Esther Bieker

Esther B.

Sacramento, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate
I have been teaching the guitar 8 years. I'm building a strong foundation of techniques.I specialize in Blues, classical &typically use MelBay books and also have the following to use the Sheet music.
In addition,I emphasize how to read a good sight reading.

About Esther B.

I'm Esther, a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself piano and singing in a choir at the age of 9. I moved to the U.S. in 1992 and studied music for 10 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music at California State University of Sacramento. I studied and trained with Claudia Kitka & Jackie Victorino for voice and Kirsten Smith, Joan McDe, & Angel Mamn for piano. I have performed many solo concerts in the U.S. as well as South Korea.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone.

I have 38 years experience teaching kids and adults private piano and 17 yrs voice coaching (early period to contemporary). I speak fluent Korean and English.

*** Lesson Details ***
My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, and Solfege skills (Do-Re-Me...etc), vocal technique, vocal performance, and Alexandria technique. Students participate in their own recital and show their musical talents.

Lessons are held at either your home, or mine using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student.
Also,I do prefer to work a weekly student.
A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and 10 min. playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs.

An intermediate lesson is longer, 45-50 min., with more focus on music from a specific chosen time-period. A specialty is preparation for voice and piano auditions for entering college.

I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults. I also can teach beginner guitar.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, electronic keyboard, guitar.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar

*** Specialties ***
I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and, challenge them, as well.
I also have new techniques for teaching voice and piano.
I do prefer to teach a weekly lesson.

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Hoai-Anh
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Thank you for your lesson. I’ve learned a lot today. You’re so understanding and easy to learn from. I’m very excited and waiting to see you for next lessons.

Hoai-Anh

Posted Apr 3, 2019
Sebastien X.
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Really nice teacher

Posted Feb 8, 2019
Diana W.
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Esther is an excellent piano teacher. She is very knowledgeable and patient. She helped my daughter with understanding concepts and technique. Thank you, Esther!

Posted Dec 21, 2018
Susan
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Esther is very encouraging and knowledgeable!

Posted Sep 8, 2018
Suhoan
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I will definitely keep taking lessons with Esther until I move to a different state. Highly recommend her. She was very patient. Out first lesson took place at her place. I honestly never sang in front of people, though I love to rap with my friends in karaoke. I already gained so much confidence and see the difference. Cannot wait till the next lesson and learn new skills and become a better vocalist. Thank you Esther.

Posted May 8, 2018
Katriel N.
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Katriel had a wonderful first lesson and is looking forward to her next lesson

Posted May 7, 2018
Josh
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Esther has been a wonderful musical guide for our daughter. She is patient, and hosts recitals to bring all the practice into real life. We are glad to have her as our teacher.

Posted Nov 16, 2017
Anthony
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Esther is an amazing, supportive and understanding teacher. Even when I mess up she makes me feel like I can pick back up and do it right. There is no pressure as she's very patient and calm, she definitely knows what she's doing as a teacher and a pianist.

Posted Nov 12, 2017
Amani P.
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First lesson was great! Truly love her energy.

Posted Jan 6, 2017
Lyla Y.
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Esther has been really good with my daughter singing lesson. My daughter loves singing, she feels more comfortable singing out loud in front of other people.

Posted Nov 23, 2016
Lyla Y.
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Esther has been really good with my daughter singing lesson. My daughter loves singing, she feels more comfortable singing out loud in front of other people.

Posted Nov 23, 2016
Terri B.
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Esther is a wonderful piano teacher. She is always positive, encouraging and patient. My daughter is 11 years old and Esther is great at challenging her to always improve without being overbearing. I think she brings out the best in my daughter which makes her want to do even better at her next lesson. I highly recommend her!

Posted Jul 18, 2016
Reynaldo R.
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Ms. Esther is an excellent teacher! She is very good with my son who is very shy: three lessons in and my son already asked me when we will be going back to Ms. Esther for his next lesson! I have also observed the lessons and I am confident Ms. Esther knows what she is doing. We will definitely be staying on with her😊

Posted Jun 20, 2016
Sean/Preston H.
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My grandson is an energetic 6 year old piano beginner. He enjoyed his first lesson with Ms. Esther B. I found her to be a very patient and an encouraging teacher throughout the lesson. She has high expectations of her students; and, the students can learn a lot from her. Ms. Esther B. is flexible and will work with your schedule when necessary via communication with her.

Posted Jun 19, 2016
Marston/Chloe H.
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My granddaughter is 6 years old and is a beginner. Ms. Esther B. is a great teacher for beginners. She explains what and how the lessons will be taught. She expresses her expectations of each student. She knows how to work with children. She demonstrates good people skills which are very important when it comes to getting someone to do what he or she needs to do to succeed. My granddaughter enjoyed her first lesson with Ms. Esther B.

Posted Jun 19, 2016
Luke C.
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She is a wonderful teacher with a lot of knowledge. She adjusts her teaching to best suit me and I have learned and improved a lot from her.

Posted Jun 6, 2016
Ken C.
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My son had taken lessons with Esther for the past few years. She is very kind and has great patience with young students. She always encourages my son to practice more and provides opportunities for him to perform in front of large audience. We are really happy with Esther’s musical knowledge.

Posted May 7, 2016
Bob
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The instructor and I aren't a match.

Posted Apr 16, 2016
Monique S.
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Made me feel very comfortable and she is very good. Loved it

Posted Mar 23, 2016
Dale
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For the past few years, I have learned a lot on how to play music using a guitar. Ms.Esther helped me realize what I needed to focus on and what I was great at. Essentially, she helped me figure out my limitations with regards to my musical knowledge and skill which is great because it made me aware of what I needed to improve my skills. Ms. Esther is excellent in teaching; always making sure to help her students truly understand music and its value. I could not have asked for a better teacher. Thank you !

Posted Jan 6, 2016
Tran T.
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We love Ms. Esther. As my son's teacher, she has incredible knowledge and patience, and is very pleasant. I see the huge progress in my son looking back the day he first met Ms. Esther. I feel very lucky to have found a piano teacher like Ms. Esther.

Posted Nov 23, 2015
Iria N.
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Esther has taught both piano and guitar to my two sons during the past five years. She is wonderful! Esther individualizes her teaching to each child in a way that reaches the child's playing ability to amazing level. I can highly recommend Esther to anyone seeking a highly skilled music tutor.

Posted Sep 19, 2015
Julie
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We love Esther! Extremely knowledgeable, doesn't just teach notes and how to read music. Gives a good theoretical music base. Very patient yet sets high expectations for success.

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Raphael B.
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She is very professional and patient with my daughter. On top of this, her system has improved my daughter's piano and singing skills tremendously. We are blessed to have her.

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Marie C.
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She is wonderful. My daughter has learned a lot. She is patient! Recommend!

Posted Aug 28, 2015
Karen E.
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My granddaughter, Brittney, is in her third year of lessons with Esther. Brittney's piano playing has continued to improve and she loves music, which I attribute to Esther's kind and patient manner of teaching. She is a wonderful teacher!

Posted Jun 10, 2015
Karen E.
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My granddaughter, Brittney, is in her third year of lessons with Esther. Brittney's piano playing has continued to improve and she loves music, which I attribute to Esther's kind and patient manner of teaching. She is a wonderful teacher!

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Joselito N.
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Very thorough. Best teacher.

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Jen L.
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Esther is absolutely wonderful. She is extremely kind, patient, and understanding, and she has extensive music knowledge and expertise. I highly recommend having Esther as a music teacher; I've learned so much, and I truly appreciate the nonjudgmental, friendly atmosphere that she creates. :)

Posted Jun 2, 2015
Ken L.
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I really enjoyed my lessons with Esther! She delivers the information in a way that's easy to understand.

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Josephine B.
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I have only met with Esther three times and seemed like I have already had her for a year. She's a very dedicated and a very knowledgeable teacher. She taught me some of the techniques of becoming a good singer. I felt comfortable with Esther and never made me nervous. I had to stop because I'm focusing on my guitar playing but would like to go back to Esther in the future to help me with my singing again. I'd like to thank Esther for being so patient with me.

Posted Aug 21, 2014
Tatyana A.

Great Teacher

Esther is really a great piano teacher. She is very kind, caring and patient with my daughter. My daughter loves Esther and always looks forward to lessons with her. I recommend Esther to everyone who is looking for a piano teacher. Thank You Esther!!!

Posted Dec 6, 2013
KarenE1

Esther is a wonderful teacher. Brittney is learning a lot and her piano playing has improved in the short time Esther has been working with her. We intend to continue the lessons; however, we are changing the payment situation, which is why the lessons were cancelled.

Posted Jun 21, 2012
RaulR

Piano lessons

Our daughter loves her lessons and her teacher.

Posted Jun 12, 2012
ImdaH

awesome

i love my teacher! she is so good esp helping me out on being nervous and actually bringing me out im very satisfied with her teachings shes great!

Posted Apr 18, 2012
LolitaM

Dale's Feedback for teacher

Ms. Esther is very patient. When I don't get something, she doesn't get frustrated. I'm also very excited to go to class each week to learn more.

Posted Jan 26, 2012
ChristieN

Ms. Esther is a great piano teacher. My 7-year old daughter Hannah is always so excited every week waiting for Ms. Esther to come and teach her new songs. Ms. Esther is always punctuated, sometimes she even stays longer to teach my daughter additional things. Ms. Esther is very patient with my daughter who tends to rush through things all the time. Ms. Esther calms her down and patiently teaches her how to do it right. We appreciate Ms. Esther's patience, music knowledge, and her time spent with my daughter.

Posted Jan 20, 2012
LisaS8

She was excellent. Very friendly and makes you feel really comfortable.

Posted Oct 31, 2011
ScottG

Feedback from Cameron

Hi Esther, Scott here, Cameron's father. She is really liking the lessons, thanks so much!One suggestion she had is to use a different color pen on the music sheets (other than blue) as it blends into the notes and is hard for her to read.Thanks for all your good teachings!Scott

Posted Aug 29, 2011
EricaR

My daughter sounds amazing

Just would like to say thank you for your patience and encouragement. My daughter enjoys her lessons and always leaves with a smile. She was singing last night for us and I can tell the difference already and its only been 3 sessions. I cant wait to hear more I wish she could have more time with her. She is such a great instructor. Thank you Esther

Posted Jul 18, 2011
MaryF2

Great!

Morgan seems to be really enjoying lessons and has learned so much about breathing technique! So happy we found Esther.

Posted Jun 25, 2011
JamesL

Excellent Teacher

I am happy we found an excellent vocal teacher for our 8-year old daughter. Esther is also an excellent pianist and that is so awesome. Esther is caring, passionate, and gives full attention to our daughter. I would recommend Esther to anyone for superb lessons.

Posted May 20, 2011
GraceJ

Passionate teacher

She makes me feel comfortable playing and is working on making me gain my self confidence. She's very positive and encouraging and works well to bring out the students potential. She has a great love for her students and music, and is also very passionate about teaching.

Posted Nov 1, 2010
PhilC

She is very kind and patient with me. ive definitely progressed little by little. She is a very good instructor and her method of. teaching is not hard and fun. After each lesson i can feel that im progressing so im very satisfied. She is an excellent instructor.

Posted Oct 13, 2010
MacieC

Gailsuh's lesson

Hi Esther, I deeply apologize for Gailsug's lateness and my husband's forgetfulness. I'm so busy and wish had time to send her myself to the practices. So far Gailsuh loves the lessons and she's learning pretty fast. I'm surprised at how quick she can learn for a very beginner. She says you are very helpful and likes you. Macie (mother)

Posted Oct 12, 2010
JoJoA

Excellent!!

I enrolled my 13yr old son with Miss Esther and her teaching methods will go above and beyond anyone's expectations. Her passion and patience will definitely excel you in music. He looks forward to every class.

Posted Jul 27, 2010
TinaM

Ms. Esther is a very great piano teacher. She is passionate and patient. Both or my kids love to see her every saturday for their lesson. Plus, she feeds them too!I love her very much.

Posted Jul 12, 2010

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Experience

Music Director and Pianist
May 2007 - Present

Peace Presbyterian Church

I direct the singing team and play the piano. Also I have been teaching 30 years piano; 15 years voice performing and 6 years Guitar.

Education

Master of Music
May 2001 - Present

CSUS

A.A , B.M., M.M.
May 1994 - Present

California State University of Sacramento

Associate In Arts
May 1994 - May 1999

Sacramento City College

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

English and Korean

Professional Proficiency

Korean

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Paraeducator
Feb 2009

Elk Grove School Dis.

A.A, BM, M.M.
May 2004

California State University Sacramento

Voice, piano, theory, guitar

Awards

Annabelle Jones Rose Memorial Scholarship
May 1995

Sacramento City College

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jul 2011
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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