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Marc

Marc loves teaching! He has developed an approach that emphasizes individuality and student choice. Marc believes that it is never too early (or too late!) to start playing and have fun making music. Marc grew up in the Boston area, where he studied piano, drums, bass and guitar from a young age. His early experiences watching seasoned musicians play around town left a mark on him, and informed a foundational view for…

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Syreeta

Syreeta truly enjoys helping people discover who they are as vocalists, performers, artists and storytellers.  In Syreeta’s words, “even the most inexperienced singer has a certain something that makes their voice special.” Syreeta combines this encouraging approach, with a wealth of knowledge from years of touring the world as a professional singer.  Syreeta received her specialist certification in vocal styles (jazz, r&b and pop/rock) from Berklee College of Music, and enjoys preparing students for…

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George

George is a terrific guitarist, composer, and music software guru, whose musical story spans several continents. He grew up on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, and then spent 7 years in London, studying at both King’s College and London Centre of Contemporary Music. George cut his teeth as a session musician on London’s stages, recording studios and musical theater pits, before moving to Spain, to pursue his interest in composition. George earned…

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Cagdas

Cagdas is an exceptional pianist, a terrific teacher, and an all-around great guy. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Music and Arts University of Vienna. He followed this with a Film Scoring diploma from Berklee College of Music, and a Master of Arts in Composition from Tufts University. Good stuff! A trilingual (English, Turkish and German), Cagdas grew up in Turkey, studied in Austria, and then moved to the United…

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Chris

Chris is a diverse and multi-talented professional bassist, and a hard-working guy, juggling 8 + bands alongside session work and teaching. Chris has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music, where he had the privilege of studying with one of the most in-demand jazz bassists on the west coast (and former student of the great jazz legend Charlie Haden), Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz. While at…

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Trevor

Trevor is an accomplished, classically-trained cellist with expertise in songwriting and production. With extensive experience in both classical and pop/rock settings, Trevor has worked with such prominent artists as Wyclef Jean, Imogen Heap, and The Click Five, and his cello can be heard in a broad variety of projects ranging from string quartets and orchestras to major label recordings and Hollywood film scores. Trevor received his Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College…

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Jeff

Watching Jeff effortlessly play the most challenging  guitar classics is inspiring. He knows the top-secret stuff, and really enjoys sharing his wealth of guitar technique. Beginners will enjoy Jeff’s patience and sense of humor; advanced students will appreciate Jeff’s ability to deconstruct high-level rock and metal guitar. Jeff started his musical journey at the age of 12, with a beat up acoustic guitar, in a small town in Pennsylvania.  He spent a few years locked in…

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Matt

Matt is a very funky drummer, with an infectious feel – he can lock to modern electronica, classic jazz, or a Stone’s track with pocket and precision.  As a drum student, you’ll enjoy Matt’s enthusiasm and appreciate his patience, and supportive style. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Matt began playing drums at the age of five, after seeing his uncle, a jazz pianist, play live.  He studied jazz drumming at Sonoma State,…

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Dustin

Dustin’s musical influences are eclectic; everything from R&B to country to musical theatre.  Dustin graduated from Berklee College of Music, where he studied voice and songwriting. Dustin was a member of the internationally acclaimed acappella group, Pitch Slapped, and has performed with numerous artists, including the Eagles and Allison Krauss. Dustin’s teaching philosophy is rooted in his own experience.  “As a young singer, I formed a lot of bad habits that stopped…

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Ethan

Ethan is a superb musician, who enjoys teaching guitar, banjo, ukulele and mandolin in a wide-range of styles.  His projects include everything from bluegrass and jazz trios, to experimental rock and noise/punk groups. Ethan holds a degree in Studio Guitar Performance from USC, and has also studied privately with numerous teachers, including, Steve Morse, Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, Adam Levy, and Robert Fripp. Ethan says, “for me, music is about connection and…

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Evelyn

Evelyn is a fantastic classical pianist, who enjoys working with students of all levels and ages. Born in Korea and raised in the United States, Evelyn has placed at numerous piano competitions, and has performed throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. Evelyn is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Piano Performance at the University of Southern California. She previously studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music,…

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Ted

Watching Ted play piano will make you shake your head and smile. He’s a fantastic pianist. Ted’s musical tastes and interests are eclectic – he is equally at home leading a jazz trio, playing Beethoven, or jamming with a rock band. Ted earned a B.A. from University of Southern California, where he won a full scholarship, studying jazz and classical piano, and composition with Vince Mendoza, Alan Pasqua, Bernadene Blaha, and Patrice Rushen. As a teacher, Ted loves helping…

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Chresten

Chresten is one of those rare guys, like Prince or Paul McCartney, that can play anything – drums, guitar, piano.  He’s also a songwriter, and fluent with music software (Ableton, Logic and Pro Tools). Not fair eh? A graduate of Iowa State, Chresten has 20+ years of music experience. He takes a personal approach with each student. As Chresten says, “every student is unique and everyone’s journey in music is different!” You’ll…

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William

William is a super-fun Berklee-trained multi-instrumentalist, who loves working with piano, guitar and bass students (upright and electric bass, 4 string and 5 string). William’s teaching style is focused and organized, with the layers of fun beneath all the learning. Lessons are tailored to each student, with each learner’s age, goals and musical taste in mind, making Will a great fit for ambitious students, and hobbyists too! Some of William’s favorite musicians…

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Evan

Evan is a wonderful singer-songwriter, who just so happens to also be a fantastically skilled guitarist. In other words, the same guy that can do a great James Taylor, can also rip like Stevie Ray Vaughn! Evan enjoys working with guitar, ukulele and songwriting students of all ages and proficiencies. As a teacher, Evan strives to combine music’s technical and theoretical aspects, with the experiential and emotional. Ultimately, this process fosters greater…

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Scott

Scott’s gentle and organized style works equally well with complete beginners, or folks working on advanced concepts – from jazz theory to metal guitar techniques (sweep picking arpeggios, etc). As Scott says,  “If I can hear it, I can play it.”  Scott is an adept rock, progressive metal, blues, jazz, country and classical guitarist.  He enjoys teaching students of all ages on both conventional 6-string, and 7-string instruments, and also beginning bass and…

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Ryan

A dazzling guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Ryan is terrific with rock, pop, jazz, blues, classical, folk and more.  Fortunately, since Ryan is such a nice, laid-back person, you’ll find his talent inspiring, rather than intimidating.  Ryan’s instrumental specialities include guitar, ukulele and bass. Ryan’s other love is recording.  He’s a Pro Tools, Logic and Sibelius expert, and an all-around recording guru, so if you don’t see him holding a guitar, he’s behind a mixing…

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Nick

Nick is an electronic artist, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist. Nick graduated from Berklee College of Music, where he studied bass, turntablism, and electronic music performance.  While he was a student, Nick was chosen for a Numark and Akai sponsored video and an international tour of China. After graduating, Nick taught electronic music production and DJ techniques at Yale University’s summer program, and then moved to Spain to earn a master’s degree in Music…

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Anna

Anna specializes classical violin lessons, and also Irish and Scottish fiddle lessons. She combines a wealth of knowledge, with a positive, supportive style that makes her a terrific fit for violin students of all ages and levels. Anna earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music degree from University of California Los Angeles. She has performed with ensembles such as the Magik*…

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Johnny

When taking violin lessons as a kid, imagine if your traditional classical violin teacher cracked a smile and busted out a flawless Jimi Hendrix solo. Cool eh? That’s Johnny. Johnny is a terrific classical violinist, but he’s also a ripping blues/rock, country, bluegrass, Irish folk, and Balkan fiddler. As a teacher, Johnny establishes a technical foundation using the Suzuki method (a training curriculum emphasizing positive learning environments and auditory development), then proceeds in the musical direction each violin…

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Ulf

Ulf studied classical piano in Germany before studying jazz piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He completed his BM in Contemporary Writing and Production in 2006 and is the recipient of ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Scholarship, and Berklee’s Contemporary Writing and Production Award. Ulf has a real passion for teaching piano, and enjoys working with students of all ages and experience levels – from giving a first piano lesson to…

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Michael

Michael graduated from the University of Southern California’s renowned jazz performance program.  As a woodwind specialist — saxophone, clarinet and flute, Michael enjoys a wide-variety of musical styles ranging from classical to jazz to R&B.  An active performer and session musician, Michael has played on TV show soundtracks such as Suits and Grey’s Anatomy, and is performing with Brian Setzer Orchestra (“Jump Jive and Wail”), for their Christmas 2014 tour. Michael’s teaching style is…

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Will

Will holds a degree in Music Education and loves working with students of all ages and backgrounds. A stellar multi-instrumentalist and studio musician, Will teaches guitar, ukulele, mandolin, bass and tres. He enjoys helping students explore their favorite styles of music and learn to record their instruments with Logic and GarageBand. As Will says, “I believe that each student is unique, and in turn that should be reflected in lessons. I strive…

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Zack

Zack is terrific multi-instrumentalist.  He teaches bass (electric and acoustic) at Musician’s Institute, and just so happens to be an outstanding mandolin and pedal steel instructor.   Zack is adept with a broad range of styles – rock, jazz, r&b, country, bluegrass – even hip-hop! – his recent recording credits include a track on the upcoming Lupe Fiasco album! Zack teaches with a focus on technique and universal musical concepts, such as…

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Jason

Jason earned a degree in Film Scoring from Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music, where he studied jazz piano, guitar and composition.  Jason has a down-to-earth, friendly, and organized teaching style, with extensive experience working with kids and adults in a wide range of genres.  Jason is just as comfortable leading students through a Bach piece, a jazz standard, or a Radiohead song – he enjoys adapting his lessons to suit the needs and interests…

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Susie

Susie earned a doctorate in piano performance from University of Southern California, where she was awarded a merit-based full scholarship. As nice as she is talented, Susie’s supportive teaching style and many years of experience makes her a wonderful choice for piano lessons for kids and adults of all levels and styles.  Susie spent her childhood in South Korea, before moving to the United States for university.  She is fluent in both…

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Neil

Neil grew up in Cape Town, and began performing professionally at the age of 15.  He spent his teenage years playing with many famous South African artists.  Neil studied music at the University of Cape Town, and then moved to Los Angeles to study drums at Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute. Neil’s groups have opened for Tom Petty, Styx, Paul Simon, and Brian Wilson, and you can hear his drumming on TV shows such as Smallville and…

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Logan

Logan is a very talented and fun drum teacher.  A graduate of USC’s Popular Music Performance program, Logan is very versatile.  He specializes in r&b, soul, hip-hop, pop, and rock.  Logan’s music was recently used in the TV show, “Pretty Little Liars.” Logan has a deep love for teaching – whether you are a 5-year-old beginner or an adult professional, you’ll be energized by his enthusiasm and positive spirit.  Musicality, passion and simply having…

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Melody

Melody grew up in a highly musical family – She started playing the piano and singing at age seven, putting on shows after family dinners.  Her childhood listening diet was diverse —  jazz standards, classic r&b and soul, pop, rock, gospel, country and musical theater. Melody followed her passion for music studying voice and musical theater at Columbia College, and completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance at Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute. As…

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Hubie

Hubie is an easy going guitar teacher and a big believer in learning theory and musical concepts via his student’s favorite songs.  He enjoys working with students of all levels, and his goal is to get them as passionate about music and the guitar as he is! Hubie is a graduate of both Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and also U.C. Berkeley (both “Berkeleys” ;-).  He recently toured with bass player extraordinaire Nik West, and…

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Sebastien

One rainy Sunday afternoon in central Massachusetts, a restless 9-year-old Sebastien dug through his closet to find an old classical guitar, and a lifelong obsession began.  Sebastien spent his collegiate years as a Presidential Scholar at the University of Southern California’s prestigious Studio/Jazz Guitar Program studying jazz and classical guitar performance, theory, composition and songwriting while playing everything from jazz, bossa nova, rock, R&B, flamenco, fusion and funk, to blues, slide guitar…

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Thomas

Thomas has a wealth of music knowledge, and an easygoing, organized, style that makes him a terrific teacher for folks of all ages.  A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Thomas is a multi-instrumentalist – he specializes in guitar and ukulele, but also enjoys teaching drums and charango.*  Stylistically, Thomas teaches rock, blues, jazz, classical, flamenco and more.  He combines these mainstream styles with years of living in Argentina, just in case…

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Rachel

Rachel is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, and voice).  She holds a degree in jazz saxophone performance from University of Michigan. Experienced in many styles of music, Rachel especially loves performing and teaching jazz, pop, rock, funk, blues, and Balkan brass music. With her fun and nurturing personality, Rachel creates a great learning environment for all her students. Rachel is a great choice for alto and tenor saxophone students of all levels, intermediate…

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Cassie

Cassie has a sunny, enthusiastic personality – she loves teaching voice and piano students of all ages – – particularly those who like to sing and play. Cassie offers both in-home and teacher’s studio lessons. Her stylistic specialities are R&B, Pop, Rock, Country, and Gospel — She also enjoys working with beginning classical students. Cassie grew up in Massachusetts, and began performing at the age of eight.  She studied Jazz at the New England Conservatory,…

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Anthony

Anthony starting blowing audiences away his musical abilities at the young age of 7. His talents took him to national piano competitions year after year and also to arts magnet school, Denver School of the Arts where he began composing and writing songs. Anthony was awarded a full scholarship to the Berklee summer program in 2005 and won their annual songwriting competition that year. He later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from CalArts where…

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Brian

Brian graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Specializing in Jazz drumming and World Music, Brian has performed with jazz legends Wynton Marsalis, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Hal Crook and many others. Brian has toured extensively in the United States, Europe and South America, recently returning from a two week engagement in Columbia. In Los Angeles, Brian teaches, performs regularly with rock and jazz groups, and composes for film and…

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Casey

An outstanding harpist, Casey graduated from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music with a degree in Electronic Production and Design and enjoys playing, composing and designing all types of music – especially for video games!  She is a multi-instrumentalist who focuses on harp lessons, but also enjoys teaching ukulele, bass, and more. Casey is also recording/software guru – she’s a whiz at Logic Pro, Pro Tools, sample editing, and sound design.  If you…

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Tatiana

Originally from Moscow, Tatiana grew up playing classical piano and singing along with Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Pink Floyd, and Queen.  A precocious talent, Tatiana was admitted to the University of Miami’s Jazz Vocal Department at the age of 16.  Tatiana has since recorded 3 albums gathering the attention of NPR, WSJ and The American Songwriter for her unique style. Tatiana enjoys working with students of all ages.  She emphasizes technique, while…

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Brita

Brita holds a M.M. degree from UCLA in Violin Performance.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University in Montreal, and attended Interlochen Arts Academy for high school. Brita has over ten years of teaching experience with students of all levels – young beginners, advanced students, and plenty of folks in-between.  While Brita is a violin specialist, she also enjoys working with viola students, and beginning piano students.  For the adventurous, Brita plays a…

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Adam

A multi-instrumentalist, Adam teaches banjo, guitar and dobro.  He is a dazzling player, with an organized, but easy-going teaching style, who really enjoys demystifying music for his students.  Adam is equally adept with country, rock, jazz and bluegrass. Adam earned degrees in music from both the University of Virginia, and Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute, and was a national merit scholar — no kidding! Adam currently performs and records with Billy Ray Cyrus – recently…