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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
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Steven B.

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Having been a professional performance artist since 1972, I have practical as well as theoretic knowledge on how to make you shine on stage. I'll teach you basic techniques and "insider secrets" that will quickly have you looking and playing like a pro!

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 fo

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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.

Astrid C.

14 Reviews
Martinez, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Astrid C.

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About Astrid

Teaching music 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 fr

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

Desiree S.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Desiree S.

34 Reviews
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Vocal technique
Vocal performance
Diction
Acting through singing

About Desiree

I'm excited to be a TakeLessons instructor and to be able to share my experience and knowledge with you. I have been a singer and performer for over 20 years and have taught voice and beginning piano for over 12 years. I received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Ci

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Paislee
She is great! Were excited to see how it goes!
Matt K.
I can't say enough about how awesome it has been with the lessons. Desiree is a fantastic, teacher and person both. Immediately felt comfortable from day one. I look forward to the hour every week and it seems like I'm getting better at singing!

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Cheryl M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks I had French in High School and College!
  • Teaches students 6 to 50
  • Teaching since 1981
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Cheryl M.

9 Reviews
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I basically prepare the student for the unexpected things that happen in the music world. What their perspective should be with music and how it will effect their individual lives. I also would point out the do's and don'ts of performance preparation.

About Cheryl

I have worked for over 30 years as a professional accompanist and musician in the greater metropolitan Detroit area. I have earned several degrees, which include a Bachelor of Music Performance in Organ and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Music both from Wayne State University. My studies

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Lakeeta W.
Cheryl was very patient with me during our first lesson. She’s a really good and nice teacher I wish I was able to still go to her but I can’t due to my new schedule
Kourtney
So far so good. Was excited to get home and try out what I learned and have practiced everyday so far. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Jacob M.
All I can say is wow , Cheryl is a fantastic teacher with a great deal of patience and very skillful at finding the best approach for each student .Just the 1st lesson and I'm eager to get home and begin practicing .
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Sarah M.

99 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • BFA Musical Theatre from Lees-McRae College
  • Teaching since 2015
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Sarah M.

99 Reviews
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In this class I will be teaching how to incorporate the song with the acting, the performing the part along with the music. Singing a song by itself is not entertaining, it's not something you want to watch. I'm going to show you and teach you how to perform a piece so it mean something. How to find depth in your song!

About Sarah

Hello and Welcome! (NOTE I LOWERED MY PRICES - COVID19 is causing many of us to struggle, but while we are stuck at home we might as well learn something fun!!) My name is Sarah and I am honored you have chosen to look at my profile. Finding the right teacher is so important! I always try to

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Felipe
ughhh the best teacher ever ✨♥️✨
Felipe
perfect ♥️♥️👌
Ella
Sarah took my completely overwhelmed daughter, who is struggling with her college ASL class vocabulary, and calmed her, reassured her, and helped her more thoroughly understand her signs. That was just after one 45-minute session. I’m excited to see where this leads, as she has already helped so much!
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Quentin S.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Quentin S.

9 Reviews
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I am a Bass Performance student at UGA. I love to teach upright bass and electric bass in all styles! I personally play jazz, classical, funk/jam, musicals, rock, and bluegrass. I’m also well versed in music theory, aural skills/ear training, improvisation, jazz theory, and songwriting. I love to help students get their low notes sounding good and grooving!

About Quentin

I go to the University of Georgia for Double Bass Performance. I've spent about 9 years learning and sharing everything I can about this wonderfully complex instrument. So many genres of music can be played on the double bass, and once you add my secondary instrument, the bass guitar, you're a nece

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Milo
Quentin has an easy going manner that makes my middle school student want to learn from him. My son is working on improving his technique and Quentin was able to assess an appropriate level of instruction.
Poojitha *.
Quentin's teaching style is chill and simple. But you learn a lot during the process. He is calm and patient as well!
Milo

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in Castro Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in Castro Valley is $70. 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.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$57 average
60 min
$70 average

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"Barbara is very musical, very talented and very attuned to my needs. She is not only a singing teacher or a pianist, she is all and more. Most importantly, she is a mentor.
I highly recommend Barbara."
Michal
Took Music Performance lessons from Barbara M.
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"Since I was in high school, I’ve always wanted to develop my skills as a piano player, drummer, or guitarist. I had a ways to go, and Greg was assigned to help me grow in our youth worship team. Out of the years I spent there, Greg was the best teacher I had! Hands on training, coherent instructions, and constructive feedback from our sessions were what made me into the musician I am today. Greg Campbell is the best!"
Christian
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg is a very talented teacher, who is always patient and is able to explain music theory and music components in ways that are easily understood. I really truly enjoy learning from Him. He’s very knowledgeable, and clearly works hard at his lessons."
Kelly
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"Amanda is very attentive and thorough."
James (JW)
Took Music Performance lessons from Amanda M.
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"Wendy was the best instructor ever. Always very humble, sweet & honest. She truly teaches from the heart and genuinely wants one to do better than the lesson before. She knows what she is talking about and explains thouroughly what needs to be worked on. She not only corrects you but praises you when you have achieved something great. You will always have her support & knowledge that will take you a long way."
Jessica
Took Music Performance lessons from Wendy P.
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"Eric B. was the music instructor for both my children at the middle and high school they attended. Additionally, I taught with Eric for seven years.

My children received excellent music instruction in both trombone and flute. I was pleased with the rigor of the practice that was expected from Eric, which enabled dramatic growth in their musical ability. I was also pleased that they were both able to read music due to the instruction they were given under Eric's tutelage.

As I said earlier, I have worked with Eric as a colleague. I found him to be highly organized, student centered with regard to growth and performance, and a man of high character.

Eric created a Jazz band curriculum at the school corporation we taught at, where he developed several Jazz sections that would perform regularly in the community. Eric would invite notable guest musicians to work with the students and participate with them in these performances.

I would recommend Eric, without reservations, to anyone who desires a quality music instructor."
Brian
Took Music Performance lessons from Eric B.
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"she is amazing she the best with any songs u give her top level teacher I promise"
Princess
Took Music Performance lessons from Cyndi E.
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"I feel very fortunate to have found Ivan, and have benefitted from his instruction in many ways. I began taking lessons with him at the age of 60, as an intermediate piano student. Ivan has a way of understanding your skill level and goals, and teaching you how best to practice on your own. His encyclopedic knowledge of classical music enriches the experience, but he is easily versatile enough to teach jazz theory as well. Ivan encourages performance at recital, and his students are always well prepared. He is an outstanding musician who frequently performs in public. Give yourself over to Ivan’s instruction and improve your technique, understanding of theory, sight reading, and knowledge of classical music. You will enjoy playing the piano more than ever."
James
Took Music Performance lessons from Ivan S.
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"Hiii there I’ve been in lessons with mrs chau for about a month now and boy I can say I’ve heard some dramatic changes in my voice since the first time I’ve seen her !! I’ve gotten way better in singing with mrs chau it’s honestly amazing how she can help you make ur voice go from bad too good !! I’ve improved so much with chau and she is very honest and super sweet!! I recommend having mrs chau as your teacher if your interested in voice lessons!!"
Ava
Took Music Performance lessons from Chau K.
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"My son is extremely happy with his first lesson with Olivier! Looking forward to many more! Thank you!"
Seth
Took Music Performance lessons from Olivier H.
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