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Kathryn G.

San Francisco, CA

About Kathryn

From the moment Kat was tall enough to reach the keys she made so much noise on her family's piano that they eventually bought a kid-sized version to keep in her room. When Kat turned 7 her family got her the best present ever; lessons with an amazing piano teacher.

Kat also began to study flute several years later and soon realized that music was the life for her. She majored in music in both high school and college graduating with a BA in Music from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin.

Kat has a very diverse career in music. From a full time private music teacher to the Musi
cal Director of a Burning Man Opera, to the Section Leader for a Youth Orchestra, to the keyboard player in a Theatrical Heavy Metal Band, Kat is always thrilled to stretch her wings and try new things.

*** Lesson Details ***

I teach Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in San Francisco, and the rest of the week in the Santa Cruz area!

I have a ridiculous sense of humor. I believe in stickers, high fives, and celebratory fist-bumps. And yes, that goes for the adults as well.

I always looked forward to my lessons because they were so fun, even if I knew I hadn't practiced enough. That is exactly what I try to create for every student I work with.

Besides the humor, I customize lesson plans to fit you. Not just the types of music you want to learn, but HOW you learn. My number one goal is that you completely understand what you are learning. I don't mind in the least if I need to explain a new lesson 10 different ways-€“ we will work together until you really get it! Understanding what you're doing makes it so much more fun.

Have a favorite song stuck in your head, but the sheet music is still too hard? No problem. I'm happy to write the song out for you at your own level. I want you to enjoy yourself, and if that means Lady GaGa then I'm happy to oblige. I will probably stick Mozart in when you're not looking just to make sure you're learning a lot of different things, but that's what teachers are for.

Of course we cover fundamentals and start with the basics. I typically incorporate music theory and ear training with your lessons as well . In 6 months on piano, with regular practice, you will be comfortably reading music and playing songs you enjoy with both hands AT THE SAME TIME! (Gasp!) On flute in 6 months you will also be able to read music comfortably, will no longer feel like you are about to drop the flute at any given moment, will have a solid range of notes and have a solid feeling of control while you play.

I look forward to sharing music with you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
piano, seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
My number one goal is comprehension -to make sure that all of my students really understand what they are doing. I work very hard to ensure an atmosphere where all of my students - no matter their age - can feel comfortable to say "I don't understand".
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Susan June 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is very good with a returning older adult who hasn't played for years - patient and has a good way of explaining things.
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Anthony June 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kat is #1.
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Kevin A. June 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Absolutely enjoyed my first experience with Kathryn! She seemed very in touch with understanding the learning styles of students which I find to be a gift that most people do not have. I am looking forward to working with Kat, and am confident I will gain the piano instructions that I am looking for.
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Kathryn G.

Kathryn G.

San Francisco, CA 94122
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starting at
$31 / 30-min
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Mack R.

Oakland, CA

I teach beginning flute to Intermediate.I have taught Elementary band to High School and private lessons. I can develop the student's reading and technical skills.

About Mack

I have a BS in music education received at Lehman College, Bronx, NY. I am a professional musician/ composer/ arranger.I received my teaching credentials at SFSU and have been a General music teacher as well as a, band teacher. I have studied trumpet with Classical ( Wilmer Wise)and Jazz musician (Bill Hardman) and big band arranging with Frank Foster( saxophonist and arranger with Count Basie Band). At present I am retired and teaching privately.

I have been teaching music for over 50 years as well as being a professional musician/ composer and arranger. I not only know my fundamentals ins
ide and out, but also I know many tricks of the trade. Over the years I have developed special teaching techniques that enable students to make sense out of music and progress rapidly on their instruments.I love playing music and aim at stirring that same kind of excitement abut music in my students.

To each lesson I bring a unique mix, encouraging the student to pursue excellence and also have fun. I am well qualified to teach: woodwinds( oboe, flute, clarinet, all saxophones) brass(french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), and piano.

*** Lesson Details ***
I make music interesting to learn. I encourage students to practice daily so they can improve. The more they improve the more fun they can have with music not only alone, but with others.

I am very patient with my students especially with beginners. I know that for them it is like learning a new language. Once they begin to increase their musical vocabulary, they will enjoy what they can do with music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Seating for parents, basement studio, piano, drum set

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should provide their own instruments.
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Cynthia N. September 14, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mac is a very patient and excellent instructor!
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Joseph L. August 24, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Just one lesson so far but Mack has me moving along with things to study and improve. He has a lot to offer and I very much appreciate his patience.
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Billy O. August 18, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son, 9, likes to learn from Mack - my son remembers what Mack told him to do and practice. This is quite a surprise for me considering how he dislikes teachers in general...
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Mack R.

Mack R.

Oakland, CA 94607
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Gabriel R.

Oakland, CA

About Gabriel

I view my role as an educator to be bigger than simply training a performer. I believe in creating a complete musician--one who thinks deeply about music. I accomplish this by working on, yes, the technical aspects of playing an instrument, but also through constant listening, ear-training, theory education, and history education. I engage both children and adults through fun activities that build musical knowledge.

*** Lesson Details ***
I take a multi-pronged approach to music education and, likewise, to lessons. Depending on the age and ability of the student, a lesson typically involves a
brief warm-up followed by review of earlier material, introduction of new concepts or discussion of improvement areas, then a look forward at what to work on this week. The material ranges from technical exercises such as scales, thirds, finger patterns, etc. to ear-training activities, progressive study pieces, and long-term repertoire projects. For some students, I also add listening or light research assignments to encourage musical discovery.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have flutes to rent to students for a small maintenance fee. I provide all of the games and educational materials for piano students. I occasionally can provide or lend sheet music, but mostly I expect the student to purchase those materials as well as books for theory/history.

*** Specialties ***
My flute students receive methods all over the board from Marcel Moyse, Taffanel, and Gaubert to Trevor Wye and Wagner. My theoretical knowledge is quite comprehensive and always taught through a historical lens. My piano students (I have several young beginners currently) receive combined methods from Bartók, Faber and Faber, Bastien, Donald Waxman, and many of my own inventive techniques.
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Gabriel R.

Gabriel R.

Oakland, CA 94613
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Nikki K.

Alameda, CA

I've been teaching flute for 10 years and my students have gone on to be confident performers. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to make a solid tone and as time goes on you'll be able to read sheet music lyrically and fluidly. I specialize in classical style and have the following tools available for your lessons: sheet music, tuners, metronomes, and technique books. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Nikki

Hi, there! My name is Nikki and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2005 and have loved helping my students learn to read music, become lyrical musicians, and build confidence in performing. I went to Florida State University and earned a degree in music in 2009. I'm a reliable and dedicated teacher and my teaching style is fun, patient, and consistent. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Tamasen H. June 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter was extremely nervous before Nikki arrived as it was her first-ever piano lesson. But once the session was over, my daughter came running to find me and tell me she LOVED the class and Nikki. High praise, indeed!
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Nikki K.

Nikki K.

Alameda, CA 94501
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Michelle L.

Oakland, CA

Teaching flute since 2004, I've helped students with varying musical interests and experience levels become great and confident musicians. My curriculum is personalized to fit each student's needs and interests, and aim to make music enjoyable while still building a foundation of good technique, and musicianship and practice skills. I specialize in classical and contemporary music, as well as extended techniques, but also have experience in pop/rock, folk, jazz, musical theater, and others.

About Michelle

I'm Michelle, a passionate musician with experience in a wide range of styles. I aim to help my students develop their passion for music, too. My teaching style encourages exploration while building musicianship and technique.

I have been teaching flute since 2004. I have a wide range of experience, and enjoy playing and teaching classical and contemporary music for flute, alto flute, and piccolo. I have attended the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific, and hold a BA in Music Performance from Mills College. I am an active musician with interests in classical and contemporary
/experimental works, extended techniques, electronic music and sound art. I have a strong conservatory training and am a studio musician in pop/rock/folk/jazz styles. I've taught students privately and through music programs, and enjoy helping students have fun with music and reach their goals as musicians. I'm friendly, easy-going, and professional. I look forward to working with you!
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Janis June 14, 2016
Flute · In studio
Michelle is an impressive musician, versed in all types of music and can teach any level. She chooses appropriate music that encourages better tone and technique.
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Michelle L.

Michelle L.

Oakland, CA 94609
(1)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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