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Music Lessons - Joel B
6 Reviews
Music Lessons Valley 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!

Guitar Teacher - Deanna P
Guitar Teacher North Hollywood, CA

I am a self-taught guitarist that has had a life long obsession with music. From a very young age I was surrounded by talented musicians including both grandfathers, my mother and father, as well as being influenced by old recordings of my late uncle. My father introduced me to the drums early on but it wasn't until I picked up a guitar that I became hooked. Six months after playing, upon taking a Nashville tour, I told my mother that I would be attending Belmont University as a Commercial Guitar major. At this point I could barely make my way across the neck of the guitar. I spent the next four years relentlessly pursuing my passion for music and in 2007 was admitted as the only female in the guitar program. I dove head first into the music scene of Music City and began attending weekly jams at a local Nashville dive bar with Rudy Wooten of the Wooten Brothers. In early 2008, I was sponsored by RS Custom Guitars and began performing with the legendary Red Special at NAMM conventions. During that time I also played with the Nashville based rock outfit, Blackwater James. We released two albums and opened for acts such as Bret Michaels, Queensryche, Stryper, and Saving Abel. Upon graduating, I toured the southeast with platinum selling Country artist, Chase Rice. Playing on bills with seasoned artists such as Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar, Brantley Gilbert, and Love & Theft. My live and studio experience has given me a broad musical vocabulary in which I can apply in a variety of musical settings and genres. Throughout my musical career, I have earned endorsements from RS Custom Guitars, D'Addario, Pedaltrain, and Planet Waves. I have also shared the stage with Vince Gill, Brent Mason, Dan Huff, Billy Ward, Billy Thomas, and many more. I am currently writing/recording/touring with LA based rock group, Mount Holly. We just signed with Razor & Tie Records and have completed recording our debut album. "Deanna has pushed the musical limits of guitar, vocals, and performance, and captured the attention of the music scene with her spectacular talent and rare showmanship. Deanna truly is the female Slash." - In the words of the iconic Tom Zutaut (former Geffen A&R executive who was responsible for signing GN'R to the label),

Music Lessons - Mark D
5 Reviews
Music Lessons Studio 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." 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 Harvard 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. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Mark began composing for television commercials, films and multimedia. He has composed the scores for over 50 films to date, many of which are award winning including recent U.S. AMC box office feature film "Grandma`s House" starring Popstar/actress "Coco Jones" and Primetime Emmy Winning actress "Loretta Devine”, The Sin Seer (starring Isaiah Washington, C. Thomas Howell, Michael Ironside and Salli Richardson-Whitfiel), Halloween Hell ( Starring oscar nominated Eric Roberts ) My Funny Valentine (starring Tom Payne, Pippa Black, Brit Morgan and Laura Spencer). His T.V. credits include music for OWN network, The Oprah Winfrey Show, C.S.I., Super Soul Sunday, Help Desk and more. Mark has scored and recorded orchestral music with live ensembles and full orchestras. He has won numerous awards from various film festivals and was recently nominated for the 2016 Marty Awards for 2016s "Best Music" in a visual work. Mark is also a multi instrumentalist proficient in guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, and mandolin.

Classical Music Lessons - Mark V S

Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by to learn a little bit about me — I really appreciate it! I’ve been “Specializing In Melody” since the age of 5 when I discovered my natural ability to play and create catchy tunes by teaching myself the harmonica by ear. I went on to learn the accordion at 10, the piano at 12, MIDI and synthesizers at 15, the guitar at 30, and a long list of other exotic instruments along the way, completely by ear. I have collected rare synthesizers since 1984 and have well over 80 in my collection. I am also Pro Tools certified and have been teaching Pro Tools, MIDI, music production, composing, keyboard techniques & sound design since 1998 having won numerous academic awards. I have a BA from UCSC in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition. I wear many hats including my first passion as a prolific composer, BMI/BMG songwriter, producer, sound designer, Pro Tools editor, MIDI expert & programmer, writer, consultant, and of course teacher inspiring my students to become better than they ever dreamed possible all while having FUN!

Music Writing Lessons - Stephen C
1 Review
Music Writing Lessons Burbank, CA

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.

Top Music Lessons - Hatem E
Top Music Lessons Burbank, CA

Hatem received a Full Scholarship from Colorado State University where he studied Opera, Composition and Conduction. He then moved to Los Angeles where he has Composed Scores for multiple Shorts, Trailers and Commercials. Mr. Elegenedy won the Best Soundtrack at the "48 Hours Film Festival" for "Final Transmission". He also won one of the top 10's at the "International Horror Film Scoring Competition" as well as a one of the top 5's at the "Indie Gathering Film Scoring Festival" not to mention Composing the Score for "Through the Woods" which won the best Horror Film at the "International Burbank Film Festival". Awards: -Best Sound at 48 Hours Film production Minnesota State University(Moorhead) -Top 10 in International Horror Hotel Film Scoring Competition -4th Place at Indie Gathering Film Scoring. -First Place at The Cairo opera house Singing Competition 2006-2007. Aw

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

I have a passion for music; every aspect of it. I have been a musician for a little over 20 years, I have grown up surrounded by music. I have been singing for 22 years, playing piano for 18 years, and playing percussion for 16 years. I have been in various choirs (concert, gospel, symphonic, and jazz), and bands (concert, symphonic, jazz, orchestra, percussion ensemble, rock/folk). I graduated from North Central College with a BA in Music with an emphasis in percussion performance and composition.

Music Lessons - Thomas K
3 Reviews
Music Lessons Glendale, 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 Lessons Los 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.

Jazz Guitar Lessons - Theodore L
Jazz Guitar Lessons Chatsworth, CA

I am an experienced teacher and performer. I am currently a junior at CSUN for Jazz. I have a laptop I carry with software to play tabs and sheet music in almost any style. I have a YouTube site with videos to supplement my method book Interlock "Fretboard mechanics for the guitar" I have many years of experience as a teacher and I know exactly what to do when I am with you. You will find me professional, caring and very knowledgeable about you musical needs. I offer a lesson for free at no charge or obligation. I feel it is needed for you to meet me and for me to find out who you are and your specific needs

Private Piano Lessons - Marischka H
Private Piano Lessons Los 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.