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Popular Music Teachers in Palo Alto, CA

Tracey H.

7 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
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Tracey H.

7 Reviews
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I've been writing for 24 years, solo and as part of a band. I think I have an especially unique perspective of writing as a vocalist primarily, which can come with its own unique set of approaches and challenges. I like to work on songwriting as an authentic and intuitive extension of each individual's experience and creativity. There's no one-size-fits-all way to songwrite, and in working with my students on songwriting, my approach is to help guide you through what your process is, including finding and honing inspiration, making writing a part of your every day routine, lyric- and melody-writing, arrangement, dynamics, etc.

About Tracey

I've been singing, performing, songwriting, and studying voice for 20+ years. I'm alumnus of both Berklee College of Music, where I studied Voice/Vocal Performance, and Musician's Institute, where I earned a degree in Voice / Vocal Performance. I've been teaching since 2006, and work with a wide ra

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Craig
Tracy is an expert and has taken me to places in singing that I was ‘scared’ of. I have seen improvements even after 4 lessons. Tracey is a caring and practical tutor. I highly recommend her!
Gemma
I had my first lesson with Tracey today and I can't wait to take more! I'm a person who likes knowing how stuff works, why we may do something a certain way, what I should be paying attention to etc etc, and I love that she is willing to break everything down and explain in a very relatable way. She's very patient, easy-going, and despite how uncomfortable it is for me to sing in front of others, she made me feel like she's truly there to go along the journey with me, to improve and discover my voice with no judgments. Tracey is the best!
Elizabeth N.
Tracey is super nice. I was not with them in the sdudio when she was teaching my daughter . She said I could definitely stay there though. My daughter was very happy with her.

Soraya B.

9 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Soraya B.

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About Soraya

About me, I have been playing the guitar for more than 20 years. I studied at the Conservatory of Music in France. In San Francisco, I studied and played with many great jazz musicians and teachers. I have also studied theory/ composition, electronic music, and voice. I hold an MA in Education.

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Eden B.
I've been working with Soraya for over two years. My experience with taking lessons from Soraya has been a wonderful journey of self discovery as well as learning an amazing instrument. My schedule is quite busy and I also have a 10mo old so I don't have a lot of time to practice. However somehow Soraya's teaching technique keeps me moving forward during every class. We meet once a week and I am always excited for my lesson. Sometimes it has been really challenging to learn new chords and yet she is always patient with me and curates the lessons if she sees I need more time on something. Now I am learning a new song that I picked out and it's been so much fun. I highly recommend Soraya and her knowledge about music theory is an added bonus.
Katherine B.
This teacher never showed up to my appointment. Her phone number was disconnected.. so much for buying 10 lessons in advance.
Iralda G.
She is very patient as a teacher!
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Marshal Y.

Oakland, CA
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA, History from Yale University
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Marshal Y.

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I start from scratch with every student, and create a plan based on their goals, experience, and preferred music styles. No two students have the same lesson.

Additionally, because the jazz school I attended gave students very strong instruction in harmony and ear-training, I teach students not just how to read notes, but to understand what they're playing so they can be more creative and versatile. Moreover, I encourage students to feel comfortable making mistakes in a safe environment so they can step outside of their comfort zone.

About Marshal

I've been involved with music for nearly my whole life. I started out with Suzuki violin lessons and then switched to the piano when I was in the 2nd grade and have been performing, studying, composing, and teaching ever since. I graduated from Yale with a Bachelor's in History and afterward e

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Josh
I recently took an intro to piano class from Marshal via Zoom. He e-mailed the course .pdf materials promptly after booking so that I could visually go over the lesson ahead of time. He had an easy going manner about himself and was okay with me interrupting on several occasions to ask a question or tell him I already knew the material being taught. Definitely recommended for beginners and children!

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Tim B.

65 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tim B.

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Experienced guitar teacher of 20+ years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of guitar skills. I use Hal Leonard books, & Award WInning #1 best program Steve Krenz's Learn & Master Guitar and also have the following tools available to use during lessons. I have a Mesa all tube amp and Line 6 spider modeling amplifier, Cordoba Classical guitar, Ibanez and Epiphone Riviera deluxe electric, Taylor Acoustic, Presonus Recording equipment, sheet music, tab and more. Let's turn the amp to 11 and rock and roll!"

About Tim

I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most o

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James
My son's first lesson was excellent. Tim went at my son's pace and made sure he understood what he was learning. Tim was friendly and my son felt comfortable interacting with him. My son is really looking forward to his next lesson!
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Chresten H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Chresten H.

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As a music teacher (Guitar, Piano and Drums) for over 10 years, I understand the fear many students have of music theory - it's a vast and imposing subject! But it doesn't have to be.

I teach all levels of theory in harmony, melodic construction, composition (jazz and contemporary pop/rock/r&b) as well as rhythm. I always ground the concepts we study in real life applications, I don't waste too much time on unnecessarily tedious or vague concepts. I believe music theory should serve a function not just make you sound smart! I love helping students demystify advanced concepts like modes, extended harmony, creating melodies, advanced rhythms, polyrhythms and subdivisions - and I love watching students gain the confidence and appreciation that comes with study of music theory.

If you study with me, you can expect to be challenged to grow every lesson but always supported and never rushed or intimidated by new ideas.

About Chresten

I have been a performing musician for almost 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. I consider myself a multi-instrumentalist, my first instruments were the drumset and piano and I began studying guitar in my teens. My love of music has led me to study a wide range of subjects, but my prima

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Qwincy
Chresten has been an excellent teacher to our daughter! He's very patient and helpful and he always pushes her to try her hardest!
Angela Viscido
Chresten is a fun and informative teacher. The pace is a little faster but challenged me to move forward. Patient and takes the time to go over any questions asked. Very thorough. Thank you.
STEPHAN
Really nice class on topics I was aware of but not particularly experienced at... Chresten was fast but not too fast....he explained things over and over, aive us time to sample it, and then gave us pieces to practice on!
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Camille V.

110 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Camille V.

110 Reviews
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Experienced teacher of 7 years, specializing in classical, jazz, musical theater, and contemporary voice! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be singing with greater control and ease, but you will be building a strong foundation of musicianship, ear training and healthy vocal technique, all while having fun. Let's get started!

About Camille

I'm a credentialed voice teacher, session singer, writer and performer who loves sharing the beauty and joy of music with others! I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a BA in Music Education (Choral emphasis) and received my CA teaching credential in music from San Diego State University.

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Aaron
Versatile and ezperienced. Super stoked about my progress.

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"Billy is great! He is super patient with me and really tries to make sure I understand the basics instead of just memorizing chords. His style is very easy-going and engaging. I definitely recommend Billy as a teacher, especially for beginners."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Billy D.
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Took Singing lessons from Alessia P.
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"very professional, very direct...she knows her stuff and knows how to explain it. Am extremely happy with my first class!!!"
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Took Singing lessons from LoriAnn F.
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"Ryan takes his time and tailors my lessons specifically to my level and to the type of music I’d like to play. He covers everything from the basics – like the proper way to hold the pick – to more advanced teachings like music theory. Ryan is flexible, patient, easy going, and he consistently teaches at a pace that I’m comfortable with. He provides take-home practice after every lesson and always has helpful suggestions any time I have questions. What I find incredibly helpful is that at the end of the lesson Ryan will run through the take-home practice on his guitar and let me record it on my phone so it’s easier for me to remember. When I’m ready to practice the next day I just pull up his notes and the video and I’m ready to go!

It’s obvious that Ryan has a passion for music, and it shows in his lessons. I would easily give him my highest recommendation."
Shelly
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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I thoroughly enjoy my time with Edwin. He has a unique way of teaching an adult. He is patient and understanding of my needs. I am happy to have found him."
Marion
Took Piano lessons from Edwin I.
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"A skilled instructor with a clear intention and instruction!"
Mark
Took Country Singing lessons from Francesca V.
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"Keith has been an incredible teacher for our son! Keith brings so much energy and enthusiasm to lessons, and his teaching is professional, patient, and well-planned. Our son learned so much this summer, and he looks forward to continuing with Keith in the future!"
Sarah
Took Broadway Singing lessons from Keith K.
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"Michael is the rare pairing of a professional performer and fantastic teacher of viola & violin technique. I have seen the benefits of his pedagogy first-hand in my middle school orchestra classroom in Plano ISD. I have been lucky enough to have him teach some of my students for over 3 years. He has helped many of my students overcome barriers in their practicing and performing. With your commitment to putting in quality practice time, lessons with Michael will certainly result in significant musical growth."
Eric
Took Viola lessons from Michael D.
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"Very knowledgeable of subject and very personable. Great teacher!"
Sydney
Took Singing lessons from Justin W.
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"I bought these lessons for my 15yo nephew and like others . he is spending most of his time during this social distance, with video games,,being cough up in a game he wanted to delay drum lessens, plus I think my nephew loves the drums but he didn't think he had a drummer in him so,anyway, I had my nephew call John and make arrangement for the lesson schedule ..well,, after John talked to my nephew, my nephew was so excited to take the lessons that he schedule for the next day,,, what ever John said got my nephew excited about music and my nephew realized that he does hv a drummer in him,,, bc,. after his lesson,, my nephew has been practicing ,,, and taking a break from his video games,,, thanks John,,,"
Willy
Took Drum lessons from John M.
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