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Rick R.

17 Reviews
Burbank, CA
Starting at $30
  • Masters of Music MM from University of Akron
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Rick R.

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My teaching starts with a good foundation for sound and technique and expands to teach music that is fin and inspiring to each individual student. If the student would like to learn to play jazz, I have a method which will shaves off years of hard work and frustration. All my teaching is geared towards giving the student good basics along with a practical application to today's music scene.

About Rick

I’ve always loved teaching from a young age; finding new ways to break down complex ideas and techniques and making it fun and easy is something that gives me a lot of satisfaction. If you want to play your favorite songs on saxophone, I can save you years of frustration and slow progress. At t

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Bobby
Rick was professional, intuitive, and taught what I needed to learn, and NOT some preplanned generic lesson. I highly recommend him and I rarely recommend anything.
Ken C.
Rick really helps me understanding the concept of the saxophone.
Ken
Rick is my best music teacher I had so far!!!
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Jessie S.

3 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English, Italian, French
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jessie S.

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As a classically trained vocalist with a Master's in Voice, I can help you to develop a solid, healthy technique in your singing. I have experience teaching beginning to advanced students, so all experience levels are welcome!

I want to be able to help you achieve your personal singing goals in a relaxed, fun, and healthy way. Improving musicianship skills like ear training and sight reading are incorporated into the lesson, as well as practice techniques that will help you to see dramatic improvement in short periods of time.

I studied Voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where I received my master's degree. I sing full-time with the LA Master Chorale, am a session singer for movies and TV, and perform with opera companies throughout California. Read my full bio for more info.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

About Jessie

Hi! I'm Jessie, and I'm a freelance singer and teacher in the Los Angeles area. I earned a Masters degree in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati, and my Bachelors degree in Opera Performance from CSU Long Beach. I have been teaching beginning-advanc

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Lisa
Jessie Shulman is a fantastic voice teacher. I've studied with her for 2 years. She is professional, knowledgeable, and crafts our lessons around the skills I need to work on, and helps me select repertoire to learn that utilizes those skills. She easily identifies what I'm struggling with and patiently guides me how to improve. She gives wonderful tips on how to stay vocally healthy.

I've made enormous progress in my vocal performance. I highly recommend Jessie for voice lessons.
Shayna W.
she is great!
Mary F.
Jessie has been great! The kids love her teaching style and look forward to their lessons.

Kimberly A.

37 Reviews
Monrovia, CA
Starting at $35
  • Awarded Departmental award-Studio Guitar from USC
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Art Foundations and Photography from Kansas City Art Institue
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Kimberly A.

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I teach all sub-genres of blue...Texas, Chicago, Jump, slide, jazz-blues, and blues/rock. I have been teaching this style for 15 years.

I am very patient and adjust areas of study to fit my students goals.

About Kimberly

I started playing music around the Kansas City area twenty five years ago. I graduated from The University of Southern California with a degree in studio/jazz guitar (cum laude). While at USC, I received a merit scholarship and an award for professional leadership and service within her department

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Madie
Thanks for a thorough first lesson and answering all my questions. Excited for next week!
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Jennifer M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Jennifer M.

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From Jimi Hendrix to Red Hot Chili Peppers to Reggae to even slide guitar I can show how to bend, wail, rock and jam out!

About Jennifer

I began playing guitar at 12 years old. Before that I had dappled with the piano and always sang. There was something about the guitar that just drew me in! I always loved seeing the hands of guitar players and the sounds that would accompany those shapes. Guitar is a very pattern based instrum

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Cliff N.
Jennifer is very good teacher. I've learned more things from her in 2 weeks then my last teacher in 6 months. she is very experienced and can teach very well.
Jena P.
Helping me unlock the fretboard through a blues course. She has a deep understanding of music theory. I’m very happy and grateful to be learning.
Isaac
She knows more about music than anyone I know. I am so thankful to learn from someone who understands music so well! A true artist!
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Kellyn L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kellyn L.

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I have had multiple experiences when it comes to training, as well as training given to me. Every teacher has different methods, some work better for some students, but it all depends. I want to create a training regiment that will be best customed to the student.
I have both my bachelor's and masters in trombone performance.

About Kellyn

I was always focused on my own personal growth. I am naturally very curious and generally pretty hungry for learning. I am a native English and Japanese speaker. I have two degrees in Trombone Performance in which I have a lot of experiences performing. I've performed in 5 countries (counting the U

Carrie C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carrie C.

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Every student is unique and has a specific learning style. Therefore, my approach to teaching is to find fun and creative ways for students to learn, keeping each lesson motivating yet challenging! Students will learn not only a quality foundation to their “set up” and technique, but also music theory, improvisation and ear-training as well.

About Carrie

Carrie grew up in Detroit, Michigan a city full of a cultural blend of Motown, Rock, jazz and Blues which has influenced Carrie’s approach to performing and writing. In 1994 she relocated to Arizona where she has performed as a freelance violinist and educator throughout the state. Carrie studied u

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"Really appreciate the level of professionalism and skill Kevin brings to lessons for my daughter who is 11. She is challenged to learn and enjoys the lessons. Kevin provides a worksheet of things to work on over the week so my daughter always knows what to do during her practice sessions. We have mostly done private 45 minute lessons, but Kevin has the flexibility to offer semi-private lessons as well, and my daughter has also enjoyed taking lessons with a friend!"
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"Andrea is an outstanding guitar teacher! He is very patient and skilled. I strongly recommend him"
Aria
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"So far it's been a great experience. I feel comfortable doing lesson at teacher's location. Very relaxing, Keith is encouraging, patient most of all schedule is flexible."
Mike
Took Piano lessons from Keith J.
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"Working with Fawn is one of the best experiences of my life. Not only is she an excellent music teacher, she is an excellent person. Fawn helps me work through my blocks so I can achieve a higher success. It's like going to a great therapist! After years of frustration and non-movement, Fawn has helped me break through my walls and I am finally where I want to be! Thank you Fawn!"
Rosaria
Took Singing lessons from Fawn A.
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I've been working with Matt for a few months now and he has really helped me step up my understanding of best practices, chords / scales, music theory and improvisation techniques. I have been extremely impressed with the wealth of knowledge that he possesses. Definitely recommend him to anyone looking to enhance your piano playing abilities."
Alex
Took Piano lessons from Matt B.
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"Wendy was a nice teacher I enjoyed taking lessons with her"
Keana
Took Singing lessons from Wendy H.
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"Ahmad is great, super fun and super talented. He explains things very clearly and never gets frustrated. I'd gladly recommend him to anyone out there looking to learn how to play from the ground up. I've been taking weekly lessons now with Ahmad for about 3 months and can already see some real results."
John
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I’m an adult learner and was overwhelmed with the idea of jumping back into piano lessons after a long stint away and not a lot of foundation to start from. I enlisted the help of Gabriel and found his patience, encouragement and thoughtful teaching style put me right at ease! After a few lessons I was on my way and managed to stumble my way through a big chunk of a complicated song I had been wanting to learn! During this uncertain time in history where we are all self-isolating to protect ourselves and each other, I think there is no better time than to pick up where I left off and start my lessons again. I’ll be resuming online lessons with Gabriel again and encourage you to do the same! You won’t be disappointed. 🙂"
Paris
Took Piano lessons from Gabriel C.
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"I'm not a woman of many words, but I had to write something because Christine has been so instrumental in my music life. Thank you for all your encouragement."
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Took Singing lessons from CHRISTINE G.
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"Being a teacher of young children myself, I know when children are responsive to a teacher and when a teacher is responsive to her students. I have had the fortunate opportunity to witness Jill’s remarkable violin teaching style many times. Using an approach that is creative, spontaneous and joyful, Jill combines the deep knowledge of her craft for both playing and teaching violin. Jill has developed a unique and dynamic teaching philosophy which captures the best of a learning experience. She is able to offer each student exactly what is needed to be successful. And how does one measure success? Each student can not wait to come back the following week!"
Marcia
Took Violin lessons from Jill G.
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