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Stephen O.

19 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor of Music in Music from UMass Amherst
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Stephen O.

19 Reviews
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With over 4 years of teaching experience, 6 years of gigging and playing the guitar for 14 years, I have cultivated a unique approach to teaching the guitar. I take the time to listen to my students, hear their struggles and dreams and create a lesson plan that is truly individual. I've worked with beginners who've never touched a guitar to professionals looking to broaden their horizons, all ages too! I am a very professional, motivated and flexible teacher looking to help you learn the guitar!

About Stephen

Hi there! My name is Steve and I have my Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance for guitar. I've been playing the guitar for over 15 years now and have been teaching for over 5 years. I can play Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, Pop, Fusion, Funk, Jam and Singer/Songwriter. Any of these genres I'm able

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Kamille
Steve is a great teacher! He is positive, patient, and professional. So glad we found him!
Henrique
Steven is incredibly experienced and so attentive. I’m really enjoying our lessons together and have learned so much in a short period of time. I absolutely recommend Steven to anyone wanting to learn guitar (in any level you might be in - he’s an expert).
Shawna
Steve is a great instructor for my 6 year old daughter. She says, “he’s the best guitar teacher in the whole wide world because he understands what I want to do and he makes it fun for me.”

Tracy T.

12 Reviews
La Mirada, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Vietnamese
  • Teaches students 3 to 18
  • Teaching since 2015
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Tracy T.

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I began teaching violin lessons during my time at La Mirada High. Individual lessons are an important part of improving any skill, especially in music. I will offer an extra set of eyes as well as some insight I have on my years playing the instrument. In these violin lessons, I’ll incorporate theory into the applied aspect. Understanding theory will allow for students to be able to sight read and perform music at first glance. I am motivated to help you or your child improve to catch up, get ahead, prepare for competitions, or polishing up.

About Tracy

Groups I've played with include the Dana Point Symphony, Symphony Irvine, and the St. Luke Symphony.

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Reina D.
Very good teacher. Very understanding and always very helpful when I send her a text. Really good I really recommend her
jennie
just had my first lesson from tracy and she was really nice, she pointed out what I was doing wrong and the corrected the way I hold my bow and violin,,
thanks a lot!
Alex
Thankyou Tracy for being good teacher for my son. Very helpful for violin
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Robert C.

1 Review
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A in Music from Cal Poly Pomona
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Robert C.

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In addition to a strong focus in technical skill, students will be taught music theory and various other styles of music. I want each of my students not only to be able to play the instrument but to understand the tenants of music that trombone is based on.

About Robert

Hello there! I am Robert and I play trombone. I have been playing for 12 years and received a Bachelors in Music from Cal Poly Pomona. I have been teaching private lessons since 2013 on both Trumpet and Trombone. In addition, I gig professionally in Southern California and teach music at an element

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Heather Sibley
I can't say enough good things about Robert. He has instructed my 10 year old son for a year. Robert has kept my son engaged with his instrument, and music in general, and we have seen a steady improvement in his playing. He has been kind and gentle at times, yet firm when needed. An all around excellent teacher.

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Michael M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael M.

6 Reviews
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lessons from a patient working professional with years of performing and teaching experience

About Michael

I have been performing since age 7 playing classical piano in recitals with my sister. I got my first guitar at the age of 12. At 15 I was playing around town with different bands. After years of playing in garage bands, I applied to Wayne State University and enrolled in their music department. I

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Jeremy J.
Outstanding Teacher

I came to Mike with 25 years of playing experience and was expecting to grind through theory like I've done with past instructors. We jammed for a couple of minutes at our first lesson and he took it in a totally different direction, which has been amazing!!! He is so incredibly tuned in to what each individual student needs that he knew what I needed way before I figured it out. I love his approach to playing, which for an advanced player, focuses on getting ideas from your head to your fingers and I love that he teaches the theory aspect of playing, not as the focus, but as an explanation of why certain ideas work and certain ones don't. He doesn't jam theory down your throat, so lessons and practice are truly enjoyable and don't feel like a chore.

In addition to be a truly gifted teacher, Mike is just an awesome dude -- it's obvious that he loves to teach and really invests himself in getting his students to where they want to go. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Ryan S.
Great experience!

Mike is an outstanding teacher. As a total guitar novice, his patience and instructional ability really helped me take small steps into a much bigger world. Between the in studio lessons and the exercises he gave me to do at home, I really feel like I learned a great deal in a short time period. I hope to work with him again in the future and would strongly recommend him to anyone thinking of guitar lessons.
Nataly L.
Wonderful Teacher

My son has been taking lessons with Michael for about a year, and we are both very satisfied customers. When my son first came to Mike, he was anxious about his upcoming audition for the top jazz band at his school. Mike helped him prepare and feel more confident, and he was able to earn his place in the band. Since then Mike has worked with him on technique and style and helped him progress incredibly. Mike is a great teacher, very professional, and a super person!
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Artem K.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University
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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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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!
Jamie W.
Artem is an excellent teacher. He provides the perfect balance of explanations, demonstrations and expectations for at-home practice. Thank you so much!

Lia M.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Musical Theatre from Pennsylvania State University
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Lia M.

4 Reviews
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Feel good about your song choice; feel ready for your performance! As a musical theatre graduate from Penn State, with years of training and experience auditioning for professional musical theatre shows, I know the pitfalls, the types of things the people in the room will looking for, and the keys to letting your personality shine through while mastering your audition!

About Lia

*Background check documents available upon request* I'm a vocalist, pianist, and songwriter with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre, and am currently teaching voice and piano to nearly 20 students, of all ages and backgrounds. My versatility, experience and formal training helps

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Toks
My daughter enjoyed working with Lia. She was patient, fun and helped build my daughter's confidence when she made mistakes and needed to try again. She was an absolute pleasure to work with!
Sue
LIa is the right fit for my high school student. My daughter has been taking classic piano lessons since 4 years old. She has been looking for an instructor who will allow her to develop her creative side.

Lia customizes her lessons and has reignited my daughters love of piano.

Thanks, Lia.
Tony
Both of my daughters love to sing. We signed up for lessons so they could learn their favorite pop songs; one of my daughters also took piano. They've learned how to hit notes easier and how to properly warm up; Lia is great at finding fun ways to keep them engaged while also still learning. The combination of piano and voice for my youngest has been really valuable. I highly recommend Lia for your lessons!

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"Amazing teacher. He is willing to help in any way possible. He even told me that i could schedule a time were i can come and exercise on his piano (this is before he helped me buy my own piano). This is just one example of how invested he is into his students improvement."
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Dave is excellent at bestowing his knowledge upon his students! He is engaging, thoughtful, helpful, easy-to-talk-to, and knows how to make you understand the subject matter, is very patient.
He creates a friendly environment in which learning becomes fun, interesting, and fulfilling!"
- Daria
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"Great first lesson! He was prompt, experienced and patient. Also flexible with scheduling and how to proceed with the lesson plans. Looking forward to learning more!"
- Jessica
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"Marissa has been great in developing me as a singer and a musician. She's really easy to talk to and really knows what shes talking about! I can tell I'm getting better after each lesson! Marissa makes music fun!!!"
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"She is a great instructer and she dosent get fusterated at all. I would highly recommend her!"
- Andrew
Took Singing lessons from Denise B.
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"Christine is awesome!

Christine is teaching singing to my 12-year-old daughter, who has shown great improvement from when we just started. Christine also helped my daughter prepare for an audition for the Sound of Music, in which my daughter was cast! I recommend Christine for anyone looking for professional and fun vocal lessons."
- Viktoria
Took Singing lessons from Christine J.
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"My daughter is only 2 and she was very patient with her. Great experience!"
- Sydney
Took Piano lessons from Priscilla D.
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Took Piano lessons from Anastassia K.
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"Charlene is great. She is so accommodating and genuinely interested in my daughter's musical progress and all around technique of the harp. I appreciate the detail to technique and excellence and my daughter's music sounds beautiful.
Charlene is an experienced instructor. We are very happy to have found her."
- Jorja
Took Harp lessons from Charlene G.
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Stephen is a great teacher and wonderful guy. He is thoughtful, articulate, creative, reliable and passionate. I would highly recommend him for any of the services he offers."
- Matt
Took Singing lessons from Stephen H.
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