Dr. James Lent
Dr. James Lent

Dr. James Lent

Typically responds in about 47 min

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Exceptional 5.0(31)
Licensed
Top Pro
Exceptional 5.0(31)
Licensed
$250/hour
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Responds in about 47 min

Introduction: I have extensive experience in many areas with a Doctor of Music Degree from Yale, and am on the faculty at AMDA and UCLA teaching many genres of music including pop, musical theater, and classical- piano and voice. I love helping people of all levels discover their potential and watching their growth! In vocal teaching- I have helped many singers expand their range, sing with less tension, feel more confident using a variety of techniques I have gathered from many professional singers, studied with the best teachers in Los Angeles and New York, and singers are often shocked how quickly they find more ease in their singing and greater confidence! I am effective at turning on the mix for both male and female voices, and helpful to singers at all stages of their development. I can also provide piano tracks for singers, and can transpose karaoke tracks upon request. I like to split our time between technical exercises and songs. In piano teaching- I am happy to teach both classical and popular styles. For beginning and intermediate students I find the piano adventures series to be especially good for all ages, supplemented with pieces that the students are passionate about. In advanced players, I find that a combination of pieces I suggest and music that excites the student work well! I love preparing my students for the CM certificate of merit evaluations through MTAC, and other competitive events! I am also effective in getting intermediate players to read music faster and more effectively!
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Current Top Pro

Hired 44 times

Serves North Hollywood, CA

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21 years in business

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2021

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2022

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

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George H.
May 9, 2022
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I truly love my sessions with Dr. Lent. He feels the individual specifics of my vocal instrument and finds a unique approach considering my individual needs.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 4+ yrs of formal training • R&B • Classical • Pop • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Singing Lessons
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Delila G.
Jan 22, 2022
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This man has changed the way I sing forever in the BEST way possible. I find no need to look for other teachers as his advice is truly given with a purpose. After just one voice lesson you will see improvement, I can guarantee it. I absolutely love each lesson I have with him and in my opinion, it is worth every penny and more. Not only that but he is such a comfortable energy to be around! You will be very satisfied :)

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Pop • R&B • Musical theater • What the teacher recommends • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

Singing Lessons
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Cameron e.
Nov 23, 2020
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From literally zero experience in music or singing, in just 3 sessions Dr.Lent has gotten me to an entire new level of singing! Just practice what he preaches and you’ll be set! Thanks Dr. !

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Pop • R&B • Classical • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
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Emily C.
Aug 7, 2020
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I’ve been taken lessons from James for almost 2 years. I first chose James not only because of his incredible education, DMA from Yale, multiple national competition winnings, and accomplished career, but most importantly he is versatile in all music genre, classical, jazz, pop, musical theater...etc. James is fun and friendly. He is very good at pointing out problems, offering solutions to solve the problems and working with me patiently until I get it. He is also observant and sensitive to my personality and always handpicks music pieces that I really enjoy playing. Musically, he offers suggestions but at the same time allows me to develop my own style. He is an impressive pianist. I am always fascinated to hear him play especially when he is being creative and improvising! The lessons are always engaging and inspiring. An hour always goes by so fast when it’s fun. Occasionally, I saw him teaching other students before starting my lesson and found him really flexible and adaptive to different students personalities and needs, a classic trait of an effective competent teacher. Thinking back to the first lesson I took with James, I realized how much I’ve learned and improved in the past 2 years. I am very happy to have found him to guide me on a hobby I am passionate about. I highly recommend him as a piano teacher for students of all levels, all ages and all genres.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 4+ yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • I travel to the piano teacher • The piano teacher travels to me

Piano Lessons
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Brenda M.
Jul 26, 2021
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Thank you, Dr. Lent for making our proposal unforgettable! As the regulations surrounding the pandemic kept changing, Dr. Lent was incredibly kind and professional. He made sure I felt supported at every step of the planning and ensured safety measures were followed. His experience and talent was undeniably evident as he played all the pieces I selected for the proposal. It was wonderful to hear all the pieces come together in a single melody. You will be more than overjoyed to have Dr. Lent serénate you at any event!

Details: General event / party • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Piano • Other • Jazz / Blues • Variety • Outdoors

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License Type: Public School Teacher (CA)

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