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Patrick H.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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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 Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BFA- Individualized (Sculpture, Sound, Community Art) from California College of the Arts
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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
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  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students Male: 7 and up; Female: 5 and up
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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
  • Teaching since 2010
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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 Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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"My daughter has been taking violin lessons from Stephanie for over 5 years. She is a wonderful teacher with a wealth of knowledge. She has a bright and joyful personality that makes her lessons enjoyable. She is an effective teacher that has grown my daughter as a musician. Stephanie makes teaching seem effortless which is a skill that I've rarely seen and has amazed me many times over the years. Even when she's pointing out mistakes, it is done in a way that is always positive. We love Stephanie as a teacher and a person and are blessed to have her in our lives."
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Took Violin lessons from Stephanie Y.
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"Very good at explaining topics in depth."
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Took Singing lessons from Phillip F.
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"Pattricia is wonderful with my 1st grader! Really knows how to engage him, he loves piano lesson day!"
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"Kait is awesome! She really knows music and she has the real experience to back it up. Whether you are aspiring to achieve pro level skills or you just enjoy music for personal enjoyment, you will find something here. You can work privately or in a group. The people in the class are fantastic! There is something about making music together that everyone should experience. Kait and the other students foster a great supporting environment to help you release the music inside you."
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Took Music Performance lessons from Kait K.
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"Amazing artist! Very patient and out going! Puts her heart into training you and makes sure you understand it! Literally the best instructor ever!"
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"If your serious about getting better and learning the beautiful instrument of guitar then Tomas is the perfect teacher. He gives you what you need and not too much so you can have time to master the techniques he has taught you. Thank you Tomas for investing in me to make me better."
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