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Nils B.

33 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Dutch
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Guitar Institute of Technology from Musician's Institute
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Nils B.

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-Melodic & Rhythmic Music Notation
-Chord Construction & Circle of Fifths
-Chord Progressions (Diatonic Harmony, Modal Interchange, Secondary Dominants, etc)
-Melodies (Scales & Modes)

About Nils

Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, age 5 or 500, in my experience, with just a little bit of practice each day anyone can learn to play guitar. Maybe your goal is to simply learn to play your favorite songs or maybe you want to learn to write your own music, improvise, or perform live.

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Dillon L.
I started with Nils after self teaching through YouTube, and would consider myself about an intermediate. I hit a point in my playing where I no longer had a good idea of how to get where I wanted to go. Nils has been really helpful in giving me direction towards my goals and exploring new guitar concepts through songs. He has a wide knowledge and has encouraged me to learn multiple styles, as well as improvisation which I used to shy away from. It’s really been invaluable to have someone like Nils as a guide in your guitar journey
Anirban M.
Nils has been working with our son for a little over the past month, and we are very happy in finding such a talented teacher. Our son has some music background, having taken some guitar instruction in the past, so Nils was pretty quick to pick up on where he is musically and right off the bat work how to adjust to his needs. His lessons are a good mix of theory and application, and we can see how they (the lessons) are progressing in terms of complexity and reach. While we, the parents, are very happy to let them work out the lessons themselves, Nils has taken great care in keeping us in the loop, and we certainly appreciate that as parents. Certainly looking forward to how these guys progress!
Daniel
Nils is a great teacher. He has really advanced my music theory knowledge.

Alex P.

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

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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.
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Andrew P.

14 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Percussion/Music Education from University of Iowa
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Andrew P.

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Music theory can be very difficult. If you need help with high school or early college level theory assignments or general studying, I would love to help. I really do love music theory, even though many musicians despise it. It's one of the reasons I went to college for music composition! I love the language of music.

About Andrew

Hello! I've been teaching music full-time for the past 10 years. I graduated music school in 2008, holding a Bachelors in music from Columbia College Chicago, a thriving arts school in the heart of downtown Chicago. There, I primarily concentrated on music composition and guitar, while also studyin

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Matthew S.
Andrew is great. Friendly and definitely knows what he's doing. Looking forward to continuing with him.
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was very good
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Megan R.

129 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Music Education (Instrumental Emphasis) from Murray State University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Megan R.

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Music theory is one of my passions and one of my most successful collegiate classes. I also took and passed (with a 5), the AP music theory test as a high school student. I still have materials and would be happy to prepare students for that test or any personal goals for furthering theory understanding.

About Megan

Hello, Welcome to my profile. I am glad you are considering string lessons! I am currently accepting online or in-person students. I am a professional teacher as well as a cellist from the age of 9 and a violinist from the age of 18. I earned my bachelors degree in Music Education with an Ins

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Radha
We completed 5 cello online lessons with Megan and it has been great! At first, I was not sure how online classes will work, but I should say that it has been very rewarding from the convenience of our home. My son has picked up quite a few techniques in the last few classes and I hear good improvement! Megan is very friendly and encouraging. I intend to continue with Megan.
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Jon A.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • BA in Classical Guitar Performance from The College of Mt. St. Joseph
  • Awarded Blue Note Guitar Competition from The Blue Note
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jon A.

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I have studied music Theory under Philip Amalong at the college of mount Saint Joseph for 5 years as well as extensive studies on my own.

About Jon

I have been playing guitar since the age of 9. I have studied Classical, and Jazz at CCM's Prep Dept. in middle school and throughout high school as well as rock, folk, country etc. with other local teachers. I started teaching lessons at the age of 18 in local music stores and have never stopped

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Katie
Jon is AWESOME! His patient yet enthusiastic demeanor made my 9yr old look forward to her lessons, and really enjoy learning! I plan to continue with him as long as her interest holds!!!!
Natalie
We love what Jon has taught our son. Our son has progressed so much in the past couple of years, and still enjoys meeting with his teacher despite him being a teenager. When you find a good teacher, you do all you can to stay with them.
J.G. M.
At 52 years old, my wife treated to lessons for Christmas. I haven't played in 30 years. Although, I have had a few lessons with several different instructors back in my 20's, I never felt any direction. I always heard 'you got it. just keep playing'. Unfortunately, I stopped as nothing made sense.
I have learned a ton from Jon in only 5 lessons. Bits and pieces are all quickly coming together. I have a long way to go, but know more already than I ever have. Jon is fun, friendly, and has a great demeanor for teaching. If he has the patience to teach me, he's the right guy for you.
J.G.
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Todd A.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Associate's in Guitar Performance from Southwestern Illinois College
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded St. Louis' 9 Best Albums and 9 Best Songs of 2018 from Riverfront Times
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Todd A.

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How to read music, all of the intervals of an octave, how to build chords, what chords function together, how to analyze a piece of music and know what is happening harmonically.

About Todd

Hello! My name is Todd. I've been playing music for most of my life. My first instrument was a Casio keyboard when I was about ten years old but I moved over to guitar as a teenager and fell in love with it. I recently graduated from Webster University with a BA in music after receiving an AA in gu

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Rebecca C.
Rebecca C.
he is so nice so patient just the best teacher ever
Neha
Todd is wonderful! The lessons are always a combination of fun and challenging. I'm so engrossed in the lesson, 60 minutes just go right by. He's so patient and calm and encouraging, an ideal personality for a teacher.
Would highly recommend lessons with Todd to anyone who wishes to learn ukulele!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Whittier, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Whittier is $65. 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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$52 average
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"Man o' man. This brother right here is the truth. I was one of his very first students. I'm talkin' Rockman and Headphones playing over Satriani or Malmstein you name it he was playin' it and teaching not only technique but theory as well. I love you my brother. Big Young'n (Justin Parker)"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Mandel L.
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"Been learning the basics of music theory and its really helping me understand better for playing claronet!"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Wes C.
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"She is amazing I’ve been a student of hers for a year and I have learned so much from her! I’m sad to be leaving her but she has taught me a lot. I would definitely recommend her."
Grace
Took Music Theory lessons from Maureen K.
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"Ms. Carol is a great teacher. She is patient, kind and knowledgeable teacher. She makes sure that you understand every single thing. I enjoyed my first lesson with her a lot!😄"
Hanaa
Took Music Theory lessons from Carol K.
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"Gabbi is a great teacher! I appreciate her thorough approach to ensure you've mastered the basics in order to be truly successful and self-sufficient musically."
Aaliyah
Took Music Theory lessons from Gabbi C.
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"Richie is a thoughtful and flexible instructor"
Bob
Took Music Theory lessons from Richard D.
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"Gleb is a very knowledgeable and passionate instructor, able to explain complicated aspects of music theory in very simple terms. Highly recommended to anyone, regardless your level of proficiency or age."
Mike
Took Music Theory lessons from Gleb V.
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"Madeline was so friendly and helpful. She connected with me on a personal level through tutoring and we're still friends today! She helped me through my music theory classes in college and adapted to my learning styles easily. One of the sweetest people I know, thank you Madeline!"
Hannah
Took Music Theory lessons from Madeline H.
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"Very inspiring. Antonella helped me realize just how much I needed to learn. She did this in a very encouraging way. I'm looking forward to my next lesson"
Jim
Took Music Theory lessons from Antonella D.
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"Although, I've only worked with her for about 3 months, I have learned so much musically. Ms. Christine is very professional in her work. She's very passionate about her craft and loves teaching. She will go out of her way to check on my progress musically and see how I'm doing throughout the work week.

I'm very grateful for her dedication to the art of music. Anyone who is looking for a caring instructor; look no further than Ms. Christine."
Nancy
Took Music Theory lessons from Christine G.
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