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Elise W.

Elise W.

5(11)
Elise strives to provide students with the foundation and knowledge to explore every nuance of their own artistic journey. Artists should be nurtured to be educated and well rounded in order to form refined opinions about the crafts they choose to pursue and study. Elise develops, elevates and hones in on the student’s natural ability and talents in order to create a confident individual ready to conquer the endeavors needed to become a successful vocalist, pianist, actor or dancer.
$1$42
/30 mins
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Christa H.

Christa H.

5(10)
Fingering technique, Time and Rhythm mastery, Phrasing, Memorization strategies, Music theory, Sightreading skills and more!
$1$40
/30 mins
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Dr. Regina G.

Dr. Regina G.

5(14)
I have been teaching piano for over twenty years, with many of my students participating in international competitions and regularly receiving state honors from the Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC). Teaching is truly more than a career for me - it is a passion that guides my interaction with all of my students, no matter their age and skillset. If in addition to pursuing piano as a hobby, you would like to participate in the MTAC Certificate of Merit examinations and earn credit for your studies, you are more than welcome to do so. As a member of the MTAC, my students boast a 100% pass rate (with the vast majority receiving perfect scores on both the performance and music theory sections). If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Can't wait to meet you! :-) *Please Note* Online-only piano classes are only available to students who have prior experience. I do not recommend complete beginners to start fully online, as there are beginners' nuances that are much better addressed in-person!
$1$95
/30 mins
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Laurel S.

Laurel S.

4.9(38)
Receive a quality education on a broad range of skills, from a professional performer. You'll learn many different styles of music from classical to contemporary, as well as music reading, playing by ear, chords, and theory. If your focus is classical repertoire, I have the knowledge to truly refine your technique and guide you to excellence in artistic expression.
$1$70
/30 mins
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Bill T.

Bill T.

4.8(48)
The piano is often referred to as the instrument every musician should start off learning. The way it is laid out makes it very easy to see how music works and how everything fits together. Wether you're just starting out or picking it back up after a while, I can help you reach your goals! In lessons, we'll be sure to cover all the basics of harmony, technique, and rhythm to ensure a solid foundation to build upon. I tend to teach these concepts through the use of various etude/method books and exercises to ensure a well rounded approach to learning in order to become a more well rounded musician.
$1$100
/30 mins
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Russell S.

Russell S.

4.9(23)
If you are ready to start taking your music skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument or subject matter themselves. My name is Russ and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 15. I have a Platinum #1 Billboard charting record under my belt, worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Red Velvet, Lifehouse and more; and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Feel free to browse my official website for a full list of credits. Want to learn to shred guitar? Produce beats? Write your own songs? Dive into theory? Record yourself? This page is the one stop shop. Feel free to reach out with any requests or questions!
$160
/60 mins
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Brian P.

Brian P.

4.8(28)
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 professional training and experience. Brian also has over 10 years experience teaching piano and guitar to blind and autistic students. A lifelong musician, Brian received his first musical training at the age of 4 and 5 years when his actor/singer Dad and musically talented Grandma taught him to sing and play the mandolin. He began piano lessons at age 5, and formal guitar instruction at the age of 10 years. By the time he was a 14-year-old high school student, Brian was performing as lead guitarist in rock bands around Southern California, developing mastery of rock guitar and blues performance and improvisation. Brian went on to complete a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from California State University, Los Angeles. Passionate about all kinds of music, Brian's studies include choral music and conducting, Gregorian chant (at the Monastery of St. Pierre de Solesmes, France), and Master Classes with Andrés Segovia and Christopher Parkening. In 1984, he participated as a member of the Honor Choir for the ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, which included recording of original music by Philip Glass for the Olympic Games under the direction of David L. Wolper and Mr. Glass. As a jazz guitarist, Brian continues to grow musically in association with his colleagues of the Naomi Jazz Group, and other close musical friends who include students of the late, great Ted Greene. *** Lesson Details *** METHOD BOOKS: FOR PIANO: Faber & Faber Method Series Dozen A Day Technique series FOR GUITAR: STEEL STRINGS: Mel Bay, Alfreds Method Book CLASSICAL: Fredric Noad Julio Segraras Method JAZZ: Stanford Jazz Workshop The National Guitar Workshop's Jazz Guitar Method Series Real Easy Books: Beginning & Intermediate Levels 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 student is to discover how he or she learns, and then to apply appropriate teaching techniques to maximize their potential. I gear my lesson plans to the individual and strive to optimize the learning potential of the student. ENJOYMENT MAXIMIZES LEARNING: In a lesson with me you can expect to never be bored, to laugh a lot, learn a lot, be positively engaged emotionally and challenged intellectually. I believe that learning is maximized when the student is enjoying the experience, and is faced with challenges appropriate to their skill level. I aim to make learning music fun, choosing musical selections to learn in the style and genre that relate to the student's interests and aspiration. TECHNIQUE & UNDERSTANDING OF MUSIC THEORY TO BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE: When my students perform in concerts, recitals, juries, auditions, recording sessions or simply for friends and family, they have self-confidence because they know precisely the "how" and "why" of everything required to perform well. My goal with students is to build a solid foundation in instrumental technique and thorough understanding of Music Theory at their appropriate level. PERFORMANCE: On a monthly basis, all my students practice performing pieces they are working on during the lesson time, with family/friends as an audience if desired and appropriate, and/or using digital recording to help the student develop a critical ear for their own playing. *** Studio Equipment *** Music stands, guitar/s and guitar stands, Dynarelle cushion, footrests, Korg 88 fully--weighted digital keyboard, Zoom H4 digital recorder. As well, I have guitars and equipment both for teaching and performance of various styles, as below. Students will have the opportunity to learn about, play and become familiar with any of these instruments/equipment according to their interests and skill levels. GUITARS: CLASSICAL: Ramirez Model 1A Classical (professional concert level instrument) Cordoba (teaching/practice instrument) Hohner Acoustic (electric) ROCK: Fender Stratocaster (pre-CBS) Shechter Omen6 Shechter Elite Series C1 FOLK: Martin (steel string) Dobro JAZZ: Oscar Schmidt by Washburn (hollow body electric) Gibson SG (electric) OTHER EQUIPMENT: AMPS: Fender Twin reverb Pevey practice amp Rock amp Boss GT8 Effects Pedal *** Travel Equipment *** Guitar stands, guitar/s, Zoom H4 digital recorder. Generally I do not transport my Korg 88 keyboard to the student's home for lessons, but I can if necessary. However, I do require that piano students have their own piano/keyboard or at least reliable access to one for practice between lessons. Guitar students should also have their own guitar. I can advise on appropriate instruments and can help students find a suitable guitar for their learning level and price range.
$1$40
/30 mins
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Stephanie H.

Stephanie H.

4.9(201)
You will learn basic keyboarding skills, how to read music and learn theory to be more fluent on the piano.
$1$50
/30 mins
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