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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1978
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Steven B.

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I began classical piano instruction in 1960 and took private lessons for ten years before branching out into all the other styles of music. I have taught, recorded and performed professionally since 1978, and will show you proper hand and finger technique, music theory, how to read notation and chord charts/symbols, and equally as important teach you how to play by ear. I teach all ages, all styles and all levels of piano, and will teach you how to have fun with it all along the way!

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music f

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Debora H.
Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sue M.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Jazz Piano and Modern Music Theory from Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
  • Teaching since 1988
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Jim T.

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I've been teaching piano for over 20 years and emphasize the fundamental skills in the beginning: how to easily read music, play in time, sight-reading, basic music theory and basic scales and technique. I'm a versatile performing musician and composer myself and so love to teach all styles including classical, jazz, rock, blues and more! We have a student showcase party every year where all the students get together to perform and showcase their skills.

About Jim

My career in music began at an early age (four!) with classical piano lessons until the age of thirteen. After expanding my musical horizons in high school listening to jazz, blues and rock I attended Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where I studied jazz & music theory with renowned jazz educator Ray B

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Mario L.
Very good at tuning into my needs. Jim is an excellent musician and teacher.
Sarah
Jim is a great instructor. His knowledge of theory and his piano skills are really amazing. I appreciated his no-stress style of teaching, and it is obvious that he has a true love of music and musicians.
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Roxanne W.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks 日本語, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music (Composition and Performance) from California State University, Chico
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Roxanne W.

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The most fulfilling part of being a teacher is leaving your students feeling more capable and empowered than they were before. I'm not satisfied if you're not satisfied, so you can trust that I will bring my best to every lesson. I've been teaching piano in San Francisco for three years now (and teaching trumpet for 10+) and have my masters in music composition from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have specialized training in piano technique and pedagogy because of teaching at different professional studios throughout the bay area. I integrate movement and games to bring energy into each lesson and create memorable experiences for ages 5+.

I focus on training these aspects:
• Literacy (fluency in being able to read music)
• Skill-Building Mindset and Tools
• Music Theory
• Ear-Training
• Technique
• Music Appreciation
• Improvisation and composition

About Roxanne

I know my students can learn ANYTHING, and it's my job to guide them and inspire them in the most efficient and fun way I can. I have a versatile background as a trumpet playing composer who plays piano as well. I've played in almost every genre at one point or another as a professional trumpet pla

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Lucy Carrera
My son has looked forward to trumpet lessons since we began working with Roxanne. We've only experienced instruction via Zoom, yet we all feel he's learned quite a bit and he feels he has become a better trumpet player. As a parent, I appreciate her flexibility and clear communication. I have confidence in her teaching style and the apparent vision she has for this point in my son's musical journey.
Mish
Ms. Roxanne is a wonderful teacher with fun and inspiring tricks up her sleeve. She is able to captivate the imagination of young minds and help them achieve a consistent learning experience. I am so impressed by how effective her teaching methods are in keeping young restless minds interested in learning music. Roxanne's lessons are playful which is perfect for kids and adults alike. She creates fun musical games and creates funny stories and characters around musical concepts to help children remember. This is so much more fun than just plain memorizing! She even invents new games for individual children based on their own personal interests; recently she came up with a treasure hunt game in a young boy's backyard to help him learn about rhythm. Her YouTube channel keeps kids excited for the next lesson with creative and kid-friendly videos. She truly is an ingenious music teacher. I cannot recommend her enough to inspire you and your children in the way of music.
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Brian C.

1 Review
Pacifica, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Brian C.

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I have great luck with the black key approach for young beginners. Spoiler alert, the black keys are the pentatonic scale and sound great in any number of different combinations. I emphasize ear training, learning to read music, and also having fun.

About Brian

My name is Brian C. and I've been featured in the Berkeley Folklore Archive for songwriting! I am a creative person who is adept at a number of musical instruments. While I don't play them all, I would certainly like too. I have a music degree and I would love to teach your student anything from

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Jane D.
Brian is great for kids and adults!

My 10-year-old showed interest in learning piano, and Brian is great! My 8-year-old thought it looked fun, so we added him, and Brian does a great job with him. In fact, my 40-something husband was so impressed, he signed up, too! Brian is terrific with all of them. Everyone is learning at his own speed and each is improving. Brian adeptly teaches according to skill, interest, aptitude, and attitude. I'm so impressed! I heartily recommend for anyone looking for a music teacher.
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Molly W.

1 Review
Fremont, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks cantonese, Mandarin, English
  • MA in music performance from CSU east bay
  • Awarded 2014 singing festival "scholarship award- Third Place" from National Association of teacher of singing
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Molly W.

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I have been teaching piano for over 10+ years. I organized recital for my studio every year, and I even organized an online recital for all my piano students recently! I can also help my piano students to pass their piano and music theory exam, and help them to prepare their audition.

About molly

My name is Molly Wu. I hold a master degree of music performance in voice and I am a well trained pianist as well. Who am I ? I discovered my interest toward music in my early childhood, and started taking piano lesson when I was 4. Music help me get through many difficulties and always be my f

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Nina W.
Ms. Molly is wonderful!!! She started teaching my father classical voice lessons about a month ago. She uses Cantonese to communicate with my father because that is his first language. She is very patient and understanding and since my father doesn't drive anymore, she offered to buy music books that he needs for his lessons (we reimburse her for the cost, of course). I would highly recommend her!!!
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Joshua A.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Music Business (Production Emphasis) from Belmont Univesity
  • Teaching since 2016
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Joshua A.

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My main goal is to unlock your creativity! As an active musician, producer, and teacher I love to help others learn how to read, write, and play the music they love and envision. My teaching philosophy is that every aspect of music is connected and therefore to really get it, you have to learn it all! I take a wide ground up approach inching away at rhythm, melody, theory, technique, and feel altogether, advancing all musical skills equally over time. Can't wait to meet you!

About Joshua

I am a Nashville-based musician and record producer, originally from just north of Chicago in Gurnee, IL. I began my musical journey at the early age of three. My parents recount me banging on pots and pans before I could speak, so they placed me in piano lessons at three years old and drum lessons

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Kelli
Josh is AMAZING! He’s helped my son learn to play the drums - he had never touched any music instrument before he started lessons. He’s also teaching him to read music which is important to me. Lastly, Josh really helped to boost his confidence - he was 5 months in and my shy kid signed up for a drum showcase and DID AMAZING!!! Josh is such an awesome young man, and a good role model for kids as well. He was doing in person lessons, but when Josh moved we switched to virtual because he’s so great! HIGHLY recommend working with Josh. He’s the best.
Marilou
Good program and Joshua is a very good listener! I recommend his piano class for every beginner.
Dia B.
Joshua has the gift of teaching. My son is not only enjoying his lessons, but he is excited to show me what he has learned and even practices every now and then without needing a reminder. I would highly recommend him. He relates well with his students and makes learning the piano fun.

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Albany is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Our son Henry (8) has taken piano lessons from Ezra for the last few years. During that time, he has progressed from playing basic notes to playing real music and developing an appreciation for piano. Ezra is the perfect mix of firm & fun + encouraging & educational. His love of music and commitment to sharing his knowledge with others is apparent. Henry is lucky to have him as a teacher."
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Took Piano lessons from Ezra D.
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"The kids enjoy taking classes with Milton. He is structured, knowledgable, and very patient."
Sarah
Took Piano lessons from Milton J.
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"Friendly and great with my son! I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress."
Walker
Took Piano lessons from Tigran N.
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"My 10 year old twins are taking their classes together for now and it worked out pretty good this 1st class. We'll separate them if necessary but for now it's pretty cool.
They practice on separate pianos at home but play together on some songs.
Sue is fantastic. What a spitfire! Full of patience and kindness. She is quite knowledgeable. Really good with children. Sue is that favorite teacher we all had in school. My twins love her class and are really excited about taking piano lessons! What a hoot!"
Kabari .
Took Piano lessons from Sue D.
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"I was honestly skeptical about taking online piano lessons because I wasn't sure quite how it would work, but Wes made it easy for me to understand and taught me starting with the basics. Love it!"
Amanda Wilson
Took Piano lessons from Wes C.
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"Even my most stubborn child enjoyed lessons with Orlia; she could get him to laugh & perform while I could barely convince him to practice daily. She was patient, encouraging, and flexible/creative with curriculum. She formed a great connection with all three of my children. We were very sad when she moved away."
Analecia
Took Piano lessons from Orlia B.
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"We had a wonderful first lesson with Rebecca! Anna is only 4, so I was interested to see if she'd take an interest in lessons and want to learn. She was excited to go, and did very well listening and participating - Rebecca was patient and spoke to her on her level and tried lots of different things to see what my daughter knew/didn't know and what she might be able to do. The lesson book she has seems very age appropriate and should make practice fun. I am excited to see how continued lessons go and Anna seems excited to go again and said she had a great time. :)"
Anna
Took Piano lessons from Rebecca N.
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"first lession went well look forward to next"
Theerica
Took Piano lessons from Edna B.
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"Keeps My Daughter Motivated!

Miss Tanisha has done an amazing job keeping my 6 year-old daughter motivated to learn! As a result, my daughter has made big strides in just a short amount of time. In addition, my daughter takes pride in her progress, and she willingly practices every day. Thank you, Tanisha!"
Joy
Took Piano lessons from Tanisha H.
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"Ryan has been my children's piano teacher for more than 6 years. He is enthusiastic, talented, and loves teaching. My older son started playing piano because his Grandma was a very good concert pianist in Germany, and my husband wanted him to learn how to play. According to my son, the only reason he kept learning was Ryan: his way of teaching, his talent and his inspiration."
Carmen
Took Piano lessons from Ryan T.
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