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Popular Flute Teachers Near Palo Alto

Matt G.

Santa Clara, CA
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Jeremy F.

San Francisco, CA
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San-San L.

San Jose, CA
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Matt G. Santa Clara, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Arrangement and Composition, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Christian Gospel, Composition, Flute, Guitar, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Trombone, Upright Bass, Violin

About Me

I am a recent graduate of the University of Idaho where I earned my Bachelor of Music degree majoring in instrumental music education. I graduated in December, 2008. Before I returned to college to get my degree, I taught music in two private schools. I also worked for a non-profit organization that was contracted by the Redwood City school district where I taught classroom music to second and third grade kids. I also taught recorder to fourth grade kids. I have taught group lessons on band instruments and strings to kids ranging from third grade to fifth grade. I also taught elementary band and elementary orchestra in this same school. I also maintained two studios where I taught guitar and bass guitar to private students ranging in age from school age to adult.
I hold an Idaho standard secondary k-12 music credential and a California TC1 single subject music credential. I also am a first year BTSA participating teacher. During my time in college, I took courses in educational psychology, instrument pedagogy, and band methods along with the core courses required for my major.
My major instruments are the trombone, and the string bass. At this same time I participated in the Walla Walla symphony as a bassist, and I also worked for Holland America and Cunard cruise lines as a show band musician.

*** Lesson Details ***
My two major instruments are the trombone, and the bass. I teach both electric bass and string bass. I teach styles of music from rock to jazz, classical and funk. As a brass player, I have taught brass instruments from trumpet to tuba. As a band director, I have taught woodwind instruments (clarinet, flute, and saxophone.)

*** Specialties ***
classical/jazz/blues/rock/pop

Jeremy F. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Saxophone, Singing

About Me

Jeremy F. has studied with members of the San Francisco and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, and holds a Master’s degree in Solo Classical Performance from San Francisco State University. He has played with the Santa Cruz County Symphony, New Music Works, the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Coastal Repertory Theater, Symphony Parnassus, the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony, and has participated in numerous chamber music programs, most recently for the Santa Cruz Chamber Players Series. In August 2012, he premiered On the Wings of Love, a song cycle for tenor, clarinet, and piano by British composer Ian Vanbles. Jeremy took grand prize at the inaugural Wesley Farrand Day Piano Duo Competition in 2010, and was a finalist in last year's Solo Competition for the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.

Jeremy currently resides in San Francisco and runs a private music studio. He is also an instructor for Skyline College, and maintains students throughout the Bay Area. He has taught music for several years, in both New York and California, having earned a music education degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

Originally from Long Island, Jeremy moved to California to experience a different way of life and to get away from the winter. In addition to the clarinet, he enjoys opera, weight lifting, Joss Whedon, Dr. Who, the culinary arts, and roller coasters.

*** Lesson Details ***
Members of my studio are always at the top of their game. With a mix of challenging material, effective practice techniques, and a great deal of fun, I push my students to help create their own musical paths. For beginners, I equally emphasize fundamental pedagogy, music theory, and artistry, in a variety of musical styles. They learn correct breath control, posture, and sound production to facilitate good habits to last a life time. After 6 months, my students have always improved 10-fold, exhibiting confidence on performing, self-evaluation, and independent musical discovery.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room equipped with music stand, keyboard, instrument stands, metronome/tuner, computer for recording and listening, and other resources.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument and certain copies of exercises. Students should have their own instrument, music, pencil, music stand, etc. Metronome and tuner preferred. Voice students must have a keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
Gordon method-sound before sight, learning to hear music and create a beautiful sound and using reading and theory skills to enhance musical growth.
Chamber Music-learning to play with accuracy and nuance and learn musical roles in various pieces of literature.
Regular Warm-up/Technique Practice- establishing routines for students to focus on development of their voices or instruments in addition to the performance based literature, may include tone exercises, scales/arpeggios/chords, dexterity exercises, breathing, etudes, etc. Includes lots of pedagogical knowledge so students can have very focused at-home practice
Recording- lessons and practice sessions can be valuable to a student for self-evaluation and getting the most out of lessons to really hear what a teacher is suggesting after the fact.
Duets and other ensemble playing in the lesson to give the student to relax and not feel under pressure.

San-San L. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Elementary Math, Flute, Math, Music Theory, Piano, Pre Algebra, Science

About Me

San-San C.

OBJECTIVE: Piano/Flute/Music Theory teacher in a professional music studio

EDUCATION: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Jose State University-Spring 2006

Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Jose State University, Spring 2003, in both Piano Performance and Music Education

SKILLS:
* University skill-level in piano proficiency

* Proficient knowledge of the Suzuki Method and Orff Instruments

* Proficient knowledge of Solfege

* Two Years of Marching Band at Lynbrook High School ('97-99)

* Proficient knowledge of teaching children vocal skills

* Proficient knowledge of teaching children beginning brass and string

instruments

* Proficient knowledge of both instrumental and vocal music repertoires

from the Renaissance to the present (especially works of Monteverdi,

Chopin, Lizst, J.S. Bach, S.Calvert, Telemann, Beethoven, William

Byrd, Robert Lowry, Robert I. Hugh, John Horma, Lowell Mason, D.

Bortiniansky, Magnus Lindberg, George Aperghis, Toshio Hosokawa,

Thierry De Mey, Steve Reich, James Wood and Helmut Oehring)

EXPERIENCES:
* Private Flute Students (Mar. '06-Present)

* Private Piano Teacher ('03-Present)

* Singer in University Women's Choir and Concert Choir, semester of

Aug.'99 and Aug.'00, and semester of Jan.'00 for the latter (sang

Holst's Planets with the San Jose Symphony Orchestra while in

Concert Choir)

* Singer in Ching-Ching Regional Chinese Children's Choir, Jun.'92-

Jun.'93

* Singer and Pianist/Accompanist at numerous Church Choirs

(Lutheran, Baptist and Non-Denominational for the last 15 years

* Teacher's Assistant of a graduate in Piano Performance (M.A., SJSU)

during special Saturday night program for children of Family Bible

Studies (Oct.-Dec. of '01)

Pertinent Course Work :

* Piano Repetoire Class

* Piano Accompaniment

* Music Theory

* Music History (From Antiquity to "Modern" Periods)

* Jazz Improvisation

* Jazz in America

* Fundamental "Skill" Classes (including Brass, String, Choral Literature, as well as the Voice.)

* Concert Choir

* Orchestration

* Music Technology/Music Notation/Computer Engraving

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a strict teacher in terms of students having a practice schedule that they will stick with/logging down times in terms of practicing regularly everyday (starting with 15 mins/day for younger, beginning students to 30 mins/day and 45 mins/day depending on the level of playing skill/background of each student.

For teaching piano I use Hanon scale book, Keith Snell's Fundamental Piano Theory and Baroque & Classical, Romantic and Contemporary Piano Repertoire books. I also use the Piano Adventure series set of books (which includes lesson, music theory, technique and performance books), and many variety of other Disney, Star Wars etc. of fun music kids nowadays enjoy listening to and watching on tv and in the movie theatres--for example Alvin and the Chipmunks.

For teaching flute, I use the "A Tune a Day for Flute" by Paul Herfurth & Hugh Stuart, "Mel-Bay's Flute Handbook" by Mizzy McCaskill & Dona Gilliam, the beginner Grade 2-6 and also the Advance Scales & Arpeggios Flute scale book by Daniel G. Theaker. Lastly, I also use "Disney Movie Magic for Flute" that includes songs from The Lion King, Pocahontas, 101 Dalmatians and Aladdin.

After 3 or 6 months, the student would have learned the basic mechanism of how their music instrument produces sound, high and low of sounds; the basic music theory --including concepts of the clef of their particular instrument, what an octave is, what are the different type of note values, the structure, format of how music repeats and how it is extended to various forms--eg. Variations of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." Lastly, students will also be able to sightread 2-paged songs with ease (up to 2 sharps & flats) and also be able to play along with simple teacher accompaniment or a duet part without getting lost on their own playing part.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide lesson books, metronome, mp3 recorder, writing tools and post-its. I expect the student to provide their instrument of study.

*** Specialties ***
Music, piano, music theory, CM test prep, piano accompaniment
Classical, Baroque, Romantic, Contemporary, Christian, Disney, Suzuki, Orff, Keith Snell, Piano Adventure, Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart, Bartok

Linda C.

Campbell, CA
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Brianna J.

Campbell, CA
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Christopher J.

San Jose, CA
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Linda C. Campbell, CA

Subjects Taught

Cello, Clarinet, Drum, Flute, French Horn, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I have a BA in Music Education from Humboldt State University, where I also earned my teaching credential. I have taught beginning, intermediate and advanced band and orchestra, in addition to choir and jazz band. I have been music director for over 10 middle school musicals. In my spare time I enjoy my two dogs, going horseback riding, and reading.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very friendly, and encouraging to new students. I have a lot of patience for those who are new to the study of music. I can also be more demanding to those who have learned the basics and want to improve their playing. I am a proponent of teaching the basics of music reading and common musical terms. I can teach music through a variety of curricula, and will work with my students to choose a method that best suits their goals. I have large music studio in my home that has a separate entrance,which is conducive to music making (with it's own bathroom). I accept students 8 years of age and older.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Has a keyboard, but no drum set

*** Travel Equipment ***
I prefer to teach in my home studio.

*** Specialties ***
I have been teaching band, orchestra & choir in public schools for 30+ years.

Brianna J. Campbell, CA

Subjects Taught

Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Violin

About Me

Music has been a large part of my life since I first started taking piano lessons at the age of six. In fifth grade, I learned to play the flute, and I performed in bands all the way through college. In high school, I also picked up the violin, and enjoyed playing in orchestras as well. I earned my Bachelors degree in Music Education and my California teaching credential from Biola University in Southern California. During that time, I enjoyed playing many other instruments. My primary instruments are the flute, piano, and violin, although I also play (and teach) beginning clarinet, viola, and cello.

In addition to giving private lessons, I also teach school band and orchestra, so I bring the added perspective of a conductor who can help students learn how their part fits in with the whole ensemble. I have taught elementary, middle school, and high school band and orchestra, as well as clinics and small group classes.

Currently, I teach music in the Los Altos School District. I also enjoy performance opportunities. I have years of experience teaching private lessons on several instruments to students of all ages and backgrounds. I love to help students experience the joy of music, whether it is as a future career, or simply as a hobby. My goal for my students is to learn and grow as musicians, and to have fun in the process!

*** Lesson Details ***
I approach teaching private music lessons in a way that is both fun and productive. Students will find my personality to be very warm, encouraging, and easy going. I am genuinely passionate about helping students reach their musical goals, whether they are career oriented or simply as a hobby. I am well versed in a variety of literature on each instrument that I teach, and will help students find enjoyment in learning to make music at any age. I believe in having a strong foundation in the basic fundamentals of music technique and also in the importance of playing styles of music that are both fun and rewarding. It can certainly be challenging to learn a new skill, but with hard work, determination, and fun motivation, it will certainly be worthwhile!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open living room setting. Upright piano. Couches for parents. Parking across the street. One small, friendly dog.

*** Specialties ***
I am very well rounded in both popular and more traditional styles of music. I do not necessarily insist on teaching from any one particular series of method book, although I am familiar with several. I will work with each student to determine which method books are most appropriate and also provide supplemental materials. If you already own a book, have a particular one in mind, or are already playing from a certain book in school, that is fine, too!

Christopher J. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

Hello, my name is Chris. I am currently a Jazz Studies major at San Jose State University. I began my musical journey at Dartmouth Middle School. I played saxophone, and was only mildly interested in music. I stayed in music in high school, but remained only mildly interested until my Sophomore year. I discovered the trumpet and began to listen to Louis Armstrong, and became obsessed with jazz and mastering the trumpet. In just 2 short years, I had studied enough trumpet to travel South America with the San Jose Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra. After my South American tour, I decided to teach privately and share my talents with the world. I won a scholarship to San Jose State for music excellence in 2009, and joined the Spartan Marching Band. While in this prestigious organization I performed in Olympic Stadiums, Disneyland, and all over San Jose. I am currently working toward a Bachelor of Music with a dual emphasis in Music Education and Jazz Studies from San Jose State. I work for TakeLessons.com, and Manzana Music.

In addition to in person lessons, I teach online. Online lessons use Skype, which provides students with a convenient opportunity to get high quality music lessons. I have personally received lessons online from the highest level of professionals. I recommend online lessons to anyone who is not able to attend in person lessons, or prefers the convenience of online lessons. 

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect me to be on time and prepared for every lesson every week. I will have a large selection of music and material for us to learn from every week. All our lessons will be prepared ahead of time. For every hour I spend with you, I spend two at home preparing. I will design lessons based on your weaknesses and what you want from the lessons. We will improve all your skills as a musician, and will have a well balanced lesson plan every week. In addition, I will be glad to upload videos or MP3s and e-mail them to you if you need some extra instruction while studying at home.

I expect that the student have the materials I assign him or her for that week. I expect the student to look at the material and practice it. I do not expect the student to learn it completely or master it in one week, but I do hope for progress. Come prepared with a pencil and something to hold all your music (like a folder or notebook).

Soon after lessons begin, sign of improvement will be clear. My students take very well to my instruction, and show sign of improvement in their bands. All of my students are currently placed in advanced bands.

I can teach Trumpet, Songwriting and Music Theory at professional levels. I teach Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Bass (upright and electric), Violin and Viola for beginners. 

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in a private room, several music stands, piano, computer, pencils, paper.

*** Travel Equipment ***
1 trumpet to rent, books, electric pianos, pencils, paper, customized music.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in the Jazz genre. I am professionally trained in Classical music as well. I can teach both genres for Guitar, Viola, Violin, Bass, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone, Music Theory, and Songwriting.

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