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Russell S.

22 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $120
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Music Theory from Las Vegas High School
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Russell S.

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If you are ready to take your music skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument themselves. My name is Russell and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 10. I have worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Lifehouse, Disney's Caityln Taylor Love and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Want to learn to shred? produce? write? dive into theory?

About Russell

Russell is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from major music companies

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Max H.
Very skilled, helpful, and easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Joe
Russ is a straight up musical genius that has decades of experience playing the guitar. He will make you think of music in an entirely different way and his unique approach to the guitar makes learning so much easier. Definitely worth it!
Jera
Russ is such a wonderful teacher. He's so passionate and teaches in a way that's interesting, easy to grasp and fun! I've learned so much so quickly
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Jeremiah B.

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Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Music Skills and Theory from Palomar College
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jeremiah B.

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Bass guitar is one of the most underrated roles in music. Many musicians, even bass players, keep bass too simplified by not exploring what it has to offer. I'm looking for that student who is a true beginner and has no identity in music yet or maybe the student who rocks out with his/her band and just wants a new edge. I teach bass players theory, how to play tight pocket grooves, and how to fly all over the fretboard to enjoy the simple but provocative instrument. I will teach you how to be the perfect compliment to your band, play solo and fill up space, as well as be the lead instrument if desired.

About Jeremiah

Hello, My name is Jeremiah and I'm excited to be your teacher. Music has been in my blood since birth. I come from a family of singers and performers. I started my musical journey as boy singing in choirs. In middle school I picked up the saxophone, in high school I started guitar, and I've been pla

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Daniz
Great experience!
Jeremiah has a unique teaching method and is hands down the best!
Very outgoing, down to earth, funny, helpful, and an awesome voice coach
Highly recommend! I learned so much from him.
Joshua
Jeremiah Brewer is a top notch instructor. He really cares that his students understand the material he uses. He's also the kind of teacher that really invests into each person he mentors. If you're looking to really improve on your craft then Jeremiah is the teacher for you.
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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
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  • Speaks
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike S.

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I teach music reading ,walking bass lines, classic rock, funk, and how to read chord charts.

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of t

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
Logan S.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Zach P.

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Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate of the Arts in Jazz Studies from Grossmont College
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Zach P.

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About Zach

Zach has been performing Electric and Upright Bass in and around Southern California and around the world for the last 15 years. He has played for numerous local and international groups, including most notably Postmodern Jukebox, The B Side Players, and singer/songwriter James Byous. Having perform

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Lee Q.

68 Reviews
Inglewood, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Master of Music in Instrumental Pedagogy, Bassoon from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 1996
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Lee Q.

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Learn to play bass guitar with simple, movable patterns and follow chord changes by ear, with or without reading notes.

Lee shares the benefits of her experience playing electric bass guitar in cover bands and recording bass lines on her own (and others) original songs, and offers an easy method for playing bass, for both new and experienced musicians.

Lee uses her own visual materials, including grids and chord patterns, to help reinforce how to play bass lines and understand song structure.

• Award-winning performing singer-songwriter
• Bachelor of Music Education from Loyola University, New Orleans (Instrumental Music)
• Master of Music from Belmont University, Nashville (Instrumental Pedagogy)
• Guitar Instructor for community college, high school and middle school
 • "Acoustic Intensive" instructor in acoustic guitar, music theory and songwriting for the National Guitar Workshop in New Orleans, Austin, Chicago, and Nashville

About Lee

Minimum age: 8 for ukulele 10 for guitar/bass guitar 12 for bassoon Lee Q. has a master's degree and comprehensive experience in music instruction and performance, including solo performance, orchestra, concert band, folk/bluegrass orchestra, chamber ensembles, rock/blues/folk and cover ban

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Violet
She is really nice and a great instructor, especially for beginning guitarists. She is patient and encouraging, and tailors your class to your interests.
Christine Hargrave
Lee is a great instructor! She lets me choose the kind of music I want to play but also provides structure and great guidance. Taking lessons online has been easy and it makes no difference that Lee and I are on opposite sides of the country. I highly recommend Lee!
John Bowman
Lee is an excellent music teacher. She has helped me get past my utter lack of confidence in my musical ability. After a year of guitar lessons with her patience and guidance I'm having fun and have gained the confidence to progress much further. I take both online and home lessons from her. I highly recommend her at all levels.
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Kellen H.

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Los Angeles, CA
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Kellen H.

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I knew I wanted to play bass when I was 12 and heard the bassline for Bob Marley's Stir It Up. I've been playing ever since then. The primary attraction to bass for me is the groove, and that's what I like to emphasize (which I think is severely neglected in standard music education). I have studied theory and composition extensively and like to tie those elements in and show where the bass fits into any situation harmonically and rhythmically. Most importantly teaching is a fun and rewarding experience for me and my students. I love to teach and get my bass students grooving!

About Kellen

I believe this is a great time to be a musician. I have come of age as a musician in a time when music making and the music industry have shifted dramatically. There are many positives in this shift, with new oppurtinites opening up for musicians. I also see these changes not being addressed in m

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Andrew
Kellen has been a fantastic and knowledgeable bass teacher. I came into this with no background in music whatsoever but his teaching process is very simple and easy to grasp. He got a feel for what I did and didn’t know within 15 minutes on the first day & jumped right into improving the relevant skills I needed to learn next. Every lesson I learn something completely new and there is no wasted time. If you want to be pushed to become a better bass player in a very easygoing and welcoming environment, Kellen is the teacher for you.
Fred Z.
Kellen is a gifted instructor. As an adult learner I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was impressed with his structured and thoughtful approach to creating an excellent foundation and building skills.
Sylvia
Great teacher! Kellen has made me really excited about the guitar again.

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"Great teacher who has many talents

I am an adult who started taking a new instrument and just after a few weeks with him, I'm already able to play much more than I ever dreamed I would. He is down to earth and easy to get along with - but pushes you to always do better. I would recommend him to anyone looking to advance their skills or start from beginning like I have."
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"Daniel is very patient and willing to work with the student's needs. He has a lot of insight as to more than just how to play the bass but also as to why he teaches those techniques. I would recommend him in an instant"
Dan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"Greg has taught me everything from the basics to playing songs and reading tabs and I still learn something new every lesson."
Sarah
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Tim came recommended from a friend. I had been playing guitar and bass for close to 20 years, without ever taking a single lesson. I'd been focusing on bass for the last 10 years, and decided that I wanted to take my bass playing to the next level - theory, reading music, etc.

Fast forward a year later, and I'm reading and learning music not only from sheet music, but from jazz charts - something I hadn't even imagined going in. I've gained a new appreciation for the music as a result.

Everyone that knows me well has commented on the improvement in my overall bass playing, from the wife to people who I've spent years jamming with. In short, if you're looking to expand your abilities, you can't go wrong with Tim."
Jeff
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Tim M.
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"Rob is incredibly knowledgable and was able to hone in immediately on both what I needed AND what I was asking for. I look forward to more lessons in the future."
Anderson
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rob R.
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"I love working with Greg!!! He simplifies the lesson, goes at my speed and is complimentary about my progress. I really enjoy my weekly lessons and plan to continue for a long time! Highly recommended!"
Lee
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Very passionate about his craft. Explains everything in practical application."
John
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Vincent C.
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"At 52 years old, my wife treated to lessons for Christmas. I haven't played in 30 years. Although, I have had a few lessons with several different instructors back in my 20's, I never felt any direction. I always heard 'you got it. just keep playing'. Unfortunately, I stopped as nothing made sense.
I have learned a ton from Jon in only 5 lessons. Bits and pieces are all quickly coming together. I have a long way to go, but know more already than I ever have. Jon is fun, friendly, and has a great demeanor for teaching. If he has the patience to teach me, he's the right guy for you.
J.G."
J.G.
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"I’m a drummer, and my experience with Greg is playing worship together.
He’s one of the best bassists I’ve ever played with.
He’s got a fantastic ear and great musical knowledge.
I would definitely recommend taking lessons from him if you’re looking to pick up a new instrument or are wanting to improve on what you already know."
Paul
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"My experience with instructor Akers was very professional as well as insightful. His many years of experience was evident in his teaching. I am very pleased with my overall progress and success!"
Jill S.
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Raymond A.
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