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Steven S.

15 Reviews
Ventura, CA
Starting at $37
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Andres Segovia Memorial Scholarship from California State University, Northridge
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Steven S.

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Guitar lessons are fun for all ages, styles and levels. I'd love to help you learn to play the songs that YOU love on the guitar! Beginners are encouraged to apply. You'll have fun while reaching your musical goals. In addition to learning great songs, you'll learn improvisation and applied music theory. Also, I'll enjoy assisting the you in creating a practice regimen that fits in your time schedule.

About Steven

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge and obtained his teaching credential from Cal Lutheran University. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, Ste

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Chris
Steven is an extremely well versed and educated guitar teacher. Both in person and online, Steven managed to meet the interests and push the knowledge of music notation no matter what style. My son became a confident player in a short amount of time due to Steven’s vast knowledge and experience. As a 20+ year schoolteacher myself, I really appreciate his student connection and teaching style. An all over excellent experience.
Thomas S.
Fun experience.
Fredrick B.
Steve is an exellent instructor. Easy going and brings a beginner like me to ease and motivated. Look forward to my next class!
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John B.

4 Reviews
Oxnard, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian, German, French
  • Awarded Koldofsky Graduate Scholarship in Accompanying from University of Sourpthern California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John B.

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I’m completely bi-lingual. Raised in Mexico. Spanish Literature was a secondary subject throughout my three musical degrees. I’ve been a Spanish Diction for Los Ángeles Ópera for four of their productions.
I can help with pronunciation and advanced conversation.

About John

I have been a piano teacher and vocal coach since 1985. I have a Doctorate in Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California (1992) I teach Collaborative Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara (since 2005) I have been on the musical staffs of Opera Santa Barbara,

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Jose G.
Meeting John was great, very friendly and professional and to the point, which is my cap of tea and he suggested to get a weighted keys piano to strengthen my fingers, I’m looking into one
Thanks John I will recommend you as a teacher
Jose G Garcia
Lawrence
John is a fantastic instructor. He has a love for educating others on musical expression and he is a wellspring of musical knowledge. He provides a depth to the piano that I wouldn't have noticed if I taught myself how to play.

John emphasized how to shape musical phrases to make music as opposed to a collection of notes. He had a good ear for honing in on my weaknesses such as how some notes that I played stuck out or the movement of my arms. Most importantly, he taught me how to approach practicing the piano in an effective way. I learned how to listen to myself and how give each note, phrase, and piece the attention and musicality it needed to sound beautifully.

For an adult learner as myself, he was accommodating with how busy I was. He adjusted to my needs and work schedule and taught at a reasonable pace. However, he also never veered from his expectations and praised what I was doing right and provided methods to fix what I was doing wrong.

Although there were times when John expressed his passion for music by delving into tangents on the broader historical significance of pieces, his mini-lectures were never irrelevant nor inappropriate. For example, he commented on how in waltzes, the rhythm on the left hand would need to emulate how a Romantic era string section would play it. For anyone who is serious about how or why pieces of music are meant to be played in a certain way, John is great about contextualizing pieces to make them sound great.

Most importantly, he made practicing piano something that was both enjoyable and challenging, which is difficult to find in a teacher. I owe a great deal of my musicianship to John and he met my expectations of learning the piano. Thank you!
Kenny
John is really great. He takes the time to understand what your goals are and teaches according to your needs. He is patient and provides constructive comments.
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Josh M.

1 Review
Camarillo, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Josh M.

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Hi! I teach acoustic guitar for all ages! I have 13 years experience playing and 3 years teaching. I tailor my lessons based on each individual students needs/goals. My specialty is playing and singing together, to include teaching students how to play cover songs to match their vocal range.

About Josh

My name is Josh and I love to play the guitar! I also enjoy teaching others and helping people find their passion through playing music I've been playing for 14 years, acoustic, electric, bass...you name it. I've been in a few bands (90s covers, Blues, Classic Rock) but find solo work to be my favor

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Audra
Josh is an outstanding teacher and great with children learning a new instrument. He finds things they are interested in learning to keep it fun and fresh and is flexible and patient. Excellent instructor online as well.
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Rob S.

24 Reviews
Camarillo, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1969
  • Awarded Many award-winning bands over a 40 year teaching career from Organizations responsible for judging musical competitions
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Rob S.

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I have played keyboard myself since the age of 7, and have played professionally for the past 40 years.

About Rob

Originally from Chicago, I attended Chicago Musical College for 2 years before moving to Calif. and receiving my B.A. in music from Cal. State Northridge. I also have an M.A. in Education from there. I have been a band director in public schools for over 40 years. My bands have won over 50 1st pl

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Casey
Rob has been really helpful getting my child started with a new instrument. We look forward to more lessons.
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very nice teacher!
Wayne
Very nice teacher!
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Chrystie S.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks ENGLISH, FRENCH, SIGN LANGUAGE, SPANISH
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Chrystie S.

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From heels class to a playful erotic dance, this adult class explores your sensual side. Build your confidence. Have fun finding your sexual energy or putting together a dance for your partner.

About Chrystie

WELCOME DANCERS! Meet your dance instructor. I have my bachelors degree from Chapman University in Theatre & Dance. My training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Folk Dance, Dance History, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Kinesiology, among other dance-related subjects. I grew up in

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Charlotte, 6.
My girls loved the lessons. Very positive experience and they are already improving their skills. We are very grateful to have found her! Signing up for more lessons in the future with Ms. Chrystie. Happy kids and happy mom.
Mia K.
Great!
Robert B.
Sophie. says AWESOME LESSON!!!
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Austin M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor in Psychology w/ Minor in Music from University of Colorado Boulder
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Austin M.

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Students can expect fun yet structured lessons in which they will learn new songs, and explore new techniques and genres. Though I love to teach pop, rock, and jazz, my speciality is classical guitar and fingerstyle.

About Austin

Austin began playing guitar at the age of 14, and has amassed over 10 years of experience. He developed his skills further by studying classical guitar at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, performing works by Leo Brouwer and Johann Sebastian Bach. Austin has performed along headli

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"Amber is a wonderful teacher and we were thrilled we connected with her. We look forward to our new relationship."
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Took Singing lessons from Amber J.
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"Lauren is an excellent teacher! She is very knowledgeable as well as, positive and encouraging. I am a music educator with a master's degree in music education and I highly recommend Lauren."
Laura
Took Opera Voice lessons from Lauren S.
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"I was very impressed, satisfied and happy about my guitar lessons with Greg.
I'm German and booked just 5 lessons due to travel reasons. There was very vage input from me to Greg when we started (I always play the same; want to get new ideas; ...). Greg did not just provide a regular standard lesson. He focused and addressed 100%+ my desires and needs. Greg provided me very conrete and great input in several aspects to what I can do to improve my guitar playing. This was very useful to me and enabled me to move my guitar play forward. I highly recommend Greg to anybody."
Robert
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"Sam is great! He is attentive and great with my 9 yo. He is also flexible and easy to schedule. We plan to continue in-home guitar lessons with him for a foreseeable future."
Mady
Took Guitar lessons from Sam M.
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"Granddaughter liked her first lesson"
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Took Piano lessons from Sarah P.
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"Jon is an awesome instructor. I was a beginner at age 50, and he never made me feel insecure. He met me at my level, and has helped me with songs I wanted to learn. I highly recommend Jon."
Julia
Took Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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Omar
Took Country Singing lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Dan is fantastic. He is approachable, reliable, and speaks to my daughter (mature age 9) as an adult which encourages her to take responsibility for her instrument and practice habits. She is just beginning, but has already made great strides with the violin. I have no doubt she will be able to play with the orchestra in the next school year; and I think this will be a long successful teaching relationship."
Louanne
Took Violin lessons from Dan P.
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"She is very patient and answers questions. I enjoy having her as a teacher."
Ruth
Took Fiddle lessons from Margaret G.
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"I have had better results in 5 months with Eric than I had in over a year with a previous coach.

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Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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