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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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.

Hired 9 times

Serves Pasadena, CA

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1 year in business

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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

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

Exceptional 5.0

12 reviews


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Nick G.

Guitar Lessons

Val has made a name for herself as a passionate instructor with deep roster of technical skill sets. That being said, her functional skills as a project manager are just impressive. We have identical twin girls who are in the process of learning guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and voice. That’s a lot to oversee. Enter Val. Individual quarterly meetings to set goals and troubleshoot hang ups. Not only are we checking in on our progress but we work to understand why we each girl is/isn’t experiencing success in a given instrument or sub skill. We adjust the game plan and update expectations to reflect. Rinse and Repeat. With her organized approach and unmatched enthusiasm we are confident our girls will become the musicians we knew they could be. Val is a person that can not only teach, but also act as role model, inspiring young girls by embodying what is possible. Thanks Val
Apr 1, 2021
Jessica S.

Guitar Lessons

My daughter is super excited to start her lessons after meeting Val!
Mar 29, 2021
Paige C.

Val is great at what she does! I started lessons with her over zoom - and was a bit worried about how well it would go - but she was very professional, had a very comprehensive on boarding process, but was still flexible and met my personal needs. She’s an amazing teacher, a lovely person, and incredibly talented.
Feb 28, 2021
Julie G.

I am LOVING my ukulele lessons! It brings me joy each week to work on music with Val - she is the best teacher! Patient, supportive and very clear with everything she explains. My uke lessons with Val are the highlight of my week!
Feb 26, 2021
Celeste D.

My 7 year old daughter loves her piano lessons with Ms. Val. It is the highlight of her week. Ms. Val makes the lessons engaging, and she incorporates age appropriate activities and assignments. It is fun to see how much progress my daughter has made in such a short amount of time. I have a background in piano, so I wasn’t sure it would be worth paying for beginner lessons when I could start my kids on piano myself. It has totally been worth it! I didn’t realize how much of the basics I had forgotten, and my daughter is far more motivated to work with Ms. Val than with me. The virtual lesson option has been awesome during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Ms. Val has been very accommodating and willing to work with us even though we’re in a different time zone. I wasn’t sure how effective virtual lessons would be, but so far it has been great! Thank you, Val, for cultivating my daughter’s love for music.
Feb 25, 2021
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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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