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Don C.

Venice, CA

$65/hour

Music is a journey. I'll be your guide.

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About Don

My love for the guitar began 36 years ago, at the age of 9. I started off with classical, and soon got into rock, and heavy metal. I formed my first serious band at the age of 20. We played all over southern California, especially Hollywood. I've shared the stage with Stone Temple Pilots, 311, Kyuss, Incubus, and many more. I've worked with some of rock's best producers, like Garth Richardson who produced Rage Against the Machine's first album. I've recorded in some of LA's best studios, and I have toured internationally.

Making music is a journey and a process, both of which are their own rewards. When you look at music in this way, it takes away the negative mental blocks that impede your success as a musician. I began teaching at the age of 16, because I wanted to emulate one of my childhood idols. After teaching several of my classmates how to play, I realized that I have a knack for passing this information on. One of the keys to being a successful teacher is learning how to cater to different personalities. Sometimes you need to be able to explain a concept in several different ways to make sure that the student can internalize the information. One of my younger students was able to skip music fundamentals and music theory 1 in school, and he was the only underclassman to make it into his high school jazz band. Seeing his first performance was a very proud moment for me. One of the most important things that I will teach you is how to enjoy the process. Once you gain that perspective, music will no longer be a huge mountain looming over you, it will simply be a wonderful journey full of exciting possibilities. I look forward to guiding you through the hills and valleys.

Let's get the ball rolling! Feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a lesson. I look forward to making music with you!
My love for the guitar began 36 years ago, at the age of 9. I started off with classical, and soon got into rock, and heavy metal. I formed my first serious band at the age of 20. We played all over southern California, especially Hollywood. I've shared the stage with Stone Temple Pilots, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Venice, CA 90291
In-person lessons
Music:
Ear Training, General Music, Guitar,
Music Theory, Voice (Music)

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Guitar

I have played the guitar for 36 years. I've been teaching guitar for 29 years. I've recorded 2 albums, and I have toured internationally.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Don will travel within 10 miles of Venice, CA 90291.