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Rodrigo R.

19 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1986
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Rodrigo R.

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melodic and rhythmic mandolin.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumen

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Mariano S.
Great first lessons
Cassidy
Rodrigo is an excellent instructor! He explains everything thoroughly and makes the accordion less intimidating to play.
Barbara Judd
I have been taking accordion lessons from Rodrigo for about 6 months. I had never been successful playing a couple of instruments from long ago. I have now made great progress from Rodrigo's instructions. He helps me understand music theory, reading music, simplifying music, and how to charge my musical working memory. I have long been a collector of music. This is the first time I've felt progress and success.
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Edwin I.

116 Reviews
El Segundo, CA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
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Edwin I.

116 Reviews
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All styles - strumming, single note playing
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
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Music analysis

About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Vic
I've had 4 lessons with Edwin so far and have already made a lot of good progress, by learning songs and theory and strumming patterns and fingerpicking. Edwin has a genuine interest in my improvement.
Vic ..
Edwin is an excellent guitar teacher and I had an excellent first lesson with Edwin.
Gustav
looking forward to our next lesson!
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Jeff S.

41 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $35
  • Associate Arts Degree and Bachelor's Degree in music from AA from Pasadena City College, BA from Cal State Los Angeles
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Jeff S.

41 Reviews
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I teach beginning and intermediate students on mandolin and teach in a variety of styles and will cater my lessons to YOUR needs!

About Jeff

Hi, my name is Jeff. I received my Bachelors' in Music from Cal State Los Angeles and have taught music for over 30 years. I've played with the Drifters, Tower of Power, Brenda White, and Bobby Bradford. I have lead bands that have included alumni from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis, C

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Pat M.
I have been seeing Jeff for about 3 years. I was an old folkie - with no time to practice - for about 50 years, but finally my wife bought me some lessons when I retired. Hit it off with Jeff immediately. He really knows the music I want - which in my case is classic rock - but he can do pretty much anything you need. Still give him 5 stars!
Richard R.
I immediately felt at ease with Jeff and it did not take him long to figure me out and point me in the right direction. Looking forward to many more lessons with him. I wish I lived here so it could be on a more regular basis. But happy with what I CAN get. Thanks Jeff!
James A.
My Aunty is turning 80 this weekend and I decided to learn how to play Happy Birthday on the ukulele as a surprise for her. Jeff not only helped me accomplish my goal but also got me started on other songs as well. His patience and enthusiastic personality made the lessons not ony productive but personable as well!!! 2 thumbs up to an awesome instructor!!!!!

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Jose S.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded 2010 Fighter of the year from Taekwondo
  • Business from Keiser
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Jose S.

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Hello I like to make learning an instrument fun and easy to fit into your schedule! If you're an adult finally getting around to learning your dream instrument or a child following your passion of playing music I tailor your lessons specifically to you. I have lots of music theory training/background, and I enjoy sharing that knowledge as well.

About Jose

My name is Jose! I teach everything that I offer with takelessons. I've been teaching private lessons to all ages and have loved helping my students feel the love of music. My goal is to make sure your child or yourself start playing right away with ease! I try to introduce concepts/theory that’s v

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Justin D.
Fun!
Kevin H.
I was apprehensive about online lessons but it looks like it will work out okay for me.
William Reyes
Jose is the best I mean I don't know where I would be without him.
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Rachel G.

45 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor's in Music--Violin Performance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Awarded Best Americana Band 2017 from VEER Magazine
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Rachel G.

45 Reviews
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You decide what we learn--we can start with learning to read and play from a book for steady, foreseeable progress and goals, or simply start with the chords of your favorite songs from the radio--we can even learn tab--or all three! In our first lesson, we will discuss what your personal goals are for the mandolin and formulate a plan for your individual success, based on the type of music YOU want to learn.

Students describe me as patient, fun, and encouraging, and as your mandolin teacher, you can expect me to work with you from where you are, and with subjects and curriculum that match what you are interested in learning. *Please check my availability before signing up, as my time slots are quickly filling up!* I look forward to meeting you! Call Take Lessons today to sign up!

About Rachel

I have played and studied music for 30 years, performing internationally and appearing with groups on local and national radio and television, and have had the good fortune to share the stage and even record with some very talented individuals! As for teaching, I've taught hundreds of students o

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Marina
Rachel is a terrific violin teacher. My daughter is 13 and she starting taking violin lessons last year and now she has progressed so much from when she just begun. Rachel is really kind, patient, and funny. I highly recommend Rachel for violin lessons!!
Kristi M.
My two daughters, 13 and 16, have been taking lessons from Rachel for about a year now. They were beginning and intermediate levels. Both of them have enjoyed working with Rachel. She has kept lessons fun and engaging and we have seen a lot of progress. My daughters love celtic fiddle songs and Rachel has helped them play more on pitch and taught them some neat techniques. Rachel has also been very patient with our scheduling changes and is a great communicator.
Cindy
Rachel is a terrific and inspiring fiddle teacher. Lessons were focused on achieving my goals (which I did) but lots of fun too. Rachel is great at suggesting a number of approaches to improving your skills and also suggested some great new fiddle tunes! I highly recommend Rachel for fiddle lessons.
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Cole P.

60 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Performer of the Semester in Guitar from Western Kentucky University
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Cole P.

60 Reviews
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Fall Sale and new availability going on now!!!

About Cole

FALL SALE GOING ON NOW!!!!!!!! NEW AVAILABILITY!!! The transformative learning experiences at Prestige Guitar are designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. Established in 2016, Prestige Guitar is located in St. Louis, MO and reflects the vibrant energy of the area.

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Tom K.
David Hickman
A great teacher!!
Mike
always interesting and very informative. He makes me want to be a better Guitar player. Very impressed w/ Cole

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"Thoughtful and focused on what Im trying to achieve."
Josh
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"I had a lot of fun and am learning a lot."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Speedy B.
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"Great Teacher very patiant."
Michael
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Really enjoying my lessons with Alani. She’s very knowledgeable and has good plans of action each week. I would Recommend her as teacher."
Dave
Took Mandolin lessons from Alani S.
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"Very informative and helpful. He knows his stuff and knows how to teach it."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Great teacher! We were so happy to have found Alex."
Maya
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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"Knowledgeable and patient!"
Missy Kremer
Took Mandolin lessons from Alani S.
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"JT makes learning fun and is very knowledgeable in many areas of music!"
Lisa
Took Mandolin lessons from Jonathan T.
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"Jonathan is a very patient and talented instructor, with a really broad depth of knowledge."
Spencer
Took Mandolin lessons from Jonathan T.
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"Mr. Lin was/is fantastic. I have absolutely no musical background and I left the first class even more excited about learning than when I arrive. Mr. Lin stressed the basics and insured that the topics covered were well reinforced. His teaching style is VERY user friendly while still maintaining a professional learning environment. Maybe if I had a teacher Like Mr. Lin when I was in Jr. High, I would have stuck with music. Instead I have waited over 40 years, but it would seem that scoring a teacher like Mr. Lin was worth the wait."
Dan
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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