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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)

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

I have a degree in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan (ranked #4 music school!) and have been fortunate to have performed all over the world with amazing musicians. I lived in New York City for ten years where I did lots of studio work and live performing. While my training is classical I record with lots of rock artists, as well as film scores, commercials and jazz. In addition to being a flutist, I also work as a composer and arranger. I've lived in Los Angeles the past five years and love it here! I enjoy teaching, truly care about my students and love seeing them develop musically and creatively. Please feel free to check out my website: www.leahpaul.com I currently teach for Harmony Project of Los Angeles, Education Through Music Los Angeles, as well as several private schools.

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!

Kids Ear Training Lessons - Max F
1 Review

I love teaching. I love working with kids and adults. I have been teaching piano for over 20 years. I have studied at The Dillard School for the Arts, The New World School of the Arts, and The New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in NYC. I feel that teaching is a beautiful way for me to contribute to the world and share all the knowledge I have gained over the years. Looking forward to starting lessons with you!

Music Writing Lessons - Stephen C
1 Review

I am an Emmy winning composer of film and concert music. I have broad experience with a large variety of composing projects including film, TV, Internet, Pop recording, songwriting, chamber and orchestral music. I have taught students raging in age from grammar school students to college students on music theory, composition, music software, film scoring and basic musicianship.

Piano and Guitar Lessons - George F
1 Review
Piano and Guitar Lessonsladera ranch, CA

I am so glad you’re here!My music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.Discover for yourself why families love it my innovative music lessons for kids.YES! Music Matters!The music curriculum is built on research that proves MUSIC MATTERS. Music affects virtually every aspect of development and when young children are consistently engaged by music during the “musical window” they benefit at many levels.Private lessons will provide a solid foundation in keyboard, guitar and drums skills, music theory and typically excel quickly in their continued music education when learning other instruments.The education and experiences a child has at our music program sets them up for success with private instruction.Music ProgramBuilds spatial-temporal reasoning skills critical for greater success in math and science studies.Music students out-perform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math.Music students receive more academic honors and awards than non-music students.Develops social and emotional skills including the ability to relate to others and better express ideas, and less likely to have behavior/discipline problems.I provide one or two recitals a year and work also with Charter schools:Sky Mountain, Sage Oak & iLead.Call now: 1-949-627-1695 / music.class@aol.com for more information.

Private Piano Lessons - Marischka H
Private Piano LessonsLos Angeles, CA

I love explaining music to my students! Also, their eyes and ears light up when they see their fingers create such lovely sounds! My students are all very happy and perform in public when they get a chance, which increases their confidence and self-esteem.

Music Composition Teacher - Byron M

I absolutely love everything about music! Listening to it, playing it, and composing it, I can't get enough. I love to help others to amaze themselves by learning to play and compose music in a way they never thought they could!I have been playing guitar for over 30 yearend I have been teaching acoustic, classical, and electric guitar since 2000.I have designed a system of learning the guitar that enables the student to enjoy every stage of the learning process...even practice!! I have a companion website that has videos, backing tracks, and sheet music to help guide your practice to enable you to improve consistently.I have a BA in music with emphasis in classical guitar and an Masters in Music Composition for Film.I look forward to using my knowledge, skills, and experience to help you crush your musical goals!