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Steven B.

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

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I began classical piano instruction in 1960 and took private lessons for ten years before branching out into all the other styles of music. I have taught, recorded and performed professionally since 1978, and will show you proper hand and finger technique, music theory, how to read notation and chord charts/symbols, and equally as important teach you how to play by ear. I teach all ages, all styles and all levels of piano, and will teach you how to have fun with it all along the way!

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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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Roxanne W.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, 日本語
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music (Composition and Performance) from California State University, Chico
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Roxanne W.

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The most fulfilling part of being a teacher is leaving your students feeling more capable and empowered than they were before. I'm not satisfied if you're not satisfied, so you can trust that I will bring my best to every lesson. I've been teaching piano in San Francisco for three years now (and teaching trumpet for 10+) and have my masters in music composition from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have specialized training in piano technique and pedagogy because of teaching at different professional studios throughout the bay area. I integrate movement and games to bring energy into each lesson and create memorable experiences for ages 5+.

I focus on training these aspects:
• Literacy (fluency in being able to read music)
• Skill-Building Mindset and Tools
• Music Theory
• Ear-Training
• Technique
• Music Appreciation
• Improvisation and composition

About Roxanne

I know my students can learn ANYTHING, and it's my job to guide them and inspire them in the most efficient and fun way I can. I have a versatile background as a trumpet playing composer who plays piano as well. I've played in almost every genre at one point or another as a professional trumpet pla

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Lucy Carrera
My son has looked forward to trumpet lessons since we began working with Roxanne. We've only experienced instruction via Zoom, yet we all feel he's learned quite a bit and he feels he has become a better trumpet player. As a parent, I appreciate her flexibility and clear communication. I have confidence in her teaching style and the apparent vision she has for this point in my son's musical journey.
Mish
Ms. Roxanne is a wonderful teacher with fun and inspiring tricks up her sleeve. She is able to captivate the imagination of young minds and help them achieve a consistent learning experience. I am so impressed by how effective her teaching methods are in keeping young restless minds interested in learning music. Roxanne's lessons are playful which is perfect for kids and adults alike. She creates fun musical games and creates funny stories and characters around musical concepts to help children remember. This is so much more fun than just plain memorizing! She even invents new games for individual children based on their own personal interests; recently she came up with a treasure hunt game in a young boy's backyard to help him learn about rhythm. Her YouTube channel keeps kids excited for the next lesson with creative and kid-friendly videos. She truly is an ingenious music teacher. I cannot recommend her enough to inspire you and your children in the way of music.
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Brian C.

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Pacifica, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Music from Humboldt State University
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Brian C.

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I have great luck with the black key approach for young beginners. Spoiler alert, the black keys are the pentatonic scale and sound great in any number of different combinations. I emphasize ear training, learning to read music, and also having fun.

About Brian

My name is Brian C. and I've been featured in the Berkeley Folklore Archive for songwriting! I am a creative person who is adept at a number of musical instruments. While I don't play them all, I would certainly like too. I have a music degree and I would love to teach your student anything from

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Jane D.
Brian is great for kids and adults!

My 10-year-old showed interest in learning piano, and Brian is great! My 8-year-old thought it looked fun, so we added him, and Brian does a great job with him. In fact, my 40-something husband was so impressed, he signed up, too! Brian is terrific with all of them. Everyone is learning at his own speed and each is improving. Brian adeptly teaches according to skill, interest, aptitude, and attitude. I'm so impressed! I heartily recommend for anyone looking for a music teacher.
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Morgan W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Morgan W.

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Lessons with me are like playing a video game that trains you to be good at music. Seriously. Every exercise we do will generate a score, and you can practice between lessons in order to “beat your high score” during the next one. Ask me anything!

About Morgan

Morgan W. is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, voice, ukulele, piano), vocalist/lyricist, audio engineer, composer, and improvisor. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Musicians Institute with a Minor Degree in Audio Engineering, and is a skilled operator of music software programs such as

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Suzette
Morgan has done an outstanding job tutoring our 13 year old this year on the piano! He’s trusting, reliable and consistent with his lessons and philosophies. Our son connects with him personally and also has learned a tremendous amount in a short time! We’re looking forward to him advancing in piano and then moving onto guitar. Morgan is brilliant in both arenas and a pleasure to have in our home. Highly recommended!
Erik G.
He is very kind with my son, and interested on the challenge to teach my son with autism and a very lack atention.
JD
Morgan worked with me to better understand how to work with composers to score films, and he even ended up scoring one of my passion projects. His depth of knowledge is outstanding, and has helped me create stronger connections with professionals in the music industry. If you work with Morgan, whatever level you're at, you won't be disappointed.
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Victoria B.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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Victoria B.

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I always encourage students to have fun and not think of piano and reading music as a chore. No matter what level you are, music is meant to make you happy or a tool to use to get your artistic expression out. It important to think of music as a subjective universal language. Everyone interprets music differently. Regardless, I make sure my students are getting the best out of their lesson and practice time. To younger students and even adults,I encourage people to consider the idea of lifelong musicianship if they really have a passion for it. You can do anything if you put the practice time in!

About Victoria

Hello, welcome! I'm so glad you're here! My name is Victoria Barral and I have had almost 14 years of experience playing piano and performing. I've had the privilege to play at Carnegie Hall several times, competed in several piano competitions, and was a winner of the Anne Live Piano Competition in

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in El Cerrito is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Fawn is a great teacher and a beautiful person. We have used her talent to teach our daughter piano from age 6 through 9. She also teaches voice - she is herself a great performer. Don’t look any further... Fawn has it all"
Turner
Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Our son has been taking piano lessons over 6 years now with few different teachers and Lana is the best. She is dedicated, experienced teacher, who knows how to work with kids and keep them involved. Her lessons are motivating and productive and results are very impressive. Thank you Lana!"
Dina
Took Piano lessons from Lana G.
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"Lana is a truly gifted teacher. She started teaching our daughter when she was 6 (now turning 8). Her progress has been exceptional and she absolutely loves her lessons. Lana is patient and kind and never gets frustrated.. She always makes the lesson positive, upbeat, fun, and productive. Our daughter can tend to get frustrated when pieces get harder and Lana knows just when to pull back to a more fun, easier song, and when to push through and get amazing results. She is truly something special."
Sarah
Took Piano lessons from Lana G.
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"Mary was a fun and patient piano lesson teacher. I have never taken any music lessons before so we started with the basics but she did a good job of finding the pace that I learned at. She taught slow enough for me to catch on, but not too slow to where I felt like my 30 min lessons were a waste of time/money.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel the rest of my lessons with Mary because I was becoming too busy with work to stay committed to my lessons and practice. If I ever take lessons again I'll definitely sign up with Mary again, zero complaints."
Austin
Took Piano lessons from Mary R.
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"James is a wonderful, kind, patient teacher. My granddaughter is a student of his and she has made great progress. He has an extremely gentle way about him and his method of teaching. I highly recommend James to anyone, adult or child, looking to learn piano."
Patricia
Took Piano lessons from James R.
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"David is a very enthusiastic, talented, and experienced instructor. We're definitely on the same page musically and I have the utmost confidence that he can help me achieve my goals. Can't wait for my next lesson!"
Mark
Took Piano lessons from David D.
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"Joanna is a caring and patient teacher. She was able to meet my needs as an adult learner in a supportive and non patronizing way. She is extremely skilled, knowledgeable and empathetic."
Janet
Took Piano lessons from Joanna K.
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"Thoughtful and caring and, knowledgeable!"
Andrew
Took Piano lessons from Jonathan H.
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"My kids enjoyed the lesson! She made it work even though we didn’t have the correct books!"
Jaxon
Took Piano lessons from Anastassia K.
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"It is such a pleasure to recommend Honiball Yousef!!! He is such an encouraging, caring, talented and highly educated piano teacher. Honiball has been my supportive, and fantastic piano teacher. I am truly blessed to have him as my piano instructor."
Eivet
Took Piano lessons from Honiball J.
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