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Ronald S.

8 Reviews
Citrus Heights, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Ronald S.

8 Reviews
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Harmonic approach to playing stressing chord progression. I play all types of music from classical, to ragtime, blues and new age.

About Ronald

With a Bachelor's Degree in music from California State University Sacramento I studied with the best, including graduates from Juilliard and Eastman. I focus on what my students want to play and provide a harmonic grounding to enable the student to improvise or just "jam" with anybody. I also provi

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Cameron
Knowledgeable, easy going. Looking forward to my son learning.
Grover
Kind and patient instructor. Ronald gave us a great quick introduction to piano playing. It will be a good foundation to build on in the future when we can make more time for additional lessons. Thank you!
Elizah
So patient and always on time. My daughter learned so much for 3 lessons.
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Esther B.

50 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Korean, English, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • A.A , B.M., M.M. from California State University of Sacramento
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Esther B.

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The Circle of 5th,Intervals,Triads,Seventh Chords,Four-Part Writing,Harmonic Progression,Musical Structure and Secondary Dominants and dominant Sevenths etc....

About Esther

I'm Esther, a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself piano and singing in a choir at the age of 9. I moved to the U.S. in 1992 and studied music for 10 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music at California State University of Sacramento. I studied and trained with Claudia Kitka &

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Jacey
Mrs. Esther is a really kind, patient, and honest piano teacher. She helped me work through my mistakes and told me what I needed to work on in order to improve. Her way of teaching is effective and it helped me gain more knowledge about piano and the techniques of being a good pianist. She is very caring and understands when I'm in a difficult situation and she always encourages me to keep going. I enjoyed all the experiences I had with Mrs. Esther and the unique personality she had. For the past 9 years, I have learned a lot about music and the hard work that goes into playing the piano. I will never regret having Mrs. Esther as my piano teacher and the adventures I had.
Lawrence
Mrs. Esther has taught me piano over the past 9 years. Over those years, I was able to learn a lot about the innerworkings of the piano, both theory and playing. Mrs. Esther carefully taught me piano with both elegance and patience and created wonderful experiences through the community concerts that she holds. Her kindness reached me in times where I was overburdened with both the study of piano and my schoolwork. The 9 years of piano that I spent with her have been very rewarding and an experience that I will continue to cherish as I continue pianoing.
Hoai-Anh
Thank you for your lesson. I’ve learned a lot today. You’re so understanding and easy to learn from. I’m very excited and waiting to see you for next lessons.

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Alex H.

2 Reviews
Sacramento, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex H.

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Ever wonder why theory is important? A lot of people don't want to learn theory or are scared of it. If this is you, I'll explain how to navigate music without using theory while also showing how theory can be a helpful tool. If you're here to learn more about theory because you need to or you're interested in learning more about it, some of the topics I'll cover are listen below.

Tailored to your skill level, you'll learn:
-high vs low notes
-ascending vs descending
-sharps, flats, and naturals
-key signatures
-time signatures
-major vs minor
-other modes
-rhythm and melody
-transcriptions
-form
-chord recognition
-intervals
-harmonies
-transposition
-much more!

My teaching style is casual, yet theoretical. I'm easy going, but also passionate. I tailor my style and difficulty to match each individual student.

If you have any questions or want to meet in person to see if it's a good fit, let me know! :)

Alex

About Alex

MUSIC: My first private lessons were on piano at 8 years of age with piano lessons, I learned about he basic fundamentals of music (scales, melodies, harmonies, rhythm, time and key signatures, accidentals, etc.). After discovering that rhythms were the most interesting to me, I decided to start dru

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Sina
We’ve had a few lessons with Alex so far, at home and on line. He is really good at what he does and my children are learning a lot from him.
Colsen
Alex is patient and is able to teach accordingly to a child's level. My son is 8 years old. Alex is very experienced in teaching, he started out with basics, and moved on according to my son's ability to learn. My son learned a lot during his first lesson.
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Mark S.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
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Mark S.

7 Reviews
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Want to eliminate writers block? Or make amazing musical compositions? Are you interested in music production? My take on theory is like no other! I make it easy to follow, covering an array of topics I find important to help you gain not only a deeper understanding but ultimate control over music itself and your vision for it. Starting from the ground up from pitch tuning and scales to advanced topics like counterpoint workflow and creativity and everything in between. I've been composing for 21 years since the age of 12 and I'm an amazing teacher with a lesson plan designed to get you to a level where you are constantly inspired and creative with all the skills you need to take the music from mind to sound.

About Mark

I'm a prolific composer music producer pianist and vocalist with hundreds of pieces of unreleased music not including hours and hours of unreleased recorded piano jams. I've written hundreds of thousands of notes and melodies. Started piano lessons at the age of 7 and started composing and perform

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Min
Marq is a mad creative genius, and any knowledge that he happens to pass onto you will be highly worthwhile. Marq is also fun to work with and very open to your ideas and feedback.
StevenJewel "CULTURE"
Definitely enjoyed my first session with Mark!! He is very thorough with a fun energy that makes learning feel stress free and natural. I definitely recommend his services to all levels of producers that are looking to get some solid knowledge!
Mike
Mark knows all about music from a-z. I have been teaching myself music for years, and Mark knows right where im at and knew how to help me EQ better, arrange songs better, and helped me focus on my live set up as a performer and an engineer. THANKS MARK!!
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Lisa N.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded Whitlock Scholarship from University of New Hampshire
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Lisa N.

7 Reviews
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Confused by music theory? Or just want to get more comfortable with reading and writing notes, rhythms, and chords? I can help!

About Lisa

If you don't see the time slot you are looking for, please reach out to me: I can often accommodate other times upon request. Lisa's first formal introduction to music came when her mother, a masters student at the Eastman school of Music in Rochester, enrolled her in violin lessons at age 6. Th

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William H.
First time doing online lessons. Lisa made it very easy. She is very upbeat and makes lessons enjoyable.
Jack
Awesome teacher! Took several years off from playing clarinet, and Lisa helped me get going again. Best thing I ever did was to start taking music lessons again!
Mary
Lisa is an experienced teacher in so many ways. She is well versed in the mechanics of instruments, and all the nuances of music. She works well with students of all ages, and is an excellent teacher!!!
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Victoria G.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz Studies (French Horn) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Victoria G.

9 Reviews
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Beginners can learn the basics of music theory, such as reading notes, rhythms, chords, and time signatures. Intermediate and advanced students can learn to analyze chords and scales within classical and jazz harmony, as well as compositional techniques involving form, instrumentation, and timbre.

About Victoria

Victoria has been playing the French horn since 2008 and the piano since 2001. She is currently majoring in horn performance and jazz French horn at the University of Illinois. She studies under Bernhard Scully, a horn player who has played in the world-renowned Canadian Brass, and Jim Pugh, a tromb

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Frank C.
On one occasion, she was 15 minutes late. Tonight she just didnt show up. No phone calls, no texts, no email, no nothing, just no show.
Stacy
Victoria is very knowledgeable and was very engaged throughout the lesson. She asked good questions to assess my goals and playing level, and tailored the lesson appropriately. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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"Paul not only has a passion for music, but he has a passion for teacjing music and sharing his gift with others."
George
Took Music Theory lessons from Paul M.
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"Kevin is all you want in an instructor. He is enthusiastic about music and about me learning and getting better. He knows his stuff and knows how to break it down, so I can understand it. And he keeps the vibe nice and fun."
Noel Williams
Took Music Theory lessons from Kevin S.
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"Kenneth knows where I want to go with music and I believe his lessons are definitely putting me on the right track for my specific goals"
Emmanuel
Took Music Theory lessons from Kenneth R.
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"Mark is awesome. He has a uniquely designed and patented method to reach reading music quickly. My daughter learned to read all the violin notes with rapidity in two months. Today he had her play a new piece she never saw before by reading the music. The smile on her face when she realized what she had accomplished was priceless."
Aaron
Took Music Theory lessons from Mark L.
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"Man You Pretty, but please take another pic, You B-Scarry , look'on down @ yr pupils"
NEIL PERT
Took Music Theory lessons from James W.
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"Indigo is simply the best at simplifying music theory into bite size pieces that are easy to grasp. She is a very gifted teacher."
Geoffrey
Took Music Theory lessons from Indigo S.
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"Shon Morgan is absolutely the greatest most talented musician and music teacher I have ever had the privilege of learning from and playing music with. I am a drummer/guitarist/vocalist. We did some touring gigs together in our earlier years and he was already amazing back then. He sat down and taught me the circle of fifths off the top of his head in one conversation. I learned so much just playing along side him. So not only is he an amazing player, but he is also very well suited and experienced as a teacher. He is the most knowledgeable musically but patient and kind personally. He plays and teaches multiple instruments and vocals really well but he stands out tremendously on bass guitar! You can not go wrong having Shon Morgan as your teacher, period!"
Jesse
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"Hi Everyone,
I’d like to tell all about what a wonderful experience I’m having with Tamari as my piano teacher.
First about me. I’m a 70 year old male with virtually no hands-on music experience or knowledge (other than listening). My parents forced me to take piano music lessons 60+ years ago which I totally resisted. Playing piano was a sissy thing and after a few months they gave up.
For the past 50 years I regretted my youthful error. So when I had the chance to take a piano/keyboard class from Tamari, through OLLI at Uconn I jumped at the chance.
Tamari started the first class totally prepared. Not only did she have startup handouts geared to beginner level students. She also came with extension cords and power outlet strips so all could set up comfortably. Right away we (9) were playing notes and learning. Tamari gave us terrific learning tips (beyond Every Good Boy Does Fine) to make grasping lessons much easier.
Sadly, the Virus hit, and self-isolation became the norm. So Tamari set up her classes through the ZOOM video conferencing software. Wonderfully, a fun learning experience.
One example from yesterday. Tamari helped me learn that just playing the notes , G A G C B by pecking at the keys isn’t music. There’s a certain rhythm needed to make the sound correct and enjoyable. And after, patiently, staying with me, turn after turn, I got it right. Bravo to her and me.
Let me wrap this up by saying, I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with Tamari as my Piano teacher.
Ralph A Famiglietti."
Ralph
Took Music Theory lessons from Tamari (Tamara) W.
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"Shon is an expert at all aspects of teaching music on multiple instruments but is especially gifted at teaching music theory that helped me learn to play by numbers which helped me change keys on the fly. No more writing out the chords for praise and worship music. So knowledgeable. You need to stop think about it and call him up and schedule your first lesson. Shon rocks!!"
Ken
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"Great first lesson! My son enjoyed it. Thank you."
Obi
Took Music Theory lessons from Keith J.
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