MUSIC INSTRUCTION

photo Ruth Alpert
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RUTH ALPERT

APPALACHIAN FLATFOOTING & BUCK DANCING

Lessons in the Santa Barbara area. Easy, fun, and aerobic. Private sessions; group classes created upon request. Call or email to discuss pricing, as it depends on variable factors.

505-660-1414 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


David Bragger

DAVID BRAGGER

FIDDLE & BANJO

David Bragger teaches traditional fiddle and banjo to students of all ages and levels. He teaches music by ear, so no musical background is necessary! His students have won awards at festivals from Topanga Fiddle Banjo Festival to Galax, Virginia. More importantly, he shows you how to have a foot-stomping ruckus of a good time! You’ll be learning technique, bowings, and styles of traditional Appalachian musicians so you can play at local jam sessions, bang away on your front porch, or saw like mad at local festivals and contests.

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Lisa Haley

LISA HALEY

VIOLIN, VIOLA, VOCALS, IMPROVISATION THEORY (FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS)

Leader of the band Lisa Haley & the Zydekats.

I teach: (all styles, beginning to advanced).

Based in South Bay, I have been teaching for many years, and really enjoy it.

www.lisahaley.com

310-676-4884 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Michael Kelly

MICHAEL KELLY 

FIDDLE

Leader of the band SLIGO RAGS which regularly plays at Disneyland.

Long Beach (will travel to student's home for extra charge)

562-544-2996 cell 24/7/365, texts accepted

www.fiddlin4you.com www.sligorags.com

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Dale LaDuke

DALE LaDUKE

GUITAR, SONG-WRITING, UKULELE, BASS & DRUMS

Now accepting students for guitar, piano, songwriting, Ukulele (and beginning bass and drums) both at his studios in Montrose and Sunland. He is also giving lessons from is home via Skype. Rates start at $25 per half hour.

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Pat Mac Swyney

PAT MAC SWYNEY

KAVAL, NEY, OCTAVE MANDOLIN, MANDOLIN, TENOR BANJO

WIND INSTRUMENTS: Kaval (Balkan and Anatolian end blown flute) &Ney (Ottoman Turkish end blown flute)

STYLES TAUGHT: 
Balkan (SE European including Greek &Turkish)

STRING INSTRUMENTS:
Octave Mandolin (aka Irish Bouzouki / Cittern), Mandolin, Tenor Banjo

STYLES TAUGHT: Traditional New Orleans & Gypsy Jazz; Balkan (SE European including Greek & Turkish) & Carpathian (Romanian & Klezmer); Celtic (Irish, Scottish, Breton) & Northern European (French, Flemish, etc.)

Teach in north L.A. County (Santa Clarita) but travel possible / No Skype. Beginning & Intermediate. 

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Joanna Mell

JOANNA MELL

FOLK HARP (LEVER HARP, CELTIC HARP)

I teach at my studio in Corona and by Skype and will travel to student's house. I've been teaching for 25 years with much success. My students have won numerous awards. 

www.JoannaMell.com www.DeepPeaceMusic.com

951-547-4022 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jamie Papish

JAMIE PAPISH

HAND DRUMS

Middle Eastern Doumbek, Riq, Frame Drum, Persian Daf, Cajon, Udu Drum and general hand drumming on any percussion instrument you have.

He teaches privately at your place or in Topanga and currently has a group class in Topanga on Tuesday nights.

jamiepapishmusic.com

310-463-1956


Gaili Schoen

GAILI SCHOEN

PIANO

GAILI SCHOEN has written piano method books for ADULTS 50+ to learn folk, classical and popular music. Go to Amazon.com and search for UPPER HANDS PIANO. For piano lessons in the greater Los Angeles area,  Free sheet music downloads every month at UpperHandsPiano.com. It's never too late to take piano lessons!

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Rowan Storm

ROWAN STORM

MIDDLE EASTERN HAND DRUMS

Middle Eastern / Mediterranean drumming rhythms on various hand drums including: dumbek, riq, daf, Rowan Storm Signature Dayereh by Cooperman, Rowan Storm Thinline Frame Drum and Dayereh by Remo

West Los Angeles

www.rowanstorm.com

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Jan Tappan

JAN TAPPAN

FIDDLE

Scottish traditional fiddle in the  Pasadena area.

Internationally known Scottish fiddler, fiddle teacher, competition judge and performer. She has been playing the fiddle since 1981 and teaching fiddle since 1986. She is the director of the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles.

www.scottishfiddlers.org

626-793-3716 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.