Steve Lockwood

Los Angeles, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I am a "tried and true" professional who has considered it his life and work to be a professional musician. Many may wonder about qualifications to teach something like music, or especially jazz. There is no better qualification than having been professional in this field. Only then, can one impart all of the different types of techniques that are necessary for success.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Sharing my love of music with someone who cares about music and the joys that music can bring. No matter how far one may go in music, a feeling of accomplishment in playing or singing music is almost incomparable to anything else when it comes to self-realization and happiness. For a student to be serious is a thing of beauty. I wish they all were!!!

Location

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Times hired on Thumbtack

8

Reviews

5 Reviews
  • Matthew R. Nov 3, 2015
    Piano Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
  • Daniel S. Apr 8, 2015
    Steve has such a great attitude towards teaching and really helps motivate me to practice every week. I tried 3 different teachers before Steve and what I love about his method is that there is, in fact, a method. He has a very well thought out, step by step approach to teaching jazz and I've already seen/heard myself improve drastically in just a few lessons. Highly recommend him!
    Steve L. Apr 12, 2015

    Thanks Daniel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Steve

  • Alex D. Sep 5, 2014
    Steve is extremely talented and for all his talent, incredibly patient with those not so talented, namely me. I loved that Steve found piano works from my obscure favorite composer that I could play and learn from. Theory really is a bitch but Steve's warmth and encouragement has kept me going strong.
  • Erinn B. Feb 25, 2013
    Steve has been a great asset to my piano playing experience. His experience and knowledge of the jazz idiom is just what I was looking for. I look forward to many more lessons with him and feel like my learning has just begun.
  • Bivas B. Jan 15, 2013
    Piano Lessons
    Verified Review
    Found Steve here. Been taking lessons for over a month now. He is easy to get along with, a fun teacher...has a great improvisational style of playing the piano and he is patient. Looking forward to continuing on with my lessons.

Q&A

What types of customers have you worked with?
Most of my students are adults who are amateur musicians with a passion for jazz, or young (20's) professionals looking to shore up there technique and theory for whatever the work ahead.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
First, please have a good idea of what your goals are, and be ready to talk about them. Second, as you look for a teacher, make sure you understand their curriculum for you. Third, make sure you have two things: a good instrument to practice on, and enough time and dedication to do the work necessary to achieve your goals.