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Ken P.

Anaheim, CA

One of the most fundamental of all instruments. What you learn here can be transferred to many other instruments, including guitar and piano.

About Ken

I've been playing music my whole life, but it was as a high school student when I was asked to teach the school's guitar class that I became a teacher. Since that time I've gone on to earn several awards, played in many different types of projects, and earned a Master's degree. You might have heard my music before too if you've ever listened to a podcast, TV commercials, Indy films, or played any video games. My most successful student thus far however, would have to be Jacob Tilley from the rock band Young the Giant.

Not everybody wants to be a rock star though, and there are many aspec
ts to the world of music. During the course of my musical adventure I've played with orchestras, been in rock, bluegrass, reggae, pop and blues bands, classical ensembles and more. I have also had the opportunity to play for celebrities and diplomats. Basically I've done a little of everything and I believe that it is this diversity of experiences that makes me a better teacher. Having worked in so many settings gives me a broad understanding that I use to help you reach whatever goals you might have.

I have also become adept at writing, recording and producing music, studying under Frank Wright of the legendary rock band Chicago. If you have an interest in creating and/or recording music I can definitely help you get there! Check out my chill/downtempo instrumental album 'Night Music'.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can teach you about playing several different instruments, how to write, how to record your own music, and how to get your music career off the ground! As a youth, I was largely self-taught so my inspiration was always to have fun. I never had to deal with the 'homework' style of practicing so I've naturally incorporated that approach to my lessons. My goal is to keep you (the student) inspired and having fun. When that happens you will become good at your instrument and feel as though you 'played' your way to success! As your teacher I will also provide almost all of the materials for free and show you great free apps to help you along with your learning and keep costs to a minimum! I know we will have fun together while you learn and I look forward to meeting you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, piano/keyboard, drums, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and a ProTools recording studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the learning materials but I expect the student to have their own instrument, be that a guitar, drum set, etc.

*** Specialties ***
Commercial music is definitely my specialty, but I am also capable of doing various styles such as classical, bluegrass, traditional/folk. Just focus on what you want to learn and I can teach it to you.
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Brad Bransen March 18, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am enjoying my lessons with Ken. He's a good instructor and extremely knowledgeable. I look forward to more lessons.
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Gary M. November 14, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great lesson...fun and full of new exercises
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Ben Ruppel October 16, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I highly recommend taking lessons from Ken. I've learned a lot in a short period of time. He has a good understanding of the guitar. Even though I just started playing recently I've enjoyed the process. So far it's been an excellent opportunity for me.
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Ken P.

Ken P.

Anaheim, CA 92808
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Aaron P.

Apple Valley, CA

I have written methods that I have found to work very well in teaching the student all aspects of music and how to apply it towards the instrument. My methods include the essentials in reading, finger exercises, theory, and ear training. I like to prepare my students for any and all genres. The key is to teach the student how to teach themselves.

About Aaron

As a 15-year-old teen I was headed nowhere. I had no interests and was failing my freshman year of high school. Then I started playing the guitar and fell in love with music. As I studied under my dad, who was a professional musician, my mind started to open up, my attention span grew. My problem solving skills and comprehension improved to such a degree that my grades went up to the honor level. Since I ended up graduating with a 4.0, I preach and stress the importance of learning a musical instrument.
I got into teaching only 4 years after I first picked up the guitar and immediately found
that it was what I wanted to do for a living. Oh sure! Playing in bands is fun but I enjoy seeing my students grow in and with music most of all. Having over 20 years’ experience as a professional musician and teacher. I have been teaching exclusively in the High Desert area for the last 16 years. I started at a music store in Apple Valley called Hi Note Music then taught at Tom's for 14 years. Now I teach at Rollover Beethoven's Music store in Hesperia and out of my studio in Apple Valley.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can teach almost any style of music including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Country and R&B. I stress the fundamentals: technique, reading, theory, ear training but in addition, I will give you all the licks and tricks you want. The important thing is to develop good habits because bad habits take a long time to overcome. I will provide you with the tools to play anything your heart desires and the ability to teach yourself.

*** Studio Equipment ***
separate studio w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Have portable sound system and lap top computer. All the student needs are their instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I have written methods that I have found to work very well in teaching the student all aspects of music and how to apply it towards the instrument. My methods include the essentials in reading, finger exercises, theory, and ear training. I like to prepare my students for any and all genres. The key is to teach the student how to teach themselves.
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Jenasys April 15, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is learning well from Aaron and his teaching approach. Thank you.
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Erika G. February 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is very good with kids and has a lot of knowledge!
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Lynn Murdock February 4, 2016
Harmonica · In studio
Verified Student
A very good experience. Aaron makes you feel comfortable in learning.
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Aaron P.

Aaron P.

Hesperia, CA 92345
(8)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Paul V.

Lake Arrowhead, CA

Styles:

Rock
Pop
Blues
Funk
Jazz
Fusion
Afro-Cuban
Brazilian

About Paul

Whether you would like to play in a band, record your drums (professionally and affordably), create beats, learn to read music, or understand and play different styles of music, I will help to get you started on your way to achieving your dreams.

With almost 20 years of teaching experience, I can help you reach your musical goals, now matter how big or small. We'll work together on uncovering your talents and use them to your advantage while improving on areas that might be holding you back from reaching your full musical potential.

About Paul:

Paul V., originally from St. Louis , Mis
souri, studied drums for several years before becoming interested in classical percussion and piano in college, eventually becoming Principal Timpanist for the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and also Guest Artist with the nationally acclaimed St. Louis Brass Band. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2002, Paul has played/recorded with the Jacob and Matthew Band, Jane Lui, Danielle Rose, Warren Charles, Scott Detweiler, Hunter Parrish (from Showtime'€™s Weeds and Godspell on Broadway), Brendan James, Billy Mitchell, Bill Purdy, Don Kirkpatrick (Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker), Jeff Littleton (Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine), John Thomas (Bruce Hornsby), Pete Anderson (Roy Orbison, Dwight Yoakam), and has opened for acts including The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Wailing Souls, Clint Black, Junior Brown, Rodney Crowell, and has also played for members of the Library of Congress. He has performed at numerous venues ranging from Lucas Oil Stadium, the Verizon Center (Washington, DC), and Cowboy Stadium to the Cerritos Performing Arts Center, Hotel Café, the Roxy, and many others. Paul is an active educator and has taught at the Los Angeles College of Music and Music Performance Academy and has also studied with Steve Ferrone, Peter Erskine, Joe Porcaro, and Ralph Humphrey.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Yamaha DTX electronic drums in personal home studio and Pro Tools for recording lesson progress.
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Ara D. May 10, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Paul does a great job of balancing the theoretical and applied. He focuses on developing strong fundamentals and good habits but also delves into songs that apply new skills learned along the way at the appropriate pace. As a beginner, Paul has helped me get off to a good start where I'm learning a lot but also having a lot of fun.

A big plus is that he's got a real down-to-earth personality that makes the lessons even more enjoyable and really interesting to talk to about all things drums and otherwise.
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cindi G. November 9, 2014
Drum · In home
My son has taken lessons with Paul for over 5 years. Not only is Paul an accomplished musician, he's a great teacher. His teaching style is positive and supportive. He has modified my son's lessons through the years, as his goals and needs have changed. Paul has always been professional, reliable and enthusiastic. He genuinely seems to enjoy what he does, and as a bonus, Paul is also a really nice guy, who has had a positive influence on my teenage son's life.
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Alex D. September 18, 2014
Drum · In home
Paul is an awesome teacher! He is super positive, friendly, joyful, and professional. He was always on time and always adequately prepared for the lesson. He is not only a fantastic musician, but also very supportive in helping you accomplish whatever your goals are as he cares about you as a person. I highly recommend Paul!
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Paul V.

Paul V.

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Douglas F.

Irvine, CA

About Douglas

My main objective is to teach my students in a way that brings the most enjoyment, while using that enthusiasm to create a very productive lesson. I will teach you how to continue learning on your own, so that you have complete control of your musical growth. The most valuable knowledge is knowing how to learn!

My favorite part of being an instructor is being able to share the musical experience with my students. I have been playing guitar and drumming for 10 years, and have been an active musician since (live performance, songwriting, music production). I studied music theory at North Caro
lina State University and have much experience in: rock, alternative, reggae, pop, and metal.

Early on in my music career, I started informally teaching guitar and drums to friends and grew to realize how fun it was for me. I have taught guitar and drums to many young children and adults, from those who have never picked up a guitar, to active musicians that want to enrich their abilities. I will create an individualized lesson plan for you depending on your musical interests, skill level, learning behavior, and knowledge of music theory.
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Olivia February 25, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loved it and thought the instructor was patient and laid back. She loved that he picked out some of her music to practice with.
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bryan February 9, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Great guy, awesome teacher and very good with kids as well. Highly recommend Doug if you are planning to learn an instrument.
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Douglas F.

Douglas F.

Irvine, CA 92602
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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George E.

Adelanto, CA

Time, feel and groove are my number one priority. All students should have an open mind. I understand that there's no one way to learn any rythym. However, I am a firm believer of building a strong foundation with which to build upon. My aim is to teach students basic grooves and/ or rhythms so they can apply them as they desire. Most lessons may be difficult. But, much like riding a bike, it takes time and repetition. We're in it together and you will be grooving by the end.

About George

Very experienced musician with a strong desire
to share my passion for music.

I started playing drums at 11 years old and have continued ever since.

During high school and college I performed with both school and independent drumline ensembles.

After which, I enrolled at the Musician's Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA. During my time at MI, I learned many different styles of rythyms and musical genres. After one year of a very intensive cirriculum, I graduated with a Certificate of Percussion performance.

I've recorded albums for several independent artists. I have als
o peformed for private corporations such as Volkswaggen.

I'm currently performing with a blues band and my home Church.

I would love to share my experiences and pass on my knowledge to any and everyone. You're never too old and it's never too late.

Grab a pair of sticks and let's get drumming!

All the best!
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Logan M. March 27, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable, well spoken, extremely nice/easy going. He comes very prepared for lessons - moves at your pace with a gentle push to make you better.

Best drum instructor in the high desert
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Chris March 24, 2016
Drum · In studio
All around great dude! Really knows his stuff and makes it fun. Thank you for the great lessons and confidence you've instilled in my drumming.
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George E.

George E.

Victorville, CA 92395
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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