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Rodrigo R.

26 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Professional Technician from Escuela de Música Martell
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rodrigo R.

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Vihuela, Guitar, Guitarrón.

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-instrument

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Akane T.
I liked how he was open minded! Which is hard to find. He was very respectful.
Adrian
Rodrigo was flexible with my crazy schedule and was always willing to go the extra mile. I have really developed a true love now for the accordion thanks to him.
Connor Bulakites
Rodrigo is very knowledgeable and helpful—he helped make many concepts clear to me in only a few lessons. I am excited to practice and continue to improve my playing!
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Glenn S.

33 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor's Degree; music composition from UCSB
  • Awarded signed songwriter from BD4N Records
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Glenn S.

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All levels and styles, tab or notation, "custom" teaching approach

About Glenn

Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching methods

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TERESA S.
Very knowledgeable. He's a good teacher with great people skills.
Vanessa T.
Glenn is the best!
Jeffrey
Glenn is a great instructor. He is so patient and has a no-pressure style of learning that makes it fun. Highly recommend him......
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Zach P.

9 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Bachelors of Arts in Music with a Minor in Mathematics from California State University: Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Zach P.

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Ableton is such a powerful tool but can be a bit intimidating when you first start with it. There's an endless amount of possibilities and it can be difficult to know where to even start. I've written and produced hundreds of songs for myself, TV commercials, other artists and songs I've worked on have accumulated millions of plays online. Allow me to share my knowledge with you, both technical and creative. Let's make some great music!

About Zach

“I have a passion for music and my greatest goal in life is to share that passion one way or another.” Zach P. started his musical journey before he could speak with his father starting his ear-training as a toddler. He’s taught all levels of guitar, piano and voice for several years. H

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Jack
Every minute of my lesson is a great time! Very fun teacher and can't wait for every week for the next lesson. Definitely will continue learning from him for the foreseeable future.
James
zack is a talented musician. he is smart and fun. You will learn so much with him as he knows lots about ableton and music.
James
Zack is smart and knowledgeable. He knows how to troubleshoot problems and has many solutions. He is a fun and patient teacher honest and intelligent and talented .
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Regina G.

14 Reviews
Fountain Valley, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Armenian, Georgian, English, Russian
  • Awarded MEAC Annual Panel Examination Evaluator from Music Evaluators Association of California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Regina G.

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Classical piano is a subject I have taught for over twenty (20) years. As a classically-trained pianist, it has been my main area of focus throughout my teaching and performing careers. If you wish to focus on classical piano, we will cover in-depth music theory during our classes, which is a required component for success in classical piano.

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Online-only piano classes are only available to students who have prior experience. I do not recommend complete beginners to start fully online, as there are beginners' nuances that are much better addressed in-person!

About Regina

With more than twenty-three years of professional teaching experience, Regina is able to offer her students a diverse range of educational resources. She specializes in teaching piano, performance, and music theory to students of all ages and levels. At the age of fifteen, Regina graduated with

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Alma
My daughter truly enjoyed her first class. She felt comfortable and excited about restarting piano lessons again.
Vito C.
The best teacher ever that I encountered for my children. She has this charisma to engage my kids and make them focused. My kids benefited from her tremendously!
Athena & Bethany W.
Regina is very details and passionate about her lessons. My kids love her first lesson very much. She is very patient with younger kids. I think they will enjoy their piano lesson a lot.
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Carl B.

27 Reviews
Seal Beach, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Croatian, French, Italian, English, German
  • Bachelor of Arts from California State University Dominguez Hills
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carl B.

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I teach jazz singing to beginners, intermediate, advanced, and touring professionals.
During your first lesson I do a computer analysis of your voice, I find out what your goals are in singing, what your favorite kinds of music are, and I take you in the direction you want to go and show you how to get there in the shortest possible time.

I always record my students so that they know how they sound to others. I also make a CD of them singing to background music if they wish, included in the cost of the lessons for no extra charge.

Learn to sing beautifully, and most important, emotionally.
Learn the parts of your vocal instrument, How each works, How they work together. Develop Breath support (80% of singing).
Learn how to do the Singer's Formant, "Squillo" (that "ringing" sound of professionals).

Learn how to conquer nervousness, learn Resonance, Overtones, Vibrato, How to sing high notes, Learn the "singing vowels", and more.

I would rather teach singing than eat ...

About Carl

I love teaching singing to all ages and all levels, including Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Touring Professionals. I teach all styles of singing, including Pop, Musical Theater, Gospel, Classical, Rock, Jazz, Scat Singing, Belting, Country and Western, and Rap. I am a very high level s

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Carlos
Carl B. Is an outstanding teacher. Very patient and respectful to his students. You can tell Carl knows what he's talking about.
George
Carl has been there and done that; and shares all of his experience and passion with you! He is thorough and it is obvious that he knows what he is doing and is dedicated to helping you learn. A real professional that you can count on!
Anne M.
Carl took the time to get to know me, and began to feel so comfortable with him. It was perhaps the best experience I have ever had with a teacher for singing. I received great information and techniques.
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Elias S.

5 Reviews
Costa Mesa, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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 profes

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Ryan
I've been taking lessons with Elias for over 6 months now and it has been a great experience. I started taking lessons as an adult who previously studied a little violin and wanted to learn Fiddle. He is knowledgeable, patient and has come up with lessons that were perfect for my background. I'm thrilled about the progress I've made so far and taking lessons from someone who loves music as much as Elias has added a real highlight to my week.
Sara
Elias is the best! Such a knowledge and passion of music. He has been my sons guitar instructor going on 5 months. My son has learned so much and always enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. My son is is not only learning guitar but violin as well from him. Fantastic instructor A+
Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!

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Took Embroidery lessons from Lily Q.
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"Steller chess teacher!
Sam, is just such a great instructor. He's highly educated and professional and brings a wealth of knowledge to each chess lessons. He really went out of his way to connect with my 10 year old son-He's fantastic with children. Sam, convinced my son to play in tournaments and in the past 6 months, his rating has gone up by 700 USCF points! I could not be happier- Thank you Sam!"
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Excellent class. Clam and willing to answer questions. Perfect."
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Took Sewing lessons from Anne K.
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"After trying a few chess instructions and search ring everywhere , we were lucky to find Sam.
Sam is a great instructor and really knows his stuff. Outstanding instructions and material contents."
Walter
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"My grand-daughters (10-14) visited Crafty Table during the Thanksgiving Holiday of 2014 when they traveled to Chicago from Phoenix, Az. They were introduced to hand-stitching & how to thread a sewing machine. They made wallets& pillows from a wide variety of fabrics & stuffing material. They arrived hesitant of their skills but left capable of describing their projects in-depth. Using millinery terms. They even helped me to construct a beautiful pillow that I treasure from that day. The Crafty Table Sewing Day with their Chicago Grandma ranked higher than Navy Pier in their memory banks!"
Carolyn
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"Haggit is a wonderful instructor. She has a soft voice, calm demeanor and was very clear in her instructions. I had no problem completing the the tasks that she gave me to do."
Janice
Took Origami lessons from Haggit S.
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"Anne-Louise has a very intuitive approach to teaching which matched my kinesthetic learning style. She helped me learn how to use my machine and I will work on a project so she can help answer any questions at the next lesson. We were definitely a fit. Thanks."
Wynndi
Took Sewing lessons from Annelouise M.
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"Loved my first lesson !"
Mia
Took Sewing lessons from Lily Q.
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"Cindle was easy going and made learning enjoyable. Highly recommend!"
Larry
Took Chess lessons from Cindle V.
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"Morgan is the BEST🤗. I am wonderfully grateful for such a sweet and kind soul in my world who is incredibly helpful in my journey of being a healthy grandma 🙏"
Wendy
Took Hula Hoop lessons from Morgan J.
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