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Guitar Lessons Tarzana, CA

Guitar Lessons in
Tarzana, CA

Musika has been offering Tarzana Guitar Lessons since 2001. Our guitar teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured Tarzana Guitar Teachers

David I

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I have been in the music business and teaching guitar for over ten years. I am equally qualified to teach children, adults and everyone in between! With over ten years of experience working in youth music programs I have learned a variety of games and fun activities that are particularly effective in engaging young learners. My main goal with children is to get them hooked on music so they'll turn it into a life long pursuit. I am a warm, sincere person and I enjoy developing a relationship with each one of my students. I am very patient yet I expect nothing less than excellence of myself and my students.

Gabriel W

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Gabriel is a guitar player, musician, composer, producer and educator who has been teaching music for over 15 years. He has an undergraduate degree in music composition and theory, a Masters degree in Jazz Guitar, a Masters in Musicology, and he was a Doctoral Candidate in music at the University of Southern California.   Gabriel is originally from Maryland, in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and began his musical explorations on the piano as a child, before teaching himself guitar as a teenager. While attending Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, Gabriel began formal lessons in jazz guitar with Tom Kozic (a student of Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, Tal Farlow, and Kenny Burrell) and Dr. Theodore Conner, as well as classical music theory and composition with Douglas Ovens. During his education, Gabriel was a member of several jazz improvisational groups, a big band orchestra, and he also played in the pit orchestra for musical productions. After graduating cum laude with a degree in Music, Gabriel made his way to Chicago to work on a Masters in Jazz Studies at DePaul University, studying with Bob Palmieri (a student of John Scofield) Dr. Robert Lark, and Peter Ballin. While at DePaul he continued to play and record in several jazz combos and big bands, while also finding the time to jam at some of the great blues bars in the city.   Leaving Chicago behind in 2003, Gabriel traveled to Los Angeles to pursue his Doctorate in Musicology at the University of Southern California, where he studied Indian classical music, Jazz History, and 20th century Western art music, receiving a Masters in Musicology along the way and becoming a Doctoral Candidate. As part of his coursework, he continued his guitar studies with David Becker and Tim Kobza, while also sitting in on master classes with Joe Diorio, Sid Jacobs, Pat Martino, Steve Trovato, and Pat Metheny. For his Ethnomusicology studies, Gabriel learned to play the tabla, a set of hand drums from India. He learned even more about Indian culture and music while abroad in India for 6 months in the fall/winter of 2006/2007, researching for his dissertation. Gabriel's fascination with Indian music has influenced not only his compositional writing and improvisational style, but also his teaching approach. In 2010, Gabriel decided to leave his academic studies to pursue his performance and teaching career full time.   Aside from his academic studies, Gabriel has performed and recorded throughout California, the Southwest, East Coast, MidWest and India with several bands and artists.   Currently, Gabriel is performing with the prog-rock/jam band Quactus, singer-songwriter Malynda Hale, and singer-songwriter Dee Dee Pickard, in addition to doing studio work with several local artists, and composing at his home studio.   Some of his favorite guitar players include: Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Scott Henderson, Jimmy Herring, Trey Anastasio, Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Al Di Meola, Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Grant Green, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteem, Rusty Cooley, and many more.    

John E

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John is a Grammy Nominated Music Educator who combines his intensive formal music training with over 30 years of professional performance experience to create customized curriculums designed for rapid growth and sustained interest by his students. He makes each lesson an enjoyable journey of self-discovery and accomplishment. John shows his students of all ages from beginning to advanced, how to make Music with their Instument, which is more FUN than being taught to just play the Instrument. Instruments Taught: Saxophones, Guitars, Clarinets, Flutes, Piano Keyboards, Voice, Percussion and Recorder Subjects Taught: Music Theory, Sight-Reading, Sight-Singing, Ear Training, Music History, Music Business, Composition, Arranging and Songwriting

Joong-In R

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I am a classical trained musician. I was brought up in Bloomington Indiana, the home of the no.1 rated music school in the States (by the teacher's association). Ever since I was 10, I was involved with the University music life. I had the fortune to study with Janos Starker - perhaps the greatest cello technician in the world! His playing style is comfortable, clean, natural, and free of tension problems. Anyone can learn this great technique and benefit from it. I stress this technique on all of the instruments we teach. I was the best teacher in Los Angeles area for producing the most competition winners of SYMF a few years back (cello).  

Peter H

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Hi! I'm a Long Beach based songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel and slide). I began studying the guitar at the age of five.  A long-shot demo tape of classical guitar earned me a ticket to Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music doing a doubler major in performance and engineering. I graduated in 1991. I've played lots of music professionally and made my living by music. Not just the guitar, Music. I also like to have fun with it and that's the biggest part of it.
 
 

Why Choose Musika

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Convenient

People are busy these days, we get that. So we work around your schedule, giving you the option of taking lessons right in the comfort of your own home.

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Our instructors have been hand-picked for their high standard of musical excellence & love of teaching.

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More Information About Guitar Lessons

It is recommended that young students begin by learning on smaller, half or three-quarter sized guitars. For older students, they may want to start off on an electric guitar - but only if they find it comfortable enough to hold and play. For $150 - $200, a brand new student model guitar can purchased. However, this price does not include the cost of buying an amplifier or guitar leads, which are essential for an electric guitar player. Consider buying the highest quality instrumentation your budget will permit, as the better the quality, the easier the instrument will be to play. This makes learning and playing much more enjoyable for the student, and will therefore help them to progress quicker.
Musika deals primarily with home lessons for students. The location is the only difference between our in-home lessons and our studio lessons. As they do not have to travel to their lessons, home guitar lessons can be highly convenient for those parents and students with a busy schedule. For younger students in particular, having guitar lessons in the comfort of their own home can be of great benefit. They will feel more safe and relaxed in familiar surroundings, allowing them to focus on learning and enjoying playing the guitar.
The most important thing is that students learn how to have fun when they are playing the guitar! It can be a challenge to master the basics, and it does take a lot of practice, but with the proper teacher, students can be playing their favorite songs without too much trouble. Topics covered during guitar lessons include: learning the notes, open chords, and barre chords, learning how to strum and pluck with the fingers and pick, and also sightreading techniques and music theory.
At Musika, we suggest that adult learners begin their guitar lessons with a clear and achievable goal to work towards. For beginners, this might be to learn to play a few of their favorite songs, or maybe to develop their own compositional skills! Advanced players may have a specific technique they wish to improve or to take their general playing to the next level. Learning to play the guitar can take time, and it may take months before you start to realize your goals. With regular lessons and practice, our teachers can ensure you achieve those goals.
Students are able to start taking guitar lessons with Musika at age 6. Students of this age will find it much easier to learn on a half-sized classical guitar with nylon strings, and will start their musical development by learning simple melodies on the top strings. As students advance, they will start to form a range of different chords and learn to play more challenging songs - usually by ages 7-8. Often students will progress onto using a full size guitar by the ages of 10-12. During these years, students usually develop a taste for rock music want to play the electric guitar.

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