Kids Lessons

Our List of Incomparable Instructors

 

Banjo
 

 

John Rosen
(818)590-5691
banjo1228@hotmail.com

Available to teach remotely via FaceTime, Zoom, or WhatsApp

Specializing in bluegrass banjo, all levels and ages, beginner through advanced

38 years professional experience as a banjo teacher and performer

Teaches Scruggs style, melodic 3-finger style, clawhammer

Has played with the Dropkick Murphys, Ashley Campbell, Scarlet Rivera, Dan Bern, Old Man Markley, Ed Helms, the Get Down Boys, the Dust Bowl Cavaliers, and Burning Heart Bluegrass, among others.

Patient, dedicated, and FUN teacher

 

Bass
 

 

Denny Croy
(310)720-5326
sideman@sbcglobal.net

Available to teach remotely via FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype. Also available to teach in-person lessons.

Electric or upright, all styles

Teaching since the early ’80s

Has played with so many bands you’ve heard of, it would be tedious to list them all

Specializing in theory, technique, reading, or just plain fun

 

Cello
 

 

Chris Rorrer
(541)908-3544
chris.p.rorrer@gmail.com
www.chrisrorrermusic.com

Available to teach remotely via Zoom.  Also available to teach in-person lessons.

Chris Rorrer is a kind, creative, enthusiastic, and musically gifted teacher that evokes the same in his students. Chris holds a Master of Music from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach. While his master’s studies centered around the cello, Chris has certainly not limited himself to one instrument!

Chris also composes, arranges, and performs in a variety of styles, ranging from classical to rock to experimental. He has released countless albums and his music has been featured on films across the globe. At the end of the day, music is all about relationships and making the world a better place. Chris loves teaching and it is clear to see that he fully engages with each program or student he is working with to provide a holistic music education experience.

Chris makes it his utmost priority to make lessons culturally responsive, fun, and engaging for students. In each lesson he facilitates students’ proper technique on their instrument, ensuring a lifetime of effortless and injury-free playing.

 

Drums

 

Troy Zeigler
(310) 913-5526
anaflict@yahoo.com

Available in person

Private lessons drums

 

 

Harmonica
 

 

Mimi Mayer
(323)309-2197
angelcitytalent@gmail.com

Available to teach remotely via Zoom

Professional Musician and Beginning harmonica teacher

Mimi has been playing various musical instruments since the age of two, starting with piano. After years
of wanting to play blues harmonica but not actually TRYING to do it, she finally took the plunge 8 years
ago and dove deep into it. She now plays a variety of styles – blues, pop, rock, classical, holiday, zydeco,
swamp pop, country, etc.

 

Guitar
 

 

Vicki Hill
(323)286-8163
vickihill@sbcglobal.net

Available to teach remotely via FaceTime or Zoom.  Also available to teach in-person lessons.

Beginning guitar for Kids and Adults
Music theory, note reading, and singing also offered
20+ years teaching at McCabe’s
Singer/Songwriter with performance and recording experience both solo and with bands
Also plays banjo

 

David Ellis
dellisgtr@aol.com
www.davidellisguitar.com

Currently Unavailable 

Beginning (all ages — absolute beginners should have a nylon-string guitar)
Folk, blues, flamenco and rock (beginning to intermediate)
Classical (all levels)

David has been a guitar instructor at McCabe’s Guitar Shop® in Santa Monica for the past thirty-something years. His students have been accepted into music programs at USC, UCLA, UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach and the Berklee College of Music.

Performance highlights include playing several concerts with the Broadway singer Kristin Chenoweth, playing on the red carpet for the 71st- 74th Academy Awards, performing with the Los Robles Master Chorale, and performing in the garden of Disney Concert Hall.

Paula McMath
office: (310)394-4640
cell: (310)625-8586
paula@paulamcmath.com

Available to teach remotely via FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype

Specializes in teaching guitar to children
Believes in allowing interest to drive material selection, and strives to have kids “feel” music as well as hear and see it
Emphasizes: fingerboard knowledge, use of music notation, chord vocabulary, fingerpicking, right-hand rhythm techniques, scales, scale tone chords, and songwriting
Extensive training and experience in ORFF Schulwerk — a system of teaching music that utilizes singing, speech, movement, body percussion, and small pitched and unpitched percussion instruments
Works professionally as a singer/guitarist/songwriter in the Los Angeles area — and in her native Canada

 

 

Piano
 

 

Jessica Sandidge
(917)488-8374
jessandidge@gmail.com
www.jessicasandidge.com

Available to teach remotely via Skype or Zoom.  Also available to teach in-person lessons. (Also teaches beginner voice for kids)

Jessica has taught at such schools as Avenues World School in New York City, Wellesley Hugh school in Massachusetts, and is currently teaching piano and voice at the Irvine School of Music and Glendora Music and Arts School. She works with kids of any age teaching piano and early music education. She is also an accomplished opera singer, having sung at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, and at the legendary McCabe’s Guitar Shop.

Rose Brant
(310)922-8572
rose90230@gmail.com

Available to teach remotely via Skype and Zoom

My piano teaching method is client-centered. I enthusiastically coach my students with the aim of developing each one’s unique needs and personal goals. I respect and encourage each student’s individual style and pace.

I have many years of experience teaching successful practice and performance techniques. I can help you learn or improve playing, reading, theory, performance, and musical communication skills.

Please inquire about rates as they differ from those of other teachers.

 

 

Ukulele
 

 

Jessica Sandidge
(917)488-8374
jessandidge@gmail.com
www.jessicasandidge.com/

Available to teach remotely via Skype or Zoom.  Also available to teach in-person lessons. (Also teaches beginner voice for kids)

Jessica Sandidge is originally from Santa Monica, CA, and got her music degrees at UC Santa Cruz and New England Conservatory. She then lived in New York City where she performed as an opera singer and taught voice and piano lessons for 15 years. She has taught at such schools as Avenues World School in New York City, Wellesley High school in Massachusetts, and is currently teaching piano, violin, and voice in the Los Angeles area. She began her musical journey playing the violin from 4-10th grade, then moved onto the harp, ultimately finding her voice in college on the stage as an opera singer. She works with kids and adults of any age teaching piano, voice, and beginning violin. She is also an accomplished opera singer, having sung at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, among others.

Chris Rorrer
(541)908-3544
chris.p.rorrer@gmail.com
www.chrisrorrermusic.com

Available to teach remotely via Zoom.  Also available to teach in-person lessons.

Chris Rorrer is a kind, creative, enthusiastic, and musically gifted teacher that evokes the same in his students. Chris holds a Master of Music from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach. While his master’s studies centered around the cello, Chris has certainly not limited himself to one instrument!

Chris also composes, arranges, and performs in a variety of styles, ranging from classical to rock to experimental. He has released countless albums and his music has been featured on films across the globe. At the end of the day, music is all about relationships and making the world a better place. Chris loves teaching and it is clear to see that he fully engages with each program or student he is working with to provide a holistic music education experience.

Chris makes it his utmost priority to make lessons culturally responsive, fun, and engaging for students. In each lesson he facilitates students’ proper technique on their instrument, ensuring a lifetime of effortless and injury-free playing.

 

Violin / Viola
 

 

Tom McEvilley
(310)968-5647

Available to teach remotely

Earned a BM in Violin and Viola Performance from the University of Houston School of Music on a full scholarship and also studied at Rice University.
Guitar and composition studies with Ralph Towner at Naropa Institute led to playing at master classes for Joe Pass.
Credits include Houston Symphony, New Orleans Symphony, Hollywood Film Orchestra, Los Angeles Baroque, Warner Bros. Orchestra, Disney, ABC, NBC, NHK, CCTV, Good Morning America, and many others.

21 years of international touring with Mantovani including extensive tours throughout Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, and the US.
Toured Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi with the Mesto Orchestra of Los Angeles.
Has taught throughout his performing career, and believes in the positive reinforcement method.
A step-by-step technique builds a solid foundation; keeping learning fun is also important.
Students are encouraged to look behind the notes on the page, to find deeper more personal meanings in musical expression.

 

Jessica Sandidge
(917)488-8374
jessandidge@gmail.com
www.jessicasandidge.com/

Available to teach remotely via Skype or Zoom.  Also available to teach in-person lessons. (Also teaches beginner voice for kids)

Jessica Sandidge is originally from Santa Monica, CA, and got her music degrees at UC Santa Cruz and New England Conservatory. She then lived in New York City where she performed as an opera singer and taught voice and piano lessons for 15 years. She has taught at such schools as Avenues World School in New York City, Wellesley High school in Massachusetts, and is currently teaching piano, violin, and voice in the Los Angeles area. She began her musical journey playing the violin from 4-10th grade, then moved onto the harp, ultimately finding her voice in college on the stage as an opera singer. She works with kids and adults of any age teaching piano, voice, and beginning violin. She is also an accomplished opera singer, having sung at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, among others.

 

Voice
 

 

Jessica Sandidge
(917)488-8374
jessandidge@gmail.com
www.jessicasandidge.com/

Available to teach remotely via Skype or Zoom.  Also available to teach in-person lessons. (Also teaches beginner voice for kids)

Jessica Sandidge is originally from Santa Monica, CA, and got her music degrees at UC Santa Cruz and New England Conservatory. She then lived in New York City where she performed as an opera singer and taught voice and piano lessons for 15 years. She has taught at such schools as Avenues World School in New York City, Wellesley High school in Massachusetts, and is currently teaching piano, violin, and voice in the Los Angeles area. She began her musical journey playing the violin from 4-10th grade, then moved onto the harp, ultimately finding her voice in college on the stage as an opera singer. She works with kids and adults of any age teaching piano, voice, and beginning violin. She is also an accomplished opera singer, having sung at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, among others.

Private Lessons McCabe's® private lessons are sold in 1/2-hour increments. The cost is $40* for each 1/2-hour ticket or $140 for four 1/2-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.nnAll 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. Please note that this rate does not apply to all instructors. Double check individual instructor rates below.
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