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Popular Music Teachers Near Whittier

Vanessa L.

Hacienda Heights, CA
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Kimberly A.

Monrovia, CA
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Jesse R.

Whittier, CA
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Vanessa L. Hacienda Heights, CA

About Vanessa

As a vocal teacher I focus on the correct method to singing that helps keep your voice beautiful and healthy. I earned my bachelors degree in music education with an emphasis in vocals. I learned music appreciation, theory, history, choral singing and classical voice training. I love music and cannot picture life without it. Music is an expression of life! I also love to teach music to others as I feel I'm passing on a great gift. *** Lesson Details *** As a teacher I fall somewhere in between strict and laid back. For instance, if you don't practice I won't scold you, but I will remind you that you can only be as good as you work to be. If you don't want to put in the effort you will waste your time and money, as well as not receive the results that you were desiring. ...

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Val M. August 3, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Fun and engaging! She challenges my daughter with vocal drills and positive feedback. She also motivates my daughter to perfect classic Academy Award-winning ballad music like EY Harburg 'Over the Rainbow'. Great use of technology to keep my child practicing with in-home (in real time) singing lesson sent directly to my email for my daughter to listen during her practice. She has always been on time, willing to accommodate date change and extremely friendly. Highly recommend.
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DianneT March 6, 2014
My Growth with Vanessa

Vanessa is honestly a very talented singer as well as a great teacher. Her experience is seen the way she teaches. She gives you just the right amount of push that you need to succeed. Her teaching has helped me discover new avenues of my voice I never would have thought to develop. Through the way she explains every little detail, I was able to feel like I truly knew what I was doing in each and every song we perfected. If you're looking to seriously commit yourself to discovering the full capacity of your voice, Vanessa would be a great teacher for you.
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Yi Z. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Vanessa is a very good teacher!

Vanessa is a very good voice teacher. She is talented, fun, patient, and encouraging. Her classes are interesting - we do a mixture of technique/skills and fun songs. I look forward to her class every week, and my singing has improved a lot since I started my lessons with her. I really like Vanessa as my voice teacher.
Kimberly A. Monrovia, CA

About Kimberly

I started playing music around the Kansas City area twenty five years ago. I graduated from The University of Southern California with a degree in studio/jazz guitar (cum laude). While at USC, I received a merit scholarship and an award for professional leadership and service within her department. I also graduated with honors from Musicians Institute (GIT), of Hollywood, CA. I have toured the U.S. and Canada playing venues such as The Portland Rose Festival, The Playboy Jazz Festival, The Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series, Irvine Lake Blues Festival,The Burnaby British Columbia Blues Festival and the Long Beach Blues Festival. The headliners at these events included Robben Ford, The Neville Brothers, and Johnny Winter. I have released two solo CD's that have received ...

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Richard M. January 26, 2015
Kimberly is an amazing musician and teacher. Her teaching techniques can make you the musician you've always wanted to be.

From beginner to seasoned player she can help you hone your skills. Let's say your not sure you want to learn to read music just yet. Her teaching methods can have you playing your instrument faster than you would dream possible. If on the other hand your interested in improving your your reading skills she can help you understand note placement time value neck geometry economy of motion.

Your welcome to do as many players do. Work on a song for hours on end picking out note after note after note till it feels like your going to die of old age. There you are ready to play at the family gathering the room get quiet you start playing singing " I'll never leave your pizza burning" from the back of the room comes your uncle with the runny eye runs up to you saying "hey Junior that's I'll never be your beast of burden I told you not to waste your time with that guitar"
Yeah we've all had something like this happens to us.

Have you ever listened to a song and thought was that a cat?Hawaiian noises? Is that even English? musically speaking Kimberly can unscramble an egg.She can tell you what that sound was how you can reproduce it or replace it with your own. She can answer all those musical questions you've wonder about. Is the hokey pokey really what it's all about? Why'd Yankee Doodle stick a feather in his hat and call it macaroni?

Whether your a serious musician or just starting out and want to have fun. You owe it to yourself book a lesson with her. Think of all your other projects the picture frame the Jewellery box Bird house. All that stuff is in the garage gathering dust right? High priced fire wood.

What you learn with Kimberly you keep forever. Money well spent
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Greg G. December 28, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I have been taking guitar lessons on my electric with Kim for about a year in her studio in the LA area. There are so many guitar instructors in LA, choosing one was very difficult. I relied heavily on reviews I read & a personal recommendation from a friend. Kim is exactly what I was looking for. She is laid back and down to earth (no rapping on the knuckles here!) but she conducts herself and her business just like you'd want her to - like a business. I sort of expect most musicians to be a bit fluid with their lives and their calendars. Not Kim! She tackles her work like a professional - on time, focused on you and flexible to meet your needs.

What I love about working with her is her flexibility. We started with basic guitar lessons - scales, chords, strum patterns, etc. It quickly morphed into her teaching me what I wanted to learn. A month in she asked me to make a list of my favorite songs. She wove the learning from there - blending just enough conventional guitar teaching into the lessons to keep it real - but focused on what I wanted - learning the songs I grew up with. I didn't want to learn to read music - so she stays on tabs. I am so happy and look forward to my lessons with her every week.

I would recommend Kim to anyone who wants to learn on their own terms.
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Peter B. December 10, 2014
Blues Guitar · In studio
I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level.

Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary.

Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute.

I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly.
Jesse R. Whittier, CA

About Jesse

Jesse's curriculum includes classical style emphasis teaching, as well as theory and performance. *** Studio Equipment *** Living room with a grand piano, couch for parents to sit and wait during lessons. Parking. *** Specialties *** Classical, pop,modern, Jazz. My forte is in classical performance.

Christian C.

Downey, CA
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Joseph R.

Downey, CA
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Nick F.

La Habra, CA
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Christian C. Downey, CA

About Christian

Christian began to dedicate his life to Classical Guitar studies in 2008 while attending Fullerton Community College in Orange County. In 2011 He was accepted into the music department at The California State University Northridge to study Classical Guitar Performance. During the 2012/2013 school year, he was admitted into the CSUN Honors Guitar Quartet. With the quartet he has performed in The Valley Performing Arts Center and traveled to perform in San Francisco. He was awarded his Bachelor's Degree in Music in Fall 2013. Christian is currently pursuing his Master'€™s degree at the University of Southern California in the Fall of 2014.

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Dong K L. December 15, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is a good teacher for kid. He is a good communicator and have a patience to young kid.
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Lauren B. August 6, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Last year, I had the opportunity to study with Christian at CSU Northridge. Christian is one of the finest musicians I have come across in the years that I have been playing music. Not only does he have impressive skills with the guitar, he also has knowledge in the history of the guitar and music theory. When he was studying at CSUN, I was able to have some lessons with Christian on a baroque piece that was giving me trouble. First, I'd like to mention how patient he was with me when I was frustrated and lost in the music. Also, I was surprised at how much he knew about the music as he explained what was going on in the piece and why. Oh... did I mention that I had some AWESOME results after ONE lesson??? Do yourself the favor and check this guy out!
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Francisco O. August 5, 2014
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Christian has been teaching our two sons (Age 11 and 8) for the summer and has performed wonderfully as both instructor and motivator. His demeanor is excellent with the kids. And I greatly appreciate that he is teaching them music reading, music appreciation and music theory -- not just how to play the guitar. More importantly, the kids are having a great time.
Joseph R. Downey, CA

About Joseph

Joseph R. has 5 years of experience teaching students elementary, middle school-aged children and adults on to how to play keyboard, guitar, flute and saxophone while sharing his learning experience with them as a self-taught saxophone and flute player and his more conventional education on piano and guitar. Joe started developing his musical talent through piano lessons at the age of 7. After only a year of formal study, he began to experiment with other instruments such as the bamboo flute, the guitar and the drums. When he moved to the United States at the age of 13, he was introduced to the school’s band where he chose to hone his skills with the flute. Since then, he has been exposed to classical and symphonic repertoire. During high school, he joined the marching band and at ...

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Jeff P. June 2, 2014
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
I am happy with Joseph teaching. He knows his stuff. I like the fact that he plays a lot of different instruments and has electronics to boot.
Nick F. La Habra, CA

About Nick

Nick F. is a singer/songwriter and classical guitarist born and raised in Southern California. His passion for music began to flourish at a young age. Nick is known for the strong sound and emotion that he brings to his performances. He draws inspiration for the music he performs and the music he writes from his family, most notable his beautiful wife, son and daughter. Nick studied music and classical guitar performance at Cal State Fullerton under the guidance of David Grimes, Richard Turner, and TK Gardner. He has performed in many concerts and events throughout California both as a solo artist and as a member of the Cal State Fullerton Guitar Orchestra. Nick also teaches all styles of guitar and is founder of Bravo Academy Music. Nick is currently performing music for ...

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Charles C. September 12, 2014
Verified Student
I agree with the previous review. Nick is certainly a fine musician but he is also a natural teacher, calm, dedicated, and patient. He is aware of how people learn and is quite effective at joining the intellectual and physical elements in his student's performance.
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Christine H. September 10, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Nick is wonderful - patient, kind, talented and fun

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