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Scott S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Percussion performance from Brooklyn College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Scott S.

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I have a 100% rate of getting my students into their school of choice as of yet. Although I don't guarantee it, I will work relentlessly to make sure you are well prepared though. I will also lend you PDFs of books to help you save a buck.

About Scott

I have been playing drums and percussion since the ripe old age of 9, in 4th grade. Originally wanting to play the clarinet, my music teacher thought my sense of rhythm was too good to waste and placed me in the drum section. I was the only kid who didn't want to play drums. Over twenty years later

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Anthony G.
Had my first lesson with Scott today. I was very happy with the way it went . I'm 50 years old with no experience at all - so I can honestly say the lesson was enjoyable without any pressure.
Jack F.
Scott is amazing with our 7 year son beginner. He has him so engaged and excited to learn & play. He's a one-of-a-kind teacher.
Dakota
Scott is inspiring, motivating, caring, attentive, personal and professional. In only a few weeks my daughter is developing a solid foundation in technique, rhythmic notation and musicianship. I would strongly reccommend him.
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Phil C.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
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Phil C.

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Your performance is just that. YOUR performance. Without question, the best way to ramp up your performance level is to make it your own. But how? That's something we'll work on at length. Are there gimmicks and showy things one can do to add to it? Certainly. But you can overdo it and ruin your show. We'll discuss that, too. We'll look at why introverts can be more natural performers and how to use your innate personality traits to your advantage.

About Phil

UPDATE: I'M FULLY VACCINATED, BUT STILL FOLLOW COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES. IN-PERSON LESSONS ARE IN FULL SWING. I ALSO DO ONLINE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART GEAR. MY NEW SPACE IS OPEN IN THE FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING IN CHICAGO'S POPULAR WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. I STILL DO ONE DAY IN MY HOME STUDIO

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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and a good teacher.
Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
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Justin B.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • DMA in Trumpet Performance from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Teaching since 2006
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Justin B.

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Specialization in trumpet and baroque trumpet.

About Justin

Applauded for his “gleaming trumpet work” (Hyde Park Herald) and “dazzling virtuosity” (Grunion Gazette), Justin B. is a versatile musician, performing on both historical and modern trumpets. He specializes in early music, most notably in difficult high-register music for Baroque trumpet. Be

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Emma
My 10 year old daughter just had a great first lesson with Justin. Shortly after, we received thorough notes from the lesson and practices for the week.
Cooper
Justin is so patient with my son. My son has improved in only three lessons and feels less stressed and more confident in his band class.
Isaac
Wonderful first lesson with Justin. My son loves him!!! He is extremely knowledgeable and has a fantastic ability to interact with younger players.
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Jared G.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 11 to 65
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Jared G.

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I can help you to develop a strong commanding Stage Presence. When you hit the stage pull everybody's attention to you! I can help you rock a room from 10 people to 10,000

About Jared

I have been teaching guitar for over 20 years and as an instructor, My teaching method comes from a curriculum I have developed which uses popular guitar driven rock tunes as musical etudes. Educating the student with valuable theory, reading, technique, and scale theory, while remaining fun. As a s

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Dave F.
Jared has a great understanding of guitar theory, technique and teaches with a good balance of both. Lessons are fun I am learning a lot.
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Great teacher! He caught numerous hindrances to my technique immediately and I love that he incorporated theory from the beginning.
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Aaron B.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aaron B.

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I've been a full time professional musician for 18+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching phi

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John T.
I was surprised at how easy it was to connect with Aaron. His diving right in was fun as we got into playing music from the first moment.
Tate
Aaron knows how to work with kids. After 30 minutes my 6 yo came out confident and ready to play!! He doesn’t realize that he still is terrible because he at least knows one chord!! Lol!
Howie
Very helpful and informative instruction.
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Kaiden R.

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  • Speaks
  • Music Education from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Kaiden R.

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Hi there! I am a college student studying Music Education AND Music Business, meaning I have an in when it comes to performance! I am able to help with the performance aspects while also incorporating how it works in the actual industry and how to market yourself!

I mainly focus on voice, but I can help with piano, recorder, and acting as well!

About Kaiden

Hi everyone! I am Kaiden, a college student studying Music Education, Music Business Marketing, and Musical Theater Performance! I want to share the love I have for music with everyone else in hopes that they are able to express themselves the same way! I will be certified as a teacher in winter o

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in Occidental, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in Occidental is $73. 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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"Bill is a thoughtful teacher, an amazing musician, and a really caring guy

I would highly recommend Bill! He is such a great player and teacher! He has helped enormously with my saxophone playing, clarinet playing, and improvising.

Since my saxophone playing is already fairly advanced. In our lessons on saxophone focus heavily on advanced jazz improvisation topics, like standard tunes, and transcription. He is so knowledgeable on these advanced topics but is really great at showing me the basics so that I can learn at my own level and pace.

On clarinet Bill and I work on more classical studies and instrument technique to get my clarinet playing more on track.

Bill is such a patient and motivating teacher. It is clear that he cares deeply about MY SUCCESS in music. He has helped me feel good about my musical progress and inspired me to work harder!

He has even given me lots of great music business advice, and helped me think about what I want out of music in my life.

Bill is so easy to get along with and is really careful to explain things in a way that I can understand them.

Its been really awesome getting to know and work with him!"
Jason
Took Music Performance lessons from Bill T.
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"Nice, friendly, and encouraging. Awesome teacher!"
Taylor
Took Music Performance lessons from Pamela S.
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"Quite Simply The Best.

With all of the music teachers in LA and the world, it is difficult to choose the best. With Fawn, I believe 100% that I have found the best. She is well educated, well rounded and versed in all the musical styles, up on the latest musical trends, yet knows the composers, songwriters and vocalists of yesteryears. She is passionate, fun, compassionate, patient, loving, kind and has a college degree from the 2 top music schools in the world. She has a thorough understanding of music theory, performance, voice, piano and the many ins and outs of the music industry. She is able to teach her students the theory behind the songs they are learning to play, sing, write and record. She is great at sharing the musical journey with her students, guiding them with honesty, tender care and knowledge. My daughter has grown leaps and bounds with Fawn and absolutely loves her. Sheâ¬Ä¬ôs helped change her voice into her authentic voice, taught her how to get over stage fright, how to turn her poems into song lyrics and how to produce her own vocals in the recording studio. She is quite simply, the best."
alexis
Took Music Performance lessons from Fawn A.
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"Brian really takes the time to connect with his students-- it's clear he values his students past the time spent together in lessons. I cannot recommend him enough!
I am 110% convinced I am a better musician because of him."
Hannah
Took Music Performance lessons from Brian H.
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"Arlette is a kind and gentle teacher. She made my daughter feel welcome and comfortable right away. She always has something positive to say that encourages my daughter to want to do her best."
Amy
Took Music Performance lessons from Arlette B.
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"I played in the Advent Band with Vandi as our worship leader for several years. Her energy and enthusiasm was contagious and she always provided positive, constructive criticism. Vandi's knowledge of music theory was demonstrated in her ability to arrange our songs to suit the various skill levels of the band members and the congregation! This is not an easy task and she handled it with ease and grace. I would highly recommend her as an instructor."
Dan
Took Music Performance lessons from Vandi E.
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"Michelle helped me prepare for a voice audition for a musical production, and I got the role I tried out for!"
Emma
Took Music Performance lessons from Michelle Kei I.
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"Danny has an approach that is professional and realistic to real life situations. Most coaches I've worked with before were only able to help me with basic piano scales. Danny actually went further and worked on my song which is R&B and taught me how to interact with a small crowd. Yikes, it works."
Jerry M
Took Music Performance lessons from Danny V.
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"Danny has been working with my daughter for almost 5 years now and we love his approach. My daughter has learned to be a stronger performer, she knows how to interact with the crowd and also knows how to audition. She has landed a local lead part at her local theater production. My daughter looks forward to the classes."
Tessie G.
Took Music Performance lessons from Danny V.
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"Glenn has so much experience as a performer that he offers very practical suggestions!"
Louise
Took Music Performance lessons from Glenn W.
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