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Danial A.

40 Reviews
Santa Monica, CA
Starting at $135
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 5 Time National Chess Champion from United States Chess Federation
  • Business Administration from University of Southern California
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Danial A.

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At age 11 I achieved the title of Master, and since then have become an International Master (with 1 Grandmaster norm), 5-time National Champion and am currently the #1 18-year-old on the west coast of the United States. Without chess instruction from the most patient, inspiring, and hardworking chess coaches none of this would have been possible.

I began to play chess at 7 years old and after my coach ended our first class by saying, "Every champion was once a beginner" my youthful imagination ran wild and I was hooked. My early development in chess proved to be nontraditional where my structured classes provided by my school were supplemented by the aggressive, unconventional playing styles I learned from spending my weekends sneaking games in with hustlers at my local chess park. Yet learning these vastly different approaches to the game allowed me to become a more complete player, and after 6 weeks of practice, I could beat every kid in my class and almost defeated my coach. ...

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At age 11 I achieved the title of Master, and since then have become an International Master (with 1 Grandmaster norm), 5-time National Champion, North American Junior Champion, and am currently the #1 19-year-old on the west coast of the United States. Without chess instruction from the most patie

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Thank you your the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Telula
I've tried many different chess instructors and Danial really stood out. Great at pinpointing my weaknesses, and identifying when to use which principle. Best chess coach on the website
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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • psychology / bio sciences from ucla
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Dennis U.

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I have been playing chess for well over 30 years. I have taught one on one
children and adults for about 10 years. I have great patience when I teach
students never believing that any concept is too difficult to understand or
master. I have a love for the game that I want to instill in others
I have hundreds of chess books and have gotten to know lots of chessplayers
throughout the years. I do my best to have my students gain and UNDERSTANDING of the game rather than just rote memorization.

About Dennis

I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating. I have taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years. I feel I have great patience, especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as yo

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Liam H.
My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis
Charles C.
very good
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Jameson T.

19 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BA Theater Arts, Music and Business from University of Oregon
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jameson T.

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I am an experienced musician and performer with a variety of teaching skills gained over 20 years of study and action. Lessons in my studio are about so much more than just learning to sing a song or write music. Students are instilled with business knowledge, work ethic, and confidence so that they can truly accomplish whatever they set their minds to. We go deep and focus on how to develop new mental and physical habits that can help the student better express his/herself. We work hard on a curriculum that is specifically catered to the student's needs, and of course, is fun too!

I've worked with students from ages 6-65, with varying backgrounds and interests. From complete beginners to professional performing artists. All students are guaranteed to see improvement in their technical skills within the first month of lessons. Let's do this!

About Jameson

Jameson is a recording artist, songwriter and producer. He is a graduate from the University of Oregon, and holds a BA in Theater Arts, Music and Business. As a vocalist, Jameson sings regularly in a wide variety of styles. He has studied the Alexander Method, Body Mapping, Singing by Speakin

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Ryan G.
Jameson is very patient and detailed with his craft. He’s very personable and I left my first session feeling so much better about my singing. 10/10 would recommend.
Dao
Singing classes for me are a great experience and I enjoy classes a lot. I always look forward to lessons and practice. Classes are always convenient with online. If there were more than 5 stars, Jameson would get them!
Kabir J.
i was definitely nervous coming into a singing lesson and was scared to sing in front of anyone, but Jameson is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor who makes you feel very comfortable to talk to and to sing to during the lesson. he gives very useful feedback which you can take with you and practice to improve a lot. I learned so much from him and he really adapted his teaching to what I wanted out of my singing experience in terms of the style of the song. I would highly recommend Jameson as a singing instructor.
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Luisa I.

6 Reviews
Playa Vista, CA
Starting at $51
  • Speaks Italian, Catalan, Spanish
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Linguistic (Spanish) Degree from University of Valencia
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Luisa I.

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Art History is just my passion. I've been traveling around the world to be able to understand every culture.

About Luisa

Hola! This is Luisa, I am from Spain and living in LA for more than 6 years in which I've tutoring Spanish. I coursed Linguistic Degree in the University of Valencia, languages and Spanish in particular are my passion. I've been teaching Spanish to all kind of ages, from kids to adults for 5 years

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Julie
Thanks, Luisa. This was excellent. I am motivated and optimistic about practicing Spanish again.
Payton
Luisa was so patient with my 5 year old!
Shannon S.
Muy bien! Luisa me ayuda explicar a mis clientes sobre el mercado financial.
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Laurel S.

39 Reviews
Pacific Palisades, CA
Starting at $65
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
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Laurel S.

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Experience the awesome power of the King of Instruments! No prior keyboard playing skills are necessary.

About Laurel

I'm fully vaccinated and offering in-person lessons starting this summer! Hello! I'm Laurel, I'm a professional performer and experienced private teacher, and I would love to help you unlock your musical abilities. I believe in a personalized approach to teaching, based on building a relations

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Joseph
I've always had an interest in music, but never had any formal training. Laurel's tutelage has taken me from an absolute novice who could barely plink out a few notes to being able to read and play along with sheet music. She's employs a very collaborative style of teaching wherein we work together to identify the kinds of music I want to play, and make regularly progress towards reaching my goals. It's been a fantastic experience.
Kevin
I decided to wait until middle age to begin taking piano lessons so that my brain would be as resistant as possible to learning.

I'm glad I found a teacher as patient, friendly and knowledgable as Laurel. I've been taking lessons with her for almost a year. She tailors the sessions to my spooky interests and encourages me to push my abilities.

When we began I had barely touched a piano in my life. Now I'm able to read sheet music, recognize relative pitches and play a list of my favorite songs with independent hand movement.

I'd recommend Laurel to anyone who wants to learn piano regardless of age or skill level.
Ritu
Laurel has been my kid's piano teacher for a little over four years now. My kids absolutely love her, and I think that is what makes the difference because I want my kids to enjoy taking lessons. Laurel is very knowledgeable and patient. She makes sure students learn both reading music and playing by ear. My kids have come a long way with reading music and playing the piano, and I think a big reason is because of Laurel.
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Jason M.

104 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $65
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Voyage Air Guitar VAD-06 from ASCAP
  • Associate of Arts in Music and Business from KPC, University of Alaska Anchorage
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Jason M.

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Fully Vaccinated as of 5/19/21!!
Bluegrass, Claw-hammer, Southern Rock, 5-string, 4-string Tenor, Metal, Rock, Pop and Country

About Jason

-=FULL VACCINATED as of 5/19/21!!=-TakeLessons.com Instructor since it's inception, Jason M. is available for in person and online lessons worldwide leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 20 years, ukulele, bass, banjo and keyboard for over 10 and teaching music in gen

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Phoenix L.
My son, 9, loves Jason!
Mark
patient, thorough in explaining things
James S.
Five Stars for the teacher.
Three Stars for technology.
Patient, knowledgeable, easy to work with.
Did I say patient?
A fantastic ear and knows what I need to accomplish.
In time, Jason will help me master my goal and in time to jam with friends this summer.
Cheers.

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"Miss Camille is a great music teacher. My daughter is learning a lot from her and at the same time she is enjoying her class."
Ariana
Took Singing lessons from Camille V.
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"Dwight has been absolutely wonderful to work with, and extremely accommodating. I'm an adult learner with hearing loss and had a couple of other cello instructors politely decline initiating ongoing lessons, but Dwight wasn't even phased! He's been very helpful and encouraging every step of the way, and explains nuances in a tangible way, even over video. I have especially appreciated his patience, as I cannot always hear what is wrong until it's been done right, a correction that seems twice as difficult in the age of social distancing! I have taught myself to play a number of instruments (adeptness aside), but never had as much fun or progressed as quickly, and look forward to continuing on with the cello."
Michelle
Took Cello lessons from Dwight Anderson
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"Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities."
Matthew
Took Music Theory lessons from Jenny J.
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"The reason I came to Mr. Brian: I wasn't making any progress under my previous teacher at a local music school. I'd say I absolutely have made the right decision to study with him! At first, my parents thought Mr. Brian's piano lessons are a bit expensive, but they let me try out the first few lessons. Worth the price! I have stayed with him for almost 4 years. He is so passionate with piano and he always tries to push me to my fullest potential, even when certain pieces seem impossible for me to tackle. We are working on a 45 min college audition program; I have never imagined I could make it this far (I hated piano when I was a kid)."
Tiffany
Took Classical Piano lessons from Brian L.
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"First lesson completed. Teresa is wonderful. She absolutely LOVES music and is so excited to share it with others. Can't wait to continue my lessons."
Brittain
Took Ukulele lessons from Teresa Y.
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Pam Irwin
Flute and Harp Instructor

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I have known Pam approximately two (2) years. During this time, Pam
Has shown great dedication to her work as an Instructor and with utmost professionalism.

She is always prepared for a lesson with punctuality. Her methodology
Employ, in teaching a lesson, is quite organized. She plans her lesson to
Conform to the student’s learning level. The books used are quite
Comprehensive and easy to follow. She has a great personality, cordial and
Employs a lot of patient during the lesson.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Pam as a Flute Instructor.


Yours with appreciation,


Frank Virella – Student"
Frank
Took Flute lessons from Pam I.
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"Down to earth, and explains things well! She does a good and patient job of making you feel comfortable."
Judd
Took Singing lessons from Hannah W.
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"I enjoyed lesson he very polite friendly looking forward to remaining lesson I want to read music take from paper to instrument be able to play any all types music"
Gerald
Took Guitar lessons from Ronald A.
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"Mike is great - connects really well with our son and has him very excited to join the lesson every week."
James
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Murray is the best instructor I have had. He is super supportive, really nice, and a lot of fun. I really enjoy my lessons with him and I am learning a lot more about drumming from him than the other instructors I have had."
Kelsey
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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