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Popular Clarinet Teachers Near Playa Vista

Mercedes S.

Inglewood, CA
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Cindy K.

Mission Hills, CA
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Joseph S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Mercedes S. Inglewood, CA

About Mercedes

Mercedes was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. She began playing alto saxophone at the age of nine, under jazz master Dr. Jackie McLean. She was originally classically trained and played in orchestras and big bands but began attending classes at the Artist Collective, which was developed by McLean himself. She continued to play throughout college, attending the University of Hartford's Hartt school of Music in the jazz program at the Jackie McLean Institute. She earned her B.A. from the university in 2005. Mercedes then went on to attend the California Institute of the Arts Herb Albert school of Music, studying under Paul Novaros and Vinny Golia, earning her Master's Degree in 2008.

Her primary style is bebop, however she also has a strong history in big band, swing, ...

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LisaK July 26, 2009
Great Instructor!

I only just started taking lessons a month and a half ago and have learned so much more than I expected. Mercedes is a great teacher and has not only taught me the fundamentals of playing, but also explains "how" and "why" I must do things.
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JonathanB May 18, 2009
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I have learned a lotfrom Mercedes compared to my previous teachers.......Excellent.....
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SigridH December 1, 2008
I very much enjoy my lessons with Mercedes! She is so inspiring and engaged. She keeps an eye on everything I am doing, instructs me in a nice manner and gives very good advice to improve my skills. I have learned enormously during the last few lessons. I will highly recommend her .Sigrid H.
Cindy K. Mission Hills, CA

I work with beginners through intermediate students

About Cindy

Hello, my name is Cindy and I am a vocal and instrumental instructor. I received my BA and MAT degrees from Pepperdine University. I have taught privately for over 25 years in the San Fernando Valley, along with Pasadena and Simi Valley areas. During college I performed in several operas including The Magic Flute and Hansel and Gretel with the Burbank Symphony Orchestra. After college, I was a member of Musical Americans, a select touring group from Southern California under the direction of K. Gene Simmonds that toured South America and Japan. I also served as a minister of music at a local church for several years.

I began playing the piano at the age of 7. My mother and sister were taking lessons and, when they had finished practicing I would go into the piano and play what ...

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Jessica R. November 13, 2014
Piano · In studio
My son really enjoys the lessons and looks forward to them every week! He is learning more than I thought would be possible in just 30 minutes once a week I am very happy we chose Cindy as his instructor.

Thank you!
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NicoleS December 4, 2011
Method of teaching is excellent! Cassidy has improved a lot... She picks up the guitar with a smile! I'm so glad we found Cindy as a teacher:)
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NadiaT October 12, 2011
Cindy is a wonderful teacher. Both my girls enjoy their piano and singing class. And they love Cindy's method of teaching.
Joseph S. Los Angeles, CA

My teaching style is a very traditional. To the beginning student I stress the importance of proper technique, perfect sound production, reading skill, and classical interpretation.

Once a rudimentary instrumental skill is achieved we then can start exploring the work of America's great Jazz masters and tackle the skills necessary to play wonderful and exciting Jazz improvisations!

I also will be teaching music theory, ear training, and song analysis along the way!

About Joseph

Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a professional Los Angeles area saxophonist with two degrees under my belt and 10+ years of performing experience.

In my early formation I studied classical saxophone technique with the great Karen Wiley in Houston Texas. I also attended the legendary High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.

I then achieved a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston and earned my BFA studying with some of todays most accomplished Jazz educators and performers. These names include Hal Crook, David Baker, Danilo Perez, George Garzone, among others.

I then moved to Los Angeles to pursue my masters at CalArts and studied with several world music masters as well as world class composers and Jazz faculty.
I have been ...

Benjamin S.

Redondo Beach, CA
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Joseph S.

Fullerton, CA
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Mike F.

Los Angeles, CA
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Benjamin S. Redondo Beach, CA

I teach beginner and intermediate Clarinet students. I focus on forming a correct embouchure (mouth position), hand position, good technique, and great sound.

About Benjamin

Hailed as having, œa gorgeous sound by conductor Benjamin Zander, saxophonist Dr. Benjamin S has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and in orchestras throughout Western Europe and across the United States. As performer he has earned a number of honors including winning the New England Conservatory (NEC) Concerto Competition performing Ingolf Dahl's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra, winning the NEC Honors competition and a solo performance in Jordan Hall, Boston, MA with his saxophone quartet, and being invited to perform William Bolcom'™s Concerto Grosso with the University of Southern California Wind Ensemble.

Benjamin is a sought after performer and interpreter of repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary, and is a strong proponent of the ...

Joseph S. Fullerton, CA

I took up clarinet as a double to clarinet and have been studying it for about 2 years.

About Joseph

I grew up in music, and started playing the piano when I was 6 years old, and began composing and using Logic Pro two years after that. I have been playing saxophone for 8 years, and am currently working to gain my bachelors degree in music performance from California State University, Fullerton. During my saxophone instruction I also began learning clarinet as a supplementary instrument, and have been playing it for 3 years. What I love about music the most, is how deep it resonates with the human soul and how the music stems from the passion of the composer and the performer.

I feel that my job as a teacher is to instill a sense of passion and love for music in my students, in addition to teaching them the instrument and the rudiments of music. I also am a strong believer that the ...

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James W. August 18, 2014
Saxophone · In home
I highly recommend this teacher. He relates well to students while educating them in both the technique and spirit of music. During my year of studenthood to this teacher, I have grown faster than I could have imagined.
Mike F. Los Angeles, CA

I have played clarinet for over 30 years and can help a young student progress with his/her work/band.

About Mike

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Patience, intelligence, an easy-going nature and a sense of humor are probably my strongest selling points as a tutor. I graduated cum laude from CSULB in 1991 and have worked a number of jobs since then, all the while pursuing my passion for music. I've played clarinet, guitar, sax, keyboards and other instruments and toured in Europe and the U.S. in different kinds of bands. I've recorded and played on several albums, and many songs I've written or co-written have appeared in movies and TV shows.

And, finally, my college degree was a B.A. in Liberal Studies with a Math concentration, so I certainly know my way around a math book! One thing I think I'm good at is helping a student understanding something by explaining it in different ways. It's pretty ...

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Whether you are a beginner Clarinet student, intermediate Clarinet student, or advanced Clarinet student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Clarinet skills. Your choices for a Playa Vista Clarinet instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Clarinet instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, ...

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