James is everything a student could want in a violin teacher! He is not just a talented violinist, but he knows HOW to teach (some are gifted but really canâ€™t teachâ€”James has a gift for playing AND teaching). As a 55-year-old beginner, and not exactly a natural, I struggle with bowing, with first position fingering, you name it, but James is both quite encouraging and at the same time full of constructive tips, and after leaving a lesson, I GET it! He is patiently supportive, never intimidating, and efficient. He seems to know exactly where I need to slow down and spend more time on something and when itâ€™s time to take on a new challenge. He has a relaxed and easy style, yet he is a professional. I leave each lesson feeling I have plenty to work on, but never too much. He encourages getting a strong grasp on certain techniques before moving on. I feel motivated to practice and am never bored but also never overwhelmed. My husband said, after my last lesson, â€œI donâ€™t know what happened, but your sound is so much better.â€ Bottom line: Iâ€™m LEARNING from him and am tickled with my progress. What a find!
Denise E. from La Crescenta, CA
"Australian Violin Player"
I just moved to California from Australia. I am professional Violin and Viola player. I also play Piano. I have an extraordinary ability visa, which states I am one of the best classically trained musicians from Australia. I started playing music at age two learning from the greatest teachers in Australia from around the world. I had my very first student at age 11, giving me 15 years of experience. I have taught in schools giving private lessons, and ran my own home teaching studio.
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"Brooklyn Guitar teacher"
Hi there! I'm a Brooklyn-based guitar player and teacher. I've been playing guitar for over 13 years and I've been performing for over 9 years. I am a graduate of the Berklee College Of Music with a degree in Guitar Performance and I have experience teaching students from the age of 5-17. I am a great teacher with the capability to successfully balance what a student should know in order to be a great musician with what they'd like to learn. My specialties are music theory, fundamentals, rock... ... More
"Piano/Theory Coadhing, Doctor of Music"
I have been active as a teacher, collaborator, composer and performer in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. I holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California where he studied with Daniel Pollack. My teachers have included David Kaiserman at Northwestern University and Boris Berman at Yale University and he has been a participant in Master Classes conducted by Richard Goode, Claude Frank, and Alicia de Larrocha. My graduate studies included work in the are... ... More
"Instruction and tutoring in Music, Art, Guitar, Voice, etc."
My goal in tutoring is to work with the student until they intuitively understand the subject matter and are able to grasp the knowledge in order to put it into practice in the real world and achieve success. Music instrumentation, voice and graphic art are my strengths both in actual performance and individual instruction. My Education degree from the University of Michigan and my many years as a private music instructor have given me the experience, expertise and patience to be a confiden... ... More
"Musician with over 12 years of experience in real bands and studioa"
I'm a music teacher and bass player. I've been playing for over 12 years and have a bachelors in music education. I also attended musicians institute for music production and audio engineering.
I'm always making sure my lessons are engaging and easy to understand and customize them for your particular needs!
Schedule a lesson now! You won't be disappointed.... ... More