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Steven B.

23 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven B.

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I have been teaching music theory part time since 1972 and full time since 1998. One of the most important aspects of learning music theory is going beyond "what to play" and teaching you "why you're playing it". Once you have a grasp of basic theory concepts, you'll be able to learn new songs twice as fast, and with a great deal more accuracy!

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 fo

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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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Jessica H.

10 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English/ Chinese
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Awarded Baroque concerto competition winner from San Francisco conservatory of music
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Jessica H.

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Hi. This is Jessica H. I came from a family with strong music background .Currently I just graduated from San Francisco conservatory of music with Masters degree. I am a very patient person who has huge passion about working with kids and adults.Since I have been teaching a quite long time.I have had students who past the highest level of ABRSM exams. I can help you work with both MTAC and ABRSM theory test .

About Jessica

I am currently only accepting students who are willing to take lessons weekly. Hi. This is Jessica H. Currently I just graduated from San Francisco conservatory of music with Masters degree. I am a very patient person who has huge passion about working with kids.I have been teaching piano over 1

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Pat J.
Jessica is a professional. Her studio is set up to accommodate a student in maximum privacy and comfort. She Is a lovely young woman who obviously enjoys her craft and is skilled at teaching in a compassionate way yet sets a high standard for her student. It would be important for a student to be self-motivated to PRACTICE diligently. Jessica does not demand that a student practice, but expects that her student will have practiced. I compliment her teaching. One final note: she is kind.
Emily R.
Jessica is awesome! Full of positive reinforcement and very patience. I highly recommend!
Eliana
Eliana had her first lesson with Jessica yesterday. It was a very happy experience. Jessica is a skilled teacher, she immediately connected with Eliana and made her feel successful. We are looking forward to our next lesson.

Laurence B.

9 Reviews
San Mateo, CA
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English and French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Laurence B.

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Private Music Theory Teacher

I teach music theory to many of m'y piano students, with spécial on ABRMS grade music theory which is a requirement for grades 6 and above for all instrumental exams.

About Laurence

I am a highly experienced and qualified piano teacher, teaching all ages and levels from beginner to advanced. I have proven success in taking students up to the top level of the ABRSM exams, and I am a member of the California Music Teachers Association. QUALIFICATIONS Master of Music (p

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Laurie
Very detailed and precise, focuses on why each technique is used and also touches on the history of terms and periods. Also she is very nice and funny.
Sam M.
Laurence is the best! Lessons with her are one of the best parts of my week. She is a master of piano pedagogy, ready with a solution to any trouble I'm having with the exercises, sight reading or music I'm working on. She loves to joke around and have fun but is very serious and passionate about music at the same time. It's a perfect balance! Can't recommend more.
Kurt
Laurence is an excellent teacher. She was understanding when the schedule needed to be changed due to my scheduling needs. She provided the appropriate amount of encouragement and patience, especially when my practicing was limited. I learned a great deal from Laurence and highly recommed her.

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Melissa M.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian, French, German, Russian, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from University of the Pacific
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Melissa M.

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I am an experienced music teacher of 10 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of music theory skills.

About Melissa

WHAT TO EXPECT When meeting with a student for the first time we always discuss his or her needs or goals. After that, we get into the foundation of building technique, starting with posture. Next, the student is assigned breathing exercises to practice. These exercises are structured to energize

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Love Dr. M! I've wanted to take voice lessons forever but I have been hesitant due to my lack of experience. Dr. M not only made me feel comfortable but also confident in the voice that I have. She's personal and warm but also very professional. She never gets frustrated with obstacles I face in my lessons; instead she helps ways to overcome them.

I've never left a lesson feeling disappointed with my ability, something I experienced with other voice teachers. I feel confident in my voice and I owe that all to Melissa. For instance, during one lessons I was feeling a little off. Rather than getting frustrated she helped me focus on great ways to approach singing when not feeling your best. Dr. McCann rocks!

If you are looking for a voice teacher new or experienced I would definitely recommend Dr. McCann. Top notch lessons and overall awesome woman!
Kassondra
Dr. M. is a phenomenal teacher who does a great job customizing her lessons to the needs of the student. She has helped me make amazing progress with my voice, and just as importantly has helped me gain the confidence to be able to sign.

Her lessons are fun, effective, and very positive. All of which help the student learn more and get more out of the lesson. I highly recommend Dr. M. as a teacher to anyone (at any level) who is interested in becoming a better singer.

Jessica B.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Italian, German, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance from West Texas A&M University
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Jessica B.

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I have my Doctorate in Opera Directing. While working towards my doctorate, I completed many courses on advanced music theory. While working on my undergrad, I tutored freshman and sophomore theory. I would love to help you discover the exciting world of music theory, whether you're a beginner, a budding musician,
or a college student needing extra help for those advanced level classes.

About Jessica

Music and the arts have been a large part of my life since I was a child. I have performed in numerous operas, musicals and plays. Favorite roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Agathe in Der Freischutz, the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, and Fastrada in Pippin. I have a degrees in Op

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Dennis M.
Jessica is super knowledgeable about fixing your technique without missing a beat! I feel so much more confident in my singing and will continue talking lessons! She’s amazing!
Janet R.
She is the best teacher
Luz M S.
My experience was really good. Jessica is a good teacher. Very detail-oriented. Answered all my questions. Gave me great tips and advice. I learned so much in one hour. Thank you, Jessica!
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Josh G.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Denver's Lamont School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Josh G.

38 Reviews
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Online Music Theory Teacher

If you are interested in how music works, or need help passing your theory classes, I can help you with all basic theory topics and even more advanced topics like Schenkerian Analysis.

About Josh

I am an avid clarinetist, energetic performer and enthusiastic teacher. My dream career is to be a soloist like Martin Frost, to play in an orchestra, or compose and perform my music. My passion for teaching is similar to my passion for performing, and I have experience teaching privately since 20

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Ahmed H.
Very helpful, and willing to go on whatever pace you need. Highly recommended.
Lisa R.
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Average Cost of Music Theory Lessons in Sunnyvale, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music theory lessons in Sunnyvale 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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"So easy even this old timer can get it

Tim is an excellent, patient and caring instructor. I am a brand new guitar owner from a rural area in North Dakota. I was looking for a guitar teacher but all required a 30-60 minute drive. I found Tim through the Betterfly website and have taken several lessons through Skype. It has been a great experience that I would recommend to anyone from beginner on up"
Christine
Took Music Theory lessons from Tim B.
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"Chloe is amazing! I have taken music theory/ voice lessons from her for over a year now, and have learned so much! She helped me pass my choir class in school and advance in an after school choir. 100% recommend her skills! She definitely knows her stuff :)"
Alyssa
Took Music Theory lessons from Chloe G.
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"Tom has been working with our daughter to aid her in understanding the concepts of music theory. He is patient and provides outside material for her to reinforce the concepts they are working on together. He has a passion for teaching music and it is evident in his desire for his students to grow."
Annie
Took Music Theory lessons from Tom S.
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"What a great teacher! He was so patient and understanding and really took his time to help me with what I needed. I am in school for audio enginnering and was not getting the help from my instructors that I needed and he came through and made it all way easy to understand and was super chill to work with. I highly recommend him for anything musical that you might need to know and will definatley will be working with him again! Thanks you so much David!"
Andrew
Took Music Theory lessons from David H.
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"Very personable. Clearly knowledgeable. Encouraging and patient.

I am a beginner, with usual stage fright and hesitation and did not feel uncomfortable at all."
Danielle
Took Music Theory lessons from Molly M.
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"Tom rocks my socks! I am inspired by his passion, knowledge and ability to teach in a way that is easy to understand and be excited about. Tom has taught my teen and I would recommend him to any one with a desire to learn or improve their skills'"
Ariana
Took Music Theory lessons from Thomas M.
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"I have been studying with Jim for almost two years now. He has a great structure to his studying that creates an organized and focused outcome. He is very personable and can take on any types of students. Jim makes a comfortable environment for any student to enjoy learning and to have a great instructor as well. Highly Recommend!!"
Ryan P.
Took Music Theory lessons from James R.
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"As a preface, I am a beginner-intermediate music producer, so very much of what I make is still rather amateur. I have spent tens of hours watching different YouTube videos and reading blogs about music production trying to learn how to get better. If I had to put a time frame, I'd say I've been producing as a hobby for about 4 years now.

Anyway, I had a 1-hour lesson with Mark and I feel like I learned more about mixing in that 1-hour than I have in the months watching YouTube videos. Mark is super knowledgeable about music production and its techniques and he had answers to all of my questions. If you're on the fence about booking, I would highly suggest booking with Mark as he is professional, knowledgable, and easy to understand as he breaks down his methods in a beginner-friendly manner - things some other producer mentors struggle with I feel.

I would definitely book again with Mark in the future. If you want to level up your production, Mark is your best bet."
Isaiah
Took Music Theory lessons from Mark S.
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"Extremely supportive, positive, encouraging teacher. We worked on form and theory, and always left me with things to work on until our next lesson. Really helped me get started. Thanks Victor!"
Adin
Took Music Theory lessons from Victor M.
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"I wish I could give catherine 5000000+ stars! she worked with me through two tough years of undergrad music theory and keyboard and I was able to pass my classes on time and really improve my skills. her positivity, enthusiasm, understanding, and work ethic are unmatched. I couldn’t of made it through my first two years of college without her."
Sami
Took Music Theory lessons from Catherine P.
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