Find a piano teacher in Alameda, CA

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Top 10 piano teachers in Alameda, CA

Students agree: these Alameda piano lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Smart Hands And Minds

Smart Hands And Minds

Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Rameez S. says, "Marshal is a great teacher. My son is getting home lessons and I am quite happy with his progress. Marshal understands my child and tries new techniques at his level. Marshal listens to my child and talks to him which makes it easier for him to learn. Marshal is a decent man who talks less but makes sure he is working hard. Would definitely recommend him!" Read more
Richard - Piano Teacher And Concert Pianist With 25 Years Experience

Richard - Piano Teacher And Concert Pianist With 25 Years Experience

2 hires on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Judy F. says, "It was great to meet and get to know Richard in person after getting connected on Richard is very patient and adapt quickly to my children’s learning style. He is very knowledgeable, able to give constructive feedback, and make piano learning and practice more fun and engaging. I would strongly recommend Richard to anyone learning piano. Thank you, Richard! Looking forward to our lessons again soon." Read more
Yanowitz Tutoring Services

Yanowitz Tutoring Services

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Alameda, CA
I tailor lessons to students' unique learning styles and interests. Depending on student's interests I can teach a combination of sight reading, harmony, ear training, technique, and songwriting. I have taught popular, jazz, and contemporary piano styles to students of diverse ages ranging from 5 to 65. I hold a Bachelor's Degree from Yale, a certificate in jazz piano and composition from the acclaimed Dick Grove School of Music, and an MS/MBA from Purdue. I enjoy watching my students's improve their performance skills and seeing it carry over to other parts of their life (i.e. school, work, confidence, and discipline.)...
Dillon Vado's School Of Music

Dillon Vado's School Of Music

Top Pro
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Arav B. says, "My favorite part of being Dillon's student was his willingness to tailor his lessons to my particular needs, and his ability to teach me not just as a musician but also as a fellow human. Dillon was versatile, teaching me how to play many different percussion instruments. He helped me see through many of my goals and was the first music teacher who challenged and empowered me to feel like a true musician. My time with Dillon have profoundly impacted not only my relationship with playing music, but his mentorship during and beyond lessons has also shaped how I approach life as a whole." Read more
Anna’s Acting And Music Academy

Anna’s Acting And Music Academy

Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Aparna says, "She is wonderful with my kids. " Read more

Your Piano Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are piano lessons?

Piano lessons cost $40 to $80 per hour, depending on the location, their experience level, and session length. A piano lesson package costs $180 to $350 for five 1-hour lessons. Children's piano lessons and online lessons often cost less than average.

Piano lessons are available for all ages in most cities in the country. Music instructors teach:

  • Music theory
  • Sight-reading
  • Improvisation
  • How to improve playing or technique

At what age should you start piano lessons?

The best age to start piano lessons is 5 to 9 years, though learning how to play the piano doesn't have an age limit. Playing the piano strengthens fine motor skills, increases flexibility, and improves your memory no matter how old you are.

Are piano lessons worth it?

Piano lessons are worth the money and effort invested over time. Playing an instrument can be beneficial for mental health, and cognitive strength. For smaller budgets, book just a few lessons to get the basics down and continue on your own.

How long are piano lessons?

Piano lessons for beginners or children are typically 30 to 45 minutes per session. Intermediate or advanced lessons are 45 to 60+ minutes per session. Most people have 1 to 2 lessons per week.

Can you learn to play piano online?

Yes, you can learn to play piano online through a webcam or virtual tutorials. Search our list of online piano teacher near you to find an instructor. Online piano lessons are often more convenient than in-person lessons and cost 20% less on average.

How do I select a piano teacher?

Start by searching our list of piano teachers, then:

  • Get at least three free estimates to compare.
  • Read reviews on Lessons and Google if possible.
  • Ask for references from current or recent students.
  • Make sure they are kind and personable, especially when with children.
  • Get a written estimate and schedule before the first lesson.
  • Avoid making a large payment up front. Follow a payment plan instead.

After asking questions and browsing reviews, hire the best piano instructor in your area.

What questions should I ask piano instructors?

When hiring piano teachers near you, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been teaching piano?
  • Do you have a degree in music?
  • What age do you typically teach?
  • What genre of piano do you specialize in?
  • Will you give me a contract or payment arrangement in writing?
  • Will you allow me to choose some or all of the songs we practice?

Reviews for Alameda piano teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Alameda area.
Nicole S.
Marshal is not only a gifted musician but also highly skilled at teaching. Marshal infuses music theory into his lessons, helping me understand the meaning behind the notes. He also uses personalized techniques to help with proper hand placement and reading sheet music. As an adult student, I was nervous about picking up an instrument but Marshal customized his curriculum to my learning style, characteristics and ability, making my journey with the piano an enjoyable yet challenging experience! I've been working with Marshal for only a few months and I've made great strides in my ability to both read sheet music and play the piano. He's also very patient and highly personable! I highly recommend working with Marshal. Very excited for my future lessons and continued piano skills growth!
Smart Hands and Minds
Allen G.
I have been receiving piano lessons from Richard since November 2019 and have found him to be an enormously encouraging and patient teacher. He explains things clearly and simply, is generous with his time, covers lots of ground without ever rushing and gives me lots of feedback and plenty to work on in between lessons. I feel as if I’ve made a lot of progress during just a couple of months and really can’t recommend him highly enough.
Richard - Piano Teacher and Concert Pianist with 25 years experience
Tina C.
Dillon is not only a talented professional but also a fantastic teacher. My 4th grader has developed a passion for music and blossomed thanks to Dillon.
Dillon Vado's School of Music
My two children have been taking lessons with Ms. Anna for a while now. Ms Anna took in my son, who was very young at the beginning, and adapted her teaching style to accommodate his learning level. She is very patient and provides lots of words of encouragement that helps my kids going. When the pandemic hit, Ms Anna quickly transitioned to online classes and it was the only lesson we continued and I am very glad we did! The kids love learning piano from her!
Anna’s acting and music academy
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