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David D.

9 Reviews
Studio City, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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David D.

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"Learn the rules like a pro, then break them as an artist" - Pablo Picasso

As a music producer, mix engineer and artist, I understand the need for proficiency as well as the artistry. My approach to teaching is customized to each individual as we are not all the same. I pay close attention to how each person learns and work with what the student can excel in. When needed we will do drills or work on theory or break down your technique to overcome any obstacles. With my industry expertise, I can help you become a proficient musician and help develop your style and artistry.

I look forward to working with you!

About David

I am a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and mix engineer who works with artists at varying levels developing their skills, creativity, and music. Over the course of nearly 2 decades playing in bands and working in music production, I know the skillset and mindset necessary to perform at a pro

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Grace S.
great experience for my daughter. David was very knowledgeable and supportive! Highly recommend
Kimberly
I'm re-learning the piano with David and he has changed my relationship to music for the better. After only a few lessons with David I've gotten a greater understanding of music theory than I had in my few years of early piano training. He is patient and flexible with his style of teaching. If it's taking me awhile to understand a concept he's good at explaining it more clearly. I definitely recommend him for learning the piano!
Christian J.
David is a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist and producer. I was introduced when he recorded an EP for my band and since then, we've spent many an evening talking about performing, recording, teaching and making music. He is kind, patient and extremely knowledgable about his craft. I always learn something new, interesting and immediately applicable to my playing when I work with him. I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of his students and they have always been exceptionally professional and prepared. I highly recommend David for lessons in whatever discipline you request - the crossover knowledge from all of his experiences will be invaluable to you.

Artem K.

12 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University
  • Awarded Best Young Emerging Artist in Saint Petersburg from Valentina Matvienko - Mayor of Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Artem K.

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I come from a musical family where everyone was able to play piano at a high level and considered pursuing a career in piano for a long time. Although violin had become my primary instrument, I still perform and teach. I teach any level from beginner to advanced!
Some of the books I use - Piano lessons, Level 1 James Bastien, J. S. Bach 24 Fuges and preludes, L. Beethoven Piano Sonatas, A. Mozart Piano Sonatas.

Q&A:

Q.: Do you teach bi-weekly lessons?

A.: No, I do not give bi-weekly lessons, and require all of my students to take at least 4 lessons a month to be able to join my studio.

Q.: What happens if I miss a lesson?

A.: My studio policy is that all of my students are required to give me an at least 24-hour notice if they will be missing their lesson for any reason with the exception of illness or family emergencies. It is the student's responsibility to reschedule the lesson for the same week, or their lesson time will be charged in full. For illnesses and ...

About Artem

Hello dear students! My name is Artem and I have been playing violin since I was 4 years old and am a freelance musician, composer and pedagogue. I am passionate about teaching because I believe education and willingness to learn is an extremely important factor for personal development and succe

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Roger
Excellent pronunciation guidance and practice!
Joseph G.
Not only is Artem a world class violinist but also a very nice person who will make you look forward to the next lesson.
Elizabeth C.
Artem is extremely professional, positive and great MAESTRO!! In the short time I have been with Artem he has taught me valuable foundation techniques. I highly recommend Artem for students who are serious about fine musician techniques and being world class artists!
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Bill T.

39 Reviews
Santa Monica, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors of Music, Jazz Studies from Purchase College Conservatory of Music
  • Awarded Theodore Presser Award from The Presser Foundation
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Bill T.

39 Reviews
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The piano is often referred to as the instrument every musician should start off learning. The way it is laid out makes it very easy to see how music works and fits together. In lessons, we'll be sure to cover all the basics of technique, rhythm, harmony and melody and even theory to ensure a solid foundation to build upon. I tend to teach these concepts through the use of various etude/method books as well as listening exercises to ensure a well rounded approach to learning in order to become a more well rounded musician.

About Bill

Bill T. is a Broadway musician with over 20 years of teaching experience and as a performer. Bill currently leads his own group and is a member of several others ranging from big band to Ethiopian funk music. Bill enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and specializes in teaching pr

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Janelle T.
Bill is a wonderful saxophone and clarinet teacher for my two sons. He's currently working with my older son to prepare for a clarinet audition. The process of preparing for the audition showed me some important qualities about Bill: 1) he goes above and beyond for his students (e.g. he recorded my son's solo piece in various tempos to help with practice); 2) he's flexible in making time for his students based on their needs; and 3) he's supportive and likable. My younger son, who took 4 saxophone lessons from Bill, mentioned Bill as one of the reasons for picking the instrument for band next year. I highly recommend Bill.
Mark W.
When we were searching for the right clarinet teacher, it was important to find not just a teacher, but a professional musician. Bill was the right guy for the job.

My daughter Lili had been playing for four years and Bill stepped in with techniques that really took her musicianship to the next level. He is patient, organized and, per Lili, "A dope dude."

Bill has helped Lili with music that she is working on for marching and concert band at school while creating customized warm ups specifically for her. During the pandemic he has been flexible with his schedule, generous with his time and has kept Lili motivated in her music and on track while her school bands have had a hard time playing together.

He is a pro who is communicative, responsive, and punctual for all of the lessons.

I highly recommend Bill as a teacher. He and his band put on a pretty good show as well!
Franck
Bill is the real deal! The reviews were dead on. Bill is a superstar instructor. He is energetic, engaging, and an amazing teacher who knows the instrument. You will make great progress. I highly recommend him!

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Kevin M.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $31
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Penn State University
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Awarded Penn State Student of the Semester from The Pennsylvania State University
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Kevin M.

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I love teaching students how to play the piano. I enjoy helping them achieve their specific goals. I am all about increasing my students' musicality to the fullest potential. I can help them learn the skill of sight-reading (Imagine knowing how to immediately play a piece of music that you have never seen before!) I can also teach them how to play by ear/improvise
(Wouldn't it be nice to be able to successfully play a song from your brain on your first try?) I'd love to teach you how to play.

About Kevin

Hello! My name is Kevin, and I am looking forward to teaching you everything I know about music! I've been singing at Walt Disney World for over 23 years (and I still am currently) with the Voices of Liberty, the Dapper Dans of Main Street, and Four For A Dollar. I have a Bachelor of Science in Mus

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Carl L.
I would like to start out saying I’m a 66 year old beginner acoustic guitar player. Kevin was very good in assuring me that the guitar isn’t that difficult to learn and proved it in my first lesson. He makes you feel at ease and throughly explains the lesson.
HayleyTreen T.
He is amazing with me i have special needs autism and he is the best teacher and i prefer him to alot of my therapist
Ana B.
Kevin makes learning fun. My daughter is singing great and having a blast with Kevin.

Noah T.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Digital Audio from Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Noah T.

8 Reviews
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You will learn basic pedagogy, technique, and work your way up to being an independent learner.

About Noah

Teaching Philosophy: The goal I have for my students is that they will fall in love with music. From the beginning my students will develop skills in : -Theory -Improvisation -Note reading -Composition -Ear training -Musical Interpretation -Confidence and poise -Initiative -Attentio

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Sabine
Noah is a great teacher! He has taught me so much. When I started learning ukulele i had know idea how to do it. But now i can actually play songs. Even when i get something wrong he is patient with me and helps me through it.
Shannon
I have been under the instruction of Noah for a little over two months now and I really enjoy his teaching style. I am older and not a proficient reader of music so Noah has had to start with very basic skills for me. He has done a great job of making it understandable. I am learning to read music and to play the ukulele at the same time, and am enjoying the online lessons.
Cynthia
Noah has been a fantastic Giutar teacher and really takes the time tillI I understand it , he is really knowledgeable and inspirational .
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Jonathan G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, French, German
  • Ph.D., Music from University of Washington (Seattle)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jonathan G.

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I have taught piano, both privately and as part of "Class Piano" for over twenty years. I teach students at the beginning and intermediate levels.

About Jonathan

I have over thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish - as a Fulbright scholar. I have had the privilege of teaching with TakeLessons.com since 2012.

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Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
Jordan
Jordan really enjoyed his first lesson. Jonathan validated for him that the daily work he is putting in is helpful and gave him small steps to go forward with.
Catalina
Great first lesson! Friendly, and very easy to follow. Looking forward to our next lesson.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Downey, CA

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Downey is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Evan is a wonderful instructor. He is patient and kind. He also has an acute attention to detail which helps my girls excel with their learning and performing."
Jen
Took Piano lessons from Evan P.
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"I am enjoying the learning process so much!

This teacher has great patience with me and I particularly like that she has many ways to get me to understand the concepts. I have enjoyed the lessons and while I struggle physically to play the piano, she does not give up on me and does not allow me to give up either. After a year with her, I am proud of the progress I have made and highly recommend her to any student of any level."
simone
Took Piano lessons from Berthe H.
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"Ilona is an EXCELLENT piano teacher and we are so happy we found her!

My daughter, who is 13, once again loves playing piano thanks to Ilona. About 3 years ago, our first piano teacher moved away, and it was a major challenge replacing her. We tried 3 piano teachers over the past 3 years, before finding Ilona. Ilona is a breath of fresh air, a true professional and has an impeccable teaching style, second to none. My daughter is now practicing every day and can't wait for her weekly hour lesson. It is a pleasure and a privilege to have such an amazing individual teaching my daughter piano! We could not be happier. Ilona is definitely a class act!!"
Carol
Took Piano lessons from Ilona M.
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"He was patient with my daughter. I think this will work out well."
Brea
Took Piano lessons from Timothy S.
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"Had been with Kathy for 4 years, I enjoyed every lesson with her. She is knowledgeable and inspiring. I was a totally beginner and she guided me through each step with patience. She not only taught me the piano skill but also how to appreciate music and how to observe the music integrated in everyday life."
HsiaoLin
Took Piano lessons from Kathryn Z.
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"Lana is a truly gifted teacher. She started teaching our daughter when she was 6 (now turning 8). Her progress has been exceptional and she absolutely loves her lessons. Lana is patient and kind and never gets frustrated.. She always makes the lesson positive, upbeat, fun, and productive. Our daughter can tend to get frustrated when pieces get harder and Lana knows just when to pull back to a more fun, easier song, and when to push through and get amazing results. She is truly something special."
Sarah
Took Piano lessons from Lana G.
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"Very Experienced and Knowledgeable! Patient Instructor who explains everything and works at the student's pace."
Daniel
Took Piano lessons from Victor Q.
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"Vasilly is a truly inspired teacher! He is not only completely master of his subject, but is a natural teacher. He is articulate, patient and imaginative and he inspires excitement in his pupil. I hope to work with Vasilly for a long time and I look forward to each lesson with enthusiasm. I am very fortunate to have found him."
Henry
Took Piano lessons from Vasiliy M.
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"Fun to be around

I'm a complete beginner on the piano, and within a matter of a few lessons Buzz had me playing 3 or 4 songs. Not only that, but i learned much about how songs are put together, which made me listen to music differently and deepened my enjoyment of what I was listening to.
True to his word, Buzz asked me what I wanted out the lessons and then delivered."
Ken
Took Piano lessons from Buzz A.
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"I had my first lesson with Aaron today. Since this was my first online lesson, I really wasn't sure what to expect. He was very easy going and explained things in detail when I had questions or when he was explaining things to me which I appreciated. I am looking forward to my next lesson."
Brandon
Took Piano lessons from Aaron S.
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