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Farrokh S.

13 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Hindi
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Achievement Scholarship Award from Berklee College of Music
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Farrokh S.

13 Reviews
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Studied music theory at world renown Berklee College of Music.
5 years of teaching experience.

About Farrokh

I have been playing guitar, piano, bass, ukulele and drums for 11 years now (teaching for 7 years - Acoustic & Electric). As a child I started playing pop music, then I became obsessed with classic rock music (Guns & Roses, Iron Maiden, ACDC, etc). Soon after I started playing a lot of Modern Rock

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Jessica F.
Great first lesson! He was prompt, experienced and patient. Also flexible with scheduling and how to proceed with the lesson plans. Looking forward to learning more!
Jurnee P.
Farrokh is an awesome guitar teacher! He is very knowledgable on guitar and music and he is able to explain things in a way for a complete beginner to grasp, I learned a ton about guitar and music from him. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to learn about guitar or music theory!
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Stephanie H.

121 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English and Spanish
  • Awarded Cum Laude graduate (3.7 Gpa) from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2010
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Stephanie H.

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Tutoring in Contemporary/Jazz Music theory

About Stephanie

Stephanie speaks both english and Spanish fluently from having grown up in a multi cultural family, as well as having lived in seven different countries throughout her life. From a very early age, she studied and took lessons both in school and privately, for many different forms of dance, visual a

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Alex
I can't say enough good things about Stephanie. She is by far the kindest soul you're ever going to meet. She cares so much: about music, about teaching, and about instilling all of her passion into you.

Before going to Stephanie, I was too paralyzed by self-doubt to sing - even to myself. I thought it was one of those talents you either had or you didn't. Growing up, my mom was always so keen to undermine my self esteem anytime I tried to sing that I just learned to keep quiet. I thought I must be one of the have-nots. Music (let alone singing) was some mysterious club that I could never join. Even though I always loved vocals and lyrics and the depths of emotion they tapped.

And then it all changed. My partner had been taking voice lessons from Stephanie for about 2 years and really wanted me to come along. So I sat in on one of their lessons, and after seeing them in action I just HAD to start taking lessons myself!

Perhaps the most obvious result from the outside is that in a couple months Stephanie took me from not even singing by myself to performing at one of her recitals in front of a bunch of people. Not saying I was great or anything, but I wasn't awful either. And even though getting me to come out of my shell like that is a big deal, I don't even consider it the most important part.

I didn't start because I wanted to be some amazing performer. I'm doing it because I want to experience the joy of some part of me I've always wanted to connect with. I couldn't have anticipated how, with Stephanie, I really just love the process. She's so knowledgeable and experienced, and she can communicate it all so well. Our lessons constantly involve a back & forth of my own introspection (what I'm feeling happening in my body), Stephanie's observations, and our work towards improvement. It's everything from zany, to nerdy, to personal. From hanging my head upside down to get the right airflow, to discussing the finer points of breathing technique, to working through my emotional connections to specific lyrics. She's so passionate, inspired, invested, and helpful, you can't help but get excited by osmosis!

Even on day one, Stephanie was empowering me. We got right to business. I didn't need to mumble at her about how inexperienced I was or anything - none of that mattered. She just laser-focused on the teaching, and it was seamless. She laid out the nuts and bolts of singing mechanics, which I would come to appreciate all the more in the months ahead (they're simple principles to conceptualize, but sooo hard to execute!). Then we established my vocal range: pluck a key on the piano, try to sing the note. Did I do it right? Awesome, next one. Did I do it wrong? No judgement, just the gentle prods, cues, and corrections to get me there. I didn't feel as much like an idiot as I expected. In fact, she made me feel good about myself, even as a rank novice; apparently I had a wide range and (despite not knowing which notes are which) a good ear for reproducing the tones I hear. I never once felt condescended to. Stephanie's genuinely kind and encouraging.

And to go from all that day-to-day process to singing in front of people, Stephanie's pulling so much weight along the way. She chose a song for me to perform that was within my abilities. (And she made sure I liked the song!) She was invested in practicing and instructing and focusing to make me the best I could be for Recital Day. (And she implored me to keep it fun & light!) She bent over backwards organizing the whole recital: booking the venue, coordinating with the A/V guy, hand-crafting invitations, rehearsing her own performance, editing together videos, dialing in her online clients so they could perform, and on and on. She pours her heart and soul into it. And after that's all done, we go back, watch the video, analyze what went right & wrong, and forge forward with the next game plan!

Stephanie's amazing. She teaches anyone from child to adult with great compassion, expertise, and moreover fun. Even if you're like me and thought you'd never be able to be musical, Stephanie will reach in and shine a light for you. I don't practice nearly enough outside of class to do justice to all the work Stephanie does in class. But all the same, I get better. And Stephanie cheers me on along the way.
Kat
Stephanie is the best. She is really able to hone in on what the issues are and help you become a better singer. She is very accessible and easy to communicate with too. I highly recommend her.
Eric
Stephanie is an absolutely fantastic teacher! For one, she knows her stuff, having studied music for as long as she has. One of the best things I like about her teaching style, is that she has the innate ability to relate and connect with her students. She finds a way to incorporate the fundamentals of lessons all while having a complete understanding of how to teach the individual on a personal level. Her lessons excite me, frustrate me (you’re only growing if you’re being challenged), encourage me, and have me improving each and every time. I would STRONGLY recommend her to anyone who is looking to improve their abilities and achieve their goals, no matter what level of talent you may have.
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MaryAnn D.

11 Reviews
Manhattan Beach, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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MaryAnn D.

11 Reviews
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About MaryAnn

Music is my passion, and I love to share it with others! I have been a musician almost my entire life. I began taking piano lessons in grade school and voice lessons in middle school. I continued to study throughout high school and eventually college. I graduated in music from The Ohio State Un

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Yumi
Mary Ann is so sweet and she guided me and my mother to most comfortable way to be able to start lesson as we were totally beginner. Plus my mother doesn't speak any English but she selected international song and we could sing for whole class without any problem. Thank you so much, Mary Ann!!!!
Joseph
Very good technically. Very good teaching skills. A pleasure to work with.
James
MaryAnn did a great job keeping my five year old daughter entertained and enjoying her first lesson!

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Ruthy W.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 13; Female: 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ruthy W.

6 Reviews
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To know how to play the piano is important; however, to know the why of piano playing will increase your knowledge & playing ability.

About Ruthy

I have been playing the piano for over twenty years. I began at the early age of seven years old. Because piano has played such a vital role in my life, I believe it is a responsibility of mine to pass on such a delightful gift of piano playing to those who would like to make it a part of their lif

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Annandra & Annahir C.
Flexible, patient, friendly! A very good first meeting!!
Lisa
Great teacher very concerning and attentive. Gives 100%
To student. Would recommend.
Julie C.
She is an awesome piano teacher! My 6 year old daughter loves going to her lessons! After only one year of lessons she prepared my daughter for her first music festival where she earned superior on her performance! Thanks again Mrs. Wolf! Wish we could take you with us when we move!!!

Sydney F.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Vocal Performance from Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Sydney F.

17 Reviews
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I teach the fundamentals of music, such as notes, chords, and how to sight read for instrument and voice.

About Sydney

I am currently working on my undergraduate at Palm Beach Atlantic University for Vocal Performance--specializing in opera. I started performing and studying musical theatre when I was five years old, and in High School, I was a member of the Houston Grand Opera High School Voices Studio. I have bee

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Stacey
Amazing,my child loved her and she is very good with kids.
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Andrzej G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • A.A. in Music from Shasta College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrzej G.

2 Reviews
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Worksheets based on the topic you are learning.

Explanations of what the worksheets are talking about.

How to interpret sheet music, tab and other notation systems.

Learning how to read chord symbols.

Learning how to Voice Lead and read standard notation.

About Andrzej

I've been playing guitar for 16 years, have an A.A. in Music, have performed for multiple college-level groups, and have performed across California. I currently play for both a Sacramento, CA-based band Roman Pilot, as well as a studio project by the name Excursionist. The music I perform is not

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Billy
Anj really pushed me to move forward in my guitar playing, highlighting problem areas I was unaware of. I noticed a dramatic improvement in my playing after learning with him.
Alex
Anj is very knowledgeable with not only guitar knowledge, but also knows a lot about music theory, audio engineering, studio techniques, performing and live audio, industry strategy, business, and more. He’s friendly, enthusiastic, and is very good with positive reinforcement. Give him a shot, you won’t regret it.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Garden Grove, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Garden Grove is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"I now love music theory!"
- Alex
Took Music Theory lessons from Rosita R.
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"Jorge tutored me for a few weeks in music theory and it greatly benefited me. He shows through his examples and explanations that he really understands concepts of music theory and keyboard, as well on his clarinet too. I highly recommend hiring Jorge since he goes over the information at a good pace and nice manor. He will go over whatever you need help on."
- Holly
Took Music Theory lessons from Jorge R.
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"Adam was our Theory 4 tutor and he did an amazing job making it comprehensible and make sense!"
- Moxy
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Ahmad is very energetic and passionate about guitar and teaching guitar to people. He is very organized and systematic in his teaching. His style of teaching enables students to learn and get to know a wide variety of guitar aspects very quickly. He breaks up lessons into short but consumable modules while at the same time giving something concrete to start playing and get going from the word go whether you are a beginner or not. I've been going to him for several months now and would highly recommend Ahmad for his guitar teaching skills!"
- Emma
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I have been taking theory/harmony lessons with Mr. Joseph Nikita for 4 years now and couldn't be any more satisfied with his teaching style.
Mr. Nikita takes the complex concepts of music harmony and breaks them down to the point where they become easy to understand, retain, and apply to my homework and compositions.
One thing I much admire in Mr. Nikita's teaching is the variability in his explanations. I don't prefer learning in a lecture-style environment (where the teacher lectures and the student takes notes), so Mr. Nikita takes each topic and explains it in multiple ways - using real-life applications and examples. This helps me obtain a clear understanding of each lesson - making it easy to go in depth in music harmony."
- Elijah Cosovan
Took Music Theory lessons from Joseph N.
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"This tutoring session was probably the best I have ever had. I am taking a Music 101 course in which I am finding myself having trouble with. I took up tutoring with Stephen and he really broke down the steps. Sometimes, I do not understand things the first time when they are explained to me; and reading music happens to be one of them. However, I am very lucky to have Stephen as my tutor who is very patient in explaining the lesson to me. If you want a tutor who is patient and willing to invest time in helping you understand music, I highly recommend that you take Stephen."
- Movses
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephen O.
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"she is a great teacher

she listens to you and is very rewarding and she is a very great teacher"
- jack
Took Music Theory lessons from Heidi S.
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"Gifted teacher with amazing skill and knowledge

Our experience with Nick was outstanding. Nick gave our son multiple years of guitar lessons, as well as music theory and composition instruction. This was while our student was in a charter high school for music, and playing for hours a day. Yet, Nick's lessons were the ones he looked forward to the most. Nick treated him not only like a valued student but also as a capable musician. Guitar was not our son's first instrument, yet Nick never forgot that he needed to learn some things as a beginner and others by building on skills of an already playing musician. The individualization was the best we have seen in any music teacher. Nick was able to take him far very quickly too. And, they had a great time. The in-person lessons and Skype lessons were at an equally high level. Each lesson was personalized to our student's needs at that moment in time. Nick respected his needs in school to be working on a specific composition or learning a specific skill or even the need to be flexible with traveling. Our student has gone on to play his own music, as well as covers, at large and small venues in multiple states. He still uses the warm-ups Nick gave him to keep his speed up. Thanks Nick!"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Nick B.
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"I had been wanting to learn how to play the guitar for years and for my B-day my girlfriend bought me some lessons. She couldn't have picked a better place to buy the lessons from.
Ahmad makes you feel comfortable and really understands the way that people learn and how to teach in the most effective way. The guitar is a tough instrument to learn and you want to learn from someone knowledgeable and patient and that's exactly what Ahmad is."
- Aiden
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Six words describe Cindy. I WISH I DISCOVERED HER SOONER! She is exactly what I was looking for in a music theory teacher for my son. The chemistry between them is fantastic. She customizes the lesson to my son's needs. I have seen a major difference in a short period of time, with his sight reading, playing by ear, playing scales and chords. I would definitely recommend her and will be taking lessons as long as she is teaching."
- Charlene
Took Music Theory lessons from Cindy H.
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