Best Music Theory Lessons in Oakland, CA 2018

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  • Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

    Kevy Nova Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Live Video Lessons

    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

    5.0 (13)

    My teaching approach: When I started taking lessons at the age of 9, my teachers only wanted to teach me songs and music that THEY liked and I almost quit because of it. As a result, I am dedicated to teaching my students the music that THEY love and I use that music to help them understand the fundamentals of music theory and guitar technique. My belief is that music has to be fun as well as educational. I am currently offering online lessons only. You can learn from the comfort of your own home with one-on-one live video lessons! Guitar Techniques: Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisa
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    Best of 2018
  • Confident Chords

    Confident Chords

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    4.9 (11)

    Instruments are an extension of oneself, I focus on developing the musician within each of us to their fullest potential. My passion is to Connect and inspire through music, Share my passion for music with those around me, and Teach creativity through music.

    Best of 2018
  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    5.0 (10)

    Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuri
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  • Dillon Vado's School Of Music

    Dillon Vado's School Of Music

    Oakland, CA 94607

    5.0 (9)

    Students can take lessons on a primary instrument (drums, vibraphone, marimba, or general percussion) but all can learn about ear training, and musicianship.  Most drum teachers don't also teach mallet percussion.  I am an active performing musician, and share my tips and experiences from the real world as an experienced musician. I hold a Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Studies from the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. I won first place in the "Jazz Search West" soloist competition in 2014. I have earned several other awards and acknowledgements  for my playing and composi
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    Best of 2018
  • Alexandra Perdew Music Lessons (Harp, Piano, Chamber Music, Theory)

    Alexandra Perdew Music Lessons (Harp, Piano, Chamber Music, Theory)

    San Mateo, CA 94404

    5.0 (7)

    I teach music to students of all age in order to enhance the student's appreciation of music and love/interest in their instruments. I believe music should be fun and not just a chore. Yes, there is homework, but the homework should be rewarding most of the time. I teach beginning to intermediate piano, all levels of harp, and all levels of theory and chamber music. My students are attending or have attended many of the Ivy Leagues and major conservatories throughout the world. My goal is to teach them music to a high level while allowing them to keep their musical voice. Each one of my studen
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    Best of 2018
  • Hadley McCarroll Piano Studio

    Hadley McCarroll Piano Studio

    Oakland, CA 94611

    5.0 (6)

    My enthusiasm for the material, performing, and helping students achieve their goals. Check out my youtube channel via the link listed on my profile. You can also read more about me here: and here: looking forward to working with you!

  • Martin Morley Piano Lessons

    Martin Morley Piano Lessons

    Lafayette, CA 94549

    5.0 (5)

    I have bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance and have been featured as a concerto soloist with orchestras in Kansas, Texas, and California.  I continue to perform as a soloist, collaborative pianist, and duo-pianist, both in paid gigs and as fundraisers for non-profit organizations like the Young People's Symphony Orchestra and Contra Costa Interfaith Housing.

  • Angel Music Studios

    Angel Music Studios

    San Francisco, CA 94124

    5.0 (4)

    Angel Vazquez is a Singer/Songwriter born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 23, 1982. Son of Natividad Perez, a professional puertorican singer, and Angel A. Vazquez. From an early age Angel Vazquez was exposed to music and to different Latin genres such as Salsa, Merengue, Pop Ballads, and Spanish Pop Rock among others. Angel started his formal music training at the age of 13 at the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico, even though he had been singing since he was 8 years old at different talents shows and events in Puerto Rico such as weddings, school programs, private and charity events and
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    Best of 2018
  • Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

    Sean Griffin Guitar Lessons

    Berkeley, CA 94705

    5.0 (4)

    I've been playing guitar for over 30yrs and began studying with Joe Satriani when I was 14 years old. I've always taught friends of friends and after watching thier progress I started teaching private lessons. I've aslo studied at the California Jazz Academy. I've performed at every club and concert venue in the bay area and have been in countless bands playing all styles. I focus on healthy playing and teach all styles from rock to jazz, funk, pop, alternative you name it, i've played it.
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  • Learn Guitar Sf

    Learn Guitar Sf

    San Francisco, CA 94122

    5.0 (3)

    I teach students to read music. I have been teaching guitar students to read music for over twenty five years. I teach students age three to senior citizens.

  • Mansfield Music

    Mansfield Music

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    5.0 (3)

    I teach many instruments: Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Ukelele, and more. I design a custom approach for each student. What makes me different from other teachers is that I have extensive experience in many diverse fields of music—classical, jazz, rock, pop, etc.—as a result of a professional music career working with performers and publishers in every style imaginable. I also teach students of all ages, usually from 4 years old to senior citizens. Beginners are welcome! Please visit my website for more detailed information about lessons, and how to get the most out o
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  • Doris Angel Services

    Doris Angel Services

    Palo Alto, CA 94303

    5.0 (2)

    I tell stories that students relate to! And cater to each student's needs.  I also have a sense of humor and can lighten the student's stress levels.  I am also a song writer. And I am very creative! I think of exercises that will suit the student accomplish what their needs are. I have had over 35 years experience with some of the best teachers in Michigan and California and Europe.

  • Mission Studio

    Mission Studio

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    5.0 (2)

    Best of 2018
  • Alia's Piano/music Lessons

    Alia's Piano/music Lessons

    San Leandro, CA 94577

    5.0 (2)

    As a private piano instructor, I teach sight-reading and classical technique for the beginner to the intermediate student.  I also teach pop, rock, jazz, and R&B music and self-accompaniment techniques for students who want to play and sing.  My lesson plans are individualized for each student’s capabilities and interests.  I have a large pool of books, exercises, classical repertoire, pop tunes, and theory lesson plans to pull from.  I prepare each student with a performance repertoire and teach memorization skills for recital time.
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  • Kenn Gartner Concerts Inc.

    Kenn Gartner Concerts Inc.

    San Rafael, CA 94903

    5.0 (1)

    I am the sole piano and sole voice teacher on the Juilliard School's Private Teacher Directory in the following two cases: IN PIANO:  I am the only piano teacher listed from the Los Angeles area to the Washington State border, east through Utah. IN VOICE:  I am the only voice teacher listed from the Mexican to the Canadian borders, east through Utah, with the exception of another voice teacher in Oklahoma.

  • Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

    Omid Zoufonoun Guitar Lessons

    Oakland, CA 94606

    5.0 (1)

    I am an award winning composer, guitarist, orchestra conductor, and lifelong teacher. Many of my students come to me just because they want to be able to play their favorite music, and still others have a deep a commitment to their instrument and want to be able to get into a top music school. In addition to teaching private lessons for over 20 years, I also ran the the guitar program at the prestigious Oakland School for the Arts for 9 years. My students at OSA have been accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Oberlin, the University of Southern California School of Music and man
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    Best of 2018
  • SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

    SHREDLAB Guitar Lesson Studio

    San Leandro, CA 94579

    4.0 (1)

    Hi, I'm Andi at SHREDLAB My GUITAR LESSON STUDIO is located in San Leandro, CA and I offer dedicated instruction, and quality lessons in a variety of styles and formats.​ Whether you're a complete beginner that is starting out for the first time or someone that has been playing for a few years, I can help you get to the level of playing that you desire.

  • Mark Banning Music Lessons

    Mark Banning Music Lessons

    Castro Valley, CA 94546

    5.0 (1)

    I have been a recording artist since age 13 and have been successfully teaching music lessons for well over 30 years. Some of my students have become professional guitarists and are writing articles in guitar magazines!  I show my students the quickest and most productive way  to reach their musical goals, while making it all very fun, in a relaxed & friendly environment.  I am very friendly and patient.  I will show you to learn good habits and technique on your instrument.
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  • Trowbridge Music

    Trowbridge Music

    Oakland, CA 94606

    5.0 (1)

    At Trowbridge Music you will receive the highest level of teaching in a cozy neighborhood music studio near Lake Merritt, with free parking.  Contact me at Classical, jazz, flamenco, bluegrass, reggae, gypsy jazz, folk, rock, punk, blues, Brazilian, and more!  I weave ear training and music theory with guitar technique and performance skills into finely crafted lessons to inspire your love of playing guitar and motivate you to acheive your goals. My former students have been awarded scholarships at many of the top music schools in the country, including San
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  • Piano Lessons In French, English, Russian

    Piano Lessons In French, English, Russian

    San Francisco, CA 94134

    5.0 (1)

    I have been teaching music for 13 years and I have students from all levels and ages. I can speak French, Polish, English, Russian. My lesson program is very flexible and depends on client's needs. We can discover together theory, some simple singing and of course piano pieces from classical, jazz or pop repertoire. I think that learning music is very important especially for kids. It can help to study other subjects for school and strengthen their concentration. Please contact me for further information.
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  • Asghari Guitar Lessons

    Asghari Guitar Lessons

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    I firmly believe that everyone is capable of playing music and I strive to make the learning process both fun and informative for every student. I create a comfortable learning environment by allowing each student to set his/her own pace, while motivating them to continually challenge themselves wherever their skill level may be.

  • Gail Edwards Music Studio

    Gail Edwards Music Studio

    Pacifica, CA 94044

    I am an active freelance flutist with a Masters degree in flute from the Sf Conservatory. My philosophy is to share my joy of music making with others. As a teacher, Ms. Edwards is available through her private studio or in a group/school setting. She is also active as a clinician, a coach for performance/audition preparation, for masterclasses, school assemblies and as a music theory/ear-training instructor. Ms. Edwards’ teaching philosophy is to share her joy of making music through a deeper understanding of music and performance practices. Ms. Edwards has extensive teaching experience th
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  • John Speers Woodwinds

    John Speers Woodwinds

    Berkeley, CA 94705

    My name is John Speers and I've always had a passion for teaching music. I attended University of Michigan, majoring in flute and oboe performance. I also enjoyed playing in jazz band, where I played sax and clarinet. After college, I got my teaching credential in music education and I now work as an elementary school classroom and choral music teacher in Lafayette. While this is my day job, I also teach a full studio of woodwind students, which I've been doing for the past 6 years. My oboe website address is I am in the process of putting together websites for flute an
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  • Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

    Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

    Fremont, CA 94539

    Begin the musical journey of a lifetime with easy guitar lessons from Geoff Svendsgaard. He has 22 years experience and offers private guitar lessons for all ages and skill levels with free first lesson. Geoff has the experience, diversity, and patience to guide you to your goals! "It amazes me after all these years in discovering new and fresh insights while teaching my students. It's from the help of my students that I have been able to build such a strong catalog of songs that they enjoy learning. If you are a beginner or an advanced player, it doesn't take long for me to identify the tools
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  • Aaron Seeman Accordion Lessons

    Aaron Seeman Accordion Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Experienced teacher and musician. Klezmer, Balkan, Classical, Gypsy Jazz, French Musette, Swedish Folk Music, and more. Beginning and intermediate players. I teach two days in San Francisco, two in the East Bay. I'm particularity like teaching methods for improving technical skill. I also teach music theory, ear training, and other music related subjects.

  • Mark Newstetter Guitar Lessons

    Mark Newstetter Guitar Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94121

    I've been playing guitar all my life and have decades of experience as a performing and recording musician and teacher.  I've developed a unique method for learning the note positions on the guitar fretboard called "Fretography" some of which can be found at my blog I've also written several guitar books based on my method. I love music and love helping others fulfill their musical aspirations. 
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  • Dean Curtis Music Studio

    Dean Curtis Music Studio

    Oakland, CA 94611

    It is said that my special quality is an ability to relate to and communicate with students as individuals, perceiving and responding to each one's unique gifts and challenges. I teach children and adults, beginners to advanced. I have extensive experience working with gifted children, but also have had good success with students of average musical talent. I believe, and my work has continuously showed, that music study is beneficial for virtually every person.  I have a Master of Music degree from The University of Texas at Austin (excellent music school) and have taught for 35 years. I
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  • Olga's Voice Lessons

    Olga's Voice Lessons

    San Mateo, CA 94401

    Even after starting my professional singing career I kept studying with best voice teachers and coaches in Russia, United States and Italy. My professional experience thought me to understand nature of humane voice, treat it with respect and care. Every student is different, there is no single teaching method effective for everybody. We all have one goal but everybody has to take his own road to achieve this goal. And my goal is to help student to find the best road.
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  • Matthew Montfort Guitar And Music Lessons

    Matthew Montfort Guitar And Music Lessons

    San Rafael, CA 94901

    Guitarist Matthew Montfort is known as a world guitar innovator and an inspiring music instructor who helps students of all levels and ages learn whatever style they desire. He is on the 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists list at along with such luminaries as Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, John Fahey, Adrian Legg, Merle Travis, John Renbourn, Tommy Emmanuel, Doc Watson, Pierre Bensusan, Toni Rice, Alex De Grassi, Stefan Grossman, Artie Traum, Joni Mitchell, and Peppino D'Agostino. He is the leader of the world music group Ancient
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  • SF Bay Guitar Lessons

    SF Bay Guitar Lessons

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    Hello, I started playing the guitar 23 years ago and have been teaching for the last seven. Teaching has become my life passion, from rock to jazz, country, jam, r&b, folk, blues, southern and even hip hop, I love it all. Everyone learn differently and wants to achieve different things, so each lesson is set according to the students needs. One student might want to learn their favorite songs while another wants to learn how to tune by ear. Mixing things up the and do lots of different kinds of activities keeps the lessons fresh and fun. New students are always encouraged to pick out a fa
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