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Popular Music Theory Teachers in Topanga, CA

Crystal S.

7 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded The Herb Alpert Award from The Herb Alpert Foundation
  • BA Acting from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
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Crystal S.

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Theory is taught to piano, voice, songwriting and general music students.

About CRYSTAL

Crystal brings a lifetime’s experience of professional musicianship to each of her lessons. Born into a family of musicians, she sang her first solo at age 2. She also benefits her students with an extraordinarily diverse musical background, having worked as a vocalist in gospel, country, musical t

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Raylene L Lehnhoff
Love how she teaches the mechanics of learning to sing properly such as breathing correctly and posture right from the start for a beginner. Fantastic instructor!
Tamura H.
Amazing singng instructor

Crystal has increased my daughter’s self-esteem and expressiveness through song. My daughter is now writing her own poetry and song lyrics, as well as being able to combat her once shyness quality. She loves to perform in front of others now and has a confidence level that amazes me, especially now that she is going into those “teen” years. I think a lot of thanks needs to go to Crystal, for assisting my daughter in reaching her current creative level!
Tamura H.
Great piano instructor

Crystal is an amazing piano instructor. She is patient, understanding and dedicated. My daughter has learned so much from her. My daughter’s love for music has increased immensely since learning how to play the piano. This would never have been able to be accomplished without Crystal’s professional and caring teaching style.
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Russell S.

22 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $120
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Russell S.

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If you are ready to take your music skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument themselves. My name is Russell and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 10. I have worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Lifehouse, Disney's Caityln Taylor Love and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Want to learn to shred? produce? write? dive into theory?

About Russell

Russell is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from major music companies

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Max H.
Very skilled, helpful, and easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Joe
Russ is a straight up musical genius that has decades of experience playing the guitar. He will make you think of music in an entirely different way and his unique approach to the guitar makes learning so much easier. Definitely worth it!
Jera
Russ is such a wonderful teacher. He's so passionate and teaches in a way that's interesting, easy to grasp and fun! I've learned so much so quickly
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Jenny J.

6 Reviews
Lawndale, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jenny J.

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I like to incorporate music theory into all of my music lessons to help students understand how the music was written, and why the composer chose to write the piece. I will help you expand your view of music, and provide the right guidance to compose your own pieces!

About Jenny

Music Jenny comes from a very musical family and started piano when she was five years old. She grew up constantly listening to her father practicing his guitar and brother practicing violin. Since then, her accomplishments include an Honorable Mention at the Korea Times Youth Music Competition. S

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AC C.
Working with Jenny has been a great experience.

She has a wealth of knowledge in music. She was raised around music so it comes as second nature to her. Her experience definitely shows from theory to technique, structure to general perspective.

Jen's wide-ranging experience allows her to accommodate different learning styles. Even when I was unsure of which methods were most suitable for me, she was able to determine an appropriate approach. Each lesson is tailored around your preference while still maintaining steady progress towards your goals.

She's flexible, patient, communicative, and fun to work with. Her versatility has made learning piano so much easier and more exciting for me than before. I'm always looking forward to each session. I've also been able to learn about other aspects of music, as she isn't limited to piano; she's knowledgeable of other instruments and teaches dance as well.

One of my favorite things about Jen is that, even though she's easy to work with, she ensures that I've truly grasped one concept before moving to the next. It's also always great to see her play (:

Highly recommended
Matthew
Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities.
Melvin H.
Jenny is wonderful. She is patient and understanding, and adjusts to the student's needs. I recommend her for anyone.

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Enrique S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Music from Musicians Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Enrique S.

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I'll teach you about what makes a chord, a scale, different type of chords and scales, we can over your favorite songs and analyze it to understand it's music foundation.

I'll answer any questions you have.

About Enrique

I've been in the music industry for more than 10 years, actively performing different hats by being a Guitar Player, Drummer, Teaching Assistant, Live Audio Engineer, Beat Maker, Music Producer and Recording Engineer; this has allowed me to get a wide perspective of this industry and understand wha

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Yulia B.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Master of Music, Percussion Performance from DePaul School of Music
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Yulia B.

29 Reviews
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I teach music theory to students of all levels. My students can expect to learn the basics and more advanced levels of music theory, music analysis, as well as preparation for music theory exams and tests of all levels.

About Yulia

Yulia joined the TakeLessons teacher's team in 2015. She is an active performer and an enthusiastic educator. Born in Chelyabinsk, Russia, Yulia received a Bachelor of Music performance degree from the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2015 and a Master’s Degree in Per

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Rikka T.
Initially I was hesitant to do on-line, but Yulia had the materials and the expertise to get our daughter started learning mallets for band class in middle school. Our daughter really looked forward to her lessons. Yulia engaged with our daughter in a very fun and still professional way. Lessons were well-planned and they included a plan of practice for our daughter leading up to her next lesson. We are thankful that we found such a great teacher through TakeLessons!
Leslie H.
First lesson was informational. Looking foward to next lesson
Annika
Yulia is energetic and so welcoming! I had a ton of fun in our first lesson and I can’t wait for the rest of our lessons!
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Art S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
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Art S.

3 Reviews
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Whats really important is learning how Theory applies specifically to your instrument. Having an understanding of the written aspect is important but learning how to convert that into musical understanding is the primary focus. What would be covered is

How to find the note names all over the neck
Building the major and minor scales
Chord construction and how chords are built and relate to one
another
Intervals of the major and minor scale and how to identify
them by ear

About Art

Hello ! My name is Art and I am confident I can help you reach your guitar and musical goals in a fun yet effective way. Learning an instrument is one of the most fulfilling activities a human being can engage in and I'd like to share my over 20+ years of experience with you ! I grew up in Texas

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Joe
Art is the best guitar instructor I’ve had. Each lesson is centered around where I currently am in the learning process and we’ll discuss theory as much as application.
Kevin
Expert experience and equally as wonderful personality. Patient and flexible with my learning level and schedule. Very educated with music history too.
Joe B.
First lesson so far so good.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Topanga, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Topanga is $66. 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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$53 average
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"I started taking guitar lessons for the first time 10 months ago and am thankful I found such a great teacher in Ahmad. His positive attitude and love of music helps me stay engaged and lessons are productive and fun.

One of the great things about Ahmad is he listens to you and adjusts lesson content based on the feedback you provide. His ability to listen allows Ahmad to deliver a personalized lesson plan that incorporates your goals and gets you excited about what you are working on.

Ahmad also has taught me techniques to prevent and address minor aches that come up while learning to play. He takes this seriously and shows you how to prevent and resolve any issues that come up.

Overall, taking lessons from Ahmad has been a very positive experience. I look forward to continuing working with him to get better."
Shawn
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"David really listens! Not only to what I want and need, but to where I am and to when I'm being too ambitious. I look forward to the rest of our lessons; I know I'm going to learn a lot."
Diane
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Nice course and excellent teacher!"
Jinlei
Took Music Theory lessons from Jill W.
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"Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all."
Danielle
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"Hi Ms Bethany, this is Sheenu(Gia & Dia's mom). I was just confused after the class coz I had signed them both for singing lessons not theory lessons. But as far as I know you gave a great class on the basics of theory, which was wonderful. Thank you so much for your excellent class. Please let me know if I need to do anything more to change it to singing lessons.
Thank you!!

Kind regards,
Sheenu."
Gia
Took Music Theory lessons from Bethany R.
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"Ramona is a Great instructor, Very knowledgable in different aspects of music and instruments; also has a nice set up in her home. grateful for the experience and lessons."
Obsidian
Took Music Theory lessons from Ramona D.
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"She's great at explaining things. It was a great lesson."
Erica N Bajek
Took Music Theory lessons from Jasmine L.
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"Been learning the basics of music theory and its really helping me understand better for playing claronet!"
Sorab
Took Music Theory lessons from Wes C.
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"He made me feel very comfortable and it was my first lesson, ever."
Fred
Took Music Theory lessons from Axel O.
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"This guy's great!!

Eric is wonderful! He's great at explaining things, VERY patient and has a lot of fun while teaching. Best music teacher I've had so far!"
Angelique
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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