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With each individual student, I offer exercises, songs and techniques to practice that will help you to immediately begin seeing positive results. I believe that anyone can play an instrument and sing and take their next step in music. It makes a big difference if you have the right teacher to help you learn the music you love. Most people that have attained musical proficiency had someone that took the time to guide them along their way. Much of what is thought of as difficult to play or understand in music is only mysterious until it is explained and practiced.
Jan has been teaching professionally since 2001. He graduated with honors from Musicians Institute in Hollywood after earning a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and IT in Germany. He has been playing music for over 23 years, in bands ever since age 16 as a lead guitarist, keyboard player, bass player and singer. In his newest band he is on drums and vocals. He built a music recording studio in the city in 2004 at which he teaches and has engineered and mixed many bands since. He currently also teaches guitar at Brightstar Middle School Charter Academy in Los Angeles, fronts the band Audiocination, plays lead guitar in Clark 8 and drums with OG Booker T.
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With each individual student, I offer
exercises, songs and techniques to practice that will help you to
immediately begin seeing positive results. I believe that anyone can
play an instrument and sing and take their next step in music. It makes a big
difference if you have the right teacher to help you learn the music
you love. Most people that have attained musical proficiency had
someone that took the time to guide them along their way. Much of what
is thought of as difficult to play or understand in music is only
mysterious until it is explained and practiced.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum kits, amplifiers, lots of electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, synthesizer, an old piano, a fully equipped professional music studio.
*** Specialties ***
I am mainly a funky rock and blues guitar player, and have been in bands on bass, drums and with my own project, Audiocination, on guitar and Vox. There are so many different styles that get mixed into rock that I find it important to introduce my students to a lot of different styles, so they can find the one that suits them best.
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.
Drumset, congas, bongos, cajon, auxiliary percussion.
All styles of drumset, hand percussion.
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I've been playing music my whole life, but it was as a high school student when I was asked to teach the school's guitar class that I became a teacher. Since that time I've gone on to earn several awards, played in many different types of projects, and earned a Master's degree. You might have heard my music before too if you've ever listened to a podcast, TV commercials, Indy films, or played any video games. My most successful student thus far however, would have to be Jacob Tilley from the rock band Young the Giant.
Not everybody wants to be a rock star though, and there are many aspects to the world of music. During the course of my musical adventure I've played with orchestras, been in rock, bluegrass, reggae, pop and blues bands, classical ensembles and more. I have also had the opportunity to play for celebrities and diplomats. Basically I've done a little of everything and I believe that it is this diversity of experiences that makes me a better teacher. Having worked in so many settings gives me a broad understanding that I use to help you reach whatever goals you might have.
I have also become adept at writing, recording and producing music, studying under Frank Wright of the legendary rock band Chicago. If you have an interest in creating and/or recording music I can definitely help you get there! Check out my chill/downtempo instrumental album 'Night Music' by Kparx online.
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I can teach you about playing several different instruments, how to write, how to record your own music, and how to get your music career off the ground! As a youth, I was largely self-taught so my inspiration was always to have fun. I never had to deal with the 'homework' style of practicing so I've naturally incorporated that approach to my lessons. My goal is to keep you (the student) inspired and having fun. When that happens you will become good at your instrument and feel as though you 'played' your way to success! As your teacher I will also provide almost all of the materials for free and show you great free apps to help you along with your learning and keep costs to a minimum! I know we will have fun together while you learn and I look forward to meeting you!
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Guitars, piano/keyboard, drums, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and a ProTools recording studio.
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I provide the learning materials but I expect the student to have their own instrument, be that a guitar, drum set, etc.
*** Specialties ***
Commercial music is definitely my specialty, but I am also capable of doing various styles such as classical, bluegrass, traditional/folk. Just focus on what you want to learn and I can teach it to you.
Hello! My name is Lucas and I am a very smart guy who is also nice. I have years of experience teaching and have an enthusiastic passion for it.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide my own instruments, instrument stands, music stands, music paper and writing materials.
I would expect/prefer students to provide their own instruments and musical listening equipment (CD player, iPod, etc)
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I can teach a wide range of styles including but not limited to rock, jazz, blues, funk, classical, country, and different 'world' music styles. Some examples are Latin/salsa and African guitar and percussion. I also specialize in teaching musical improvisation, songwriting, composition, and production.
I use student-specific musical instruction texts and programs to cater to each individual students needs. I have experience teaching improvisation using creative methods that involve group participation and improvisation, both with voice and instruments.
I have over 15 years of drumming experience. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music where I studied drum set performance with Dave DiCenso and Mike Mangini.
As a performer, I have been on tours with more than 20 shows in a row before crowds of 10,000+ people, played in studio sessions as a Sony and Universal Music recording artist, and even opened for Dream Theater.
As an educator, I have taught more than 30 clinics under endorsement by Pearl, Paiste and Silverfox around Europe; run several independent drum camps (Pavel V. Drum Days); released a series of YouTube drum lessons (Pavel V. Office Hours); and worked with a wide variety of private students for the past eight years.
My primary style is rock, although I do enjoy playing and teaching Pop, R&B, Gospel, Progressive Metal, and Fusion. I'm looking forward to teaching you how to be a better drummer and musician.
Alphonse musical associations read like a veritable Who's Who of Modern Jazz and Pop Music. His talents cover a broad range of musical disciplines and philosophies. He was the rhythmic foundation for the far reaching musical explorations of pianist McCoy Tyner. He was a charter member along with keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, of the group Weather Report. Along with guitarist Larry Coryell, Alphonse was co-founder of The Eleventh House, the seminal fusion band of the seventies. Alphonse and Coryell still tour together in a trio and with the Eleventh House.
Alphonse has also played and/or recorded with Gil Evans, Roy Ayers, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola, Les McCann, Ronnie Laws, Klaus Doldinger's Passport, Jaco Pastorius, Ron Carter, Nathan East, Cecil McBee, Albert Mangelsdorff, Joachim Kuhn, Jasper van't Hof, Michel Legrand, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Donald Bird, Chet Baker, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Ernie Watts, Sonny Rollins, Wallace Roney, Arturo Sandoval, Christian McBride, Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, George Coleman, John Klemmer, Billy Harper, Dave Grusin, Russ Freeman, George Howard, Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Kenny G., Joanne Brackeen, Horace Parlan, Robin Kenyatta, Ross Carnegie Orchestra, ex-grilfriend Roberta Flack, Sheila E., Celia Cruz, Gloria Lynn, Gloria Coleman, Denise Williams, Freda Payne, Shirley Scott, Anita O'Day, Betty Davis, and in 1991, he performed with Miles Davis on the movie soundtrack album entitled "Dingo". MILES DAVIS even spoke highly of Alphonse in his book entitled "Miles - The Autobiography".
Alphonse has also played with and helped the early careers of Lee Ritenour, David Beniot, Gerald Albright, Sam Riney, Brandon Fields, Greg Karukas, Dave Koz, and Richard Elliot.
Alphonse rock/pop credentials include gigs with no less respectable a crew than Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Patrick Moraz, Tommy Bolin and Chubby Checker. ROBERT PLANT, lead singer for the legendary rock group LED ZEPPELIN, named Alphonse, during his acceptance speech for induction into the 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, one of the band's major influences .
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