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Zach R.

Los Angeles, CA

All levels and styles of trumpet performance.

About Zach

I have been teaching trumpet, music theory, jazz harmony, jazz piano, and music composition to students of all ages since late 2008. I work very well with young, beginning students as well, and can teach all levels.

Working at UCLA for my degree in music performance has taught me what it takes to be a good teacher, and I am patient, understanding, and believe there's no greater feeling than watching my students flourish. I like to take the time to get to know my students, and plan lessons around their individual needs, rather than plug them into a system set in stone. I have a routine I do
, that I will start students with, but am very open to modification based on student needs/desires.

I perform jazz professionally in Los Angeles, and have spent time touring in playing in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Macedonia, Canada, and have performed or led groups internationally at the Umbria Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Tuscia Jazz Festival, the Angel City Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. You can hear my original compositions and playing on bandcamp or soundcloud.
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ali January 26, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Prompt. Courteous. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Thrilled to have found him and eager for more lessons.
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Luke J. September 23, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
He was great
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Jared B. September 18, 2015
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Extremely patient and thoughtful.
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Zach R.

Zach R.

Los Angeles, CA 90024
(7)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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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.

An instrumentalist 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 trumpet 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
(8)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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William A.

Playa del Rey, CA

I Have been teaching for 10 + years.Part of my daily focus is on relaxed breathing and generating a big beautiful tone for every note played. Long tones are something that I include in my daily regiment. Lots of dexterity exercises,range building, as well as endurance.

Another aspect of my daily regiment is improvisation. focusing on major/minor/ whole tone/diminished scales/ II-Vs in all keys and playing changes!

Lastly RESTING as MUCH as you PRACTICE is very IMPORTANT!

About William

William is a versatile and energetic musician, having shared the stage and recorded with numerous popular artists. He was a member of the Kids Cotton Club, created by Danny Masterson. Other performances with: John Mayer, toured with Teena Marie for 5 years,Stevie Wonder, accompanied Mariah Carey at the 2006 Grammy’s, Ludacris on the Jay Leno Show, India Arie, Nine Inch Nails,Mos Def, Rick Ross, Lloyd, Snoop Dogg, Sinbad & The Stank Nasty Band, Macy Gray, Blu Cantrell,Richard Wright, Roy Hargrove, Earth Wind & Fire, Capital Cities, Prince, Sebastian Bach, Eric Benet, Lupe Fiasco, Dakah Hip Hop
Orchestra, and as a regular Guest with NBC’s Late Night with Carson Daly house-band. William has also performed on American Idol and The Voice, as well as appereances on HBO and other television series.
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James S. February 1, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
I feel that I am gaining excellent instruction from a knowledgeable teacher. I am an adult learner (new to trumpet) and William is excellent at keeping me on a pace that has me interested and engaged with each lesson.
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Maria H. August 10, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
William is extremely patient, and makes the whole experience fun. He really worked with Aidan's ability. I would definitely recommend him as a Trumpet instructor for your child.
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Michael D. April 30, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
First lesson was great. William is cool and informative. I'm am looking forward to working together!
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William A.

Playa del Rey, CA 90293
(3)
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$35 / 30-min
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David A.

Los Angeles, CA

Individualized lessons focusing on student's needs including: tone, technique, breath support, and creating good habits. Student's can choose to learn orchestral repertoire and/or solo literature both in classical and contemporary genres. David will help students strengthen their skills in sight-reading, transposition, extended techniques, chamber music, music theory and aural skills.

About David

A performer and composer, David has been teaching students ranging from beginner to collegiate level. Catering to each student learning style, incorporating math, science, abstract thinking into his musical teaching David helps the student grow on a personal level.

David received a Bachelor's from the Eastman School of Music in Trumpet Performance and a Master's in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in the Performer-Composer Program. He has been a featured guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performing not only with the Tonight Show Band but playing Haydn's Trumpet Co
ncerto while solving the Rubik's Cube. David has toured with international groups as well as performing with renowned ensembles such as the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Musica Nova, and Vinny Golia's Large Ensemble.

As a composer his works have been played at Chosen Vale Trumpet Seminar, in Enfield New Hampshire, and the Chicago area as well as Calarts New Century Players, and Eastman Recitals. His compositions range from classical contemporary to experimental, using a wide variety of instruments acoustic and electronic.
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Jesus H. July 28, 2015
Ableton · In home
Verified Student
Easy to follow instructions
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David A.

Los Angeles, CA 90063
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$30 / 30-min
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Charles O.

Los Angeles, CA

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My name is Charlie. I am a twenty three year old comedian and musician from London (moved to LA a couple of years ago). I've been playing music for twelve years, with an emphasis in jazz, and love passing on what I know to others. Music is one of life's ultimate treats and I consider it a privilege to get to share it with people. I'm a fun, smart, easy going guy who can get you started on a number of instruments if you'd like. Or we can just rock that trumpet!

About Charles

I'm all about fun. I believe traditional music tuition can often stifle creativity by quickly getting the student bogged down in technicalities. Everyone knows someone who gave up on learning an instrument (maybe you even did) and it's such a shame! My approach is to put the inherent fun and playfulness of music at the centre of everything. I believe if you instil true musical enthusiasm in a child then they will naturally find the discipline they need to tackle any technical challenges they face. Thus, I aim to get the student enjoying their instrument as quickly as possible, to be able to pl
ay something fun for themselves or with with me or with one of their peers. Music is a language, a mode of communication, so to do it in confinement is, I believe, against the nature of the beast. Let's pick an instrument and start having fun with it!

I am a musician, comedian, and visual artist here in LA. Born and raised in London I moved to California for university and have stayed put ever since. I am a highly energetic, enthusiastic young man who finds passing musical knowledge onto kids the most rewarding work there is (it's so much better than adults, Im afraid to say). Their naturally rich imaginations make for wonderful students and I am continually astounded by their ability to create beautiful music.

When I'm not making music I'm in a comedy club making people laugh or at home painting silly pictures. My other interests are fashion, theatre, fine art, food, and people.
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Allie February 5, 2016
Songwriting · In home
Charlie was such a fantastic teacher! I came in knowing nothing about song writing and composition and have come out being confident in my own abilities (he also helped me work on my singing)! Charlie took time and really helped me find my voice as a song writer. Not only is he extremely, extremely knowledgeable, but is also so enthusiastic and ready to share with you what he knows! He truly defines what a creative spirit is! Highly recommend!
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Sarah February 3, 2016
Ear Training · In home
Learning is never boring with Charlie! He brings fun and excitement to everything he teaches!
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Sarah February 3, 2016
Music Performance · In home
Charlie is one of the most talented and creative musicians I have ever worked with. He is a patient and kind teacher and has inspired me to reach new creative challenges that I could not have done alone! Love this guy!
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Charles O.

Los Angeles, CA 90046
(10)
starting at
$23 / 30-min

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