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Laurence B.

9 Reviews
San Mateo, CA
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English and French
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Laurence B.

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I am a highly qualified and experienced teacher, and adapt my approach and pace to the needs and personality of each student. I ensure they can read the notes they are playing so they can become independent musicians. I have proven success in taking students up to the top level of the ABRSM exams, and I am a member of the California Music Teachers Association. I teach either in English or French using both musical systems (do re mi or ABC).

My qualifications are:

* master of music (piano pedagogy), Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA (GPA: 4.0)
* state piano teaching diploma, France
* gold medal in piano performance, Conservatoire National
* bachelor of arts degree in musicology, Sorbonne, Paris (cum laude)

I speak both English and French languages.

About Laurence

I am a highly experienced and qualified piano teacher, teaching all ages and levels from beginner to advanced. I have proven success in taking students up to the top level of the ABRSM exams, and I am a member of the California Music Teachers Association. QUALIFICATIONS Master of Music (p

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Laurie
Very detailed and precise, focuses on why each technique is used and also touches on the history of terms and periods. Also she is very nice and funny.
Sam M.
Laurence is the best! Lessons with her are one of the best parts of my week. She is a master of piano pedagogy, ready with a solution to any trouble I'm having with the exercises, sight reading or music I'm working on. She loves to joke around and have fun but is very serious and passionate about music at the same time. It's a perfect balance! Can't recommend more.
Kurt
Laurence is an excellent teacher. She was understanding when the schedule needed to be changed due to my scheduling needs. She provided the appropriate amount of encouragement and patience, especially when my practicing was limited. I learned a great deal from Laurence and highly recommed her.
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Drew P.

9 Reviews
Dublin, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • BM Flute Performance from Brigham Young University
  • Awarded First Prize - Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition from Texas Flute Society
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Drew P.

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I grew up with a piano always near me. There was a piano in my family's home, and because I was always involved with music in school, I was naturally always in the vicinity of a piano there as well. This lead me to teach myself a lot about the instrument, which was good because I ended up playing it a lot when I lived in Brazil. Then, as part of my bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University, I took a full year of secondary piano lessons, qualifying me to teach beginning piano. ***Important FYI*** Students MUST have access to their own piano/electronic keyboard. I teach with the Faber & Faber method books.

About Drew

As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportu

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Jacob
Drew is always polite, patient, and professional. I would definitely recommend his lessons to anyone wanting to learn to play the flute. I am looking forward to our future lessons.
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Nami L.
In the few months that I've had flute lessons with Drew, I've grown so much. As a beginner in flute, I was completely scared and overwhelmed with taking band for the first time. Knowing I needed lessons, I'm so glad that I was paired with Drew. On my first lesson, Drew asked me what my goals were and I told him that it was to just simply read the notes on the page. That's all I expected to learn from him, but he taught me so much more! Drew taught me about musical expression, tone and all the little details behind flute playing. His teachings challenged and motivated me. My peers and band teacher have noticed my improvement and progress. Thanks to Drew, I can now play with confidence and poise. -Emma
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Maggie P.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, Polish, French, English
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 14; Female: 5 and up
  • Masters in Arts from San Francisco conservatory of music
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Maggie P.

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Hi Everyone!

Thank you for choosing my profile. My name is Maggie and I am a Polish/ Ukrainian/Belgian pianist. I come from family of musicians and painters and as long as I remember I play the piano, harpsichord, sing and compose. My parents own a piano school in Europe so thanks to that I started teaching already 15 years ago. Since then I have been teaching my own piano and voice students in the Bay area. I can teach beginners, medium level and advanced students of all ages but I also can prepare you for concerts or competitions if needed. My pupils perform at least twice a year. A little about myself: I have three Master Degrees in music from universities in Europe and USA . I speak English, French, Russian and Polish. I hope you will have fun learning music with me! Please write a quick intro about yourself and what would you like to learn this year. Thank you!

About Maggie

Hello Students! Let me know what is your goal in learning piano and which pieces you would like to learn. I hope I can do my best to instruct you and make the learning process pleasant and efficient. See you soon!

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Chanel N.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Arts from Morgan State University
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chanel N.

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I'm an experienced piano teacher for over 13 years that's looking to work with eager students of all experience levels from ages 5 & up! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation in what they need to know to be successful.

About Chanel

Hello there! I'm Chanel N. and thank you for your interest in my studio. I have been teaching private music lessons, both piano and voice, as well as writing and recording music for over 13 years. I am able to teach lessons online or at Studio Nar, LLC located in the Towson area. My education c

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Ayanna D.
Chanel is the best! So kind & supportive & encouraging. I knew from our very first session that we’d get along well. She’s super knowledgeable and always there when I need advice or guidance. Just the best!
Ashley B.
INCREDIBLE! I cannot WAIT to continue to grow and learn with her guidance.
Seth
She is so great! Such a good attitude and her energy is so amazing. She is also such a great singer and teacher.
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Oliver H.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelors in Upright Bass and Vocal Performance from Knox College
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Oliver H.

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I teach rock keyboard with a focus on fun. I've spent many, many hours playing songs from the Beatles, Spoon, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and many more. I received my piano proficiency from Knox College where I majored in music.

My beginning students always start with a song that they love. As soon as those songs are internalized the application of scales will become a necessity, but will never take precedent over rhythm and feel.

Are you ready to start your adventure into the world of piano?

About Oliver

I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition. I can also teac

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Patricia D.
This was my first lesson with Oliver. He was very patient, positive, and willing to answer questions. We used a scale exercise to help me gain familiarity with note names and moving my fingers around the fretboard, and then learned a simple bass line for a popular rock song.
Dawn
My son really is enjoying his lessons with Oliver. He is very patient and easy to work with. My son has been practicing every day cause he is wants to show Oliver he’s excited and serious about learning.
Robert S.
Oliver is an amazingly talented teacher / musician with great patience and to top it off a super gentlemen.
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Ryan L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ryan L.

2 Reviews
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I've been teaching music for over 12 years and I am now developing a new method for learning piano based on my own experience in learning and teaching music. This method teaches piano technique in a creative, custom and exciting way. All lesson plans are created specific to each student to ensure students are getting exactly what they need to grow as musicians. Along with learning piano students will learn to read, write music and ultimately sight read music at the piano. I enjoy sharing the gift of music with with new students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan L. is a local composer, conductor, musician and musicologist. He holds a Masters degree in Musicology from California State University, Long Beach Cole Conservatory of Music. He is a professor of music at Woodbury University where he teaches a course in Music and Film. Additionally he is also

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Jonelle Pickett
Excellent at giving pointers and exercises to help students improve sound quality. Patient, positive and personable.
Stephanie R.
Fabulous teacher! My son's taking beginning trumpet lessons. Ryan is patient, attentive, encouraging, and knowledgeable. Ryan is punctual and flexible when rescheduling needs to be arranged. He responds to email, phone calls, etc. in a timely manner. My son enjoys learning from him. It's a pleasure to have him as my son's teacher.

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Palo Alto is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $167 per hour.
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"Ms.Jennifer is the most fantastical teacher ever, but really, she is. My sister and I (Grace) have been taking lesson for 6 years now and we've really enjoyed her the whole time. She works around our crazy (and I mean CRAZY) schedule, multiple times. Taking piano lessons from her has been a really fun experience and I'll keep doing it as l can. Now I'm in 6th grade and can read treble and bass clef and can play much more than I thought I would be able to when I first started.
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"Bryan is deeply knowledgeable about all kinds of music from jazz to classical to world music. He is a great player as well as an experienced composer and improviser. Whether you need to learn the piano or get help with a recording project at his studio, he has the knowledge and skill set to help you succeed."
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