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Steven B.

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

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I have been playing classical piano since 1960 and started with ten years of private classical instruction. I have taught classical piano full time since 1998, including music theory, proper hand and finger technique and methods to enhance ear training and ease of playing classical compositions.

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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Ahmad G.

227 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
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Ahmad G.

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Online lessons through video, Skype or Zoom. Or private 1-on-1 piano lessons at my sanitized private Studio in San Jose. Ranked Best Music Lessons in San Jose Bay Area!

I have toured around the world with bands such as Guns N Roses, Dokken, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt and Metallica. I have studio experience. Over 20+ experience in teaching, touring and recording. I specialize in rock, metal, blues, acoustic, classical and pop music. I can teach beginners how to start correctly yet learn fast from techniques I developed myself and learned from piano masters. I can also teach advanced techniques, artist development, live and gear consultation.

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Teaches students: Ages 3+
Teaching since: 1992
I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself 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 and performed ...

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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. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with

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Lynn
Sorry but I'm using my wife's account to post this review...but SERIOUSLY 5 stars!!In just a few short months, Ahmad was able to systematically undo all my self-taught bad habits and incomplete YouTube tutorial learnings of the past and set me on the correct playing/learning path. A path I intend to stay on with Ahmad for a long time. I've "played" guitar for many years (on and off) and it wasn't until my wife gave me a 4-lesson gift certificate with Ahmad almost year ago that I REALLY started to learn the instrument I love. If you are contemplating starting your guitar journey, do not hesitate for a minute longer and contact Ahmad to get started.
He has a way of simplifying the concepts and providing the needed context to eliminate the "intimidation factor" of learning. Combined that with on-going encouragement, a plan customized to you and consistent positive reinforcement, Ahmad is able to maximize your enthusiasm and motivation for learning...I only wish that I would have started years earlier.
I'm having a blast, thanks to Ahmad!
Gregory
Ahmad is an excellent guitar teacher. He's a very experienced and dedicated teacher that will no doubt improve your level of play.

I recently relocated to Bay Area after happily taking guitar lessons in CT (where I went from absolute beginner to campfire strummer). So the bar was set high for finding a new teacher and, like you, I started reading numerous reviews. Every one of Ahmad's reviews were extremely positive from all levels of students. In addition, his experience (30+ years of teaching) and education (Guitar Institute) were top notch.

So I decided to take a lesson with Ahmad and couldn't be happier right now. From the first lesson Ahmad was able to quickly assess where my level of play was and jump right in. Ahmad focused on teaching good habits and guitar fundamentals, all while improving my timing.

He is very organized, and has thousands of handouts right at his fingertips (so no time is wasted writing down your lesson). He is very encouraging as you tackle new material, and also reads you well to know just the amount of new material that will appropriately challenge you. He will also create as many additional handouts as necessary to bring you to that next level.

And in a little over a year, Ahmad has indeed brought my guitar playing to a new level. His exercises made it fun to learn scales and the guitar fretboard, and I'm now able to identify keys and understand the intervals of a chord. So when improvising to a chord progression, this allows me to make the changes (ie playing the most melodic notes to transition from one chord to the next). Ahmad's teaching has also brought my rhythm and timing to a new level. I'm able to play more advanced rhythms with an even tighter timing. I'm quite pleased whenever I go back to an old song and see how much tighter the rhythm is now. I'm also very pleased how quickly I'm able to learn a new song or riff now (where some would have been too advanced for me only a year ago). His lessons will also improve your picking, ability to move up and down the guitar neck, hitting the desired strings and much more.

In addition, Ahmad if very nice and friendly, so it has been a pleasure to take lessons with him. I'm very excited to see where Ahmad takes my guitar playing as I continue lessons with him, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher.
Ben
I have been meaning to write this review for a while. I have been coming to Ahmad for lessons for about 6 months. I have tried on two occasions to learn guitar from other instructors but quickly became frustrated and gave up. My time with Ahmad has been a completely different experience. He is a fantastic instructor and he focuses on building the fundamentals. Using a foreign language as an analogy, my other instructors started by just teaching me how to pronounce different phrases, without teaching what the individual words meant or how to modify the sentences. Ahmad starts by teaching the vocabulary and how to construct any sentence you want. He is very patient, sends you home with excellent lessons to practice, and once you get to the point where you simply need time to improve technique before you can advance any further, he switches to teaching basic music theory, so that you can continue to learn while you wait for your hands to catch up with your brain.

If you want to spend the least amount of money on guitar lessons, I would encourage you to go learn from some college kid, as you will spend $80 on one or two lessons and then just give up. If you want to actually learn how to play guitar, come see Ahmad.
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Roxanne W.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks 日本語, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Roxanne W.

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The most fulfilling part of being a teacher is leaving your students feeling more capable and empowered than they were before. I'm not satisfied if you're not satisfied, so you can trust that I will bring my best to every lesson. I've been teaching piano in San Francisco for three years now (and teaching trumpet for 10+) and have my masters in music composition from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have specialized training in piano technique and pedagogy because of teaching at different professional studios throughout the bay area. I integrate movement and games to bring energy into each lesson and create memorable experiences for ages 5+.

I focus on training these aspects:
• Literacy (fluency in being able to read music)
• Skill-Building Mindset and Tools
• Music Theory
• Ear-Training
• Technique
• Music Appreciation
• Improvisation and composition

About Roxanne

I know my students can learn ANYTHING, and it's my job to guide them and inspire them in the most efficient and fun way I can. I have a versatile background as a trumpet playing composer who plays piano as well. I've played in almost every genre at one point or another as a professional trumpet pla

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Lucy Carrera
My son has looked forward to trumpet lessons since we began working with Roxanne. We've only experienced instruction via Zoom, yet we all feel he's learned quite a bit and he feels he has become a better trumpet player. As a parent, I appreciate her flexibility and clear communication. I have confidence in her teaching style and the apparent vision she has for this point in my son's musical journey.
Mish
Ms. Roxanne is a wonderful teacher with fun and inspiring tricks up her sleeve. She is able to captivate the imagination of young minds and help them achieve a consistent learning experience. I am so impressed by how effective her teaching methods are in keeping young restless minds interested in learning music. Roxanne's lessons are playful which is perfect for kids and adults alike. She creates fun musical games and creates funny stories and characters around musical concepts to help children remember. This is so much more fun than just plain memorizing! She even invents new games for individual children based on their own personal interests; recently she came up with a treasure hunt game in a young boy's backyard to help him learn about rhythm. Her YouTube channel keeps kids excited for the next lesson with creative and kid-friendly videos. She truly is an ingenious music teacher. I cannot recommend her enough to inspire you and your children in the way of music.
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Marissa M.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Italian, Russian, German, Czech, English
  • Awarded Mary Baker Russell Music Scholar from Pacific Lutheran University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marissa M.

32 Reviews
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Piano is often students first instrument, and I would love to be a part of your musical journey!
Piano lessons will consist of theory, technique, sight-reading and repertoire. Additionally, students will have performance opportunities a few times each year, both in-person and online. I love to keep lessons fun and supportive, so we can reach your goals in an enjoyable way. I personally took extensive piano and theory courses during my musical studies, both in undergraduate and graduate study. I look forward to working with you!

About Marissa

*Will be able to travel for in-home/apartment lessons in the NYC metro area beginning in mid-July for vaccinated students!* Singing is my passion and I absolutely love teaching all ages and all styles of singing. No matter what your goals are, I would love to help you in your journey! I've worke

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Heather ..
Marissa is an excellent teacher. She has been teaching my eleven-year-old who is just starting out with voice (and was feeling very nervous). Marissa did a great job of helping her feel at ease, and working with her. She says that Marissa is always kind and friendly and she's learning a lot.
Pilar V.
She's very friendly and a very good teacher. What else you can ask for?
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Sean B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Sean B.

3 Reviews
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Have been teaching piano since 2018, and am open to all ages and experience levels! I am willing to work with your needs and cultivate a learning experience that will be fulfilling and focused for both of us. My aim as a teacher is to help you find your voice as a performer, built upon a solid technical foundation, while creating a clear and traceable path of improvement with your note reading, sight reading, music theory, ear training, scales, chords, and hand-eye coordination over the course of our lessons. Looking forward to working with you!

About Sean

I am a singer, conductor, and church music director based in Athens, GA where I am currently pursuing my Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Georgia. Previously, I completed my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, where I was also a

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Ryan
Sean used to teach me keyboard and music theory and I’ve become not only a better musician, but a more well versed musician because of him. He has a very unique perspective and manages to bridge and connect concepts in such a way that really shows how all aspects of music are interconnected in ways you might not expect. Not only this, he showed me how these things connect from a musicians perspective, but also from a listeners perspective as well. Things like how parts work together and how changes in voice leading can drastically improve or diminish a performance. Super intricate stuff that I was able to understand in minutes thanks to his teaching style and personality. Great guy, even greater teacher. Would be the first recommendation I give to anyone I know.
Jessica
I had the privilege of learning from Sean as a student in his choir. As a conductor, Sean is clear and concise in his expectations of students, and is very effective in communicating not only constructive feedback, but specific strategies to address that feedback. As a student, I appreciated how for any issue, Sean had multiple techniques ready to go. If one technique or suggestion was not connecting, he was always able to shift and have other pedagogical recommendations to tackle the problem. Sean’s strength as an educator lies in his ability to balance vocal technique and production with an emphasis on the artistry of singing and performance. I would highly recommend Sean Butler as a teacher for any person looking to grow as a vocalist.
Lauren
Sean’s musicianship is astounding, and that directly correlates to his teaching; though he can hear a wrong note instantly, his feedback is always supportive, allowing you to work and grow in a welcoming (yet (reasonably) challenging) forum. His range extends well beyond the stereotypical confines of classical music, making him an ideal teacher for anyone, of any age, interested in any style. Additionally, his accepting nature is ideal for those seeking a no-judgment learning space. Was truly impressed by my time with Sean, and would recommend him tenfold!
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Kristen B.

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Starting at $17
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  • Teaches students 3 to 12
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kristen B.

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Hi! My name is Kristen Brown. I have worked with children for the last 11 years, as a teacher, a preschool director, and mentor. I have experience with children from kinds of backgrounds. My in-home studio is based out of south-west Missouri.

I utilize the WunderKeys curriculum. Join me as we follow the adventures of the Wunderbies! I include lots of games and hands-on activities in my lessons, reinforcing good technique, habits, and a strong foundation in theory.

I also teach guitar and ukulele!

About Kristen

I’m Kristen! I am a mother to an adorable little boy named Beckett. I live on a farm with lots of animals. I love the spring time when all of the babies are born, I especially love baby goats (did you know they are called kids too!). During the weekdays you can find me teaching music lessons,

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"Taking piano lessons from Andrzej was a life changing experience. I learned very quickly from him and he’s an excellent instructor. He’s very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to piano & music. Overall, I recommend him."
Chloe
Took Classical Piano lessons from Andrzej K.
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"Fawn is so gifted and an amazing teacher. My daughter also enjoyed lessons and looked forward to them!"
Cindy
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"I have been seeing Karen for a couple of years and have to say that of all the instructors I have had, she is the best and most professional. She always has a smile and has always been very flexible with me. She had not minded changing times when issues come up. The recitals are great and she gives students extra assistance with group lessons. When there are events in the community that can help with music skills, she always lets me know. I would highly recommend Karen as your family instructor. The price is reasonable as well."
April
Took Classical Piano lessons from Karen A M.
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"Very patient with the little kids. Would definitely recommmend him for lessons"
Colin
Took Classical Piano lessons from Salvador B.
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"Lisa has been a fantastic teacher for our daughter. She is encouraging and supportive, but at the same time has high standards, which is exactly what we were looking for. We particularly enjoy the performance classes she holds at her studio (paused during the pandemic), where we regularly get to hear how well all her students play and the students can encourage each other. We definitely highly recommend her!"
Manu
Took Classical Piano lessons from Lisa F.
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"Alexis’s is fun and sweet! My daughter loved it!"
Sabrina
Took Classical Piano lessons from Alexis T.
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"We feel very lucky to have such an excellent teacher and sweet person like Evelyn!"
Jules
Took Classical Piano lessons from Evelyn L.
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"We are very lucky to have Dr. Deborah as our piano teacher for our 12 year old. She is very nice, responsible, and an phenomenal pianist herself, and demonstrates during classes which is very important for young student as they intend to imitate. Her teaching for my child includes scales, basic techniques and classical music, enhanced by daily practice with at least 15 minutes on each section. My child's piano skill has been improving under Dr. Deborah's instruction. I sometimes can not tell by listening who is playing, if it is my 12 year old, or his 17 year old pianist brother."
Wenping
Took Classical Piano lessons from Deborah B.
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"Ivan is a very good piano tutor!"
Marina
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ivan S.
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"Marie is an awesome piano teacher. I have learned so many songs in only a few months. I love that she does online classes."
Raquelle
Took Classical Piano lessons from Marie H.
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