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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven B.

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I have been teaching music theory part time since 1972 and full time since 1998. One of the most important aspects of learning music theory is going beyond "what to play" and teaching you "why you're playing it". Once you have a grasp of basic theory concepts, you'll be able to learn new songs twice as fast, and with a great deal more accuracy!

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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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jim T.

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I teach student how to easily read music and the notation they see on the printed music from the very first lesson. We also study scale formation, intervals, chord construction and progressions as well as improvisation and songwriting. This includes all styles: classical, jazz, rock, blues and more!

About Jim

My career in music began at an early age (four!) with classical piano lessons until the age of thirteen. After expanding my musical horizons in high school listening to jazz, blues and rock I attended Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where I studied jazz & music theory with renowned jazz educator Ray B

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Mario L.
Very good at tuning into my needs. Jim is an excellent musician and teacher.
Sarah
Jim is a great instructor. His knowledge of theory and his piano skills are really amazing. I appreciated his no-stress style of teaching, and it is obvious that he has a true love of music and musicians.
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Jesse T.

10 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Bachelors of Music 2020 (Classical Guitar Performance) from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Marc D.

9 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Marc D.

9 Reviews
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Reading music,chord building, rhythms

About Marc

I've been playing music since I was 14 years old. I studied classical guitar at State University in Buffalo, NY. and also studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I love just about every style of music. I mostly play Celtic, Bluegrass, American traditional, jazz, and classical. I al

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Jana Harrington
I appreciate Marc’s knowledge, professionalism, and teaching methods. I also appreciate his practice of social distancing and mask wearing. He was thorough, good-humored, and patient during my lesson.
Roger H.
He is very good with me. I'm not a very good student. I have bad habits and I'm overly sensitive to criticism, yet he has not made me feel bad at all about my playing if you want to call it that. I also have a short attention span and can't read music fluently. But his patience is much appreciated, and each week get a little better at it all. I recommend him to those trying their best to sound a little better.
Avery B.
It was really good information and I had a lot of fun.
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Hannah F.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Jazz Critic's Poll 2015 from NPR
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Hannah F.

14 Reviews
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I can help you learn how to read and notate music, even if you have never tried before! If reading chord symbols is more your style, I can help you understand chord-scale theory to make you a quick and accurate reader of lead sheets and chord-lyric sheets. I received rigorous training in jazz and classical music theory at the Jacobs School of Music and can offer a wide variety of resources to students wishing to delve into more advanced topics such as figured bass or jazz harmony, especially following the methods laid out by David Baker and George Russell.

About Hannah

I hold a degree in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. During my time as a student, I focused on becoming an adaptable bass player in many forms of modern music and in cross-cultural music exchange, thanks to the tutelage of Latin Jazz giants Michael Spiro and Wayne W

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Nat
Hannah is such a great teacher and musician! Always patient and encouraging. Her knowledge of music and technique is vast and she has so much to offer. I'm usually very nervous to play in front of others because I'm a beginner, but she creates a safe space that takes the nerves away. She clearly loves what she does and it rubs off; I am always energized after our lessons!
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Logan W.
Great to start at the beginning. Appreciate the patience
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Carl W.

65 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
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Carl W.

65 Reviews
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Basic and advanced music theory

About Carl

As far back as I can remember I have always enjoyed performing music. I can remember during my elementary school years how I would play drums during church service. Some days I would sneak in my dad's closet to play his saxophone. I began learning how to play saxophone in middle school and by the ti

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Chesarae
Great instruction, very patient with this beginner.

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The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Mill Valley is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Really enjoyed my lessons and learned a lot. Would recommend!"
Kacey
Took Music Theory lessons from Grady T.
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"Nils opened my mind to the musical potential I've always dreamed of. He is incredibly kind and was always positive no matter how much, or how little(!), practicing I did in between lessons. I feel so grateful to have finally found my music sensei!!"
Drew
Took Music Theory lessons from Nils B.
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"Took jazz lessons from Lisa and learned a lot!!! It was a great experience and she is a great teacher! Lisa has a great way of pushing your comfort zone and bringing out your best. Highly recommended!!!"
Rick
Took Music Theory lessons from Lisa N.
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"Billy is a great teacher! He really knows a lot about Theory and he really helped me in detail with how to get something right. I would recommend Billy for any teaching job, he's really great! Thanks Billy! :)"
Misia
Took Music Theory lessons from Billy D.
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"Definitely enjoyed my first session with Mark!! He is very thorough with a fun energy that makes learning feel stress free and natural. I definitely recommend his services to all levels of producers that are looking to get some solid knowledge!"
StevenJewel "CULTURE"
Took Music Theory lessons from Mark S.
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"Paul not only has a passion for music, but he has a passion for teacjing music and sharing his gift with others."
George
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul M.
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"David is an exceptional instructor with the ability to help a student resolve problem areas. His teaching methods along with his patience and experience makes him an excellent instructor for beginner and advanced students. I highly recommend David for anyone wanting to learn any instrument along with respective technique and theory."
Sammy
Took Music Theory lessons from David D.
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"We are very happy with out piano teacher. My 7-year old, my husband and myself have been taking lessons with her for several weeks now. Thank you Terri!"
Emilia
Took Music Theory lessons from Teresa L.
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"Jimmy is a great instructor. He takes you seriously no matter what you skill or knowledge level is. When I started with Jimmy I could play guitar but generally only Cowboy chords.

Jim was patient, he analyzed how I played , what I knew and he tailored lessons around what I knew. That way I got the most out of my time and money spent. I can go on and on about Jimmy but for you sake I'll just say that I highly recommend him"
Patrick
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"I had started taking gigs with new bands but I was struggling with my sight reading and general music theory. I found Kellen through a friend and I'm so glad. He was friendly and super knowledgeable and I felt like it all clicked all of a sudden. I was able to learn easily online from my home in Portland. I keep taking lessons with him because I keep learning great tips about performance and theory. He's also really funny. Kellen's awesome!"
Emilie
Took Music Theory lessons from Kellen H.
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