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Kevin C.

6 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
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Kevin C.

6 Reviews
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Hey there! I'm a multi-instrumentalist with a strong foundation in Guitar, Bass, and Drums.

My lessons are curated behind a few things:
-the understanding of music theory (scales, chord progressions, rhythmic structure, song composition etc.)
-student's requests to learn specific songs and creating original song
-having FUN!

Because in my experience, you're not learning if you're not enjoying what you're doing.

After 6 years, of playing drums, I began my time as a guitar player. I grew as a guitar player tremendously fast because of my understanding and practice of rhythm. I began as an acoustic/folk guitarist, progressed into a blues/funk guitarist, and now play mainly jazz and neo-soul. I also am accustomed to teach many other genres. I now write, produce, and perform my own music and stream online.

When you take lessons with me you can expect that the lessons will increase your music theory knowledge, finger/hand dexterity, rhythm, ear training, performance abilities, and if

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist with a main focus in Guitar, Drums, & Bass. I have experience performing live, recording, and songwriting for 13 years. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theory (chord progressions, scales, rudiments, rhythmic structures, picking techniques, etc) and

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Joseph
We are three lessons in so far with Kevin. He is working with my 15 year old on his electric guitar skills. So far, he has evaluated my son's skills, worked on bar chords, a couple of songs, and they changed the strings on the guitar. My son is enjoying the lessons and is very responsive to Kevin's teaching style. We are early in the lessons, but I am pleased with the overall progress.
Jeff
I’ve had the pleasure of jamming with Kevin a few times at his studio, where he also gave me guitar lessons. I’m normally a piano player, and had no experience with guitar, but he decided to take me in and teach me what he knew. From the first lesson, I immediately knew, “This guy knows what he’s doing!” I highly recommend him as a teacher. He’ll definitely help you grow.
Christopher D.
Kevin is an excellent guitar player! I’ve had a few jam sessions with him at his studio playing the keys as he played guitar and drums. He taught me some chords on the guitar and I picked them up so easily. I thought immediately, “This guys knows what he’s doing!” He plays Guitar, Bass, and Drums, and I definitely recommend learning from him.

Nikkal F.

2 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Awarded Who's who in Music from Who's who
  • Teaching since 2002
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Nikkal F.

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I was in the Marine Corp band as a piccolo and flute player! Over 20 yrs experience!

About Nikkal

Dance & music is my life! My years of education is too long to list here. I have had formal training in Music, many forms of dance, swim and Aerobics certified! Fully insured and background checked through the City of San Jacinto and the park and recreation centers. I am a full time Bellyda

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Maria A.
I really loved my first belly dance class with Nikkal, I know I will learn a lot from her. She is very knowledgeable and explains the steps so you can understand! I am looking forward to more class’s with her! Very delightful person!
Carmen S.
Great first lesson!

Bo W.

4 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Bo W.

4 Reviews
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Technique, Scales.

About Bo

Bo is a versatile and dynamic drummer who can help you increase your musical vocabulary and performance as a Drummer / Percussionist. Learn the rudiments and how to read music. Techniques to help you play at all volume levels with intensity and groove.

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Jack
Bo Wade was my first percussion teacher over 10 years ago. A friend I played guitar with invited me to a Samba dance class set to live percussion. Bo was in charge of the percussion section, orchestrating both the drummers and dancers from behind his drum set. Bo is an elite musician and instructor with a broad understanding of percussion styles from around the globe. Whatever your experience level, focus, or preference of music, Bo will add value to your practice techniques and performance approach. I highly recommend taking lessons and developing a relationship with Bo.
Alexis Trout
Bo was great with teaching our son rudiments, grooves, Latin Jazz beats and much more. He also taught our son how to play live in a large theater setting for musicals. He was always organized and on time, which we appreciated. Jackson learned a lot from Bo and is now in his 3rd year at Juilliard Pre-College for percussion in NYC. Thanks so much, Bo! We'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Anthony
Fine teacher and top-quality musician with incredible depth of experience.

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Christopher G.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Christopher G.

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I have played extensively as a professional electric bassist, touring both domestically and internationally. I can help you with basic and advanced aspects of technique as well as the genres of Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock/Pop, Latin. I can help you with your specific needs as well as show you new techniques that are necessary in the professional world. There is an option to learn by reading music as part of the curriculum.

About Christopher

In my many years of teaching and being taught I have realized that the best teachers are those who really focus on the needs of the student and help them realize their passion for playing music. This usually involves a lesson plan which combines both technical aspects and working on songs, so that

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Nick
I've taken bass lessons from Chris for about a year. He's a very skilled musician and is also very good at communicating in a way that makes concepts easier to understand. He has a laid back personality that makes lessons enjoyable but he still demands effort. Overall, I would recommend taking lessons from Chris
Emily
I have no musical background, but I thought it would be fun to learn the guitar as an adult (I'm 31). A friend recommended that I take lessons from Chris; there's no question that Chris was qualified. Overly qualified! But it's not Chris' talent that makes him an effective, influential teacher. Rather, it's his calm demeanor and clear vision of how best to teach the basics and mechanics.

It's be a blast learning from Chris. Our weekly lesson is always a highlight for me! He's as great as they get.
Katherine
I’ve done both in-home & remote lessons with Chris. Chris is a really great teacher, with a deep knowledge of music theory and technique, but also the ability to adjust that to whatever level you’re coming in at. I was a near complete beginner with a lot of anxiety about playing in front of other people when we started and Chris was able to work through that with me with a lot of humor and kindness. His agenda is to work with his students on songs they are interested in learning, and along the way weave in lessons on how notes and chords work, which I’ve really enjoyed. He also teaches bass guitar to my teenage daughter, who really enjoys her lessons and has improved greatly since they began. I highly recommend Chris.
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Akos F.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Hungarian, Serbian
  • Awarded Berklee Award from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2010
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Akos F.

26 Reviews
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I am an experienced bass guitar teacher with 10+ years of professional career behind me.

I'm looking for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of good playing habits (learning the right songs that you makes you a better musician!). I specialize in rock, jazz and funk. I focus on playing by memory but sheet music and cheat sheets are also available upon request.
I also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recordings, sheet music, and more upon request.

Let's plug in that guitar and play some smooth bass lines :)

About Akos

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. I'm an electric bass player with a history of touring around the world playing rock, funk and jazz styles. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with Bachelor's of Music in Professional Music. I am currently teaching and playing music professionally. I ha

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Don
I am a complete novice and am grateful to have a patient teacher like Akos. So happy to have connected with a teacher who is patient with a complete novice
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Melissa M.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • Teaching since 2006
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Melissa M.

30 Reviews
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Beginning guitar students will be taught the basics in a fun but productive way. I will teach a strong foundation so a student can move forward with confidence. Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes

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Alexandra
Melissa is patient, explains the concepts very well, she is hands on and makes the lessons very entertaining and dynamic. The way she selects the material for her students she finds the right balance between effective learning, fun and interesting. We are very fortunate to have her as a piano teacher.
Sevval N.
She was so kind and helpful toward my kids for the fist day.
Youjia S.
My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher.

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"I feel blessed to have found Fawn online. Very professional, charismatic, talented and fun lady. She is always positive and encouraging, moving me as quickly as I can stand, but not missing a beat. With Fawn you get a well-trained professional musician whose teaching is of the highest quality. Our entire family loves her. My kids and I do piano, my husband studies voice with her as well as speech/presentation. If you are lucky enough to be on Fawn's schedule, she is always busy and booked up. She is respectful and kind as well, and I truly appreciate how she teaches according to each of us as individuals. Thanks for all you do Fawn!"
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"Great dunderstanding and exlaining about music and music history, excellent skills and passion and patience!"
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Took Piano lessons from Ronald G.
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"Prophet is just that. A prophet spitting gods bars and teaching in the process. In all honesty, he is a student and master of music, lyrics, and beats, and I will exclusively work with him because of how effective he is. If you need science, he has it. If you need feel, he's got soul. 10/10."
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Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable. She seeks to understand your goals and then tailors the courses around them. This to me is what separates her from the pack. I can't imagine finding a better teacher"
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Took Piano lessons from Daniela K.
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Music Lessons in San Diego, CA

San Diego has an incredibly rich and diverse music scene and musical history. Artists like Frank Zappa, Anne Wilson from the band Heart, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair, and Blink 182 have all called San Diego home. San Diego continues to be a great stomping ground for aspiring musicians and performers. Have you or your children ever expressed an interest in studying music? Have you ever thought about learning to play? If you live in or around San Diego, music lessons have never been easier to schedule!

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