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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 Tak
eLessons 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 pursue 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 ...

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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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RebeccaG2 November 10, 2011
I have enjoyed our sessions temendously and have gained a new found sense of confidence. Thank you!
Jena D. Santa Barbara, CA

About Jena

Learn to SING, PLAY, WRITE. PERFORM and RECORD from a life coach The Whole Musician Way. Balance your life through Music. From my songs, I am powerless to power-girl, I became a transformational singer/songwriter, coach, speaker, workshop host and author of the book, Change the World - Write Your Song! I have written songs since my teens and I found a kinship to writing songs that was driven by dynamics, power and the transformation music has to myself, to others and to the world. All I want to be is a transformational singer/songwriter and now teacher. It's my turn to help you write your song. Find your voice whether it be singing, playing an instrument, writing or performing. I teach the Whole Musician Way! It's way of life! I have been writing songs for over 25 years. At 35, I ...

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Tucker W. December 4, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Jena is an amazing teacher and is very easy to get along with. She makes the student feel comfortable and gives great lessons and advice each time. I would recommend starting any music lessons with her.
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Lisa G. January 29, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
I recommend Jenna to all levels of learners!

I knew nothing about playing the guitar before my first lesson. She made me feel comfortable right away and was able to help me learn quickly. She also helped me with my singing at the same time. She let me pick the music I was interested in and gave me tips on how to learn at home too. She is also very nice and patient.
Thanks Jenna!
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Jena D. July 31, 2013
Guitar
The Whole Musician Way...

I love her style of teaching. Nothing is bad as long as it comes from the heart. Music is about passion and sharing. Now I can go on to share what I've learned with others. She taught me guitar, voice and songwriting. Thanks Jena
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 technique, 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

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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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MicheleS1 May 2, 2012
INSPIRED LEARNINGS!

We laugh a lot when I goof up and he kindly leads me to where it will be better. We have had only 3 lessons so far and I have practiced every day, sometimes more than once per day and he says he can tell. Rob is a very experienced teacher and musician.
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 ...

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Chris B. March 4, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I've been going to Steve for close to a year now for guitar lessons. I've been happy with my decision to go to him. He is professional, courteous, responsive, and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Lynne M. Ventura, CA

About Lynne

I offer quality piano teaching in my home or online (classical). With a Bachelor's degree in music, I have many years of experience teaching the piano! I inspire my students to their very best and insure that they are happy. A patient teacher, I strive to develop my student's piano skills. I am also a singer-songwriter and have a pop CD titled "Love Moves." Prior wise, I won a talent contest to perform (piano and sing) in Nagoya, Japan. *** Lesson Details *** I teach my students with the John Thompson and Alfred piano books/series. Subjects covered include basic note reading and also piano technique and music theory for beginners and intermediate levels. *** Studio Equipment *** Baby grand piano *** Specialties *** Classical music

Elisa R. Ventura, CA

About Elisa

Hello. I love to teach and I have devoted my life to obtaining the highest music education possible. Learning to play an instrument is fun but it is also challenging. My lessons consist of technique and general music training that include aural skills and music theory. My lessons are a lot of fun because I have high standards, but also maintain a light hearted atmosphere. I teach viola up until the masters level and violin to an intermediate level. My students have ranged in age from 4 to 35 years old and I feel that I can teach students at any age. Currently I am the Lead String Teaching Artist for the Harmony Project Ventura and you will find other credentials below. If you want to include learning to play the violin or viola in your life then I would be a great choice for a

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Latina B. August 6, 2014
Violin · In studio
My daughter started taking violin lessons with Elisa in January of 2014. She is by far the best music teacher that we've had! Elisa is very challenging but makes learning and playing fun. My 8 year old daughter has made leaps and bounds in music and can now read music after only a short 8 months of playing. My daughters bow hold and tone quality are absolutely excellent and it's because of Elisa! I would definitely recommend her as a teacher. You will not be disappointed.
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Ping D. January 25, 2014
Viola
Verified Student
Elisa is a very responsible, skillful, and sweet teacher

Before Elisa moved to Ventura, CA, she was a master student and taught in IP piano school and Kwong Kow Chinese School in Boston, MA. My daughter, Sarina, was one of her students. My daughter loves her so much and made good progress when Elisa was teaching her. Elisa made Sarina relax and comfortable so that she was enjoying the learning process; she emphasized on skill and poses, she tried hard to help the students to get to the best they could. She is reliable as you can talk with her about the timing change and make up lessions. She came to our house to say goodbye and hug Sarina before she left. She is a great teacher that you can count on and you will enjoy her teaching.
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David C. January 22, 2014
Viola
Elisa is a great teacher

Elisa taught my daughter viola for almost two years before she moved West. My daughter start viola when she was six. Elisa was very good with a young novice player - She explained musical concepts at an age appropriate level (but never dumbed things down). We were also pleased that she had high standards in her weekly expectations but always kept things fun and loose so as not to cause stress. Had she not moved we would still be employing her. Elisa is a great teacher.

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