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John M.

24 Reviews
Carlsbad, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English
  • Studied Music Theroy & Music History from Palomar College
  • Teaching since 1993
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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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Ruben D.

31 Reviews
Vista, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaching since 2003
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Ruben D.

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Students will learn the chords and rhythms that are most used with blues music. Students will also be able to visualize the fretboard for improvising over common blues progressions.

About Ruben

Over the course of my musical career, I have had the opportunity to learn from many musicians. I am skilled at taking complicated ideas and conveying them in an easy to understand manner for my students. My passion is being able to share my knowledge and experiences with you so you will be able to

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Stephanie L.
GREAT TEACHER!!!
Nalani
My daughters first online lessons and a wonderful experience! Ruben is very engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. He is easy to contact, accommodating and quick to respond to questions. Would highly recommend!
Kevin and Ella M.
My 9-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son have been taking uke lessons for 3 weeks now and they really enjoy Ruben's style of teaching; so do we. He provides a great combination of making it fun while also really teaching them the foundations of music. They are already reading and writing some music and they enjoy doing their music homework. Most important, they are having fun at the lessons and while practicing at home.
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Daniel G.

22 Reviews
Escondido, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English
  • Awarded Day Jams Vocal Instructor of Excellence from Day Jams Rock and Roll Camp
  • Teaches Advanced
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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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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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Diane G.

12 Reviews
Bonsall, CA
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  • Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation for young children. from Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. Chicago, Ill.
  • Teaching since 2004
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Diane G.

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I have been teaching the violin/fiddle to children and adults for 9 years. My speciality is in teaching young children and youth. I do teach methods that are appropriate to their level, whether they are beginners or have been playing for a while. I love teaching adult beginners as well, we all need a good start with a firm technique base for left and right areas (violin and bow) of playing the violin. I teach from the concept of Musicianship: warm ups to prevent injury, correct techniques for playing, and using theory books and violin method books that are creative and easy to follow and understand, both for children and adults. I teach note-reading as well as aural learning because a student, young or older, needs both music notation and ear training to gain the best possible perspective on learning this instrument and having fun. As a teacher, I love being creative in lessons, it's very important and helps the student to assimilate the techniques and pieces so they can move ...

About Diane

I love to teach the violin, viola and fiddle. I really enjoy working with adult beginners to help them discover music. You are never too old to learn! I also enjoy working with young children and youth to establish a wonderful foundation for the student. I have special training in working with chil

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Mayumi T.
Diane is an amazing teacher!! My two daughters (8 and 12yrs old) have been taking lessons from Diane for over 2 years and they love her lessons! Diane is very kind-hearted, very positive, and patient. They have a great violin rental and purchasing program with a very reasonable price and her husband as a professional luthier, setting up all the instruments for us and whenever the kids need to switch a violin size, they take care of it. We are very happy with Diane and it's hard to find a teacher like her.
Nancy
Was my first violin lesson today, and Diane is very thorough and easy to follow. She is excited about the violin and not just a teacher so I already know that I have a great teacher. I am so excited about my journey with her!
Amber A.
Diane is a fabulous teacher!! When my daughter wanted to start violin and fiddle I knew I would need to know something about violin to help her at home. So, Diane taught my 5 year old and me. Diane really has an amazing bond with my daughter and has truly become one of our family... She makes the lessons fun and engaging for my daughter... She takes a personal interest in her students and gears the lessons to their level. Diane is always willing to work with you when it comes to schedules as well, for example: summer time vacations.... I highly recommend Diane as an instructor. She knows her instrument, her theory, and how to convey the information to adults and small children. We have now been taking lessons for a couple of years and my daughter still looks forward to them and that is due to the investment that Diane has personally made in their relationship!
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Jesse H.

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

12 Reviews
Oceanside, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Filipino (Tagalog), Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 to 60
  • Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from California State University, Long Beach
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Lester F.

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I believe that learning music is one of the greatest gifts that people can obtain and achieve in life, because if builds self-confidence, provide happiness to ourselves, and appreciate different cultures. Through singing, it has the power to touch the empathy of people through communication of words as singers deliver these texts within their sounding voice.

Having the talents in music is not predetermined whether you have them or you don’t, but I firmly believed that musical talent is a skill that can be learned and enriched. Through hard work and practice, I do agree that everyone can achieve these skills and become an exceptional musician. It is in my environment as a voice instructor to encourage and uplift my students through the very best of their capability by learning wide variety of songs while maintaining healthy vocal production throughout their instructions.

Through my previous mentors, I had received voice instructions with intense and thorough understanding of ...

About Lester

I am a Classical-Trained Singer and Scholar based in the Southern California area. I am an active performer in the concert and opera theatre stages across the United States. I graduated with a Master of Music in the Historical Informed Performance with an emphasis in Voice at the Longy School of Mus

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Meeks
Lester is simply amazing! My experience is already jus the best. His passion is instantly visible. He creates a warm, encouraging and supportive environment of learning. You’ll feel free to make mistakes and embrace it as part of getting better. He understands your individual goals and makes lessons fun! U can’t go wrong choosing him
Pilar
Lester is an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable, understanding and supportive, I definitely recommend him as a voice coach.

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"Lily is a great instructor. She knows her craft well. She is patient, friendly and has a great smile and laugh that helps makes her student comfortable and at ease thus making learning fun. Lily has the knowledge to help anyone with sewing, embroidery, machine embroidery and more. I highly recommend Lily as an instructor for whatever area you are trying to learn from her huge arsenal of expert techniques.

Lily is helping me to become proficient using my embroidery machine. She immediately taught me a few tricks to getting my machine to do what it is suppose to do without much effort. She has in one lesson given me tons of information and help to get my embroidery hobby started properly. It's awesome to have one on one assistance right in my home so I don't have to take my heavy machine anywhere.

I'm disabled and having a service like this one available is invaluable. I have to keep my mind working and busy, and this helps me tremendously. Thank you LILY and TakeLessons for helping me to fulfill my goals!"
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"Beatrice was fantastic. I’d recommend her to anyone."
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Took Sewing lessons from Beatrice U.
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"I have been taking lessons from Dipankar for five weeks. My game has already shown improvement. When I started my rating was 1050, now I am at 1250. That is a significant improvement. His lessons are engaging and he provides a lot of feedback. I recently won a difficult game using the tactics and pointers he provided in a recent lesson. I was elated. I recognized the advancement in my game. This coupled with Dipankar's tutelage continues to encourage me to strive for my goal of attaining a 2300 rating. I look forward to see what else I can achieve under his guidance."
Aaron
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Kim is a real professional, very knowledgeable and patient. His approach to teaching the game is excellent..."
Andrew
Took Billiards lessons from Kim "The Dragon" Y.
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"My son (age 11) loved Mr. Siddharth ! Great experience 💙💙"
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Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I actually learned more in one hour more than I have from spending hours trying to teach myself!"
Andy
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"I had a fun lesson. Karl is very knowledgeable and explains things very clearly."
Elizabeth
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Erin is an awesome instructor and explains things well. She has a great personlity."
Linda DeGise- Kotowski
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Amy very compassionately helps new beginners to crochet. She problem solves to help students learn better. Thank you, Amy!"
Carolyn
Took Crocheting lessons from Amy N.
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"We had a great first meet! Ade was very open and honest with helping me come up with a game plain to help me reach my goals. I look forward to our meets."
Marlena
Took Sewing lessons from Adenike O.
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