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Marwan S.

25 Reviews
Redwood City, CA
Starting at $85
  • Speaks Chinese - Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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 M

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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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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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Steven B.

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I have been playing classical piano since 1960 and started with ten years of private classical instruction. I have taught classical piano full time since 1998, including music theory, proper hand and finger technique and methods to enhance ear training and ease of playing classical compositions.

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music f

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Debora H.
Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sue M.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
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Ahmad G.

230 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 with

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Kris
After having been a student of Ahmad's for over a year now, I can earnestly say he is a quality instructor unlike any I've had before. He shapes each individual class specifically to what your guitar goals are, creating incredibly detailed and thorough handouts and exercises to help you get there. I am the type of student who learns best with a well-defined regime laid out clearly in front of me. His handouts are a perfect match for my learning style and you can tell the years of experience and knowledge that has gone into creating each one. He is also a very adaptive teacher helping me surpass some rhythm barriers in unique and creative ways. He had helped me gain a new appreciation and understanding for music theory and most importantly he helps keep it fun.
Tammy
When my son moved to the area, he began playing guitar for the first time. His job kept him very busy, so he wanted to find a guitar instructor where his time would be well spent. Below is his review of Ahmad.

You would be hard-pressed to find an instructor as excellent as Ahmad. With his help, I made an incredible amount of progress on guitar in a matter of months. His lessons are precise and organized, and I always left the lesson feeling like I learned a ton of new stuff. He strikes a great balance between requiring excellence as well as giving encouragement and making sure it's always fun. In a few months, I went from knowing close to nothing about music to being able to play my favorite songs from start to finish. As I have left the area, I will miss Ahmad's lessons, but I'm thankful for getting him to start my journey into the world of music!
Ryan
If you are ready to embark on the journey of mastering the guitar and learning to truly express yourself through music, you will not find a more dedicated, enthusiastic and organized teacher than Ahmad
Ahmad has devoted his life to the art and methodology of teaching the guitar to others. It's not about him and how well he can play or his personal aspirations to be musician. There is no intimidating showing off during lessons - only a sincere desire to be the best teacher he can be. I've always been self-conscious playing in front of great guitar players, but Ahmad creates a safe environment for me to learn and grow as a player.
Ahmad's experience has given him true expertise and it shows in his ability to meet students exactly where they are at - no matter what their experience level. His years of teaching experience and vast, meticulously organized archive of personally-created handouts are perfect for whatever the moment calls for. That is a world of difference from one-size-fits all online materials I've struggled with in the past. Or, unprepared teachers who "wing it" each lesson.
My window of opportunity to be a rock star closed many years ago, if I ever had one. While I am a dedicated guitar student, work and family come before practice and lessons. Ahmad has been extremely accommodating in allowing me to take lessons as frequently or infrequently as my schedule allows. Yet, he always keeps me making progress and never lets me stall out or drift away from my commitment to learn.
Great teachers are hard to find. I discovered Ahmad through searching online and reading his reviews. After over 3 years of studying with him, I know I have a found a superb teacher and an inspiring musical mentor. Begin the journey!
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Charles C.

7 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks chinese, english
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Charles C.

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Experienced teacher for five years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate clarinet and bass clarinet student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight-reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Charles

I am concentrated on clarinet performance and could also teach piano, music theory, and music history. I teach clarinet students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied clarinet for 10 years, I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, and teach students all k

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Thomas
Great lessons!
Peng Yu
Great clarinet performer and educator!
Andy Satana
Thank you! What a great teacher! Lots of knowledge on music and clarinet!
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Sabrina P.

61 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Awarded National Federation Festival from Georgia Federation Music Club
  • Teaching since 2010
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Sabrina P.

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Learn Classical Piano or Video Game and Anime Music!

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It is my goal to develop in each of my students a comprehensive understanding of music which enables them to play the piano with utmost enjoyment and musicality. Quality piano instruction is achieved through focused private lessons. Although an emphasis is placed on classical repertoire, the student's curriculum is always tailored to the student's interests and goals. I find encouragement is absolutely necessary but students must try their best. My teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed environment where students can feel like they can express themselves fully and learn much at the same time. Mastery at the piano is so much more than learning to press the right keys at the right time. Music is about expressing and sharing human emotions and feelings that are unspoken and is something we can all be touched by.

About Sabrina

I've been banging on the piano since I was 3, but piano became more structured when I turned 7 and I've loved piano so much since then! I've been classically trained in the US and then later in Italy so altogether I have 20 years of piano playing experience. My favorite genre is Modern Japanese Cl

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Mary M.
Sabrina always challenges me to be better without overwhelming me. She is such a wonderful instructor
Mary M.
It is always such a pleasure working with Sabrina, she is encouraging and challenging at the same time.
Mary M.
I love working with Sabrina, She is talented, well educated and has the great ability to share her knowledge in an understandable way. She pushes you, but not so hard that you get frustrated. Such a fun instructor.
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Pascal O.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • BA in Economics from University of Ghana
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Pascal O.

3 Reviews
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A well structured and easy approach to learning the piano/keyboard.
Courses designed for beginners and intermediate players. I look forward to having a wonderful experience with my students.

About Pascal

I am Pascal Obeng-Poku. A music instructor with more than 10 years of experience teaching children and adults various styles both physically and online . Hoping to have a wonderful experience with you . See you soon

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Paul
Pascal has really helped me with the piano lessons. I spent few weeks before lockdown in 2020 with Pascal my piano teacher and I'm happy with my progress. Even though I couldn't finish my entire duration due to work, I am happy with the lessons I had before traveling. Pascal is a very intelligent piano teacher. I will recommend his service to anyone who wants to learn music the right way.
Abigail
Pascal is a very good music teacher. He explains into details the basics of music and ensures his students understand one topic before he moves to another. He gives practice assignments and ensures that you do it by checking on you regularly. He is very accomodative and hence his students find no difficulty asking questions, and yes, he's got answers for every question. Your students appreciate you Pascal, keep up!

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The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in San Mateo is $82. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Rachel was my piano teacher from middle school through high school, and she was always encouraging and focused. She is a gentle and patient, which makes her a great choice for young kids (or ultra-sensitive middle schoolers, like me - or really just anyone who isn't already a flawless prodigy when it comes to music). She was good at selecting pieces that I would enjoy and that would stretch me, and she was flexible enough to work around my own musical goals (like playing by chords).
She's an experienced instructor, a skilled player, and a positive mentor figure to have in your child's life.
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Rachel G.
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"My daughter loves Christina, very kind and patient and encouraging. Highly recommend!!!!!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Christina E.
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"Semyon is great! He really knows the music and teaches it very well. If you are considering piano lessons, I highly recommend him."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Semyon R.
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"My daughter started piano lessons with Fawn at three years of age. She is now six years old and not only playing but reading music as well. I’ve also noticed my daughter booking more jobs in television and print because of the confidence she has acquired by playing in Fawn's Talent Share's. She is amazing with kids and I highly recommend her! Fawn is the best!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"I have been studying with Brian for almost 5 years and I enjoyed every hour of his lesson. He has taught me how to achieve a singing tone at the piano; more importantly, he has opened up a whole new world of beauty for me through piano playing. He is an amazing artist--I feel really grateful that I had the chance to attend his recital and hear him live."
Michael
Took Classical Piano lessons from Brian L.
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"Ruth has been a wonderful teacher for my 12 year old son Vivek for the last 3 years in Princeton. She made learning piano a truly enjoyable experience for him and always teaches with patience and kindness. We are planning to move overseas and hope to switch to online lessons so he can continue to learn from Ms Ruth!"
Deeptha
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ruth F.
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"Our son has been taking piano lessons with Daniela for almost five years and we are grateful that we found her! Daniela puts her heart and soul into every lesson. She is great with kids, her passion and energy keep them involved and motivated. The repertoire is tailored to fit our son's musical interests as well as his abilities, and his progress has been tremendous, both in his technique and his expressiveness. We highly recommend Daniela!"
Priya
Took Classical Piano lessons from Daniela K.
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"Niki has been teaching our son for a year since he was 6. He has learned so much in the last year- she does a great job of starting with the basics- sight reading, music theory, fingering. Her quiet way keeps him calm but also pushes him to learn. Most of all, he really enjoys the piano and looks forward to lessons!"
Kate
Took Classical Piano lessons from Niki S.
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"My weekly lesson with Steve Bruce was one of the highlights of my week! Steve is so patient and really takes the time during each lesson to develop your skills and help you perfect your technique. The passion he has for music is inspiring and it makes learning from him a joy."
Marianna
Took Classical Piano lessons from Steven B.
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"Will Duchon is an excellent piano teacher. He not only teaches technique with great clarity, but most importantly, he possesses the wonderful ability to convey a deep sense of musicality to his students. He does this with patience and passion, with a focus on the joy of musical learning rather than simply the pieces themselves. He knows how to balance challenge with fun, while gently encouraging and motivating his students every step of the way. I highly recommend Will without hesitation!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Will D.
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