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Richard C.

Irvine, CA

Learn drum technique for all styles. Rock beats and fills, Jazz drumming and more.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers in the past as well as at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have also performed at the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, The Bakersfield Jazz Festival and numerous club dates and private functions throughout New York, New England and California.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will experience an
"original" lesson based on how they learn. Some students benefit most from a visual standpoint reading music or tab while others learn best by an auditory or hearing approach. We will explore what works best for you. Whether its blues, rock jazz or other styles, we will find the best avenue to progress toward your goals. At the same time I believe it should always be a fun thing to do!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars - Drums - Amplifiers - Accordion - Ukes and other assorted instruments

*** Specialties ***
Depending on student interest, I teach numerous styles (Rock, Blues Jazz improvisation) by reading music or by ear. Some students are more visual while others are auditory learners. Whichever is best for the student.
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Lexi C. January 21, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
It was very nice and I had a lot of fun and I learned a lot!! Lexi
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Mina December 14, 2015
Banjo · In studio
Richard is a great teacher
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Laura L. September 16, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Patient and yet challenging. Always goes the 2nd mile to be helpful and keep things interesting while concentrating on the building blocks of later competence.
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Richard C.

Richard C.

Irvine, CA 92612
(9)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Pierre L.

Laguna Niguel, CA

Lessons are taught at your home or my studio.

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 Performing 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

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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Elizabeth L. October 19, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
He is so easy to work with and always comes on time. My son enjoys his calm nature and every week I hear my son improving ! We highly recommend Pierre.
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Masheed S. July 28, 2015
In studio
Verified Student
I really like Pierre. He is a very patient teacher. Recommend!
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Paul C. February 12, 2014
Piano
I'm a new student.

I recently started taking piano lessons for the first time at the age of 65. Pierre has been very encouraging and patient. He has also been very professional, and has even been flexible when my schedule has conflicted with our lessons, allowing me to reschedule when necessary. I am enjoying this very much, and that has much to do with Pierre.
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Pierre L.

Pierre L.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(5)
starting at
$39 / 40-min
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Douglas F.

Irvine, CA

About Douglas

My main objective is to teach my students in a way that brings the most enjoyment, while using that enthusiasm to create a very productive lesson. I will teach you how to continue learning on your own, so that you have complete control of your musical growth. The most valuable knowledge is knowing how to learn!

My favorite part of being an instructor is being able to share the musical experience with my students. I have been playing guitar and drumming for 10 years, and have been an active musician since (live performance, songwriting, music production). I studied music theory at North Caro
lina State University and have much experience in: rock, alternative, reggae, pop, and metal.

Early on in my music career, I started informally teaching guitar and drums to friends and grew to realize how fun it was for me. I have taught guitar and drums to many young children and adults, from those who have never picked up a guitar, to active musicians that want to enrich their abilities. I will create an individualized lesson plan for you depending on your musical interests, skill level, learning behavior, and knowledge of music theory.
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bryan February 9, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Great guy, awesome teacher and very good with kids as well. Highly recommend Doug if you are planning to learn an instrument.
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Douglas F.

Douglas F.

Irvine, CA 92602
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Robert C.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Been playing and teaching drums for over 30 years - basic 4/4 for many styles of music - Country, Blues, Rock, Jazz, etc. Basic beats, rolls, fill-ins, soloing, theory of poly rythms, etc. How to buy drums for what you want to do.

About Robert

I began playing drums professionaly in 1965, then bass guitar, 6 & 12 string guitar, keyboard, vocal, 5 string banjo, dobro, ukulele, Navaho flute, and harmonica. Drums - I teach hand drums, trap drums,, and electronic drums. I teach how to get the most out of an electronic keyboard. Guitar - I teach tuning, notes on fretboard, Spanish tuning and open tunings, especially open G tuning. Rythm, lead, and how to improvise in any key on keyboard and guitar. I've played in bands over 30 years so I also teach band 101, what you need to know to play in a band, recording and performing. Most studen
ts say they learned more with one lesson with me than all previous teachers combined.
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Dan H. January 31, 2016
Harmonica · In home
Verified Student
I really enjoy the harmonica and keyboard lessons from Robert. He's a great guy. Very patient and makes you feel comfortable working with him. I would strongly recommend him.
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Frank Y. January 24, 2016
Harmonica · In studio
Verified Student
He is very good.
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Frank Y. January 23, 2016
Harmonica · In studio
Verified Student
He is very good.
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Robert C.

Robert C.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Cheryl S.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

I hold bachelors and masters degrees in music education as well as a California Music Teacher Credential. I've been teaching music lessons for 15 years, and my students have gone onto perform at school, in honor festivals, in the community, and across the country. Within your first few snare drum lessons, you will be able to comfortably hold your drum sticks and perform basic rhythms. As time goes on, you will learn how to read music and perform longer pieces. You can learn snare drum exclusively or study it along with another instrument such as orchestral bells or piano. Teaching is my passion, and I look forward to meeting you!

About Cheryl

Hello! My name is Cheryl, and I would be delighted to help you reach your music goals! I've been teaching private lessons and classes since 2000. I love helping my students learn how to play their instruments and learn about music, particularly in understanding the elements of music, musicianship, and personal expression. I went to VanderCook College of Music and earned bachelors and masters degree in music education. I also hold a California music teaching credential with English language learner authorization. I have been recognized in the publications "Who's Who Among America's Teachers"
(2005) and the Rancho Santa Margarita Patch "Whiz Biz" (2012). I am a friendly and outgoing person and my teaching style is caring, organized, and fun. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Amy November 18, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Cheryl is a great teacher. Authentic and patient
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Alex B. October 29, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Great experience!
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Herminia Perez P. September 24, 2015
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
Amazing, my daughter loves going to her studio. She is really kind and a great teacher.
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Cheryl S.

Cheryl S.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(4)
starting at
$33 / 30-min

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