14 December, 2013 McCabe's Teachers

McCabe's Teachers



Accordion | Autoharp | Banjo | Bass | Cello
Dobro | Drums | Dulcimer | Guitar | Harmonica | Harp
Lap Steel Guitar | Mandolin | Piano | Ukulele | Violin | Voice



     McCabe's private lessons are sold in ½-hour increments. The cost is $35 for each ½-hour ticket or $120 for four ½-hour tickets. Tickets should be purchased ahead of time, and then handed to your teacher at the beginning of each lesson. McCabe's lesson tickets are valid for six months.

     All scheduling is done directly with each teacher. Contact info can be found on this page, or by calling the shop. There is a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel a lesson less than 24 hours in advance (or don't show up at all), your teacher is entitled to the ticket(s) required to cover the lesson time.


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    Isaac Parfrey (310) 902-1670 isaac.mccabes@gmail.com
  • Beginning Guitar: Indie Rock, Pop, Folk Classic Rock, Introductory Blues
  • All ages

    Steve Rose (310) 890-4017 coolhanduke@verizon.net
  • All levels — beginners welcome
  • Pop, jazz, rock, folk
  • Guitar arranging for singers and songwriters
  • Theory and improvisation

    Cheryl Saunders (310) 721-2357 canalligator@gmail.com
  • Jazz, blues and bossa nova
  • chord melody arranging
  • theory and improvisation
  • Many years of teaching and professional performing experience
  • Group classes and private lessons available

    Pete Snell (310) 392-7901 petesnell@verizon.net
  • Specializing in theory and improvisation for blues, jazz, pop and rock
  • Played jazz guitar in New York in early '80s while studying composition at Manhattan School of Music
  • Landed recording deal with Capitol Records in L.A., writing and producing two albums for the band In Vitro
  • Joined Lyle Lovett in 1990, and toured with Bonnie Raitt, Sam Phillips, Rickie Lee Jones, Lou Reed, John Denver and many others while playing sessions for TV and films

    Fred Sokolow (310) 838-4215 sokolowmusic@gmail.com
  • Private lessons in
    • Blues (electric and acoustic)
    • Jazz
    • Rock
    • Country
    • Bluegrass
    • Rockabilly
    • Bottleneck
    • Fingerpicking
    • Flatpicking
  • Lots of theory and improv skills taught, as well as songs

    Pete Steinberg (310) 367-2220 3fingerpete@earthlink.net
  • Group class "Introduction to Blues & Ragtime" Thursdays 8-9:30pm
    • alternating bass finger picking
    • fundamental music theory
    • classic blues runs and chords
    • tunes in the style of Mance Lipscomb, John Hurt, Libba Cotton, Lightin' Hopkins, etc.
    • also includes a good introduction to the styles of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins
    • students are required to know A, B7, C, D, E, Em, Am and barred F chords
  • Private lessons in fingerstyle guitar
    • same knowledge requirements as above
    • no pop or rock styles, such as Jackson Browne or Aerosmith
    • and no "Tequila Sunrise"
  • Availability varies, but evenings are preferred

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    Liesl Erman (310) 202-6202

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    Rose Brant (310) 922-8572 rose90230@gmail.com
  • All ages and all styles
  • Maintains large database of other teachers in various parts of the city
  • Available mornings, afternoons and evenings
  • Please inquire about rates as they differ from those of other teachers

    Julie Ingram (512) 567-4870 JuliePianoKey@gmail.com
  • Beginning Piano, ages 6 and up, all styles
  • Available Tuesdays

    Isaac Parfrey (310) 902-1670 isaac.mccabes@gmail.com
  • Beginning Piano: Rock/Pop, Classical, Blues, Introductory Jazz
  • Theory, Modes, Scales & Progressions
  • All ages

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    Laura Kass (310) 268-6650
  • Classical violin and Appalachian fiddle, including Western swing and other improv styles
  • Available Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays

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    Sue Fink (310) 397-3193 suefink9@gmail.com
  • Vocal coach for 25 years, with California teaching credential
  • Award-winning songwriter and composer with three CD releases
  • Artistic Director/Conductor Angel City Chorale
  • Has worked, either as vocal coach or conductor, with:
    • Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters)
    • Mary Chapin Carpenter, Natasha Bedingfield, Stevie Wonder
    • Luther Vandross, Diane Reeves, Judith Light, etc.
  • All levels beginning to professional
  • Adults and kids 10 and up
  • Live piano accompaniment provided, and a CD recording of your session
  • Specializing in:
    • all aspects of vocal technique
    • performance and style enhancement in all styles from pop, rock, folk, country, blues, classical, jazz, to musical theatre
    • audition prep and college audition prep
    • vocal and song development for songwriters
  • Group classes in technique and stage performance taught at McCabe's
  • Private lessons taught in nearby studio with necessary microphones and recording equipment
  • Call for rates

    Lawrence Lebo (818) 606-5326 lawrencelebo@lawrencelebo.com
  • Professional musican/performer and private vocal coach for over 25 years, with a BA from UCLA
  • Critically acclaimed indie recording artist whose CDs have appeared on the Blues, Folk and Jazz charts
  • Currently listed as a Blues educator with The Blues Foundation
  • Specializes in:
    • Pop, Rock, Roots, Blues, Folk, and Jazz
    • Developing a strong support foundation
    • Building performance skills
    • All ages, all levels
  • 1 hour minimum at $65.00 per hour


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