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Marshal Y.

Oakland, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Marshal Y.

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I start from scratch with every student, and create a plan based on their goals, experience, and preferred music styles. No two students have the same lesson.

Additionally, because the jazz school I attended gave students very strong instruction in harmony and ear-training, I teach students not just how to read notes, but to understand what they're playing so they can be more creative and versatile. Moreover, I encourage students to feel comfortable making mistakes in a safe environment so they can step outside of their comfort zone.

About Marshal

I've been involved with music for nearly my whole life. I started out with Suzuki violin lessons and then switched to the piano when I was in the 2nd grade and have been performing, studying, composing, and teaching ever since. I graduated from Yale with a Bachelor's in History and afterward e

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Josh
I recently took an intro to piano class from Marshal via Zoom. He e-mailed the course .pdf materials promptly after booking so that I could visually go over the lesson ahead of time. He had an easy going manner about himself and was okay with me interrupting on several occasions to ask a question or tell him I already knew the material being taught. Definitely recommended for beginners and children!
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Alix J.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
  • Awarded Prize Recipient from East Bay Opera League
  • Teaching since 2012
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Alix J.

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I work best with singers of any age just starting out, or those, such as older adults, who have had some training before and are looking to get back into practice.

About Alix

**UPDATE** I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and in-person lessons are being slowly phased in with precautions based on CDC guidelines and local restrictions. I hold a both Master's and Bachelor's degrees in music, and have studied with singers who have had international careers and perfo

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Jennifer G.
Great instructor!
Lorenzo
Alix is truly a phenomenal teacher! She is compassionate, nurturing, and seeks to improve her student's vocal abilities. All of our lessons have been thorough, educational, and certainly insightful. I have become such a better singer in only a few short lessons, and look forward to becoming a master in the next few!
Julie
Alex is an exceptional teacher. My 13 year-old wished for voice lessons for such a long time, and I'm so pleased Alix is working with her. She is helping my daughter improve her technique (breathing, posture, range, etc.), while keeping lessons positive and encouraging, and finding music that my daughter enjoys. When Alix demonstrates what she is describing- WOW, what a voice! My daughter looks forward to every lesson, and if it's possible, loves to sing even more since she has been learning with Alix.
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Kristen B.

15 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • BM, Voice performance- opera from Concordia College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kristen B.

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I've been teaching this genre since beginning my vocal studio in 2005. I usually teach this as a supplement to basic vocal technique, with emphasis both on vocal health and elements of style.

About Kristen

I want to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted" with beautiful voices. Singing is like a sport; it is a skill requiring refined muscular coordination, which anyone can improve with practice and focused instruction. My teaching experience encompasses students of all ages and abili

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Catheryn L.
I love Kristen!
She's so good at explaining the most confusing things about singing technique (which for a beginner is a lot). She's very patient and it's heartwarming when she gets excited about the times I do something right. I trust Kristen with my voice and I like how she encourages me to do hard but fun repertoire. Would definitely recommend!

P.S. Her voice is absolutely beautiful. You know you have a good teacher when she demonstrates something and you think, "I want to sound like that."
Ilja
A very good teacher for a beginner!
Ryan
Great first lesson. Broke everything down very nicely and got me excited to excel.

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Albino M.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguse and English, portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Albino M.

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Solid knowledge from 18 years of playing guitar and singing, I Graduated From Berklee College Of music as one of the first African Scholars.

About Albino

Albino was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter can of oil, scrap wood, and

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Melissa
My son really enjoyed his first lesson. He is looking forward to the next session 😊.
Shreya B.
I recently began singing again after a year and was very unconfident in my voice and my ability to improve. Albino was the perfect instructor for someone like me because of his patience and positivity. He was able to point out issues with my singing technique or provide feedback in a very positive way, without seeming critical. Whenever I was confused about something, he would work with me non-stop until I understood. Albino inspires confidence in all his students, and I highly recommend him as a teacher!
Shreya B.
I recently began singing again after a year and was very unconfident in my voice and my ability to improve. Albino was the perfect instructor for someone like me because of his patience and positivity. He was able to point out issues with my singing technique or provide feedback in a very positive way, without seeming critical. Whenever I was confused about something, he would work with me non-stop until I understood. Albino inspires confidence in all his students, and I highly recommend him as a teacher!
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Jason W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music emphasis in singing from University of Arkansas
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Jason W.

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Everyone can learn to sing! Singing is a very human exercise and, whether you feel insecure or confident as a singer, you can only get better when you explore this thing called "your voice". As both an experienced teacher and performer, Jason can help you grasp and build the fundamental practices of singing.

About Jason

Jason Watson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas school in the area of music where he was a member of Schola Cantorum, the University's elite choir, and is currently pursuing a masters degree in composing for video games accredited by the University of Chichester, England. Over the last tw

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Cosima Y.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Cosima Y.

24 Reviews
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Finding your real voice, free vocalizing, harmony, blending, improve usable range, the mixed voice. The first steps to mastering vocal freedom are the building blocks for vocal success. Whether the student is a child or an adult, with little or no training, it is my goal to make singing an enjoyable and freeing experience. Singing with complete vocal freedom and confidence can seem very elusive. Surprisingly, it's not as elusive as one might think! The steps to vocal freedom are within reach and most students experience a measure of freedom within the first lessons. Using a systematic method incorporating learning technique and songs the student loves to sing makes learning more fun and gives the student a greater appreciation of music as a whole while encouraging a passion for music that lasts a lifetime.

About Cosima

My main subject is voice but I also teach acoustic guitar, ukulele and songwriting for the student who desires to develop their own style and create their own songs. Not only is it fun but the music education that comes with it is highly valuable for future musicians. (guitar and ukulele rentals a

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Lilia S.
Cosima is the Best!
Penelope
She is teaching my daughter proper breathing techniques while singing. She's great with my child.
John R.
Just finished my very first lesson with Cosima. I already learned so much. She really broke down that art of singing and made it very clear how the voice works. Then we did exercises afterwards which helped me know what I need to work on. Definitely need to check her out. She’s great!(:

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"Nicole is so fantastic with my daughter and her voice is amazing! My daughter looks forward to every lesson since Nicole is so positive and enthusiastic. She has taught my daughter so much, we are lucky to have her as a teacher!"
Shannon
Took Classical Voice lessons from Nicole C.
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"Adrienn is an excellent teacher. She is a very patient, kind, knowledgeable and fun teacher. She is energetic, and caring person as well as being immensely talented! She helped me a lot. She knows how to analyze your vocal technique right away. She teaches you how to breath throughout your whole body. You even have a chance to work with het own your own songs!"
Matthias
Took Singing lessons from Adrienn L.
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"Kristen is wonderful with kids - patient, thoughtful, even-keeled. My daughter looks forward to seeing her each week, and is growing to love an instrument she never gave a second thought to when she was made to play it in the school band. I Highly recommend her !"
Jessica
Took Violin lessons from Kristen K.
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"Mel is an excellent instructor, not to mention his experience and expertise as a violinist. Our son is five and looks forward to his lessons. We do not have a music background, and with Mel's instruction we have found it easy to practice at home.

- Louis O.'s parents"
Louis
Took Violin lessons from Mel P.
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"I've been taking piano lessons from Honiball since Feb 2017. He is a wonderful teacher, always positive/encouraging, knowledgeable musician/pianist, and very patient with a novice like me. I am grateful to have had him as my teacher!"
Reza
Took Piano lessons from Honiball J.
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"She's very good. Very patient and clear. She'll tailor the lessons to your level of understanding. I'm an older adult learner with no musical knowledge at all and am learning fast thanks to her. I look forward to continuing my lessons."
Jeanne
Took Violin lessons from Connie E.
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"It has been an honor to know Susanna since her days as a student teacher. She was an extraordinary student teacher and now, with many years of teaching experience behind her, continues to set realistic goals for her students, and for herself."
Donna
Took Viola lessons from Susanna S.
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"We have been taking lessons with Merav for about 8 months. Merav is a great teacher - she balances positive feedback with pushing her a little harder. She doesn't teach strictly to the Suzuki method, which I think has been a benefit to our daughter who is more of a free thinker. She looks forward to her lessons each week, which I think is a good indication. Merav is also flexible on timing, which has been helpful."
Damon
Took Violin lessons from Merav S.
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"My daughter just had a first lesson and it went great. Ramona was very patient and engaging. My daughter said she had a lot of fun even though it was challenging. We are eagerly awaiting our next lesson."
Marley
Took Piano lessons from Ramona D.
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"TLDR; The guy is fantastic. He knows his stuff, he is a real performing musician, and he is a great and inspiring teacher.

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I've had a guitar sitting around my flat for about two years. The only thing I could do, other than looking at it, was playing three open chords very very very badly. And I just thought that playing music wasn't for me and that I didn't have the mind for it.

Because I am stuck at home for the quarantine, I decided to check if maybe I could do something productive with my time and decided to give taking some guitar lessons a try.

Doing research online for someone willing to teach me remotely, I found Nick, and I am thrilled I did.

We have now had only about 6-7 lessons, but he has ignited in me a passion for learning the guitar and also made me believe I can.

He has a style that will accommodate and inspire any sort of student.

In my case, I want to learn the blues. But because I knew nothing about guitar playing, I need someone that can take me through the basics in a structured way where things build on each other. Nick did just that.

The guy is a proper performing musician with a great personality and loads of experience under his belt.

I have been inspired and made confident by his way of teaching, and I want to study with him for years to come."
Pablo
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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