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Rachael F.

5 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Rachael F.

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My goal is to inspire students to create and share music that reflects their unique interests and voice, while providing a strong foundation of the fundamentals of music. We will work on theory, sight-reading, ear training, and whatever interests YOU to help you reach your goals.

About Rachael

Hi! My name is Rachael, and I've been teaching piano, drums, guitar, and ukulele throughout San Diego County since 2016. I earned my Bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston where I was a piano major with a focus on contemporary writing and production. After graduating in 2012, my wor

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Juli R.
My grand daughter is eight years old and loved her lesson with Rachel. She learned and memorized two chords after the first lesson. She was very proud of herself!
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Alethia E.

30 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2011
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Alethia E.

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Piano lessons are strictly for beginners or for students who have little to no training. The first few lessons are dedicated to learning the proper playing technique and practicing several exercises to increase the hand’s coordination, flexibility, and mobility. Once the proper technique has been established we move on to Suzuki method and a series of Etudes catered to the student’s learning needs.

About Alethia

Growing up I was raised in a home full of music. My father, a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Musica (National conservatory of Superior Music) played piano day and night and from there my love for music blossomed. My first experience with music was at the age of 8 when I began to

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Nicole L.
She is a great instructor! My 14 yr old daughter is a beginner and she has been wonderful with her. She is professional, warm, and always helpful. I don't know much about the violin, but I never have to remind my daughter to practice the music that she is given.
Emmerson (Emme) N.
Alethia is great. She is working with my 7 yr. old daughter as a beginner in violin. She teaches in a way that is fun, appropriate, and respectful. My daughter has already learned so much and looks forward to her lessons with Alethia each week.
Lynne R.
Alethia is very knowledgeable about technique and skilled at teaching.
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Gary R.

40 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $58
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Outstanding music student from Richland jr College
  • Teaching since 1981
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Gary R.

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My specialty is taking beginners from kids to adults, removing the fear of playing, and replacing it with joyful practice and achievable goals.

About Gary

Hello, my name is Gary R. and I am a life long music instructor. YES! I teach online and have been for years. If you would like to use your down time to learn something new, let's get started! Whether you are just beginning, or have been making music since you were a kid, you should know that

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Jill B.
Gary is cool
Andy K.
Gary did a great job of getting me started on my first piano lesson. Learned a lot on my first day...hope I can measure up to my practice plan for the week! Bravo!
John R.
Gary's just fantastic. He has the knowledge and the attitude that makes learning both effective and fun. He's working with me to help learn the kind playing I want (mostly modern songs) but knows when to reach for other material to help learn important techniques.
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Hannah R.

29 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • California Cleared Single Subject Teaching Credential Visual Arts from San Diego State University
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Hannah R.

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A natural teacher at heart, I teach Piano, Visual Arts, and Yoga. I earned my Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Teaching and my California Teaching Credential in the Visual Arts and have been teaching professionally since 2012. I began playing the piano at age seven and advanced to honors recitals of Certificate of Merit through the Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC). I have experience teaching ages 4-65 and beginning through early-intermediate levels. Beginners are my specialty and I currently teach 12 piano students a week. I use a variety of materials like flashcards and book series to teach classical, jazz, pop, and sacred styles: Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Bastien Basics, Bastien & Bastien, Faber’s Piano Adventures, FunTime Faber & Faber, Piano for the Older Beginner, Alfred Masterworks, and Hal Leonard Songs from Disney. Students have the options of borrowing my used books or purchasing new books.

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About Hannah

Piano: A natural teacher at heart, I teach Piano, Visual Arts, and Yoga. I earned my Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Teaching and my California Teaching Credential in the Visual Arts and have been teaching professionally since 2012. I began playing the piano at age seven and advanced to honors recita

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Michelle G.

3 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • BA in Music from UCSD
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Michelle G.

3 Reviews
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I have been teaching piano for 17 years and playing for 27 years. Lessons with me are customized according to your specific learning style and goals. I specialize in learning to read music, music theory, and technique. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

About Michelle

I am a professional pianist, keyboardist and accompanist and have been playing for 25 years. I studied music at UCSD. My specialty is musical theatre and I music direct and accompany shows throughout San Diego ranging from youth theatre to professional productions. I regularly play for numerous venu

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Julie M.
Very pleasant teacher.
Penelope M.
Very good lesson.
Shirley
Michelle is an excellent musician and teacher! She really knows the piano and how to teach students how to play it. She's patient and gives someone like me the encouragement I need because of my struggles with reading music. She's the best!
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Christina B.

4 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Christina B.

4 Reviews
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I'm an experienced teacher, performer, and songwriter/producer. I teach piano and voice to beginning and intermediate students of all ages!

My students learn not only learn to play or sing the songs they're most interested in, they also learn about the music theory behind the songs, so they can flex their own creativity! I also have music industry experience and can teach students about songwriting, live performance, home recording, production, self-promotion, and forming a band.

About Christina

Openings now available for at-home and online lessons! I have been vaccinated and am following social distancing guidelines. I teach piano, voice, music theory, songwriting, and production. I love finding out what gets my students excited about music and working with their strengths! My stude

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Meira
Christina really listened to what I wanted to get out of the lessons and catered her instruction for that. She was also very encouraging and made me feel good about what I had learned on my own before starting lessons with her.
Justine F.
I think we all hit it off right away! Thank you Ms. Christina, we look forward to working with you.
Rhonda
I have been taking lessons with Christina for some time now and have been extremely impressed with her teaching style. She knows how to break down the music in ways that are understandable, and instills excitement about the learning process. I strongly recommend her as a teacher for any child or adult.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in San Diego is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Paul is great! He's a super kind, skilled teacher that knows what he's talking about and works hard to make the lesson about your interest and skills. Working with Paul, I feel like not only have I become a better piano player but I've learned a lot about music, practicing, and skills that I will take with me. 100% recommend taking lessons with Paul!"
Allyson
Took Piano lessons from Paul K.
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"Mark V. was great. He knew how to keep class fun and engaging. He truly cares and teaches piano in a way that is intuitive and can be applied to more than one instrument."
Jordel
Took Piano lessons from Mark V S.
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"Michelle is super helpful and accommodating! I have only had two lessons but I can feel myself improving already. I have learned so much in the past two weeks and have eliminated some of my bad habits when playing. I'm super grateful that I was able to find her!"
Jenni
Took Piano lessons from Michelle P.
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"Starts with the basic so that he can build on that beginning foundation. He handled each chid well paying attention to learning styles."
Charles (Paige & Peyton)
Took Piano lessons from Aldrin E.
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"Mr. Tim did a great job. A fantastic blend of instruction and allowing student discovery. My son went from struggling to focus for a 30 minute lesson with his previous teacher to engaged focus for an entire hour with Mr. Tim."
Aiden
Took Piano lessons from Timothy S.
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"I had never taken any types of musical lessons before and just simply search piano lessons and found Leanna and after skimming over her profile a bit I decided to give it a shot and I've got to say I'm glad I did. Not only is she a very good teacher in the aspect that she knows what shes talking about she also has a pleasant personality and is easy to work with. I'd like to add also that scheduling lessons with her is easy.

If your looking for a Piano teacher I'd highly recommend Leanna."
Alex
Took Piano lessons from Leanna L.
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"I had given up hope on ever learning to play the piano until I started learning from Taylor. She's just the best!"
Karthik
Took Piano lessons from Taylor A.
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"Lessons were for my 19yr old son. He LOVED the time Lisa spent with him. He got to “know” her personally and then they spent time learning the piano. He was VERY impressed :) She’s also helping him with guitar (and they’ll do that on another day)."
Dylan
Took Piano lessons from Lisa C.
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"I've had a great experience with Jesse so far. He clearly knows what he is doing. My learning experience as an adult has been a lot of fun so far."
Nima
Took Piano lessons from Jesse M.
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"For the first piano lesson ever, my son said that he enjoyed it, and that the teacher was cool! High praise for a 10 yr old!"
Nathan
Took Piano lessons from Jay P.
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Teaching Piano Lessons in San Diego

By Francesca V. - San Diego Piano Teacher

My name is Francesca, and I teach piano lessons in San Diego. After a recent relocation, I was able to build a thriving studio teaching piano in less than 6 months. When my friends and colleagues heard that I had more than 60 students in such a short time, the air was filled with gasps and questions. They asked “In this economy? How do you do that?” or “How do you teach that many students and not burn out?” People are always looking for me to answer semantically, but I feel it is a philosophical question. I built a studio teaching piano in San Diego around my philosophy, and thus it thrived.

I think the secret to having a buzzing studio is the same as what makes a respectable musician. A great teacher shares her love of music with

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her students. She doesn’t just push rules at them. She remains curious about her art and is fearless in her exploration of it. My pet peeve is artists who refuse to improvise. Improvisation is a core component of musical expression. We must play with our instrument and dig into our studies. We must think more as young children do and thrive off inquisitiveness. Children do not fear being wrong. They sing and play with a reckless abandon that we can all learn from (one of the reasons I love teaching kids). The trick is to love what we do and have the courage to give it value. Remember this as you embark upon your quest to find a great piano instructor. Good luck!

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