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Aidan C.

14 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music from Guilford College
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Aidan C.

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Private Music Performance Teacher

Taught in conjunction with guitar lessons.

About Aidan

I have been playing guitar since I was 10 and loving music my whole life. I have been in numerous rock bands, the high-school jazz band, classical guitar duos, trios, chamber ensembles, and even played mandolin in a bluegrass band. I received my Bachelor of Music at Guilford College as a student of

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Christine D.
Aiden is a wonderful instructor. He taught my 8 year old son beginners guitar. He is a knowledgeable and skilled guitar player. He is patient, kind, and flexible. I am happy with the progress that my son has made with the lessons we've had so far. From knowing nothing at all, my son understands the basics of guitar playing and can play a tune comfortably. Thank you Aiden. We recommend him to those who have kids and are looking for a great instructor.
Ryan
Aiden has been a great guitar teacher and has helped me improve considerably over my first few months with him. I've spent the last 20 years sort of knowing how to play guitar, but I was self taught and never really could figure out how to progress beyond a few chords. Aiden has provided me with the structure I need to get continually better. He has been especially attentive and helpful at correcting and improving my technique. He's always willing to work on what I find interesting or come up with something to guide me. I also really appreciate his laid-back teaching style.
Iralda G.
An Excellent instructor! He has lot of patience specially with beginners. He is very knowledgeable in regards to music/ guitar.He is so kind to share his expertise with you.He is easy going and he show enthusiasm in what he does which invite you to keep going in you guitar journey.His studio is a peaceful, welcoming and inviting environment to play your guitar. He’s open in whatever music you feel comfortable to play with. He adapted to your needs and he knows how far you can go. He is an expert in what he does! You’re the best Aidan! I highly recommend him! Thank you so much for all your patience, enthusiasm and support!
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Ahmad G.

178 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
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Ahmad G.

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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. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

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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James
Super friendly!
Francisco S.
Ahmad is awesome. He's very patient and didactic. He easily picked up what was my playing level and what were my objectives. He then started with a plan adjusted to what I wanted to accomplish and in only 5 lessons I feel like I've learned a lot already. He wants you to have the foundations first, the building blocks from which you can improvise or create something new. Thanks a lot, Ahmad!
Brandy
If only this fit into my lifestyle better. I had lessons for several months with Ahmad and he proved to not only be an outstanding teacher but a gentleman and a scholar. He is flexible with schedules and can certainly accommodate if a weekly lesson isn't possible. If you want to do lessons with Ahmad, don't hesitate. Get as many as you can!
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Mandy B.

8 Reviews
San Leandro, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2001
  • MM, BM from California State University, Long Beach
  • Teaches students Male: 20 and up; Female: 18 and up
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Mandy B.

8 Reviews
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Coaching will help to develop song/aria. We will dig into story line/plot to bring out an organic performance. Techniques allow student to grasp characters/mood.

About Mandy

I have been singing since I was a little girl and began studying voice at age 15. I was singing in my first band when I was in high school and participating in vocal competitions. Professionally, I was a back-up vocalist and percussionist with the Sam Morrison Band from 2006-2012, where I traveled

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Dolores
Manny is awesome!!
Dolores M.
Mandy appears to be a lovely, friendly and competent piano instructor. Her piano space is very suitable and I like her very much.
Zahraa
Mandy is awesome :)

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Aaron M.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • BA of Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2002
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Aaron M.

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I studied performance at The Berklee College of Music, and have performed all over the country!

About Aaron

Berklee College of Music graduate, Aaron M., has been teaching students of all ages for over 18 years. "I love watching young musicians grow into seasoned players and have had tremendous success with all my students. I believe that learning songs and playing music is a critical element in the l

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Miranda
Aaron is a great teacher. He has been teaching my daughter piano since she was 4.
Mathew M.
We see the progression each week and couldn't be happier with Aaron's demeanor and overall way he handles my husband's lesson structure.
Genna
Only had 1 lesson so far. My daughter seemed to enjoy her lesson. He seems very nice.
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Teri D.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded (One Of) Top 5 Vocal Coaches from Backstage Magazine
  • Ed.M Master's of Education from State University of New York at Buffalo
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Teri D.

8 Reviews
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Vocal performance, live and in-studio performance coaching, microphone technique, recording technique, presentation skills, working the song with an audience

About Teri

I love to sing (yay!) and am a professional singer/songwriter and a vocal coach & have been for many years. Named a top vocal coach in Backstage Magazine, I have coached beginners to pros, children to adult, whether they want to perform, record, just enjoy/fun or eventually pursue a serious singing

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Nicole S.
Promising first lesson, very encouraging.
Jason H.
Teri was extremely helpful in teaching my 10 year old son vocal development. She is an enthusiastic teacher and I highly recommend her to people looking to improve their singing.
Paula A.
Teri is very enthusiastic and encouraging in her lessons.

Matthew I

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $275
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Matthew I

2 Reviews
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Online Music Performance Teacher

I can perform guitar for your party or events....songs include Brazilian bossa novas, classical guitar favorites, original and pop music.

About Matthew J

***I am available to teach you online lessons through Zoom for Ableton Live, Logic X, Guitar and Bass*** I currently work as a freelance music producer as well as a guitar/bass teacher and as a music software teacher. I have been playing guitar for 18 years and teaching guitar and bass for 9 ye

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Fiona M.
Absolute joy to be taught by Matt, knowledgeable, encouraging and enthusiastic. (Timely as well if that's important to you!), i learnt an awful lot from Matt and felt fortunate to have chosen him as my teacher.
Carlos P.
2013 feedback

Matthew has been a wonderful instructor. I feel that i have learned a lot and also enjoyed the process. He has also been very accomodating about special teaching requests that have helped me develop my skills in genres I enjoy.

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in San Mateo, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in San Mateo is $69. 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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"My first time taking any type of vocal training before. I did this in hopes to be a better singer in my car. One day I was humming and a friend herd me and said I sounded amazing. I could feel my face turning red because I thought at the time I was alone. Anyways, months later... Guess who's doing karaoke on Tuesday nights?!!"
Amy
Took Music Performance lessons from Danny V.
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"Chris is a very talented trumpet player and educator, who I have had the pleasure of working with on a few different occasions. I am the Program Assistant for the USC Thornton Community Engagement Program, and Chris and his brass ensemble were a very valuable member of our program during his time as a graduate music student at USC. He performed outstanding music education brass ensemble assemblies for students ranging from 1st grade to high schoolers in the South and East Los Angeles. During these performances he not only taught and played at the highest level, but also showed great communication skills to students of all ages and adults attending the assemblies."
Megan Adcock
Took Music Performance lessons from Chris O.
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"Karen’s recitals, showcasing 6 to 12 students each time, always thrill
me. Men, women, boys, & girls of all ages and various degrees of
achievement stand before their audience with confidence. They have
practiced, not only the pieces which they play, but showmanship, not
pushy or cocky, but polite and welcoming. They make eye contact and
smile; some invite the crowd to sing along on the choruses. Even the
1st year students exude confidence.

The crowd returns those smiles, along with cheers and clapping. One
can tell that Karen has kindly and persistently shown and encouraged
each student. If any show fear, she does not chide; she accompanies
them in the performance and nods approval as they continue. I watch
that fear subside. They are then met with handshakes and pats on the
back. Next time, they will be even more eager to share the pieces that
they worked on and not expect criticism.

Karen picks a theme and arranges guitar, piano, and voice selections,
intermingled into a program that leaves a person well entertained and
planning to come back next time. I am not related to any of the
participants and have no obligation to be at the recitals. I love the
music, the talent, and the progress that I see and hear. You, too,
will be glad you came."
Alice
Took Music Performance lessons from Karen R.
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"Danny has helped me get comfortable on stage. I always had a fear of talking to my audience in between sets. I get so nervous. Not anymore. So going in for voice and learning how to use a the microphone but also the icing of knowing what to say. I am not perfect now, but not a horrifying mess like I was. Now I can at least speak and feel relaxed. Simplicity singing lessons that f work. :)"
Iain
Took Music Performance lessons from Danny V.
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"Andy is a great musician, teacher and person. He doesn't just understand music, he lives it. He is very patient and supportive with people and his talent definitely needs to be passed on to as many people who are lucky enough to get the chance!"
Cindy
Took Music Performance lessons from Andy M.
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"Excellent musician, vocalist and performer. Worth your time and money to utilize T King as your instructor."
Lynn
Took Music Performance lessons from Timothy K.
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"Very professional. Helped me to improve my singing a lot ;)"
Katherine Triana
Took Music Performance lessons from Aldrin E.
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"If you want results, choose Fawn as your coach. It's that simple."
DJ
Took Music Performance lessons from Fawn A.
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"Lexi has really helped me find
out more about singing if you need a voice instructor go to her!:):):)"
Robin
Took Music Performance lessons from Lexi C.
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"Tom is an amazing music instructor! My review won’t even scratch the surface of explaining what a fantastic teacher he is! Tom has taught our 4 children since 2008 when they started at School of Rock (SOR). When Tom left SOR and started giving private lessons, we left SOR because we saw the value Tom gave our children. He does a great job of challenging his students, yet keeping it interesting for them. (He's still teaching our kids after 6 years; they never get bored with his lessons and look forward to them every week!) Tom also does a fantastic job of blending music theory into everything he teaches. Our oldest child has a passion for music, and is now studying music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Tom played a huge part in our son getting into Berklee and giving him the skills he needs to succeed while there. I recommend Tom to any level of student. He is simply the best!"
Kevin
Took Music Performance lessons from Thomas M.
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