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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.
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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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!!!
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Johanna D. November 5, 2013
Singing
great

My daughter has been taking lessons with Radina for a few months now and we are amazed with the progress she has made. She is so friendly, encouraging and she hears everything. My daughter was a very shy singer in the beginning but somehow Radina managed to make her open up and sing freely and in September she sang at her first recital and it was wonderful.

Radina always records the lesson and sends it to us so that my daughter can practice with it and sometime she even get to record a song in the recording booth.

5 stars for Radina and I can definitely recommend her to everyone who want to take vocal lessons!
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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