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Popular Music Teachers in Los Altos, CA

Lella L.

20 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Mandarin, Chinese, English
  • Awarded Excellent Group Award from Chinese Society for Music Education
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 20; Female: 5 to 70
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Lella L.

20 Reviews
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I am both patient and enthusiastic as a teacher. I love music, and enjoy the opportunity to share my love of the piano with my students. Once I have determined the student's level, I find music that will help them progress towards a higher level.

About Lella

I studied Musicology and Piano Performance at the Shandong Normal University School of Music, where I graduated with my BA in 2005. I taught music and established a band at a property management institute while a student there, and established my own practice after I graduated. I came to the United

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Stephanie -.
My boys loved it and can't wait until next week!
John M.
Great teacher. Started with the basics.
Maxine M.
Friendly introduction to piano for this beginner

Deborah R.

14 Reviews
Palo Alto, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, German, Italian, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM Vocal Performance from University of Southern California
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Deborah R.

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All lessons are tailored to the needs of each individual student. I work on a very technical basis but at the end of the day, singing should be fun. Work we do will help you expand your vocal range and your technical chops.

About Deborah

ABOUT ME: Deborah R, is a versatile Mezzo Soprano having studied Opera, Theater, Music and Dance she is known for her exciting, high energy performances and for creating memorable and endearing characters. With a uniquely flexible voice, as comfortable in Verdi as it is in Rossini, she has deli

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Professional, knowledgeable and funan
Valeria K.
Specific & clear in her instructions, open to feedback, patient and encouraging, courteous and respectful - not to mention a great singer. Looking forward to future lessons with Deborah.
Jeeyun
I was pretty nervous about taking a singing lesson, as it's something I've never done in my life. I'm so thankful I got connected to Deborah. She's a fantastic teacher and taught me so much about how our body works to produce sounds when singing and what I am doing. From the first lesson I was already given helpful tips and ways to practice things on my own! I'm looking forward to more lessons with Deborah.

Peter C.

Livermore, CA
Starting at $32
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Peter C.

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Music has been my passion since I was 10 years old. I didn't have any real instruments at first, so, I built my own out of coffee cans, ice cream containers and of course: a rubber band shoebox guitar! It might sound funny, but, I believe these early days of trying to create music using my "homemade symphony," forced me to really get to the core of sound and expression without the pre-set curriculum of traditional music study. Early on, I learned a few fundamental concepts of music theory that would forever change how I learned, as well as how I taught music to others. I believe these concepts set a foundation that allowed me to understand music and grow much faster - including learning multiple instruments.

And yes, I eventually acquired a real guitar and went on to study music and computers at the University of California and I currently compose music for TV and film in my own studio. I have taught guitar, bass, piano, drums, theory, composition and recording production to ...

About Peter

I currently compose music for TV, film and other digital media in my own recording studio. Prior to that, I spent about 25 years playing guitar, piano, bass and drums in bands and as a studio musician. At school I studied classical music (theory and composition) as well as orchestration and compute

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Kyle C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Wright State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kyle C.

4 Reviews
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I will work on identifying rhythm, pitch and using dictation with my students during each lesson. Intervals and key signatures will be an included component.

About Kyle

I have a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Wright State University. As of December 2017, I have completed my Masters degree in music education. I have a current teaching license for the states of West Virginia and Ohio. I have played violin since the age of 9. I played all through high s

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Alex
We had a very good experience! He explains really good. Alex said he loves piano lessons and he is looking forward to the next lesson.
Jennie Armour
Kyle is a great teacher. My grandson Franklin has trouble with paying attention, but Kyle was great when it comes to keeping him focused and interested. He has been with Kyle for close to a year now, and even though he is only 8 years old, he has learned a lot! I would highly recommend taking lessons with Kyle. He makes both grandparents and students happy and, my grandson looks forward to lessons every week with him.
Brian
Kyle does a fantastic job understanding the needs of the student and is able to relate to them in a way that helps them to learn.

Ed F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Awarded Instructor of the year from Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA
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Ed F.

4 Reviews
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Music language and symbols. Scale structures. Harmonized diatonic scales. Modes. Chord structures. Chord progressions. Harmonic analysis. Chord/scale applications for improvised or written composition.

About Ed

Professional guitarist since 1966 Professional educator since 1985 Certified music instructor by the state of California Faculty member of a famous guitar school Guitarist for Tony & Emmy award winning actress/singer Nell Carter 1990-1995 Guitarist for gold record recording artist/pianist Rog

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Don
Excellent teacher with deep knowledge of the guitar and music.
KYLE
Ed is very knowledgeable and makes the learning process enjoyable
Larry
Ed's vast knowledge, experience and easy demeanor is helping me finally gain a better knowledge of the fretboard and expand beyond "blues box 1" and connect the patterns. I think I see a light bulb.

John M.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from Lee College
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John M.

6 Reviews
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Despite what TakeLessons says about my location, I can come to you even if you don't live on the East side.

About John

I have an associates degree in music and I have been teaching lessons for 10 years now. I also have experience as a substitute teacher. As a substitute, I have taught all grades, all subjects, and I have helped out many kinds of students each with their own way of learning. Besides teaching, I l

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Carolynn M.
Great teacher. He definitely knows music.
RJ
John is incredibly smart about theory and understanding the guitar having worked out his own individual way of learning that he is happy to share his trade secrets.
Melinda A.
My son was new guitar player, he has now had several lessons with John. We have seen his skills grown exponentially. John really connects with him and keeps him engaged. He has taught him soo much in such a short span of time. John is a fantastic teacher!

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"Cindy has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to singing and teaching in various styles. She has really helped me improve in the specific areas that I wanted to work on. I've already recommended her to my friends!"
Alex
Took Singing lessons from Cindy H.
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"Jesse is a fantastic teacher. Really loved the way he had my daughter start working immediately on popular songs from her favorite artists--that was just a wonderful way of keeping her interested while also working on basics. He always tries to get her to think for herself about what's she's doing. He also has the patience of a saint for those lessons when she seems to be mentally out of it!"
Randy
Took Guitar lessons from Jesse M.
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"The perfect teacher for my stage of development. He really knows jazz, knows how to make my playing better, and is a very supportive teacher."
Kevin
Took Guitar lessons from Nicholas C.
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"Very positive instructor!

Connie has been teaching my 12 year old daughter violin for a few months now, and I am so impressed by how quickly she has learned to play! We love Connie's positive feedback and professionalism. My daughter feels comfortable asking Connie questions and I am so glad we found her!"
Liz
Took Violin lessons from Connie E.
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"As I became interested in the idea of learning how to play guitar I started out and made it clear that I had absolutely no knowledge of anything regarding anything. I had the dreadful thought that I would become quickly disinterested since I had nightmares of having to play Mary had a little lamb for a month or make next to no progress in my lessons. After my first lesson I was completely wrong. Chase's ethic and method as a teacher highly impressed me as a student since he doesn't really have a lesson plan but builds one around you as an individual.He has visual representations that he gives with each new thing that way if you're like me where forgetting is a terrible curse bestowed upon you, you can refer back to it by looking at the paper things and the comments/scribbles he would make in areas you needed to put more attention towards. After each lesson Chase had the ability to shove an immense amount of knowledge in 30 minutes rather than a whole week for what I would think would be the average teacher, not only was he teaching me how to strum a chord or barre a pattern but in between he would give me detailed explanations on why each group sounds good together or why the sounds gives us a type of emotion when played as only a few examples. All in all I was never bored in any topic we decided to address that day. That was a fun part, was that each day it was something new and he taught you not what he felt like teaching but where you were as a student, if you were progressing in some areas that allowed you to move on but still need more practice on something else he wouldn't have you stay in one spot until you perfected it, he would help you with the area that was troublesome and teach you a new topic if you felt ready. Chase never rushes which was highly appreciated since learning an instrument can cause frustration which could lead to a feeling of hopelessness and eventually discouragement. THIS LEADS TO ANOTHER NOTE!! HIS PATIENCE IS HIS GREATEST QUALITY!! I can't recall how many times I had instances where I would've slapped myself acros the face for being incompetent and unteachable or just a hopeless cretin LOL. He never gets annoyed or impatient and on the contrary encourages you to make mistakes since they eventually allow you to form new techniques. That attitude is also what made his improvisation lesson such a confidence booster since instead of creating a planned session, he gives you scales to practice so that when improv time comes around you can make your own little pattern on the spot and not have to worry whether you suck or not. The point was to play in the moment and disregard any thought of your mess ups or how bad you sound, eventually these sessions became easier since you forget about judgement. His flexibility schedule wise was also awesome, as a high schooler with a part/full time job there were occasions where I was forced to change our designated day for the week due to some ridiculous excuse my sucky coworkers had, so it's very appreciated how willing he is to work with your personal life. IN CONCLUSION SINCE I FEEL LIKE I'M TYPING A NOVEL I would highly recommend anyone to allow chase to be their private instructor his personality is great, his ethics are great, and his entire being is great."
Amy
Took Guitar lessons from Chase R.
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"Anna-Lisa is the best voice teacher I ever had.I'm able to increase my head voice range and chest voice range without tension now. Anna-Lisa is able to diagnose my problems, gives me different techniques to relax and reach higher or lower notes with ease. She also teaches all genre of music and not just concentrate on opera voice.I like to sing pop music,find her lessons very fun, enjoyable,very helpful. I highly recommend anyone who like to learn how to sing to take lesson with her."
Yen Yen
Took Opera Voice lessons from Anna-Lisa H.
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Shanice
Took Singing lessons from Molly M.
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"My 9-year-old son, Luke, who is on the spectrum (PDD-NOS) studied with David for the better part of a year and the experience was terrific. In addition to being extremely communicative and reliable, David was kind and patient. David kept Luke focused and entertained while also inviting him to think about rhythm in ways that made sense to Luke's brain. We happily traveled from Inwood to "Downtown Brooklyn" for lessons because the level of instruction was that good and, I think, Luke's progress demonstrates that. Luke was bitten by the hockey bug, so we are taking a break from percussion right now, but I wouldn't hesitate to return to David's studio should time allow in the future."
Mark
Took Percussion lessons from David S.
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"He was excellent! The kids enjoyed their lessons! They are eager to practice for next week!"
Cory
Took Piano lessons from Sean H.
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"I love my teacher. She is the best."
Somara
Took Singing lessons from Cara Isadora M.
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