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Paul S.

9 Reviews
Novato, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Interdisciplinary Music Studies from Berklee College of Music
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Paul S.

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I have been teaching bass and composition for the last 10 in many different styles of music such as: rock, jazz, funk and folk/americana. I am here to help you achieve your goals as a musician! We'll start with what you are currently interested in and expand outwards from there. Feel free to message me and we'll take it from there!

About Paul

I am a composer, professional musician and music educator. I have recorded and performed with many different artists, but am best known for my work with the Central Coast band Still Time. Starting in 2004, Still Time steadily expanded from a local college band to a national touring act and we succe

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Nadia S.
Paul has been an incredible teacher. He is helping me learn the guitar and I’m a lot further ahead then I thought Id be. He is also helping me with my song writing and composing. I highly recommend him.
Jeffrey
absolutely brilliant bass player. he's great at breaking things down in a way that you'll understand and he's extremely supportive.
Robyn
Inspirational! I love working with Paul. He is patient, fun, and incredibly talented and versatile.

I have improved so much working with him-- and he's also a really great person and all around cool guy.
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Mike S.

1 Review
Napa, CA
Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, Thai, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Mike S.

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Get your guitar playing to the next level. Guitar lessons with Mike S., a formally trained vocalist with global guitar experience. Your first set of lessons will provide as much personal encouragement along with the musical progress.

Now open to all ages and levels of expertise.

About Mike

YOUNG BEGINNERS: After your first 10 sessions with me, your son or daughter will have completed a few workbooks and memorized a couple new songs. Whether it is to impress friends, land a gig, or to feel a sense of pride as a growing musician, I can't wait to celebrate your child's success with you!

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Mikaela
So far everything has been great, I am now excited to practice on my own at home because I am sharing this experience with someone. It is worth it to have someone in person and I am happy to have a caring, positive and sincere person like Mike to help me!
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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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'm a versatile performing musician and composer myself and so love to teach all styles including classical, jazz, rock, blues and more! We have a student showcase party every year where all the students get together to perform and showcase their skills. Performing, like everything else in music, is actually really easy once you become familiar with it! We learn from the beginning that music is all about having fun and bringing more joy and fulfillment into your life!

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

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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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Troy W.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Ancient Egyptian, French
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Troy W.

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I have been teaching this subject for over 17 years. There is no specific curriculum as each student will come to lessons with their own unique skills, needs, and goals. Lessons are tailored to those specifics.
Arranging has musical literacy (and basic composition fundamentals) as a prerequisite. Arranging lessons are for composers who have already mastered notation and have a firm grasp of basic instrumentation and orchestration. Studies involve manipulating scores to work in various mediums and genres. Use of notation software (Finale, Sibelius, Score, etc.) very useful. Lessons are a minimum of 60 minutes once per week. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study as well as bring samples (printed and recorded if possible) of their composition work.

About Troy

Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at R

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Rafael V.
Good and accurate tips on what needs to be worked on. Thank you
Rich
Troy W. is a phenomenal teacher. He has a passion for teaching and prepares each lesson for his students before they arrive. He has high standards and expects you to work hard but it understanding when a situation arises in your life. He is a warm and friendly person and has a great sense of humor. I have been taking lessons for a year and a half and feel fortunate to have found him. I recommend anyone living in Houston or in this country or other countries to study with him. He is easily the best teacher I have ever had in any subject throughout my life.
Rich T.
Troy Wayne is a phenomenal teacher. He has a passion for teaching and prepares each lesson for his students before they arrive. He has high standards and expects you to work hard but it understanding when a situation arises in your life. He is a warm and friendly person and has a great sense of humor. I have been taking lessons for a year and a half and feel fortunate to have found him. I recommend anyone living in Houston or across the country or in other countries to study with him. He is easily the best teacher I have ever had in any subject throughout my life.

William B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • A.S. Music Industry Recording Arts from SPC
  • Teaching since 2008
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William B.

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When it comes to bass guitar we are looking at it like the rhythm section along with drums. It is a very important piece to any ensemble. I will be showing you basics of the bass guitar and prepare you to head in the right direction to be able to play live one day.

About William

Welcome to my profile! My name is William Beck. Most people call me Billy. I have been teaching mainly guitar and songwriting here and there for over 11 years. I started playing guitar at age eleven. I began writing my own songs at age thirteen and haven't stopped since. I am an artist above all

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Rebecca P.
Just had my first lesson with Billy and it was fantastic! He created the perfect balance of learning something enjoyable that I would be excited to go home and practice along with things that I had skipped over and knew I needed to re-visit in order to improve. I was impressed with his ability to quickly gauge my skill level and prior music knowledge so it didn’t feel mundane but challenged me just the perfect amount. Excited for our next lesson already!
D.G.
Billy helped me understand what i wanted out of music and tailored the lesson to do just that...started w the basics but then let me direct whete i wanted to take my playing...easy going and made it so much fun....i would recommend him to anyone at the beginner/intermediate level, as he is adept at getting to know who u are as a player and goes at the appropriate pace....great teacher!
Gail P.
William is an awesome teacher. He is exactly what I was hoping for, very knowledgeable, low key, great personality. I am excited to be learning from him!

Crystal G.

2 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music
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Crystal G.

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I've played alone and in ensembles for over 25 years. My lessons will start at your level. What do you want to accomplish? What music do you want to play? You'll learn the basics- bow control, intonation, vibrato, shifting positions. What you play with those skills is up to you- that's what makes music enjoyable!
*Note: at this time I am only taking on intermediate students, as I can only teach lessons online at this time due to the pandemic. I would consider anyone who has been playing for at least 1 year to be intermediate level.

About Crystal

My name is Crystal and I've played viola for over 25 years. I can teach both violin and viola. I play professionally and just for fun. I have a bachelor's in music from Vanderbilt University where I studied with Kathryn Plummer. l love teaching people of all ages how to make music!

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Janet Yaugo
Great first class!!
Michael M.
My nine year old grandson had his first lesson with Mrs. Graves today and she was wonderful with him! We were both very happy with his lesson.

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"First lesson was great. I was nervous, but Mike put me at ease and made me feel right at home. The lesson flew by, and I can't wait until we meet again."
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