Tag: Guitar

Ben Eaton

Ben Eaton

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory

I've been teaching guitar for the last eight years to students of wide ranging skill levels who seek to gain an introductory understanding, or deepen their current understanding of the guitar and basic music theory. I prefer to let the personal goals of the student decide the direction of lessons, many of my students seek to learn their favorite contemporary guitar songs. Using these popular songs as jumping off points, I mix in technique and theory exercises to give students a concrete and practical understanding of the material and of the instrument of their choice. I have experience teaching various styles of acoustic and electric guitar, bass and ukulele to students as young as six. From classical pieces to jazz, and from heavy metal to the softest folk tune, I can accompany you and guide you through your musical journey.

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Ellis Laifer

Ellis Laifer

Piano, Guitar

Ellis is a musician currently residing in Los Angeles, CA where he teaches guitar, piano, and music production. When he is not teaching, he is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with alternative R&B trio, Fortuno. He was formally trained in music composition, piano, guitar, and voice at Bowdoin College, where he graduated in 2019. Ellis sees his students as companions in music discovery and strives to cultivate a collaborative, joyful environment for musicians at all levels. When he is not making music or teaching, you can probably find Ellis playing chess, rock climbing, or in the kitchen making smoothies.

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Ori Huberman

Ori Huberman

Guitar

Ori Huberman studied Music and Music Education in Israel and graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood as "The Most Outstanding Student of the Year". Ori is a phenomenal guitar teacher with insights into the rock genre. An active performer, Ori performs frequently with various cover bands in the LA area, Playing Guitar, Bass and Mandolin, performing music ranging from rock-and-roll and jazz to swing and blues. In addition to his cover bands. He is also an avid acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and is well versed in many American traditional guitar styling.

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Tim Hall

Tim Hall

Guitar, Bass Guitar

Tim Hall has been teaching guitar and bass at Culver City Music Center for almost 20 years and teaches both children and adults. He is a multi-instrumentalist and owns and operates 1192 Studios, based in Westlake Village.

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Isaac Takeuchi

Isaac Takeuchi

Violin, Cello, Guitar, Ukulele, Accordion, Piano

Isaac Takeuchi lives in Los Angeles - his main focus is cello performance and composition. He has been playing cello for 27 years and studied cello performance at Cal State University Northridge. He has played in many ensembles, orchestras, and chamber groups over the years as well as successful bands, including Soko, Saint Motel, Cesar Saez, Chelsea Wolfe and many more. Isaac is currently offering lessons for cello, piano, guitar, violin, and accordion.

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Jay Green

Jay Green

Guitar, Ukulele

Jay Green began playing guitar at the age of 10 and writing his own tunes shortly thereafter. In 2011 he received the Berklee Celebrity Scholarship and completed his Masters in Guitar from Berklee Music College. Jay has been teaching private lessons since the age of 16, and professionally in Santa Monica, California since 1996. He has played the guitar, banjo and bass with various musicians, bands and projects in New York and Los Angeles. Jay’s CD Half Life was the “Album of the Month” at Amoeba Records in 2009. His most current CDs Half Life and Staring at the Sun are available on iTunes and Spotify. In 2013 Jay created a Flipboard Magazine “Guitar Lessons” with Tips, Tricks, Music and News for Guitar Players. “Guitar Lessons” has over 27,000 followers, 9 million page views and was featured in Flipboards “Magazines We Love” and “Best Music Magazines”.

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Jonny Lurie

Jonny Lurie

Guitar

Jonny Lurie is a guitarist and producer based in Los Angeles California. He has been teaching both privately and at music schools around the country for over 10 years. He has a degree in music from the University of North Texas. Jonny performs solo as well as with various bands all over Los Angeles.

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Kevan Torfeh

Kevan Torfeh

Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Guitar, Piano

Kevan's musical activities include playing recording sessions, concerts, and teaching. Mr. Torfeh served as Principal and Solo Cellist for the L.A. Mozart Orchestra for 14 seasons, Guest Principal Cellist with the Mozart Chamber Orchestra in Irvine for 2 seasons, and as Associate Principal with the Temianka Virtuosi for five seasons, touring with the same group under the auspices of Columbia Artists Management.  Mr. Torfeh performed and recorded with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for 17 years.  He has also performed with the New West Symphony under Boris Brott (6 seasons); and with the California Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall under Victor Vener (as asst. principal and principal for 7 seasons). Mr. Torfeh has been playing principal cello with the Westside Ballet's "Nutcracker" performances from 2014 to present.

Mr. Torfeh’s music studies were completed at USC, at L’Accademia Chigiana in Siena, in London with William Pleeth, and at the Hochschule Mozarteum in Salzburg. From 2004 to present he has served as adjunct professor of cello in the applied music program at Santa Monica College.  Mr. Torfeh is a regular guest lecturer/performing artist at the internationally acclaimed Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
Highlights of Mr. Torfeh's 42-year recording career include sessions with Ray Charles, Jackson 5, 5th Dimension, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, ELO, REM, Barbra Streisand, John Williams, Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello, Snoop Dog, David Foster, Alicia Keyes, Mary J. Blige, Harry Connick Jr., Hans Zimmer, James Horner,Tom Newman, Randy Newman, Michael Giacchino, Luis Miguel, Jose Jose, Isabel Pantoja, Boyz II Men, Baby Face, Graham Nash, Jerry Goldsmith, John Debney, Elmer Bernstein, Maurice Jarre, Bette Midler, and Earth, Wind & Fire just to name a few...His recent recording credits include Incredibles 2, Coco, Moana, Spiderman: Homecoming, Star Wars: Rogue One, War for the Planet of the Apes, Up, Zootopia, Jurassic World, Inside Out, Miracles from Heaven, Tomorrowland, Star Trek Into Darkness, Ride Along 2, Frozen, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Toy Story That Time Forgot, Justice League (from 2016 to present), Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Revolution, Fringe, Alias, Intelligence, X Factor, American Idol, American Dad, Ally McBeal, and All the Way (HBO Movie of the Week with Bryan Cranston and Anthony Mackie). In the last few years, Mr. Torfeh has also recorded on albums of John Legend/Common, Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello, and Mari Nobre. He also appeared onscreen as a musician for a Microsoft commercial with Common, and on the television shows House, the Young and the Restless, and Chicago Hope. Mr. Torfeh has also been recording for Disney TV shows and theme park music (2016-2019).

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Steven Richison

Steven Richison

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

Steven Richison is a guitarist and guitar instructor with over 15 years of experience. A versatile and well rounded musician who spent his adolescent years playing Rock, Blues, and Pop guitar, He later took to studying music formally and earned his degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi where he studied under Saxophonist Lawrence Panella and New Orleans-based guitarist Chris Alford. At his time in college, Steven earned a spot in the Southern Miss Jazztet and Jazz lab 1, the University’s top two Jazz ensembles.

Before moving to Los Angeles in 2017, Steven honed his musicianship, playing in the South Mississippi music scene where he played in various jazz groups and led his own creative project, The Spectrum Trio, as well as playing for theatrical productions and as an orchestra guitarist for the Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera.

As a guitar instructor, Steven has a passion for guiding his students to find their own unique voice on the instrument in any style. He has taught guitar lessons since his teenage years and has taught professionally to people of all ages and skill levels for 5 years. His background in jazz makes him a great resource for learning musical improvisation as well as the interactive aspects of music. Keeping music lessons fun and practical while sharing the knowledge that will help a student go as far as they want to with music is a top priority.

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