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Ley M.

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Union City, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Ukranian, Russian
  • BA in Music from Pedagogue Institute
  • Teaching since 1970
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Ley M.

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My lessons are a balance of fun and focus

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I have great passion for music, have been involved in music since childhood. I love the teaching process and have been dreaming of teaching music since I was 10 years old.

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Charles
Mr. Malchik is simply an outstanding, excellent teacher. Not only is he knowledgeable in music performance and theory, he is also joyful, enthusiastic and patient with my child. The many things my child has learned include, but are not limited to, how to read treble and bass clef, proper sitting and body posture, left and right hand finger techniques for scales and arpeggios, and how to play chords. Along with this training, he also encourages my child to have creative freedom - to enjoy music by playing songs she has either composed herself or heard outside of lessons.
Kim
It is my great pleasure to recommend Mr. Ley M. to you as a music teacher to your child. I am writing as a parent of a son who has benefited from Mr. Ley M.’s phenomenal instructional ability for the Elementary School Music Program in Newark, California, as well as in private music lessons.
Mr. Ley M. is passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. As the music teacher for the Elementary School Music Program with the Newark Unified School District, Mr. Ley M. is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them, and coaxes the very best effort from each and every child.
We were very fortunate that Mr. Ley M. was able to provide private tutoring for my son beyond the after school music program. My son has made tremendous progress in learning to play the clarinet. Mr. Ley M. has given my child a strong musical foundation-learning the correct embouchure and fingering techniques to play the clarinet, increasing proficiency in reading notes, timing, and hearing pitch.
Although Mr. Ley M. is one of the best music teacher in the area, his prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, he is worth every penny he charges and I certainly believe I have received excellent services for my money. I am tremendously grateful to Mr. Ley M. for everything he has taught my son and the joy of my son’s music playing has brought to our family.

Han W.

San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Han W.

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I began to study piano at the age of three. My education experiences includes bachelor and master's degree from China Conservatory of Music, the artist degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the doctor degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the University of Kansas.

In addition to preforming over more than 20 cities in China, I have also held piano solos in world-famous concert halls and important musical events, such as Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in the US, Musikschule Bayreuth Concert Hall in Germany, Theater Vredenburg Concert Hall in Germany, Grottammare Theatre in Italy, Teatro Degli Industri Grand Theatre in Italy, the Opening Ceremony of International Liszt Festival in LA, Opening and closing Ceremony of Pennsylvania International Music Festival.

I have won many international piano competition awards, including the

About Han

Hi, this is Han! I began to study piano at the age of three. My education experiences includes bachelor and master's degree from China Conservatory of Music, the artist degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the doctor degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the

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Ahmad G.

177 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ahmad G.

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained wit

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Terry
Ahmad is so amazing and great!. He is very flexible, can schedule classes via email and is totally approachable. I am learning a ton already.
Marc
Recently, I joined an 18 piece jazz band as their guitarist before realizing I was in way over my head. The speed and complexity of the chord changes were bit too much for me even though I have been playing at home for some 40 years and now I'm in my 50s. Freaking out and not wanting to be a quitter, I decided to ask for the best jazz guitar instructor in Seattle so that I could learn whatever I could in two months (our first gig.) I was told that Ahmad would be a great match for me. I sent him an email and received a response the same evening with the days and times that he could fit me into his schedule. What a relief, I thought, and began to relax.

Sitting down with Ahmad, I realized how much I didn't know about music theory and the guitar fret board and decided to begin lessons twice per week. It's been just over a month now I cannot believe how much sense music theory and the guitar fret board makes to me right now. Ahmad has really laid it out a good foundation so that I can see how everything fits together like never before. Ahmad not only understands jazz guitar, but he also knows how to teach according to the way a person learns. Recently, the stress of playing with a big jazz band has gone away.

After talking with several other students of Ahmad who were waiting for their lessons to begin, I learned that he was a really great instructor for all sorts of guitar lessons. And everyone seemed very pleased. I've have been to other guitar instructors in the past and I will highly rate Ahmad for jazz guitar, a solid 5 stars.
Jimmy L
I took several guitar classes with Ahmad a while back - he is an excellent instructor and very personable. He was more concerned with teaching me how to play the guitar rather than trying to get me to pay for more sessions. I still have his very helpful teaching notes!

In addition to the actual instruction, he also had great advice on what to or not to buy - I am an expert at the violin (this is not like an Asian thing but I had insisted to learn it) but was a complete novice with the guitar. It also helps that he is a bonafide musician in an actual band - I attended one of his concerts, which was very enjoyable, but had to leave before I could talk to him.

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Natasha C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Natasha C.

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Professional Musician offers Violin Lessons in Sugar Land, Texas.

From beginner to advanced, Natasha's violin students are among the most competitive and successful in this area.

With a Master's degree, twenty years teaching experience, and 10 years in a major professional orchestra, she's ready to bring out the best in your children!

About Natasha

In addition to graduating from The Kharkiv Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School at the Kharkiv Conservatory, I hold a master's degree in Music. I specialized in piano and violin and also earned certification in teaching Music. Professional Experience: Competing and Winning Position

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Diane G.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English;
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music; Master of Education from Bonston Conservatory and Univeristy of Maryland College Park
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Diane G.

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I teach all levels of music theory that help students succeed. They range from beginning note and music theory through theory needed to perform in symphony orchestras. I also have summer music programs.I teach the theory all musicians should learn if they wish to play with others.

About Diane

I have a degree and certification in violin and piano from the Boston Conservatory as well as a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland. I have had additional training and certification as a Suzuki teacher from The Suzuki Teacher Training Institute. I am a member of SAGWA-Suzuki Associati

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Medea
Diane has a profound love for children, at least my 7 yr old son. She is so sweet makes learning very easy. She even teaches me along with my son at his lesson. We love Ms. Diane!
Akino
Ms Diane is a wonderful violin teacher for my 9 years old
daughter. It has been three years since we started and my daughter always enjoys her lesson. Ms Diane is very patient, positive and a great listener as well.
Vicki
Diane works with my teenage daughter and she is absolutely wonderful. My daughter loves the way she teaches and enjoys each lesson.

Gloria J.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's Degree from Curtis Institute of Music
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Gloria J.

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Every student is unique, so I will tailor the lessons to you and make it fun! I'm passing on to you the training I received from the very best master teachers of the violin. Stringed instruments are challenging, but I believe in enjoying making music at every level, while establishing a strong foundation in good technique. For learning fundamentals of music theory and ear training, we will play various rhythm and improvisational games. I have extensive background in European classical music, and I've also done quite a bit of improvisation, some fiddling, and electric violin and viola. Whether you want to be the next Joshua Bell or the next Lindsey Stirling, I can help you improve your playing. I will help you sing, dance and tell a story through your violin or viola.

About Gloria

Born into a musical family in 1966, I have extensive performance experience as a classical violinist and violist, and I've been composing my own music since 2000. I am very grateful to have studied with some of the finest teachers of violin, viola and chamber music, and I graduated in 1990 from th

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Mia Bella
Gloria has been a wonderful and inspiring teacher over a period of very formative years for me as a violinist. We first worked together for all 4 years of my undergraduate violin performance degree at Mills College from 2010-14, and Gloria helped me develop a lasting appreciation for listening deeply and developing focus for small details. We worked together on everything from solo Bach and Hindemith sonatas to concertos, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. She has been a lasting influence in my life as a musician, and I will continue to return for musical and creative advice over the years even when I live far away.

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"Lucas is a great teacher! I had an excellent lesson with him. He helped me prepare for an upcoming audition. Lucas is very attentive to detail and helped me take my pieces to the next level. I played Country Dance by C.M. Von Weber, and Concerto in a minor, 2nd mov. by Antonio Vivaldi, and I was able to greatly improve in just an hour!
~Leyra"
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Took Violin lessons from Lucas B.
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"I've been taking piano lessons with Heather for 11 months and have been very pleased with my progress. She is approachable, relaxed, and kind. Being able to read and play sheet music has been a goal of mine for years. Heather has been a pleasure to work with regards to achieving this goal."
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Took Piano lessons from Heather W.
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"Andria is a great teacher. She is very patient. Looking forward to the next lesson."
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Took Piano lessons from Andria S.
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"Great drum teacher. I studied with Richard about a year. I had played before, but Richard helped me build a better drumming foundation and guided me to me play better.
I now am able to play in a cover band and use some of the concepts and techniques that I learned from my lessons with him.
I highly recommend Richard for drum lessons."
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Took Drum lessons from Richard B.
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"Kelly is an amazing teacher, musician, and singer! She has great energy and a positive attitude. It's impossible not to smile when you're around her. I came to her to finally learn how to sing. In the first lesson she identified two bad singing habits that I've been doing for years. I've improved tremendously since then and I owe it all to her! Lately we've been working on music theory and song writing. I'm very happy with her as my teacher!"
Derek
Took Singing lessons from Kelly A.
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"Great instructor! Very patient and knowledgeable."
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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Took Guitar lessons from Ryan B.
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"I’ve been a percussionist for decades and have been very fortunate to find such a great tabla instructor in the Denver area. Nabin is not just a great performer he is also an exceptional teacher. Even though my background is in rock and Latin music he has been able to help me understand the concepts of Hindustani music and rhythm and we are working towards developing a performance composed of all the major elements of a traditional tabla solo. It’s the most interesting style of music I have come across. I would imagine Nabin can teach to all skill levels and backgrounds as he has been able to tailor a program of study specifically to my abilities and even to my schedule. If you are interested I can’t recommend him enough...and you should do it! We need more tablas resounding in Colorado! (Image is of some of my tablas)"
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Took Tabla lessons from Nabin S.
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"Worked very well with my six year old daughter."
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Took Piano lessons from David B.
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"Both my daughter and my son have been taking guitar and bass lessons from Greg for the last few months. My kids have blossomed and Greg has a way of connecting with both of them. We are so thankful for Greg’s gift of teaching guitar and bass!"
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Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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