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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, harmony, melody, and dynamics in great detail.

Music is often taught excessively by rote, and I feel it's very important to understand the logic behind everything just like you would in mathematics. So take that leap and explore the science of music.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark B.

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I teach and help people how to write songs at all levels. Whether you are a beginner, or more advanced and need new ideas to draw from. There is an endless reservoir of ideas and concepts to help you to create any kind of music imaginable.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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The best
Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.
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Victoria W.

12 Reviews
Saratoga, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded School Of Music Assistantship from Georgia State University
  • Teaching since 2011
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Victoria W.

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I believe in teaching strong fundamentals so that we can have a solid foundation to build on. Good tone and an understanding of embouchure are most important, and we will develop technique. I enjoy helping students achieve their goals and develop their talents.

About Victoria

Victoria came to the Bay Area in 2015 from Atlanta, Georgia where she received her music degree from Georgia State University. She has been playing the flute for 15 years and is knowledgeable in music theory and aural skills. Her teachers have included Allison Gillon and Sarah Ambrose, and has part

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Adrain T.
My son was very happy with his first lesson with Victoria. He had been away from the flute for several months, and was eager to return. So far she accessed his level, and they picked up where he left off with his previous lessons. He's pleased and says that she is teaching him at his learning edge.
Megan J.
Victoria is a fantastic teacher. I am an adult who picked up the flute some years ago. This year I decided to be disciplined and seek out a teacher. I started to see a difference in my ability immediately. After around 6 months I can say that I am further along than I ever thought I would be. She's respectful and a lot of fun. Sign up and go see her already!!
Simon S.
Victoria is a very sweet, patient teacher.

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Michael D.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael D.

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Hi! My name is Michael D. and I have been teaching voice lessons and singing professionally for about 7 years now. I use a wholistic method (using breath techniques and the natural speaking voice) to liberate students' unique and special vocal qualities, and have learned how to train singers to sing in any genre, from classical and opera to broadway, pop and jazz. Send me a message and let's talk!!

About Michael

I am a professional singer, pianist and voice teacher based in northern Illinois. I attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where I earned a bachelor's degree in music education as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in vocal performance. Since graduating from IU, I have sung

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Very knowledgeable and understanding
Elias M.
My son is the one actually taking the lessons, and he's been quite happy with his experience with Michael.
Wil
Very smart, clear with explaining vocal technique, and personable.
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Kasey C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, Italian, German, English
  • Awarded George Woodhead Prize in Voice from The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Teaches Beginner
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Kasey C.

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As a Classically trained vocalist, I have come to understand that the art of creating music is aided immensely by a strong understanding of music theory. My primary objective in teaching theory is to inspire students to become self-motivated musicians with the desire to want to know how and why music functions. Of course, theory is a means to an end, and whether writing or performing is the students goal, I am hear to help!

At the start of each semester I set clear and reachable course goals that instill in my students a curiosity for knowledge and experience. Together, we will work from the ground up, building a strong theoretical foundation. For younger students, I like to keep my students engaged with fun singing, drawing, and coloring activities that keep learning fun. Through worksheets, written examples, and recordings I will build an individualized lesson plan for each student that meets his or her needs.

About Kasey

Hey there! My name is Kasey, and I am a dedicated vocalist and music teacher. I have been teaching voice for five years, and hold a Bachelors and Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. My repertoire is expansive an

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Katie Nickerson
Kasey is a wonderful, talented, and encouraging teacher! She knows her craft and provides excellent instruction in a warm and friendly manner. She is extremely patient yet challenges her students to do well to meet their full potential. She is a lovely and hard working person and I so enjoy taking lessons with her!
Joseph
Kasey has been working with my daughter for 3 years now. I have watched my daughter gain confidence while making tremendous progress. Kasey is organized, caring and confident in her teaching. My daughter respects Kasey and enjoys going to her weekly lessons. I highly recommend Kasey as a voice teacher
Sheila
Kasey is a wonderful teacher. Before taking lessons with Kasey I had to stop singing for more than 5 years due to illness. She was amazing at safely bringing me back to vocal health. I am now able to sing light opera and folk songs even better than I used to. I am impressed with her level of knowledge and she really motivates me to work hard at my craft. She is truly the best teacher that I have ever had and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to be the best singer that they can be.
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Marshal Y.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • BA, History from Yale University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Marshal Y.

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I start from scratch with every student, and create a plan based on their goals, experience, and preferred music styles. No two students have the same lesson.

Additionally, because the jazz school I attended gave students very strong instruction in harmony and ear-training, I teach students not just how to read notes, but to understand what they're playing so they can be more creative and versatile. Moreover, I encourage students to feel comfortable making mistakes in a safe environment so they can step outside of their comfort zone.

About Marshal

I've been involved with music for nearly my whole life. I started out with Suzuki violin lessons and then switched to the piano when I was in the 2nd grade and have been performing, studying, composing, and teaching ever since. I graduated from Yale with a Bachelor's in History and afterward e

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Josh
I recently took an intro to piano class from Marshal via Zoom. He e-mailed the course .pdf materials promptly after booking so that I could visually go over the lesson ahead of time. He had an easy going manner about himself and was okay with me interrupting on several occasions to ask a question or tell him I already knew the material being taught. Definitely recommended for beginners and children!

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"Fantastic teacher - simply the best, Abby loves him so much!"
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Took Piano lessons from Ozzie J.
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"Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him."
Cindy
Took Audition Prep lessons from Thomas W.
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"The Best. Right with me where I am in playing piano and understanding technique, theory etc. Spurring me on to more music making."
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Took Piano lessons from Dan B.
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"Chris is a great teacher! He's fun, patient, and incredibly passionate about guitar. Before studying with Chris, I was mostly self-taught, floundering for years, and not making a lot of progress. In the four months that I've been studying with him, we've touched on the blues, Motown soul, neo-soul, funk, rock, and country—all the while learning core concepts that help go beyond just memorizing songs. With every lesson, I'm feeling more comfortable and confident with the guitar. I would recommend Chris to anyone!"
Brian
Took Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"My son enjoys his piano lessons and looks forward to the classes."
Von Salazar
Took Piano lessons from Jordan D.
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"Rachel is a great teacher. She has patience when working with Selita and Ariana two sister's. Rachel has what it takes when teaching Elementary Children.
Compassion, experience and proficiency."
Selita
Took Singing lessons from Rachel S.
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"Stella loves lessons with Mr. Topher. I wasn't sure if online lessons would be the right fit for us but now that school is shut down it's ended up being a blessing! She sang for her school talent show this year and sounded so beautiful, thanks Mr Topher!"
Meghan
Took Singing lessons from Topher K.
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"Always fun and challenging. Thanks, Dominic!"
Cathy
Took Piano lessons from Dominic S.
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"Max brings a ton of experience in playing; he has been a very effective instructor. I am very PLEASED and highly recommend him."
Peter
Took Drum lessons from Max A.
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"As a long time guitar player coming from an entirely self-taught background, Ryan has done a great job getting me on track to formalize my existing skills and give me new tools to approach my instrument and art. Very refreshing learning experience!"
Robare
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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