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About Nasim M.

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Canoga Park, CA

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I've been teaching piano and voice for more than 13 years now and I love to combine my energy and passion for music with the enthusiasm and positive energy that different students with different personalities and musical ideas bring to the lessons. This always makes lessons the most enjoyable and useful for both children and adults. I started playing the piano when I was only 4 years old and have performed many recitals and group concerts in different countries around the world.

About Nasim
I am specialized in all different genres of piano music, from classical to pop and jazz.
I am also specialized in classical singing method, Solfege as well as ear training.
I love to combine my energy and passion for music with the enthusiasm and positive energy that different students with different personalities and musical ideas bring to the lessons. This always makes lessons the most enjoyable and useful for both children and adults.
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Sandor S. May 29, 2017
· Piano · In home
Basin was on time, very knowledgeable about music, and helped me improve from the first lesson.
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Nasim M.

Nasim M.

Canoga Park, CA 91303
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San Marino, CA
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I've been teaching piano since 2002, and started using the Simply Music method since 2009. It's a breakthrough program in a shared or group lesson setting that has students of all ages playing great-sounding blues, contemporary, classical and accompaniment pieces - immediately - from their very first lessons!

About Emily
Emily is a Certified Simply Music Piano Teacher, and Licensed Kindermusik Educator and Avatar® Master.

She has been offering piano lessons, music theory, aural skills, and sight-reading to students ages four and up since 2002.

Emily studied with Professor Dennis Thurmond at the University of Southern California, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance.

She is also a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California.

In addition to piano, Emily also teaches a music and movement class for children newborn to 7 years old called Kindermusik. She currently teaches Kindermusik classes in Little Acorn Montessori Academy in Alhambra, and in City Recreations of San Gabriel, Pasadena, Arcadia and South Pasadena.

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Emily C.

Emily C.

San Marino, CA 91108
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$36 / 25-min

About Shannon K.

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Cerritos, CA
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I hold a bachelor's of music degree in piano from the University of Southern California. I've been teaching for over 15 years and have been a member of the Music Teacher's Association of California for the same length of time. I teach songs, technique/scales, sight reading, theory, and improvisation. Students are encouraged to take part in 2 studio recitals a year as well as MTAC evaluations in March of each year. There are also special festivals and recitals within MTAC in which eligible students may play. I also work with adult students or those wishing to explore music in a more "free" and less structured environment.

About Shannon
I hold a master's in voice from CSUF and a double bachelor's in piano and voice from USC. With over 13 years of experience as a private voice and piano instructor I have had the privilege of helping many students achieve their musical goals. As a member of MTAC and NATS, I enter many students in Certificate of Merit, Student Evaluation Program, and other festivals. For pianists, I work on songs, scales, theory, ear training and sometimes improvisation. For singers, we work on a breath-based breathing technique and songs that reinforce good singing habits but that are also engaging for the singer. We also work on sight singing and theory.Though my training is mostly in classical music, I do work on other styles with my students.

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For pianists, I recommend the Premier Alfred piano course, or for older beginners/ad
ults, we use Adult Piano Adventures. I also recommend purchasing a scale/technique book and a theory book.

For singers, please bring a recording device (phone is ok) so that you may later practice the exercises which we learn in the lesson.

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I have a Baldwin grand piano as well as an electronic piano in my studio. For budding pianists, I offer instruction with Piano Marvel software.
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Alexa king October 28, 2016
· Opera Voice · In studio
Very helpful and encouraging!
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Tiffany C. October 21, 2016
· Singing · In home
Shannon is very knowledgeable and has great suggestions for warm ups. I love that she has a room for lessons, plays piano, and can lead her lessons that way. She sings great too and gives an example of what to sing while coaching. She's a great instructor!
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Rodolfo Z. August 24, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Shannon is great! She is patient and gives helpful tips to improve your singing.
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Shannon K.

Cerritos, CA 90703
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About Zach R.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Mostly jazz piano and jazz harmony. Limited basic piano technique.

About Zach
I have been teaching trumpet, music theory, jazz harmony, jazz piano, and music composition to students of all ages since late 2008. I work very well with young, beginning students as well, and can teach all levels.

I am a touring trumpet player currently working with SAINT MOTEL, and have experiences performing and touring all over the world. In addition to excellent musical education, I apply lessons I have learned from travel that I find truly help as an educational supplement.

Working at UCLA for my degree in music performance has taught me what it takes to be a good teacher, and I am patient, understanding, and believe there's no greater feeling than watching my students flourish. I like to take the time to get to know my students, and plan lessons around their individual needs, rather than plug them into a system set in ston
e. I have a routine I do, that I will start students with, but am very open to modification based on student needs/desires.

I perform jazz professionally in Los Angeles, and have spent time touring in playing in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Macedonia, Canada, and have performed or led groups internationally at the Umbria Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Tuscia Jazz Festival, the Angel City Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. You can hear my original compositions and playing on bandcamp or soundcloud.
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FA March 13, 2016
· Piano · In home
Perfect. My daughter is so happy. This teacher is very nice. He teaches very well.
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ali January 26, 2016
· Trumpet · In home
Prompt. Courteous. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Thrilled to have found him and eager for more lessons.
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Luke J. September 23, 2015
· Trumpet · In home
He was great
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Zach R.

Los Angeles, CA 90024
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About Daniel G.

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San Diego, CA

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I have a method that produces immediate success at playing songs a system that includes finger exercises scales chords and musical education to make learning faster and more fun

About Daniel
Music lessons should be fun and focus on what you want! I am willing to travel to you or welcome you to my studios: Reseda pr Canoga Park. I travel to homes San Diego and Los Angeles Counties.
What is your goal? School or Church choir? Musical programs?Learn to Cantor or lead songs at Church/Synagogue? Disney careers, rock/pop bands? Becoming a professional or just for personal enrichment!! I am able to help you move closer to reaching that dream!!! I am a graduate of USD with a B.A. in Philosophy with an emphasis in musical performance. I also hold a Masters degree, completed California Teaching Credential Curriculum from Chapman University and completed Doctoral Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. I studied voice, guitar and piano classes throughout grade school, high school, college and post-graduate
training. I specilized in vocal training with Robert Austin and in San Francisco with Richard Nichol of the Garcia-Marchesi Institute. I sang with the Palm Beach Florida Opera Company. I am a tenor with a 3.5 octave range. I also sang and performed in Musicals and Operas and Sacred Oratorios from Maui to Florida. I am the proud "dad" of two high school aged children who are excellent students!
I teach voice (beginner to professional levels), guitar (acoustic and electric: beginners to Intermediate) and basic piano. I have been teaching private lessons for 7 years. I also offer voice or guitar classes at St. Cecelia's School of Music in Canoga Park, and privately in my home Reseda. I focus my instruction on "correct" breathing and proper singing. My time-tested techniques will improve and protect your voice from injury.and produce a beautiful tone and wonderful performance. I teach guitar chords, reading standard musical notation as well as tablature. For beginning piano students of all ages I teach you how to read music, play scales, strenghten your finger strength and play cords and song.
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Caroline M. August 8, 2017
· Guitar · In home
If I could give 10,000 stars I would! Daniel is an amazing, ( incredibly patient), fun, great teacher! He is charasmatic and is able to make everything fun so you never feel like you're bored! He is so kind, and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone who wants to learn guitar!
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Ron June 18, 2017
· Singing · In home
Daniel is a fantastic voice teacher and coach. My style of choice is mostly rock/blues, as I've been playing guitar forever, but only this year began to sing. He has taught me the correct way, recommended teaching material, and now that I'm recording, is helping me find my own voice. I think he could help anybody in most any other style too. He's the best.
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Rahul June 14, 2017
· Singing · In home
I'm 25 and had never learned singing in my life, but wanted to surprise my girlfriend (a singer herself) as part of a proposal. Mr. G was an extremely experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive teacher who carefully considered my strengths and weaknesses to deliver a personalized training plan. In a few months after being a total beginner, I was ready and the proposal was extremely successful. I cannot thank him enough for this wonderful gift, and I continued lessons since because I enjoyed his exceptional teaching. 10/10 would recommend.
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Daniel G.

Daniel G.

Reseda, CA 91335
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Fullerton, CA

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I teach beginning basics, that will get you playing easy songs today!

About Stephen
Hello my name is Steve Layton,
I am 34 years old and I have been playing trombone and bass guitar for over twenty years, and I also play other instruments as well. I have extensive experience as a touring musician and performing musician with several rock/pop groups over the years. I am currently finishing my BA in music Education at California State University Fullerton. I also perform in the top groups at the University. I will bring the best out of your playing, take a lesson with me, and you will get better! I have years of experience that you can tap into, in order to reach musical goals. For more info go to www.dpsteve.com
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Michael Rodriguez August 11, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Really like Steve's teaching ! Very easy and simplified instruction.Thank you ! Can't wait for the next Lessons.
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Michelle F. August 1, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Wonderful piano teacher and thank you for extending your tolerance and patience with me stephen. Looking forward to playing wonderful music lessons. Thank you take lessons you guys are awesome.
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Kathryn April 15, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Teacher was great
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Stephen L.

Stephen L.

Fullerton, CA 92831
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About Lisa Marie B.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Traditional and Modern mix of technique, scales and chords. Reading music as well as learning by ear. Patterns and Singing. Using percussion instruments to solidify rhythms.

About Lisa Marie
Professional Opera Singer, Music Director and classroom teacher for 16years. Currently Healthy Lifestyles Coach with the YMCA, Fingerprints/CPR/1st Aid updated.
Masters Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Lisa Marie B.

Lisa Marie B.

Los Angeles, CA 90020
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$42 / 30-min

About Melody M.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I enjoy teaching introductory piano. Introducing my students to piano is both fun and challenging. I fondly remember my first lessons. The process of discovering music, piano and the theory of it all is exciting. So let's have a fun and musical summer.

About Melody
Hello future students. Are you ready to have fun? Building vocal skills can be challenging and exciting at the same time. I continue to learn, although i majored in music with a concentration in voice. I continue to school myself this time at at AVC college. I have been on various tours in and out of the country. Keeping yourself fit and properly trained allows many opportunities for the future. So, come on ready, set, SING
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Melody M.

Melody M.

Los Angeles, CA 90049
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$50 / 30-min

About Sean T.

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Walnut, CA

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I'm 19, but don't let it fool you and make you think that I'm not well-trained enough or not experienced enough! I have TONS of experience dealing with students of all ages, and I've taught for almost 5 years now going into my second year of college at UCLA. I major in Piano Performance! Piano is my passion, but teaching others and watching them grow and develop as a musician is just as rewarding as performing before a crowd. I'm sure I can help you with whatever needs you may have.

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Hi!

My name is Sean and I'm a sophomore at UCLA! I major in piano performance and economics, and currently seeking to apply the skills I've learned in my 15 years of learning from some of the world's greatest musicians and to spread that knowledge to my students. I'm young, but eager to prove that I am just as capable to teach if not more. I have had tons of experience teaching students of all ages, and have seen each of my students grow and develop as his/her own unique artist.

Awards that I have won are included below!
2006
• SYMF Chopin Mazurka 3rd place
• CAEA 1st place

2007
• SYMF Open Solo 1st place
• SYMF Chopin Etude 2nd place
• CAEA Silver Award Young Pianist Competition
• Royal School Grade completed at age 9

2008
• SYMF Chopin nocturne 1st place
• SYMF Chopin waltz 1st place
• SYMF Classical sonata 1st pl
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• Los Angeles Japanese American Association 1st place
• Long Beach Mozart Competition Winner

2009
• SYMF Baroque category 1st place
• Chinese American Association Platinum Award
• Long Beach Mozart Competition 1st place

2010
• MTAC Sonata and Sonatina Branch 1st place
• Scholarship Award at MTAC Los Angeles Branch 2nd place
• Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition 1st place
o Performed at Carnegie Hall as a result of winning this competition
• Teachers College and University 1st place
• UDACS Annual Young Musician 1st place
• Los Angeles Liszt International Piano Competition 1st place
• SYMF Chopin etude 1st place
• SYMF Chopin open solo 1st place
• SYMF Chopin open concerto 1st place

2011
• Glendale Piano competition honorable mention
• Los Angeles Young Pianist Competition 1st place
• MTAC Contemporary Piano Competition 1st place
• San Diego Salon Concert with Lang Lang
• Virginia Waring International Piano Competition Semi-finalist
• Mt. Sac solo piano concert

2012
• Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition Semi-finalist
• SYMF Chopin Long Works 1st place

2013
• Glendale Piano Competition 1st place
• SYMF Chopin Scherzo 1st place

2014
• Glendale Piano Competition 1st place
• Spotlight Awards semi-finalist
• Scholarship Awards 1st place
• SYMF Chopin Ballade 1st place
• MTAC Piano Competition 1st place
• San Jose International Piano Competition 2nd prize
• Participated in the Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany and was featured on the German weekly

2015
• Bach Festival finalist for Well-Tempered Clavier
• Invited to Cortina, Italy for a series of concerts and masterclasses

2016
• Invited to Perugia, Italy for a series of concerts
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Sean T.

Walnut, CA 91789
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Los Angeles, CA

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Learning to play the piano requires practice. Often you hear, "Practice makes Perfect." Wrong! Practice makes permanent. In your lesson, I will teach you how to practice the right way to get the best result in the least amount of time. I want your technique to advance rapidly, so you can play the music you've always wanted to play!

About Sean
Master of Fine Arts Piano Performance, Tulane University

I love life, and piano is a huge part of my life. I teach students of all ages and levels, and I'm looking forward to finding talented, passionate, and hard-working students here. I am very proud of receiving my Master of Fine Arts in Piano Performance under world renowned concert and recording artist, Faina Lushtak (Moscow Conservatory).

In their lessons, students are taught how to approach every piece of music confidently, economically, and artistically. I help my students reach the highest level of taste and musicianship, and my teaching methods propel students to learn more difficult repertoire in less time. My Master’s Thesis focused on the dynamic, interdependent relationship between movement and sound. Deconstructing piano technique into simple choreographic units
helps students learn faster and play more expressively. I also teach the fundamentals of music theory through electronic music composition, if the student is interested.

Ultimately I want this to be fun, but I require dedication, consistent practice, and a positive attitude. Parents, don't worry! Every student has a unique way of balancing hard work and having fun. Students of all ages will be encouraged to participate in competitions and the year end recital.

Let me tell you more about me! I am crazy about traveling! Some of my favorite places around the world are Siem Reape in Cambodia, Gotland in Sweden, and Kalymnos in Greece. One of my favorite things about traveling is seeing all the inspiring artwork made by the amazing, diverse people living on this planet.

Schedule your first lesson today! I can't wait to meet you!
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Diana July 26, 2017
· Classical Piano ·
Sean is an extremely talented pianist and teacher, with very effective teaching methods. What I really like about Sean is he is extremely patient and encouraging. He doesn't make you feel bad about your mistakes and is really there to help you and support you. He is always challenging me to be better and knows the steps it takes to become an excellent piano player. I have learned so much from him and am truly grateful for all the time he has spent teaching me to become a better player! Sean is truly the best Piano Teacher!
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Zoey July 23, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
Sean is a world class instructor. Sean was patient and attentive ensuring I mastered a skill or song before we moved on. His knowledge of playing shines through as he is teaching, while infusing joy with the practice. My confidence in playing has grown tremendously since taking lessons with Sean and I highly recommend him for your future lessons! Sean is a wonderful instructor, pianist, and friend.
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Sudan July 22, 2017
· Classical Piano · In home
Fantastic experience. Sean was incredibly atuned to my goals. I'll definitely be working with him again.
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Sean K.

Los Angeles, CA 90026
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