Through personal observation, students who practice an instrument tend to be more proficient with time management, more responsible with their personal effects, and better concentrating on tasks. If you are considering lessons for yourself, your child or your relative, Los Angeles Music Teachers will give you exactly what you are looking for!
Our instructors are extremely talented and professional. We understand that it may be difficult for students to make it through a lesson that lasts an hour, which is why we offer lessons that are half an hour and forty-five minutes long. We will work with you to determine the best time frame for your budget and skill level! The environment in which a student learns is very important to us at Los Angeles Music Teachers. A relaxed and comfortable atmosphere will relieve students of any anxiety which may rise from learning in a new environment.
Most people are excited about learning a new instrument, however when it comes to actual practice, stepping outside one’s own comfort zone is incredibly difficult. That is why we put in the extra effort to make sure students understand what they need to practice before they leave each lesson. Our teachers only want the best for their students as they seek to excel in or perfect their art. We constantly check in with students to make sure they are achieving their goals and having fun while doing it! It’s hard enough learning an instrument, so if you are not enjoying yourself through the process it will not only be a frustrating experience but also a short-lived one.
We offer lessons in all instruments, the most popular being piano, saxophone, violin, clarinet, and guitar. Whatever instrument is desired, come have a talk with Los Angeles Music Teachers and we will ensure that the lesson set for the instrument desired is available for you. Our rates are competitively priced to suit any budget. We also offer referral bonuses, which is a great way to save for the entire family or start a band with your friends if you are all interested in different instrument! If you have never touched an instrument in your life, do not be afraid to start. We are committed to providing you with the best private lessons at Los Angeles Music Teachers!
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I understand how overwhelming it is to raise children. When you start your kid on beginning violin lessons in Los Angeles and you don’t know anything about music, you might think that dropping him/her off at the lesson and picking them up is enough. However, your child will never progress if you don’t help them practice and instill discipline in them at home.
Children will rarely understand the importance of daily practice on an instrument unless pushed on by parents. However, it is not only crucial to instill discipline, but also to make practicing fun. Ideally, you should be sitting in on your kids’ lessons in order to understand how they need to practice at home. You should have excellent communication with the instructor so that you understand the most efficient way to structure their practicing at home. Even if you don’t know how to read music and don’t understand rhythm, your child should be able to instruct you on basic concepts that will allow you to monitor his/her practicing.
You are probably thinking your child is enrolled in way too many activities and you would never have enough time to monitor all of them. Maybe a sport or language isn’t that important to be around for, but when they are starting violin lessons in Los Angeles, it is definitely another story. What you need to understand is that your child is too young to focus on everything their teacher is telling them. The instructor may write everything the kid needs to practice on their music, but your child will never understand what that entails unless they take it step by step - they will be overwhelmed with all the details.
These days, it is hard enough to get children to focus, let alone practice an instrument diligently for an hour or so a day. That is why they need parental structure, meaning parents who are involved and concerned about their progress. You need to monitor their dedication throughout the week to make sure they are on the right track. It is so easy for kids to get sidetracked, if they don’t have a strong parental unit guiding them they will never progress in their lessons.
Thanks so much for reading and please let me know if you have any questions. You are always welcome to call us with any concerns. We will guide you thought the process and make sure you feel comfortable starting your kid on a new instrument.
Starting out as a beginner violin student in Los Angeles might seem like a daunting task. There is so much new information it’s hard to know what to focus on! Rest assured, I’m here to help you break down the barriers and understand how crucial it is to set goals right from the start.
First off, as soon as you feel overwhelmed you should ask your teacher to break things down. As an inexperienced student, you have no idea what the priorities are and how to build an effective practice routine. There are many things that you should discuss with your instructor when you are beginning violin lessons in LA:
Discussing your goals at the very first lesson will create a game plan that, if specific enough, could create a structured timeline for the next six months or a year. It would be helpful to have these kinds of meetings with your instructor every few months in order to reassess goals. There is nothing wrong with modifying your goals along the way, as long as you had specific ones to begin with.
Goals are a very broad term and should be split into general musical goals and an end goal, if you have one. I recommend thinking of these before you get to your lesson, as you will save a lot of precious study time. General musical goals are styles of music or songs/pieces you would like to learn. An end goal is a specific level or one piece in particular you really want to learn and would be happy ending lessons if you get to that point. These are all adjustable, because you will soon find out there will probably be many other pieces you want to learn and higher levels you want to achieve. You will become addicted to your own progress and will enjoy showing friends and family what you are able to play on your new instrument!
These are just general guidelines to set you off on the right foot and to expedite your progress right from the get-go. This is also a very useful skill to have in life; start observing the difference between someone who starts a project with a clear end goal and timeline to achieve it versus someone who blindly launches into it. Thanks for reading and good luck!
It might seem daunting at first, but one of the best things for your progress as a beginner violin student in Los Angeles is to perform. I'm sure you probably feel like you're not ready and would get too nervous, but the more you get out there the more confident you will be. You will learn a lot from this experience that you won't get from the practice room or a lesson.
If you have ever been to an open mic, you understand the importance of a supportive community of artists. There is a huge difference between a cut-throat environment where people don't appreciate your art versus a selfless one without a sense of competition. When you are beginning violin lessons in Los Angeles, it is crucial to find the right community to perform in. Perhaps the best way to start would be getting a few friends and family together. If you know any friends who are beginners in other instruments, you will have the first taste of playing with another musician. Be careful, it's very addicting!
Go to open mics or jam sessions first so you can get a feel for what it's like, and stay the whole night. Try to find venues you would be comfortable starting out in. If you think you are ready for your first performance, make sure you play in front of a mirror and record yourself first! Another very convenient way to perform and test your audience is to post on social media. Create your own YouTube channel and make it fun and a reflection of your personality and musical styles. Share videos with your friends on Facebook or Instagram followers. Remember Instagram has a one minute limit for videos. Why not combine your art with the opportunity to do good? Retirement homes and hospitals are a wonderful way to do that.
Remember, when performing, choose a piece that best reflects your abilities at 80-85% of your potential technically. This is because you will naturally get nervous during the performance and you want to maintain a level of control when playing in public. You also want to be able to express the music despite your nerves.
Hopefully you have a teacher who encourages you to perform and helps you find opportunities to do so. This blog should have motivated you to start seeking opportunities on your own and discussing them with your instructor. Thanks for reading!
Starting the violin as a beginner in Los Angeles can seem daunting at first. There are so many details to focus on, you might be feeling overwhelmed and have no idea how to practice. Hopefully, your teacher will guide you in the right direction during your lessons, helping you structure your practice routine at home.
The most essential warm-up exercise for any instrumentalist is a scale, since it is also the most complete. You can work on your tone production, intonation, shifting, vibrato, and bow strokes with scales. The ultimate scale method for the violin is Carl Flesch. You won’t be ready for it as a beginner, but once you are at a higher intermediate level you should definitely buy the Flesch. It features scales on each string with arpeggios and chromatics before the full three octave scale with all its variations, not to mention double stops, octaves, tenths and harmonics.
I like practicing a key I am playing a piece in so it can get my ears and fingers ready for that piece. What is crucial for students to understand is that technique warm-ups like scales will make playing songs/pieces much easier, whereas skipping exercises and diving right into music will only frustrate you in the long run. You will have a lot more difficulty throughout because your fingers are cold, and you won’t be able to express the phrasing because you will be too focused on playing correctly.
I hope you are convinced of the importance of scales for your violin studies in LA! Follow your teacher’s lead as far as technique warm-ups are concerned. It will be hard to have the discipline for it every day, but you will notice improvements right away and will soon be converted into a technique lover! Happy practicing and thanks for reading!
You’ve decided to learn an instrument, that’s a wonderfully fulfilling project and one that will provide you a lifetime of joy! You probably have your instrument at this point, and now it’s time to start looking for a music teacher in Los Angeles. Here are some helpful tips for questions you can ask so you know what to look for:
1. Find out your teacher’s history. Ask for a short bio and find out where they’ve performed and how long they’ve taught for. You want someone with a healthy balance of performing and teaching, because you want them to be able to demonstrate techniques. If they haven’t been performing for a while, they’re probably going to explain everything to you rather than show you. If you’re more of a visual learning, that won’t work too well.
2. Ask them what styles they specialize in. You want a teacher to be able to teach a variety of styles, and you should know what your preferred style is. Tell them what you’re interested in learning and find out how they would go about getting you to play your favorite kind of music.
3. Find out if they use any method books. You want to have a better idea of how the lesson will be structured. Take a look at the method book beforehand if you can. If you don’t know how to read music, ask how your teacher will incorporate music theory in the lesson.
4. Find out what their expectations for you are. You need to know exactly how much time you can dedicate to the instrument a week. Tell your teacher that and make sure they feel comfortable with that.
5. Ask for online resources. They might be able to point you to some valuable learning tools before the lesson so you can be more familiar with music terms or technique.
I hope you feel more comfortable in your search now! As a reminder, you can ask for a discounted trial lesson but usually a trial lesson is the full price of the lesson. Every teacher has their own policy; some give a shorter trial lesson. Expecting a free trial lesson from a music teacher in Los Angeles is very unrealistic unless it’s a big school with a lot of overhead. There is a lot of investment and time that goes into each new student. Thanks for reading!
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