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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 will teach you the basic concepts of how to compose songs and make those musical ideas of yours a reality. Through music theory techniques, progression theory, lyric concepts and ear training, we'll take that song that's "in your head" and make it into a reality you'll be proud of!

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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Andria S.

2 Reviews
Concord, CA
Starting at $48
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andria S.

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Specialty in beginning and intermediate piano students of all ages. With nearly 10 years of experience, I provide a specific curriculum for training in piano with an emphasis on proper technique to ensure quick, steady, and measurable improvement in my student’s piano playing ability. That said, each lesson is tailored to the needs of each student. Learning piano and music theory should be enjoyable; I teach it that way. We will also work on sight reading and performance prep!

I believe that music is the universal language and when learned properly and with care, it provides an important outlet for many students to more fully express themselves.

I have studied and performed piano and voice most of my life, and am currently studying. I have derived much enjoyment and gratification through those channels. My greatest joy, however, comes from teaching and being part of my students’ growth in their skill level and observing the expansion of their confidence through the ...

About Andria

I have had a career of playing piano and singing professionally for more than 15 years. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from San Jose State University. I travel to your home to teach piano to students of all ages and abilities specializing in the beginning and intermediate levels.

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Arlen M.
She is awesome.
Linda L.
Andria is a great teacher. She is very patient. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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Jenna M.

1 Review
Lafayette, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Florida State University
  • Teaching since 2008
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Jenna M.

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Hi, I'm Jenna!

I'm a professional flutist, flute teacher, and music educator teaching Online and in Lafayette, California.

I specialize in improving students' playing by teaching practice efficiency, confidence and focus. I use both traditional and non-traditional techniques to help flutists understand rhythm, tone, intonation, technique (finger skills), and musical expression. ‚Äč

After working with me, students play more accurately, more expressively, and have a deeper understanding and appreciation of their musical repertoire. They are more successful in all their musical endeavors, from chair placements and band or orchestra solos to solo recital performances and auditions.

During lessons, I often compare concepts to other activities my students know and love - their favorite sport, video games, or books. I love sharing my “magic tricks” - shortcut exercises to make tricky passages instantly easier, and you’ll definitely catch me encouraging my students to listen, listen, ...

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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 mas

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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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Jesse T.

10 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Jesse T.

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Jesse began studying guitar at the age of ten, and in his studies has developed an unwitting passion for playing and teaching. Bay Area native Jesse has studied with classical guitarist Angel Miguel Lejarza Leo, flamenco guitar virtuoso Jason McGuire, and has worked under the mindful instruction of classical guitarist Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. There Jesse completed his Bachelors in Music (Classical Performance) with distinction, and was honored with a Performer’s Certificate, demonstrating excellence in guitar performance. During his undergraduate studies, Jesse performed in masterclasses led by the prestigious GFA winner, Tengyue Zhang, and Bach expert, Paul Galbraith. His time at Eastman has given him a strong background in music theory; he is an advocate for the written and aural analysis of music, and stresses the importance of composition and instrumental exploration. As a performer and teacher, Jesse specializes in ...

About Jesse

I love music and have been composing and performing for many years. And although I love to compose and perform, teaching is probably my favorite aspect of working in music. I get the most joy in teaching when an individual learns something new, or when things start to "click" so to speak. Further, I

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Pranidhi
Jesse is an excellent teacher. He is calm, warm and incredibly patient with my 6 year old daughter. After having a thoughtful discussion about how we should start lessons, we agreed on an approach that would further encourage her natural enthusiasm for music. She loves it. Jesse has also been very flexible with offering zoom and in person classes. I have been really impressed with how well he holds my daughter’s attention even over zoom. He is a wonderful teacher and I could not recommend him more.
Lily
Jesse masters the art of making teaching be FUN! He is an incredible musician, but knows how to connect with kids to open up their world to love and learn music. My 6 year old son and 7 year old daughter both do ukulele lessons with Jesse, and it’s a highlight of their week. As a parent, I’m excited to have them learning an instrument, and at the same time, I see it building their confidence too. Being brave to practice singing and playing the instrument, despite feeling nervous about it. Jesse has a beautiful way of connecting to the kids with humor and encouragement, so they feel both comfortable and confident. I’m so happy we started music lessons with Jesse, and honestly cannot recommend him enough!!
Patrick Kennedy
Jesse structures lessons for the skill of the student and the direction the student wants to go in. Emphasizing the students abilities. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of music. Jesse explains concepts well and also ensures the student understands what is being thought. Great guitarist and great teacher.
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Kristen B.

16 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • BM, Voice performance- opera from Concordia College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Mirco M.

2 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Upright bass from Italian Conservatory Bruno Maderna
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mirco M.

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I moved to Alameda from Imola, near Bologna in Italy. I am an experienced and highly skilled bass guitar and upright bass teacher with in-depth knowledge of music theory and a knack for inspiring students. My thorough musical training includes a diploma from a classical Italian conservatory and numerous master classes and workshops.
In Italy I taught more than 100 students raging in age from seven to sixty years old for over 10 years. My bass guitar teaching curriculum includes rock, pop, blues, jazz, funk, Latin jazz and reggae. I have extensive experience teaching modern styles, for example slap and tap. My upright bass teaching subjects include both classical and modern techniques using both the bow and pizzicato. I have expert knowledge of music theory, harmony and composition.
I am really friendly and easy to get along with and talk to. Lessons with me are always fun and inspirational!

About Mirco

I am a bass and upright bass player and musical arranger from Bologna, Italy and currently live in Alameda, California. I began studying bass guitar at the age of fourteen in Imola, Italy with renowned teacher Pierluigi Mingotti. I have played in many tribute, cover, and local rock bands and have ad

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Sarah
Mirco is such an incredible teacher. My 15 year old son's confidence, and not just in playing the bass, has increased so much since starting lessons with Mirco a few months ago. His skills improve weekly, he looks forward to practicing playing everyday and he can't wait for his lessons. Mirco chooses awesome songs for them to play and assigns appropriate exercises. The lessons are a pure joy to listen to. I highly recommend Mirco as a teacher!

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"We were looking for a chess coach for our 6 year old son. Due to the pandemic, we did not want to take him for in person classes. We were a little skeptical about online chess. But wanted to give it a try.

We got to know Dipankar through TakeLessons. He uses a digital chess board on the screen to play and teach chess. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He is very prompt. He adjusts the lessons according to the learning speed of our son. Overall, very pleased with the lessons."
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"Brandy was vary knowledgeable kind and patient teacher. Brandy is passionate about her art and sharing it"
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"Laura is great! Very patient and always trying to make it easier to understand the concepts, I have done 2 online classes with her and already looking forward for other ones to come. Highly recommended!"
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"Vena is helping me fix my sloper so that I can start drafting my own patterns. She's very experienced and I'll work with her again!"
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Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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