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Christopher C.

Camarillo, CA

About Christopher

www.pianomancan.com

My name is Christopher, or Chris for short. I am a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist, and private tutor. I have taught private lessons in classical and contemporary piano performance, vocal performance, guitar performance, music theory, and musicianship to local students for the past 10 years. I currently have 36 weekly students all over Ventura County. I attended CSUN'€™s school of music where I received my Bachelor'€™s of Music in Music Composition. My other experience includes teaching at 2 different music studios (Perry Music Studios and Brookyln's Conservatory of
Music), teaching Confirmation classes to teenagers at St. Jude'€™s Catholic Church, and teaching English to Japanese high school students through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: My availability is very limited right now due to the amount of students I have, however please don't hesitate to message me requesting specific times that are currently unavailable -- I can often shuffle things around to accommodate different scheduling needs.

*** Lesson Details ***
My philosophy when it comes to doing anything with music is that it should be fun! Whether you're practicing a piece, playing with a band, writing something new, or even learning music theory, music is primarily about enjoying yourself and the others around you.

The best way to ensure that you enjoy yourself is to learn what you want to learn and play what you want to play. In addition to a standard curriculum, I want you to tell me what kind of music you're interested in and what kind of pieces you want to play! Do you love classic rock? Do you love pop? Blues? Jazz? Folk tunes? Opera? Or maybe you're a fan of the classical masters? Whatever the case may be, my number one goal is to make sure you're having fun while you develop your new talents.

I'm comfortable teaching students as young as 7 years of age, although I can teach even younger if they are especially well-behaved.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Blues, Jazz, Improv, Composition, Theory
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Hannah October 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Hannah loved her first lesson! She was really impressed with Christopher's teaching style.
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Sienna H. August 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Christopher Cohen is a first rate instructor. Our grandkids are learning how to play and loving every moment with Christopher. He has the skills to motivate and teach. He puts music in their hearts!! He is five stars.
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Audrey H. July 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Absolutely excellent. Christopher KNOWS how to teach children.
Totally motivating!
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Christopher C.

Christopher C.

Camarillo, CA 93012
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Ted M.

Moorpark, CA

About Ted

Ted M.
Guitarist, Composer, Producer, Luthier, Instructor, Engineer, Hopeless Gearaholic and Lion Tamer
Ted M. and his band released two albums in the early eighties to high critical acclaim and never looked back, launching a career that spans 30 years and encompasses the epitome of composition, production, performance, and now education, sales and luthiery skills.
Ted M. is a master technician and a compassionate guitar teacher who still performs live.
Ted M. is a dynamic personality and is, admittedly, a hopeless gearaholic who enjoys building, repairing and designing stage rigs for some
of the best guitarists in the business.

Discography:
1978 Robben Banks Independent Release
1979 Thunder On The Mountain KAZY compilation release
1981 Illustrated Victims Dagger Records
1983 Ted M. Dagger Records
1984 Artful Dodger Dagger Records
1997 L.I.T.A. Blue Hair Records 2000 Get A Life Get A Life Records
2000 Tornado Alley GAL Productions
2001 Workin It GAL Productions
2002 Ritmo Del DeSeo GAL Productions
2003 BadAss GAL Productions
2003 The World Within GAL Productions
2006 It Is What It Is Tree Daddy Records
2008 Magdalene, Woman Of Light MM productions 2010 EP Tree Daddy Records
2001-2003 Guitar and Amp Sales, Guitar Center, Arvada, CO. 2003-2004 Sales Rep Cornford Amps, United Kingdom 2003-2004 Sales Rep Rowan Guitars Garland, TX.
2009-Present 2012-Present
Western Tour Manager for Carl Verheyen Band Guitar Tech for Supertramp

Current Personal Gear Lineup
PRS Hollowbody II w/ Piezo
Tom Anderson Custom Cobra
USA Strat w/ Lollar pickups
PRS Singlecut
Custom Builds
Taylor 314
Carol Ann OD3r
Divided By Thirteen JRT 9/15
Amplified Nation 2x12 cab with EV12L and Jensen jet Alnico
Amplified Nation 1x12 w/Bludo voiced ASW KTS70
Strymon Timeline
Strymon Mobius
Axess Buffers
Radial Big Shot I/O Input Switchers
S.I.B. Varidrive Tube OD
Analogman K.O.T.
Rockbox Boiling Point
Fulltone Wah
TC electronic HOF Reverb
Peterson Tuners
Radial JDI Direct Box
Lehle Dual A/B/Y Switcher
Pedaltrain boards
Voodoo Lab 2 Power Supplies
Zaolla. Lava and George L Cables
Safe Case and New York Case CO. ATA Road Cases

The Day Jobs
Education and Certification
Red Rocks Community College-School Of Luthiery
2011-2012
Bill Lawrence, Instructor Dale Bruning, Instructor Carl Verheyen, Instructor
1963-1967 2000-2002
2011-present

*** Lesson Details ***
"My lessons incorporate not just the basic fundamentals of the instrument, but an insight and comprehensive journey into the art of making music and the business of ensemble production. This is augmented by time spent in the studio with students, recording their progress, giving them benchmarks and something to show for their efforts."

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music room: seating for parents, music stands, recording gear, spare amps.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my guitar and books and expect them to provide the same.

*** Specialties ***
I tailor each set of lessons with the personality and talent level of each individual student.
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Jeremy May 19, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Ted is extremely knowledgeable about music theory and is a talented guitarist. We had talked briefly before our first lesson so he could assess my goals...and he literally managed to fill in the missing pieces and get me the information that I needed in the very first lesson to be able to achieve my goal. It's an overwhelming amount of information, and now it's on me to silly what I've learned and practice, practice, practice! But in five short lessons my understanding of music has changed dramatically, and as a result, my playing has improved as well.

Thanks Ted!
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Jeremy May 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Ted is extremely knowledgeable about music theory and is a talented guitarist. We had talked briefly before our first lesson so he could assess my goals...and he literally managed to fill in the missing pieces and get me the information that I needed in the very first lesson to be able to achieve my goal. It's an overwhelming amount of information, and now it's on me to silly what I've learned and practice, practice, practice! But in five short lessons my understanding of music has changed dramatically, and as a result, my playing has improved as well.

Thanks Ted!
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Bill H. June 24, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Fantastic Instructor

Ted is a great instructor who adjusts the pace to match my capability, keeping it interesting and challenging. He has taught me about equipment design and theory as well as music theory and playing skills. Always an enjoyable time at lessons.
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Ted M.

Ted M.

Moorpark, CA 93021
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Davy S.

Pasadena, CA

About Davy

I am a full time percussionist, composer, installation artist, and recording engineer in Los Angeles and Eau Claire, WI!

I have an MFA in Music Composition/Experimental Sound Practices from CalArts in Los Angeles, and a BFA in Percussion and Music Composition from the university of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

I have worked with Grammy-winning artists Justin Vernon, Sean Carey, and Rob Moose, have performed at REDCAT (LA), the Milwaukee Sculpture Garden (WI), The Cedar Cultural Center (MN), and have played for composers Michael Pisaro, Amy Knoles, and more!

In addition to my work as a freela
nce music teacher and musician, I am the Lead Fellow for the CalArts AmeriCorps Saturday program at CalArts in Valencia. I oversee 10 CalArts Student instructors, teach music theory, composition, and electronic music, and work with students and parents to culminate our academic year with a massive outdoor concert in CalArts' Wild Beast Concert Hall!

Please visit davysumner.com to check out more of my original work and collaborations with other artists!
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Lisa P. May 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Davy is a exceptional teacher and very patience and understanding with me.
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Bailey D. March 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher. Davy is patient and easy-going. Absolutely fabulous. My daughter is looking forward to more lessons.
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Michelle M. September 28, 2014
Drum · In studio
Davy taught my 8 year old son this past summer. He is kind and patient, and excellent at explaining things. My son and I were both very happy with him and would recommend him to students of all ages.
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Davy S.

Davy S.

Valencia, CA 91355
(9)
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$29 / 30-min
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Scott S.

Newbury Park, CA

About Scott

I have been teaching private lessons since 1990 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home, or in my studio. I have helped students learn chords to accompany themselves when singing, learn rock, blues, and country lead guitar, and read music.

I have been playing guitar since 1968. I have enjoyed my life making music and love sharing my knowledge. I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals. My teaching style is fun, casual, and challenging.
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Jimmy September 13, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Scott is a fantastic teacher. He is very clear in his explanations and gives immediate feedback to help you avoid developing bad habits. I highly recommend him.
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Jennifer K. August 25, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is great! My daughter is leaning so much from him and looks forward to her weekly lessons.
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Jennifer K. August 24, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is great! My daughter is leaning so much from him and looks forward to her weekly lessons.
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Scott S.

Newbury Park, CA 91320
(18)
starting at
$39 / 30-min
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Gary G.

Simi Valley, CA

About Gary

I was an instructor at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood for 25 years and am now accepting private students at my home studio in Simi Valley. All experience levels are welcome. I will construct a lesson plan according to your wants and needs. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student or just someone who always wanted to rock out to your favorite song.
I will get you there quickly and effectively

Beginning lessons might include:
hand technique,
reading,
coordination
getting comfortable behind a drum set etc.
learning to play your favorite songs

Intermediate to advanced
lessons can include:
different styles,
odd groupings,
phrasing,
how to solo etc.
It all depends on your goals and desires.

Biography:
Born and raised in New Haven Connecticut Gary developed a passion for music and particularly drums at an early age. He studied with many different teachers in the New England area most notably Ed Soph.

In 1986 he packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles to attend the Percussion Institute of Technology at Musician’s Institute. While studying at PIT he also started working as the drum tech for the school.
During that time he was mentored by Casy Scheurell, Taka Numazawa Rob Carson and Vinnie Colaiuta.

Very quickly he became an accomplished drummer and upon completion of the one year program he was asked by Casy Scheurell to sub in his Rock Drum class.
And it didn’t take long before Gary joined the drum staff at PIT under Ralph Humphrey and Joe Pocaro.

During that time he played with numerous bands throughout LA including trip to Korea with famed bass player Abe Laboriel Sr.

Throughout his 25 years at MI he taught just about every class and every student level, from beginner to advanced. As an instructor he was best known for hand technique, sight reading and odd groupings.

Aside from MI Gary has taught students privately at his studio in Simi Valley.

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Roger November 8, 2016
Drum · In studio
Gary Garbatini has had an impactful affect on my outlook towards my instrument. I continue to study under his mentorship of 8 years and since then have begun teaching various drum concepts to my own students today. Gary will engage you both musically and intellectually with quality education and wisdom. 10/10
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Lisa F. November 5, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Today was my first day with Gary. He was awesome! I discussed with him my goals. He had me play a few beats off the bat to quickly assess my techniques. From there, he immediately focussed on what he felt I should be working on to get me to the next level of drumming. He was kind, encouraging, and very patient with me. I felt 100% comfortable and I had FUN! I am looking forward to my next lesson with Gary!!

Thanks you TL! You have an AWESOME instructor on board!!

Lisa
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Vince October 10, 2016
Drum · In studio
Had the honor of studying with Gary at Musicians Institute in Hollywood in the mid 2000's. Besides being one of the nicest guys to be around he also has the largest vocabulary to draw from when it comes to Drumming. From teaching the fundamentals of hand and feet technique/coordination to taking that technique/coordination to the next level by grooving in odd-times or mastering polyrhythmic material Gary can help anyone attain the facilities to express themselves anytime, anywhere with anyone! A true diamond in the ruff as far as knowledge is concerned!
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Gary G.

Gary G.

Simi Valley, CA 93065
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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