Mage Lockwood, NCTM

Mage L.

Palmdale, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Piano is a foundational instrument that helps both budding and professional musicians alike. I will help you maintain good hand and figure posture, learn how to read music, understand music theory, and develop your ear training.

About Mage L.

Music flows through me like blood in my veins. Whether it be jazz, rock, metal, or more, I enjoy, perform, and write in a multitude of genres.

I have been ambitious in writing and performing my whole life. In my early years, I studied classical piano in the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). Through those RCM studies, I entered my compositions in national songwriting contests and won second place in Canada Music Week. I attended university for music, immersing my life in my music passion. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies (Vancouver Island University) and went on to achieve my Master’s of Fine Arts in Music (California Institute of the Arts).

I love teaching all ages for vocals, guitar, piano, and bass. I can also help you with home recording and song composition.


• Master of Fine Arts in Music Performance & Composition from California Institute of the Arts
• Bachelor of Jazz Music Studies from Vancouver Island University
• Apple Certified Macintosh Technician
• Member of the American Federation of Musicians
• Member of the Music Teachers National Association
• Member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, Antelope Valley Branch
• Active Teaching Artist in the Ventura County Arts Council’s Artists in the Classroom program​
• Adjunct Faculty in the Music Department at Antelope Valley Colege
• Featured on MGR Music Tuition


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10 Reviews
Mia M.
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Mage is fantastic! I didn’t think the on line piano teaching would be that effective but with the right instructor it is great. I would highly recommend Mage.

Posted Apr 28, 2020
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Excellent teacher

Posted Feb 10, 2020
London P.
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Love Linda! She is great with our daughter, very patient and makes it fun to learn. Our daughter picked up on her 1st lesson well and is looking forward to seeing teacher Linda again.

Posted Apr 10, 2019
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As an adult first time music student, I really appreciate Linda's calm supportive teaching techniques.

Posted Oct 21, 2018
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Awesome teacher - even for an old dude that doesn't have a clue !
And good person too !!!

Posted Sep 21, 2018
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We Had a great first lesson and look forward to more improvement with lindas help, Charlie @ Out Of Order

Posted Sep 17, 2018
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We've been through quite a few teachers and Linda has a great balance of working through fundamentals but yet still allowing our children to explore their own creative instincts. She's the best!!!

Posted Aug 9, 2018
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great humor, professional, makes learning fun and helps you progress quickly and properly

Posted Jul 27, 2018

Linda is currently teaching my young daughter guitar & voice. Linda has a unique style of being able to connect with her students because of her passion for what she loves to do & it shows in the progress of her students. She is patient & finds ways to communicate what she is teaching & makes it easy for students . I’ve seen great progress in my daughter from starting off slow now she has a momentum that is pretty awesome to see & it stems from Linda’s passion & ability as a great teacher !

Posted Jul 14, 2018
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As an older student who has always wanted to play guitar, but didn't know where to start, discovering Linda has made that transition very seamless, and welcoming. Linda has great patience for students of all ages, and can relate to our different learning styles, all the while presenting material in a way that is easy to understand, and with clear goals in the curriculum to help me stay on track. Linda has an amazing ability to teach, and can demonstrate the necessary fine motor skills I am continually learning. I look forward to my lessons every week!

Posted Jul 13, 2018

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Music Instructor
Mar 2016 - Mar 2019

Guitar Center


Master of Fine Arts, Performer-Composer
Sep 2015 - May 2017

California Institute of the Arts

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
Sep 2003 - Jun 2009

Vancouver Island University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Nationally Certified Teacher of Music
Apr 2020

Music Teachers National Association

Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) for guitar, piano, voice
Apple Certified Macintosh Technician
Mar 2014

Pearson VUE

Proficient in Mac computers–inside and out. This certification demonstrates my proficiency on both hardware and software of Macintosh computer systems.


Canada Music Week Songwriting Competition
Jun 2003

Royal Conservatory of Music

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