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Kristen B.

15 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM, Voice performance- opera from Concordia College
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Kristen B.

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I've been teaching this genre since beginning my vocal studio in 2005. I usually teach this as a supplement to basic vocal technique, with emphasis both on vocal health and elements of style.

About Kristen

I want to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted" with beautiful voices. Singing is like a sport; it is a skill requiring refined muscular coordination, which anyone can improve with practice and focused instruction. My teaching experience encompasses students of all ages and abili

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Catheryn L.
I love Kristen!
She's so good at explaining the most confusing things about singing technique (which for a beginner is a lot). She's very patient and it's heartwarming when she gets excited about the times I do something right. I trust Kristen with my voice and I like how she encourages me to do hard but fun repertoire. Would definitely recommend!

P.S. Her voice is absolutely beautiful. You know you have a good teacher when she demonstrates something and you think, "I want to sound like that."
Ilja
A very good teacher for a beginner!
Ryan
Great first lesson. Broke everything down very nicely and got me excited to excel.
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Maggie Z.

7 Reviews
Fremont, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2018
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Maggie Z.

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My name is Maggie, I recently earned my Master’s degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. I have performed in the world’s most celebrated concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 11 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie

My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano les

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Cairo G.
Amazing lesson, Maggie is very patient and extremely knowledgeable.. the kids absolutely loved her.
Maarise G.
Amazing instructor, kind, patient, and well trained.. the kids loved her
Thomas S.
Maggie has been great. My 5-yr old daughter is very high energy, and I was skeptical that anyone would be able to administer 30 mins of piano lessons to her, but Maggie has easily done so since day one. She's very encouraging and teaches through positive reinforcement. She's very efficient with the time. She packs a lot into a 30 minute lesson. She's punctual, and she was very flexible when I saw how much my daughter was enjoying the lessons and I wanted to increase their frequency. I highly recommend Maggie.

Judy E.

4 Reviews
Los Gatos, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1970
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Judy E.

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I have taught piano off and on since I was a teenager and consecutively for the past five years. I enjoy children ages 5 and up, beginners and intermediates, and beginning adults. I choose the curriculum according to the student's age, ability, learning style and choice. My primary goal is for the students to have a positive experience with piano and to look forward to coming each week so that they will want to continue piano or another instrument in the future. I have a lot of incentives for the students and experience much success in this area. I charge very low fees as some clients are unsure of their ability to learn at first. I am very flexible, patient and non-judgmental, and I love what I do.

I live on the west side of the valley and teach in my home. It is a warm, open, family-oriented environment and I welcome siblings to come and play with toys or read while the other is in the lesson. We have a recital at the end of the school year, held in my home.

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About Judy

I have taught many different kinds of subjects, eg., piano, ESL, Drug and Alcohol Education, and foster care parenting, in the past. Mostly, though, I have taught piano and ESL, my first and greatest loves, starting in the 70's and 80's. I develop special relationships with all of my students,

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Andres T.
She is amazing! My son LOVED the class and can’t wait for next time.
Jaclyn B.
Great first lesson, really excited to continue learning from Judy!
Tracey Q.
Judy had my son up and playing in no time. She was great about setting a pace that will keep him challenged and confident simultaneously. He loves his lessons and looks forward to learning more. My youngest, after observing a class, has decided he would like to play too!

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Karen A.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Dutch
  • Awarded World Music- Solo Perfomer from Maryland State Arts Council
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karen A.

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Hammered Dulcimer lessons, rentals available. From basic playing through advanced arranging, including theory in many styles.

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Hammered dulcimer lessons - all styles, all levels, music theory included!

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Elizabeth S.
Fun and informative!
Mary W.
Karen is a wonderful teacher. Very experienced and patient with a beginner.
Erika H.
Karen is so friendly, sweet, and methodical in teaching style. It is wonderful to be introduced to dulcimer with her and - literally - learn how to fine tune my instrument with her tips and encouragement. She makes me even more excited to tune and play my instrument. I can easily get happily lost simply in the tuning process with my dulcimer as it brings me a lot of joy just to hear the notes come into tune and playing very small, minor amounts of things on my dulcimer as is... it is so nice to have a guide like Karen to help me better to understand and dance with my dulcimer, learn about music and how the dulcimer strings are arranged, and how to hold the hammers! I thought I was excited to learn before... I'm even more happy and excited now and have some clear, down to earth steps to begin to actually really play with my instrument!
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Alexander P.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded El Chacal de la Trompeta (Singing Competition) from Sábado Gigante (TV show on Univision)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alexander P.

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Using techniques and tools I've learned and practiced during my 20+ years experience as a professional singer and stage performer, which I also incorporate into my "Heart Centered Vocal Coaching" programs (see below), I will help and guide you as to get you fully prepared for your on-stage debut or simply to help you better sharpen your current performance skills.

Heart Centered Vocal Coaching

- Find and learn to Love your own voice.
- Learn breathing and vocal/singing techniques and practices. Great breath-work practices.
- Practice the art of Improv, or as I like to call it ... Jazz!!!
- Learn to trust your heart and voice and what it wants to share.
- Learn the art of songwriting. We’ll write your song together.
- My approach is more of a combination between vocal expression and self empowerment.
- And more...

About Alexander

I am a professional singer/songwriter for over 20 years, with extensive experience performing live, recording and producing music. I am very versatile with various singing styles but my fave and specialty is RnB vocals and harmonies. I am bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. My more in

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Timothy C.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Timothy C.

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I seek to help every student improve their violin playing regardless of their age or experience level. I provide a supportive and safe atmosphere for students to grow as musicians and achieve their playing goals.

About Timothy

Timothy Cuffman is an active performer and teacher currently based out of Boulder, Colorado. He is a committed teacher and dedicated to his students progress and enjoyment of playing. Previously, he has served as a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa and Ohio University. Cuffman has also h

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"Dr. Kimberly is a patient and kind teacher. She works at a good pace with my son and provides excellent tips to help him improve."
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Took Clarinet lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"I know Jill for many years and can say without any reservation she is a master music teacher. Wether your child is studying piano or oboe with her, you can be assured of specific instruction well suited to the age level of your student. She has many years of classroom experience (as a public school music teacher) and as a private instructor using her own amazing instructional methods. Your student is guaranteed not only to improve but to excel with her wise guidance."
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Took Piano lessons from Jill M.
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"Joe has really helped me and is a great teacher!"
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Took Singing lessons from Joe M.
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"Gary is a natural. He asked me about my goals and designed not just a custom lesson plan, but a tailored approach based on my learning preferences. That's what I was looking for."
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Took Piano lessons from Gary R.
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"Toya was great. She really connected with our daughter and motivated her to give it her all. Toya rocks!"
Kate
Took Audition Prep lessons from Toya N.
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Greg
Took Hip Hop & Rap lessons from Prophet C.
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"I started off as an absolute beginner at singing and made a lot progress under Maureen's guidance. She is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher who prioritized proper support and healthy technique. I would strongly recommend taking lessons with her to anyone seeking to improve their singing."
Mihir
Took Singing lessons from Maureen K.
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"Excellent teacher very friendly would definitely recommend..."
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Took Piano lessons from Rhonda S.
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"I'm 13 and I'm learning fast. Andrew is a very good teacher"
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Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"My daughter keira had been a student of Sharon’s starting at 5 years old ! She learned piano and singing. Sharon was very enthusiastic, fun , encouraging and supportive. Keira learned so much more from Sharon than just playing and singing. Keira very much enjoyed how Sharon taught and how excited she got with each new learning mile stone !"
Diane
Took Piano lessons from Sharon W.
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