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Janis V.

11 Reviews
Woodland Hills, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1996
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Janis V.

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Quick results, song based lessons. Emphasis on "play based" learning for young children. Emphasis on teaching you what you want to learn for older children and adults.
I've been teaching guitar for 14 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play many basic songs and as time goes on you'll be able to play your favorite ones and have learned many chords, strum patterns and techniques on your instrument. I specialize in getting you quick results so you are enjoying playing the songs you love while you progress with technique. I typically start beginners in open G tuning with familiar songs that I provide and openly take your suggestions of songs you want to learn. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Janis

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA Hi, I teach local lessons at my home in Southern California, travel to you within a 5 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Takelessons.com. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children.

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Anabela
It's was fantastic! In short period I learned a lot. Thank you Jenis for your patience and kindness!!!!. The best Teacher ever!!!!❤
Ana Bela
The teacher was very kind and helpful. Normally I am very shy, and I have low confidence in my self, but with Janis I felt good and comfortable. Thank you so much.
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Natasha C.

4 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $84
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Production & Engineering from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
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Natasha C.

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Hey everyone! I spend most of my time touring the world with A list pop artists as guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, but in my spare time I love passing along the gift of music via teaching. I've been playing guitar for half my life, and in addition to guitar I can also teach beginner bass, piano, drums and music production. I've taught all different kinds of students, ranging in age and ability. I tailor my lessons specifically for each students needs, and to match their personalities and interests. Wanna learn how to play a Taylor Swift song? Sick! Wanna learn a blues chord progression? Awesome! Wanna learn how to shred like a Norwegian death metal god? I got you!

About Natasha

I graduated from Berklee College of Music and spend most of my time touring the world with A list pop artists as guitarist/multi-instrumentalist. I've played concerts to thousands of people, national/international TV shows, countless tours and festivals. My most important goal is for my students to

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Brian
Fully endorse, Natasha has a great attitude, can really play, and communicated very well despite the lesson being online.
Deanna
Natasha's amazing! Great personality and makes it very easy to feel comfortable with trying new things on the guitar. She's great at explaining techniques that I have trouble with and very understanding with what I am trying to achieve. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends/ family.
Tara
Natasha is the best! She is patient, knowledgeable and makes me feel good about myself as I struggle to learn the guitar. She is also just a really cool person, I would totally recommend her to anyone wanting to learn how play an instrument.

Jordan W.

1 Review
Ventura, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Doctorate of Music Performance from University of California Santa Barbara
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Jordan W.

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Experienced teacher with their Doctorate in Viola Performance! I have 10 years of teaching experience and prefer to teach all levels from beginners to advanced students. Lessons are catered to the age and ability of each student and include music history and theory should those prove interesting to you. I frequently teach pop songs in lessons as well! Fun facts include that I recently have played on the Lego Movie 2 soundtrack, as well as Charlie's Angels, and Bad Boys 3. Come study with a professional musician!

About Jordan

Jordan Warmath received her DMA in Viola Performance from UCSB in 2017. She has appeared on stage with internationally acclaimed artists such as soprano Renée Fleming, the Takács Quartet, cellist Carter Brey, pianist Emanuel Ax, and violinists Anne Akiko Meyers, Glenn Dicterow, and Gil Shaham. As a

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Joanna
Dr. J is fabulous. I am a credentialed music teacher at a public school and she comes to teach sectionals and ensembles. She has a strong rapport with the kids, who adore her, while simultaneously having high expectations. Students feel appropriately challenged and love working with Dr. J. She is the celebrity on campus for all ages alike.

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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 1st Prize from James Stroud All-Ohio Classical Guitar Competition and Festival
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan S.

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Fingerpicking or claw-hammer... let's get to the banjo pickin'!

About Jonathan

About I am a Florida native, active doctoral student, teacher and practitioner. My career includes performing and recording as a guitarist and teaching subjects such as music or math. Grade-school academic strengths in mathematics represent my enthusiasm for the subject. The math equivalent in m

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Jay
Jonathan is truly outstanding. I was fortunate enough to meet him and begin working on guitar again with him in person when he lived in Virginia. He was so helpful I have continued lessons online and I continue to feel the quality and what I'm getting out of the lessons is as good as when we were able to be in the same room. The best thing I can probably say is that I have really enjoyed learning from such an accomplished musician while never feeling intimidated or thinking, "he must think I really stink at this!" He's very supportive and will make you a better player...whatever that means to you.
Gina A.
Jonathan is a wonderful teacher. I would recommend him to others for lessons.
Shanna T.
Great instructor...very good at breaking things down to help you succeed.
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Kenzie K.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kenzie K.

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Experienced teacher of six years, with most experience teaching beginner to intermediate students. I have a Bachelors of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Kansas and I'm currently working on my Masters of Music in Horn Performance at Arizona State University. Lessons will involve establishing and reinforcing fundamentals, solo repertoire, etudes, and working on any other music students bring in that they'd like help with. Looking forward to making music together!

About Kenzie

Hello! My name is Kenzie, and I'm really excited to get started working together. My love for the instrument started at a young age while watching Fantasia 2000. I was absolutely mesmerized by the horn solo in Stravinsky's "Firebird" and knew right then that I wanted to play that instrument. I've n

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Jose S.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Master of Music (M.M.) Contemporary Performance – Global Jazz from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded Honors Competition Winner from Longy School of Music of Bard College
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Jose S.

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I am a professional, passionate, and creative musician with 18 years of experience teaching piano, arranging, composition, and music theory to students of all ages. As an educator, my mission is to empower people through music education and strengthen the student's confidence and love for music. I strive to create an environment of intellectual and emotional growth by customizing the learning process for each student based on the music they are interested in learning. I have a bachelor's degree in classical piano, another in jazz performance, and a master's degree in global jazz performance from the Berklee College of Music. I have years of experience teaching classical music, jazz, Latin music, funk, and pop, among other music styles.

About Jose

Artist, educator, and cultural manager José Soto is founder of the Fundación Armonía Colectiva and the FIJAZZ Costa Rica international jazz festival. With a goal of creating socially aware music that betters society, he experiments with classical music, Latin American music, and jazz. His music stu

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Nora C.
A wonderful and talented instructor. Jose is very patient and caring to his students. He tailors the lessons to fit the students needs, which I personally found it amazing!
Alejandro G
Best piano teacher ever! Jose has an unique and effective way of teaching. My kids love him.
Daniela Cordero
Jose is an excelente profesor, he has been giving me clases since 2018 and thanks to him I’ve improved my skills. He’s not just a great profesional, but also a caring person. I’m very gratified of having Jose as my professor.

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"Eric is awesome. I appreciate the fact that he's super patient and willing to work with me, especially since I'm just starting out and making a million mistakes at a time. Super knowledgeable and encouraging. Can't wait to keep going at it and make some progress with his help!"
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"Great, fabulous...totally encouraging and patient. High fives!!"
Desirae
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Aaron is a patient teacher , which to me is one of the most important qualities any teacher can possess."
Michael
Took Piano lessons from Aaron S.
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"Terrific with our small kids. Extremely patient and easy to laugh"
Ava
Took Piano lessons from Marwan S.
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"I had a great experience! Phillip was extremely patient and engaging during lessons and very often went above and beyond to provide me with music and vocal exercises.
He has a vast knowledge of music; I learned so much about voice, more than I realized there is to know about singing.
Phillip has an energetic, but easy going, personality and great sense of humor. This was my first time singing in front of someone and I appreciated his kindness and encouragement.
I highly recommend him!!!"
Darlene
Took Opera Voice lessons from Phillip F.
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