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Elias S.

3 Reviews
Costa Mesa, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
Jacqui
Elias is great! My daughter is 7 and this was her first exposure to violin lessons. She loves Elias, says how patient and nice he is, and can’t wait for her next lesson each week. I highly recommend him!
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Rodrigo R.

25 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Professional Technician from Escuela de Música Martell
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Rodrigo R.

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melodic and rhythmic mandolin.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrument

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Adrian
Rodrigo was flexible with my crazy schedule and was always willing to go the extra mile. I have really developed a true love now for the accordion thanks to him.
Connor Bulakites
Rodrigo is very knowledgeable and helpful—he helped make many concepts clear to me in only a few lessons. I am excited to practice and continue to improve my playing!
Mariano S.
Great first lessons
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Joe S.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $47
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe S.

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I have been playing mandolin for about five years now. What started as a Led Zeppelin obsession has since moved towards a Chris Thile obsession...including studies following his learning methods.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient p

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Stan
Joe is an excellent observer and listener. In our first lesson, was able to assess where I was at and immediately start providing constructive feedback. Looking forward to continuing!
Jim J.
Excellent
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Courtney W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Courtney W.

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I have been teaching private piano, violin, guitar, and ukulele lessons for ten years. I won competitions, hundreds of dollars, and a scholarship through the Desert Valley Music Teacher Association (DVMTA). I have written and self-published two piano books with more in the works. I have worked on a Music Theory degree at MCC and plan to transfer to ASU to finish my bachelor's. I help students find the fun in music again with many involved music games and incentive programs. I instill a love and confidence in students of composing their own music from a young age.

About Courtney

I've been teaching piano and violin for over ten years now and now guitar and ukulele for six. I play the organ in church every week and have helped many people spread their love with music. I have not finished my bachelors in Music Theory and Composition due to medical reasons, but I plan to go ba

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Steve G.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Steve G.

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I will teach you how to approach the mandolin as a rhythm instrument as well as a melodic instrument, and how to use chords and modes in your lead and rhythm playing in bluegrass as well as traditional styles.

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 5 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 80

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Daniel K.
Steve actually researched a style of play that he was unfamiliar with to teach me. Obviously a master musician, he analyzed the basics of the style and started from my baseline, teaching me the technique from the ground up. A dedicated and friendly teacher, I'd recommend him to anyone.
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Wendy C.
we got right to it. lots for me to learn!
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Brendan F.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Grand Prize & "Lennon Awards" Winner from International John Lennon Songwriting Competition
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Brendan F.

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Before I got a degree in music, I was self taught, so I know what it's like to be on both side of musical understanding! Because of this I'm extremely passionate about my students musical growth and I find it to be vital to the human experience.

I learned mandolin well after the guitar but fell hard for it and made up for lost time. I've the ability to translate the concepts if you're a guitarist, or if you want to learn guitar after mandolin. Love this instrument!

About Brendan

Hello! My name is Brendan "B" Forrest, I'm an award winning singer-songwriter / guitarist (2020 John Lennon Songwriting Competition grand prize winner), and passionate music educator. I've been doing music full time since graduating with a B.A. in Music from NPU. I've been in love with music since

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Katie
Brendan’s passion for music is contagious! My son’s musical growth is a direct result of his lessons with Brendan and practice. I’m so glad my son has this opportunity to learn.
Samadhy
I’ve been taking classes for approx 2 years and have really enjoyed learning from Brenden. He’s Ext really knowledgeable about any instrument and music in general. I’ve gained so much and even though I’m still a beginner I have a deeper understanding that I wouldn’t get from watching you tube or another online learning method.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Santa Ana, CA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Santa Ana is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $100 per hour.
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$48 average
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"Gio is outstanding!look no further."
Noah
Took Mandolin lessons from Gio A.
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"Solid guy with diverse chops. I can learn a lot from his instruction."
Ryan
Took Mandolin lessons from Ed D.
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"The way Tara presents traditional tunes is straightforward and easy to digest, while staying as true to the tune as possible. Super friendly, and really easy to work with."
Aidan
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Great first lesson! Alex is a thoughtful and experienced mandolin player."
Leah
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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"Awesome first music lesson ever! Can’t wait to learn more."
Elena
Took Mandolin lessons from Will R.
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"Rachel was very patient at my first lesson which really relaxed me as I am a beginner beginner. She didn't skimp over the basics and was gracious with praise."
Laura
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"My first lesson with Concetta was great. I received a lot of good feedback and things to work on for this first week. Really looking forward to lesson 2 next week!"
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Concetta A.
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"Daniel knows music and teaching very well. Looking forward the next lesson!"
Jean-Baptiste
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel E.
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"Alani was very thorough and patient with a very novice, first time student. I am looking forward to our next lesson."
Dave
Took Mandolin lessons from Alani S.
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"Victor is a great teacher as well as performer. He is patient and explains what is needed with clarity. I look forward to my regular sessions with him. I’m getting better but have a long way to go!"
Lorelei
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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