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About Christopher C.

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Thousand Oaks, CA

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Piano is my main instrument and the one I enjoy teaching the most. I think it is approachable, versatile, and immensely rewarding. I recommend piano lessons to anyone with an interest in music, as it is an amazing tool and perfect foundation for studying music.

IMPORTANT NOTE: My availability is very limited right now due to the amount of students I have, however please don't hesitate to message me requesting specific times that are currently unavailable -- I can often shuffle things around to accommodate different scheduling needs.

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My name is Christopher, or Chris for short. I am a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist, and private tutor. I have taught private lessons in classical and contemporary piano performance, vocal performance, guitar performance, music theory, and musicianship to local students for the past 10 years. I currently have nearly 40 weekly students all over Ventura County. I attended CSUN's school of music where I received my Bachelor's of Music in Music Composition. My other experience includes teaching at 2 different music studios (Perry Music Studios and Brookyln's Conservatory of Music), teaching Confirmation classes to teenagers at St. Jude's Catholic Church, and teaching English to Japanese high school students through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

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My philosophy when it comes to doing anythi
ng with music is that it should be fun! Whether you're practicing a piece, playing with a band, writing something new, or even learning music theory, music is primarily about enjoying yourself and the others around you.

The best way to ensure that you enjoy yourself is to learn what you want to learn and play what you want to play. In addition to a standard curriculum, I want you to tell me what kind of music you're interested in and what kind of pieces you want to play! Do you love classic rock? Do you love pop? Blues? Jazz? Folk tunes? Opera? Or maybe you're a fan of the classical masters? Whatever the case may be, my number one goal is to make sure you're having fun while you develop your new talents.

I'm comfortable teaching students as young as 7 years of age, although I can teach even younger if they are especially well-behaved.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Blues, Jazz, Improv, Composition, Theory
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Divya S. July 31, 2018
· Piano · In home
Chris is fantastic, first lesson with our 5 yo, showed a lot of patience!
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Ryan October 17, 2017
· Piano · In home
Great with kids as young as 5!
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Teresa April 4, 2017
· Piano · In home
I really like working with Chris a lot for several reasons. First he is a very kind & enthusiastic teacher who is always very cheerful and always brings his best to the lessons. As an adult student, I'm not very confident about myself. He has helped to bring that confidence back. He was able to help me tackle the speed problem for a piece of music that I was having trouble with for a long time. And with just a few words of advice, he was able to help me fix the problem right away. Chris is truly a fantastic teacher! I'm glad to be his student.
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Christopher C.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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About Ryan M.

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Burbank, CA
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Students will learn reading, sight-reading (there IS a difference!), detailed theory, ear-training, and even notation. Today's musician requires both the technology skills as well as the traditional know-how that is still just as important today as it has been in the past.

Lessons are taught in a fun, friendly manner, but that does not mean practice isn't perfect. Students will be given a weekly practice log to ensure maximum proficiency.

About Ryan
Ryan Mascilak is a bright and rising singer, multi-genre composer, arranger, and accompanist. In the span of 3 years, he received his BA in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, with private studies in classical guitar, piano, and voice. His dedicated passion for dramatic scoring and orchestral arranging finds its way into each of his numerous artistic endeavors. Ryan has established a career as a Christian music minister since 2008.
He is a native of Middlesex County, MA, and a lover of all things nature. He currently lives in Southern California where he works as a music librarian (over 3 years at the Walt Disney Studios), composer, private music instructor, singer-songwriter, music minister, and is active on multiple advisory musical boards for the entertainment industry.
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Ryan M.

Burbank, CA 91501
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$30 / 30-min

About Ray R.

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Van Nuys, CA
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About Ray
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My name is Ray, I'm 30 years old, and was born in Queens, NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at the Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. During this program I was introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synthesizers. I went on to study Electronic Production & Design at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and quickly became a very sought after studio musician and performer.

I've been successfully teaching many instruments and proficiency levels for 16+ years now, and can say with pride that teaching is my passion, and I anticipate it being a very important part of the rest of my life.

I enjoy reading nonfiction books on science, math, and philosophy, and am building a career as a pop music producer.

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are unique for three main reasons:

1. I have a very deep understanding of music, sound, and theory, and feel music to be one of my native languages.

2. I have devoted considerable amounts of time and energy studying neuroscience, which has greatly improved my understanding of the learning process.

3. I have been blessed with the tremendous amount of patience necessary to guide a student through the necessary steps it takes to learn at whatever pace is optimal, in order to maximize the efficiency of the learning process for each individual.

*** Equipment ***
Students must have their own instrument, and purchase their own materials (books, etc). From time to time I make my way to a local music shop, and am happy to purchase materials for reimbursement.

*** Specialties ***
Classical music is my background, and what I believe to be the most cognitively and emotionally fulfilling style of music to study and play. That said, I'm also a big fan of pop music (as well as other genres), and encourage students to enjoy learning their favorite songs from the radio.

My understanding of music theory is extremely thorough, and I'm happy to incorporate as much or as little of it as the student's interest dictates, nevertheless maintaining the minimal amount of theory necessary to get the most out of learning music and the instrument.

Thanks for checking out my profile! Please contact me with any additional questions you may have, as well as to inquire about day/time availability. I'll do my best to get back to you right away (usually within a few hours).
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Maximus May 31, 2016
· Violin · In home
Awesome!!!!!!!! So sweet! Cool hair : ))
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Eden H. December 21, 2015
· Piano · In home
My daughter is loving her cello lessons with Ray even more than she expected. She feels she is really improving.
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Kelly B. March 28, 2014
· Piano ·
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My son and daughter both take from Ray and they love him!!! My daughter started with him after she had had 2 other teachers and she improved immediately. She loves going to Ray because he teaches her to play the songs that she likes. Now she plays so many songs for memory!! My son loves going to piano and is always excited to see Ray.
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Ray R.

Van Nuys, CA 91401
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About Dillon C.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Dillon
Dillon C., a San Diego native, has been studying guitar since age 11. He began gigging professionally with local rock groups at age 14 and became interested in jazz while in high school where he played in the La Costa Canyon High School Jazz Band. In 2009, his rock group, The New Archaic, won Best New Artist at the San Diego Music Awards and were nominated for Best Alternative Album in 2010.

He graduated from San Diego State University as a Classical Guitar Performance major where he studied under world-famous classical guitarist Celin Romero. He received a scholarship to study in Spain under legendary guitarists Manuel Barrueco and David Russell. He studied jazz guitar under local luminaries Peter Sprague and Bob Boss. He plays in many different jazz groups around town, most notably the In Motion Collective which was voted Best Jazz a
t the 2011 San Diego Music Awards and nominated for the same award in 2013. The group has opened for national and international acts like the Mattson 2, Budos Band, Sierre Leone Refugee All-Stars, and Zongo Junction.

Dillon began teaching while still in high school, where he taught the Magdalena YMCA group guitar classes. He has also been teaching privately since then as well as at the Encinitas School of Music and Electric Ladyland Music School in Ocean Beach. He focuses on learning chords and songs, developing rhythm, proper technique, an understanding of theory and composition, all while making the lessons fun and interesting for the student.

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All you need to be prepared on our first lesson is your guitar (acoustic or electric) and a folder for lesson materials. If you are doing piano lessons you will need a folder for lesson materials only. I will provide a keyboard for you.
Options for lesson times are 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons.
I start beginner students with some great introductory chords and songs and use these as a platform to develop technique. As you progress, we will get into more challenging songs, learn about music theory (scales, keys, improvisation) and will also learn about composing songs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Nord Electro Keyboard
Amplifiers
Laptop/Speakers for Education Aid

*** Travel Equipment ***
Taylor Acoustic Guitar
Laptop for Education Aid

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I specialize in rock/jazz/blues and folk/fingerstyle. I incorporate my classical training to develop smoother technique in these styles. I also have many years experience in teaching younger students (ages 7-18)
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Matthew H. January 30, 2015
· Guitar · In home
Dillon is a first rate guitar instructor!

I've taken lessons with Dillon for 5 months, and he has helped me make tremendous progress. I was lucky to find Dillon because my music interests are all over the place. I wanted to learn about fingerstyle, soul, jazz, blues, Latin music, music theory, transcribing for bands. Dillon helped me with all of those. He's the kind of person whose has really studied the guitar and can distill the music from many styles into a few simple ideas for the guitar, and explain those ideas in a memorable way.

I'll continue taking lessons from him, and would recommend him as a teacher to anyone looking for a teacher with charisma.
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Amanda B. January 27, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Dillon is an absolutely amazing teacher. I just started playing the piano a few months ago and he has been instrumental in motivating me and giving me the tools I need to get started. He is always willing to switch it up each lesson depending on how I am feeling that week and I really enjoy working with him. Dillon is extremely talented and dedicated to music which is really great, because starting out can be hard. I would highly recommend Dillon to anyone!
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Chris D. October 28, 2014
· Guitar · In studio
Dillon- was not reliable. He no-showed twice and his phone was not active. Not a good start for beginner student!
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Dillon C.

Los Angeles, CA 90032
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About Mike H.

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Sherman Oaks, CA

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Hello! My name is Mike. I'm a LA-based guitar, bass and piano teacher and an in-demand session/touring player. I'm a graduate of Berklee College of Music, with a BA in Guitar Performance & Film Scoring. My passions are performing and teaching music to all ages & skill levels!

As a private teacher, I like to impart what I've learned from years of time with private teachers, self-teaching and performing live onto my students. My private lesson curriculum, first and foremost, focuses around
my students' interests and realizing their goals in a timely manner.

I make agendas to nurture and guarantee constant progress while simultaneously constructing solid foundations in: technique, music theory, improvising, sight-reading, songwriting, composing, arranging and learning favorite songs (all genres).

If interested in expanding your current abilities or starting fresh on a new instrument, I'd love to be a part of your musical journey! Seasoned players and beginners of all abilities are ...

About Mike
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My Name is Mike, I'm a touring/session musician and music teacher from LA that specializes in teaching (but not limited to): Guitar, Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Improvising, Arranging, Song Production, Audition Prep, Sight Reading, Composing & Music Theory. I'm a graduate of Berklee College Of Music where I earned my BA in Film Scoring & Guitar Performance. Whether you want to follow a hobby or a passion in music, my lesson plans are tailored to fit the goals of each individual student so they can receive a personalized comprehensive musical education that includes necessary musical skills combined with their specific interests. Look forward to meeting you and getting started!

Best,

Mike
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Rebecca March 29, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Mike is an amazing teacher and a super talented musician! He's incredibly knowledgable, patient, and encouraging. He made me feel comfortable from the very first lesson, and every week I look forward to learning more from him and improving my guitar skills. I highly recommend Mike as a guitar teacher.
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Erica January 7, 2019
· Piano · In home
Mike is a fantastic teacher who is knowledgable, kind and patient with my sons. He has a very easy-going teaching style which allows them to feel at ease and more ready to learn. I highly recommend him as a piano teacher, and I have also heard from friends that he is an excellent guitar teacher.
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Steve December 27, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Mike tailors every lesson to my skill level and needs on any given day. He always leaves me with something new to work on. He is sensitive to my musical tastes and often suggests songs and chord progressions he thinks I will enjoy practicing.
Mike is a talented player and teacher, with a deep appreciation for the many styles and genres of guitar playing. A lesson with him feels like jamming with a friend. I highly recommend him as a teacher.
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Mike H.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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About Ana C.

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Redondo Beach, CA
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I will show you the easiest way to learn the hand position, that is the most important thing for playing from simple to advanced. I will teach you basic techniques and will help you play the music of your choice. I will pick you up from any level you are, with any issues you got from previous teacher, everything is possible to correct and make your fingers fly above the keys like a pro.
I am playing piano since I was 6 years old and I have a BA in Vocal Arts.

About Ana
I am very passionate about music in general, Piano was my first instrument. I studied piano since I was 6 years old, with some best teachers. I earned a BA in Voice Arts. I love teaching music to students of any age, have 10 years of experience in private lessons, singing and piano. I will always be teaching the right approach to music and musicality, and the technical basics, exercises and tricks to learn faster.
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John May 27, 2018
· Opera Voice · In home
Ana is great at combination technique and practice. Would highly recommend!
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John May 26, 2018
· Opera Voice · In home
Ana is patient and kind with great classical training; and super flexible which I think is a huge asset!
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Ana C.

Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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$42 / 30-min

About Christopher N.

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North Hollywood, CA

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I believe all the most important musical skills can be developed across all genres. My goal is to develop rhythmic, harmonic, and technical fundamentals that will unlock a wide range of repertoire and help a student play all of their favorite pieces. I like to keep it interesting and encourage playing in many different styles, as well as focusing on listening, improvisation, and writing. This well-rounded approach helped me develop as a young musician and I hope to bring that to my students as well!

About Christopher
I'm originally from Columbus and started out on piano when I was 8. I also sing and play trumpet and euphonium, and have dabbled in guitar and bass as well. I particularly enjoy writing and arranging, and I studied composition at University of Miami. I have a passion for teaching and the bulk of my experience actually comes in SAT, ACT, and math tutoring. I believe a musical education enhances those subject areas (and vice versa) and I take the same approach of finding an individualized method to help my student meet their goals. Outside of music and teaching, I enjoy running, tennis and cooking.
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Christopher N.

North Hollywood, CA 91605
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$34 / 30-min

About Abraham H.

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Sun Valley, CA

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Hello! I have been teaching piano for over 10 years to students from ages 5 to 55. I started my piano journey at the age of 9 and for the first 10 years I basically taught myself through ear. I teach with an emphasis on repetition and feel for rhythm. I think it is important to practice (repeat) as much as possible in order to achieve musicality and ultimately be able to truly express the music no matter how simple it is! I like to perform for students so they can see what it is they are capable of achieving with time and hopefully it inspires them to really put the effort! I sing a lot and use many percussive vocal sounds a lot to help students in keeping time as well. I do incorporate some harmony assignments since I see that they eventually help in being able to sight read.

About Abraham
Hi there! I have been playing piano for about 25 years now, and will be happy to help you with your musical journey whether you're barely starting or continuing with my help! For the first 10 years of my music life, I was completely self taught and developed the ability to play by ear. If you are one of those that has learned that way thus far, I completely understand you and can help you begin to read music! I do play a lot of classical music especially by Chopin, Mozart, Bach, etc. However lately I have been dedicating myself to arranging music from Mexico into a classical piano solo style! It is a dream of mine to be a unique pianist with a very unique "classical" repertoire which will include my virtuous and classical arrangements of said music from Mexico. I got my degree in music composition from CalState Northridge in 2009. Aside f
rom piano, I love dancing salsa, and I also love photography.
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Abraham H.

Sun Valley, CA 91352
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$42 / 30-min

About Antonia B.

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Burbank, CA

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A basic understanding of piano is essential for every musician. As a multi-instrumentalist, my piano approach emphasizes how piano can improve your understanding of music theory and heighten your skills on all other instruments.

About Antonia
Antonia is a professional trumpet player, vocalist, and songwriter in the Los Angeles area.

Starting violin at age 5, Antonia quickly developed a passion for music. Captivated by the raw power and tone of brass instruments, she traded in her violin for a trumpet at age 10. 


When Antonia was only sixteen years old, she began performing professionally - fronting several local big bands as lead vocalist, as well as sitting in the trumpet section. Last summer, she was given the honor of playing at The Library of Congress with one of her big bands. 

Antonia makes weekly appearances with local music groups ranging from jazz and funk music to rock, R&B, and rap. Antonia has a solo project of her original material under the name The Runtime. Her debut EP is in progress.
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Jared B. April 30, 2019
· Trumpet · In home
first meeting great!
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Eli February 17, 2019
· Trumpet · In home
Today was Eli's first trumpet lesson with Antonia. Antonia was super patient and helped him with some difficulties he was having.
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Elizabeth February 5, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Antonia is a gifted and kind teacher. She gave my 15 year old singing lessons. My daughter was very hesitant at first but after the first day that subsided. Antonia is practical with praise and instilled the realistic aspect of practice and hard work needed to succeed. I saw my daughter go from a kid who would never sing in front of people to one who practiced drills, learned music and performed for the first time in front of an audience with confidence and poise. I cannot thank Antonia enough for her kindness, patience and real approach to teaching.
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Antonia B.

Burbank, CA 91505
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About Natsumi O.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Do you want to start learning piano/keys in a proper and fun way? Want to play your favorite songs better? Well, I am here for you!!!
I have been playing piano since I was 3 years old and I have learned many genres, including pop, rock, jazz, blues, and classical. I teach keys and piano with entry levels in any genre. I am currently in bands where I perform as a pianist and keyboardist.
In my lessons, we will start with the right warmups and learn basic knowledge about reading sheet music and lead sheet as well. As we will have fun and learn together, you will build your confidence as well, and I will make sure that my students will achieve their goals and needs!

About Natsumi
I am a professional singer, songwriter, recording artist, and pianist, who graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Music in commercial music, emphasis on vocal performance.

I have 6 years of vocal training with my professional vocal coaches, including a vocal coach, who taught Adam Levine, Sara Bareilles and more, and a vocal coach, who is working for The Voice right now. I also had taken piano lessons for years.
I have done some projects with music producers and recetly did a backing vocal for a record for G'Day USA Awards Gala. I am also working as a singer and keyboardist in three bands in Los Angeles.

Music has always been my biggest passion and it inspires me in so many ways. I believe that learning music is supposed to be fun and good education will grow our musicality. And I would love to
share my knowledge and learn music with my students, but also grow together as a person and an artist. I teach voice lessons with mordern music and entry level piano lessons.
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Laurel March 6, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Natsumi has a lot of patience. She understands her craft and is very approachable in sharing her knowledge. The classes were well structured and fun to do!
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Natsumi O.

Los Angeles, CA 90017
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