Best Teacher in Los Angeles?

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by JoeinLA, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. JoeinLA

    JoeinLA Member

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    OK. I've spent a TON of money on gear. Time to actually learn to play all this crap.

    I'm an intermediate+ player (I can play pretty much anything on Master of Puppets except for the really fast solo parts). LA has to have TONs of great teachers. Can anyone recommend one that will turn me into a schredding maniac? Really looking for someone to take my playing beyond tab books...

    Thanks!

    Joe
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  2. yZe

    yZe Senior Member

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    What type of instruction do you want?
     
  3. e-z

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    What area do you live in?
     
  4. JoeinLA

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    West LA/Santa Monica area.
     
  5. Kappy

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    I don't know if David Oakes still lives in the Marina area (it's been about 12-13 years since I took lessons from him) but he's an exceptional teacher with a very broad skill set. I also found him to be very cool and exceedingly patient. He's got a good sense of humor too.

    But man, LA's probably second only to NYC for ready availability of great teachers from any style.
     
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    This guy is very good, plays/teaches many styles and will do a plan that's right for you. Theory--Application--Elocution. Jazz/Blues/Rock. All the stuff you'll need to play over complicated changes and/or rock out! Lives in Santa Monica. Plus he comes to you!

    http://www.vincognito.com/
     
  7. e-z

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    David is my classical teacher. He's in Culver City. He can play anything and is a very patient teacher. He'll get you reading if you don't already (he wrote the reading book used at GIT these days). I would recommend him without reservation. You could also try some of the shops like TrueTone. I think they have some teachers.
     
  8. landru64

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    didn't he say he wants a 'schredder'? joeinla.... can you be more specific about what you want?
     
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    I teach in L.A., but I'm not really a shredder. You could call MI and ask for a recommendation of instructors/grads that teach in town. Ken Steiger might do lessons. He is a shred instructor at MI.
     
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    Steiger is great at that stuff. You might also try Jean-Marc Belkadi

    If you want contact info for either, feel free to PM me.
     
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    Man, if you can hook up with Shane Gibson you will be lucky! He is friggin' amaaaaazing! I heard that he's doing all the guitar work on the new Jason Becker CD!
     

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