Brent Elberg
San Francisco, CA
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Brent Elberg

Brent E.

San Francisco, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching is my passion. When you study with me, you will learn exactly what you need to help you along your musical quest. I keep my lessons fun and interactive so you'll have clear instructions on how to accomplish your goals.

About Brent E.

I'm a professional pianist and drummer based in the bay area. I have been teaching for over a decade, and find great joy in helping students progress and develop a love for music. As a performer, I am active in several bands and enjoy playing a variety of musical styles.

The lessons are personalized to suit your needs. Whether your a beginner or want to refine your skills, I will help you find an effective practice routine that maximizes progress.

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Linda
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Brent has been teaching my daughter drum for about 1 year now and it has been great!

I highly recommend him as a music teacher.

Posted Oct 24, 2019
Gautam
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My 7 year old loves music and has shown an affinity towards playing the drums! Brent has been an awesome teacher and has so much patience working with easily distracted kids. He is always encouraging my son and show him both the fun side and the more technical side of playing the drums. We look forward to continuing our lessons with Mr. Brent, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn how to play the drums

Posted Oct 22, 2019
Shalinee
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Brent has created a wonderful learning environment for both of my kids. Although they are at very different stages of learning, Brent has been able to meet them individually where they are in their processes. Brent’s approach is calm, engaging and fun. Both kids look forward to learning more each week.

Posted Oct 21, 2019
Natasha
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Brent has been teaching my son drums for 2 years now and it has been great! He is extremely patient and makes sure my son is thorough with a particular lesson before moving to the next.He also makes it fun by making my son play along to the beats of a song.
I highly recommend him as a music teacher.

Posted Oct 20, 2019
Kelly
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Brent is a talented musician and makes learning fun. His style is tuned to the student’s level and ability. Our daughter (now 10) has been taking lessons on and off for 3-4 years and reads music, composes her own music and enjoys playing (not so much practicing...) I highly recommend Brent for learning in a traditional tailored mixed with jazz inspired love of chords and improvisation.

Posted Oct 14, 2019
Sara
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Brent is a fantastic teacher! My son takes both drum and piano lessons from Brent in our home. He's a calm and patient instructor to my high-energy kid. He's a musical pro with a wide range of styles and techniques to help kids explore their own interests while learning the necessary fundamentals. I recommend him highly!

Posted Oct 8, 2019
Milan
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Brent is a great piano teacher. My son has been taking lessons from him for almost 2 years. He is great at reinforcing fundamentals which is critical for kids to have a strong foundation in music. He is good at motivating my son w/o pushing him unnecessarily. Also he is very open to giving parents the tools to help children practice away from class. Most importantly he makes learning piano fun.

Posted Oct 8, 2019
Anand
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Brent has been a great and patient teacher for our son. Our son started learning drums with Brent when he was 5, and we have been working with Brent for a year. Today our son has started reading music and also can hold a pretty complex beat (for a 6 year old) for at least some time! Thanks Brent!

Posted Sep 30, 2019
Deepak
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Both my kids (9 and 7) have been taking lessons with Brent for almost 2 years. I credit Brent with inculcating that love for music with my kids. Brent is patient and adjusts to skill level. I like that he gently pushes his students to practice during the week so that they can move ahead during lesson time. My son especially has taken off after he started his lessons, trying new things wrapping up homework ahead of schedule - which is great to see!

Posted Aug 2, 2019
Leora
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Brent has been providing in-home drum and piano lessons to my son, age 13, over the last year. He is a skilled and patient music instructor. My son has really improved under Brent's guidance, particularly with respect to technique and timing. I also really appreciate his flexibility with scheduling lessons.

Posted Aug 2, 2019
Rayna
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Brent is very patient and experienced! I've been taking drum lessons with Brent for more than 1 year. I really enjoy the lessons and I feel that I'm making good progress.

Posted Jul 20, 2019
Eric
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Brent,
Is a very excellent teacher! Very thorough & my son has been having private piano lessons with him since he was 6.5 years old and still learning & always excited to learn when Brent comes over.

Posted Jul 16, 2019
Juanita
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Brent is an extremely talented musician and teacher as well as a kind and thoughtful person. My 14-year-old son has been taking drum lessons with Brent since 2016 and his progress has been phenomenal. Over the years Brent has been a respectful and supportive mentor, and has contributed to my son’s love for playing a musical instrument and honing his skill.

Brent has the ability to incorporate his musical training and knowledge in an easy-going yet structured manner, which has been very relatable to my son. Always mindful, Brent would express interest in what my son enjoys listening to, and/or would like to play on the drums, and integrate that with exposure to other genres, necessary musical theory, musicianship and technical skills. He would also provide valuable tidbits throughout the lesson and has pointed us to numerous helpful resources to aid in my son’s skill advancement. My son enjoys every lesson and actually practices without check-ins from Mom - no small feat for a 14-year old boy! (We have had the opportunity to see Brent play live a few times, which has been tremendously inspirational to my son.)

Brent is a great communicator and a wonderful resource when we have technical questions. He also lets us know in advance when a lesson may need to be rescheduled.

We feel very fortunate to have Brent as a teacher, as not only is my son learning about music, there are life lessons incorporated as well.

Thank you Brent!

Posted Jul 12, 2019
Herman S.
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I've been going to Brent for piano lessons for over a month now and my understanding and playing has dramatically improved. He is teaching me both piano fundamentals and jazz simultaneously. I didn't think it was possible but as I'm getting my fundamentals down, I'm also learning Jazz phrasing and rhythm principles.

Brent is a great teacher for any level of piano player. I tried teaching myself for the past year (mainly off youtube) but I've made more progress in 1 month learning from Brent that I have in 12 months on my own. While always taking into account my personal piano goals, Brent is able to identify ineffective aspects of my technique and gaps in my understanding of basic theory and has titrated the perfect amount of new attainable material to keep me engaged and sitting down to practice every chance I get.

Highly recommended for any style (jazz, classical, blues, pop, etc...).

Posted Jul 12, 2019
Anna-Maria
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I highly recommend Brent. My son’s progress with the drums has been quite high with Brent’s lessons, and most importantly my son loves to play and practice. Brent is very knowledgeable and passionate about music. He is great with beginners, and due to his skill and professionalism he would be great with experienced players as well.

Posted Jul 9, 2019
Teddy
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Excellent class, my son was glued to the piano and loved the class

Posted Aug 28, 2018
Maggie
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Your child will love Brent. His enthusiasm in music will truly be a great influence. Exciting lesson, pick and motivate your child's interested and they don't get bored. Highly recommend.

Posted Jul 12, 2018

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Experience

Piano/Drum instructor
Jan 2015 - May 2019

Music Land School of Music

I had a full studio of 30 drum and piano students ranging from ages 4 - 45. I also taught a group piano class to 4 year old students.

Education

Bachelor's in Music
Aug 2016 - May 2019

Cal State East Bay

Associate’s degree in music
Jan 2013 - Jun 2015

Laney College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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