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Marwan S.

24 Reviews
Redwood City, CA
Starting at $85
  • Speaks English, Chinese - Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering from Cornell University
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Marwan S.

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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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Albert E.
A passionate and proficient instructor!
Ryan F.
So far so Good. It has only been one lesson, but our son really enjoyed it.
Sandra
My 6 year old daughter is developing a great foundation and is enthusiastic about learning the piano. Marwan is a great match for her!
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Nicholas M.

18 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $45
  • AA Degree in Music from West Valley College
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Nicholas M.

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Piano Lessons may include the following...

+ Piano warm-up exercises
+ Technique and style development
+ Selected songs to practice
+ A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable pianists in any style they desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard with Music Stand.
Piano and Vocal Song Books
Lesson Recording Device

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a selection of music books to read from, a piano keyboard if the student does not have one, and a lesson recording device. Students may provide any music they wish to work on.

About Nicholas

Nicholas M. is available to give voice and piano lessons in-home and in-studio. What to expect in a voice lesson: Vocal warm-ups Technique and style development Selected songs to practice You may record the lessons with your own phone, microphone, etc. As a private instructor, Nicholas

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Keith J.
Great first lesson.
Sempi
He is friendly, knowledgeable about music, and my son says he is good with kids.
Guan Q.
experienced teacher for singing. And he is very patient and nice.
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Ahmad G.

208 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Ahmad G.

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Online lessons through video, Skype or Zoom. Or private 1-on-1 piano lessons at my sanitized private Studio in San Jose. Ranked Best Music Lessons in San Jose Bay Area!

I have toured around the world with bands such as Guns N Roses, Dokken, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt and Metallica. I have studio experience. Over 20+ experience in teaching, touring and recording. I specialize in rock, metal, blues, acoustic, classical and pop music. I can teach beginners how to start correctly yet learn fast from techniques I developed myself and learned from piano masters. I can also teach advanced techniques, artist development, live and gear consultation.

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Teaches students: Ages 3+
Teaching since: 1992
I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles and performed ...

About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained wit

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Duke
I've been seeing Ahmad for about 2-3 months now, and thought a review might be in order to help those looking for guitar lessons.

First off I'm an intermediate player, who has successfully avoided theory since I started playing. Coming to Ahmad for some help to hit the next level, he's cunningly introduced theory into the curriculum, but made it fun to do so with creative exercises I can take home and work on. For the last month I've seen my understanding of playing the guitar improve, and he's also helped with the creative side using the tools I have at my disposal.

I've been through a few teachers in my time, and Ahmad's understanding, patience and vim for guitar really shine through. Would definitely recommend for whatever stage you're at.
Lydia
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Ahmad is a wonderful teacher! He gives you the why when he teaches you something new which is very helpful. I enjoy our lessons very much and know I am learning faster than I normally would because of him.
He also gave me great advice when buying a guitar and helped me pick one out.
Brad
Ahmad has been fantastic. I'm an experienced player and he still introduces me to new ideas and ways of thinking about the guitar and music in general. His lessons have reinvigorated my passion for playing and for songwriting. I definitely recommend him.

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Wesley D.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Music and Drama from University of Virginia
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Wesley D.

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I studied piano for years throughout my childhood and college years and am so eager to share my knowledge of the instrument. It is one of the most versatile and valuable musical skills that can applied to many situations. Please let me know if you have any questions about studying piano!

About Wesley

I am a recent graduate from the University of Virginia, where I studied music and drama. I have performed operatic and musical theatre roles with several opera companies, including Teatro Nuovo, Victory Hall Opera, Charlottesville Opera, and the Bethesda Summer Music Festival. My performances and

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Nooshin F.
I found him knowledgable, patient, and very understanding
Ellen N.
Awesome. Fresh, young, knowledgeableand good at teaching...very impressive.
Jen
Wesley was wonderful! My daughter wanted singing lessons to gain confidence to audition for her school musical. Wesley taught her so much in just one lesson and she is looking forward to more lessons.

Christina P.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Teaches students 8 to 30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christina P.

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When learning piano, students will have the fundamental knowledge of music theory that includes how to sight read music, counting rhythms, and learning how to play popular songs. They will learn step by step through the piano method books which will be assigned upon first lesson assessment.

I teach all styles both classical and contemporary pop. I have experience teaching all ages and love working with beginner kids. My teaching style is fun and flexible and I value my students and helping them reach their goals.

About Christina

Christina is a multi-talented musician, producer, singer-songwriter and has been actively involved with music throughout her life. She began learning classical piano at the age of three and naturally fell in love with singing at a young age. Gifted with perfect pitch, she has excellent ability to p

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Matthew T.
My grandson, Xavier, always looks forward to his lessons with Christina. I see tremendous progress from when he initially started about a month ago. He’s eager to show and tell what he learned after his lessons when I see him.
Sarah R.
Christina is awesome! She is very patient and her instructions are very clear to follow.
Valerie
Good teacher, my daughter was happy with the classes.
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Rebekah A.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Theory and Composition from College of the Ozarks
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Rebekah A.

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Experienced Piano teacher since 2012: I am available to teach eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation in their piano skills. I specialize in classical, gentle, and theatrical music. I typically use the Faber Piano Adventures series for beginning and some intermediate students, however I will choose a curriculum that fits the student. I supplement the series with works by classical composers or music theme songs from TV shows, Disney movies, or Broadway shows. I also have the following tools available to use during lessons: pianos, sheet music, and more.

About Rebekah

A graduate from College of the Ozarks, Rebekah earned her Music Theory and Composition Degree in May of 2018 and her Piano Pedagogy Certificate in the Fall of 2017. Since 2012, Rebekah has taught many students of all age groups. Her favorite part about teaching students of any age, is watching

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Rebekah L.
Great start:)
Kierra K.
Really informative and dedicated to teaching you the right and proper techniques
Ethan
No one is more organized than Rebekah. We loved her as our children's face-to-face instructor, and were worried that switching to online lessons would prove hectic and confusing for our children, but not so with Rebekah. Moreover, she combines flexibility with rigorous standards in a way we didn't think possible. She is an ideal teacher.

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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 $68. 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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"Superb teacher. Kit teaches 4 people in my family ages 15 - 46. She customized the lessons for each individual, taking into account their personal preferences in genre. She is extremely knowledgeable and able to explain things in different ways so the student can understand. Great with teenagers; my daughter needs no prodding from me to practice everyday and she looks forward to her lessons every week. Highly recommended."
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Took Piano lessons from Kit R.
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"Fantastic approach to teaching first time (young) students."
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Took Piano lessons from Laima M.
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"Effective Teacher

Lydia has taught my son piano for 10 years, demonstrating patience from the time he was three and successfully encouraging him to continue playing into his teen years. She is always professional, punctual, and courteous, and is extremely proficient in communicating her considerable knowledge and love of music."
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Took Piano lessons from Lydia H.
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"Sophia is a great teacher and she tailors lessons based on skill level and what client wants to focus on along with the basic of piano playing."
Marlon
Took Piano lessons from Sophia T.
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"Howard Richman is an amazing teacher. His pedagogical knowledge is quite solid.
More importantly for me was his ability to diagnose and help correct my physical issues. A great teacher who I highly recommend to any student of any age."
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Took Piano lessons from Howard R.
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"Vandi is an awesome instructor! I was hesitant about online lessons, but it's been great. Vandi structures my lessons to meet my needs and goals. Thanks, Vandi!"
Kathy
Took Piano lessons from Vandi E.
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"Pei-Hsuan is the best instructor I have never met. She has a lot of passion, patient to me. I learned a lot from her!"
Jackson
Took Piano lessons from Pei-Hsuan L.
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Amanda
Took Piano lessons from Sabrina P.
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"Christine has been very reliable and punctual. She is very sweet and patient with my 6 year old. My daughter is very comfortable with her and likes her a lot. I would recommend her to anyone looking to take piano lessons."
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Took Piano lessons from Christine K.
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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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