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Erasmo R.

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

14 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks German, English
  • Artist Diploma from Mozarteum Academy of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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DeAnna H.

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I have a strong background in music theory. My doctoral dissertation was analytical in content. I love music theory - it is like solving puzzles! If you want to learn about theory in an exciting and fun way, I would love to help you!

About DeAnna

Hello! I have been teaching piano since 1982 when I finished my degree in piano performance. I also have a Doctorate in Piano Performance, and have an artist diploma from the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria. However, I think what makes me special is that I combine a friendly approach to t

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Daniel
Most single productive day I’ve had at the piano.
Martin
DeAnna has excellent credentials as a pianist and music theorist, but more importantly for me she is a patient teacher and good communicator who works hard to ensure that I learn and understand even the most basic skills and techniques. She is also fun to talk to and be with, and her love of music is infectious. She is an excellent teacher for an older student, and I imagine for younger ones too.
Ian
Deanna was great! Nice, patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable. I learned basic technique which already has me feeling more comfortable. I'm looking forward to progressing and confident I've made the right choice.
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Nicholas M.

16 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • AA Degree in Music from West Valley College
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
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Nicholas M.

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Learn and be proficient with the concepts, scales, melodies, chords, rhythm, and progressions that are used to make up the various genres of music and performance.

About Nicholas

Nicholas M. is available to give voice and piano lessons in-home and in-studio. What to expect in a voice lesson: Vocal warm-ups Technique and style development Selected songs to practice You may record the lessons with your own phone, microphone, etc. As a private instructor, Nicholas

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Guan Q.
experienced teacher for singing. And he is very patient and nice.
Ashok
Nicholas has been teaching my daughter vocal lessons for about 11 months and he’s fantastic!

She’s improved so much in 10 months! He’s awesome and delivers results! My daughter enjoys her lessons with him and she’s just 9 years old and has developed so much due to his mentor ship. My daughter also has an aptitude for singing and tends to catch on to his instructions quickly.
ZHIBO Z.
Nicholas is a really patient teacher in the first class.

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Barbee M.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Master of Music-Vocal Performance from Frost School of Music, University of Miami
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Barbee M.

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Summer plans cancelled by COVID-19? Give online music theory lessons a try!

Enhance your singing, playing, or songwriting skills with an understanding of how music works! Music theory lessons can help you learn and memorize music faster, perform with more confidence, and add variety to the music you write.

About Barbee

Summer plans cancelled by COVID-19? Give online lessons a try! I have years of experience using technology for musical learning and I would love to work with you! *PLEASE NOTE* For afternoon/evening lesson times (after 2:00pm EST), I am only accepting weekly students. If you would like to take l

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Jenna
My daughter loved her lesson. Barbee is super nice and very well organized. Her expectations and rules are clear; the homework is easy to follow. My daughter can’t wait for the next lesson.
Jane

Lauren V.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lauren V.

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A must for every musician! I love teaching music theory because of how important it is. Once you understand the basics, your appreciation for music will only grow!

About Lauren

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren

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Adrian L.
Very interesting first lesson. I feel she is going to be a great teacher for Adrian.
Ki
Kind, patient, and knowledgeable.
Lisa
My daughter looked forward to meeting with Lauren and felt like the work with Lauren was very helpful.

Chau K.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Vietnamese, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chau K.

34 Reviews
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For the beginner, I will break music therory down into easy to understand segments so that it will not be as overwhelming to someone who’s never learnt music theory before. For those who have learnt music theory before but need a refresher, I will make sure there are no gaps in their knowledge and go from there.

About Chau

My name is Chau and I am a transplant from Australia who has resided in Las Vegas for the last 17 years. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Sydney and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, majoring in vocal performance and music technology. I am a wife to my husband and a m

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Anthony Brandon
I've been taking lessons online and in person from Chau for almost a year now and I can honestly say, I wouldn't have had it any other way. She is an extraordinary teacher who is very good at communicating and understanding her students. I remember being terrified of singing out loud when I first arrived with her. Since then she has allowed me to open up and has made a huge difference in not only the way I sing but the way I live my life as well. She pushes me to be the best singer I can be and helps me believe in myself even when I am in doubt. She is truly an amazing teacher and lovely human being that I'd recommend to anyone regardless of singing goals or experience.
Jan A.
We have been seeing Chau now for about 2 months and I can honestly say she is phenomenal. We can to help with my wife's pronunciation and Chau has done so much more. Chau has helped with diaphragmatic breathing, confidence, pronunciation, speaking coach and many more. Her teaching have really been life changing for us. We are truly blessed to have found her.
Tim
Great first lesson! Good energy and positive teaching style. Looking forward to the next one!

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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Santa Cruz, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Santa Cruz is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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$39 average
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$52 average
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"Six words describe Cindy. I WISH I DISCOVERED HER SOONER! She is exactly what I was looking for in a music theory teacher for my son. The chemistry between them is fantastic. She customizes the lesson to my son's needs. I have seen a major difference in a short period of time, with his sight reading, playing by ear, playing scales and chords. I would definitely recommend her and will be taking lessons as long as she is teaching."
Charlene
Took Music Theory lessons from Cindy H.
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"Great attention to detail!"
Raiden
Took Music Theory lessons from Akinwande O.
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"Michelle is very patient and taught me different ways of solving problems with SATB and other music theory concepts like voice leading and chord functions. She also helped me practice my musicianship skills."
Hadassah
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"This guy's great!!

Eric is wonderful! He's great at explaining things, VERY patient and has a lot of fun while teaching. Best music teacher I've had so far!"
Angelique
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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"Jon is a superb music teacher for adult beginners. He's very encouraging, patient, and knowledgeable. His big smile paired with his easy going personality is very inviting, and his ability to meet his student where they are and keep the lesson on track is where he shined in our session(s). By the end of our first session I had specific goals and recommendations on how to make progress for where I'm at it my practice. I'd highly recommend John to anyone looking to pick up music."
Steve
Took Music Theory lessons from Jon S.
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"She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her work. I appreciate her style of teaching as she seems to love what she does and I look forward to learning from her."
Brandon
Took Music Theory lessons from Ramona D.
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"Julie is a professional Instructor who quickly identifies the level of her students. 

Her energy and sense of humor are contagious and stimulating. 

When we laugh we increase endorphin in our brain which helps us to remember what we learn. 

Thank you Julie for instruction and the pleasure of learning. :)"
Marlena
Took Music Theory lessons from Julie L.
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"Incredibly patient, she makes the lesson very easy to grasp, I've had other teachers but I've most excelled when taking lessons and receiving tutoring from Michelle! My theory and voice has improved incredibly because of her :)"
Melissa
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Madeline was so friendly and helpful. She connected with me on a personal level through tutoring and we're still friends today! She helped me through my music theory classes in college and adapted to my learning styles easily. One of the sweetest people I know, thank you Madeline!"
Hannah
Took Music Theory lessons from Madeline H.
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"Super nice, informative, and easy to understand. Really excited to continue lessons!"
Conor
Took Music Theory lessons from Shelley M.
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