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Justin M.

4 Reviews
Arroyo Grande, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • B.A. Music from California Polytechnic State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Justin M.

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After years of playing, I know how to break down the guitar and teach it to anyone willing to learn. I take the 80/20 approach to learning guitar and will get you up and playing in no time. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and guitar tablature
* chords and progressions
* music theory
* guitar technique for all styles to make you a well-rounded player
* learn how to write your own tunes and jam in any style with anyone

About Justin

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and t

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Joe
I enjoyed my first lesson. The time flew by. Justin was friendly and professional. I'm looking forward to the next lesson.
Walt C.
Justin is a very knowledgeable teacher who brings of experience to this teaching. I highly recommend Justin.
Lisa
Justin is an excellent teacher!! He is a master guitarist, always punctual, very courteous and gives 100% to my lesson. I am learning classical guitar and jazz guitar with him and I am delighted with the progress I've made in just a few months. I am playing beautiful songs and before his lessons I could not play any classical guitar songs at all. Justin tailors the lessons to help me learn the songs I am excited about learning to play. I most highly recommend him as a teacher for any style guitar. Amazingly he also teaches ukulele and mandolin too! He has a degree from Cal Poly in music and guitar and has over 20 years teaching experience. If you really want to learn how to play guitar easily and quickly, take lessons with him!

Raymond M.

13 Reviews
Atascadero, CA
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Raymond M.

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Work with Cartoonist/Illustrator Raymond Mullikin, founder of Raytoons Cartoons.

* Learn how to publish your own cartoon, children's book comic, web-comic, etc.
* Learn of the technologies involved in publishing your own work and how to build an audience. Learn more about Offset Printing Versus Print-on-Demand (POD) printing and what's available to you.
* Learn to build your own online presence. Discover the entire digital process, step by step: finding a web host or online store, creating your site, posting images, and building and analyzing web traffic.
* Find out about the successes (and problems) that creators encounter when publishing their own creations online.

About Raymond

I am a Cartoonist, Animator and Credentialed Teacher. I have published cartoons in books, magazines, newspapers, and e-cards. I have also created animated film shorts for film festivals around the world. I teach contract art/computer classes throughout the year in San Luis Obispo County. I teach

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Tiffany
Raymond was a very kind and patient teacher. My 13 year old enjoyed his class and even helped him with some imagination exercises to open his mind. I will definitely be continuing with his classes. Thank you Raymond!
Emma
I have had the pleasure of meeting Raymond online, lovely to talk to, a great listener with awesome ideas and also so helpful too!

Raymond has a wonderful illustration style, bold, fun and full of charm that wins the hearts of all that discover his amazing work!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Raymond's art and working with him!
David
Raymond has been a great help to me in pursuit of my art
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James G.

1 Review
Los Osos, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Best Musical Direction from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • AA Jazz Studies from Cuesta Community College
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James G.

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Learning how to play Drum set can be challenging on your own. With over ten years of professional experience playing in all styles and genres, I believe together we can set key learning outcomes and joyfully help build your confidence as drummer. I will give you the rhythm methods you'll need to build a healthy relationship with your instrument in a safe and fun environment. My goal for you as my student is to reach your musical potential while having a wonderful time!

About James

I'm a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and actor. I received my BA in Music (with a Classical Double Bass focus) from California Polytechnic State University in 2017 and I've been a professional freelance musician since 2010; primarily working in the state of California. My love for musi

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Tom
James is a highly qualified instructor and was very thoughtful in answering my questions. I was impressed with the amount of resources he had on hand, such as worksheets, method books, sheet music, etc. I would definitely recommend James for anyone curious about learning music theory and/or the many instruments he plays.

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Maureen K.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Maureen K.

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I have been teaching piano lessons for several years now, to students ranging from 4 to 50 years of age. In the first lesson, students can expect to learn the musical alphabet, location of middle C, the correct posture and hand position, as well as some simple musical exercises depending upon the student's age and ability. My goal in teaching is to help people gain an understanding and appreciation of the piano, as well as the workings of music as a whole. While my background is in classical piano, I enjoy working with students on any style of music that utilizes sheet music.

About Maureen

A full-time operatic performer and music educator, Maureen Kelly has been teaching voice and piano lessons since 2009. She currently runs her own private studio, in addition to traveling to students' homes to teach lessons. She happily teaches anyone who has an interest and willingness to learn, re

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Dipanjana B.
Enjoyed my lesson
Rachael L.
Maureen is knowledgeable, cosiderate and talented. I am excited to to expand my limited musical experience with her help. I would recommend her to anyone interested in furthering their vocal skills.
Stevie H.
Maureen is a great teacher! She's super patient and calmly lets you know if you mess something up. She lets you work it out slowly if you need to! I've never met any teacher like her!
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Marissa M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Czech, German, English, French, Italian
  • Teaches students Male: 13 to 70; Female: 6 to 70
  • Vocal Performance, Bachelor of Music from Pacific Lutheran University
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Marissa M.

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About Marissa

** I am currently in Seattle, WA due to COVID-19, and will be only offering online lessons for the foreseeable future until I am able to return to Manhattan. I look forward to seeing you online!** Hello and welcome! As an avid singer in both the Seattle and New York City area, I have had a wide

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Sadie
I studied with Marissa for two years when we both lived in the same area she moved and I went off to college. She is such a positive, kind and hard-working teacher. On the rare occasion that she doesn't know something, she does her homework and comes back with a novel of information. If I was ever unsure about a concept and none of her (many) techniques worked, she would always heavily research before the next lesson. She was always great at communicating with her students and goes above and beyond. She has a great reputation and was able to help me get into my dream college. My voice teacher here is very impressed with what I have learned from her.
Gretchen
I’ve been taking lessons with Marissa for the past two years and she has influenced me tremendously as a musician and an artist. I recommend her to anybody!
Ashley
My daughter loves Marissa... I cannot recommend her enough!
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Nader T.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English and Persian, I speak Persian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1987
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Nader T.

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In my one hour of comprehensive teaching, students learn extensively the techniques of the violin, including tone production, vibrato, musicality and pieces of music which are chosen from standard violin literature or Suzuki books. The whole idea is to get students to look at the whole learning process as a fun activity, and very soon they acquire the ability to produce beautiful sounds, correct intonation and strong vibrato. In addition to the above, I conduct some some ear-training exercises to improve intonation as well.

About Nader

I am a violinist and composer. I have trained more than 1200 students in more than twenty five years of my teaching carrier. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson includes scales, arpeggios, etudes, duets and a new piece of music from different eras of music. I emphasize on tone production, correc

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Carolina V.
He is very patient and has excellent communication skills. I have no knowledge of how to play the violin or music of any kind. After my first lesson I strongly feel he will be my private instructor for many years to come. I left with proper technique of how this instrument is to be cared for and good posture when practicing. He also informed me of the books we will be incorporating into my lessons. Most importantly homework is given and he is very patient and explains everything at your level.
Kira
I was very pleased with my first lesson with Nader. He is very kind and patient. We covered some basic points with what we'll be covering for my lessons with the cello. His instructions and explanations of technique is very clear I feel my lessons with him will be very beneficial and enjoyable.
Sean K.
Mr. Nader is an excellent instructor who always puts his students first. He customizes his lessons in accordance to each individual and patiently works with them so that they may achieve their optimum potential.

More than just a passive teacher of the violin, Mr. Nader dedicates his time and energy as a full time instructor of violin, cello, and music theory. Furthermore, Mr. Nader exhibits a level of knowledge, intellect, understanding, and culture rarely seen in the world today. When one walks into his music room, one will be struck with awe at not only the amount of books in Mr. Nader's library collection, but also the wide variety of subjects ranging from Music, Music History, Biographies, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, and many more. However, do not think that these books are just for display. Quite the contrary, one short conversation with Mr. Nader will show that he is well versed in all these subjects; a modern incarnation of the Renaissance polymath. Building off of his broad knowledge base, Mr. Nader not only teaches one how to play an instrument, he also teaches one how to cultivate oneself in Music and the culture from which it originates.

With a passion for Music and a yearn to pass on higher culture to the avid learner, Mr. Nader is the best instructor for all those who wish to learn Music along with its connection to the history, society, and culture from which it springs.

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"Awesome job. Made it fun, easy to understand and listed to what my goals are. Fantastic teacher"
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Took Guitar lessons from Paul N.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons with Jerry for over 5 years now and my son has been taking lessons for over 3 years. Every year around Christmas time we host a piano recital at our home where all the students get together and play for family and friends. Every student gets to shine and it is such a great time! If you are looking for more than just a piano teacher then you have just found the perfect guy :)
I think he has students that range from age 7 to 70!
We love Jerry, he is part of our family and my kids absolutely love having him as a teacher!"
Michelle
Took Piano lessons from Jerry S.
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"Very good beginning. He has a perfect teaching style for me. On time and displays a very broad knowledge of the business. I look forward to the next lesson."
Bill
Took Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Wow! I have never enjoyed playing the piano more than I have taking lessons from Clark. He has helped me a lot with the technical aspects of playing but has always helped me to understand how an emotional connection to the music is important as well. I’ve improved by 3 books within a short time period because of his patience. He also takes notes during our lessons and sends me a copy of them so that I can review while I practice. I have recommended his teaching to several of my friends and he is going to start teaching my nephew soon. Great teacher! And makes learning an instrument a great experience!"
Hannah
Took Piano lessons from Clark E.
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"My daughter took piano with Cheryl for about 3 years. She is a wonderful teacher and was great with my daughter. My daughter had so much fun during her lessons. Very understanding also if we had to cancel last minute. I would highly recommend her!"
Leah
Took Piano lessons from Cheryl (Cher) O.
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"Jimmy is just unbelievable. He's friendly, and always finds the positive in the process of teaching. I've studied guitar, and recorded vocals in his studio.
He makes himself available, and is gracious when circumstances prevents the lesson for that week. Given my busy schedule, I've had to stop the guitar lessons. However, I just saw that they may be able to be done online?...If that's the case, please contact me Jimmy. I'd love to re-start asap.
Best regards,

Al"
Al
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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"He has a great rapport with kids and is patient with beginners."
Julia
Took Piano lessons from Justin W.
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"Very understanding teacher. My 13 year old thinks he is awesome. He said he's going to help my son learn to play Star Wars."
Ralia
Took Viola lessons from Peter B.
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"Lawrence has both the demeanor and the patience that makes an excellent teacher. I found Lawrence because I felt like I needed a professional with not only the knowledge but the kind and caring personality that truly wants the best for his students. I'm so blessed and glad that I stumbled upon Lawrence. Lawrence is an amazing singer who also has a singing career and youtube channel that is rising in popularity extremely quickly. His way of teaching makes singing easy to understand and he genuinely loves seeing the improvement of his students. If you want a teacher that is both top quality but extremely affordable, you should contact Lawrence ASAP."
Li
Took Singing lessons from Lawrence P.
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"Great teacher! Pacing of lessons is very engaging and she is extremely knowledgeable."
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Took Trombone lessons from Alexis S.
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