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John L.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Jazz Performance from San Diego State University
  • Teaching since 2003
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John L.

16 Reviews
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I teach piano in the same manner in which I teach every instrument. First I teach students the rudiments of the instrument. Also I teach them how to read and a bit of music theory. From that point I like to follow the students lead. They bring in songs that they would like to learn, or possibly how to play a certain style like Funk, or Blues, or how to approach a classical sonata. At every point I try to point out general aspects of music that need to be learned from the material that they choose.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Kathryn Z.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kathryn Z.

44 Reviews
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Reading of music and basic piano technique are emphasized, incorporating aspects of music theory and musicality.

About Kathryn

Kathy believes that variety is the spice of not only life, but also music. Raised singing folk music with a musical family (think accordions, guitars and lots of vocal harmonies), she learned guitar and piano at an early age, but began singing even earlier. Her quest to give the world the best

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Mary-Clare
Amazing!!! A bright, joyful light!
Thiago
My experience with Kathy has been great. It's been roughly five months and I learned a lot and I'm also much more confident to sing. Learning the right techniques is crucial. Kathy is extremely patient and she adapts the classes to the student goals and aspirations. English is not my first language and she was also always very respectful and patient in explaining everything twice or maybe three times until I get it.
Kathleen
Kathryn has a terrific demeanor, and provides clear, thoughtful suggestions for technique!

Minoo M.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English and farsi
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Minoo M.

21 Reviews
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piano lesson in your home. I have been teaching piano more than 18 years. Your love of music will grow as I help you develop your piano skills.

About Minoo

I am the member of MTAC and prepare students for the California Certificate of Merit. My teaching philosophy is based in the belief that learning music should be fun and exciting! I always encourage my students to pursue the kind of music that they find most appealing, rather than using the same cur

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Kara
I am a 12 year old piano student and have been taking piano lessons with Minoo for 5 months. In that short time, I have progressed much faster than I could have imagined. I have learned so much about the piano and how to read music. Minoo always makes sure I understands every part of my lessons. When I struggle with notes, Minoo patiently gets me through until I succeed. She is one of my favorite teachers, music-wise and school-wise. Minoo is a caring, calm and happy teacher. I’m glad we found her to teach me piano. Thank you Minoo!
Suzanna
As an adult learner, I was intimidated to start piano. Minoo is encouraging as well as a skillful teacher. I highly recommend her.
Amir E.
Sincere, skillful, experienced.

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Negeen F.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Negeen F.

1 Review
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Online Piano Teacher

I have been playing the piano for 17 years. I had taken lessons from age 9-16, and played at recitals and competitions many times. I received a "Superior" rating in my statewide competition. I have 1 year of experience tutoring a beginner middle school-age student.

About Negeen

Hello! My name is Negeen, and I am a 2nd year medical student. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. I am a great teacher for biology, English, anthropology/psychology, and piano/music. English is one of my many passions and I love to help

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Neguine N.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $54
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Neguine N.

11 Reviews
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Online Piano Teacher

I can help teach you all the basics for learning/re-learning piano, help boost your confidence/ Self-esteem. Perfect instrument to destress, relax and enjoy!

About Neguine

Neguine has been teaching private lessons since March of 2016 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home and her apartment in Arlington, MA. Neguine has helped students accomplish new skills in vocal training, guitar, songwriting, and works with all kinds of individuals such as indivi

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Matthew
Neguine teaches piano to my two children, ages 8 and 6, and she’s been wonderful. She comes to our house and immediately the house is a calm friendly place to learn music. She’s patient with my kids who love piano but are still little, and she has a good sense of humor when they want to try something a little quirky. They also have been making great strides with sightreading, and their eagerness to learn more has only increased. Neguine also does not rush the kids: If a child needs to repeat part of a lesson for another week as she is good about making sure kids reinforce what they’re learning, which is something I appreciate, and my kids have learned to appreciate that too. I highly recommend her!
Edgar S.
I think Edgar likes it.
Cristian R.
She is excellent highly recommended

Junling L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Junling L.

3 Reviews
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Online Piano Teacher

Hi everyone, I hope this message finds you well! I am Junling and am a professional pianist working at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I have been play piano for 20+ years and have a Masters degree in Piano Performance. I love performance, but I am more passionate with teaching piano.
I am experienced with teaching piano in all ages and levels. My goal is to become a better teacher by having a chance to teach students with different interests and tastes in music like Classical, Jazz, Pop, or Broadway and to help students to approach their goal in music.
I always believe that creating a good bond with my students is the most important aspect of teaching. Ever since I had my experience with the teacher that changed my life, I have always not only had a love for playing piano but also a love for teaching. I have tried my absolute best to replicate her formula to share the wonderful experience I had with my current students, and it's something I plan on doing for the rest of my life.

About Junling

To find the strength and temporary weakness on every students is the key of helping them to get close to their goals. I always gives good advices during lessons and also tailors the lessons based on the need of the students. I always believe that creating a good bond with my students is the most imp

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Kevin
Junling is very professional and knowledgeable, she is also very patient and friendly. She explained the concepts and techniques very well for beginners like me, but I would definitely recommend her to students at all levels.
randolph
Junling is a very nice and patient teacher, She is very experienced and is definitely the go to teacher that can help you enhance your piano skill level to the next one
Victor
Working with Junling has improved my technique and musicality. She knows what to work on to bring out the best in your pieces.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in San Francisco is $71. 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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45 min
$57 average
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"Today was my first lesson with Serena. She was a great teacher - extremely patient."
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Took Piano lessons from Serena P.
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"Howard is a terrific piano teacher. You will begin noticing improvement immediately and develop a genuine love of piano-playing. I would recommend him for adults and children of all ages."
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"Brent is a talented musician and makes learning fun. His style is tuned to the student’s level and ability. Our daughter (now 10) has been taking lessons on and off for 3-4 years and reads music, composes her own music and enjoys playing (not so much practicing...) I highly recommend Brent for learning in a traditional tailored mixed with jazz inspired love of chords and improvisation."
Kelly
Took Piano lessons from Brent E.
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"Absolutely fantastic educator. Josh positively and energetically instructs each and every lesson. His musical knowledge base, as well as sheer talent, is impressive, and he readily shares this with his students. My 12-year old daughter has greatly improved from his piano tutelage in the last 18 months. I would recommend Josh Lavendar to everyone of all ages."
Jill Ramos
Took Piano lessons from Josh L.
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Practice Tips and Piano Lessons in San Francisco

By Suzanna M. - San Francisco Piano Teacher

Recently, as I was finishing up a lesson, I commented to my student's mother on how well he was doing lately. She said it was all part of being a good tiger mother. Of course I had heard of Amy Chua's book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, but I hadn't realized the immediate impact the book was having.

I began casually asking parents if they had read the book. Those who had were quite inspired to get their kids on a very ambitious practicing schedule. While I do not agree with all of Ms. Chua’s extreme parenting tactics, a strong and structured practice regimen is something I do recommend to all the students I teach during my piano lessons in San Francisco.

In the book, Chua talks about forcing her kids practice for ext

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remely long periods of time and how it helped them become superior musicians. One thing that was stressed to me in pedagogy class is that practicing in short but frequent sessions is far more productive than sitting down for a long period of time. I usually recommend practicing for ten to twenty minutes a day, depending on the age and level of the student. It is important to build good technique, especially when the student is young. But until the student has developed a strong enough technique to handle extended playing sessions, it is better to keep the practice sessions short to avoid strain on the hands. Even students at the advanced level should only play for thirty to forty minutes at a time.

One of my favorite tips for my piano students in San Francisco is to incorporate practice into the homework schedule by using it as a break between academic subjects. Ten minutes here or twenty minutes there add up quickly and will help any student achieve their playing goals and satisfy the most demanding tiger mother.

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