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Marsha K.

17 Reviews
Roseville, CA
Starting at $32
  • BA Psychology from BYU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Award of Merit from San Francisco School of Music
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Marsha K.

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My own syllabus covers basic theory as well as an introduction to composing your own musical pieces.

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Annnnnd we are back to remote inly! That’s ok! I have student from all over ! Hope one is YOU. It is great to be able to offer the option to ALL students if they prefer to come to the studio, or have remote lessons, and a HUGE plus, is they don't have to cancel when ill or even sometimes when

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Scott D. M.
Marsha is a wonderful music teacher! She has an organized lesson plan, she's always willing to set aside the lesson plan if I want to do something different that day, she gives very gentle feedback, and I always have so much fun with her during lessons. I highly recommend!
Fred R.
I have been taking lessons with Marsha for several months. Marsha has been helping me immensely to become a better singer. I am a novice vocalist and Marsha has worked with me patiently. I feel as if I have been progressing nicely with my vocal training.
Beth
I worked with Marsha for about 10 weeks. Singing was something on my "bucket list" and I wanted to find out why I didn't know how to do it. I learned a ton from Marsha, and I also learned that I wasn't a hopeless case!!

Steve P.

8 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Steve P.

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Steve began his musical journey on the piano as a child, later moving on to explore clarinet and trumpet in band before discovering the French horn in high school. Though he earned his bachelor of music in horn performance at CSU, Sacramento, he never gave up the piano, teaching students and accomp

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Anna M.
I absolutely loved my 1st lesson.
Lena S.
Steve was great, very patient and very clear with his instruction. My daughter Lena is looking forward to the next lesson...
Elisabeth G.
He was very patient and thought outside of the box to help me play w a tremor... I liked him a lot!

Sheri L.

11 Reviews
Auburn, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded 1st Place Advanced Division from NCBA (Northern California Band Association)
  • Master's Degree Music Education from SJSU
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Sheri L.

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As well as teaching you how to "play by listening", I am also able able to teach students how to read notes and rhythm charts. We will break it down into very small parts so it never seems overwhelming, and before you know it, you will be reading another language (the language of music!)

About Sheri

Playing music is so much fun! I have enjoyed music my whole life and being able teach music makes me very happy. Here is what one parent says about my teaching style... "Sheri, Is a lot of fun to work with. Her positive attitude on life flows from her which then helps others to have the same feeli

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Gary W.
Fun playing along and fine suggestions. Expected a bit more "testing" on the first visit. Buying the book, so expect more homework on the second visit.
Susie B.
My Daughter started taking lessons with Sheri in the Spring and is LOVING the drums! Sheri is SO enthusiastic and has a real connections with kids. She has sparked a passion in my daughter and I think she is Fantastic!
Divya S.
Sheri is an awesome teacher!

Sheri is a natural and amazing teacher. She is so positive and encouraging and I always look forward to her lessons. It is evident that she gets a lot of joy out of teaching music and working with students and that enthusiasm transfer to you and makes you enjoy the lessons and motivates you to learn. She is patient and she understand your strengths and weaknesses and breaks down complex pieces such that you can pick it up easily. I was probably her last student for the day and yet she has always been bubbling with energy and enthusiasm every single time I walk in for my lessons.

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Kit G.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • M. M. in Composition from The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Kit G.

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Want to learn how to read music, how to find your way around a keyboard, or advance your knowledge of musical terms, symbols, time signatures, rhythm, key signatures, the basics of composition, etc.? I am an internationally-produced composer, and love tutoring theory and tailoring my lessons to student's interests to give them a better understanding of the fascinating mechanics of music!

About Kit

I am an internationally-produced composer and lyricist, with over 15 years of experience in musical theater and composition. I have studied at Juilliard and the Tony Award-winning BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and hold a Master of Music degree in Composition from Brooklyn College Conservat

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Kim
I took a songwriting class that Kit taught at Schenectady County Community College, and it was a lot of fun and extremely helpful! She knows tons about all sorts of song genres both as a composer and a lyricist, and helped me understand a lot of basic ideas about music composition that I'd never really grasped. I would study with her again if she were back in town!
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Ahmad G.

213 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ahmad G.

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained wit

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Pat
I fell into the pattern of doing the same thing over and over on guitar and needed help getting a fresh perspective. Ahmad is an excellent teacher. He taught me a lot of new theory to make my playing more interesting, as well as different techniques to change up my sound.

Highly Recommended!
Lauren B.
Wow ! So excited I started taking guitar lessons with Ahmad,and he has been so easy to work with ! Ahmad has been able to teach me and my son acoustic guitar - so much progress in just a short period of time ! Beyond professional and highly trained Ahmad is able individualize the lesson to your learning style and music preferences! Highly recommend !
Mike
I just started talking lessons with Ahmad and already I've learned SO much. As others have mentioned, he tries to get a sense of your musical interests and playing style in order to know you better and how you want to grow as a player.

He knows his music theory and has a great ear, which helps as he explains not only how a song goes, but the fundamental behind it. He also is very prepared with plans and practice sheets and tries to make lessons laid back and enjoyable.

Highly recommend taking lessons from this guy.
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Russell S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $120
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Music Theory from Las Vegas High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Russell S.

22 Reviews
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If you are ready to take your music skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument themselves. My name is Russell and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 10. I have worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Lifehouse, Disney's Caityln Taylor Love and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Want to learn to shred? produce? write? dive into theory?

About Russell

Russell is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from major music companies

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Max H.
Very skilled, helpful, and easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Joe
Russ is a straight up musical genius that has decades of experience playing the guitar. He will make you think of music in an entirely different way and his unique approach to the guitar makes learning so much easier. Definitely worth it!
Jera
Russ is such a wonderful teacher. He's so passionate and teaches in a way that's interesting, easy to grasp and fun! I've learned so much so quickly

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The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Auburn is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Adam was great! Very helpful. The only thing that was difficult was finding times to get together. I know that many in the class struggled to meet with Adam. Other than that, keep it up!"
Madeline
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"I had started taking some gigs with new bands but was struggling with my sight reading and general music theory. I found Kellen through a friend and I'm so glad. He was clear and friendly and I was able to learn easily online from my home in Portland. I continue to take lessons because I keep learning more great tips about performing and music theory! Kellen's awesome!"
Emilie
Took Music Theory lessons from Kellen H.
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"Incredibly patient, she makes the lesson very easy to grasp, I've had other teachers but I've most excelled when taking lessons and receiving tutoring from Michelle! My theory and voice has improved incredibly because of her :)"
Melissa
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"David is awesome! I began lessons with him because i was not satisfied with the music theory classes at the school i am enrolled in, as well as the classes did not accommodate well to my learning differences. David not only has endless knowledge of music theory but also has shown me tools and helpful methods for studying music. I highly recommend taking lessons from David if you are either a beginner or you are at a higher level and would like to expand your knowledge of music theory."
Ian Merrill
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Excellent lovely sense of humor very patient with me. Thank you Ryan!"
Michael P
Took Music Theory lessons from JunZhao(Ryan) D.
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"I had been wanting to learn how to play the guitar for years and for my B-day my girlfriend bought me some lessons. She couldn't have picked a better place to buy the lessons from.
Ahmad makes you feel comfortable and really understands the way that people learn and how to teach in the most effective way. The guitar is a tough instrument to learn and you want to learn from someone knowledgeable and patient and that's exactly what Ahmad is."
Aiden
Took Music Theory lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Awesome teacher! Patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommended"
Matt
Took Music Theory lessons from Stephen O.
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"Very inspiring. Antonella helped me realize just how much I needed to learn. She did this in a very encouraging way. I'm looking forward to my next lesson"
Jim
Took Music Theory lessons from Antonella D.
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"I've been taking lessons with David for more than 2 years, he's amazing... he's very knowledgeable, patient, knows how to explain difficult concepts and can adapt to a broad range of topics, covering different areas that I'm interested on, including music theory, songwriting, guitar and bass, and music production.

David is both a professional musician and an experienced instructor, and you can tell the difference that makes in every class.

We started with at-home classes, but switched to online during the pandemic and that's working pretty good for me to.

I'd recommend David to anyone looking to learn a new instrument, get better at it or expand their music knowledge in general."
Mariano
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Adam was our Theory 4 tutor and he did an amazing job making it comprehensible and make sense!"
Moxy
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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