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Gwendolyn K.

4 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Gwendolyn K.

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I access singing and speaking through movement and resonance. We discover the way your body moves freely, opening up the breath and getting it to flow freely. Then we discover how to access your resonance with that freely flowing breath. Singing and speaking comes easily from there. Lessons with me are a combination of yoga class, anatomy lesson, and actually making sound. I find that if we see our voices as another part of the body that we're training, we see that singing is a movement technique, and looking at it that way actually gives us the freedom to make art with it.

About Gwendolyn

I'm an opera singer with seven years of stage experience in Germany and the US, including top houses like the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, and, since moving to the Bay Area, I have worked with Opera San Jose and Lamplighter's Theater. I have a MA in singing fr

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Monet
Gwendolyn is my first vocal coach. She is helping me to access the power and confidence in my speaking and singing voice. Using full body movement and vocal exercises she opened up a world of singing for me that I never knew before. She has helped me to discover my body as an instrument (crazy right?!). Gwendolyn has a tremendous amount of knowledge on the mechanics of the body, the way sound is made in our bodies and of course music! I am more powerful and confident in my voice than I have ever been. Gwendolyn is amazing!!
Monika
Working with Gwendolyn brought forth several break throughs even after just one session. She intuitively guided me into alignment, and with such efficacy & ease, my connection to body and breath continues to deepen now, months later. The work I've done on my own or with other teachers came to a (an aligned, you could say) clarity while working with this gifted teacher - definitely recommend!
Joanna
Gwendolyn is the best! I loved her yogalign class. She’s so warm and open and made me feel really comfortable just being myself and trying new things.
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Alix J.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Prize Recipient from East Bay Opera League
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Alix J.

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I work best with singers of any age just starting out, or those, such as older adults, who have had some training before and are looking to get back into practice.

About Alix

*****Offering Online Lessons for the Duration of Covid-19 self-isolation***** I hold a both Master's and Bachelor's degrees in music, and have studied with singers who have had international careers and performed with artists who have performed at major opera houses around the world. I myself a

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Jennifer G.
Great instructor!
Lorenzo
Alix is truly a phenomenal teacher! She is compassionate, nurturing, and seeks to improve her student's vocal abilities. All of our lessons have been thorough, educational, and certainly insightful. I have become such a better singer in only a few short lessons, and look forward to becoming a master in the next few!
Julie
Alex is an exceptional teacher. My 13 year-old wished for voice lessons for such a long time, and I'm so pleased Alix is working with her. She is helping my daughter improve her technique (breathing, posture, range, etc.), while keeping lessons positive and encouraging, and finding music that my daughter enjoys. When Alix demonstrates what she is describing- WOW, what a voice! My daughter looks forward to every lesson, and if it's possible, loves to sing even more since she has been learning with Alix.
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Ley M.

2 Reviews
Union City, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Ukranian, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in Music from Pedagogue Institute
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Ley M.

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My lessons are a balance of fun and focus

About Ley

I have great passion for music, have been involved in music since childhood. I love the teaching process and have been dreaming of teaching music since I was 10 years old.

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Charles
Mr. Malchik is simply an outstanding, excellent teacher. Not only is he knowledgeable in music performance and theory, he is also joyful, enthusiastic and patient with my child. The many things my child has learned include, but are not limited to, how to read treble and bass clef, proper sitting and body posture, left and right hand finger techniques for scales and arpeggios, and how to play chords. Along with this training, he also encourages my child to have creative freedom - to enjoy music by playing songs she has either composed herself or heard outside of lessons.
Kim
It is my great pleasure to recommend Mr. Ley M. to you as a music teacher to your child. I am writing as a parent of a son who has benefited from Mr. Ley M.’s phenomenal instructional ability for the Elementary School Music Program in Newark, California, as well as in private music lessons.
Mr. Ley M. is passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. As the music teacher for the Elementary School Music Program with the Newark Unified School District, Mr. Ley M. is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them, and coaxes the very best effort from each and every child.
We were very fortunate that Mr. Ley M. was able to provide private tutoring for my son beyond the after school music program. My son has made tremendous progress in learning to play the clarinet. Mr. Ley M. has given my child a strong musical foundation-learning the correct embouchure and fingering techniques to play the clarinet, increasing proficiency in reading notes, timing, and hearing pitch.
Although Mr. Ley M. is one of the best music teacher in the area, his prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, he is worth every penny he charges and I certainly believe I have received excellent services for my money. I am tremendously grateful to Mr. Ley M. for everything he has taught my son and the joy of my son’s music playing has brought to our family.

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Cristina H.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, mandrine
  • Master of Music Performance from New York University
  • Awarded First prize of Taipei viola competition from National Taiwan Government
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Cristina H.

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Experienced Violin and Piano teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of classical Piano and violins skill. I specialize in classical, but i can also teach you some pop.

About Cristina

I am Cristina, Violin Piano Music teacher, recording artist and educator. Classical trained from Piano and Violin when I was 5 and switched to viola after high school. I earned Advanced Certificate and Music Performance Master degreed from New York University where I also teach private lesson as

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Sue
My son has been taking lessons from Cristina for 2 years and wow has he progressed. He loves his lessons, can read music, and is playing well. The struggle is getting him to practice! Cristina has a great blend of warmth, knowledge and discipline that works well for my 6,7, and now 8 year old son. I highly recommend her.
Sarah
Our 8 year old had been taking violin for two years and was about to the point of quitting due to the lack of motivational teaching. I went in search of a teacher that could motivate her while still progressing rapidly each week! My daughter is so eager to please Cristina, because she makes the lessons fun and interesting. When I check in to see how the lesson is going, my daughter is engaged, and answering questions correctly which tells me she's still paying attention - even in the evening hours when she's tired. Cristina mixes classical and popular music as well. I still have to ask my daughter to practice each night but she pulls out her violin on her own a couple of times a week as well. It's a complete 180 from where we were 8 months ago. Cristina is a rare find and I'd recommend her to anyone who wants to ensure their child is getting the best violin training while being inspired!
Everett
Our 11 year old daughter, Drew, started with Cristina for a little over a year, and has made some amazing progress from not knowing how to play, to having great intonation and musicality. Cristina teaches our daughter in a way that works with her interests and learning style, rather than having a regimented curriculum. I think this has allowed Drew to be way more excited about playing.

i've been playing music all my life but since i'm a square parent, it's hard for me to teach drew :) Cristina does a great job giving her guidance during the lesson.
i would highly recommend her as a teacher!
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Michelle K.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaching since 2016
  • MM Trumpet Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michelle K.

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I have experience teaching children as young as four. I try to make music fun and teach the basics of reading music, rhythm and keyboard. I cater my teaching to the individual needs of each student. Whether you're looking to start piano at a young age, or want to start a new hobby in retirement, I can help you get started in this creative outlet!

About Michelle

Michelle recently completed her Masters in Trumpet Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music. Following graduation, she attended the Aspen Music Festival where she studied with Tom Hooten, Stuart Stephenson, Raymond Mase and David Krauss. She also had extensive study with the Americ

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Gary B.
Just had my first lesson with Michelle and I am delighted to have her as a teacher. She is knowledgeable and organized. I like how she starts with the basics including breathing and buzzing before progressing on to other things. I appreciate her warm personalty and patience since I am coming back to the trumpet after a long hiatus I am looking forward to the next lesson!
Bryan
You will not find a more qualified trumpet instructor in the Asheville area. Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to the table along with a positive and encouraging attitude. Michelle is qualified by her BM in trumpet performance from DePaul University and her MM in Instrumental performance and Literature from the renown Eastman School of Music. Students will enjoy taking lessons from her and will excel in their musical studies!
Vanessa M. Torres
Best teacher ever , specially if your kid haven't played any instrument before ,she has the magic of showing and kids learning so fast is unbelievable. Thanks to her my daughter has been very successful in music and she even got into School of the Arts. She is very patient,very sweet and very supportive even after she has finished giving her classes. We are very thankful and grateful for all she has done. Thank you Michelle so much!
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Katherine L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, German, Italian, French
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Katherine L.

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Along the same lines as Broadway singing and have over 15 years of experience. Please refer to my Broadway singing description.

About Katherine

I began singing at two years old in my car seat and never stopped after I got the lead part in my Kindergarten musical. Music and art were always my two favorite classes in school along with playing my flute in Band. In seventh grade I sang my first solo, performed in my first operetta, The Pirates

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"Mr. Spencer was able to show our son key strategies to enhance his drum beats within the first lesson. We are looking forward to seeing our son's progress as
Mr. Spencer guides him to find his own musical groove. It was a wonderful first session, and our son feels so much more confident already!"
Joshua
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Aaron is absolutely fantastic. Very methodical, patient and moves at the pace needed by the individual student. My daughter loves his lessons."
Kate
Took Piano lessons from Aaron C.
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"Michelle was fantastic! I started taking lessons with her my sophomore year in high school and she really helped me find my voice and become more confident throughout my range. I wish I could have studied with her longer, but she gave me a great foundation to further my studies in both classical and broadway techniques."
Monica
Took Vocal Training lessons from Michelle Kei I.
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"Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull."
Romy
Took Saxophone lessons from Jesse M.
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"Great teacher! Looking forward to more lessons"
Steve
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"I found his teaching style very clear and rewarding; his approach seems to be especially effective for adults. He has sustained my attention for a long time, and has been very responsive to my learning needs (including special projects and questions) while keeping a very clear roadmap for learning music and the instrument.
He obviously has great musical talent, and his explanations and demonstrations are very clear. He has been super flexible and adaptable schedule-wise.
Overall, a pleasant, enriching and rewarding experience. Highly recommended!"
Andres
Took Guitar lessons from Dennis B.
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"Ms.mia is a wonderful teacher who have encourage me to work hard and challenge my voice to experience different pitches and sing difficult notes"
Rasheeda
Took Singing lessons from Mia D.
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"If you or someone is wanting to take lessons I highly recommend Kevin because I started knowing almost nothing about how to play on any type of instrument relating to percussion but Kevin has helped me understand how to count and look at the Music in a way that is understandable to play and read."
Benjamin
Took Drum lessons from Kevin F.
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"Alex is a very polite and patient instructor. She adjusts the lesson to the child's skills and pace. I have three sons who take lessons with her and it is important that each one is assigned songs according to their skill level and music preferences. Thanks Alex!"
Costas
Took Piano lessons from Alexandra P.
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"My daughter was very happy and excited with her lessons and really liked Sandra. Thank you"
Bella
Took Piano lessons from Sandra M.
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