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Popular Music Teachers Near Harbor City

Edwin I.

El Segundo, CA
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Ryan M.

Torrance, CA
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Marc L.

Long Beach, CA
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Edwin I. El Segundo, CA

About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 17 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar. I am available to teach guitar(acoustic, electric, classical) for all levels, ages, and styles(pop to folk, rock to soul, world to classical) in English, Spanish and Japanese. Other subjects taught include bass guitar, piano/keyboard, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, harmonium, classical percussion, music theory, composition(all styles from pop to classical), ear training, and studio production/engineering/mixing. Born in Cali, Colombia on April 1979, I began my musical endeavors studying the ...

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William H. November 11, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Edwin is extremely patient and good natured. His knowledge of music and his ear for chords is amazing. I am a beginner and within a few lessons I am playing full songs from major bands. I couldn't be happier with Edwin and will be working with him for a long time.
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Nicole K. August 27, 2014
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Edwin has been teaching my 10 year old daughter for a year. He is sooo patient. It is nice that he asks her what songs she would like to learn and it allows her to have a say in what she plays! He is a great teacher!!
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Eugene May 14, 2014
I've always wanted to learn guitar and have had one lying around for awhile. I've been on youtube to try to learn some basics, but it was great to finally get some real feedback and pointers. Edwin was very patient and helped me get some basic rhythms down. Now I've got some specific stuff to work on til my next lesson.

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Ryan M. Torrance, CA

About Ryan

Hello, I am a music teacher, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. My passion is music and I absolutely love teaching. I have over ten years experience teaching music in all different types of settings to all different age groups, but my favorite is one-on-one time with a beginner who is excited to learn. I love inspiring music in others and with my time away from performing, I am passionate about teaching. I specialize in performing and teaching musical styles that include pop, rock, jazz, funk, and classical. I appreciate and teach all levels of music theory and music performance. I graduated from the Herb Alpert school of music at UCLA where I obtained a degree in jazz performance with a minor in music education. My love and appreciation of music is where my focus as a

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Jodi B. October 29, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ryan is an incredible guitar teacher for my daughter. He recognizes her strengths and weaknesses and consistently inspires her to improve. He has the perfect demeanor for her -- easy going but also pushes her to be her best. Fantastic teacher!
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Jared G. January 21, 2014
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Ryan knows his stuff, great teacher!

I'd highly recommend Ryan if you are looking for a very knowledgeable, easy going and talented teacher to help with your bass playing. I starting taking lessons because I wanted to advance past a beginner level and I just couldn't do it by myself.

His lessons helped me learn different techniques and theory, but also in a relateable way that was easier to understand, which helped me learn quicker. I'm sure any level of player could benefit from having him as a teacher. Thanks man, keep up the good work.
Marc L. Long Beach, CA

About Marc

Marc is a graduate of UC Berkeley, and recently completed his Master of Music in Piano Performance at Cal State Long Beach. He has been teaching piano students for the past seven years and has worked as a rehearsal pianist and accompanist. He specializes in classical piano, but also has experience in musical theater and jazz ensembles, and has performed on period instruments (harpsichord and fortepiano). *** Lesson Details *** Students of all ages are welcome, and will find Marc to be as laid back an instructor as the student's drive will allow for. Those aspiring to become accomplished pianists will be given a strict regiment of exercises to work with, while those for whom music is more of a hobby can expect a more laid back lesson; he's always up for discussing the history and ...

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VivianS April 25, 2012
Patience, Patient, professional, helpful, positive

He has a lot of confidence in his student. His mannerism is very calm especially when you make a mistake. He is very positive and always say you can do it even when I mess up so when I get home and practice, I say oh yes, I can do it. Thanks Marc
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LeahC March 26, 2012
Are you an adult piano novice?

Mr. Marc is the teacher for you!!!!! He is patient, talented, and very flexible and understanding to the scheduling needs of the working adult. I am a complete beginner and he has made this new adventure of mine to step out of my comfort zone and learn something new both exciting and fun!
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DanB March 12, 2012
Student

Marc is a great teacher. Patient and professional.

Patricia M.

San Pedro, CA
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Maureen L.

Long Beach, CA
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Ian W.

Torrance, CA
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Patricia M. San Pedro, CA

About Patricia

As a child I watched from the doorway as my older sister took her piano lessons. From that experience I taught myself to play the piano. My formal training came in college where I received my BA in Applied Music in piano and voice. I studied classical music and opera from a visiting professor from Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore MD. I graduated with honors and gave my Town Hall performance in the Spring of my Senior year. I had a passionate desire to be involved in music, to hear it and to perform it. I spent several years singing with the San Diego Opera Company, performing lead roles in Musical Theater and soloing in concerts from Monterrey to San Diego, CA. While still a student in college, I taught piano to children from the local community, so I have accumulated decades of teaching ...

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Narumi N. November 24, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
She is great! It will be my 5th lesson with her tomorrow, but she has already gave me confidence in singing (at least I can get my voice out more than before without shame), being patient with me, very informative, and gives great advises.
I originally took her lesson because I had an audition for Christmas Carol, and I wanted to at least go over the song I was going to use. Instead, she gave me another song to sing for the audition. I have never been able to get in a show where singing is the main dish; however, after her advise with the new song, I was thrilled to see an email from the casting director when I was chosen to be in the show! I can never thank enough her for this. :D
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Khristen V. September 11, 2014
Audition Prep · In home
Verified Student
We are so very fortunate to have had Patricia work with our daughter. She was very helpful on many levels. Patricia was able to help my daughter decide on what roles best suit her. She picked up on her strengths and motivated her to work on her weakness. My daughter was in awe with how much experience Patricia has in Broadway and truly enjoyed working her. Patricia was always prompt and really gave her all in each session. We really enjoyed having her around while working with our daughter.
Thank you Patricia for all your help! Lauren had her audition tonight and she is very confident. We will let you know how she did next week!!
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Megan D. May 14, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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I am so lucky to have stumbled onto this site and found Patricia. She is everything I could have asked for in a piano instructor. I started lessons as an adult beginner and have really learned a lot since I've started. Patricia has shown so much patience and she also makes each lesson fun. She constructs the lessons to my pace and skill level but also pushes me and challenges me to do my best. I'm looking forward to having many more lessons with Patricia!
Maureen L. Long Beach, CA

About Maureen

RESUME for Maureen: Educational Background: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. 1985-1990 Master’s of Music, Vocal Arts Aspen Music Festival, Long Beach Opera Summer Program California State University, Long Beach, CA. BA of Music Professional Experience: Soprano Section leader, St. Edward the Confessor, Dana Point, Ca, 2009- present Cantor and Soloist, St. Barnabas Church, Long Beach, CA, 2003 to 2009 Aerobics Instructor, LA Fitness Gym, Long Beach CA 2006 to present Choral Director, St. Barnabas Church, Long Beach, CA, 1998-2002 Voice Teacher, Cypress College, Cypress, CA, 2008- to present Teaching Experience: Cypress College, Voice Teacher, Applied Music Faculty 2008-present St. Barnabas School, ...

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Chelsea A. March 21, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Great teacher & lessons

We enjoy Maureen and her lessons. She is a professional teacher with vast knowledge of musical arts and is a quality professor. She follows up with lessons and is proactive in her communications.
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MadeleineC February 19, 2012
Lessons with Maureen

I've only taken 3 lessons with Maureen, and already have seen major improvement in my singing and overall confidence in my vocal abilities. I love her philosophy and approach. All my life singing and stress were synonymous, and she has taught me the exact opposite. I'm very excited to keep learning and exploring what my voice can do.
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SandiL February 14, 2012
Excellent Experience

Lessons with Maureen were an eye opener for my granddaughter. She learned what serious voice development meant. Thank you Maureen.
Ian W. Torrance, CA

About Ian

With 40 years of teaching experience, I have brought individuals into the piping world helping them achieve their personal goals and individual potential. Having won the US Gold medal in ’06 and the grade 1 World Pipe Band Championships in ’99, I am the expert of bagpipe music in western United States. My enthusiasm for the art of piping comes with a keen ear for quality during chanter practice and rehearsal of the pipes. In addition to teaching both individually as well as successful bagpipe bands, I am also The Simpsons piper, have appeared on Family Guy, American Dad, and several other motion pictures. I have performed at The Hollywood Bowl and the Gibson Amphitheatre with Sting. I am a Professor of Music at UCR. I studied under Andrew Wright, President of the Piobaireachd Society in ...

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Steven L. January 11, 2015
Bagpipes · In studio
I have been taking lessons on both Skype and in-person with Ian since I began playing the bagpipes three years ago. I have never had a music teacher prior who shows more passion in his musicianship and genuine interest in his students than Ian. He doesn't miss a (grace) note, and will challenge you to vastly improve your technique. Ian's style contains a humanistic spirituality unlike anything I have heard before. During his summer schools, I have made significant improvements to my style and technical abilities. He is the real deal.
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Matthew O. January 3, 2015
Bagpipes · In home
My name is Officer Matt and before I write a review about Mr. Ian W., I find it necessary to establish ethos with you (the reader) to bolster my credibility.

I am a law enforcement trainer in Northern California (firearms, defensive tactics, SWAT, chemical agents, and FTO), a former professional athlete (decathlon - fortunate enough to train under the best coaches in the USA), and am a current track and field coach.

I have had the honor of training with Ian Whitelaw for approximately 1 year, I have attended one of Ian's bagpipe workshops, and I have witnessed Ian compete at professional venue in San Diego (Angus MacDonald...where I witnessed Ian win both the professional grade Piobaireachd and the MSR).

I quickly learned that Ian possesses an innate ability to process information and transfer concepts to individuals of all aptitudes. Ian's patience, enthusiasm, and motivation are key to his students success and are a true testament to his understanding of coaching psychology.

Ian can answer the "why," questions for inquisitive learners (like myself) and he focuses on consistency, proper form, proper techniques during play, fundamentals, tradition, decorum, and he makes playing the instrument FUN with his eccentric personality and never-ending optimism.

Ian is a one-stop shop and I sincerely look forward to lessons with him every month. I would recommend training with Ian to anyone willing to put in the hard work it takes to become great.

Officer Matt, Northern California
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Ian W. December 30, 2014
Bagpipes · In studio
I have attended Ian's school twice, and both times my piping has gotten substantially better. Personalized instruction, and a focus on pipe setup, as well as work with both light music and piobaireachd, make this a very well-rounded school. As someone who has never played with a band, I enjoyed playing and learning in a small group setting, and then coming together as a group to play tunes in the afternoons. I would recommend Ian's school to any piper looking for a great school experience. - Adrienne Rieck

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