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Steven B.

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

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I have been teaching music theory part time since 1972 and full time since 1998. One of the most important aspects of learning music theory is going beyond "what to play" and teaching you "why you're playing it". Once you have a grasp of basic theory concepts, you'll be able to learn new songs twice as fast, and with a great deal more 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 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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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, harmony, melody, and dynamics in great detail.

Music is often taught excessively by rote, and I feel it's very important to understand the logic behind everything just like you would in mathematics. So take that leap and explore the science of music.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner 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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Jesse T.

10 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors of Music 2020 (Classical Guitar Performance) from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
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Jesse T.

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Jesse Torre began studying guitar at the age of ten, and in his studies has developed an unwitting passion for playing and teaching. Bay Area native Jesse has studied with classical guitarist Angel Miguel Lejarza Leo, flamenco guitar virtuoso Jason McGuire, and has worked under the mindful instruction of classical guitarist Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. There Jesse completed his Bachelors in Music (Classical Performance) with distinction, and was honored with a Performer’s Certificate, demonstrating excellence in guitar performance. During his undergraduate studies, Jesse performed in masterclasses led by the prestigious GFA winner, Tengyue Zhang, and Bach expert, Paul Galbraith. His time at Eastman has given him a strong background in music theory; he is an advocate for the written and aural analysis of music, and stresses the importance of composition and instrumental exploration. As a performer and teacher, Jesse specializes in ...

About Jesse

I love music and have been composing and performing for many years. And although I love to compose and perform, teaching is probably my favorite aspect of working in music. I get the most joy in teaching when an individual learns something new, or when things start to "click" so to speak. Further, I

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Pranidhi
Jesse is an excellent teacher. He is calm, warm and incredibly patient with my 6 year old daughter. After having a thoughtful discussion about how we should start lessons, we agreed on an approach that would further encourage her natural enthusiasm for music. She loves it. Jesse has also been very flexible with offering zoom and in person classes. I have been really impressed with how well he holds my daughter’s attention even over zoom. He is a wonderful teacher and I could not recommend him more.
Lily
Jesse masters the art of making teaching be FUN! He is an incredible musician, but knows how to connect with kids to open up their world to love and learn music. My 6 year old son and 7 year old daughter both do ukulele lessons with Jesse, and it’s a highlight of their week. As a parent, I’m excited to have them learning an instrument, and at the same time, I see it building their confidence too. Being brave to practice singing and playing the instrument, despite feeling nervous about it. Jesse has a beautiful way of connecting to the kids with humor and encouragement, so they feel both comfortable and confident. I’m so happy we started music lessons with Jesse, and honestly cannot recommend him enough!!
Patrick Kennedy
Jesse structures lessons for the skill of the student and the direction the student wants to go in. Emphasizing the students abilities. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of music. Jesse explains concepts well and also ensures the student understands what is being thought. Great guitarist and great teacher.
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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1988
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Jim T.

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I teach student how to easily read music and the notation they see on the printed music from the very first lesson. We also study scale formation, intervals, chord construction and progressions as well as improvisation and songwriting. This includes all styles: classical, jazz, rock, blues and more!

About Jim

My career in music began at an early age (four!) with classical piano lessons until the age of thirteen. After expanding my musical horizons in high school listening to jazz, blues and rock I attended Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where I studied jazz & music theory with renowned jazz educator Ray B

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Mario L.
Very good at tuning into my needs. Jim is an excellent musician and teacher.
Sarah
Jim is a great instructor. His knowledge of theory and his piano skills are really amazing. I appreciated his no-stress style of teaching, and it is obvious that he has a true love of music and musicians.
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Mary R.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from UW-Milwaukee
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Mary R.

9 Reviews
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Music theory is the mathematics behind the art. It connects math to what we hear, see and feel in music. Understanding theory can help you accentuate the piece you are working on, improve your improvisational skills, and connect you to the music on a deeper level. This can be the most difficult part about learning music. But have no fear!! I love to make sense out of the non-sense! We can add theory practices to your instrumental lesson or take them separately.

About Mary

I started playing saxophone in 1994. It was an immediate passion! As the years went on my thirst for music grew and I picked up more instruments. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in Music from UW-Milwaukee in 2006. I continued to study privately on Saxophone with Curt Hanrahan and on Accordion with

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Chris P.
Excellent start, very patient.
Heather L.
Fun and informative
May
She is very nice.
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Farobag C.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Music, English, French, Gujarati
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 90; Female: 3 to 92
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Farobag C.

42 Reviews
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In addition to the study of melody, harmony, and rhythm,aural skills, that include the study of functional tonality and voice-leading are important factors that impart musicality.

Lessons may also be arranged via Skype.

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as w

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Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
Anginetta
Very good instructor

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The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Pacifica is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Upbeat beautiful positive sweet person who loves what she does."
Wendy
Took Music Theory lessons from Sue D.
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"Super nice, informative, and easy to understand. Really excited to continue lessons!"
Conor
Took Music Theory lessons from Shelley M.
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"Shawn is very well informed on music theory. I have had discussions with him on numerous occasions, quite enlightening."
Todd
Took Music Theory lessons from Shawn G.
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"I have been learning music from Frankie for a couple years now. He has always been extremely knowledgeable about music. Whether I want to learn guitar scales or learn to write songs, he is always able to help. He is also very supportive, friendly, and interested in your well-being as a person and as a music student."
Justin
Took Music Theory lessons from Frankie P.
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"Eric is an awesome teacher! Hes helping me get ready for my NYU audition for a masters program and so far he was able to teach me things I struggled learning dor the longest time. Definitely would recommend him!"
Aaron
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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"Kevin is very good he explains what he wants from my granddaughter and she is very comfortable with him. He has patients with her and works very well
She is learning a lot and really enjoys and looks forward to her lessons."
Cierra
Took Music Theory lessons from Kevin M.
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"I had the pleasure and honor of being one of his students in Mexico City while I was in music college. He's a very disciplined teacher (never missed a class) and he has complete dominion over the subjects he teaches. Roberto's not only an amazing guitarist but he has a unique way of teaching music theory and history that makes you quite familiar with the different approaches to music over the different ages. He also shows a legitimate interest over his students, he challenges then and even owns when he's pointed out mistakes by them. During my time as his student I also realized that he was quite respected by the other professors. Fair warning: he can be a little sarcastic but he means no offense whatsoever to his students and fellow musicians."
Manuel Vargas Mena
Took Music Theory lessons from Roberto S.
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"I took a few college courses on music theory but they never quite helped me learn how to actually write rock music. ROEL SAVED THE DAY. He had such a strong grasp of what makes music tick, and by the end of our sessions together I was composing songs much more fluidly."
Ellen
Took Music Theory lessons from Roel R.
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"So easy even this old timer can get it

Tim is an excellent, patient and caring instructor. I am a brand new guitar owner from a rural area in North Dakota. I was looking for a guitar teacher but all required a 30-60 minute drive. I found Tim through the Betterfly website and have taken several lessons through Skype. It has been a great experience that I would recommend to anyone from beginner on up"
Christine
Took Music Theory lessons from Tim B.
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"Adam tutored me in music theory. He is incredibly smart, patient, and his teaching is really easy to understand. I really enjoyed learning from him!"
Julia
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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