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Popular Music Teachers Near Santa Barbara

Jena D.

Santa Barbara, CA
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Steven S.

Ventura, CA
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Lynne M.

Ventura, CA
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Jena D. Santa Barbara, CA

About Jena

Learn to SING, PLAY, WRITE. PERFORM and RECORD from a life coach The Whole Musician Way. Balance your life through Music.

From my songs, I am powerless to power-girl, I became a transformational singer/songwriter, coach, speaker, workshop host and author of the book, Change the World - Write Your Song! I have written songs since my teens and I found a kinship to writing songs that was driven by dynamics, power and the transformation music has to myself, to others and to the world. All I want to be is a transformational singer/songwriter and now teacher. It's my turn to help you write your song. Find your voice whether it be singing, playing an instrument, writing or performing. I teach the Whole Musician Way! It's way of life!

I have been writing songs for over 25 years. ...

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Lisa G. January 29, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
I recommend Jenna to all levels of learners!

I knew nothing about playing the guitar before my first lesson. She made me feel comfortable right away and was able to help me learn quickly. She also helped me with my singing at the same time. She let me pick the music I was interested in and gave me tips on how to learn at home too. She is also very nice and patient.
Thanks Jenna!
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Jena D. July 31, 2013
Guitar
The Whole Musician Way...

I love her style of teaching. Nothing is bad as long as it comes from the heart. Music is about passion and sharing. Now I can go on to share what I've learned with others. She taught me guitar, voice and songwriting. Thanks Jena
Steven S. Ventura, CA

About Steven

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, Steven has studied with many guitar greats such as Christopher Parkening and Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne). Currently, Steven is recording and performing with the virtuoso violinist Hekar Rivera and is the guitarist in a super cool instrumental Rock/Jazz/R&B fusion quartet. In addition to performing, Steven teaches guitar at his studio in Ventura. Also, Steven is the head of the music department at North Hills Preparatory School and teaches guitar workshops at the Ventura College Institute.

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Lynne M. Ventura, CA

About Lynne

I offer quality piano teaching in my home or online (classical). With a Bachelor's degree in music, I have many years of experience teaching the piano! I inspire my students to their very best and insure that they are happy. A patient teacher, I strive to develop my student's piano skills.
I am also a singer-songwriter and have a pop CD titled "Love Moves." Prior wise, I won a talent contest to perform (piano and sing) in Nagoya, Japan.

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I teach my students with the John Thompson and Alfred piano books/series. Subjects covered include basic note reading and also piano technique and music theory for beginners and intermediate levels.

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Classical music

Elisa R.

Ventura, CA
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Jaclyn U.

Ventura, CA
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Steve S.

Santa Barbara, CA
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Elisa R. Ventura, CA

About Elisa

Hello. I love to teach and I have devoted my life to obtaining the highest music education possible. Learning to play an instrument is fun but it is also challenging. My lessons consist of technique and general music training that include aural skills and music theory. My lessons are a lot of fun because I have high standards, but also maintain a light hearted atmosphere. I teach viola up until the masters level and violin to an intermediate level. My students have ranged in age from 4 to 35 years old and I feel that I can teach students at any age.

Currently I am the Lead String Teaching Artist for the Harmony Project Ventura and you will find other credentials below.

If you want to include learning to play the violin or viola in your life then I would be a great choice for a ...

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Latina B. August 6, 2014
Violin · In studio
My daughter started taking violin lessons with Elisa in January of 2014. She is by far the best music teacher that we've had! Elisa is very challenging but makes learning and playing fun. My 8 year old daughter has made leaps and bounds in music and can now read music after only a short 8 months of playing. My daughters bow hold and tone quality are absolutely excellent and it's because of Elisa! I would definitely recommend her as a teacher. You will not be disappointed.
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Ping D. January 25, 2014
Viola
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Elisa is a very responsible, skillful, and sweet teacher

Before Elisa moved to Ventura, CA, she was a master student and taught in IP piano school and Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston, MA. My daughter, Sarina, was one of her students. My daughter loves her so much and made good progress when Elisa was teaching her. Elisa made Sarina relax and comfortable so that she was enjoying the learning process; she emphasized on skill and poses, she tried hard to help the students to get to the best they could. She is reliable as you can talk with her about the timing change and make up lessions. She came to our house to say goodbye and hug Sarina before she left. She is a great teacher that you can count on and you will enjoy her teaching.
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David C. January 22, 2014
Viola
Elisa is a great teacher

Elisa taught my daughter viola for almost two years before she moved West. My daughter start viola when she was six. Elisa was very good with a young novice player - She explained musical concepts at an age appropriate level (but never dumbed things down). We were also pleased that she had high standards in her weekly expectations but always kept things fun and loose so as not to cause stress. Had she not moved we would still be employing her. Elisa is a great teacher.
Jaclyn U. Ventura, CA

About Jaclyn

Jaclyn U., Voice Instructor

Jaclyn will guide you to explore your singing voice and full artistic expression. Emphasis is placed on healthy vocal technique through successful breath support, effective vowel modification, and increased self-awareness and freedom in the body. Come sing the songs you love in a healthy and empowered way and find your creativity and musicianship expressed. Various lesson packages are available, and all include a monthly group performance workshop.
Jaclyn is a lyric soprano, accomplished vocalist of modern and traditional musical theater, jazz and classical repertoire. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Vocal Performance at California State University at Northridge. She studies voice with Diane Ketchie (lyric coloratura), coaches with Heather ...

Steve S. Santa Barbara, CA

About Steve

I am a professional music teacher, and teach private one-on-one music lessons for Drums, Bass, Guitar (electric & Acoustic), Voice, and Trombone.
Students are introduced to their instruments in a fun and understandable way. Technique, music theory, and reading are taught through song form, which creates a strong foundation and love for music. We are having fun, while getting the job done.

I think that the key to music lessons is the fun and inspiration factor. I remember taking drum lessons from my first teacher who had this GIANT chrome drum set and it just made me want to go home and practice. My main goal with each lesson is to get "one nugget" that the student can walk away with. Either a reading tip, or a song form, or a lick…something tangible that makes ...

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Steve S. September 7, 2014
Drum · In studio
Steve is wonderful, he teaches to the individual needs of the student and makes music fun and engaging. Our daughter has come such a long way in a short time, and we are very thankful for Steve's dedication and love for teaching music.
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