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Popular Music Teachers Near Oakland

Anthony S.

Oakland, CA
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Anna C.

Emeryville, CA
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Skye A.

Berkeley, CA
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Anthony S. Oakland, CA

About Anthony

I have a BA in Music from CUNY College of Staten Island and a MM in Composition from CUNY Brooklyn College. I have been teaching Music in NYC Public Schools since 2005 where I have taught thousands of students ages 5 through 14; General Music and Instrumental studies. I have taught private lessons as young as 4 and as mature as 65. The best part of my week is when I get to work with my IS 192 Wind Band, we are working on my latest arrangements of Rock n' Roll and Punk Rock tunes which range from Blue Suede Shoes to Blitzkreig Bop. In addition to my work as an educator, I am a working musician and composer. I have just completed a full length musical titled Work, a short comedic film for NYU titled Goosey's Big Movie, and a video game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod titled Tin ...

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Renate K. December 12, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Our (then) 8 years old daughter took guitar lessons by Anthony last year. Anthony is a great teacher with a lot of humor, patience and expertise. It worked perfectly for our daughter and she loved the lessons and learned a lot. We would highly recommend Anthony to others.
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Katie M. November 22, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Anthony is a fantastic guitar instructor for our 7 year old son. He is patient and clear, kind and fun-loving. My son is learning quickly and looks forward to his lesson time with Anthony. Anthony is always punctual and professional. We highly recommend Anthony as a guitar teacher.
Anna C. Emeryville, CA

About Anna

Anna is a San Francisco Bay Area native. A professional drummer for over ten years, Anna has performed, recorded and toured with countless groups of various music styles. Her education includes a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (where she was a member of the Cal Band for four years), and Certificates in Commercial Music and Recording Arts from Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA.

Anna is not only known throughout the United States as a drummer, but also as a concert producer, live sound engineer, record producer, booking agent, tour manager, web designer, graphic designer and instructor. Her teaching experience ranges from preschool education to private instruction to high school drum line. Anna is the director of Music Time Academy, a music lessons/recording ...

Skye A. Berkeley, CA

About Skye

I am a classically trained soprano with a special passion for folk songs. I also love to work with my vocal students on musical theater and pop styles.

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My lessons start with gentle physical stretches and breathing exercises. I will lead you through a series of vocal warm-ups, starting with very simple lip trills and progressing to longer scales and arpeggios. If you choose, then we will work on ear training and sight-singing to help you understand your printed music. After that, we work on songs we choose together, based on what music you are passionate about singing and what repertoire level seems right for you. Through your songs, we will work on diction, phrasing, breath support, tension, and the joy of interpreting a song in your own way. I provide ...

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Joseph C. October 22, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Skye is an excellent teacher, with a lovely voice, wide repertory, and patience to guide even a complete beginner! Our lessons have covered everything from the basics through sight reading, technique, and phrasing. Skye creates a no-stress environment that's enjoyable and very conducive to learning. I recommend her enthusiastically to anyone who's serious about singing!
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Janis S. October 21, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I am just about to finish my first set of lessons with Skye (and just signed up for another set). I am thrilled to be working with Skye! Skye is helping me learn some choir pieces. We get alot done in our 30 minutes together, plus she sends me a recording of our session via an email link, which enables me to practice throughout the week. Singing with Skye has really improved my confidence and is helping me expand my range and sight reading abilities. Thank you, Skye! Janis Sowder
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Iris S. April 25, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Singing lessons with Skye

It's been awhile since I've had singing lessons. Skye was able to pick up from where I left off. She is patient and knowledgable about the technical aspects of voice, warming up, sight reading and walking through new songs in Italian, French and Spanish.

She's also got a beautiful voice of her own. I highly recommend working with Skye.

Justin S.

Oakland, CA
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Sophia S.

Oakland, CA
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Tony D.

Oakland, CA
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Justin S. Oakland, CA

About Justin

I have been playing drums for 13 years and have played with numerous bay area bands and have been teaching private lessons since 2005. I have experience with Rock, Jazz, Trip Hop, Funk, Reggae, and Soul. Teaching and playing drums is my passion and I always strive to keep my students interested and challenged along with the patience necessary to teach some one learning an instrument for the first time. I have experience with teaching kids up to adults no matter what level you are at! To see my current project and live videos please visit the website located in my experience page! Thanks!

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I have specific exercises to build up your coordination and stamina to start with. I also focus on technique and posture to you in the best position to be successful. I also ...

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EnriqueL February 28, 2012
Awesome

Justin is an awesome teacher! He explains every exercise step by step & makes sure I challenge my self. He's very patient & answers any questions I have. He pushes me to become a better drummer, I have learned many new skills thanks to him
Sophia S. Oakland, CA

About Sophia

Sophia S. is a dynamic performing artist whose talents have led to the opera, recital, choral, rock, and electronic music stages.

With Sophia , lessons are tailored to each unique voice. Whether you need foundational technical work, a musicianship tune up, song preparation for a show, recording, or audition, or performance coaching-- Sophia designs her lessons to fulfill each student's particular goals. Students of Sophia have gone on to gain acceptance to music programs in institutions such as San Francisco School of the Arts and California Institute of Integral Studies. Under Sophia's tutelage, students have also strengthened their abilities as lead singers and solo artists, delivered high quality recordings, nailed auditions... the list goes on!

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Lisa M. October 29, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Lydian, my daughter, had a wonderful experience with Sophia. Sophia was great with our 6 year old, taught her a lot and was genuinely encouraging. I highly recommend her!
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Kyra P. March 12, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Pleasantly Surprised

After my 6 year old daughter's prior teacher relocated out of town, we searched for a another teacher. It took about 2 months.

At our first lesson with Sophia, I was pleasantly surprised at how she was able to pull my daughter's voice out and make her really sing.

Sophia is very passsionate about her art and passes that vibe along to my daughter. Sophia has an extremely strong voice and is stern enough to actually accomplish learning and progress. My daughter loves Sophia and I cannot wait to hear what the future holds for her.
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Rebecca Z. February 21, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Sophia is really patient and she knows what she is talking about when it comes to singing technique. She has taught me a lot about voice placement and the misconceptions that people have about voice control.
Tony D. Oakland, CA

About Tony

I have a Bachelor's of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Denver, which I earned in 2011. I started teaching during school, and have been teaching both privately and in high schools for the past 4 years. I have taught private voice and piano students from the ages of 9 to 60, and would be glad to teach outside of that range as well.

I currently live in Oakland, CA, working as a singer, pianist, and teacher. I'm happy to travel to your location; I have a car and a small keyboard I can bring to the lesson. I'm also able to travel further than 10 miles from my location, Take Lessons won't let you put a further distance.

In all of my teaching, I emphasize technique and improvisation. Learning to be a good musician is equal parts technical knowledge ...

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Bethie M. November 12, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Tony has been fantastic to work with! He's flexible in style and adjusts his approach to teaching as we go along, based on what works well for me. 2 lessons in and I've learned a ton already!
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Susan E. October 12, 2014
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
Please read my previous review...I just forgot to select 5 stars!

In a nutshell: Tony is a super great instructor. Tony has been my instructor for quite some time & I have experienced awesome breakthroughs and improvements in my voice.
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Susan E. October 12, 2014
Opera Voice · Online
Verified Student
I have been under the tutelage of Tony D. and have experienced remarkable breakthroughs in my voice. He is a very positive, upbeat, talented professional. Tony is a great vocalist, opera singer, songwriter, pianist and vocal teacher.
What is most impressive about Tony's teaching style is that he doesn't waste your time; he is a great listener and will quickly pin-point issues in one's vocal technique and provide "vocal remedies" that literally yield immediate results!
He covers a lot of ground in a 1 hour session, which I appreciate.
Tony is also very well-rounded musically, which is great because I enjoy many genres of music and so we cover the gamut such as opera, Italian arias, rock, soft ballads, R&B, etc. So, whatever song suits your fancy, Tony will be able to teach you how to successfully sing it.

I highly recommend that you sign up your next piano/voice, etc. lesson with Tony D.
You will not be disappointed!!
Susan E.

Oakland Lessons

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