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Francesca V.

95 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Forte Award from California Music Studios
  • Teaching since 2000
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Francesca V.

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On a day to day basis, piano is the instrument Francesca finds herself playing piano the most often. With an original approach to learning to play piano, she will have you playing your favorite songs day one.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast ocean of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage at The House of Blues as she is at Disney Hall.

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Garrison Bailey
Getting older and noticing a change in my vocal patterns was causing me some concern. Francesca not only listened to me about my concerns but she talked me through the physicality of how my vocal chords worked and how I can best sing in a way that does no damage but gets maximum range, power and tone. I have never taken vocal lessons before so this was such amazing information to have and to put into practice. When you know better, you do better. I can't recommend BugByte Studios enough! Thanks sister!
Garrison
Getting older and noticing a change in my vocal patterns was causing me some concern. Francesca not only listened to me about my concerns but she talked me through the physicality of how my vocal chords worked and how I can best sing in a way that does no damage but gets maximum range, power and tone. I have never taken vocal lessons before so this was such amazing information to have and to put into practice. When you know better, you do better. I can't recommend BugByte Studios enough! Thanks sister!
Cathy Beliakoff
Francesca is not only a wonderful person, but she is a great teacher! No matter what age you are, from beginner to very skilled, Francesca offers a gracious, positive approach, with strong encouragement that helps a student to feel safe. I have enjoyed every lesson that I've had with Francesca! She is extremely patient and able to offer positive instruction to correct any unhealthy habits. I am excited and honored to have an opportunity to work with such an experienced voice teacher. She is wonderful!!! I would recommend her to anyone! Keep up the great work Francesca, you are loved by many.
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John M.

18 Reviews
Carlsbad, CA
Starting at $38
  • Awarded Triple A Album of the Year from Los Angeles Music Awards
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1993
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John M.

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Learn the Tricks of the trade and get up and going fast on Piano!!! Please change "Subject" to see full bio for other instruments.

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I have 40 years of Professional drums & percussion experience and 13 years of teaching beginning and intermediate drummers by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized w

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Fred A.
I looked until I found the right instructor for my husband...and it was John!. He is very skilled as well as endowed with the ability to teach! Great personality and is a great fit!
Willy A.
I bought these lessons for my 15yo nephew and like others . he is spending most of his time during this social distance, with video games,,being cough up in a game he wanted to delay drum lessens, plus I think my nephew loves the drums but he didn't think he had a drummer in him so,anyway, I had my nephew call John and make arrangement for the lesson schedule ..well,, after John talked to my nephew, my nephew was so excited to take the lessons that he schedule for the next day,,, what ever John said got my nephew excited about music and my nephew realized that he does hv a drummer in him,,, bc,. after his lesson,, my nephew has been practicing ,,, and taking a break from his video games,,, thanks John,,,
Ronald
John, Is a knowledgeable and friendly drum teacher that is eager to help you reach your drum performance goals. Being a guitar player first, my lessons with John have been at a sporadic beginner pace as I attempt to generate time for both worlds. That being said John has been very patient and accommodating, and I'm sure he will help me dial in my drum skills.
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Steven B.

36 Reviews
Coronado, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate - Music from Southwestern
  • Teaching since 1984
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Steven B.

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You want piano lessons! Piano teacher Steven B is a professional piano teacher of over 25 years and it’s good to know all of his students give him five star reviews. You want to know this because it’s good to know you have found a great teacher. He teaches most ages, beginner through professional levels. Complete beginners are always welcome. He is patient, kind, and has a good sense of humor while teaching you piano. He keeps things fun! He keeps things fun! He combines methods of reading music, playing by ear, and improvisation... And this work wonders for his piano students. You’ll play with confidence, feeling, and wonderful expression! Piano teacher Steven B may be the only teacher who uses his recording studio in producing recordings to assist his piano students in the learning process. With piano teacher Steven B, prepare to learn, get great results, and have a lot of fun!

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Steven B, Instructor PIANO - GUITAR - VOICE For over 25 years, Steven B has been successfully teaching hundreds of students on piano, guitar, and voice. He has over 60,000 hours experience as a teacher, musician, and performer. He teaches all styles, ages and skill levels. Beginners are most cert

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Justina U.
Mr. Steve is a great blessing to my Child. My son has learnt a lot from his piano lessons and now plays piano in church.
Natalie S.
Awesome!
Nick
A fun and engaging instructor. He obviously enjoys his job. The lesson was practical and easy to apply to a new song right away. Simple and clear lesson plans for practice between sessions.

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Sarah N.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Northern Arizona University
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Sarah N.

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Piano lessons with me are comprehensive and fun. You will learn technique, theory, music history, and sight-reading using cutting edge materials and games. For advanced students, we work on informed musicality and technique to give you the tools to interpret and perform music in all genres.

About Sarah

I am a piano teacher with a special interest in musical theatre. I have worked professionally as a music director and pianist for the past ten years. In the last year, I have developed a specialized set of teaching materials for adult students who are interested in American popular music that uti

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Nicole D.
Sarah was kind, accommodating and very professional. My daughter left her class feeling confident and motivated.
Wesley H.
My son really enjoyed Sarah, So far loving her teaching methods, actually correcting some things from a previous instructor.
Pam
Sarah is very excited to see her students learn
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Laura P.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $31
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music and Musicology from Sorbonne
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Laura P.

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Born in the Midwest, I spent seven graduate years in Paris performing, teaching, and researching. I have come to see music lessons as both an intensely personal process and as an interpersonal process.

To beginners: anyone at any age can learn basic piano skills if they devote ten minutes a day to it.
To intermediate players: my goal is to train you to be your own primary teacher.
To advanced students: I can give you artistic colors for the palette and tools for the journey.

About Laura

Music is personal and brings us into contact both with ourselves and with a force beyond us. I am passionate about the spiritual awareness that results from the study of performing arts. I have worked with ages 5 to 75, with kids, youth, and adults with ADD, ADHD, OCD, anxiety issues, cerebral

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Bayley T.
My girlfriend and I are both total beginners who had never/rarely sung in front of other people before, but Laura makes us feel super comfortable! I thought it would be a challenge to do singing lessons with two different people, but she gives both of us attention and great tips. She is very knowledgeable and encouraging, and we're both learning a lot! Thank you so much!
Bayley T.
My girlfriend and I are both total beginners who had never/rarely sung in front of other people before, but Laura makes us feel super comfortable! I thought it would be a challenge to do singing lessons with two different people, but she gives both of us attention and great tips. She is very knowledgeable and encouraging, and we're both learning a lot! Thank you so much!
Marcus R.
Laura is a very good teacher and she explains everything very well. Very helpful.

John B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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John B.

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You can expect instruction in three areas--theory, technique, and repertoire, or put more simply, ideas, skills, and songs. I will teach you a skill, we will discuss why and how it works, and then I will show you how to use it in the context of a song. This process can take place over a few months or a few minutes, depending on what's being discussed and the experience level of the student. I will almost always send you home with reference sheets and/or recordings. Though we sometimes learn out of books, I prefer to generate custom lessons and materials and focus on playing by ear.

About John

I've noticed that most musicians spend very little time on the things that really work. Often times, the things great musicians tell us we should do are not the things we practice! So many musicians and students come to me saying that they want to get better, they want to perform, they want to cr

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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 $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Nancy is great with our daughter, her music material is systematic and she is a very experienced in teaching. Our Daughter loves her piano lessons and improves week by week. We would highly recommend her for everyone!"
Oliver
Took Piano lessons from Nancy C.
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"While it was only our first lesson, my son and I are looking forward to learning with Thomas. He had great patience and seemed to look for our areas to work on as well as our interests in music."
Tanya
Took Piano lessons from Thomas K.
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"My daughter had so much fun during her first piano lesson! Jennifer's lesson was very engaging and my daughter can't wait to return."
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Took Piano lessons from Jennifer G.
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"As usual, Phiilip is very patient and supportive of our daughter taking piano
lessons for the first time. He makes her very comfortable, which is not easy with
a 6-year-old, and she leaves the lesson wanting to practice and learn more."
Ryleigh
Took Piano lessons from Phillip F.
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"We are very happy with Julia's teaching of piano to our young daughter.
Julia deftly adapted her instruction to accommodate our daughter's interactivity level, and never over-praised, as modern psychology says is the correct way.
Our daughter practices spontaneously on her own, which can be at least partially attributed to Julia's teaching style.

Thank you, Julia."
Sam
Took Piano lessons from Julia P.
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"I have already learned so much in just 3 lessons. Paul is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. I am looking forward to many more lessons and feel confident that I can really learn to play under pauls instruction. Very exciting and rewarding!"
Carol
Took Piano lessons from Paul B.
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"Rachel was able to excite my girls to faithfully practice and look forward to lessons. You wouldn’t be disappointed."
Gretchen
Took Piano lessons from Rachel S.
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"He is very patient with me and a wonderful teacher, guiding right track for my progress and less ones."
Susu
Took Piano lessons from Steven G.
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"Knowledgeable, understanding, willing, generous...uncompromising..."
Robert
Took Piano lessons from Laura R.
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"I would like to highly recommend Ivan Shallal as a music teacher for children. Ivan is a gifted piano teacher. He is very well-respected in Rochester Hills and Troy, Michigan. This community is extremely fortunate to have a music teacher of his caliber to teach in this area.

Ivan is passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them, and coaxes the very best effort from each one. Although he is one of the best music teachers in the zone, his prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, he is worth every penny he charges, and I certainly believe I have received excellent service for my money.

It is my great pleasure to recommend Ivan Shallal as a music teacher. I am tremendously grateful to him for everything he has taught my daughter."
Gerardo
Took Piano lessons from Ivan S.
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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 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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