Bass Guitar Lessons
Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate
About Gregory V.
Just moved back home from Los Angeles for the past 21 years and looking for new students who want to really take that first step or take it to a whole other level! Join me!
The shortest and most direct methods to unveiling one's musical dreams.
Voice, Guitar, Keyboard & Bass Private & Group Coaching independently and with TakeLessons.com and worldwide via Skype. Composer, Arranger, Guitarist, Pianist, Organist, Gospel Choral Director, Session Musician, Producer, Actor, Songwriter.
29 years experience eternally blessed to work with such artists & group members of The Supremes, Prince, P-Funk, Motown, Scott Weiland, Alice in Chains, Beck, The Black Crowes, Stylistics, Blue Magic, Anthony Janflone, Sr., Tom Petty, Sylvia Massy, David Tickle, The Travel Channel, Sigma Sound Studios-Phily, personal music instructor to: Rod Stewart's son, Casey Kasem's grandchildren, Don Gehman's (John Cougar, Pat Benetar..), Marko Babineau (Aerosmith/ G&R...) and vocal & music director for daughters of original for Earth Wind & Fire member & various black church choirs.
*** Lesson Details ***
To connect with, meet you halfway on the path with, teach & direct from a sound & experienced mind the shortest and most direct methods to unveiling one's musical dreams coupled with on-going personal support, guidance, empowerment training, accompaniment and honest advice.
*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Music Theatre, Blues, Hard Rock, Gospel, Psychadelia, Acid Jazz, Metal, Country, Comedy, Free Jazz, Spoken Word...(everything other than serious classical music.)
B.A. Music Composition, Credits toward M.A. Music Education from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa
Teaches students 4 and up
Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from Hands 4 Hope After School Arts Program;Lydia Floyd:CEO, Diane Allen:Program Director-North Hollywood Arts District
Super patient and very good with kids. Added on guitar lessons as I see us being long term students.
Gregory is a great teacher, he is so patient! He has a great way of getting through to the student. My son really enjoys going to piano. 🎹
Gregory was great! Looking forward to the next lesson :0)
Great first class! Thanks Gregory
Gregory is an awesome guy who's very good at making you feel comfortable as he teaches. You can definitely see his passion for music!
After studying singing off and on for more than 30 years, i won't be surprised if anyone calls him the best singing teacher in Los Angeles. He has the best sets of vocal exercise which can relax your voice, build your resonance, and help you hit your notes accurately in your range. Very very happy to have him teaching me.
My son loves working with Greg. He is patient, creative and encouraging. We are so happy with the lessons.
I learned SO much in this first lesson! I'm so grateful! Can't wait for the next one!
The first lesson was really great and informative.
Greg was easy to talk to and very knowledgable...and was able to show me some really great things to help me work better in my recording studio.
Gregory Valens Luv is a phenomenal vocal coach. He's very detailed in teaching you structure of the body to relax you and open you up for singing. I love his technique. I find myself very relaxed and limber which brings out the best in me. He's very creative and shares various types of vocalizations to help you with every style of music. He's also got a sweet spirit and that makes it very enjoyable to come to class.Show More
Great teacher, with advanced knowledge and skill in his profession.
I have taken guitar lessons with Greg. He is very patient and takes extra care to make sure that I understand the concepts in the lesson before moving on. He is able to determine a student’s experience level and skill set, and teach at any level from beginner to advanced. One of the things that I appreciate very much from Greg is that he has helped me develop my own unique style. My playing and songwriting skills have improved dramatically. Much thanks to Greg. I highly recommend him.Show More
Greg is a fantastic teacher who clearly loves music. He makes classes fun and is very encouraging. I felt I was hopeless at music to start and when we concluded lessons I felt like I could actually sing.
Gregory was patient and energetic. Cry son had a good time.
It was a very good first lesson. Thanks, Gregory.
Gregory is a great teacher! Clearly has a love for what he does and teaching others his craft. He's super supportive and brings a great energy to your lessons. More than willing to go above and beyond for his students. He helped me immensely with my voice.Show More
Very good, supportive, and knowledgeable my kids love him
Great with kids
My 11 year-old son recently started electric guitar lessons with Greg. I am impressed with how patient and personable he is with kids. Thanks to Greg, my son is have a positive learning experience that's both fun and interactive. I would highly recommend him for music related lessons if you have children.
A very impressed parent
Excelllent Music and Voice teacher
Studying with Greg was a wonderful experience. I'd sung as a teenager in choir and had studied music as a child. As an adult I wanted to study voice for creative outlet and found Greg through a friend. He got me started immediately on vocal exercises, some music theory to train my ear and we selected songs that I was interested in. I broke through some 'blocks' I had about singing in front of another person and really made progress. I feel much more confident with expressing myself through my voice. Incidentally, I saw Greg perform with one of his students who got a recording contract -- he's a wonderful musician on guitar, piano and voice. A pleasure to watch and then bring that back to the lessons. I highly recommend him as a teacher !
Gregory took me from not knowing how to play a thing to playing guitar and singing in a band in just under a year.
I didn't know what to expect from Gregory because the teachers teaching my friends all taught the same and they didn't want to practice all that much. Greg has worked with some of my idols/ rock stars and he doesn't fool around-he gets you into what you really need to know to get to where you want to go, fast. Thank God for Gregory ValensLuv being my teacher. My friends are thinking about switching to him. I highly recommend him. He's professional, well dressed, punctual, polite and knows what he's doing. Hemay be a little more expensive than the average teacher, but you get what you pay for.
Gregory is truely a wonderful teacher
In all honesty I can't say enough good things about Gregory's teaching. He is technically excellent, patient, generous, very knowledgeable, and a great deal of fun.
Really have enjoyed working with Gregory
It has been a dream of mine to become a friend to my voice and let it delight me. Years ago I took voice lessons and remembered how freeing that experience was. When I found Gregory and started lessons it all came back, the feeling of opening, of expansion, of joy. Gregory has taught me much about my capacity to sing, skills to develop my voice and most importantly hoe to expand out to the world through song. It has been a delight to work work with him over a two year period. He is knowledgable, sensitive and very encouraging.
Gregory V is the best, ever!
I didn't realize all the opportunities that were waiting for me when I began lessons with Greg. I started so I could learn guitar, but before long we were practicing vocals, bass, songwriting, music theory, piano, and singers yoga! Greg is well educated in all fields of music, and any questions you have he can more than likely help you with. Music to him isn't just a skill, but a way of life. ~ Train Girl ~ guitar, voice, piano & bass student
An awesome Voice & Guitar Instructor!
My daughter took voice lessons with Gregory around 6 years ago but for us it's as if it was yesterday. We will never forget his amazing spirit and his incredible talent. Gregory is complety connected and immersed in his lessons. He makes his students feel special while at the same time developing their voices. The results are immediate and as a matter a fact my daughters friend which I thought to be tone deaf took a lesson and the transformation was incredible. I can not say enough about him as a person or as a teacher!
V.L. Voice & Music
I've been studying music since the age of 4 and teaching since 15.
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa
Duquesne University School Of Music
Fluent / Native Proficiency
California School-Age Consortium
Hands 4 Hope After School Arts Program;Lydia Floyd:CEO, Diane Allen:Program Director-North Hollywood Arts District