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Esther B.

51 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Korean, Korean, English, English
  • A.A , B.M., M.M. from California State University of Sacramento
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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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
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento
  • Teaches students 6 to 60
  • Teaching since 2012
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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
  • M.F.A.-Musical Performance (Collaborative Piano) from Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Heather R.

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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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Joshua F.

62 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Russian, Hebrew, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Psychology & Music from Boston University
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Joshua F.

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Have you ever wanted to know why a song makes us feel a certain way? How can some people listen to a song only a couple times and know how to play it? This is all rooted in music theory. From co-teaching the AP Music Theory class to studying contemporary composition at Boston University, I can help you learn the foundations for songwriting, composing, and learning music by ear.

About Joshua

Teaching is my passion and privilege. I work with students of all ages and experiences, and I’d love to work with you. I am an independent artist, producer, and private lessons instructor based in Boston, MA. I have studied psychology and contemporary music composition and performance at Berkle

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David
I've been working with josh for a while now and he bas helped me learn songs that I tried (and failed) to learn on my own... vvvv good teacher :P
Justin
Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. He put me at ease immediately and helped me grow as a musician.
Elizabeth
Joshua is a great instructor! He worked well with my more advanced high school student. Also, he was extremely accommodating to our somewhat chaotic schedule. Highly recommend!
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Chris K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $47
  • Awarded Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Chris K.

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Theory encompasses many parameters of music, but more important than memorizing a bunch of terminology and learning how to build different scales is asking WHY the artist made certain choices or WHY a certain moment in a musical work feels the way it does. Then you use your knowledge of the nuts and bolts of music gained in your lessons to figure out the answer. This approach gives you a new perspective on the music you love and makes you a more informed performer, songwriter, and producer able to apply lesson concepts to your own music.

About Chris

Hi there! I'm a Juilliard-trained composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer currently serving as the Dean of California College of Music in Pasadena. I've worked in both modern classical and popular music styles, and my music has appeared in many places: - Cirque du Soleil - Carn

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Courtney McKenna
Studying with Chris has been awesome. We started working together on music theory and since then he has helped me to better understand songwriting, live performance and sound production. I feel so much more confident in my abilities as a musician with the skills I’ve leaned from him. Chris is patient and very thorough. There were several moments when learning music theory that I felt I wasn’t picking it up fast enough and he continued to review the material with me until I understood it. Chris is very fluid in his teaching approach. He is able to shift from one topic to another based on what I am wanting to focus on in each lesson. My favorite part of working with his has been diving deep into my original songs and brainstorming ways to improve them. Chris always has tons of ideas to offer that are rooted in theory which makes them both practical and effective.
Julia Kwamya
Chris is a magnificent teacher. I had an elementary level of music theory when we started last year. Now I am able to hear music in ways that I simply could not before. As a teacher, he is patient and has a great sense of humor. I recommend studying with him if you are attempting to level up your musicianship skills.
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Tori L.

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Starting at $25
  • BM Music Composition from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tori L.

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I'm Tori, a composer from California, currently living in London. I love being challenged to compose all different styles from opera to pop music. The world of music is so diverse and there are so many puzzle pieces that you can put together to enrich your skill. One of the important pieces is music theory. I love music theory! (I must be a nerd...) Theory helps us in so many parts of learning music. It makes composition and songwriting easier and helps us to apply tools to simply make our music sound better. Performers will also benefit from learning theory. If you are feeling stuck in improv, knowing how music works will really help your sound be effective. I love to encorporate other musical tools into my lesson to help with yoru musical goals. Want to learn theory mixed with orchestration mixed with composition lessons?!? I got you. Let's learn together.

About Tori

- Composer from California - My favorite composition genre is opera - Wrote two operettas - Bachelors of Music in Composition from Azusa Pacific University - Master of the Arts in Composition from the Universtiy of Bristol - Always working in various comissions from pop to classical - Lover of teah

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"I had started taking some gigs with new bands but was struggling with my sight reading and general music theory. I found Kellen through a friend and I'm so glad. He was clear and friendly and I was able to learn easily online from my home in Portland. I continue to take lessons because I keep learning more great tips about performing and music theory! Kellen's awesome!"
Emilie
Took Music Theory lessons from Kellen H.
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"Very knowledgeable person.
With lots of patience.
Highly recommended."
Antonio Ibarra
Took Music Theory lessons from Andrea B.
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"AMAZING!

I met Dave in my music theory class at Ex'pression college. He's the reason why I'm making music today. I went from not knowing a thing about music theory or a piano to creating chord progressions, understanding modes, intervals, modal interchange, and how to read sheet music. He's extremely patient, professional, and easy to get along with. His passion for music and teaching is infectious, I highly recommend!!!"
Jerry
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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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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"she is a very good, patient and charismatic teacher!!! and she knows her job!!!"
Willy
Took Music Theory lessons from Katie P.
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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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"Greg helped me onto the path of speaking the language of music and why it matters. Music theory is not daunting if someone can show you how to apply it correctly. Greg has decades of experience and application. Let him help you!"
Andy
Took Music Theory lessons from Greg C.
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"Adam is a wonderful tutor and help. He’s patient with those he is teaching & he looks for ways to teach and demonstrate the material in a whitty, impactful manner. He knows everything there is to know about music theory and much more, and a lot of my success in passing all four levels of music theory points back to this guy!"
Lauren
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"I was a music student at Azusa Pacific University and Adam Tune helped me with Music Theory for two semesters. He is very knowledgeable of the subject, and has a clear, friendly, and logical teaching approach that makes the experience fun. He can explain topics and concepts in a way that is easy to understand.
He is also very knowledgeable in music composition, arranging, and in the use of Logic Pro software that he could use while teaching theory."
Gilbert
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Awesome teacher. Answers every question and explains all concepts thoroughly."
Spencer
Took Music Theory lessons from Joel M.
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