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Thomas K.

San Francisco, CA

About Thomas

I've been teaching for over 10 years and I have never had more fun with it. I studied classical guitar for ten years earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in music. During my formal education I not only learned music theory, music history, ensemble playing, and composing, but more importantly I learned how to REALLY learn new things. This ability I try to pass on to my students.I love sharing the things I've learned from all of my various experiences whether it be from my classical guitar background or from one of my various pop/rock bands. I am a working musician and I still learn new th
ings every time I go out to play. It could be classical music at weddings, Jazz at clubs, or Rock and Roll at rowdy venues. There's a lesson to be learned from each.  

*** Lesson Details ***
Playing and understanding music is easy. The notion that it is only for the gifted and super talented is a lie.Fun is the first priority. Everybody wants to learn different things.  I tailor the lesson to the student and their goals. With guitar or theory/songwriting, each person has an 'ideal' they are striving for (rock guitarist ala Jimmy Page, Acoustic folk ala Bob Dylan, songwriter like Paul Simon, or classical guitarist like Andres Segovia).  I work with students to reach their ideal in a laid back, friendly manner.

I might teach out of a book or make our own book as we go along depending on the student, their experience level, and their goals. Each lesson will stress the important music fundamentals and making things easier. Every lesson and every student is different.  I have students as young as 5 whom I help learn music while they are learning how to read and write.  AND on the other side, I have students like my 81 year old mandolin student who has exciting ideas on how we should perform in our next recitals.Learning music is an investment.  Everyone learns at a different pace. There is no norm.  There is no "place they should be" at after a given time of lessons/practice.  I've had students that stagnated for YEARS and then TAKE OFF musically once they really decided to apply themselves.  If you are the parent of a student the best thing you can do is to be involved. After that, nature will take it's course.    

*** Studio Equipment ***
Some amplifiers, spare guitars, and plenty of nick-nacks.  

*** Travel Equipment ***
Instrument

*** Specialties ***
I am trained in classical guitar, but of course I've been playing and teaching electric guitar for years in different bands and professional settings.In addition, I am very passionate and knowledgeable about Irish/Celtic music and instruments i.e. Mandolin, Tin/Penny Whistle, Bouzouki
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Meredith W. February 6, 2015
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Thomas is an incredible instructor. I've only had 3 lessons so far and I already feel like I've improved my abilities so much. He not only has mastery of the instrument and of music, but best of all for students, he understands how to teach it well.
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Tom D. November 27, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Absolutely perfect!

Tom is truly a great teacher. He has tailored his approach to my unique needs-as an accomplished musician learning his 6th instrument, his teaching approach reminds me of things I ought to remember while playing any instrument, and music in general. And my lessons are tons of fun! He has a great knowledge of all the different approaches to the guitar and other stringed instruments which really fits in to what I am most interested in- how to get a particular sound for any given piece of music for the guitar. I'm extremely happy about having found tom to be my teacher.
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Tessa L. September 25, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher for my 7yr old!

Thomas is great with my 7-year old son. He has been extremely patient with him. He balances out the session with teaching and getting to know him at the same time. He does not rush through the lesson and makes him feel at ease with the guitar. He was only practicing with Thomas for a year and built enough courage and experience playing the guitar that he performed at his school's end-of-the-year talent show and did an amazing job thanks to Thomas! I was impressed!
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Thomas K.

Thomas K.

San Francisco, CA 94114
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$37.50 / 30-min
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Aidan C.

San Francisco, CA

About Aidan

I have been playing guitar since I was 10 and loving music my whole life. I have been in numerous rock bands, high-school jazz band, classical guitar duos, trios, chamber ensembles, and even played mandolin in a bluegrass band. I received my Bachelor of Music at Guilford College as a student of Kami Rowan. During my third year of study there, I was nominated for the Guilford College Art Award as the outstanding student and performer in the music department. In February of 2010, I had the honor of being a member of the guitar orchestra during a performance of Shingo Fuji’s Concierto de los Ange
les, alongside soloist, Grammy winner, William Kanengiser. I recently completed my Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music where I studied with Jason Vieaux. There I was awarded the Rosalia Ablan Memorial Prize for my accomplishments on the guitar. In addition to guitar performance, I have studied music theory, jazz theory, and pedagogy extensively. I am a native of San Francisco and have been teaching privately since 2007. No matter what a student's interests are, I can give them a rock solid foundation in technique, performance, reading, and theory.

*** Lesson Details ***
In my lessons I make it a priority to create an easy-going, non-intimidating environment, so that you, the student, can focus on your goals and learning, approach music at your own pace, and really look forward to coming in to lessons. Whether you are interested in electric, steel-string, or classical, Metallica, Mozart, or anything in between, I can teach you technique, musicianship skills, and songs that fit your personal interests.
For beginning students I like to teach a mixture of basic theory, music-reading, and chords/scales. Soon after, the student can begin to bring in songs that s/he is interested in, and I can start to build lessons around specific styles/pieces. I teach all levels and all ages, and I would love to share my passion and knowledge with you, and gain you skill and confidence on the guitar, as well as a deep understanding of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room w/ seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical guitar, and am very familiar with the teachings of Aaron Shearer. His methods and practices provide the basis for how I teach technique and how i approach learning pieces. I also supplement his ideas with those of Pepe Romero, William Kanengiser, and Scott Tenant (particularly their views on technique).
I am also more than comfortable teaching pop/rock guitar on steel-string or electric, and TAB-ing/teaching songs the student brings in. Whether the student prefers classical or popular s/he will get a good foundation in music theory and music reading.
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Ingrid A. October 30, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Not what I expected

Aidan is very patient & professional with his students.
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Aidan C.

Aidan C.

San Francisco, CA 94131
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Angel V.

San Francisco, CA

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About Angel

Angel V. is a Singer/Songwriter born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 23, 1982. Son of Natividad Perez, a professional puertorican singer, and Angel A. V. From an early age Angel V. was exposed to music and to different Latin genres such as Salsa, Merengue, Pop Ballads, and Spanish Pop Rock among others. Angel started his formal music training at the age of 13 at the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico, even though he had been singing since he was 8 years old at different talents shows and events in Puerto Rico such as weddings, school programs, private and charity events and events sponsore
d by the Government of Puerto Rico.

Angel graduated with honors from the School of Music of Puerto Rico in 2000 and was accepted to and attended the University of Puerto Rico, Bachelors of Music. At the University of Puerto Rico, Angel founded Sueño Latino, an organization of 40 students dedicated to music, dance and theater. From 2000 to 2001, Angel V. managed this organization and performed at numerous events sponsored by the University of Puerto Rico during that year. In 2001, Angel was accepted and transfer to the School of Music at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Bachelors of Music Performance (Classical Music). While attending University of South Florida, Angel kept cultivating his love for the Latin genres he grew up with and was a guest artist at different clubs in the Tampa Bay area, as well as in the city of St. Petersburg, where he performed songs in the Latin styles that he loves so much. Angel also performed with the University Singers, USF Choir at the Tampa Performing Arts Center on two different occasions during the 2001-2002 academic years. His voice teacher at the time, Dr. Kay Lowe, dubbed Angel her “young Ricky Martin” a famous puertorican Pop Star.

In 2003, as if he hadn’t done enough, Angel got accepted to the most prestigious School of Music in the United States, Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Today, Angel V. holds a Voice Performance / Music Business degree with a minor in Piano from this institution. Angel had the opportunity to study music with singers that had worked with A list names such as Whitney Houston, Madonna, Oletta Adams, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder among others. At Berklee, Angel made his concentration on Pop Rock/Pop Ballads in Spanish and English. During his years in Boston, Angel performed at the Boston Encore Piano Bar, Club Café, and Concerts in the Park at the Boston Commons.

Currently, Angel lives in San Francisco, CA where he is pursuing his career as a recording artist and recording his brand new single entitled “Amor Mio” or “My Love” a romantic, yet powerful acoustic ballad that talks about the beauty of being in love and finding your true love. "Amor Mio" is expected to be released in 2015 and will be available for purchase on iTunes. He also teaches voice and piano privately.

What to expect on your first lesson?

On your first lesson, I will evaluate and determine your proficiency playing piano or singing. We will talk about the areas that will need to work on to help you become a stronger singer and/or piano player. I like to tailor private lessons to my client's goals and what they need to become stronger musicians, capable of facing today's music industry demands. Each of my clients come from different backgrounds, some of them have been playing music for many years before they see me for the first time as their vocal coach or piano teacher, others have no prior experience playing piano or singing. Whether this is your first time as a voice student or piano student or you have taken lessons before your first lesson will be very important in the process of determining your goals, strongest assets as a musician and the areas that will need to work on to help you improved.

How long before you see any progress?

Most of my clients are able to notice some progress during their first lesson. My unique, encouraging, fun and caring approach to teaching speech level singing technique and piano make it easy for my clients to feel comfortable and let their talent soar. Now, every client, if they practice 30-45 minutes, twice a week, outside their lesson they will see improvement in their singing technique and/or piano technique within the first three or four lessons.
What levels and styles do I teach?

Voice:

Speech Level Singing: Beginners through advanced.
Styles: Contemporary Music, Classical Music & Musical Theater.

Piano:

Beginners through Intermediate.
Contemporary Music & Jazz.

Thank you for visiting my Takelesson.com profile.

Angel

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ryea W. August 27, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Angel makes the lesson fun for my daughter while working on her technique.
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Pilar D. August 5, 2014
Verified Student
I just finished my final lesson with Angel and he has brought my voice to a whole new level. Angel taught me so many skills that I will use for the rest of my life. He has a way of patiently getting your voice to where it needs to go to thrive. I can't thank him enough for all the work we did together!
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Pilar D. July 19, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Angel is a dream! At our first lesson I told Angel that I couldn't even sing Happy Birthday, he calmly and patiently assured me that I could and by the end of our first lesson I was singing a Gloria Estefan song. It was kind of magical. Angel makes you feel 100% a home and comfortable so you can focus on the singing.
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Angel V.

San Francisco, CA 94124
(3)
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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Jacquelyn W.

San Francisco, CA

About Jacquelyn

Hello! My name is Jackie and I am a concert pianist and singer living and working in San Francisco. I teach students of all levels and ages. I love working with children as well as adults, whether they have professional aspirations or simply want to pursue music as a hobby. I have a master's degree in piano performance, and I am currently pursuing a second Master's degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have had the privilege of performing with orchestras around the United States. I have performed in Carnegie Hall, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D
.C.

I am a very friendly and enthusiastic teacher, and I desire to help every student develop a love of music and become the very best they can be. I believe in working toward goals that will bring each individual student satisfaction and accomplishment. I have helped many students prepare for the ABRSM exams (the graded assessment tests set by the Royal Academy of Music). I have also taught college music theory and ear-training classes.
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Rodil (Deo) D. March 23, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Have you seen conservatory conductor-teacher Fletcher rip into jazz drummer-student Andy in the movie Whiplash? Famous quotes: "Were you rushing or dragging?", "There are no two words in the English language more harmful than 'good job'."

Thankfully, Jackie is in NO way like Fletcher. She's kind and very encouraging, though firm and exacting at the same time. She will not say 'good job' if you don't deserve it. If you've seen her youtube piano and singing videos, you know that she comes from an impeccable classical background, so understandably her standard is very high. She doesn't tolerate 'sloppy' playing. I've been studying with her for 6 months plus, and I'm still trying to earn a star on my drop-rolls. I'm also still struggling to maintain a technique that does not vacillate between legato and staccato when doing scales with a metronome.

Before coming to Jackie, I could not read sheet music, and can only 'play by ear' (improvise) the melody/accompaniment while reading lyrics and chords from sites such as ultimate-guitar. I tried all kinds of software and apps, including 'Playground Sessions' and 'Piano Marvel' but with limited success. However, I just recently tried the new 'Flowkey' webapp, and was pleasantly surprised to see that I can now handle some of the beginner and intermediate level sheet music.

Here's a youtube video of some of us, her students, performing in our piano/voice recital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r01ElWcOVmg

There's just no substitute to a real great personal teacher like Jackie, who can not only guide you, but ultimately motivate and inspire you.
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Robert S. May 19, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent professional teacher - extremely well qualified to teach and or perform - listens well and responds with easy to understand effective communication.
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Jacquelyn W.

Jacquelyn W.

San Francisco, CA 94102
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Brian H.

San Francisco, CA

With over eight years of music theory experience, I can assist in any level of understanding. Whether its Freshmen core music theory, to higher levels of analysis, I will unfog the glass that is the world of music so you can see clearly!

About Brian

I am a passionate musician, educator, and friendly human being! :) I have a Bachelors of Music Degree from the University of Oregon in Jazz Saxophone performance and composition, and I'm currently in progress of achieving a masters of fine art in Music Production for visual media. I am a fluid performer and composer in all genres, including jazz, rock, Latin, r&b, classical, etc. Contact me for any further questions or links to my musical works!
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Marlon U. August 25, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Awesome!
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Brenda LaMont August 9, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
This music teacher is in the perfect profession and truly has a gift as a teacher by having the ability to asses where the student is at and what the next step in the learning process is. Hi greatest gift besides being a super nice person is his ability to decipher your questions and get to progress very quickly!
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Seth July 31, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
I worked with Brian in both formal and informal situations for about four years. He gave me lessons on Saxophone, he helped me with music theory and aural skills, and we played gigs together. We also discussed and worked on music history, improvisation, and composition/arranging. Throughout all of this, Brian was always friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Any student would be lucky to work with Brian. As a middle and high school band teacher, I can say that Brian is qualified to work with students of all ages. Finally, he's simply a great guy to be around!
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Brian H.

Brian H.

San Francisco, CA 94132
(4)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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