When I decided to try private guitar lessons after taking a group session and not gaining a lot from it, I did a lot of research on guitar teachers in LA. I feel like I hit the jackpot with Vreny. Passionate, organized, efficient, talented and most important of all, knows how to transfer his knowledge to you in an easy way. He'll push you out of your comfort zone so that you keep learning and growing every week. The progress I made was far more than I had hoped for as a beginning recreational player. Outside of his strengths as a guitar instructor, he's also just a positive person to be around. He always ends the lessons with ""Did you have fun?!"" Always in a great mood, always focusing on the good. I looked forward to Wednesday nights just for my lesson. I since have had to relocate back to Chicago for work, but if I am ever back in Los Angeles, I will be back. HIGHLY recommended!