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Taylor D. Chatsworth, CA

-Tuning
-Picking and finger control exercises
-Introduction to music theory. Finding any note on any string of the guitar
-Reading guitar tabs as well as formal music notation
-Chords from triads to 4 part harmony and beyond
-Chord inversions and their application to jazz and other styles
Learn any riff and/or chord progression from any song of your choice!

About Taylor

I have two passions in life: Music and helping others. Teaching music is the best of both worlds for me. My goal with music has always been to inspire others the way other great musicians have inspired me. I believe music lessons can benefit everyone in someway. Music is a combination of art and math and is a positive way for anyone to express themselves. Can you imagine a world without it? How boring and monotonous! Taylor D. is a Los Angeles based drummer/multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and music educator. Since graduating from Musicians Institute’s Drum Program in 2010, Taylor has toured across the U.S. and internationally, tracked drums on major motion picture soundtracks and critically acclaimed records, and has made a number of appearances performing on ...

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BobP March 14, 2012
Taylor is a great teacher, very patient and shows maturity way beyond his age. All in all a very pleasant and fun experience.
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karineb May 12, 2011
My five years old daughter and I love Taylor! He is very patient while teaching her the guitar and give her some fun things to do when it is my time to learn the drums! Taylor makes the learning process easy and really fun. We always look forward our next lesson! :-) Thanks Taylor!
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JeffA March 1, 2011
Patient and helpful

Taylor teaches my 5-year-old son, and he's really great. Very patient and encouraging, while keeping things fun for him. Five stars all the way!
Fernando H. Glendale, CA

About Fernando

I have taught thousands of students, with some of my students being major Hollywood actors and actresses. I'm proud to say that many of my students have also gone on to major colleges and universities. I am a Senior teacher at Instrumental and love to make lessons fun, exciting and very enjoyable! I have been performing and recording for over 25 years and have performed with many top name artist, bands and performers from around the world. My education includes a Bachelors Degree from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA; an AA degree in Music from Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA; and a certificate from Musicians Institute Guitar Institute of Technology, Hollywood, CA. I've been lucky enough to have studied with such acclaimed teachers as Michael Sweet (Stryper, Boston), ...

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Elizabeth N. January 14, 2014
Guitar
Incredible teacher and mentor

Fernando taught my son guitar for many years, but also taught him the love of music. He was not only by far, the best teacher we ever found but also a mentor to my son. My son could not wait to work with him every week and worked hard to make him proud. He was and always will be a very influential person in my son life. Excellent teacher, wonderful man.
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Jonathan T. January 2, 2014
Guitar
Great Teacher

I have had the opportunity to have received instruction from more than a few music teachers, and I can say without a doubt.....

Fernando is one of the best teachers in the business!

He has great communication and really makes you feel welcome.
Weather you are new or seasoned you can really benefit from his instruction.

Besides being a great teacher he is a very proficient guitar player and covers many styles of music.

You will always feel like you can reach your goals with his help.

If you are looking for a teacher, give him the opportunity, you will not regret it!
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Stacey F. December 31, 2013
Guitar
Fernando is a fantastic teacher!

Fernando has been teaching our two children guitar for over a year and a half. His passion for guitar and teaching is evident at every lesson. His gentle mannerisms and clear understanding of children and how they process and learn is the perfect mix to allow for continual growth in the subject. We could not have asked for a better teacher!
Steven S. Ventura, CA

Guitar lessons are fun for all ages, styles and levels. I'd love to help you learn to play the songs that YOU love on the guitar! Beginners are encouraged to apply. You'll have fun while reaching your musical goals. In addition to learning great songs, you'll learn improvisation and applied music theory. Also, I'll enjoy assisting the you in creating a practice regimen that fits in your time schedule.

About Steven

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, Steven has studied with many guitar greats such as Christopher Parkening and Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne). Currently, Steven is recording and performing with the virtuoso violinist Hekar Rivera and is the guitarist in a super cool instrumental Rock/Jazz/R&B fusion quartet. In addition to performing, Steven teaches guitar at his studio in Ventura. Also, Steven is the head of the music department at North Hills Preparatory School and teaches guitar workshops at the Ventura College Institute. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons are available for all ages, styles ...

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Chris B. March 4, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I've been going to Steve for close to a year now for guitar lessons. I've been happy with my decision to go to him. He is professional, courteous, responsive, and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Ted M. Thousand Oaks, CA

I teach from a practical application approach. If you want to play live, we will explore ALL areas, including gear and live venue approach as well as ensemble etiquette.

About Ted

Ted M. Guitarist, Composer, Producer, Luthier, Instructor, Engineer, Hopeless Gearaholic and Lion Tamer Ted M. and his band released two albums in the early eighties to high critical acclaim and never looked back, launching a career that spans 30 years and encompasses the epitome of composition, production, performance, and now education, sales and luthiery skills. Ted M. is a master technician and a compassionate guitar teacher who still performs live. Ted M. is a dynamic personality and is, admittedly, a hopeless gearaholic who enjoys building, repairing and designing stage rigs for some of the best guitarists in the business. Discography: 1978 Robben Banks Independent Release 1979 Thunder On The Mountain KAZY compilation release 1981 Illustrated Victims Dagger Records 1983 ...

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Bill H. June 24, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Fantastic Instructor

Ted is a great instructor who adjusts the pace to match my capability, keeping it interesting and challenging. He has taught me about equipment design and theory as well as music theory and playing skills. Always an enjoyable time at lessons.
Marija K. Simi Valley, CA

About Marija

Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")! I am a Graduate of Musician's Institute/Guitar Institute of Technology and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts. Artist Product Endorsements: Levy'™s Leathers Limited Dunlop Guitar Accessories U.S.A. RKS Guitars *** Lesson Details *** I have a patient, confidence-building and enthusiasm-generating approach to teaching. I strive to provide a positive, inspiring and comfortable environment where students can learn in a way that is best suited to their individual personalities, playing level and pace. As we go along, we develop strategies for attainable goals with guidance for quality and streamlined practice-sessions for maximum results with minimum effort, which makes learning easier and faster. ...

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Tina D. August 30, 2012
Singing
Verified Student
She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!
Jarold D. Oxnard, CA

Guitar instruction covers left and right hand technique, reading music as it applies to guitar, music theory, song structure, as well as scale and modal knowledge.

About Jarold

I've been teaching privately for more than 20 years, along with extensive touring on the national and regional levels. National tours have been with many R&B, Soul, and Funk artists, such as Malo, Bloodstone, GQ, Deniece Williams, Dazz Band, and many more. I've played on several albums, some of them being Bloodstone's Ultimate Collection, GQ's Tribute to Billy Steward and Marvin Gaye, as well as Troy Dixon's debut album. Training has included private study with known standouts in the music industry, such as Carlos Gonzales and Jeff Berlin. My students run the gamut - from beginners wanting to learn how to play some of their favorite songs, to high school students preparing for a university music degree, to pros who want to take their skills to another level. Lessons are ...

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