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Linda C.

22 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • Teaching since 1981
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Linda C.

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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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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!
Janet P.
very comfortable and satisfying first lesson.
JoAnn C.
Linda was great! As an adult beginner with the cello she made the lesson enjoyable and easy to follow. She adjusted quickly for where I knew a little and where I knew nothing. Highly recommend her!

Dan E.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Dan E.

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I teach both electric and upright bass. My focus is on a healthy and sustainable technique, ensuring fluidity in your playing with minimal strain on your body. Whether you're playing folk, blues, country, or swing, I can help you sound better, play longer, more imaginatively, and more comfortably, and have more fun.

I've been playing folk, country, and rock guitar since 1995, and played upright bass, banjo, and rhythm guitar in gigging old-time bands for ten years. I currently play bass and sing in a cover band, and release original music and collaborations on major streaming platforms.

About Dan

I've been playing music since I was five years old (so, over 35 years now), beginning my 'stage career' as a saxophonist in school bands, then playing guitars, keyboards, accordions, mandolins, banjo, and bass in a variety of live acts throughout my adult life. I've made (as of January 2020) 16

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Jonathan T.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Nominated for Teacher of the Year from Albemarle Road Middle School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Jonathan T.

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Do you enjoy the low end of the musical spectrum? Interested in building your chops and becoming a better musician? Let me help you grow as a musician! I hold a Masters Degree in Music Performance, am a Certified North Carolina Teacher, and am currently an orchestra director specializing in strings.

About Jonathan

´╗┐Jonathan Todd has been performing and teaching in the Charlotte area and CMS Schools since 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Emory and Henry College and then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance with a concentration in Music Theory an

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Jonathan is very patient and professional.
Michael
My high school daughter has received trumpet lessons from Jonathan for over a year. He is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable and patient. As a school teacher, he knows how to work with kids in a way that gives him an advantage over a non-teacher performing artist. We've done lessons both in person and online. I'd highly recommend Jonathan to any parent looking to have their middle school/high school student take private lessons.
Fan Z.
Jonathan is very patient with my kid and made the first lesson fun.

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Jerry M.

12 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Ed from Valdosta State University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jerry M.

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My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!

About Jerry

My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands/groups. They all had one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not enjoying learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND

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Michelle
Extremely unprofessional to abruptly cancel scheduled/paid lessons without the courtesy of a message or any notice because this instructor was unhappy with a 12-year-old child's progress. Very surprised by and disappointed in the manner in which he handled this situation, certainly could have been handled with more respect and maturity.
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Will
Jerry is a wonderful instructor. I wasn’t sure how online lessons would go but they have been seamless and fun and my son is making progress with the bugle. I would highly recommend this format and this teacher. The convenience and quality of instruction are excellent. We are signing up for more lessons and may move on to another instrument once my son feels confident on the bugle.
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Phillip S.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Phillip S.

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I have 20 years experience performing and teaching bass in a variety of styles. I have my undergraduate degree in classical bass performance, and am also a freelance bass player in Austin, TX.

I try to cater lessons to the individual student. Lessons will be relaxed, and I always try to find an approach and style that works well for you.

About Phillip

Hi! I'm a professional bassist in Austin, TX, and was gigging and teaching lessons full time here, before COVID. I'm still teaching virtual lessons, and hoping to find a few more students, since most of my income used to come from gigs. And there aren't too many of those around, these days. Drag!

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Geoff B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, some Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
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Geoff B.

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My name is Geoff and I play Double Bass).(also called.Upright Bass).I played in a Full Time Symphony Orchestra for 20yrs.I teach Solo work,NYSSMA pieces(expert),ALL Symphony Repertoire,Your School Music,Technical Studies,Scales and Sight Reading.I' m patient with students and changing lesson times if need be.Students do great at NYSSMA,All County and Long Island Strings,and all School Ensembles.Let's Go!

About Geoff

Hi, my name is Geoff and I play Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Cello and Piano. I played full time in a Symphony orchestra for 20 yrs., began playing Piano in 1963, Bass Guitar 1970, Double Bass 1977 and Cello 1982. I prescribe lessons complete with Solo, Ensemble, and Technical Playing and Reading Skil

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terri
Patient and Kind. Explains theory well!
Daria S.
My daughter had few lessons with Geoff, so far it seems like her skills has improved.
Kelly
Geoff is a very well rounded teacher with much experience in all areas of his feild. He is great at explaining exactly what he means, and exactly what you as a player must do to create the sound he is looking for. He is not only a phenominal musician, but also an outstanding teacher, who pushes his stufents to do better.

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Average Cost of Upright Bass Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute upright bass lessons in San Jose is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $134 per hour.
30 min
$42 average
45 min
$54 average
60 min
$71 average

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"Maggie is a smart, patient and diligent instructor, who has lots of practical experience and useful advice for aspiring classical bassists."
Matthew
Took Upright Bass lessons from Maggie L.
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"Great teacher, very attentive and helpful, and is passionate about teaching proper form and best practices on the upright bass. Highly recommended."
Craig
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Very knowledgeable and worked well with my grandson"
Shawn
Took Upright Bass lessons from Mark L.
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"I invited Jose to work with my bass students for an upcoming performance. He taught my students so much in a short period of time. His caring personality and sense of humor made the class so much fun. My students wanted him to come back. I highly recommend Jose Carrion as a guest conductor, section coach or private lessonss"
Phillip
Took Upright Bass lessons from José C.
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"Darren is a very good teacher. Would recommend him to any bassist beginner or advanced."
Lee
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Quentin introduced me to the upright bass and was an extremely patient and attentive instructor! Our lessons are always a great time and productive!"
Jordi Lara
Took Upright Bass lessons from Quentin S.
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"David gave my son music lessons on upright bass and electric bass in the musical genres of classical and jazz, from 5th grade through high school. David is extremely a talented and knowledgeable musician as well as being a very professional and competent teacher. David interacted effectively with my son, through the ups and downs of middle school and high school. David stuck with him and always supported him. My son's success in his high school music program was very much due to David. My son has continued on to Shenandoah Conservatory, studying Jazz performance on the upright bass. David is a working musician as well and was influential in introducing my son to the realities of music as a profession. David and my son continue to keep in touch and jam when their schedules allow. I highly recommend David Lester as a music teacher for all levels on upright and electric bass in multiple styles and genres (classical, jazz, rock, funk)."
Joan
Took Upright Bass lessons from David L.
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"I have just begun lessons with Isaac. He is an excellent teacher; attuned to my needs, very good at explaining things, patient, very good at getting me to understand what I need to know. I look forward to learning upright bass with him!"
Victoria Danberg
Took Upright Bass lessons from Isaac L.
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"Darren is enthusiastic and always looking for ways to "get through" to a student. He has a contagious passion."
Emily
Took Upright Bass lessons from Darren S.
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"Daniel covered all the basics of playing the double bass very clearly and extended the lesson a little to allow me to work on a couple of songs,"
Warren
Took Upright Bass lessons from Daniel B.
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