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Music Lessons - Thomas K
3 Reviews
Music LessonsGlendale, CA

No one ever regrets learning an instrument… yet many grow old wishing they had taken music lessons! A talent they’ll be able to develop their entire life, your children will thank you for giving them the chance to learn music. And bonus points for you: after just a couple years, you’ll have free entertainment every Christmas!Or maybe YOU’RE the one that wishes to learn! It is never too late to begin learning an instrument. Yes, I'm trying to get you to sign up for lessons, and yes I sincerely mean that. Everybody has the ability, and if you’re determined and interested, there’s nothing stopping us from achieving this very special goal. (Interested in learning to compose? Scroll to the bottom to learn more.)Everybody learns differently, and everybody likes different things. Whether it’s improvising or singing alongside a song you love or reading through a classical concerto, I’ll help prepare you or your child to tackle a wide variety of styles, without missing out on any of the basics that turn good players into phenomenal musicians. We all know it’s not about being the best. It’s about having fun, and playing music well is definitely fun.Practice makes perfect! Learning an instrument helps build self-confidence and discipline. If your child’s bored, distracted, or just needs a constructive hobby, music is a great place to get them interested in something that will help them feel better about themselves, and the effects will be felt across everything else they do, through better studying habits to a more patient, diligent work ethic.It’s also relaxing! Stressed about work? Need an escape? Maybe you want to sound like [insert piano player here]. Everybody has the power to learn an instrument. Seriously, there’s no such thing as “talent.” Just start lessons and get practicing! It really is that simple, and I’ll guide you through every step of the way.I have a diverse background teaching students of all ages, from 3-year-olds to retirees alike, customizing what we learn to the individual student. We’ll learn how to read music just as easily as you read words; improvise and compose music of our own; and feel good playing any style: classical, jazz, rock, and all. My experience as a working musician in films, musical theater, and pop music, as well as classical concert music, allows me to appreciate and teach styles that many other instructors overlook, and I know full well that learning an instrument is not about becoming a professional; it’s about being able to connect to others or oneself through music… and also to just have fun! There’s no need to learn music we don’t like! It’s not about stuffing Beethoven into your kids’ ears… we just want to make music, be that Beethoven or Billy Joel.Music lasts a lifetime. I know that’s a terrible cliché, but it’s true, and few other skills can claim that. I don’t want to sugarcoat it: it takes time to learn an instrument. It takes practice, and sometimes it’s frustrating. But the results are well worth it, and like a snowball rolling down a hill, the longer you do it, the faster you get… or something like that. There’s a legitimate analogy in there somewhere.Now get out there and make some music! But start by signing up for lessons. I can’t wait to get started!---“What’s that chord?” “Why does all my music sound the same?” “How do I fix this voicing?” “I just can’t get it out of my head!” …sound familiar? You’ve probably hit a rut. Or maybe you’re just starting out. Either way, you want your music to sound new, exciting, and to come out exactly how you hear it in your head. Yes… you CAN learn to compose music, you CAN learn to be more creative, and you CAN learn to share your sound with the world.Film music, classical, jazz… whatever your interest, all music comes from the same place, and by learning a handful of basic concepts, you can apply these to whatever style you’re trying to write. Learning to emulate another musician involves knowing what they’re doing. Learning to create a groundbreaking sound requires that you know what’s already been done, and how to achieve it. Step by step, we’ll work our way there.We’ll learn how to write cool, interesting chord progressions, how to write beautiful melodies, and how to voice chords. We’ll learn how to control the mood of our music, from making it sound relaxed to adding tension wherever we want. Maybe you’re trying to write for an orchestra, or just a small band. By learning the basics, you can then easily break away from what’s been done and come up with something truly new… the goal of any aspiring composer!

Jazz Flute Lessons - Leah P
3 Reviews
Jazz Flute LessonsLos Angeles, CA

Leah not only appreciates Leah clients, but is devoted to see them progress as composers. Leah is helpful and Leah takes Leah time to support Leah students get to their desired goals.

Top Music Lessons - Hatem E
Top Music LessonsBurbank, CA

Hatem E. has been teaching for 19 years. He provides music composition lessons up to the advanced level.

Music Writing Lessons - Stephen C
1 Review

Stephen is very patient and friendly. He gives classes tailored to meet each student's learning style. He charges $50/hour.

Music Lessons - Joel B
6 Reviews
Music LessonsValley Village, CA

Play, sing, and write music you love while learning technique! All ages and styles, from pop to jazz to classical! Play, sing, and write by ear and by reading music!Hi, I'm Mr. Joel Brandon, and I'm excited to start a journey of making music with you! I've been playing the piano and singing since the age of 6, and have performed and composed music in a wide variety of styles and situations, earning a Master's and Bachelor's in Music along the way. I'd like to impart my experience and knowledge to you, to help you grow as a musician and reach your expressive potential, whether your interest is pop, jazz, classical, or even film scoring! Check out more of my music and bio at joelbrandon.com!

Music Lessons - Mark D
5 Reviews
Music LessonsStudio City, CA

"With over 15 years experience, I do enjoy and have a passion for teaching, seeing students progress and grow musically is always a rewarding experience . I have been teaching music classes in composition, songwriting, guitar, bass, and piano on and off for many years at music schools and privately. I have experience in teaching group and private lessons from young to old."Mark Daniel Dunnett is a composer. He currently is best known for scoring the light drama feature film “Papa” (starring “Paul Sorvino”, “Daryl Hannah”,” Ann Marget”, “David Proval”, and “Mischa Barton”.)“Ambition’s Debt” (starring “Nathan Darrow”) of which, Mark received a nomination for “Best Original Music” at the 2017 IBFF Nashville film festival. Award winning thriller “The Sin Seer”(starring “Isaiah Washington”,”C. Thomas Howell”, “Michael Ironside” and “Salli Richardson-Whitfield”), and U.S. AMC box office release family drama feature film “Grandma’s House” (starring Popstar/actress “Coco Jones” and Primetime Emmy winning actress “Loretta Devine.”) His T.V. credits include music for OWN network , C.S.I., Super Soul Sunday, Help Desk and more.Born in Toronto Canada, Mark’s interest in music started when he was twelve years old after he appropriated his father’s guitar. Practicing ten hours a day for many years, Mark then played and performed in various bands, with a focus on guitar instrumental music.Enrolled at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Mark eagerly studied for two years, with a focus on classical theory, harmony and piano. The Royal Conservatory was the beginning of Mark’s musical education, which ultimately led him to Boston’s fabled Berklee College of Music, where he earned a B.A. in Film Scoring and Composition. While at Berklee, Mark studied under the late world renowned Havard and Berklee professor and classical composer John Bavicchi. During this time, Mark was also featured in Guitar World Magazine’s prestigious Mike Varney Home Town Heroes column, for outstanding guitar instrumental composition.Mark has scored and recorded orchestral music with live ensembles and full orchestras. The recent film scores to “Papa” and “Ambition’s Debt” were both recorded live with full orchestra with the F.R.A.M.E.S project orchestra in Macedonia.He has won numerous awards from various film festivals and was recently nominated for the 2016 Marty Awards “Best Music” in a visual work category. Mark, is also a multi instrumentalist proficient in guitar ( electric, acoustic classical and dobro), piano, ukulele, bass, and mandolin.EDUCATION B.A. BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC/ DUEL MAJOR (FILM SCORING/TRADITIONAL COMPOSITION) (BOSTON) ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC (TORONTO)

Pop Music Teacher - Miles C
Pop Music TeacherSouth Pasasdena, CA

Miles C. provides cello lessons for kids and adults. Learn from Miles if you're looking for a great teacher in La Canada Flintridge. Other subjects he can teach include piano, music theory, ear training, and music production.

Jazz Bass Lessons - Roman G
Jazz Bass LessonsLos Angeles, CA

Roman is an amazing teacher that tutors throughout La Canada Flintridge. Roman G. tutors music composition in a comprehensive and integrated manner. This fantastic music composition tutor works with students of all ages and interests.

Guitar Teacher - Deanna P
Guitar TeacherNorth Hollywood, CA

Prepare to learn and learn a ton. Deanna will help you feel at ease with your music sessions.

Audio Engineering Lessons - Jason O
Audio Engineering LessonsValley Village, CA

Get entertaining and simple music composition lessons when you learn from Jason. Trying to find online lessons at an incredible price? You've found it with Jason.

Private Music Teacher - Brianna S
Private Music TeacherLos Angeles, CA

Brianna S. is among the best music composition tutors who has been mentoring composers for 4 years. Brianna will help you become a great musician.

Classical Music Lessons - Mark V S

Is your budget around $100/hour? That's exactly what Mark V charges for music composition lessons. His lessons incorporate guidance in charts, virtual, catchy, and score.