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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Santa Paula

Christopher C.

Camarillo, CA
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Fernando H.

Glendale, CA
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Steven S.

Ventura, CA
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Christopher C. Camarillo, CA

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Hi! My name is Christopher, or Chris for short. I am a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist, and private tutor. I have taught private lessons in classical and contemporary piano performance, vocal performance, guitar performance, music theory, and musicianship to local students for the past 3 years. I currently attend CSUN'€™s school of music where I am a year away from obtaining my Bachelor'€™s of Music in Composition. My other experience includes teaching Confirmation classes to teenagers at St. Jude'€™s church for 2 years, and teaching English to Japanese high school students through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

*** Lesson Details ***
My philosophy when it comes to doing anything with music is that it should be fun! Whether you're practicing a piece, playing with a band, writing something new, or even learning music theory, music is primarily about enjoying yourself and the others around you. The same is true of my lessons!

The best way to ensure that you enjoy yourself is to learn what you want to learn and play what you want to play. In addition to a standard curriculum, I want you to tell me what kind of music you're interested in and what kind of pieces you want to play! Do you love classic rock? Do you love pop? Blues? Jazz? Folk tunes? Opera? Or maybe you're a lover of the classical masters? Whatever the case may be, my number one goal is to make sure you're having fun while you develop your new talents.

I'm comfortable teaching students as young as 7 years of age, although I can teach even younger if they are especially well-behaved.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I am part of a local music studio in Oxnard that is equipped with everything we'll need for our lessons; however, students MUST at least have a small electric keyboard to practice on.

*** Travel Equipment ***

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Blues, Jazz, Improv, Original composition

Fernando H. Glendale, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Mariachi, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Stage Performance

About Me

I have taught thousands of students, with some of my students being major Hollywood actors and actresses.
I'm proud to say that many of my students have also gone on to major colleges and universities.
I am a Senior teacher at Instrumental and love to make lessons fun, exciting and very enjoyable!

I have been performing and recording for over 25 years and have performed with many top name artist, bands and performers from around the world.

My education includes a Bachelors Degree from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA; an AA degree in Music from Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA; and a certificate from Musicians Institute Guitar Institute of Technology, Hollywood, CA.

I've been lucky enough to have studied with such acclaimed teachers as Michael Sweet (Stryper, Boston), Jon Finn, Joe Stump, Jim Kelly, Richard Smith, Norman Brown (Mojazz), Pat Pattison and Beth Marlis.

I teach all ages, levels, and styles including Rock, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Folk and Latin. I also teach Songwriting, Harmony and Theory. I use both the Berklee Method and the Guitar Institute method for teaching guitar.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you're a hobbyist, looking for an enjoyable relaxing activity or looking to become a professional, I teach my lessons geared with the individual student in mind. We tailor fit a curriculum the student is comfortable with and we pursue goals the student and teacher have agreed upon. I use different method books based on the students likes, abilities and goals. I am pro active and make the lessons fun and enjoyable. Methods I am comfortable teaching, Berklee college of music, Musicians Institute, Suzuki, Mel Bay, Hal Leonard, Yamaha and many others.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home with piano, amp, chairs, music stands,

studio---small room with amp, chairs, boom box

both have guitars, basses, etc..

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide an amp, sheet music & handouts (If any) and music stand.
I would like the student to provide their own guitars, picks and strings.

*** Specialties ***
Berklee method, Musicians Institute, Alfred, Mel Bay, Ernie Ball, Hal Leonard, Suzuki, Yamaha

Steven S. Ventura, CA

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are available for all ages, styles and skill levels. Beginners are encouraged to apply. Students will have fun while reaching their musical goals. Students are taught to be musicians and artists through the study of the guitar. Students will learn cool songs, improvisation and music theory. I really love teaching music because I think music make the world a better place!

*** Studio Equipment ***
More information upon booking

*** Travel Equipment ***
More information upon booking

*** Specialties ***
I am able to teach all styles from blues to jazz and all points between. My areas of expertise would most likely be in hard rock, metal, rock/jazz fusion, classical guitar, improvisation, songwriting and application of music theory.

Ted M.

Thousand Oaks, CA
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Marija K.

Simi Valley, CA
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Brad H.

Moorpark, CA
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Ted M. Thousand Oaks, CA

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About Me

Guitarist, Instructor and Studio Musician
Ted M. and his band released two albums in the early eighties to high critical acclaim, (Illustrated Victims in 1981 and Artful Dodger in 1984) and quickly became the darlings of the Rocky Mountain music scene. After constant touring and a relentless live schedule, Ted M., who had opened for everyone from Firefall to Lynyrd Skynyrd, left for a short sabbatical that spanned 15 years.

Ted M. is back and better than ever and what transpired during this extended hiatus seems clearly documented in Get A Life, the incredible new CD which was released with a Laser show and reception at the Fiske Planetarium on the CU campus on Dec. 10th, 2000 to a standing ovation and rave reviews.

Ted M. is a dynamic singer, songwriter and extraordinary guitarist who blends electronic samples and programs with conventional instrumentation to create classic compositions with passionate, unforgettable musical and lyrical integrity.

Get A Life is 12 songs and 65 minutes that encompass a unique blend of modern and conventional accompaniment which showcases beautifully crafted melodies that epitomize musicianship, production, songwriting and arrangement capabilities with unsurpassed passion and vision.

It Is What It Is was released to a standing room only, sellout house at Nissi's Showcase Cabaret in Lafayette, CO on July 26th, 2006 and is a continuation of that craft and passion for music but, this time, with an interesting twist; the captivating and dynamic singer, Allison Hawkins handling 90% of the vocal chores!
Ted M. has now completed another personal CD with Allison Hawkins entitled, EP.

Ted has filled the guitar chair in the rock opera, "Magdalene, Woman Of Light" staged at the Denver Civic Theater in October, 2008 and monopolized much of the musical score in the full length, feature film, "The Highway Home" directed by Laurel Hunter.

Ted M. has played with and/or opened for Firefall, Boz Skaggs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shawn Phillips, Pat Travers, Chris Hillman, Y&T, Foghat, Winger and countless other "name" acts across the country.
Ted M. has Produced over 30 different projects including 10 albums of his own.

Guitar Styles
Electric and Acoustic flat and various finger picking styles with a forte in rock, blues, funk, Latin, new-age and some bluegrass, folk and country acquired through 30 years of playing and studying with the likes of Bill Lawrence (Bill Lawrence Guitars), Dale Bruning, jazz great, Carl Verheyen (Supertramp and Musicians Institute Instructor) and others.

Compositional Styles
Romantic, orchestral movements in the vein of Hans Zimmer,, Mannheim Steamroller, James Horner and Pink Floyd.

Ted now resides in beautiful Westlake Village, California.

*** Lesson Details ***
"My lessons incorporate not just the basic fundamentals of the instrument, but an insight and comprehensive journey into the art of making music and the business of ensemble production. This is augmented by time spent in the studio with students, recording their progress, giving them benchmarks and something to show for their efforts."

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music room: seating for parents, music stands, recording gear, spare amps.

Current Personal Gear Lineup
PRS McCarty loaded with WCR pickups
PRS Hollowbody II w/ Piezo and Lollar/Fralin pickups
Tom Anderson Cobra
PRS Korina Sopabar loaded with Zhangbucker P90's
Taylor 314

Kingsley Deluxe 30C loaded with ASW KTS70
Trace Elliott Velocette loaded with Scumback H75 and Hammond Tranny
Mather and Fender Cabs
Axess Buffers
Radial Big Shot I/O Input Switchers
Mad Professor Little Green Wonder

Fetto C-Luxe by Himmulstrutz

Kingsley Boost

Electroharmonix Reverb
Electro-Harmonix POG
RMC 3 Wah
TC Electronic Chorus/Flanger
T-Rex Replica Delay
Keeley Modded Line 6 DL4 Delay/Looper
TC Electronic Vintage Delay
Peterson Tuners
Radial JDI Direct Box
Lehle Dual A/B/Y Switcher

Custom Touring ATA Pedal Board
Furman Pedal Board
Pedal Pad 2 Power Supplies
Zaolla and George L Cables
Safe Case and New York Case CO. ATA Road Cases

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my guitar and books and expect them to provide the same.

*** Specialties ***
I tailor each set of lessons with the personality and talent level of each individual student.

Marija K. Simi Valley, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Ukulele

About Me

Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")!

I am a Graduate of Musician’s Institute/Guitar Institute of Technology and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts.

I have been a professional music educator, for over 20 years, including class and private instruction at various locations in the Southern California area, such as the following: College of the Canyons in Valencia, Highlands Elementary School in Canyon Country, World Music in Simi Valley, Big Valley Music in Valencia and Northridge, Van Nuys Music in Van Nuys, various schools, music studios & homes.

Artist Product Endorsements:
• Levy’s Leathers Limited
• Dunlop Guitar Accessories U.S.A.
• RKS Guitars

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a patient, confidence-building and enthusiasm-generating approach to teaching. I strive to provide a positive, inspiring and comfortable environment where students can learn in a way that is best suited to their individual personalities, playing level and pace. As we go along, we develop strategies for attainable goals with guidance for quality and streamlined practice-sessions for maximum results with minimum effort, which makes learning easier and faster. We also work from a list of the student's favorite songs in any style or genre, based on the student's interest, while exploring others in order to enhance skill and inspire creativity.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music lessons are currently held in student's homes in the areas described.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Practice amplifiers can be brought to each lesson for the electric guitar, bass, vocals & electronic keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
We can work with any style or genre, based on the student's interest, while exploring others in order to enhance skill and inspire creativity.

Brad H. Moorpark, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Theory

About Me

I'm offering guitar and/or music theory lessons to beginning and intermediate musicians. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Music from UC Berkeley and have been playing guitar for 13 years. Whether you are interested in acoustical, rock, or metal playing styles, I will certainly be able to make sure you achieve your goals in any or all of those categories. Knowledge of music composition and theory is also a very important part of playing guitar, which is why I choose to include these subjects in my lessons (in addition to technique). Artists/bands who have influenced my playing style are Steve Vai, Rush, Dream Theater, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and Pink Floyd.

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