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Kristen B.

16 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • 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
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Steven B.

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I was trained as a classical pianist taking private instruction for ten years, and discovered in 1982 that the Hammond B3 organ was my true love. I primarily teach the blues style of performance, and will teach you proper chord voicings, use of the volume pedal and the drawbars. These techniques are what completely sets the organ apart from its piano counterpart.

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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Erik C.

6 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master Of Music Voice Performance from Boston University College of Fine Arts
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
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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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Gloria J.

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San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelor's Degree from Curtis Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 2001
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Gloria J.

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Every student is unique, so I will tailor the lessons to you and make it fun! I'm passing on to you the training I received from the very best master teachers of the violin. Stringed instruments are challenging, but I believe in enjoying making music at every level, while establishing a strong foundation in good technique. For learning fundamentals of music theory and ear training, we will play various rhythm and improvisational games. I have extensive background in European classical music, and I've also done quite a bit of improvisation, some fiddling, and electric violin and viola. Whether you want to be the next Joshua Bell or the next Lindsey Stirling, I can help you improve your playing. I will help you sing, dance and tell a story through your violin or viola.

About Gloria

Born into a musical family in 1966, I have extensive performance experience as a classical violinist and violist, and I've been composing my own music since 2000. I am very grateful to have studied with some of the finest teachers of violin, viola and chamber music, and I graduated in 1990 from the

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Mia Bella
Gloria has been a wonderful and inspiring teacher over a period of very formative years for me as a violinist. We first worked together for all 4 years of my undergraduate violin performance degree at Mills College from 2010-14, and Gloria helped me develop a lasting appreciation for listening deeply and developing focus for small details. We worked together on everything from solo Bach and Hindemith sonatas to concertos, chamber music, and orchestral excerpts. She has been a lasting influence in my life as a musician, and I will continue to return for musical and creative advice over the years even when I live far away.
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Crystal B.

2 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Crystal B.

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Experienced theater and vocal teacher with 13 years experience teaching. I also have 20+ years performance experience including directing experience. I have worked with both professional and amateur performing artists, and use a whole body approach, meaning you will get to intimately know the voice body connection. I am also helpful for general vocal coaching.

About Crystal

Hi Future Students! I am a performing artist and teacher with 20+ years performance experience and 13 years teaching experience. I have a B.A in Music and M.A in Music Theater from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Currently, I work mostly as a children's musical theater director, but my

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Ms. Brown is the real deal!!!!
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Maxwell A.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $22
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Maxwell A.

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Whether you're interested in writing and recording your own music or if you just wanna shred, I can help achieve your musical goals. You can play your favorite songs on guitar, you can learn to improvise, you can write your own songs/lyrics, you can learn about recording and mixing in any genre, you can learn about composition and music theory, and you can mix and match all of those things together depending on your needs and interests. I offer a practical, creativity-oriented approach to overall musicianship grounded in theory and years of experience that is primarily driven by your personal artistic interests. I graduated from Berklee College of Music as a guitar student with a degree in writing and production and a focus in jazz composition and I want to share some approaches and techniques from the front lines of music education.

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Hi! My name is Max and I'm an independent writer/guitarist/composer/producer working in the San Francisco area. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in writing and production. I've worked with singer/songwriters, folk musicians, jazzers, funk bands, EDM producers, rappers, ro

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"Ms. Catherine is a super sweet teacher who's class is very informative, educational and fun to be in! She customizes lesson plans to what you want to learn so you can meet your ASL goals. She taught me so much that I wanted to learn and has a very pleasant personality. Thank you Ms. Catherine :)"
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Took American Sign Language lessons from Catherine M.
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"I think I found the right teacher for me and will excel my English!"
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Took ESL lessons from Julie L.
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"Patricia es una instructora fantástica. Amo su método de enseñanza."
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Took Spanish lessons from Ms. Patino F.
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"Very pleased with my lessons thus far! Joanna is well-organized and an extremely engaging teacher. Her approach makes you feel confident and I look forward to all I will be able to learn!"
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Took Polish lessons from Joanna T.
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"Fantastic first class! Hilda is very warm and approachable - she makes you feel at ease and comfortable at learning and making mistakes."
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Took Spanish lessons from Hilda R.
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"Aimi is very nice and accommodating. Looking forward to the next lessons with her."
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Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Nereyda is an excellent English ‘s Teacher. She was my ESL teacher at Mueller School for two years. She had about 30 students."
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Took ESL lessons from Nery G.
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"Loudel is a natural teacher. She not only teaches in a way that is easy to understand and build on, but gives much needed insight into the historical aspect of how Tagalog has evolved in your first lesson. Her knowledge of how you can connect the grammatical rules of English and Spanish are also beneficial in helping make connections. In order to get the most from your lessons, immerse yourself in the resources she sends you ahead of your lesson. More importantly, relax and enjoy your session! You have chosen an excellent instructor."
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Took Tagalog lessons from Loudel W.
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Kalpana
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Micah is an exceptional Spanish tudor and instructor. She knows the intricacies of the Spanish language and can provide deep knowledge of the grammar and rules. For me she helped me tremendously with my pronunciation and was patient and enthusiastic about teaching me how to speak, read, listen Spanish. If you really want to learn this language with a pro, search no further. Micah is among the very best."
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Took Spanish lessons from Micah B.
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