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Popular Piano Teachers Near Palo Alto

Beverly B.

Sunnyvale, CA
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Laurence B.

San Mateo, CA
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Jesse M.

Palo Alto, CA
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Beverly B. Sunnyvale, CA

With 30 years teaching experience, I help my students succeed in learning piano and theory and discovering the joys of playing all kinds of music. I help them stay on task and let them know what they need to do each week.

About Beverly

With 30 years teaching experience, I'm friendly and interested in helping my students succeed in learning piano and theory and discovering the joys of playing all kinds of music. I hold a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. My students participate in 1 or 2 recitals per year and receive awards for doing so. *** Lesson Details *** I'm an understanding, good-natured teacher but I do expect effort put forth by the student to practice and do theory. I try to have fun at the lesson and am patient. I use the Alfred series piano books. After 6 months, students will be playing fun songs with both hands, and know the staff notes. *** Studio Equipment *** Dedicated studio space. Full size upright piano. Lots of music and reference books. Small sofa for parents. *** Travel ...

Laurence B. San Mateo, CA

I am a highly qualified and experienced teacher, and adapt my approach and pace to the needs and personality of each student. I ensure they can read the notes they are playing so they can become independent musicians. 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. I teach either in English or French using both musical systems (do re mi or ABC).

My qualifications are:

* master of music (piano pedagogy), Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA (GPA: 4.0)
* state piano teaching diploma, France
* gold medal in piano performance, Conservatoire National
* bachelor of arts degree in musicology, Sorbonne, Paris (cum laude)

I speak both English and French languages.

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 (piano pedagogy), 2004, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA (award of excellence) Bachelor of Arts degree in Musicology, Sorbonne, Paris (cum laude) State Piano Teaching Diploma, France Gold Medal in Piano Performance, Conservatoire National EXPERIENCE I have been giving weekly individual piano and theory lessons for many years, presenting many for the ABRSM grade examinations. I also accompany high school choirs, and enjoy playing chamber music with the Arte Piano ...

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Laura S. February 25, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
While I found Laurence to be a good teacher and my daughter was happy with her lessons, she cancelled the set of lessons in the middle without any warning or sign that she was not happy with the arrangement. We missed one class and that was an unfortunate event, but she did not email to talk to us and just abruptly quit. I found that wad rude and unprofessional. I gave her flowers one time. It takes a kind heart to return kind gestures.
Jesse M. Palo Alto, CA

Learn about rhythm, harmony, and melody and how they apply to the piano. Learn how to talk about music and either read sheet music and/or lead sheets depending on your fields of interest.

About Jesse

My Background I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar classes in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in ...

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Nima A. November 10, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I've had a great experience with Jesse so far. He clearly knows what he is doing. My learning experience as an adult has been a lot of fun so far.
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Kia G. October 8, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Jess is dedicated, patient, and confident teacher!!!

I am so happy that I have found Jesse as the ukulele teacher of my 7 years old son. You can tell that he lives for music and it's not just a job for him teaching students. He is determined but patient with the kid and really has educational skills.
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Brent P. July 1, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Jesse is a fantastic instructor. He is talented, fun, and has a passion for music and teaching. He is an excellent choice for anyone looking to learn about music. I really enjoyed my time with him, and I intend to continue lessons with him.

Peter S.

San Carlos, CA
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Thomas B.

Saratoga, CA
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Alexandra P.

San Mateo, CA
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Peter S. San Carlos, CA

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About Peter

Peter received his B.M. in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and his Ph.D. in Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has studied composition with Andrew Imbrie, Conrad Susa, Jorge Liderman, Elinor Armer, David Conte, Cindy Cox and Edwin Dugger. He has also studied Piano Performance at Texas Christian University with protege of Lili Kraus Donna Edwards and Caio Pagano. He has won awards as a piano soloist, and has worked as an accompanist for soloists and ensembles and taught piano and theory for almost 30 years. *** Lesson Details *** I design lesson plans around the individual goals of my students: I can prepare them to embark on careers in music, or just to play or compose for pleasure, or simply to deepen their understanding of the ...

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Nathaniel E. October 18, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Peter has been wonderful. A true professional who knows when to prod and when to let Isaac take the initiative. It's only been a few lessons and we are still finding our way a bit, but it is clear this will be fruitful for Isaac. Thank you Peter!
Thomas B. Saratoga, CA

About Thomas

I have played piano and studied its literature for over forty years. As a college undergraduate, I majored in Piano Performance and Music Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. I also have a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts – Boston. I am currently a member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT). *** Lesson Details *** Music: For novice students I use the Faber Piano Adventures series as a basic program. I augment this with other resources as the student progresses. While Western classical keyboard literature is the main focus of my teaching, my students also explore many modern and contemporary works. The language of ...

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Touraj T. November 27, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
A great piano teacher

Thomas is very professional and a passionate pianist. He helps me to achieve my goals. I really appreciate his attention he pays to details.
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BettyD May 21, 2011
A delightful professional!

Tom works with my 88 year old mom. Learning the piano at her age is a challenge! My mom tends to be hard on herself and doesn't think she plays well. Tom has re-kindled her joy of music, increased her confidence and pushed her just enough to keep it a challenge. I'm very grateful for his work with her!
Alexandra P. San Mateo, CA

I teach beginning piano to students who are trying to learn musicianship for fun or for use in music theory or for help learning other instruments.

About Alexandra

Alexandra has been teaching harp around the country for fifteen years through her personal harp studio and the Salvi Showroom in Southern California. She has also worked as a sectional coach for the Orange County Youth Symphony, Asia America Youth Symphony, and Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra. Her students are currently attending Eastman School of Music, Harvard University, Boston College ,University of Pennslyvania, Princeton University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, and Purdue University among others. Her students have also appeared on National television as well as well as playing for the Grammy Awards. A strong supporter of the American Harp Society, she is currently the President of the Orange County Chapter of the American Harp Society, and serves ...

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Margot R. November 1, 2014
Alexandra is by far the most enthusiastic and invested harp teacher I have ever had. Her extensive background really lends itself to the music she teaches, whether it be small exercises for beginners, to giant harp solos for college students. She really inspires you to do your best, and actually makes you want to practice.
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Lawrence I. October 31, 2014
Harp · In studio
A teenage boy and a 40-year-old woman do not go about learning an instrument (or music theory) in the same way, and Alexandra knows how to tailor her lessons to each students' needs -- definitely not a one-size-fits all teacher. Cheerful and encouraging, she knows how to walk the fine line between demanding excellent work and being a control freak. Whether you or your child want to learn music theory for any instrument, or the harp in particular, you can't go wrong with Alexandra. Also, for those who have to listen to anyone practicing a new instrument, it's hard to make an ugly sound on a harp.
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Annabel S. May 18, 2014
Harp · In studio
Verified Student
Best harp teacher I've had - adjusts teaching methods to fit the needs of the student while maintaining high standards and expectations from her students. Very warm and caring as well.

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Whether you are a beginner Piano student, intermediate Piano student, or advanced Piano student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Piano skills. Your choices for a Palo Alto Piano instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Piano instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student ...

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