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Chang L.

Los Angeles, CA

I have been teaching the flute for more than 12 years. I got my bachelor and master's degrees in flute performance. I'm currently pursuing doctoral degree.
I teach students at all levels, focus on various of repertoires such as band music, orchestral music,solo flute music, etc.

About Chang

Chang Lu is both an active flutist and dedicated instructor in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area. Born into a family of musicians she was introduced to music at the young age of four. She has had eight years of professional training at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in China, and has been a finalist in the National Flute Competition of China. She has become an honors graduate earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, California. She is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Flute Performance with three m
inor fields in: Music Theory, Instrumental Conducting, and Early Music with emphasis in Baroque Flute Performance.

Chang performs regularly with USC’s Thornton Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Early Music Ensemble. She has also performed with San Jose Youth Symphony, Fremont Flute Ensemble, Shenyang Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and various chamber ensembles. She is currently studying with Professor Jim Walker at USC and has studied flute both privately and in master classes with: Gary Woodward (University of Southern California), Claude Montuex (New England Conservatory of Music), Julien Beaudiment (former LA Phil Principal), Isabella Chapuis (San Jose Opera), John Huang (Singapore Symphony Orchestra), Guoliang Han (Central Conservatory of China), Katherine Borst Jones (Ohio State University), Marina Piccinini (Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute), Marianne Gedigian (University of Texas), James Galway (Soloist), and Emmanuel Pahud (Berlin Philharmonic).

In 2010 Chang was invited to perform in the first flute summer camp held in the Northeast provinces of China. She also enjoys performing with chamber ensembles and has been part of a guitar duo, woodwind trio, flute and string quartet, and woodwinds quintet and sextet. Chang currently takes part in many film music score recordings and even has her own composition “The Ocean” for solo flute with extended techniques for modern flute. Most recently, she has been part of a collaborative project with LA Opera and USC Thornton Young Artists under the baton of James Conlon.

Chang first started teaching flute and music theory in 2002 when she was a teacher assistant in Shenyang Conservatory of Music in China. When she moved to North California in 2006, she taught at C&L Music School. Currently, Chang teaches in three music schools around Los Angeles and Orange County. She is also part of a studio that organizes student recitals every couple months in collaboration with other teachers of various backgrounds.

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As a teacher, I love to see my students take pride in their improvements and strive to be a leader. I have taught many children from the beginning, teaching them how to read music while providing the fundamentals of piano playing. I particularly like to focus on students who are interested in band and orchestra at school. It’s the joy of teaching to see kids marvel at different tones and musicality they can produce.

For all my lessons I include music theory and ask that students try their best to learn how music is connected and formed. Learning flute is a rewarding process, so please be patient and open-minded. Feel free to ask me any questions and I look forward to meeting you!
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Jenny J. April 30, 2015
Chang is a very dedicated and serious instructor. She is extremely passionate about teaching and learning; it shows in her students' growth. We are part of a group of teachers who try to encourage our students through public performance and actively participate in recitals every couple months. I highly recommend Chang if you are looking to try flute, whether it's for a school band, personal enjoyment, or lifelong goal.
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Chang L.

Chang L.

Los Angeles, CA 90007
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$40 / 30-min
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Sheila M.

Sherman Oaks, CA

My goal as a flute teacher is to give each student a very well rounded and thorough understanding of the instrument. Lessons will be tailored to each student and will include the following: knowledge of instrument care/maintenance, tone production, technique (scales, etudes, etc), musicality, music theory, and a variety of repertoire from classical to pop.

About Sheila

Sheila M. is a native of Southern California, born and raised in the city of Palm Springs. Her interest in music began at the age of seven when she began private instruction in classical piano, and by the age of ten, she began playing the flute. Sheila received her Bachelor of Music with a degree in Music Education from the University of Redlands, where she studied flute with Sara Andon. There, she performed in the university's Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Orchestra. During her third year at university, she studied abroad at the Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hu
ngary.

Sheila has performed in many different venues around the world such as Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, the Edinburgh Trade Center in Scotland, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge, CA.

In 2013, Sheila graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Masters degree in Flute Performance where she studied flute with Sandra Kipp. At CSUN, she performed in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Northridge Flute Quartet, and various chamber ensembles. She currently resides in Los Angeles and teaches private lessons in flute and piano.

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal as a music educator is to foster excellence in the art of music through private instruction. I am available to teach both flute and piano lessons and have taught both instruments at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, though I prefer to teach piano at the beginner and intermediate levels the most. I have worked with students of all ages ranging from 5 to older adults.

My guarantee is that the student will learn to read music and have a well rounded music education. This means that we will work on a variety of things such as music theory, music history, and a wide range of repertoire (from Beethoven to the Beatles!) While I have high expectations for my students, I do my best to keep the lessons relaxed and lighthearted. My hope is that the student is always engaged and interested during lessons, but little joking here and there is always necessary, in my opinion!

That said, here are my three expectations from my students:

1. Come prepared both mentally and physically (this is especially important for flutists-- make sure to warm up prior to the lesson!)

2. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes. This is non-threatening territory, I'm here to guide you and help you. Remember that mistakes happen, we're human. Just make sure that you learn from those mistakes so as not to make the same ones and grow from each experience.

3. For parents-- BE INVOLVED! I can't tell you how often I've seen younger students excel when their parents were proactive in the experience. This means encouraging them to practice, coming up with a rewards system, and sometimes sitting in on the lesson to take notes so that you can work on what we did during the lesson at home with your child. It's difficult for music teachers to compete with iPads, Playstations and television, so let's get creative together!

*** Required Materials ***
Flute students must own a well maintained flute, as an instrument that is out of adjustment causes frustration and can initiate bad habits. In addition, the student must also have a metronome and tuner, a music stand, flute repertoire, and an assignment book for me to write down each week's assignments.

Piano students must have a working acoustic piano or digital piano (not a keyboard) in their home for piano lessons. The student must also have a metronome, piano repertoire, and an assignment book for each week's assignments.
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Chad October 12, 2015
Flute · In home
She is understanding, and really instills not only musical skill, but a love an excitement for the instrument!
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Matan S. September 8, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Fun to work with, friendly, good teacher
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Cary K. August 24, 2014
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Sheila taught my son flute for the academic year 2013-14 in our home once per week. She was able to supplement instructions with what he was doing in school music. She had a great relationship with him and he looked forward to his lesson every week. He improved greatly in his music skills over the course of the year and was asked by Sheila to perform in a recital at the end of the school year. Sheila was a very good music teacher and her academic training was clearly reflected in her teaching a great plus! I would highly recommend her for flute lessons.
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Sheila M.

Sheila M.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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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 flute 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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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Shawn C.

Studio City, CA

The flute is a magical instrument. It is colorful in its tone. Dark and brooding, bright and happy. We can work together to bring out all of the beauty that this instrument has to offer along with pushing you to your true potential!

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
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$40 / 30-min
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Sierra R.

Burbank, CA

Every lesson will be customized for every student. We'll chat about strengths, weaknesses, and goals in the first lesson. From there we will develop a plan together. I find it very important that both the teacher and the student are on the same page! Scales, reading music, posture, embouchure, advanced techniques, sight reading, audition prep, stage fright, marching tips, we'll cover it all! Practical homework will be given to help continue the learning between lessons.

About Sierra

I have been playing the flute and piccolo for 14 years. Music has changed my life and I have met countless friends through participating in marching and concert bands. I have been lucky enough to travel the world and share my love of music performing in Madrid, Rome, Barcelona, and Montreal. I have performed in parades at both Disney World and Disney Land. I want to continue sharing my love of music to students near and far.
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Kathy July 15, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Sierra has a lot of helpful tips on breathing that I haven't heard elsewhere. She is adapting the lessons to meet my exact needs. I highly recommend her!
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Michelle June 12, 2016
In home
Sierra is a wonderful instructor. She will take the time to isolate problem areas and come up with specific exercises to improve those areas. She was always encouraging and willing to try a different approach when needed. She helped improve my playing and confidence tremendously.
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Sierra R.

Sierra R.

Burbank, CA 91504
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starting at
$20 / 30-min

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