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30 Min.

1/week, billed monthly
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Bass
Ages 8 - 12
Join The Band
Ryan G

INTRO TO MUSIC (Ages 8-12yrs)

Intro to Music Camp is a fun week-long camp that introduces a variety of instruments to new
music students between 8 and 12 years old. Each day we introduce a new instrument to our
campers and work towards playing a song together by the end of the week. Our friendly studio
environment encourages kids to have fun trying new instruments like guitar, piano, drums,
singing and bass guitar. We also introduce ear training exercises to help understand what they
are hearing when they listen to music.
Previous musical experience is not a requirement for the Intro to Music Camp

Please pack a sack lunch (and a snack or two!).
We have water and juice boxes available at the studio.
Pizza brought in on Fridays, followed by an in-studio performance for family and friends.

 

Monday, Jun. 13 - Friday, Jun. 17
9:00am - 2:00pm Daily

$529.00   Register

Drums (ages 2+)

Anthony O

Anthony knows firsthand the joy that music brings to his students.  By indentifying their distinct way of learning, he will create a personalized lesson plan tailored for each individual student.  With a lighthearted demeanor Anthony's teaching style has been a fulfilling experience for his students.

Anthony is a well-rounded drummer with over eighteen years behind the drum kit.  He is well-versed in many styles of music including rock, jazz, blues, funk, reggae, and everything in-between.

Originally from Palm Beach, Florida, Anthony began his drumming experience as a young teen in rock and funk bands.  Seeking to broaden his skills, Anthony moved to California to study in the PIT program at Musicians Insititute in Hollywood.  For over a decade, he has worked as a teacher, live performer, and session musician in Los Angeles.

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Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 2+),   Ukulele (ages 2+),   Voice/Piano Combo (ages 2+),   Voice (ages 2+)

Bianca N

Voice, Piano, and Ukulele

Bianca's passion for teaching and music started at a young age when she began training at 12yrs old.  Bianca believes that music is good for both the mind and the soul, and that everyone at any age should have fun with it.  Seeing her students blossom at their craft is what Bianca lives for.

Bianca is a recent graduate of the Musician's Institute where she received a Bachelor's in Vocal Performance in Contemporary Styles.  Prior to MI Bianca trained for six years at the El Paso Conservatory of Music in classical music and was a proud teen member of a professional, touring, all-girls choir.

Voice:  Bianca has over ten years of training in classical, musical theater, and all contemporary styles.  Vocal technique is one of her favorite things to teach.  Bianca strives for her students to become versatile, well-educated musicians.  Note: Voice students are still required to wear masks for in-studio lessons.

Piano: Bianca has been playing piano and singing since was a toddler.  Bianca considers herself a music theory buff and likes to weave it into all of her lessons.

Ukulele: Bianca has been playing the ukulele since high school, and accompanies herself on the ukulele for her solo vocal performances.


Student Google Review: A Suero. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thank you Join The Band for giving me the space and opportunity to grow as a musician. Being here has taught me so much; I look forward to my lessons every week

A special shout out to Bianca for being such a patient, encouraging and holistic vocal teacher. She is very passionate about singing and proper technique, I can't wait to get started working on our songs together!

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Drums (ages 5+)

Dave A

Dave Allen graduated from the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music with a Degree in Music and Performing Arts.  After moving to Los Angeles from Australia, Dave completed the Post Graduate Encore Program at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA.  

Dave has been teaching professionally for over 30 years and loves teaching the drums as much as he loves to play the drums.
Dave specializes in teaching all styles of drumming, and loves to teach students of all ages, from the “wee little ones” to our seniors.  All levels too, the beginners, the kids auditioning for Jazz programs for school and college, and the students who just want to take their drumming to the next level. Whatever age or level, Dave and his students just have fun playing music!  Helping students to create this drumming happy place is what inspires him to teach the most.

Dave has recorded drums on movie and TV soundtracks including: 'American Pie', 'Crash', 'Power Rangers' and 'Me, Myself and Irene', 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', 'Smallville', and the Curious George Cartoons on PBS and HULU. 

In addition, Dave has recorded music for all 6 Disneyland Theme Parks around the world. Dave has also played drums with numerous singers including, Leonard Cohen, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Brett Michaels and Paul Reiser. 


Parent Google Review: V Manthena   5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"We couldn’t have asked for a better drum teacher! Dave is such a kind and caring teacher who makes learning how to play the drums a truly fun and exciting experience. Furthermore, he is so skilled at working with kids of all needs, in an inclusive and welcoming way! We highly recommend him to anyone!

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Guitar (ages 5+),   Ukulele (ages 5+)

David F

Please note:  David offering Tuesday lessons in-person; online lessons on all other days.

David is a master guitar teacher who has been with JTB for over fifteen years and brings fifty years of teaching experience to the table. Comfortable with students of all ages and levels, David will create a custom lesson plan just for you.
 
David  is a seasoned jazz, bluegrass, blues and rock guitarist. Finger- style jazz (Chet Atkins) is one of his specialties.  In addition to guitar, David also excels on the banjo, mandolin and ukulele.  
 
Many of David’s students have gone on to study music in college and pursue music careers.   It is not uncommon for college grads to resume their lessons with David.  He has current students who have been studying with him for 15+ years!
 

Student Google Review: C Margolis  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
"David!! You are a fabulous teacher and an even more fabulous person! Your unwavering support and compassion is unmatched. I thank you for challenging me, believing in me, and inspiring me to be a better guitar player and better person in the world. You are so appreciated and loved by all your students, including me!"

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Guitar (ages 5+)

David S

David Shorr is an enthusiastic guitar teacher with over 10 years of experience. David received his Bachelor of Music from the Jazz Studies program at Cal State University Northridge where he studied guitar with Larry Koonse (Seth McFarlane, Karrin Allyson, Tierney Sutton, Billy Childs, etc).


David's teaching style can be described as structured, rewarding, and most of all, fun! In addition to teaching students how to play their favorite songs, David also makes use of various method books to give all his students a strong foundation in reading music notation and guitar fundamentals. 


Whether your interest is electric rock guitar shredding, folk acoustic strumming, jazz and improvisation, or even classical guitar technique, and everything in between, David can help you achieve. David's absolute favorite thing about teaching is seeing the pride in a student's face when they nail something they've been working really hard on!


As a professional musician, David's experience has taken him from stage to screen performing with acts such as Postmodern Jukebox, on TV shows like The Comedians (Billy Crystal and Josh Gadd – live to tape performance), Jane the Virgin (on camera performance), Deadwood (2019 movie – on camera performance). David has also recorded guitar on various short films and games with industry greats like video game composer Austin Wintory.

Parent Google Review: P Duca  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"We LOVE Join The Band!!
Our son has done the band program, which is amazing and also takes guitar lessons from David S. David is the VERY best! David’s love of teaching shines bright and it's clear that he has a genuine interest in our sons development which we appreciate very much. His support, encouragement and enthusiasm means to world to our family. My son loves his lessons with David because he's "fun and teaches me lots of new things.”


We feel very lucky to be part of the Join The Band family - We love the entire staff, they are always so helpful, caring and encouraging!
Thank you David and JTB!
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Piano (ages 3+),   Voice (ages 5+)

Frank R

Frank has a Master’s in vocal Music Performance from Florida State University and has played piano since he was a child.  He has developed just as strong a passion for teachng as he has for playing and performing.

PIANO Frank is well versed in pop, jazz, musical theatre, and classical styles.  His focus in piano lessos is on fundamentals, theory, and a keen understanding that each student is an individual and will need a different approach.  Frank wants to help his students develop their musical tool boxes so that they have the widest array of skills available to create the music they love and enjoy.

VOICE (Note: Voice lessons currently offered online.)
Proficient in all styles of vocal singing, Frank brings a technique based focus to his voice lessons. He has taught voice students of all levels, from children just beginning their musical journeys to undergraduates looking to develop the skill they wish to carry into their musical careers.

As a performer Frank’s has performed opera in Italy, and the US for a number of prestigious companies, including Chautuaqua Opera and the Boston Lyric Opera.

 

Parent Google Review: E Guerrero ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Teacher Frank is very awesome. He is very patient and my daughter is learning a lot from the piano lessons. I definitely recommend him!"

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Drums (ages 5+)

Jake D

Jake graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015. Since that time Jake has had taught a wide variety of drum set styles to students of all ages. Rock, pop, blues, jazz, funk, and more! 

Teaching the role of a drummer plays inside of a band is his primary goal as a teacher. Learning how the student learns and what makes them excited to play the instrument is crucial to their development. 

As well as teaching, Jake has toured and recorded internationally with multiple artists and loves to bring that real gigging experience and information into the classroom

Parent Google Review: A Lee   ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Our 5yo has Jake as a drum teacher and Natalie as his piano teacher at JTB and they’re both the absolute best!

Jake is so patient, and fun, and embrace’s our little guy’s quirkiness. He’s so thoughtful and engaged no matter the energy our son shows up with to his lesson. Our son loves showing his friends all he’s learning on the drums and continues to love to learn the drums largely because Jake is such a great teacher."

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Guitar (ages 5+)

Jim B

Please note:  Lessons with Jim are online.

Jim is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a BA in Jazz Composition and has been teaching guitar with Join The Band for over ten years.
 
Jim believes that to teach something, one must know the material inside, outside, and upside down. He loves teaching because the next generation is going to need musicians who play real instruments! 
 
In addition to teaching guitar Jim is a Line 6 Helix specialist and can guide students with programing and setting up Line 6 guitar effects.
 
Jim has performed all over the world with Sheléa, and recorded with Green Jellÿ, LIBERATI, Lunar Rogue, Pacific Public and many others.

 

Parent Google Review: Felice W 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Update: Our son's teacher Jim was incredibly responsive during Covid shutdowns to make the move to online classes. He has been so flexible and has cultivated a relationship that our son treasures. (Thanks for putting up with his energy, Jim!) He's why guitar lessons have continued unabated even as we get back to school and unpredictable sports practices."

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Saturday Online Only Lessons

Guitar (ages 5+)

John Miz

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Piano (ages 5+),   Voice (ages 5+),   Ukulele (ages 5+)

Leilani S

Please Note: Voice lessons currently offered online. 

Leilani has been involved with music for the past 20 years.  She started as a student at Join The Band in 2010 and has been involved with the studio ever since. Leilani immediately fell in love with the environment at JTB and has been teaching at the studio for over 5 years.

Leilani’s approach to teaching music is to have her students understand that learning music is like learning a new language.   And although learning a new “language” can be intimidating, Leilani makes sure to interject a dose of fun and joy into her lessons.   (We have seen her students literally skip their way down the hall to her room!)   Leilani believes that despite its many challenges, a student’s musical journey will always have a beautiful outcome.  Being involved with her students’ growing passion and enthusiasm for music is what Leilani loves the most about teaching. 
 

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Drums (ages 5+)

Mike D

Mike is a Michigan-born drummer who has been teaching professionally since 1999 and with Join The Band for over five years.  

In addition to Join The Band, he is also an instructor at Musicians Institute in Hollywood.  Rather than using the same lesson materials for every student, Mike will design a program based on your experience, musical interests, and performance goals. 

Mike has performed in over 30 countries around the globe with the likes of John Mellencamp, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), W.A.S.P., Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses), Eric Sardinas, and Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow).  He attended the Indiana University School of Music where he studied with powerhouse drummer Kenny Aronoff.  

Rock, Metal, Jazz, Marching, Orchestral-- Mike has done it all, and he can help you do the same!
 

Parent Google Review: Audrey G. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   
"Mike is one of the best and most fun drum instructors out there. He is always super patient and is always super understanding and is just so much fun to be around and play and learn music with. One of the highlights and best parts about my week is going to the studio every Saturday at 2 to have fun and learn with Mike. In my eyes he deserves like 50 stars."

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Piano (ages 3+),   Voice (ages 5+)

Natalie B

Please Note:  Voice lessons currently online; piano lessons offered both in-studio or online.

Natalie is so excited to be teaching piano and voice at Join The Band! She has taught musical theatre for eight years, and individualized piano and voice lessons for six. She’s studied vocal techniques under well-equipped Broadway singers, accompanied musicals, composed musicals, and even accompanied musical theatre improv. 

Natalie is well-versed in rock and improvisational piano, Broadway piano, and classical piano. She has worked with hundreds of individual students over the years, and focuses to provide a safe and supportive space for each student to create and practice. She is committed to help you reach your full potential as a musician and to find the uniqueness in each person’s individual musicianship

 

Parent Google Review: G McCarthy  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"We have been going to Natalie for piano lessons for about 6 months and she is wonderful with our 6-year-old Jack. Jack is enthusiastic about his lessons. Natalie is patient and encouraging…everything you want when learning an instrument!"

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Guitar (ages 5+)

Pete R

Pete acquired his Bachelor of Science Music Major at Mercy College and The Westchester Conservatory of Music

With over 20 years of teaching, and real-world professional guitar playing experience, Pete can tailor a lesson 
plan just for you.

Pete excels with beginners to bring them up to their first performance, helping a teenager play 
in their first band, preparing a student for music college, or simply playing at a level that they’re 
happy with. 

Pete is committed to helping guitar students learn and enjoy the process of learning, and finds it extremely gratifying to guide them through the process and help them reach their goals.

Parent Google Review: R Leflore 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"...My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week and is advancing all the time!   Pete is amazing, my 14 year old loves her guitar lessons. Thank you Pete and Join the Band for all the music!

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Drums (ages 5+)

Quentin J

Quentin received his Master of Music degree in Drums/Percussion Performance from Shepherd University in 2016 and has been steadily teaching students ever since.

His teaching philosophy emphasizes both knowledge of rudiments and the ability to read music, as well as playing by ear and improvisation.  Quentin’s drum students gain a foundation in drum technique and are allowed to grow in their love for music at their own pace.

In addition to teaching, Quentin also performs regularly in the Los Angeles area.

 

Parent Google Review: D Dortch  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"My daughter has been taking beginner drum lessons from Quentin @ JTB.  Q is an intuitive teacher with a calming effect on nervous kids.  After a few lessons, not only is her confidence on 10 but her love and appreciation for music has grown. Especially because she was able to pick a song and artist to learn that she already listens to at home."

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Guitar (ages 5+)

Ryan G

If you identify with our Four Fathers (John, Paul, George, and Ringo), look no further. Young ZZ Top lookalike and British rock-n-roll enthusiast, Ryan, has been teaching at Join the Band for almost 20 years. He is a guitar teacher, band leader, and songwriting coach specializing in alternative, pop, and classic rock. 

From winning the John Lennon Songwriting Contest at age 14, to touring the globe and recording with his own band, he is here to share his book of knowledge. 
In addition to his life experiences on the road and studio, Ryan also brings a schooled background with a degree in music from Cal State Northridge. 

With a combination of structure and self-discovery, Ryan will help guide you to find your own unique style. 
 

Student Google Review:  M Meme 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Thank you Ryan for being such a great teacher! Band is always so much fun and i don’t feel pressured or worried about not being perfect in band class. You never get mad when i screw up and are always super nice about correcting me. Thank you for all the support and confidence boosters it really does help my self esteem and helps me improve as a musician."

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Drums (ages 5+)

Taylor M

Taylor is a drummer, composer and producer from Los Angeles and holds a Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music. He began playing drums at the age of 7 and was exposed to a wide variety of music from Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis. 

He has been teaching drum lessons for over ten years and has been with Join The Band for over eight years now. 

Taylor has taught students ranging in age from five to seventy years old. His goal is to personalize lesson plans based on the student’s musical interest, while still covering the fundamentals of drumming. 
 

Parent Google Review: K Clayton 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Our son enjoys studying with Taylor a lot.  He started with Taylor when he was 9.  We took a break and when he we picked up again our son said he only wanted to continue studying if he could work with Taylor.  We love that Taylor focuses on basic techniques while giving our son the option to learn tunes he is interested in learning.  He communicates well and is good about following up with assignments."

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Piano (ages 5+),   Voice (ages 5+),   Guitar (ages 5+),   Ukulele (ages 5+),   Bass (ages 7+)

Taylor W

Please Note: Voice lessons currently online; piano and guitar lessons offered both in-studio and online.  

Taylor is a diverse instructor, exploring the language of music as a producer, composer and educator. Being a proud graduate from the USC Thornton School of Music, Taylor has studied multiple instruments, arrangement and composition, and has had over 4 years of experience as an educator. 

His eclectic insight has resulted in various approaches unique to his students and their creative ideas. Drawing from all of these experiences Taylor brings a unique approach to teaching to share his love for music.
 

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S Troyan 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Taylor has really helped our son find his voice.  He loves his one on one sessions with him.  It really helps him fine tune the songs he performs with his band."

R Leflore  5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
" Taylor is so patient and inspirational with my daughter, he is such an amazing teacher!  My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week and is advancing all the time!  Thank you Taylor and Join the Band for all the music!

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Guitar (ages 5+),   Bass (ages 7+)

Trent S

Trent studied at Los Angeles Valley College, and the Dick Grove School Of Music. He was a member of the Studio 'A' Jazz band at Valley College and studied with Joel DiBartolo and Tim Emmons at the Dick Grove School.  

Well-versed in many styles of music, (rock, blues, jazz, funk and more) Trent brings a wealth of experience to his students' lessons. 

Trent has a very focused approach to teaching that begins with fundamentals. He believes that building on core music skills is the fastest way to success. 

Trent’s recording/performance credits include: Eddie Money America, Nancy Sinatra, Air Supply, Robert Palmer, Patrick Simmons (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS),Wayne Kramer(MC5),Jon Parr, Clem Burke(BLONDIE), Pete Thomas (ELVIS COSTELLO), Randy Jacobs & Sweet Pea Atkinson( THE BONESHAKERS),and many others.

Producers: Charlie Midnight  (JOE COCKER,JAMES BROWN), Jamie Houston(MACY GRAY,MICHAEL BOLTON), Monty Byrom (EDDIE MONEY,BIG HOUSE), Curt Cuomo (KISS
 

Parent Google Review: M Kaatz ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Our daughter, Erin, recently started working with Trent. She is very excited to be working with him on her own music as she begins gigging, prepping for tour, and continuing with her bass playing. Thank you, Trent!"

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Drums (ages 5+)

Zak R

Zak is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Jazz Performance. 

With his students, he inspires passion and excitement by teaching them how to play their favorite songs while also focusing on important fundamentals like grip, approach, rudiments, and musicality. 

Teaching is enjoyable for him because he loves seeing students overcome challenges and the excitement they get from becoming a drummer!

Parent Google Review: J Marcus  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Zak is an absolutely amazing drum teacher. He is patient, inspiring, and my son just adores him. He is a class act, and while we live around the corner from the school, I would travel miles for my son to have classes with Zak! We are so fortunate and lucky to have found him."

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