Vreny Van Elslande

Vreny Van E.

Los Angeles, CA

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Vreny delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

Teaching since:
January 1993

I’m an experienced and enthusiastic guitar and music teacher in Los Angeles, CA.

I provide private 1-on-1 guitar lessons from Beginner to highly Advanced Level students.

You will become an excellent, inspired guitarist & musician in no time. One of the things I am known for in LA, is the amazing results all my students see.

Some of the reasons for these exceptional results include:

1) The personalized guitar curriculum is personalized to target your goals.
2) The teaching approach incorporates principles of super-study, psychology, music pedagogy, time management and neuroscience to achieve maximum results in the least amount of time with the least amount of effort.
3) You will be guided in how to practice for max results.

Your fast progress is what makes learning an instrument all the more fun. That faster progress is also a huge money saver because you get more and better results for your money.

Think about it, which would you enjoy more: that you can impress your family and friends (and yourself) with your guitar playing RIGHT NOW, or... a year from now? :)

Lessons are fun, up-tempo, with lots of information, conveyed in a very efficient and relaxed way. You will have weekly, well thought-off, fun exercises. The teaching plan is modified to tailor to YOUR specific musical needs and goals.

I started playing guitar when I was 16.
I've been playing over 30 years now.
Started teaching my first students after 6 years of playing.
In other words: I have 25 years of teaching experience under my belt.

Being that I'm one of the top guitar & music coaches in Los Angeles: I have been teaching on average minimum 40 people (all 1-hour private instruction) a week, which adds up to +2000 hours a year, adding up to +50,000 hours of teaching in past 25 years.

I hold 3 Degrees in guitar performance and music/recording engineering, all Summa Cum Laude.

Classical Guitar Performance, Composition and Counterpoint (Academy of Music & Word, Belgium)
(Jazz) Performance (Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA)
Music Production & Engineering (Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA)

I finished 15 years of music education (10-year classical program in Belgium and a 5-year dual-major in Berklee) in 10 years time.

My teaching approach uses the same principles that made it possible for me to graduate in so much shorter a time earning all my degrees Summa Cum Laude.

There is another fun upside to learning with a teacher who has the experience to make you progress much more quickly.
You will have much more fun with guitar than you'd have with most other instructors. After all: part of the fun of learning an instrument is having that cool feeling of achievement that kicks in when you see really good progress day after day.

You will have dedicated, personalized, effective exercises (yes, you will have homework again..) that will help you reach your musical goals in no time.
You will have your lessons in a professional teaching studio.

Some of the services that set me apart:

1) The teaching studio has an iTunes library of over 50,000 MP3's
2) Instant access to any song or song chart you want to learn.
3) A very strong guitar and music curriculum, that is very organized, containing thousands of pages, covering everything there is to know about the study of scales, improvisation, music theory, chords, songwriting, and more.
3) Lessons can be video recorded. There is video set up and ready to go if you want a video.
4) If you can't make it to the studio at last moment's notice, you can always opt to have your lesson from the comfort of your home through webcam.
5) 24/7 customer support. You can email me anytime with questions and I get back to people quickly.
etc.

*** Lesson Details ***
You will progress incredibly quickly on guitar under my coaching and instruction.  

*** Studio Equipment ***
Tons of amps
pedalboard
Protools HD recording
Recording booth
Video equipment to tape the lessons.
Database of over 50,000 mp3's

*** Specialties ***
Guitar
Theory
Ear Training.
Improv in all styles
Harmony
Song-writing
Composition.
Arranging
Performance

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Experience

Top Guitar, Music & Songwriting Teacher
Jan 1993 - Present
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Education

Jazz Guitar Performance
Sep 1998 - May 2002
Berklee College Of Music
Music Production and Engineering.
Sep 1998 - May 2002
Berklee College of Music
Classical Guitar Performance
Sep 1991 - May 1998
Academy of Music Ypres Belgium

Languages

Dutch
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Flemish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Songwriting Award for song Citadel
Sep 2010
The USA Songwriting Competition.
Award Jan Decadt
May 1998
Jan Decadt Estate and The City Council of Ypres, Belgium

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
May 2013

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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ASCAP
Nov 2006

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

TAXI
Jan 2005

TAXI is an Independent A&R company, based in Calabasas, CA, that was founded in 1992 by music veteran Michael Laskow with the intent of helping songwriters, artists, bands, and composers get their music heard by record labels, music publishers, and supervisors of film/TV projects.

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Berklee College of Music Alumni
Jun 2002

The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits.

Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.

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