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Popular Music Teachers in Benicia, CA

Astrid C.

14 Reviews
Martinez, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • BA Modern Music Degreen in Worship Arts from Visible Music College
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Astrid C.

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Learning to control your voice through proper breathing, pitch, ear training and learning to navigate through our chest and head voice.

About Astrid

Teaching is my passion. Over the last few years I have worked with some amazing students of all ages. My youngest student was 2 years old and my oldest student is in her 70's and I absolutley love that! I have experience working with children with learning difficulties and students who get frustrat

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Amy F.
Astrid was amazing. Got me ready for my Singing audition
Miles C.
Good
Patricia T.
Very patient teacher.
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Sven O.

11 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, French, Italian, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from New England Conservatory
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Sven O.

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highly structured instruction in vocal technique—personalized for your individual needs—for measurable long term results

About Sven

Hi, I'm Sven and I love helping people learn to sing! I'm a singer and choral conductor with 20 years experience as a full-time performing musician. I have taught class voice and individual singing lessons at the New England Conservatory of Music and have been a Teaching Artist with San Francisc

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Rachel A.
Best voice coach ever!

Sven is remarkable! I HIGHLY recommend!!
Lawrence
Very good!
Daniela R.
I don't usually write reviews cause I am always afraid they'll sound fake (because my complements always sounds super corny), but after reading this disclaimer, please know that this is as sincere review from a very very pleased student, who decided to write this because It's is the best way to repay someone that completely went out of his normal lessons activities to help me out with my very specific requirements.

I rate Sven 5 stars because aside from being a very educated (musically and socially speaking) person, he also welcomes you into his class with a mix of kindness and funny personality super willing to teach you but at the same time wanting to push you and get the best out of you.

I was very impressed by how much knowledge he always has in his hands, with his wonderful credentials but mostly with how motivating it was to be learning from someone you feel knows what he is doing, and because of that, earns your respect and makes you want to work harder and make the best out of the lesson.

As I mentioned before, I went to Sven with the very specific goal of preparing my portfolio to apply to my dream music school, and not only he gave me the confidence to arrange my existing material, he motivated me to create new material.

Not only I completed my task but I gathered months of knowledge in a matter of 2 weeks.

Very happy and thankful to have had the opportunity to study and work with him.
Super recommended as a teacher, and very cool person :).
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Arrica R.

12 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and Music from University of Southern California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Arrica R.

12 Reviews
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Learning basic Pro-tools skills can do any musician a world of good. Record your practices. Learn how to multi-track and create good quality demos of your songs or performances.

About Arrica

I was born and raised in Los Angeles but I've just recently relocated to the Bay Area. I am a Professional Musician/Songwriter/Vocalist teaching songwriting, voice, and performance technique as well as a combination thereof. I began singing at a very young age for anyone who would listen (so my pa

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Van Barr Jr
Absolutely fantastic~
Callie L.
I learned so much from my lessons with Arrica! It was a great balance of learning the basics/ warmups I needed to build a better foundation -- and practicing and learning a song I wanted to focus on. Arrica was supportive, encouraging, and very helpful and specific in her feedback.
Jesse
Arrica has been a great instructor so far!

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Dan E.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2014
  • B.S. Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dan E.

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I have been very fortunate to have had some incredible teachers over the years - George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Billy Kilson, Ed Tomassi, Shannon LeClaire, and many others - and I know how much of a difference the right teacher can make.

I love to teach, and have been teaching both privately and in a school setting, as a band director, for many years. I have worked with students of all ages and levels, from complete beginners to advanced players. Whether you want to learn how to read music, improve your technique, work on your sound, practice the fundamentals, develop your soloing, or all of the above, I can help take you to the next level.

I hope to work with you!

About Dan

Originally from San Francisco, I have been playing saxophone for nearly 20 years. I have been fortunate to perform all over the world, including recent tours in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Panama, and Costa Rica, and have shared the stage with many great artists, including Danilo Perez, Kenny Werner,

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Derek
I look forward to my lessons with Dan every week. I’m a beginner alto player and Dan does a great job patiently answering all my questions and giving comprehensive advice. He’s very analytical and gives you the detailed context of why what you’re learning is important and how it fits into the context of playing in a band, different styles etc. He will flex lessons based on what you need to know but also what you’re interested in. Most importantly he’s fun and just an all around great guy. He’s the man, what else can I say.
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Dan is kind and caring. He was very patient going over the super basics with a brand-new player! He gave good, clear instruction, and is focused on mastering the fundamentals so players can start with good habits and good sound, and so players can make future advancements more smoothly.
Lenka
Dan is a fountain of knowledge; an incredibly talented and eclectic artist. I have been struggling with alto sax for years but with Dan’s approach, I finally feel, I am making some progress. Dan tailors the lessons to fit your needs; making it challenging, comprehensive, engaging and fun. He helps me transcribe small parts of licks I like, which has been an invaluable experience for me. He makes sure that you REALLY get the material you are studying. Don’t just shake your head and say “yes”.
He is always there to answer your questions (no matter how dumb they may seem), encourages and motivates you.
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Jessica C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communication from University of Delaware
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jessica C.

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*I teach with a heavy emphasis on vocal health. I encourage and teach complete body and mind awareness. I provide a comprehensive "lifestyle" approach to singing and performing.

*My specialties include: helping students find a unique voice in their original music, prepping for auditions, studio recording and ear training.

*Original Music: I have a piano, ukulele and guitar available for student use at my in-home studio. We can also work on editing your originals.

*Audition Prep: Especially for the working performer, we work on both voice and full body exercises to relieve anxiety and allow you to be in the moment when it's your time to shine. We aim to prevent any unnatural tension that may obstruct vocal production, flexibility and freedom.

*Studio Recording: Singing in a studio is certainly different than singing on stage and depending upon genre, it may seem like a whole other art form. Depending on the project, we prep you for your in-studio day using different ...

About Jessica

Hi! My name is Jessica and I can't wait to help you find YOUR voice because YOUR voice is unlike anyone else's . No two people sound exactly the same; isn't that a beautiful thing? I truly believe it is, so much so that I've dedicated over two decades of my life to it. After double majoring at the

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Kristin
My goal in taking lessons was to get back to singing after a long hiatus of lessons and performing... to reclaim my love of singing and break through my insecurity. Jessica's warmth, humor and expertise helped me do just that. I learned new techniques and had a full on very emotional breath through right in her living room!

She made me feel safe, confident, and helped me learn about my unique voice as well as shared her expertise in proper breathing and gaining vocal control and increasing range.

In sum, Jessica is an incredible vocal coach and I'd definitely recommend her.
Sally
Jessica is an amazing teacher! She not only understands all the technicalities behind singing but she works to your strengths and helps you cultivate both your inner and outer voice! I felt very comfortable with her and even got emotional a few times as it was such a powerful experience to be able to be vulnerable and engage in something I love so much. Jessica is the perfect mix between professional and experiential where you'll learn skills but you will also have fun doing it. I highly recommend Jessica for your musical needs. I look forward to my future sessions!! It also helps she is incredibly talented! An all around win and positive experience :)!
Tyrel J.
Jessica is an amazing teacher. I felt amazing after our lesson. Looking forward to future lessons.

Steven F.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Cum Laude Bachelors in Music Performance Double Bass from The Ohio State University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Steven F.

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It is my goal as a teacher to give you the tools to play music but more importantly to create music.

My Teaching Philosophy

Left Hand-
Scales and arpeggios our the bedrock of music. They are the foundation of everything harmonically and melodically. We will begin with learning our major, minor and pentatonic scales and corresponding arpeggios. Once we have an understanding of those we will delve into our modes and more “exotic” scales.

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The right hand is our time machine. It gives us the ability to play in time and with groove and feel. We will work on rhythmic studies string crossings and practicing with a metronome. Remembering music is harmony, Melody and rhythm working as one.

For those who are new to playing music the hardest thing for some to master is rhythm/time keeping. It is the black and white right or wrong of the music world. Often times our want to progress quickly is hampered by skipping over the basic building blocks of rhythm and ...

About Steven

Steven F offers instruction for electric or acoustic bass guitar, upright bass, mandolin and ukulele as well as music theory. Steven F., a professional musician and teacher for over fifteen years, graduated cum laude with a performance degree in the upright bass from The Ohio State Universit

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Beau
I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!
Brad N.
Steven is an excellent teacher. He had a lot of helpful information and made a great effort to assess my needs. I’m looking forward to more lessons!
Will Peterson
Steven is an excellent instructor. He is patient and kind. He breaks things down to make it easier to learn and play. I see improvement in my lessons every week.

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"I have only had Lena for 4 lessons and I can already see an improvement in my voice.. The exercises she gives actually improves your singing and helps you open up and sing high notes.. Lena is extremely nice and her lessons so far have always been fun.."
Oliver
Took Singing lessons from Lena E.
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"Omar is a great teacher. My son didn't want guitar lessons originally but after his first class with Omar he was so excited for more. I'm very impressed. Great job Omar"
Cayden
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Omar W.
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"Brilliant Tutor

Benjamin is very professional and pleasant to work with. He possess great knowledge about music and shares his talent with enthusiasm and brings out the best in his students.
The open-minded attitude in imparting training in different languages or style that he brings to every aspect of his instruction is unique. We are glad to have him as a teacher for our children. We highly recommend him."
Lakshmi
Took Singing lessons from Benjamin K.
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"I'm am so glad I choose Chanel as a Teacher. Chanel is very knowledgeable and warming. She makes me so comfortable. I am able to learn so much from her while enjoying one of my passions. I highly recommend Chanel."
Bunmi
Took Vocal Training lessons from Chanel N.
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"Michael, has been working with my son for a few months and has done an excellent job. My son is learning so much. Thank you Michael!!!"
Nick
Took Bagpipes lessons from Michael L.
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"I've had the great opportunity of knowing Christina while studying in Santa Barbara. I have never met anyone with more passion for music. After recently having a voice lesson with her, I can say that her passion has only increased since graduating from UCSB. Her enthusiasm and respect for the craft is refreshing and inspiring. She is very quick to adapt her teaching style to match her students' needs. If you're considering taking lessons with Christina, know that you will be in good hands."
Anne C.
Took Vocal Training lessons from Christina E.
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"Josh is a great teacher with an obvious passion for music! He is easy going, energetic, and fun in his lessons. He is knowledgeable and has a lot of experience in writing original music and performing in many venues. He has great aural skills and can help with developing the ability to harmonize and sight sing. I highly recommend him to any aspiring musician of any age!"
Sam
Took Singing lessons from Josh L.
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"For my first lesson it was informative and helpful to get back to playing again.It was a refreshing session."
Bob
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jason F.
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"David is very patient teacher and he truly personalizes his lessons. He focuses on what you want to learn (e.g. how to read music, learn to play a specific song), and he gets you there with great, fun exercises to encourage learning. He is really good with beginners. I would highly recommend David for the Uke."
Lisa
Took Ukulele lessons from David E.
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Lena is a wonderful teacher who basis her teaching approach on the individual student. She cares deeply for the student' understanding and takes on many avenues to ensure it is reached. She is always patient and well paced. My son has learned an enormous amount since he started piano.

Whether you are young or an adult, Lena is the right choice. We feel lucky to have her as a teacher."
elizabeth
Took Piano lessons from Lena L.
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