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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!
Felice L. Sherman Oaks, CA

About Felice

Felice is a singer, songwriter, vocal producer, vocal coach and recording engineer and has been working in the music industry in these roles for the past 10 years. After studying classical and jazz voice and earning an Associates Degree in Commercial Music with a focus on Audio Engineering at American River College, she worked as an engineer at the world-renowned Banff Centre in Canada and the world-class Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. While working at The Palms, Felice was so inspired by all of the amazing talent that came through those doors every day including the likes of Michael Jackson, Pink, Timbaland, Maroon 5, Prince, Celine Dion and many more legends in music. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has worked in the studio with such artists as Nick Cannon, Ashanti, B2K,

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JimG March 6, 2014
Vocals/Audio/Performance

Felize is amazing as an instructor. She is patient and friendly. Her knowledge is excellent in audio engineering and as a vocal coach. Felize is well versed in all aspects as a performer and can translate that expertise to her students in a learning environment. She has helped me tremendously with my overall musical knowledge. I highly recommend Felize without reservation.
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EdwardM March 6, 2014
Super Helpful!

I am always hesitant to take lessons from anyone. I have had bad experiences in the past where I leave a session feeling defeated because the teacher was impatient. I must say, after leaving my first lesson with Felice, I felt excited about the next!
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MichaelM March 6, 2014
Felice is Great Teacher

Felice is very patient and very professional. It is easy to learn with that kind of help.
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!
Nicole B. Valley Village, CA

About Nicole

Nicole B., Soprano/Musician is receiving her Masters of Music from CSU, Northridge while actively working as a professional vocalist for groups like the Verdi Chorus, St. Luke's Episcopal, St. Mark's Presbyterian and playing countless roles in opera's and musicals around the Los Angeles area! Nicole has had a lifetime involvement in voice, theatre, songwriting and music and branched a career as a singer songwriter in the Santa Barbara area under the name "Nikki Bee". Nicole has also worked in the pop industry with the four girl pop group "Women of Wealth" based out of Montecito, CA and featured on KEYT with guest star John Cleese. Coming from a family of artists and musicians, Nicole has always found the art within live performance to be the inspiration for her life and her career. ...

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Pavel / Rhonda H. October 8, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loves working with Nicole! I am so grateful we found her. Professional, reliable and extremely talented. Most of all, inspiring to my child.
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Christine V. October 31, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
We are lucky to have found her!!!

Around a year ago, my daughter decided she wanted to learn to play the guitar! Thanks to Google, we ran into TakeLessons.
Nicole was recommended to us. After reading about her we were quite impressed!
Right after the first lesson and to my surprise, my (very shy) daughter had a great 1st experience with Nicole.
Nicole is a professional in her field AND also in handling kids and knowing how to help them overcome their shyness. She brings out the best in my daughter and also encourages her to sing even write her own notes!
I would highly recommend Nicole. She is truly talented and the greatest teacher!!!
Christine, Lia's mom!
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Stella V. January 10, 2013
Verified Student
Great for younger kids

Nicole,is amazing with my daughter. She is patient and really makes her feel at ease. I will absolutely recommend her.
Radina V. Van Nuys, CA

About Radina

I am a dedicated vocal coach, musician, singer, songwriter and founder of "Vocals on Stage". At the age of 6 I started playing Cello and discovered my passion for music but my main focus quickly became the instrument voice. I studied for years at the Unique Voice Studios - a private school for contemporary singing in Vienna and have studied Jazz vocals at the Schubert Conservatory in Vienna as well as private vocal coaches Rocio Guitard, Romana Caren Lakinger, Sandy Cressman, Monika Ballwein and others. I have a Master of Science Degree from the University of Vienna and speak English, German, Bulgarian and French. Since 2005 I have been studying and teaching "Mix" - a vocal technique which teaches students how to transition smoothly between chest voice and head voice and receive ...

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Sade M. April 19, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Working with Radina is such a pleasure! She is extremely patient and kind. I truly enjoy the different methods she provides to help me improve my voice. Another great thing is her recorded lessons. I can always go back and review our lesson and go over things I needed help with using the recordings. She's also incredibly flexible with my hectic schedule, which is such a huge plus! I highly recommend her. Thank you so much for everything, Radina. You're amazing!
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Hans D. November 14, 2013
Singing
This is it!

I've been taking lessons with Radina for a few months and I'm super happy with the progress I've made so far. I didn't know anything about head voice, chest voice, mix and now it's all starting to make sense. I'm not afraid to sing higher notes which I always wanted to be able to do!

Radina is a highly professional and nice teacher, she really understands what is going on in a singers voice and mind and she hears everything.

I always look forward to my next lesson :)
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olja M. November 7, 2013
Singing
inspiring!

> very professional
> kind
> knowing exactly what she is doing
> such a positiv and powerful person with so much inspiring energy
> uncomplicated and professional communication

During the lessons I learn so much from Radina and by the way: she is such a humorous person and perfect in motivating me.

Also my little sister takes lessons since years. It's so much fun for her too.

I very much recommend Radina!!!
You will get adiccted!!!
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.

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