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Frank C. Sherman Oaks, CA

About Frank

As I had started to play the bass when I was 13 I quickly became a musical sponge and ceased every opportunity I had to play music every day. I played in garage bands with my friends and even jazz gigs with my father's co-workers. I spent a solid 5 years playing with as many local musicians as I could in my small Alaskan town. By 18 I had attended two years in the University's music Academy and been promoted to a mentor position. A year later I decided to pursue my music career in Los Angeles and educate myself at a Bachelor level at Musicians Institute. After 3 years of intense study and graduation I have played with many artists who have had songs placed on TV and film, recorded with Grammy-award winning names, and constantly on call for around the city. I am very excited to be a part

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frank J. October 28, 2013
Bass Guitar
a great teacher with a lot to learn from

I've had the privilege of taking several lessons from Frank.

Being an entry level musician, Frank is attentive toward my understanding of his direction and continually pushes me to better myself as a player.

His credentials do not lie as he is a gifted and passionate musician who simply enjoys passing along his knowledge to others.

I will continue to take lessons from Frank into the future and urge all others who are seeking a positive experience to do so as well.
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Jolene D. October 28, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Bass Teacher

My son has been working with Frank for the past several months and has quickly progressed in his technique playing Bass. Frank has a great teaching style and really listens to my son's questions and requests to play what he is interested in. I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a patient and excellent Bass or Guitar teacher. He understands how to teach and connect with his students.
Mike S. Sherman Oaks, CA

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of them had fun while learning and improving on their instruments. *** Lesson Details *** I am very enthusiastic and can teach students how to read. If they do not want to read music, they can learn to play by ear. I can also show them where to put their fingers. During piano lessons, I often accompany students on guitar and suggest a scale for improvisation, so they can play the blues. During drum lessons, I often play bass so they can learn to groove. *** Travel Equipment *** They should have

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Craig H. December 10, 2014
I've been taking lessons from Mike for about 6 months now and his enthusiasm and supportive approach are invaluable. This is my 3rd time trying lessons and the first time I've continued past the first couple sessions. And the reason is Mike. He's extremely talented, but more importantly, he's a phenomenal teacher. He explains things simply, concisely, and effectively. I leave every lesson enthused and excited to go home and practice. I can't recommend him highly enough. Mike's the man!
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Aaron G. April 12, 2013
Guitar
Mike S will teach you how to allow yourself to learn a new instrument!

Mike really is incredible. The guitar looked so complicated and confusing before I met Mike. He really teaches you how to allow yourself to learn a new instrument. Within a month I was improvising over simple changes with my own ideas! And within 2 or 3 months, the amount of chord structures I had at my disposal was mind blowing. The speed at which I became comfortable with the instrument was amazing. I really believe that Mike's simple teaching style really was a key part in my ability to play and grow on a new instrument. Other than that, he is one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet and play with. He gives so much of his time to his community by teaching anyone from child to infinity and even bringing them together to create bands to showcase every persons different talents. He is a beautiful human being and I do actively suggest him to anyone that tells me they want to learn either piano, guitar, or bass.
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Alyssa S. April 12, 2013
Piano
AMAZING music teacher!

I have been taking lessons with Mike since I was age 5, and am now age 25. Mike was the first person to make me feel passion and love for music. He helped me discover my talent by allowing and encouraging me to play by ear and was always incredibly supportive, patient, and kind. Lessons with Mike make me eager to practice the piano daily and I have ALWAYS looked forward to our next lesson together because of the fun and easy-going environment he creates. If it weren't for Mike, I would not continue to play the piano as often as I do as an adult. He goes above and beyond for his students and I would HIGHLY recommend him as a teacher. I know I will take lessons from him for as long as he's still teaching!
Brandon P. Sherman Oaks, CA

About Brandon

Hello everyone! My name is Brandon and I am a experienced music teacher/musician. I currently teach music and direct shows at the world famous School Of Rock in West Los Angeles, and have been teaching there for 2 years now. I teach many instruments privately, and bands as well. I attended Musicians Institute, and have studied and written music, as well as shared the same stage personally with many very successful people. A couple to name: Mark Hudson (producer of Aerosmith and Ozzy Osbourne), Bruce Kulick (Guitarist for Kiss), Rudy Sarzo (Bassist for Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), just to name a few. I am currently in a rock and roll band. Playing and teaching music is my passion. As time has gone by teaching at School Of Rock and privately, I have helped kids/people grow musically and as ...

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Jade B. April 9, 2013
Guitar
Brandon is the best of the best

I tried taking guitar lessons with other teachers in the past but always ended up quitting because it felt too hard. I met Brandon and got a really great vibe from him so I decided to give lessons a try. Brandon will make you feel totally comfortable and his awesome personality makes learning guitar really fun. He'll take his time and focus on whatever it is you want to learn and make sure you really understand it before moving on. After one class I had learned more than I had in any other classes I'd taken in the past and felt excited to go home and practice, which I never had felt in the past. He is incredibly talented and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to learn from him.
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saggosaura D. April 5, 2013
Guitar
excellent guitar teacher

Brandon is a great teacher. He is very dedicated to making the lessons fun. I highly recommend taking a class from him.
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Shaun T. April 5, 2013
Guitar
Outstanding guitarist / guitar instructor!!

Brandon is a great guy. He is very easy going but at the same time has the presence of mind you want in a teacher; he pays strict attention to detail and finds ways of explaining musical ideas and concepts in simple easy to digest ways that make him unique among other music teachers. Brandon is an outstanding guitarist and guitar teacher! Thanks for all the help over the last six months Brandon! See you next week!
Michelle A. Sherman Oaks, CA

About Michelle

I believe that everyone can sing, it is just a matter of learning how to use your unique instrument. From a very young age I was sharing my love of the arts with others as a performer. I grew up with an immense appreciation for all forms of art and found music to be the ideal way to express myself. My extensive education and performance experience has allowed me to cultivate my skills and knowledge so that I can best support each student on their own unique journey of cultivating their authentic singing voice. As a teacher I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to support students both in my studio and through online lessons, providing the positive and supportive guidance and experiences they need in order to cultivate their own musical gifts. *** Lesson Details *** My intention for ...

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Mary K. March 23, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Michele is awesome! My daughter is really enjoying working with her. Michelle is energetic, professional, talented and very engaging. Super happy that we met her through Takelessons.com.
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Bridget P. March 22, 2015
Broadway Singing · Online
Verified Student
Michelle is fantastic!! She led my 10-year old through her first ever singing lesson less than 3 months ago to nailing it on stage as Princess Fiona in Shrek this weekend. Michelle gave my daughter the skills, techniques and the confidence to do it, and her performance rocked the house. We are so grateful to have found Michelle, and have the opportunity to benefit from her boundless energy and passion for music!
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Denise B. March 19, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Michelle is energetic, professional, insightful, patient and best of all, makes it fun to learn, while keeping me focused and on track with my singing goals. After one lesson, she was able to hook me back into using proper breath control and creating fuller sounds.
I took my first singing lesson over 40 years ago, so I'm very acquainted with different techniques and styles of teaching, and can say that Michelle is as good as they get:)
Ray R. Van Nuys, CA

About Ray

Hello! My name is Ray - I'm 26 years old, born in Queens NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. Here I was also introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synthesizers. I went on to study Electronic Production & Design at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and quickly became a very sought after studio musician and performer. I've been successfully teaching many instruments and proficiency levels for over 12 years now. I can say with pride that it is my passion, and I anticipate teaching being a very important part of the rest of my life. I enjoy reading science, math, and philosophy, and in addition to teaching am currently working as a pop music producer. *** ...

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Kelly B. March 28, 2014
Piano
Major Improvement

My son and daughter both take from Ray and they love him!!! My daughter started with him after she had had 2 other teachers and she improved immediately. She loves going to Ray because he teaches her to play the songs that she likes. Now she plays so many songs for memory!! My son loves going to piano and is always excited to see Ray.
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Sebastián M. March 7, 2014
Classical Guitar
Classical Guitar

When I started taking lessons from Ray I was playing the electric guitar, although I had a classical guitar in my house I did not play it that often. I took my classical guitar once to class and then I started to learn how to play the classical guitar. I went from playing basic peaces of music to playing Minuet in G in a short time. From playing electric guitar about 3 or 4 years to playing classical music in about 1.5 to 2 years. Ray has helped me to increase my knowledge of music.
Roni B. Sherman Oaks, CA

About Roni

Are you or your child interested in learning how to play piano? I am a former child prodigy and a very experienced soloist / teacher whose talent was fostered by the highest of Russian Classical Pianist Pedigrees from a very young age. I have a lot to share. Learning the piano, isn't just about learning notes and playing them; it's about creating music, and conveying a story! I know how to teach that! I have been teaching on and off since I was 18 in 1991. I formerly taught at a Yamaha School, and now I teach in my home on my beautiful Yamaha C7, or I will come to you. My rates are very competitive, and I will give you a strong foundation, instill the art of musicianship and teach you skills you can apply on your own and at your own pace. Learning an instrument should be fun and ...

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Ms B. February 24, 2015
Piano · In studio
Roni B is a treasure! So wonderful! We are so blessed to have found her.

There were several options in the valley, and you can never know if there will be that 'connection' with a new teacher.

Roni is patient and she got me! Knew exactly what I needed to learn.
I have had other teachers, and RONI B IS THE BEST!!!

Im giving her card to ALL my friends, even if they don't play piano!

Thank you Roni. Now don't get too busy so you can't work with you number one student lol!
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Robin S. February 19, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
The thought of finding a piano teacher for my young daughter and myself in this city that is filled with so much talent and musicality seemed daunting to me. I was unsure if the piano teacher I chose for my daughter would also be right for me but I felt I needed to start somewhere. I gave my daughter a Yamaha electric piano for Christmas and began the search for her piano teacher immediately.

I stumbled upon Take Lessons completely by accident as I was learning about the rigorous credentializing of the Yamaha School instructors. I knew I wanted someone that was classically trained but still had plenty of youth left to enjoy teaching children. Additionally, I have a very good friend that plays the piano beautifully and he swears it's because of the discipline he learned from his Russian "battle ax" piano teacher so many years ago. He told me if I could find someone that was Russian taught, they would be the best!!

After reading lots of profiles, I found Roni B!!! From the very first lesson for my daughter and then my subsequent lesson, I knew it was the perfect fit for not only my daughter but for me too. Roni B. not only brings her passion of the piano to life with every lesson but patience and compassion as well. She knows her job well and doesn't push me or my daughter to a place that isn't fun and nurturing. It is very important to Roni B. that we learn the piano at our own pace and the love of the journey. She also has very strong knowledge of theory as well.

I have begun to refer friends to Roni B. and I am confident in no time at all, she will be one of the most "in demand" piano teachers in Los Angeles!
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Laura S. February 4, 2015
Piano · In studio
My 8 year old has wanted to play piano for a long time, but struggled with her last 2 teachers.

Roni has changed my daughters perspective of learning. She really LOVES playing.

Roni is so much fun. She is not only patient, but kind and funny.

I highly recommend Roni.

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