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Steven B.

24 Reviews
Alameda, CA
Starting at $40
  • AA Music Theory from Laney College
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven B.

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I began classical piano instruction in 1960 and took private lessons for ten years before branching out into all the other styles of music. I have taught, recorded and performed professionally since 1978, and will show you proper hand and finger technique, music theory, how to read notation and chord charts/symbols, and equally as important teach you how to play by ear. I teach all ages, all styles and all levels of piano, and will teach you how to have fun with it all along the way!

About Steven

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano, guitar or electric bass? Or maybe you've just felt like brushing up your musical knowledge and playing skills? Now’s your chance to fulfill those dreams! About Me: San Francisco Bay area pianist/guitarist/bassist; I've been playing music f

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Debora H.
Wonderful first lesson with Steven. Steven shows a real interest in teaching. My success is his sucess. I learned a lot at the first lesson. He’s very knowledgeable, informative and has an easy going and fun teaching style. Looking forward to future lessons!
Sue M.
Great. He’s very talented I’m excited to begin working with him.
Lavernne
I've been taking lessons from Steven for I think two years now and he's helped me so much not only in reading music but also in ear training and in my song writing. He's incredibly patient and fun to work with. He also has a really nice cat.
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Jim T.

5 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Jazz Piano and Modern Music Theory from Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jim T.

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I've been teaching piano for over 20 years and emphasize the fundamental skills in the beginning: how to easily read music, play in time, sight-reading, basic music theory and basic scales and technique. I'm a versatile performing musician and composer myself and so love to teach all styles including classical, jazz, rock, blues and more! We have a student showcase party every year where all the students get together to perform and showcase their skills.

About Jim

My career in music began at an early age (four!) with classical piano lessons until the age of thirteen. After expanding my musical horizons in high school listening to jazz, blues and rock I attended Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA where I studied jazz & music theory with renowned jazz educator Ray B

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Mario L.
Very good at tuning into my needs. Jim is an excellent musician and teacher.
Sarah
Jim is a great instructor. His knowledge of theory and his piano skills are really amazing. I appreciated his no-stress style of teaching, and it is obvious that he has a true love of music and musicians.
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Rhonda S.

47 Reviews
Hayward, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Minor from California State University, Hayward
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rhonda S.

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I've been teaching piano for 10 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

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

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Marwan S.

25 Reviews
Redwood City, CA
Starting at $85
  • Speaks Chinese - Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Marwan S.

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Playing piano is fun! So should your piano lessons.

I've taught piano since I was in high school, and continued to teach while I was a student at Cornell University. I also taught theory classes in the Cornell Piano Society, where I served as President for 4 years.

Why? I simply love music, piano, and sharing it with others.

While I'm classically trained, I've dabbled into other genres, such as Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B, songwriting, and music production / audio engineering. I've recently been accepted into the Steinway & Sons (the piano makers) Teacher Partnership Program. Feel free to message me for more details!

About Marwan

I started playing piano when I was 3, and began writing music at the age of 6. I've taught music and piano for over 12 years, and tutoring other subjects for over 5 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from Cornell University in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with a minor in M

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Albert E.
A passionate and proficient instructor!
Ryan F.
So far so Good. It has only been one lesson, but our son really enjoyed it.
Sandra
My 6 year old daughter is developing a great foundation and is enthusiastic about learning the piano. Marwan is a great match for her!
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LK F.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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LK F.

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Piano lessons for beginners through advanced.
Strong emphasis on technique, music theory and ear training. Learn to read music as well as chord charts.

About LK

I am a singer-pianist-actor Or a pianist-singer-actor. :-) I have a bachelors degree in voice performance and a minor in piano and theater. I have a masters degree in voice as well as a second masters in piano literature. i have a certificate in comedy improvisation from Second City and am a pr

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Great teacher, great experience!!!
Lauren
I am so very glad I found LK! She is a great teacher and will get you singing your best.
Stephanie
LK was way more amazing than I even expected. She is a wonderful teacher who definitely knows what she is doing. I can't wait for my next lesson!

I was really scared to take lessons and feel embarrassed but she made me feel so comfortable.
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Sophia T.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Igor Paltsev Scholarship from Cal State Northridge on behalf of the Paltsev Scholarship Foundation
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Sophia T.

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"As a teacher, I am whole heartedly committed to nurturing the development of students as they continue with the journey of playing music, and evolve into beautiful musicians. Achieving this requires a present awareness of my students and the music they are drawn to, while also presenting them with music and knowledge from various genres, styles, and times, to broaden their perception of the world we come from and thrive in.  My intention is to provide each individual with the necessary tools to play music passionately, beautifully, brilliantly, and with understanding, and to help students experience the joy of learning and playing music while becoming a well-rounded and well-versed musician. I aim to build a personal relationship with each of my students, and to provide a comfortable, challenging, fun, and vibrant learning experience as well so that all of my students can excel to their fullest potential."  - Sophia ♫

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About Sophia

This excerpt is taken from Sophia's website:       Sophia Trevor is an uprising artist, songwriter, pianist, composer, music producer, educator, and bandleader based in Los Angeles California, specializing in a diverse musical style and eclectic range of repertoire that combines the colors o

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Chris
Sophia is a fantastic teacher, and talented musician. She’s both professional and personable, and does a great job of making learning about music fun with lessons that seem perfectly tailored to the individual student. I highly recommend her as a teacher!
Cesar H.
Ms. Sophia is a teacher who is fully engaged during musical instruction and performance. She is a kind and compassionate woman. Any student of hers is expected to give their highest effort in their lessons as well to commit to their out of lesson responsibilities. She is always there to provide students with resources to expand their knowledge. I would highly recommend her private instruction and have been inspired by their past and present achievements for the last 5 years.
Cesar H.
Ms. Sophia is a teacher who is fully engaged during musical instruction and performance. She is a kind and compassionate woman. Any student of hers is expected to give their highest effort in their lessons as well to commit to their out of lesson responsibilities. She is always there to provide students with resources to expand their knowledge. I would highly recommend her private instruction and have been inspired by their past and present achievements for the last 5 years.

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The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in San Francisco is $99. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $150 per hour.
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"Ms. Brenda is great. We started our daughter few months ago, she loves it. Ms. Brenda is very patient with kids! Wonderful teacher!"
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Took Piano lessons from Brenda B.
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Took Piano lessons from Rosita R.
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"Athena is great! She has a great big personality and it shows in her passion for teaching. She has really helped me to unlearn some of the things that I learned when I took lessons when I was younger, and helped me focus on new techniques. She focuses the lesson on what I want to learn about and always keeps the end goal in sight! She is a great teacher!"
Leah
Took Piano lessons from Athena M.
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"Love seeing my grandson get so excited to learn the keys of the piano not just bang on it. Love the way she teaches"
Ernesto
Took Piano lessons from Bonnie P.
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"Matt has gotten me to do something no other piano teacher in the past has-stick with piano! A few months in I can say he is the best teacher I have had, very talented and I have been very happy with my progress. Would recommend Matt to anybody looking to learn piano, or any other instrument."
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Took Piano lessons from Matthew K.
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"Yi-Chien gave me a great first lesson!"
Erica
Took Piano lessons from Yi-Chien L.
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"Justin is very knowledgeable, patient and charismatic. I am just getting back into lessons as an adult and I’m so glad I decided to go this route instead of teaching myself online. Highly recommend!"
Mackenzie
Took Piano lessons from Justin W.
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"Randy is super helpful and experienced. I enjoy lessons and practicing. He was able to assess my lifestyle and give me some real tips/insights on effective practice. He also encouraged the skills I already built to this point. Probably the first teacher I’ve had who didn’t tell me “forget everything you know” because my real education is about to begin. He’s real, he’s practical, and he’s a genuinely good guy. And his years of experience give him this ability to be very direct and efficient with his feedback. It’s a relief to have that especially after studying music for so long. He doesn’t waste your time.

Lastly, I really do enjoy practice. It’s a new feeling lol. I came from a teacher that just tore me down a lot and didn’t build me up much. My confidence was kind of low after that. I didn’t want to practice or perform. Randy helped get me back on the horse. I feel like I have reignited what I live about performance. This was priceless."
Jonathan
Took Piano lessons from Randy L.
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"I love my weekly lessons with Phillip! He is a warm and engaging teacher who works well with older students. He is patient and kind and he always has a smile (even when the notes are clanky). I highly recommend Phillip for the older student."
Sarah
Took Piano lessons from Phillip F.
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"Grace is wonderful! She is very patient and gives good teaching tips. Highly recommend."
Virginia
Took Piano lessons from Grace M.
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Practice Tips and Piano Lessons in San Francisco

By Suzanna M. - San Francisco Piano Teacher

Recently, as I was finishing up a lesson, I commented to my student's mother on how well he was doing lately. She said it was all part of being a good tiger mother. Of course I had heard of Amy Chua's book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, but I hadn't realized the immediate impact the book was having.

I began casually asking parents if they had read the book. Those who had were quite inspired to get their kids on a very ambitious practicing schedule. While I do not agree with all of Ms. Chua’s extreme parenting tactics, a strong and structured practice regimen is something I do recommend to all the students I teach during my piano lessons in San Francisco.

In the book, Chua talks about forcing her kids practice for ext

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remely long periods of time and how it helped them become superior musicians. One thing that was stressed to me in pedagogy class is that practicing in short but frequent sessions is far more productive than sitting down for a long period of time. I usually recommend practicing for ten to twenty minutes a day, depending on the age and level of the student. It is important to build good technique, especially when the student is young. But until the student has developed a strong enough technique to handle extended playing sessions, it is better to keep the practice sessions short to avoid strain on the hands. Even students at the advanced level should only play for thirty to forty minutes at a time.

One of my favorite tips for my piano students in San Francisco is to incorporate practice into the homework schedule by using it as a break between academic subjects. Ten minutes here or twenty minutes there add up quickly and will help any student achieve their playing goals and satisfy the most demanding tiger mother.

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