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David D.

9 Reviews
Studio City, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Most Unique Project Studio from Pensado Awards
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David D.

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"Learn the rules like a pro, then break them as an artist" - Pablo Picasso

As a music producer, mix engineer and artist, I understand the need for proficiency as well as the artistry. My approach to teaching is customized to each individual as we are not all the same. I pay close attention to how each person learns and work with what the student can excel in. When needed we will do drills or work on theory or break down your technique to overcome any obstacles. With my industry expertise, I can help you become a proficient musician and help develop your style and artistry.

I look forward to working with you!

About David

I am a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and mix engineer who works with artists at varying levels developing their skills, creativity, and music. Over the course of nearly 2 decades playing in bands and working in music production, I know the skillset and mindset necessary to perform at a pro

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Grace S.
great experience for my daughter. David was very knowledgeable and supportive! Highly recommend
Kimberly
I'm re-learning the piano with David and he has changed my relationship to music for the better. After only a few lessons with David I've gotten a greater understanding of music theory than I had in my few years of early piano training. He is patient and flexible with his style of teaching. If it's taking me awhile to understand a concept he's good at explaining it more clearly. I definitely recommend him for learning the piano!
Christian J.
David is a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist and producer. I was introduced when he recorded an EP for my band and since then, we've spent many an evening talking about performing, recording, teaching and making music. He is kind, patient and extremely knowledgable about his craft. I always learn something new, interesting and immediately applicable to my playing when I work with him. I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of his students and they have always been exceptionally professional and prepared. I highly recommend David for lessons in whatever discipline you request - the crossover knowledge from all of his experiences will be invaluable to you.
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Moa M.

37 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Swedish, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Moa M.

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Wether you are shooting for the Hollywood Bowl or just playing around the camp fire, I am here to help you reach your goals! We will work on everything from learning chords and melodies to basic theory and your favorite tunes.

About Moa

Having grown up with two teaching parents and a teaching sister, I think it was pretty clear what I was going to be when I grew up. After touring all over the world, having songs on TV and radio and being signed both as an artist and a songwriter, I have learned some amazing things and I love passi

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Aileen
Moa is great with our daughter and very patient. My daughter loves her lessons with Moa every week.
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Steven G.

12 Reviews
Santa Clarita, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Dickinson Music Scholarship from Frost School of Music, University of Miami
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Steven G.

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I can teach the basics of playing guitar to any beginner students who are looking to pick up the instrument. We will go over proper playing technique, start building a knowledge of essential chords and progressions, learn scales, cover the fundamentals of music theory, and begin learning some standard repertoire.

About Steven

Since I first stepped foot in Los Angeles seven years ago, I've devoted myself to pursuing a career of musical passion and excellence. I work as a composer, producer, and recording artist who specializes in writing music for film, television, games, and other multimedia experiences. I believe in in

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Victoria E.
Steven is wonderful! He really takes time to make sure I understand everything. Would highly recommend him
Victoria E.
Stephen is amazing ! What a nice , easy go with the flow knowledgeable patient dude ! So happy to be learning from him. I’m excited for tomorrow !
Ina and Nathan K.
Steve is a pleasure having around. He is patient, he inspired my kids and managed them well during the lesson. Steve's knowledge and love for music is motivational.

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Tim M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Hall of Fame - Instrumental from Manchester Arts
  • Teaching since 1990
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Tim M.

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All styles for all levels.

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends,

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Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.
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Matt M.

22 Reviews
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  • Speaks english
  • Awarded Bobby Hacket Award from CCRI
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt M.

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I have been teaching Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk and just about any other kind of guitar lessons you can think of since 1998. I have a degree in Jazz Performance and also have an extensive background in music theory, ear training and music technology. I work as a freelance musician and private teacher in the United States as well as Europe. As a teacher I pride myself on being prepared and patient.

About Matt

I am a professional jazz guitarist, singer-songwriter and teacher. I've been teaching music to students of all ages privately and in groups since 1998. After graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance I spent 10 years in New York City working as a free

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Jessica R.
Matt is fantastic! He is encouraging and moves at a pace that is comfortable. Thank you!
Doug
Excellent lesson. He took the the time to assess my skill set and objectives. He got me going with an initial practice plan and sent me materials supporting the plan. Fantastic. Just what i wanted.
Doug
Excellent. Matt got a good understanding of my skill set and has an initial game plan setup for me to start working on.
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Pat B.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BFA Film and Television from New York University
  • Teaching since 2021
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Pat B.

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Have you ever seen a band playing and wanted to join the fun? Do you want to play along with your favorite songs and develop a musical style of your own? I can walk you through the basics, from tuning to strumming your first open chords, and get you playing songs you love in no time! You'll learn strumming and picking techniques (including fingerpicking), barre chords, standard progressions, and basic soloing, as well. We'll also learn the basics of music theory, so that you understand how songs are constructed, so that you can run with your knowledge and write songs of your own!

About Pat

I'm a lifelong musician, with a foundation in classical piano, which I began studying at 4 years old. At 12, I performed at Carnegie Hall. But while I was studying piano, the music of the 60's and 70's was an ever-present influence, and I found myself drawn to the guitar. Players like Jimmy Page, J

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Thousand Oaks, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Thousand Oaks is $65. 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.
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"Lyle has been a great instructor so far. He has taught me how to think about and practice guitar better. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he shares in an easy-going way. I feel better prepared and confidant that I can reach my desired skill level, rather than it seeming like a fantasy. Highly recommended."
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Took Guitar lessons from Lyle R.
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Took Guitar lessons from Michael L.
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"Andrea is an excellent teacher. He is very patient and forgiving but very focused on accomplishing exactly what I wanted to get done. My problem is transition from chord to chord and he broke it down for me in simple basics while also reminding me to relax and enjoy playing. I highly recommend Andrea for any kind of skillset."
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Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Jesse does a great job of giving positive feedback, while providing tips for improvement."
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Took Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"The instructor was very kind and patient. He was able to teach my son a new way to memorize the strings and chords."
Chava
Took Guitar lessons from Prophet C.
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"Steve is an exellent instructor. Easy going and brings a beginner like me to ease and motivated. Look forward to my next class!"
Fredrick
Took Guitar lessons from Steven S.
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Excellent person and a great teacher. Really patient and very accommodating."
Shyam
Took Guitar lessons from Cory P.
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"Very patient and kind person. And a great communicator. A great fit for my 10-year-old son. So glad we chose Edwin."
Charlie
Took Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Great teacher. My son loves his lessons."
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Took Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Super Dave

Dave instructs my daughter and son in guitar. They're both convinced they are Dave's favorite student. I believe that in itself explains why he is incredibly effective with children. He has them feeling great about music and their progress. Certainly he is an excellent technical instructor. Yes he teaches proper hand position, good tone and so on and so forth. But his ability to connect with children makes him a one of a kind instructor."
Tim
Took Guitar lessons from David M.
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