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Robin R. Burbank, CA

Reading music, Ear training, finger strength, writing music, music theory, rhythm, notation, chords, common chord progression, repertoire," fake book" improvisation, writing chord charts, writing lead sheets. Classical, jazz, contemporary, pop, rock, R&B, folk, current, American Song Book, and of course...the Beatles!

About Robin

I've been a songwriter since I was a teenager. I have been teaching music for almost as long. As a teacher, my joy comes from seeing a student realize they have grown, or discover something they now can do that they could not do before, and the confidence gained through their efforts with my guidance. I carry around the Beatles Pocket Reference Guide at all times and preach the gospel of their songwriting legacy to my students when necessary and whenever possible!! I equally love the mystery of the musical ear, and music theory, and how it all works together...I love purple. For all those who know me, I always match in whatever color spectrum I decide for that day, and I always have been that way. I believe in Angels on Earth, I searched for the Lochness Monster (No luck!!) I love ...

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Annie D. February 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I was a bit nervous to start taking lessons again after a VERY long hiatus. From the start, Robin has really listened to what my goals are and has been helping me meet them - she's very personable and encouraging, and gives me manageable goals. 100% recommended!
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Spe T. January 26, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Robin is a great teacher. She is extremely knowledgeable of piano and theory. The communication I receive during our lessons made me confident in returning. She is a very nice lady who has helped me out tremendously. Thank you, Robin.
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Mandy D. January 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My 13 year old daughter recently started taking lessons from Robin and really enjoys them. Robin is keeping it interesting and fun, we would highly recommend her to anyone.
Jessie M. Pasadena, CA

This course is for those who are new to piano. You will learn how to read music, play, and some basic music theory.

About Jessie

I fully enjoy teaching music and theater to others and spreading the art of performance, reaching out to all generations. I believe in customizing every lesson to be unique for my students in a way that will serve their individual needs. I teach with patience and encouragement and believe that students prosper and improve much more from a positive experience. My lessons are intended to be fun and influential in a positive light that can lead to a rewarding career, hobby, or just for personal enjoyment! Every since I was a little girl, I have been devoted to the arts. When I began college, I knew that music was my path. As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of ...

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Mandy D. March 26, 2015
Math · In home
Verified Student
Jessica scored no better on her k12 assessment than if she'd taken it without the tutor.
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Keren V. March 18, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son is 6 years old and he is very happy taking piano lessons with Jesse. She is so nice, friendly and patient. My son started with Jesse about 3 weeks ago and so far so good! I recommend Jesse because she is very encouraging and supportive to my son. I am so glad I switched piano teachers because Jesse has all the qualities I was looking for in a piano instructor. My son is learning more each week and he is having fun taking lessons with Jesse!
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Leslie C. March 17, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Jessie is absolutely wonderful! She makes the lessons enjoyable and explains things so someone like me, an unseasoned vocalist, can understand with ease. I highly recommend Jessie to anyone looking to take vocal lessons!
Julie L. Los Angeles, CA

About Julie

Trained from age five to approach the piano with excitement and love, I have studied with piano professors from all over the world at the Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Poland. I love children and am patient, creative and intuitive. If your child is wiling to put in at least twenty minutes of practicing time, 5 -6 days a week, I will be patient, fun and excited every time they come in for a lesson - always tailoring their musical experience to their individual needs. I also now have experience teaching several adult students at different beginner and intermediate levels. I'd love for you to come in to my convenient Los Feliz studio after work for a lesson, you can walk to dinner or cafe, or a stroll in Griffith and do some of, what I call 'learning away from the piano.' :) Hope ...

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Ann D. October 23, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Julie was filling in while the primary teacher was on vacation for several weeks. Julie was pleasant and was great with my daughter, Norah, 6 years old. The lessons were where we left off with the primary teacher and Julie did a great job with it.

Thanks again Julie!
Ann
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Stephanie K. July 22, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I've been taking piano lessons with Julie for a year. We play a variety of songs and exercises each week. It's helped me go from not knowing the first thing about piano to being able to read sheet music and play many songs. The lessons are always challenge me and make me want to learn more. Plus Julie's just a really nice person. I would absolutely recommend Julie as a piano teacher - she is the best!
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Jennifer T. February 6, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Wonderful Teacher

I have been working with Julie for over a year now and I have nothing but great things to say about her. She is a fantastic teacher who has helped me expand my playing beyond what I thought possible. She really understands my playing goals and always gives me pieces of music that I enjoy but that continually push me forward. I feel very lucky to have her as a instructor.
Kelly K. Tujunga, CA

About Kelly

Music is a wonderful creative outlet, and I hope to benefit my students by teaching them how to play piano pieces that they are interested in. I’m a patient, meticulous, and dedicated teacher, and I’m so excited about helping aspiring pianists to cultivate a deep appreciation for music. I truly believe that students of all ages can master the piano! I'm a classically trained musician, and I'™ve been passionate about playing the piano for the past 18 years. Music brings me so much joy, and I'™m extremely enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge with students to enable them to reach their potential, and unlock the artistry within them. Music is an essential part of my life because, as Plato once said, it œgives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the ...

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Thea L. March 20, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Contagiously passionate

Kelly was creative enough to hold the attention of a wiggly eight-year-old. Her passion for and knowledge of music was contagious and brilliant. Kelly's very honest in her feedback, but presents it constructively with humor and kindness. She kept my daughter actively engaged and was always encouraging.
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TDL November 11, 2011
Best piano teacher

Kelly is passionate about teaching. She goes above and beyond her teaching to help kids to learn. She is patient and kind and of course my girls love her! She is the best and we feel lucky to have her.
Vanessa L. Burbank, CA

Beginning classical and/or contemporary* piano (with focus on form to avoid wrist injury) for children learning for the first time or singers who'd like to accompany themselves.

*Basic music theory will also be covered in covered in contemporary styles.

About Vanessa

Bachelor's in musical theater performance from Columbia College Chicago. Audition prep (acting/singing) and vocal technique for clients since 2007. My critique during your lesson is always honest, so you know when I give you a compliment it is well deserved. I especially love working with non-singers and helping them find their voice. I always start with an assessment to see where your work is currently at and where we can go from there. I keep notes during your lesson, send you an email afterwards with your homework for the week, then I use those notes to think of personalized ways to improve your technique before your next lesson. If honesty and results are what you're looking for in a teacher, I promise to be that teacher for you. *** Lesson Details *** Whether you're ...

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Tara W. March 9, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Vanessa's teaching style and personality is perfect for our 9 year old son. After the lessons he announces that he loves piano! We don't even have to push him to practice.
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Tod M. November 3, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Vanessa is awesome! She is talented, encouraging, good energy and really cares about the student's progress. My daughter is thoroughly enjoying her lessons and getting better each time. I would recommend Vanessa to anyone.
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nicole L. June 16, 2014
Audition Prep · In studio
Verified Student
Vanessa is awesome! I hadn't gone on an audition for musical theater in a long time and she helped get prepped and ready to go in just a week! I left my most recent lesson feeling very confident and ready to get back into singing! Thanks Vanessa!
Ashot B. Glendale, CA

Classical, Pop, Jazz, Music Theory, Basic of Jazz Harmony and Improvisation, MIDI Arrangement With Logic Pro.

About Ashot

Ashot B. is a well-known Armenian musician, composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and voice/piano teacher. A graduate of Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory (with a Master’s Degree in music), he, along with a classical music, has been a lover of Pop and Jazz music from an early age. Among his influences are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, and George Gershwin. The academic education on one side, and a personal research and self-education on another, brought him to the determination to find his own way for self-expression. In 1987 he was invited by the National Centre of Children’s Art, Music and Aesthetics to work as a music director and arranger for its Musical Theatre. Soon, he was offered to lead a small group of singers, mostly teenage girls, ...

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Sarah A. October 25, 2014
Singing · In studio
Ever since I went to professor Ashot's class, I felt like singing is my passion. I love the way he teaches me to sing, and I love how he does the musical arrangements for me. I have participated in many international competitions and won many 1st places. For me, he is the best teacher anyone could have. He is talented, patient, and caring. I found guidance, friendship, discipline, and love in my talented teacher, ASHOT BZNUNI!!!
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Anna S. October 24, 2014
Singing · In studio
Ashot B. is a multi-talented musician, composer and educator! I made my first steps into the music world with the help of and under the direct supervision of this wonderful man! I was one of the lead singers of his Jazz/Pop band in Armenia. I was about 9 years old when I joined that band, and, since then, my life has never been the same! He introduced us to the best music, inspired us to sing in many styles; he taught us how to sing sophisticated harmonies, introduced complicated rhythms, helped each one of us find our own style, sing with our own unique voice. Our band took numerous prizes at music festivals around the world, and many of our band members continued our musical careers as professional singers and became top-level artists in different countries! He’s a great teacher, who knows exactly what each singer needs in order to bring out the best out of his/her voice. I can’t even find enough words to express all my gratitude and appreciation to my first teacher, my musical mentor, and a wonderful person who helped me become who I am today! I definitely recommend Ashot to everyone who’s looking for a great teacher! He knows the right path!
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Joseph T. October 12, 2014
Piano · In home
I met Prof. Ashot 7 years ago. By now, he has taught my eldest child for 7 years, my second child for 5 years, and my third child (youngest) for 2 years. Knowing that I have retained his teaching service for so long should tell you all you need to know about his teaching skills. But I will elaborate anyway . . . He is GREAT with children! He is patient, warm, and encouraging, and his love of music and teaching shines through. Not every student learns the same way, so Prof. Ashot, as a wise and experienced teacher, alters his teaching methods to suit each student individually. Below are a few simple words of praise from my kids:

“Prof. Ashot is a very experienced piano artist. I enjoy working with him very much because he is patient and has taught me a lot in the last 7 years.”
Phi, 13 years old.

“Prof. Ashot is a very experienced teacher with a knack for music. He has good taste in music. I have learned much from him and I’m learning more every week.”
Nhi, 11 years old.

“Prof. Ashot is a man with talent and skill. Prof. Ashot pushes us beyond our limit, but I love to work with him very much.”
Quoc, 10 years old

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