My name is Marty Buttwinick… and welcome to my teacher website!
Music Lessons tailored to your individual goals: Bass, Guitar, Piano and musicianship programs for all instruments including Singers & Songwriters.
Through twenty-eight years of one-on-one teaching, my specialty is creating easy to understand and effective lessons. They are organized, fun and productive, resulting in stable musical skill and ability.
In addition to teaching beginning and intermediate students, some top acts that my professional students have performed or recorded with include Chaka Khan, Isaac Hayes, MC Lyte, Tori Amos, Nine Inch Nails, Taylor Dane, Seal, Beck, Doug E. Fresh, Little Feat and many more.
Having guided more than 800 students through their studies I know what the pitfalls are and know how to avoid them so your route to your musical goals is smooth and fun.
While studying here you can learn to:
People have different goals, ability levels and backgrounds. There are many pieces to the puzzle and music lessons can be straight ahead or seem to be difficult and complex. My job is to determine what you need to do, plot out a doable program and guide you through it. I already know how all the pieces fit and chances are I can put them all together for you.
In addition to learning songs, styles of music, an instrument, rhythm, ear training, musical fundamentals and all the things you need to play how you want to play; I excel in discovering exactly what YOU need to do to reach your next level, and charting out a smooth path for you to follow.
Music lessons for making music...
(I teach out of my home studio, and most of my students live locally in: Glendale, La Canada, La Crescenta, Burbank, Pasadena and other greater Los Angeles areas.
For students who live outside of California, or far from Glendale, I teach via Skype which works amazingly well!)