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Stephanie H.

131 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English and Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Vocal Performance and Voice from Berklee College of Music
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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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Brooke
Stephanie is great! My daughter really likes her.
Tracy
Stephanie was amazing! We started with home lessons and then transferred to online. She was very good with my daughter, very efficient and timely.
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Teri D.

8 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Ed.M Master's of Education from State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Awarded (One Of) Top 5 Vocal Coaches from Backstage Magazine
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Teri D.

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Music theory for vocalists, students and songwriters

About Teri

I love to sing (yay!) and am a professional singer/songwriter and a vocal coach & have been for many years. Named a top vocal coach in Backstage Magazine, I have coached beginners to pros, children to adult, whether they want to perform, record, just enjoy/fun or eventually pursue a serious singing

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Nicole S.
Promising first lesson, very encouraging.
Jason H.
Teri was extremely helpful in teaching my 10 year old son vocal development. She is an enthusiastic teacher and I highly recommend her to people looking to improve their singing.
Paula A.
Teri is very enthusiastic and encouraging in her lessons.
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Andrea B.

49 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian, Sicilian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Filmscore from International Salunto Film Festival
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Andrea B.

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I teach music theory with jazz and classical notions depending on the students goals. I can cover basics to very advanced notions.

About Andrea

I have been teaching professionally for the past 15 years and love it. Academically, I hold two degrees (production & performance) cum laude at the prestigious Berklee College Of Music in Massachusetts and have ever since worked as a guitarist, bassist and producer. I was fortunate enough to work

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great teacher
Rob
Great teacher, caring and prepared. All in all an excellent professional!
Raymond
An excellent guitarist and an unbelievable teacher. Great person, always helped me out.

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Thomas M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Thomas M.

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Music Theory is EASY!!! I have in depth discussions about Jazz Harmony with one of my 9-year-old students. I am not kidding! Using the Piano, Staff, and the student's primary instrument, I will make sense of the mystery and we will quickly build a solid foundation of usable, musical knowledge.

Starting with the Major Scale students are introduced to Intervals, Triads, Seventh Chords and Extended Harmony. Students then learn about Minor Scales and Modes. A very simple explanation of the Circle of Fifths leads us into Key Modulation. There is also a Rhythmic component to each lesson in which students learn to read rhythmic notation. We discuss Time Signatures, accents, basic Rudiments, Poly-rhythm and Syncopation.

My goals are for students to know HOW music works. Music is about creativity. It is about developing an idea then using sound to convey that idea to another person. While learning Music Theory can help prompt ideas, the biggest benefit is the simplicity in development;

About Thomas

I LOVE to teach and I am looking for a few more motivated students online and at my home studio on Merritt Island, Florida. Lessons are fun and motivating! Beginning students learn songs that they love while also learning basic theory and instrument technique. Advanced students will have their mind

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Jason
Tom taught my daughter for almost 3 years before moving back East. We were very sad, he is the best! My daughter always left her lessons happy and I could definitely hear her progress over time which was awesome! Highly recommend!
Tristan (.
thank you from first timer.
Jim B.
I really enjoy learning guitar theory from Thomas. He is very enthusiastic and fun.
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Christine G.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music &Theater) from Montclair State University
  • Awarded AWARDS/ DISTINCTIONS from see below
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Christine G.

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Music. What does it really mean? It's nice to be able to sing songs, but what good is singing if we don't understand music. This course is for the "singer" an individual who is interested in learning how to read and write music.

Pitch. Rhythm. Scales. Intervals. Chords. Harmony. If you're serious about music, these are fundamental concepts you need to understand and master.

If you love music, but don't know anything about music theory, you need to take this "one on one" online class. I will start from the very beginning step by step. Hope to see you online.

Happy learning!!

About Christine

“Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you'll feed him for a lifetime." This is my philosophy of teaching. I specialize in Pop, R&B, Musical Theater, Spiritual, Gospel, and all other forms of contemporary music. I started performing on stage at the age of

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Sarah Jo
First lesson down, and many more to go! A very informative and enjoyable teaching experience. I am looking forward to our next lesson soon.
Lynn Barbaree
Christine was very warm and welcoming. She identified what I needed to work on to develop a fuller stronger voice even as a 70 y.o. singer!
Alexandra
it was very funny and interesting lesson, i really liked it )

Eugene S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from The South Shore Public Charter School
  • Master of Science in Education from University of Pennsylvania
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Eugene S.

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Online Music Theory Teacher
About Eugene

I have been teaching guitar for over 30 years and have had the privilege of studying with some of the finest guitarists in the world which include Aldo Minella, Sulaiman Zai, Javier Calderon, Dr. Lily Afshar, Benjamin Verdery and Kevin Gallagher. I also studied jazz with Berklee professor Sal Difu

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Clara
Eugene is not only a nice person but also an excellent teacher. Looking forward to attend the next class!
Joshua S.
I really enjoyed working through beginner/intermediate classical guitar with Gene. He was always prepared and very knowledgeable about the different pieces we were working on. He helped my technique tremendously, and structured my progress in a way I wouldn't have been able to do myself. If you are serious about wanting to learn guitar I strongly recommend getting a teacher, and if you live in the Boston area I highly recommend Gene.
Mike
Gene is incredibly patient and always has materials ready for the two of us to work with. I am so lucky to be working with him as I learn a new skill.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Los Angeles is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Jim explains music theory in such an easy to understand way. He goes step by step from the beginning. At every lesson we would review what I learned in previous lesson. I have taken music theory at mercer county college and I have to say that I learned more from Jim than I did in a whole semester. I highly recommend him."
Edna
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"Julie is a professional Instructor who quickly identifies the level of her students. 

Her energy and sense of humor are contagious and stimulating. 

When we laugh we increase endorphin in our brain which helps us to remember what we learn. 

Thank you Julie for instruction and the pleasure of learning. :)"
Marlena
Took Music Theory lessons from Julie L.
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"Kelly really knows her theory, inside and out. And she can explain how it all works. It's much easier to memorize a piece once you understand the theory behind it: the progression of the chords, and their functions. I wish my former teachers had known theory instead of making me memorize all those notes with no explanation."
Andy
Took Music Theory lessons from Kelly A.
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"Extremely supportive, positive, encouraging teacher. We worked on form and theory, and always left me with things to work on until our next lesson. Really helped me get started. Thanks Victor!"
Adin
Took Music Theory lessons from Victor M.
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"He made me feel very comfortable and it was my first lesson, ever."
Fred
Took Music Theory lessons from Axel O.
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"Brendon is very knowledgeable in Music Theory. We have been working on Schenkerian analysis. He assigns helpful assignments and readings each week to guide my learning."
Maria
Took Music Theory lessons from Brendon R.
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"What a great teacher! He was so patient and understanding and really took his time to help me with what I needed. I am in school for audio enginnering and was not getting the help from my instructors that I needed and he came through and made it all way easy to understand and was super chill to work with. I highly recommend him for anything musical that you might need to know and will definatley will be working with him again! Thanks you so much David!"
Andrew
Took Music Theory lessons from David H.
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"When looking for an instructor what is best to find is knowledge of the subject. When it comes to Mr. Newbold, he delivers; Whether it be current or past. He has had outstanding experience with acclimating to every student's needs and learning style. He provides a great environment/atmosphere which is critical to learning. If his credentials don't speak enough, then his personal musical talent should."
MacKenzie
Took Music Theory lessons from Dustin N.
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"Daniel is patient, kind and incredibly talented. He is so knowledgable and passionate about music, you can't help but be excited to learn! A fantastic teacher, highly recommend!!!"
Donna
Took Music Theory lessons from Daniel O.
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"I had never written music before IN MY LIFE! And I was so nervous! But Taylor was so AMAZING!! She explained the basics of music theory and harmony in a way that was easy for me to understand! And with her help, I was able to write some beautiful piano solos!! She also helped me figure out how to record them so I could record them with my friends and post my solos online. They are so good!!! :D And I am so proud of myself!!!! I highly recommend Taylor!! She was so helpful and nice and sooooo funny!! I'm so glad I got to work with her and I will definitely come back again! Thanks TayTay!!!!!"
Wes
Took Music Theory lessons from Taylor A.
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