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Calvin A.

29 Reviews
Costa Mesa, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • B.A. in Music from University of Southern California
  • Awarded Scholarship for Music Composition from Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
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Calvin A.

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After the first lesson you will be making music, playing songs and you will be on your way to achieving your musical goals with the guitar. Whether you have an electric or acoustic guitar, your lessons will be tailored to you and your instrument. Guitar playing requires a knowledge of chords, melody, picking technique as well as knowing songs all of which we will begin to learn in your first lesson.

With 10+ years as a music teacher and professional musician I have picked up many approaches that will insure you are making the most progress and truly finding your musical voice.

About Calvin

As a teacher, I have worked with of many ages and backgrounds. One of my students, Skylar Stecker, has gone on to become a successful major label recording artist recently becoming the youngest artist to receive a number 1 on the dance billboard charts. I recently had the opportunity to tour with

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Tracy M.
My son has received guitar lessons from Calvin, off and on, for about 5 years. He is an excellent teacher.
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Eli V.

Laguna Beach, CA
Starting at $34
  • Communications from California State University Fullerton
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Advanced
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Eli V.

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I have studied music while rocking in bands for over 10 years. I am 26 now and have been teaching guitar for about 4 years off and on in between shows and travel. Guitar playing has opened up multiple doors for me and for that I love teaching and paying it forward. I am versatile in all forms of guitar playing: rock, classic rock, acoustic, finger picking, country, metal, punk, etc.

About Eli

I am from Laguna Beach, CA at 27-years-old. Growing up surfing and playing in bands, I was blessed to have a smooth transition from the surf industry into making a steady living playing in bands all around Orange County and LA. I spend most of my days surfing, teaching kids in high school to play g

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Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rodrigo R.

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Classical, fingerpicking and Latinoamerican rhythms.

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-instrumen

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Tui
My son is a BEGINNER beginner. Rodrigo is a very nice guy and seems to know his stuff very well. I would give him 5 stars but I don't think he realized that my son needed the basic, basic 1st lesson (i.e. how to hold the instrument). We've only attended one session so this is fully based on that one lesson. I'm sure he'll adjust his teaching from here on out.
Rosa Rodriguez
Mr. Rodrigo is a professional, respectful and super patient instructor. I could not made a better choice. I am looking forward to my next class @
Axel
Rodrigo is a great teacher, not only an expert musician, but he shares all his knowledge.

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David L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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David L.

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I teach all styles & genres, from beginning through advanced intermediate.

About David

Hello! I have been teaching private lessons since the fall of 2006, and it's a true joy for me. I am a a multi-faceted bassist, active in a mixture of genres and ensembles. I have experience playing in orchestras, jazz ensembles, rock, funk, and blues bands, and am active as a composer and cond

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Joan
David gave my son music lessons on upright bass and electric bass in the musical genres of classical and jazz, from 5th grade through high school. David is extremely a talented and knowledgeable musician as well as being a very professional and competent teacher. David interacted effectively with my son, through the ups and downs of middle school and high school. David stuck with him and always supported him. My son's success in his high school music program was very much due to David. My son has continued on to Shenandoah Conservatory, studying Jazz performance on the upright bass. David is a working musician as well and was influential in introducing my son to the realities of music as a profession. David and my son continue to keep in touch and jam when their schedules allow. I highly recommend David Lester as a music teacher for all levels on upright and electric bass in multiple styles and genres (classical, jazz, rock, funk).
Amy
David was great!! He was fun and developed my son's interest in music.
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Makala W.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music Degree from Cornish College of the Arts
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Makala W.

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The main thing that I like to remind students of, when they take lessons with me, is that music is FUN! A lot of hard work goes into it, but the end result is always rewarding! I am a pretty laid back teacher, yet I still work to inspire my students to try their hardest and to be the best that they can be at what they do. It is very important to me that my students get their musical wants AND needs fulfilled.

In my lessons we will work on a variety of topics, including:

-Gaining a feel and command for your own instrument.

-Finding your SOUND: Helping you to produce the right tones on your instrument.

-EXERCISES: Scales, Etudes, etc. to strengthen the muscles being utilized while playing, and also to build up muscle memory and accuracy.

-Music Theory and Ear-Training

-Building your repertoire, which is necessary for performance.

-Arranging and Communication with your accompanying musicians.

-Exercising variation and creativity through improvisation.

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About Makala

I have loved music as long as I can remember. I know its cliché to say so, but it's true! :) For me, having parents of different ethnicity and siblings that were much older than me, I was heavily impacted by the wide variety of music to which my family members listened. The force of this crayon

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Excellent teacher and flexible related to schedule so I can take classes and work normally! Full of knowledge. Awesome class👍
Ophelia C.
My daughter LOVED her first lesson! She was smiling from ear to ear following her lesson and was excited to share what she learned. Makala provided tips to support at home practice. I am happy to have found such a wonderful teacher to introduce piano to my daughter.
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Christopher H.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $18
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Christopher H.

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I have been paying guitar/bass and performing live for over 8 years, and have 2 years of teaching experience. My strongest genres are blues, folk, and classic rock, but I can teach the basics of any genre, and will adapt my lessons to the goals of the student. I can help beginner/early-intermediate musicians develop their ear, learn to read music, develop good technique, and deepen their appreciation of the music they already love. Message me if you are interested!

About Christopher

I have been playing guitar and bass for over 8 years, and have been performing live for almost as long. I have played with a number of bands since high school and have been part of multiple recording projects. (My former band, Steelfish & Incense, is on Spotify and other streaming services. Check u

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Cooper
I've been trying to learn to play off and on for a couple of years, usually just watching online tutorials. I made slight progress, but nothing too substantial. Decided I should try a real lesson, and its made a huge difference! Personalized instruction allows you to make the exact adjustments you need, and with an instructor focusing on you, they'll see things you may not have noticed yourself. Christopher helped me improve more than I ever have before, and I know I'll be reaching out to him again for a follow up in the near future!
Chelsea
Chris is a really nice guy! I enjoyed a lot with him during the class, it was fun and inspiring. As a beginner, he not only gave me the basic music knowledge but also guided me through practicing and taught me to find out simple melody by ear. I will recommend you to take class him, you will not regret it.
Nancy
Christopher was wonderful. He gave me the basic understanding of the chords and now I’m able to play many songs! I was a beginner with zero experience. Thank you, Christopher! His exercises and teaching techniques were terrific!

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"Steve is extremely enthusiastic, passionate, and knowledgeable about the guitar! He is very patient, and encouraging... traits that are so valuable in a teacher.
A true talent! I'm blessed to be learning from him"
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"Jason has been providing in-home guitar instructions to one of my children for about 1.5 years. The entire experience has been truly and absolutely fantastic. He has a unique ability to be incredibly flexible in his teaching approach to best accommodate the individual student. Moreover, he's able to modify his approach given the particular circumstances on a particular date (perhaps the child is under the weather, crabby or a bit out of practice). Whatever the situation is, Jason is able to maximize the lesson and everybody leaves with a smile and some musical inspiration. Most importantly, individual lesson goals are consistently achieved and my child always has a clear understanding of what needs to happen before the next lesson (let's call it homework). Jason has been able to light the musical spark in my child and is continuing to provide the tools to get to the next level -- all while having fun. Jason has also fostered my child's musical creativity by supporting and fostering her creations and integrating that creativity into his lesson plans. In short, Jason is the best guitar teacher ever, hence the 5 stars!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Jason S.
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"Great teacher, great musician, endlessly patient and positive. Really grateful he's our first guitar teacher."
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Took Guitar lessons from Curtis L.
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"Exceptionally Tallented Teacher and Musician

Jason is a gifted player, dynamic teacher, and he motivates me to play better and challenge myself.

I've been puttering around on the guitar since I was in my early 20's. I finally started taking lessons in my early 30's. Instructors I've had in the past were fine, but never challenged me. They were content to teach me to play whatever song I was interested in but never the theory behind it. They never seemed invested in my success. With Jason, it is completely different. He brings in a great mix of playing for fun while helping me play outside my ability and comfort zone.

First, he challenges me to play better. I'm not always happy while we are running chord drills with a stopwatch, but because of it, I am better, faster, and music is a lot more enjoyable to play when you are not thinking about where chords or scales are. He is quick to support what I do correctly, but also doesn't shy away from fixing things I do wrong or bad habits that I have developed. He also mixes in regular work on improvisation skills, reading TAB, and even writing your own music or solo work.

Next, he teaches me to be more accurate. If we are working on a song that is too fast or technical, he’ll slow it down either by using software or recording a quick backing track. Then we both play and focus on accuracy. It’s always a good feeling to play all the way through a song even if it’s at 80% speed.

Finally, Jason is simply a real standup sort of guy. He is punctual, communicates with his students regularly, organizes events where students can play, and takes a real interest in his students.

I wouldn’t hesitate at all to recommend Jason to anyone of any skill or ambition level."
Curtis
Took Guitar lessons from Jason F.
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"Eric has been a great influence on my son's musicianship. Since starting lessons with Eric, I have been able to see and hear a huge difference in my sons playing, attitude and understanding of the guitar. Also, Takelessons is an extremely effective method of teaching and taking guitar lessons.... I highly recommend Eric as a teacher as well as Takelessons.com."
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Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Ahmad is an incredible teacher. He can take the most complex lessons and turn it into what feels like a beginners lesson, due to his experienced music background. His patience, even for beginners, is so rare for teachers with such a great background like Ahmad'. He even told me "I love to teach" what else could you ask for from a potential teacher?"
Chris
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Good experience. Tailored the lesson to my experience and likes."
Roland
Took Guitar lessons from Michael K.
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"Rob is outstanding. It is clear from about 5 minutes into your first lesson that he is a true master teacher and guitar player. Everything he teaches is clear, achievable, and fun to work on. I'm having a blast! I recommend him very highly."
John
Took Guitar lessons from Rob S.
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"Juan is wonderful and very knowledgeable in music. He is very patient and makes you feel comfortable. I leave a lesson feeling like I am accomplished and relaxed. It nice to see progress in such a little time. I go home with enthusiasm to learn more and want practice to do so."
Dawn
Took Guitar lessons from Juan C.
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