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Neil K.

14 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Arts (Music - Jazz Studies) from San Jose State university
  • Teaching since 2000
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Neil K.

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I've been teaching guitar for the past 15 years. I help students find their unique musical voice through the study of songs and techniques they are interested in. For younger students I also use the Hal Leonard guitar method books to learn music reading. As students advance we switch to William Levitt's Modern method for guitar for jazz students, or Christopher Parkening's classical guitar method for fingerstyle players. Students should be able to play chords to their favorite tunes within 6 weeks. I teach to inspire passion for music. If you love music it makes it fun to practice. When you practice it makes music fun!

About Neil

I have been vaccinated for the Corona virus! I am a Jazz Guitarist / Composer / Arranger / and Band Leader and teacher who has been working in the greater San Francisco Bay area for the past 20 years. Originally from the East Coast and Chicago I arrived in California in 1992. I hold a Master's Degr

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Walt O.
Neil is great to work with, easy going & customs the lesson to your needs.
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Byron H.

6 Reviews
Hayward, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Byron H.

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I've been teaching cello for 10 years and my students have gone on to participate in All-State orchestra, and play in professional orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to produce sound and play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to read music fluently and perform with ease. I specialize in Classical, and typically use Suzuki and Klengal scale books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Byron

I love music. I love it so much that I have made it my career. I have been playing the cello for over 20 years and have studied in universities since 2002. In that time, I have worked extensively with great artists such as, Rhonda Rider, Joel Krosnick, Andy Mark, Nicholas Tzavares, and Mark Steinbe

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Julia W.
Byron is incredible. He is so inspirational to watch, and yet he makes his skill feel achievable. He is the most accommodating and encouraging instructor I have ever had, but still pushes me to improve. I feel like I am recieving a world class education, despite the more casual goals I have for my music. Couldn't be happier!
James D.
I'm an adult and I've been working with Byron for 5 months now. We've worked in person and now through video during quarantine. It's been a great experience and I would surely recommend him!

I had no experience with string instruments and feel I'm on my way to playing the cello competently. Byron keeps things fun and moving along at a good pace. He's especially good at diagnosing the cause of any difficulties I'm having.
Sheila
Excellent for someone new to the instrument.
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Linda C.

24 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Linda C.

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I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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Tia
I’m taking beginner cello lessons with Linda.

She is super positive and encouraging and meets me exactly where I am in my learning and goes from there.

She asks what I want to do, points out when I miss things (like not taking a proper pause), and teaches me new skills (theory, now technique, etc.)

Very positive experience! After four weeks I can play cello while site reading the bass clef (I knew how to read piano music but not the bass clef very well).

I’m going to renew my lesson subscription with Linda!
John R.
Linda was awesome, very patient with a total beginner with not only cello but also playing music. She is great teacher , i can tell that from our first lesson.
Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!

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Jeremy B.

3 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jeremy B.

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My lessons give you an immediate sense of accomplishment. Learning fundamentals of guitar, music and technique are important, but so is having fun. I strive to help every student have fun while learning and to set achievable goals for each lesson. I don’t just teach you how to play the guitar - I show you how to find your inner musical voice and how to cultivate it along with improvement of your technical ability so that you may enjoy the personal self-expression that learning the guitar can offer you.

About Jeremy

I am a professional guitarist, singer and recording artist. I have taught studio and classroom guitar lessons for over 35 years and many of my students now work as professional musicians in the music and film industries. My studies include 3 years in the Jazz Performance program at the Wisconsin

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Selena
I worked with Jeremy in my capacity as a writer for the Shepherd Express newspaper in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For this alternative weekly, I wrote an "Off the Cuff" (Q&A-style article with Milwaukeeans of note) featuring his wife and business partner, Julie, regarding their SuperStars Camp. Jeremy helped coordinate our communication and furnished me with information about their wonderful program. During this process, Jeremy was prompt, efficient and helpful in his communication. I believe that these qualities would translate to many work areas. Likewise, I believe his management of the SuperStars Camp--which provides a 2-week, multi-disciplinary arts experience for young people with special needs as well as typically developing individuals--speaks highly to his character and commitment to the health and growth of our local community. Based on my experience working with Jeremy, I would recommend him for similar positions.
Brianna
Jeremy is an amazing teacher! He strikes the perfect balance between offering a good challenge and making the lesson accessible to the learner. Jeremy is an extremely patient, kind and caring instructor who accomplishes the creation of a fun and comfortable learning environment. This allows the student to spend the entirety of their energy and focus on improving their skills. He always takes into account the learner's interests, feelings and opinions, providing a thoroughly individualized experience.
Joshua Benson
Very good instructor! He gives you goals and guides you in the right direction wether you're brand new at guitar or have a little experience. Highly recommend him to help advance your playing and put it in the right direction.

Peter T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Peter T.

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My lessons meet the individual needs and goals of students as well as make sure fundamental concepts are covered. This allows for maximum growth of the student and also lets them find their unique musical voice.

About Peter

I am a professional trombonist that is passionate about music and education. I am finishing my DMA in Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and love to teach, perform, and spend time with my wife and child. I was born in San Antonio, TX and moved to Washington state fr

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Felipe R.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $16
  • Speaks German, Italian, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Felipe R.

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My number one priority is making you successful at whatever you want to achieve by learning to play this beautiful instrument and believe me, if you do half as well as the other people I taught, the only problem that you will have, is that we didn't start 3 months ago, sounds fair enough?

About Felipe

Spanish:Been speaking spanish almost since I started speaking, also 17 years out of my life where in Mexico, conversation and writing are my specialty. Music: I've been learning músic science I was 12 years old, and the first time I teached my brother to play guitar is when I realize that teaching

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Yeliany Canales
he is very good !
Manuel Valdez
Wonderful teacher. Easy going, understandable, explains well both theory and practice.

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"Steve is a very knowledgeable instructor. He'll help you achieve what ever goals you have in mind. He is also very patient instructor. I'm just a beginner and already have a good feel for what I'm learning."
Keith J.
Took Guitar lessons from Steve G.
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"This was an amazing 1st lesson! I know that I will be playing with the band very soon. His ability to teach me the way that I need to learn was beyond exemplary!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Kevin M.
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Took Piano lessons from Jenny C.
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"Great first class! Susanna is an excellent teacher. I look forward to learning more from her and becoming a more proficient beginning violinist."
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Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
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Took Piano lessons from Daniela K.
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Took Piano lessons from Sandra H.
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"Mary Ann is very fun and can relate well to kids. She made my son feel comfortable while he learned many techniques on how to sing better."
Nolan
Took Singing lessons from Mary Ann G.
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"My son being taking lesson from Curtis for a few months. Curtis has been great in keeping my son interested and wanting to learn and improve. Very patient with him and helpful."
Luan
Took Guitar lessons from Curtis L.
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"Marty is amazong with my 10 yo daughter!!"
Wendy
Took Piano lessons from Marty W.
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"We got right to it and Cyndi was incredibly insightful, caring, and helpful with my voice!"
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Took Singing lessons from Cyndi E.
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