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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner students, but I can refer you to my studio partner, Melissa. Please see her TakeLessons page here:
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Intermediate
Learn about music theory regarding rhythm, harmony, and melody and how it applies to the piano. Learn how to talk about music and improve how you read sheet music and lead sheets.

Advanced
Learn about more advanced rhythmic feels. Understand modal concepts, and how to use them to improve how you currently play. Venture past diatonic playing into full comprehension of out chords and certain types of chromaticism.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
Alex
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.

Han W.

San Jose, CA
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Han W.

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I began to study piano at the age of three. My education experiences includes bachelor and master's degree from China Conservatory of Music, the artist degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the doctor degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the University of Kansas.

In addition to preforming over more than 20 cities in China, I have also held piano solos in world-famous concert halls and important musical events, such as Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in the US, Musikschule Bayreuth Concert Hall in Germany, Theater Vredenburg Concert Hall in Germany, Grottammare Theatre in Italy, Teatro Degli Industri Grand Theatre in Italy, the Opening Ceremony of International Liszt Festival in LA, Opening and closing Ceremony of Pennsylvania International Music Festival.

I have won many international piano competition awards, including the

About Han

Hi, this is Han! I began to study piano at the age of three. My education experiences includes bachelor and master's degree from China Conservatory of Music, the artist degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the doctor degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy from the

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Marwan S.

22 Reviews
Redwood City, CA
Starting at $85
  • Speaks English, Chinese - Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Marwan S.

22 Reviews
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Playing piano is fun! So should your piano lessons.

I've taught piano since I was in high school, and continued to teach while I was a student at Cornell University. I also taught theory classes in the Cornell Piano Society, where I served as President for 4 years.

Why? I simply love music, piano, and sharing it with others.

While I'm classically trained, I've dabbled into other genres, such as Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, songwriting, and music production / audio engineering. I've recently been accepted into the Steinway & Sons (the piano makers) Teacher Partnership Program. Feel free to message me for more details!

About Marwan

I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in

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Oliver
Funny and engaging teacher who was willing to go the extra mile to structure a lesson plan that met my specific piano goals. Very knowledgeable and accomodating.
PaulineAnn P.
I feel very comfortable and feel he is doing a good job. A very nice well spoken young man. This is my first lesson , ask me again later.
Felicity
My daughter warmed right up to Marwan. He was energetic and knowledgeable on working with beginners!

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Nicole C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, Latin, Tagalog
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nicole C.

9 Reviews
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Inherited a grand piano, but now it's collecting dust in your living room? Blow the dust off, and get your fingers warmed up... let's learn how to play the keys together!

About Nicole

Nicole is available to teach lessons for students of all levels. Beginning her singing career when she was 7, she most recently sang at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, was a winner of the international CS Competition in musical theatre, and is a Chicago F.A.M.E. finalist for Jazz and popular music. Co

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Norah F.
Amazing! My daughter is pumped for next week, Ms. Nicole was great!
Rachelle + Dad J.
Nicole is absolutely amazing! Her musical background is reflected in her language expertise and we were able to begin learning German with ease!
Paul B.
Nicole surely knows what she's talking about, She's the best
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Frixos P.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, some Portuguese, some Greek, Some Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Epilepsy Foundation Award from Raising $10,000 by producing and selling a dedicated CD
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Frixos P.

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We will learn starting from the basics and move gradually to harder material. You will learn lots of songs, scales, how to solo, and to compose your own music.

About Frixos

Frixos states that his love for music probably started before he was born. “I’m pretty sure the Motown sounds my mother loved to listen and move to permeated to me through her.” Add to that his exposure to different ethnic sounds like Greek (his origins) folklore and contemporary music, Portuguese

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Frixos was a terrific teacher for my son (now 12) and my daughter (now 14). He worked with them once per week for about two years, when my son finished 5th grade and my daugher was finishing 6th grade. He helped my son get started and learn the alto sax from scratch, and helped get my daugher on track, and correct her many mistakes. In short, both my kids made the top band in middle school at the end of their 6th grade years. My daugher was the top alto sax in her middle school by middle of 7th grade, and my son by the end of 6th grade. The both had a blast with their instruments, and the worked with them on the scales, and playing various genres of music including jazz. Their understanding of music was far beyond most of their classes, and they enjoyed their class time with him, and got to know a person that spend their entire life and professional career in the music business. In addition to Alto Sax lessons, he worked with the kids to learn music studio tools and play keyboard. After two years, we had to stop the lessons, due to financial constraints, but Frixos was like family to us, and I would highly recommond him to anyone without hesitation. He's a great guy!
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Liudmila I.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Liudmila I.

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I have St.Petersburg Conservatory Master of Music (Diploma with Honor) My teaching experience began after Conservatory. I teach piano at the Music School for gifted children. I teach harp at Hight special music school of the St.Petersburg Conservatory. During 20 years I teach piano and harp at my home studio. My mission is to nurture creativity, perseverance, focus, musicianship and the limitless potential of every student. I 'm looking piano and harp student of all ages.

About Liudmila

I am a very experienced harpist, holding over 20 years of experience. I have performed in over 4,000 concerts and have had the privilege of performing as the Principal Harpist at St. Petersburg Opera Theatre and Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. I also hold a Master’s degree in Harp from the St. Petersb

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Barb
I am having so much fun! She is patient and very kind!
Diva S.
My daughter had a first lesson yesterday and was very comfortable. She enjoyed the lesson
Barb
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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in San Jose is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $27 and $175 per hour.
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45 min
$56 average
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$70 average

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"Terri has been my daughter's piano teacher for over a year. My daughter and I both say the same thing today as we did the first day we met her....she is wonderful! Terri goes above and beyond in many ways to ensure my daughter has the best experience and makes steady gains with her playing. Terri takes the time to explain and always uses positive methods and supportive tone-of-voice to encourage students. She has a natural gift and passion to teach students and this shines through every time. Terri is friendly and welcoming. She is thorough and timely on all scheduling/paperwork matters. You won't find a better teacher out there!"
- Larissa
Took Piano lessons from Terri M.
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"Great experience Alyce is eager to learn more"
- Alyce
Took Piano lessons from Christina E.
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"Dan made me extremely comfortable as an adult learner and excited to begin my piano journey. Highly recommended teacher!"
- Jacob
Took Piano lessons from Dan H.
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"I was looking for a good teacher for my Son to make his fundamentals and foundation strong. Jerri-Lynn took the challenge. So far we are doing good.

I am looking forward for good progress."
- Sanjeev
Took Piano lessons from Jerri-Lynn H.
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"My son doesn't love piano, but Grace is very patient and makes the lessons fun. My husband and I are happy with his progress."
- Kelly
Took Piano lessons from Grace C.
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"Excellent Piano Teacher!

I love my piano class. I'm learning a lot. I'm happy with my teacher. She's fun and I love to hear her play the piano. I want to play like her. I'm thankful to have found a great piano teacher."
- Nora
Took Piano lessons from Glynis D.
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"Ben was on time and he was very patient with my 5 year old daughter."
- Lillian
Took Piano lessons from Ben U.
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"Astrid is a great teacher. She is patient, clear, and works so well with my six year old daughter. I highly recommend her."
- Janice
Took Piano lessons from Astrid C.
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"I completed eight lessons with Jason and was very satisfied with the musical lessons received. I learned much about the piano, chords, patterns, and theory. On the eighth lesson I received a guitar tutorial and was very impressed with his playing and teaching. I highly recommend Jason as an instructor for the musical instruments that he teaches.

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Took Piano lessons from Jason M.
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"I have been studying piano with professor Gabrielius Alekna in Vytautas Magnus University's Music Academy (Lithuania) for three years. Now we continue our lessons online and I am more than pleased to work with him - he is an amazing pianist, caring teacher and one of the most wonderful people that I've ever met. Over this time Gabrielius taught me to hear and understand (classical) music in new and very subtle ways, encouraged me to take challenging music pieces and successfully helped understand, learn and perform them. With Gabrielius' lessons and help I've won national and international piano solo and accompanists competitions, discovered new ways of interpretating music in piano duet and chamber music ensemble. Gabrielius' teaching distinguishes itself by calm and professional approach, which makes the learning process seem rather easy and pleasant than challenging or requiring much effort. The methods used by Gabrielius help achieve excellent quality in one's playing and create the feeling of freedom, which makes the music flow..."
- Martyna
Took Piano lessons from Gabrielius A.
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Piano Lessons in San Jose, CA

Even if you truly love piano music and feel at home on the piano bench, learning a new instrument isn't always easy. Before the challenges pay off, your motivation might need some boosting along the way. Luckily, South Bay has a live music scene that's full of inspiring and entertaining piano performances, and downtown San Jose is the cultural capital of the whole region. From piano bars and sheet music stores to historic concert halls and world-class symphonies, there are plenty of local opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of live piano while taking piano lessons in San Jose.

Symphony Silicon Valley Silicon Valley's very own symphony calls the California Theatre home, and there's no better place to immerse yourself in the grand tradition of live piano. Every season, the Symphony Silicon Valley entertains more than a thousand guests per night at the iconic downtown landmark. Listen to the talented symphony's take on musical masterpieces that range from the classical to the brand new, and from the local to the international. Recent and upcoming performances include piano concertos by living legends, musical interpretations of American Gothic literature, and pieces by French, Russian, German, and Japanese composers. Symphony Silicon Valley: http://www.symphonysiliconvalley.org/ The California Theatre: http://sanjosetheaters.org/theaters/california-theatre/

Live Music Venues After attending one of your city's many downtown concerts, step right into an old-school speakeasy for a little more live piano. SingleBarrel only seats small groups, so it's easy to hear and appreciate every jazzy note their live pianist plays. Located right in the middle of SoFA, SingleBarrel is just steps away from the California Theatre, McEnery Convention Center, and San Jose State University.

If you're feeling more modern, request your favorites at the Fairmont San Jose on Market Street. The hotel restaurant, Pagoda Bamboo Lounge, has a piano bar that takes written requests as you dine. Its doors are open to the street, so you don't have to walk through the hotel to find the swanky spot, but you should definitely make a point of taking the scenic route on Sunday evenings. That's when a solo pianist entertains guests in the lobby. SingleBarrel: http://www.singlebarrelsj.com/ Fairmont San Jose: http://www.fairmont.com/san-jose/

Local Music Stores Music Village is a family-owned fixture with two locations in San Jose. The instrument store's expansive sheet music selection ranges from classical composers to contemporary hits, and they also carry a wide range of piano parts and accessories. http://www.musvil.com/

Competitions and Festivals The San Jose International Piano Competition is an annual ten-day series at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, a Versailles-style recital hall that's famous for its Steinway D and equally grand architecture. You don't have to be a competitor to experience the musical thrill of the competition, though. The series is hosted by a nonprofit organization that wants to share music with the world, especially Russian piano music. It opens with a free concert and includes ten days of top-tier performances by local talents. San Jose International Piano Competition: http://sjipc.com/ Le Petit Trianon Theatre: http://www.trianontheatre.com/

Piano is a passion, a skill, and an art form all at once. To become a great pianist, you must embrace all its forms and remind yourself why piano music means so much to the world. If you're taking private piano lessons in San Jose, you're already on the right track. When piano has a regular spot in your schedule, it's easier to keep your commitment to the instrument. As your skills and music knowledge improve, you'll enjoy more freedom and confidence at the keys, and practice will be hard to distinguish from playing for pleasure.

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