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Linda C.

24 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Linda C.

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About Linda

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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Tia
I’m taking beginner cello lessons with Linda.

She is super positive and encouraging and meets me exactly where I am in my learning and goes from there.

She asks what I want to do, points out when I miss things (like not taking a proper pause), and teaches me new skills (theory, now technique, etc.)

Very positive experience! After four weeks I can play cello while site reading the bass clef (I knew how to read piano music but not the bass clef very well).

I’m going to renew my lesson subscription with Linda!
John R.
Linda was awesome, very patient with a total beginner with not only cello but also playing music. She is great teacher , i can tell that from our first lesson.
Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Teaching since 1978
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Mark B.

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I custom build a lesson plan for each individual student's needs and goals.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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Tomas
The best
Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.
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Yuhui L.

7 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Yuhui L.

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Dr. Yuhui L. has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and China. She received her M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Prof. Yoshikazu Nagai. Dr. L. obtained her doctoral degree at Arizona State University (ASU), majoring in Piano Performance with Prof. Robert Hamilton. Dr. L has been a prizewinner in national and international piano competitions, such as the Colorado International Piano Competition. Students advised by Dr. L. have won multiple international and domestic awards in piano competitions. She works with students of all ages to provide a comprehensive and exciting musical education.

About Yuhui

2020 Update: all lessons are taught over Facetime or Zoom. Dr. Yuhui L. has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in America and China. She has been invited to New Paltz International Piano Festival, Cincinnati International Music Festival, and the Colorado International Music Festival. Yuhu

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Aiden
To begin the journey of piano playing is not easy for an adult, Yuhui has been a patient instructor and great friend along the way. I really enjoyed the past months of lessons and am looking forward to continuing the journey with her in the future.
Rose G.
Teacher is great and very patient.
David G.
i will see you next time ok and it will be better.

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Hugo A.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Diploma in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
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Hugo A.

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I like to show my students how the guitar can be a small orchestra. The possibilities of sounds and colors that it can provide is unknown to other instruments and that is what makes it so great. Unlike the piano where a small hammer hits the strings or the violin where the bow frictions them, we have to produce the entire sound on the guitar with our own hands. The process is more personal and, even though it can be harsh at times, it is always satisfying. I also try to bring a more creative part of music when studying the instrument, which keeps classes more dynamic and interesting. I bring my own experiences so that the students can relate in different levels of difficulty.

About Hugo

I'm a professional guitarist, composer and arranger. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Diploma in Professional Music. I started playing electric guitar and then expanded also to the classical guitar, which has broaden extensively my approach to different styles of music. Each styl

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Grant
I've had three lessons with Hugo and it has been very helpful already. He has been flexible with me and is supportive and patient. I look forward to future lessons with him!
Lucas
Hugo is a very patient teacher and has a lot of musical knowledge to pass along. I went to my first lesson with him without knowing anything about music or the guitar and now I already feel some confidence talking about the subject. He gradually deepens the subject and always makes sure you understood before going forward. I super recommend him!
Rodrigo D.
Hugo is one of a kind. Great teacher and an amazing human being! Took lessons with him back in Boston while he was still studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and it couldn't have been better. Improved my repertoire and my technique meanly when it comes to fingerstyle. Highly recommended!
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Geronimo O.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Italian and Portuguese, French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • DMA from University of Oklahoma
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Geronimo O.

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Unlike many instructors who simply use the same cookie-cutter method in their teaching, I believe in adapting to each individual student for consistent progress. By meeting them "where they are," focusing on their learning style, and developing a systematic approach to fixing bad habits and eliminating weaknesses in their playing, every single one of my students achieves musical growth, command of the instrument, and an overarching love of music.

My two decades of professional experience both as performer and instructor allows me to draw on multiple methods, exercises, and repertoire that will help you develop your full potential while always enjoying your musical journey.

About Geronimo

Music has been a passion of mine since I can remember, both as a performer and as a pedagogue. I have experienced firsthand the transformative, healing, and communicative power of music, so my ultimate goal is to share my expertise through teaching and performing. I am a classically-trained viol

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Bryan
I took lessons from Geronimo for a few years and I really developed a lot under his teaching. He is very good at pinpointing issues and also fixing bad habits. He also helped me to become better at practicing, which is extremely helpful. Overall a great teacher and would highly recommend.
Hairong
My daughter took lessons with Geronimo for two years while he was pursuing his PhD at the University of Oklahoma. Geronimo is a great instructor. He is very clear, concise, and effective in communicating with kids during the lesson. It's very easy to follow and understand him even for younger kids. He uses every minute of each lesson in teaching, and truly cares about educating kids on musics. Geronimo emphasizes skills and techniques, which offered my daughter a solid foundation to move up (she has been attending Oklahoma Youth Orchestra for one year). Thank you, Geronimo for being a great instructor!
Katey
Geronimo was a great instructor and motivator! He helped me find the right sound and worked with my strong suits as well as helping me strengthen my weaknesses. I would recommend him to any player as he showed me ways to become more confident and enhance my playing.

Nolan M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nolan M.

3 Reviews
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Junior trombone performance student at Ohio University. I am an experienced beginning and intermediate private instructor and I will help you achieve better playing through tone development, proper instrument handling, and repertoire study among other things. I am very flexible as a teacher and I want you to have the teaching style that you need to learn! Shoot me a message and lets start improving!

"We don't need anyone else who plays trombone, we need more people who play music."
-Shachar Israel - Assistant Principal Trombone - Cleveland Orchestra

About Nolan

I am a graduate student studying Trombone performance at the University of Arkansas. I play in several ensembles across campus and am an active freelancer in Fayetteville, AR and I've had the opportunity to participate in two summer festival orchestras. Students can expect weekly practice assig

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John scott
Great!
Patty D.
My son is severly dyslexic and Nolan has been amazing. We used a different takelessons instructor for 6 months before we found Nolan and the difference in my son amd his level of playing has been substantial. We have been with Nolan for about 7 months, he is kind, patient, and very knowledgeable.
Lucas Borges
Nolan Miller is an excellent trombonist who possesses all the qualities to be an excellent trombone teacher: He is intelligent, organized, diligent, and has a passion for music. I have full confidence in his abilities to teach and inspire young trombonists.

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"Mr.Vasiliy is very patient, enthusiastic and very detailed. My daughter was able to learn so fast and efficient from him. I really thank him for being kind and motivating her!"
Adhiti
Took Piano lessons from Vasiliy M.
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"Today was Eli's first trumpet lesson with Antonia. Antonia was super patient and helped him with some difficulties he was having."
Eli
Took Trumpet lessons from Antonia B.
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"Chris helped me a lot when I felt like I was stuck at the level I was at — he opened new doors for me that I didn’t even know were there. He’s passionate about sharing his knowledge and will take the time to help you grow from wherever you might be."
Happy
Took Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson, looking forward to seeing how the next few weeks go."
Josh
Took Singing lessons from Val K.
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"Great Teacher! :)

Melissa is an amazing voice teacher! She always created a comfortable environment that we could learn about our individual voices in. She always told me exactly what I needed to improve on in a way that wasn't demeaning, but encouraging! I also attended an opera that she was in, and she was a great actress and singer! I really enjoyed her class and benefited a lot from it."
Brittni
Took Singing lessons from Melissa J.
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"Ivan is a great mentor and teacher. He has the ability to make each session very fun and interesting as he also moves at a pace that’s best for the student so no added pressure is present. Ivan himself is capable of bringing out the best in your art when you least expect it, that’s what makes him great at what he does as a person because he is very understanding and will do everything in his power to see you succeed and bloom. Ivan has worked with me for many years and if it wasn’t for his positivity and encouragement that he would bring with him to every session, I wouldn’t be the man I was today without him"
Omar
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ivan S.
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"My 13 year old son was struggling to learn the basics of the saxophone in his beginning band class at school. Anthony gave terrific one-on-one instruction in a fun and positive style. We are looking forward to many more lessons with him."
Nathan
Took Saxophone lessons from Anthony L.
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"Mr. Salvador has been an incredible addition in the lives of me and my family. Our home has been a warm and musical place since we met Salva, as he has been so much more than just a teacher -- he's been a close friend.

Both excellent as a musician and as an instructor, Salvador is the kind of person I would gladly recommend for students of any age. Just don't be afraid to have fun!"
Jake
Took Guitar lessons from Salvador B.
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"Gregory's skill and knowledge of guitar is absolutely outstanding! The best part is that his lessons are delivered in a way that are easy to understand and follow. He's opened my eyes to music theory by teaching me in a way that I can understand. Just fantastic!"
Tyler
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Thank you Cyndi for being extremely patient with my daughter! This is her first time taking singing lessons and she enjoys ever bit of it. You're AMAZING!"
Alex
Took Singing lessons from Cyndi E.
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Music Lessons in San Jose, CA

It takes time, patience, dedication and persistence to make it in the musical industry. Diamonds in the rough don't make themselves sparkle; they need the help of a fine craftsman to help them form. In order to really excel, musicians need the guidance of a professional instructor to master their craft.



TakeLessons can help you find that perfect teacher. Within the San Jose area, several professional musicians are willing to give their time to help younger musicians lead the next generation. All San Jose music instructors complete yearly background checks to ensure your safety, as well as an extensive interview process - so you know you’re being taught by the best of the best. Moreover, your first music lesson comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee, so there is absolutely

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In addition to security and a great network of teachers, TakeLessons offers variety. Popular subjects include guitar, bass, drums and percussion, piano and voice. We also offer brass and woodwind instrument lessons, such as the trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, trombone and French horn. For our more advanced students, we also offer lessons in music theory, performance techniques, recording secrets and song composition.



Don't wait to take your music skills to the next level! Simply use our easy search tool to find a teacher for San Jose music lessons, or call 877-231-8505 to speak with a friendly TakeLessons representative who will guide you through the process. Book your private music lessons today, and start working toward all of your music goals!

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