Music Lessons

Music is not only an extremely enjoyable art form that magically unites the world; it is a powerful tool that can heal, reduce stress, and expand the mind. Learning an instrument helps students to develop important life skills such as confidence, creativity, focus, perseverance, dedication, and discipline.

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Who I Teach

MOST AGES: 3-103
I believe everyone is capable of playing a musical instrument to some ability and no one should avoid trying. Currently, the students of Open Magnet Charter School get top priority. However, I am always excited to work with any student (all ages and skill levels) to help them learn and develop the talent and skills necessary for musicianship.

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What I Teach

ALL LEVELS:

Beginner · Intermediate · Advanced    

PRIMARY INSTRUMENTS:

Trumpet · Piano · Keyboard · Acoustic Guitar · Electric Guitar · Ukulele · Bass Guitar · Drum Kit · Xylophone / Glockenspiel · Recorder

OTHER INSTRUMENTS:

All Brass (Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, etc) · All Percussion (Djembe, Marimba, Congas, Bongos, Marching Snare Drum, Handpan, etc) · Most Woodwinds (Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone) · Most Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass)

MUSICAL SKILLS:

Music Composition · Music Theory · Improvisation · Conducting 

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How I Teach

Lessons for elementary students are primarily structured in unique group forms that work best to challenge, motivate, and inspire creativity in children of this age range.

SHARED LESSONS:

consist of two or three students working mostly individually, but at times together

ENSEMBLE LESSONS:

are the more traditional group lesson with all students on the same instrument, learning mostly together as a group

BAND LESSONS:

are the in-between with three or four students receiving a mixture of individual and group lesson time on various instruments
 
Lessons for middle school students up to adults are currently structured with the typical private (1-on-1) type of instruction. 

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Where and When I Teach

During the school year, I teach mostly at Open Magnet Charter School from the end of the school day until 6pm.

In the summer, I teach lessons on select days in my private home studio or travel to students’ homes nearby. My home studio is located in the Palms area of West Los Angeles, conveniently accessible by the 405 and the 10 and just 3 blocks from the Palms Station on the new Metro Expo Line.

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How to Register

If you are interested in lessons, please take a moment to register using the link below ↓ :

After completing registration, please fill out the student’s availability for the current semester:

I look forward to beginning lessons with you or your child shortly!

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More Information

For more details on my methods and procedures, as well as tips for getting started, please download my current Lesson Info & Policies document:

Lesson Info & Polices 2018-2019

You may also review my current pricing to help you determine which lesson type might be best for you or your child:

Lesson Pricing 2018-2019

Questions?

Please contact me at any time!

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