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Emily S.

3 Reviews
Simi Valley, CA
Starting at $44
  • BA Music Communication from The Master's University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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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 utiliz

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Miranda
Emily is an amazing instructor. Not only does she know how to work with my 8 year old, but she comes on time and prepped ready to go. She makes the lessons fun for her! My daughter looks forward to her cello time now which was hard over zoom. Emily sends out weekly emails with what to practice and has plenty of tips for what my daughter can work on. I'm so glad we found Emily through this service!
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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Daniel F.

84 Reviews
Woodland Hills, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Aerospace Engineering from UCLA
  • Awarded Bank of America Mathematics Achievement Award from Bank of America
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Daniel F.

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Basic Engineering Concepts like Statics, Fluid Mechanics, Physics, Calculus, Lab Reports

About Daniel

I'm a graduate of UCLA School of Engineering with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. I have a passion for explaining how the physical world works through math and physics along with 11 years of tutoring experience in those subjects, test prep, and mentorship programs. The teaching strategy I believe i

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Juan
Absolutely amazing! I was struggling with Calculus but Daniel helped me get through it. Thanks to him I now know if there is a problem I’m stuck on or need help I can confidently ask him for math help.
Erin
Helped me with Introductory Physics 1 and 2! Really helped me understand the material rather than just doing the problems for me! Great tutoring!
Angela
Daniel tutored my teenage son in Algebra and Geometry for over one year. During that time, my son's grades increased and he became more confident with Math, in general. His time with Daniel set him up for success in Algebra 2 this year (11th grade). Daniel was always on time, very polite and courteous with my son! Highly recommend his tutoring service.
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Howard R.

46 Reviews
West Hills, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B. A. Degree - music department - piano performance from UCLA
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Howard R.

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Every problem has a solution. Let me help you find it. My specialty is narrowing down the exact root issue that the student is having, which seems like an obstacle and to offer practical solutions to solve this issue. This allows for the student to reach their goals. Please see all the subject specialties.

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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Tigran N.

34 Reviews
Granada Hills, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Armenian, Russian, English
  • Awarded Prizewinner from Union Of Composers Of Armenia
  • Master's degree from Yerevan State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia
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Tigran N.

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Beginning, Intermediate and advanced music theory.
I have been teaching music theory in private schools for 5 years now.
I am starting with basic elements of music theory such as sound, pitch (intervals, major and minor scales), rhythm (beat, tempo, meter etc.), harmony (tonality, chords, triads, inversions), key signatures, diatonic chords, chromatic harmonies, dynamics, articulation and much more...

About Tigran

Noted violinist and gifted educator. Studied with H. Harutyunyan and V. Khachatryan, students of the great violinist L. Kogan. Tigran N. has been teaching Violin and Viola to students of all ages for over 15 years. He received his Master's degree in Music Performance from The Komitas State Conserv

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Byung Y.
Very patient, very knowledgeable and
great personality.
Katherine
Tigray was very professional yet friendly. My son really enjoyed his first lesson with him.
Hadria S.
Tigran is a skillful, kind, patient and honest teacher. I’m a beginning adult learner and have been progressing very quickly with his help. Tigran’s teaching is structured and organized while keeping the lessons challenging and interesting enough to want to keep going. I value his time and knowledge. I also intend to continue learning the violin from Tigran for the long term. HIGHLY recommend!
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Toni K.

14 Reviews
Canoga Park, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 14 to 70; Female: 12 to 70
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Toni K.

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Technique lays the ground work for proficiency in any instrument. The voice is no different. I teach breathing, placement, ear training and harmony. That said, I focus my coaching on the power of authentic story telling using movement and acting exercises to build artistic skill.

About Toni

All of my lesson have been on FaceTime or Zoom, but I am now fully vaccinated and offering in person lessons again. Kid Bloom has signed with Island Records and will be touring this summer as venues open up.Two of my students were recently on tour with Sting. The Signal published an article on O

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Scott G.
I'm so happy to have found Toni and to have been able to take lessons from her. She is a wonderful teacher. The minutes during the lessons don't just slip away, as if in auto-pilot, which is sadly what happens with many other teachers. Toni is fully present with the student for the whole lesson and as result, real progress can be made. I highly recommend working with her if you have the chance.
Nia S.
Tony is spectacular! She empowers me each time we work together!
Michele
Toni has been one of the most important people in my life. She taught me not only how to sing, but also how to perform and be a real musician. She makes the lessons incredibly fun and helpful. I wouldn't be the musician I am today without her.
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Brent B.

4 Reviews
Thousand Oaks, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Piano
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
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Brent B.

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Progress through Weekly Exposure to and Practice of the Classical Piano Repertoire.

About Brent

I have thirty years of Piano playing experience and have taught Piano privately for the past six years. I have studied in private lessons for over ten years, with different teachers. (I have also performed extensively in the past as an Electric Guitarist for jazz, big-band, funk and metal bands.)

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Jennifer K.
As a teacher of music (violin, voice, and choral) and a Classical singer, and colleague of Brent, I think the most important aspect of teaching is to take a personal approach with each student to see what "fits." Every student learns differently, and Brent recognizes that. He puts a tremendous amount of thought and creativity into the development of his students. Too many teachers today have a "cookie cutter" approach to teaching, and in my own experience, this turns students away from working on music later in their lives. Brent has the opposite approach, he is committed to developing the skills and love for Classical music simultaneously in the student, which has a more long-lasting affect on their schoolwork, concentration, character, and social life.
Guy A.
He is a very dedicated classic artist that is very knowledgeable in his profession. I strongly recommend that everyone work with him.
Cloret C.
Without reservation, recommend Brent as an enthusiastic and thoughtful instructor-mentor to those seeking to actually enjoy the experience of mastering music and piano in particular.
As an observer, I'm impressed with Brent's teaching method, and ability to rekindle in young adults the interest and enthusiasm they may have experienced in former times for playing music at the piano.
As a sensitive and proficient accompanist, Brent works patiently and conscientiously with the singer; putting one at ease, even performing the most challenging works of classical composers.

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"Michael is a great teacher. I started off with very little knowledge about how to play acoustic guitar and now I feel he has provided me with a solid foundation for me to play on my own. He is personable, patient, attentive and has made it an enjoyable learning experience. You won't be disappointed in choosing Mike for your private instructor!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"It was more than I expected by far I'm so excited and pumped up can't wait for the next lesson. I was really comfortable right away and Lawrence is so incredible with his teaching methods."
Ronald
Took Singing lessons from Lawrence P.
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Took Singing lessons from Aubrey W.
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Took Singing lessons from Melody M.
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Arjun
Took Piano lessons from Trina G.
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"My daughter is very happy with her first violin lesson the teacher was very good and helpful"
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Took Violin lessons from Jacqueline P.
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