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30 Min. Guitar

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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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