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Christopher C.

Camarillo, CA

I teach guitar all the way from basics to barre chords and a little beyond!

About Christopher

My name is Christopher, or Chris for short. I am a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist, and private tutor. I have taught private lessons in classical and contemporary piano performance, vocal performance, guitar performance, music theory, and musicianship to local students for the past 10 years. I currently have 31 weekly students all over Ventura County. I attended CSUN'€™s school of music where I received my Bachelor'€™s of Music in Music Composition. My other experience includes teaching at 2 different music studios (Perry Music Studios and Brookyln's Conservatory of Music), teaching Conf
irmation classes to teenagers at St. Jude'€™s Catholic Church, and teaching English to Japanese high school students through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

*** Lesson Details ***
My philosophy when it comes to doing anything with music is that it should be fun! Whether you're practicing a piece, playing with a band, writing something new, or even learning music theory, music is primarily about enjoying yourself and the others around you.

The best way to ensure that you enjoy yourself is to learn what you want to learn and play what you want to play. In addition to a standard curriculum, I want you to tell me what kind of music you're interested in and what kind of pieces you want to play! Do you love classic rock? Do you love pop? Blues? Jazz? Folk tunes? Opera? Or maybe you're a fan of the classical masters? Whatever the case may be, my number one goal is to make sure you're having fun while you develop your new talents.

I'm comfortable teaching students as young as 7 years of age, although I can teach even younger if they are especially well-behaved.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Blues, Jazz, Improv, Composition, Theory
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Anna E. September 4, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Chris is a wonderful teacher for my Isabella. He's quite energetic with a great personality. Isabella has grown so much as his student She loves that Chris lets her choose her pieces.
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Jordan L. March 21, 2013
Piano
My Favorite Piano Teacher!

Chris is an unbelievable piano teacher! He always makes sure we are working on something that I enjoy which keeps me motivated. He is very patient (which is great since I'm kind of a slow learner!) and is always willing to go over things as many times as I need.

Chris also has such a great passion for his music so a lot of the times my absolute favorite part of our lesson is when we are finished and I ask him to play me some of his own newly composed songs!
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Christopher C.

Christopher C.

Camarillo, CA 93012
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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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 and skill levels. Beginners are encouraged to apply. Students will have fun while reaching their musical goals. Students are taught to be musicians and artists through the study of the guitar. Students will learn cool songs, improvisation and music theory. I really love teaching music because I think music make the world a better place!
Lessons take place at my studio in Ventura, CA
ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE IN EARLY 2016!

*** Studio Equipment ***
More information upon booking

*** Travel Equipment ***
More information upon booking

*** Specialties ***
I am able to teach all styles from blues to jazz and all points between. My areas of expertise would most likely be in hard rock, metal, rock/jazz fusion, classical guitar, improvisation, songwriting and application of music theory.
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Bob December 16, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Steve is a terrific instructor and guitarist. I’m an adult beginner - playing one year, now - on classical guitar; I have been grateful that Steve's been so supportive, positive, and knowledgable. His university-level guitar education and post-degree guitar experience have served him very well. I enjoy the guitar and Steve's instruction.
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Tobi December 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
My two sons and I have taken lessons from Steve for over 5 years. He is an amazing teacher! Very kind and patient with a great sense of humor. Whether beginner or advanced Steve puts the same effort into teaching everyone. It has been fantastic to see the progress that both of my sons have made throughout the years. I simply can't recommend him highly enough.
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Andrew December 9, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I have taken lessons from Steve for many years. He is an excellent teacher in every way - he has a music degree, is very down-to-earth, has a great sense of humor and is patient, and very skilled at teaching all aspects of guitar. I play acoustic blues and finger style, classical, electric, you name it. He has been very versatile. I highly, highly recommend him - you won't find a better teacher!
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Steven S.

Steven S.

Ventura, CA 93003
(7)
starting at
$33 / 30-min
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Ted M.

Moorpark, 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 Ted M. Dagger Records
1984 Artful Dodger Dagger Records
1997 L.I.T.A. Blue Hair Records 2000 Get A Life Get A Life Records
2000 Tornado Alley GAL Productions
2001 Workin It GAL Productions
2002 Ritmo Del DeSeo GAL Productions
2003 BadAss GAL Productions
2003 The World Within GAL Productions
2006 It Is What It Is Tree Daddy Records
2008 Magdalene, Woman Of Light MM productions 2010 EP Tree Daddy Records
2001-2003 Guitar and Amp Sales, Guitar Center, Arvada, CO. 2003-2004 Sales Rep Cornford Amps, United Kingdom 2003-2004 Sales Rep Rowan Guitars Garland, TX.
2009-Present 2012-Present
Western Tour Manager for Carl Verheyen Band Guitar Tech for Supertramp

Current Personal Gear Lineup
PRS Hollowbody II w/ Piezo
Tom Anderson Custom Cobra
USA Strat w/ Lollar pickups
PRS Singlecut
Custom Builds
Taylor 314
Carol Ann OD3r
Divided By Thirteen JRT 9/15
Amplified Nation 2x12 cab with EV12L and Jensen jet Alnico
Amplified Nation 1x12 w/Bludo voiced ASW KTS70
Strymon Timeline
Strymon Mobius
Axess Buffers
Radial Big Shot I/O Input Switchers
S.I.B. Varidrive Tube OD
Analogman K.O.T.
Rockbox Boiling Point
Fulltone Wah
TC electronic HOF Reverb
Peterson Tuners
Radial JDI Direct Box
Lehle Dual A/B/Y Switcher
Pedaltrain boards
Voodoo Lab 2 Power Supplies
Zaolla. Lava and George L Cables
Safe Case and New York Case CO. ATA Road Cases

The Day Jobs
Education and Certification
Red Rocks Community College-School Of Luthiery
2011-2012
Bill Lawrence, Instructor Dale Bruning, Instructor Carl Verheyen, Instructor
1963-1967 2000-2002
2011-present

*** Lesson Details ***
"My lessons incorporate not just the basic fundamentals of the instrument, but an insight and comprehensive journey into the art of making music and the business of ensemble production. This is augmented by time spent in the studio with students, recording their progress, giving them benchmarks and something to show for their efforts."

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music room: seating for parents, music stands, recording gear, spare amps.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my guitar and books and expect them to provide the same.

*** Specialties ***
I tailor each set of lessons with the personality and talent level of each individual student.
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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.
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Ted M.

Ted M.

Moorpark, CA 93021
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jarold D.

Oxnard, CA

Playing guitar should be fun! We start with what you need to get going, and then we plan together to take guitar where you want to go. A variety of methods can used in tailoring lessons to each individual student.

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 beginner
s 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 tailored to each individual's needs. There are certain elements that each student needs to know, which will be covered. There are also things that students want to learn, such as favorite songs, and those will be covered as well.

With over 20 years of real world experience and training, I believe I can bring a fresh approach to learning guitar and bass for the potential student.

*** Lesson Details ***
We start with what the student needs. For beginners, we cover the basics, such as learning to play some melodies and chords. We also go over how to read music, as well as tablature, a system noted for it's ease of use in guitar.

For the intermediate, we determine what the student knows about guitar and what they would like to learn, and proceed from there. Usually it's more in depth study of scales, modes, and techniques, along with more difficult songs on the agenda.

For the advanced, the next level of scales, modes, chord voicing, and applicable music theory is explored. Learning is a never-ending pursuit.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Amps and cabinets - RedPlate BlackDuo 50, Marshall JTM45, Barber Echelon 50, numerous speakers cabinets with a variety of Celestion speakers.

Guitars - Les Pauls, Strats, Telecasters.

Bass Guitar - Custom Michael Dolan 5-string, Ibanez 905 5-string, Fender P-Bass, Warwick Fretless 5-string bass.

Complete compliment of studio microphones, from vocal condenser mics to drum and guitar mics.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Amps - RedPlate BlackDuo 50, Marshall JTM45, Barber Echelon 50, numerous speakers cabinets with a variety of Celestion speakers.

Guitars - Les Pauls, Strats, Telecasters.

Bass Guitar - Custom Michael Dolan 5-string, Ibanez 905 5-string, Fender P-Bass, Warwick Fretless 5-string bass.

Bass Amps - Warwick and MarkBass amps, Warwick cabinets.

*** Specialties ***
Funk, R&B, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Country.
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Dorothy B. August 3, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Jarold was a great teacher! I really enjoyed how accommodating Jordan was in the sense that he would let me son learn whatever songs he wanted and worked through all of them until the end. Jarold's positive attitude is a breath of fresh air at every lesson and I would highly recommend him to others.
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Jarold D.

Jarold D.

Camarillo, CA 93010
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Scott S.

Newbury Park, CA

Experienced guitar teacher of 25 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of fundamental guitar skills. I specialize in rock, blues, and country, typically use study books, and also have sheet music available to use during lessons. You will learn simple and complex chords, lead guitar scales and melodies, music sight reading and music theory.

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 haved 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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Joe September 29, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I hired Scott to teach my teenage daughter the Acoustic Guitar. She took weekly lessons for almost a year, with GREAT results. Scott has amazing skill in both guitar playing and teaching, a wonderful combination of talents. My daughter's love and dedication to her music lives on, due to a large extent on his teaching and encouragement.
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Riis September 22, 2015
Scott is very efficient and gave me a huge experience of new songs and learning. He is very helpful when it comes to when you are confused or irritated with something
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John September 18, 2015
Guitar
Scott is an excellent guitarist with excellent knowledge of music theory.
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Scott S.

Scott S.

Newbury Park, CA 91320
(10)
starting at
$39 / 30-min

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