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Drew P.

9 Reviews
Dublin, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Awarded First Prize - Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition from Texas Flute Society
  • Teaches Beginner
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Drew P.

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I grew up with a piano always near me. There was a piano in my family's home, and because I was always involved with music in school, I was naturally always in the vicinity of a piano there as well. This lead me to teach myself a lot about the instrument, which was good because I ended up playing it a lot when I lived in Brazil. Then, as part of my bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University, I took a full year of secondary piano lessons, qualifying me to teach beginning piano. ***Important FYI*** Students MUST have access to their own piano/electronic keyboard. I teach with the Faber & Faber method books.

About Drew

As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportu

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Jacob
Drew is always polite, patient, and professional. I would definitely recommend his lessons to anyone wanting to learn to play the flute. I am looking forward to our future lessons.
Gary
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Nami L.
In the few months that I've had flute lessons with Drew, I've grown so much. As a beginner in flute, I was completely scared and overwhelmed with taking band for the first time. Knowing I needed lessons, I'm so glad that I was paired with Drew. On my first lesson, Drew asked me what my goals were and I told him that it was to just simply read the notes on the page. That's all I expected to learn from him, but he taught me so much more! Drew taught me about musical expression, tone and all the little details behind flute playing. His teachings challenged and motivated me. My peers and band teacher have noticed my improvement and progress. Thanks to Drew, I can now play with confidence and poise. -Emma
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Mandy B.

8 Reviews
San Leandro, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MM, BM from California State University, Long Beach
  • Teaches students Male: 12 and up; Female: 10 and up
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Mandy B.

8 Reviews
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Piano students will learn warm-ups using scales and other techniques including Hanon exercises as well as learning how to practice. Genre is dependent on student's goals/needs.

About Mandy

I have been singing since I was a little girl and began studying voice at age 15. I was singing in my first band when I was in high school and participating in vocal competitions. Professionally, I was a back-up vocalist and percussionist with the Sam Morrison Band from 2006-2012, where I traveled

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Dolores
Manny is awesome!!
Dolores M.
Mandy appears to be a lovely, friendly and competent piano instructor. Her piano space is very suitable and I like her very much.
Zahraa
Mandy is awesome :)

Charlotte L.

11 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Charlotte L.

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Hello! I began studying piano when I was 4 through the Suzuki method and started teaching when I moved to San Francisco to start school. I am dedicated to the Suzuki method and believe in it; in case you're unfamiliar with the Suzuki method, it's a way of approaching music that focuses on fundamentals, developing the ear, and learning through emulation rather than solely on reading and theory. As someone who was taught by a more traditional teacher who was a strict adherent to the Suzuki method timeline, I have found myself to be much more flexible teacher who really wants to structure the lessons around the student to maximize an enjoyable relationship with the piano and music. For adults, of course, we start looking at reading pretty much from the beginning whereas for children, we steer clear of reading for a bit. I have a dog and two cats who are super friendly and who love to sit and listen to the piano lessons (I have had a few students who are scared) - just FYI! Looking ...

About Charlotte

Hello! I began studying piano when I was 4 through the Suzuki method and started teaching when I moved to San Francisco to start school. I am dedicated to the Suzuki method and believe in it; in case you're unfamiliar with the Suzuki method, it's a way of approaching music that focuses on fundament

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Mya G.
My 8-year old daughter says, "Charlotte is a good teacher because she is nice."
Pedram
Charlottes a great teacher! I’m glad I decided to take the plunge and take lessons again
Ernest
Charlotte was amazing for our son’s first lesson!

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Aaron F.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded George Bornoff Music Educator Scholarship from Foundation for Advancement of String Education
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Aaron F.

12 Reviews
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I specialize in beginners! No music experience necessary! I teach classical and jazz piano. I can cater to your needs, whether you want to advance really quickly or just have some fun.

About Aaron

Hello! I am a cellist and pianist with many years of teaching experience and a Master's degree in music performance. I am patient and flexible, but also methodical. I am fascinated by the learning process, and I enjoy finding the most effective and enjoyable ways for each student to learn and pra

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Katherine
Aaron spends quality time with our daughter and goes through material that is appropriate for her playing level. We are extremely pleased with his attention to her positioning and bowing. Great thanks to his teaching to help our daughter to work on skills!
Katie
Aaron teaches piano to my 8 year old daughter, Abby. She is shy but loves piano and she very much looks forward to his visits! He customizes her lessons to her skill level and interests. No question he is a serious musician, but he is also laid back and funny which is perfect for young kids as it puts them at ease. Abby is thriving under Aaron's instruction, I'm so glad we found him!
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Matthew B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner
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Matthew B.

3 Reviews
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Piano is an important tool to start your musical journey on because you can dive right into the fundamentals of reading and playing music. This knowledge can be applied to any other instrument you wish to play.

About Matthew

Anyone can learn a musical instrument. I started from a blank slate which through my own interest was able to improve my skills to perform the music I love.

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Joanna
He was very patient and teach very well. My daughter likes him as a teacher
Alison
Our son has really enjoyed Matthew's approach, who has been very patient and positive!
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Lauren M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded La Jolla Young Artists Competitions from La Jolla Symphony
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Lauren M.

1 Review
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Lessons focus on technique, sight reading, rhythm, and repertoire.

About Lauren

I have been teaching in southern California since 2002 and recently relocated to Orange County. I have worked with students of all ages and experience levels and was on the faculty for the Hollywood Academy of Music in 2006-2007 and the Mosaic Music School in 2012-2013. I was also the orchestra c

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Marwan A.
Excellent instructor. Would highly recommend.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Benicia, CA

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Benicia is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $167 per hour.
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"Carolyn is phenomenal! I have 3 kids, one of them special needs, and she was able to take the info I provided about each of them, create a specialized experience for each of them, and meet them where they were at. All this after their FIRST LESSON. I was way impressed and can't wait to see how they develop under her direction!"
Nathan (11), Katy (10), Charlie (8)
Took Piano lessons from Carolyn O.
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"She gets it!

Quick background: I was classically trained for about 7 years in piano, starting when I was around 9. My teacher was great, and did an awesome job of driving the fundamentals.

Fast forward to more recently: Having not taken lessons for 15+ years (I had continued playing and learning...just without a teacher), I decided I wanted to pursue a bit more jazz and theory. I went back to my childhood teacher, who very honestly told me that jazz was not his forte. I took a few months of lessons with him, which helped to get me back into the swing of things, but I was really interested in jazz.

I found Erica on takelessons, and she was truly amazing! If you're looking for a teacher who is always "by the book", this isn't her. While I'm sure she can do that, she thrives in allowing you to be a musician. Her understanding of complex time signatures is great, and she really helps to chunk things up into manageable pieces.

Some of her greatest strengths, from the student's perspective, are her patience, friendly demeanor, STRONG understanding of music theory (she's a composer at heart, and I've no doubt that she's great at it), broad knowledge of music, from composers to artists, and her ability to help you learn to improvise. If I wanted to play different notes than what was on the page, within reason of course, that was ok. Having come from a classical background, that was quite refreshing.

I was always able to look forward to learning something new at my lessons; even her book recommendations have been excellent.

I'd say, because of her patience, she's a perfect teacher for adults and children alike. You really can't go wrong with Erica!"
Brian
Took Piano lessons from Erica S.
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"I like his enthusiasm and support as I learn"
John
Took Piano lessons from Ryan F.
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"Sharon is absolutely the best teacher I've ever had. I am a returning adult student with 10+ years prior training Sharon teaches me things which I have never learned, which are improving my piano and increasing my interest. She is extremely knowledgeable and extremely pleasant to work with. I have been with her almost 2 years and plan to continue forever."
Carol
Took Piano lessons from Sharon B.
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"She was great! I think she's going to be a wonderful fit for our daughter, who is excited to return!"
Evelyn
Took Piano lessons from Laura P.
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"We Absolutely LOVE Terri! and more importantly, my daughter really enjoys her time with Terri. We had to take a brief break at the end of the school year, as my daughter was feeling overwhelmed with school responsibilities, but Terri was incredibly understanding. Our daughter is very critical of herself, and tends to only see the mistakes she makes, not the progress. Terri is always reminding her of the positive, and is very encouraging. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!"
Susan
Took Piano lessons from Terri M.
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"Based on my initial experience, he was easygoing and forward with his method of instruction. Generally a good first impression."
Marco Antonio
Took Piano lessons from Timothy S.
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"Grady is very patient. He has a very good sense of humor. Takes his time in explaining why notes are the way they are,especially when you get stuck. Highly recommend Grady to any piano beginner, intermediate and advanced"
Terry
Took Piano lessons from Grady T.
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"My kid had a wonderful learning time with Ryan. We like the new thing he brought to the kid, about his understanding of the music, the style of the composers and the skills deal with some certain notes. We can't wait until the next lesson."
Anthony B
Took Piano lessons from JunZhao(Ryan) D.
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"considering its the first day of the lesson, Katie was very patient and considerate to Danzl. Awesome Teacher!"
Madelyn
Took Piano lessons from Katie Y.
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