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Popular Music Teachers Near Santa Monica

Tatiana K.

Los Angeles, CA
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Joan Q.

Santa Monica, CA
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Mira W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Tatiana K. Los Angeles, CA

About Tatiana

Originally from Moscow, Russia I started my training in Classical music. However, growing up and listening to Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Pink Floyd, Queen etc. I wanted to learn more about that kind of music. My curiosity and passion led me all the way to another continent where I was admitted to the University of Miami's Jazz Vocal Department at the age of 16.
While I was at school I realized that I not only wanted to perform, but also write music. After graduation I moved to NYC to pursue being a singer/songwriter. Since then I've recorded 3 albums and have been actively recording, producing, and performing ever since. I am currently working on a new project, which has gathered the attention of NPR, WSJ and The American Songwriter.

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Alex K. February 19, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Outstanding

My daughter Katerina, 9, made huge improvements with Tatiana. Tatiana is an outstanding teacher. She has a way of connecting with kids and helping them achieve new heights in their performance. Highly recommend
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Michelle H. February 2, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Tatiana is an awesome teacher

I have been taking singing lessons with Tatiana for 4 months now and she is such an amazing teacher. She is very encouraging and teaches in a nice pace. She pinpoints what I should work on and breaks it down so easily. Each time I finish a lesson with her, I feel so confidant. Because of her breathing and voice exercise, I am now able to reach pitches that I wasn't able to before. Tatiana is Awesome! I highly recommend her :)
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Jelena J. May 21, 2013
Singing
Tatiana is amazing!

I have been taking singing lessons with Tatiana for about 6 months now and I can't even believe how much I've learned! She is a great teacher - very patient, talented, knowledgeable and encouraging. Since I've been working with Tatiana, I feel more confident about my singing and my technique is a lot better. I enjoy taking lessons with her because they are relaxed and fun, but at the same time very productive. It's just a great time overall!
Joan Q. Santa Monica, CA

About Joan

Joan is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She also performed with Gwen Stefani on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show.

Joan earned her Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. Some of the teachers she studied with are Lynn Vartan, Michael Packer, Brad Dutz, Ricky Lawson, and Mike Shapiro.

Studio Equipment:
Drumset, congas, bongos, cajon, auxiliary percussion.

Specialties:
All styles of drumset, hand percussion.

*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

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Azine N. July 26, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Joan is very patient as an instructor. I appreciate the feedback she has given me on nuances in my body posture, my grip on the sticks, and seating position to help me be comfortable during the lessons. I began drum lessons with her early in my pregnancy and she has been very accommodating to my busy and hectic schedule.
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William B. September 24, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Joan is GREAT!

Joan has been a fantastic teacher to our 5 year old son. She is very patient and takes the time to ensure that he is following directions and understanding drumming concepts. She also is flexible with scheduling and kept in constant touch with us if any changes were made to the scheduled practice lessons. We highly recommend Joan to anyone who is looking to take drum lessons from TakeLessons. Thanks Joan!!!
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LauraB1 June 16, 2012
Drum Lessons

My sons experience with Joan as his drum teacher has been great! She is very knowledgeable in both her musicl skills and working well with young people. She took time to observe my son to fine which way he learns best. He is now getting the most out of each lesson. Most importantly he is happy with his progress and looks foward to his lesson each week.
Mira W. Los Angeles, CA

About Mira

After twenty years of violin and viola performance under the tutelage of instructors from the LA Opera, the Juilliard School, the Cincinnati Conservatory, as well as lifelong piano studies, I've come to see that music education is in itself a real art.

I began tutoring (and now teaching) in 2005, teaching my first music students in 2008. I see that success in an instrument lies in tapping into students' passions for motivation and incorporating mindfulness practice for improved concentration. I not only work to help students' musical abilities grow - I utilize this practice as a holistic system for improving discipline, creative capacity and self-esteem.

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Sadie T. June 25, 2014
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
Mira is very friendly and knowledgeable. She has a positive attitude that makes my daughter believe in herself and wants to learn more and more. She likes Mira a lot and can't wait until next lesson. Mira is really good at knowing her student and her abilities. We are happy that we found her.
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Carissa S. March 12, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Mira is a gem of a music teacher

Mira has been fabulous, she puts in extra effort and attention in developing lesson plans that are tailored to your individual needs as a violinist. She is exceptionally knowledgable in all aspects of the technique that goes into playing. From posture, bowing, and instrument technicalities, to playing notes correctly and smoothly, she is a gem of a musician.

In addition, she is articulate, thoughtful, professional, and above all, she genuinely cares about your performance and ability to improve as a musician.

I look forward to working with her in the near and distant future, and highly recommend her, whether you are starting as a beginner, or just getting back into playing the violin. Great job!

Jennifer H.

Santa Monica, CA
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Mauricio O.

Hawthorne, CA
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Delilah B.

Marina del Rey, CA
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Jennifer H. Santa Monica, CA

About Jennifer

I welcome students of all ages. I believe everybody has a true voice and can sing with hard work and dedication!

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Jennifer H. April 4, 2014
Audition Prep
Jen is the best!

I take lessons with Jen twice a week and I just got a lead role in my school's musical because of her training!
Mauricio O. Hawthorne, CA

About Mauricio

Guitar instructor, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with more of 10 years of experience in variety of musical genres. Completed studies at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA. With record of success in teaching private guitar lessons as well some group lessons, composition, performance and recording. Creative and artistic with excellent and friendly communication skills. Also extremely knowledgeable in digital audio production. Instruments taught include acoustic & electric guitar, nylon spanish guitar as well bass guitar and piano. I have taught students from the age of five to over sixty. Styles taught include rock, blues, jazz, pop rock, latin, metal, funk, and classical. Effective and friendly communicator with well-developed instructional and presentation skills. ...

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Mike E. November 5, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Mauricio is a very patient guitar instructor. The instruction my daughter received was her first experience playing any instrument. Her enthusiasm for each lesson was a reflection of Mauricio's enthusiasm to teach. Music is his passion and it was clear to me that his enthusiasm for music was evident in his instruction.
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lisa L. November 1, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Mauricio is an awesome teacher! He really takes his time to relate and encourage the kids to find their musical path, my oldest son has ADHD, Mauricio encouraged him to try all kinds of instruments until he found the one he truly likes, not only did the lessons help his focused and concentration but he enjoys them he has fun at each lesson, all while learning form a master in the musical arts. My boys are 8 and 7 and look forward to each lesson.
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victoria B. October 23, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Mauricio is gentle, talented and focused on the kids finding their way through music. I highly recommend him. My kids are 7 and 5 and they now have a love of guitar. Thanks to Mauricio.
Delilah B. Marina del Rey, CA

About Delilah

An accomplished, violinist, and Sound Engineer, Delilah, began her music education at the age of six, studying violin at the Music Academy J.S. Bach in Berlin, San Pietro a Majella in Italy and the London Academy of Modern Music. She also graduated with honors from S.A.E. Institute - London with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sound Engineering. and a PhD in Sound Engineering from Middelsex University.

She has worked as professional violinist in several bands and orchestras in the UK, Germany and Los Angeles; Spectra Paris, Royal Albert Hall and Abbey Road to name a few.
Delilah has extensively traveled the world in search of new musical influences and has lived in Germany, England, Italy, Spain, Jamaica, and the United States. She speaks 6 languages.

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Laura G. December 13, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Delilah is a fabulous vocal coach for my daughter, who is in musicals and hoping to attend Santa Monica College l for the Arts. Delilah has tremendous knowledge of music and vocals. I am so happy we found her and hope to continue lessons for years to come.
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Diane G. December 6, 2014
Violin · In home
Delilah is an amazing violinist whose passion for music is contagious. I am almost 25 years old and six months ago I picked up a violin for the very first time. Playing this instrument was a life-long dream that I finally decided to pursue and Delilah's encouragement and support has helped keep me going. I was nervous to begin lessons because my memories of playing the guitar was of the process becoming less about artistic exploration and more about conforming to a rigorous routine that I soon turned against. My experiences with the violin have been extraordinarily different, thanks to Delilah.
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Jim H. December 3, 2014
Violin · In home
I love Delilah! She always has useful tips and suggestions that are so helpful. I have been playing several years and have taken lessons and classes elsewhere. She introduced me to practice techniques that make conquering a new piece much, much quicker and easier. Now I am way more confident with my instrument

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