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John M.

24 Reviews
Carlsbad, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Studied Music Theroy & Music History from Palomar College
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John M.

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Positive, patient and motivating, over 43 years of playing drums & percussion and over 12 years of private instruction with a wealth of music knowledge to share. Lessons are always designed to be educational, engaging & fun, combining a balance of learning notation, playing by ear & performance with other live instruments! We will find out what interests you most and get you on the drum set right away for fast results!

About John

I have 43 years of Professional drums & percussion experience and 12 years of teaching beginning to advanced drummers by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized when I

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Lucas N.
John personalized the lesson to focus on the songs my son was interested in while he also covered the important fundamentals to start off right!
Jacob
Just had my first drums lesson with John. He is great at breaking the instrument down into manageable pieces and building confidence quickly. I am very excited for future lessons!
Serena
Great instructor! Great communication
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Jesse H.

81 Reviews
Del Mar, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from UCSD
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Jesse H.

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Learn to play the Spanish Guitar through the unique "Romero Method"

About Jesse

Jesse H. plays guitar with The Mar Dels, one of San Diego’s best-known dance and party bands. But he’s more than just a rock-and-roller — he’s studied jazz and classical guitar with other master musicians. His lessons focus on developing: - Right and left hand technique - Finger picki

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Flavio S.
Great first class with Jesse! He was very nice, patient and knowledgeable.
Kathy W.
Jesse is an excellent instructor- very patient and encouraging- highly recommend
Stephanie D.
Jesse is the best he is so nice

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Nader T.

10 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, I speak Persian, Persian
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Claremont Graduate University
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Nader T.

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I teach cello from beginning to lower stage of intermediate level. I make it fun and enjoyable to learn songs and play them with high level of expression, musicality and strong vibrato. In order to achieve those goals, I work with you patiently to play scales, arpeggios, etudes and songs from different sources, among them Suzuki books.

About Nader

I am a violinist and composer. I have trained more than 1200 students in more than twenty five years of my teaching carrier. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson includes scales, arpeggios, etudes, duets and a new piece of music from different eras of music. I emphasize on tone production, correct

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Megan S.
Nader was fantastic! I took Violin lessons for a few years from a couple different teachers, and he taught me new, interesting things I'd never learned before. He's also very patient and nice.
Carolina V.
He is very patient and has excellent communication skills. I have no knowledge of how to play the violin or music of any kind. After my first lesson I strongly feel he will be my private instructor for many years to come. I left with proper technique of how this instrument is to be cared for and good posture when practicing. He also informed me of the books we will be incorporating into my lessons. Most importantly homework is given and he is very patient and explains everything at your level.
Kira
I was very pleased with my first lesson with Nader. He is very kind and patient. We covered some basic points with what we'll be covering for my lessons with the cello. His instructions and explanations of technique is very clear I feel my lessons with him will be very beneficial and enjoyable.
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Cristopher E.

14 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from UCSD
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Cristopher E.

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Learn how to produce music using Ableton software (or other DAW software such as Reaper); learn how to mix songs, how to produce the different elements/instruments, and how to put them together into a final mix. Also you can learn how to produce sound for Podcasts or YouTube channels/videos or similar productions. Learn how to mix sound for TV/movie type productions vs music production, and how to adjust the sound levels specific to each medium in order to maximize the sound quality for that platform. Learn to use EQs, compressors, reverb/delays, send/return/buss tracks, distortion/saturation, sidechaining/ducking, panning/stereo width, and more. Learn to program other instruments using MIDI, including drums, and learn how to use amp simulators, but also how to record and mix a live performance whether recording one instrument or more at a time. Also learn about specific plugins from free to paid and how to use them, as well as how to use the stock plugins that come with the ...

About Cristopher

If you feel like you're stuck or hit a wall, I can help take your skills to the next level; I can help you improve your technique, learn difficult songs, learn more about gear and gigs and performing, help you learn how to play any chord, key, or scale in any position, or help you learn how to solo,

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Lindsay and Aidan E.
My daughter (9), son (7) and myself are all taking lessons and Cris Is able to adapt for all our learning needs and makes it fun along the way too.
Derek R.
I had my first lesson today. Cris is the real deal. He is an excellent guitar player and was able to coax what little skill and talent I possess into a formidable lesson early on. I'll be booking my Son along with myself and returning. We are blessed to have someone in the Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Penaquitos area like Cris!
Yuka O.
Chis was a great teacher - very patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring.
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Daniel G.

22 Reviews
Escondido, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel G.

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You will learn Spanish from a bilingual instructor whose first language is English that you were spoken written and read Spanish fluently for over 40 years

About Daniel

Music lessons should be fun and focus on what you want! I am willing to travel to you or welcome you to my studios: Reseda pr Canoga Park. I travel to homes San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. What is your goal? School or Church choir? Musical programs?Learn to Cantor or lead songs at Church/S

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Stefanie
Mr. G goes over and above to help me pursue my interests. He helped me sing through a difficult time while my voice was changing. He supports me at performances and never fails to make me laugh. Working with him has been a fantastic experience and I feel that I have grown so much.
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Stephanie M.

8 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance from Houston Ballet
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Stephanie M.

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I am a current principal ballet dancer with the San Diego Ballet, where I have been dancing for the past 14 years and 9 years as principal dancer. Prior to that I was a member of the Houston Ballet II. My teaching is based on my background of both the Chechetti Method and The French Method. I have the unique ability to be able to share as a professional ballet dancer what it takes to get to the highest level.

I teach all levels, and all ages. I have been teaching in schools all over Southern Calfiornia for the past 14 years, and I am the artistic director of the San Diego Ballet Summer Intensive.

My classes include:
* Barre work,
* Floor barre,
* Stretching/strengething,
* Body conditioning,
* Center work,
* Pointe work,
* Variations.

I make sure in my lessons to share everything I have learned over my 30 years of dancing both in training and professionally. I specialize in finding exactly what each dancer needs to improve. I know that everyone has different needs and I ...

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My name is Stephanie Maiorano and I am a Principle Dancer with the San Diego Ballet, where I have been performing for 14 years. I love to share everything I have learned as a professional to each of my students through personalized private lessons! Every student is different and has unique needs, so

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Victoria C.
Miss Stephanie is an incredible instructor. She shows great patience as she shares her expertise in ballet. My Daughter looks forward to each lesson and always has detailed feedback she can use to improve after each lesson.
Merliah N.
My daughter loves Stephanie! She’s outstanding!
Autumn P.
Stephanie is amazing! My daughter loves her one on one ballet. I am so thankful for this opportunity to have my daughter in an online class , it has changed her little heart. When her hometown studio moved away she was devastated and about 6 months later we found this online class. It has been the best decision we’ve made. Thank you

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"Had a nice online 1-hour lesson with Kyle, who helped me with some of my questions I had in certain position. Helped me realize which parts of the game I had to work on more."
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"Thanks Danial! That was a great first lesson. Looking forward to more."
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"My child had such a great time learning chess with Sam. Sam's an incredible nice, friendly and knowledgeable professional.
My kids love chess now because of Sam. We are really grateful that he's our kid's chess coach."
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Have a much better understanding of the game. Sam, is an excellent coach and knows his stuff-highly recommended."
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Ryan’s very patient and gives clear explanations."
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Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Atousa is an amazing instructor! You can tell right away she is a very strong player, and a very thoughtful, experienced teacher. Can’t recommend her enough for players of any skill level."
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"Mya Mya Seinn is a very pleasant and patient trainer. She teaches at a steady pace and allows you to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable before going to the next step. Her studio is a well lit and very nice environment."
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"Melissa is very knowledgeable and patient. She has excellent knowledge of yarn & patterns. And, she's really nice and approachable."
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