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Peter H.

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Pleasant Hill, CA
Starting at $20
  • Awarded DiscMakers Gold from DiscMakers
  • Piano from Dallas School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Peter H.

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I understand it's easy to lose drive when you're constantly drilling scales and fingering. I try to frame all of my lessons in reference to what music really is: the creation of songs. Through composition, my students won't just learn scale and chord structure, but they'll organically develop these skills while writing their own songs and building their personal portfolio.

About Peter

To hear my work, check out "Inside Switch" on Spotify! Reviews are greatly appreciated! I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I look forward to helping others acq

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Liam
Great instructor with lots of patience for young excited learners!
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Andrzej G.

2 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • A.A. in Music from Shasta College
  • Teaching since 2019
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Andrzej G.

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How to pick gear, how to setup and get the most from the gear that you have, how to start mixing you're sound.

About Andrzej

I've been playing guitar for 16 years, have an A.A. in Music, have performed for multiple college-level groups, and have performed across California. I currently play for both a Sacramento, CA-based band Roman Pilot, as well as a studio project by the name Excursionist. The music I perform is not

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Billy
Anj really pushed me to move forward in my guitar playing, highlighting problem areas I was unaware of. I noticed a dramatic improvement in my playing after learning with him.
Alex
Anj is very knowledgeable with not only guitar knowledge, but also knows a lot about music theory, audio engineering, studio techniques, performing and live audio, industry strategy, business, and more. He’s friendly, enthusiastic, and is very good with positive reinforcement. Give him a shot, you won’t regret it.

Angela S.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • BA Viola teaching from Conservatory of Music Rafael Orozco
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Angela S.

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After more than 12 years of teaching experience my lessons got to the perfect point of balance of being fun and educative, engaging but not overwhelming, personalized but keeping up with the national stanidards so you can see progress, you will feel like practicing and being able to play with others. Just if you want!

About Angela

Angela is a violin and viola teacher with more that 12 years of experience. She started her music studies in Spain, where she finished her Bachelor Degree in music in 2004 and where most of her performance and teaching experience was forged between the classical, contemporary and regional styles. H

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Michelle P.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students Male: 10 and up; Female: 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michelle P.

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About Michelle

Instilling and nurturing a love of music and developing musicianship are why I’m a voice teacher. I earned my Master of Music Education degree in 2012 from Boston University, which has furthered my love of teaching and given me even more resources to draw from. With all my students, I emphasize

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Will
She is energetic, funny, and enthusiastic to work with her students. Our son had his first lesson tonight and enjoyed it very much,
Elise
I worked with Michelle for a little over 2 years. As an adult student, I was super nervous about singing in front of anyone - it took me this long to just sign up for lessons! She was patient with me and gave me lots of tools for dealing with my nerves and stage fright. Michelle helped me to choose songs that I not only wanted to sing but that matched my voice and range. I was hesitant about performing in a recital but Michelle pointed out that it was like training for a marathon - doing all the work but not performing just seemed silly. It wasn't perfect but it was definitely something I'm proud to have crossed off my bucket list.
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Layla M. H.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Farsi
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • MA, International Relations and Comparative Politics from New York University
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Layla M. H.

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Have been playing and songwriting with acoustic guitar for over 10 years. Currently working for Honest Music label out of Washington D.C.

About Layla M.

Current Public Policy PhD candidate at George Mason's Schar School. MA in International Relations from NYU and nearly a decade worth of experience at the college and university levels. I am extremely passionate about education and am dedicated to helping my students succeed. I am excited to begin l

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Winter L.
Our 8 year-old daughter is new to the violin and loving her lessons with Layla. Layla has been timely, responsive, and a pleasure to work with.
Peggy R.
Layla is very knowledgeable and has a ton of patience. I enjoyed her class.
Boyd Shawn
Layla has been good since when she started doing this, I really want you to contact me because kids are looking forward working with you...infodelivery.agent021@gmail.com
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Waldemar R.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Waldemar R.

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Experienced guitar teacher of 20 years with a BA in Music Education available for eager students of all experience, levels and ages! I have performed, toured and recorded many times with major artists around the world and I want to share my knowledge with everyone. Has successfully completed tours with artists including Latin Grammy Award Winners Ricardo Arjona and Robi Dräco Rosa. Has shared the stage with accomplished musicians like Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney) and Gaby Moreno (Latin Grammy Award Winner). I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of music skills. I specialize in acoustic instruments (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, Puerto Rican cuatro and ukulele). I’m also an accomplished music producer and songwriter, so I can also help students interested in music production and songwriting skills. Originally from Puerto Rico, I have extensive experience in pop and Latin-pop music. Lessons in ...

About Waldemar

Acoustic Guitar . Electric Guitar . Classical Guitar . Puerto Rican Cuatro . Ukulele . Music Production . Songwriting Based in Austin, Texas, Waldemar R. currently works as a producer, session player, songwriter and guitar teacher. Waldemar is professional guitar player with a BA in Music Educa

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Mabel
Waldemar is the best guitar teacher, ever!!! I've improved so much since I started taking lessons from him. He's kind and patient, clear when explaining/teaching, and super talented. I love that he's a professional musician and producer, so he definitely knows what he's doing. AND, he's bilingual!!! I've been taking one-on-one lessons in his studio, and some online lessons as well -which work really well, too-, in Spanish!

Waldemar es el mejor maestro de guitarra!!! He mejorado muchísimo desde que comencé a tomar clases con él. Es un maestro amable y paciente, muy claro al explicar, y muy talentoso. Además, es un músico profesional, así q sabe lo que está haciendo. Y es bilingüe!!! Tomo clases en su estudio, y a veces online, en Español!

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"Mr. Willy helped me learn the song "Mean" by Taylor Swift!! I was so happy to play! I took the Stringed Instrument Workshop and I loved it! It was so much fun, and I was able to learn with my friends. It was easy to learn, and we learned how to play "Amazing Grace," together. We played it for my church and everyone loved it!!! :)

I will continue playing mandolin, and want to also learn violin, piano and guitar. I can even play "Mean" on the 12 string guitar now in open tunings!!"
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Took Mandolin lessons from Willy M.
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"Greg shares his expertise freely and made the concepts easy to understand. He is an extraordinary musician and comical educator. His presentation was compelling and I couldn’t wait to return for more lessons! Now I can tackle the songwriting process with confidence!"
- Brian
Took Songwriting lessons from Greg C.
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"Me Murray is the best. So kind and caring. My son loved his lesson!"
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Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I tried learning guitar a number of years ago. Garrett was great getting me started back into guitar. He quickly got me going with some simple chords and techniques. He has a strong understanding of guitar and makes it easy to understand. + he can play anything!"
- Brad
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Garrett M.
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"Taking voice lessons was at the top of my list of things I wanted to do when I retired. I had never had a voice lesson until then! Laura was a terrific coach. She was clear and precise in her teaching and I found all of the songs tremendously challenging. I was astounded at the progress I made in a little over a year."
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Took Vocal Training lessons from Laura D.
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"She is a great teacher and knew where to help me the most. I feel like a better musician after one lesson!"
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Took Music Theory lessons from Carolyn K.
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"David took the time to talk to Angelina and got to know her. I thought he got a lot accomplished at the first lesson and we look forward to another one."
- Angelina
Took Singing lessons from David B.
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"She's terrific. Bright , likable .easy to talk to. Her easily understood direction on what I should work on to improve has significantly moved me forward. Outstanding teaching abilities. I highly recommend."
- Ricky
Took Piano lessons from Adina R.
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"Phillip has been an extremely effective and professional instructor, with a sterling personality that makes lessons go by in no time flat. Lessons are well considered, and there's a genuine dialogue about what seems to work and what doesn't. I was nervous selecting an online teacher, but I've been pleased and most importantly musically fulfilled since beginning with Phillip and look forward to each week's lesson."
- Andrew
Took Piano lessons from Phillip F.
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