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Marc D.

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

8 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 a

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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.
Annie B.
I have been taking fiddle/violin lessons from Marc for a few months now, and it has been a great experience. He is very patient and keeps things fun by helping me learn pieces that I am interested in learning to play. I would highly recommend him for any instrument you are wanting to learn.

Taylor G.

3 Reviews
El Cerrito, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BFA- Individualized (Sculpture, Sound, Community Art) from California College of the Arts
  • Teaching since 2014
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Taylor G.

3 Reviews
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Chords, Songs, Frets, Strumming!

About Taylor

Taylor G. has been teaching lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or at her studio. Taylor has helped students play the ukulele, woodwork, paint/draw, build with clay, sing, and explore. Taylor G. received her training at California College of the Arts in 2

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Ariana H.
Taylor is great with my 13 year old daughter. She is knowledgable, patient and nice.
Brian
Taylor, has been a very patient and perceptive teacher, helping me past the obstacles in my playing. She came up with exercises snd songs appropriate for the challenges i faced. I would strongly recommend her for a late beginner like myself.
Lily
great. my daughter had a first lesson with Taylor. she enjoyed it.
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Briana V.

2 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2015
  • B.A. Music - Oboe Performance from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Briana V.

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I am very passionate about music and oboe, so I can provide lots of important info about college auditions and prepping for an upcoming concert! I have played many pieces from the standard oboe repertoire and have learned many of the prominent orchestral excerpts for oboe! I can also help with any reed making questions!

About Briana

Hello! I am a recent graduate from UCLA, where I received a degree in Oboe Performance. I have been playing the oboe for almost 9 years now! I currently live in San Francisco and am accepting new students. I am very passionate about music, the oboe, and reed making. I have played with numerous musi

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Briana is an amazing musician and a fantastic teacher! She has the experience to teach all levels and is a great reed maker. Lessons are always fun and I always learn something new. Thanks Briana! :)

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Thomas B.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Thomas B.

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I am a Brazilian guitar player who started by playing blues and rock on the electric guitar, and then moved into Samba, Bossa Nova and fingerstyle on the nylon-string guitar. Today, I play mostly Latin styles and a little bit of Flamenco. I also have a year of conservatory training under my belt, as well as a background in West African percussion, and culminate all of these styles together as a composer.

As a teacher, I cater to your aptitude and your goals and make sure that you are having fun while you grow. That means learning actual repertoire of music that you want to study. Some students want more music theory than others: and that's totally fine! But I like to always have a song as a context to study that theory. Afterall, we want to use theory to actually make music!

About Thomas

My name is Tomas. I am a Brazilian-American polyglot musician and language instructor. I play music and teach English/Portuguese for a living, and have been doing so for the past 7 years! I also learned Spanish and French through music, so I know a lot about those languages and the styles of music

Amelia H.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Amelia H.

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My voice studio is a relaxed and judgement-free zone. Our lessons will be focused around your goals, providing you with accomplished technique to improve your voice.

I want to help you hit all of the right notes, so book with me today!

About Amelia

Discover and refine your unique talent, nail that audition and learn techniques that will help you become the best performer you can be! Gain all of these skills in a relaxed and judgement-free zone. I studied Vocal Performance and Choral Music at Northern Illinois University. I am active in the

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jenine
Amazing!
Sara D.
I had wonderful time with Amelia. She is amazing and she helped me a lot!
I am very happy that I chose her.
James E.
Throughout each lesson, I learned something new about myself. She was very patient, informative, and always had good things to say about you and your acting/voice skills. She helped awaken my creative theatre mind again and I’m thankful for that. I highly recommend taking her if you want a good experience in learning or enhancing your acting/voice skills!
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Mary Elizabeth D.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music in Musical Theater from Oklahoma City University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Mary Elizabeth D.

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Note that this subject is listed for online lessons only, and is at a slightly lower price than in person lessons.
I will help you discover your best voice in a fun and healthy way! You do not need to have a musical background, all levels of experience are welcome! You will learn vocal technique that protects and strengthens your voice so that you can approach new songs with confidence and freedom! Students will also learn basic music theory and gain a better understanding of reading music.

Mary Elizabeth D is a New York City based musical theater actress and honor graduate from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Musical Theater. She has 10 years of performance and vocal technique training and was most recently seen as Philia in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Miss D has performed in leading roles in twelve productions and toured nationally. Some favorite roles include Belle in Beauty and the ...

About Mary Elizabeth

Whether you have had many voice lessons or you are wanting to try lessons for the first time I am excited to help you find your best voice in a healthy and fun way! My name is Mary Elizabeth and I am a professional musical theater actress and voice teacher living in New York City. I am an hono

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Nate
So patient. So knowledgeable. So upbeat.
Addison
First lesson and my daughter is so happy and motivated! Thank you Mary Elizabeth!
Jessica
Mary made me feel so comfortable and it was a wonderful experience. She is a fantastic teacher

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"She knows her stuff and has a nice, easy style. She knows how to adapt to my individual challenges. Only my first lesson but I've gained a lot already."
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Took Singing lessons from Shannon H.
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Took Guitar lessons from Daniel Z.
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"Our 9 year old daughter took her very first ukulele lesson with Zelda and she was really amazing! She was very patient and had a fun, upbeat, friendly personality. We are definitely adding more lessons than originally intended and we'd love Zelda to give her singing lessons as well. We are really excited! Thank you, Zelda!"
Amy
Took Ukulele lessons from Zelda S.
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"Lisa is lovely person and a consummate musician. Her vocal skills and guitar technique are flawless, and her gift and craftsmanship for songwriting is world-class. Having since gone on to a very promising and exciting career in the music industry, I look back on my days learning from and sharing the stage with Lisa with both fondness and an appreciation for how much they improved my own musicianship."
Gordon
Took Music Performance lessons from Lisa A.
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"Although Dan has extensive experience with professional singers as well as choir, he is a great teacher for beginners as well. I am learning a lot and enjoying every lesson."
Paul
Took Singing lessons from Dan H.
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"Bobby was able to cater to my abilities and really tailored each lesson to me. Thank you Bobby!"
James Mitaritonna
Took Trumpet lessons from Bobby S.
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"Had my first lesson today with Paul, we spent almost the entire lesson getting a game plan together and getting to know each other. He was very open to teaching me what I want to play, he also played for me and explained how he likes to enhance songs and make them more dynamic. It was a good first lesson, I think we will be a nice fit. Time to get to work, Christmas is not that far away and I will be learning a couple of songs for the holiday season."
James
Took Piano lessons from Paul M.
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"Joey is the best! A lesson from Joey is always a highlight of the week. I'd be surprised if you don't feel the same based on his talent, his warmth, his humor, and his intelligence."
Ken
Took Beatboxing lessons from Joseph C.
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"Brian is patient, motivating, and encouraging.

I am the most beginner guitar player possible and Brian is very patient with me and is very encouraging. Every week I visit with him the lessons get more challenging and I feel myself gradually getting more competent. He is very professional, kind, and reliable. I would highly recommend him to any students looking to improve!"
Shelby
Took Guitar lessons from Brian P.
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"“Indistinguishable from Magic”

Jameson is a perfect teacher…superlatively knowledgeable, experienced, talented, effective, professional, understanding, encouraging, friendly, and fun.

I’m an electrical engineering graduate student. In love with (listening to) classical voice and musical theatre, and desperate to learn to sing, but with no applicable musical intuition or experience, I began taking lessons with Jameson early last year.

Whenever I have a question (and believe me, I ask a LOT of questions), Jameson is ready with a comprehensive, informed answer. Whenever I struggle with a particular exercise or skill or phrase, Jameson is ready with an effective remedy. When I sense (or he senses) that something doesn't feel or sound quite right, he will tell me which senses I should pay attention to and which senses might lead me astray if I focus on them while singing. He has always worked hard and effectively to teach me how to put and keep my mind and body in the proper frame for singing (regardless of the state I'm in when I enter the studio), sometimes by introducing Alexander Technique exercises and principles, informed by human anatomy. When we work on a piece, starting with the bare melody, Jameson guides me through deeper and deeper levels of understanding and connection with the piece so that my performance continually improves and becomes progressively more organic. Jameson never bends me toward a particular sound; he helps make my experience and my sound intensely personal, while always improving the quality of that sound and promoting a healthy singing style.

Thanks to Jameson, I’m now well on my way. I hear and appreciate and love music as never before. As for singing…I am delighted beyond words by my initial development of and persistent improvement in tone quality, musical understanding, range, control, basic ability, consistency, and confidence.

In my life so far, I have known many teachers (of many things), among whom a very, very tiny number change everything forever. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Jameson is one of them."
Ali
Took Singing lessons from Jameson J.
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