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Astrid C.

14 Reviews
Martinez, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA Modern Music Degreen in Worship Arts from Visible Music College
  • 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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Ryan C.

4 Reviews
Berkeley, CA
Starting at $15
  • Speaks German, Cantonese, Chinese, English
  • Awarded Peter Salaff Prize from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Ryan C.

4 Reviews
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You can expect detailed, concise lessons that will help you grasp the concepts instantly! I have taken specialized theory courses at the Eastman School of Music, one of the top theory research institutions in the country.

About Ryan

I am a student at the Eastman School of Music, and have been learning in the presence of some of the best teachers in the country. I also play in various baroque ensembles, and have played in numerous festivals and venues across the country, such as the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the

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Dimitri L.
I have been enjoying lessons with Ryan a lot. He is great with giving encouragement, pointing out blind spots. Working with him is not just learning the music and instrument, it's learning about yourself and the way you relate to music.
Angela
Good good study
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Stephen M.
Ryan is not only a sensitive musician but also a gifted communicator. He thinks deeply about music and technique, providing him with the tools to produce dazzling results in his students over a short period of time. I highly recommend signing up to study with him today!
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Steven B.

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

24 Reviews
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I have been teaching music theory part time since 1972 and full time since 1998. One of the most important aspects of learning music theory is going beyond "what to play" and teaching you "why you're playing it". Once you have a grasp of basic theory concepts, you'll be able to learn new songs twice as fast, and with a great deal more accuracy!

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.

Meet Online Music Theory Teachers Serving San Francisco, CA

Hikari N.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Awarded Winner of Steinway Piano Junior Artist from Steinway
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Hikari N.

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Beginner: Be able to read the score, distinguish the note by listening, rhythms etc.

Intermediate: Intervals, chord quality, scales, arpeggios, melody dictation etc.

Advance: College Level

Staff paper, pencil and eraser are necessary

About Hikari

Hikari Nakamura is from Japan and started learning the piano at the age of 6. She pursued her education at the Interlochen Arts Academy with Dr. Thomas Lymenstull and with Dr. Roberta Rust at Lynn University Conservatory of Music with a full scholarship. In 2019, Hikari graduated with a masters deg

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Mike S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz studies. from University of Utah
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike S.

22 Reviews
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I teach chord and scale theory! How to apply it to your instrument or use it to make your songwriting better!

About Mike

I have taught private guitar, piano, bass and drum lessons since the late 70s in Salt Lake City, where I majored in jazz guitar performance, and since 1980 in Los Angeles. I make the lessons fun. Some of my students have received college scholarships and won cash prizes for music contests. All of

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Sierra
Mike taught Leo in person before the pandemic started and has been doing online lessons with him for the past eight months. He is amazing with both. Leo has a very short attention span, but a deep love for music. Mike has been able to hold Leo’s attention every week for over a year — even during online lessons. Leo has become an awesome little pianist, and has developed a love for the piano. It has given him the ability to express all of his feelings and has helped his attention span for his schoolwork. Mike has so much patience, and always inquires about Leo’s favorite activities. He is great with kids and makes them feel so comfortable. Leo loves his “booming voice” and the free play blues music they get to play together every lesson.
Logan S.
Fun time
Wyatt W.
Mike amazing! Not only are my children learning at an incredible pace, they are having so much fun :-)
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Paul K.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • B.A. in Music from University of Minnesota
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2019
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Paul K.

10 Reviews
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I became obsessed with music theory when I started composing music in high school. I have an uncommonly high level of enthusiasm for it and would love to share it with you.

I know music theory basics like the back of my hand. I used to write pieces with Common Practice Period voice leading for fun. I regularly work with classical and jazz harmony, and I have analyzed many pop and rock songs.

Whether you are looking to improve as a composer or songwriter, or to pass a music theory class, I can make music theory fun and relevant for you.

About Paul

I have played piano my whole life, and I also play guitar and trumpet. I love jazz, classical, contemporary, and rock music and many other diverse styles. I am an improviser, composer, and music theory enthusiast, very in touch with the creative side of music. I’m easygoing and patient. I put t

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Kj T.
Excellent first lesson. Looking forward to many more.
Edwin B.
Thank you.
Edwin B.
Only problem was the technical issues with his computer.

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in San Francisco is $65. 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.
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"Ezra is patient and exceptionally gifted at explaining complex topics to students of all levels. His own excellence as a performer and composer make him capable of addressing both performance technique and academic musical concerns with great specificity and clarity. And he's just a nice guy!"
Claire
Took Music Theory lessons from Ezra D.
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"Shon is an expert at all aspects of teaching music on multiple instruments but is especially gifted at teaching music theory that helped me learn to play by numbers which helped me change keys on the fly. No more writing out the chords for praise and worship music. So knowledgeable. You need to stop think about it and call him up and schedule your first lesson. Shon rocks!!"
Ken
Took Music Theory lessons from Shon M.
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"I studied music theory with Adam because I needed extra help for college classes, and he was a huge help! There were so many concepts that I knew a little about, but Adam helped fill in the gaps of knowledge and familiarized me with the concepts so well, that I could teach them myself! He is patient, humorous, and a complete joy to take lessons from."
Eric
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"She made music theory fun and easy. She is always professional and caring, but most of all she brings the BEST out of me. Thank you for keeping the arts alive."
Nicholas
Took Music Theory lessons from Christine G.
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"My name is Mary Mercurio Santos, and I am the Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction Coordinator for Azusa Pacific University. Adam worked under my direct supervision as a Tutor and Supplemental Instruction Leader for approximately three years while he was an undergrad at APU.
Adam's knowledge of music, and Music Theory is extensive and comprehensive, and yet he has the ability to break down these complicated theoretical concepts and make them easy to understand for even the most basic learner. I have seen him successfully tutor students at all levels of musical knowledge and experience. If you need to know ANYTHING about music, I strongly recommend you reach out to Adam for services."
Mary Mercurio Santos
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"One of the best teacher I have ever had!!

I highly recommend him! He is one of the best!!!!!"
Rozbeh
Took Music Theory lessons from David W.
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"We hired Brian to work with our barely 3 year old to play the drums we got him for his birthday. He loves it! We don’t have any grand aspirations for him, but he likes to bang around and we wanted to give him some direction to see if he latched on to it. Our main objective is that he has fun. Brian is GREAT with him and he looks forward to it every week. 10/10!"
Cliff
Took Music Theory lessons from Brian H.
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"She was suuuuuper nice and she knew how to explain herself really well"
Daniel
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Very patient with me. I'm not the fastest learner, so Michelle's delicate and meticulous approach was very effective."
Jose
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Gabbi is a great teacher! I appreciate her thorough approach to ensure you've mastered the basics in order to be truly successful and self-sufficient musically."
Aaliyah
Took Music Theory lessons from Gabbi C.
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