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30 Min. Lessons

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Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+)

Annmarie S

Please Note: All voice lessons are online

Annmarie is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has been teaching since 2011. 

AnnMarie provides vocal training for students of all ages and all levels (beginner - advanced). She specializes in contemporary singing and ensures all her voice students understand the fundamentals of vocal technique and wellness and that they have a solid knowledge of music theory.  For her musical theater students, Annmarie helps them work on their performance quality and stage presence.
 
For piano, Annmarie provides lessons for all ages from beginner to early intermediate levels. She stays flexible and caters to what each student wants to learn, whether it’s contemporary or classical piano styles. She teaches out of the Faber, Suzuki, and Alfred method books, but can also focus on pop chord accompaniments and contemporary music theory. Annmarie works hard to help her students stay confident and continuously nurtures them to successfully accomplish their music goals.
 

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Drums (ages 6+)

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. 


 

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Guitar (ages 7+),   Ukulele (ages 4+)

David F

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!
 

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Guitar (ages 7+)

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.
 

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Drums (ages 6+)

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

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Guitar (ages 7+)

Jim B

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.

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Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+),   Ukulele (ages 4+)

Leilani S

Please Note: All voice lessons are 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 6+)

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!
 

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Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+)

Natalie B

Please Note: All voice lessons are 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

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Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+)

Natasha B

Please Note: All voice lessons are online

Natasha earned her Bachelors of Music from Chapman University and her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College.  

Natasha has spent time working with students of all skill levels. She has worked with young pupils just beginning their singing journeys as well as students at the collegiate level.


Her teaching philosophy has always been that you can teach great technique while still having fun! 

She is also classically trained in piano and has been playing since she was 8 years old. Favorite musical theatre roles/performances include Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito, and Mack/Mabel in Rachel Lampert's Precious Nonsense. 

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Guitar (ages 7+)

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.

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Guitar (ages 7+)

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. 
 

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Drums (ages 6+)

Suraj P

Suraj is a drum set, piano, and voice teacher at Join the Band. He received his Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. 

Over the last decade, he has studied with world-renowned teachers, including Peter Erskine (drums), Russell Ferrante (Piano), and Kathleen Riggs (voice). 

In addition to his work as a musician, he is a professional actor who has worked on various projects, including Ender's Game, Modern Family, and Master of None. 

Suraj brings an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, incorporating ideas from literature, film, and visual art in his lessons. He prides himself on making his relationship with each student unique and personal.
 

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Drums (ages 6+)

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. 
 

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Piano (ages 4+),   Voice (ages 5+),   Guitar (ages 7+),   Ukulele (ages 4+),   Bass (ages 7+)

Taylor W

Please Note: All voice lessons are 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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Guitar (ages 7+),   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
 

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Drums (ages 6+)

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!

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