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Jonah R.

25 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Psychology from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jonah R.

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With each one of my students, I take into account how much time they are willing to practice, what genres interest them, and what learning style works best (for example, I've found that music theory makes things click faster for some people and saps all the enjoyment out of learning an instrument for others). I then come up with a structured lesson plan that is specifically catered to their needs.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me. Look forward to hearing from you soon!

About Jonah

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals. I've worked wit

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Jonah's a great teacher. He emphasizes the fundamentals, while managing to make the lessons enjoyable and tailored to your interests. I've made far more progress under Jonah's instruction than I could've imagined!
Jose
My son is very happy with Jonah’s class. He’s been very enthusiastic and likes it more and more every day more! Highly recommend!

Angela C.

11 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, English
  • Awarded Young Artist Competition Winner from Drake University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Angela C.

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Experienced cello teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical skills. I welcome adult beginners and provide many playing opportunities throughout the year for my students.

About Angela

EDUCATION My musical education began while sitting on my mother's lap as she taught piano lessons. I began studying cello with a member of the Kansas City Philharmonic at age 9, and at age ten, I followed in my mother's footsteps to play the flute. I played all three instruments, (piano, cello

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Ida E.
Angela is awesome. Really positive, funny, patient, and encouraging and knows how to teach a beginning youngster very well.
Donna
Great experience. As a senior just beginning to play an instrument, Angela is patient and a good instructor.
Carolyn R.
Great Great and Great.

Mara B.

Glendale, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mara B.

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Private lessons for beginner and advanced voice or piano all levels. Master the technique of great singing without a microphone through proper breathing and vowel placement.

Mara offers private teaching both children and adults, specializing in repairing damaged voices. She works very strongly on technique, opening up a singer's range with proper training. She teaches classical as well as pop and rock, and can work in several languages. Mara is an active world wide singer in opera and musical theatre. She has preformed in France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, and Canada.

About Mara

Private lessons for beginner and advanced voice or piano all levels. Master the technique of great singing without a microphone through proper breathing and vowel placement. Mara offers private teaching both children and adults, specializing in repairing damaged voices. She works very strongly o

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Wesley D.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Wesley D.

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I am an opera and musical theatre performer with years of teaching experience. I offer voice lessons for all genres and abilities, beginning piano lessons, and acting coachings.

I am trained and have experience in opera, musical theatre, pop music, and other genres, and I am eager to teach students of all ages and abilities! I aim to facilitate a positive, enjoyable learning environment that is constructive and productive.

My students have performed in professional and community theatre productions, have won local competitions, and have been invited to national auditions. I have music directed several musicals and summer camps, including Annie and Captain Louie.

About Wesley

I am a recent graduate from the University of Virginia, where I studied music and drama. I have performed operatic and musical theatre roles with several opera companies, including Teatro Nuovo, Victory Hall Opera, Charlottesville Opera, and the Bethesda Summer Music Festival. My performances and

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Nooshin F.
I found him knowledgable, patient, and very understanding
Ellen N.
Awesome. Fresh, young, knowledgeableand good at teaching...very impressive.
Jen
Wesley was wonderful! My daughter wanted singing lessons to gain confidence to audition for her school musical. Wesley taught her so much in just one lesson and she is looking forward to more lessons.

John A.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German, English, German, French
  • BA Composition from University of California Berkeley
  • Teaching since 1997
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John A.

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I've performed on and off Broadway as a pianist, and on television in many familiar shows. I've worked professionally as an arranger, vocal coach and orchestrator.

About John

My job is to get your child crazy about the piano. If you have to nag your child to play, something is wrong. The basics are, of course, important, but until you have gotten the child to accept and love the piano as an object of enjoyment, all that practicing will go nowhere. How do I do it?

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Andrew R.
John has been teaching my 6 year old daughter for 3 months now and not only has he done a tremendous job gauging her abilities and teaching her but he has made it so much fun she wants to play the piano all the time.
Janet S.
John's biggest strengths are his patience, understanding and seeming endless facility with music. I read music but not fast enough to allow me to play good pieces, so John translates everything into physical movements. This makes it very easy to play interesting music, which makes me want to play more. I think he has shown me how learn, how to refine things so they are satisfying. I highly recommend him as a teacher, for beginners or advanced.
Heather S.
My son is six years old and has been taking piano lessons with John for six months. John is a unique and engaging teacher. His extensive knowledge of music and skill at the keyboard were apparent from the beginning. He can easily demonstrate a multitude of songs and then teach them on the spot. My son is excited to play a "whole song," be it Sponge Bob or Beethoven. John's teach-by-numbers technique appeals to my son's love of numbers and patterns yet he is also quickly learning how to read sheet music. John really is skilled at disguising a lesson on technique or theory as a game. He is goofy while at the same time encouraging and supportive of my son. He keeps it light, fun, and skill appropriate. Since he comes to our home, I also appreciate John's focus on the lesson - he arrives and departs in a timely manner. I highly recommend John as a piano teacher.

Tim M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Hall of Fame - Instrumental from Manchester Arts
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Tim M.

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3 chord songs and more!

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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"I took a beginner piano class with Claudio and he was so great! Very patient and encouraging and really great at explaining things. He really went above and beyond by sending weekly recordings to listen to and practice. It was such a great experience and I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning to play piano"
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Took Piano lessons from Claudio E.
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"Anthony is one of the most enthusiastic teachers I've experienced! Highly qualified and dedicated."
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Took Flute lessons from Anthony T.
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"Charles is just great....there's no way I could have found a better teacher. Not only does he know everything there is to know about music, he's interested in keeping the lessons and learning interesting and fun. You can tell he really cares about trying to help his students to both progress, learn some theory, but to have fun and build skills they'll use/enjoy for a long time. Really impressive."
Linda
Took Piano lessons from Charles C.
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"Tom is an excellent music teacher. He has been teaching our granddaughter classical guitar and we have been very pleased. I taught instrumental and vocal music in the public schools. I also taught strings at the Arts School .
He is well educated in the music field and has had so much performing experience so he has a very well rounded background, I think you would be very pleased
to study with Tom."
Lynne
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Tom L.
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"Great teacher. Going onto my 6th session."
Micah Antill
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Darrell V.
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"amazing experience! very accommodating and patient (my son had his trumpet sent to be fixed for long time and Caleb did not get upset)
we are looking forward for the next lessons!"
Stefan
Took Trumpet lessons from Caleb M.
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"My daughter (age 9) had an excellent time working with Fernando and has been super motivated to keep songwriting. They wrote the cutest songs and we're planning on having Fernando record her in the studio when he gets back to Fort Wayne!"
Elliot
Took Songwriting lessons from Fernando T.
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"The instructor has a solid understanding of musical theory and performance. He is able to incorporate his knowledge into the lessons. I highly recommend Mr. Fang"
Jose
Took Piano lessons from Fang H.
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"As a language teacher, I was looking for a clarinet/saxophone instructor with excellent communication skills and the ability to teach musical technique in an empathetic way. I was lucky to find Masaru Koga in Cupertino, California.

I enjoyed weekly lessons for about three years and really reached the point where I was constantly improving my clarinet mastery and getting closer to my performance goals. At one point, I became so enthusiastic, I also began saxophone lessons with Masaru!

I looked froward to meeting him for my weekly lessons and felt he gave more than 100% in patience, encouragement, and musical technique. He has a very warm, giving personality and when we were together, I made great progress and was very motivated to study and practice on my own.

I enthusiastically recommend Masaru Koga to other music students and wish I could be his student again!"
Rick Jacobs
Took Clarinet lessons from Masaru K.
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"Vince is a great, experienced trumpet player. He knows the ins-and-outs of the instrument, its role across multiple genres, and how to help me reach my goals. He always has helpful hints and tricks that are useful in making me a better player. Great composer and arranger, too!"
Steve
Took Trumpet lessons from Vince T.
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