|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
Music lessons with Steve
About this pro
11 years in business
6 hires on Thumbtack
I’d definitely recommend him.Jan 10, 2018Verified
He's on time, easy to follow, and he's very easy going.Aug 4, 2017Verified
He has been wonderful to work with.Aug 8, 2017Verified
Thumbtack CustomerJun 26, 2017
My son has been learning the guitar for over a year now at two different music schools. His progress was slow and lackluster at best. The school and teachers seemed to be just going through the motions and each time I talked to them they would just nod their heads and say "he's doing great." Progress was S-L-O-W... It wasn't until I tried these one on one private classes with Steve that my son showed immediate weekly progress and improvement. It really does make a big difference when you find a good teacher who actually knows how to teach and push a kid the right way. I'm thankful for meeting Steve and would highly recommend him as a teacher. He cares and likes teaching kids. You can't pretend with something like that... Thanks Steve!Apr 12, 2017Verified
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to start by learning a little about my new student: How much prior experience do you have? What are your goals in music? (Do you want to pursue music as a career or for enjoyment at home) How much time do you have for practicing? What music do you love? (styles, bands, etc.) Then we dive in! My goal as a teacher is to get students playing the music they love as quickly as we can. I set clear practicing goals and write everything down so students can have clear practicing instructions throughout the week. During the first lesson I also discuss extra materials that will be helpful to students including books, recordings, and equipment (if necessary).
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a bachelors degree from Cal State Long Beach in music performance with a focus in percussion. While studying for my degree I took many extra classes including orchestration, film scoring, electronic music, recording techniques and jazz piano. I have studied privately on all of the instruments I teach.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I studied music privately with many amazing teachers for over 12 years. Over time I came to understand the way the best teachers organize information and make complex techniques easier to understand by breaking them down into their component parts. After studying music in college, I started teaching and found out quickly that I am as passionate about educating as I am about playing.