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Milton J.

Corona, CA

I've been teaching guitar for over three years. I've previously been a part of two bands during my formative years and recently have been a session guitar player for four upcoming indie rock, alternative, and R&B/Soul albums.
For children and beginners, I use the Mel Bay publication Children's Guitar Chord Book as well as Hal Leonard's Guitar Method series. I also apply basic music theory that includes learning the Circle of Fifths and basic reading of sheet music.

For intermediate guitar players, I utilize the Hal Leonard Guitar Method series to teach Power Chord Formation and Delivery, Fingerpicking, Pentatonic Scales, Reading Tabulature, and tackling some of classic rock and jazz's favorite tunes.

For guitar lessons at my studio, I leverage Guitar Pro to project and display tabs and play-alongs with ease. For in-home lessons, I use the software for select lessons as we begin song selection and play-alongs.

I can't wait to rock out with you as you find your inner ...

About Milton

Hey there, everyone!

My name is Milton Carl Jackson II and I teach vocal, guitar, piano, and musical theatre lessons in the Inland Empire area.

I help those young, middle-aged, and not-as-young tap into their own soul through music so that they may help others find theirs as well. I believe that in order to entertain others with your voice or your instrument, one must first be able to entertain oneself - all the while having fun doing it! As a recent graduate of the University of California, Davis with a double major in Music History & Ethnomusicology and African-American & African Stud
ies; a former co-host of the popular hip-hop radio show ATF Radio: All Things Fresh on KDVS 90.3 FM; a former Music Director of The Afterglow of UC Davis; and a recently graduate of the University of Redlands with a Master's in Music Education, I have come in contact and learned from a vast amount of different musicians and professionals. A classically-trained bass-baritone with roots in R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, and Jazz, I have aspirations to help each and every student realize their full musical potential.

If you're looking for a teacher who will motivate and inspire you not only to learn your instrument of choice, but also how to perform it (whether on the big stage or in your living room for the family) and record it as well, I'm the perfect teacher for you. Learning to sing, play, and act beautifully doesn't have to be difficult -- we'll work on finding your voice or your style, all while having fun along the way!

I teach in-studio, in-home, and online lessons, so we can be flexible with the lesson type and schedule!

This is a perfect chance for you or your child who can't stop singing around the house or has dreams of shredding on the guitar or twinkling on the ivories to learn the fundamentals of music, start something new that keeps them or you focused, and have fun while doing it!

Feel free to contact me at show contact info for any questions and check out my student reviews and qualifications.

I look forward to meeting you and accompanying you or your child on your musical journey!!
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April M. December 5, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
So much fun!
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Victoria V. June 9, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
This was my daughter's first lesson and she was very happy with what he showed her. She can't wait for the second lesson!! I like that her gave her something to work on until she has her next lesson!
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Carina J. May 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Extremely polite, informative and intelligent! Will be taking consecutive lessons. I learned so much about strengthening my voice and pitch in just one lesson.
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Milton J.

Milton J.

Corona, CA 92879
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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George F.

Laguna Hills, CA

The guitar is a popular musical instrument classified as a string instrument with anywhere from 4 to 18 strings, usually having 6. The sound is projected either acoustically or through electrical amplification (for an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar, respectively). It is typically played by strumming or plucking the strings with the right hand while fretting (or pressing against the fret) the strings with the left hand. The guitar is a type of chordophone, traditionally constructed from wood and strung with either gut, nylon or steel strings and distinguished from other chordophones by its construction and tuning. The modern guitar was preceded by the gittern, the vihuela, the four-course Renaissance guitar, and the five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument.

There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar: the classical guitar (nylon-string guitar), the steel-string acoustic guitar, and the archtop guitar.

About George

We’re so glad you’re here!

Our music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.

Discover for yourself why families love our innovative music lessons for kids.

YES! Music Matters!

Our curriculum is built on research that proves MUSIC MATTERS. Music affects virtually every aspect of development and when young children are consistently engaged by music during the “musical wi
ndow” they benefit at many levels.

What about private lessons?

Do we believe in private lessons? You bet! But we know from experience that private lessons are most valuable for older kids who have the ability to concentrate in a one-to-one setting. Private teachers LOVE getting our graduates because our grads have a solid foundation in keyboard skills and music theory and typically excel quickly in their continued music education and when learning other instruments.The education and experiences a child has at our music program sets them up for success with private instruction.

Music Program

Builds spatial-temporal reasoning skills critical for greater success in math and science studies.

Music students out-perform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math.

Music students receive more academic honors and awards than non-music students.

Develops social and emotional skills including the ability to relate to others and better express ideas, and less likely to have behavior/discipline problems.

I provide one or two recitals a year and work also with Charter schools:

Sky Mountain, Sage Oak & iLead.

Call now: 1-949-627-1695 / music.class@aol.com for more information.
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Alexander J. September 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
George, was very patient, kind, and seem very knowledgeable. He seems to understand the pedagogy of teaching to kids and realize they all learn differently. I personally think he went above and beyond for my Son first class and for our first introduction. He offered a more modern approach method of teaching music and Piano to my son who so far seem more receptive in learning and practicing. Will se where that take us but I am very please so far.
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Tracie S. February 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
George is totally passionate about teaching. He encourages the kids to practice and do their best. He has great knowledge and understanding of music theory. He is pleasant, easy going and works really well with kids. Overall really good teacher. Recommend!
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morris January 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
very good knowledgeable and patiient
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George F.

George F.

Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(5)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Pierre L.

Laguna Niguel, CA

Lessons are taught at your home or my studio.

Hi, my name is Pierre. I have enjoyed the music business for more than 30 years. My music education includes studies at the Swiss Jazz School in Switzerland and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

I have been a music coach in Switzerland, in Los Angeles, in Long Beach, and since 2009 in the Mission Viejo area. During the 2009 / 2010 school year I was a music coach for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) in South Orange County. I have also been a member of numerous groups, including Original bands, Top40, Tribute, Recording and Performing bands. Please do not hesitate to ask for references!

I teach students age 9 and up.

*** Lesson Details ***
Here is some information on what you can expect if you decide to take lessons with me:

You will start learning songs and play along with them within 3-5 lessons. After 3 months you will have knowledge of the basics. At the 6 month mark you will start to get

About Pierre

Lessons are taught at your Home.

Hi, my name is Pierre. I have enjoyed the music business for more than 30 years. My music education includes studies at the Swiss Jazz School in Switzerland and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

I have been a music coach in Switzerland, in Los Angeles, in Long Beach, and since 2009 in the Mission Viejo area. During the 2009 / 2010 school year I was a music coach for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) in South Orange County. I have also been a member of numerous groups, including Original bands, Top40, Tribute, Recording and Perf
orming bands. Please do not hesitate to ask for references!

I teach students age 9 and up.

*** Lesson Details ***
Here is some information on what you can expect if you decide to take lessons with me:

You will start learning songs and play along with them within 3-5 lessons. After 3 months you will have knowledge of the basics. At the 6 month mark you will start to get comfortable with your instrument and after a year you will have built a solid foundation on which you can expand into any musical direction of your choice.

I teach beginner to advanced depending on the instrument, and ages 9 and up are welcome! My customized lessons are based on the student's abilities. Lessons can be held at your home in the vicinity of Mission Viejo. Learn songs and music theory, melodies, harmonizing, rhythm, syncopation, solfege, songwriting, arrangement, reading and writing music notation. I can also help you with singing and recording your songs. If you wish, I can also teach your lessons in German or French.

Music styles: Rock, Pop, Folk, Latin, Jazz, Swing, Reggae, Funk, and much more.

Teaching style: I like to use humor to make the learning experience enjoyable. I adjust to the student's learning speed. My philosophy when it comes to teaching and music: Everyone can learn an instrument and enjoy that knowledge for the rest of their life!

Guitar (for example): Always work with books. Teach simple chords, rhythms and songs at first. Then move to more difficult chords and songs, and TAB reading. Then I keep increasing the level of difficulty as the student progresses. Then start teaching sight reading with standard music notation. When practicing songs, we play along to music. Similar teaching style for other instruments.
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Bailey K. August 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient and helpful.
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London A. July 13, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Pierre is very personable and makes learning UKELELE fun!
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Carol W. June 23, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Had a wonderful lesson. Pierre started at my level, and taught me a lot. If I didn't understand, he took the time to show me and explain so I could "get it".
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Pierre L.

Pierre L.

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(9)
starting at
$34 / 30-min
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Blake A.

Mission Viejo, CA

I specialize in intermediate and advanced students. I can help you prepare for music school or your next big gig!

About Blake

Biography:

You need to be taught with the right combination of head and heart. The technique is great, but without feel it's nothing. Virtuosity is great, but without groove it's nothing. The theory is great, but without the soul it's nothing…

National Recording Artist & Guitarist for MadTV - BLAKE A., w 5 Billboard Top 10 hits & played w Santana, Gap Band, Phillip Bailey, Sheila E. can give you the tools to follow YOUR DREAM! Online from anywhere or in So Cal.

Those who CAN do CAN also teach...

Named "a genius on the guitar" by the Los Angeles Times, Blake has recorded and/ or p
erformed with such artists as Philip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire), Sheila E., Frank Stallone, Bobby Womack and Carlos Santana (Womack-Save the Children), The Gap Band, David Pack (Ambrosia), Jimmy Pankow (Chicago), Lakeside, Dynasty, The Drifters, The Coasters, Tommy Walker, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Joe Houston, Mary Wells, Billy Bass and Bernie Worell (The Funkadellics), Fish (Fishbone), producer Bill Laswell, producer Michael Lloyd, Keiko Matsui, Hiroshima, David Benoit, Najee, Eric Marienthal, Ricky Lawson, Nelson Rangell, Marion Meadows, Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest, Kuh LaDesma, and Gloria Trevi.

Blake A., has also been the guitarist and/or composed for such television shows and films as “Real Music Live” (NBC), "MAD TV" (FOX) where Blake was the show's guitarist for 14 years and co-composed the show's latest theme, Steven Seagal's "Half Past Dead 2," "Super Dave Osborne" (Spike TV) and also co-composed the show's latest theme, Chocolate News" (Comedy Central), "The Next Best Thing" (ABC), "The Starlet" (w/Faye Dunaway) (UPN), "10-8" (ABC), "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (WB), "Gary and Mike" (UPN), "The Ben Stiller Show" (FOX), "Sunday Night Comics" (FOX)

**SO....why does any of the above mean anything at all? Because I can cut through the "fluff" and teach you in a very straightforward and easy to understand method what it really takes to get out there and follow your dream!

You need to be taught with the right combination of head and heart. The technique is great, but without feel it's nothing. Virtuosity is great, but without groove it's nothing. The theory is great, but without the soul it's nothing.

No successful artist has ever made it on technique, virtuosity, and theory alone. They ALL, without exception, also have the feel, groove, and soul.

You can learn it, you just have to be exposed to it...a lot, and it's never too late.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mac Pro using Logic Digi 03 w Native Instruments, Spectrasonics, Wave, Audio Bro, LA Scoring Strings, East West plugins. Kurzweil Keyboards

2 Fender Strats
Les Paul Gold Top
D' Angelico Archtop
Fender Tele
Taylor Acoustic
Godin Nylon
TC Electronics G System pedalboard w Radial Tonebone, Alpha Drive, Fulltone, Line 6 pedals

*** Travel Equipment ***
2 Fender Strats
Les Paul Gold Top
D' Angelico Archtop
Fender Tele
Taylor Acoustic
Godin Nylon
TC Electronics G System pedalboard w Radial Tonebone, Alpha Drive, Fulltone, Line 6 pedals

*** Specialties ***
I teach rock, pop, jazz, blues, acoustic, theory, performance and music reading to intermediate and advanced students online or in person in S. Cal.
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Sean November 20, 2016
Guitar · In studio
I took lessons from Blake several years ago, and was a very demanding student. I already knew how to read music and was schooled in playing other instruments. I was an intermediate guitar player that wanted to be able to sight read/play guitar music, and learn enough licks and blues/rock structure/theory to allow me to improvise guitar solos.
Blake took the time to understand my guitar playing objectives, and tailored lesson plans/assignments to help me achieve them. His music knowledge and guitar playing mastery enables him to teach any playing style or music genre. He can teach songs, chords, leads/licks, tab, reading music, music theory, etc. He truly enjoys the process of helping students succeed, and expanding their love of music. He also makes learning fun! Thanks Blake!
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CJ November 13, 2016
Guitar · Online
My lesson experience with Blake Aaron has spanned many years and has included more than just guitar! Aside from being a chart-topping Jazz virtuoso on the guitar he is incredible with teaching and demonstrating many many styles of music.

I love music theory as it applies to many instruments and Blake is truly a master. I've worked with him on total arrangements of songs (including entire horn sections !! ) and he is FANTASTIC!

Blake is a Guitarist and a TOTAL Musician...you'll be AMAZED that one person can know all that he does !!!
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Brendan November 12, 2016
Music Theory · In studio
I took guitar lessons from Blake for about 5 and a half years. He is a fantastic instructor. Immensely talented, knowledgeable, proficient and practicing his craft actively, and a great teacher and communicator. Most teachers will just teach you how to play riffs, licks, and elements of technique and maybe how to play songs all the way through. What I took away from Blake's lessons the most was the THEORY behind music and how it applied to guitar playing. That knowledge has proven itself invaluable over time - music is a language and Blake will teach you how to speak it fluently and in many dialects! I have high praise for him!
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Blake A.

Blake A.

Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(10)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Stephen B.

Irvine, CA

Each lesson is designed on the level of the student's ability from beginner to advanced. Rock, R&B, funk, jazz, blues, POP and country music. I like to use song learning as a vehicle to sharpen your skills. Learning skills through songs is more fun for beginners. More advanced students will work on everything from theory, reading, harmony; and how you can use scales and arpeggios in a number of ways over several different styles of music.

About Stephen

I've teaching and performing professionally for 18 years.
I've studied with some of the top teachers in California:
- Jim Fagen (classical guitar)
- Erik Halbig (rock, jazz & country)
- Jim Witzel (head of jazz guitar at CSUSF)
- Ron Eshcete (jazz guitar)
- Carl Verheyen (everything).

Have a 3 ring binder, tuner and metronome (tuner and metronome are available at app store for free).
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Daniel October 27, 2016
Guitar · In home
Stephen is the best teacher I have ever had. He is great at showing you proper practice techniques while also working on fun pieces. I have improved a lot since I started taking lessons with him and can't recommend him enough.
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Tyler September 4, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great way to start!
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Zachary B. August 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son loved his first lesson. Stephen is great!
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Stephen B.

Stephen B.

Irvine, CA 92604
(4)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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