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Steven B.

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

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I have been a studio recording artist since 1979, playing piano, organ, synthesizers, acoustic and electric guitar and electric bass. I will teach you the basics of studio recording, how to make the most out of your time in the studio, and let you in on the "insider secrets" that recording artists use to set them apart!

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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Thomas B.

Oakland, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Thomas B.

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About Thomas

I've been playing various stringed instruments in different ensembles for the last 15 years. I studied electronic music composition and recording at UC Santa Cruz. *** Lesson Details *** I want to encourage students to explore new musical frontiers including and building upon the styles of music a

Chuck M.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Chuck M.

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How to record using computer software including Garageband, Ableton Live and Reaper.

About Chuck

Chuck moved to Portland, Oregon from Gainesville, Florida, where he was a prominent member of the music teaching and performing community for more than 25 years. Originally from Chicago, Chuck completed his BA in Music History and Masters of Music (MM) at the University of Florida. Chuck became ob

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Keith V.
Yes. Just what I needed for rock, blues and jazz organ basics. Gentle, knowledgeable, practical. You can't go wrong.
David
Excellent experience! Patient, Knowledgeable, tailors the session to exactly what I need; also good at not losing sight of what I need to work on and what is to come.
Chris P.
Great first lesson!

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Karen D.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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If you always wanted to record your songs or songs of others I can help. I teach Logic Pro. Logic Po is a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application for the macOS platform. I will teach you the interface including software instruments, audio effects, loops, editing, real-time scoring in musical notation, supporting guitar tablature, drum notation, and much more. If you want to learn to record your songs or the songs of others Logic interface is GREAT and I would love to teach you!

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
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Juan C.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Juan C.

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About Juan

Originally from Colombia, Juan has been a resident of New York City since 2008. His music blends classical, modern, and avant-garde elements. He draws from his experience as a recording and touring rock guitarist in Colombia and Miami, his studies of East Asian music, inspired by interaction with m

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Mike
Juan went through many fundamentals of classical guitar, how to place your hands over the strings for articulation and economy of movement. Very useful.
Dawn G.
Juan is wonderful and very knowledgeable in music. He is very patient and makes you feel comfortable. I leave a lesson feeling like I am accomplished and relaxed. It nice to see progress in such a little time. I go home with enthusiasm to learn more and want practice to do so.
Chrystine R.
With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!
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Kris S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 13 and up
  • Bachelor's of Arts in Music and Psychology from University of Connecticut
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Kris S.

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Online Music Recording Teacher

Learn how to get the best out of your recordings, even without much gear. Focus is on making DIY home recordings shine!

About Kris

2020 Update: all lessons are taught over Skype or Zoom. Check the remote lessons demo video in my profile to get a sense of what it's like! Music is a rewarding art with infinite depths - the approach you take to learn it should reflect this. When you take piano lessons with me we’ll cover a

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Jason
I feel so lucky to have discovered Kris on TakeLessons. Every lesson begins with him checking in on my progress in a variety of different areas and every lesson ends with notes of our session and different areas for me to practice before our next session. There's always a great mix of homework types that Kris lets you explore in a way that is organic and fun for how you want to learn. He will work with YOU to help find the lessons that inspire you to keep practicing and staying engaged. We also spend a decent amount of time on music theory and composition, so I feel like I'm actually learning the instrument and not just following patterns. Lastly, Kris has a high level of empathy and is great at encouraging his students. He always makes me feel good about the progress I'm making while still challenging me to be better. I can't recommend Kris enough.
Hershey
Kris is great .. always positive and upbeat. Clearly is masterful at understanding music theory and its applications to the piano. Working at a rapid pace and after just 3 lessons, I feel like I understand the piano. I would say that my understanding of some music theory (as a guitarist) helps me keep up with Kris, but he is a great listener and pauses when necessary.
Nicole
Amazing instructor. I've come so far from working with him.

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Average Cost of Music Recording Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music recording lessons in Oakland is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $300 per hour.
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"Eric knows how to get the best performance from an artist. I look forward to doing more projects with him."
Karena
Took Music Recording lessons from Eric J.
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"Steve is knowledgeable in recording software and was able to get me up and running."
David
Took Music Recording lessons from Steve G.
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"Randy has been a very positive influence in my musical life

I got a lot of inspiration and encouragement from Randy to express myself and create my own music. In fact, I am now a film composer.
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Ryan
Took Music Recording lessons from Randy L.
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"This spring semester started off very stressful, but after getting James to tutor me for my music business class it have been a big relief. My grades started going back up and the biggest accomplishment of them all is that I passed my class with a B+. “Thank god out of all the teachers on takelessons.com I chose him.”

James is very caring and understanding and most definitely knows his stuff when it comes to Music business. He really cares about his student’s and really wants to see them win , even when he’s not on the clock with you at the moment he randomly sends you helpful tips and interesting reading files that can help you along the way to become a success artist. I will most definitely keep him around while I'm on my Musical Journey ! and If I were you I would too."
Jeyney J
Took Music Recording lessons from James W.
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Took Music Recording lessons from Summer L.
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"Frankie is absolutely amazing!!! He's highly recommended and solve the critical issues very quickly and efficient !!! Really appreciated his work !"
Chris
Took Music Recording lessons from Frankie P.
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"Rick is awesome!

Great midi composer, engineer and mentor. Everytime I have an issue he always gives more than one solution to the same problem. He thought me Midi and Synthesis in Sae Institute Mexico."
Ricardo
Took Music Recording lessons from Ricardo M.
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"Hey Everybody My Man Prophet X is a Awesome Teacher he has been really teaching me so much in this music industry you need to jump on his teachings he is v erst in Music Rapping songwriting in more in the music field i recommend him highly if you are already all the above im sure it is more he can teach you."
Byron
Took Music Recording lessons from Prophet C.
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"Jordan is one of the most dedicated musicians I know. He has taught me so much about different techniques for recording music and continually searches for new knowledge on how to improve his craft. I would highly recommend learning from Jordan even if you have a background in music because he has brought a new level of professionalism to the way that I approach music theory and song writing. In addition to his skills, he's an all around nice guy and a good communicator!"
John
Took Music Recording lessons from Jordan D.
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"David and I hit it off right away in my opinion. I'm a no nonsense kinda guy and I truly believe he get that! I listened to some of his production and If I only gain 1% of 1% of his knowledge I will be forever grateful!"
Robert
Took Music Recording lessons from David C.
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