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Beckie E.

North Hollywood, CA

After playing French horn for 3 years, I decided to try to play Trumpet. It ended up being very natural to me and so I performed on both Trumpet and French horn in High school. I played the French horn for our Orchestra and Wind ensemble and Trumpet for our Jazz ensemble. I fell into a position when I was 15 to be a brass coach of a Montessori school and taught mostly Trumpet for the 3 years that I was there.
Today, I play the Trumpet for fun!

About Beckie

Hi!
My name is Beckie and I have played music for all of my life. I play and teach many different instruments such as the Trumpet, French horn, Saxophone, Mandolin, Guitar, Clarinet, Voice, and Piano.

I graduated from Chapman University in 2010 with 2 degrees in music, Music Education and Music Performance on French horn. I am currently in my second year at UCLA for my masters in Music Performance on French horn.

When I first began teaching, I taught at an elementary school for 3 years as a brass coach for a Montessori Academy. This is where I fell in love with teaching. I have been t
eaching privately for 13 years now and love the one-on-one attention that I can give the students.

I have worked for many great organizations like the Los Angeles Philharmonic and California Philharmonic.

I currently am a freelance musician. I perform regularly with the UCLA Philharmonia and UCLA Wind Ensemble-the top two performing groups at the music school. I also am in horn ensemble called the Thursday Horn Club. I have performed in such wonderful venues as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Sydney Opera house, in which I was able to premier a piece!

I look forward to working with you or your child in helping to start or continue a musical instrument!

*** Lesson Details ***
When I teach lessons, I like to go at the pace of the student. I am very patient but I expect the student to practice during the week. I will always work with a student as long as it takes to have them understand what is difficult for them musically.

For music, I try to find free options but books may be a better option. When we choose a book to play out of, I like to choose a book together so that the parent and the child are happy about the selection. Books vary based on what the needs are for each student. Books are to be purchased by the parent.

I usually play my instruments with the students, but being a freelance musician, I may need to save my chops for an upcoming gig. Not always, but happens from time to time :)

I also have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you are late for your lesson, I will try to accommodate the time but may have students or rehearsals afterwards so it will not always be a guarantee. If you are going to be late, please text me BEFORE the scheduled lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson space is in my home w/ seating for parents and music stand for students. I also have a cat and a dog, so if you are allergic, please let me know!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide the music books and their own instruments and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical genres of playing but I am able to teach all different styles of music.
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Beatrice July 13, 2016
French Horn · Online
Verified Student
Ms. Beckie is a great French horn teacher. You can learn a lot from her. She is extremely nice and wants the best for everyone.
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Jenny January 18, 2016
French Horn · In home
Beckie is so sweet and helpful - exactly what I needed!!!
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Avery T. September 17, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
First lesson was very good. She was very professional and good with our child.
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Beckie E.

Beckie E.

North Hollywood, CA 91606
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Matthew C.

Los Angeles, CA

My goal is for every student to experience the same magic I felt when I first picked up a trumpet 25 years ago (and I still feel today). Learning an instrument is an incredibly exciting journey. But, it will only be rewarding if you have the right instructor to teach you and coach you along the way.

Truth be told, it wasn't until my third try as a child that I found the teacher who was perfect for me. My first teacher was too much of a drill sergeant. The second teacher talked more about sports than the trumpet. Now, with every lesson I teach, I strive more and more to be like my third teacher. He constantly encouraged me, motivated me, and challenged me to be the best trumpet player I could be.

Under my instruction, each student goes at his or her own pace and receives a very holistic perspective of music. Difficult concepts are approached with creative, easy-to-follow explanations. And, I frequently create custom exercises such that students may more easily work through their ...

About Matthew

I have always believed not only that everyone has the ability to learn an instrument, but that everyone should give it a try.

The secret to a successful learning experience, however, is often the teacher.

As it is often working musicians who teach lessons to supplement their income, there is a wide gap in the world of music teachers. The more professional musicians often become frustrated quickly with students moving at a slow pace and the more casual musicians often fail to help skilled students accomplish their true abilities.

This is why my passion is for teaching; any student, at
any level.

My flexible teaching techniques are perfect for everyone. If you prefer to be casual, I will teach you bit by bit and mold you into a talented musician at your own speed. And, if you have the drive and determination to practice hours a week, I will challenge you and shape you into the next awe-inspiring performer.

Similarly, I believe that music does not have an age limit. While most of my students are somewhere between elementary school and middle adulthood, I also teach young children how to enjoy and appreciate music by learning to clap simple rhythms and play basic melodies on the piano. And, I also enjoy teaching retired men and women how to spark or rekindle a passion for music in their glory years.

Whoever you are and whatever you hope to accomplish by learning an instrument, you have found the right teacher.

Just fill out the quick form in the upper right to book the first group of lessons or scroll to the top and click "Ask a question" to learn more.

I look forward to helping you to become the musician you are meant to be!
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Christina April 19, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
My son has been receiving trumpet lessons from Matthew for 6 years beginning at age 4. My son was inspired to play the trumpet by the movie the Princess and the Frog. I shopped around for awhile. Matthew was and is the right fit for my son! He is very knowledgeable, caring, and insightful. My son is talented but practicing is not his favorite treat. Matthew is very patient and teaching him via a holistic approach. He is also flexible with scheduling. We look forward to seeing him every week! I high recommend Matthew Cline!!
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Matthew C.

Los Angeles, CA 90034
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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John E.

Los Angeles, CA

Building basic technique: embouchre studies, learning fingerings, correct breathing and air use.

Ensemble and solo repertoire and technique studies, scales, theory, improvisation, etc.

Books used: Standard of Excellence (beginner), Essential Elements (beginner), Yamaha (beginner), Arban's (intermediate/advanced)

About John

I've been playing music for over twenty years as a brass player, pianist, guitarist, composer, and electronic musician. I've studied and performed across the country—starting in Seattle, then New York and the northeast, and finally here in Los Angeles.

As a performer, I have trained and play extensively on the French horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, and guitar. I perform in a variety of styles—from classical to jazz and pop/rock styles.

As a composer and sound designer, I work in a variety of settings, from composing for orchestra, string quartet, percussion, and groups of all shapes and
sizes, to designing sound for theater and film.

I earned my Bachelor's degree at Bennington College in Vermont and my Master's degree at CalArts. I play all around LA as a freelance orchestral musician, in my brass quartet, a studio hornist (recorded on will.i.am's last album, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, and with Horse's Mouth, to name a few), and in various other groups. I have taught at Bennington College, Summer Sonatina Piano School, Sage City Symphony's Young Composers Project, CalArts, Barnsdall Park's Junior Art Center, and Santa Monica Music Center. I have been teaching privately since high school and love working with students to meet their individual goals in music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my own instrument for demonstration and group playing when applicable. I provide sheet music and method books for use in lessons or temporary loan. I expect students to have their own instrument and music stand for use during lessons. If using electric guitar, they should have their own amplifier. In theory or songwriting lessons, they should have their own staff paper. I ask students to purchase their own method books and music when needed.
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Matthew A. December 28, 2015
Verified Student
John is very patient and works well with children. He is always prepared for the lessons. Recommend!
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Brandon A. May 12, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
John is a great teacher! He's open to working with many styles and he's talented in more than one instrument.
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Christoffer S. August 19, 2014
Composition · In studio
John is a brilliant composer and instrumentalist. I worked with him extensively while studying at CalArts. His musicianship and knowledge of music theory is in depth, and he is easily able to pass this information on to students. I highly recommend him as a teacher to any level of musician.
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John E.

John E.

Los Angeles, CA 90025
(3)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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William A.

Manhattan Beach, 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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Karim May 25, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Very good first lesson, figuring out where I'm at with the horn and gave me some great exercises to help build up technique .
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Cade M. February 22, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
William was great, very knowledgable. Cade like that he was laid back. William could hear what Cade needed to work on and gave him pointers and materials to help him become a better trumpet player. Cade said he was a cool guy and is looking forward to his next lesson.
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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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William A.

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Alex D.

Los Angeles, CA

Experienced trumpet performer ready to improve all aspects of your trumpet playing. Looking forward to sharing my passion for music with all my students.

About Alex

Hi! My name is Alex. I am currently an undergraduate at the University of California Los Angeles where I am pursuing a degree in Music Performance. While attending UCLA I have participated in all three of the major performance ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonia. My teaching career began in 2013 with four middle students, each of which have become successful musicians in their high school groups. Along with these middle students, I have also taught many elementary and high school players of various playing abilities. I am a hardworking student who is ver
y friendly, easy-going, and personable.My ultimate goal is to give my students the tools necessary to become a successful musician.
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Eric July 23, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson. I look forward to work with him next week.
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Marina V. July 23, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Patient and wonderful!!
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Alex D.

Alex D.

Los Angeles, CA 90095
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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