Janis Vaile

Janis V.

Woodland Hills, CA
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Lesson Details

Basic Math

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School
Patience and student confidence building are priorities. Positive reinforcement and keeping student organized when tackling any problem will help them bring on their own success.
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Janis passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Janis delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1996

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA Hi, I teach local lessons at my home in Southern California, travel to you within a 7 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Facetime. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children.


Music and Science Specialist
Sep 2016 - Present
Encino Explorers

Hands on science and music program 4 hours per week for Encino Explorers private school.

Singer Songwriter Contributer
Apr 2012 - Present

"Jingle Bells" original arrangement "TNT Channel movie "Deck the Halls"

Guitar Technician Inspector
Jan 2012 - Present
Fender Foundation

Inspection of guitars

Singer Songwriter Contributer
Feb 2011 - Present
Hallmark Channel Movie "Smooch"

"Icicles" featured in the Hallmark Channel movie "Smooch"

Private Nanny
Jan 2006 - Present

PEMA Music Program Developer
Jun 2005 - Present
Janis Music

An interactive educational program teaching the basics of music while encouraging play and nurturing a positive attitude toward the making of music of any kind. Your child can be accessed for placement of future private training.

Guitar Instructor
Jun 2004 - Present
Guitars in the Classroom

Guitar and Piano Instructor
Jan 1999 - Present

Private Tutor
Jan 1998 - Present

Pre-school teacher
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
Kids Home

Sep 1999 - Jun 2003
Fairfield Private School

Subjects taught:
6th grade


BA Biology (Marine and Environmental)
Sep 1993 - Dec 1996
California State University Northridge
Liberal Arts
Sep 1991 - Jun 1993
Pierce College


Limited Proficiency


Guitar Instructor
Jan 2008
Guitars in the Classroom


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2009

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Having fun in a lesson

This young student started lessons on baritone ukulele and recently switched to guitar
Working up the neck

Guitar and piano student

Upcoming guitarist

"Max Relax! A Dog's Happy Day!" Book signing and concert event at Barnes and Noble

My dog Jude motivating a young reader.....whatever it takes!

A preschool music program

A science activity
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9 Reviews

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Elizabeth B. Feb 14, 2019
Ukulele · In home

Nice and puts no pressure on you!

Mastaneh Jan 29, 2019
Piano · In home

Janis has been working with my daughter on multiple subjects, including Piano, reading, math, science, and ukulele since she was 4 years old. The impact that she has had on my child goes beyond just being a teacher - she has helped shape her personality and has instilled in her a love and enthusiasm for learning that is priceless.

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Mojgan Jan 24, 2019
Piano · In home

Janis has been an amazing teacher and mentor to my children for the past 15 years. She was the kindest, and the most patient teacher with the greatest teaching method for math and English as a tutor to my son, who is currently studying for his MBA. And she was the most patient and flexible as well as detail oriented piano instructor for my younger daughter. Her unique teaching methods help her students learn and retain information and her kind smile and sense of humor make the kids want to continue their work and practice.

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Sabrina Apr 12, 2018
Guitar · In studio

It has been a long-time wish of mine to take guitar, and learning with Janis, my passion for it continues to grow. She has recently taken on my sister for piano lessons as well, and helps us play songs we like, supplemented with theory and tips for better technique. As well as a kind and knowledgeable teacher, she is a sweet, funny, incredible person to be around.

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keith Sep 17, 2015
Algebra · In studio

She's awesome! would love her to help all my kids.

Audie L. May 10, 2015
Guitar · In home

Amazing. After only five lessons, my son not only loves the guitar, but is playing songs....and LOVES Janis! Couldn't be happier.

Ophelia S. Oct 13, 2014
Elementary Math · In home

I have 3 boys ages 7-12. Somehow Janis manages to make time to teach and read with all three before she leaves. The kids love her and more importantly respect her.
If you can get her I highly recommend it.
She covers all subjects and specializes in science by making it fun and entertaining.
5 Stars all the way!

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Brenda F. Sep 23, 2014
Math · In home

Janis first tutored our son in math. I was impressed with her admission to me that our son was smart enough to do the math on his own, but needed only motivation. She allowed us to be the ones to decide if we wanted to spend the money on tutoring after having this knowledge. We did continue, and she was really great with him. His grade was raised before we knew it! We then found out she gave guitar lessons and hired her to teach my daughter. She was incredibly patient and made the lessons fun. Both my son and daughter developed a strong relationship with her. I highly recommend her to teach anything!

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Debby S. Sep 17, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home

My son is the legacy of both a world-famous composer Grandfather and of a Great Uncle widely known as a musical genius.
Unfortunately the opportunity to nurture any of that genetic musical talent passed me by, but it absolutely lives within him.
Janis has been remarkably subtle at freeing the music within my son's heart.
This is not only a gift for me, and our family, but it's a lifetime of unending self-expression for him.
I cannot recommend Janis highly enough.

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