The Val Larsen Music Studio - Los Angeles
The Val Larsen Music Studio - Los Angeles

The Val Larsen Music Studio - Los Angeles

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Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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Introduction: Welcome to The Val Larsen Music Studio! I offer private online lessons in Voice | Piano | Guitar | Ukulele | Harp | Music Theory & Songwriting *I LIVE IN LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA :)* I have successful ONLINE students all over the country. If you are ONLY interested in in-person lessons, please note I have an additional (negotiable) fee for traveling to local students, or California locals are welcome to travel to me.** I have a conservatory education and have made my living solely with art and music for the last decade. My goal as a teacher is to give my students the fundamental tools they would need to pursue music as a profession or as a hobby. I believe that lessons should be hard work, but also inspire a love for music and performing, and most of all be FUN! I strive to build an environment that reaches for excellence through self-discipline and determination, while being kind and encouraging with my students. What are you looking for in a teacher? What are you specifically hoping to learn? I'm always trying to expand my skillset to meet my students' needs.

Current Top Pro

Hired 22 times

Serves Pasadena, CA

Background checked

2 years in business

Payment methods

PayPal, Venmo

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

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

Featured Projects

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  • Long Way Down - Original Song


  • I am LOVING my ukulele lessons! It brings me joy e

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

Exceptional 5.0

18 reviews


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Heather e.
May 4, 2022
I have done both voice and guitar lessons with Valerie for nearly 8 months now, and it has been very rewarding! Valerie has been fun to work with, is very knowledgeable, and encourages you even if you feel self conscious of yourself. I don't feel like I strain my voice anymore when I sing, yay! If you're on the fence about lessons, just do it, it's worth it!
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Taoheed J.
May 5, 2022

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I've been working with Val for a while now. Amazing instructor in the sense she is extremely patient and does her best in tailoring her teaching strategy that suits your needs. Having a positive outlook definitely adds on to her to being a great instructor. Highly recommend!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
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Kendall M.
Jan 14, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

I worked with Val to practice a song as a surprise for my fiancé/husband at our wedding - really loved my weekly Zooms, she helped put me at ease and also taught several key things that made some big improvements. Thank you!!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • R&B • Pop • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
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Creed L.
May 6, 2022
I’ve had three of my children working with Val and they have loved it! Each has developed in their skill in beautiful ways whether in voice, guitar or harp. I couldn’t recommend Val more, she’s wonderful!
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EmmaLee L.
May 4, 2022
The devotion and care Val puts into every aspect of teaching is amazing. Her relatability and way of making things fun is a huge benefit along with her incredible acumen as a musician, actress and artist. Honestly…working with Val is a no brainer in my opinion!
Background Check

Valerie Larsen


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I generally like to do a free 20 minute consult just to get to know each other and talk about your goals for lessons and mentorship. I really like to get a sense of what your hopes and dreams are so that we're spending your lesson time on the things that you most care about.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been studying music since I was 6 years old. I started with private lesson in the piano, harp and voice. I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the Boston Conservatory in Musical Theater, as well as a decade of experience being a full time artist. I've lived in Boston, New York and am now based in Los Angeles.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Music has been a major part of my life since I was very young. My family are all musicians. I grew up listening to my mom teach private piano, violin and cello lessons in our basement. I was playing in family ensembles from a very young age, and have always loved being an artist at heart.

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