De'Anza Paredes

De'Anza P.

North Hollywood, CA
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De'Anza delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2011

As an active artist and graduate of Los Angeles 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 get a solid musical foundation but are also encouraged to express themselves creatively.

I've taught in the past at Hollywood Music Academy and have been featured for my artistic work on CNN, ABC’s Vista L.A., LA WEEKLY, OC WEEKLY and popular radio outlets like NPR. I have taught privately for 7 years and developed an approach that explains the complexity of these instruments/skills in a simple manner that helps students grasp the concepts and begin playing immediately.

I only take on a limited amount of students so that my attention is fully focused on each lesson.

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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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Vocal Performance
Sep 2007
Los Angeles College of Music

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Photo by De'Anza P.

ABC Vista LA
Original song.
Photo by De'Anza P.

Photo by De'Anza P.

On CNN promoting my album

Little me :P

Performing at World Famous Amoeba Records
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7 Reviews

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Trent W. Oct 8, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

De’Anza was very patient, accommodating, and good natured. I look forward to many sessions going forward.

sara Jan 24, 2018
Guitar · In home

Deanza is knowledgeable and patient !

Ahmed Dec 19, 2017
Piano · In studio

De'Anza is super fun and friendly but professional at the same time! I improved my piano skills with her through a weekly lesson, now I'm more familiar with the piano keyboard , thanks to her!

Karyne S. Oct 19, 2017
Guitar ·

She is chilled cool patient helpful fun encouraging
Knowledgeable she will look for solution to any problem/challenges you have.
She is a great teacher and she knows a lot about soulful music, rythms, tone, styles, jams and how to bring something alive. She is taking my hand throughout the baby steps I have to surpass and she is just soooo patient with me! You will love her place energy and calm and pretty decoration in a clean environment!
Have fun!

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John L. Jul 26, 2015
Guitar · In studio

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!

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Cynthia H. Jun 8, 2015
Singing · In studio

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!

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Albert G. Apr 30, 2014
Singing ·

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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