Todd Skidmore

Todd S.

Laguna Hills, CA

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Todd delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
April 2006

I have been playing music for over fifteen years and have been teaching professionally for over five. I really enjoy teaching and performing and I have won awards in music composition. I have a BA in Education and have taken numerous music courses in my academic career including Harmony, Musicianship, Composition etc. I have also taught in all cities in South Orange County. I am 25, I live in Laguna Hills, and I have always done well with younger students because I can relate to them better than a lot of teachers from my experience. It's always nice to see the expression on students faces when they learn to play something they listen to and really wanted to learn. It's a skill that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. I specialize in electric and acoustic guitar including rock, pop, and folk music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Historically, I have approached every student on an individual basis. I usually create a binder with the basic information such as chords and then add songs or any other additional information as needed. I am a very patient person and I love to teach so I always do my best to help students understand. It is important to note that music theory applies to all instruments and while you learn how to play guitar you cannot help but learn basic music theory that applies to all music. The initial instructions consist mainly of basic chords and theory and then onto more songs and theory.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Bonus Room: round bar table with stools, wrap around couch, chair, parents can sit in on lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide an instrument for the student. Most of the time the student has their own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I have been playing guitar for fifteen years and have taught it for over 5 years. I play and have recorded all styles of music including electric and acoustic guitar, mainly rock, pop, and folk.

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Jessica R. Jul 3, 2013
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Todd is an excellent teacher. He has a wide range of musical knowledge and has adapted to my specific tastes. He is very nice and always on time.

He has been very patient with me despite my mental blocks and has kept me focused on my goals. He allows me to work at my own pace, yet keeps me on task. I have learned much more than I thought I would and am very happy with the experience.

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ErnestF Jul 23, 2012

Todd is a good musician and fine teacher. It has been a pleasure working with him.

PamelaA Mar 21, 2012

Fantastic and Great!!!

Todd was a very nice guy. I liked him alot for my daughter jackie. He is very calm and kind. He did a fantisitc job. He is the perfect guy for the job no doubt. It has been a very positive and great experience for Jackie. Thanks :)

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JudeD Sep 20, 2011


I just want to say Reuben is enjoying his Guitar lessons, Todd you are doing a good job.

DianaC1 Sep 5, 2011

A Great Choice-Talent + Teaching Skills!

Todd is highly skilled , committed and willing to let my son learn what interests himwhile deftly guiding his progress. Todd relates easily to my young teen and inspires him to grow musically in his own unique way.

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GailE1 Aug 29, 2011


My daughter found Todd thru the TakeLessons website, and what a great choice she made. I've sat in on all of her (guiar) lessons and with no experience under her belt, I am truly impressed by his patience and how quickly she's picked it up! He's even taught her a couple of intros to familiar songs which has given her a sense of progress, and breaks up her practices at home. Thanks Todd

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