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Jason M.

San Diego, CA

About Jason

TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned!

Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard teaching methods, he has developed his own method of teaching to positively enhance the student€™s strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. His goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician.

This year Jason was also the M
usic Director at the National Guitar Workshop Day Jams Rock Music Day Camp where students ages 7-15 came out to form bands, record original material and master their craft. He also taught beginning to advanced guitar/ vocals/ performance and songwriting as hosted a recording clinic at the end of each day.

Jason has host student showcases/charity benefits where his students were able to get on stage and show off their new talent and perform with other musicians. It wasn't mandatory though, if you were just looking to come out and support there was no pressure other than to come out and have fun.

Jason has been transcribing for guitar and bass since the age of 18 and since then has become a master of the craft including both 5 line staff and tablature, hand-crafted exercises and deconstructions to better enhance the students learning. Artists and genres that Jason has experience with range from Classic Rock, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnson, Pierce the Veil, Paramore, All Time Low, Demi Lava to, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold, The White Stripes, Green Day, Old Crow Medicine Show, Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, Bruno Mars, Rob Zombie, John 5, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, Van Morrison, the Beatles, AC/DC, ZZ-Top, Bullet For My Valentine, All That Remains, Ozzy, Black Label Society, Sublime, Aerosmith, At the Drive In, Type O Negative, the Black Keys, the Pixies, the Toadies, Black Sabbath, Jason Mraz, Lady GaGa, John Mayer and Journey.

Jason attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage where his degree is in Music and Business. He is constantly continuing his education with music theory courses as well as private guitar instruction. He attends guitar workshops and seminars by artists such as John5 and Kerry King who are known as some of the worlds finest guitar players. He reviews every day from a wide range of over 1000 sources working to become a better musician and instructor.

Another nice feature that you might enjoy from one on one sessions with Jason is learning the ability to craft and record your own songs using state of the art technology that caters to your own unique personality. There are no limits!

Jason teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced as well as artists that are signed to labels.

Local news outlet Fox 5 did a segment with one of his students who overcame issues with ADD and depression as a result of taking guitar lessons.

His students advance quickly, some have released albums, been in Guitar World Magazine as well as its online companion and won awards for their music websites.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student'€™s schedule when possible.
Students receive complimentary audio lessons and transcriptions of songs upon their first or second session. Jason is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual.

*** Studio Equipment ***
ESP KH2 "skully" Kirk Hammett signature model Electric
Epiphone Zakk Wylde signature model Electric
Schecter SLS Blackjack Special Edition Avenger with ©Sustainiac
Schecter Blackjack ATX 7-string
Jackson Randy Rhodes V
Fender '51 Pawn Shop Series
Epiphone Banjo
Mahalo Ukulele
Savannah Ukulele
M. Acoustic
G&L S-500 custom Electric
ESP LTD AX-50 "banjo" Electric
ESP LTD AX-50 "guitar"
Fender Squire John 5 signature model
Epiphone 12-string
Nylon Classical
Yamaha Acoustic (left and right handed)
Voyage-Air Guitar Acoustic
Fender Squire Bass
Dean Vendetta Electric
Dean Dime Razorback
B.C. Rich Warlock
Yamaha Keyboard
ProTools LE
Guitar Pro 6
Tascam CD-GT2
KRK Rokits speakers
Line 6 AXSYS212 Amp
Scott Ian Randall Amp
Cry Baby Wah
Digitech Whammy/Bad Monkey/Death Metal/Grunge pedals
Ibanez Chorus/Flanger Delay/Echo
Line 6 Backtrack
Drum sticks and practice pad
Multi-angle cameras for online students

*** Travel Equipment ***
Voyage-Air Guitar (Acoustic)
Laptop with ProTools/Backtrack or Guitar Pro 6
Scott Ian Randall Amp
Various guitars depending on project or mood.

*** Specialties ***
piano, guitar, music theory, music, bass guitar, banjo, songwriting, electric guitar, acoustic guitar,


Tina H. November 16, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Jason is an excellent instructor. On my first lesson, he was able to efficiently gauge my level and provide clear and directional teaching. I look forward to taking my guitar playing to the next level. I also appreciated the communication with lesson planning and his punctuality.
Derek L. November 16, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Nice and solid first lesson. Jason hit the ground running by quickly assessing where I was and then providing me with info to help me move forward. I walked away with straight-forward exercises to get me ready for my next lesson. I appreciated that Jason reached out before my appointment to gauge my experience and was very positive as I moved (that is stumbled) forward. Jason manages to jam a bunch of information in a short amount of time without rushing. I look forward to my next lesson and am encouraged to put in the time to put my best foot forward.
Jack C. November 8, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
First lesson was great!
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Jason M.

Jason M.

Montclair, CA 91763
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Anne M.

Montclair, CA

About Anne

I am a professional, caring, and knowledgeable teacher. I believe that every student is an individual and I approach each lesson with that individual in mind. I have experience with all ages and am educated in many different teaching methods and styles. I am a confident believer that any person can succeed in music and enjoy music at some level.


I began taking piano lessons when I was six years old and I was hooked. I took lessons for 9 years and then resumed again when I was in college. In fourth grade I picked up the flute and the saxophone because I wanted to play in the
school Jazz Band. I then took Alto Saxophone and Flute lessons for 8 years all the way through high school. It wasn't until high school that I caught the singing bug when I joined the women’s choir as a sophomore. I quickly caught on and became a member of the concert choir and then the chamber group. We toured to Greece my Junior year singing in churches and even as entertainment on a cruise through the Greek Islands!

I hold a bachelor of music education from Chapman University in Orange, CA. I sang in the world renown University Choir and the smaller University singers chamber choir under the direction of choral music legend Dr. William Hall. I was awarded the annual director chosen choir award at the end of my senior year and was selected by my peers as Vice President of the choir during my senior year. During my time at Chapman we toured to the Miami, Colorado, the Pacific Northwest, and Italy, where we sang in St. Marks Cathedral in Venice, the Vatican, and the Sistine Chapel.

I received my Master's Degree in Musicology in 2013 and am currently working on finishing my PhD program at Claremont Graduate University in Musicology. I an active choir participant and vocalist in the area and am the current Musical Director at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Los Angeles. Music has always been my passion, and I love helping others to experience music in the same way that I have.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect a fun, exciting, and educational learning environment with me. I am classically trained but have experience teaching jazz, pop, musical theater, and classical repertoire. My students learn the basics in a fun, positive environment geared towards their individual needs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring some music, the student should have their own instrument after they decide to take lessons permanently.

*** Specialties ***
I am a classically trained musician so I really specialize in that, although I do have experience teaching pop and jazz as well.


Teddy C. November 16, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Anne is very pleasant and encouraging. She knows her music.
Tori August 27, 2015
Singing · In home
Anne is the best! Not only does she have a beautiful voice herself, she is gifted in teaching others to sing just as beautifully. She is kind, creative, patient and a top-notch professional with a wonderful work ethic. I highly recommend Anne to anyone looking for a music lesson. She is someone you definitely want helping you!
Louise W. February 12, 2014
Verified Student
A Perfect Match

Committed, kind, intuitive, highly skilled singer and instructor. Anne is perfect for my daughter, Natalie. Anne has time and again gone way beyond what is required in a voice teacher, and has shown ingenuity and patience where needed (most of the time). I would recommend Anne as voice coach for any young aspiring singer. She will inspire, patiently work through any difficulties, and never ever use negative criticism, but always positive suggestions. An amazing and talented young woman.
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Anne M.

Anne M.

Montclair, CA 91763
starting at
$35 / 30-min

Alex L.

Fontana, CA

About Alex

Trained and educated (MM) in Russia and USA, over 20 years experience in teaching. Individual approach to the course development based on student personality, goals, skills.

Major instruments are piano, classical guitar, accordion.
Student must have own instrument and desire to learn!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe many of my students enjoy my class and are able to achieve a higher skill level because I make it a point to personally motivate them. I give them personalized goals to reach and/or tailored practice techniques.Based on response, I may offer words of encouragement or
tips such as how to ease sore muscles or an alternative way to execute a technique they are finding extra difficult.

I make it a point to not just teach music grammar and/or fundamentals of music, but to include the importance of the sound of music strategies to enhance their skill development.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Clavinova, piano
Classical guitar "Takamine"
Accordion "Gullietti"

*** Specialties ***
Accordion, piano, classical guitar Traditional Russian School all styles and genres. Levels: beginner through advanced!


Diane D. September 28, 2015
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
Alex gives accordion class to my daughter and guitar classes to my other daughter. We are in Texas and we do it through Skype. Alex is cool with kids, motivates them, genuinely wants to understand what motivates them and what kind of music they like. For the first time in years, no more fighting about daily practice! My kids are happy wth the classes and motivated. Great teacher!
Ellen S. July 3, 2015
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
Alex is an excellent teacher. While he is a very accomplished musician he communicates in ways I can understand as a beginner. He quickly identifies areas I need to work on and both shows and tells me how to do that. He encourages questions as well as creativity that builds on the basics. He makes good use of the lesson time and is very encouraging. I can easily take what I learn in the lesson and practice it on my own. I look forward to my next lesson!
Celine V. June 1, 2014
Classical Guitar · In home
Best classical guitar teacher ever! Alex is a very easy-going, super friendly and straightforward teacher. He has an amazing ability to make complicated guitar techniques into very easy tasks. I surprised how much I learned just from his first lesson and how much I improved in a week. I would recommend any student regardless your age and level to study with him. You will get your money worth.
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Alex L.

Alex L.

Fontana, CA 92337
starting at
$40 / 30-min

Amy G.

Glendora, CA

About Amy

Hello!! My name is Amy G. and I have been singing professionally for over 20 years, and a vocal instructor for over 10 years. I teach all styles/genres of singing and am passionate about finding the gold and strengths in my students and bringing out their FULL POTENTIAL!!

Vocal Goals:
Develop free, uninhibited singing.
Enhance quality of tone for a desired sound.
Familiarize students with the piano.
Match pitch.

Full, strong, breath & body support.
Clear diction.
Vowel dexterity.
Facial agility & upper-torso re

Performance/Musical Goals:
Develop boldness & energy.
Look & sound professional.
Expand the student's musical knowledge & repertoire.
Embrace & comprehend the musicality of vocal lines &
phrases appropriate to each piece.

Social Goals:
Create a polite & kindly atmosphere.
Dissolve the STRESS, allowing singing to be FUN.
Keep the student motivated.

Accompaniment options:
Melody line only/basic chords (when learning repertoire & vocal techniques.)
Pre-recorded tracks. (CD/Tape for practice & performance.)
Hire an accompanist. (For applicable lessons & performance.)

Practicing Goals: (Monthly Practice Schedule Handout)
Encourage consistency rather than length.

We will study proper breathing, placement, stretching your vocal range, posture, poise, vowels, stage presence, communicating the lyric of a song, connecting with your audience, song selection, voice type, ear training, confidence, mic technique, how to read music, music resources, building your repertoire, pitch, rhythm, how to choose a song, vocal exercises, proper technique, mouth placement, tone, and facial expressions amongst many others! The following is a current biography, but I will provide a teaching and performing resume upon request. I am also happy to provide samples of me singing! I do not have a website at this time, but I am working on having it set up very soon! I look forward to hearing from you!

"Amy most recently performed with Musical Theatre West's productions of the highly acclaimed, Sweeney Todd, directed by Calvin Remsburg, and Annie with Tony Award winner Andrea McArdle. She came straight from starring in a beautiful production of Godspell at the Candlelight Pavilion, and as Mabel in Performance Riverside's production of Pirates of Penzance. She had the pleasure of playing Josie Cohan in the world premiere of Academy Award winner Richard Sherman's new musical, Pazzazz! at the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. She'™s traveled around the world performing with Norwegian Cruise Lines and Vox Lumiere, and locally with Orange County Opera and Enrichment Works Productions. Regional theatre: Mary in the Glory of Christmas (Crystal Cathedral), Johanna in Sweeney Todd(Starlight Bowl), Jenny in Company(Performance Riverside), Cinderella in Into the Woods(Candlelight Pavilion), Rosina in Barber of Seville (Orange County Opera), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (ITL Award), Sarah in Guys and Dolls (Candlelight Pavilion)."


Katherine Dougherty November 19, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Very helpful! Made me feel very comfortable, I was very nervous. Looking forward to future lessons!
Jennifer C. October 16, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
My name is Jennifer. I am 35. I am a beginner with music although I have taken choir from 7th through 12th grade in high school and participated in church choir until the last ten years. I have always dreamed of singing. I have been told I am tone deaf for years which caused me to give up my desire for quite some time. I started with Amy just a few weeks ago. I have seen a remarkable improvement. I am still struggling but have learned far more from her in just less than a month than I have learned with in my 6 years of choir. This says a lot due to the fact at one time I ate slept and breathed music. I just never could understand the mechanics and anatomy. I recently did the piece that I am working on with Mrs Amy to one of the few I confided in about my lessons and they were amazed at the difference (this would be one of the ones who said music is just not for me). I am blessed to have her as a vocal coach and would recommend her to anyone. I am not where I want to be yet but I am so blessed that I am not where I was. Thank you Amy!
Osmar M. October 16, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
She knows what she is talking about, she is helping me with having a more clear sound and my diction. She explained to me some anatomy which I think was really helpful in able to have a better sound. I am excited to keep working with Amy and learning more about singing. She is also helping me with auditions, choosing the right song. This was just our first lesson, I can't wait to see the progress I am about to make and the new things I will be learning with her.
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Amy G.

Amy G.

Glendora, CA 91741
starting at
$40 / 30-min

Joseph C.

Upland, CA

About Joseph

Hello! My name is Joseph C. and I want to help you start your musical journey.

I have been playing guitar and bass since I was 15 years old and started playing payed performances in my early 20's. I have had the pleasure of playing everything from heavy metal guitar to country and blues bass. I am currently performing with a Ramones tribute band as well as a internationally recognized, and NAMMI award winning Native American flute artist.

I have taught guitar and bass since 2009 as well as tutored music theory students at San Juan College under the expert supervision of miss Linda Edw
ards. As an instructor, I have but one philosophy. Music is supposed to be fun. There is supposed to be passion. I don't believe in doing tons of work out of books or methods. My preferred approach to music instruction is finding out where the student wants to be, and why they want to play music in the first place? From there I will work with them to set individual goals that we can accomplish as a team. I find that this method is challenging, effective, personalized, and enjoyable.


Sheryl A. June 8, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Joseph has been great!
kathy H. June 8, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Joseph is a very fun teacher who brings something fun for the kids. My son did not even want to take guitar lessons originally, and now he looks forward to them, and has made tremendous progress! Joseph gets the kids involved and interested in what they're doing, which I appreciate, as a parent.
He is also incredibly polite, and has fantastic manners! I highly recommend him!
Aria N. April 8, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Our lessons with Joseph are always good and fun. He is very knowledgeable.
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Joseph C.

Joseph C.

Upland, CA 91784
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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