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Brian P.

27 Reviews
Culver City, CA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from City of Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music from California State University, Los Angeles
  • Teaching since 1986
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Brian P.

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Brian discovered his talent and passion for teaching while still in college, and has been teaching guitar and piano in Southern California for over 20 years. Gifted at teaching students of all ages and abilities, he combines patience, creativity, imagination and boundless enthusiasm with solid prof

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Diane W.
Although this was my first lesson with Brian, he is a perfect match for me. He has a gentle, docile personality, good humored and very patient. He's especially great with beginners, older students and special needs individuals. In close proximity so he didn't have to travel far. His teaching style, for me, is very effective and he's a very nice person.
Mike S.
Brian is the best! Highly encouraging - especially for me as a beginner.
Jack
Brian was fantastic and the lesson was fun! Really pumped about my next lesson! I have some things to practice and I already feel like I can play some guitar!!
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Russell S.

22 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $120
  • Music Theory from Las Vegas High School
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Russell S.

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If you are ready to take your music skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument themselves. My name is Russell and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 10. I have worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Lifehouse, Disney's Caityln Taylor Love and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Want to learn to shred? produce? write? dive into theory?

About Russell

Russell is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from major music companies

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Max H.
Very skilled, helpful, and easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Joe
Russ is a straight up musical genius that has decades of experience playing the guitar. He will make you think of music in an entirely different way and his unique approach to the guitar makes learning so much easier. Definitely worth it!
Jera
Russ is such a wonderful teacher. He's so passionate and teaches in a way that's interesting, easy to grasp and fun! I've learned so much so quickly
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Zach P.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zach P.

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Zach has been performing Electric and Upright Bass in and around Southern California and around the world for the last 15 years. He has played for numerous local and international groups, including most notably Postmodern Jukebox, The B Side Players, and singer/songwriter James Byous. Having perfor

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Daniel R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2012
  • B.M. Studio Music/Jazz Performance (Drum Set) from University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel R.

5 Reviews
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Beginner-level bass guitar lessons, including technique, scales, chord progressions, etc.

About Daniel

Hey there! My name is Daniel and I am a local drummer and private teacher recently graduated from UT Knoxville, having studied with Prof. Keith Brown. In May 2017, I earned a BM in Studio Music/Jazz Performance (drum set) and a minor in music business. I started teaching kids ages 7-14 when I was a

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Travis N.
Daniel is a really good teacher my son loves his teaching! Highly recommend.
Shayla
Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating.
Damien
First lesson was tonight, with my 3yr old son. His attention span was 20 minutes max, but Daniel was very patient with him!
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Gavin L.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Theater from West Virginia Wesleyan
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Gavin L.

37 Reviews
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Focuses can include: Understanding the fretboard, right and left hand techniques, reading bass clef, the role of the bass in a band situation, learning to be able to improvise on the fly, tone shaping, fingers vs pick, basic slap/pop and much more!

About Gavin

Teaching guitar, and music for over 17 years, 10+ years of that time spent in professional music schools and shops. In addition, I spent 6 years in a special needs school, teaching general music, and guitar to students with learning and behavior issues. I have had the pleasure of learning from n

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Ed L.
Gavin is very patient, clear and is open and sensitive to my level
Anish P.
Very professional and patience teaching my son observed last 3 classes
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Tim H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Tim H.

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Students will benefit from a personally customized approach to learning, exploring musical styles that range from rock to pop, blues to country, punk to folk, and at every level of musical experience. Tim is a teacher with 20 years of teaching and performing experience.

About Tim

Tim has been playing music at local venues and with local bands and musicians for 20 years, and has been teaching privately and for music studios and schools for 10 years. He fell in love with music at an early age and quickly picked up a variety of instruments including guitar and drums. As a priv

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Caileigh M.
Tim is wonderful! Very musically intelligent which is so important. Fantastic demeanor and cadence with my daughter, which is important for her learning style. So pleased to have found him!

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"Rachel's hands-on approach is great!! I'm super excited and looking forward to my future lessons."
Robert
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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"Great teacher! Interest was in MY wants as far as music genres yo learn, not his own. Patient, personable, ridiculously talented! Fun and progress with every lesson session!"
MARK
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I have been playing bass on and off for about 20 years. I went to Aaron for some help with technique and to better understand music theory for writing bass lines. After the first lesson, I'm very confident he can help me significantly improve my skill set."
Kirk
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Aaron B.
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"Great Teacher. Took the time to explain everything. Looking forward to the next leasson."
Steve
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"Oliver is a fantastic teacher! My daughter has been taking lessons with him for a few years now and loves it - she plays both the Electric and Upright Bass and Oliver teaches her both.
She loves his teaching style - he is very encouraging, and positive.
Can't recommend highly enough."
Lucy
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Oliver H.
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"My son looks forward to his lessons with Rene. Rene is extremely patient and knowledgeable. My son is getting a strong sense of the fundementals and love for the bass. We are thankful for his transfer of knowledge to my son for the lasting gift of music."
Breean
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rene T.
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"So glad to have Jonathan as my teacher

I am a busy professional in my 50s that wanted to learn how to play the electric bass. After searching the web for in home lessons I found Jonathan Greenberg.
Jonathan is an absolute professional with the ability to quickly connect with a student at their level. I have already learned an amazing amount in 4 weeks and have confidence that Jonathan will have me playing at a high level in a very short time period.
He gives me "homework" and he follows up to determine if I am staying with it.
A great mannerism and teaching style make Jonathan a teacher well worth asking for.

Dave"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Mark has been a great teacher for my first year! He's not only a bass teacher but a school music teacher also and knows many instruments. I highly recommend him!"
Steven
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Mark L.
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"Whether you are someone that is looking for a music instructor for your child or yourself, Greg Campbell is a great choice! I've known Greg for 22 years and I can say that he is a great guy that only wants the best for the people around him. Not only is he a wonderful musician himself but a great role model for an aspiring musician. He is motivated and dedicates his professional life to promoting musicianship in a positive and fun environment."
Ryan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"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"
Don
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Akos F.
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