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About Omar W.

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North Hollywood, CA

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About Omar
My passion is sharing music with people.

I love to answer questions and learn things I don't know, I know a good amount about guitar repair, improvised instrument building, how to buy a good instrument and not spend to much, and I have a vast knowledge of obscure instruments, and audio production as well. Feel free to ask me questions, and expect informative non-judgmental answers.

I have spent a lot of time developing as a vocalist, songwriter, composer and producer, which helps me in all aspects of my music and teaching, I'm always looking to learn more. I have played in heavy metal bands, but have also done solo acoustic singer/songwriting stuff, I have produced raw hip-hop but also love old soul and ska tunes. Being well rounded musically and drawing from lots of influences is what makes me a good teacher and shapes me as a m
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As an artist I have been featured on MTV, Rollingstone, BBC, NBC, VOA, ARY, Alt Press, LA times, documentaries and more. I have been playing guitar and recording music since childhood and am a classically trained sitar player and Indian classical vocalist.

I am a great teacher for someone who wants to write songs, or is into Indie, rock, pop, reggae, metal, hip-hop, and electronica.

*** Lesson Details/ What to Expect ***

You can expect a custom, fun and attentive one on one lesson. I am thorough and patient. I expect you to love music and put forth effort. I'm laid back, I will work as fast or as slow as you need. I prefer a total immersion technique and get my students playing right away. This boosts confidence and fosters interest because once a student enjoys playing you don't have to convince them to practice.

By the first lesson you will be familiar with the instrument and it's parts, and playing your first chord.

In 3-6 months you will be playing guitar with a greater knowledge of chords, basic harmony and be able to play scales and songs.

Once you have a foundation of chords we can explore more specific music subjects and lessons will become more personalized: songwriting, guitar tones, musicology, making a DIY record, shredding like a metalhead, I can guide you to help you achieve your goals.

I receive a very large number of student requests everyday, So to keep things organized please keep the following in mind:

Takelessons is a wonderful service that I use to handle all my payments and scheduling. I want to focus on the teaching, so they help with the rest.

I have a 24 hour cancelation policy, please give me at least 24 hour advanced notice, or you will forfeit your lesson credit.

All scheduling changes or time off can be requested right from the website for your connivence. it's super easy!

Use an email that you will actually check to sign up for notifications, it's not spam, it's to help us all stay organized.

Remember to please reserve your spot by paying in advance. (I have a waiting list of people asking me for those super convenient days, and times)

Online students please make sure you have the highest connection speed available to you. This will ensure you get the most out of the lessons.

*** Equipment ***

Please make sure you have your own instrument, and a note book or device to take notes with.
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Sharon H. February 6, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
I had my first lesson with Omar and he was great! It's my first time to play any string instrument, but since I do have some experience with music, he tailored the lesson time to me. He was also enthusiastic about the music/songs I wanted to learn and I left my first lesson feeling excited to continue practicing.
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Nicole September 17, 2018
· Ukulele · In studio
I'm having such a great time with my lessons with Omar!!!! I feel like I am really learning the fundamentals to take my playing to the next level and he is so encouraging!!! I am already playing songs that I love and am having the best time!
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Christie September 14, 2018
· Ukulele · In home
I am trained in piano, but never had any guitar or ukulele experience prior to meeting Omar. Omar figured out my aspirations and skill level in no time and got me strumming songs in less than 4 weeks. Now I lull my kids to sleep with my ukulele and they sing along.
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About Charles W.

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Gilbert, AZ
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About Charles
I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville recording artist, having over 7 albums out internationally, and recording and playing with some of the biggest names in the music industry. I am a classically trained musician as well as an innovative and experienced teacher. I have been teaching for over 15 years and have seen many of my students go on to become top-notch performers themselves while pursuing successful careers in music. In addition to being a private music teacher, I have also taught at many schools in the valley including the Center for Educational Excellence School, Grand Canyon Pr
eparatory private charter school and the Arizona Music Academy. I teach all levels of guitar, bass, and drums and tailor every lesson to the individual student’s needs and personality. My annual recitals are live-performance concerts featuring bands and other performing groups formed from among my students along with solo performances. My students also perform regularly throughout the community and are successful in their musical endeavors at all ages. I teach a wide range of genres and styles from classical music, blues, jazz and rock to heavy metal with an emphasis on becoming A-Level lead guitar soloists and song writers. I teach songwriting skills, music theory, and have even helped many of my guitar students be able to sing better while learning their main instrument.

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I make my lessons fun and informative and have had many students stay with me for up to 7 years. I show you everything you will ever need to know about music theory but in a very useful applicable way. I teach popular songs from any artist and classics that have stood the test of time and show you how to become a great song writer of your own giving you an insider’s knowledge about how to perform and have the audience standing asking for more. No matter if you want to become a pro lead guitar player or just play to have fun I can show you how to sing and play the guitar or piano at the same time or singing songs from church as well as your favorite rock or pop songs with confidence.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Just my own guitar and amp they need their own equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, flamenco, rock, heavy metal guitar. I have also developed new classical guitar techniques that I call the "trem" stroke and the "harpeggio"
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Cindy December 27, 2018
· Cello · In studio
Instructor is very talented!
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Brekyn J. October 19, 2018
· Piano · In studio
My first lesson with Charles went great! I can tell he's going to help me reach my goals very quickly and efficiently. So excited to feel confident with the piano!
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Kristina K. October 5, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Great teacher,with innovative ideas, learning a lot, I feel like a real musician
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About Mary Ann G.

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Medford, OR
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About Mary Ann
I have been teaching for over 20 years. I am a singer-songwriter-guitarist and performer. A native born Southern Californian, her life focus has always been music, from her beginnings as a little girl in the church choir to playing guitar in her first all girl band by age 12. She received her formal classical vocal training with Pollyanne Baxter at Cal State Los Angeles, where she received her BA in Music. Over the years she has performed her original music in coffee houses, and other venues. I have performed for Weddings, Church Services and Musicals. My latest endeavor is Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance! I also love writing music and working with collaborating with others.

CD. Her influences included, Denyce Graves, Jessye Norman, Ella Fitzgerald,The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Sarah McLaughlan, Eva Cassidy, Jane Monheit, and Led Zepp
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I have been teaching for a long time now and enjoy working with people. I structure the lessons to fit my student's needs and interests. Everyone learns differently and I like to make the lessons enjoyable while developing a solid foundation. I teach note-reading and incorporate music that the student wants to play or sing. I am very patient and teach all levels and ages.

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Keyboard, Computer, Guitar, Uke, Amplifier, Microphone, Guitar and more. Everything you need to get started.

*** Specialties ***
Singing Lessons: Everyone can sing!!! I will help you develop your technique and expand your range, pitch and confidence! You will have a fun time learning about your instrument. I teach Classical, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Country, Musical Theater, and Pop styles, even though I am Classically trained. The technique will crossover into all styles.

Song-writing: I will be happy to help you structure and develop your art. It's story telling at it's finest.

Guitar: Have fun learning songs you like and get a great foundation too. I teach finger picking, tab, theory, scales, note-reading along with music you like.
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Crystal B. October 18, 2018
· Ukulele · Online
Mary Ann is awesome! She is a great instructor, stays focused and fits a ton of instruction in each lesson. I've learned so much more in 5 lessons than I learned in 2 years trying to teach myself. I highly recommend her!
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Brenda Vargas October 12, 2018
· Guitar · Online
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Belinda L. July 14, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Mary Ann was very helpful and patient when teaching me how to play the guitar for the first time. She is also very funny so don’t worry about getting bored! I already know that she is an excellent guitar teacher .
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About Chialing P.

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Northport, NY
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About Chialing
Out of every teachers here on Takelessons, why did you click on my profile? It is because you watched my video of teaching you how to place suzuki pieces? Or your last teacher was not a good fir and you are looking for a replacement. You are at the right place. I teach piano and cello for all ages. Students from complete beginners to students who want to get into all states come to me. I believe in strong teacher-student communication and setting up a good practice routine. If you are a parent, I encourage to participate in the lessons!

My method is a mix of suzuki books along with right hand and left hand exercise that I have accumulated over the years of teaching. I will first give you a consultation on your first lesson to see what kind of material you need-that includes music theory and ear training if necessary. (you need someone
to teach you read the clef right?) and music books. I will also make recommendation on your instrument and where to rent or buy them.

I hope this is helpful. Shoot me a message if you have any questions!
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Amy February 7, 2019
· Cello · In studio
My daughter Kat took lessons with her for a year. We had to stop because she was too busy with school. Kathrine improved a lot.
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Elle November 18, 2018
· Cello · In studio
Out of all the instructors I’ve had (instructors with PhDs and over twenty years of experience teaching cello), Chialing is the best by far. I’ve been taking lessons with her for a little over a year and a half and I know that aside from her general likability, she is very diligent and detail-oriented—characteristics essential to fixing technique problems sometimes rooted in even the slightest improper finger placement. Furthermore, she quickly re-explains concepts in new ways until I understand them both conceptually and physically. She also goes out of her way to find drills tailored toward keeping current skills sharp and improving weak skills. She will work with you to ensure you keep improving and stay interested in the piece and drills you’re working on. She won’t disappoint.
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Jasmin November 17, 2018
· Cello · In studio
My daughter has been studying with Chialing for the past 3 years. She switched from IU String Academy to taking private lessons with Chialing, and were very happy with the switch. My daughter has advanced so much in the past 3 years and she loves her cello and her cello teacher.
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About William B.

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Tempe, AZ
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Hello future student, my name is William Berue and I am in my third year at Arizona State University where I am currently studying Trumpet Performance. I am currently in Tempe Az until next Summer where I can teach you at the ASU School of Music, online, or travel to you.

My primary style of music is classical but I do have experience teaching and playing in jazz bands. I have had students who are playing in the top bands at their school's. My focus is to have my students learn that music is suppose to be fun. And, other than the playing aspect, learning and improving is also fun to see and fun to hear for everybody.
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Cristian September 23, 2017
· Trumpet · In studio
William is probably one of the only players that I've seen understand the ins and outs of trumpet playing at his age. He really helped me out early into high school and has continued to inspire me in trumpet playing. While taking a lesson he evaluates every aspect of playing and gives lots of instruction that applies to much of trumpet playing. The inspiration he gives is the most essential trait he shares with students. William is a positive influence and an amazing teacher!
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Sean September 23, 2017
· Trumpet · In home
I was hesitant at first to take lessons from someone I found online, but I'm extremely glad I chose William. Not only is he a fantastic player and knowledgeable teacher, but he is easy going and an overall great person to be around. He takes the lessons at a comfortable pace, and will always be honest about your playing. I would recommend him to everyone in the area, after only a few lessons, I can already see a difference in my playing, I've never been more excited to pick up my horn. If you're considering finding a teacher online, he would be a great choice, no matter the skill level.
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About Yuliana M.

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McAllen, TX
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Hello, привет! I’m originally from Russia. I speak 3 languages: Russian, Japanese and English. I have Master's degree in teaching. I’m very positive and loyal. I will help to meet your goals.
I have been teaching students one on one and also in group sessions. I had students from 4 up to 50 years old, beginners and intermediate level, bilingual kids who could speak some Russian but wanted to learn how to read and write.
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McAllen, TX 78504
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About Daniel G.

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McAllen, TX

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Master’s Degree from UT Austin
Bachelor’s Degrees from TAMU-Kingsville
Freelance Trumpeter in Texas
Teach and Play all styles of music
I will help make playing music fun for all ages and levels.
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Ara June 14, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
Helped me play high notes.
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Ara June 14, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
Knowledgeable teacher!!! Learned how to play high.
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About MyraJoy F.

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Lynchburg, VA

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I am a singer, pianist, and guitarist. I graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance with a Concentration in Music Theatre, where I studied high levels of Music Theory, Music Pedagogy, Music Theatre, Opera Theatre, Classical singing, Improvisation, Dance, and Acting.

Voice students can expect a well rounded education in any of these areas of study customizable to your specific needs and individual aspirations as well improvement in the voice and vocal technique week to week. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I can teach students to read music, sing in Foreign Languages, and captivate audiences.

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have a passion for authenticity, intentionality, encouragement, and entertainment! My personal musical passion is wide-ranging in genre and I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Amanda D. November 2, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
My daughter has made such an improvement after just 4 lessons
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Maria October 20, 2018
· Vocal Training · In home
First time meeting this lovely lady. My daughter loved her and enjoyed the techniques she learned, my daughter had so much fun and looking forward to the next lessons with Myrajoy!
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Zachary J. October 5, 2018
· Singing · In home
Myra has a great personality. My son is looking forward to work with her for his voice lesson .
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About Jason B.

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Kansas City, MO

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I am a professional pianist and have been playing for 32 years. I graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.

I believe that playing the piano should be a fun and enjoyable experience. I have experience in many styles of music including classical, music theatre, jazz, blues, rock n' roll, latin, and many other styles of music.

I have music directed and played shows mainly in Tennesee and Missouri but have performed in many other various states. I also spent time on the river on the American Queen Steamboat as co-music director and pianist.

I believe in a strong technique but also having the experience to play multiple styles of music. If you are an experienced player and am wanting to learn better sight reading skills or how to play from a piano conductor score, I have much experience in th
at. Or you might just want to be able to play popular songs with friends I can help with that as well.

Hope to be able to make great music together with you!
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About Tamir G.

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I am a professional pianist, singer,songwriter, and recording artist. I've moved to Los Angeles a year and Half ago from Tel Aviv, Israel to pursue music here.

I’ve received a full scholarship to Berklee College of music and I’m a graduate of the esteemed Thelma Yellin school of arts in Israel. I've served as the musical conductor for the army Jazz band and did arrangements for other musical groups.

I teach piano - Classical and Jazz,, singing and vocal technics, Songwriting and composing to all ages and levels. I'm covering theory, rhythm, reading, writing and more. I have over 12 years of experience playing piano, singing and teaching. I’ve played shows all around the world in many renowned festivals and venues, wrote and composed songs for other artists and led the israeli 15 piece jazz big band,

I've been singing and taking voca
l lessons for the last 10 years. I have much practice and experience and can help approach any song with any voice and improve your musical skill and train your ears. and most important, learn how to take good care and protect your voice.

I have a lot a experience in many styles of music, from blues and Jazz to contemporary pop music. I'm sure I'll be able to help and assist you with whatever it is you would like to learn or improve!
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