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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 students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn to hear and comprehend intervals, chord qualities, and chord progressions as well as rhythms in a variety of meters.

About Jesse

*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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Brenden R.
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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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
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Steven B.

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Learn how to play music without the need of sheet music or charts. With proper ear training techniques, you'll gain the ability to learn songs twice as fast and have greater 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 fo

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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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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1978
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
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Many people want to be able to play their musical instrument by ear training. An important part of ear training is learning the intervals (musical distance) between notes you hear. This is something that got touched on when I was a music major in school & college. I taught myself intervals related to common songs I've heard. By applying this knowledge to the guitar, my fingers will automatically go to the right notes I am "hearing in my head" without really thinking about it...it bypasses my intellect. This can really help decide which position to play a certain musical phrase on a guitar, for example.

On an intermediate level, I can train your ear to tell the difference between major chords, minor chords & more complex chords. I can show you how to find the first note or chord of a song. Then you can learn how to tell what the next chords are in a song, based on its relationship with the first chord.
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About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.

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Jeremy P.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Art in Music from Sonoma State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jeremy P.

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Learn to recognize intervals and chord qualities by ear, and sight singing

About Jeremy

I began playing guitar by ear around age ten. I learned rock songs from records for a few years, and then I began a more serious study of theory in high school. Over the next several years I alternated between pursuing my music degree and playing in bands around the midwest. In 2004, I transferred

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Aloha! I am a student from Hawaii! Wow, my words are not enough to express how awesome Jeremy is as a teacher. What a wonderful person he is, he is so friendly and patient. It is extremely difficult for me to learn anything but he make it super easy. It’s also really cool that he has an online option so I can learn anywhere. I must say, I am very proud of myself and how much I’ve accomplished through his teachings. I highly recommend Jeremy and you will not regret it! Amazing teacher and I am grateful. Thank you Jeremy and please don’t ever stop teaching! Mahalo!
Michelle C.
Great teacher. Takes time to answer questions Very thorough
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Joseph E.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Doctor of Arts (Music Education) from Ball State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joseph E.

9 Reviews
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"Study music while experiencing lessons to an enjoyable and relaxed approach!" This has been my goal and approach for students from young children to professional musicians in college. Let's see how you learn best and make this a positive experience for you!

About Joseph

PIANO / VOCAL / ORGAN / CONDUCTING - I am a music educator and performer that loves working with individuals from the young child to professionals. I taught public school for 12 years and then taught at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY for the last 14. My degrees are from Western Michigan Un

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Verna V.
I feel that I can learn a lot from Joseph. I am confident that he can help me with my singing voice to be where I want to be.
Mahealani S.
We are so grateful to have found Joseph. Our daughter is so happy to be able to work with someone with so much experience. We can’t wait for her next lesson. She learned so much.
Richard
Very friendly, personable, professional and a great teacher.
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PAUL L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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PAUL L.

3 Reviews
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Developing our ears is a crucial part of nurturing our musicianship. Having the ability to hear specific aspects of music allows us to strengthen our understand and appreciation of music.

Like my trombone lessons, ear training lessons will start by solidifying (or reviewing) fundamentals. Once established, we will build upon those fundamental skills to further develop our musical ear.

About PAUL

**UPDATE: DUE TO COVID-19, I AM MOVING TO ONLY ONLINE LESSONS. DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FINANCIAL STRAIN THIS EVENT PUTS ON FAMILIES, I AM REDUCING THE COST OF MY LESSONS AND TUTORING** Hi, I'm Dr. Paul Lynch. I graduated in 2016 from Arizona State University with a Master of Music in Performance. I

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Presley
My son finally loves playing his trombone.
Donna
Paul is a very gifted musician and a great teacher. He is passionate about music, and very patient with students. My son loves his trambone lessons. I highly recommend Paul.
Bruce
I could tell Paul definitely knew all the tiny details about mastering the trombone since the first lesson. He recognized what I needed to improve upon in order to reach my goals in a timely manner, armed me with the tools to do so, and I have no doubt that I will achieve those goals as the lessons progress.

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Average Cost of Ear Training Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute ear training lessons in Oakland is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $150 per hour.
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"I needed help singing in the church choir. Rebekah was amazing and personally took the time to teach me and work with me to help me to be able to sing in the choir on Christmas Eve. She was very patient and never criticized, but gently taught me to sing various styles of notes. I'm not a musical person, so I can't really get the terminology right, but she helped me to be able to located the different notes in the hymnal as I was singing. On Christmas Eve, with Rebekah's lessons, I accomplished what we had set out to do and was able to sing in the Christmas Eve service.

I've also known Rebekah personally for a long time now. She is full of personality and is exciting to be around. She is very professional and kind to all of her students. She is patient, considerate, and her students thrive under her supervision. I would highly recommend anyone to chose Rebekah as their personal instructor and not only for themselves, but for their children as well."
Darlene
Took Ear Training lessons from Rebekah A.
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"Really great stuff !!"
Michael
Took Ear Training lessons from Daniel K.
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"I am beyond grateful for finding Nils. Not only is he is so kind and encouraging [with amazing energy], but he has also opened up parts of my brain that have previously fought to stay closed. The way he explains things really makes more sense to me than ever before, and with his help, I'm confident that my skills with increase tremendously -- as they already have begun to--- . I highly suggest taking lessons with Nils!"
Lauren Marie
Took Ear Training lessons from Nils B.
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"I found Howard to be a terrific teacher. He propels and inspires; never manifests negativity - which is what a great teacher should do. His pedigree and qualifications are absolutely top-notch and I very much endorse him. For anyone seeking to learn piano, music theory, ear training, or other musical skills, you will find in Howard the rare combination of heart, insight and virtuosity."
Norman
Took Ear Training lessons from Howard R.
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"Edwin is very knowledgeable about music. He is a very adaptive to players of all skill sets and have guided me though the basics when I was once a beginner. He provides insight to the difficult questions that I come across over the years of playing guitar. He especially helped me understand music in a much larger scale. Overall, he is a well rounded teacher that is patient and supportive with his students."
Maggie
Took Ear Training lessons from Edwin I.
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"Francesca is an amazing teacher and support of your voice. She encourages you to find your voice, and embrace it's natural capabilities. She super dedicated to her career, and has a lot of students, but always take her time with you. I couldn't be more satisfied with my progress in such a short time. I highly recommend Francesca!"
Christopher
Took Ear Training lessons from Francesca V.
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"I'm delighted with Barbara as my piano instructor! As a senior citizen I find her knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, kind, friendly and professional in her approach. She takes into account my aims and goals as she develops effective lessons to reach those goals. Her music methods are up to date, as she matches the music to my preferred tastes. As she challenges me to reach my potential, she also allows for flexibility In order to meet my needs. I have also observed her working with very young children as well as young adults with the same satisfying results. I am very pleased and I recommend Barbara as the answer to your search for a piano instructor !"
Greta
Took Ear Training lessons from Barbara D.
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"When I was in school, my teachers never taught theory or ear training. Michael was very patient teaching an old dog new tricks. I am now able to do close listening to music, and can sometimes figure out how to play a piece of music without it written down. Thank you so much!"
Susan
Took Ear Training lessons from Michael W.
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"She’s really amazing"
Nicole
Took Ear Training lessons from Natalie L.
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"I brought my son to Randy two years ago to see if he would be a good fit as an instructor.

I had always wanted to learn to play the piano myself, but thought that because I never learned (and probably never would), I would make sure my son learned how!

My son is not only well on his way to learning to play the piano by by ear, he is also having a blast recording his own music! Randy always emails out a recap of the lesson along with things to work on for the upcoming week. I love these recaps because I can listen to the music they recorded and know what my son should be working on. It's great!

I always remembered hearing about what learning to play an instrument was like when I was younger (probably why I never tried to learn), an old blue hair wapping your hand with a ruler when you did not practice enough.

This is not what it is like at all with Randy. Lessons can be as engaging as you want them to be. Randy has a special talent to know what to focus on every week based on how his student is feeling.

I know this because I have witnessed several lessons where my son has been a real bundle of energy bouncing off the walls and Randy was able to reel him in and make progress for the day!

I have enjoyed watching my son grow as a musician so much , that I started taking lessons from Randy about a year ago. My favorite part about the process is I told Randy up front that I wanted to play November Rain by Guns -n- Roses, (no easy task). He did not tell me that it was an impossible, or that it was a bad idea... He just drew the sheet music and we got after it. It has been awesome learning my favorite song along and at the same time learning how to play the piano by ear.

You will begin to listen to all music differently after spending time with Randy, that is a fact.

I have always been a lover of music, but it goes to the next level when you start to gain an understanding and a feeling of how the music is put together.

I know that Randy is able to look down the road with each student and know how exactly how to teach each individual because everyone responds differently.

Randy really does a terrific job making sure you know that it is not IF you will reach your goals, but WHEN.

I am confident that we will be his students as long as he will have us, and I highly recommend you give him a try! You won't be disappointed!"
Rob H
Took Ear Training lessons from Randy L.
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