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Pierre L.

Laguna Niguel, CA

About Pierre

Lessons are taught at your Home.

Hi, my name is Pierre. I have enjoyed the music business for more than 30 years. My music education includes studies at the Swiss Jazz School in Switzerland and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

I have been a music coach in Switzerland, in Los Angeles, in Long Beach, and since 2009 in the Mission Viejo area. During the 2009 / 2010 school year I was a music coach for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) in South Orange County. I have also been a member of numerous groups, including Original bands, Top40, Tribute, Recording and Perf
orming bands. Please do not hesitate to ask for references!

I teach students age 9 and up.

*** Lesson Details ***
Here is some information on what you can expect if you decide to take lessons with me:

You will start learning songs and play along with them within 3-5 lessons. After 3 months you will have knowledge of the basics. At the 6 month mark you will start to get comfortable with your instrument and after a year you will have built a solid foundation on which you can expand into any musical direction of your choice.

I teach beginner to advanced depending on the instrument, and ages 9 and up are welcome! My customized lessons are based on the student's abilities. Lessons can be held at your home in the vicinity of Mission Viejo. Learn songs and music theory, melodies, harmonizing, rhythm, syncopation, solfege, songwriting, arrangement, reading and writing music notation. I can also help you with singing and recording your songs. If you wish, I can also teach your lessons in German or French.

Music styles: Rock, Pop, Folk, Latin, Jazz, Swing, Reggae, Funk, and much more.

Teaching style: I like to use humor to make the learning experience enjoyable. I adjust to the student's learning speed. My philosophy when it comes to teaching and music: Everyone can learn an instrument and enjoy that knowledge for the rest of their life!

Guitar (for example): Always work with books. Teach simple chords, rhythms and songs at first. Then move to more difficult chords and songs, and TAB reading. Then I keep increasing the level of difficulty as the student progresses. Then start teaching sight reading with standard music notation. When practicing songs, we play along to music. Similar teaching style for other instruments.
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Bailey K. August 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient and helpful.
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London A. July 13, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Pierre is very personable and makes learning UKELELE fun!
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Carol W. June 23, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Had a wonderful lesson. Pierre started at my level, and taught me a lot. If I didn't understand, he took the time to show me and explain so I could "get it".
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Pierre L.

Pierre L.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(9)
starting at
$34 / 30-min
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Tim K.

Laguna Niguel, CA

About Tim

- I have been teaching Acoustic Guitar for over 40 years

- I have performed and recorded with the Acoustic Guitar professionally as both a solo artist and as the leader of and a sideman in several musical projects over the years

- I have performed at both private & public events for over 40 years and continue to do so to this day

- I specialize in the Americana, Blues, Country, Folk & Rock musical genres

- I possess a keen sense of pitch and rhythm and have been blessed with excellent ear

- I have a very strong Music Theory foundation, but, do not focus on "sight-reading",
per se

- I currently lead my own band, the "KBCE", performing an eclectic mix of Celtic, Folk & Americana music

*** Lesson Details ***

- I tailor my Lesson Plan to your own unique abilities and interests

- I require that you provide your own Acoustic Guitar & electronic tuner along with a desire to learn and a willingness to practice

- I focus on song-playing, understanding chord composition, chord progressions, scales, arpeggios and Music Theory principles

*** Studio Equipment ***

I am equipped with my own Acoustic Guitar, Music Stand, Guitar Stand and a clean, quiet & safe Teaching Space
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Martin T. September 22, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Tim;
I so enjoyed my lesson last night. When I leave your home I feel empowered by what I have learned. Playing together last night and counting the beats together was awesome even though I made several mistakes. I recognize the chord changes I need to continue to work on in the song. For me I think it is helpful to play the song through even if I make a few mistakes rather than stopping and starting over. I will continue my work on the open string chords and continue to work on our song. Your Great Tim, I really mean that. Looking forward to a week of practice and seeing you again next week!
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Martin T. July 13, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I'm totally impressed with takelessons program and more importantly my teacher Tim. I have been taking lessons for a couple on months and was blown away by
the comfortable environment in Tim's home, his patience with me and his positive
uplifting teaching style. Looking forward to playing some beautiful music together. Practicing and looking forward to my next lesson is my favorite time. See you next week and still loving that Am chord.

Martin
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Jeannie J. June 28, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Tim has been an excellent teacher for my two sons, 8 and 12, over the past year. He is super knowledgable and makes it really fun for them. He's great with kids! Also, he provides an update every week of how they are doing and what they are working on. I highly recommend him:)
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Tim K.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(6)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Anna K.

Irvine, CA

About Anna

I have over 20 years of experience in teaching viola and violin students of all ages and levels. And I have knowledge of Piano and Music Theory as well. I have been a member of MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California) since 2005, and I currently serve as string chair as well as first vice president of South Coast Branch - MTAC. I am also a member of SYMF (Southwestern Youth Music Festival), so I enter many talented students pursuing music into the CM (Certificate of Merit) test, violin or viola competitions and auditions every year.

Anna's Bio:

Anna K. performs extensively a
s soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Ms K. has served as a director of the Orange County Chamber Ensemble from 2003 to 2012, and has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in Korea, Europe, Japan, and more recently in US. She has performed as a principal violist with Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, Orange County Chamber Ensemble, and Southern California Chamber Orchestra. She has also appeared as guest principal violist with Los Angeles Korean Philharmonic Orchestra and California Central Philharmonic Orchestra. In September of 2002, Anna performed for the Concert called “Synergy” with Los Angeles Philharmonic directed by Esa-Pekka Salonen. In addition to being an active performer, Ms K. has established herself as an educator. Since 1992, she has been teaching students, and has served for 7 years as the string instructor of Amateur Orchestra at Seoul Women’s University in Korea. Besides her teaching career, she has served as chair of “Contemporary Flare Festival” from 2010 to 2012 and the SWV (Strings/Winds/Voice) Competition from 2012 to 2015 in South Coast Branch, MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California). Currently, she serves as string chair as well as vice president of South Coast Branch, MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California). Anna K. received her Master’s degree in music from University of Southern California (USC) . She has studied with Haeyoung Baik, Seongryong Choi, Chan-Ju Wee, Pamela Goldsmith, and Donald McInnes.
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Joshua August 19, 2016
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
Anna is a great teacher! My son really enjoys the lessons, and after just a few weeks said that he has already learned many useful things to improve his viola playing.
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Shinyoung ju April 11, 2016
Viola · Online
Teacher Anna is very enthusiastic and always makes an effort to help out my son to achieve his goals. My 17 year old son has made a significant improvement in his viola playing since he started taking viola lessons with Anna. I am so glad to see such a big progress in a short period of time. We are very grateful to Anna for her help and efforts.
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Maribel April 9, 2016
Viola · In studio
Anna is a teacher who always motivates student throughout her classes to get interested in music and to practice violin more. She has been a wonderful and attentive teacher to my daughter. I highly recommend her!
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Anna K.

Irvine, CA 92602
(8)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Stephen B.

Irvine, CA

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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Tyler September 4, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great way to start!
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Zachary B. August 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son loved his first lesson. Stephen is great!
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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
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Navid K.

Los Angeles, CA

About Navid

Hi, there! My name is Navid, and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2000 and have loved helping my students in learning high level playing violin. I went to Verdi conservatoire , Moscow music academy, New York queen college teaching in 2004 . I'm a soloist violinist in classical music . and I teach Suzuki method, Galamian & different books. I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
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Jamshid September 16, 2016
In studio
I have been playing Santur (Hammer Dulcimer) for a little over 5 years. But I never felt confident enough to play in front of other people, and when I listened to my recordings I was never satisfied.
I started to take lessons with Navid about 2 months ago. Since them I notice that my rhythm has improved, and my recordings sound more like music. I am also learning to play by ear.
Navid is a great teacher, he is patient and his passion for music is contagious. He is among the very few Musicians who Master both Western and Persian Music! Watching him play challenging pieces of Paganini and Tchaikovsky, you can recognize a Music virtuoso! But how many genius classical violin players can take the audience with the sounds of Santur and Kamncheh to the breathtaking and exotic landscape of Persian music the way Navid does?
It’s an honor for me that Navid is teaching me music!
I highly recommend him. Ask him to teach you before he is too famous, and you have to wait in line to see him!
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Azadeh September 15, 2016
Violin · In studio
Navid is my teacher for 6 months. I learned violin 10 years ago and I had 3 teachers. Navid is the best. He's patiently correcting my previous mistakes, teaching me how to use my ears for proper intonation, and transferring his love and appreciation for music. I highly recommend him as a musical instructor and teacher.
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Navid K.

Navid K.

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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