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Popular Music Recording Teachers Near San Jose

Jason B.

San Jose, CA
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Anthony J.

San Jose, CA
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Andrew L.

Oakland, CA
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Jason B. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Basic Math, Classical Guitar, English, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trumpet, Ukulele

About Me

When you've enjoyed the benefits of playing music like I have, you want to share that knowledge with the world.

My path began by studying advanced music theory, including Symphonic, Classical, Broadway, and Jazz composition. I have been playing trumpet for 14 years, guitar/ukulele/bass for 9, and keyboard has snuck into the mix somewhere along the way. Directed by Bill Wagner, my school’s music department won state championships 3 consecutive years.

As a T.A., I was responsible for making sure all trumpet players were proficient in music comprehension. We competed in countless competitions and festivals in California, traveled the world, and won several awards. I played with Jimmy Clirie, John Cross, and Maynard Fergusson, toured in Austria, Germany, Canada, Nevada, and NYC, competed in the Reno Jazz Festival 3 years, and played at Carnegie Hall, NY.

I also use Ableton Live alongside Propellerhead's Reason software as a live looping platform with some extra hardware on the side. 

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect 3 things from their lessons:

1. That I challenge them to improve.
2. That their lesson is customized to fit their skills and goals.
3. That they have fun.

We can focus on refining skills on a specific instrument, or learn a little bit of everything including sound design and music technology. I am adept at many genres and styles from electronic and hip-hop, to Classical and Jazz. I love the challenge of learning the songs you want to learn and teaching you to play them.

My goals are to give my students all the resources they need to be self-proficient, and make practicing awesome! If students practice, we can have an album by the end of each month :) Cheers.  

*** Studio Equipment ***
Laptop, microphones, headphones, Godin xtSA guitar, with multi-pedal (also used to simulate bass guitar, and many others), MOOG Slim Phatty, acoustic guitar, a Trumpet, Omnichord, various MIDI controllers, drum machines, Scarlett Focusrite 18i8, a small practice amp, and a Korg Kaoss Pad.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Acoustic Guitar or trumpet, music stand, folder of related topics, guitar picks, and Laptop.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Live Looping(Ableton and Iphone/Ipad), Electronic, Improvisation, Music Theory, sound design.

Anthony J. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Extensive musical training, including thirteen years of jazz and classical guitar performance and theory, coupled with real-life experience as a studio and touring guitarist offers me a unique approach to music instruction focused on your individual goals and needs.

*** Lesson Details ***
While I do have a general method for education, the priority is always on what the student wants to learn. If you have specific subject material you would like to explore, contact me, I'll certainly help you out in any way I can!

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
-Gibson Les Paul Standard
-Carvin DC400 Custom Build
-Agile Interceptor Pro 7-string
-A whole host of other amplifiers, mandolins, acoustics, classicals, and folk instruments
-Home studio equipped with Pro Tools 11 for recording exercises

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring with me basic gear for teaching (not much more than sheet music and a guitar), but I can not leave gear with students. If a student had questions about specific types of gear I may have, including effects processors and amplifiers, and would like a hands-on learning approach, they can contact me in advance and I can demo the equipment for them.

*** Specialties ***
Music:
- I have been working recently as a touring musician and recording artist for rock and metal bands for the past few years. If you need assistance with breaking through stage fright, I can help your live presence dramatically.
- Folk stringed instruments and odd tunings.
- Sight Reading, both classical compositions and big band charts.
- Improvisational techniques.
- Theory and Songwriting.
- Recording techniques.

Andrew L. Oakland, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

My name is Andrew, and I've been teaching guitar for nearly seven years. Since 2006 I've been working at the Summer Rock Camp in Palo Alto, and I've served as the music director for the School of Rock in Palo Alto. I've taught everything from private lessons to group lessons at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. From teaching so many students over such a long period of time, I've realized the power that music really has. Seeing my students progress has been one of the most fulfilling things in my life.

My teaching style has an emphasis on improvisation, rhythm, and playing with other people (among other things). I've been a rock and roller my whole life, and have played in countless bands, but am also highly trained in classical and jazz music. Jazz has always had a special place in my heart, and I love to play it among other styles.

One of the biggest things that I've noticed is that many musicians may be very well-trained classically, but lack all of the essential ingredients that make them viable to just pick up and play with. As well as learning the guitar, you'll be reading out of a drum book for rhythm exercises, sight-singing (when you get more advanced), and learning theory. Oh, and of course you'll be learning songs you love and jammin' out!

In addition to all of my real-world experience, I hold a Bachelor of Music degree from USC's Thornton School of Music in Studio/Jazz Guitar.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back guy, but that doesn't mean I won't make sure you get your practicing in! I believe that music should be fun and should be the best part of your day, but you need to learn a few things in order to really enjoy it. In other words, I don't want you to look at music as a chore, but I also want to make sure you get something of value from your lessons.

You can expect to be able to play your favorite songs and be able to go to a jam session and play with musicians you've never met before. The more you put in, the more you'll get out! I'll just be your guide.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Laptop
Notebook
Organizational Materials

*** Specialties ***
No matter where you are on your musical journey, learning your first few chords or developing your career as a professional musician, I will be able to help achieve your goals.

As a Studio/Jazz Guitar major at USC, I was exposed to a wide variety of music ranging from Jazz to Rock to Classical. I specialize in Rock/Jazz/Blues, but am also very well versed in solo/fingerstyle guitar. I have played endless amounts of solo-acoustic guitar gigs. In addition, I compose electronic music and combine this with my guitar playing.

Christopher J.

San Jose, CA
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Pasquale E.

San Jose, CA
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James L.

San Jose, CA
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Christopher J. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

Hello, my name is Chris. I am currently a Jazz Studies major at San Jose State University. I began my musical journey at Dartmouth Middle School. I played saxophone, and was only mildly interested in music. I stayed in music in high school, but remained only mildly interested until my Sophomore year. I discovered the trumpet and began to listen to Louis Armstrong, and became obsessed with jazz and mastering the trumpet. In just 2 short years, I had studied enough trumpet to travel South America with the San Jose Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra. After my South American tour, I decided to teach privately and share my talents with the world. I won a scholarship to San Jose State for music excellence in 2009, and joined the Spartan Marching Band. While in this prestigious organization I performed in Olympic Stadiums, Disneyland, and all over San Jose. I am currently working toward a Bachelor of Music with a dual emphasis in Music Education and Jazz Studies from San Jose State. I work for TakeLessons.com, and Manzana Music.

In addition to in person lessons, I teach online. Online lessons use Skype, which provides students with a convenient opportunity to get high quality music lessons. I have personally received lessons online from the highest level of professionals. I recommend online lessons to anyone who is not able to attend in person lessons, or prefers the convenience of online lessons. 

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect me to be on time and prepared for every lesson every week. I will have a large selection of music and material for us to learn from every week. All our lessons will be prepared ahead of time. For every hour I spend with you, I spend two at home preparing. I will design lessons based on your weaknesses and what you want from the lessons. We will improve all your skills as a musician, and will have a well balanced lesson plan every week. In addition, I will be glad to upload videos or MP3s and e-mail them to you if you need some extra instruction while studying at home.

I expect that the student have the materials I assign him or her for that week. I expect the student to look at the material and practice it. I do not expect the student to learn it completely or master it in one week, but I do hope for progress. Come prepared with a pencil and something to hold all your music (like a folder or notebook).

Soon after lessons begin, sign of improvement will be clear. My students take very well to my instruction, and show sign of improvement in their bands. All of my students are currently placed in advanced bands.

I can teach Trumpet, Songwriting and Music Theory at professional levels. I teach Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Bass (upright and electric), Violin and Viola for beginners. 

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in a private room, several music stands, piano, computer, pencils, paper.

*** Travel Equipment ***
1 trumpet to rent, books, electric pianos, pencils, paper, customized music.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in the Jazz genre. I am professionally trained in Classical music as well. I can teach both genres for Guitar, Viola, Violin, Bass, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone, Music Theory, and Songwriting.

Pasquale E. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Italian, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Pasquale E., Tenor
Born in Naples, Italy
Graduated from San Jose State University School of Music 2009
Professionally - Touring Recording Artist
Discography: Released 6 Full Length CDs
Teaching: 2010 - Present

Teaching Style: Combination of Music Theory and Vocal Exercises - Students are prepared to be able to read music and understand the theory and dynamics. In addition, students are analyzed individually to determine their strengths and weaknesses vocally. Once the assessment is complete, then exercises will be structured to advance the student technically with proper vocal exercises.

All lessons include the voice instructor, Pasquale E., and an accompanist. At the end of each lesson, the student shall receive a CD recording of the lesson with exercises.

For those interested in perfecting Italian and/or Neapolitan diction, Pasquale E. can assist.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are 60 minutes in length if on a weekly basis.
Lesson are 90 minutes in length if on a bi-weekly basis.

Lessons all take place in South San Jose at the Teacher's Recording Studio.

Lesson are 1/2 Music Theory and 1/2 Vocal Technique

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in voice lessons. I use the Bel Canto method. I train students in all genres.

James L. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Imagine how incredible it would be to play the music you love, write your own songs and perform with other musicians? Guitar is an exciting and versatile instrument that inspires you to express your unique creative abilities.
Whether you’re a new player or looking to expand your musical horizons, James has the patience and expertise to guide you to a level of personal satisfaction and beyond.

Although the profile says beginners. intermediate and advanced students are also provided methods to expand their musical abilities.

I have recently signed up as a Take Lessons teacher so there are no reviews as of yet.

*** Lesson Details ***
The advantage of having your own guitar coach is that we focus on fun and the techniques you need to achieve your musical goals in the style you choose. Additional material is available to all players in the “Guitar Tool Box”. A free online folder containing chords and lyrics for popular songs as well as streaming audio files for all method books used in session.

“Guitar Speed Trainer” software is integrated into sessions as a proven method for increasing speed and accuracy.

An annual concert is performed by guitar players, bass players, drummers and vocalists. This year we are at the Poor House Bistro in San Jose on Sunday March 9th at noon. All ages are welcome!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools Recording System
Various Synthesizers, Mics, Amps etc.
Fender Stratocaster
Gibson ES-335
Martin Acoustic Guitar
Marshall Amplification
Various Effect Devices

*** Travel Equipment ***
Laptop with wireless internet provider
Roland Amplification
Fender Stratacaster

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Pop, Rock & Jazz. You choose the music you enjoy listening to and playing along with.

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