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Alex W.

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Berkeley, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alex W.

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I am a cello teacher and performer with 10 years of teaching experience. This is what I do full time, and I love it! I enjoy working with children, adults, and groups of all ages and levels of experience.

I am a classically trained cellist and received my Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University, and my Master's in Music, Cello Performance from Florida State University.

I play in weddings, living rooms, fancy events, and various orchestras. I've held section and principal roles in the Tallahassee Symphony, Townsend Opera, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, and North State Symphony.

Reach out if you are interested in beginning or continuing your studies in cello!

About Alex

I am a cello performer and teacher based in the Bay Area. This is what I do full-time, and I love it! I received my Master's in Music, Cello Performance from Florida State University, and my Bachelor's in Music, Cello Performance from Sacramento State University. I have been teaching students of

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Linda K.
In view of the Coronavirus lockdown, we had to resort to the online method of teaching. I believe it has been working fine. Alex is easy to work with, and I'm enjoying learning the cello. Thanks
Tuala G.
Great information and lesson!
Mattia
Alex was very professional and connected very well with my 9 years old.
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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1978
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
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Steven B.

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I was trained as a classical pianist taking private instruction for ten years, and discovered in 1982 that the Hammond B3 organ was my true love. I primarily teach the blues style of performance, and will teach you proper chord voicings, use of the volume pedal and the drawbars. These techniques are what completely sets the organ apart from its piano counterpart.

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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Music 2020 (Classical Guitar Performance) from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
  • Teaching since 2015
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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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Kristen B.

17 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Italian, French, German
  • Teaching since 2009
  • BM, Voice performance- opera from Concordia College
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Kristen B.

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This category of singing is listed under my profile for singers who are unsure about the genre of music they wish to pursue, or who may want to pursue more than one at the same time. My studio focuses on operatic and classical voice, with some reach into musical theater. I also offer limited voice coaching in other genres like screamo and metal with focus on healthy voice production and safety.

About Kristen

COVID has changed the singing game, and I like to believe that it opened the opportunity to sing to those who otherwise wouldn't try it. I hope more people find joy in these moments of isolation through creating music from their homes! I want to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted"

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Will
Kristen is great, she gives useful exercises to do at home and pushes you just hard enough. She really tailors the lessons for the student.
Emily
I am so thankful for Kristen! She is so knowledgable, patient, and a fantastic teacher. I highly recommend her for beginner singers.
Catheryn L.
I love Kristen!
She's so good at explaining the most confusing things about singing technique (which for a beginner is a lot). She's very patient and it's heartwarming when she gets excited about the times I do something right. I trust Kristen with my voice and I like how she encourages me to do hard but fun repertoire. Would definitely recommend!

P.S. Her voice is absolutely beautiful. You know you have a good teacher when she demonstrates something and you think, "I want to sound like that."
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Mark B.

30 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mark B.

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I teach blues guitar lessons for all levels, from beginner to professional. Many blues songs have identical chord changes. I can show you how easy it is to discern how to find the key to your favorite blues songs and jam along with them. I can show you how to find the best notes to play when you create a guitar solo. How to get the most emotion in your playing, and how to sound original.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons a

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
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Maisha L.

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Oakland, CA
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maisha L.

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I provide voice lessons for children and adults. I am a current Masters of Composition student at Mills College and have been studying vocal jazz technique, classical voice technique and North Indian singing techniques. I have been performing as a singer for 10 + years. As a teacher I am patient, inquisitive, encouraging and inspired by each and every one of my students!

About Maisha

I provide voice lessons for children and adults. I am a current Masters of Composition student at Mills College and have been studying vocal jazz technique, classical voice technique and North Indian singing techniques. I have been performing as a singer for 10 + years. As a teacher I am patient, in

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Craig
I've taking voice lessons with Maisha Lani for 2 years now. My first lesson, I kept saying 'I'm not a singer. I don't think I can do this.'
Maisha flipped that mentality very quickly. She's a magician with the voice and really showed me how beautiful, healing, and fun it is to sing. Maisha has worked with me on my ear training, tons of vocal exercises, my breathing, and she's helped me learn a bunch of songs. I'm so grateful I've been able to connect with her. I've grown so much!

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"Pascale is excellent French professor. I have been taking her class for about 8 months. I was a zero French beginner, so I was concerned about online studying. Fortunately, I tried her class, and she totally changed my mind. It’s a very pleasant learning experience. She’s very patient and creative. She takes her time and uses so many different ways to explain, which makes understanding easier. She makes it so much fun to learn French. It’s never boring!
After class, I always use what I learned in my daily life with my family. Pascale is a very skillful and knowledgeable French professor. I really enjoy her class; she makes very interesting class documents with very cute pictures, which makes it easy to remember. Such a fun way to learn vocabulary, grammar and phrases.
After each class, she always sends me the reference materials so I can practice online. It’s very helpful. She also sends a PDF of the class, which I print and make into a personalized learning book, which is very useful. Pascale really is an amazing teacher, with her patience, step by step approach, and encouragement. Her optimistic and positive attitude build my learning confidence.
What a great language learning experience from a native speaker! I like her accent. If you are looking for French teacher, I can highly recommend French Professor Pascale! You will be very impressed by her teaching."
Carol
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"As a French speaker, I needed to improve my English for professional purposes. I decided to ask Elsa to help me with that and I am happy to say that it was a great decision. I already had 25 classes and they are very interesting and very immersive too.
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Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"First lesson was good! Suyeon uses examples of her own that help me understand the way things are supposed to be said. I will practice until my next lesson!"
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Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Good introduction for a 8 year old!"
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Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Zhao Yang L.
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"Great overall instructor! Mr. Châu will tailor his class to fit your needs. He is dedicated to teaching and seeing his students progress to their fullest potential. I’ve had 4 Vietnamese teachers who taught me in the past and Mr. Châu was the best. A++"
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Took Vietnamese lessons from Chau N.
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"Mr Yoshi is an amazing teacher! Although I was very nervous, he carefully explained things and encouraged me. He wrote everything, clearly, so I could study later and made sure I understood the meaning behind the words and the reasons those phrases were used, in what context and to whom. I'm extremely happy that I've taken lessons from him. Thank you Mr Yoshi and Take Lessons! I'm even more dedicated to learning Japanese now!"
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"Oyamada Sensei is very good at finding a student's skill level and tailoring his instruction to improve the skills and challenge the limits of the student, which has quickly spurred me on to dramatic improvements in my Japanese ability after only 3 lessons. He also makes it fun by playing to the interests of the student and keeping the sessions light and full of humor. Highly recommended if you want to work hard, have fun, and learn Japanese!"
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