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Matthew G.

Hesperia, CA

Do you have a passion for classical guitar? Maybe Spanish guitar? If so, then this class is for you! In this class we will learn different strumming techniques to create a beautiful classical musical sound on the guitar! You will also learn some history of classical guitar, as well as learn how to connect with other classical guitarist and play together!

About Matthew

There are many things in life one can learn or accomplish! One of the most fulfilling is to learn & understand music! I have such a passion for anything music related! Music has always been a huge part of my life, since the day I picked up the sticks to play the drums when I was 13, until today, continuing to advance as far as possible on the piano! I enjoy playing multiple instruments, and I have great joy & much patience in sharing this love for music with others! My name is Matthew & I have been playing music since the age of 13. I have taught at "The Fundamental Sounds of Music School" in
Fontana CA at my local church in Fontana CA for 2 years. I got accepted into the Art Institute of San Francisco CA for my Associates Degree in "Audio Production," which I recently graduated. I have played in numerous groups & have written many songs. I have also sang in a few choirs and have put together many groups and voices in the past. I am excited to meet you and/or your child as a student! My goal is see all of my students excel and go far, above and beyond me, in this beautiful world of music! There is no limit to how far you can go! "Where words fail, music speaks." -Author unknown

*** Lesson Details ***
The journey we will take to accomplish your musical goals is based on you! The student:] We will find out, what you want to learn, "whats" your passion, and from there, figure out the kind of lessons that will best suit and cater to your style! :] I am unique as is every teacher in there style of teaching, I like to see students have the oppurtunity to *not* be limited in music, but to be able to teach him or her self, by learning to play by ear! and if the student wants to learn to read music as well, I can teach that as well! I am a big fan of "Alfred" material in the world of music, I use nothing else for the most part if I'm teaching music and using material, depending on the student, one can easily learn to play an instrument, such as a guitar in as fast as 10 lessons! Even sooner depending on how much practice time is put in during the students own time:] Typically though there are about 13 lessons to complete as a beginner, of the instrument you plan to learn, or voice, which is also an instrument! Its a truly exciting journey, & I would be honored to have a opportunity to go along this journey with you:]

*** Studio Equipment ***
I povide teaching material & lessons, I expect my student to provide there own instrument & and any accessories needed such as a metronome or capo:]

*** Travel Equipment ***
In my home studio, big living room area, A.C, most times my family is over but no interruptions in the music room:] Instruments. Great acoustics. Seating for parents. And my other 2 studios would be churches, one smaller and one very large:] I truly enjoy working one on one, of course with parents as well as students if they are young children, giving them 110% focus & attention! :]

*** Specialties ***
Contemporary, Gospel, Classical, Alternative, Rock, Rock & Roll, Spanish :]
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Dede R. November 17, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Piano

Matthew was a great teacher…however found he was unable to teach in his home or studio, needed to rearrange the classes to my location, which was not convenient for me
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Cesar H. June 18, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Matthew did a great job with our daughter. He was patient and found great ways to teach her. Matt also was very respectful and professional. We look forward to continuing lesson with Matt in the future.
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Yvonne T. May 29, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Mathew is an exceptional!!!

Mathew is an extraordinary teacher. He works well with kids an also communicate every steps of the way with me regarding my kids progress when I am not around. My children had been with a few different teachers before and they like Mathew's teaching style the best. Definitely recommend Mathew to teach anyone who wants to learn musical instruments out there.
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Matthew G.

Matthew G.

Fontana, CA 92336
(10)
starting at
$13 / 15-min
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Omar G.

Riverside, CA

I've been teaching music for 15 yrs on guitar, piano, bass, cello and bass. My students have ranged from from 5yrs to 75yrs of age. I have seen many student go on to join orchestras, bands, broadway shows or simply continued their education to a university or college. Being able to read music profeciently has given me the opportunity to teach off many method books but like to use Alfred Method, Mel Bay and Frederick Noad Method books. I teach many styles ranging from classical, jazz & blues, rock, contemporary and pop. I do stress and recommend all my students to learn how to read music and usually by our second or third lesson they will playing simple songs. I am here to help you make music!

About OMAR

Knowing that you are looking for a instructor to teach you music puts a smile on my face. You see, music has been a part of my life since the age of 3. Some of my first memories are of me accompanying my father at home with his rehearsals or just singing together to have fun as a family. I believe music is a gift that unites people together bringing out our deepest emotions that words cannot express. At the age of 5 I received an organ and from that point on I embarked on a long life journey to indulge and learn more about music. In elementary, junior high and high school I was involved in an
y subject dealing with music. I joined school choirs, orchestras, bands, marching bands, jazz bands, musicals you name it. While enjoying all school music activities I was selected to join in honor county and state orchestras and choirs. In junior high and high school I was selected to play for the Junior Pacific Symphony Orchestra, received scholarships to music summer camps, and was selected musician of the year. In college my quest continued with the Orange Coast College Orchestra, Praise Symphony Orchestra, Vanguard University Orchestra as well as guitar ensembles and college choir groups. I've also taken private lessons from Dr. Art David (Julliard graduate) in stand up bass as well as David Black (Pacific Symphony Orchestra) and classical guitar with Richard Glenn and David Murray. I've been teaching now for 15 years in guitar, classical guitar, bass guitar, stand up bass, cello, piano and voice ranging from 5 yr old to 65 yr old. My styles of music range from classical, jazz, rock, blues and contemporary. At this point I'm enjoying playing and singing in my church choir and worship team as well as teaching my two kids the joys of music. I hope you truly enjoy the joy of learning music whether it be through me or another teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher I require all students to set time aside to practice. For without it, it is only wasting your time, your money and my time. I don't expect a total dedication to it but I do want to see some effort put into it. A little practice can go a long way and the more you do it, the faster you will progress and the more you will enjoy it. We will first start off with what you want out of music and the level you are at and go from there. Student can bring their own music either thru tabs, music sheet or just by ear but one thing I do expect is a student to learn how to read music notation. We will go thru the regular warm up exercises, material practiced during the week and any new music for the following week. Correct techniques in how to hold your instrument or voice procedures will be addressed. Music theory will also be part of the lesson as well as ear training. At the end of either 3 to 6 months you will have learned the basics of music and will be playing songs for you or someone else to enjoy. I will make it a total relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere but some dedication has to put on the students' part.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music room, guitar both classical and electric, piano, cello, upright bass and electric bass guitar

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my own instrument. I can also provide music stand, small amplifier if needed and music material for the first few lesson until student provides for him/her self. Student must have own instrument.

*** Specialties ***
My way of teaching would have to be that they must learn how to read music while learning how to play an instrument.
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Cameron July 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
The lessons are for my son and he is enjoying learning from Mr. Omar. I would recommend him as an instuctor, he's on time, courtious, and knows his stuff.
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Jeff Y. June 8, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Cool guy, seems to know a lot and is adaptable to the students needs
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Dilma D. May 25, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
Could"nt ask for another teacher. we are 100% satisfied on the lessons for Paloma. Thank you so much Omar!!! God bless you
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Omar G.

Omar G.

Riverside, CA 92503
(16)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Alex L.

Fontana, CA

From Renaissance to Beatles.

About Alex

Trained and educated (MM) in Russia and USA, over 20 years experience in teaching. Individual approach to the course development based on student personality, goals, skills.

Major instruments are piano, classical guitar, accordion.
Student must have own instrument and desire to learn!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe many of my students enjoy my class and are able to achieve a higher skill level because I make it a point to personally motivate them. I give them personalized goals to reach and/or tailored practice techniques.Based on response, I may offer words of encouragement or
tips such as how to ease sore muscles or an alternative way to execute a technique they are finding extra difficult.

I make it a point to not just teach music grammar and/or fundamentals of music, but to include the importance of the sound of music strategies to enhance their skill development.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Clavinova, piano
Classical guitar "Takamine"
Accordion "Gullietti"

*** Specialties ***
Accordion, piano, classical guitar Traditional Russian School all styles and genres. Levels: beginner through advanced!
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Dikson D. November 11, 2016
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
Exceptional musician and instructor! I highly recommend classes with Alex.
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jim August 31, 2016
Accordion
Need an accordion player for a party. Any suggestions or contacts.
Doing Oktoberfest theme. Great gig, pay is good.
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Vincent D. June 26, 2016
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
Alex is a fantastic instructor. Extremely knowledgable and is very encouraging. Interactive and flexible. I will continue taking lessons from him. Not only for accordion but music theory as well.
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Alex L.

Alex L.

Fontana, CA 92337
(15)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Joshua B.

Riverside, CA

I facilitate the learning process by presenting the material in a manner that is both easily understandable and enjoyable.

About Joshua

My name is Josh and I have considerable experience teaching students of all ages. I worked as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for four years. I taught middle and high school students in classes that included special education, Spanish, English, science, math, and social science (history). Afterwards, I earned my M.A. and Ph.D. in music at the University of California, Riverside. I currently work as an adjunct professor at Chapman University in Orange, California. My goal is to facilitate the learning process by presenting materials in a manner that is both
easily understandable and enjoyable. For my guitar students, I aim to foster musical and personal growth by introducing students to artists, genres and cultures that are new to them.
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Alyson S. August 11, 2016
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Excellent instruction by a very polished teacher
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Joshua B.

Joshua B.

Riverside, CA 92506
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Oscar H.

Moreno Valley, CA

Learn the basics of classical guitar, such as reading music (this should and will be emphasized), maintaining proper form, discovering and exploring tone qualities, practicing technique, developing your own personal sound, etc.

About Oscar

I am a junior at Cal State San Bernardino studying Guitar Performance under the great Stuart Green. I've been playing guitar since the end of middle school, and it wasn't until recently (persuaded by Stuart) that I considered further improving my performance skills in order to pass on my skills to other guitar students or enthusiasts. I am currently preparing for my junior recital (minimum of 30 minutes of solo performing) this upcoming fall quarter. I'm a very relaxed person, but I get very excited when it comes to music, so if you share this love for music, then let's start playing!

ALSO
, although I am getting my undergraduate degree in performance, I plan on continuing my music education by attending grad school under composition. I studied theory at Riverside Community College under Steven Schmidt and am now under Dr. Allen Menton at CSUSB. I am a music theory freak! And I analyze scores for fun. Therefore, I can also teach that quite well for anyone interested.
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Oscar H.

Oscar H.

Moreno Valley, CA 92553
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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