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Azuri M.

Los Angeles, CA 90016

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About Azuri

Learning is one of my main pursuits. My name is Azuri and I have studied music for over a decade and have my degree in guitar performance from musicians institute. I've had the gift of studying many artistic crafts and spend my time today trying to further my own study, while sharing what I've learned with my students.

Art is one of the most important tools we have as a culture and contains in it a shared history, tradition and the keys to future ones. Whether it be through the primal qualities of music or the impulses of dance, the records of drawing or descriptions of writing, these are the tools for our expression. I have had the great fortune to study, in many different settings, a small piece of these traditions and sharing them is paramount in respect to receiving them. I love sharing knowledge and I hope to elevate yours as a st

udent.

Teaching Philosophy -

My teaching philosophy is built on well rounded communication, explanation and examples. So, that a student can truly understand and learn a topic, surrounded in a very humorous, light and supportive environment.
Along with being provided good information, a student learns better and feels more motivated to learn when there is a balance of positive support and confidence building accompanied by constructive criticism and examples/information that can help a student assess what ever walls they may be meeting in their musical growth.

I understand that all students/artists have different goals they wish to achieve. So it is very important to me to accommodate each individuals needs and wants to help them grow in the fields they wish too; However, In that I have played music for a long time, I understand there are certain things that a student may not have been exposed to yet; It is important that while focusing on a students artistic goals they respect and are open to the suggestion and guidance of their teacher.

I truly believe music has an amazing influence on the world and has the ability to change peoples way of thinking. Therefore, I try and keep an open awareness to all music, so that I can understand all different musical languages utilized to communicate to people, and I don't believe I will ever know them all. I hold it to attention to influence my students somewhat similarly so that they can shape the landscape of how we communicate musically in the future.

I also try and be very patient with my students. Knowing that when I feel rushed, it makes information more difficult to comprehend, remember and allocate. I love watching the gears run in my students head, so I try and provide information that pushes a student but is within their abilities.

HUMOR is very important. I like to break people out of their shell by telling a joke and hopefully getting one back, so they feel more comfortable and free. One of a Artists worst enemies are nerves. Keeping things light-hearted and maybe even a little small talk can be very helpful to a students development and growth on a topic. After all, Art is meant to be fun and we should enjoy every moment of it, in fact we should enjoy every moment in life period.

I understand music requires focus and discipline and I have certain expectation of a student to understand that and practice. You can't buy chops, you can't buy music theory etc. you can get help but eventually your the one who must understand it and play it.

I am here to help you. Based on what I know and what I have extensively studied, I will do all that I can to help you achieve your musical goals. I am here to answer your questions and help you grow. I love teaching because I love sharing knowledge; As long as your seek it, it is here for you. Otherwise, I'd still love to hear some jokes.

Education -

MUSIC
_Bachelors in Music - 2016 - Guitar Performance (Musicians Institute, CA)
_Associates in Music - 2011 - Guitar Performance (Musicians Institute, CA)
_Major in Music - (Academy for Visual and Performing Arts) - 2008
_Garden of Angels - 2003 - Performance Academy

DANCE
_Krump, Pop-n-Lock - 2012 - (Xtreme)
_Break Dancing - 2011 - (Fun.Krew)
_Traditional Brazilian Dance & Samba - 2014

MARTIAL ARTS
_Capoeira - Current - (Capoeira Batuque with Mestre Amen)
_Wing Tsun - 2013 - (Johnny from the Emin Boztepe School)

ART
_Graffiti - 2011 - (Fun.Krew)
_General Art - 2008 - (AVPA)
_Painting - 2003 - (Garden of Angels)

Much Love,
Azuri Zen M.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm very disciplined but am also very light hearted. It's important for me to assess things seriously, so that one can understand a topic or piece of information.

I generate my lessons based on the individuals needs and therefore draw from various curriculums, sources and examples, such as : MI curriculum for ear training, Theory, Single string Technique, Reading, Rhythm guitar, Ted Greenes Chord Chemistry, Berklee Guitar Method, as well as The Real Book, other artist books(Eric Clapton, etc.) The Guitar Players Hand Book, Bach pieces and self developed curriculums, relative to the topic at hand and students personal goals, amongst many others.

-Beginning students within three months of consistent lessons should have the ability to solo and playing chords to songs that they are interested in and songs provided in the lesson along with a basic understanding of the major scale and its relationship to all of the diatonic music.

-intermediate students should have an elevated understanding of scale and chord patters along with the theory that explains modal relationships and use of these concepts.

-Advanced students should learn all of diatonic scale shapes and modes assuming they don't already know them in which case their specifically situation will be assessed

-Professional students I expect to have specific questions therefore where they grow should be largely subjective.

Overall, in a short amount of time on a scale of 1 - 10 I expect to in three months at-least elevate a students musical abilities one full point if not more.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio in home in private room with guitars, amps, piano, and seating.
Em's studio is family owned cafe with studio in finished basement with an office, recording equipment, and teaching space for acting and guitar.

*** Specialties ***
As a Musician I try and play as many styles and be proficient in as many as possible and therefore can play most. However, in the fields of blues, jazz, funk, flamenco and Latin I excel.
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September 19, 2017
Dylan
Very patient and gave a nice introduction to the basics for my 9 year old.
April 4, 2016
Juan G.
Azuri is great, l recommend it to anybody. THANK YOU!!!
April 4, 2016
Juan G.
You not will be disappointment. He is very professional. My first lesson and l like the way he teach.thank you azuri.

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Azuri M.

Los Angeles, CA

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About John

I am a working commercial photographer based in Miami. I have been teaching all aspects of photography for the past 9 years. I teach everything from basic skills & techniques to advanced lighting, post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop), and the business side of photography for those who seek to become a professional.

More info about what I teach can be found on my website at:
miamiphotographyclasses.com

My studio is in the heart of Downtown Miami, where we offer all inclusive photography services from project inception to final product.

I work all types of projects, but specialize in commercial advertising, fashion editorials, model portfolio development, professional & actor headshots, and product photography.

Here is my portfolio website address for examples of my work:
johnolive.com

I am comfortable teaching all lev

els of students, from day 1 beginners to seasoned professionals who desire to improve their craft.

I look forward to helping you realize your goals!
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March 21, 2018
Jason Gendler
John has a true knowledge and understanding of different photography and how to solve the unique issues we had. We looked through over 20 instructors on google, etc before we picked John and would highly recommend him.
February 22, 2017
Joan
He's the best! Lessons are tailored by questions asked. He is knowledgeable and flexible. I highly recommend him.

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John O.

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Megan R.

Topanga, CA 90290

(24)

About Megan

Why choose my art lessons?

Thanks for considering me as your online or in person art teacher! I look forward to talking with you about your aspirations in painting or drawing. I have taught over 500 beginners how to paint. I have also helped young artist build their portfolio and professional artist get ready for art shows. Wether you are a beginner, want a creative hobby or coming back to art after a long break, I have the education and experience to help you.

Online Art Classes:
I specialize in online art lessons. You will be able to see step by step live videos of drawing or painting as I show you the steps on my webcam. Learning online is convenient and easy to fit into your schedule. I can't wait to meet you as an online student!

My background:
When I'm not exhibiting my own artwork, I enjoy teaching others what I have l

earned in over a decade of schooling. I have trained with some of the top artists in the industry and learned many of their secrets to share with you. My methods combine classical and modern art techniques in a fun, interesting and friendly way. Take a look at my portfolio images to see examples of my work in acrylic, oil, charcoal, graphite pencil and watercolor.

Group Art Classes:
Do you want to learn with friends? Do you need a fun activity for your family? Group art classes are a great way for family and friends to bond through the creative process ! This creates a life time of memories. ***Group Lessons have special pricing - Please ask me!***
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September 13, 2019
Lowe
My 10-year old daughter is a pretty passionate artist and wanted to be able to continue drawing lessons after we moved to a remote area. She's three lessons into drawing people (faces, specifically) with Megan, and loving it. Megan has been clear, patient and inspiring and my daughter feels proud of her work.
September 6, 2019
Jean
Megan was delightful and I learned so much! I highly recommend taking a class with her.
September 3, 2019
Alexandra
I had a great lesson with Megan, she is o kind and patient .

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Megan R.

Topanga, CA

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Emilie C.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

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About Emilie

Hello! I'm Mesmi, owner of my own studio, a boutique multimedia house that provides music/audio services, visual work and individual artist consultation. Specialties include all types of writing (songwriting, branding, etc.), vocal production and independent music strategy.

As a professional musician, artist and voice over actress, I have won awards, performed my original music at venues & festivals and booked national TV commercials. I have 12+ years background in classical piano, 6+ years as a gigging musician in Los Angeles and 4+ years in recording & production. I also have years of practice in a number of visual mediums, from oil painting to Adobe Photoshop to the newest mobile apps.

With ample experience in both the creative and business sides of being an artist, one of my great joys is equipping others using all that I have

learned, and I believe in taking a specialized individual approach for each person and project.

Whether you need help with crafting your work, navigating social media or learning an instrument, I'm here to help you figure out the best of what will benefit you.

I love all the ways there are to communicate -- through language, sound and visuals -- and am so blessed to share the gift of these arts with others!
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September 25, 2019
Ava C.
So happy to have found Emilie! I work for a family with a four year old child who is extremely engaged in art and we wanted to find private lessons for her. Emilie has been extremely accommodating and very intentional in making sure we were ready for our first lesson. Will be scheduling more lessons and look forward to her being apart of my charges explorative learning!

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Emilie C.

North Hollywood, CA

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Kristina V.

Newbury Park, CA 91320


About Kristina

Need help with your handwriting? Can’t remember what cursive looks like? Or maybe you are interested in learning calligraphy right from the beginning? Great, I’ve got experience with all of them and they are all so much easier to learn, remember, and succeed at that you’ll be happy you started today!

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Kristina V.

Newbury Park, CA

Peter M.

Los Angeles, CA 90046


About Peter

Hi and thanks for your interest in my classes. I’m a highly experienced teacher and graduate of ArtCenter College of Design. I’m the owner of Melrose Lightspace in West Hollywood, a fully equipped, 2000 ft.² studio, where I offer my private, one on one classes to aspiring creative image makers of all ages and levels of experience. In addition to teaching, I’m a professional photographer myself with numerous ad campaigns and editorials in my portfolio including movie posters for Disney, Warner Bros. and other top studios as well as a book of published work. I’m passionate and thorough and all my lessons include follow up phone access in case you forget something or just need a little extra guidance. I’m all about my students’ success, whether you’re looking to be a pro or do it just for a hobby. Thanks again and I look forward to working

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Peter M.

Los Angeles, CA

Anabel D.

Van Nuys, CA 91406


About Anabel

Hello fellow students!

My name is Anabel D., I am a professional photographer in Los Angeles, California. I photograph a variety of subjects, from pets to Grammy-nominated musicians, and everything in-between! I am well versed in studio photography and on-location outdoor work, and can help you learn to make the most of any location and subject matter.

Being self-taught, I believe that I have an entirely different approach to education; one that sits well with aspiring photographers, especially those that are disappointed in traditional (as in, college and university) photographic education. My teaching philosophy revolves around educating on the minimum and maximum capabilities of your gear and giving students all of the fundamental tools to create whatever image they have in their head (hence my lack of a photographic ‘niche’ in

my work. When your camera becomes an extension of your arm, your subject pool is limitless).

I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you, and making the experience fun, exciting, and inspiring. The possibilities are endless!
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Anabel D.

Van Nuys, CA

Ingo S.

Porter Ranch, CA 91326


About Ingo

My name is Ingo. I am a professional photographer based in Los Angeles. I would like to teach you everything you need to know to get that perfect shot.
My lessons also include how to deal with high potential clients, how to work with modes and how to set a scene for your photoshoot.
I can also help you to understand your camera and what is important to archive the results you desire.
My hands on training will give you the right understanding when and how to use lights. I can also provide courses for adobe lightroom.
For any other questions please leave a message.
I teach from beginner to advanced.

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Ingo S.

Porter Ranch, CA

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week and learn new things related to sketching and drawing. She spends time in making the kids understand as to what she wants them to do and kids really do it well.... she is very encouraging, inspiring and active in her way of teaching art which I really admire. Am very happy to be have her as our art teacher and absolutely will recommend to all my friends. We are blessed to have you Mrs. Maggie 😇"
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I would highly recommend him."
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