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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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Steven B.

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Having been a professional performance artist since 1972, I have practical as well as theoretic knowledge on how to make you shine on stage. I'll teach you basic techniques and "insider secrets" that will quickly have you looking and playing like a pro!

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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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1988
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Jim T.

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I'm a versatile performing musician and composer myself and so love to teach all styles including classical, jazz, rock, blues and more! We have a student showcase party every year where all the students get together to perform and showcase their skills. Performing, like everything else in music, is actually really easy once you become familiar with it! We learn from the beginning that music is all about having fun and bringing more joy and fulfillment into your life!

About Jim

My career in music began at an early age (four!) with classical piano lessons until the age of thirteen. After expanding my musical horizons in high school listening to jazz, blues and rock I attended Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where I studied jazz & music theory with renowned jazz educator Ray B

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Mario L.
Very good at tuning into my needs. Jim is an excellent musician and teacher.
Sarah
Jim is a great instructor. His knowledge of theory and his piano skills are really amazing. I appreciated his no-stress style of teaching, and it is obvious that he has a true love of music and musicians.
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Gfire

83 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded ASCAPlus Award for Songwriting from ASCAP
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Gfire

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I have taught voice and piano for over 22 years. I prepare my students for all levels of music performance from beginner to music professional. My students have sung at Motown, at the Grand Ole Opry, in professional musical theater, in touring rock bands, on national television, etc.

About Gfire

Gfire has been teaching and performing music full-time for over 25 years. Based in Austin, Texas, the "Live Music Capital of the World," she offers voice, piano, songwriting, yoga, folk guitar, and DJ'ing lessons to students from 5-105 and she specializes in sculpting her lessons to the strengths a

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Sharon M.
Singing lessons with Gfire have been exceptional. Gfire is patient and listens well to understand my vision and expectations. It is a plus ➕ that she is quick to respond with kindness. She explained how we will meet my goals and prepare for an October recital.
Richard
Gfire is seriously one of the best piano teachers that I have ever took lessons with! She's definitely one of a kind, and makes sure you stay on track so you'll meet your goals. I would definitely hire her again!
Danny K.
So great in so many ways. Smart, supportive, flexible, understanding, professional, real smart ( did I mention smart)
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Andrew G.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Duke Ellington Festival Honorable Mention Award for Best Solo from Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Andrew G.

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Hello and welcome to my studio!

***I AM vaccinated!

I have performed and taught professionally over the past decade in a variety of scenarios ranging from Classical Concerts, to Wedding Band performances, to live Ska/Hip-Hop gigs all along the East Coast. The biggest thing I have learned is that performing is a skill in itself, and everyone can acquire this unique ability!

As a member of my studio, our first lesson will involve going over what your goals are in music performance. Do you have a big performance at the end of the school year? Do you play alot of gigs and find yourself getting nervous? Do you finally want to play that solo with confidence and win the audience? Whatever it may be, I will give some helpful starters to move toward your goals. In fact, I have a unique process for building up confidence in an engaging way.

If you are looking for more general private lessons with me, please click the "change subject" item above my time availability and select
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About Andrew

***I AM vaccinated! As a teacher, I want nothing more than my students to be happy playing music while attaining their goals. I started trumpet as a young elementary schooler and began teaching private lessons in 2013. I had very poor technique up through high school but landed a jazz perfo

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Alastair
Great first lesson! Looking forward to more!
Donovan B.
Great lesson! I Iearned a lot.
Alan J.
The two students have thoroughly enjoyed their lessons: they are challenging, but the students rise to the occasion and love to practice.
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Kimberly C.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Business Administration from American intercontinental University
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Kimberly C.

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I have almost 20 years of music performance. I've sung in nearly every state in the US and have been on the stage since I was 7 years old. My goal is to show you how to get comfortable on stage and to let your talent shine. Whether you are singing, playing an instrument, or both I'll teach you how to own that stage.

About Kimberly

Hello! My name is Kimberly and I teach: -Guitar -Piano -Vocals -Acting -Ukulele As a participant in All State choir in high school, the only female in the U-46 district to make District 9 state Jazz choir, and the recipient of over 20 awards for singing, I'm at a place where I can use my

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Magdalena H.
Kimberly is very friendly and encouraging during my daughter's lessons. We appreciate her knowledge. It is wonderful to see our daughter singing again. Kimberly is a wonderful teacher.
Luci
My daughter (age 7) had her first ukelele lesson the other day with Kimberly. It was amazing! She had her singing and playing in no time. She built her confidence up as well. She was so excited after the lesson and can't wait for more! :)
Aston
Excellent! My son has been enjoying so much his online singing classes with Kimberly. She is so talented, and knows how to teach kids!
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Faith W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks
  • Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance from Temple University, Boyer College of Music
  • Awarded NSO Concerto Competition from Irish National Symphony Orchestra
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Faith W.

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I have years of performance experience as a professional flutist. As a teacher I encourage my students to perform at every opportunity they get. I have helped students prepare for solo recitals, band and orchestra concerts, and even my own studio recitals that I hold each year. Performing can even take the form of playing Christmas carols for friends, solo repertoire for a family gathering, or joining your church worship band. Let me help you achieve your performance goals and love playing the flute!

About Faith

I have performed throughout Europe and North America as an orchestral and solo musician, and my favorite part of touring is meeting people from different places and trying new foods! I currently hold a long-term piccolo/3rd flute substitute position with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orches

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Felice
Faith is fantastic! Just in a few lessons, I've improved my tone and worked on my weak vibrato and she even did research on helping me decide on a new flute. She is super professional, fun, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!!
Sara
Amazing teacher, great experience working with her. Particularly skilled over the virtual format with an amazing ear for sound and ability to provide direction.
Victoria
I like how Ms. Wasson takes the time to thoroughly explain each piece that we learn such as the history of the composer and the music theory involved in each piece. She is also a very patient teacher who answers all of my questions and helps me work through any parts of the lesson that I find difficult.

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The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in San Rafael is $73. 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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"Eric B. was the music instructor for both my children at the middle and high school they attended. Additionally, I taught with Eric for seven years.

My children received excellent music instruction in both trombone and flute. I was pleased with the rigor of the practice that was expected from Eric, which enabled dramatic growth in their musical ability. I was also pleased that they were both able to read music due to the instruction they were given under Eric's tutelage.

As I said earlier, I have worked with Eric as a colleague. I found him to be highly organized, student centered with regard to growth and performance, and a man of high character.

Eric created a Jazz band curriculum at the school corporation we taught at, where he developed several Jazz sections that would perform regularly in the community. Eric would invite notable guest musicians to work with the students and participate with them in these performances.

I would recommend Eric, without reservations, to anyone who desires a quality music instructor."
Brian
Took Music Performance lessons from Eric B.
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"Fawn is the best at what she does. She's a true pro. I leave each lesson feeling like I can master my career. Her innovative and out side the box teaching style is unbeatable."
Danny
Took Music Performance lessons from Fawn A.
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"Danny came to our house and did lessons for my son in our living room. My son used to take group classes with Danny at a Network for Young Artists, a non-profit but since we moved out of that area, we needed more one on one time. My son has improved in confidence, singing has gotten better. He even sang at a family birthday party for his little sister and even did a speech. I would have never imagined that type of confidence."
Norma H
Took Music Performance lessons from Danny V.
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"Bill is a thoughtful teacher, an amazing musician, and a really caring guy

I would highly recommend Bill! He is such a great player and teacher! He has helped enormously with my saxophone playing, clarinet playing, and improvising.

Since my saxophone playing is already fairly advanced. In our lessons on saxophone focus heavily on advanced jazz improvisation topics, like standard tunes, and transcription. He is so knowledgeable on these advanced topics but is really great at showing me the basics so that I can learn at my own level and pace.

On clarinet Bill and I work on more classical studies and instrument technique to get my clarinet playing more on track.

Bill is such a patient and motivating teacher. It is clear that he cares deeply about MY SUCCESS in music. He has helped me feel good about my musical progress and inspired me to work harder!

He has even given me lots of great music business advice, and helped me think about what I want out of music in my life.

Bill is so easy to get along with and is really careful to explain things in a way that I can understand them.

Its been really awesome getting to know and work with him!"
Jason
Took Music Performance lessons from Bill T.
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"Greg is an excellent musician. I have performed with him many times. I've known Greg for over 12 years. He worked on my guitars, and his work was exemplary!
He is a person of great character."
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Greg C.
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"I really enjoyed my singing session with Robert. I had so much fun during my session, and felt confident for my audition. He is definitely a teacher who knows what he is doing and will make sure you learn while having fun. This definitely will not be my last session."
Kaira
Took Music Performance lessons from Robert H.
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"James worked with me in Youth Group leadership and mentoring. Completely responsible, very creative, and ready to try everything -- we used music, art, dance, theater, games, word puzzles, and anything else we could think of to develop the teaching material/learning outcomes that we were seeking. James brings a spirit of confidence and integrity to all he does. Certainly one of my favorite people to work on a project with and a true gift to a team or ensemble."
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from James B.
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"Chau is absolutely amazing with my daughter! Learning notes can be challenging and she always finds a great way to help her understand and makes it fun. Also, a very clean and safe environment."
Amber
Took Music Performance lessons from Chau K.
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"Very helpful and informative!"
Michael
Took Music Performance lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Buzz is an excellent teacher and brings real world music experience into his instruction. As a touring musician, producer, song writer, and arranger, Buzz has an understanding of practical application. When I perform, I am always looking for ways to play smarter, and Buzz always helps with that. Buzz will break down music theory in a way that makes sense and that I can apply to my own playing on gigs and in rehearsal sessions. Buzz is a tremendous teacher for beginners (I have watched him give lessons to young students and he is excellent) , but if you are an experienced player and are just looking to get better, working with Buzz will get you there. I promise you'll play better after one lesson."
Alex
Took Music Performance lessons from Buzz A.
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