollywood, CA.

I have toured the U.S. and Canada playing venues such as The Portland Rose Festival, The Playboy Jazz Festival, The Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series, Irvine Lake Blues Festival,The Burnaby British Columbia Blues Festival and the Long Beach Blues Festival. The headliners at these events included Robben Ford, The Neville Brothers, and Johnny Winter.

I have released two solo CD's that have received ...

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Les N. November 5, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
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Kimberly is a gifted and accomplished musician with technical knowledge and experience which is evident in her teaching style. She quickly assessed my skill level and adjusted my lessons to build on what I already knew and in a few short weeks has helped me make significant progress. She's very patient, observant, and extremely helpful with all types of students--from beginner to advanced. I look forward each week to my lessons with Kimberly.
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Bruce D. September 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
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Excellent instructor.
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Mitch R. July 24, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking lessons from Kimberly for the last few weeks. As a comparison, I have taken lessons a number of times in the distant past. Kimberly is by far the very best guitar instructor I have had. Kimberly is extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled and very personable.
Alfredo S. Temple City, CA

About Alfredo

Hi! My name is Al! I've been playing drums for about 11 years now, I started playing at the age of 12 when my parents bought me my first drum set. Since then drumming has been my life, everything from playing in numerous bands, drum competitions, private teaching, and National US Tours. Leaving my home town of Brownsville, TX behind, I moved out to L.A Summer of 2008 to attend the Los Angeles Music Academy, where I received my Associates Degree in Music Performance. I currently teach private lessons and I gig around town with various artists. I have lots of musical knowledge that Iv'e obtained by studying with LA's Top Drummers. I'd love to pass down my knowledge only to benefit you in your drum learning experience. If you're just a beginner, only want to take ...

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Moushira M. March 6, 2014
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the teacher is very helpfull ,cooperate, and patient . he is such a very good teacher
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JeanS April 25, 2012
Really enjoy the lessons. Makes learning the fundamentals fun. Very patient and enthusiastic. Also, he's making learning how to read music fun, which in the past I've hated learning about, but am now enjoying. He's very encouraging.
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DeborahL September 20, 2011
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He was very kind and patient with my Trinity. The lessons was supposed to be for my 6 yr old, but it didn't work out, it seem to Alfredo bother him he just offered to teach my other daughter instead, great way to "roll with the punches".
Jeff S. Pasadena, CA

About Jeff

Hi, my name is Jeff. I received my Bachelors' in Music from Cal State Los Angeles and have taught music for over 30 years. I've played with the Drifters, Tower of Power, Brenda White, and Bobby Bradford. I have lead bands that have included alumni from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis, Count Basie, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, the Temptations, Gladys Knight, Foreigner, Harry James, Joe Sample and the Jazz Crusaders, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Yanni and even Englebert Humperdink! I teach in a wide variety of styles and have the experience and knowledge from my years of teaching and performing to greatly increase your knowledge about music and greatly improve your technique.

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David L. November 14, 2014
Guitar · In studio
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Jeff is a great guitar teacher. He knows everything about the guitar and music theory. Whenever I have a question, Jeff always goes into great detail to explain everything to make I understand it well. I have been with Jeff for almost a year and my playing and understanding of the guitar has greatly improved. Jeff also has a great record collection. Thank you Jeff and see you next week for my lesson!
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David W. December 4, 2013
Bass Guitar
Jeff is the Man!

I took lessons from Jeff on and off for about 15yrs. I started off on the bass and then tried learning some guitar. I really had a great time learning how to play the bass from Jeff, he makes it really fun and relevant to your needs. Some days, I really wanted to learn a song I heard on the radio or from a favorite band, and he was instantly able to teach it to me. Jeff is a great guy and really knows how to teach guitar. I would definitely recommend taking lessons from Jeff. He will go at your pace, and you will have a blast learning how to play the guitar!
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Rick A. November 30, 2013
Guitar
Rock players: learn something about Jazz!

I came to Jeff as a rock player with /some/ skill, but stuck in the "pentatonic box". Jeff introduced me to the infinite possibilities of Jazz. I wasn't the most diligent student in the world, and even still, I learned some of the basics: how to read a lead sheet, how Jazz maps to the electric guitar, how to play faster, and /when/ to play faster. Jeff introduced me to some essential figures from the Jazz canon: Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Jobim. In retrospect, the most important takeaway from "Jeff lessons" was ear training. He has a clever set of techniques for learning to hear and recognize intervals. Take lessons with Jeff and you'll learn how build chords, and to easily pick apart a piece of music and transcribe it. On top of all that, he's a pretty cool guy. :) Solid gold!

Braeden H.

Monrovia, CA
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Danae V.

Covina, CA
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Marko S.

Glendora, CA
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Braeden H. Monrovia, CA

About Braeden

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA in 2013, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology: World Music. I have 12+ years of guitar and musical experience, I've toured nationally with the LA-based band Torches, and I gig frequently in the Los Angeles area. I made my national television debut in spring 2013 performing on AXS Live. A multi-instrumentalist, I specialize in guitar and bass, and currently teach both instruments at the Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington, CA.
I love teaching, and tailor each lesson to the individual. I believe that lessons grounded in the fundamentals of music theory lead to a flexible musical education—music doesn't have to be cloudy and mysterious anymore! My main motivation in teaching is to encourage what brought a student to seek lessons ...

Danae V. Covina, CA

About Danae

Danae is an MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher and award-winning composer with a degree in Piano Performance, and over a decade of teaching and composition experience.
Teaching Philosophy: Danae is dedicated to providing an environment that promotes the highest potential of each student. The focus of lessons is on musical knowledge, technical precision, and artistic expression. These goals serve the purpose of fostering a lifelong enjoyment of music.

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The overall course of study is built on the foundation of traditional European-style conservatory studies (including the possibility of studying theory and composition, along with technique and repertoire).

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stacy A. February 20, 2014
Piano
Very impressed by Mrs. V.

I recently started taking lessons with Mrs. V and already feel like I'm progressing in my piano skills. Mrs. V exudes class and elegance, and you feel a sense of comfort and warmth upon meeting her. She is very knowledgeable in her craft, and the advice and tips she has given me during my lessons has really helped me with the pieces I'm currently learning. She's very patient and takes her time with you. She also really gets to know you as a person, which I find important.

I love that Mrs. V is also a composer and knows music theory. I have been struggling with theory for years, and she has been helping to educate me on theory during my lesson. She even assigns theory homework, which gives me that extra push to learn more. I am always encouraged to take notes during class as well. Mrs. V is just filled with information and it excites me to learn things I've never know before about piano technique, theory, and even the structure of a piano and how it works.

Mrs. V always encourages students to play in annual recitals, and I am looking forward to playing in the next one. My experience as a whole with Mrs. V has been great. I am very impressed with her thus far. I would recommend her to anyone who is serious about honing their piano skills.
Marko S. Glendora, CA

About Marko

Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance from California State University of Northridge.
I teach Drumset, Percussion(Latin, Orchestral, Marching Band).

I think that playing a Musical instrument is about having fun while developing your creativity to express yourself through the language of Music. No matter the age, anyone can learn and enjoy the experience of learning Music and its benefits!

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