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Kory I.

31 Reviews
Northridge, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Kory I.

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Do you sing or play guitar? Maybe bang on the drums or play keys? If you play a role in a band, a duo/trio, or play by yourself, I can show you how to maximize your performance in my home studio, where I have an entire band setup with PAs in my home studio. From performance considerations, to dynamics, my experience playing in a band and performing for numerous judges and concerts will help guide you to your goal.

(You must already know how to play your instrument competently)

About Kory

I graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Music, and have taught lessons for 10 years. I performed in Jazz Combo, Concert Choir, and Vocal Jazz, and played in numerous concerts and competitions. In addition, I am a songwriter, and have written many songs for my own band, and for other clients. I a

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Sal
My 10 year old wanted to learn how to play the electric guitar. We found Kory through take lessons and hes happy we did. He has made good progress in the time hes been going. We will keep going back for more lessons. He really enjoys the lessons.
Saul Hernandez
If you are looking to learn how to play guitar, look no further. Kory is an excellent teacher and takes his time showing you how to break down complex skills. He is super patient I’ll tell you that forsure. Im a very slow learner and it really sucks but Kory reassured me that everyone has different paces and we shouldnt compare them. Ive definitely improved a lot with just 10 sessions.
Jai
Kori's awesome! Learned so much in the first lesson. Looking forward to continuing!
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Howard R.

46 Reviews
West Hills, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Howard R.

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If you have fears about performing, I can help you with this. I taught monthly workshops for 2 years, coaching pianists on performance anxiety.

About Howard

I enjoy working with complete beginners as well as seasoned professionals. I teach classical and popular styles. I specialize in teaching learning how to learn, sight-reading, technique, improvisation, chord-reading, songwriting. One of my specialties is to help you break through your most stubborn

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Ghan P.
Patient and supportive teacher, I’m happy with my progress and enjoy my lessons!
Jia
I feel so lucky to find Howard as my piano teacher. His teaching approach is very creative. I enjoy every class and he is very knowledgeable and inspirational.
Nancy G.
Found Howard knowledgable not only about music but how to teach. Very happy to have found him!!
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Danny B.

2 Reviews
Torrance, CA
Starting at $30
  • Psychology BA from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2008
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Danny B.

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About Danny

I have been playing and performing the drums for the past 16 years. In a teaching situation I try and provide a relaxed and friendly environment in order to learn a students strengths and weaknesses. I want students to be able to learn at their own pace, and not to worry if they think they are

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Dominic L.
Our son learned so much with his music teacher. We are grateful for his patience
Meghan
Danny is a great teacher - he's really patient and encouraging and my son adores his lessons and looks forward to them every week. Danny has a way of making him both take it seriously and also think he's having the most fun and is a natural. I high;y recommend him.

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Juliet J.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Masters in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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Juliet J.

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About Juliet

I have been a teacher in private practice for 20 years. I have a wide range of experience with singers of all styles and age groups with a variety of goals and skills. I sang with a professional jazz octet for a number of years while maintaining my practice, have taught various master classes, m

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Denise S.
She's observant and funny and knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I look forward to learning from her!
Miriam S.
Juliet was amazing! Her space was very cool and I loved her technique. I’m so excited!
Rosie
Our first lesson was really good!
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A.J. V.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • English Creative Writing from Texas State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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A.J. V.

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I've been performing music live since I was 6 years old.

I've toured all over the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Europe.

I'm fearless on stage because of all the experience I've gained in front of large crowds. I can teach students what it takes to achieve fearless and confident performances every time.

About A.J.

A.J. Vincent has been playing keyboards for 27 years, he has been singing for 12 years, and he has been working in the music industry as a professional performer for 15 years. He has worked and toured with bands such as: ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Bright Light Social Hour, an

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Adrienne B.
Loved my first lesson !
Gio
AJ is a great teacher! My son is learning so much about making his sounds and production.
Jim T.
One lesson, and I'm already better. Cool dude.
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Tina B.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tina B.

35 Reviews
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What my students learn is stage presence. How to hold and work a microphone and how to use the "three points" on a stage so that the entire audience feels like they are part of the experience.

We also go over some techniques to help with nervousness or "stage-fright." Students learn how to project, how to enunciate, and how to breathe. I give exercises to assist in learning how to develop a good on-stage appearance.

About Tina

A recent transplant from Los Angeles, California; I have been singing professionally for more than forty years as well as having leading roles in local theatre productions. I have also been assistant director, musical director, choreographer, costumer and writer for many productions from West Side

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Emma
I've taken her class for over a few years now and I can't even describe how much I have grown because of her. I first was very mousy and quiet but I am now achieving and wanting to tackle songs I never thought I could because of her. I recommend her to everyone I know. In all seriousness people around me have noticed a huge change and there may be days where I don't notice it until she asks if I caught that I was able to hit it.
Hannah
I love Miss Tina, She is the best singing instructor ever! She always knew the best songs for me. Hands down the best person and teacher. She has helped me over come so much with her help. She inspired me so much and has helped me evolve with my singing.
Jacqueline E.

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in Santa Monica is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$57 average
60 min
$71 average

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"I am a band director in CT and have recommended Max to students for private lessons. In communicating with him about the lessons, it is clear he has a thorough and thoughtful approach tailored to each students' needs. Max provides crucial technical skills and helps guide students to enjoy themselves and make music."
Lisa
Took Music Performance lessons from Max S.
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"Arrica has been such a wonderful teacher for my 11-year-old daughter. (She was 9 when she started with Arrica.) Our girl has a lot of raw talent but needed some good instruction that wasn't too formal. Africa is just the right blend of traditional singing technique and fun rock-n-roll, record your own music on Garage band. We love her!"
Julie B.
Took Music Performance lessons from Arrica R.
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"Amanda is very attentive and thorough."
James (JW)
Took Music Performance lessons from Amanda M.
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"Cheryl came by our Church Music Ministry in Detroit, and demonstrated her great music skills, dexterity, singing excellence, and versatility on both Organ and Piano. Her many years of experience make her an outstanding choice for professional music training. Her congeniality warmed the hearts of our Choir members and others she encountered."
Aaron
Took Music Performance lessons from Cheryl M.
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"Lenna is a kind a nurturing teacher. She is a careful listener and pays attention to her students' long term goals. I would highly recommend her for anyone interested in pursuing learning music as either a first time or experienced musician!"
Concetta
Took Music Performance lessons from Lenna P.
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"Love Antonio's Spanish guitar, he is the only flamenco guitarist I have seen perform in the area! He makes his guitar sing:)"
Cierra Herring
Took Music Performance lessons from Antonio G.
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"My son, who is 10 and has been playing guitar for two years, has been taking Nick’s band class for the last 9 months and we are very happy with it. Nick is not only a great musician, but as a father himself knows well how to teach kids and make them engage in whatever they are playing.

He has taught my son not only how to play with well with other musicians, but also how to find his “voice” within a band both in the rhythmic and solo sections of the songs.

He was accommodating when we had to reschedule a class due to personal reasons, and is always willing to make the class a little bit longer if necessary to finish what they were practicing.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to have the lessons remotely, he started to use ZOOM and, while things remotely cannot be the same, he did a great job at making sure that they stayed as close to true form as possible."
J.E.P.
Took Music Performance lessons from Nick R.
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"I've rehearsed and performed with Vandi Enzor in a chamber setting per the requirements of her graduate voice degree. I accompanied her on guitar as she sang; the specific piece was the Seven Popular Spanish songs by the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Vandi is professional, patient, hard working, receptive, and musical. Her great command of her instrument is evident, and more than that she has genuine joy in what she does. Collaborating with her was a pleasure, and I can't recommend her enough for musical instruction. A true professional."
Jeremy
Took Music Performance lessons from Vandi E.
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"Simply amazing. Best decision I've made in a long time."
Don
Took Music Performance lessons from Shanita J.
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"Bass Guitar

Daniel gave me several lesson on my bass guitar when I started playing a few years back. He was very informative and very professional in giving lessons to me! He helped me on changing my strings and gave me lessons on proper technique on playing the bass!"
Richard
Took Music Performance lessons from Daniel M.
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