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Steven B.

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

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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 f

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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.
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Kristen B.

16 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • BM, Voice performance- opera from Concordia College
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Kristen B.

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This is the focus of my vocal studio, and I began teaching in this style when I opened my voice studio in 2005. Curriculum will vary depending on your experience level with the subject and voice type. Technique is instructed from a variety of backgrounds, with basis in physiology of healthy voice production due to my combined background in classical vocal performance and voice therapy.

About Kristen

COVID has changed the singing game, and I like to believe that it opened the opportunity to sing to those who otherwise wouldn't try it. I hope more people find joy in these moments of isolation through creating music from their homes! I want to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted"

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Emily
I am so thankful for Kristen! She is so knowledgable, patient, and a fantastic teacher. I highly recommend her for beginner singers.
Catheryn L.
I love Kristen!
She's so good at explaining the most confusing things about singing technique (which for a beginner is a lot). She's very patient and it's heartwarming when she gets excited about the times I do something right. I trust Kristen with my voice and I like how she encourages me to do hard but fun repertoire. Would definitely recommend!

P.S. Her voice is absolutely beautiful. You know you have a good teacher when she demonstrates something and you think, "I want to sound like that."
Ilja
A very good teacher for a beginner!
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Diane C.

24 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French, German, Duala, Arabic, English
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Diane C.

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As I needed to learn other languages, I can assist anyone whose native language is not English to become more proficient, improve their grammar, and gain better conversational skills. Thanks to my knowledge of other languages (and cultures), I am uniquely positioned to understand some of the English language's challenges.
One of my specialties is interview prep. I worked in IT, in marketing, and have an MBA, interviewed candidates and been interviewed myself - so I can share insights with my students. I also help edit resumes, and ask relevant questions about your professional journey...
I also hold "regular conversation," while I listen attentively to my student, and correct grammar and style.

About Diane

Bonjour! Hello! Hallo! Yay! We can start in-person lessons again, as long as basic distancing is kept. I have been vaccinated and I would prefer my students to be vaccinated, too, but it's not a deal breaker. I teach several languages: French, German, and English for non-native English speaker

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Daria
I have been a student with Diane for the last few years and she is the best French teacher I have ever had. Not only is she an amazing teacher but she is also genuinely fun to be with. This year, Diane helped me pass the French B2 Certification exam - she provided me with all the resources I could have ever hoped for, and I really couldn't have done it without her! I highly recommend her for anyone
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Wonderful Lesson. I believe Diane will be able to help me learn French well.
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Erik C.

6 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $85
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
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Erik C.

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With a Master Of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University, I am passionate about helping each student discover his/her unique voice. A student of the esteemed operatic soprano, Phyllis Curtin, my pedagogy is founded on the principles of classical bel canto technique. With strong emphasis on maintenance of a coordinated singing posture and fully supported diaphragmatic breathing, my teaching allows most students to see improvements in ease and beauty of tone within two lessons.

I do believe that time spent outside of one's lessons applying the technique in private practice is THE MOST important building block to mastery of one's voice. I encourage all students to record their lessons for use in their private practice. Objectively listening to yourself and developing a discriminating ear for your sound is essential to successful development.

In addition to teaching, I am a busy performer in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing the singing voice for celebrated drag ...

About Erik

Let's make some joyful noise together! Singing beautifully is one of the most freeing and gratifying experiences one can have. I grew up singing in church, my local high school music program and community choral organizations. So singing is a fundamental part of my personal history and experience. M

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Lily
Erik was a warm, engaging, intelligent, and FUN vocal instructor. My husband and I took lessons for our wedding performance and continued afterward as well because it was so fun! Erik has a bounty of knowledge, an incredibly precise ear, helpful tips, and a lot of patience! Highly recommend him for any style of vocal signing as he has a broad range of technical talent and is very precise in his feedback. Erik you rock!!
Mark
Erik is a fantastic voice teacher and is a wonderful person. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I have recently started voice lessons with Erik after a 10+ year break from singing opera and choral music, and I have learned so much from him already in the two moths we have been working together - posture, breathing techniques, analysis of the text and score, ....
Our lessons are well organized, very helpful, and a lot of fun. I look forward to my weekly lessons with Erik and hope to study with him for a long time.
Max
I had the good fortune of participating in two master classes led by Erik Chalfant. Erik is very knowledgable about the mechanics of vocal production, but what’s more is that he inspires as he teaches. He is engaging and energetic, and also very effective. He connects with his students, regardless of their level of expertise or experience. I have recommended Erik to several fellow musicians, and would again without hesitation.
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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Jazz Piano and Modern Music Theory from Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jim T.

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I've been teaching piano for over 20 years and emphasize the fundamental skills in the beginning: how to easily read music, play in time, sight-reading, basic music theory and basic scales and technique. 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.

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 B

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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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Lance S.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Lance S.

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Lessons for all ages and levels focus on tone production through body awareness, technical fundamentals of flute playing, and music from the standard flute repertoire. Beginners through college prep and adult amateurs are welcome.

About Lance

Each flute lesson with me focuses first on fundamentals. My goal is to help each flute student to find their most efficient, streamlined method of sound production and a natural musicality. Through my personal series of tone-developing exercises, I aim to create a seamless flow of sound from the low

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"Great experience with Adam! He is very thorough and great at explaining the nuances of language and pronunciation that are difficult to detect from just listening. My goal was to clean up my pronunciation (been living in the States for a while, but couldn't get rid of my accent). and Adam gave me great tools and things to watch out for as I am working on my American English."
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Took Spanish lessons from Javier D.
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"Aleks has been my Russian teacher for several years now, and I highly recommend him. He is patient and perceptive. He never lets me get away with anything, but he never lets me feel incompetent. He adapts to my strengths and weaknesses, and I always feel he is going with me."
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"After taking Spanish in high school and college I find myself still not able to converse as I would like to. Since working with Claudia I am closer than ever to that goal! She is kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable about the language. She not only helps me learn Spanish, but she can explain origins of many words and phrases. She dedicates herself completely to our lessons and provides materials for me to do on my own time to supplement. I've been working with Claudia for over a year now and plan to continue! She is outstanding."
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