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Patrick H.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Patrick H.

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I approach my teaching by finding every singer's true and honest voice, and then exploring ways to make that voice as free and beautiful as possible. In the course of our lessons I will utilize techniques to explore breath control, resonance, range and freedom of not only the voice, but the body's ability to express while performing.

Every person that is capable of speech is capable of singing beautifully, and I fully embrace that mantra as a teacher. With that approach, I teach a wide variety of styles, ranging from Music Theater to classically informed Operatic Singing. Let's make some music!

About Patrick

I am an opera singer here in the Bay Area, with Professional Stage experience in Opera, Music Theater, Choral Work and Spoken Word. Most recently I've performed on stage at San Francisco Opera, West Bay Opera, Lamplighter's Music Theater and Pocket Opera! I also regularly work with Education Outrea

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Annie
Patrick is a colleague of mine and is so fantastic to work with. He is able to form a special bond with his students and they really trust him to bring their vocal abilities to the next level. Great performer, colleague, and communicator.
Deanna
Although my daughter did not work with Patrick long he was so encouraging and worked with my daughter and gave her tools to grow and work on. We hope to work with him again very soon as schedule permits. Thanks again for the confidence build for my daughter!
Andy
A brilliant voice and a wonderful understanding of how the voice mechanism works, Patrick really communicates with his students and provides clear but masterful instruction. I always feel like I understand a bit more every time I discuss music with him.

Gwendolyn K.

4 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks German
  • Master of Arts Lied, Oratorio, Konzert from Universität der Künste
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Gwendolyn K.

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I access singing and speaking through movement and resonance. We discover the way your body moves freely, opening up the breath and getting it to flow freely. Then we discover how to access your resonance with that freely flowing breath. Singing and speaking comes easily from there. Lessons with me are a combination of yoga class, anatomy lesson, and actually making sound. I find that if we see our voices as another part of the body that we're training, we see that singing is a movement technique, and looking at it that way actually gives us the freedom to make art with it.

About Gwendolyn

I'm an opera singer with seven years of stage experience in Germany and the US, including top houses like the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, and, since moving to the Bay Area, I have worked with Opera San Jose and Lamplighter's Theater. I have a MA in singing fr

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Monet
Gwendolyn is my first vocal coach. She is helping me to access the power and confidence in my speaking and singing voice. Using full body movement and vocal exercises she opened up a world of singing for me that I never knew before. She has helped me to discover my body as an instrument (crazy right?!). Gwendolyn has a tremendous amount of knowledge on the mechanics of the body, the way sound is made in our bodies and of course music! I am more powerful and confident in my voice than I have ever been. Gwendolyn is amazing!!
Monika
Working with Gwendolyn brought forth several break throughs even after just one session. She intuitively guided me into alignment, and with such efficacy & ease, my connection to body and breath continues to deepen now, months later. The work I've done on my own or with other teachers came to a (an aligned, you could say) clarity while working with this gifted teacher - definitely recommend!
Joanna
Gwendolyn is the best! I loved her yogalign class. She’s so warm and open and made me feel really comfortable just being myself and trying new things.

Taylor G.

3 Reviews
El Cerrito, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Taylor G.

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I can teach introductory courses for the curious drummer. We will start with a practice book and pad- and build dexterity between body, mind, and beat.

About Taylor

Taylor G. has been teaching lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or at her studio. Taylor has helped students play the ukulele, woodwork, paint/draw, build with clay, sing, and explore. Taylor G. received her training at California College of the Arts in 2

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Ariana H.
Taylor is great with my 13 year old daughter. She is knowledgable, patient and nice.
Brian
Taylor, has been a very patient and perceptive teacher, helping me past the obstacles in my playing. She came up with exercises snd songs appropriate for the challenges i faced. I would strongly recommend her for a late beginner like myself.
Lily
great. my daughter had a first lesson with Taylor. she enjoyed it.

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Christian R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students Male: 7 and up; Female: 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christian R.

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I've played all my life and have my own band. I started teaching guitar in 2008. I've worked with hundreds of students taking beginners to advanced level of playing. I offer lessons from 2 studios located in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. I teach from a variety of books and programs to help students become well rounded musicians. As for equipment, I use Marshall, Fender, and Line 6 amps, Ibanez and Gibson guitars, Guitar Pro for creating lessons, Garage Band for recording, and have a large collection of guitar effects pedals.
On average within 2 - 3 months a beginning student will be reading, counting, and playing songs.
My goal is to keep my students interested and happy while making sure they develop the proper musical foundation/knowledge that will allow them grow, overcome their musical walls, and become the musician they desire to be.
My philosophy is to teach students to be smart musicians. It does you no good if you can play a song but don't know what you are actually doing. So,

About Christian

Music is my passion. I've been playing music since I was a child but didn't get serious with it until I was 14, that's when I got my first electric guitar. So, from then on I've been playing and studying music for over 16 years. I play and teach guitar, piano, drums, and bass guitar. Aside from tak

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Ozzy S.
My son really enjoyed his time with Christian. He was really blown away by his knowledge. Thanks christian
Lori L.
Christian is super cool, relaxed and patient. He cares about you learning to be able to understand music as well as your instrument. He wants you to have fun and learn to play the music you want to play!!!
Tim R.
Christian is an excellent teacher. He listens to what I'm interested in and makes the lessons enjoyable. I would highly recommend.

Jenna M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Music Education - violin and voice from Luther College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jenna M.

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Experienced teacher of 10 years. Do you want to sing what you want and learn amazing technique? I engage singers with a wide variety of songs and singing styles, including folk, Broadway, opera, and jazz. I believe each of my students must enjoy their lessons and songs to learn to the best of their ability. Therefore, I strive to find the best songs that will allow for healthy vocal technique and a passion for singing. I have also been a choir director for 3 years, giving me the ability to tailor my lessons to each individual’s learning style.

About Jenna

Since 2000, I have been playing violin. I have studied violin for 18 years under master teachers and have held leadership positions in various orchestras. I started teaching private violin lessons in 2010. ‚Äč My singing experience also started very early when I started performing at the age of 8.

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Phil C.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Music Composition and Performance from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 17 to 90
  • Teaching since 1993
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Phil C.

25 Reviews
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Auditions can be frightening, without question. We place everything in the hands of a gate keeper. However, we don't need to. Learn how to control the space you're in, what to do with those nerves, what the most effective mindset is, and why auditions are worth doing on a regular basis.
I've worked with students who came in struggling with debilitating stage fright. I've worked with professionals looking to open a new opportunity and they did. This isn't rocket science, there's no secret formula. But, I do work very hard to help you discover the unique and powerful qualities of your creative voice. This and proper technique are key. I can help you develop these.
This can be a great short run of lessons in the month leading up to a big audition. Please feel free to ask TakeLessons for a smaller package when you sign up for Audition Prep.

About Phil

I've taught both privately and in the classroom (in schools from Pre-K to college, and through workshops), and have been a working musician and teacher for more than 25 years. I have a degree in music from Columbia College Chicago (Summa Cum Laude). My students have included everyone from absolute

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Ed B.
Very knowledgeable and put me at ease right from the beginning.
Ben B.
Phil is very personable in his approach. He is also very knowledgeable and throughout in his explanations regarding the topics we are working on and I'm very happy to be working with him.
Glenn F.
1st meeting/lesson went well....Looking forward to future lessons.

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"Soraya was very patient with my daughters though they didn't practice enough, still she encouraged them and tried adapting her approach to enliven their interest. She's not a clock watcher either and usually went over time to be sure they had a handle on that days lesson."
Keith
Took Guitar lessons from Soraya B.
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"Kristina is the best singing instructor one can dream of. She is very knowledgeable, punctual, entertaining, and most important, a lovely person. I would recommend her to anyone who is contemplating singing!!"
Daniel
Took Singing lessons from Kristina B.
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"Fawn is a fabulous vocal coach and teacher who worked with me for 3 years to build my voice and vocal confidence. My learning was ear based as I didn’t read music but this was no obstacle to my learning. I absolutely loved my lessons with Fawn (who also taught me to read music). She was diligent and rigorous but lots of fun and I thoroughly recommend her to both professional and amateur singers – Fawn will surely bring out the best in you!"
Patty
Took Singing lessons from Fawn A.
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"Eric is an amazing teacher! He focuses not only on voice but also artist development which makes lessons fun and engaging. Emphasis is on making music not just repeating the same vocal excercises over and over again. He takes time to learn students unique challenges and tailors lessons to improving those areas. He often goes above and beyond spending extra time on student projects and developing unique lesson plans. Definitely the best vocal teacher I've ever had!"
Nick
Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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"Sara is very pleasant to work with. She is patient, kind and she has a good warm heart. I will definitely continue to have her as my instructor! She's awesomely talented!!!"
Sherol
Took Guitar lessons from Sara C.
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"It has been about 7 months since I started my lessons with Jonathan. He is reliable and hardworking. I love getting lessons from him and I am super happy that I was able to find Jonathan as my teacher! “You rock, Jonathan! Thank you!!”"
Alice
Took Violin lessons from Jonathan G.
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"My daughter loves her!"
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Took Piano lessons from Barbara N.
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"I've worked with Annie multiple times and am always impressed by her talent and professionalism. She has very unique vocal control and the ability to deliver complicated phrasing or melodies with ease. Annie can also take those complicated phrases or melodies and present them in a way that seems so attainable to those listening. But don't be fooled, it's not :) It's harder than it sounds. I highly recommend taking advantage of the chance to work with or learn from Annie."
Matt
Took Singing lessons from Annie A.
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"I have taken instrument lessons in the past, but never for guitar, which I have been teaching myself for many years. I’m glad I came across Nathan because he seems to be able to answer all of my questions that I had stocked up. We began with a lesson about the history of tuning frequencies because I mentioned I was interested in that. An hour flew by as we went over everything from the fundamentals to learning certain scales and theory that will help me in the music that I tend to play.
Nathan is very pleasant, easygoing and thoughtful in approach. Now I have some awesome charts and scales to absorb and practice because he left me with the best visual diagrams of scales on a fretboard I have ever seen. Looking forward to more lessons!"
Martin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Nathan D.
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"Great teacher, very helpful and patient. Can't recommend him enough!"
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Music Lessons in San Francisco, CA

Welcome to San Francisco, the mecca of performing arts. While San Francisco may not have the musical history of other cities like New York or Nashville, what it does have is passion, and music groups ranging from classical to punk rock call the city home.

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That’s where we come in. If you’re looking to give your music career the boost that it needs, our San Francisco music lessons can help. Whether you’re looking to learn to play guitar, drums, violin, piano, or even fine-tune your voice, our certified and pre-screened music instructors will cater lessons to your individual goals and interests, ensuring an excellent experience.

We offer music classes ranging from beginner to advanced, and all ages are welcome. For our advanced students, we even offer courses in songwriting, music theory, music recording, voice training and music performance. If you can’t go to one of the many studio locations here in San Francisco or the surrounding area, don’t worry about it. We can come to you! Several of our dedicated music instructors are available for in-home lessons. Give us a call and we’ll help you set up the schedule that best fits your needs.

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