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Thomas K.

Glendale, CA

Strong instrumental playing begins with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of music and the simple act of making a sound from the instrument. Students learn to play music by ear first, and are later introduced to music notation. More advanced lessons emphasize sight-reading, expression, and improvisation.

A woodwind player since age 10, Thomas has experience as a performer and teacher. His previous education has included methodology classes on teaching specific instruments, and he is available to teach beginning clarinet lessons.

About Thomas

A Los Angeles-based composer, orchestrator, conductor, and educator, Thomas has earned a reputation as a reliable and effective music instructor. Thomas instructs students in piano, woodwinds, trumpet, music theory, and composition. He has led multiple after-school classes and private lessons (both online and in-person) for instrumentalists as an official teacher for Piano Keys 4 Kids, MusIQ Club, Music Teachers Network, and Music Lessons on Wheels. He has received praise over his varied and individual approaches to teaching that focus on realizing the full potential of his students, whom rang
e from kindergarteners to adults.

Thomas served as the arranger and orchestrator for the full-length stage musical Way Back When. His film credits include independent films HeartFelt, Return of the Dragon Sword, A Sense of Sound, and Disregarded, as well as the award-winning documentary GeoFORCE: A Journey to Understanding. He also provides original music to dancers. He has received commissions for concert music by the American Festival Pops Orchestra, Brigham Young University–Idaho concert band, Jazz 4 Justice, and the LDS Church. He has produced three concerts of his original music, including Emerge & Ascend, a benefit concert that raised $1,500. He has also acted as conductor in a number of studio recording sessions.

Thomas received his Masters of Music in Film Scoring from the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program in Seattle, Washington where he studied with two-time Emmy winning film and television composer Hummie Mann. He received his Bachelor of Music in Composition from George Mason University where he studied composition under band composer Mark Camphouse and electronic composer Jesse Guessford, and conducting under Anthony Maiello. In the area of performance, he has studied saxophone under Rick Parrell (U.S. Army Band), Tyler Kuebler (USAF Airmen of Note), and Sandon Mayhew; and piano with John Healey and Danny Beal.

Originally from Boise, Idaho, Thomas currently resides in Los Angeles. A melodious and colorful composer, he hopes to continue bringing evocative, contemporary music to audiences everywhere.
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Mona A. August 22, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Thomas is very nice, knowledgeable and serious, I like serious teachers cause I learn more. He has attention to every detail and motivates me to reach my goal :)
Thank you Thomas
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Mia August 14, 2015
Piano · In home
Thomas was great; reliable and on time. He was clear with instructions and expectations. My son enjoyed piano with Thomas!
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Sam August 12, 2015
Flute · In home
Thomas taught Scarlet (8) flute for 6 months and was fantastic. Scarlet enjoyed the lessons and we wish he hadn't left Seattle. He put in place the building blocks that we hope will lead to Scarlet becoming an accomplished flautist in the coming years. Thanks Thomas!
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Thomas K.

Glendale, CA 91204
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$25 / 30-min
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Rick R.

Burbank, CA

My teaching starts with a good foundation for sound and technique and expands to teach music that is fin and inspiring to each individual student. If the student would like to learn to play jazz, I have a method which will shaves off years of hard work and frustration. All my teaching is geared towards giving the student good basics along with a practical application to today's music scene.

About Rick

I’ve always loved teaching from a young age; finding new ways to break down complex ideas and techniques and making it fun and easy is something that gives me a lot of satisfaction. If you want to play your favorite songs on saxophone, I can save you years of frustration and slow progress.

At the bottom of this page, I have a YouTube video of 3 of my sax students' incredibly fast progress. None of them had ever played saxophone, You can do that too! It’s easy and fun. No boring scales, exercises and dumb tunes. Just a simple, easy way to becoming a great sounding sax player in 1/10th the
time. This method has worked for over 1000 students and works 100% of the time if you commit to practice.

I guarantee if commit to 30 minutes 5 days a week for 3 months and you don't see the success in the video I will give you ALL of your money back. I have 3 Grammy nominations but the proof of what i can do for you is in this video. Watch and call me! Search this title on Youtube:
"Demo of My Sax Students Improvising Progress- 5th lesson to 16th lesson" or click the video at the bottom of this page.
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Holly August 4, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
I am a teacher in the LAUSD and I know a good teacher when I encounter one. Rick is unbelievable. After his first sax lesson with Rick, my son’s tone was so rich, full, and bright. He made more progress in that first lesson than he had after months with his previous teacher. Rick has developed a system to teach his students how to improvise. My son now is able to solo at such a high level. He plays in the Jazz Ensemble at his school and the band director now refers to him as a “Monster.” The best thing about Rick is that he gets excited when he sees the growth and progress in my son. He loves to see him succeed and that’s why he works so hard to find the most direct and effective way to bring out the best in his students. I know how challenging teaching can be. Rick is one of a kind and his students are very fortunate to have him!
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Jimmy July 11, 2016
Music Performance · In studio
Rick is a fantastic improv and just overall music teacher. As a professional guitar player I have found Rick's deep understanding of both music and the art of teaching to prove most valuable. His methodical approach taught me not only what kind of notes to choose from, but how to use my ear to decide how I want to play. I would highly recommend Rick's method for any instrument at any level!
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Abby S. March 4, 2016
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
Rick made my daughter feel comfortable and at ease, in spite of her performance anxiety. He took his time and did not rush (even went over time to finish) and my daughter learned new things the very first lesson. Very excited to see how lessons progress! Thank you!
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Rick R.

Burbank, CA 91502
(10)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Shawn C.

Studio City, CA

Learning the clarinet is often considered the gateway to being a woodwind master. the clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon, are like siblings. Once you learn the clarinet, you can play anything else in its family.

About Shawn

Hello!
My name is Shawn. I am a 36 year old professional teacher, performer, studio musician, writer, athlete, and mentor. I direct the music program at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, CA where I see 115 students on a daily basis and teach classes in winds, brass, percussion, jazz, songwriting, production, music theory, ear training, jazz improvisation, and most importantly, how to make your skills get you into college!. This is the start the start of my 10th year at Harvard-Westlake and I love it more every year. Additionally, I am the director of jazz studies at Occidental Coll
ege in Eagle Rock, CA. We boast such alums as President Obama and Ben Affleck!
I have joined Take Lessons so that I can expand my horizons and offer my talents and skill to a broader student base in the Los Angeles area. Once I take you under my wing, I am your mentor. We will customize our lessons to your learning style and academic needs and we will aim for excellence!
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Jack S. November 3, 2015
Clarinet · In studio
Verified Student
Our almost 10 year old, Jack, is really enjoying this. Thank you so much!
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Shawn C.

Studio City, CA 91604
(1)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Eric L.

Burbank, CA

Hi, everybody! I've been teaching clarinet for 6 years now & love it. I have a non-traditional teaching style in the sense that I teach every student differently--because every student is different, with different strengths, different weaknesses, different interests, & different problems. My students learn technique, good sound, & musicality right out the gate. Good sound increases their love of the instrument. Good musicality is what sets each player apart. I look forward to meeting you!

About Eric

Hi, everybody! My name is Eric, and I've been teaching for quite some time. I started teaching at a pre-college program while at Temple University, where I studied with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and then switched to teaching for Music & Arts and in students' homes. I love music, especially the clarinet (although I wanted to play drums when I was in fourth grade, but don't tell anybody that). My teaching style is "non-traditional," according to one of my students, in the sense that I don't teach any two students the same way, mostly because no two students are the same. "His teachi
ng style is nontraditional and highly motivates young music students to practice playing their instruments." Non-traditional, see? But effective. I teach EVERYTHING right out the gate: technique, musicality, and sound (I find it's much easier to develop as a musician with a solid musical foundation, not just a technical one). I can't wait to meet you and start making music!
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Pam November 16, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Eric is inventive, patient, resourceful, and adaptive in his teaching technique. He provided my son with strong, thorough, and challenging musical experiences that have made my 11-year-old the accomplished clarinetist he is today. Eric's impact on my son will be positive and long-lasting, nurturing a strong foundation for all his future musical endeavors.
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Abbe November 15, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Eric Lebrun is a knowledgeable, creative, and friendly clarinet teacher. He related very well to our 12/13 year old daughter. His teaching style is nontraditional and highly motivates young music students to practice playing their instruments. He offers his students a large range of music genres to maintain their interest and improve their playing skills. Eric was very reliable and flexible with scheduling lessons. His broad experience in the music industry also was an asset when we needed assistance in recording audition pieces. Our family would highly recommend Eric as clarinet teacher!!
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Karen November 14, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Eric was Jaydon's first saxophone teacher. He did a wonderful job capturing and keeping my son's interest in music, and developing it. This is not an easy task when working with an active 10 year old boy. Eric's style of teaching was a good balance between being child-driven, yet teacher controlled. Instead of practice time being imposed, Jaydon's practices were as a result of his own desire to master pieces that he connected with. Eric did not feed Jaydon any answers, requiring complete engagement, and making him an active learner. He even required Jaydon to rate his own playing, then explain his rating before giving feedback. Jaydon's recently started lessons with another teacher, who frequently comments on the quality of sound that Jaydon is able to achieve on his saxophone, as well as his ability to play high notes well for someone his age.
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Eric L.

Burbank, CA 91505
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starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Sara B.

Los Angeles, CA

After actively playing the clarinet for 15 years and teaching more and more frequently as time went on, I'm now available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of technical skills. I specialize in tone development, typically use Essential Elements and J.B. Albert books, and also have a wide variety of music to practice with and gain appreciation for great clarinet repertoire.

About Sara

Hi, there! My name is Sara and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching clarinet lessons off and on since 2010 and have loved helping my students learn correct technique, train their ears, and develop a rich tone. I went to the University of Wisconsin-Superior and earned a degree in Music in 2013. I then went to Columbia College in Chicago and received a degree in Music Composition for the Screen. I'm a kind and patient person and my teaching style is laid back and personalized, based on the progress of each student. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Molly May 30, 2016
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
We love Sara from the
Minute we met her!
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Lucian May 1, 2016
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Sara is fabulous, cannot recommend her highly enough!
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Faraz January 11, 2016
Clarinet · In studio
Sara was great teacher and most important she is friendly.She is super cool and patient with me made sure I can play with a great tone all the time during practice.Highly Recommend.
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Sara B.

Sara B.

Los Angeles, CA 90012
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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