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Brenton K.

Los Angeles, CA

This is my primary instrument. I can help students of all levels on any Upright Bass, Contrabass, Double Bass, Acoustic Bass, Bass Fiddle, Mud Bucket, Dog House, or piece of fire wood.

About Brenton

"Music is the best!" --Frank Zappa

That is the only thing I can claim to know for certain.

My ideals as a teacher are sound control, fun, and community. I teach all of my students how to play their instrument in a manner which they understand and enjoy. I demonstrate how much fun music can be once my student has the facility to create sound freely. And I inspire them to use this gift for bringing people closer together.

Since beginning my musical studies at California State University Northridge, I have been working as a musician in the greater Los Angeles area. Now over a decade
later, I continue to perform and teach - enjoying the whole ride wherever it takes me. While my primary instruments are Contrabass and Electric Bass Guitar, I have technical know how on a wide variety of instruments. Some of these include the violin, guitar, and piano.

I'm also happy to teach students who already have technical facility are interested in learning about things like musicality, melodic phrasing, harmonic analysis, rhythmic accuracy, ear training, reading in various clefs, improvisation, and much more.

Let's jam!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring whatever I need to a lesson, but I expect all of my students to take the initiative to have all necessary equipment for playing. That being said, if a problem ever arises in the procuring of this equipment, I am always happy to help in anyway that I can.
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Samuel D. April 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very involved and informative, great lesson. I really enjoyed myself!
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Aidan S. February 14, 2016
Upright Bass · In studio
Verified Student
Very easygoing, knowledgeable, and knows how to teach clearly and effectively. Good experience
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Ben November 16, 2015
Violin · In studio
Brenton is an excellent music teacher. Our son really enjoys and has made good advances on the violin as a result of his amazing ability and adaptability to accommodate each individual student. He is super kind and patient.
If it weren't for us moving, we would be continuing lessons with him for a long time!
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Brenton K.

Brenton K.

Los Angeles, CA 90034
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Dr. Norman L.

Los Angeles, CA

Jazz or classical

About Dr. Norman

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music book
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Caleb G. January 14, 2016
Upright Bass · Online
Verified Student
Dr. Norman is a great teacher. He works well with my 14 year old son. I would highly recommend him.
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Tomas October 14, 2015
Upright Bass · Online
Verified Student
Tomas loved his first lesson with Dr. Norman. Dr. Norman provides a structured environment, something Tomas needs to thrive.
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Paul September 11, 2015
Upright Bass · Online
Norman was extremely qualified and talented. His lessons were suited to my individual needs and he answered the questions and worked with me to make the most out of my level and limited lesson time. I have learned a great deal and this experience with Norman was well worth the time and money. I am grateful for his lessons.
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Dr. Norman L.

Los Angeles, CA 90065
(5)
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$30 / 30-min
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Ryan G.

Los Angeles, CA

I played 4 gigs this year at Soho House in West Hollywood. I have played over 250 gigs in my life on the instrument and most of them have been on upright bass. After studying with John Patitucci, and subbing on the occasional gig for Grammy winning bassist, I am happy to pass on what I have learned. (Plus I play piano, so we can jam at the end!)

About Ryan

Hi! My name is Ryan. I was born in the SF Bay Area, and started writing music at age 8. At age 12 I went to the recording studio for the first time and fell in love! I have a formal music education from the City College of New York in jazz performance. During my time at CCNY, I held down a weekly gig at the now defunct St. Nick's Pub in Harlem, where I was fortunate enough to perform with and watch many musical greats, including Arlene Talley (Isley Brothers), Dennis Davis (Stevie Wonder, David Bowie), the Gregory Porter band (2014 Grammy winners). Since then, I have written and recorded for G
rammy winning singer Maya Azucena, written and produced music for shows on TVone, Bravo; and music for a Sundance Film Festival selection as well as other films including a 2016 LA Film Fest selection. I have performed over 250 gigs in my 28 years, and I live and breathe all music. As someone who initially was opposed to taking lessons as a child, my approach revolves around making sure that we ENJOY the process of improving!

For more on me, check out my website @

www.ryangordoncomposer.com
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Ryan G.

Los Angeles, CA 90042
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Max K.

Los Angeles, CA

My students will learn intonation--time--bow technique--jazz imrovisation--orchestral playing--upright bass is my PRIMARY instrument. I have helped my students pass auditions for select jazz bands and orchestras at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as well as college prep programs and camps. I am a classically trained bassist and my performance career has taken me from renowned jazz clubs in Philadelphia and New York to Amsterdam and Berlin to playing in orchestras at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall.

About Max

I am 23 years old, a Philadelphia, PA native now living in Los Angeles who is enjoying a career as a performer, writer, teacher, and student of music. Music is my world.

I have a bachelors degree in Jazz Bass Performance from Temple University and am earning my Master's at USC Thornton. I have years of experience playing and teaching other styles of music including classical, rock, Latin, blues, etc. While at Temple, I served as the music theory tutor for 2 years and worked with a blind student every week. I am a patient, encouraging teacher and enjoy finding new and creative ways to help m
y students succeed. Since 2010, I have taught private lessons and tutored a diverse array of students.

My promise to all students: I will pass on the love for and dedication to music that my teachers gave to me. I will always be ready to give 110% percent in my lessons and expect the same from you. Whether you want to be playing stadiums in 6 months or just want to learn your favorite songs, I will tailor lessons to fit YOUR needs and always give the type of supportive, honest feedback that I think you need.

***Lesson Details***
I like to start off by having the student tell me what kind of music s/he is interested in, what goals (if any) s/he has, and assess how I can best use my experience to help him/her to succeed. I always suggest that students practice every day, whether its for 15 minutes or 5 hours, to get the most out of every lesson.

***Studio Equipment***
Gallien Krueger "Microbass" 150 watt bass amplifier
Fender P Bass Deluxe
Juzek Upright Bass
Stereo, records, CDs and recording capabilities

***Travel Equipment***
Upright & bass guitar
JBL Bluetooth speaker/recordings
ZOOM stereo recording device
Pencils/manuscript paper

***Performance Experience***

Notable Venues: The Kimmel Center, World Café Live, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Berks County Jazz Festival, Chris’ Jazz Café, PA Convention Center (Philadelphia metro); Carnegie Hall, Somethin’ Jazz Club (NYC); Bimhuis, North Sea Jazz Club (Amsterdam); B-flat (Berlin)

Notable Artists: Bobby Watson, Joanna Pascale, Tim Warfield, Byron Lanham, Dan Monaghan, Josh Richman, Greg Kettinger , Conjunto Philadelphia, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five, Tim Janis
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Ray September 30, 2015
Upright Bass · In home
Max was able to step in and make an immediate difference in the quality of my daughter's bass playing. He is patient, methodical, and very encouraging. I highly recommend Max.
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Peter M. September 2, 2015
Upright Bass · In home
Verified Student
After the first lesson, it's clear that Max is a great player and really attuned to helping me achieve my goals on the bass. I'm really excited to study with him!
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Laura L. June 24, 2015
Ear Training · In studio
Max is incredibly patient, kind, and knowledgeable. When something doesn't work, he finds different ways of presenting the material. He gave me a lot of effective tools to work through things I'm not very good at. He's just a really good teacher!
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Max K.

Max K.

Los Angeles, CA 90034
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$25 / 30-min
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Krista G.

Los Angeles, CA

I am a music teacher who has taught beginners for many years. I've also taken bass lessons myself. I am most qualified to teach beginners through the Jr. High age level.

About Krista

I am a piano, voice, and acting teacher with an MFA in Music Education. I studied acting with Suzanne Shepherd, Larry Silverberg, and Karen Giordano in their private studios in Nee York City. I've had extensive teaching experience, both privately and with public school students from all ages K-12 and adults as well. While my main instruments are piano and voice, I've taught band and strings for many years, so I can help your beginning band students on the basics of any band or string instrument (except percussion-not my forte). I personalize my lessons toward the student to make it fun for
them while also expanding into new territories to stretch them and help them grow. You have a fun and patient teacher in me. Together we will work toward your goals in a way that is fun and inspiring. If you would like a time that you don't see on my schedule, feel free to ask. Sometimes I will make an exception.
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NM December 9, 2015
Piano · In home
Krista taught our 7-8 year old an intro to piano. She taught our daughter very well and she quickly picked up piano and built her love of music. Her style was firm but fun which was perfect for our independent minded squirmy musical kid. She also gave some singing lessons for a choir audition (which was successful). We miss Krista and would gladly hire her again if she lived closer!
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Jana September 20, 2015
Classical Piano · In home
Krista is s an extremely dedicated piano teacher. My daughters felt comfortable with her and learned so much music and music theory over the last three years.
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Monisha September 2, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
I took vocal lessons with Krista for several years and would highly recommend her. She was always encouraging and I found myself quickly improving with her guidance. Krista has a wide repertoire and gave great suggestions for finding new audition pieces that fit my personality and voice. Krista not only improved my vocal technique, but my confidence and public speaking skills as well. She has my highest recommendation!
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Krista G.

Krista G.

Los Angeles, CA 90068
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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