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Matthew M.

Long Beach, CA

About Matthew

Music has been a part of my life since I was 5 years old, when my father would record my brother and I singing. I always loved singing and learned many of my favorite songs as a child.

I started playing the trumpet in the 4th grade, which has led me all the way to receiving my degrees in Trumpet Performance and Music Education! I was lucky enough to attend one of the nation's top music schools, The Peabody Institute, and I now work toward my Master's degree at California State University, Long Beach. I have enjoyed performing in everything from big-band-lead to principal trumpet in the orc
hestra, leading brass quintets and brass ensembles, and much more! The trumpet has been a huge passion for as long as I can remember now!

While I was learning songs as a child, I decided I wanted to join a band! Now here we are 10 years later and I've have the fortune of performing as a lead singer in bands across the country, and let me tell you there is no bigger thrill than getting in-front of a crowd full of cheering fans, performing music you love.

I've also been playing the guitar for just under 10 years. Playing the guitar has been both a complete joy, but also a fantastic learning experience. I have been learning songs of my favorite artists and even written my own material,and having the opportunity to immerse myself in my favorite music and create music of my own has taught me so much more about music and being a musician. I hope to impart this experience onto all of my students.

Whether it's trumpet, voice, or guitar, I love all things music and my #1 objective is to for my students to learn how it feels to experience what music REALLY has to offer, so to you reading this, let's make some noise!

*** Lesson Details ***
For starters, understand that you're going to have a blast! Within months of working together, I'll have you playing your favorite songs, or feeling prepared for that upcoming audition. I remember what it was like to have second thoughts about auditioning and performance, and I'll make sure those thoughts are a thing of the past for you!

During our lessons, I enjoy addressing the material you have to work on, whether in school or just for your own enjoyment. At the same time, I will present music and materials of my own, and I encourage you to do the same!

I have always enjoyed learning from my students as they have learned from myself, and I could only hope to express how rewarding it is when I see a student of mine progress from week to week and achieve their own goals.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, you can be guaranteed we'll make steady progress and we will achieve your goals. Get ready to wow your friends and family!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Metronome
Post-it Notes
Music Stand(s)
Chairs
Computer/Internet
Keyboard
Guitar(s)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide utilities including music stand, metronome, some external source of pitch.

I expect the student to bring any and all assigned music/material they wish to work on. The student will also begin the lesson prepared with basic necessities, including a pencil (please, no pens) and all music assigned from prior lesson (if this is a first-lesson, bring any/all music you currently have and/or are working on). Vocal students will bring a bottle of water. Trumpet students will have their own valve oil and mouthpiece (if not originally included with your horn).

*** Specialties ***
Trumpet methods include (not limited to) Arban's, Clarke, Sachs, Rubank, Getchell, Adam, Schlossberg, Colin, Bai Lin.

For instruments outside the trumpet, methods will address school curriculum, unless student has advanced beyond provided materials.

I strongly encourage students of voice, guitar, and piano to pick material of their choosing.

Classical and rock are the genres to which I am most attracted
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Declan S. November 5, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Matt is a wonderful teacher.
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Sam B. January 31, 2013
Verified Student
Vocal Lessons

I've been taking lessons with Matt for about 2 months now. Right away it was a very comfortable environment and vibe, which is important, especially as a beginning, aspiring singer. Takes the lessons slow and easy going at first, then jumps into exercises and focuses on directly what style the student is interested in. Very awesome dude, would definitely recommend! Thanks Matt!
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CJB July 1, 2012
singing is my life.. :)

Matthew makes a wonderful vocal coach becomes he makes you feel comfortable right away... he also is very passionate about music... and he is very educated in the field of music as well... he is a perfect teacher to give you the right tools and tricks to help you with all your music needs... and that is why he is still my vocal coach!
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Matthew M.

Matthew M.

Long Beach, CA 90814
(4)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Calvin A.

Costa Mesa, CA

After the first lesson you will be making music, playing songs and you will be on your way to achieving your musical goals with the bass. Bass playing requires a knowledge of chords and how they relate to the fretboard, melody, picking technique as well as knowing songs all of which we will begin to learn in your first lesson.

With 10+ years as a music teacher and professional musician I have picked up many approaches that will insure you are making the most progress and truly finding your musical voice.

About Calvin

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 10 years. I hold a B.A. in music from USC. My professional experience as a musician and teacher has led me to many areas of the music business. I've worked as an apprentice to several established film composers and arrangers and have had the opportunity work with Lionel Hampton New York Big Band, Metropole Orchestra, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Clayton Brothers, Rachelle Farrell, Michael Buble, and Charles Aznavour. I play guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, banjo as well as write music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am extremely patient an
d firmly believe that anybody can learn to play music.

I try to keep my teaching philosophy simple. We figure out your musical goals and aspirations and carve out a path to achieving them. Along the way I will try to illuminate how the path to attaining your goals and aspirations is best taken at an enjoyable, relaxed pace and with a strong work ethic.

I always prepare for your lessons based on your interests, integrating relevant books and videos, creating handouts tailored to what we are studying in order to maintain clarity.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, Keyboards, Ukuleles, Microphones, Amplifiers, Recording Equipment

*** Specialties ***
Any style you prefer (Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, Jazz, Bluegrass, etc.)
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Karen T. June 29, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great Lesson! Looks like we can work really well together. Calvin communicates very clearly and sets up practice work in a way that is very doable.
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Greer H. June 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Calvin was great! Super professional and excellent and fun with my 5 year old! Highly recommend!
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Theresa Payne June 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Calvin is AWESOME. He is very patient and encouraging. My daughter loves working with Calvin. He is prompt and goes out of his way to inspire. We highly recommend Calvin
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Calvin A.

Calvin A.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(15)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Rebecca B.

Long Beach, CA

Learn the basic to intermediate bass guitar techniques you can use to learn any song you want.

About Rebecca

I have been teaching private music instruction for almost ten years now. I just received my bachelor's in music from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. My emphasis was vocal performance, however I am an accomplished instrumentalist (guitar, piano, French horn, trumpet, bass guitar, ukulele). I have worked at many studios teaching many instruments, but now I want to focus on molding my own studio! I have much stage credits working onstage and offstage so I can help immensely with stage fright and stage confidence for any performer, no matter what talent. I am very personable
and trustworthy to work with anyone of any age. I also have experience teaching special needs students. I have worked in many genre's of music and can teach any style.
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Chanell June 27, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Rebecca is awesome! She has an amazing voice and she is an amazing instructor. I will definitely be signing up for more lessons.
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Jennifer M. May 21, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very friendly and encouraging. Becca has a wide base of music knowledge and since I'm a complete beginner she really helps me feel at ease and not intimidated by this instrument!
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Alex W. March 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very nice!
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Rebecca B.

Rebecca B.

Long Beach, CA 90804
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Stephen B.

Irvine, CA

Each lesson is designed on the level of the student's ability from beginner to advanced. Rock, R&B, funk, jazz, blues, POP and country music. I like to use song learning as a vehicle to sharpen your skills. Learning skills through songs is more fun for beginners. More advanced students will work on everything from theory, reading, harmony; and how you can use scales and arpeggios in a number of ways over several different styles of music.

About Stephen

I've teaching and performing professionally for 18 years.
I've studied with some of the top teachers in California:
- Jim Fagen (classical guitar)
- Erik Halbig (rock, jazz & country)
- Jim Witzel (head of jazz guitar at CSUSF)
- Ron Eshcete (jazz guitar)
- Carl Verheyen (everything).

Have a 3 ring binder, tuner and metronome (tuner and metronome are available at app store for free).
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Jessie February 28, 2016
Guitar · In home
I have learned so much from Stephen about guitar. Stephen has taught me for a number of years and I have made great progress with the guitar, especially with chords and sight reading. He is an incredibly talented musician. He makes sure that lessons are interesting and increasingly challenging.
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Stephen B.

Irvine, CA 92604
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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kade R.

Fullerton, CA

I first picked up a guitar when I was about 13 years old, I haven't put it down since. I started playing and writing music for bands a year later. Since I started playing guitar I have written countless rifts, melodies, and songs for various projects with a wide range of styles and genres. I'm willing to teach any and all types of music and am excited to go outside my own comfort zone to learn new and interesting styles of music. I have extensive knowledge of guitar theory, every thing from a C chord to Classical Arpeggios. I look forward to speaking with you.

About kade

Hi, my name is Kade, thanks for clicking on my page.
I'm very excited to start teaching and sharing my knowledge and experience of music with others. While I have only taught a few others the basics of guitar I have been playing and performing for over a decade and feel that now is the time to start teaching others on a larger scale. I know extensive music theory and am well versed in composition. I have an appreciation for all music genres and styles. If you have any questions feel free to contact me, I look forward to hearing from you and helping you excel in the field of music.
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jannel July 9, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Kade is great because he is such a great example of self discipline. It's not always easy to be disciplined, but Kade is an inspiration.
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Jesse July 8, 2016
Guitar · In home
From incidiary lead riffs to guttural chug rhythm sections with timing in par of nuclear clocks. (I'm talking nano seconds people) Kade rushing is a class act musician with a soft demeanor and calloused fingers. i would recommend him to anyone of anyone age to learn the art of guitar!
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Jesse July 8, 2016
Guitar · In home
From incidiary lead riffs to guttural chug rhythm sections with timing in par of nuclear clocks. (I'm talking nano seconds people) Kade rushing is a class act musician with a soft demeanor and calloused fingers. i would recommend him to anyone of anyone age to learn the art of guitar!
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kade R.

kade R.

Fullerton, CA 92833
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starting at
$20 / 30-min

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