Since 1964, Guitar Center Studios has paired musicians with guitars, keyboards, drums, and Pro Audio gear, in addition to instruction and space. Taught by certified and experienced instructors, four 30-minute music lessons send beginning to advanced musicians on quests to master instruments such as guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, or wolf howling. During flexibly scheduled sessions, students jam along on their own equipment, though drum and vocals hopefuls are provided with kits and microphones from the store’s arsenal.
Brother-and-sister duo Glenn Treibitz and Cheryl Fox and their team love their jobs. The pianos that Hollywood Piano Company stocks unlock dreams, passions, and ambitions, and he couldn't think of a better way to spend his days. Family-owned since 1928, the store sells acoustic pianos made by some of the best manufacturers, including Estonia and Baldwin. There's also digital pianos by Roland and Kurzweil that precisely simulate the sound and feel of acoustic pianos. Glenn and his team of music lovers also tune, rent, and restore pianos. To give customers everything they need to fully appreciate their new instrument, the shop offers lessons, as well.
Justin Ashouri got a fast start in the music industry. He’s been a musician since the age of 5, and at 15 he began a professional career that would link him to such big-time acts as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and The Kingsmen. At 18, frustrated with his instructors and their insistence on only teaching him how to play “MacArthur Park,” he began to lead his own lessons. Today, nearly a decade later, his professional and pedagogical gigs intertwine at Peace of Mind Music Lessons, where he both instructs and performs 10 different instruments. These range from the acoustic guitar to the piano, harmonica, and trumpet. He also teaches behind-the-scenes arts such as songwriting, classical composition, and using Pro Tools.
The team members at Imperial Vintage Guitars spend nights gigging at local clubs or editing new tracks in the studio. By day, they draw on these musical chops to help customers choose from a stock of new and vintage electric guitars from manufacturers such as Gibson and Fender. Those six-strings share the shop with acoustic guitars, bass guitars, amps from Fender and Marshall, and accessories such as tuners and strings.
If those strings break, the denizens of Imperial’s repair shop can swiftly replace them with new nylons or steels. They also take on more complex jobs, from artfully restoring old guitars with vintage parts to explaining why Randal is a terrible name for a guitar.
A guitarist for more than 25 years, Craig Rogers has spent his life rocking out in bands and composing music for programs on networks including ABC, HBO, and PBS. When he's not writing his own tunes, he trains the next generation of six-string strummers through Craig's Guitar Lessons' at-home and in-studio sessions.
Drawing on both his guitar prowess and 10 years of teaching experience, Craig customizes each lesson around whatever skills and subjects compel his students. Those range from music theory and sight reading to rhythm- or lead-guitar techniques in a variety of genres including rock, blues, folk, and metal. Craig even teaches pupils their favorite songs, which saves each student's friends from having to pretend-listen to more air guitar.
Samy’s Camera's team of shutterbugs imparts mastery of the rapidly changing currents of digital photography through any of the introductory classes. Computer classrooms resound with the banter of students and the hum of photo editing hard drives during the Introduction to Photoshop CS5 class, which focuses studies on Adobe Camera Raw images and the simple ways to manipulate them into prints of celebrities eating other celebrities. Intro to Digital Bookmaking offers insight into how a coffee table book can be a personalized wedding album, cookbook, and more. During the seminar, Samy's Creative Solutions software will be demoed and a coupon code for a free photo book is given out. The secrets of calibrating cameras and computers to show consistent color unveil themselves in the Intro to Color Calibration course, and Understanding Your Digital Camera covers basics such as setting resolution, basic flash operation, and more for a point-and-shoot or digital SLR camera. Intro to DSLR Video helps people realize the full potential of their cameras and provides instruction on how to stabilize and accessorize shooting rigs.
We are a music school located in Pasadena CA next to the In & Out Burger on Foothill Blvd. We specialize in music lessons for gutiar, bass, drums, vocal, saxophones, piano, brass, strings, percussion. We also have a great recording studio! Normal 1-on-1 lesson rates are $30 per 1/2 hour typically taught once a week.