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Yuhui L.

7 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Doctoral Music of Arts, Piano Performance from Arizona State University
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Yuhui L.

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Dr. Yuhui L. has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and China. She received her M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Prof. Yoshikazu Nagai. Dr. L. obtained her doctoral degree at Arizona State University (ASU), majoring in Piano Performance with Prof. Robert Hamilton. Dr. L has been a prizewinner in national and international piano competitions, such as the Colorado International Piano Competition. Students advised by Dr. L. have won multiple international and domestic awards in piano competitions. She works with students of all ages to provide a comprehensive and exciting musical education.

About Yuhui

2020 Update: all lessons are taught over Facetime or Zoom. Dr. Yuhui L. has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in America and China. She has been invited to New Paltz International Piano Festival, Cincinnati International Music Festival, and the Colorado International Music Festival. Yuhu

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Aiden
To begin the journey of piano playing is not easy for an adult, Yuhui has been a patient instructor and great friend along the way. I really enjoyed the past months of lessons and am looking forward to continuing the journey with her in the future.
Rose G.
Teacher is great and very patient.
David G.
i will see you next time ok and it will be better.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the violin. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

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*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Ahmad G.

219 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ahmad G.

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained wit

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I have been meaning to write this review for a while. I have been coming to Ahmad for lessons for about 6 months. I have tried on two occasions to learn guitar from other instructors but quickly became frustrated and gave up. My time with Ahmad has been a completely different experience. He is a fantastic instructor and he focuses on building the fundamentals. Using a foreign language as an analogy, my other instructors started by just teaching me how to pronounce different phrases, without teaching what the individual words meant or how to modify the sentences. Ahmad starts by teaching the vocabulary and how to construct any sentence you want. He is very patient, sends you home with excellent lessons to practice, and once you get to the point where you simply need time to improve technique before you can advance any further, he switches to teaching basic music theory, so that you can continue to learn while you wait for your hands to catch up with your brain.

If you want to spend the least amount of money on guitar lessons, I would encourage you to go learn from some college kid, as you will spend $80 on one or two lessons and then just give up. If you want to actually learn how to play guitar, come see Ahmad.
Tim
I have been working with Ahmad for over a year now. I spent some time trying to learn guitar myself, from books and from online teachers, but was never able to make any real progress until I met Ahmad. Immediately he was able to move me in the right direction through 1 on 1 tutoring and by providing me with the right materials to build my confidence and skills. As a person with a family and somewhat demanding job it's always tough to find the time to work on guitar practice, but Ahmad works with me and paces everything well to build my skills while keeping it fun and challenging. It's always a delight to join Ahmad for lessons - his studio is convenient (with easy free street parking) and comfortable with nice natural light.
I can't recommend Ahmad highly enough - He's an absolute pleasure to work with. He's friendly, considerate, and an amazing guitar teacher. Since starting guitar lessons with Ahmad my playing has risen to a new level and my enjoyment of guitar in general his increased exponentially. I find myself always looking forward to my lessons!
Ivan
Ahmad brought my playing to a new level in a very short period of time. I had been stuck and not making much progress with my improvisational skills for the better part of a year when I first started lessons with him. I was impressed by his ability to quickly analyze my playing and knowledge and suggest some focus areas. After working on various intervals, I began to feel a magnetic pull in my fingers when playing. The intervals enabled me to make the connection between the licks and lines in my head and the physical fret board on the fly during improvisational sessions.

Ahmad is extremely organized. He has folders full of exercises for every topic imaginable. His exercises are clearly written with specifics on how to effectively practice them, and they progress in an incremental and logical fashion. This level of organization allows you to get the most out of your time with Ahmad. He can quickly retrieve exercises for a topic, without having to stop and think, or waste time on transcription.

I have a demanding schedule which only allows me time for lessons once a month. Even at such a low frequency, I leave every lesson with more than enough material to keep me busy. Ahmad has been very flexible working with me and changes that arise in my schedule. On top of all of this, Ahmad is a genuinely pleasant person to spend time with and I really look forward to our time together. For me, I was an intermediate player looking to get to the next step. But I'm confident that Ahmad could accelerate anyone's playing at any level.

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Matthew L.

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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Latin, Japanese, German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Matthew L.

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Expect to work hard, but to play hard hard as well! Well experiment with various techniques until we find the one that best suits what you need!

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Hello! I teach various vocal techniques, and I am more than willing to find the one that fits you the best! I won’t lie, I am very blunt and honest and only expect good and honest hard work. We’re gonna have fun, but also get results! I have worked in the music field (both writing and singing) for

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Tanya K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Tanya K.

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Hi, my name is Tanya and I have been teaching piano lessons since I was just 16 years old! What started as a fun activity during my childhood, turned into a lifelong passion.
I love teaching kids of all ages and figuring out different ways to make the lessons fun and enjoyable.
I was lucky enough to grow up with a mother who taught violin lessons all of her life. Watching her teach has been very educational and inspiring.
So excited to work with you or your kids!

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Hi! I'm Tanya, and I have been playing piano since I was just 6 years old! Music has become the biggest part of my life, transforming it in the best way possible. My mission as a teacher is to pass on this passion and love for music to all of my students and everyone around me. I can't wait to w

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Sriram S.
I enjoy being challenged, and today's class was no exception. I look forward to my next class on Friday. Thank you!
Sriram S.
Tanya gave me valuable suggestions on how to improve my finger technique. I was satisfied with the pace that we took and I am looking forward to my next class.
Alex
Not only is Tanya a great piano teacher, but she has become an amazing role model to our kids.
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Norman T.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music.
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1978
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Norman T.

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I have been playing and teaching the saxophone for 25 years. Saxophone was my original instrument of choice as I played it in the public school bands and in college. I emphasize the fundamental of sound production, fingerings, and music reading. The saxophone is a very versatile instrument In playing classical to jazz music. You can begin today to learn or improve your saxophone playing!

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I am located in the Tampa, Florida area and I live in Lutz. In addition to providing lessons in your home, or in my studio, I am now available for online lessons through the TakeLessons Classroom! I have enjoyed teaching and helping students of all ages for 28 years in achieving their goals in lea

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My son walked in saying, « why do you make me do this?! » and walked out smiling and saying, « hey! That wasn’t so bad! » Quite a change and can’t wait to return next week.

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"My 10 year old son has been taking signing (and recently some drama) classes with Molly for some time now, and we can honestly say that she is truly an outstanding voice and drama coach. My son is learning so much from her and always looks forward to his lessons with Molly. Molly is the best and we totally recommend her!"
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Took Singing lessons from Molly M.
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"David is a wonderful and patient teacher. He is dedicated and an expert in his field. He is a very admirable mentor and I would recommend him to anybody!"
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Took Piano lessons from David D.
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Took Singing lessons from Fawn A.
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"Paul showed a real instinct for assessing where I was skill-wise, and exactly what I needed to learn. He's also patient, good natured, and very pleasant to learn with. I feel that I've found the perfect teacher for me. (I'm 64, by the way!)"
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Took Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Very knowledgeable, friendly, and goes out of her way to help. Understands music and character and critiques in a way to get you were you want to go! Great instructor!"
Caroline
Took Singing lessons from Kathryn K.
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"Barbara is. Great! Very calm, and takes her time, very patient with my 7 year old."
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Took Guitar lessons from Barbara L.
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"It was my wife’s first music lesson of any kind. She was nervous going into it but came out grinning from ear to ear. She said the lesson flew by, and lived every minute of it. Melodie did an amazing job of making her feel comfortable and bringing her out of her shell! She can’t wait for her next lesson!"
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Took Singing lessons from Melodie B.
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"Christine has been working with my daughter for a few months, and it has been a wonderful experience. She exudes patience and positivity. Her approach, which incorporates technique, theory and performance, are giving my daughter a well-rounded experience.. Most importantly, my daughter is having fun and is eager to play. Christine is highly recommended!"
Diana
Took Piano lessons from Christine H.
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"Shauna is a generous and intuitive teacher, able to work with students at any level to gently help them find their voices. Her energy is infectious and positive, and she creates an environment in which you feel totally safe to explore your voice and possibility as an actor. I love working with her and would recommend to any student!"
Kate
Took Vocal Training lessons from Shauna K.
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"Keith is very exacting and wants me to do it right. Even if I know how to read music and meter, ifI made a mistake because I couldn't find the place on the guitar, he would make me start over. Perfect for me"
Babette
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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