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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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Steven B.

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I have been teaching music theory part time since 1972 and full time since 1998. One of the most important aspects of learning music theory is going beyond "what to play" and teaching you "why you're playing it". Once you have a grasp of basic theory concepts, you'll be able to learn new songs twice as fast, and with a great deal more accuracy!

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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Jesse T.

10 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse T.

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Jesse began studying guitar at the age of ten, and in his studies has developed an unwitting passion for playing and teaching. Bay Area native Jesse has studied with classical guitarist Angel Miguel Lejarza Leo, flamenco guitar virtuoso Jason McGuire, and has worked under the mindful instruction of classical guitarist Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. There Jesse completed his Bachelors in Music (Classical Performance) with distinction, and was honored with a Performer’s Certificate, demonstrating excellence in guitar performance. During his undergraduate studies, Jesse performed in masterclasses led by the prestigious GFA winner, Tengyue Zhang, and Bach expert, Paul Galbraith. His time at Eastman has given him a strong background in music theory; he is an advocate for the written and aural analysis of music, and stresses the importance of composition and instrumental exploration. As a performer and teacher, Jesse specializes in ...

About Jesse

I love music and have been composing and performing for many years. And although I love to compose and perform, teaching is probably my favorite aspect of working in music. I get the most joy in teaching when an individual learns something new, or when things start to "click" so to speak. Further, I

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Pranidhi
Jesse is an excellent teacher. He is calm, warm and incredibly patient with my 6 year old daughter. After having a thoughtful discussion about how we should start lessons, we agreed on an approach that would further encourage her natural enthusiasm for music. She loves it. Jesse has also been very flexible with offering zoom and in person classes. I have been really impressed with how well he holds my daughter’s attention even over zoom. He is a wonderful teacher and I could not recommend him more.
Lily
Jesse masters the art of making teaching be FUN! He is an incredible musician, but knows how to connect with kids to open up their world to love and learn music. My 6 year old son and 7 year old daughter both do ukulele lessons with Jesse, and it’s a highlight of their week. As a parent, I’m excited to have them learning an instrument, and at the same time, I see it building their confidence too. Being brave to practice singing and playing the instrument, despite feeling nervous about it. Jesse has a beautiful way of connecting to the kids with humor and encouragement, so they feel both comfortable and confident. I’m so happy we started music lessons with Jesse, and honestly cannot recommend him enough!!
Patrick Kennedy
Jesse structures lessons for the skill of the student and the direction the student wants to go in. Emphasizing the students abilities. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of music. Jesse explains concepts well and also ensures the student understands what is being thought. Great guitarist and great teacher.
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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 teach student how to easily read music and the notation they see on the printed music from the very first lesson. We also study scale formation, intervals, chord construction and progressions as well as improvisation and songwriting. This includes all styles: classical, jazz, rock, blues and more!

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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Marc D.

9 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Marc D.

9 Reviews
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Reading music,chord building, rhythms

About Marc

I've been playing music since I was 14 years old. I studied classical guitar at State University in Buffalo, NY. and also studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I love just about every style of music. I mostly play Celtic, Bluegrass, American traditional, jazz, and classical. I al

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Jana Harrington
I appreciate Marc’s knowledge, professionalism, and teaching methods. I also appreciate his practice of social distancing and mask wearing. He was thorough, good-humored, and patient during my lesson.
Roger H.
He is very good with me. I'm not a very good student. I have bad habits and I'm overly sensitive to criticism, yet he has not made me feel bad at all about my playing if you want to call it that. I also have a short attention span and can't read music fluently. But his patience is much appreciated, and each week get a little better at it all. I recommend him to those trying their best to sound a little better.
Avery B.
It was really good information and I had a lot of fun.
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Vanessa L.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor's in Music Education from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Vanessa L.

49 Reviews
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I can teach you how to read music. You would be able to understand keys, rhythm, dynamics, ect.

About Vanessa

As a vocal teacher I focus on the correct method to singing that helps keep your voice beautiful and healthy. I earned my bachelors degree in music education with an emphasis in vocals. I learned music appreciation, theory, history, choral singing and classical voice training. I love music an

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Elsi T.
Vanessa has been a great teacher for my daughter. She is very patient and is able to point out where the issues are in order to improve. My daughter has acquired many techniques to keep improving and working on her voice.
Thomas
she is such an amazing teacher. I have never sang before and she really helped me out and was super patient with me.
Qian-Yun Z.
It was a great lesson! It really helped me in a lot of ways.
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Nicole D.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Nicole D.

3 Reviews
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As a student at Berklee College of Music, I have a very thorough knowledge of music theory and as a teacher, I think it's important for students to understand how and why music is written. From reading music to figuring out scales and modes to harmonic analysis and the circle of fifths, I will focus on whatever my students' interests and goals are.

About Nicole

Hi, I'm Nicole! I am in my junior year as a voice student at Berklee College of Music, majoring in Songwriting and minoring in Musical Theater Performance and Musical Theater Writing. My two favorite genres to write and perform are pop and musical theater. I have experience (both in person and virtu

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Amy Miskovsky
Nicole was a wonderful online instructor. My daughter (9 y.o.) learned so much - chords, how to read notes, rhythms and songs. Nicole also helped her prepare for a virtual talent show. Nicole went above and beyond what we expected and we have really enjoyed lessons with her.
Durga
Nicole is fantastic with our 5-year old. She has been our piano teacher since March and we could not be happier. She is articulate and has patience with our kid and I am sure she will be great with any kid any age. Get Nicole to help your child become an amazing piano player.
Namrita
Nicole is engaging and patient with my ever distracted 6-year-old - and we’ve seen terrific progress even online.

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The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Benicia is $67. 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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"The first lesson was extraordinary the teacher is very good"
Annmarie
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul B.
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"AMAZING!

I met Dave in my music theory class at Ex'pression college. He's the reason why I'm making music today. I went from not knowing a thing about music theory or a piano to creating chord progressions, understanding modes, intervals, modal interchange, and how to read sheet music. He's extremely patient, professional, and easy to get along with. His passion for music and teaching is infectious, I highly recommend!!!"
Jerry
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"Mark is awesome. He has a uniquely designed and patented method to reach reading music quickly. My daughter learned to read all the violin notes with rapidity in two months. Today he had her play a new piece she never saw before by reading the music. The smile on her face when she realized what she had accomplished was priceless."
Aaron
Took Music Theory lessons from Mark L.
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"Working with Eli was amazing. He's a great teacher and he moved through the material at just the speed I needed. I improved greatly over the semesters I spent working with him. I highly recommend him as a teacher."
Mason
Took Music Theory lessons from Eli S.
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"Mr. Pleasanton explains concepts thoroughly and great insight on musical theory's."
Tyrone
Took Music Theory lessons from Tyreese P.
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"We hired Brian to work with our barely 3 year old to play the drums we got him for his birthday. He loves it! We don’t have any grand aspirations for him, but he likes to bang around and we wanted to give him some direction to see if he latched on to it. Our main objective is that he has fun. Brian is GREAT with him and he looks forward to it every week. 10/10!"
Cliff
Took Music Theory lessons from Brian H.
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"This dude is fire 100%.
I’ve been watching Marks live streams and have been blown away by the quality of his audio in the streams themselves and his quality compositions. He his engaged with his audience at every turn and in his sets and always bring the highest energy to his performance and shares trade secrets and wisdom to his viewers. He is very technically skilled in audio engineering and computers in general. Great dude to have in any musical alliance. His knowledge of theory and his technical prowess are just top notch. Enough said.

-Joe Luckinbill"
Joe
Took Music Theory lessons from Mark S.
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"Greg helped me onto the path of speaking the language of music and why it matters. Music theory is not daunting if someone can show you how to apply it correctly. Greg has decades of experience and application. Let him help you!"
Andy
Took Music Theory lessons from Greg C.
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"I had started taking gigs with new bands but I was struggling with my sight reading and general music theory. I found Kellen through a friend and I'm so glad. He was friendly and super knowledgeable and I felt like it all clicked all of a sudden. I was able to learn easily online from my home in Portland. I keep taking lessons with him because I keep learning great tips about performance and theory. He's also really funny. Kellen's awesome!"
Emilie
Took Music Theory lessons from Kellen H.
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"Nice course and excellent teacher!"
Jinlei
Took Music Theory lessons from Jill W.
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