Jan P.

Jan P.

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Los Angeles, CA

About Jan P.

Jan teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: February 2014
Last sign in: Yesterday
Average response time: 1 hour

Overview

Learning an instrument in a music recording studio environment has many advantages and is a lot more fun, creative and rewarding. From your teacher jumping on different instruments
for you to develop your independence and timing as a player and
recording prepared projects you've been working on,
to playing at a higher volume to get to know your gear's real sound, the rocking' memories you'll walk away with will fuel your inspiration to practice and improve fast. My focus is to help you achieve your goals on the guitar.

With each individual student, I offer exercises, songs and techniques to practice that will help you to immediately begin seeing positive results. I believe that anyone can play an instrument and sing and take their next step in music. It makes a big difference if you have the right teacher to help you learn the music you love. Most people that have attained musical proficiency had someone that took the time to guide them along their way. Much of what is thought of as difficult to play or understand in music is only mysterious until it is explained and practiced.


Jan has been teaching professionally since 2001. He graduated with honors from Musicians Institute in Hollywood after earning a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and IT in Germany. He has been playing music for over 23 years, in bands ever since age 16 as a lead guitarist, keyboard player, bass player and singer. In his newest band he is on drums and vocals. He built a music recording studio in the city in 2004 at which he teaches and has engineered and mixed many bands since. He currently also teaches guitar at Brightstar Middle School Charter Academy in Los Angeles, fronts the band Audiocination, plays lead guitar in Clark 8 and drums with OG Booker T.

*** Lesson Details ***
With each individual student, I offer
exercises, songs and techniques to practice that will help you to
immediately begin seeing positive results. I believe that anyone can
play an instrument and sing and take their next step in music. It makes a big
difference if you have the right teacher to help you learn the music
you love. Most people that have attained musical proficiency had
someone that took the time to guide them along their way. Much of what
is thought of as difficult to play or understand in music is only
mysterious until it is explained and practiced.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum kits, amplifiers, lots of electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, synthesizer, an old piano, a fully equipped professional music studio.

*** Specialties ***
I am mainly a funky rock and blues guitar player, and have been in bands on bass, drums and with my own project, Audiocination, on guitar and Vox. There are so many different styles that get mixed into rock that I find it important to introduce my students to a lot of different styles, so they can find the one that suits them best.

Photos and Videos

CJ rocking the thunderbird

Education

Professional Guitar Program Mar 1999 - Sep 2001
Musicians Institute, G.I.T.
Master's of Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Sep 1992 - Sep 1998
Munich University of Technology

Languages Spoken

french Limited Proficiency
german Fluent / Native Proficiency
spanish Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Appreciation Jun 2004
Youth Policy Insitute

Enrichment Specialist in recognition to his valuable contributions to YPI and Youth Services After-School Program

Certificate of Achievement Mar 2000
Musicians Institute

Most Improved Student in the GIT class of 2000

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HeatherD September 30, 2011
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I am currently a drum student of Jan's and I couldn't be happier. He is a really great teacher. He obviously cares a lot about what he does and he is very good at understanding what each student needs individually to keep moving forward at a pace that is right for the student. He strikes an excellent balance between keeping the fun part of music alive (playing music!) and making sure that you receive solid technique instruction as well. He is super excellent at helping you understand how the things you are learning will build together over time (this helps a lot when some things are frustrating to make your body and mind do at first). You do have to do some exercises, but his focus is all related to working towards having fun and playing music. If you're a drum student, even as you're getting your first beats down he plays guitar with you right away (the first lesson in my case). It's really terrific to get a feeling for what it's like to play with other people from the very beginning. I can be self conscious about doing things around other people before I feel like I know what I'm doing. Playing with him right from the beginning helped me toss that aside without it taking hold of me this time, because, well, it's pretty darn fun to be completely honest.If you take lessons from Jan I am pretty sure you will feel very fortunate, as I do, to have found such talented and supportive instructor.
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SusannaC July 18, 2011
fantastic!

my six year old grandson started his music lessons with Jan two month ago.Jan is an amazing teacher and extremely patient with kids- more of a friend/ teacher to my grandson who enjoys his lessons while learning fast and without pressure.I highly recommend Jan to anybody, young, medium, "old"...Jan enriches the takelessons community
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HalbertR February 7, 2011
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Speaking for Malcolm: Malcolm is enjoying the lesson sessions with Jan. Speaking for myself: I appreciate him always being timely and teaching my son by using the type of music that he is interested in. This helps him to stay interested and motivates him to practice.
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DonaldG January 26, 2011
BEST GUITAR TEACHER EVER!

I have to say that learning the guitar isn't the easiest thing to do. BUT, with the help of Jan, it is definitely doable. I'm not the type of person who can learn new things fast, having said that, Jan made a impossible thing for me to learn... possible. THANKS JAN!!!
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JerryM October 9, 2010
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I am so pleased to have found Jan. He makes learning fun! The concepts he teaches bring the music to life. He also challenges me to reach out and stretch myself to acheive new levels.
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wendyc April 9, 2010
Jan has been a great instructor. I have taken lessons in the past and learned very little if anything at all. However, now I am actually learning... I am so amazed! He has a natural ability for teaching, and he is very encouraging. I can see that he loves teaching and loves people and that's why he is so effective as a teacher.
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SuzanneL1 February 2, 2010
Jan is very patient, kind, and professional. My son loved his music lesson. Unfortunately he lives too far from us to continue. He's an out-standing instructor. We wish him the best!
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IselaE September 27, 2009
Andrews mom

My son really enjoys his classes, his only complain is that half an hour is too short so we are increasing it to an hour.He said he is really learning from Jan and that he is patient and makes it fun.
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JoeyH August 17, 2009
Jan has been great from day one. takes things slow, and has met me on my level of music knowledge