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Laurel S.

39 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
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Laurel S.

39 Reviews
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Experience the awesome power of the King of Instruments! No prior keyboard playing skills are necessary.

About Laurel

I'm fully vaccinated and offering in-person lessons starting this summer! Hello! I'm Laurel, I'm a professional performer and experienced private teacher, and I would love to help you unlock your musical abilities. I believe in a personalized approach to teaching, based on building a relations

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Joseph
I've always had an interest in music, but never had any formal training. Laurel's tutelage has taken me from an absolute novice who could barely plink out a few notes to being able to read and play along with sheet music. She's employs a very collaborative style of teaching wherein we work together to identify the kinds of music I want to play, and make regularly progress towards reaching my goals. It's been a fantastic experience.
Kevin
I decided to wait until middle age to begin taking piano lessons so that my brain would be as resistant as possible to learning.

I'm glad I found a teacher as patient, friendly and knowledgable as Laurel. I've been taking lessons with her for almost a year. She tailors the sessions to my spooky interests and encourages me to push my abilities.

When we began I had barely touched a piano in my life. Now I'm able to read sheet music, recognize relative pitches and play a list of my favorite songs with independent hand movement.

I'd recommend Laurel to anyone who wants to learn piano regardless of age or skill level.
Ritu
Laurel has been my kid's piano teacher for a little over four years now. My kids absolutely love her, and I think that is what makes the difference because I want my kids to enjoy taking lessons. Laurel is very knowledgeable and patient. She makes sure students learn both reading music and playing by ear. My kids have come a long way with reading music and playing the piano, and I think a big reason is because of Laurel.
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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mike S.

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I teach how to play with soul!

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of t

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
Logan S.
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Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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timothy K.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Graduate of Montclair State College, Upper montclair Nj-May 1987, BS in Economics, Physics Minor-with a background in Chemistry. from Montclair State College, Upper montclair Nj
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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timothy K.

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Contact me immediately, don't procrastinate and within 5-years of studying with me you will become an awesome musician.

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Don't wait, call and ask Tim for your special low rate piano lessons dc, dc piano lessons,dc,md,va-discount rate-play by ear

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Karen D.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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Starts with the basics of piano. Finger techniques, learning notes, rhythms, reading, chords, scales, theory, soloing. There are many different types of organs. Electric, Hammond, Pipe to name a few. Some have and some have dual or triple keyboards, pedals,, whistles and bells:) I can teach you whichever organ you would like to learn. It will be a lot of fun!

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Barbara D.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $50
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2002
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Barbara D.

37 Reviews
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Step by Step, bite sized lessons for traditional, church, gospel or general music. Learn how to play from a Hymnal, Read Sheet Music, Lead Sheets or Chord Charts. Learn to pick-up any song that you hear in any key. You may choose traditional lessons and/or ear training (see ear training for details). Jump Start Seminars and **LESSON SPECIFIC *GROUP* CLASSES** also available at special rates under my **MUSIC PERFORMANCE COURSE THAT REQUIRES MULTIPLE ENROLLMENTS.**

NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED.

About Barbara

I have been teaching for many years and would love to take you on a fun, flexible and step by step journey to attain your goals in Piano, Organ, Voice, Reading and Phonics, Math or Typing in a group or private class format. I hold a Bachelor's Degree and have been active in voice, piano, organ, pu

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Ishmael M.
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First lesson was great! Can’t wait for more.
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Paul J.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, French for musical purposes, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University
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Paul J.

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I teach organ playing skills as well as using automatic accompaniments with MIDI keyboards and synthesizers.

About Paul

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University with a minor in music and an emphasis on music theory. I have studied classical piano extensively for over 20 years and jazz piano for over 10 years. I studied jazz improvisation with world-famous jazz guitarist, Ted Dunbar, Rutgers University Mason

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Patrick B.
Abtein
Very passionate about piano and able to convey ideas.. also very good at feeling out what student is seeking to achieve. Definitely recommend Paul if you are wanting to take playing piano as a serious endeavor
Arthur
My experience with this teacher was horrible. Paul has no patience for a child that might not pay attention as much as necessary. He has forgotten what it is to be a child or how to win over a child and make a lesson fun.
My child had one previous lesson with Paul. It is true that she was not following his directions and his frustration was quite obvious.
On my second visit I was appalled by Paul’s behavior. Again my child wouldn’t sit down on the bench correctly. Verbatim this what occurred next, I quote: “This is not going to work out. Get out of my house NOW, NOW!(Screaming, like I was going to prolong this). I have better things to do than waste my time with your daughter. I don’t want to take your money.

It is true that my daughter can be difficult when approached in an authoritarian manner. However, my daughter is not yet six and Paul brought my daughter to tears. Surely this behavior was at best inappropriate and says more about the person Paul is than about my daughter. A simple “ May I have word with you in private” would be a mature way to part company. Not throwing a 6 year out of your house because you are frustrated. I was horribly offended by his manner and attitude. No way to treat a 6 year old.

This man has no patience with young kids. I would stay away from this teacher unless your child has some experience with piano. Definitely not child friendly.
Normally I do not post reviews unless something extraordinary happens This is one of those: extraordinarily bad.
An apology is in order if this poor excuse for a “teacher” has any understanding of the unnecessary hurt he has caused.

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The average cost of 60-minute organ lessons in Thousand Oaks is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $110 per hour.
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"She knows her stuff. Very skilled teacher. Chose the best for organ lessons."
william powell
Took Organ lessons from Barbara D.
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"She is incredible, just a wonderful person to talk to and an amazing teacher, I can’t wait for my next lesson with her"
Charles
Took Organ lessons from Glenda J.
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"VERY helpful first lesson. Almost immediately, Glenda was able to listen to my playing and make useful suggestions for improvement. It was a very good lesson. I look forward to learning even more under her skillful tutelage. A GREAT choice for anyone looking to master the Hammond organ."
Ollie
Took Organ lessons from Glenda J.
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"She is tops, patient, and knows her stuff. Glad I chose her.."
William
Took Organ lessons from Barbara D.
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"He is funny

he is nice because he teaches me a lot of music different types of sounds. he cares about me which make a lot of difference in my music interest too. Thank you Ron"
Negesso
Took Organ lessons from Ronald G.
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"Glenda is very patient and understanding. I am learning quite a bit from her. I enjoy working with her.
Margaret Jacobs"
Margaret
Took Organ lessons from Glenda J.
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"Mike is extemely knowledgeable about chords and fingering, which is what I wanted."
Joanne
Took Organ lessons from Mike S.
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"Wonderful first lesson. Mark is very patient and encouraging."
William
Took Organ lessons from Mark M.
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"Although I was only able to have a few lessons with Laurel due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, I was extremely happy with Laurel's expertise and style of teaching.

I previously played the organ but had stopped for many years. She helped me get back into playing and provided new theory techniques that I had never learned previously.

I personally do prefer in-home lessons vs on-line. If there is a time in the future for in-home lessons to re-open I will definitely reach out Laurel to continue my lessons."
CAROL ROBBINS
Took Organ lessons from Laurel S.
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"Judy is a very patient teacher. Makes starting out learning, her approach is easy to understand."
William
Took Organ lessons from Judy F.
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