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William C.

7 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2018
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William C.

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I want students to excel the fastest they can on guitar. Though I know it is important to let students learn at their own pace, I will never cease to challenge them through difficult pieces or exercises. I will develop plans and keep track of progress so that students and I can stay organized and ensure the learning is fluent. I will direct lessons based on what the student wants to learn most and what genres of music they are interested in. I also change the structure of lessons based on how the student learns. The basics I want students to learn from my lessons are basic chords, fretboard knowledge and music theory, finger-picking styles, pick and strumming techniques, left-hand techniques, and most importantly I want to teach students how to listen. I will train students ears through ear training exercises and songs. I firmly believe the better the student’s ears can get, the better the musician they can be. Besides just teaching songs, I want students to understand the theory, ...

About William

Music has been a big part of my life since I was a child singing in musical theater. My passion for music led me to pursue a music degree at California State University, Sacramento. Throughout my time there I have learned a plethora about pedagogy, theory, musicianship, music history, composing, an

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leah
William is my first guitar teacher. As daunting as it can be to learn an instrument, he created a comfortable experience for me. He's incredibly talented and his love for music truly shows (which is inspiring). I initially started with the desire to learn jazz and William opened my eyes to explore other genres that integrate with jazz. Im excited to continue to learn and grow with music. I highly recommend anyone at any level to take lessons with William.

Thank you, William!
Sawyer H.
Still getting the hang of online lessons and don’t have much to compare it to but my son seems to enjoy it almost as much as live lessons.
Alec L.
My son loved his first class. Learned more in one day than he did in a month with his old teacher
Thank you William!

Lilly K.

14 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
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Lilly K.

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Piano is my secondary instrument and I've been teaching it for the past 2 years. I've helped my students develop a love for the instrument as well as general music theory. I go through the different aspects of music, how to read and understand the different signs and symbols, step by step and make sure to give students enough material to practice. The book I like to use is piano adventures as well as works by Teleman, Chopin, and Mozart to start students off.

For more advanced students, typically the focus is put on performance, composition, advanced music theory and musical tones and colors. Works by Bach, Debussy and Beethoven are emphasized.

About Lilly

Hi there! It's very exciting that you've decided to take music lessons! You've come to the right place to find an awesome teacher. My love of music runs very deep and teaching others this skill brings me so much joy, whether you're a kid or an adult. Currently, I am a global health worker, sav

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Brooke
My 9 year old granddaughter joined her school band to play flute with no prior experience in either endeavor. The band instructor has little time to help the children individually and so my granddaughter struggled on her own. We found Lily and after only 3 lessons my granddaughter's abiity to read music and play the flute has increased dramatically. Lily's teaching style is very matter of fact, patient and encouraging. My granddaughter looks forward to her lessons and to spending time with Lily. We feels Lily is a wonderful teacher and a real inspiration to our blossoming flutist.
Victoria Knecht
I have been taking lessons from Lilly for about 5 months now.
She is fun, helpful and always has a positive attitude. She always arrives for classes with tons of energy. I have learned a lot from Lilly.
Thank you SO much for making learning the piano fun
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Melissa F.

15 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Outstanding Solo Performance - Jazz Vocalist from DownBeat Magazine
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Melissa F.

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Piano is one of the best instruments to learn for singers or beginning musicians. Our lessons will be fun and exciting, and also focused and productive. You'll be playing in no time!

About Melissa

I have been studying and performing music for the majority of my life, starting with piano in the third grade. I started singing in choirs in high school and continued studying voice throughout college. I have a classical background and moved to jazz voice as an undergraduate at California State Un

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Ryan & Hazel H.
This is mine and my daughters first time taking music lessons. Melissa is patient with my daughter and very knowledgeable. After five lessons with Melissa I feel we are on the right track to accomplishing our ukulele goals.
Lynnette
My wife enjoyed her first ukulele lesson and is looking forward to going again next week.
Kim
Melissa seems knowledgeable. She makes the lesson productive and fun!

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John B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian, German, French
  • Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from University of the Pacific
  • Awarded Koldofsky Graduate Scholarship in Accompanying from University of Sourpthern California
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John B.

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Music Performance I am a vocal coach/ accompanist with 30 years of experience at the professional and college level.

About John

I have been a piano teacher and vocal coach since 1985. I have a Doctorate in Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California (1992) I teach Collaborative Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara (since 2005) I have been on the musical staffs of Opera Santa Barbara,

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Jose G.
Meeting John was great, very friendly and professional and to the point, which is my cap of tea and he suggested to get a weighted keys piano to strengthen my fingers, I’m looking into one
Thanks John I will recommend you as a teacher
Jose G Garcia
Lawrence
John is a fantastic instructor. He has a love for educating others on musical expression and he is a wellspring of musical knowledge. He provides a depth to the piano that I wouldn't have noticed if I taught myself how to play.

John emphasized how to shape musical phrases to make music as opposed to a collection of notes. He had a good ear for honing in on my weaknesses such as how some notes that I played stuck out or the movement of my arms. Most importantly, he taught me how to approach practicing the piano in an effective way. I learned how to listen to myself and how give each note, phrase, and piece the attention and musicality it needed to sound beautifully.

For an adult learner as myself, he was accommodating with how busy I was. He adjusted to my needs and work schedule and taught at a reasonable pace. However, he also never veered from his expectations and praised what I was doing right and provided methods to fix what I was doing wrong.

Although there were times when John expressed his passion for music by delving into tangents on the broader historical significance of pieces, his mini-lectures were never irrelevant nor inappropriate. For example, he commented on how in waltzes, the rhythm on the left hand would need to emulate how a Romantic era string section would play it. For anyone who is serious about how or why pieces of music are meant to be played in a certain way, John is great about contextualizing pieces to make them sound great.

Most importantly, he made practicing piano something that was both enjoyable and challenging, which is difficult to find in a teacher. I owe a great deal of my musicianship to John and he met my expectations of learning the piano. Thank you!
Kenny
John is really great. He takes the time to understand what your goals are and teaches according to your needs. He is patient and provides constructive comments.
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Russell C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Russell C.

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I'm a songwriter and pianist offering student-focused piano lessons geared to your personal goals. Fun and appreciation are key! Choose your own adventure: learn to play, become an accompanist/improviser, or become a songwriter/composer.

>> 1. Learn to play the piano!

This is my essential track for newcomers to the instrument. We'll work backward from your goals and dreams to build the skills you'll need to achieve them. Our lessons will start you on the path to exploration and experimentation without negative feedback or repetitive drudgery. The skills you learn will prepare you to learn accompaniment, improvisation, and songwriting; at the same time, they will also lay a solid foundation for classical study.

>> 2. Become an accompanist/improviser!

This is the next step after you have some basics under your belt. Now you can begin to experiment with the conventions of music. As you progress, you'll experience the powerful satisfaction that comes when you can sit down ...

About Russell

I'm a songwriter and pianist offering student-focused piano lessons geared to your personal goals. I have scored for film and the off-Broadway stage and written for the pop, indie, alternative, glam, and classic rock genres. My bands have gigged in LA, NYC, and Austin. I also hold a Masters of Scie

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Cameron D.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded GHP for Music from State of Georgia
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Cameron D.

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Ukulele is just like a better guitar, I can help you learn whatever song you want- or even make your own! I have an extra ukulele for you to learn on as well.

About Cameron

Hey I'm Cameron, the way I see it is: if you're paying for lessons then I'll try to cater them to your goals. I've got musical knowledge and experience that I can share, but really the point is to enjoy what you're doing.

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Hannah
I am a high school band director and Cameron was our percussion instructor last school year. He did a wonderful job with the students! He covered all areas of percussion from marching band, to concert band, and even percussion ensemble. He pushed the students and expanded their skills on all percussion instruments, all while keeping things engaging for the students. He programmed for and rehearsed our three percussion ensembles last year. Cameron was an integral part of our band program and our students loved working with him!

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"Jack is an AMAZING bassoon player and FANTASTIC instructor. He has taught my young son for over a year. We audited other music teachers who said they taught bassoon but really only knew the basics of teaching bassoon, their real expertise were other instruments. I was particularly impressed by Jack's ability to relate to my 11 year old son. He makes learning the bassoon not only informative but engaging and fun. Jack not only teaches classical bassoon music but is open to teaching modern pieces that my son wanted to learn. (I mean, how cool is it that my 11 year old kid busts out the Star Wars Cantina Song on his bassoon.) Jack plays bassoon regularly with orchestras which gives him real world experience that he passes on to his students. When I have seen him play professionally, it amazed me that someone so young could show such majority and skill with his musical instrument. Jack is also a great problem solver. When my son has problems with a piece, Jack is able to hear the problem and give my son techniques on how to fix them. When my son had problems with the instrument itself or the double reed, Jack was able to show my son HOW to fix them and not just fix it for my son himself. I highly recommend Jack has an instructor for students both young and old."
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Took Bassoon lessons from Jack F.
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"Beckie did a great job with my Granddaughter on the Piano! Maddy loved her piano lessons with Beckie. My grandson also took Trumpet lessons with Beckie. Although she did not have an actual trumpet to bring to the lessons Beckie did a terrific job showing Jacob the music he wanted to learn and some trumpet playing concepts."
- Belle
Took Piano lessons from Beckie E.
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"Very patient teacher. She tailors each lesson to make is fun and go at your own pace. Also encourages me to do better and she really knows her stuff."
- Shuang
Took Piano lessons from Melody H.
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"Maureen helped my daughter progress with the first lesson. We specified that she needed help with sight reading and the lesson consisted of exactly that. She was very thorough--kept the lesson moving but slowed down to my daughter's speed when necessary. Great first lesson."
- Eva
Took Vocal Training lessons from Maureen K.
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"My son has been learning violin with Mr. Tigran since last 8 months. He started with very basic 8 months ago and last week his middle school won 12 trophies and he was at the center of the performance. Thanks to Mr. Tigran. Mr. Tigran has the ability to come to student level and bring a change. He is soft, polite and professional. My son is fully involved in violin now and looking towards next level. I am very pleased with his performance and looking forward that one day he will be playing like Mr. Tigran. During the last 8 months there were some occasions where my son was not able to meet the schedule appointment and Mr. Tigran was very accommodating with these situations. Mr. Tigran has the ability to relate music with daily life examples so kids can understand it better. A good communication is extremely important for a teacher and he posses this skill and knows how to apply it. I can see my son will grow very well with his music in future."
- jawad
Took Violin lessons from Tigran N.
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"Stephen was : patient, understanding and very composed as a teacher."
- ramon
Took Opera Voice lessons from Stephen S.
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"My son likes the lesson and how David chunks the music. He was very prepared, contacted me before the lesson to ask questions and to make it a great experience for my son."
- Eli
Took Trumpet lessons from David R.
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"She is very knowledgable, helpful, and personable but not the most punctual. She knows how to communicate her knowledge in a way that is easily understood."
- April
Took Singing lessons from Kayla D.
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"Terrific young man. We look forward to more time with him. Super positive and professional."
- Skylar
Took Ukulele lessons from Calvin A.
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