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Howard R.

46 Reviews
West Hills, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1975
  • B. A. Degree - music department - piano performance from UCLA
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Howard R.

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Every problem has a solution. Let me help you find it. My specialty is narrowing down the exact root issue that the student is having, which seems like an obstacle and to offer practical solutions to solve this issue. This allows for the student to reach their goals. Please see all the subject specialties. In addition, I can specifically help you with the following styles: classical, rock, jazz, blues, gospel, country, r&b, pop, reggae, folk, broadway, 50s, new age, funk, techno.

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!!

Ross H.

17 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • B.A. Professional Music (Performance & Music Production) from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2011
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Ross H.

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My teaching style is very flexible & hands on. My goal is to make beautiful music and I do this by taking technical exercises and giving them musical meaning. This means I focus on the ideas of time, vocabulary & dynamic playings, but within this still teaching essential technical exercises in order to create a well-rounded musician.

After each lesson I will email detailed notes, as well as any supplemental documents and/or music.

About Ross

Using my experience I am able to cater my lessons to students of all abilities, be it brand new or a seasoned player. I shape my curriculum to fit the needs of each and every student I meet & my end goal is always with the goal of maximizing their creativity potential to its fullest.

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Macaidyn G.
Fun and learned something - good lesson
Colin Third
Ross is a BOSS teacher. I've been taking online lessons with him for a few months now & couldn't recommend more!
Terra
Ross is an awesome teacher. Patient, fun to interact with, knowledgeable. I had a great lesson and am looking forward to learning more from him! Definitely recommend!

Artem K.

12 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Artem K.

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I come from a musical family where everyone was able to play piano at a high level and considered pursuing a career in piano for a long time. Although violin had become my primary instrument, I still perform and teach. I teach any level from beginner to advanced!
Some of the books I use - Piano lessons, Level 1 James Bastien, J. S. Bach 24 Fuges and preludes, L. Beethoven Piano Sonatas, A. Mozart Piano Sonatas.

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Q.: Do you teach bi-weekly lessons?

A.: No, I do not give bi-weekly lessons, and require all of my students to take at least 4 lessons a month to be able to join my studio.

Q.: What happens if I miss a lesson?

A.: My studio policy is that all of my students are required to give me an at least 24-hour notice if they will be missing their lesson for any reason with the exception of illness or family emergencies. It is the student's responsibility to reschedule the lesson for the same week, or their lesson time will be charged in full. For illnesses and ...

About Artem

Hello dear students! My name is Artem and I have been playing violin since I was 4 years old and am a freelance musician, composer and pedagogue. I am passionate about teaching because I believe education and willingness to learn is an extremely important factor for personal development and succe

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Roger
Excellent pronunciation guidance and practice!
Joseph G.
Not only is Artem a world class violinist but also a very nice person who will make you look forward to the next lesson.
Elizabeth C.
Artem is extremely professional, positive and great MAESTRO!! In the short time I have been with Artem he has taught me valuable foundation techniques. I highly recommend Artem for students who are serious about fine musician techniques and being world class artists!

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Alex L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Music Education from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alex L.

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During upright bass lessons with me, we'll craft a unique plan for you that will include: building strong technique, learning essential ear-training skills, forming healthy playing habits, decoding your favorite songs and how to make then come to life on the upright bass and with others. I have been playing the upright bass for more than half my life and love imparting half-a-lifetime's worth of knowledge that I've accumulated from trials, errors, successes, injuries, recovering and travels while touring and performing on the upright bass all around America with a number of bands. In my life I have studied: classical music, jazz standards, old-time fiddle music, bluegrass numbers, classic country grooves, accompanying singer-songwriters and much more. I am a lover of any music that can be traced back into the roots of the wonderful American music cannon. Come study with me and let's grow your musical roots while playing the instrument that most resembles a beautiful tree: the upright ...

About Alex

During upright bass lessons with me, we'll craft a unique plan for you that will include: building strong technique, learning essential ear-training skills, forming healthy playing habits, decoding your favorite songs and how to make then come to life on the upright bass and with others. I have bee

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Gabriel C.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from Saddleback College
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Gabriel C.

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I teach all ages, from beginner to advanced. I will help you write songs in any genre you like, both children and adult songs.
I will help you unleash your creativity, bring your song to fruition, increase your confidence, and accomplish your goals. You will learn how to put your lyrics to music. I can also help you put together a recording of your song with the full sound of a band behind your vocals!

About Gabriel

From 4th to 12 grade I studied piano under Dr. Anne Karanikolaou. I studied music theory, rhythm, technique, composition, and performance at Saddleback College. My core qualifications are extended piano techniques, lesson plan development, performance assessments, putting on bi-annual recitals,

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Deana S.
My first lesson was good. He has a very traditional approach but fun delivery. Looking forward to more lessons.
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Gabriel has been teaching my son Riser (age 7 now) for over 2 years now. We feel so blessed! My son progressed so quickly. Gabriel is patient, engaging and has a gift for helping kids grow their piano skills week by week. I love that he's also created "recitals" for his students to play for people! We recently switched from in home lessons to doing them through FaceTime, and it's almost like having Gabe in our home with us.
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Amber J.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Italian, French
  • Master of Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Amber J.

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I have a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. I can help you prepare for an audition or a vocal jury. I can give you the foundation to sing and perform any type of music you enjoy.

I will help you prepare and accomplish your vocal dreams!

About Amber

Growing up in Denver, I had a huge desire for singing and performing. By age 14, I was taking weekly singing & piano lessons, was acting constantly in local productions-many times getting the lead role. Some of the productions I acted in: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Camelot, Anything Goes (Ren

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Cecilia ..
Great teacher. Gets you started from the first lesson!
Andrew
Amber is simply the best. She has a knack for determining my level and knows how far to push me in practices and recommending homework. Her experience serves her well. She is inspiring, motivating and blunt which goes a long way because she is very directed at her constructive criticism and points that need to be improved.
Aadhav
Amber is an amazing teacher who is kind and appreciates the student. She teaches with great passion and makes the student feel the music. I could see my son progressing already and his confidence level has gone up. He shows great interest and practices more than before!

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"Having worked with Nikita and knowing him personally, I hold him in very high regards. Not only Nikita is an outstanding performer and musician, but he also is a very strong teacher, who holds high level of professionalism. Nikita finds individual approach to each one of his students, helps them find passion for music within themselves and express it in their performance, all of which are key pedagogical qualities. Having music as an essence of his life, Nikita naturally sparks love for music in other people. Nikita gave me many helpful tips on how to become a better performer, as well as how to have the confidence to be one. But above all, Nikita has a very bright personality, a very lighthearted sense of humor and a natural ability drive people towards him. Nikita is a very inspiring young man."
Anise Castro
Took Violin lessons from Nikita B.
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"I have been taking guitar lessons with Ahmad Since 2011. Music has always been important to me and my lessons with Ahmad have been a continual source of inspiration and joy. I love Ahmad's musical philosophy and regardless of what I'm interested in he is always able to help me better myself. I continue to be very busy in my life but always find myself coming back to music. Through taking lessons with Ahmad I have been able to achieve many of my musical goals and know that if I keep practicing I will be able to achieve even more of my goals.

Ahmad is extremely talented, intelligent, and friendly and is always there to support me in whatever new musical concept I wish to learn next. He can help anyone looking to better themselves in a wide variety of areas regardless of the style of music you are interested in. I have been studying country and jazz with him primarily, as my goal is to be able to write my own music and put together a band some day. I have no intention of stopping music lessons with Ahmad as they continue to be something I look forward to every week. Anyone would be lucky to have such a great teacher."
Steven
Took Country Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Alex taught me how to use Ableton with my little keyboard step by step over skype sharescreen. He was very patient and it was all very easy to follow. I highly recommend him. You'll truly learn from a master !"
Kristelle
Took Ableton lessons from Alex B.
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"Great experience....awesome teacher, highly recommended"
Randy
Took Organ lessons from Glenda J.
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"A great experience! I have been learning with Corey for about two months, and am already improving. I am a guitar player with some basic drumming experience. I was looking to finally get to the next level so I could record my own drum beats (also drumming always looked like a lot of fun!), and Corey is helping me to achieve this. He is a talented drummer himself, and was able to quickly assess my playing level so we could start building on it. He has a great eye and ear for issues with my technique and always has an exercise to address them. In a short time I have experienced significant improvement, playing some more creative drum patterns, and am looking forward to continuing.
A lot of fun, very fulfilling, great instructor! Highly recommended!"
Alex
Took Drum lessons from Corey D.
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"I’m taking beginner cello lessons with Linda.

She is super positive and encouraging and meets me exactly where I am in my learning and goes from there.

She asks what I want to do, points out when I miss things (like not taking a proper pause), and teaches me new skills (theory, now technique, etc.)

Very positive experience! After four weeks I can play cello while site reading the bass clef (I knew how to read piano music but not the bass clef very well).

I’m going to renew my lesson subscription with Linda!"
Tia
Took Cello lessons from Linda C.
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"Milton is hands down AMAZING! :)

I've been with Milton for about almost a year already and he is just amazing! In the beginning I was very nervous to take singing lessons but Milton came in with a positive attitude. Milton is very friendly, funny, professional and always enthusiastic when asking questions about music. I use to be very shy, "never want to sing in front of people" type of girl, but ever since I started lessons with him, I sing all the time in front of people, starting to perform on stage, built A LOT of confidence, and found what type of musician I am. All the things he teaches me is VERY USEFUL, I apply everything we learn to my music and it has made a huge difference. I've come to learn that the tiniest things count! I highly recommend him and you'll have the best time!"
Ricardo
Took Singing lessons from Milton J.
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"Joe’s great and can gear his lessons towards any genre of music you like. would recommend to anyone looking to start guitar"
Dan
Took Guitar lessons from Joe Danny O.
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"Clare is very kind and patient."
Sophia
Took Piano lessons from Clare B.
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"Jiyoung is a very enthusiastic teacher whom keeps the lesson lively and fun! I"
Carl
Took Piano lessons from Jiyoung L.
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