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Popular Music Teachers Near Westlake Village

Jan L.

Woodland Hills, CA
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Mike T.

Simi Valley, CA
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Ted M.

Thousand Oaks, CA
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Jan L. Woodland Hills, CA

About Jan

Jan L. is a Grammy nominated award winning singer/songwriter, producer, actress, and artist developer. Her studio, Angel Diva Music, is designed to improve artist abilities on and off the stage as well as giving the clientele first-hand knowledge of the industry while increasing their creativity.

Backed by an extensive musical background debuting with the Philadelphia Orchestra and continuing her career singing with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Jan L. went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Education in Opera at Temple University and two Master’s Degrees from Combs College of Music in Theatre Arts and Composition.

Jan is the author of the performance book called "Once More With Feeling."

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Yongsuk P. October 15, 2014
Singing · In studio
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So far I had 3 lessons with her and I already noticed my singing changed for good. She is a very thoughtful and attentive teacher. Also, she should have had ton of experience as she guides me to the right direction from the first lesson. Her teaching is not limited to singing techniques, but includes the whole package as how to sing and what should be in mind when singing. I highly recommend her for those who serious about singing.
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Anita L. September 14, 2014
Singing · In studio
I took an 8 week course taught by Jan called Acting for Singers. She was incredibly helpful in teaching me how to perform as a singer/songwriter. She has a wealth of knowledge from her years of teaching and performing and was able to teach us exercises to help us perform on stage and convey the message of our song effectively. I definitely had to get out of comfort zone for some of the exercises but they changed my performance style immediately. She created a very safe environment for us to learn and told us from the outset that it was okay to make mistakes and not have everything be perfect. I was stretched every week I attended the class, but it gave me the confidence I needed to continue to push myself to perform.

I am so grateful for coming across Jan and would recommend her to anyone seeking to become more confident as a performer. She will help you tremendously.
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Steven D. August 26, 2014
Acting · In studio
I have really enjoyed my time spent in workshop classes with Jan! She is a very talented teacher and knows how to get things out of people that they didn't know they were capable of.

Her techniques and exercises are amazing to watch as the intended result will come out of the student that she is working on. I learned just as much watching other students in the class go through the techniques as I did during my own performances and critiques.

She has a beautiful presence and I instantly felt comfortable around her like I'd known her for a long time. I think that is so important to feel that trust and comfort when opening yourself and exposing things dealing with singing and performing.

I can tell that she is very passionate at what she does and she is VERY GOOD at it as a result. She wants to help people in a positive way and is very encouraging.

I also love how her exercises are not only physical but get you thinking ahead about positive wonderful things that are of your dreams; it helps you to envision and eventually attract the positive things that you dream of. For example, she had us describe our "perfect 24 hour day". That was an amazing concept to me. If you can envision your perfect day and your perfect circumstances, you are so much closer to actually achieving them! These exercises help and instantly translate to better singing and better performing as we witnessed in the class. She is full of these tricks and techniques!

I would highly recommend working with Jan. She has a wealth of experience and wisdom to share with as many students that are lucky enough to work with her.
Mike T. Simi Valley, CA

About Mike

My name is Mike T. and I'm a professional musician of 10 years. I started playing piano at the age of 8 and studied classical, rock, pop, ragtime, blues, and impressionistic styles. At the age of 11 I got my first drum set and started jamming to bands like Metallica, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, NOFX, Black Sabbath and of course Led Zeppelin. By the time I reached the age of 21 I was a well established, mutli-instrumentalist.
I then attended Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA where I honed my skills as a drummer and overall musician. I can now play all styles of drumming from Rock and Metal, to Latin and Jazz, to Reggae and Funk..you name it. I also studied Harmony & Theory, Ear Training, Technique, Sight Reading, and Performance. I graduated in 2010 and never looked back. ...

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Eri M. October 30, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Our family would not want anyone other than Mike to give our son piano lessons. Mike is a sweet and upbeat person, that really encourages our son to play piano, who has the knack of keeping him interested in his lessons our first challenge. We are thrilled to be able to have Mike in our home once a week.
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Rebecca Z. September 12, 2014
Piano · In home
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Mike rocks!! My teenage daughter's lesson is once a week in our home. So convenient. She has tried piano lessons when she was younger but lost interest. Now, she is practicing and can't wait to learn more. Mike got her right into playing contemporary music she could appreciate. I enjoy hearing music in our home and feel grateful that we found this gifted musician who is a gem of a teacher.
Ted M. Thousand Oaks, CA

About Ted

Ted M.
Guitarist, Composer, Producer, Luthier, Instructor, Engineer, Hopeless Gearaholic and Lion Tamer
Ted M. and his band released two albums in the early eighties to high critical acclaim and never looked back, launching a career that spans 30 years and encompasses the epitome of composition, production, performance, and now education, sales and luthiery skills.
Ted M. is a master technician and a compassionate guitar teacher who still performs live.
Ted M. is a dynamic personality and is, admittedly, a hopeless gearaholic who enjoys building, repairing and designing stage rigs for some of the best guitarists in the business.

Discography:
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Bill H. June 24, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Fantastic Instructor

Ted is a great instructor who adjusts the pace to match my capability, keeping it interesting and challenging. He has taught me about equipment design and theory as well as music theory and playing skills. Always an enjoyable time at lessons.

Sheila S.

Woodland Hills, CA
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Elvis B.

Thousand Oaks, CA
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Kimberly C.

Newbury Park, CA
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Sheila S. Woodland Hills, CA

About Sheila

I have earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands. As a professional singer, I have performed in numerous concerts and operas. I've sung in both choral and solo settings, as well as fully staged productions. Throughout my education, I have played piano and even participated in Certificate of Merit testing. These experiences have all helped shape me into a well rounded singer.

In lessons, I devote equal amounts of time to technique and repertoire. We will always begin by warming up, and working on some exercises. Then we will implement your new techniques into your repertoire, which I will tailor to your specific needs and wants.

Above all, though, I want to help you realize your dreams as a musician! Looking forward to getting ...

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Manish R. September 2, 2014
Piano · In home
Ms. Shelia is an Excellent teacher! Our 6 year old picked up Piano very fast under her guidance. Beyond her musical expertise, Ms. Sheila is very sincere and dedicated, and takes true interest in ensuring kids learn, and it shows up when kids perform!
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Kavita S. May 2, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent Piano teacher

I sent my 6 year toddler to group lessons for 6 months and noticed that he did not learn ANYTHING!...Could see lot of change in his interests and progress withing 3 months after he started with Ms. Sheila. She is very sweet to kids and my son loves her! She has the knack to to deal with kids!
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Amy O. February 15, 2014
Reading
Excellent tutor for my son

Sheila has been teaching my seven year old son German, and I can't say enough good things about her. She is very professional and great with kids, even shy ones like my son. She brings games and makes things interesting, so he doesn't get bored. She is always very prompt and extremely reliable. She is truly excellent in every aspect. So glad we found her!
Elvis B. Thousand Oaks, CA

About Elvis

Elvis B. is a Los Angeles based Saxophonist and Composer specializing in multimedia music. With a Bachelor's degree in Media Composition from Cal State Northridge, Elvis has composed and performed numerous well-crafted and diverse scores and arrangements. With a wondrous attitude and sincere work ethic, each project and receives the highest level of commitment regardless of its size.

Lessons are no different, each with a varied focus for the best possible outcome. With this in mind, it's difficult to foresee what each lesson plan would entail. I believe that understanding the student first is the proper way forward, followed with learning fundamentals to build upon.

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Kimberly C. Newbury Park, CA

About Kimberly

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I have been a musician since the 6th grade, and have 6+ years of teaching Music Education in the public school system of Southern California. Before moving to California, I was the Woodwind Technician for 2 High School marching Bands from my home town of Erie, PA.

I am now available to take on private lesson students on Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto and Tenor Saxophone, and Euphonium!

Before moving to California, I received my BS in Music Education from Penn State University as well as my Clarinet Performance Certificate. My Master of Music is also in Music Education from the State University of New York at Fredonia. I have also played professionally with the Bakersfield Winds (Bass Clarinet) and the Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Clarinet).

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