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Jon H.

North Hollywood, CA

Jon has been recording and producing music for 7 years now. He started while in college working on Pro Tools, just making beats and songs for friends. This turned into a habit and became a passion. He has since produced songs that have reached top of the charts in Finland, Norway, Sweden, China, and Japan. Jon will help you write, produce music, and use Pro Tools so you can then be able to do it yourself some day!!
For vocalists, Jon has sung professionally with Michael Jackson, POD, Celin Dion, Enrique Iglesias, Josh Groban, Lea Michelle, Darren Criss, and many more. He knows first hand what it takes to be working at this level, and has the resources to help you get there as well, should that be what you want to do.

About Jon

JON ROBERT H.
BA music- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Been a Professional studio singer since he was 10.
He has Appeared as singer on Boston Public, Drew Carey Show, American Teacher Awards, Donnie and Marie Show, and many more.
Sang on Albums by POD (Youth of the Nation), Michael Jackson (History)
Performed with Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Josh Groban, Glen Campbell, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Lea Michelle, Charlotte Church, John Williams and many more…

I have had the opportunity to work with the world's best musicians, and entertainers at a very young age.

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CENT WORK:
2010-2013 - Was on the Show GLEE playing John, the Beat Box WARBLER on Fox.
2013-14 - Played Stacee Jaxx in Broadway's ROCK OF AGES at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

CURRENTLY-
Recording various artists new Albums.
Recording his own album.
Prepping for upcoming new TV shows, Films, and other projects.
Always auditioning for Various television/films/commercials.
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Sophie S. February 16, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Sophie LOVES training with Jon. He is wonderful and has helped Sophie see, and reach, her full potential.
Thanks so Much Jon!
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Jessie F. December 11, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter has taken lessons with Jon while she is in LA. Jon is super patient and an extremely talented teacher/singer. Jessie was a strictly Broadway type singer, and Jon helped her learn how to sing different styles, especially pop.
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Laura F. May 30, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Great Teacher

I scheduled something for my daughter with Jon. He is very accomodating because my daughter had a musical theater solo and needed some help to strengthen her vocal range. In one hour, Jon did wonderful and helped to improve the performance drastically.
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Jon H.

Jon H.

North Hollywood, CA 91601
(7)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Gregory V.

North Hollywood, CA

About Gregory

The shortest and most direct methods to unveiling one's musical dreams.

Voice, Guitar, Keyboard & Bass Private & Group Coaching independently and with TakeLessons.com and worldwide via Skype. Composer, Arranger, Guitarist, Pianist, Organist, Gospel Choral Director, Session Musician, Producer, Actor, Songwriter.

27 years experience as independent recording artist and behavioral therapist eternally blessed to
work with such artists and group members of The Supremes, Prince, Various Motown Artists,
Anthony Janflone Sr., Stafford Floyd, Scherrie Payne, Alice in Chains, Beck, The Black
Crowes, The
Stylistics, Blue Magic, as well as Scott Weiland, Tom Petty, producers Sylvia Massy, David Tickle,
The Travel Channel, Sigma Sound Studios-Philadelphia, and personal music instructor to Rod
Stewart's son, Sean and Casey Kasem's grandchildren.

I perform with the First Baptist Church of North Hollywood Praise Team and Circle of Faith choirs and am president of The C.W. Chorale Men's Choir. singing and playing piano, organ, guitar, percussion and
arranging. I also perform as a solo artist and with various artists and students.

*** Lesson Details ***
To connect with, meet you halfway on the path with, teach & direct from a sound & experienced mind the shortest and most direct methods to unveiling one's musical dreams coupled with on-going personal support, guidance, empowerment training, accompaniment and honest advice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
1971 Lowry Theatre Organ, Vox Tone Lab amp, Fender bass, acoustic & electric guitars, various microphones and recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Korg Micro Synth, Accessories

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Rock, Music Theatre, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Classical, Metal
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Adam M. August 13, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Gregory is a great teacher! Clearly has a love for what he does and teaching others his craft. He's super supportive and brings a great energy to your lessons. More than willing to go above and beyond for his students. He helped me immensely with my voice.
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laurie M. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
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Very good, supportive, and knowledgeable my kids love him
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Melodie H. February 27, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Great with kids

My 11 year-old son recently started electric guitar lessons with Greg. I am impressed with how patient and personable he is with kids. Thanks to Greg, my son is have a positive learning experience that's both fun and interactive. I would highly recommend him for music related lessons if you have children.
Sincerely,
A very impressed parent
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Gregory V.

Gregory V.

North Hollywood, CA 91601
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$27 / 30-min
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Mike A.

North Hollywood, CA

My lessons are Fun and Laid back. I always enjoy hearing about what music you love and what makes you excited about drums. This will help to keep the lessons fun while informative at the same time. In my opinion, it is very important to make sure you don't feel as though learning drums is like homework - Its not!

I use a wide range of books and teaching techniques that have helped me over the years to reach my goal as a Touring and Recording professional. I like to treat my students with the same respect I was given and pass on the knowledge that I believed played an integral roll in my success!

Whatever your goals are, I strive to make sure you achieve them as fast as possible so you can spend less time practicing and more time rocking!

About Mike

Hi,
My name is Mike and I originally hail from Sydney, Australia where I began playing music at a very young age. Growing up I was surrounded by a wealth of musicianship and left-wing instrumentation, which ended up playing a key role in my development as a drummer.
My goal as your teacher is to provide you with an education of MUSIC. At the end of the day, every sound we create weather it be on a a trash can or a banjo is music, hence the focus of my lessons. I love to focus on your natural ability and help you grow as fast as possible via techniques that are catered to your level of experi
ence and ability.

I began my education with my uncle, Robbie (John Zorn, Mike Patton, Oren Ambarchi), who is an acclaimed drummer and sound artist. Alongside a variety of free jazz/experimental musicians from around the world, at age 8, I performed at the famous experimental music festival What Is Music?.

At age 11 I studied with Claire Edwardes, an internationally renowned Australian classical percussionist. During this time I participated and ranked in several national classical percussion competitions. After attending one of Sydney's most prestigious performing arts schools, I was granted a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Music. I graduated with high distinctions having majored in Contemporary Performance and Jazz.

2009 saw my signing with the band Porcelain (Universal/Motown Music) and in 2010 I won the Billy Hyde Drummers Playoff in Sydney, Australia. Shortly after, I moved to Los Angeles, California.

Since the age of 15 I have been playing professionally as a multi-instrumentalist in many different genres. Artists I have worked with include; Emblem3 (SyCo Records), Scott Weiland, Troy Harley (Dream Merchant 21), Colby O' Donis (Grammy Award Winner), Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc), Reece Mastin (X-Factor Winner - Sony Music Australia), Danielle Blakey (2011 NA2R Winner), Casey Donovan (Australian Idol winner), Amy Pearson (Sony/BMG), Renee Cassar (Island/Universal), Alamode (Jazz/Funk), Jordan Millar (Blues/Pop), Amali Ward (MusicOz Winner), KisTone (Rock), and ASA Songwriter of the year Simon Shapiro amongst others.

While traveling between Sydney and Los Angeles, I have been working on sessions with producers such as: Lindsay Rimes (Benji Madden, The McClymonts, Shannon Noll), Rudy Haeusermann (Snoop Dogg, Matchbox 20, Tina Turner, Rob Zombie), Paul David Hager (All-American Rejects, Lifehouse), Charlie Waymire (Ultimate Rhythm Studios) and John Fields (Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Switchfoot).

In addition to session work, I recently composed, recorded and produced songs for the feature films Yesterday Was a Lie and Center Stage 2 -Turn It Up, as well as a theme for Fox Sports and 2 web and U.S. national radio campaigns for Outback Steakhouse.

I am currently touring across the U.S. with Emblem 3. I'm endorsed by Ludwig Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Remo Drumheads and Vater Drumsticks.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are Fun and Laid back. I always enjoy hearing about what music you love and what makes you excited about drums. This will help to keep the lessons fun while informative at the same time. In my opinion, it is very important to make sure you don't feel as though learning drums is like homework - Its not!

I use a wide range of books and teaching techniques that have helped me over the years to reach my goal as a Touring and Recording professional. I like to treat my students with the same respect I was given and pass on the knowledge that I believed played an integral roll in my success!

Whatever your goals are, I strive to make sure you achieve them as fast as possible so you can spend less time on the practice pad and more time rocking!

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my studio: 6 x Acoustic Drum Sets - One for the student and One for me to demonstrate.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide drum pads. I would expect my students to have a drum kit and sticks or the equivalent materials.

*** Specialties ***
I am a multi-instrumentalist so I teach all aspects of music. My aim is to make sure that all students understand the concepts of music and can portray that through their instrument.
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Jen B. March 31, 2013
Drum
Patient, reliable, talented drummer & teacher

Mike has been our 13 year old daughters drum teacher for over a year. She went through a couple of teachers before we found mike who was able to connect with her. We thought drumming would be a great way to bolster her self esteem and work on her shyness. Mike has been an extremely patient teacher and found a away to work with her where others failed. Overall, mike is an extremely talented drummer & patient teacher who is both honest and punctual. I wish I could give more than five stars.
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Mike A.

Mike A.

North Hollywood, CA 91601
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Michelle G.

North Hollywood, CA

Emphasis of classes will be on mic technique, vocal texture, artistic liberties and interpretation, and defining signature sounds.

About Michelle

Musician/Songwriter/Performer

Poised, energized, and armed with unforgettable performance ability, Michelle G. is a firework in the artistic arena. Her training began at the young age of 3 with the violin, and a few years later received classes for piano and voice. Excelling in all three, Michelle developed a very passionate and dramatic personality that eventually led her to more dramatic genres such as opera and stage acting. Her aptitude to understand human emotions and relationships gives her a wide spectrum to play in as an actress. There is an organic flow to her interpretations both
as an actress and musician that leads the audience to feel her emotional current. Her honest characterizations introduce deeper perspectives on what seems like the ordinary roles and storylines. Amongst the many other leads that she has played, her participation in roles like “Susanna” in The Marriage of Figaro, or “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni embody much vibrancy and integrity.
Through the development of her voice as a singer and actress, she has crossed over into other media such as voice over commercial work and vocals for pop/main stream music productions. She has recently participated as a vocalist and violinist in the albums of artists such as international jazz pop artist David Longoria, Latin pop singer Erick Bolivar, Grammy-nominated percussionist Souhail Kaspar, and American Idol’s Seysha. Over the last few years she has unraveled her musical skills as a songwriter/composer/arranger and has even had some small victories acquiring music placements on TV shows (NCIS, short film “Sumtin’ Like Dat”, The Dictator) for herself and some of her colleagues. Her inner brilliance is lighting a unique path before her, and she is bravely embracing each step forward in a promising creative career.

Education
Michelle completed her Associates of Arts for Music/Music Education at the age of 18, and got later graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's of Arts for Musical Theater and Music Business, as well as from Florida International University with a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance.

*** Lesson Details ***
I tailor my lessons to my student's needs, style, abilities, and goals. Learning is truly a fun and passionate adventure for me, and my enthusiasm has consistently been a contagious quality :) I love to challenge myself & my students to discover how immense their true potential is, and I create a safe and fun environment to explore such facets.

My curriculum is combination of solid tradition (Suzuki method for piano & violin, and Bel Canto technique for singing) interwoven with pop-culture, and modern influences. Within the first 3-6 months, my students will know the basic building blocks of music - which includes scales, arpeggios, triads, intervals, technique, and performance repertoire; and for my singers this will include proper breath technique, tone placement, support, very often increased vocal range (both high and low), and will feel significantly stronger vocally and more confident getting up to sing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full size Keyboard, mics, pro tools, Violin (electric, acoustic, and Chinese Ehru)

*** Specialties ***
Specialties include:
- Audition technique and prep
- Vocal Technique
- Violin Pedagogy
- Acting Audition Technique
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Sarah G. February 5, 2015
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Spanish has always been difficult for me, but Michelle has helped me so much! She's the first Spanish teacher I actually look forward to seeing each time we have a lesson because she makes the lessons so much fun! She's very funny and easy to work with. Whenever I need to make a change to a lesson she always does everything she can to make it work. I've finally been able to raise my grade in Spanish after working with her!
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Dasheonna A. January 2, 2015
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Michelle is an amazing acting coach!! She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. She is warm, welcoming, and patient. Working with Michelle has greatly improved my self confidence as an actor. She chooses course material from all different genres, allowing me to feel well rounded and ready to analyze and act out anything put in front of me. I am extremely grateful to have chosen Michelle as my acting coach and excited to see what the future holds for me under her tutelage!!!
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Jessica D. November 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
At the risk of giving away my best kept secret, Michelle is THE BEST!!!

Not only is she an amazing teacher, she is an incredible talent, and awesome person. Her relaxed and nurturing nature enables you to feel super comfortable and excited to learn. She motivates you to try your best and focuses on your strengths, while building and improving upon your weaknesses.

I've taken singing lessons in the past, and after one class with Michelle, I realized, I hadn't learned anything! If you really want to learn in a positive and motivating environment, take classes with Michelle. Just don't sign up for my time slot...I called dibs and I'm going to be taking classes for a while! Lol. =)
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Michelle G.

Michelle G.

North Hollywood, CA 91606
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Mike T.

Valley Village, CA

Music Recording

About Mike

I attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and I have a BA in Music. I am a working pro musician, regularly playing all different kinds of gigs with different bands, as well as solo, and regular gigs on TV. I have taught music lessons, and guitar in particular, for 18 years. I play all styles, but my favorites are Rock, R&B, Country, Rockabilly, and Blues (I also enjoy playing jazz, classical, and other styles as well). My main instruments are guitar (electric and acoustic) and voice, but I play keyboards, bass, mandolin, and drums also.

*** Lesson Details ***
I focus on a co
mprehensive approach, incorporating each student's natural abilities as well as musical interests - whether you want to learn how to play your favorite songs, learn all the skills to play with a band, or study music theory and advanced songwriting techniques, I can teach you! From playing as a hobby or to entertain friends and family to advanced college-level topics, we can cover whatever your specific goals are. Also, with student interest, I like to focus on music theory, and a deeper understanding of how songs/music work - in other words, rather than just teaching a student a song and being done with it, I like to focus on how and why the music works as it does, to enable students to put their own spin/style on it, play it in different keys, etc. I teach all skill levels, from brand-new beginners to advanced players.

Several of many possible topics of study include:

• Lead and rhythm styles and techniques -- both are essential to learn!
• How to play solos and how to improvise
• Styles and techniques of your favorite musicians/songwriters
• Playing by ear and how to learn songs just by listening to them
• Playing to accompany yourself or someone else singing
• Developing parts and techniques to play with other musicians
• Songwriting, and how to create riffs, hooks, and chord progressions
• Reading chord charts
• Music reading -- Optional, not at all essential to playing music, but a good skill to have

My teaching style is friendly and good-natured, I believe in positive encouragement and feedback, and don't believe in "guilt-tripping" or any other negativity toward students - playing music should be fun! I also love when students ask questions - I operate under the old saying that "there are no stupid questions!"

*** Studio Equipment ***
Amplifier, music stand, computer with internet connection (for playback of songs from the internet or CDs)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide blank manuscript/chord chart/tab paper. I expect the student to provide their own instrument (along with any related things such as amplifiers, guitar picks, strings, etc.) and to provide study books that we agree upon (if necessary). I am able to supply books if the student reimburses me at the time they receive them.

*** Specialties ***
I tailor my teaching style to each student's aptitudes and interests. All music students learn differently, and it's my challenge as a music teacher to figure out what works best for each individual student to inspire them and to keep them excited and motivated about learning an instrument.
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Jon B. April 1, 2013
Guitar
Highly recommended: Amazing teacher!

Mike is a patient, supportive and incredibly talented teacher. From music theory to practical application, he's got all the answers... And he makes learning fun!

I took guitar lessons more than ten years ago and found it frustrating and I was terribly uninspired. Recently I took my old guitar out of mothballs and was determined to make some progress on the dang thing. A good friend recommended Mike and I've been taking lessons for nine months with him.

What's great about Mike is that he customizes my lessons. I'm not learning out of a book (which, I could if wanted) but I'm learning the songs that I love and learning the theory behind the chords, too. Then he keeps building on what we just learned. I go home from my hour lessons and play for another two hours because I'm so inspired.

I can't recommend Mike highly enough. He's a gem of a music instructor in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.
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Mike T.

Valley Village, CA 91607
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starting at
$35 / 30-min

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