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Edwin I.

119 Reviews
El Segundo, CA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1993
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Edwin I.

119 Reviews
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All styles - strumming, single note playing
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
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About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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David S.
Had an excellent initial discussion with my instructor, Edwin, today. It was big picture but at the same time Edwin’s comments & suggestions gave me confidence in his command of the art (engineering, arrangement, composition & structure, and playing techniques), all the things I’m going to need help with to take my musical projects to another level.
Mike
Edwin is chill, flexible, and conveys a ton of relevant practice tips every lesson.
Vic
I've had 4 lessons with Edwin so far and have already made a lot of good progress, by learning songs and theory and strumming patterns and fingerpicking. Edwin has a genuine interest in my improvement.
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Jeff S.

41 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associate Arts Degree and Bachelor's Degree in music from AA from Pasadena City College, BA from Cal State Los Angeles
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Jeff S.

41 Reviews
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I teach beginning and intermediate students on mandolin and teach in a variety of styles and will cater my lessons to YOUR needs!

About Jeff

Hi, my name is Jeff. I received my Bachelors' in Music from Cal State Los Angeles and have taught music for over 30 years. I've played with the Drifters, Tower of Power, Brenda White, and Bobby Bradford. I have lead bands that have included alumni from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis, C

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Pat M.
I have been seeing Jeff for about 3 years. I was an old folkie - with no time to practice - for about 50 years, but finally my wife bought me some lessons when I retired. Hit it off with Jeff immediately. He really knows the music I want - which in my case is classic rock - but he can do pretty much anything you need. Still give him 5 stars!
Richard R.
I immediately felt at ease with Jeff and it did not take him long to figure me out and point me in the right direction. Looking forward to many more lessons with him. I wish I lived here so it could be on a more regular basis. But happy with what I CAN get. Thanks Jeff!
James A.
My Aunty is turning 80 this weekend and I decided to learn how to play Happy Birthday on the ukulele as a surprise for her. Jeff not only helped me accomplish my goal but also got me started on other songs as well. His patience and enthusiastic personality made the lessons not ony productive but personable as well!!! 2 thumbs up to an awesome instructor!!!!!
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Glenn S.

33 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree; music composition from UCSB
  • Awarded signed songwriter from BD4N Records
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Glenn S.

33 Reviews
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Traditional and contemporary styles: scales, chords, theory and soloing techniques

About Glenn

Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching method

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TERESA S.
Very knowledgeable. He's a good teacher with great people skills.
Vanessa T.
Glenn is the best!
Jeffrey
Glenn is a great instructor. He is so patient and has a no-pressure style of learning that makes it fun. Highly recommend him......

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Nat S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded #1 Jazz CD from Jazz Week Radio Chart
  • Teaching since 1980
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Nat S.

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Tuning, Sight reading, Chords, Theory, songs, How to play from a song book or a fakebook.

About Nat

I have been involved professionally in music for over 35 years as a music teacher, performing artist, recording artist, record producer, record label owner, arranger and composer. I have written many music books and hundreds of arrangements for musicians of all levels. I have experience in virtuall

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Concetta A.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Concetta A.

37 Reviews
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Mandolin lessons for people who want to learn classical music, bluegrass, folk or jazz. This instrument is so versatile there are so many types of music one can play. Students learn how to read charts, improvise, comp with chords as well as take lead solos.

About Concetta

Concetta is a NYC based violinist, strings specialist and composer. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. She was a visiting comp

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Bryan P.
Concetta is a wonderful instructor - prior to my lesson I was feeling nervous - not sure what to expect, not feeling worthy, etc. - she quickly put me at ease and we had a very productive 1st lesson - well worth the investment of my time and money
Joseph
I haven’t ever enjoyed a music lesson as much as I do with Concetta.
Concetta is warm, charismatic, and truly loves what she does which inspires me to keep going.
It’s the hour that I look forward to the most each week!
Jim
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!
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Rachel C.

45 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • Awarded Music Teacher of the Year from Toledo City Paper
  • Music Education (Orchestra) from Bowling Green State University
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Rachel C.

45 Reviews
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I have taught music for 10 years and believe students should get to play what they want to play! Students are asked to come up with a list of songs and/or artists they would love to play. Through teaching chords, note reading and theory, the song possibilities are endless! I also can help the aspiring singer/mandolin player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all age

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Todd
Rachel's amazing. She is definitely teaching an old dog new tricks.
Peter W.
Best instructor ever. Very patient. Knows how to handle an old guy like me. My playing doesn't really deserve someone as good, but I'm thankful to have her.
Julie
We love Rachel!!! She is patient and kind. She carefully explains what my daughter can do to improve her technique and tone. She is intentional in her instruction, making sure the basics are solid. She is an excellent bass instructor. Thanks Rachel!

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Santa Monica is $61. 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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"I have learned quite a bit in the short time we have been meeting. He is patient as well as instructive. But more than anything, I’m having a great deal of fun with my fledgling skill sets. He’s a fabulous instructor!!!"
Joyce
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals."
Alex
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben E.
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"Chris is patient and kind and teaches in a way that is clear and easy for even complete beginners to understand. When I get frustrated or discouraged in my practice, Chris is quick to try and pick me back up - he's a great motivator and he helps you remember to celebrate the small victories.

Learning with Chris is fun and engaging - he makes sure to incorporate music theory into the practice so that you are able to understand the why behind the "rules" of music. Chris is great at tailoring a learning plan to your specific goals as well as your baseline skills."
Kate
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris 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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"Early days, but Steve gave mea realistic foundation for learning"
Jeremy
Took Mandolin lessons from Steve G.
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"Great Class today. Grant is so patient with me."
Jennifer
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Glen is a very knowledgable teacher. He makes it easy to understand what I'm doing wrong, and right."
Rod
Took Mandolin lessons from Glenn S.
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"Great first lesson. Glad I finally signed up."
Mike
Took Mandolin lessons from Jordan D.
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"Chris is an amazing teacher. He has a way of channeling technique and music theory in our lessons which are always fun. His deep love of music and versatility with so many styles is inspiring. I am an older student and because of Chris’s patience with my learning, I know he will be a great teacher for children as well. I chose Chris when I saw his photo, seeing in it the face of a warm and kind man. I was right."
Zoe
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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"Very informative and helpful. He knows his stuff and knows how to teach it."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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