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Kevin C.

6 Reviews
Spring Valley, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Guitar Proficiency from Minooka Community
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Sydney
My daughter went to Kevin for instructions on guitar. She had no experience, no guitar, and we weren’t sure if she’d like it. Kevin gave us affordable suggestions for a guitar to buy, and she has looked forward to his lessons each week. She really wanted to learn how to play an Adele song and after a few weeks she has mastered it. Kevin is personable, reasonable, intelligent, and thoughtful. I’ve been recommending him to our friends who have children that have been considering lessons.
Nick
Kevin is great! i’ve been playing drums in bands for 15 years and took a couple lessons with him to tighten some things up! i learned a lot of great things from Kevin. made me a better drummer!
Eric
Kevin worked with me on drums for a few months and was incredibly patient with me as he helped breakdown songs bit by bit, was super encouraging along the way, and extremely fun to be around. I couldn't recommend him enough!!

Nikkal F.

2 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Who's who in Music from Who's who
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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
  • Bachelor of Music from New York University
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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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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"Paul is a very knowledgeable, experienced bass player (upright & electric)and composer who is able to transfer those skill to his students."
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Took Piano lessons from Beth B.
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"Dimitry displays an exceptional talent and contagious enthusiasm for teaching. He consistently brings the same energy to each and every single one of his lessons. Rather than sitting in a chair and throwing suggestions out for an hour, he is always on his feet interacting with his students.I have noticed how Dimitry constantly polishes his own playing. He exhibits the discipline to relentlessly improve even after reaching the most advanced level of his craft. On multiple occasions, I have arrived minutes late to lessons only to see him taking advantage of every possible minute to work on his own technique and repertoire. I view this as one of the keys to his effective teaching. As a result of his persistent self-improvement and reflection, his advice to his students precisely reflects his own work ethic as a violinist. His dedication gives him an unparalleled ability to comprehend his students’ struggles, and ultimately relate them to his own experiences as a performer . As a result of my studies with Dimitry, my playing has reached heights that I never believed to be possible. My proudest and most exciting moments have come as a result of my opportunities in classical music, and I owe them all to Dimitry."
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Took Violin lessons from Dimitry O.
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"Dee is very knowledgeable and really listens to you in order to critique what needs tuning."
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Took Audition Prep lessons from Dee F.
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"A year ago, after a long 40 year or so break, I returned to my violin.
My professional career has nothing to do with music. Learning violin again is a hard work. The physical challenge is there, the ability rapidly to develop muscle tone and memory “sadly just isn’t there anymore.” My right arm is as stiff as a 2x4 stud and left fingers slip. So, lighting dashes over strings will take longer – much longer - to perfect.

But, Tigran reminded me that he has not found any shortcuts and he has been looking for a long time. I resumed very basic finger exercises and routine scales. And the results were very slow but the reward was there.

Tigran is very structured and systematically approaching how to improve the intonation and tonal quality. So, I am happy to leave it up to him to take the lead."
Dunne
Took Violin lessons from Tigran N.
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