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Marc D.

9 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Marc D.

9 Reviews
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Reading music,chord building, rhythms

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 al

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Jana Harrington
I appreciate Marc’s knowledge, professionalism, and teaching methods. I also appreciate his practice of social distancing and mask wearing. He was thorough, good-humored, and patient during my lesson.
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.
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Jim T.

5 Reviews
Fairfax, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Jazz Piano and Modern Music Theory from Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
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Jim T.

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I teach student how to easily read music and the notation they see on the printed music from the very first lesson. We also study scale formation, intervals, chord construction and progressions as well as improvisation and songwriting. This includes all styles: classical, jazz, rock, blues and more!

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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Phil J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Phil J.

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Learn the inner workings of music in the context of your chosen instrument. I'll take you step by step through a cohesive system for understanding how music works.

About Phil

Have you been trying to self-teach with YouTube videos and scattered internet resources? Feeling like you're stuck and just don't know how to put it all together? WHAT you learn is important. But HOW you learn it is the real magic to become a better guitarist. I'll show you how to develop your

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Kevin F.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Percussion Performance, BMA Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin F.

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I tend to teach Jazz theory to players who have joined Jazz Band and need some help with playing Vibes

About Kevin

I have a Percussion Performance Degree from Arizona State University, have authored over 6 books on how to play better including: ART Approach to Keyboard Percussion Sightreading, ART Approach to Rhythm!, Turn It Up & Lay It Down, The Book (with Joe Bergamini and Spence Strand) I have over 26 years

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Tim K.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tim K.

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I have taken a number of Music Theory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Pedagogy of Theory.

About Tim (William)

My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 32 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have performe

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J.J. M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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J.J. M.

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We'll take a journey through musical history to learn the basics of what makes music sound good. We'll start in the Baroque period and move forward all the way into the 20th century, breaking down the masterpieces of composers such as J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, W.A. Mozart, Ludwig von Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Igor Stravinsky, George Gershwin, and many, many more, to see what made them tick. We will even take a look at popular music of today to see how it lines up with what the masters did. Along the way we will composing our own short pieces in order to get a firmer grasp on what we learn from them.

About J.J.

My name is JJ and I love music! Music is not only what got me through the tough Jr High and High School years, it also got me through college and paved the way for all of my career moves ever since. Whether it was repairing instruments, teaching others how to repair instruments, or leading a worship

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"Richie is a thoughtful and flexible instructor"
Bob
Took Music Theory lessons from Richard D.
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"She is amazing I’ve been a student of hers for a year and I have learned so much from her! I’m sad to be leaving her but she has taught me a lot. I would definitely recommend her."
Grace
Took Music Theory lessons from Maureen K.
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"She was suuuuuper nice and she knew how to explain herself really well"
Daniel
Took Music Theory lessons from Michelle T.
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"Jonathan was great! He captured my son's attention and taught him the critically important basics.
Thank you!"
Julian
Took Music Theory lessons from Jonathan H.
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"Adam was our Theory 4 tutor and he did an amazing job making it comprehensible and make sense!"
Moxy
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"Thanks Rosita for your patience, for your cares and effort on making us better singers. Although some of us in the Church quire had no idea of what correct singing was u helped us excel and move forward in knowledge of musical notes, pitch ranges, tuning, proper breathing, diet and all that good stuff about singing. I can only describe u as an AWESOME teacher!!! Love u bunch your friend and student always
Marichuy! :-);-)"
Maria D. Aburto
Took Music Theory lessons from Rosita R.
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"Adam Tune is very prepared all the time. He is patient, passionate, and very qualified to teach us all we need to know about the subject. He teaches in a way that makes his students want to know more because his lessons are fun and interesting. Needless to say, he is very respectful and and encouraging.
He has helped me with Music Theory, Music Technology... and Hearthstone! :)

I would definitely recommend him."
Michelle
Took Music Theory lessons from Adam T.
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"He's great, which is what I expected after having read his reviews.

We've only had one lesson but I've learned more with him than I did with an adult self teaching piano book.

So far, very good."
Zaida
Took Music Theory lessons from Eric J.
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"Gregory Valens Luv is a phenomenal vocal coach. He's very detailed in teaching you structure of the body to relax you and open you up for singing. I love his technique. I find myself very relaxed and limber which brings out the best in me. He's very creative and shares various types of vocalizations to help you with every style of music. He's also got a sweet spirit and that makes it very enjoyable to come to class."
Tresa Brown
Took Music Theory lessons from Gregory V.
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"There are those who teach out of necessity, and those who teach out of passion

I'm taking music theory and composition lessons from Daniel to supplement what I already know from composing by ear. He's an excellent teacher, very enthusiastic about teaching the material, and extremely knowledgable. I feel like I've learned a ton so far and we're not even close to done yet! Highly recommended."
Sam
Took Music Theory lessons from Daniel K.
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