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Jack C. Huntington Beach, CA

About Jack

I am a professional gigging musician, teacher, producer, and session player with a degree in Music Theory and Guitar performance from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. I've had the pleasure of playing in many bands, opening for such acts as David Grohl with Chevy Metal, The Animals, and Eddie Money. I can teach multiple styles including, but not limited to: rock, blues, jazz, pop, folk, metal, alternative, reggae, and classical guitar. I've taught people of all ages and am proud to see many of them start bands of their own. I take pride in sharing my passion and knowledge to anyone willing to learn, and am ready to take you to the next level of playing music! *** Lesson Details *** Get more bang for your buck! What you will receive when purchasing lessons with me: -Custom ...

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Tayler G. January 22, 2014
Guitar
Professional, talented, encouraging and friendly

I have taken lessons from Jack and have worked with him as a musician. Not only is he incredibly talented at what he does, he is also extremely professional, knows his stuff, and is encouraging in growing your skill and confidence. I would highly recommend Jack for his teaching skills and say that if you wish to learn and grow in the craft as well as your passion for music, he is the best!
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Rick N. January 7, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Recommended instruction

Just started taking lessons for Jack a few weeks ago and am feeling encouraged. He has made some adjustments to my technique that are improving my skill. He's a HUGE improvement over my last instructor (lessons taken elsewhere). He offers a really good mix of warmup work, metronome work and actual playing. Highly recommended.
Samara R. Huntington Beach, CA

About Samara

Samara R is a contemporary classical music composer and educator based in Southern California. Textural elements, unusual instrumentation, extended performance techniques, and imagery inspiration combine themselves to form her compositional sound. Samara is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. She graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in music composition, and was selected to participate in the prestigious honors program, which culminated in a solo honors recital. She was awarded The Steward Prize for an outstanding creative work. Samara studied music composition at UCSD with Dr. Lei Liang, Dr. Chinary Ung, Rand Steiger, and Dr. Philippe ...

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Melissa S. January 5, 2015
Arrangement and Composition · In studio
As Samara's colleague at UCSD, I had the privilege of collaborating with her on various musical projects and observing her composition process from start to finish. She's a creative, talented and ambitious musician who is familiar with various musical instruments and techniques. More than that, she is a dedicated educator: she has extensive knowledge of musical pedagogy and is always looking for opportunities for further professional development. I highly recommend her for students of all levels!
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marjorie B. September 9, 2014
Piano · In studio
Our daughter took voice and piano lessons with Samara for about 6 months in San Diego. She had never had lessons before but within that short time fame our daughter learned and progressed at an unbelievable pace.

Samara is patient and extremely talented with her gifts as well as with children. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed all her lessons with Samara and we were definitely sad to see her go.
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Mel M. June 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Samara is a fantastic teacher with an incredible level of patience and perfectly calm demeanor. My four year-old daughter enjoyed every lesson and couldn't wait to go back for more. Under Samara's tutelage, my daughter made incredible strides and developed a passion for piano.

I am grateful to Samara for teaching my daughter not only the fundamentals of piano, but how to enjoy the instrument while learning. I was certainly sad to have Samara leave San Diego, but that just means other students in Long Beach will stand to gain from Samara's talents.
Carl B. Seal Beach, CA

About Carl

During your first lesson I do a computer analysis of your voice, I find out what your goals are in singing, what your favorite kinds of music are, and I take you in the direction you want to go and show you how to get there in the shortest possible time. Think you're the only one who feels that terrifying nervousness? Most everyone does, including the biggest stars. I've written a book about it entitled, "How To Conquer Nervousness For Singers", and I'll teach you to not only handle it, but to direct its energy into your singing, making your performance soar. I've also written, "How To Get Standing Ovations For Singers" to teach you to drive your audience to their feet for a standing ovation. I always record my students so that they know how they sound to others. I also make a ...

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Susan D. December 12, 2014
You will like Carl as your instructor. He is an expert at what he does, especially voice analysis with techniques to better any singing voice. He knows from A to Z what needs to be done to correct and improve, and this he imparts with specific instructions, coupled with lots of encouragement. He has generously worked with both my husband (a very good voice) and me (a bit of the ordinary) and we have always been satisfied with his professionalism and love of the art. Thanks, Carl.
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Matt S. December 1, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
I'm a guitarist for fun in a 3-piece band with a couple of my friends. We've had some difficulty securing a singer to jam with us so I figured that I would give it a shot.

Upon discovering TakeLessons.com, I found Carl's page and immediately decided to book lessons with him. What a fantastic decision that was! He's an excellent instructor and will assist you in becoming the best singer you can be. In particular, he emphasizes finding your own, unique voice, as opposed to imitating others; this alone was invaluable advice for a singing novice such as myself.

Highly recommended!
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Stan A. October 25, 2014
Singing · In studio
Got my first computer diagnosis of my singing voice and what a blast. Carl used it as a basis to show me what my tongue, soft palate, lips, and jaw do when I'm singing really well. He's my fourth singing teacher, and my best.
Michael C. Huntington Beach, CA

About Michael

Hi! My name is Michael and I am excited at the prospect of teaching you or your child... I absolutely love to teach, but not just because of my love for the drums or my life-long appreciation of music, but because of my enjoyment of people and the learning process itself. I feel that this is important to mention, because if I didn't enjoy what I did and take pride in working with people, then my teaching skills, curriculum, and experience would mean nothing. As anybody who has played a musical instrument can attest to, learning something new is difficult, and having a patient teacher who enjoys working with people is mandatory. Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity to study with some amazing teachers, including Carmine Appice (author of “Realistic Rock” and drummer for ...

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christine W. March 24, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is an amazing teacher, he understands kids and music .He's not only funny but fun, happy, and upbeat. I'm 11 years old and I loved my first lesson! He's Fantabulous!
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Brandon L. September 23, 2014
Drum · In studio
Definitely the best drum teacher ever!

I received a package of drum lessons for Mike in 2008, for my 12th birthday. I loved them and learned a great deal, but soon I ran out of lessons. A few years later, I was able to continue drum lessons in early 2011, until about July of 2013. During this time, Mike was never at a lack of content, in fact he had a fun worksheet for almost any style of drumming you want! Mike is great at teaching every style; rock, jazz, metal, and much more! I had a great experience, and Mike was a wonderful teacher! I was forced to put a pause on my lessons again in 2013 because I was busy starting my senior year of high school, and balancing a job. At the end of that year, I used some of the money I had saved up to continue my lessons throughout the Summer of 2014. It was well worth every penny!


Mike is a great teacher, for any age! His fun style of teaching allows you to learn, and want to practice as you are mastering even some of the toughest exercises. Over the six years I have known him, he has become more of a friend than a teacher! I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn to play drums.
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Clarence G. August 20, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Mike is an awesome teacher who takes interest in each student's personality and is able to customize the learning experience accordingly. My son is only 6 and yet he is making excellent progress and always enjoys his lessons. Mike makes sure there is always a personal connection and that makes the student comfortable and confident in playing music. He is always attentive to detail and is able to pinpoint what the student needs to work on and therefore there is always an improvement in technique. We were referred to him by a friend and are very happy with our decision to enroll our son. Highly recommended!
Jill Z. Huntington Beach, CA

About Jill

What will music lessons do for you? Problem solving and Memorization: My students learn problem solving skills that they need to help them practice their instruments efficiently. Music helps students develop more areas of their brains and increases the capacity for better memory and problem solving. The skills they learn in their lessons can be applied to how they study for school and aid in memorization techniques. Music can also be similar to solving puzzles and putting it all together. Can't read music yet? Skills learned: I teach students how to read music and music theory as they learn their instruments. Students learn how to perform for audiences and play for their own enjoyment. They learn how to work with other musicians and learn about stage presence for ...

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Youssef M. May 4, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Thank you.

Jill is extremely knowledgeable with all kind of mistakes that students may have. I am always amazed by the interest she shows to give us more of her knowledge and motivation.

Also, Jill shows enormously great patience to make students comfortable and motivated playing music.

I strongly believe she is one of the best teachers in takelessons team..
Matthew Z. Huntington Beach, CA

About Matthew

I am a classically trained composer, guitarist, tenor, pianist and percussionist and I love sharing what I have learned with others and watching my students develop and grow. My goal is to teach my students until they are better than me, so I hold no secrets, tricks or techniques back and I devote my time and energy to help others become the best musicians, artists and people they can be. I have a BA in music composition and a BA in music history, both from California State University, San Bernardino. I play the guitar, bass, piano, drums, orchestral percussion, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, recorder, harmonica and didgeridoo and I am well versed in music theory, songwriting, recording, MIDI, arranging, singing (contemporary, broadway and opera), and acting/performing. I have performed in The

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Risa May 14, 2014
Matt is very helpful! Taught me some nice skills and made me be able to sing confidently!
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Bunny May 14, 2014
My lesson with Matthew was great. Even though I have experience with music he was able to help me out with small habits that I needed help breaking. Great teacher really well versed in different styles of music as well as small techniques which will help me build and become a better piano player. All around great experience for my first time taking a piano lesson. Thanks Matt!!!
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Effie May 14, 2014
Gave me a greater understanding of my Algebra.

Thank you so much I really needed it.

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