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Darion

Darion was originally classically trained, but his true passion lies in playing and writing rock music, especially progressive rock. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2018 with a degree in Professional Music, with concentrations in songwriting and performance. Darion also is very interested in synthesizers and sound design, and creates patches for his own music. His approach to teaching involves targeting students’ musical interests and rearranging songs to match students’…

Elise

Elise is a singer, pianist, dancer, and actor based in Los Angeles. Highly trained in piano and voice Elise teaches all ages! She specializes in individualizing her lesson plans to fit her students’ needs. From classical to rock and pop Elise has you covered. Find your inner heart song as a singer, pianist and artist with her as she keeps you motivated and making music. Originally from Buffalo, Elise moved to New…

Seth

Seth earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from the prestigious Lamont School of Music. He later received advanced training in Audio Engineering at Musicians Institute. Seth is a skilled instrumentalist and has expertise in assisting at multiple levels of music production, including writing and arranging as a composer, singing harmonies, playing piano and horn parts, producing, mixing, and engineering. He has had the honor of working with Grammy winning…

Douglas

In his youth in southeast Nebraska, Douglas excelled in classical piano studies, continuing at the University of Kansas and the University of Utah receiving his degree in Music Theater. He also acted in musicals and played trombone in the University Jazz Band which played at the Montreaux Jazz Festival. This spurred his quest for travel and he returned to Europe years later directing and singing with The Singing Waiters who toured for…

John

Originally from Fürth, Germany, John studied piano from a young age and won prizes at the Nuremberg Piano Competition and other regional events. As a violinist, he became concertmaster of the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra where he fell in love with the art of conducting. John has performed extensively on both the piano and violin, appearing as a violin soloist with the Klanglust! Chamber Orchestra on several occasions and traveling to many…

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Lucas

Lucas is a film composer, music producer, songwriter, and teacher with one studio feature film recently scored under his belt and an eclectic catalog of music distributed internationally. He was raised up and down the west coast of the United States from its southern to northern tips, including 3rd grade through 7th grade in Mexico. Piano lessons at a young age lead to rock bands, flamenco guitar, and theatre in High School,…

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Tracey

Tracey is a relatable and empathetic individual highly versed in her craft. Her rich experiences and roles, understood both as student and teacher, create a learning environment that uniquely molds to each individual’s style and preferences. Tracey has 3 years experience as a MTAC certified private music teacher. Her kind sensitivity and awareness lends her ease in instructing and welcoming all ages and levels! Tracey earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance…

Cliff

Cliff Retallick is a music professional living in the Long Beach area of Los Angeles. He learned to play the piano sitting on his mother’s lap so he could reach the keys. His mother was a piano teacher so he was constantly surrounded by both music and the joy that it brings to those who learn it. He started teaching to complement his career as a professional pianist, composer and producer and…

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Sophie

Starting lessons as soon as she could talk, Sophie has always had a passion for music. After growing up in Denver and graduating at the top of her class with an International Baccalaureate diploma, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue further musical endeavors. She is a classically trained piano player and is fluent in both guitar and voice with a deep understanding of music theory. Sophie is up and coming in…

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Matthew

Matthew is a formerly signed Independent artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. Spending his formative years in Morocco with his Norwegian-American father and his African-American mother before moving to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Matthew fell in love with music as a young boy. Introduced by his supportive musician father to the songwriting of The Beatles, the stage presence and undeniable showmanship of James Brown and the epic artistry of Michael Jackson, Matthew didn’t…

Filipa

Filipa was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and has been spreading the magic of music for 8 years in Los Angeles and 13 years in total including Europe and Asia. She is classically trained and a professional musician that specializes in piano and flute. Although her classical training, she can easily surprise you by playing the latest music hits as well. Filipa will teach you composition, improvisation, music theory, solfeggio, and ear training.…

Louise

Louise is a Los Angeles based Opera Singer. She earned her Master’s in Vocal Performance from UCLA in June of 2022, and plans on spending her time in Los Angeles performing for as many people as possible. Louise made her operatic debut in 2017, and has since sang many leading baritone roles at houses across the United States. She recently made her international debut, as Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin! Louise is…

Scotty

Scotty Bramer is a guitarist, composer, musical artist, and educator from Los Angeles, California. Since graduating from USC’s Thornton School of Music in 2011, he has performed and toured with numerous musicians and artists in SoCal and around the country. Scotty has also played for countless weddings and special events as a solo guitarist, leader, and sideman. He has led his own trio for 11+ years, and has recently been performing and…

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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 experience levels, but particularly students on the more advanced end of the…

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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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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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Ari

Ari is a wonderfully talented saxophonist (tenor sax lessons and alto sax lessons), clarinetist, composer, and arranger, with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Sonoma State University. As a teacher, Ari works with his students to build a strong technical foundation on their instrument, while exploring great music and studying music theory. Students of all styles are welcome – Ari enjoys working with students interested in jazz, blues, rock, pop,…

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Alex’s specialties include jazz and classical piano lessons, film scoring, and music recording/production. Alex holds degrees from UH (classical piano), and USC (master’s degree in film scoring), and enjoys working with eager students of all levels. As Alex explains, “my favorite students are those that show a curiosity to expand their musical tastes and have interest in being CREATIVE while they play. Outside-the-box students are some of the best to work with,…

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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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Alex C

Alex is a dazzling classical pianist and composer for film, video and games. He’s also a music software expert (Logic, Pro Tools, Vienna Ensemble Pro, Finale, Sibelius) Alex earned a Master of Music in Screen Scoring from USC, where he received the Betty Rose Collaboration Award and was selected for a mentorship with James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight, King Kong, Signs). He studied piano under Tomoko Kanamaru at the College of…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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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Anastasia

Anastasia is a classical voice specialist, who holds a master’s of music from University of Southern California. She offers voice lessons to students as young as 9 years-old, and especially enjoys working with classical, pop, jazz, and musical theater styles. Anastasia also also enjoys teaching piano to students as young as 3 years old. Her goal as a teacher is to help each student find their own voice through developing a solid…

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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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Ashley

Voice lessons with Ashley are a blast. She is a wonderfully talented singer who was featured on season 12 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Ashley’s teaching style is warm and supportive – she’s great with kids, and adults too! Ashley and earned a B.A. in Jazz Voice from University of Miami, and does a lot of professional session singing (recording). As you might guess, she’s terrific with a broad range of styles –…

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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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Katherine

Katherine specializes in voice lessons (all levels), flute and piano (through intermediate levels) – she’s dynamite with pop, r&b, and hip-hop/rap. Katherine also enjoys working with jazz, musical theater, classical, opera and choral music students. As a teacher, Katherine believes in positive reinforcement and encouragement, building upon strengths, and conquering weaknesses with lots of love and patience. Her sweet teaching style makes her a terrific fit for kids and shy singers! Aside…

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Syreeta

*Syreeta is not currently accepting new students.  Please call first for availability. 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…

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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…