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Janis V.

Woodland Hills, CA

About Janis

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA Hi, I teach local lessons at my home in Southern California, travel to you within a 7 mile radius or succesfully teach on-line lessons via Facetime. I teach all ages of students and have experience with ADHD children.
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Piano · Online
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keith September 17, 2015
Algebra · In studio
She's awesome! would love her to help all my kids.
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Audie L. May 10, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Amazing. After only five lessons, my son not only loves the guitar, but is playing songs....and LOVES Janis! Couldn't be happier.
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Janis V.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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$50 / 30-min
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Daniel G.

San Diego, CA

About Daniel

Music lessons should be fun and focus on what you want! I am willing to travel to you or welcome you to my studios: Reseda pr Canoga Park. I travel to homes San Diego and Los Angeles Counties.
What is your goal? School or Church choir? Musical programs?Learn to Cantor or lead songs at Church/Synagogue? Disney careers, rock/pop bands? Becoming a professional or just for personal enrichment!! I am able to help you move closer to reaching that dream!!! I am a graduate of USD with a B.A. in Philosophy with an emphasis in musical performance. I also hold a Masters degree, completed Califo
rnia Teaching Credential Curriculum from Chapman University and completed Doctoral Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. I studied voice, guitar and piano classes throughout grade school, high school, college and post-graduate training. I specilized in vocal training with Robert Austin and in San Francisco with Richard Nichol of the Garcia-Marchesi Institute. I sang with the Palm Beach Florida Opera Company. I am a tenor with a 3.5 octave range. I also sang and performed in Musicals and Operas and Sacred Oratorios from Maui to Florida. I am the proud "dad" of two high school aged children who are excellent students!
I teach voice (beginner to professional levels), guitar (acoustic and electric: beginners to Intermediate) and basic piano. I have been teaching private lessons for 7 years. I also offer voice or guitar classes at St. Cecelia's School of Music in Canoga Park, and privately in my home Reseda. I focus my instruction on "correct" breathing and proper singing. My time-tested techniques will improve and protect your voice from injury.and produce a beautiful tone and wonderful performance. I teach guitar chords, reading standard musical notation as well as tablature. For beginning piano students of all ages I teach you how to read music, play scales, strenghten your finger strength and play cords and song.
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Riley November 29, 2016
Classical Voice · In home
Verified Student
I was honestly speechless during my first lesson! Daniel G is the person I have been looking for in a long time. Daniel G is a great teacher! He has such a powerful and controlled voice and what a great personable guy! I just recorded a song tonight and I can already hear and feel a difference. After my voice changed, I kept getting frustrated trying to find the right teacher. I actually think I learned and improved more from my first lesson with Daniel than weeks with others. I'm almost hesitant to write this review in fear Daniel will have less time with me. 8-)
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Diego Urquiza May 23, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
MR.G Is a great teacher and because of him I am not scared to sing in public.
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Tanya April 3, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very patient and flexible with your schedule. My Son has had so much fun.
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Daniel G.

Canoga Park, CA 91303
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$30 / 30-min
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Scott S.

Newbury Park, CA

About Scott

I have been teaching private lessons since 1990 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home, or in my studio. I have helped students learn chords to accompany themselves when singing, learn rock, blues, and country lead guitar, and read music.

I have been playing guitar since 1968. I have enjoyed my life making music and love sharing my knowledge. I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals. My teaching style is fun, casual, and challenging.
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Jimmy September 13, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Scott is a fantastic teacher. He is very clear in his explanations and gives immediate feedback to help you avoid developing bad habits. I highly recommend him.
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Jennifer K. August 25, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is great! My daughter is leaning so much from him and looks forward to her weekly lessons.
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Jennifer K. August 24, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is great! My daughter is leaning so much from him and looks forward to her weekly lessons.
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Scott S.

Newbury Park, CA 91320
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Liana B.

Westlake Village, CA

About Liana

My name is Liana, and I am a freelance double bassist and music instructor working in the Greater Los Angeles Area. I have been playing music for nearly my entire life, starting on piano at the age of five and moving on to learn other instruments as the years progressed. I have performed with various orchestras, chamber groups, musical theater pit ensembles, jazz big bands and combos, and more. I also performed on double bass, ukulele, and as a vocalist as a member of Tenth Muse, on electric bass as a founding member of the group Polyhymnia, and have been featured on ukulele with the band Nobl
e Creatures. I currently work as a freelance bassist on various studio recording sessions and serve as the Vice President of the Board of the Westlake Village Symphony.

All lessons are incredibly flexible and are tailored to the students' needs, abilities, and goals! If you have a book you've already been working from and want to continue with, great! If you don't like working from a book at all, also great! I am by no means strict, but together we will work hard to you craft your technique to maximize your potential!

I look forward to the possibility of meeting and working with you!
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Chris November 21, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Liana is nice and knows her stuff.
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Lily P. August 27, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Liana is a great teacher! She makes leaning easy and fun!
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Piper August 10, 2016
Online
Verified Student
Liana is enthusiastic,encouraging and very knowledgeable. She kept the lesson moving at a great pace and was super fun!
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Liana B.

Westlake Village, CA 91361
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Gary G.

Simi Valley, CA

About Gary

I was an instructor at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood for 25 years and am now accepting private students at my home studio in Simi Valley. All experience levels are welcome. I will construct a lesson plan according to your wants and needs. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student or just someone who always wanted to rock out to your favorite song.
I will get you there quickly and effectively

Beginning lessons might include:
hand technique,
reading,
coordination
getting comfortable behind a drum set etc.
learning to play your favorite songs

Intermediate to advanced
lessons can include:
different styles,
odd groupings,
phrasing,
how to solo etc.
It all depends on your goals and desires.

Biography:
Born and raised in New Haven Connecticut Gary developed a passion for music and particularly drums at an early age. He studied with many different teachers in the New England area most notably Ed Soph.

In 1986 he packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles to attend the Percussion Institute of Technology at Musician’s Institute. While studying at PIT he also started working as the drum tech for the school.
During that time he was mentored by Casy Scheurell, Taka Numazawa Rob Carson and Vinnie Colaiuta.

Very quickly he became an accomplished drummer and upon completion of the one year program he was asked by Casy Scheurell to sub in his Rock Drum class.
And it didn’t take long before Gary joined the drum staff at PIT under Ralph Humphrey and Joe Pocaro.

During that time he played with numerous bands throughout LA including trip to Korea with famed bass player Abe Laboriel Sr.

Throughout his 25 years at MI he taught just about every class and every student level, from beginner to advanced. As an instructor he was best known for hand technique, sight reading and odd groupings.

Aside from MI Gary has taught students privately at his studio in Simi Valley.

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Roger November 8, 2016
Drum · In studio
Gary Garbatini has had an impactful affect on my outlook towards my instrument. I continue to study under his mentorship of 8 years and since then have begun teaching various drum concepts to my own students today. Gary will engage you both musically and intellectually with quality education and wisdom. 10/10
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Lisa F. November 5, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Today was my first day with Gary. He was awesome! I discussed with him my goals. He had me play a few beats off the bat to quickly assess my techniques. From there, he immediately focussed on what he felt I should be working on to get me to the next level of drumming. He was kind, encouraging, and very patient with me. I felt 100% comfortable and I had FUN! I am looking forward to my next lesson with Gary!!

Thanks you TL! You have an AWESOME instructor on board!!

Lisa
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Vince October 10, 2016
Drum · In studio
Had the honor of studying with Gary at Musicians Institute in Hollywood in the mid 2000's. Besides being one of the nicest guys to be around he also has the largest vocabulary to draw from when it comes to Drumming. From teaching the fundamentals of hand and feet technique/coordination to taking that technique/coordination to the next level by grooving in odd-times or mastering polyrhythmic material Gary can help anyone attain the facilities to express themselves anytime, anywhere with anyone! A true diamond in the ruff as far as knowledge is concerned!
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Gary G.

Simi Valley, CA 93065
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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