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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 had a very diverse career in music. From a full time private music teacher to th
e Musical 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.

Kat has taught over 100 piano and flute students in her career. She currently resides in San Francisco, CA where she performs in two professional rock bands, works as the musical consultant for Blue Scorpion Dance Theater, and the composer for Wily West Productions, as well as continuing to teach private piano and flute lessons.

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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 ***
living room, 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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Kimberly P. January 20, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kat is the best! I'm 29 yrs old and never played the piano. I was really shy about taking lessons at such an old age and she made me feel super comfortable and she is great at figuring out how you specifically learn. She is super friendly and really great teacher.
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Jonathan F. October 16, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Kat is a terrific teacher! I can highly recommend her without any reservation whatsoever. I was brand new to the piano, with only minimal Middle/High School experience, and she's helped me build a very solid foundation. She has a wide variety of musical knowledge and teaching experience, and uses this combination to help find areas to focus on and develop. She's also in a rock band and the position on her business card is Piano Destroyer, which is probably one of the coolest titles I've ever heard.

If you're considering learning the piano for the first time, or want to develop your talent to a rock-star level, take Kat's lessons!
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Kody T. July 25, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
What a great piano teacher! Very friendly. Highly recommended, especially anyone who has young kids.
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Kathryn G.

Kathryn G.

San Francisco, CA 94122
(23)
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.

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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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Mandela D. March 31, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My son can't wait to go back! He typically hate music lessons, but this time he was happy. I also love the fact that Mack didn't waste time with the usual useless speech that other music teachers in the past needed to go into before each lesson. Mack went straight into it, he showed my son exactly how to identify each key and that really made the first lesson better
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Gloria R. February 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Mack Is a very patient and great teacher.
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Kresimir T. January 17, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Mack is great!
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Mack R.

Mack R.

Oakland, CA 94607
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$25 / 30-min
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Rudy V.

Daly City, CA

I emphasize scales, arpeggios and exercises, embouchure and breathing. I play a variety of songs, including duets.

About Rudy

I have been playing piano and flute for over 20 years. I also have been playing saxophone and clarinet for several years. I have over 5 years of experience in teaching music to children and adult students. I am very patient and have good insight into a student's musical ability and I will choose a piece that will provide successfull challenge so the student will grow as musician. I have been known to pick interesting duet pieces for woodwind where I will play along and add harmonies. I have taken music theory classes and played in music ensembles in high school and college. I play a variety
of music (Classical, Contemporary, Broadway, Jazz, Blues,Latin, etc) Some of my musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Elton John, Billy Joel, and Candy Dulfer.
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Rudy V.

Rudy V.

Daly City, CA 94014
starting at
$35 / 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
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Anette S.

El Sobrante, CA

What I want to pass onto my students is my love and passion for music that would last them a lifetime. I aim to create an environment in my studio that is at the same time low-key and goal oriented. If you are a complete beginner I will get you started on tone production and before you know it, we will be playing duets. If you are someone looking to put to use that flute sitting in the closet since high school, dust it off and I'll help you get going again!

About Anette

I have guided many students over the last 20 years from complete beginners to confident flutists who love their sound and the music they are able to play. I organize low-key, biannual student recitals in my studio with the main purpose of sharing our music with others.
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Anette S.

Anette S.

El Sobrante, CA 94803
starting at
$45 / 30-min

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