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Peter C.

Livermore, CA
Starting at $32
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Peter C.

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Music has been my passion since I was 10 years old. I didn't have any real instruments at first, so, I built my own out of coffee cans, ice cream containers and of course: a rubber band shoebox guitar! It might sound funny, but, I believe these early days of trying to create music using my "homemade symphony," forced me to really get to the core of sound and expression without the pre-set curriculum of traditional music study. Early on, I learned a few fundamental concepts of music theory that would forever change how I learned, as well as how I taught music to others. I believe these concepts set a foundation that allowed me to understand music and grow much faster - including learning multiple instruments.

And yes, I eventually acquired a real guitar and went on to study music and computers at the University of California and I currently compose music for TV and film in my own studio. I have taught guitar, bass, piano, drums, theory, composition and recording production to ...

About Peter

I currently compose music for TV, film and other digital media in my own recording studio. Prior to that, I spent about 25 years playing guitar, piano, bass and drums in bands and as a studio musician. At school I studied classical music (theory and composition) as well as orchestration and compute

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Ellen R.

Oakland, CA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Ithaca College
  • Awarded Jefferson Award from Jefferson Award Committee
  • Teaching since 1971
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Ellen R.

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Work with a microphone to get familiar with mic placement and proximity, how top avoid "popping p's" as you sing, how to work with a mic stand.

About Ellen

My musical journey has led me through many genres: Folk, Rock, Blue grass, Musical Theater, Cabaret, a Cappella and Jazz. I have helped take many a vocalist from the level of simply wanting to sing to the stage. I am notable for arranging and guiding vocalists toward mastery of nearly any genre of

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Erasmo R.

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Saratoga, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English and Spanish, Japanese
  • MIDI “- 2006 (Degree received) from Riverside City College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Erasmo R.

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About Erasmo

Hello Parents and Students, I have been teaching and writing music professionally for sixteen years. My first introduction to music was just like some of you, starting in high school, where I had a great teacher that encouraged me to play. This helped me so much, and I wouldn't be where I am if

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Sachin G.
Erasmo is very patient with my 9 year old who had stopped his drums lessons for about a year and his technique of teaching is different from the previous teacher as in he's touching up on more basic techniques and working on fundamentals in addition to just practicing some songs every class. I think in the long run my son will benefit from that.
Ashton G.
My son Enjoyed very much
Mari Larios
Hes such a great tracher. Julia is five years old and enjoyed learning with him. Hes flexible and patient. Thank u Erasmo.

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Matthew N.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Most Improved Musician from Birch Creek
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew N.

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Matthew has studied guitar for over 15 years. He has played professionally in the Chicago area for over ten years.

About Matthew

Matthew N. has been an educator and performer in the Chicago area and suburbs for over 15 years. Currently holding a studio of nearly 50 students he has become one of the area's many successful private instructors. Teaching piano, drums, and guitar Matthew can accommodate any student's needs and mu

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Kevin C.
Matt taught me for a 3 month period and helped me drastically with learning how to improvise guitar solos. I can't thank Matt enough for his help in helping me with a rather unorthodox time to start getting lessons. Each week he told me to bring 3 songs with a guitar solo I would like to learn in different genres and each week we broke down the solos for me to practice and gather their techniques. Thank you so much Matt!
Tejas A.
My 9 year old son had his first session yesterday, and he loved it. Matthew is great, responsive and especially patient! My son is looking forward to having more sessions!
Gabriel S.
Matt is an amazing instructor. I highly recommend him.

Tara L.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, Nepali, Thai
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tara L.

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I started playing acoustic guitar when I was seven years old. I have been playing and teaching mostly bluegrass, old time, Irish, blues, and swing jazz styles for many years. I have taught both privately and have also done various workshops at festivals. I have taught guitar multiple years for instance at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in PA.
My students learn to have fun with music. Students can work on rhythms, melodies, improvisation, song writing, getting into and/or hanging on in a jam session, etc.

About Tara

I have a Masters in Education as well as having spent many years performing, teaching in one on one and group settings both privately and at music camps and festivals. I play and teach bluegrass, old time, Irish, and swing jazz styles. I like my students to really enjoy playing music and their less

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Aidan K.
The way Tara presents traditional tunes is straightforward and easy to digest, while staying as true to the tune as possible. Super friendly, and really easy to work with.
Jillian A.
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Pure Awesomeness!
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Yompopo M.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2010
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Yompopo M.

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Want to enjoy hearing yourself play guitar?
Interested in learning to write and record your own tunes?

I will help you build a guitar-playing foundation that will allow you to play the songs you like the way you like it quickly.

You will learn practical guitar Technics such as strumming, chord transitions, chord patterns and others which will help you sound awesome.

Send me a note to see if we're a good match!

About Yompopo

I love playing and teaching guitar. Been playing guitar since the early 1990's and teaching since 2010. Through the years have been playing and teaching various styles and genres including pop, rock, finger-style, rhythm, blues and others. My teaching experience includes mostly beginner-level st

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"Ryan is a gem of a teacher. My son has been taking trumpet lessons with Ryan for the past 4 months and I couldn't be happier with the results. His love for music and teaching shines through whether it's an in person or online class. My son now enjoys practicing and looks forward to his lessons with Ryan."
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"Superb instructor! I am a beginner with alto sax. I would highly recommend Emily for teaching. She is very knowledgeable, patient, and organized!"
Tom
Took Saxophone lessons from Emily W.
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"I first began studying with Arlette when I was a young girl who knew nothing about reading music. She was an amazing teacher for me as a young girl, and continued to be as I grew up. Arlette has taught me and helped me hone my technique and musicality, from the beginning before I could hold a bow through the years and improvements.
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Took Cello lessons from Arlette C.
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"Having piano lessons with Ms. Angela is the most cheerful event for both of my kids, their favorite teacher of all! They also love Ms. Angela's beautiful voice too."
Lily
Took Piano lessons from Angela H.
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"I took lessons with Mrs.Bemus from 2008-2010. I also had her as my elementary band teacher. Before she started working with me, I had no experience with the saxophone. Working with her really helped me not only musically, but also confidence wise. Kim Bemus is not only super encouraging but will work with you at whatever speed you need to go in order to get better. If it wasn’t for her mentoring and patience, I would’ve never continued playing the saxophone or became the musician I am today. If I had to suggest someone to do tutoring with on saxophone - or any instrument, I should say - I would suggest her in a heartbeat."
Aly
Took Saxophone lessons from Kim B.
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"Great instructor. Focuses on the basics and provides a lot of encouragement which helps. Also, allows student to decide what they'd like to learn and allows you to select the type of music you are most interested in.

Highly recommended!"
Walt
Took Upright Bass lessons from Benjamin Y.
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"Rachel is a wonderful teacher! My daughter loves her lessons with Rachel! Rachel is very insightful and observant. She also has a wealth of knowledge on singing and musical theater. My daughter is very serious about having a career in musical theater someday and she really appreciates how compassionate and dedicated Rachel is to making her a better singer. After many talks with my daughter, I can tell you Rachel has a great sense of humor, great knowledge, wisdom, industry insight and she is very caring. You could not find a better teacher! My daughter plans to keep taking lessons from Rachel for a long time. Don't walk, RUN to get your lessons with her! She is that awesome!"
Jeff
Took Musical Theater lessons from Rachel E.
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"I felt very engaged and expanded upon augmented and suspended triads"
Mary Jane
Took Piano lessons from Lucian W.
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"Cheryl- Is a fantastic teacher! She has been teaching my 8 year old piano for over 6 months now and I could not be more pleased. She is very good with kids. He is loving learning and she makes each lesson fun and keeps him motivated. I absolutely recommend her for lessons."
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Took Piano lessons from Cheryl (Cher) O.
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"Highly encouraging teacher! Rebecca knows how to teach well in tailored format to her students. Impressive!"
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Took Flute lessons from Rebecca S.
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