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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
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Steven B.

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I have been playing classical piano since 1960 and started with ten years of private classical instruction. I have taught classical piano full time since 1998, including music theory, proper hand and finger technique and methods to enhance ear training and ease of playing classical compositions.

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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Marwan S.

25 Reviews
Redwood City, CA
Starting at $85
  • Speaks Chinese - Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Marwan S.

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Playing piano is fun! So should your piano lessons.

I've taught piano since I was in high school, and continued to teach while I was a student at Cornell University. I also taught theory classes in the Cornell Piano Society, where I served as President for 4 years.

Why? I simply love music, piano, and sharing it with others.

While I'm classically trained, I've dabbled into other genres, such as Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, songwriting, and music production / audio engineering. I've recently been accepted into the Steinway & Sons (the piano makers) Teacher Partnership Program. Feel free to message me for more details!

About Marwan

I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in M

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Albert E.
A passionate and proficient instructor!
Ryan F.
So far so Good. It has only been one lesson, but our son really enjoyed it.
Sandra
My 6 year old daughter is developing a great foundation and is enthusiastic about learning the piano. Marwan is a great match for her!
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Roxanne W.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, 日本語
  • Music (Composition and Performance) from California State University, Chico
  • Teaching since 2010
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Roxanne W.

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The most fulfilling part of being a teacher is leaving your students feeling more capable and empowered than they were before. I'm not satisfied if you're not satisfied, so you can trust that I will bring my best to every lesson. I've been teaching piano in San Francisco for three years now (and teaching trumpet for 10+) and have my masters in music composition from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have specialized training in piano technique and pedagogy because of teaching at different professional studios throughout the bay area. I integrate movement and games to bring energy into each lesson and create memorable experiences for ages 5+.

I focus on training these aspects:
• Literacy (fluency in being able to read music)
• Skill-Building Mindset and Tools
• Music Theory
• Ear-Training
• Technique
• Music Appreciation
• Improvisation and composition

About Roxanne

I know my students can learn ANYTHING, and it's my job to guide them and inspire them in the most efficient and fun way I can. I have a versatile background as a trumpet playing composer who plays piano as well. I've played in almost every genre at one point or another as a professional trumpet pla

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Lucy Carrera
My son has looked forward to trumpet lessons since we began working with Roxanne. We've only experienced instruction via Zoom, yet we all feel he's learned quite a bit and he feels he has become a better trumpet player. As a parent, I appreciate her flexibility and clear communication. I have confidence in her teaching style and the apparent vision she has for this point in my son's musical journey.
Mish
Ms. Roxanne is a wonderful teacher with fun and inspiring tricks up her sleeve. She is able to captivate the imagination of young minds and help them achieve a consistent learning experience. I am so impressed by how effective her teaching methods are in keeping young restless minds interested in learning music. Roxanne's lessons are playful which is perfect for kids and adults alike. She creates fun musical games and creates funny stories and characters around musical concepts to help children remember. This is so much more fun than just plain memorizing! She even invents new games for individual children based on their own personal interests; recently she came up with a treasure hunt game in a young boy's backyard to help him learn about rhythm. Her YouTube channel keeps kids excited for the next lesson with creative and kid-friendly videos. She truly is an ingenious music teacher. I cannot recommend her enough to inspire you and your children in the way of music.
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Heather M. L.

135 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University
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Heather M. L.

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Having studied piano performance at Westminster Choir College after teaching myself as a teenager, and having taught piano for over a decade has prepared me to teach any beginner and intermediate piano student, no matter her background. My students learn how to read music well, while playing with great style and proper technique.
In my home studio, we'll use a pro-level Yamaha keyboard with weighted keys.

About Heather M.

More important than my conservatory education and my experience as an educator and a performer is my passion for teaching music and acting and my undying belief that anyone can learn to be a musician and an actor. I'm currently available to teach lessons in my own St. Augustine home studio and

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Michael B.
She is very knowledgeable about music. My grandson is taking lessons with her and looks forward to his lesson.
Clarissa
great first lesson--thank you!
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Jeremy P.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Kennesaw State University
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Jeremy P.

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Students can expect to develop a clear fundamental foundation which, with practice, can lead to wonderful musical insight and practicality amongst a general understanding of how music works and functions.

About Jeremy

Hello! I'm currently a Doctoral Candidate studying Trumpet Performance at Florida State University where I am studying with Dr. Christopher Moore. I have participated in several different ensembles throughout my studies and have played in and around the metro Atlanta, and Mid-Michigan areas. I enjoy

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Arthur
Jeremy was patient and thoughtful in teaching my son how to play trumpet.
Josie
Jeremy Is amazing!
Aileen
Jeremy was great! My daughter’s first lesson went very well. Her first instructor joined the military, so we were left to select someone new. By God’s grace and a lot of help from Michael at TakeLessons, we landed on Jeremy’s profile. We couldn’t have gotten a better instructor the second time around! It’s like an extension of the first lessons! Jeremy is knowledgeable, kind, sincere, laid back, patient, and encouraging. What more could we ask for? As a mother, I really appreciate his communication with me via phone and email. If you are looking for a great instructor, you can do no better than Jeremy!
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Adam J.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Speaks
  • BA Jazz Piano Performance from University of North Florida
  • Teaching since 2015
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Adam J.

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Greetings!

My name is Adam and I'd like to help you elevate your musical interest so that you can ultimately play what you hear and explore music on the instrument.I am a pianist that plays a wide variety of styles. I have a B.A In Jazz piano and have been playing professionally in NYC for over 10 years. I'm also an award winning vocalist and songwriter and would be honored to work with you in whatever musical areas you are interested in exploring. (Harmony, Technique, Ear Training, etc)

Each student is unique and therefore so is my approach. I observe how each student learns and customize each lesson towards the needs of the student. The most important thing Is to start making music as soon as possible and my method will have you doing just that!

I look forward to making music together,
-Adam

About Adam

Greetings! My name is Adam, I'm an award winning singer-songwriter and a Pianist/organist with a B.A in Jazz piano and over 10 years of professional performing experience in NYC. My method is simple. Each student is unique and therefore so is my approach. I observe how each student is learning

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Level L.
Great teacher, really pushed me too my limits and help tighten my technique. Would recommend!
Niala
Adam has taken me to new heights on my journey to becoming a musician. As someone who first approached music with much hesitation and a lack of confidence, Adam reminded me that I can achieve any of my musical goals at any age. He provides you with all the technique, theory training, and support you need to really internalize what you’re learning. He was also excellent with reminding of me of the spark that first drew me to music, when judgment and self-doubt seemed to get in the way. I can now approach something that once felt so intimidating with confidence and a sense of ease. I’ve learned that it’s all about falling in love with the process. Forever grateful for the way Adam has believed in me and the trust he has instilled in me as an artist. I highly recommend taking that leap of faith and stepping into the light of your dreams. It’s one of the most rewarding feelings to look back and see how far you’ve come.

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The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Oakland is $81. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"My weekly lesson with Steve Bruce was one of the highlights of my week! Steve is so patient and really takes the time during each lesson to develop your skills and help you perfect your technique. The passion he has for music is inspiring and it makes learning from him a joy."
Marianna
Took Classical Piano lessons from Steven B.
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"I have been taking lessons with Fawn for about 11 months now and have really enjoyed it. She is friendly, encouraging, flexible with scheduling and a great teacher. If there is something that I find difficult or cannot understand, she finds new ways to teach it so I can improve. I highly recommend taking classes with Fawn."
Bella
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"She is kind and you really want a teacher who helps you Reebecca is the best instructor I've ever had!!"
Jacqi
Took Classical Piano lessons from Rebecca G.
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"Jihye is very accommodating. I appreciate the care with which she teaches my daughter. Highly recommend her teaching services for anyone under 5. She’s the best."
Zayah
Took Classical Piano lessons from Jihye L.
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"My piano lesson is always a highlight of my week! It's a fun challenge that I enjoy preparing for. Emil's teaching style is unique; he makes his students laugh and takes us far beyond just learning the notes. From the very first lesson Emil shares his knowledge of classical music history and stresses the importance of nuanced musical dynamics, which many teachers unfortunately tend to neglect when teaching beginners. Don't hesitate in taking lessons with him, no matter what your age or skill level may be!"
Beatriz
Took Classical Piano lessons from Emil V.
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"I had the opportunity to work with Kessa when we were both in undergrad and I was trying to decide whether or not to become a music major. I was feeling pretty discouraged with my current piano teacher at the school and talked with Kessa since we had a class together and I knew she was a piano major. I had a few lessons with her and she gave me so many helpful ideas about how to approach my pieces and improve my practice habits. She was very kind and didn’t make me feel bad at all, but still pushed me hard in those lessons because she believed in me. Even though I ended up deciding not to go into music after all, I still value those few lessons I had with her and recommend her to everyone at any level."
Caleb
Took Classical Piano lessons from Kessa M.
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"I took lessons from Rachel for 6-7 years and had a wonderful experience. She is an excellent teacher especially for younger students! I would Highly recommend her."
Micah
Took Classical Piano lessons from Rachel G.
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"Sarah is an excellent teacher. She made sure to get to know us before beginning. She made us feel super comfortable. She was also very thorough at seeing what level the student was at. Great experience and the other lessons have been great as well."
Amy Rundle
Took Classical Piano lessons from Sarah D.
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"Lella quickly recognized what I needed to practice and brought me a great book that helped me get back to where I was very quickly."
Marissa
Took Classical Piano lessons from Lella L.
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"Best teacher ever. I would highly recommended to everyone."
Ainsley
Took Classical Piano lessons from JunZhao(Ryan) D.
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