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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. 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.

About Beckie

Hi! My name is Beckie and I have played music for all of my life. I play many different instruments such as the Trumpet, French horn and Piano. I graduated from Chapman University in 2010 with 2 degrees in music, Music Education and Music Performance on French horn. I also taught elementary school for 3 years and was a brass coach for a Montessori Academy. I have taught privately for 10 years now and love the one-on-one attention that I can give the students. I currently work for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, I perform with two different orchestras and am in a Brass Ensemble called the Vine Street Brass that performs for events around the city. I look forward to working with your or your child in helping to start or continue a musical instrument! *** Lesson Details *** When I ...

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SheriAnn S. February 24, 2015
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Beckie is wonderful. My 11-year-old daughter has been meeting her online for about 6 lessons now. Beckie is very patient and engaging. My daughter has asked to add on longer lessons. That is a good sign!
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Irina B. March 27, 2013
Trumpet
Verified Student
Beckie is fabulous - with children, too!

Our 5 year old son has been taking trumpet lessons with Beckie now for 3 months. He has done amazing progress, is eager to practice every day in order to please her, and looks forward to each lesson. Beckie is incredibly encouraging, kind, yet strict enough to keep child's play away from the lesson, and finds ways to make a small child understand the basics of music theory. She balances the lesson nicely between actual playing and theory, never tiring out the student too much with either one. She's reliable, always on time, and communicates very well with both student and parents about any wishes we may have. She makes our son feel special, and he is very sad having to leave her, as we are moving out of the country this summer. His own words being: "Isn't it sad that I'll have to stop my lessons with Beckie, now that we've just gotten started - I really like the way she teaches."
All this to say... we warmly recommend her, and regret having to stop lessons with her. And that we encourage anybody, adult or child wanting to learn the trumpet (or any other instrument Beckie teaches!) to use her services!
Mercedes S. Inglewood, CA

About Mercedes

Mercedes was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. She began playing alto saxophone at the age of nine, under jazz master Dr. Jackie McLean. She was originally classically trained and played in orchestras and big bands but began attending classes at the Artist Collective, which was developed by McLean himself. She continued to play throughout college, attending the University of Hartford's Hartt school of Music in the jazz program at the Jackie McLean Institute. She earned her B.A. from the university in 2005. Mercedes then went on to attend the California Institute of the Arts Herb Albert school of Music, studying under Paul Novaros and Vinny Golia, earning her Master's Degree in 2008. Her primary style is bebop, however she also has a strong history in big band, swing, ...

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James S. April 4, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Mercedes is skilled, knowledgeable and patient. Exactly what I need as an adult learner of saxophone. On our first lesson she was interested in my goals and she has since developed a plan for me and is helping me move towards what I hope to achieve. I have nothing but praise for her.
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LisaK July 26, 2009
Great Instructor!

I only just started taking lessons a month and a half ago and have learned so much more than I expected. Mercedes is a great teacher and has not only taught me the fundamentals of playing, but also explains "how" and "why" I must do things.
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JonathanB May 18, 2009
A+++++++

I have learned a lotfrom Mercedes compared to my previous teachers.......Excellent.....
Ray R. Van Nuys, CA

About Ray

Hello! My name is Ray - I'm 26 years old, born in Queens NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. Here I was also introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synthesizers. I went on to study Electronic Production & Design at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and quickly became a very sought after studio musician and performer. I've been successfully teaching many instruments and proficiency levels for over 12 years now. I can say with pride that it is my passion, and I anticipate teaching being a very important part of the rest of my life. I enjoy reading science, math, and philosophy, and in addition to teaching am currently working as a pop music producer. *** ...

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Kelly B. March 28, 2014
Piano
Major Improvement

My son and daughter both take from Ray and they love him!!! My daughter started with him after she had had 2 other teachers and she improved immediately. She loves going to Ray because he teaches her to play the songs that she likes. Now she plays so many songs for memory!! My son loves going to piano and is always excited to see Ray.
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Sebastián M. March 7, 2014
Classical Guitar
Classical Guitar

When I started taking lessons from Ray I was playing the electric guitar, although I had a classical guitar in my house I did not play it that often. I took my classical guitar once to class and then I started to learn how to play the classical guitar. I went from playing basic peaces of music to playing Minuet in G in a short time. From playing electric guitar about 3 or 4 years to playing classical music in about 1.5 to 2 years. Ray has helped me to increase my knowledge of music.
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 ...

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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.
Konstantins J. Marina del Rey, CA

About konstantins

Jazz musician, Konstantins J., built his career and reputation with his award winning performances in his home country of Lativa. Considered the top trumpet player in Latvia, Konstantins took an opportunity to audition for Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts. Konstanins was awarded a scholarship in 2006 and graduated in 2009. As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, he was honored and received the prestigious 2009 Freddie Hubbard Award and earned the mutual respect of the faculty and his fellow students. His performance is as impressive as his background. Classically trained from the age of 7, Mr. J. earned recognition as a great academic trumpet player performing with the Moscow City Ballet, The Liepaja Symphonic Orchestra, touring eastern and western Europe.

William A. Playa del Rey, 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 ...

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