I'm available for one on one, or small group lessons on Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano, Guitar, Vocals and Music Theory, and Music Production. Available to all styles, ages and levels in your home or mine in Los Angeles, CA. Lessons are tailored to the individual styles and goals. I have been teaching for over sixteen years primarily working with children. I've worked with Grammy winning producers, touring musicians, helping them hone up on their music theory, and piano chops.
My teaching and performing experience together with my dual degree from Berklee College of Music has given me the tools to teach you rhythm, harmony, and melody within a customized curriculum based on your musical focus, goals and time. The knowledge I acquired will be taught with joy for you to find in drums, percussion, piano, guitar, and bass a language for you to communicate your feelings with the best techniques.
I love helping students reach whatever goals they set their heart on achieving. I won't let you leave a lesson and not understand what you came in to learn. I recognize that every student learns at their own pace, and not everybody is going to learn the same thing the same way. I love just having fun with my students so practice and studying don't have to seem like a "chore." Music is so exciting and ever-evolving, and I want them to go to sleep that night excited to learn more! My goal is to always keep you growing.
I have been teaching piano, music theory, and ear training for many years and have loved every minute of it! I have experience teaching private lessons and group classes to any age although I have, in the past, had more experience with beginner students and younger kids. I have a nurturing personality and work really well with shy kids but I also work to push them to do the best that they can do. I'm so excited to meet you and help you with all your goals!
The most important virtues I try to equip my students with are an appreciation and taste for good music, and the ability to self-teach. If the student is interested, music theory and ear-training goes hand-to-hand with playing the instrument itself. Method-wise, I make a plan with the student and set short and long term goals. This plan usually starts with building basic technical skills, then goes on with playing the pieces that the student likes and understanding the pieces, styles and genres. Then I teach improvisation.
I've been a professional musician for over 30 years. I have a B.M. in Music Theory from USC and I spent many years recording and/or performing with artists as Diana Ross, the Temptations, Curtis Mayfield, Jermaine Jackson and numerous more. I love to share what I've learned through the years as I believe there should be more artists in the world. Look forward to our endeavors.
"Megan is my daughter's piano teacher. We are so thankful and satisfied with her service. Megan is very professional, knowledgeable and passionate about music. We (parents,) have witnessed drastic improvements in my daughter's music skills. We have learn to trust Megan with her teachings. Best way to describe Megan: patient, kind, caring and knows how to change the "I, can't do this" to "oh, is fun and yes! I CAN! ". "Eriel Wright - Los Angeles, CA
"Joshua has been a great teacher from the very beginning and has kept me motivated in learning to play the piano. He is able to answer all my questions and continues to challenge me which makes it fun to learn. He was always flexible with time schedules."Maricar Magno - Valley Village, CA
"My daughter absolutely LOVES Christine; she even composed a song for her for her birthday. She is super patient and gives appropriate positive reinforcement which greatly encourages my daughter to want to practice and play piano."Alida Narguizian - Van Nuys, CA
"We love Zac! He is a kind and wonderful teacher, and is very supportive. Most importantly, he has rekindled my daughter's love of guitar and she now looks forward to her lesson each week. A+!"Pam Humbert - Encino, CA
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