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Diane C.

24 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Arabic, French, German, Duala, English
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Diane C.

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As I needed to learn other languages, I can assist anyone whose native language is not English to become more proficient, improve their grammar, and gain better conversational skills. Thanks to my knowledge of other languages (and cultures), I am uniquely positioned to understand some of the English language's challenges.
One of my specialties is interview prep. I worked in IT, in marketing, and have an MBA, interviewed candidates and been interviewed myself - so I can share insights with my students. I also help edit resumes, and ask relevant questions about your professional journey...
I also hold "regular conversation," while I listen attentively to my student, and correct grammar and style.

About Diane

Bonjour! Hello! Hallo! Yay! We can start in-person lessons again, as long as basic distancing is kept. I have been vaccinated and I would prefer my students to be vaccinated, too, but it's not a deal breaker. I teach several languages: French, German, and English for non-native English speaker

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Daria
I have been a student with Diane for the last few years and she is the best French teacher I have ever had. Not only is she an amazing teacher but she is also genuinely fun to be with. This year, Diane helped me pass the French B2 Certification exam - she provided me with all the resources I could have ever hoped for, and I really couldn't have done it without her! I highly recommend her for anyone
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Wonderful Lesson. I believe Diane will be able to help me learn French well.
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Kristen B.

16 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kristen B.

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This is the focus of my vocal studio, and I began teaching in this style when I opened my voice studio in 2005. Curriculum will vary depending on your experience level with the subject and voice type. Technique is instructed from a variety of backgrounds, with basis in physiology of healthy voice production due to my combined background in classical vocal performance and voice therapy.

About Kristen

COVID has changed the singing game, and I like to believe that it opened the opportunity to sing to those who otherwise wouldn't try it. I hope more people find joy in these moments of isolation through creating music from their homes! I want to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted"

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Emily
I am so thankful for Kristen! She is so knowledgable, patient, and a fantastic teacher. I highly recommend her for beginner singers.
Catheryn L.
I love Kristen!
She's so good at explaining the most confusing things about singing technique (which for a beginner is a lot). She's very patient and it's heartwarming when she gets excited about the times I do something right. I trust Kristen with my voice and I like how she encourages me to do hard but fun repertoire. Would definitely recommend!

P.S. Her voice is absolutely beautiful. You know you have a good teacher when she demonstrates something and you think, "I want to sound like that."
Ilja
A very good teacher for a beginner!
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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1978
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
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Steven B.

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How to change voicings and inversions to best suit vocal and instrumental accompaniments.

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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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1988
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Jim T.

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I've been teaching piano for over 20 years and emphasize the fundamental skills in the beginning: how to easily read music, play in time, sight-reading, basic music theory and basic scales and technique. I'm a versatile performing musician and composer myself and so love to teach all styles including classical, jazz, rock, blues and more! We have a student showcase party every year where all the students get together to perform and showcase their skills.

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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Erik C.

6 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $85
  • Speaks
  • Master Of Music Voice Performance from Boston University College of Fine Arts
  • Teaching since 1995
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Erik C.

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With a Master Of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University, I am passionate about helping each student discover his/her unique voice. A student of the esteemed operatic soprano, Phyllis Curtin, my pedagogy is founded on the principles of classical bel canto technique. With strong emphasis on maintenance of a coordinated singing posture and fully supported diaphragmatic breathing, my teaching allows most students to see improvements in ease and beauty of tone within two lessons.

I do believe that time spent outside of one's lessons applying the technique in private practice is THE MOST important building block to mastery of one's voice. I encourage all students to record their lessons for use in their private practice. Objectively listening to yourself and developing a discriminating ear for your sound is essential to successful development.

In addition to teaching, I am a busy performer in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing the singing voice for celebrated drag ...

About Erik

Let's make some joyful noise together! Singing beautifully is one of the most freeing and gratifying experiences one can have. I grew up singing in church, my local high school music program and community choral organizations. So singing is a fundamental part of my personal history and experience. M

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Lily
Erik was a warm, engaging, intelligent, and FUN vocal instructor. My husband and I took lessons for our wedding performance and continued afterward as well because it was so fun! Erik has a bounty of knowledge, an incredibly precise ear, helpful tips, and a lot of patience! Highly recommend him for any style of vocal signing as he has a broad range of technical talent and is very precise in his feedback. Erik you rock!!
Mark
Erik is a fantastic voice teacher and is a wonderful person. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I have recently started voice lessons with Erik after a 10+ year break from singing opera and choral music, and I have learned so much from him already in the two moths we have been working together - posture, breathing techniques, analysis of the text and score, ....
Our lessons are well organized, very helpful, and a lot of fun. I look forward to my weekly lessons with Erik and hope to study with him for a long time.
Max
I had the good fortune of participating in two master classes led by Erik Chalfant. Erik is very knowledgable about the mechanics of vocal production, but what’s more is that he inspires as he teaches. He is engaging and energetic, and also very effective. He connects with his students, regardless of their level of expertise or experience. I have recommended Erik to several fellow musicians, and would again without hesitation.
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Lance S.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Lance S.

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Lessons for all ages and levels focus on tone production through body awareness, technical fundamentals of flute playing, and music from the standard flute repertoire. Beginners through college prep and adult amateurs are welcome.

About Lance

Each flute lesson with me focuses first on fundamentals. My goal is to help each flute student to find their most efficient, streamlined method of sound production and a natural musicality. Through my personal series of tone-developing exercises, I aim to create a seamless flow of sound from the low

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"She is a very good teacher and she has a lot of patients. I had recently had my third lesson with her and she has helped me learn my hand placement, my notes, and I am starting to try and put the treble clef and bass clef together."
Ryan
Took Piano lessons from Sandra H.
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"I learned a lot about my voice and range today. Great 2nd lesson."
Diana
Took Singing lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Ahmad brought my playing to a new level in a very short period of time. I had been stuck and not making much progress with my improvisational skills for the better part of a year when I first started lessons with him. I was impressed by his ability to quickly analyze my playing and knowledge and suggest some focus areas. After working on various intervals, I began to feel a magnetic pull in my fingers when playing. The intervals enabled me to make the connection between the licks and lines in my head and the physical fret board on the fly during improvisational sessions.

Ahmad is extremely organized. He has exercises for every topic imaginable. His exercises are clearly written with specifics on how to effectively practice them, and they progress in an incremental and logical fashion. This level of organization allows you to get the most out of your time with Ahmad. He can quickly retrieve exercises for a topic, without having to stop and think, or waste time on transcription.

I leave every lesson with more than enough material to keep me busy. Ahmad has been very flexible working with me and changes that arise in my schedule. On top of all of this, Ahmad is a genuinely pleasant person to spend time with and I really look forward to our time together. For me, I was an intermediate player looking to get to the next step. But I'm confident that Ahmad could accelerate anyone's playing at any level."
Ivan
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Rob is a terrific teacher. He covers the fundamentals which my son really needed even though he'd been playing for several years before he started with Rob. Highly recommend."
Antonio
Took Cello lessons from Robert M.
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"Adam is great. Easy going yet effective teaching style that has motivated me to play more often and better. Thanks Adam!"
Stephen Strat
Took Piano lessons from Adam R.
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"As someone with no singing experience, I was a bit nervous and feeling a bit self-conscious about taking lessons. Jordan is very professional, bright, and patient. I really appreciate her insight and her guidance. There is quite a bit to learn, but Jordan helps you realize it is attainable. Thank you."
Andrew
Took Singing lessons from Jordan M.
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"Michael is an incredible voice teacher. He is encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and fun to work with! I have had many voice teachers in the past and years of singing experience, yet working with Michael has transformed my understanding of my voice and greatly improved the ease and clarity of my singing. He has helped me reconnect with my most natural, "me" sound in ways I didn't know was possible. Michael also does a really great job thoroughly explaining concepts and his passion for voice and music is contagious, even through a computer screen! He is patient and skilled in a way that is very approachable to the student. I would highly recommend Michael to singers of all levels and abilities!"
Claire
Took Singing lessons from Michael D.
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"Danielle was very professional. My kids enjoyed her way of teaching and learned a lot."
Kellie Lucas
Took Violin lessons from Danielle F.
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"Jered was on time. Very cordial. Was very open to my
Expectations. After 2 lessons I’m invigorated and already finding new strategies for this project."
Ken
Took Guitar lessons from Jered J.
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"Off to a good start."
Roger
Took Mandolin lessons from Robert M.
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