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Paul S.

Beverly Hills, CA

About Paul

Hi! My name is Paul and I'd love to share the joy of playing the guitar with you! I have been a professional musician and teacher for over 20 years. I know much about playing the guitar and being an artist. I am passionate about music, which is why lessons with me are so fun. I know how to customize a program for the motivated student that will bring out the potential of the student at all levels. I will give the student a complete and practical program for advancement and help he or she discover their own talents at a pace that works for them. I even on occasion will conduct blues jams and
other challenges such as recording and how to do a You Tube video production that will give the student a chance to use their developing skills by themselves and with others. Here is feedback from one of the parents of a student of mine:

"Alex progressed much further with guitar than he did with piano and he actually got to the point where he enjoyed playing on his own. That was a great accomplishment and very impressive to me...you helped instill some discipline and over the course of your instruction, Alex learned a lot. You were always positive with him, even when that was difficult, and I admired that and still appreciate it. I always looked forward on Sunday mornings to hearing the material the two of you were working on and I know he enjoyed his lesson with you."

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher, one of my biggest goals is to keep my students motivated and get them enthused about their music and committed to daily practice. I will strive to inspire my students, and ensure that all the while, they are having the time of their life! Practice and commitment are key. Students' curricula vary according to the student's goals and strengths and weaknesses. All students will learn how to play in tune and in time, know their fundamentals, work with music theory and learn how to use written materials. (And they will have fun learning!) More advanced students can learn about blues and jazz improvisation, slide guitar and also participate in blues jams with other students, record, and You Tube video production.

*** Studio Equipment ***
All kinds of guitar and bass guitar equipment and portable hard disc recording equipment for student demo recordings.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need a well functioning guitar, music stand, guitar tuner and metronome. Students will also need a notebook to organize written lessons I will hand out.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in blues and jazz mostly, but also have vast knowledge of rock music from it's blues roots to the more modern styles. I also can play in country style, and I play blues slide guitar.
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Ken A. April 2, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Great Teacher

I played a little guitar throughout my life but was lacking an understanding of how the instrument works. I found myself strumming a few cords here and there but never with focus or improvement. After only three lessons with Paul, I'm now jamming to rock and the blues!Paul was quickly able to access my level of playing and I'm now understanding how the fretboard works and most importantly having lots of fun during lessons and practice. He teaches with passion and doesn't simply open a book but rather instills his lifelong experience and philosophy into lessons. Many can teach the mechanics of guitar but with Paul, you'll also understand the soul.
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Meg M. January 17, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Paul Rocks !!

I just had my 2nd lesson with Paul and felt inspired to write a review. I have wanted to learn guitar for many, many years now. In the past, I have always gotten frustrated -or bored- and gave up before I ever even learned a chord. Our 1st lesson, Paul started me with some very basic mechanics. It was just the right amount of information to keep me interested and challenged but not so much that I was overwhelmed the 1st week. From just 15 -30 minutes a day of practicing, I have already gained some flexibility in my fingers and am beginning to have a "feel" for the instrument. I have seen more improvement and learned more from Paul and the exercises he has given me in just 2 lessons than I have collectively ever learned from any other teacher in the past or any book or online tutorial. His knowledge of the instrument, as well as music theory, is vast and he knows how to break it down into digestible bits for maximum benefit to the student. So I am not only learning to play guitar, I am also being introduced to music theory in a very easy to understand manner. He is very patient and creates a safe and supportive environment in which to learn comfortably. I am SO glad I found him!!! His way of teaching really works or me ~ I feel hopeful, inspired and motivated for the first time ever in attempting to learn this instrument. Thank you Paul and Thank You Take Lessons !!
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Jake H. September 23, 2012
Guitar
Great teacher, large knowledge of many genres.

Paul is an overall great teacher. Before I took lessons with him, I knew next to nothing about playing guitar. I might have known the "box" minor pentatonic scale and possibly aeolian as a mode. Then I started taking lessons with him for Metal, my personal genre of choice and I started learning at a far more accelerated rate. Fast forward to about 9 months ago (January 2012) and I'd also grown an interest in Jazz. Fortunately Paul is an excellent teacher in both genres and helped my tastes (in both) genres develop and now he teaches me in Jazz. I even went to the Berklee school of music five week summer program (I'm to young to apply to the school's full time program) and thrived there. I recently got my report card for the class and his extensive teaching of how to play guitar from playing jazz chords to complex music theory (we're learning about chromatic harmony with the use of secondary dominants and tritone substitutions) helped me get only A's and B's. The areas where I got A's include classes such as high level theory, ensemble classes, ear training and genre specific guitar labs. I only got B's in my reading and chord labs, my reading which has always been poor, and my chord lab which involved nothing but right handed chord charts (I'm a left handed guitarist). I dont think I would have been able to get these grades if i had a different teacher or were self-taught, even with my music classes I'd taken at school I was always ahead of the rest of the class thanks to my extensive knowledge of theory with Paul. Paul comes to my house, which makes getting ready for my lesson as easy as turning my amp onto standby for the Tubes to warm up.
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Paul S.

Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Samara K.

Los Angeles, CA

About Samara

Hi!

I'm Samara!

I've been acting, singing, and dancing since I was two years old. I'm blessed to have a terminal degree in the field, and fulfilling career as a Performing Artist and Educator.

I help my clients overcome nerves, create compelling characters, master audition technique, align their desire with material results, form connections in the industry, and most importantly, GET CAST.

I trained formally at arts institutions all over the globe, earning a Bachelors in Fine Arts (Theatre) from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a Masters in Fine Arts (Acting) from The American
Repertory Theatre at Harvard University.

I've had the fortune of performing in residence at The Trinity Theatre in Dublin, and the renowned Moscow Art Theatre.

I'm a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and The Actor's Equity Association, having worked professionally in New York, LA, Miami, and Moscow in award winning Theatre, Television, Film, and Voice Over.

My favorite experiences so far have been collaborating with the legendary Philip Seymour Hoffman and his LAByrinth Theatre Company during my senior year at NYU, working with Dennis Leary on the show "Rescue Me", headlining the Manhattan Theatre Festival with my one-woman dance-theatre piece, "Being Patient", which earned acclaimed reviews by NYC Theatre Critics, and acting in an award-winning, comedy web-series praised by Entertainment Weekly.

I coach everyone from high-profile professionals to young artists at the beginning of their career. Each session with me is always personally tailored to your progression, your type, taste in material, and preferred learning method in developing your craft.

Each client I take onto my roster holds a special place in my life as a coach. I serve not only as a teacher of the craft, but as a mentor you can turn to at any time regarding any facet of your journey as a working actor. I'm frequently emailing, texting, on the phone, supporting my clients through auditions, workshops, headshot decisions, agent meetings, and major milestones in their blossoming careers.

Many of my clients begin coaching unsure of their skill and place in the industry, but in only a few sessions, mold into artists with authority, staking their claim in prestigious training programs, arts colleges, and roles in professional theatre, TV, commercials, and film.

I truly do love this work. It's inspiring and rewarding to no end.

My overarching ambition is to open the channels that allow you to flow freely in life and art, encourage you to take meaningful, rewarding risks, and unleash the confident performer inside of you waiting to emerge.

*Contact me to set up a Free Trial Skype Session/Consultation!
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Donnacha K. August 20, 2015
Public Speaking · Online
Verified Student
Great lesson. Looking forward to continue sessions.
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Beth P. August 5, 2015
Film and TV Acting
skills and has helped me unlock my potential. She's an amazing person inside and out. If you're considering taking lessons I recommend taking them from Samara!
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Beth P. August 5, 2015
Samara is an amazing instructor! She really cares about your future and will go above and beyond to help you achieve your dreams! I was basically a beginner to acting and I feel she has helped me improve my
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Samara K.

Samara K.

Los Angeles, CA 90046
(12)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Stepher E.

Los Angeles, CA

About Stepher

I am a recent transplant to Los Angeles. For many years I was a freelance oboe and English horn player in the Chicagoland area. I have a Master of Music in Oboe Performance from Northern Illinois University. I most recently studied under Ricardo Castaneda the principal oboe of the Chicago Sinfonietta. I am a member of the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra and also teach piano and theater arts.
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selamu S. May 20, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Verified Student
Stepher is a wonderful guide and teacher for improving your sound production, timing and articulation.
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selamu S. March 30, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Verified Student
Fantastic teacher all around. I'm enjoying my lessons with Stepher and taking advantage of her knowledge of theory, technique, guidance, evaluation and assignments.
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Stepher E.

Stepher E.

Los Angeles, CA 90035
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Zach R.

Los Angeles, CA

About Zach

I have been teaching trumpet, music theory, jazz harmony, jazz piano, and music composition to students of all ages since late 2008. I work very well with young, beginning students as well, and can teach all levels.

Working at UCLA for my degree in music performance has taught me what it takes to be a good teacher, and I am patient, understanding, and believe there's no greater feeling than watching my students flourish. I like to take the time to get to know my students, and plan lessons around their individual needs, rather than plug them into a system set in stone. I have a routine I do
, that I will start students with, but am very open to modification based on student needs/desires.

I perform jazz professionally in Los Angeles, and have spent time touring in playing in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Macedonia, Canada, and have performed or led groups internationally at the Umbria Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Tuscia Jazz Festival, the Angel City Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. You can hear my original compositions and playing at soundcloud.
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Bryan B. August 20, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Zach is amazing, my son really enjoys his class!
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Shai G. August 18, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Zach is such an excellent teacher and musician! He is so passionate about sharing his love of music and is very inspiring to all who are lucky enough to work with him! Very encouraging and motivates you to practice!!
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bridget Q. March 6, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
My 9 year old son LOVES Zach. Zach is so sweet with him. He is very encouraging and patient and is really teaching him. We couldn't be happier!
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Zach R.

Zach R.

Los Angeles, CA 90024
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Josh L.

Los Angeles, CA

About Josh

Greetings potential students!
My name is Josh. I am an experienced drum instructor and I would really enjoy sharing my knowledge with you! I have a BM from Berklee College of Music and a MFA from California Institute of the Arts. I specialize in jazz drum set and West African drumming. I am willing to work with students of any age. I have taught undergraduate and graduate level private students at CalArts as a workstudy TA as well as group lessons in West African drumming styles. I have also taught high school level students as an assistant instructor in the West African Music program with Ca
lifornia State Summer School for the Arts, and elementary students with the CalArts Music Source agency. I can provide a bio, resume, performance log, and any materials you may need by request. My personal work can be found online at my web portfolio musicbylinsky . com

I look forward to meeting you in our first lesson!
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Lauren July 16, 2015
Drum · In studio
Nothing I didn't like about the experience. I had two semesters of lessons from Josh and wish I could have done more. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate of every style I wanted to learn between African, Jazz, Swing, etc.. I ended up learning more than I thought I would throughout my time with him, and his teaching styles made it easy for each practice to stay with me since. Josh knows how to work with someone from the bottom and make them feel like they're ready for the stage in no time.
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Dalia July 14, 2015
Drum · In studio
Josh is very knowledgable about many musical styles and teaches in a way that makes things very understandable and applicable for students.
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Josh L.

Josh L.

West Hollywood, CA 90069
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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