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10 hires on Thumbtack
Interested musical styles
Renae A.Jul 7, 2017Verified
We had a wonderful time meeting Dory. He has a beautiful studio, is generous with his time and very knowledgable.Apr 9, 2017Verified
I've had a handful of music teachers throughout my life and Dory is head and shoulders above the rest. He has a knack for explaining the concepts of music theory with great clarity and enthusiasm. In addition to his proficiency at playing and teaching music, Dory is also very well-organized and attentive. His lessons are focused and purposeful. If you're at all thinking of learning piano, guitar, or music in general I cannot recommend Dory enough!Jun 20, 2016Verified
Dory is an extraordinary teacher and musician. He teaches the underlying principles of music - not just rote playing and practice. And, he makes it fun.May 24, 2016
I started taking lessons with Dory to improve my technique, knowledge of classical music, and music composition skills. I was already a gigging musician and music teacher at the time, but he helped me hone my craft and fix up some issues in my playing. Dory has great attention to detail and uses practical methods to help his students focus on the specific songs and techniques they are working on. Thanks again, Dory!Apr 19, 2016
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$30 for 30 minute lessons $40 for 45 minute lessons $50 for 60 minute lessons
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I tailor my approach to suit the needs and interest of each student. I emphasize important fundamental skills, including music literacy and proper technique, and carefully select pieces for each student based on their level. Most of my students enjoy a blend of classical, pop, jazz, and other styles, though some choose to focus on a genre or two of their liking.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a classically trained pianist with a BA in music composition. In addition to my work as an educator, I am a performer, accompanist, and composer. I am on the faculty at the Southern California Conservatory of Music and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.