De'Anza Paredes

De'Anza P.

North Hollywood, CA

About De'Anza P.

De'Anza teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2011
Last sign in: More than two months


As an active musician and graduate of LA College of Music, I believe that teaching is much more than a student learning to play their instrument. It's about creating a fun environment where students not only gets a solid musical foundation but are also encouraged to express themselves creatively. Lessons are personalized to meet student's goals.

Lessons include:

-Reading Music
-Harmony & Theory
-Chord Structure
-Strumming Patterns
-Ear Training
-Songwriting (upon request)
-Performance (upon request)

I'm currently a private music teacher at the Hollywood Academy of Music school where my students range from as young as pre-school to adults.

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Music Instructor

May 2013 - Present
Hollywood Academy of Music

Private Music Instructor.
Voice, Piano, Guitar and Music Theory.


Vocal Performance

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
Los Angeles College of Music

Vocal Performance

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
Los Angeles College of Music

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Vocal Performance

Sep 2007
Los Angeles College of Music

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3 Reviews on De'Anza P.

John L. Jul 26, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
The guitar is the instrument with which I have developed bad habits and posture over the years, but in addition to correcting these things, I really needed help with music theory. Also, as opposed to being a kid with all the time in the world to practice and study, I'm a 40-something with a busy, full-time job in the middle of my daily life. De'Anza was flexible enough to work with these issues of mine while still keeping me focused on a positive, effective lesson plan. That is the mark of a professional. Thank you De'Anza!
Cynthia H. Jun 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
De'anza is a fabulous music teacher for my 12 year old daughter. We came to her for vocal lessons and she has encouraged her to learn piano and has helped her with her ukelele. She Inspires my daughter to want to learn and to grow as a musician. In the last few months of studying with De'anza, my daughter has notably improved vocally as well as learned so much more. I appreciate all she does for my daughter. I highly recommend De'Anza!
Albert G. Apr 30, 2014
Talented Instructor

De'Anza is truly a gifted multi-instrumentalist and vocal coach. Her down to earth approach and general vibe is incomparable. I would highly recommend taking lessons with her, she's very flexible to work with and will work to build a curriculum according to your needs. It's hard to find people in LA who have a good ear and listen to your needs. She's a great fit for someone who's looking for proper instruction.
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