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Ronald S.

8 Reviews
Citrus Heights, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Ronald S.

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Harmonic approach to playing stressing chord progression. I play all types of music from classical, to ragtime, blues and new age.

About Ronald

With a Bachelor's Degree in music from California State University Sacramento I studied with the best, including graduates from Juilliard and Eastman. I focus on what my students want to play and provide a harmonic grounding to enable the student to improvise or just "jam" with anybody. I also provi

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Cameron
Knowledgeable, easy going. Looking forward to my son learning.
Grover
Kind and patient instructor. Ronald gave us a great quick introduction to piano playing. It will be a good foundation to build on in the future when we can make more time for additional lessons. Thank you!
Elizah
So patient and always on time. My daughter learned so much for 3 lessons.
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Esther B.

51 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Korean, English, Korean
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Esther B.

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The Circle of 5th,Intervals,Triads,Seventh Chords,Four-Part Writing,Harmonic Progression,Musical Structure and Secondary Dominants and dominant Sevenths etc....

About Esther

I'm Esther, a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself piano and singing in a choir at the age of 9. I moved to the U.S. in 1992 and studied music for 10 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music at California State University of Sacramento. I studied and trained with Claudia Kitka &

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Natalia
Esther is amazing! My daughter enjoys her piano lessons.
Jacey
Mrs. Esther is a really kind, patient, and honest piano teacher. She helped me work through my mistakes and told me what I needed to work on in order to improve. Her way of teaching is effective and it helped me gain more knowledge about piano and the techniques of being a good pianist. She is very caring and understands when I'm in a difficult situation and she always encourages me to keep going. I enjoyed all the experiences I had with Mrs. Esther and the unique personality she had. For the past 9 years, I have learned a lot about music and the hard work that goes into playing the piano. I will never regret having Mrs. Esther as my piano teacher and the adventures I had.
Lawrence
Mrs. Esther has taught me piano over the past 9 years. Over those years, I was able to learn a lot about the innerworkings of the piano, both theory and playing. Mrs. Esther carefully taught me piano with both elegance and patience and created wonderful experiences through the community concerts that she holds. Her kindness reached me in times where I was overburdened with both the study of piano and my schoolwork. The 9 years of piano that I spent with her have been very rewarding and an experience that I will continue to cherish as I continue pianoing.
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Alex H.

2 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento
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Alex H.

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Ever wonder why theory is important? A lot of people don't want to learn theory or are scared of it. If this is you, I'll explain how to navigate music without using theory while also showing how theory can be a helpful tool. If you're here to learn more about theory because you need to or you're interested in learning more about it, some of the topics I'll cover are listen below.

Tailored to your skill level, you'll learn:
-high vs low notes
-ascending vs descending
-sharps, flats, and naturals
-key signatures
-time signatures
-major vs minor
-other modes
-rhythm and melody
-transcriptions
-form
-chord recognition
-intervals
-harmonies
-transposition
-much more!

My teaching style is casual, yet theoretical. I'm easy going, but also passionate. I tailor my style and difficulty to match each individual student.

If you have any questions or want to meet in person to see if it's a good fit, let me know! :)

Alex

About Alex

MUSIC: My first private lessons were on piano at 8 years of age with piano lessons, I learned about he basic fundamentals of music (scales, melodies, harmonies, rhythm, time and key signatures, accidentals, etc.). After discovering that rhythms were the most interesting to me, I decided to start dru

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Sina
We’ve had a few lessons with Alex so far, at home and on line. He is really good at what he does and my children are learning a lot from him.
Colsen
Alex is patient and is able to teach accordingly to a child's level. My son is 8 years old. Alex is very experienced in teaching, he started out with basics, and moved on according to my son's ability to learn. My son learned a lot during his first lesson.
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Heather R.

2 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Heather R.

2 Reviews
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Students will have their current knowledge of music theory reinforced while also learning more advanced theory as they progress.

About Heather

As a piano and voice instructor, I have taught individual lessons for the past 13 years to students from 5 to 85, beginners to advanced students. I hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Collaborative Piano Performance and Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University. In addition to my pr

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Nicholas F.
Very helpful coach. Great accompanist.
MIchael
I really enjoyed my first lesson. Heather was flexible and understanding. She even played something for me. Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Emma M.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1980
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Emma M.

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I offer preparation to the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) examinations.

About Emma

I am a piano teacher, classically trained. I started my music education at the age of 7, at the Odessa College of Music in Ukraine. At age 16 I was accepted to the highly prestigious Odessa University of Music, where later I received my BA degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance, Summa Cum Laude.

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Angela L.
I love Ms.Emma. She is such a wonderful piano teacher.
Ritam M.
My son got a great teacher. My son now feels motivated, loves playing piano, enjoys the lessons very much! We had other piano instructors before , but she is the best!
Mikayla
Mrs. Emma is an amazing piano teacher. She is passionate and caring. She knows her craft inside and out. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn piano.
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Zack D.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Zack D.

19 Reviews
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Whether you want to ace the AP Music Theory Exam, or learn how to write your own sonatas, I am the man to teach you music theory! I'm a total music theory nerd, and can talk about it for hours. While music theory as a whole is a pretty complex subject, I can teach you tips and tricks to solidify your understanding. Both written and aural!

About Zack

I am a professional composer for video games and film! I created the company, Moving Dimensions, in 2014 and have been producing and writing music for my own video games ever since. I've been writing music ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil. After 19 years of perfecting my craft, I want

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Edwin B.
Zack has identified where I need to work on in identifying chords.
Aren N.
Great first lesson
Jeremy L.
Zack is great! Our 8 yr old daughter loves her lessons and is learning quickly. Highly recommended.

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The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in El Dorado Hills is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"I play in a rock band that wanted to add some Sinatra type jazz songs to our repertoire. I was tasked to play bass with which I had very little experience. I decided to take some lessons with Gary to learn a little jazz theory and technique. He was a wonderful teacher. He focused in on exactly what I needed quickly and pointed me toward resources that I could use to improve. Despite my limited abilities, Gary was always patient and displayed good humor. When I needed him to write a bass line for me quickly so that I could take it on vacation, he made the time to make sure that I had what I needed. I enjoyed our lessons and recommend him highly. Gary is a teacher who truly cares about his students."
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Took Music Theory lessons from Gary R.
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"I took a few college courses on music theory but they never quite helped me learn how to actually write rock music. ROEL SAVED THE DAY. He had such a strong grasp of what makes music tick, and by the end of our sessions together I was composing songs much more fluidly."
Ellen
Took Music Theory lessons from Roel R.
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"Amanda taught me a music theory lesson, and she was very patient and understanding as I worked through the theory. I have not found the same level of understanding in other instructors as I have in Amanda. Thank you Amanda!"
Blair
Took Music Theory lessons from Amanda D.
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"Collin helped me with piano theory very much. He was very involved and awnsered my questions well. He knew what he was teaching and it was apparent he has a large background of knowledge in his subject field. Very good teacher. Would recommend to a friend or anyone looking for quality music lessons."
Henry
Took Music Theory lessons from Collin D.
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"Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all."
Danielle
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"Michelle is very patient and taught me different ways of solving problems with SATB and other music theory concepts like voice leading and chord functions. She also helped me practice my musicianship skills."
Hadassah
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Shon is an expert at all aspects of teaching music on multiple instruments but is especially gifted at teaching music theory that helped me learn to play by numbers which helped me change keys on the fly. No more writing out the chords for praise and worship music. So knowledgeable. You need to stop think about it and call him up and schedule your first lesson. Shon rocks!!"
Ken
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"Gregg was my musical instructor during the early 1980ties. What I learned in a few lessons with him was more that I could have expected. I was primarily focused on percussion, of which his vast knowledge was highly dynamic. I learned about poly-rhythms, Indian ti-hies, and complex time signatures. He had available much reference material that he provided me. And over the years his musical insights have not only supplemented my inquiries, but made me a better musician and person. I hope you have a chance to study with Gregg, as you will be introduced to a new and better way of musicianship!"
Mike Hays
Took Music Theory lessons from Gregg R.
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"Well, I can say that when we met 24 years ago, I've never seen anyone playing the bass guitar as good as he did, I still remember him playing that beautiful six string bass guitar along with a drummer... I was just trying to catch up with those two ... it was just rehearsal and they didn't need a me as keyboard player , just the slap bass solo was enough for me to step down and watch, I learned a lot just by listening to him. He was a very patient teacher and his musical knowledge was amazing,"
Rolando
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"Paul rules. I came in looking for music theory lessons but we've grounded everything we've done in guitar technique. He's very flexible and willing to meet you wherever you're at. He's very supportive and excited and I've learned a lot in just 2 lessons."
Dan
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul W.
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