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Alana Y.

Simi Valley, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Juilliard Scholar from The Juilliard School
  • Teaching since 2014
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Alana Y.

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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate French horn student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I make sure that my students feel welcome and well-prepared for any goal on the horizon, whether it be the upcoming school year, an audition, or a performance. Students are encouraged to play music that they feel passionate about. I can provide an organized and nurturing approach to the French horn!

About Alana

Hi! I'm Alana, and I'm a professional freelance horn player in Los Angeles. I'm a graduate of The Juilliard School and UCLA, where I was awarded teaching fellowships and received my professional education. My students can expect to improve week to week in their horn playing technique. Every stu

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Rob S.

23 Reviews
Camarillo, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • B.A. in Instrumental Music Education, M.A. in Education from Chicago Musical College and CSUN
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rob S.

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I have taught clarinet in schools for the past 35 years and have led several bands that have featured outstanding clarinet players.

About Rob

Originally from Chicago, I attended Chicago Musical College for 2 years before moving to Calif. and receiving my B.A. in music from Cal. State Northridge. I also have an M.A. in Education from there. I have been a band director in public schools for over 40 years. My bands have won over 50 1st p

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Very nice teacher!
Kyle N.
Rob did such a great job teaching my son a Saxaphone lesson
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Emily S.

2 Reviews
Simi Valley, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Emily S.

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With 5 years of teaching experience, Emily is excited to start cello lessons with you! She has performed for dozens of venues across 8 countries and 3 continents. Emily received 12 years of formalized training including 4 years of specialized instruction of the Alexander Technique at The Master's University. Consequently, she brings a comprehensive approach to cello instruction, utilizing knowledge of muscle and joint function to her teaching. Aside from using her talents weekly in a contemporary band setting, she also enjoys ensemble work in other capacities. She has performed in a commercial for the Porsche Panamera, a short film for EMD films, has recorded at Capital Records, and has had the pleasure of being the featured musician at various weddings, business functions, and private events. Emily hopes to not only train up talented musicians, but to also encourage responsibility, perseverance, and enjoyment through music!

About Emily

Emily is a private cello instructor to the greater Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Simi Valley areas. She draws on years of performance and teaching to offer individualized instruction in cello for all ages. Her teaching includes instruction through the Suzuki method as well as utili

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Lisa
Nice, very well prepared and effective with a neophyte like me
Jojo W.
Delightful teacher. She plays beautifully. Very knowledgeable. Love the instruction and music she has given me. I look forward to our lessons!

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Tszto W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese
  • B.A. in Music from The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Awarded The Appassionata Endowed Scholarship in Music from Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
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Tszto W.

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A fully trained and registered Suzuki cello teacher. Teaching cello to students at any age and any level. 8 years of teaching experience.
Teaching mainly according to the Suzuki Method. Beginners will be starting from basics to build a solid foundation to become a complete cellist and a knowledgable musician. More importantly, to enjoy the fun of cello playing and beauty of music making along the way!
I look forward to working with you!

About Tszto

Hello there! My name is Tszto and I am a fully-trained Suzuki cello teacher based in Austin Texas. I hold a Master degree in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music. I am also a graduate from Rice University with another Master degree in Cello Performance. I am e

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Tszto IS THE BEST CELLO TEACHER I have ever had because it is the first time someone explains me how to BREATH and ENJOY playing the cello, with a PERFECT TECHNIQUE and posture. He loves to play cello and he teaches with the same PASSION. He is super PATIENT with me and has the best way to correct me and explain me. He is an amazing cello player and really pedagogic. I had a german style teacher in the past and I stop playing cello because I didn't enjoy it and had pain and frustration. Tszto is helping me to reconnect with my cello, he corrects my posture (so it is a pleasant time with absolute no pain) and playing is turning to be a movement meditation for me, I love it now. I can feel and hear the progress on each lesson, thanks to him and to the homework (practice 15 mins, listen and reading). THANK YOU Tszto! After so many years, I am able to start again from cero and with so much passion. Thank you!
Martha
Tszto is an excellent cellist and teacher. My child has improved immensely in the few months she has been studying with him. He is diligent in making sure all aspects of playing the cello are in order from musicianship to technique. He is professional and a nice person.
Amy
Tszto was the best instructor ever! He was well-prepared, experienced, and flexible. He always brought all of his teaching materials relevant to me and made sure we cover what I needed to learn/reinforce. He was also clearly experienced with teaching a wide range of students and applied relevant teaching methods that worked best for me. I also appreciated how flexible he was in scheduling/rescheduling lessons whenever despite his own busy schedule and commitment. I only had a very positive experience learning from him and appreciated the fact that he demonstrated his passion for teaching in every lesson I had with him. Definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to learn/practice cello!
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Joshua A.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joshua A.

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My main goal is to unlock your creativity! As an active musician, producer, and teacher I love to help others learn how to read, write, and play the music they love and envision. My teaching philosophy is that every aspect of music is connected and therefore to really get it, you have to learn it all! I take a wide ground up approach inching away at rhythm, melody, theory, technique, and feel altogether, advancing all musical skills equally over time. Can't wait to meet you!

About Joshua

I am a Nashville-based musician and record producer, originally from just north of Chicago in Gurnee, IL. I began my musical journey at the early age of three. My parents recount me banging on pots and pans before I could speak, so they placed me in piano lessons at three years old and drum lessons

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Kelli
Josh is AMAZING! He’s helped my son learn to play the drums - he had never touched any music instrument before he started lessons. He’s also teaching him to read music which is important to me. Lastly, Josh really helped to boost his confidence - he was 5 months in and my shy kid signed up for a drum showcase and DID AMAZING!!! Josh is such an awesome young man, and a good role model for kids as well. He was doing in person lessons, but when Josh moved we switched to virtual because he’s so great! HIGHLY recommend working with Josh. He’s the best.
Marilou
Good program and Joshua is a very good listener! I recommend his piano class for every beginner.
Dia B.
Joshua has the gift of teaching. My son is not only enjoying his lessons, but he is excited to show me what he has learned and even practices every now and then without needing a reminder. I would highly recommend him. He relates well with his students and makes learning the piano fun.
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J. Erick Á.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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J. Erick Á.

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I emphasize the importance of studying bass clarinet as well as traditional clarinet to improve the skills of both instruments. Bass clarinetists will improve their embouchure strength when playing B-flat clarinet and clarinetists will improve their air support when playing bass clarinet.

About J. Erick

Watch my new intro video down below! (hablo español) I play clarinet and bass clarinet. I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Florida, a performance diploma from Boston Conservatory, and currently working on a Master of Music at DePaul University. Recently I have worked with th

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Janelle T.
Erick is a thorough and patient teacher. My son's techniques have improved since he started taking lessons Erick. Erick even introduced editing music with Garage Band to my son. I like the range of topics he brings to his lessons.
My only complaint is Erick's lack of responsiveness to emails. He never responds to correspondence.
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Deborah
If you are considering online lessons with Erick, do it! He is attentive, considerate, kind, informed, proactive and intuitive. My 11 year old has been taking lessons with him since May 2020 and it has been a wonderful experience for our son and for us. We will continue to work with Erick for as we can.

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"Vanessa's teaching style and personality is perfect for our 9 year old son. After the lessons he announces that he loves piano! We don't even have to push him to practice."
Tara
Took Piano lessons from Vanessa G.
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"This was the first lesson. There was a lot of education, but it seems important to understand the process. Looking forward to the next lesson."
Tabitha
Took Singing lessons from Cosima Y.
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"Thomas did a great job teaching the lesson. He really knows his stuff and how to teach it! He wasted no time chit chatting and got right into instructing our son. Our son is looking forward to his next lesson."
Chase
Took Trombone lessons from Thomas W.
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Marcia
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Prophet C.
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"Jonathan is very very patient and has all the skills to train everyone. I will recommend to everyone who needs to know, study and enjoy the excitement in playing piano, guitar and singing ."
Kwesi
Took Singing lessons from Jonathan G.
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"I have been trying to master an instrument forever. By that i mean guitar or piano since age 12. In my first five lessons I have made more progress than in all those years. I admit that the demands of everyday life can get in the way of my goal of being a musician, but Keith has brought me so very far.His empathy and professionalism has helped me to begin to overcome performance anxiety. His support has been priceless!!"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"Pasquale is an excellent French horn teacher for our 14 year old son. He relates very well to our son and is extremely positive and encouraging. He is concerned about his students and wants to make sure they make progress. Our son thinks very highly of him. We highly recommend Pasquale and have been very happy with our experience with him."
Arika
Took French Horn lessons from Pasquale G.
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"Excellent start. Ms. Batbara Davis is a pro."
Charles
Took Ear Training lessons from Barbara D.
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"My son has been taking lessons with Ed since he was 5. Ed was very patient dealing with a high energy child who had a limited attention span. Eight years later, we are still seeing Ed weekly for lessons and my son has turned into a well-rounded musician. Ed tailors the lessons to my son's musical interests and takes an interest in what is going on in his life.

We have gone to see Ed perform in several venues and he always takes the time to talk to us during his break. I highly recommend Drum Lessons with Ed for those at any skill level."
Vince
Took Drum lessons from Ed R.
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"Excellent Lessons. Have really learned a lot of great things about proper posture and such in just a few lessons"
Stratos
Took Violin lessons from Leanna L.
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