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Howard R.

46 Reviews
West Hills, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • B. A. Degree - music department - piano performance from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Howard R.

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I teach what I call "practical theory" rather than the typical "theoretical theory." This is theory that you can put into practice immediately.

About Howard

I enjoy working with complete beginners as well as seasoned professionals. I teach classical and popular styles. I specialize in teaching learning how to learn, sight-reading, technique, improvisation, chord-reading, songwriting. One of my specialties is to help you break through your most stubborn

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Ghan P.
Patient and supportive teacher, I’m happy with my progress and enjoy my lessons!
Jia
I feel so lucky to find Howard as my piano teacher. His teaching approach is very creative. I enjoy every class and he is very knowledgeable and inspirational.
Nancy G.
Found Howard knowledgable not only about music but how to teach. Very happy to have found him!!
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Jonah R.

30 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jonah R.

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Music theory can be extremely intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! We'll take the time to learn how melodies are constructed, why certain scales sound great over a chord change and other don't, and countless other subjects that will take your musical abilities to a whole new level you didn't think possible.

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 with

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DIANA
Jonah is one of the best music teachers I've ever had! He breaks down hard music topics and answers questions with patience. He is very knowledgeable about the guitar. Musicians of any level will learn a lot from him and will grow as musicians.
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.
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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
  • Teaching since 1976
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Mike S.

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I teach chord and scale theory! How to apply it to your instrument or use it to make your songwriting better!

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of t

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
Logan S.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Teresa Y.

57 Reviews
Northridge, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Teresa Y.

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I specialize in working with beginners of all ages and with students at any level who know the style or styles of music they want to explore and master. My passion is working with my students in ways that prepare them to pursue their musical interests armed with what I call the "building blocks" of music: knowledge of functional music theory and how to use it.

"Functional music theory" can sound daunting, but in fact it is fascinating, at least the way I teach it, using analogies appropriate to the age of the student, from chords like different types of sandwiches (yum!) to chord progressions like the materials and equipment used to build a house.

About Teresa

A musician since age 4, Teresa's dad took her early passion for music seriously. So she respects the power that parents have to foster their children's musical lives! She notes the many stories she has heard over the years: "If someone had just supported my interest"... "If my teacher had listened t

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Freddie B.
She is a good teacher! Kind, and very informative.
CJ
Teresa is an amazing music teacher! This was my first time getting singing lessons, and I was really nervous going into it, but she did such a great job at helping me feel more comfortable in the beginning. She’s so kind and she’s a great teacher too. The techniques and skills that she taught me have been extremely helpful, and she teaches them in a really easy-to-understand way. I would definitely recommend her!
Melody L.
Teresa is very nice, she teaches my first lesson with her heart as well as her knowledge and skills.
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Regina G.

14 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English, Georgian, Armenian
  • Awarded MEAC Annual Panel Examination Evaluator from Music Evaluators Association of California
  • Teaching since 1997
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Regina G.

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No student and no musician can truly understand music without understanding music theory. Playing the piano without knowing the notes is similar to trying to read a book without knowing letters. By default, I teach music theory simultaneously to all of my piano students. If you would like to focus more heavily on music theory, this class is for you! Depending on the student's level, we will be able to cover music theory related concepts starting with the very fundamentals all the way to graduate-level content. I have had the pleasure of teaching Music Theory both privately as well as at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire.

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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Edwin I.

121 Reviews
El Segundo, CA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Edwin I.

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All genres - pop, folk, blues, rock, R&B, singer/songwriter, classical, world, etc.
Music structure, harmonic analysis, melodic analysis

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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Gigi
I decided to take lessons with Edwin for guitar because I had been trying to learn on my own but I just wasn't progressing fast enough. Edwin taught me things you just can't pick up unless you work one-on-one with a professional. He is always on time for our online lessons, friendly, and patient. Every week I felt like I was being challenged just a little bit more and picking up new things. I would recommend him to everyone I know in a heartbeat!
Henry
Edwin is a fantastic teacher and so patient. I am amazed at how much my son has learned in just a couple lessons.
David S.
Had an excellent initial discussion with my instructor, Edwin, today. It was big picture but at the same time Edwin’s comments & suggestions gave me confidence in his command of the art (engineering, arrangement, composition & structure, and playing techniques), all the things I’m going to need help with to take my musical projects to another level.

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The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Malibu is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Trevor is wonderful and sensitive to special learning needs."
Will
Took Music Theory lessons from Trevor H.
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"I thought Brianne was an excellent instructor. She was patient and very fun to be around. I loved her energy, creativity and overall temperament. She's incredible."
Guillermo
Took Music Theory lessons from BriAnne W.
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"Mr. Pleasanton explains concepts thoroughly and great insight on musical theory's."
Tyrone
Took Music Theory lessons from Tyreese P.
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"Gabbi is a great teacher! I appreciate her thorough approach to ensure you've mastered the basics in order to be truly successful and self-sufficient musically."
Aaliyah
Took Music Theory lessons from Gabbi C.
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"We are very happy with out piano teacher. My 7-year old, my husband and myself have been taking lessons with her for several weeks now. Thank you Terri!"
Emilia
Took Music Theory lessons from Teresa L.
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"Gregg was my musical instructor during the early 1980ties. What I learned in a few lessons with him was more that I could have expected. I was primarily focused on percussion, of which his vast knowledge was highly dynamic. I learned about poly-rhythms, Indian ti-hies, and complex time signatures. He had available much reference material that he provided me. And over the years his musical insights have not only supplemented my inquiries, but made me a better musician and person. I hope you have a chance to study with Gregg, as you will be introduced to a new and better way of musicianship!"
Mike Hays
Took Music Theory lessons from Gregg R.
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"Ms. Minoo is a GREAT teacher. She is very knowledgeable, professional, patient and works great with my kids."
Tony
Took Music Theory lessons from Minoo M.
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NEIL PERT
Took Music Theory lessons from James W.
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"Studying with Chris has been awesome. We started working together on music theory and since then he has helped me to better understand songwriting, live performance and sound production. I feel so much more confident in my abilities as a musician with the skills I’ve leaned from him. Chris is patient and very thorough. There were several moments when learning music theory that I felt I wasn’t picking it up fast enough and he continued to review the material with me until I understood it. Chris is very fluid in his teaching approach. He is able to shift from one topic to another based on what I am wanting to focus on in each lesson. My favorite part of working with his has been diving deep into my original songs and brainstorming ways to improve them. Chris always has tons of ideas to offer that are rooted in theory which makes them both practical and effective."
Courtney McKenna
Took Music Theory lessons from Chris K.
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"I had such a great first lesson with stephanie I learned a lot and had fun and am excited to continue taking lessons with her!!"
Bella
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephanie H.
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