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Tanisha H.

Los Angeles, CA 90043

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Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Let's play guitar! I am excited to teach you the basics of guitar including chords. We will learn from tabs, reading sheet music and ear.

About Tanisha

Tanisha is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music's Vocal and Music Business programs. Since arriving to Los Angeles, Tanisha has built a solid career providing artist development services to professional entertainers, recording artists and actors. Her services include vocal coaching, piano lessons, music theory, songwriting, performance development, media and stage training. Tanisha is also an accomplished songwriter. She is a regular co-writer with platinum selling recording artist Shanice Wilson of "Flex and Shanice" on OWN. Tanisha also works closely with casting and producers of the major network talent competitions The Voice, America's Got Talent and American Idol. Additionally, many of our clients can been seen and heard

In addition to teaching music, Tanisha has enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment

industry working with top tier performers such as Chaka Khan, The Black Eyed Peas, Montell Jordan and Babyface to name a few. Accompanying her is a staff of accomplished performers and teachers who have credits throughout the entertainment industry. At the WHAA, her performing arts academy, she offers a conservatory-level curriculum focusing on the fundamental skills of technique, composition, artistry and performance in music, dance, drama and visual arts.

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I am a very fun loving person and believe in creating a positive environment where students feel comfortable to be themselves. At the same time I am a stickler for details and do not allow laziness. I believe a balance of fun with excellence has allowed my students to excel far beyond their own expectations. Good results takes HARD WORK! Please do not come to lessons with the expectation to sing like Beyoncé or play piano at Carnegie Hall after 4 lessons. Mastering your voice and instrument takes equal parts of time, hard work, dedication and patience.

My teaching style is individually based.
For vocal clients, I asses their strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan to build up their weak areas while helping them find "their own voice". I focus on breathing, intonation and control which I believe are the foundation of great singing ability. I use a classical Italian based program along with pop, R&B, jazz, and rock. I have vocal coached in many languages including Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

For piano clients I focus on strength, dexterity and precision in fingering. I also help students learn to feel the music and bring their personality and touch to each piece they are performing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Tanisha currently teaches at her performing arts academy the White H Arts Academy. There are private instruction rooms and a lobby waiting area for parents and guests. Parents may also sit in the lesson room if desired. Private lesson rooms include a piano, speakers, and a music stand.

The White H Arts Academy also has two state of the art mirrored dance rooms with sound systems and wireless microphones for practicing stage performances or rehearsing for a big show.

*** Specialties ***
Vocals: beg to adv
Piano: beg to inter

Vocal genres are classical (opera), pop, R&B, gospel, rock, jazz, blues and musical theater. I studied voice at Berklee College of Music. Have also studied Seth Riggs SLS (Speech Level Singing) method independently, however, I am not certified. I also teach in languages other than English including Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

Piano instruction levels I teach are basic to intermediary focusing on classical, and general accompaniment abilities.
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September 13, 2019
Mamie
July 17, 2019
Terrence W.
So far so good!! Tanisha was very helpful during my first lesson. Made me feel as if she has known me already. Very good at relating current events in your life to the actual coaching. Awesome!! Can't wait for my next lesson.
July 12, 2019
Malakai S.
Excellent experience with Mali... He loved her expertise!

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Tanisha H.

Los Angeles, CA

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Marcus B.

Los Angeles, CA 90042

(3)

Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Work on folk, singer-songwriter, country, finger picking, and blues.
We can learn songs by ear, and also learn music notation.
Pairing classical technique, with music the student already enjoys.

About Marcus

I love playing music, and I've spent my whole life doing it. I am very passionate about sharing my love and deep knowledge of music with others.
Let's figure out how you can express your self and learn a great skill through the language of music!
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I specialize in Jazz and Classical Styles on the Upright Bass. Electric Bass (rock, funk, soul, pop, etc), and guitar.

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Marcus B. is a performing and teaching artist specializing in acoustic upright bass, electric bass, guitar, and songwriting. Growing up in a musical family, Marcus’ entire life has been intertwined with music. Marcus began performing with his father at the age of four in churches and concert halls, singing and later picking up guitar at the age of 8 and then upright bass at the age of 13. Marcus received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz

Bass from California Institute of the Arts. At Cal Arts Marcus had the honor of studying under world renowned jazz musicians Charlie Haden, Darek Oles, Joe LaBarbera, and Larry Koonse. He has also studied classical contrabass with Peter Rofe of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and participated in the Cal Arts orchestra under the direction of renowned contemporary violinist Mark Menzies. Marcus has had an extensive and eclectic professional performing career, performing in touring rock bands, contemporary jazz ensembles, jazz big bands, salsa bands, musical pit orchestras, and american folk and country bands. He currently performs around Los Angels in multiple bands in addition to freelance work. Marcus began teaching private lessons and ensemble coaching in 2010. He has taught ages 6-adult at schools, community centers, and music studios.
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September 8, 2015
Mark Achuff
Marcus is a great player and good listener on my questions. It's joy to collaborate with Marcus on projects.
September 30, 2014
Diana R.
I am so thankful to have found Marcus as my bass instructor; he is the exact type of teacher I was looking for. His training and love for music were evident upon first meeting him. I have learned so much in the short time I have been taking lessons. He is a very patient and passionate teacher.
June 17, 2013
Tyler W.
All around wonderful teacher

Marcus is quite the gifted teacher. By far the best I've had the pleasure to aspire under. He is very easy to understand, and doesn't overwhelm you, taking time on the little things (the most important). He creates an atmosphere that is encouraging to learn in. We all know those teachers that create a stressful environment that inhibits progressive learning, as well as frustration in yourself. Marcus is certainly the opposite. He is also quite easy to communicate with--Creating lesson plans, setting goals, etc... In summation, a professional and a friend I would recommend to anyone and everyone.

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Marcus B.

Los Angeles, CA

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Richard C.

Irvine, CA 92612

(29)

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Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Guitar instruction with concentration on scales, chords, progressions and melodic patterns that can be applied to the students music of choice.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers in the past as well as at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have also performed at the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, The Bakersfield Jazz Festival and numerous club dates and private functions throughout New York, New England and California.

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Students will experience an "original" lesson based on how they learn. Some students benefit most from a visual standpoint reading music or tab while others learn best by an auditory or hearing approach. We will explore what works best for you. Whether its blues, rock jazz o

r other styles, we will find the best avenue to progress toward your goals. At the same time I believe it should always be a fun thing to do!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars - Drums - Banjo - Amplifiers - Piano - Accordion - Ukes and other assorted instruments

*** Specialties ***
Depending on student interest, I teach numerous styles (Rock, Blues Jazz improvisation) by reading music or by ear. Some students are more visual while others are auditory learners. Whichever is best for the student.
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May 29, 2019
Averie S.
Richard was great! Looking forward to more lessons for my daughter!
April 3, 2019
Adrienne
We are 2 beginners taking the class together. We have taken 3 lessons. Rich is teaching us finger strengthening exercises, chords and notes which we can use to play songs, and encouraging us to find melodies using just the strings. The lesson flies by and already we can see our improvement. Last summer I tried to teach myself using YouTube and I have learned so much more in 3 weeks than I learned all summer. He is upbeat and positive. I would recommend him as a ukulele teacher.
March 6, 2019
Joseph
The teacher is very professional. It is a great first less for my son.

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Richard C.

Irvine, CA

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Payam E.

Fullerton, CA 92831


Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Acoustic still strings : jazz, gypsy jazz, rock ,pop
Nylon strings : jazz, Latin , Classic

About Payam

Bachelor degree in music performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston, with concentration on jazz and contemporary music. with more than a decade of experience in teaching guitar both private and academically and to any age group. also capable of playing and teaching different genres of music from jazz to rock and pop.

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Payam E.

Fullerton, CA

Russell S.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

If you are ready to take your guitar skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument themselves. My name is Russell Steedle 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 Steedle 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 such as Fender and Dean Markley strings, Russell has toured the US opening for National Artists playing for audiences as large as 30,000.

In 2012, Russ signed with Mach 1 Music and learned the ropes of the music industry as a part of a team selling over 19 million records worldwide. Soon after, Russ joined TV/Filmsound powerhouse “Signature Tracks” (signature - tracks.com) through which he has produced over 650 songs for networks such as Disney, MTV, VH1, BET, ABC, NBC, CBS, and many many more

Currently Russ performs with and p

roduces talent from all over the world including Grammy Award winning artists and songwriters The Jackie Boyz, Chart Topping Artist Sean Kingston, Disney's Caitlyn Taylor Love and many more!
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February 28, 2018
Erik B.
Outstanding - very practical and professional
October 5, 2016
Edward J.
Russ is a truly exceptional individual and very knowledgeable in all aspects of music theory, production and the industry. Not only is he an great at what he does, but he can also relate and impart that knowledge onto others - a skill that is surprisingly rare among high-caliber performers. The price per lesson seems higher than average at first glance, but I feel that the speed and amount of knowledge you acquire per dollar is actually lower than that of other instructors. Really.

He is also active in the industry, so the skills he teaches are current.

I take lessons with Russ online through Skype for EDM production in FL Studio. He is always punctual and promptly communicates if anything comes up. His teaching style carefully balances the need to provide guidance, while allowing freedom for individual artistic development. Every week, I start a composition or track analysis project that applies what I've learned in previous lessons, and I will submit it to Russ to discuss things that went well and things to work on in the future. In this way, you are not just being lectured, but you are actually learning to collaborate with an exceptional musician. I've personally experienced how constant application and feedback facilitates rapid learning.

He certainly is a serious musician, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a fun personality. He is engaging and inspirational.

I would, without reservation nor hesitation, highly recommend Russ to anyone who is interested in professional music production.
August 29, 2016
Kirsten
Encouraged and inspired my daughter's love for music. Taught guitar lessons in a fun engaging way that also challenged her creativity. Great teacher!

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Russell S.

Los Angeles, CA

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Keith H.

Anaheim, CA 92806

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Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Hello, my name is Keith Harrison. I specialize in Custom Tailored Beginning and Intermediate Acoustic and Electric Guitar Fundamentals to advanced playing skills.

My goal is to help you start making great music and improve your skills quickly in a fun and easy to understand way. Lessons are based on YOUR personal goals and music interests. Learn the basic foundations and fundamentals then we dive right into your favorite songs and styles and focus on what interests you most.

Learn finger chords, bar chords, chord inversions, songs, scales, tricks, tips, licks and riffs, pitch, harmony, ear training, how to solo and improvise all up and down the fretboard and more.

I can also help you with singing, songwriting, recording, music gear and many other aspects of the music business.

Whether your goal is to learn the basics, make a living as a guitar hero, or any level in between, I'm happy to share my music passion, skill and experience to help you get exactly where you want ...

About Keith

I specialize in Beginning and Intermediate Fundamentals to advanced playing skills and know how to reach my students with the right balance of personalized attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement, making learning fun through a variety of engaging and unique personalized curriculums.

Career Musician, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, bassist, private instructor, recording producer/engineer, and screenwriter.

I have had the pleasure of making my living doing what I love and pursuing my passion as a professional musician for many years and I take great pride in helping my students succeed and fulfill their passions for music.

Credits include multiple songs with national airplay, number one song on LA radio 94.3 COOL FM, Featured song on KROQ's Kevin and Bean Christmas CD, Top seller in two categories on

CDBaby, numerous southern California TV appearances including Good day L.A. Food Nation with Bobby Flay and Fox 11 NEWS (San Diego and L.A.), numerous song credits for television, independent short films, commercials and videos, numerous band and album credits. Performance places and venues include: Thailand, Ixtapa, Cancun, Turks & Caicos, Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Nuevo, KROQ and other radio sponsored major events, The Hollywood Palladium, House of Blues, Whisky, Roxbury Hollywood, Roxbury South, Viper room, Hard Rock Café, Coconut Teaser, The Galaxy, The Coach House, numerous major festivals and hundreds of other music venues including casinos, concert halls, nightclubs, corporate shows and private events.
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February 18, 2019
Jarek M.
Keith has the patience of a Saint, he’s friendly and very knowledgeable about music skills. I’m glad I registered for these classes and I’d definitely recommend him to anyone!
September 17, 2018
Joe
Keith is fantastic! Not only does he know what he is doing but he is so much fun! I always have a blast! Funny, kind, patient, and talented! What else do you need?
September 15, 2018
Miguel “Nacho”
I’ve worked with Keith the past 25 years. In that time I’ve learned so much from him. He’s always eager to pass along what he knows about guitars, guitar playing, guitar equipment, anything and everything guitar.

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Keith H.

Anaheim, CA

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Christopher S.

Los Angeles, CA 90039

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Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Hello, my name is Christopher Soto. I am a Glendale based music teacher and songwriter. I've been teaching private and group music classes to all ages for the past 12 years. Whether you want to learn more chords, songs, scales, music theory, technique or just want to become a better musician, I can help you make your journey from beginner to advanced much faster while keeping it FUN and practical.

About Christopher

Hi friends, my name is Christopher S. I'm a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter. I started playing music at the age of 5 and started teaching music by the time I was 17. After years of live stage experience and studying at Musicians Institute, I began to teach professionally at various schools and music education companies. I have always had a love for helping others reach their own musical goals. I am confident that I can help you become the musician you want to be, no matter what style of music you like, your skill level or your current musical understanding. Whether you want to learn more chords, your favorite songs, scales, music theory, technique or just want to become a better musician, I can help you make your journey from beginner to advanced much faster! My teaching method focuses on a fun and enjoyable learning experi

ence while keeping the student challenged enough to see measurable growth. I look forward to helping YOU reach your musical goals!

I regularly teach:
Rock, R&B, Blues, Metal, Funk, Gospel, Pop and some Jazz.
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Christopher S.

Los Angeles, CA

Dora P.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Private Acoustic Guitar Teacher

Hi! My name is Dora, I am a beginner guitar, cello, and voice teacher, who is great with kids! In every lesson we will work on an array of things like, learning on one of your favorite songs on your instrument, music theory, and technique. I am a young singer/songwriter myself, and love inspiring my students to make their instrument and musicianship their own, unique way!

About Dora

Hi! My name is Dora, I am a singer/songwriter, guitar and cello player! I was born and raised in Boston, MA but Los Angeles has been my home for the past six years. I absolutely love teaching, and inspiring my students to experiment with their sound and creativity. My lessons are custom to what the student enjoys and loves, but all of them include a mix of music theory and technique. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! (References available upon request)

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Tobe
"Greg has been working with two of our kids as they learn guitar. They went from not knowing how to play, to playing in front of groups leading worship in
our church groups in a few months. I appreciate Greg's work and direction for them. He has been awesome to work with."
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Nelly
"Daniel, is currently working with our 7 year old daughter. She is really enjoying her lessons and he does a great job working with her and making it fun."
Craig
"Eric is an awesome and very versatile instructor, teaching guitar, bass and drums to my three sons. They have been taking lessons from him for the last tw
o years and have come a long long way. Eric has got them from making a racket to playing the Beatles and Rush in my basement. I've been very impressed at not only how far they've come but also at the patience and experience Eric has in developing and bringing out the potential in these boys. I'm very happy at the results!"
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Katie
"I can’t say enough how happy I am to have Jarred giving lessons to my 10 year old son. Jarred is an amazing teacher who is so knowledgeable, patient, and
a wonderful teacher! My son looks forward to Jarred coming every week and has made leaps and bounds since starting lessons not too long ago. Jarred comes well prepared and organized to the lessons, and I am amazed at how far my son has come. I can’t recommend Jarred enough!"
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FRANK
"Brian is an excellent teacher. he is very knowledgeable in music."
Ira
"Russell is a True Professional and brings a whole new meaning to Musicianship!

I've had a passion for music my entire life and have taken lessons with
many different teachers. No one has come close to Russell's authenticity. He is Unique to say the least and extremely delicate in articulating step by step instructions on how to master guitar playing!

Just in a few lessons I'm already playing like a Pro! (at least I feel like one, haha) Never thought I would be playing with such ease!

I HIGHLY Recommend Lessons with Russell. Extremely Genuine, Patient and understanding of each individual student!

Thanks Russell!"
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Anjanette
"Donnie is awesome and so patient!"
Geoffrey
"It was nice to meet and begin lessons. David asked some good questions and we set some goals in advance. I look forward to learning a lot from David who i
s very welled versed in all styles of guitar repertoire."
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John
"I used to play some guitar when I was young, but I had never taken any lessons. When I played with other guitarists, mostly in church settings, I would p
lay simple cords and let the other guitarists cover up my mistakes. Now that I am 60 years old, I decided to make an effort at really learning how to play. I have only been taking lessons for 2 months, but Alex has been a great choice of instructors. He is familiar with the main type of music I like to play, contemporary worship music, and also is knowledgeable about Irish / Celtic music which I also love. He offers very helpful suggestions and instruction, and is very patient with the fact that I am 60 years old, and much of this, especially guitar tablature, is like learning a new language. Each lesson has some more insights and instruction to help me become a better player. I would recommend Alex to anyone looking for an instructor."
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