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Frank C. Sherman Oaks, CA

Theory is something everyone should learn during their journey learning an instrument. I will allow you to open up your musicianship by understanding the many fundamentals theory offers and help you maintain a strong grasp with plenty of exercises.

About Frank

As I had started to play the bass when I was 13 I quickly became a musical sponge and ceased every opportunity I had to play music every day. I played in garage bands with my friends and even jazz gigs with my father's co-workers. I spent a solid 5 years playing with as many local musicians as I could in my small Alaskan town. By 18 I had attended two years in the University's music Academy and been promoted to a mentor position. A year later I decided to pursue my music career in Los Angeles and educate myself at a Bachelor level at Musicians Institute. After 3 years of intense study and graduation I have played with many artists who have had songs placed on TV and film, recorded with Grammy-award winning names, and constantly on call for around the city. I am very excited to be a part

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frank J. October 28, 2013
Bass Guitar
a great teacher with a lot to learn from

I've had the privilege of taking several lessons from Frank.

Being an entry level musician, Frank is attentive toward my understanding of his direction and continually pushes me to better myself as a player.

His credentials do not lie as he is a gifted and passionate musician who simply enjoys passing along his knowledge to others.

I will continue to take lessons from Frank into the future and urge all others who are seeking a positive experience to do so as well.
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Jolene D. October 28, 2013
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Bass Teacher

My son has been working with Frank for the past several months and has quickly progressed in his technique playing Bass. Frank has a great teaching style and really listens to my son's questions and requests to play what he is interested in. I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a patient and excellent Bass or Guitar teacher. He understands how to teach and connect with his students.
Felice L. Sherman Oaks, CA

I can help develop your songwriting skills.

About Felice

Felice is a singer, songwriter, vocal producer, vocal coach and recording engineer and has been working in the music industry in these roles for the past 10 years. After studying classical and jazz voice and earning an Associates Degree in Commercial Music with a focus on Audio Engineering at American River College, she worked as an engineer at the world-renowned Banff Centre in Canada and the world-class Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. While working at The Palms, Felice was so inspired by all of the amazing talent that came through those doors every day including the likes of Michael Jackson, Pink, Timbaland, Maroon 5, Prince, Celine Dion and many more legends in music. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has worked in the studio with such artists as Nick Cannon, Ashanti, B2K,

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JimG March 6, 2014
Vocals/Audio/Performance

Felize is amazing as an instructor. She is patient and friendly. Her knowledge is excellent in audio engineering and as a vocal coach. Felize is well versed in all aspects as a performer and can translate that expertise to her students in a learning environment. She has helped me tremendously with my overall musical knowledge. I highly recommend Felize without reservation.
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EdwardM March 6, 2014
Super Helpful!

I am always hesitant to take lessons from anyone. I have had bad experiences in the past where I leave a session feeling defeated because the teacher was impatient. I must say, after leaving my first lesson with Felice, I felt excited about the next!
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MichaelM March 6, 2014
Felice is Great Teacher

Felice is very patient and very professional. It is easy to learn with that kind of help.
Jennifer T. Valley Village, CA

About Jennifer

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Jen T. was 13 years old when she picked up her first guitar, rescuing her mom’s dusty old acoustic from the family’s attic. Quickly developing a love for the instrument, Jen headed west to sharpen her craft at LA’s esteemed Musicians Institute, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music performance. While studying at MI, Jen formed the folk-pop duo Jen & Abby with vocalist Abby Miller. With their quirky style and catchy tunes, the band soon gained a devoted following through gigs at many renowned LA venues, including The Key Club, House of Blues, and Hotel Café. Following the release of their 2008 debut album Cannot Rearrange, the band’s music was featured in multiple films and television commercials. Jen has been sought out by many other ...

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Natalie C. August 9, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Best guitar teacher I have ever had

Jen is a fabulous guitar player that has an innate ability to teach with understanding and patience. If I am not understanding a certain exercise, she is able to break it down for me in multiple ways so I can better understand how to perform.
I tend to get nervous to share new songs I have written but Jen's down-to-earth personality has definitely helped me begin to break out of shell.
I highly recommend Jen as your next music teacher.
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RobertS5 July 15, 2011
Lessons are going great. Jennifer is an excellent instructor.
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WilliamDP January 31, 2011
Awesome passionate personality with ton of knowledge

It has been a total joy being instructed by Jen. Jen's passion in playing the guitar is extremely radiant, so you know you're in good hands with a passionate instructor. Myself not being the fastest of learners, totally felt comfortable by Jen's style of teaching. She provided a very relaxed and confident atmosphere :)I came in with an idea of what I wanted from the guitar, and Jen provided structure and guidance from the ground-up. You will totally feel your money being used on a superb, passionate, and knowledgable instructor! :)
Nicole B. Valley Village, CA

About Nicole

Nicole B., Soprano/Musician is receiving her Masters of Music from CSU, Northridge while actively working as a professional vocalist for groups like the Verdi Chorus, St. Luke's Episcopal, St. Mark's Presbyterian and playing countless roles in opera's and musicals around the Los Angeles area! Nicole has had a lifetime involvement in voice, theatre, songwriting and music and branched a career as a singer songwriter in the Santa Barbara area under the name "Nikki Bee". Nicole has also worked in the pop industry with the four girl pop group "Women of Wealth" based out of Montecito, CA and featured on KEYT with guest star John Cleese. Coming from a family of artists and musicians, Nicole has always found the art within live performance to be the inspiration for her life and her career. ...

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Pavel / Rhonda H. October 8, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loves working with Nicole! I am so grateful we found her. Professional, reliable and extremely talented. Most of all, inspiring to my child.
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Christine V. October 31, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
We are lucky to have found her!!!

Around a year ago, my daughter decided she wanted to learn to play the guitar! Thanks to Google, we ran into TakeLessons.
Nicole was recommended to us. After reading about her we were quite impressed!
Right after the first lesson and to my surprise, my (very shy) daughter had a great 1st experience with Nicole.
Nicole is a professional in her field AND also in handling kids and knowing how to help them overcome their shyness. She brings out the best in my daughter and also encourages her to sing even write her own notes!
I would highly recommend Nicole. She is truly talented and the greatest teacher!!!
Christine, Lia's mom!
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Stella V. January 10, 2013
Verified Student
Great for younger kids

Nicole,is amazing with my daughter. She is patient and really makes her feel at ease. I will absolutely recommend her.
Mike T. Valley Village, CA

Music Theory

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 comprehensive 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 ...

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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.
Keira K. Valley Village, CA

Music theory is very important to know and understand if you want to become a better musician. Learn the basics of key signatures, quality of chords (major versus minor, etc. which will help express emotion and create tension in a song), rhythm, grooves, etc.

About Keira

DO YOU LOVE MUSIC? Do you want to learn how to SING or play PIANO? Are you ready to work hard and watch yourself GET BETTER? Are you ready to take the stage with CONFIDENCE? My name is Keira and I am a passionate, energetic and friendly music coach. I've been teaching voice and piano students at some of the best schools in Los Angeles and have trained hundreds of students of all ages and levels. I love my job because I get to connect with other people through what I love most, music! If you are looking to sing with more POWER and FREEDOM, I can help you strengthen your voice and feel more at ease when you're singing. If you want to learn how to play piano proficiently (sight reading, theory, improvising or even write your own songs) I can help you with music theory and

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Walter R. September 22, 2014
Language
Verified Student
Keira is terrific! Both my daughter and I think she's the best, and are looking forward to enjoying years of playing the piano!
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Ismael M. March 12, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Amazing!

Have you ever heard the expression, "those who can't, teach!"? Well you can disregard that in this case. As a newbie to vocal lessons; but as a veteran within the creative arts and business world, I can effortlessly say Keira knows what she's doing. With the educational aspects implemented, she helps you understand how everything works. Therefore allowing you to efficiently utilize your voice in a very fun and engaging manner.

I immediately walked away with a new sensation that I have never felt before, which was the amazing rush of singing in front of a complete stranger; and not in a karaoke type of way either. Even throughout the cracks and awkward pitches, I walked away having gained a new confidence and appreciation for singing. That's what it's all about!

So if you're seeking a coach - stop! - because she's not only a coach, but she is super talented to say the least and you'll have no choice but to become better when you soak up her knowledge. Not to mention, she's just a super cool person, so learn from her before she's too famous to have time!

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