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Trevor H.
El Cajon, California
Record and Mix Your Own Music with Simple Lessons from an Expert
Learn how to record and mix your own music.
About Trevor H.

Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the huge, black monstrosities that people in the pre-historic used in place of iPods), followed closely by my father's CD collection. After a while, this ravenous desire of to know and feel music moved me to play an instrument. After a couple of false starts with the drums and violin, I found my true musical calling: the guitar. On January 25th 1995, on a whim, I began playing the guitar, and I have yet to put it down. Along the way I've picked up a number of friends for my guitar, including the bass, the lute, the sitar and, once again, the drums. After only a few years of practice, I started playing professionally, in bands and solo guitar. Live playing experience, I believe, is the most important experience that any musician can have, in that, the most important part of music is how it sounds, and playing in front of people is the quickest way to learn how to play effectively. And this is what I teach; how to be a musician, not just a technician. *** Lesson Details *** A student can expect a curriculum tailor-made to their needs and personality. Every person learns differently and this is an important distinction in my teaching style. Some students need a strong hand to keep them working, others need to find many different ways to the same conclusion to keep them focused, while still others need a laid-back friend in order to accept knowledge. I stress rhythmic literacy, for, as my jazz teacher always said, "rhythm is king." If composition is important to you, then we'll focus on music theory, but if you're just wanting to learn how to play some fun rock tunes with your friends on the weekends, we can do that as well. As I stated before, we'll get you playing in front of people in no time. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide an amplifier, a loner guitar (if needed), staff and/or tablature paper, metronome, pens and paper for the lessons. *** Specialties *** Music theory and composition, guitar, bass, lute, beginner to intermediate piano Classical, shred, blues, and rock guitar; renaissance lute; blues, rock and slap bass; composition of many styles; world music.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1998

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Music

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Teaches ages 7+

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Speaks English, German, Latin

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Trevor H.
El Cajon, California
Record and Mix Your Own Music with Simple Lessons from an Expert
Learn how to record and mix your own music.
About Trevor H.

Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the huge, black monstrosities that people in the pre-historic used in place of iPods), followed closely by my father's CD collection. After a while, this ravenous desire of to know and feel music moved me to play an instrument. After a couple of false starts with the drums and violin, I found my true musical calling: the guitar. On January 25th 1995, on a whim, I began playing the guitar, and I have yet to put it down. Along the way I've picked up a number of friends for my guitar, including the bass, the lute, the sitar and, once again, the drums. After only a few years of practice, I started playing professionally, in bands and solo guitar. Live playing experience, I believe, is the most important experience that any musician can have, in that, the most important part of music is how it sounds, and playing in front of people is the quickest way to learn how to play effectively. And this is what I teach; how to be a musician, not just a technician. *** Lesson Details *** A student can expect a curriculum tailor-made to their needs and personality. Every person learns differently and this is an important distinction in my teaching style. Some students need a strong hand to keep them working, others need to find many different ways to the same conclusion to keep them focused, while still others need a laid-back friend in order to accept knowledge. I stress rhythmic literacy, for, as my jazz teacher always said, "rhythm is king." If composition is important to you, then we'll focus on music theory, but if you're just wanting to learn how to play some fun rock tunes with your friends on the weekends, we can do that as well. As I stated before, we'll get you playing in front of people in no time. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide an amplifier, a loner guitar (if needed), staff and/or tablature paper, metronome, pens and paper for the lessons. *** Specialties *** Music theory and composition, guitar, bass, lute, beginner to intermediate piano Classical, shred, blues, and rock guitar; renaissance lute; blues, rock and slap bass; composition of many styles; world music.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1998

Education

Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks English, German, Latin

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Trevor is a great teacher! He molds the lessons into things you're interested in playing so it's not just like, Mary had a little lamb in the beginning. I have been playing for 4 ish / 5 ish months and I can basically play along with most of the music I listen to already. My friends are all super impressed with the progress I've made in such a short period of time. He's also flexible/understanding with stuff comes up and its hard to balance lessons into your schedule.

Posted May 3, 2022
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pretty great for being the first lesson.

Posted Dec 30, 2021
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Great teacher. Takes time to know the student has patience. My son looks forward to his lessons.

Posted Sep 11, 2021
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Music Teacher
Apr 1998 - Present
Self-Employed
I've been teaching students, young and old, including Special Needs students since 1998.
Music
Aug 2000 - May 2002
University of the Pacific
A.A. Music
Aug 1998 - Jun 2000
Modesto Junior College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Latin
Limited Proficiency
Mu Phi Epsilon
Apr 2001
Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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Instructor details
Music Recording
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
45 minutes
$38
60 minutes
$50
90 minutes
$75
120 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30