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Singing lesson for beginner
Located in Torrance, California, Peaceland Music offers instruction on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, mandolin, banjo, violin and digital audio recording techniques to students of all ages at various levels of proficiency. Our instructors include James Musser, John Whitehead and Dennis McGarry. At Peaceland Music, we aim to provide students with training to help them reach their musical goals, as well as other life goals. While our main focus is providing musical training, much of what we teach can be used to enrich different areas of someone's life. Many students have taken our approach towards learning music and used it to reach their academic or business goals. Motivation and intention is the key!
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Michael, from my first lesson was so attentive to what I wanted to learn. Kind of in passing, I told him that I loved to sing but was afraid to so he really coaxed me to sing along to all the guitar songs I was learning (I really do not think that any other guitar teacher would have bothered...like "not my job". But, not Michael, he took that on as his job because he recognized that it was important to me). Likewise, when I would show an interest in a particular type of music (i.e. I like acoustic and more mellow, verging on country even), he found songs like that for me and he taught me my songs I had picked even though I doubt that they would have been his picks. In summary, he wanted me to relate to and enjoy the music; the lessons are all about what I want to get out of them...with professional guidance along the way as well. The other thing I want to definitely mention is that, Michael is top-knotch, professional and KNOWS music. He encouraged me to not only learn songs to play but to understand the theory of the music in those songs. I feel very proficient in music theory after taking classes with Michael. I not only play the stuff but I "get it." I understand the technical theory involved. I really think that this is something not every guitar teacher brings to the table or encourages. Many just do not know it! With Michael, we can move from guitar to piano so that he can illustrate something about chords in a key or the difference between major, minor, dominant and diminished chords. Bottom line, I have fun during my lesson but I learn so much more than memorizing chord shapes on the guitar. And, when I play and sing a song...well, it really feels great! Honestly, he is the BEST! He just cares so much about you learning all you can regarding music and he knows how to teach it so that you get to understand what can at first seem so unfamiliar. Michael has the holistic approach. He makes music familiar, logical, relatable and, most of all, Enjoyable. As his student, thumbs-up!
I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level. Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary. Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute. I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly.
Guitar, Drum, Bass and Piano Lessons by Damien Smith Damien Smith is a professional musician and teacher with 20 years of experience located in the Long Beach area. As a dedicated and serious instructor with a bachelor's degree in music, he is well-versed in rock, blues, funk, jazz and music theory. During every lesson, Damien will address your specific needs and customize the lessons to your musical taste and skill level. Guitar/Bass lessons include technique, accuracy, articulation, speed, chord formulas and progressions, arpeggios, improvised leads, scales (major, minor, pentatonic, blues scale, harmonic, melodic, etc.), ear training, and reading (notation and tablature). Drum lessons include rudiments, reading (snare drum and drum set), sticking exercises, drum set technique, rock variations, jazz coordination, Latin rhythms, and African patterns. Use your favorite songs to learn everything you need to know about theory and performance. With a little discipline, you will learn how to play an instrument quickly and have the skill necessary to perform like a professional. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Damien's virtual recital program where the student can show all of their friends and family how they are progressing on their instrument. To schedule a complimentary introduction lesson with Damien, contact him directly via phone or email. Lessons are conducted at a regular time every week at Damien's private studio in Long Beach and cost $50.00 per hour and $30.00 per half hour. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
I took guitar lessons from Craig once a week for six months. I liked the way the way he set up his Skype camera so I could watch his fingers as he was showing me different chords and scales. I found Craig to be very knowledgeable about all kinds of music and had great answers to my various questions. His personality is very outgoing and entertaining and that made the lessons fun. I would highly recommend Craig to anyone.
If you are in LA, a beginner at bass, and thinking about taking lessons, David Hylton is your top choice. I decided last year that I wanted to take some lessons. I found David's ad on Craigslist and sent him an email. For me, I wanted something enjoyable to do with my spare time so it was more that than learning technique. David can teach at any level and is a very professional guy. Plus he is enjoyable to be around as a person. You will enjoy every lesson and leave them feeling that you have learned a great deal.
Ms. Ford lays out the foundation of rhythm and tempo to its basic core. She is able to break down difficult pieces for piano to a level of understanding that even beginners could comprehend. I am very appreciative to have her as my instructor.