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Guitar Private Lessons

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Michael

Michael is a guitarist and gifted singer/songwriter who believes that the power of expression through music is something everyone should experience. He makes learning music fun by focusing on the goals and needs of each individual student.

Michael attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and graduated from Idywild Arts Academy. 

As a songwriter, Michael has developed a deep appreciation and passion for individuality and creativity in music.

No genre or style of music is off the table for Michael.  His playing is strongly influenced by Rock’n’Roll, R&B, and jazz, but he is also comfortable with country and folk styles, and even classical Indian styles.

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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.
 

Parent Google Reviews:

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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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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Pete

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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Trent

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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David F

Please note:  David currently teaching ONLINE ONLY.

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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