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Popular Classical Guitar Teachers Near Thousand Oaks

Mike T.

Valley Village, CA
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Marija K.

Simi Valley, CA
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Brian K.

Chatsworth, CA
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Mike T. Valley Village, CA

Beginning Classical Guitar Lessons

About Mike

I attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and I have a BA in Music. I am a working pro musician, regularly playing all different kinds of gigs with different bands, as well as solo, and regular gigs on TV. I have taught music lessons, and guitar in particular, for 17 years. I play all styles, but my favorites are Rock, R&B, Country, Rockabilly, and Blues (I also enjoy playing jazz, classical, and other styles as well). My main instruments are guitar (electric and acoustic) and voice, but I play keyboards, bass, mandolin, and drums also.

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I focus on a comprehensive approach, incorporating each student's natural abilities as well as musical interests - whether you want to learn how to play your favorite songs, learn all the skills to play with ...

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Jon B. April 1, 2013
Guitar
Highly recommended: Amazing teacher!

Mike is a patient, supportive and incredibly talented teacher. From music theory to practical application, he's got all the answers... And he makes learning fun!

I took guitar lessons more than ten years ago and found it frustrating and I was terribly uninspired. Recently I took my old guitar out of mothballs and was determined to make some progress on the dang thing. A good friend recommended Mike and I've been taking lessons for nine months with him.

What's great about Mike is that he customizes my lessons. I'm not learning out of a book (which, I could if wanted) but I'm learning the songs that I love and learning the theory behind the chords, too. Then he keeps building on what we just learned. I go home from my hour lessons and play for another two hours because I'm so inspired.

I can't recommend Mike highly enough. He's a gem of a music instructor in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.
Marija K. Simi Valley, CA

About Marija

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.

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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 ...

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Tina D. August 30, 2012
Singing
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She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!
Brian K. Chatsworth, CA

It is an individual lesson (one one one) for one hour on a weekly basis.

About Brian

Brian K. is an active performer/teacher in San Fernando Valley areas in Southern California since 1997 and is currently a Professor of Music teaching beginning guitar class at Hollywood High School and classical guitar classes at Los Angeles City College

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You need the following items : metronome, guitar tuner, footstool, music stand, 2 chairs on the lesson day.

Cesar M.

Granada Hills, CA
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Pat M.

Simi Valley, CA
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Jon R.

Van Nuys, CA
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Cesar M. Granada Hills, CA

Teach the complete methods of Matteo Carcassi, Mauro Giuliani, Segovia Scales, and music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Post Romantic, 20th Century, and Contemporary.

About Cesar

I teach all styles of guitar (Classical, Flamenco, Latin, Jazz, Blues, and Popular styles). I have over 30 years teaching experience and hold Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees from California State University-Northridge, California Institute of the Arts, and the University of California,Santa Barbara.

I have done extensive post-doctoral study in Paris, Avignon, Toulouse, and Metz, France and Montréal,Québec. I am fluent is Spanish, Italian, and French, and hold associate degrees in Italian and French from Los Angeles Pierce College.

I am an active composer, arranger, band leader, performer, recording artist, and producer. I also teach Composition, Theory, Orchestration-Arranging, Musicianship, and Music History and Appreciation.

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Mohammad E. July 22, 2014
Flamenco Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am very glad that I am taking lessons with Cesar. He is very friendly and masterful and generously goes beyond the set time. I highly recommend him. Thanks Cesar.
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Pat M. Simi Valley, CA

Pretty much every month I perform at the
Ventura County Classical Guitar society

About Pat

Hi, my name is Pat and I can help prepare a student for a career as a professional guitarist, or learn the guitar for the sheer enjoyment of learning to play Classical music. I majored in music at Los Angeles Harbor College. I teach out of my home in Simi Valley, California.

For those who just started or plan to start will develop a basic understanding of guitar musicianship Topics include basic position, left-hand technique, free and rest strokes, stretching, warm-up exercises; establishing a practice routine as well as establishing a balanced, well-developed right-hand technique,
Intermediate students will be introduced to more advanced techniques of guitar technique while developing an understanding of Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music Topics include the following: higher ...

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Carol S. October 13, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
I've been studying with Pat for 5 years and I find him to be a wonderful teacher. Under his instruction, my guitar playing/technique has improved greatly. He is very patient. I highly recommend him.
Jon R. Van Nuys, CA

Music has been a part of my life since I was very young. I fully understand and empathize with the fact that not everyone learns at the same pace, or even in the same way. With that being said, I try and see things from the students perspective, and teach in a variety of differing ways to better recognize what works best for that particular individual.

About Jon

Hello and welcome! I'm Jon, a 23 year old who just moved to Los Angeles from Boston. I recently graduated from Berklee College of Music '13, as a Professional Musician with guitar as my principle instrument. I have been playing for 10+years and have studied with over 25 different teachers (including Greg Howe, Joe Stump, etc.), so I know what does and doesn't work with students. From Progressive Rock, to Blues, to Jazz, Classical and odd meter Fusion, I have a versatile pallet of styles and genre's to teach and introduce you to. Within only a few lessons, I promise to have you on the way to being the player you only dream of. Between tapping, (hybrid, economy, sweep, and alternative) picking, obscure chord variations/ inversions, and more, there is something for every ...

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