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Steven B.

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

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Having been a professional performance artist since 1972, I have practical as well as theoretic knowledge on how to make you shine on stage. I'll teach you basic techniques and "insider secrets" that will quickly have you looking and playing like a pro!

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.

Judy G.

14 Reviews
San Mateo, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Judy G.

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Hello!
I’m a professional artist, singer, songwriter & guitarist. I can teach you how to perform on stage with your instrument as well as singing with an instrument.

These are fun & easy lessons tailored to the student. We’ll create a Lesson plan with goals and a have live performance opportunity quarterly.

I look forward to working with you!

About Judy

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my lessons. My name is Judy aka Groovy Judy. I'm a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. I've been playing guitar for 40 years and teaching private and group lessons for 16 years. I teach guitar, ukulele, beginning electric bass, beginning piano and songwr

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Austin
Judy was very supportive, cheerful, and kind.
Molly
She's a good teacher . She also put up with me not knowing anything well.
Rodger R.
Started with some basics and built on that. Was very helpful in showing me tuning, proper hand positioning, and how to improve my fingering (those pesky notes). Got a lot for the first class and enough homework to keep me busy! Will be meeting again next week.
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Aidan C.

14 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music from Guilford College
  • Teaching since 2007
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Aidan C.

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Taught in conjunction with guitar lessons.

About Aidan

I have been playing guitar since I was 10 and loving music my whole life. I have been in numerous rock bands, the high-school jazz band, classical guitar duos, trios, chamber ensembles, and even played mandolin in a bluegrass band. I received my Bachelor of Music at Guilford College as a student of

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Christine D.
Aiden is a wonderful instructor. He taught my 8 year old son beginners guitar. He is a knowledgeable and skilled guitar player. He is patient, kind, and flexible. I am happy with the progress that my son has made with the lessons we've had so far. From knowing nothing at all, my son understands the basics of guitar playing and can play a tune comfortably. Thank you Aiden. We recommend him to those who have kids and are looking for a great instructor.
Ryan
Aiden has been a great guitar teacher and has helped me improve considerably over my first few months with him. I've spent the last 20 years sort of knowing how to play guitar, but I was self taught and never really could figure out how to progress beyond a few chords. Aiden has provided me with the structure I need to get continually better. He has been especially attentive and helpful at correcting and improving my technique. He's always willing to work on what I find interesting or come up with something to guide me. I also really appreciate his laid-back teaching style.
Iralda G.
An Excellent instructor! He has lot of patience specially with beginners. He is very knowledgeable in regards to music/ guitar.He is so kind to share his expertise with you.He is easy going and he show enthusiasm in what he does which invite you to keep going in you guitar journey.His studio is a peaceful, welcoming and inviting environment to play your guitar. He’s open in whatever music you feel comfortable to play with. He adapted to your needs and he knows how far you can go. He is an expert in what he does! You’re the best Aidan! I highly recommend him! Thank you so much for all your patience, enthusiasm and support!

Meet Online Music Performance Teachers Serving Palo Alto, CA

Charles C.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA Music from Rutgers College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Charles C.

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I am a well rounded pianist and organist. I will help you develop your style and technique to meet your goals, what ever they may be, life time enjoyment or preparing to become a professional musician.

About Charles

BA Music Theory and Composition from Rutgers College. MS from Montclair in Music Composition, Jazz Studies with Kenny Baron. Composition Studies with Nicholas Rousakis, Frank Foster, Noel DaCosta. Member Music Educators National Association. Member Jersey Shore Music Educators Association M

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Hayden A.
The first piano lesson was truly great! I am glad we found Charles.
Michael E.
Awesome - motivates my son, makes it fun. Knows how far to push him, keeps material current and enjoyable to pay.
Sharon B.
I recommend Charles, he is a qualified instructor.

Ree B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Awarded 3rd Place Winner, The Voice of Shunde Competition in Shunde, China from The Voice of Shunde
  • B.A. in Creative Arts in Worship, Vocal Emphasis from Grand Canyon University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ree B.

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Whether performing on a large stage or at an intimate house show, performance skills and connecting with your audience are extremely important. I have performed in many different environments and with different musical styles. I bring all of these experiences to the table and would love to share my years of performance experience with you. I've also worked through a lot of stage fright throughout my life and can really help you get to the root of these fears and begin to conquer them head on! Let's do this!

About Ree

Hey there! As a Vocal Coach and Performance Coach, I am thrilled to help my students find freedom to sing in their own style, while staying healthy with good technique. I specialize in working with beginner and intermediate Adults and Teens, teaching healthy technique, performance and confi

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John B.
Ree is a very down to earth person and an amazing singer, even more so in person. I love the way she teaches, she knows what she is doing. I’m a very nervous person when it comes to singing, and she has techniques for relaxing and giving me my own space to be free and have fun. And through all of that she always stays professional.
Matthew M.
Ree is a very talented teacher. She knows what she is doing and is very confident in her students' ability to succeed. Highly recommended!
Brenda I.
Ree is an amazing instructor for my 7 year old daughter!! She has been working on her breathing techniques, vocal exercises and practicing her favorite song from Frozen! My daughter can't get enough and the lesson time flies by. Ree developed an instant rapport and is excellent at teaching to such a young (easily distracted) girl! Thank you Ree!!

Eunice B.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Associates Degree in Music Performance from Miami Dade College
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Eunice B.

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Performing can range from musicality on the stage to your appearance and you stage presence. These is a very important skill as an aspiring music performer. We will be exploring different ways of achieving great stage presence and musicality on stage.

About Eunice

Hello! My name is Eunice and I am currently earning my Bachelor of Music (BM) in Classical voice performance. I love music because it isn't just about what you're singing or playing, it's about how you play it and what emotions you're getting across! I want to teach upcoming musicians not just how

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Wade
She is amazing!
Wade
She is very kind.
Edie L.
My 11 year-old daughter learned a lot from Eunice in her first lesson! She is very talented, patient and encouraging! We made the right choice for sure

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in Palo Alto, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in Palo Alto is $69. 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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$55 average
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"I hired Danny early this year 2016 at my home studio in Austin,TX. I have been working on a recording studio project. With 6 songs I needed to record. I did three songs on my own. That took a week and a half and at least 5 to 6 hrs each. I looked around and hired a local coach who was very classical and just didn't get it. 3 hrs I will never get back. I found Danny online, hired him, and it was perfect...We warmed up with scales and light cardio. Very different I will say but effective. Anyways, we finished the 3 songs in just under 2 hrs. Wow! Straight to the point. So I sing Gospel music and had so many techniques wrong. A little bit of good habits goes a long way."
Chelsea
Took Music Performance lessons from Danny V.
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"I had the pleasure of studying with Anna throughout my masters program at NYU. She pushed me as a singer/performer each week during my lessons, through attention to detail in pitch, rhythm, memorization, dramatic circumstances, and vocal freedom. I came to her stuck vocally, and she helped me find a “free” sound within my voice. I was able to move more air, transition through registers without large shifts or drops, and I’m so thankful for her guidance. She is able to look at your voice objectively, and see where you are each lesson. Because we as singers are connected physically to our instrument, sometimes my days would get the best of me and affect me emotionally and she would help me use it or help me work through it during lessons. I love my voice and how it has grown. I HIGHLY recommend starting your vocal journey with her."
Shelley
Took Music Performance lessons from Anna W.
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"Rachel & Michael Christian are the best instructors I have ever studied under. They make learning fun, I thank both of them. I really enjoy lessons!!!"
Kelly J.J.
Took Music Performance lessons from Michael C.
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"For the past couple months, I've been holding down the drum chair for a local San Diego band Aaron and I play with regularly called Quel Bordel! Aaron is super passionate about creating music and provides a fun atmosphere when playing live. He's encouraging, quick witted, enthusiastic and REALLY GOOD! Watching a crowd go crazy during his solos is definitely a testament to his skill as a guitar player and performer. Playing with someone with such a high skill set pushes me to play better myself and hopefully so will you!"
Chad
Took Music Performance lessons from Aaron D.
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"He's a great teacher!"
Karease
Took Music Performance lessons from Luis M.
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"Where do I begin? Christine is a woman with a voice, not only will you learn proper singing and the fundamentals of music. But she will encourage you to dream and think BIG. I have such respect for Ms. Christine and her love for music, that I tell everyone I meet, to take lessons with Ms. Christine.

If you truly want a teacher who cares about you and your musical dreams, then you NEED to take lessons with Ms. Christine. She has taught me and my Day Care children so much about music education, I will forever be grateful to her talents. Thanks you so much Ms. Christine!

For anyone reading this review.....all I can say is BOOK NOW!!!!"
Shauna Francis, Francis Grace Day Care
Took Music Performance lessons from Christine G.
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"Greg is an excellent musician. I have performed with him many times. I've known Greg for over 12 years. He worked on my guitars, and his work was exemplary!
He is a person of great character."
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"I am a band director in CT and have recommended Max to students for private lessons. In communicating with him about the lessons, it is clear he has a thorough and thoughtful approach tailored to each students' needs. Max provides crucial technical skills and helps guide students to enjoy themselves and make music."
Lisa
Took Music Performance lessons from Max S.
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"Andy is a great musician, teacher and person. He doesn't just understand music, he lives it. He is very patient and supportive with people and his talent definitely needs to be passed on to as many people who are lucky enough to get the chance!"
Cindy
Took Music Performance lessons from Andy M.
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"Melanie is incredibly thoughtful and thorough in her approach to teaching voice. She is the most patient and knowledgeable teacher I've ever had. If I've ever not understood a concept, she helps me to work through it in my time. She quickly identified my strengths and helped me to keep them strong while working diligently improving my weakest parts. I highly recommend her if you are looking for someone who will be the best teacher you have ever had."
Ashley
Took Music Performance lessons from Melanie A.
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