Hi! I love hearing from prospective students near and far inquiring about private lessons and would be happy to answer any questions you have. I teach students of all levels/ages both in the greater Los Angeles area and by Skype worldwide. I am less focused on children’s first lessons and more focused on working with teens/adults and advanced musicians wanting to greatly expand their horizons. I teach a fundamental understanding of music as a language, making music more accessible by ear and giving a complete understanding of how chords and songs work.
As you may have noticed, I teach without notation (sheet music). A complete understanding of music without notation involved is not just possible, but preferable. That way, if you go on to notation, you will understand what is being notated. And if you’re like the millions of people who do not get or want to use notation, you still can function at the highest levels of performance and interpretation. I am not saying notation is not useful or functional; just that understanding and context are usually not included in traditional lessons, leaving many players able to read but without any voice of their own. Imagine if every time you wanted to speak, you had to pull a script out of your pocket! Music is a language and speaking it is something everyone can do, including you.
I am based in Southern California, and will travel to your home within a 25 mile radius of the Conejo Valley, including:
Calabasas, Malibu, Westlake Village, Winnetka, Topanga, Tarzana, Encino, Reseda, Canoga Park, Pt. Dume, Serra Retreat, Castellammare, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Venice, Westwood, Bel Air, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Valley Village, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Laurel Canyon, Beverly Glen, Coldwater Canyon