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Brian P.

27 Reviews
Culver City, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music from California State University, Los Angeles
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from City of Los Angeles
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Brian P.

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Brian has a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from California State University at Los Angeles and has been teaching classical guitar to students of all ages in the Los Angeles area for more than 20 years. Brian's special talent as a teacher of this challenging instrument is a unique ability that combines patience with enthusiasm and a deep appreciation of the genre to help his students learn, improve and achieve mastery of technique and develop their understanding of the repertoire. Students of all ages are welcome!

Below see Brian's teaching philosophy in his own words:

MY APPROACH:
I focus on four areas that I think are essential to being a good music teacher:

* the uniqueness of each student;
* the fact that enjoyment (fun!) maximizes learning;
* the importance of proper technique and an understanding of music theory to build self-confidence;
* the development of musicianship through performance.

EACH STUDENT IS UNIQUE:
My first interest with each new ...

About Brian

Brian discovered his talent and passion for teaching while still in college, and has been teaching guitar and piano in Southern California for over 20 years. Gifted at teaching students of all ages and abilities, he combines patience, creativity, imagination and boundless enthusiasm with solid prof

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Diane W.
Although this was my first lesson with Brian, he is a perfect match for me. He has a gentle, docile personality, good humored and very patient. He's especially great with beginners, older students and special needs individuals. In close proximity so he didn't have to travel far. His teaching style, for me, is very effective and he's a very nice person.
Mike S.
Brian is the best! Highly encouraging - especially for me as a beginner.
Jack
Brian was fantastic and the lesson was fun! Really pumped about my next lesson! I have some things to practice and I already feel like I can play some guitar!!
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Mike F.

7 Reviews
Camarillo, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike F.

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About Mike

If you would like to improve your guitar playing quickly, I can help out. I have been playing and teaching guitar for 30 years, including studio work for film and television. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from USC. I am also a former instructor at the Musician's Institute of

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Ayala G.
Great 1st lesson ! My daughter enjoyed learning to play the ukulele. Thank you, Mike ! Will see you soon.
Clayton H.
I was a brand new student, with very little experience, trying to teach myself online. When I realized that wasn't working I searched for an instructor and found Mike. He has a very patient demeanor, can play all styles, and most importantly is an easy going and fun instructor. He teaches what you want to play, and I have rather eclectic taste in music...... So if wasn't familiar with a band/song, he has the ability to listen to it and play it right on the spot. Mike has an exceptional ear! You can't go wrong with him, so give him a try! You'll be very happy you did
Vanessa G.
I signed up to play guitar for "The Sound of Music" with Burbank Community Theater, and after I got the music I realized I was way over my head. So, I went to Mike hoping to get a lot of help. He's amazing. First, he sight-read all of my music, which is crazy. Then he was able to simplify it for me so I could play it and still make it sound good. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't have been able to do the show. And now that I've done the show successfully I have a whole new range of skills on the guitar and playing the songs I love is way easier.

I'm so grateful for Mike and everything he's taught me!
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Steven S.

15 Reviews
Ventura, CA
Starting at $37
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from California State University, Northridge
  • Teaching since 1981
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Steven S.

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Classical guitar lessons are available for all ages, styles and skill levels. Beginners are encouraged to apply. Students will have fun while reaching their musical goals. Students are taught to be musicians and artists through the study of the classical guitar. In addition to correct form and technical studies, students will learn time honored works of guitar greats of many epochs. Applied music theory is also demonstrated. Also, I will work with the student
to create a REALISTIC practice schedule to fit their time schedule.

About Steven

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge and obtained his teaching credential from Cal Lutheran University. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, St

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Chris
Steven is an extremely well versed and educated guitar teacher. Both in person and online, Steven managed to meet the interests and push the knowledge of music notation no matter what style. My son became a confident player in a short amount of time due to Steven’s vast knowledge and experience. As a 20+ year schoolteacher myself, I really appreciate his student connection and teaching style. An all over excellent experience.
Thomas S.
Fun experience.
Fredrick B.
Steve is an exellent instructor. Easy going and brings a beginner like me to ease and motivated. Look forward to my next class!

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Tim K.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Drama, Music from Trinity University
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Tim K.

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I studied classical guitar at Trinity University under David Underwood. I taught classical guitar at Southside High School. I have had students score high rankings in UIL competitions.

About Tim (William)

My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 32 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have perform

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Bill B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Awarded Nominated Member from Who's Who Among America's Teachers
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Bill B.

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I offer personalized, in-depth private instruction covering all aspects of technique and musicianship. I have been teaching guitar for 40 years, and have taught on the Collegiate/Conservatory level for more than 20 years.

If you want to play Classical Guitar the right way, with a great sound, proper technique and stylistic interpretations, I will help you achieve your goals.

All levels are welcome!

About Bill

I currently maintain a private studio in my home south of Boston. If you want to play Classical Guitar the right way, with a great sound, proper technique and stylistic interpretations, I will help you achieve your goals. All levels are welcome! I served on the Guitar Faculty of The Bosto

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Brendon
I started lessons with Bill to learn classical guitar after 5 years of self-taught electric and steel string acoustic playing. My playing has improved immensely since I started working with him. Not only has he introduced me to classical guitar but he has taught me how to effectively practice to constantly improve. Bill has a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon and I cannot say enough good things. A++
Charles
I have been a classical guitar student of Bill's for the past 6 months. In retirement, I have decided to take what was an "off and on" affair with the classical guitar (I'm not a beginner) and, instead, commit the necessary time and energy to truly learning the instrument. These have been my first serious classical guitar lessons. Prior to these lessons, I was entirely "self-taught" which means I created a whole bunch of bad habits for myself and was not progressing at all. Bill refers to me as a "remedial" student which I think is a perfect description of my playing. Through Bill, I have learned proper technique which, in turn, has improved my tonality and musicality with the classical guitar. Bill has identified my bad habits, broken them down, shown the proper way to overcome them and makes sure I don't "back-slide" into my bad habits again. Bill paces the lessons according to ability, not covering material that's too advanced while still ensuring that the lesson is challenging. In each lesson, Bill is positive, encouraging yet kindly critical so that I know I am making progress yet always aware of what areas I need to work on. Bill has the right "make-up" for a teacher and I am pleased, and without reservation, to give Bill a 5 star rating.
Steve
I have been a student of Bill's for almost three years. Bill's teaching is characterized by clarity of expression, high standards, patience and an upbeat and pleasant disposition. He is always clear and direct when explaining the technical aspects of playing- no matter how complex the matter at hand. He holds you (and himself) to a high standard- no shortcuts- you learn to do it right. Yet he is so pleasant to be with that every minute of every lesson is truly enjoyable. Every time I leave I am ready to practice and can't wait to return.
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Karen R.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude Honor from Grand Canyon University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Karen R.

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I teach the very basics in playing the classical guitar such as how to hold the guitar, correct finger placement, picking and strumming techniques, learning notes on the guitar, reading tablature, guitar scales, music theory, and learning to play simple classical songs. I have been playing the guitar since I was 10 years old and have had a great deal of experience playing all genres of music including Classical music.

About Karen

Karen R. was born and raised in a musical family in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Karen has loved to sing and play instruments almost all of her life, and became passionate about music early in her childhood. She has played 7 instruments proficiently including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele,

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Steven W.
Karen is very patient with me. Her soft voice and gentle create the perfect environment for learning
Dawson J.
Really nice and very patient with me. Made feel comfortable and not pressed.
Chelsea and Natalie R.
Today was our first lesson. Karen was on time and professional, and also very personable. She took the time to see what level each of my girls was at. I like that she teaches theory along with playing.

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The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Westlake Village 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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"My 9 year old really loves his guitar lessons with Dan. Dan has inspired him to learn new songs and to keep practicing, which can be challenging at this age. Lessons with Dan are the highlights of my son's week. Dan is always on time and we never had any issues with scheduling. We both highly recommend Dan."
Natalia
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Daniel E.
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from David N.
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"Great Person....fantastic musican....as a soloist and in the band....the best guitarist i know...especially in the classical and latin amercan skills... a teacher with best pedagogical skills...
Honestly "the best you can get""
Hans
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Juan P O.
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"KJ is a great teacher to work with any skill level. From teaching the core of the instrument to polishing up a piece for a concert, KJ can provide the instruction to help you get the most out of your instrument."
Anthony
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"I took lessons from Trevor Perrmann for about 3 years, and I have learned a lot. In that time, I had lessons from Trevor in Classical Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar (everything from pop to jazz), and I also learned a lot about music theory. I've taken music lessons from 5 different teachers, and my lessons with Trevor were some of the most productive and fun in my life."
Noah
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"John is a great teacher—very patient with me as a beginner in the classical guitar. I highly recommend him as a teacher!"
Mary
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations."
Norman Griswold
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kevin F.
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"I really enjoyed my first lesson. Looking forward to working with Joey!"
Alice
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph R.
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"Classical guitar lessons with David

Off and on since my 20s I've fooled around with guitar lessons but never lasted very long. I am 62 now. I relayed this to David and he laid out an organized plan for systematic improvement. But he was very honest with me about the importance of good practice habits. I've been with him almost 5 months and showing progress. His enthusiasm and patience is appreciated. Thanks, Dave."
Frank
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David M.
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"Alejandro is a great instructor, really knowledgeable and motivational. I started lessons with him as a beginner and I have made a lot of progress."
Joe
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Alejandro L.
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