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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 Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1977
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Jeff S.

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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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Elias S.

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Costa Mesa, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profe

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Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
Jacqui
Elias is great! My daughter is 7 and this was her first exposure to violin lessons. She loves Elias, says how patient and nice he is, and can’t wait for her next lesson each week. I highly recommend him!
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Edwin I.

116 Reviews
El Segundo, CA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
  • B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental - Guitar from University of Miami
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Edwin I.

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All styles - strumming, single note playing
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
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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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Nick R.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nick R.

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basic mandolin technique; Bluegrass, Country, world music repertoire, rhythm training

About Nick

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet pla

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Laura
My two sons (ages 8 and 6) have been taking ukulele lessons with Nick Russo via Zoom for about 5 months. I have been very impressed with the lessons in every way. He is teaching them ear training, reading music, and technique on the instrument. He is clearly an extremely talented musician, and he is an amazing teacher (I am speaking here as a teacher with many years of studying music in my background). He is able to hold their focus for the entire lesson and redirect them if needed; he breaks the lessons into small chunks to keep them engaged throughout; he mixes music they know with pieces he’s chosen so they are always excited about what they are playing; and he is always positive and patient with them.
Paul
Nick R. is truly an extraordinary guitar instructor. He is brimming with technical proficiency, enthusiasm, and a communication skill set that is unparalleled. His ability to hone in on exactly what you are doing wrong and right for that matter means you make progress rapidly and naturally. And he is a nice guy too!!
Christina S.
Such a great teacher! I am an absolute beginner, but feel I am getting better every lesson. Plus, so fun! A +++++

Max Z.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • BA, Guitar and Mandolin Performance from Berkelee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max Z.

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I offer private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals. Learn to play lead, rhythm, jam, and/or improvise. We can approach learning by using tab, standard notation, or by ear.

About Max

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate in guitar & mandolin performance, and play in two 4-piece bluegrass/country bands and an acoustic duo. I've played over 400 shows since returning to Austin in 2016. Lessons are tailored to your level and goals. We can focus on tunes you want to play, inco

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Anne
When I started taking lessons with Max, I knew three chords and very little about music theory. I never thought I would get past G-C-D. His patience and structured lessons helped me become a better player. Max is very encouraging and that was most appreciated. I have more confidence in my playing thanks to him. I even understand the circle of fifths!
Larry S.
Max is a very patient and experienced teacher. I enjoyed my lesson with him and will be back for more.
Erika tatum
Max was prepared and was flexible with teaching both guitar and mandolin. He was very patient and knowledgeable.
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Ananda V.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Jazz Studies from Johnson State College
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Ananda V.

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Learn the chords and scales and songs you love!

About Ananda

Learn from experience! Ananda is a diverse guitarist, specializing in many styles. After his immersion in the Jazz Studies department at the University of Oregon, he has played, gigged, and recorded extensively, working in a variety of different creative situations. This has given him skill and

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amie
Ananda has such a gift for teaching and performing music with kids and adults of all ages. He weaves together music theory, ear training, improvisation, and the love of music seamlessly, and he does it with patience, attention, and clarity. Ananda is fluent many string instruments, including acoustic and electric guitar, bass, and mandolin, and has experience leading student ensembles and creating original arrangements. I highly recommend Ananda for all kiddos and adults who want to deepen their musical abilities.
Ben
My first experience with Ananda was seeing his students at my kids K-8 Arts school and thinking 'where did all of these skillful young guitarists come from, who is their teacher'. In a short amount of time I observed half a dozen young people looking like they were really enjoying playing the beautiful guitar music they were playing. I've since had the pleasure of observing him as an educator of middle school students on a variety of instruments and also of guiding my growth as a guitarist. Aspiring musicians are going to receive thoughtful encouragement and confident guidance in achieving realistic musical goals while seasoned players are going to be supported in deeper levels of theory and musicianship. Listen to any track Ananda plays on and pay attention to how lucidly he communicates through his instrument and expect the same level of thoughtful communication from him as your educator.
Tiffany Ann
So grateful to have a more clear, coherent, harmonious understanding of music, accompanied with practices that keep me inspired and enjoying the process of learning. After a few lessons with Ananda my skills on guitar have increased more than I was able to advance on my own in one years time. Having a teacher who can answer all the curiosities that come along with learning a new instrument is immensely helpful and Ananda has a great way of communicating so that the knowledge of music really rings true throughout the practices. For the first time I truly am hopeful and gratified in musicality, thanks to these mindful virtual lessons!

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Roger
Took Mandolin lessons from Robert M.
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"David is the best teacher for beginnings - he can teach you any beginner level instrument and make learning materials relevant available to you both in and out of class. I am so grateful that I found him to be my teacher - it took me 5 weeks to find a good Mandolin teacher. He is absolutely AWESOME! Knowledgeable, patient, passionate, all you can name. I am excited to follow his lecture and practice more with my new mandolin."
Sylvia
Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
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"Instructor with vast experience, I really enjoy learning from him"
Yasser
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Really flexible and very helpful. Prompt and friendly."
Nancy Cook
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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"Robert is amazing! He is remarkably patient, encouraging, thoughtful, and generous. He is also quick to think of all kinds of fixes to advance your progress. He wears his encyclopedic knowledge lightly, and his lessons are always fun. I would recommend him with great enthusiasm for any stringed instrument!"
Bob
Took Mandolin lessons from Robert M.
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"Beckie is wonderful. My 11-year-old daughter has been meeting her online for about 6 lessons now. Beckie is very patient and engaging. My daughter has asked to add on longer lessons. That is a good sign!"
SheriAnn
Took Mandolin lessons from Beckie E.
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"Aiden enjoyed his first lesson, he’s quiet and shy but likes Matt"
Aiden
Took Mandolin lessons from Matt M.
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"Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals."
Alex
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben E.
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"I have a hearing problem and he didn't mine repeating when I need it."
Louis Risolio
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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"John is an amazing teacher and an extremely talented musician. He is very patient and a great motivator. I highly recommend him :)"
Kate
Took Mandolin lessons from John B.
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