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Justin M.

35 Reviews
Arroyo Grande, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Justin M.

35 Reviews
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After 20 years of playing and a BA in Music, 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. If you are tired of trying to figure out how to learn guitar online or you feel stuck at your current level, then I can show you the most effective and efficient way to get your playing to the next level. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and guitar tablature
* music theory tailored to suit your needs
* composition and improvisation
* performance practices and music history
* how to play solo pieces and jam with your friends

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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Allison
Had a great 1st lesson with Justin. He listened to my goals and I feel great about starting with him!
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James G.

2 Reviews
Los Osos, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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James G.

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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 a pianist. I will give you the tools you 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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Chris C.
I took around 15 lessons for bass guitar with James and really enjoyed it. James was able to tailor the experience for what I wanted, which was heavy on music theory, but still made sure we applied the theory to the instrument. I had prior experience with some music theory and playing, but hadn't touched my bass in almost 10 years. James was able to figure out exactly where to pick up, provided great materials, and kept me engaged. James is very knowledgeable, a great player, and a cool cat.
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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Amber C.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 to 95
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Amber C.

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You will love your lessons with me and benefit from my teaching experience of over 25 years and my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Massachusetts. My expertise and patience teaching children as well as adults will guide you naturally.  Each student is unique; so I customize the lessons and repertoire to suit you, utilizing method books and learning music theory including note comprehension, rhythm and practice tips. In Classical piano lessons, more emphasis is placed on developing proper technique through scales and finger strengthening exercises with Hanon.
Included with your lessons:
*opportunity to perform in recitals twice a year
*email support
*weekly lesson notes
*progress reports
*recordings
*performance classes

About Amber

You will love your lessons with me and benefit from my teaching experience of over 25 years and my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Massachusetts. Whether you want to learn piano or sing, my expertise and patience teaching children as well as adults will guide you naturally

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Joyce
I'm an adult piano student of Amber's at the beginners level. I started taking lessons in September 2020 and am making steady progress under her instruction. She is very patient and encouraging and has helped me to build confidence as a piano student. I'm enjoying my lessons with Amber and would definitely recommend her to others looking for a piano teacher.
Musa A.
Amber was patient and nice. Her class was very boring for my 6 year old. He lost interest almost immediately but seemed to be very enthusiastic with others when he works on piano.
Natasha N.
Ms. Amber has a awesome for my 7 year old. I see developing her skills and confidence on a weekly basis which has been great.

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Candid L. B.

79 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Awarded Artist in International Residency from National Foundation of Arts (Brazil)
  • Teaching since 1997
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Candid L. B.

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In English, Español ou Português! This is the time to practice jazz, pop, Brazilian tunes, as well as African and Latin ones. The training includes related technique to the style, pronunciation and melodic interpretation. We use the ipad/tablet to plan a special program of practice for you. Music and fun!

PROGRAM: Using vocal exercises from somatic techniques of body and voice, you will work on connecting your voice, breath and body movements. Practicing rhythms, melodies, harmonies, chords, you will develop your musicality and apply everything in your chosen repertoire. (Special call for Brazilian methods used to develop rhythm and musicality!) Using apps, videos, tracks, you will have amazing material to follow along, read lyrics, watch references and read your special instructions. Choose to add music theory and harmony, reading scores to your program if you wish. Special projects in seasons cycle will happen to motivate your study and give you opportunities to show your songs. ...

About Candid L.

International Musician, Expert and Scholar in Music Education, with modern methodologies to teach music (performance, creation, well-being) - in person in New York and ONLINE! TOP artistic training and experience, in high-quality studios in Times Square area, top equipment in class or ONLINE,

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whitney
Technically she knows her stuff, interpersonally she is fabulous and as a beginning singer I am thrilled with these lessons.
Tyler M.
Love her teaching, it's so helpful.
Ashley
I am not one to take the time to write a review, but my experience must be shared and voiced. I met Professor Candid in early September. Hesitant to start, she immediately provided me with the safest space to be myself, to express my doubts, and to expand on the craft of music with her guidance. She exceeded my expectations time and time again, giving me endless tips, daily practice routines that not only incorporated vocals but mind, body and soul altogether. She did not hesitate to keep me in mind throughout the week, sending me clips of artists, helping me envision my own personal voice. She is always attentive, extremely patient, and has such grace when communicating with you about everything. I have been a music student for most of my life, have been with a handful of music teachers and she is 1 out of 2 teachers that have fully created a 100% non-judgmental environment for me to grow and learn. She always has a great listening ear and always keeps in mind what your personal goals and intentions are, guiding you with any small or huge dream you have your mind set for. If you’re looking for a professor that will not give up on you, will constantly be available to help you throughout the week, someone that shares her joy, teaches you not only her limitless knowledge on music but her wisdom that will forever leave you with such joy and peace every time you end your class session with her, then do not doubt to take your lessons with her! She is the best out here! Forever giving amazing quality lessons! You won’t regret it, I promise you!
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Eric C.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Eric C.

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Modern music theory is at the heart of nearly everything we do in a song. Understanding theory will give you a better grasp of how to demystify and play your instrument, create your own songs, riffs and melodies, easily play along and jam with other musicians.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over 15 years. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education, St. Paul Public Schools as well as music therapy programs at

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Jackie L Micklewright
Eric has been very patient and accommodating of our 7 year old who is learning the ukulele. The instruction is age-appropriate and he provides a lot of positive reinforcement/feedback.
Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.
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Edna B.

164 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Cedarville University
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Edna B.

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Do you want to understand music? Then study music theory! For the most part you'll delve into the elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm. I'll help you assess your strengths and needs to gain the confidence you need to understand and write music.

About Edna

Welcome to my Music Studio where you can learn the skills you need to reach your musical dreams. It's a privilege to collaborate with students pre-school through retirees. Together we explore the satisfying process of reaching musical goals. After earning a Bachelor of Music Education, I studied

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"He was very helpful, engaging, and supportive. I can't wait to continue lessons!"
Cheyenne
Took Violin lessons from Jeremy R.
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"I had such a wonderful time learning from C Minor. He is such a wonderful, kind and attentive teacher. My skills significantly improved through hands on training. I learned how to utilize tools to improve my production techniques and helping me get more organized overall."
Zia
Took Audio Engineering lessons from C Minor
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"Great first lesson. Very personable and engaging. Looking forward to my remaining lessons."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Norman T.
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"John is great! super personable and tailors a short lesson towards your specific goals. 10/10 would recommend!"
Tara
Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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"After years of wanting to learn the piano, but not having the time to do so, I finally decided to give it a try. Josh is an amazing teacher who takes the time to get to know you and how you learn best. We worked at a pace that was both comfortable and challenging, and made me look forward to each lesson.

I would recommend Josh to anyone who is looking for a teacher that is patient, fun, and that tailors the lessons to your goals and skill level."
Mariana
Took Piano lessons from Joshua F.
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"Excellent teaching skill!

I just started lessons with Anna-Lisa. She was able to diagnose my weakness,adjust my posture,give me different execerises to work on, help me to improve my tone,release tension and sing higher notes,woohoo!
I'm so glad that I found her,thanks Anna-Lisa, I can't wait for my next lesson with you!"
Yen Yen
Took Opera Voice lessons from Anna-Lisa H.
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"Excellent teacher

Cynthia is a very fun teacher and both my kids are enjoying their lessons. One is a beginner and one is experienced. Cynthia is attentive to both needs. Thanks Cynthia for such a good experience."
Amanda
Took Piano lessons from Cynthia G.
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"Superb teacher. Kit teaches 4 people in my family ages 15 - 46. She customized the lessons for each individual, taking into account their personal preferences in genre. She is extremely knowledgeable and able to explain things in different ways so the student can understand. Great with teenagers; my daughter needs no prodding from me to practice everyday and she looks forward to her lessons every week. Highly recommended."
Mary
Took Piano lessons from Kit R.
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"Comprehensive, Fun, and Professional

My younger brother and I both have taken lessons through Bill for quite some time now.

Bill has been fantastic, and can accomodate to players of all levels. I've been playing for years, and Bill is able to provide practice materials relevant to my musical interests, appropriately scaling up the difficulty of what we're working on. Ranging from famous straight-ahead jazz solos, to tricky classical etudes, I'm happy to know my overall musical technique, repertoire, and general skill will continue to grow at the pace right for me.

My younger brother is taking some more beginner clarinet lessons, and couldn't agree more. He always looks forward to lesson day, seeing what new notes and scales he'll get to play through!"
Andrew
Took Saxophone lessons from Bill T.
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"I definitely have the right guy for a teacher,, i'm on my way to learning how to play,,,"
Travis
Took Upright Bass lessons from Oliver H.
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