Music instructor in Los Angeles that makes House Calls

The following post is by Shelby C., contributor to Westside Mommy. Recently, she received complimentary lessons from music instructor Nick Bartshe (, who contacted me about advertising on my site. Below is her unbiased experience.

Hi, it’s Shelby again.

I am having a great time learning guitar. My teachers name is Nick (A.K.A. “Nailo”) and he’s the best music teacher I’ve ever had, really! He is very nice and fun. He teaches all instruments. I chose guitar. He taught me the string names and parts of the guitar. I thought it wouldn’t be important, but boy was I wrong! It’s very important to learn all these basics!

A super cool thing was that he came to our house for my lessons. He offers this service to all his music students. I like working one-on-one with him. I don’t know why, it just suits my personality I guess. Nick helped me a lot, and I can’t wait to learn some songs to play for my friends and family. Also, it will be good when my fingers get more callused so they don’t hurt. Nick says it won’t take much longer. If you and your parents are thinking about music lessons, this is your guy!

Video clip from Shelby’s first lesson:

After a few classes, working on chords!

Here’s Nailo showing what you can learn with lessons. Learning guitar takes patience, practice, and passion!


A note from Shelby’s Mom, Jonna

We are parents, both with interesting family histories and heritage relating to music.  For the past five years, we exposed our eldest daughter (now 10) to music lessons. Sadly, she went through the motions of learning without much passion. However, after taking lessons with this teacher, all that changed. Nick is a wonderful instructor and helped Shelby find an interest and love for music, which makes us very happy! Nick’s teaching style is gentle but persuasive. His love of guitar and music has caught on to her, for the first time!

If you are a parent thinking of music lessons for your child, he is wonderful.

Nailo Music


“Nailo” (Nick Bartshe)

Nailo creates customized & comprehensive lesson plans catered to each student, helping them achieve a level of proficiency where they will be rocking out to their favorite jam in no time!  He also coaches students of the mental side of being a musician.  Not only is it important to understand your instrument, but having the ability to prepare, listen to others and comprehend musicianship is crucial to bolstering your playing ability.

Private lessons are available via house-call lessons. 

call: (916) 768-5627


$30 for 30 minute lesson or $50 for 60 minute lesson

photo and video credit: Jonna Coleman


I am a new mom to a baby girl. I live in West Los Angeles. This blog is about my experiences as a new mom and navigating my way through kid-friendly L.A.

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