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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
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Steven B.

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I began classical piano instruction in 1960 and took private lessons for ten years before branching out into all the other styles of music. I have taught, recorded and performed professionally since 1978, and will show you proper hand and finger technique, music theory, how to read notation and chord charts/symbols, and equally as important teach you how to play by ear. I teach all ages, all styles and all levels of piano, and will teach you how to have fun with it all along the way!

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've been teaching piano for over 20 years and emphasize the fundamental skills in the beginning: how to easily read music, play in time, sight-reading, basic music theory and basic scales and technique. 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.

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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Rick B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Music-Piano Performance from NYU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rick B.

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I am a Broadway musical director and pianist with over 15 years of experience, looking to start teaching piano. When I was young and first learning piano, I practiced a lot more when I was interested in and excited about the material I was being given. My goal is to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go, keeping you engaged every step of the way.

Are you brand new and learning to read music for the first time? Are you more advanced and looking to push yourself with new material and professional feedback? Maybe you always wanted to know what those chord symbols mean? Are you looking to accompany yourself when you sing? Is there a song you've loved for years and wanted to be able to play? I'm happy to focus on all aspects of music, from theory and technique, to performance and professionalism.

I am open to all ages and backgrounds. I suggest starting with a consultation to assess your current skill set and goals, and if we gel we can proceed forward.

About Rick

I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. I started playing piano in the 2nd grade. I went to NYU where I earned a Bachelor of Music in piano performance. The bulk of my career has been spent working on Broadway shows, either in NYC or on tour. I have worked as a pianist, music director/conducto

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Ruthy W.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ruthy W.

7 Reviews
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Do you want to have fun and learn how to play the piano? Well, you can have both! As an experienced piano teacher of 10 plus years, I can help you get started learning the basics of piano playing, or help you learn more advance playing & technic. I offer lessons that are customized for each student's individual needs. I can help you learn to play your favorite song while teaching the building blocks of piano playing, like sight reading, playing by ear, theory, chords, and more! My goals for you is find joy in music and piano playing! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

About Ruthy

I have been playing the piano for over twenty years. I began at the early age of seven years old. Because piano has played such a vital role in my life, I believe it is a responsibility of mine to pass on such a delightful gift of piano playing to those who would like to make it a part of their life

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Sean
Ruthy has been a great instructor. I started with her knowing very little about the piano. I have been working with her once a week and am seeing great improvement. I am learning notes, chords, and understand music. She makes learning fun and helps you to achieve playing songs that you really like and enjoy.
Annandra & Annahir C.
Flexible, patient, friendly! A very good first meeting!!
Lisa
Great teacher very concerning and attentive. Gives 100%
To student. Would recommend.
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Susan T.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University
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Susan T.

39 Reviews
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Hello and welcome to my teaching world! I love teaching piano, as it has always been my strongest instrument. I start students as young as four or five (six to seven ideal).

Most of my students are, or become honor (AP) students. Learning music is especially helpful in learning math as music and math are based on patterns. Engineers and musicians have the same thing in common: They learn by recognizing patterns.

For young beginners, I use Alfred's Beginner course(s). For students 9+ years of age, I use John Thompson's Modern or Adult course(s) - students will get quicker results - with emphasis on classical technique after students become familiar with five-finger hand positions, intervals and dynamics.

Both courses utilize practice CDs or online practice tools/apps that contain pre-recorded accompaniments, so students feel as though they are playing along in a band, or orchestra - this is EXCELLENT for learning rhythm.

If a student leans more toward ...

About Susan B.

After 30+ years of professional musicianship spanning across two continents (North America and Europe) with original published songs available digitally (on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.) and two CDs on the market (a third containing jazz standards/originals mastered) I retired from "performing" in

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Raymond F.
The best instructor I had an experience with by far.
Bianca
Fantastic and patient with kids
Fiona
My daughter has been under the wonderful care of Ms. Taylor for over 2 years now and she has learned and grown tremendously under her care. From not knowing how to read notes or any finger placements, to reading notes and switching things up ( different tempos) while playing the piano on her own.

Ms. Taylor pays attention to detail and is very easy going that makes it easy for my daughter to learn. She is very compassionate. She has also taught her breathing techniques along with voice training. She keeps her grounded and motivated. My daughter has a passion for music and is in the best possible hands. She is very flexible and accommodating!

Thank you so much for everything you do to help her flourish!!

We LOVE and APPRECIATE YOU!!
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Amy K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
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  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Amy K.

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I don’t actually teach piano lessons… I teach fully integrated musicianship and community building that involves the piano. I teach a full curriculum that blends not just good playing, but music theory (how music is constructed), history, performance skills, and positive social interaction. Why just “take piano lessons” when you can meet new friends while performing in three recitals per year and maybe even in regional music festivals and honor camps? Why just play simple melodies when you can learn the skills that enable you to take on college-level literature like a boss?

Why settle for ORDINARY when you can be UTTERLY EXTRAORDINARY!!

About Amy

Hey! I’m Dr. Amy. If it has to do with music, I’ve probably done it, from performing flutist to band director to church musician to general music teacher to college music theory professor! I have a doctorate, two masters degrees, and a bachelors degree all in music. (You know how some people col

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Zane
Dr. Kennedy (Amy) was so phenomenal to work with. I felt so enriched by our conversations and one-on-one work. She encouraged me to dig deeper and push past the surface when analyzing works, an important skill I use every day as a theorist. I always left feeling like I had a good grasp on the content, but even more important I left feeling valued as an academic and human. Highly highly recommend her services!

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in San Rafael is $72. 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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"I've learned so much taking lessons from Wes!! I'm finally enjoying music again!"
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Took Piano lessons from Wes C.
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"As usual, Phiilip is very patient and supportive of our daughter taking piano
lessons for the first time. He makes her very comfortable, which is not easy with
a 6-year-old, and she leaves the lesson wanting to practice and learn more."
Ryleigh
Took Piano lessons from Phillip F.
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"I know it can be hard to chose a teacher blindly on take lessons but Athena is truly the best. I know my son is not easy to teach and after a few months he is proudly playing notes that he can read himself. I am very happy and pleased that we chose her."
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Took Piano lessons from Athena M.
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"I attempted to learn piano years ago as a child and recently decided to take lessons again now that I am an adult. Glynnis is a fantastic teacher. She is well versed and skilled in not only playing the piano, but teaching it as well-something not all piano players are able to master. She is patient, dedicated, and enthusiastic about her students’ progress. I have only been taking lessons a few short months and already I have seen my skills improve. I thoroughly enjoy our lessons each week and look forward to my continued growth in this skill.
I would highly recommend her to anyone that would like to learn to play the piano. You will not be disappointed."
alix
Took Piano lessons from Glynis D.
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"I have worked with Sal for the past year. He was the music teacher at the school I used to work at and he was wonderful with all the children of different age groups. I am also a nanny and he teaches piano to the child I take care of and he is very patient, loving, and nice. He is a good instructor."
Elizabeth
Took Piano lessons from Salvador B.
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"My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed taking piano and voice lessons with Angela for a few years now and now our daughter is starting lessons so it's turning into a family affair.

Angela is a fantastic teacher. She is extremely knowledgeable and her enthusiasm and love for music is contagious. She is an incredible cheerleader and always has something good to say about a student's work and the use of their strengths. She builds on strengths very well. And she balances this with useful feedback and goals for improvement.

I cannot recommend her enough!"
Ellie
Took Piano lessons from Angela H.
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"He was so nice! You could tell he wanted to make you feel comfortable with the material and the lesson."
Ava
Took Piano lessons from Andrew Y.
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"My daughter’s exact words, “Ms. Melody is the best piano teacher. I wish she could be my teacher forever!”"
Abby
Took Piano lessons from Melody S.
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"I have recently returned from a week long stay at the Sonatina Piano Camp in Bennington VT and would like to notify all those piano students who may read this review as to the wonderful experience attending this camp can be. The camp takes adult piano students at all piano skill levels from beginner to well accomplished. Students stay in shared rooms (2-4 persons) which includes a piano in every room. Attendance is usually 18- 27 persons. The mansion itself is home to approx. 30 pianos. All meals are provided (and are outstanding) as well as piano classes and 4 lessons with concert pianists or university piano professors. Ample time is provided to practice a performance piece for the end of week performance night. Master classes are given on several evenings for those wishing to perform a work in progress piece for the attendees and the camp owner providing a public lesson.
I have found that the attending student group to be extremely supportive to all other students especially to those experiencing performance anxiety. Repeating attendees (from all over the country) have formed lasting friendships among themselves which have endured for years. Eight week long sessions are given throughout the year. In addition there are summer sessions for school aged youth
and also 4 short week sessions for those wishing to try a sampling of the camp. This past January was my 3rd year attending the camp and I will be returning again next year. My experiences at the camp have been truly unforgettable. More information can be obtained at Sonatina.com"
Robert Bilenchi
Took Piano lessons from Kathy B.
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"Joan is absolutely fantastic. Not only she teaches piano well, she also teaches about composition of music. I highly recommend Joan. And I couldn’t be happier to find an excellent teacher."
diana
Took Piano lessons from Joan H.
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