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Astrid C.

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

14 Reviews
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I teach beginner to intermediate piano, which include learning to sight-read, playing scales, proper fingering techniques, teaching to play with both hands together. Eventually we will get to deeper roots in theory such as key signatures, modes and Jazz chords and theory. I believe my students need to learn music theory along with piano, otherwise they don't understand the fundamentals of music. Plus it will help them in the future with other instruments or band at school.

About Astrid

Teaching 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 frustrat

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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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Peter D.

24 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Music Teacher of the Year from California Music Studios
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Peter D.

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I studied with various teachers in and out of college for five years, and have over a decade teaching hundreds of students, from the elementary levels to classical piano technique to jazz improvisation to pop piano to ragtime. You will be challenged and at the same time inspired to get the most out of your time with instrument!

About Peter

Whether piano, voice, songwriting/composition, music theory or music production, I bring all that I have learned and developed as a musician to the lesson in the interest of the student’s growth. Whether we work in classical, jazz, or pop, We focus on what will directly fit your individual goal

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Zora
Peter has a great rapport with our daughter and is "meeting" her where she is in her interests. She loves Lord of the Rings--they've started on music from Lord of the Rings!
Wick A.
Great instructor. Friendly, easy to understand, talented and can teach piano, theory, composition, etc.
Susan
My 10 year old son loves playing little riffs on the piano but really didn't want lessons for fear it would be too much like school. Peter has been awesome about tailoring the lessons so that my son can choose the Music he likes and move forward from his place of interest. Peter is a skilled and gifted pianist, and my son is totally inspired to keep playing and put in the work to improve.
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Drew P.

9 Reviews
Dublin, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Drew P.

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I grew up with a piano always near me. There was a piano in my family's home, and because I was always involved with music in school, I was naturally always in the vicinity of a piano there as well. This lead me to teach myself a lot about the instrument, which was good because I ended up playing it a lot when I lived in Brazil. Then, as part of my bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University, I took a full year of secondary piano lessons, qualifying me to teach beginning piano. ***Important FYI*** Students MUST have access to their own piano/electronic keyboard. I teach with the Faber & Faber method books.

About Drew

As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportu

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Jacob
Drew is always polite, patient, and professional. I would definitely recommend his lessons to anyone wanting to learn to play the flute. I am looking forward to our future lessons.
Gary
Great
Nami L.
In the few months that I've had flute lessons with Drew, I've grown so much. As a beginner in flute, I was completely scared and overwhelmed with taking band for the first time. Knowing I needed lessons, I'm so glad that I was paired with Drew. On my first lesson, Drew asked me what my goals were and I told him that it was to just simply read the notes on the page. That's all I expected to learn from him, but he taught me so much more! Drew taught me about musical expression, tone and all the little details behind flute playing. His teachings challenged and motivated me. My peers and band teacher have noticed my improvement and progress. Thanks to Drew, I can now play with confidence and poise. -Emma

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Rick M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rick M.

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We teach reading and ear training
All styles of music ages 4 and up

About Rick

Hi to all my future students I’m I am dedicated to helping you become the best that you ever can imagine my goal is to help you reach your goal. I look forward to working with you and you will not regret because I have over 30 years experienceI and also a composer artist a teacher and owner of my o

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Shep
Very nice and patient.
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Debra R.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Music from Morgan State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2002
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Debra R.

8 Reviews
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My goal is to inspire artistry, confidence, and great self esteem by sharing over 20 years worth of musical experiences and knowledge. All students will learn to play the piano in a fun and creative way that is beneficial and suitable for their particular learning style. I aim to make learning this beautiful instrument as easy as possible and the students love it!

About Debra

Debra has been teaching private lessons since 2002 and is currently available to teach lessons in her home studio, and online. Debra has helped students learn to read, write and perform music in a fun and relaxed environment. Debra received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Morgan State Univ

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Imani
Great teacher! , very kind, patient and experienced, does a great job with teaching your level of skill, she is very supportive and never will make you feel like you can’t do it, the sky is the limit for success in her music room!
Rion
Inaya has gained an incredible interest in playing the piano since beginning her classes. She practices on her own now very consistently. Debra is patient with her and that goes such a long way! I am proud of Inaya and highly recommend Debra as a piano instructor.
David
Debra was patient, fun and very warm. We felt welcomed the moment we met at her studio. Debra creates an environment that truly fosters learning with several brain games and activities for the kids to help them on the instruments.

Nate S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Nate S.

1 Review
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With being a member of various performance ensembles throughout the southeast, my leadership roles have molded my mindset of advisement with instruction and performance. I have the competitive edge of diversity, eagerness, and determination to fulfill the needs of any company or artist seeking guidance in developing their creativity.

About Nate

I am an innovator of fine arts and education that is interested in experiencing unique opportunities throughout a progressive lifetime. I am determined to maintain a career that promotes creativity and academic advancement in the field of visual and performing arts. My experiences with education ha

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Antonio
A great experience for my son. Mr. Nate was punctual and professional while still making each lesson fun enough for an enthusiastic 10 yr old kid.

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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 $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $179 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$56 average
60 min
$70 average

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"Lana has been my piano teacher for five years. Before I started lessons with her , I did not know much about playing the piano. For this time I learned a lot. I tremendously developed my technique and musicality , I understand the musical theory and terminology as well. Lana teaches the single detail and explains so precisely. She has a wonderful way of teaching. I believe she would be a superb teacher with any student."
Nancy
Took Piano lessons from Lana G.
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"My son is very happy taking lessons from Astrid. She is very encouraging of him and explains everything at a level he can understand at the same time challenging him to learn more.

I highly recommend Astrid!"
Brody
Took Piano lessons from Astrid C.
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"Sean has been teaching our 6y.o son for a few months now. He is very patient with him , but at the same time redirects our son if he gets distracted. He is easy to communicate with and our son loves learning music from Sean. Really appreciate him teaching the suzuki method which we started off earlier with."
Nithiya
Took Piano lessons from Sean L.
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"Alex was a very patient and excellent teacher. She made sure I knew the piece that I was assigned thoroughly before moving on to another piece. She is very good at detail.. I was sorry to lose her after having her for 2 and 1/2 years."
Wallis
Took Piano lessons from Alexandra P.
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"Loralee is wonderful, patient and a great teacher. I look forward to seeing my kids grow under her tutelage."
Lucien
Took Piano lessons from Loralee W.
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"Great experience working with Sylvia."
CJ
Took Piano lessons from Sylvia W.
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"I am currently taking piano lessons from Zaid and I am very pleased with my learnings. Zaid is an extremely knowledgeable instructor. His passion for teaching piano shows with every lesson he gives. He is extremely patient, thorough, and helps me thinks outside the box. I would highly recommend him as a piano teacher!!!"
Yesenia
Took Piano lessons from Zaid D.
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"It was great! My son loved it and is looking forward to going back!"
Mathew
Took Piano lessons from Lipeng C.
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"Awesome instructor!
She help me improve my piano skills. I really loved how she teaches step by step & easy to follow instructions. I enjoyed every lesson I had and learned to love the appreciation of the "piano".
She is so enthusiastic to teach, so pay attention and have fun!"
Elbin
Took Piano lessons from Alty N.
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"If you are looking for a piano teacher for your child, we highly recommend Karen for her musical skills and, moreover, her ability to engage people of all ages and tendencies. We have three children, two boys (15 and 12) and one 8 year old girl, with completely different personalities (and levels of motivation) that took lessons with Karen. She expertly handled their quirks and abilities and managed to find what would interest each. The confidence boost they were given by having the opportunity to perform their pieces was a huge bonus. From a paying and coordinating parent's perspective, you could not find a more reasonably priced and yet utterly accommodating private instructor. She's awesome!"
Dawn
Took Piano lessons from Karen W.
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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 extremely 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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