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Popular Music Teachers in Santa Rosa, CA

James P.

8 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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James P.

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My BA had an emphasis in "classical" music theory but I'm also well versed in jazz theory and pop and rock. My understanding of music plays a role in everything I play and write. I love it and love teaching it.

About James

I've played keyboards and sang professionally for the last 25 years. During that time my home has been in the San Francisco Bay Area but I have performed all over the country and have toured several times in Germany, Switzerland, and Japan. I’m a two time winner of the West Coast Songwriters “Song

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Michele L.
I came away from my lesson with James feeling so happy and knowing that he will be teaching and encouraging me all the way going forward. I am actually lost for words to express what an incredibly positive experience I had today. I am also looking forward to my grand daughter taking lessons from James now too. I feel I got lucky that James is the teacher that was found for me.
MIchele
Marcus C.
First lesson for my grandson and James was excellent, looking forward to future lessons.
Thanks James.
Mike W.
James is a great teacher. Patient and inspiring. I have just begun my late in life music learning experience and he is perfect for that.
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Marc D.

8 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marc D.

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Scales, technique, tunes, improvisation techniques,finger picking,flat picking

About Marc

I've been playing music since I was 14 years old. I studied classical guitar at State University in Buffalo, NY. and also studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I love just about every style of music. I mostly play Celtic, Bluegrass, American traditional, jazz, and classical. I a

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Roger H.
He is very good with me. I'm not a very good student. I have bad habits and I'm overly sensitive to criticism, yet he has not made me feel bad at all about my playing if you want to call it that. I also have a short attention span and can't read music fluently. But his patience is much appreciated, and each week get a little better at it all. I recommend him to those trying their best to sound a little better.
Avery B.
It was really good information and I had a lot of fun.
Annie B.
I have been taking fiddle/violin lessons from Marc for a few months now, and it has been a great experience. He is very patient and keeps things fun by helping me learn pieces that I am interested in learning to play. I would highly recommend him for any instrument you are wanting to learn.

Liz J.

12 Reviews
Sonoma, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, German, Spanish
  • BFA in Musical Arts from California Institute of the Arts
  • Awarded Director's Award for Band from Chamberlain High School
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Liz J.

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With 6 years of playing and performance experience, Liz shares her knowledge of ukulele in the styles of folk, pop, rock, reggae, and jazz.

About Liz Fanora

After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summe

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Addison-Preston K.
Delightful instructor!!
Monique
Liz love's what she does, very patient & caring . I am so glad to have her as my Teacher . I do recommend Liz :)
Marco P.
My 8 year old son LOVED his first singing lesson with Liz! He was sad when it was over because he was having so much fun!

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Jami S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy from Elizabethtown College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2005
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Jami S.

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I am a Board Certified Music Therapist and my approach to teaching lessons is probably a little different than your typical teacher! I like to use preferred music as a positive reinforcer to engage the student.
I'm also experience in adapting music lessons for the student with special needs. I've taught students with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and more. I love music and I love sharing music with my students!

About Jami

Hello! I'm Jami. I've been teaching guitar and voice lessons for over 15 years. I love teaching music lessons because I like to share my love of singing and playing the guitar. I also love seeing my students progress in their instrument! I may have a bit of a different approach than your aver

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Gabriel C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Gabriel C.

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I have been playing drums for more than 10 years and have been teaching for more than 3. Throughout that time, I have played across the country in New York City and even in Japan. I am currently a Jazz Studies Major at Sacramento State University. My goal is to make every student a well-rounded drummer who knows whats going on when they are in any type of musical situation. My favorite style to play is jazz, but I am well-rounded in all other styles such as rock, Latin, blues, funk, and country.

In my lessons, I base the material on the student depending on how advanced they are. If the student is just starting out, I will teach them the basics such as holding the drumsticks properly, basic rudiments, reading rhythms, learning about the hardware, and so on.

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask :D

About Gabriel

I started playing drums when I was in second grade and formed a band with my 2 older brothers who played bass and guitar. It was something to do when we younger but when I got into high school, I took playing drums a lot more seriously. I was in a very competitive marching band playing bass drum an

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Anna M.
Excellent. Great teacher.
Holly R.
My 11 year old son loves lessons with Gabriel. He is very knowledgeable and has taught him new things and keeps him motivated. He is very polite and punctual.
Krishh B.
We are very pleased with Gabriel. He is very good with my son!
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Hailey L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelors of Music, Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hailey L.

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Experienced teacher and music therapist. Lessons are customized for each student. You will gain a strong foundation of technique and musicality that will allow you to play in a variety of styles. I have experience teaching and playing classical, jazz, and modern music. I look forward to working with you!

About Hailey

I am a professional music teacher and music therapist. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy. Students can expect to improve week to week in their technique and artistry. I instruct students in proper playing technique, breath support, posture, and mu

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"I'm 26, learning violin for the first time. I taught myself some of the basics and a handful of simple songs for a month, then started taking online lessons from Elicia for the past two months. I couldn't be happier that I did. Although online lessons have certain difficulties (which would be present no matter which teacher you have), my lessons have been very effective in improving my skills. Elicia is really kind and patient, and is also very good at catching and correcting my mistakes. I feel like I have gotten and will continue to get much better with her guidance, and I'm glad I'm able to learn from her. I'd definitely recommend her to others."
Hannah
Took Violin lessons from Elicia R.
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"I started taking lessons with Mr. Gallo when I was in 6th grade. I am in tenth grade now and I am a phenomenal player. Whether I needed help with a playing issue or had an event and wanted to be ready, he always knows the answer. Every time I think I have reached my peak in playing, he surprises me and bumps me to the next level. Solo ensemble is a band event in which you would go to and have judges judge your playing on a particular song. This year I am playing a level 7, which is the highest level of difficulty you can play for this and will ever see in the real world musician life. Most professionals can't do this. No one you can find will be as good as a teacher as Mr. Gallo."
Daniel
Took Trumpet lessons from Pasquale G.
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"What a great first lesson!"
Maura
Took Flute lessons from Sarah U.
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"He really helped me to improve the power and control of my voice, and gave me really insightful performance tips to really act out a song with emotion."
Emily
Took Singing lessons from Gabriel B.
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"This is the best guitar class and teacher you will ever have!

Carlos is an amazing talented person, I first met him as a friend and then he became my guitar teacher, he makes me want to get up in the morning and learn! he makes it super easy for me to learn everything he tells me to do and he makes me want to love playing even more because he is willing to teach me so much, he has so much patience even when I can't get it right, I am a songwriter and music has always been a great part of my life, I have been in piano lessons and it's not the same if you don't have a great teacher and carlos is just that! he is truly AMAZING! and he even teaches me guitar theory and notes and gives me exercises to help me remember. I have only taken 4 classes with him and i have already learned the intro to one of my favorite songs. if you take classes with carlos you won't regret it! he is the best guitar teacher out there i promise you that."
blanca
Took Guitar lessons from Carlos C.
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"Jordan was incredibly helpful to me with learning guitar!!! He is very patient and down to earth, which makes it easier to relax and make mistakes (which is bound to happen) He is very encouraging and highly skilled at what he does, and also how he teaches! I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn guitar efficiently and effectively."
Britney
Took Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Megan is so pleasant and fun! She has strong focus on technique, and explains these practices in a way I can understand. Since I am a beginner, and adult learner, it's important that my music teacher is patient and cheers me along throughout the process - Megan definitely has that gift. I also appreciate that she writes down technique tips and exercises for me to practice at home (so I remember what she taught me in class.) I'm looking forward to continuing to learn from Megan, and play music beautifully on my Viola one day."
Heidi
Took Viola lessons from Megan H.
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"Linda was very understanding of our special needs for our daughter of which one was flexibility. Technically, she met daughter's needs from the start and made the
lesson challenging and fun."
Seiko
Took Flute lessons from Linda C.
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"Amazing teacher

Kelvin is a great teacher. He has a hands-on teaching style integrated with little bits of music theory. Also, he gives you constructive criticism on your originals that doesn't insult your artistic style, but rather works with it. When I first found Kelvin, I told him I wanted to learn an array of instruments so I can understand the workings of a orchestra before I assemble one of my own, and he was in full support of it! Over the course of several lessons, we've listened to several CDs and analyzed the arrangements listening for the entrance of different instruments that add complexity and depth to the music. Kelvin is the ideal teacher for learning the general concepts behind building a song, and learning specifics within songwriting. Assuming you dedicate enough time to your music between lessons, Taking lessons with Kelvin has been the best investment yet on my musical journey."
Mark
Took Violin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"A great teacher!
Bill is a very knowledgeable, flexible, and patient guitar teacher. Thanks Bill."
Bao
Took Guitar lessons from Bill G.
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Santa Rosa Music Lessons

These days, it seems as if everyone wants to become a musician. Of course, this is understandable given the fact that music has been shaping the lives of people since the beginning of time. Becoming a musician is like trying to establish a stronger relationship with something that inspires you. However, not everyone gets the chance to learn music in the most productive manner possible. In fact, most musician hopefuls turn to substandard learning methods and in the end find themselves not maximizing their time and effort because their means of studying is not effective. So if you would like to make a difference and have a success rate better than most people, sign up for our Santa Rosa music lessons today.

It’s actually quite simple. If you apply for our lessons, your study of music will be more in-depth therefore offering you the greatest opportunity for success. We offer a wide variety of music lesson types will be sure to cater to your needs as an aspiring musician. In fact, even if you’re already achieved some level of success beyond the beginner’s level, we have fantastic lessons are great for you as well. Whatever field of expertise you would like to develop we are sure to provide you with the proper teachers and lessons to help you reach your goals. Our lessons cover singing, playing instruments, dancing, and even improve or stage presence acting. In addition, our Santa Rosa music lessons are supervised by certified, professional and friendly teachers. As such, you can rest assured that you will not only be trained properly but also enjoy your learning experience, minus the hassle and pressure.

You’ll also be happy to know that you don’t need to go far to find quality music education because our Santa Rosa music lessons are available right in your very city! So experience learning in the best most comfortable way possible with TakeLessons and enroll today!

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