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Astrid C.

14 Reviews
Pinole, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Astrid C.

14 Reviews
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I teach vocal lessons for all ages and all experiences. I want to help people understand how their voice works, how to use it well and to ultimately enjoy singing. My lessons (can) include breathing exercises, warm-up exercises, sight-singing, ear training and then working on a specific repertoire. Each lesson is crafted to my students goals and desires for personal growth and knowledge.

About Astrid

Teaching is my passion. Over the last few years I have worked with some amazing students of all ages. My youngest student was 2 years old and my oldest student is in her 70's and I absolutley love that! I have experience working with children with learning difficulties and students who get frustrat

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Amy F.
Astrid was amazing. Got me ready for my Singing audition
Miles C.
Good
Patricia T.
Very patient teacher.
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Alex L.

6 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Student of the Year from Ohlone College
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Alex L.

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I am a long time teacher, and student of Music at San Jose State University. I want to help you become a better player, and a better musician! I will teach you theory, technique, how to learn your favorite songs by ear, and how to write your own! I want to be the teacher that I always wished I had when I was learning. Send me a message and let's get started!

About Alex

I was passionate about music when I was younger, but I never had the tools to get where I wanted. Music was always a mystery to me and I got stuck learning from tabs and not stepping out of my circle of knowledge. It wasn't until I pursued music seriously that my love for the art really took off. I

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Nicholas C.
Alex is very personable. Has good energy and it seems obvious he is passionate about his work. Good communication skills and tries to offer as much direction as possible in the time allotted. Am excited to continue working with Alex, advancing my education and skills.
Hailey Anne O.
Great with kids and thorough with his lesson.
Pratibha
Alex is experienced and seasoned guitar teacher . My kid is learning and enjoying at the same time

Byron H.

4 Reviews
Hayward, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Byron H.

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I've been teaching cello for 10 years and my students have gone on to participate in All-State orchestra, and play in professional orchestras. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to produce sound and play simple songs and as time goes on you'll be able to read music fluently and perform with ease. I specialize in Classical, and typically use Suzuki and Klengal scale books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Byron

I love music. I love it so much that I have made it my career. I have been playing the cello for over 20 years and have studied in universities since 2002. In that time, I have worked extensively with great artists such as, Rhonda Rider, Joel Krosnick, Andy Mark, Nicholas Tzavares, and Mark Steinbe

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James D.
I'm an adult and I've been working with Byron for 5 months now. We've worked in person and now through video during quarantine. It's been a great experience and I would surely recommend him!

I had no experience with string instruments and feel I'm on my way to playing the cello competently. Byron keeps things fun and moving along at a good pace. He's especially good at diagnosing the cause of any difficulties I'm having.
Sheila
Excellent for someone new to the instrument.
Conor Burnett
Honestly could not ask for a better teacher. I was struggling to find a teacher in the area and boy did I pretty much hit the jackpot. Great teacher, super intelligent and understanding. I am a beginner but would highly recommend him to anyone. Not only does Byron play beautifully but he knows exactly what and how to teach you. Im always excited for my next lesson, so you should contact him and set one up too!

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Tyler J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students Male: 9 and up; Female: 13 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Towson State University
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Tyler J.

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Children and adults alike benefit from and enjoy the personalized elements of our teaching style. We provide students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and techniques necessary to become skilled musicians, and are always happy to help students work toward their individual goals for learning. We believe strongly that learning should be fun. We work hard to ensure an enjoyable learning experience. In making sure that students enjoy what they are learning, we add value to the skills that are taught, by fostering a true appreciation for the joy music can bring.

About Tyler

Children and adults alike benefit from and enjoy the personalized elements of our teaching style. We provide students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and techniques necessary to become skilled musicians, and are always happy to help students work toward their individual goals for learnin

Ray R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ray R.

5 Reviews
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About Ray

Hello! My name is Ray, I'm 31 years old, and was born in Queens, NY. I studied classical music for many years as a youngster at the Aaron Copeland School of Music college preparatory program. During this program I was introduced to Jazz, and around the same time began experimenting with synth

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Cynthia
Ray is an amazing teacher. My 11-year-old has high-functioning autism and has a great interest in learning music. I was hesitant to hire just any teacher, as many teachers don't have the patience and understanding to work with special needs kids. However, Ray has been not only patient, but he has an exceptional way of teaching my son in a way that he would understand and retain the information. Ray is creative, intuitive, and experienced. My son is very happy and enjoys the lesson every single time. Thanks Ray.
Maximus
Awesome!!!!!!!! So sweet! Cool hair : ))
Eden H.
My daughter is loving her cello lessons with Ray even more than she expected. She feels she is really improving.
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Derek W.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Derek W.

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Every student is different which is why I love to build a custom curriculum for each musician in my studio! Not only will we get you playing your favorite songs or repertoire in any genre, but we can also build strong skills in musicianship in any areas that appeal to you including ear training, solfege, music theory, sight reading, accompaniment skills, composition/songwriting, arranging and orchestration, and foundations of conducting.

I specialize in working with students age 12 through adulthood; beginners through college preparatory and advanced students welcome!

About Derek

A little bit about me as a musician and a teacher… I’m a trained wearer-of-many-hats. As a musician, you could have seen me as any number of things in the last 10 years: a conductor, a composer, a trombone player, a singer, or a producer. But above all, I have always considered myself a teacher fi

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Stephanie
I've had Derek as a conductor for a small string ensemble for about 5 years and he's truly the best anyone can ask for! He's great with young students and is amazing at motivating and explaining exactly what he wants out of musicians. His love and knowledge for music is extremely evident and that in turn encourages his students to strive to greater heights in musicianship.

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"I've been taking lessons with Dan for about a month and a half now and I gotta say, I don't think you'll find a better vocal teacher. He is very knowledgeable about how the voice works and has many years of coaching experience. He is great at giving direction and knows how to adjust to your learning style. He also takes notes throughout the lesson to track your progress, which I think helps a lot. Having started with pretty much zero vocal ability, I've definitely seen significant improvement in my voice. I highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of taking singing lessons!"
Steven
Took Singing lessons from Dan G.
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"Daniel was very personable and easy to work with, my son came away from his lesson beaming with joy."
Kieran
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"Murray is an excellent teacher, musician and all 'round good guy. He is very adept at understanding your deficiencies and giving you the right tools to improve. His positive attitude is contagious!"
Greg Emerson
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Dan connected well with my daughter and now she can't wait for more lessons."
Elizabeth
Took Piano lessons from Daniel B.
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"Great Teacher!!!

Kimberly is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her. She is patient with you as a student and explains things at your level. She is very knowledgable about music as she plays many instruments and has a great ear. As an adult student she had me learn to read music early in the lesson which I found to be very helpful. Lessons are at her home and it is in an appropiate setting. My Lessons fly by as she has an engaging teaching style and she stays focused on helping your improvement from week to week. She is flexible in rescheduling your weekly lesson if needed.I would rate her an A+ as a Music teacher!"
Joe
Took Violin lessons from Kimberly B.
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"Greg was a great teacher both myself and my son have taken classes from him. He pushed me when needed to try some new things while still encouraging and making it fun."
Bill
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"If you're thinking about taking lessons from Ahmad, do it. For years I thought I just couldn't play the guitar. I tried learning online, but nothing stuck. I even took a group class, which was better than trying to learn online, but I still wasn't satisfied. So, I decided to look into private lessons, even though I was nervous about the one-on-one dynamic. For years I have struggled with performance anxiety and was afraid that would prevent me from ever really learning the guitar and playing with other people. I discussed this with Ahmad before and at my first lesson. I can't tell you how amazing it felt a few months later when we played a song together and I had no fear or anxiety.

I credit this to the fun and relaxing atmosphere Ahmad has created in his studio space which makes it easy to learn, ask questions and enjoy my lessons. He has a deep passion for music which is infectious. I leave every lesson feeling energized and excited to work on my new material.

If you're interested in learning how to play the guitar or improve your skills, give Ahmad a shot. You'll be so glad you did. Before, I thought I just couldn't learn how to play the guitar, now I'm looking forward to years of honing my skills, playing with friends and experiencing the joy of creating music."
Anna
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Kevin is a great instructor. Really enjoying my lessons. If doing them over skype, I would recommend using a hardwired connection and not wifi. Laggy skype connection on my end is the only problem. Kevin's connection is fine."
Jason
Took Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"For the past couple months, I've been holding down the drum chair for a local San Diego band Aaron and I play with regularly called Quel Bordel! Aaron is super passionate about creating music and provides a fun atmosphere when playing live. He's encouraging, quick witted, enthusiastic and REALLY GOOD! Watching a crowd go crazy during his solos is definitely a testament to his skill as a guitar player and performer. Playing with someone with such a high skill set pushes me to play better myself and hopefully so will you!"
Chad
Took Music Performance lessons from Aaron D.
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"Charlotte is awesome! She's patient, thorough, and offers great constructive feedback. In my three lessons with her I've learned far more than I have with my previous instructor.

I highly recommend her!"
James
Took Classical Piano lessons from Charlotte L.
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