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Charlene

5 Reviews
San Gabriel, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese
  • Master of Arts in Music from UCLA
  • Teaching since 1990
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Charlene

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Putting a smile at the end of each lesson is my teaching goal!
I have been teaching classical piano for more than 20 years. My education background includes Master degree from UCLA. Currently I am a piano judge for Music Teacher's Association of California (MTAC).
My students regularly share their music at school, recitals and senior homes. Students also have the opportunity to take the Certificate of Merit (CM) or National Guild piano evaluations.

About Charlene

I am a professional classical piano teacher for over 20 years in San Gabriel, CA. My goal is to put a confident smile to each student at the end of each lesson. I have a Bachelor degree from Eastman School of Music and a Master degree form UCLA. Currently, I am a piano judge for MTAC Being memb

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Dexter
Ms. Charlene has been my piano teacher for ten years. She is very patient and dedicated. I was shy but gained confidence as I expanded my piano repertoire. I participated yearly in the CM piano evaluations organized by the Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) and was selected almost every year to perform at the Branch Honors Recitals. Since completing the Advanced level CM and moving to college, I have stopped taking piano lessons from Ms. Charlene. However, I still play the piano whenever I have the time. I highly recommend Ms. Charlene as a piano teacher.
Monica
Charlene is a wonderful teacher, extremely patient and experienced. I absolutely love her way of teaching my 5 year old.
Kim
I took piano lessons with Ms.Charlene for 13 years. I started my lessons with her at a very young age when I was in kindergarten. My piano journey with Ms.Charlene is an experience I will treasure forever. She is very kind, nurturing, patient and professional. She taught me musical skills that enabled me to perform confidently at recitals and complete my Advanced level CM piano evaluation. I am proud that I can pick up any piece of music and play with ease. I also volunteer to perform regularly in a hospital for patients. It brings me joy to share music with others and its all thanks to my teacher Ms.Charlene.
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Andrew L.

2 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish
  • BA from New York University
  • Teaching since 2010
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Andrew L.

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I have played in bands my entire life and love teaching rock, pop, indie rock, classic rock, alt rock, and punk. I can teach beginners the basics to becoming a rock guitarist or more experienced students on how to learn music theory.

About Andrew

My name is Andrew and I have been playing guitar for over 15 years. I went to school at New York University where I continued by studies of guitar and music. I have also played in several bands since high school with lots of experience playing live. My current band performs all over Los Angeles. My

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Kelly
I have been taking lessons from Andrew for over a year. I use to go to him when he worked at a music shop in Hollywood but now he comes to my house to teach lessons. I am so happy with him as a teacher. He is so knowledgeable about the guitar and can literally play anything. 100% hire Andrew for lessons he's the best. :)
Meredith
My daughter took lessons from Andrew and he was absolutely amazing with her. She went from knowing nothing about guitar to being able to play songs for me at home. Andrew was so patient with her as a beginner I would absolutely recommend him to someone looking for a great guitar teacher!!
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Jonah R.

29 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Psychology from University of Southern California
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Jonah R.

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Ready to learn how to use this incredible music recording software? I have years of experience with this DAW and can teach you how to properly record and mix so that your songs sound better than ever!

About Jonah

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals. I've worked wit

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Max
I've been taking lessons with Jonah for 6 years now (4th-10th grade) and the experience has been amazing! With Jonah's help, I have learned so much about the guitar, both in technical aspects and in simply "jamming." Jonah is always very patient, kind, encouraging, and his passion for music very clearly shows in his teaching. Every lesson I take is very enjoyable, and I always come out of the lessons feeling like I have made good progress on whatever it was we were working on that week. Whether you wish to learn about complex music theory and lead guitar (like I am currently doing), or just want to learn how to play a few songs, Jonah is a perfect choice as a teacher. Additionally, Jonah is very communicative and flexible with timing. Whenever I need to cancel or reschedule a lesson for whatever reason, Jonah responds to my messages quickly and is almost always able to find another day that week for our lesson to take place on. 5 stars, fantastic teacher, I highly recommend Jonah!
Jamie W.
Johah is very patient and flexible. He identifies and is willing to work on techniques, such as barre chords, in a way that finally helps me to stop the buzzing! I am looking forward to working with him.
Casey
My 15 year old son has been taking virtual guitar lessons with Jonah and has loved it. Jonah is a great teacher who really gets on my son’s level and connects. It’s a fun thing for him to do during this strange year.

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Dominic S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition from West Chester University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dominic S.

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Did you ever wanted to play the pipe organ? I've been organist and music director at Old St. George's United Methodist Church in Philadelphia for over 20 years. I'll teach how to play the King of Instruments. Hymns with excitement!

About Dominic

Music Lessons should be fun! I have been playing music all my life. I share my love of music with my students and tailor each lesson to their specific needs. I also teach music composition. If you ever had that idea for a song, I'll teach you how to develop it.

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Kim K.
Dominic is a fantastic teacher. He makes the lesson so enjoyable, that I don't want it to end. It is the fastest hour of my life. He's extremely talented & professional but still personable all at the same time.
Joanne F.
Very helpful; took time to find out where I am and what I need. Lessons are immediately applicable to Sunday work. He has "patient ears".
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Alex B.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Theatre & Music Education from Truman State University
  • Teaching since 2011
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Alex B.

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I have experience with classical musical theatre and contemporary. I am very skilled at script analysis and translating that into song.

About Alex

Hello! My name is Alex Boyt and I am an energetic, enthusiastic, and sassy theatre artist looking for students seeking a challenging and rewarding experience in artistic growth. If that sounds like you I would love to have you join my studio! I also teach beginning German if that is something that

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Tracy
Very personable and pleasant! I am enjoying Alex’s teachings and help!
Alson P.
Alex made me feel instantly comfortable! Looking forward to next weeks lesson!
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Soonbee K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Korean, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded All State Orchestra from CMEA, NafME
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Soonbee K.

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Want to learn expressive techniques? Keen to learn what it takes to effectively practice? I am just the right teacher to cater to all students' needs ranging from levels beginner to advanced! With 11 years of experience of volunteering as a local teacher for cello, competitive piano, performing viola, and a little dose of perfect pitch, I will help you establish all the fundamentals of musicality, sight reading, performing, music theory, and especially ear training. Having a capable, relatable teacher like me, I can assure you that you will be playing from 2 notes to sonatas in no time! Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

I have been playing piano for 12 years and teaching for 5 years. I strongly believe in piano performance being as enjoyable for those who want to play as a hobby and also competitive, for those who want to challenge and go beyond in hopes to pursue a music career. I teach classical, pop, improvisation, and I have strong level and experience of audition ...

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Hi everyone! My name is Soonbee Kwon, and I am a cellist, pianist, violinist, and violist. I am going to college at University of Mass. Boston, majoring with a Bachelors of Psychology and Music, specifically music in cello. As a musician who has experienced times without a private teacher, I can

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I have greatly enjoyed Melanie's investment with my child. She has loved taking lessons as well as learning the art of singing and songwriting. She has helped my daughter to grow greatly and I am so happy that we have found her! I would highly recommend her to anyone."
Michel
Took Singing lessons from Melanie A.
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"always fun and informative!"
Elaine
Took Violin lessons from Erin C.
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"AMAZING!! Outstanding work and makes songwriting so enjoyable! She’s so kind and highly recommend!💕"
Jadyn
Took Songwriting lessons from Keira M.
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"Tanesha's lessons are always a pleasure. She really knows how to go over the basics and help you thoroughly understand guitar while also making time for things you want to learn"
Nikki
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tanesha M.
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"Just took my first lesson and loved it! Carol put me at ease and quickly assessed my level and then started me on a customized plan to meet my goals! She is both knowledgeable and personable. I can see why she is a favorite teacher. 5 stars!"
Alexandra
Took Piano lessons from Carol K.
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"Katie is great. Just the right temperament for my 9 year old daughter. Patient and personable."
Kimberly
Took Trumpet lessons from Katie M.
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"I see Cândida both online and at her studio. She's great. An excellent teacher. I'm beginning piano later in life and Cândida is a great motivator and has a broad understanding of teaching which permits her to adapt her teaching based on your learning style."
Barry
Took Piano lessons from Candid L. B.
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"I’m having great time in my lessons with Ms. P. She makes it easy for me to follow along with the materials and I feel that I’m actually starting to sound like a proficient ukelele musician."
Kara
Took Ukulele lessons from Priscilla D.
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"Lola was amazing and very personable :) she made me feel at ease on wanting to learn a new instrument"
Deserai
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Lola M.
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"I love my weekly lessons with Yunhee. She is so encouraging and understanding, even when I get frustrated or make mistakes. She also has a sense of humor. I have learned so much piano in only a few short weeks! I would recommend her lessons to anyone who wants to learn piano and have fun :)"
Hayley
Took Classical Piano lessons from Yunhee K.
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