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Ventura, in Portuguese, means happiness or a high point in life. If you’re from Ventura, California you know that’s exactly what it has to offer. This town is home to some of the best surfing beaches in the state. On top of that, it also has laid-back beach community atmosphere that most visitors love and find comforting. Yet, despite its popularity and fame as a surf destination, Ventura has yet to be known in the field of music. Do you think you have what it takes to change that? If you have a passion for music and the drive to succeed than we think we can help you put your town on the map.

Although before you hit the stage, we believe that it’s beneficial for all musicians to develop a strong foundation in music. With that said, we suggest you enroll in one of our Ventura music lessons with one of our certified TakeLessons music teachers. Whether you want to learn how to pull off an amazing guitar solo, funky bass riff or wild drum solo our music lessons are your best choice. Here, you’ll get to develop a strong background in music and learn how to play with proper technique on your chosen instrument. In addition, you’ll get to study, practice and apply what you learn. Our Ventura music lessons also feature fantastic courses in singing, songwriting, performance, music theory as well as recording. Perhaps best of all our lessons are taught by friendly and inspiring music teachers that will guide you through the learning process and ensure you have an exceptional experience.

Another great part about our Ventura music lessons is that they are all customizable. Here, you can choose who your teacher will be, how long each session will last as well as where you’d like to have your lessons. So, if you think you’re ready to become Ventura’s next idol, sign up and join the TakeLessons team today!

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Melissa J.

Camarillo, CA

About Melissa

Melissa has been singing all of her life. She began her vocal training at a very cute age, learning every song she heard, and passionately performing them for friends and family. She later went on to pursue a formal education in Classical Vocal Performance and Jazz technique from California State University, Los Angeles. While completing her Bachelors degree, Melissa was fortunate to have worked with many established artists, bands and producers of various styles, including jazz, blues, rock, pop, soul and funk. These collaborations have allowed her to hone her own voice and successfully pu
rsue professional work.

Melissa has enjoyed the opportunity of lead local elementary school music programs, and has most recently expanded her private vocal studio Sing Your BEST Self to include skills training in piano, music theory and ear training.

Melissa specializes in LIVE improvisational performance, and can be seen performing under a stage name around the Ventura County and Los Angeles areas. Additionally, She is an accomplished songwriter, and has lent her voice to many recording projects, art collaborations, as well as, T.V. and Film.

*** Lesson Details ***
I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I've learned about music. In my voice studio, students will master the fundamentals of the voice to ensure natural, healthy singing. In my teaching approach, I seek to provide a complete experience, in which, standard vocal technique is taught with the whole singer in mind, with specific attention to the individual students needs and goals.

Singing should be enjoyable for the singer as well as the listener. Helping students to experience that joy is my intention. Music lessons are fun, energetic, and productive. You will become an empowered musician and learn to Sing Your BEST Self!

*** Studio Equipment ***
recording studio/performance space: students of all ages, keyboard, mirror, stools, dry erase board

*** Travel Equipment ***
Onsight lessons are at teacher's discretion and are reserved for advanced students, and pre-arranged coaching sessions related to student learning goals.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained singer and teach from that method. I perform Jazz/ blues, soul/ funk and can teach these styles with applied pedagogy. I perform often and would also enjoy coaching in more modern styles of music that require microphone and stage technique. Additionally, hands on vocal recording technique would be of interest to me.
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Yacov N. September 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I just had my first lesson with Melissa, she is very nice and mostly teaches beginners. I'll take other lessons with her if she could teach in Ventura. Camarillo is too far for me to travel to.
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Amber B. July 30, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Melissa is a wonderful singing teacher. She is kind and patient and really tries to bring out the best in my daughter. We are super happy!
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Rosalind R. September 6, 2012
Verified Student
Melissa J is patient, warm, and intelligent

I can easily recommend Melissa J. She is bright, warm, patient and enthusiastic about teaching music. Our son instantly connected with her, and he has remembered every single thing she has taught him. If he had his way, he would take a lesson with her everyday! Big thanks !
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Melissa J.

Melissa J.

Camarillo, CA 93010
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$45 / 30-min
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Rob S.

Camarillo, CA

About Rob

Originally from Chicago, I attended Chicago Musical College for 2 years before moving to Calif. and receiving my B.A. in music from Cal. State Northridge. I also have an M.A. in Education from there. I have been a band director in public schools for over 40 years. My bands have won over 50 1st place awards in music competitions. I have been playing keyboard professionally since the age of 14. I truly enjoy working with both kids and adults on a one on one basis, and provide a relaxed and friendly, yet goal-oriented experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
In each lesson,students will work on te
chnique, music theory, and learn pieces (both from the method book and from supplementary material). I choose material for each student to use based on age, ability, and interest. I don't use a "one size fits all" curriculum. Although lessons are relaxed, I do expect students to do their part and work on the assigned materials at home. In addition,I enjoy playing along with students as soon as possible.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Room: upright piano, chair, sports memorabilia, room for parents to sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to provide instrument (except piano) and music (which I would select)

*** Specialties ***
Can teach any school band instrument and keyboard
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Angel H. June 16, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Rob is the best. Great teacher who really cares about student's progress.
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James R. March 6, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
We are off to a great start!!! Very encouraging.
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Tracey L. January 31, 2013
Verified Student
Good instructor, goes at your pace/ability level

I've only been taking lessons with Rob for 3 weeks, but so far so good. After an 18 year hiatus from playing the flute, I decided it was time to go back to it. He's customized the lessons to go as fast as I am able to pick it up, as it is coming back to me quickly. I appreciate not getting stuck in a "set" order of lessons. He's knowledgeable, professional, a genuinely nice person and he is a very good, easy to understand instructor.
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Rob S.

Camarillo, CA 93010
(5)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Steven S.

Ventura, CA

About Steven

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, Steven has studied with many guitar greats such as Christopher Parkening and Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne). Currently, Steven is recording and performing with the virtuoso violinist Hekar Rivera and is the guitarist in a super cool instrumental Rock/Jazz/R&B fusion quartet. In addition to performing, Steven teaches guitar at his studio in Ventura. Also, Steven is the
head of the music department at North Hills Preparatory School and teaches guitar workshops at the Ventura College Institute.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are available for all ages, styles and skill levels. Beginners are encouraged to apply. Students will have fun while reaching their musical goals. Students are taught to be musicians and artists through the study of the guitar. Students will learn cool songs, improvisation and music theory. I really love teaching music because I think music make the world a better place!
Lessons take place at my studio in Ventura, CA
ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE IN EARLY 2016!

*** Studio Equipment ***
More information upon booking

*** Travel Equipment ***
More information upon booking

*** Specialties ***
I am able to teach all styles from blues to jazz and all points between. My areas of expertise would most likely be in hard rock, metal, rock/jazz fusion, classical guitar, improvisation, songwriting and application of music theory.
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Bob December 16, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Steve is a terrific instructor and guitarist. I’m an adult beginner - playing one year, now - on classical guitar; I have been grateful that Steve's been so supportive, positive, and knowledgable. His university-level guitar education and post-degree guitar experience have served him very well. I enjoy the guitar and Steve's instruction.
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Tobi December 14, 2015
Guitar · In studio
My two sons and I have taken lessons from Steve for over 5 years. He is an amazing teacher! Very kind and patient with a great sense of humor. Whether beginner or advanced Steve puts the same effort into teaching everyone. It has been fantastic to see the progress that both of my sons have made throughout the years. I simply can't recommend him highly enough.
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Andrew December 9, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I have taken lessons from Steve for many years. He is an excellent teacher in every way - he has a music degree, is very down-to-earth, has a great sense of humor and is patient, and very skilled at teaching all aspects of guitar. I play acoustic blues and finger style, classical, electric, you name it. He has been very versatile. I highly, highly recommend him - you won't find a better teacher!
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Steven S.

Steven S.

Ventura, CA 93003
(7)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Jarold D.

Oxnard, CA

About Jarold

I've been teaching privately for more than 20 years, along with extensive touring on the national and regional levels.

National tours have been with many R&B, Soul, and Funk artists, such as Malo, Bloodstone, GQ, Deniece Williams, Dazz Band, and many more. I've played on several albums, some of them being Bloodstone's Ultimate Collection, GQ's Tribute to Billy Steward and Marvin Gaye, as well as Troy Dixon's debut album.

Training has included private study with known standouts in the music industry, such as Carlos Gonzales and Jeff Berlin.

My students run the gamut - from beginner
s wanting to learn how to play some of their favorite songs, to high school students preparing for a university music degree, to pros who want to take their skills to another level.

Lessons are tailored to each individual's needs. There are certain elements that each student needs to know, which will be covered. There are also things that students want to learn, such as favorite songs, and those will be covered as well.

With over 20 years of real world experience and training, I believe I can bring a fresh approach to learning guitar and bass for the potential student.

*** Lesson Details ***
We start with what the student needs. For beginners, we cover the basics, such as learning to play some melodies and chords. We also go over how to read music, as well as tablature, a system noted for it's ease of use in guitar.

For the intermediate, we determine what the student knows about guitar and what they would like to learn, and proceed from there. Usually it's more in depth study of scales, modes, and techniques, along with more difficult songs on the agenda.

For the advanced, the next level of scales, modes, chord voicing, and applicable music theory is explored. Learning is a never-ending pursuit.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Amps and cabinets - RedPlate BlackDuo 50, Marshall JTM45, Barber Echelon 50, numerous speakers cabinets with a variety of Celestion speakers.

Guitars - Les Pauls, Strats, Telecasters.

Bass Guitar - Custom Michael Dolan 5-string, Ibanez 905 5-string, Fender P-Bass, Warwick Fretless 5-string bass.

Complete compliment of studio microphones, from vocal condenser mics to drum and guitar mics.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Amps - RedPlate BlackDuo 50, Marshall JTM45, Barber Echelon 50, numerous speakers cabinets with a variety of Celestion speakers.

Guitars - Les Pauls, Strats, Telecasters.

Bass Guitar - Custom Michael Dolan 5-string, Ibanez 905 5-string, Fender P-Bass, Warwick Fretless 5-string bass.

Bass Amps - Warwick and MarkBass amps, Warwick cabinets.

*** Specialties ***
Funk, R&B, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Country.
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Dorothy B. August 3, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Jarold was a great teacher! I really enjoyed how accommodating Jordan was in the sense that he would let me son learn whatever songs he wanted and worked through all of them until the end. Jarold's positive attitude is a breath of fresh air at every lesson and I would highly recommend him to others.
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Jarold D.

Jarold D.

Oxnard, CA 93036
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jaclyn U.

Ventura, CA

About Jaclyn

Jaclyn U., Voice Instructor

Jaclyn will guide you to explore your singing voice and full artistic expression. Emphasis is placed on healthy vocal technique through successful breath support, effective vowel modification, and increased self-awareness and freedom in the body. Come sing the songs you love in a healthy and empowered way and find your creativity and musicianship expressed. Various lesson packages are available, and all include a monthly group performance workshop.
Jaclyn is a lyric soprano, accomplished vocalist of modern and traditional musical theater, jazz and classical r
epertoire. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Vocal Performance at California State University at Northridge. She studies voice with Diane Ketchie (lyric coloratura), coaches with Heather Lyle (author of Vocal Yoga), and studies independently with Dr. Karen Kochis-Jennings (CCM vocal styles, Vocal Pedagogy/Science), Janet Shulman (Alexander Technique). Jaclyn received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Nazareth College, and is a certified yoga instructor (YA200hrRYT, 50hr YogaWorks).
Jaclyn teaches private and group voice, piano, and yoga lessons in Sherman Oaks, Brentwood/Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Santa Barbara.
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Yelena December 25, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoy lessons with Jaclyn, she is very professional and fun to work with. She knows a lot about the theoretical part of singing as well practical. Her lessons are interesting and helpful.
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Vijay M. April 3, 2015
Yoga · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher learning from Basics.
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Jaclyn U.

Jaclyn U.

Ventura, CA 93003
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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