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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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Steven B.

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Having been a professional performance artist since 1972, I have practical as well as theoretic knowledge on how to make you shine on stage. I'll teach you basic techniques and "insider secrets" that will quickly have you looking and playing like a pro!

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 fo

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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.

Astrid C.

14 Reviews
Martinez, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Astrid C.

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About Astrid

Teaching music is my passion. Over the last few years I have worked with some amazing students of all ages. My youngest student was 2 years old and my oldest student is in her 70's and I absolutley love that! I have experience working with children with learning difficulties and students who get fr

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Amy F.
Astrid was amazing. Got me ready for my Singing audition
Miles C.
Good
Patricia T.
Very patient teacher.
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Karen R.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Bachelor's in Music Education, and Master's in Reading and Curriculum from Grand Canyon University
  • Teaching since 2002
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Karen R.

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I teach musical performance for the instruments that I teach which are piano, voice, and guitar. I teach stage presence techniques such as stance or physical positioning, emotional expressiveness, eye contact, concert and recital etiquette, introductions of pieces, bowing, etc.

About Karen

Karen R. was born and raised in a musical family in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Karen has loved to sing and play instruments almost all of her life, and became passionate about music early in her childhood. She has played 7 instruments proficiently including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele,

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Chelsea and Natalie R.
Today was our first lesson. Karen was on time and professional, and also very personable. She took the time to see what level each of my girls was at. I like that she teaches theory along with playing.
Imogene I.
Karen was wonderful with Imogene. She learned so much with just one lesson and she cannot wait for the next.
Thomas L.
Karen Is an amazing teacher! Karen gives great guidance to those willing to learn. She is very patient and takes all the time needed for everyone to develop their skills. She is very good and changing times to meet and is understanding that things change and is flexible. I can't say enough about how great she is at teaching.

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Chanel N.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Arts from Morgan State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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Chanel N.

36 Reviews
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I'm an experienced vocal and piano teacher for over 13 years that's looking to work with eager students of all experience levels from ages 5 & up! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation in what they need to know to be successful.

About Chanel

Hello there! I'm Chanel N. and thank you for your interest in my studio. I have been teaching private music lessons, both piano and voice, as well as writing and recording music for over 13 years. I am able to teach lessons online or at Studio Nar, LLC located in the Towson area. My education c

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Lisa A.
Yay
Julia M.
Ms. Chanel is so sweet and patient. My daughter just took her first lesson today and she is so excited because she said "Ms. Chanel is so cool and she sings amazing". We are sticking with Ms. Chanel!
Susan
Great first intro class! lookin forward to the rest!
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Paul W.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Paul W.

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The real deal, with over tens of thousands of live and studio performances around the globe over 30 years..

About Paul

Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike. Taught and performed all over Germany, The Netherlands, Belguim, Canada, Great Britain,Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc. Still Performing, recording all around the United states.

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Esra
Great teacher! Very encouraging and positive!
Justin
My name is Justin, and I've been tutored by Paul since October 2018. I came to him without any prior music experience and unsure if I could ever learn to play the guitar. I'm glad that I chose him as my tutor. He knows how to explain different concepts in a way that I can understand. That coupled with his eagerness for me to get better makes him an excellent teacher. Every time I attend his class I'm always motivated to improve. I would definitely recommend him to anyone trying to play an instrument.
Braylen W.
My son's first lesson with Paul went well. My son has ADHD and keeping his attention takes work. Even though my son had a meltdown during his lesson, Paul showed patience and continued to encourage him. After my son's first lesson, he was excited and told us how much he enjoyed drums.

Ineta Y.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Lithuanian, Russian, Russian
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelors degree in Music from siauliai Pedagogical Institute
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Ineta Y.

3 Reviews
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Online Music Performance Teacher

get ready to perform for local school and private recitals.

About Ineta

Classical, pop music, rhythm and beats. Music notes, learn to read notes. It should be only enjoyment, no force! Usually children waiting for me and are very exited!

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Miriam
Outstanding. My children loved piano lessons so much, and learned a lot. Very professional teacher. Notes arealways ready, always prepared, good choice of music, the best technic. THe teacher also prepares for the Nyssma festivals.
children were attending Nyssma festivals twice, and got one of the best scores!
LOOK FOR THIS TEACHER , BECAUSE SHE IS THE BEST!
Ineta Y.
we have two children playing! Lessons very interested. Children waiting for instructor. We have been playing for 3 years. very warm, inteligent teacher, very lucky to have her! STRONGLY RECOMMENDING !
Ineta Y.
A very nice, very profesionalpiano teacher. My daughter wants continue piano only with Ineta Y. She knows the way to teach and my makes a lesson very plesant and interesting. During one year my daughter learned so many songs, finished couple books level 1 and we moved to level 2 already. Sign up with Ineta Y!!

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in San Francisco 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 $300 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$57 average
60 min
$69 average

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"Great violin teacher!

Jill is a colleague and friend that I've known for many years. She is a wonderful violinist and one of the most experienced violin teachers of students of all ages that one can find. Especially gifted in working with young children, Jill is extraordinary in her ability to connect with kids. She sets her students up with beautiful violin technique and inspires in each one a love for music. Jill is a wonderfully kind person with so much talent for playing and teaching violin. She comes highly recommended by anyone who has known and worked with her!"
julia
Took Music Performance lessons from Jill G.
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"Eric was great. Hadn't played in a while and he really helped me get back into it and rekindled my love of music."
Phil
Took Music Performance lessons from Eric B.
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"Brian really takes the time to connect with his students-- it's clear he values his students past the time spent together in lessons. I cannot recommend him enough!
I am 110% convinced I am a better musician because of him."
Hannah
Took Music Performance lessons from Brian H.
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"Mikala has been providing lessons for my son Ben, and she has been amazing!! I love that she is not limited at all in her abilities to cross over her knowledge as a vocalist, piano player, percussion and strings! And her perspective as a professional musician is incredible! She is so energetic, my son is always engaged! Thank you Miki!!"
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Mikala P.
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"Buzz is an excellent teacher and brings real world music experience into his instruction. As a touring musician, producer, song writer, and arranger, Buzz has an understanding of practical application. When I perform, I am always looking for ways to play smarter, and Buzz always helps with that. Buzz will break down music theory in a way that makes sense and that I can apply to my own playing on gigs and in rehearsal sessions. Buzz is a tremendous teacher for beginners (I have watched him give lessons to young students and he is excellent) , but if you are an experienced player and are just looking to get better, working with Buzz will get you there. I promise you'll play better after one lesson."
Alex
Took Music Performance lessons from Buzz A.
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"I cannot express enough how much Mr Steven has been a blessing in our school! The children love him!! He has so much talent!!!"
Jennifer
Took Music Performance lessons from Steve G.
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"Eric B. was the music instructor for both my children at the middle and high school they attended. Additionally, I taught with Eric for seven years.

My children received excellent music instruction in both trombone and flute. I was pleased with the rigor of the practice that was expected from Eric, which enabled dramatic growth in their musical ability. I was also pleased that they were both able to read music due to the instruction they were given under Eric's tutelage.

As I said earlier, I have worked with Eric as a colleague. I found him to be highly organized, student centered with regard to growth and performance, and a man of high character.

Eric created a Jazz band curriculum at the school corporation we taught at, where he developed several Jazz sections that would perform regularly in the community. Eric would invite notable guest musicians to work with the students and participate with them in these performances.

I would recommend Eric, without reservations, to anyone who desires a quality music instructor."
Brian
Took Music Performance lessons from Eric B.
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"Hiii there I’ve been in lessons with mrs chau for about a month now and boy I can say I’ve heard some dramatic changes in my voice since the first time I’ve seen her !! I’ve gotten way better in singing with mrs chau it’s honestly amazing how she can help you make ur voice go from bad too good !! I’ve improved so much with chau and she is very honest and super sweet!! I recommend having mrs chau as your teacher if your interested in voice lessons!!"
Ava
Took Music Performance lessons from Chau K.
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"Dave is the best Instructor one can have for Trumpet and Jazz Music. A stellar Jazz Musician in my eyes and in my ears. Plain greatness. Language oh my... This cat has it all ! He also provided me with fantastic trumpet/chops exercices. Overall each trumpet lesson was a very inspiring musical experience for me."
Rémy
Took Music Performance lessons from David N.
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"My son is extremely happy with his first lesson with Olivier! Looking forward to many more! Thank you!"
Seth
Took Music Performance lessons from Olivier H.
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