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My son had several teachers and she is the best. She is able to keep the lesson interesting and challenging
John is a great one-on-one instructor. I had taken an 8-week, beginner guitar, group lesson through Arling
Dan's great he's fun and patient..the whole family likes him. An extra bonus is hearing him play while he's here instructing my 9 ye
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John is a great teacher, encouraging, knowledgeable and flexible. I would recommend him for any level of lessons."
Casey C. is the best teacher for drumming lesson. Sometime I came to his house 5-10 minute late he still give a some extra tim
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Music Lessons in Los Angeles, CA
Aside from being one of the most important cities in the film industry, Los Angeles is equally known as a hotspot for musical talent. Capitol Records, A&M Records, as well as Warner Brothers are a testament to the city’s vibrant music scene. As you can imagine it can be quite hard for aspiring musicians to make a name for themselves. In the City of Angels, you’ll have to have something special to stand out from the rest and become famous.
But don’t worry. If you want to make a name for yourself in the LA music industry, the TakeLessons team is here to help you out. By enrolling in our Los Angeles music lessons, you’ll open yourself to a world of possibilities. First and foremost, we offer a wide range of music lesson options from instruments like the guitar, violin, piano, and drums to other music lessons like singing, dancing and acting. We even offer music lessons covering music theory, songwriting and music recording. During your Los Angeles music lessons you’ll develop your skills under the supervision of a professional music teachers who will ensure proper technique. As our teachers guide you and track your progress they’ll provide you with the foundation you need to start your career as a musician.
So if you would like to develop a solid background in music, give us a call and let one of our friendly student counselors help you book your first music lesson. You can choose your teacher, the length of your sessions and even whether you’d like to travel to your lessons or have them at home. So don’t wait! Let the TakeLessons team bring out the talent in you by enrolling in one of our Los Angeles music lessons today!
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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 si
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 AndrÃ©s 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 ***
FOR PIANO: Faber & Faber Method Series
Dozen A Day Technique series
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
I focus on four areas that I think are essential to being a good music teacher:
â¢ the uniqueness of each student;
â¢ the fact that enjoyment (fun!) maximizes learning;
â¢ the importance of proper technique and an understanding of music theory to build self-confidence;
â¢ 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.
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.
CLASSICAL: Ramirez Model 1A Classical (professional concert level instrument)
Cordoba (teaching/practice instrument)
Hohner Acoustic (electric)
ROCK: Fender Stratocaster (pre-CBS)
Shechter Elite Series C1
FOLK: Martin (steel string)
JAZZ: Oscar Schmidt by Washburn (hollow body electric)
Gibson SG (electric)
AMPS: Fender Twin reverb
Pevey practice 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.
· Piano · In studio
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Verified Student · Piano · In home
I lived and breathed music and singing throughout my childhood, and I continue to today. I have over fifteen years of classical music training and performance experience. I attended California State University Northridge where I studied classical voice, art song, and opera performance. Since attaining my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Arts I have performed opera and musical theatre professionally across Los Angeles. I have since left opera performance to focus on my true musical passions: pop, R&B, jazz, musical theatre, and teaching.
I tailor my teaching to each student's needs and desires. I teach all levels of singing, child to adult, beginner to advanced. If you are a beginner, I will quickly help you understand and access your instrument. If you are a more experienced singer, I will help you identify your opportunities for growth and we start from there. I focus on releasing tension and building a strong core foundation. You will learn how to develop consistent breath control, expand your range, and grow your voice into a powerful and beautiful sound!
ZoomH2 microphone and recording device
Musical theater/classical singer library
I teach the same technique for all styles of singing - pop, R&B, jazz, gospel, musical theatre, and classical. I help my students make minor changes for each style, but the core foundational technique remains the same. I specialize in breath support, vocal chord closure, range expansion, vocal register negotiation, body alignment, relieving tension, healthy belting, emotional support, and acting for singers.
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Verified Student · Singing · In home
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Joe started developing his musical talent through piano lessons at the age of 7. After only a year of formal study, he began to experiment with other instruments such as the bamboo flute, the guitar and the drums. When he moved to the United States at the age of 13, he was introduced to
*** Lesson Details ***
Ear Training (!)
Music in the real world
*** Studio Equipment ***
Wurlitzer upright piano
Shure, MXL mic's
M-Audio Profire 610
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide manuscript paper. Student provides instrument and have the option to purchase my music books.
*** Specialties ***
I train my students the classical approach for their beginning and intermediate stages, and specialize in Jazz and Pop music.
Verified Student · Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Verified Student · Saxophone · In home
After transferring from Pasadena City College, (studying with, violinist and conductor, Andrei Ganea and, member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Paul Stein) she received her Bachelor's of Music degree in Perform
She has performed with orchestras like the Coachella Valley Symphony, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, and Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra. She is also involved in a Piano Trio and has performed as a Colonial Fiddle Musician on Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen at the Hawk’s Head Tavern. You may also find Sara playing many events as part of a string quartet throughout the Coachella Valley, Inland Empire, and Los Angeles county.
Ms. J is very passionate for music and tries to instill that same passion into her students by teaching them both the technicality and musicality of different pieces. She believes that when one learns how to play an instrument, one must also learn the principles of music in general. When a musician knows every facet of a piece they are playing, performing the music becomes a deeper experience for the performer and audience, whether that piece be a Beethoven Concerto or Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. She strives to help the students become very knowledgeable, not only in playing the violin itself, but also in music theory, history, ear training, wise practicing, and performance etiquette.
Verified Student · Viola · Online
Verified Student · Violin · In home
Verified Student · Violin · Online
I have experience teaching students who wish to improve their skills on the oboe in a school band, orchestra, competitions, audition
Verified Student · Oboe · In studio
· Oboe · In studio
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