About Me

About

⭐️Based in Los Angeles | Performer & Songwriter 🧞‍♀️Our studio philosophy: Passion…Practice…Progress…Professionalism!

 

🎼 Music flows through me like blood in my veins. Whether it be jazz, rock, metal, or more, I enjoy, perform, and write in a multitude of genres.

 

I have been ambitious in writing and performing my whole life. In my early years, I studied classical piano in the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM).  Through those RCM studies, I entered my compositions in national and state songwriting contests and won Second Place in Canada Music Week as well as Third Place in the Composers Today program hosted by the Music Teachers’ Association of California. I attended university for music, immersing my life in my music passion. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies (Vancouver Island University) and went on to achieve my Master’s of Fine Arts in Music (California Institute of the Arts).

 

I love teaching all ages for vocals, guitar, piano, and bass. I can also help you with home recording and song composition.

 

GUITAR | PIANO | VOICE | ELECTRIC BASS

MUSIC THEORY | SONGWRITING | RECORDING

 

⭐️ Nationally Certified Teacher of Music

• For more credentials, please go to the Questions & Answers at the bottom of this profile.

Location

Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

Geolocation

34.3579404,-118.0654445

Instrument(s) Taught

Bass, Composition, Guitar, Logic Pro X, Music History, Music Production, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Student's House

Instrument

Guitar, Singing, Piano, Bass, Music Theory

Lesson Type

In-Person

Lesson Prices

Other Lesson Prices

⭐️ There is NO charge for the initial 15-minute meet and greet Zoom session.

 

⭐️ Types of sessions:

  • Video or audio recording evaluation: send me an audio or video recording and receive professional feedback on your performance.
  • Live private session

 

⭐️ INITIAL SESSIONS OR EXTRA LESSONS (3 options):

1️⃣ $35 or $25 (first rate is for new students, second is for current students).

• Video or audio recording evaluation: send me an audio or video recording and receive professional feedback on your performance.

• Other option is to use this for a LIVE group session.

2️⃣ $65 for 50 minutes for a PRIVATE session with a teaching assistant trained by Mage, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music

3️⃣ $100 for 50 minutes for a PRIVATE session with MAGE, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music

 

⭐️ A NO charge virtual studio visit is also available during select times.

 

⭐️ MONTHLY TUITION PLANS:

1️⃣ Basic @ $225 per month (50 private minutes per week)

2️⃣ Express @ $400 per month (50 private minutes once per week)

3️⃣ Full @ $700 per month (50 private minutes TWICE per week)

 

⭐️ Recurring lessons are billed as monthly tuition with lessons held almost every week (44 weeks of the year).

⭐️ TO HIRE ME AS A TEACHER: Monthly tuition plans start at $190 per month and include group workshops and recitals held almost every moth on select Saturdays.

⭐️ LIVE office hours are available at NO charge on select Mondays.

⭐️ TO HIRE ME AS A PERFORMER: In-person performances start at $200 per hour depending on location; virtual performances are the same rate as virtual music lessons.

⭐️ ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING is also available.

 

💳2024 REGISTRATION FEE (for monthly music lesson tuition plans only):

• A $30 non-refundable registration fee applies to the first invoice.

• For returning students who have not had a lesson in the last 30 days the registration fee applies again.

• The registration fee is applied in addition to the first month of lessons.

• A $15 recital fee is due the first week of June from all students to cover the costs of printing programs and setting up recitals.

• Additional fees are required for participation in other local, state, and national music events.

• For students who would like to register in the Express and Full plans, a $25.00 recital fee for the year will also apply.

Payment Plans

Pay-As-You-Go, Block Bookings, Monthly, Termly

Payment Options

PayPal, Contactless, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Stripe, Venmo

Cancelation & Rescheduling Policy

No Refunds – All prepaid music lessons, used or unused, are non-refundable. Please sign the DocuSign before the consultation if possible, otherwise you will be asked to review and sign it during the first few minutes of our meeting.

Contact Me

Get in Touch

Levels & Ages

Skill Levels Taught

Beginner (up to Grade 5), Intermediate (Grades 5-8), Advanced (Grade 8 and above), Professional Musicians/Teachers

Ages Taught

3-adult

Lesson Sizes

One-to-One, Group Lessons

Graded Exam Preparation

MTAC (Music Teachers' Association of California), Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada)

Professional Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Music Teachers' Association (MTA), Musician’s Union, National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Performance Opportunities, Performance Coaching & Accompaniment Services

We offer at least one recital per month per student as well as various performance, composition, songwriting, and competition opportunities.

When did you start teaching?

01/01/2006

Genres Taught

Genres Taught

Blues, Christian Music, Classical Music, Country, Disco, Electronic Music, Folk, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Music for Children, Music of Latin America, New-Age Music, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Ska, Soul music, Traditional Music

Sub-Genres Taught

Ambient, Americana, Avant-garde, Baroque Pop, Big Band, Bossa Nova, Breakbeat, Darkwave, Death Metal, Dream Pop, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Electro House, Emo, Experimental, Future Bass, Garage Rock, Gospel, Grunge, Gypsy Jazz, Hard Rock, Hardcore Punk, Industrial, Lo-fi, Metal, Metalcore, Motown, Musical Theatre, Neo-Soul, New Wave, Noise Rock, Nu Disco, Nu Jazz, Opera, Orchestral, Post-Grunge, Post-Punk, Power Metal, Progressive House, Psychedelic Rock, Punk Rock, R&B (Rhythm and Blues), Rap Rock, Salsa, Shoegaze, Singer-Songwriter, Ska Punk, Smooth Jazz, Southern Rock, Speed Metal, Stoner Rock, Surf Rock, Swing, Synthwave, Tango, Tango Nuevo, Tech House, Trance, Trap, Trip Hop, Tropical House, UK Garage, Vaporwave, Viking Metal, West Coast Swing, Witch House, Worldbeat

Languages

Languages Spoken

English

Reviews

Reviews

April 28, 2021

Linda has been my electric guitar teacher for the past two years, when I got started. She has the patience needed to help me learn, and is always cheerful and encouraging of my progress. I am not only learning to play, but to read and understand music, which is a whole other language to learn! I look forward to our weekly sessions, as music, and for me guitar, has opened up a whole new world.

As an older student who has always wanted to play guitar, but didn’t know where to start, discovering Linda has made that transition very seamless, and welcoming. Linda has great patience for students of all ages, and can relate to our different learning styles, all the while presenting material in a way that is easy to understand, and with clear goals in the curriculum to help me stay on track. Linda has an amazing ability to teach, and can demonstrate the necessary fine motor skills I am continually learning. I look forward to my lessons every week!

Eric
Verified
April 28, 2021

Linda is currently teaching my young daughter guitar & voice. Linda has a unique style of being able to connect with her students because of her passion for what she loves to do & it shows in the progress of her students. She is patient & finds ways to communicate what she is teaching & makes it easy for students . I’ve seen great progress in my daughter from starting off slow now she has a momentum that is pretty awesome to see & it stems from Linda’s passion & ability as a great teacher!

Steven
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April 28, 2021

Linda teaches our daughter Guitar and Voice. She is the instructor we have been searching for, blending broad musical knowledge with the detail necessary to master a piece of music. She is a natural, gifted teacher. Our daughter looks forward to her lessons and is motivated to practice in between lessons.

Tom Bliss
Verified
April 28, 2021

great humor, professional, makes learning fun and helps you progress quickly and properly

Sharon
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April 28, 2021

We’ve been through quite a few teachers and Linda has a great balance of working through fundamentals but yet still allowing our children to explore their own creative instincts. She’s the best!!!

Tobi
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April 28, 2021

A charming and friendly person. I don’t have any other experience with other voice coaches but I think she is an excellent and patient teacher. Her being convinced that I can do it gives me the courage to try. With the teaching skills she brings every week, there is also a basket full of smiles and encouragement. I really enjoy working with her.

Rhonda Jones
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April 28, 2021

We Had a great first lesson and look forward to more improvement with Linda’s help, Charlie @ Out Of Order

Charles
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April 28, 2021

Awesome teacher – even for an old dude that doesn’t have a clue ! And good person too!!!

Otis
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April 28, 2021

As an adult first time music student, I really appreciate Linda’s calm supportive teaching techniques.

Evelyn
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April 28, 2021

Linda is by far the BEST musical teacher I have ever had! She is patient with me and extremely knowledgeable and always makes sure that I understand the technique behind each song before allowing me to move onto the next. Plus, her personality is endearing and she makes me feel heard and supported on my musical journey. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a quality teacher!

Marie W
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April 28, 2021

Love Linda! She is great with our daughter, very patient and makes it fun to learn. Our daughter picked up on her 1st lesson well and is looking forward to seeing teacher Linda again.

London P
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April 28, 2021

great teacher ,cant wAIT to work again with her !

Leila Allam
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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Certificates:

USA: Criminal Record Checks

Do you currently have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes

Supported Learning

Supporting Students with SEN / Additional Access Requirements

Blind or Partially Sighted, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Multi-Sensory Needs, Wheelchair Access Requirements, Limb Loss / Difference Related Access Requirements, Autistic Spectrum / Neurodiverse, Speech, Language or Communication Needs, Moderate Learning Needs, Severe Learning Needs, Profound & Multiple Learning Needs, Social, Emotional or Mental Health Related Requirements

Experience Teaching Blind or Partially Sighted Students

Limited Experience

Experience Teaching Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students

Limited Experience

Experience Teaching Student with Multi-Sensory Needs

Limited Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Wheelchair Access Requirements

Limited Experience

Experience Teaching Students who are on the Autistic Spectrum / Neurodiverse

Extensive Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Speech, Language or Communication Needs

Limited Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Moderate Learning Needs

Extensive Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Severe Learning Needs

Limited Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Profound & Multiple Learning Needs

Limited Experience

Profile Details

First Name

Mage

Last Name

Lockwood, NCTM

Username

Mage