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Rhonda S.
Hayward, California
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Rhonda S.
Hayward, California
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I've been teaching piano for 18 years. Within the first few lessons students will be able to read basic music notation and as time goes on they will be able to confidently play beginning songs of their own choosing. I typically use Alfred or Faber books which builds playing skills and teaches music theory.
About Rhonda S.

I have always had a love for music. From all the music trivia games my family won't play with me, to my large collection of records, cassettes, and CDs - I am hooked! I made my solo performance debut at age 7 by singing "It's A Small World" acapella in a school talent show. At age 9 I started taking clarinet lessons where I learned musicianship and how to read music. Throughout my school years I also sang in choir, played tenor saxophone in the school jazz band, and hoofed it in marching band. During my first year in college I took a beginning guitar class for fun and I never looked back! I studied classical guitar for 3 years and piano for 2 years. I ultimately received a Minor in Music from California State University, Hayward in 1990. I have been playing guitar for 35 years. I have played professionally in the San Francisco Bay Area in various rock, country, and blues bands as well as playing solo acoustic performances at local coffee houses and Farmer's Markets. I have been teaching private guitar lessons for 28 years and piano for 18. I like to keep learning fun! I am a very patient, compassionate teacher who will come up with creative ways to explain/demonstrate something new. *** Lesson Details *** Music is the most fun activity that people of all ages can enjoy. And learning how to play music should be fun too! When students inquire about taking lessons from me I always ask, "What do you want to learn?" I try to keep students interested by showing them things they want to learn. I also believe in teaching the basics. Whether you want to take piano or guitar lessons I believe you should learn basic musicianship which includes learning to read simple notes and where those notes are on your instrument, rhythm concepts, and tempo. It's easier than you think! The more you know the more you can teach yourself later on, and the more you can collaborate with other musicians. After 3 or 6 months of taking lessons with me, students will be able to read basic music notation. They will be able to play songs either by their choosing or mine, they will have self-confidence to play songs in front of an audience/friends, and they will have the knowledge to figure out how to play songs on their own. *** Specialties *** I studied classical guitar at Cal State Hayward and have taught different finger picking styles as well as genres such as pop and country.

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I have been taking piano lessons with Rhonda for about 6 months. I have always wanted to learn piano and am finally doing this at 58. Rhonda is patient, kind and a wonderful teacher. I am learning a lot, playing songs and looking forward to the lessons.

Posted Apr 28, 2022
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Posted Apr 22, 2020
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Rhonda is great with my son, who has trouble focusing. She makes the lessons fun and I can tell he is learning.

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Music Teacher
Jan 2012 - Present
Self-employed
I have been teaching music lessons full time as my main source of income since 2012.
Minor
Jan 1987 - Jun 1990
California State University, Hayward

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Ronald Lane
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
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S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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