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Russell S.

20 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $120
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Music Theory from Las Vegas High School
  • Teaches Advanced
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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 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 c

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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
Julius
Not sure how many lessons it takes to see results but ok so far timely and great person probably need several more lessons to get singing results
Erik B.
Outstanding - very practical and professional

Alex P.

16 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $35
  • Music Performance from USC Thornton School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Alex P.

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With a Bachelor's in Music for Guitar Performance from the USC Thornton School, I can teach you just about anything you're looking to learn, from classical to pop to jazz, songwriting to shredding!

About Alex

I have been playing music since I was 7, and now play the guitar, bass, violin, piano, and I also sing. By the time I entered the University of Southern California, I had released my first album of original music, toured the west coast with my own band, toured internationally to China, Canada, Fran

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Rock C.
Awesome
Kathy B.
Amazing !!!
Jax
Alex is great! Classically trained musician, very easy to get on with, knows his stuff. Highly recommend.

Erick B.

North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Nominated for Best Music from Madrid International Music Festival
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Erick B.

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When studying acoustic guitar we'll explore basic theory, harmony, learn chords and songs, and explore techniques such as strumming and finger-style picking amongst other things.

I love tailoring my lessons to my students' specific needs. I have experience teaching students who have performed on tour in styles ranging from pop, rock, latin, even mariachi! :) Can't wait to jam with you!

About Erick

*** Lesson Details *** I have 15 years of music teaching experience and I have learned how to explain what seems "complicated" in the most effective and simple manner. My philosophy is that music must make us happy. We have to enjoy the process of learning, practicing, and performing music. It it

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Doyle B.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • B. S. in Music Education from Pensacola Christian College
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Hobe Sound Bible College
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Doyle B.

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I have been teaching guitar for 6 years. I have an earned Masters degree in music and enjoy teaching students of all ages. I am happily married with 5 children at home--4 of them are musicians as well (the youngest is 4).. Students will quickly learn not only the basics of music theory, but will be playing songs as early as their first lesson. It is extremely rewarding watching students have fun, excel, and fall in love with making music. I presently teach music at 3 schools (1 college) and only have a few lessons slots available. I look forward to working with you.

About Doyle

Hello, my name is Doyle B. and I am eager to help you reach your goals! I've been teaching private lessons since 1992 and have loved helping my students win competitions at the state level, learn how to advance rapidly on their instrument, and fall in love with making music. I have 3 earned degrees

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JoeIsaac
Great first lesson!!
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John P.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • B.M. Jazz Studies from Michigan State University
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John P.

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Versatile Jazz educated musician. Strong focus on Improvisation for all genres as well as the understanding and application of music theory and melodic/harmonic language. Read and write music notation or tablature while growing your musical ear to better hear chord qualities, chord changes, melodies, and rhythms. Professional audio and video set up to allow the best experience possible.

About John

I received my B.M. in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University in 2018 on guitar studying with one of the best Jazz faculties in the world. My main focus is in Jazz but more importantly the jazz mindset and perspective. This has allowed me to excel in any genre I play. I currently teach all styl

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Mary
John Peters is a great instructor, I have worked with him for a long time. He was my first instructor and I started knowing nothing about guitar and now I feel pretty confident and have continued lessons with him and now I’m learning about jazz and blues.

Mandel L.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Mandel L.

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For the beginner we start learning immediately, by choosing what guitar and why. The different methods of sitting with the guitar, as well as standing.We then go over tuning your instrument, these things make us more familiar with the instrument. We then learn new songs by playing either chords (harmony) or melodic lines, (melodies or scales). The beginner will also learn to use "proper technique" which includes playing on fingertips, thumb placement for the fretting hand and other approaches. The picking hand techniques include and are not limited to finger picking, or the use of the plectrum.

For intermediate player it's all about theory and practice. This level of student will learn scale and chordal theory, and apply them to existing songs as well as learning the new songs with the theory in mind. More advanced picking techniques and the ability to know when to use what picking approach when reading the the rhythm figures on the staff. Knowledge of song composition is ...

About Mandel

Mandel Music Instructor and Performer Germantown MD. Career Objective Contribute to the success and direction of dedicated musicians, of all ages and levels, by encouraging and engaging them into learning to play music, entailing the presentation of music through listening, reading sheet m

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Nora
- Mr Mandel is the most patient instructor, which is good since he's dealing with an 8 year old girl who's not sure she even wants to play an instrument. Somehow, he manages to instruct and motivate her even when she'd rather be playing computer games.
- I also take lessons from him- I've got a music background but had no previous experience with the guitar before and Mr Mandel was able to adapt his teaching style to accommodate that nicely.
-I highly recommend him!
Claire
I am an adult who began guitar as an adult and I have taken lessons with Mandel for nearly a year. He is the single best music instructor I have ever had. He is incredibly knowledgeable and versatile, welcomes questions, and will take time to explain anything even if it interferes with his planned lesson. He is encouraging and incredibly professional. I leave every lesson ready to try again and encouraged to keep practicing. I highly recommend him as a guitar and music theory instructor.
Patrick
Mandel is an excellent guitar teacher, and is very professional at his craft. He shows patience and works with you effectively throughout every 30 minute session! Thumbs up!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Westlake Village, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Westlake Village is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"I cannot recommend Billy enough. I studied jazz improvisation with Billy for three years, and later returned to study Brazilian guitar and Piedmont-style finger picking with him. I had been playing for more than twenty years when I started studying with him and he not only helped me improve my playing technically and creatively (on electric and nylon stringed guitars) but also expanded my knowledge of theory and helped me develop new approaches to composing and arranging. I am still working with the material he gave me and take lessons from him whenever my schedule allows."
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Took Guitar lessons from Billy N.
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"My two teenage boys really enjoy Aaron's lessons and are having great success. He has a great methodical approach to learning that both makes sense, is easy to follow and practice, and is effective. The boys have fun and enjoy his patience and how he reviews what was learned and practiced from previous lessons."
Logan & Evan
Took Guitar lessons from Aaron D.
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"I really enjoy taking lessons with Ryan! He took time to really listen to and understand what my goals are and is helping me work towards them, which is no small feat for a complete beginner. He explains new concepts in ways I can understand and I feel comfortable asking for clarification if there is something I'm having trouble with. He also gives me a variety of different exercises (chords, scales, picking, strumming, full songs) to keep things interesting and to keep me engaged. I also like that he adds in a little music theory so that I know why I'm doing what I'm doing. In all Ryan is kind, chill, accommodating, talented, and thoughtful, so I would definitely recommend him as a teacher."
Liz
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan B.
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"Jonah is a great teacher. He's patient and easy going. I immediately got the feeling that he loves playing the guitar and that spirit is motivating."
Scott Lindenbaum
Took Guitar lessons from Jonah R.
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"My kids are really happy with his teacher"
Jordano
Took Guitar lessons from Ben H.
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"I took lessons from William for approximately three years before work-life squelched my personal guitar playing aspirations. William was a wonderful teacher with whom I still stay in touch. He was willing to share with me as much theory as I could handle, in addition to a diverse exposure to blues, jazz, rock, and from time to time, seduced my ear and stretched my playing aspirations by having me dabble in some classical (fingering techniques). He also exposed me to various musical genres through listening sessions to keep me motivated and present to me endless aural possibilities to which to aspire. I believe I could take a life time of lessons from William and never get bored. He is also a subject matter expert in all types of gear: guitars, strings, and equipment. He, during my tutelage under him, had numerous guitars of all types, makes and models (which he would occasionally allow me to play). I miss my lessons and hope he will be active teaching, when I am able to retire, so as to resume my learning adventure."
Rudy
Took Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Mandel is an excellent guitar teacher, and is very professional at his craft. He shows patience and works with you effectively throughout every 30 minute session! Thumbs up!"
Patrick
Took Guitar lessons from Mandel L.
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"I've had the pleasure of learning from a couple of good teachers in my time. These were instructors with a clear fervor for music and a deft hand at instruction. Then there's Jared. With a calm and joyful persistence, one that not only holds onto an organic passion for music but one that also understands the unique challenges of the pupil, he guides the student through inevitable missteps and atonal chaos with a firm grace. His warmth and humor, coupled with a serious depth of music knowledge, are a must for the aspiring musician or the hobbyist. Whether your aims include songwriting, composition, or just plucking away in the garage, Jared's bespoke formula works. And, it's a joy while one partakes.

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Aaron
Took Guitar lessons from Jared C.
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Jordan Waits
Took Guitar lessons from David C.
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"Great Teacher for kids

My 11 year old son is taking lessons with Phil and he is a great teacher. He is very patient and explains thing well but doesn't dwell on things my son had already learned from a different teacher. He also does a good job of motivating my son to learn more and practice by teaching him songs that my son picked out."
Kendall
Took Guitar lessons from Phillip Z.
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