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About Pierre L.

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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About Pierre
Lessons are taught at your Home.

Hi, my name is Pierre. I have enjoyed the music business for more than 30 years. My music education includes studies at the Swiss Jazz School in Switzerland and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

I have been a music coach in Switzerland, in Los Angeles, in Long Beach, and since 2009 in the Mission Viejo area. During the 2009 / 2010 school year I was a music coach for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) in South Orange County. I have also been a member of numerous groups, including Original bands, Top40, Tribute, Recording and Perf
orming bands. Please do not hesitate to ask for references!

I teach students age 9 and up.

*** Lesson Details ***
Here is some information on what you can expect if you decide to take lessons with me:

You will start learning songs and play along with them within 3-5 lessons. After 3 months you will have knowledge of the basics. At the 6 month mark you will start to get comfortable with your instrument and after a year you will have built a solid foundation on which you can expand into any musical direction of your choice.

I teach beginner to advanced depending on the instrument, and ages 9 and up are welcome! My customized lessons are based on the student's abilities. Lessons can be held at your home in the vicinity of Mission Viejo. Learn songs and music theory, melodies, harmonizing, rhythm, syncopation, solfege, songwriting, arrangement, reading and writing music notation. I can also help you with singing and recording your songs. If you wish, I can also teach your lessons in German or French.

Music styles: Rock, Pop, Folk, Latin, Jazz, Swing, Reggae, Funk, and much more.

Teaching style: I like to use humor to make the learning experience enjoyable. I adjust to the student's learning speed. My philosophy when it comes to teaching and music: Everyone can learn an instrument and enjoy that knowledge for the rest of their life!

Guitar (for example): Always work with books. Teach simple chords, rhythms and songs at first. Then move to more difficult chords and songs, and TAB reading. Then I keep increasing the level of difficulty as the student progresses. Then start teaching sight reading with standard music notation. When practicing songs, we play along to music. Similar teaching style for other instruments.
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Bailey K. August 27, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Very patient and helpful.
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London A. July 13, 2016
· Ukulele · In home
Pierre is very personable and makes learning UKELELE fun!
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Carol W. June 23, 2016
· Ukulele · In studio
Had a wonderful lesson. Pierre started at my level, and taught me a lot. If I didn't understand, he took the time to show me and explain so I could "get it".
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Pierre L.

Pierre L.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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About Blake A.

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Mission Viejo, CA

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Biography:

You need to be taught with the right combination of head and heart. Technique is great, but without feel it's nothing. Virtuosity is great, but without groove it's nothing. Music theory is great, but without soul it's nothing…

National Recording Artist & Guitarist for MadTV - BLAKE A., w 5 Billboard Top 10 hits & played w Santana, Gap Band, Phillip Bailey, Sheila E. can give you the tools to follow YOUR DREAM! Online from anywhere or in So Cal.

Those who CAN do CAN also teach...

Named "a genius on the guitar" by the Los Angeles Times, Blake has recorded and/ or perform
ed with such artists as Philip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire), Sheila E., Frank Stallone, Bobby Womack and Carlos Santana (Womack-Save the Children), The Gap Band, David Pack (Ambrosia), Jimmy Pankow (Chicago), Lakeside, Dynasty, The Drifters, The Coasters, Tommy Walker, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Joe Houston, Mary Wells, Billy Bass and Bernie Worell (The Funkadellics), Fish (Fishbone), producer Bill Laswell, producer Michael Lloyd, Keiko Matsui, Hiroshima, David Benoit, Najee, Eric Marienthal, Ricky Lawson, Nelson Rangell, Marion Meadows, Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest, Kuh LaDesma, and Gloria Trevi.

Blake A., has also been the guitarist and/or composed for such television shows and films as “Real Music Live” (NBC), "MAD TV" (FOX) where Blake was the show's guitarist for 14 years and co-composed the show's latest theme, Steven Seagal's "Half Past Dead 2," "Super Dave Osborne" (Spike TV) and also co-composed the show's latest theme, Chocolate News" (Comedy Central), "The Next Best Thing" (ABC), "The Starlet" (w/Faye Dunaway) (UPN), "10-8" (ABC), "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (WB), "Gary and Mike" (UPN), "The Ben Stiller Show" (FOX), "Sunday Night Comics" (FOX)

**SO....why does any of the above mean anything at all? Because I can cut through the "fluff" and teach you in a very straightforward and easy to understand method what it really takes to get out there and follow your dream!

You need to be taught with the right combination of head and heart. Technique is great, but without feel it's nothing. Virtuosity is great, but without groove it's nothing. Music theory is great, but without soul it's nothing.

No successful artist has ever made it on technique, virtuosity, and theory alone. They ALL, without exception, also have the feel, groove, and soul.

You can learn it, you just have to be exposed to it...a lot, and it's never too late.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mac Pro using Logic Digi 03 w Native Instruments, Spectrasonics, Wave, Audio Bro, LA Scoring Strings, East West plugins. Kurzweil Keyboards

2 Fender Strats
Les Paul Gold Top
D' Angelico Archtop
Fender Tele
Taylor Acoustic
Godin Nylon
TC Electronics G System pedalboard w Radial Tonebone, Alpha Drive, Fulltone, Line 6 pedals

*** Travel Equipment ***
2 Fender Strats
Les Paul Gold Top
D' Angelico Archtop
Fender Tele
Taylor Acoustic
Godin Nylon
TC Electronics G System pedalboard w Radial Tonebone, Alpha Drive, Fulltone, Line 6 pedals

*** Specialties ***
I teach rock, pop, jazz, blues, acoustic, theory, performance and music reading to intermediate and advanced students online or in person in S. Cal.
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Kirk December 21, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I took guitar lessons from Blake for a couple of years as well as having the privilege of playing with him at my local church. First, Blake is a preeminent guitarist. I mean, he is a world class jazz guitarist and composer. Taking lessons from him was a great experience. He is patient and took time to make sure that I understood what he was teaching. The lessons were a nice mix of theory and actual playing. Lastly, I enjoyed how he let me choose what songs we would use for skills practice. If you want to learn Black Dog, he will use that to teach finger dexterity, time signatures, and dynamics! He's simply the best.
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Sean November 20, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I took lessons from Blake several years ago, and was a very demanding student. I already knew how to read music and was schooled in playing other instruments. I was an intermediate guitar player that wanted to be able to sight read/play guitar music, and learn enough licks and blues/rock structure/theory to allow me to improvise guitar solos.
Blake took the time to understand my guitar playing objectives, and tailored lesson plans/assignments to help me achieve them. His music knowledge and guitar playing mastery enables him to teach any playing style or music genre. He can teach songs, chords, leads/licks, tab, reading music, music theory, etc. He truly enjoys the process of helping students succeed, and expanding their love of music. He also makes learning fun! Thanks Blake!
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CJ November 13, 2016
· Guitar · Online
My lesson experience with Blake Aaron has spanned many years and has included more than just guitar! Aside from being a chart-topping Jazz virtuoso on the guitar he is incredible with teaching and demonstrating many many styles of music.

I love music theory as it applies to many instruments and Blake is truly a master. I've worked with him on total arrangements of songs (including entire horn sections !! ) and he is FANTASTIC!

Blake is a Guitarist and a TOTAL Musician...you'll be AMAZED that one person can know all that he does !!!
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Blake A.

Blake A.

Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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About Minoo M.

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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About Minoo
My teaching philosophy is based in the belief that learning music should be fun and exciting! I always encourage my students to pursue the kind of music that they find most appealing, rather than using the same curriculum and method book. I teach private lessons and have had the experience of working with hundreds of students ranging from beginners with no experience to advanced players.

*** Lesson Details ***
Fun and patient piano teacher with more than 15 years of experience.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music staff paper
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Meg October 20, 2016
· Piano · In home
Minoo is an amazing instructor. She has been working with my younger son since he was 4. He is a squirmy little guy and she has been able to keep him engaged and interested, while making lessons fun. I so appreciate that Minoo's focus is to foster a love of music and we've been so impressed with the progress our son has made in a short time!
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Jeannie J. June 28, 2016
· Piano · In home
Minoo has been a wonderful piano teacher for my 8-year-old daughter for the past year. She is always punctual and prepared, bringing my daughter new music as soon as she masters a piece. She is kind and patient, and my daughter enjoys her lessons very much. As a bonus, Minoo organizes a yearly recital for her students, so we get to see their progress. I highly recommend her as a piano teacher:)
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Jessica December 28, 2015
· Piano · In home
I would absolutely give her 5 stars!!! And if it were out of 10, I would give her 10!!! She is so awesome with my daughter (6). She is patient and knows how to teach young children. We really enjoy having Minoo as our daughters teacher and my child has learned how to play the piano !!! I highly recommend this piano instructor !!!!
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Minoo M.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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About Stephen B.

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Irvine, CA
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I've teaching and performing professionally for 18 years.
I've studied with some of the top teachers in California:
- Jim Fagen (classical guitar)
- Erik Halbig (rock, jazz & country)
- Jim Witzel (head of jazz guitar at CSUSF)
- Ron Eshcete (jazz guitar)
- Carl Verheyen (everything).

Have a 3 ring binder, tuner and metronome (tuner and metronome are available at app store for free).
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Brandon April 11, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I had an amazing first lesson. Stephen was knowledgeable and patient. He tailors your learning to the type of music you enjoy. I cant wait for the next lesson!
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Marc January 14, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Not bad.
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Daniel October 27, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Stephen is the best teacher I have ever had. He is great at showing you proper practice techniques while also working on fun pieces. I have improved a lot since I started taking lessons with him and can't recommend him enough.
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Stephen B.

Stephen B.

Irvine, CA 92604
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$35 / 30-min

About jiaxin A.

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Aliso Viejo, CA

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I started playing piano when I was 4 years old and have performed as a junior concert pianist multiple times on different occasions. In 2009 I passed the Chinese National Piano Level Exam and obtained a "Level 10"certificate while the highest level is level 10. In 2011 I started teaching piano to children and adults too. My job included teaching them the proper methods, making lesson plans and I always encourage them to explore their creativity in the music. Learning how to play a musical instrument is not easy as well as teaching it but it was well worth it and I enjoyed every minute of it.
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AIINA April 8, 2017
· Piano · In home
Alina loves her teacher. She likes to be challenged and learn and also have some freedom for create her own music. Jiaxin provides exactly that for my daughter.
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Sasha & Aryana R. October 8, 2016
· Piano · In home
My kids first day with her and they loved her!!
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Sasha & Aryana R. October 7, 2016
· Piano · In home
My kids first day with her and they loved her!!
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jiaxin A.

jiaxin A.

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(5)
starting at
$34 / 30-min

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