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Peter C.

2 Reviews
Livermore, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Peter C.

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Music has been my passion since I was 10 years old. I didn't have any real instruments at first, so, I built my own out of coffee cans, ice cream containers and of course: a rubber band shoebox guitar! It might sound funny, but, I believe these early days of trying to create music using my "homemade symphony," forced me to really get to the core of sound and expression without the pre-set curriculum of traditional music study. Early on, I learned a few fundamental concepts of music theory that would forever change how I learned, as well as how I taught music to others. I believe these concepts set a foundation that allowed me to understand music and grow much faster - including learning multiple instruments.

And yes, I eventually acquired a real guitar and went on to study music and computers at the University of California and I currently compose music for TV and film in my own studio. I have taught guitar, bass, piano, drums, theory, composition and recording production to ...

About Peter

I currently compose music for TV, film and other digital media in my own recording studio. Prior to that, I spent about 25 years playing guitar, piano, bass and drums in bands and as a studio musician. At school I studied classical music (theory and composition) as well as orchestration and computer

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Nick
Peter has a wonderful, positive personality and is really easy to work with!
Art
I just started my second year of guitar lessons with Peter and I’m learning so much! Peter is a great teacher who is patient, encouraging and a great listener. He can “hear” the areas that I need to work on, and is able to clearly communicate ways for me to improve . He has helped me get better at my rhythm, my strumming, tempo and even an introduction to music theory. I’m now playing (and singing) some of my favorite songs! Highly recommend!
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Laura R.

16 Reviews
Manteca, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students Male: 7 to 15; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Laura R.

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Experienced piano teacher of 12 years accepting students ages 8 to adult, beginner to intermediate! I structure my lessons to build a strong foundation of understanding theory and technique. Although my preference is for classical, I encourage individuality and use Alfred’s Basic Piano Books for its broad application in various styles of music. Once the students complete the curriculum, they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to play most any music or proceed to advanced instruction.

About Laura

Hi, there! My name is Laura and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2002 and have loved helping my students learn both technique and theory as I seek to motivate them to play the best that they can and to instill a love for music. Although I do not hold a degree in mus

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nate
Very professional, considerate and patient with my kids. Well knowledgeable, and easy to understand considering the ages of the students and their learning capacities. location is very neat , clean and cute 🥰
Charlie H.
Laura is the best piano teacher for my boys. They are excelling in piano more than I ever thought possible, and she is giving them a love of music that no other teacher could! Best decision ever.
Jacquelyn T.
Laura is great! Professional and knowledgeable.
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Mark B.

30 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
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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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Jenna M.

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Lafayette, CA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jenna M.

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Piccolo is extremely similar to flute, and piccolo lessons are very much like flute lessons!

We'll work on all the basics, tidying up your rhythm and fingers, while also focusing on the piccolo-specific tough spots - embouchure, support, and, of course, tuning. If you want to play piccolo, you should play flute first, and a big part of playing piccolo is being able to switch seamlessly between the two instruments, so I will sometimes ask you to switch to flute so we can compare or practice switching between the two.

About Jenna

Hi, I'm Jenna! I have been teaching flute for many years and am so excited to be teaching with TakeLessons! I have a bachelor's degree in flute performance from Florida State University, where I studied with Eva Amsler of the Tallahassee Symphony. I have also completed all coursework for a ma

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Arpana
My daughter took naturally to the flute and my biggest concern has always been whether or not she was being challenged enough. When we first started lessons with Jenna, I asked my daughter how her lessons were going and she said "Jenna's showing me new stuff." It was the first time I started to hear her struggle to make some notes come out. It's been a few years now and I can still hear my daughter having to focus while she practices. I can see her continuing to get better and build skills.

As a parent, I appreciate how Jenna tries to bring diversity and fresh musical influences to her lessons. I like that Jenna incorporates music history and looks for new ways for the kids to work and learn together.
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Darius J.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Associates in Occupational Studies - Acting from American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Darius J.

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I've graced the stages of some of NYC's most beloved theatres including; The National Black Theatre, The Public Theatre, 13th Street Rep, and HERE Arts Center. I’ve performed worldwide in places like Athens, GR. I have worked with world-famous directors like Broadway's Kenny Leon and Dennis Hilton-Reid, and received training from some of the world's top acting institutions (The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, CalArts). I have directed regionally and in New York, I teach regularly with The Family Repertory Company (Where I have served as a resident actor and director since 2016), and have students spanning the globe! I strive to acquire as much knowledge about this craft as is possible and to share that gift with the world. A wise man once told me, “The only reason to act is that it hurts too much not to.”

My approach

Heightened Sense of Self Awareness
Expanding the Self (mind/ body/ voice)
Text Analysis/ Scene Study
Creating Multi-Dimensional Characters
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About Darius

I am an Actor and Coach from Detroit based in the Chicago area. I worked and lived in NYC for 11 years where I studied acting at Marymount Manhattan and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I have also trained privately with some top acting/speech coaches like Dennis Hilton-Reid and Thomas Rene. I

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Maia
After a long time of searching for an acting coach, I finally met Darius.

His coaching approach is very unique and truly changed my career and skill as an actor. He has a depth of knowledge and is very caring.

I highly recommend Darius.
Jordyn
Taking classes with Darius was tons of fun. Helped me through a few problems with a monologue I needed to learn and helped add another layer to it that I didn't even think of. I definitely recommend taking one of his classes as it'll help you reach into whatever piece you're working on and draw out something new for your character work and overall understanding of the play/film/show. if you're wondering whether you should do it or not, I say, take the class! In the long run, you'll be grateful for the help.
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Cindle V.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Magnolia Science Academy
  • Teaching since 2008
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Cindle V.

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I play many different styles of bass guitar and teach to all ages. This is a fun instrument to learn.

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Hello, my name is Cindle V. and I love teaching music and chess. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in music education and am currently teaching around 30 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My experience working with all types of l

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Beth
Clear instructions
Walter
While only the first lesson, Cindle had me thinking about chess in a way that I never had.
Matt M.
Very knowledgeable and helpful.

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"I've been trying to improve my tone for the longest time just to realize that I've been doing it wrong! my whole embouchure was wrong! Thanks to Michael I can now focus on getting making my tone sound way better by playing the right way! 10/10"
Daniel
Took Saxophone lessons from Michael R.
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"Very patient and makes learning fun! Highly recommend for any age and any level of knowledge on bass, guitar, or ukulele."
Liv
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Julia is a Professional musician that I want to recommend. Her technique and character in viola and piano are fantastic!
Even If you take one lesson from her, you will want to give more than 5 star. 😉"
Jocelyn
Took Viola lessons from Julia L.
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"Great Vocal Instructor. I am a beginner who is looking to fulfill my life long dream to become a singer. I was a little nervous at first (as a beginner) about getting instruction from a Professional like Dan, but he quickly put me at ease. I am now on my way to achieving my goals. I highly recommend Dan to anyone who is seeking vocal instruction or vocal coaching."
Steven Biffle
Took Vocal Training lessons from Dan G.
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"My son has been learning violin lessons from Jonathan since the summer of 2014 when he was 10. We are so fortunate to find Jonathan at takelessons.com and very happy and grateful to have him as a private tutor throughout the years. Jonathan is a brilliant musician and passionate violinist, very professional. He is really good at teaching, very patient and detailed. Whenever my son made a mistake, he would immediately point it out and show him the right way to do it and have him practice time and time again until he got it right. He would also write notes on my son’s music sheet to remind him things he needs to pay attention to during his practice at home. Jonathan also organizes recitals regularly for all his students to gather together and play in a concert like atmosphere and interact and learn from each other, which is really a wonderful experience. Jonathan can be reached easily by text message, email or phone and we have never run into any problem rescheduling a lesson or anything else. I highly recommend Jonathan for anyone who wants to learn violin or music in general."
Mingfei
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Just started studying with Bill. He's already given me some good recommendations to improve my playing, and he is encouraging. I left the lesson motivated. I'm really looking forward to studying with Bill!"
Gil
Took Trumpet lessons from Bill D.
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"Mr. Jonathan was absolutely fantastic with my son. He was patient, supportive and always so positive. He worked hard to connect with my son and figure out ways that would make the learning fun."
Preston
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan B.
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"Lovely lady, glad to have her working with my daughter."
Lorelai
Took Singing lessons from Candice M.
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"Ms.Judy is an amazing Teacher she showed me how to unlock my talents in piano and vocals. She recognizes were you struggle and she turns those struggles into your stenghths by guiding you step by step Helping you reach the next milestone to your passion in becoming better at what you love to do. I highly recommend Ms.Judy as your teacher she is very knowledgeable and compassionate about her work and students.She is also very organized and gets to know you on a personal level , if you want to honestly grow and succeed then she's the one for you :)
Thanks Ms. Judy your an amazing Music teacher and your so fun to work with. ♡♡♡♡♡"
Andrea
Took Piano lessons from Judy F.
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"As a former bandmate of Nathan's, I can say his passion for music is contagious! An excellent songwriter and player, he approaches the guitar with the confidence of a seasoned pro but the humility of a life-long learner."
Jeff
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Nathan M.
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