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Elias S.

3 Reviews
Costa Mesa, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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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!
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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David B.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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David B.

43 Reviews
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Country, folks and tradiitional

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Lynn K.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music & Psychology from Old Dominion University
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Lynn K.

49 Reviews
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All styles, technique, chords, individual notes, scales, theory, performance, Monroe stlye, bluegrass

About Lynn

Whether you are 5, 25, or perhaps 85 years old when you make the decision to enter the world of music, you will be changing your life for the positive.   Your relationship with music & your chosen instrument is unique & will be lifelong.  I look forward to sharing your excitement as we pursue

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Jim S.
Lots of work to do
Pamela M.
Lynn was friendly and easy going. She was patient when I asked her to repeat directions and was enthusiastic about how the first lesson went.
Allison Wilson
Always learninging something new
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Courtney W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2009
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Courtney W.

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I have been teaching private piano, violin, guitar, and ukulele lessons for ten years. I won competitions, hundreds of dollars, and a scholarship through the Desert Valley Music Teacher Association (DVMTA). I have written and self-published two piano books with more in the works. I have worked on a Music Theory degree at MCC and plan to transfer to ASU to finish my bachelor's. I help students find the fun in music again with many involved music games and incentive programs. I instill a love and confidence in students of composing their own music from a young age.

About Courtney

I've been teaching piano and violin for over ten years now and now guitar and ukulele for six. I play the organ in church every week and have helped many people spread their love with music. I have not finished my bachelors in Music Theory and Composition due to medical reasons, but I plan to go ba

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Rachel C.

45 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rachel C.

45 Reviews
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I have taught music for 10 years and believe students should get to play what they want to play! Students are asked to come up with a list of songs and/or artists they would love to play. Through teaching chords, note reading and theory, the song possibilities are endless! I also can help the aspiring singer/mandolin player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all ages

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Todd
Rachel's amazing. She is definitely teaching an old dog new tricks.
Peter W.
Best instructor ever. Very patient. Knows how to handle an old guy like me. My playing doesn't really deserve someone as good, but I'm thankful to have her.
Julie
We love Rachel!!! She is patient and kind. She carefully explains what my daughter can do to improve her technique and tone. She is intentional in her instruction, making sure the basics are solid. She is an excellent bass instructor. Thanks Rachel!
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Rodrigo R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
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Rodrigo R.

25 Reviews
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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-instrument

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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!
Mariano S.
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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Laguna Beach, CA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Laguna Beach is $57. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $100 per hour.
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$47 average
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"Outstanding, quite talented instructor with very broad experience"
Yasser
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Extremely knowledgeable. Knew exactly where I stood in terms of proficiency after only a few strums and quickly implemented a lesson plan on the spot. Gave great direction and homework. Looking forward to the next couple of lessons. Highly recommend."
Jacob
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Alex is a terrific instructor, who adjusts lessons based on what the student wants to accomplish. For example, my goals include learning the instruments (baritone uke in octave mandolin tuning and concert uke in mandolin tuning), fingerpicking, playing both melody lines and chords, being able to determine what chords to use without sheet music. So we work on music theory and ear training a lot, as well as learning tunes. Very good instructor who is both flexible and knowledgeable...highly recommend him to others."
Leander
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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"Jimmy is very knowledgeable and very approachable. In a short time, he has helped me to unlock the fretboard. Highly recommended."
Mike
Took Mandolin lessons from James R.
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"Early days, but Steve gave mea realistic foundation for learning"
Jeremy
Took Mandolin lessons from Steve G.
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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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"Alani was very thorough and patient with a very novice, first time student. I am looking forward to our next lesson."
Dave
Took Mandolin lessons from Alani S.
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"Will is absolutely the best teacher we’ve worked with. In addition to being a very proficient teacher, he’s very patient, enthusiastic, and friendly! My daughter is always very excited about having lesson with Will, and is very motivated by is encouraging words to do her best. His lessons foster a love of learning music. I’m impressed, not only with my daughter’s progress, but also with her growing love of all things pertaining to music. Thanks Will, you’re the best!!"
Emily
Took Mandolin lessons from Will R.
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"Victor is a great teacher as well as performer. He is patient and explains what is needed with clarity. I look forward to my regular sessions with him. I’m getting better but have a long way to go!"
Lorelei
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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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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