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Salinas Piano Lessons

Confident Chords

Confident Chords

4.9 11 Reviews
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.
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Trent Garner, Piano & Percussion Lessons

Trent Garner, Piano & Percussion Lessons

5.0 6 Reviews
I've been a student of music my whole life, starting at five years old. I have broad experience performing with a variety of ensembles, from church drumming and pit percussion, to marching in DCI and performances with local groups including the San Francisco Symphony's Sound Box, the Prometheus Symphony, and SFJazz.   His professional experience encompasses many styles and settings, including Drum Corps International with a top ten corps, jazz bands, musical theatres, and concerto soloist.  Trent was awarded his BM in Percussion Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with 30 ... View Profile
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Liza Hedges Piano/Accordion Lessons

Liza Hedges Piano/Accordion Lessons

5.0 5 Reviews
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Soul Graffiti Studios

Soul Graffiti Studios

5.0 4 Reviews
Soul Graffiti Productions is an artists-for-artists studio created by musicians of the Bay Area music community.  We care deeply about what is being put into the world as entertainment and consciousness. We support culture through the arts by teaching, recording, performing, and event production.
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The Piano Studio Of Aprill Acaya

The Piano Studio Of Aprill Acaya

5.0 2 Reviews
I have been a piano teacher for over 18 years and have a passion for teaching music. I teach all ages and believe music is best learned in a fun and rewarding environment! I teach group classes called KiddyKeys for babies and preschoolers. I also provide group piano lessons and private piano lessons. 
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Mo Shehadeh Piano Lessons

Mo Shehadeh Piano Lessons

5.0 1 Review
I am a jazz pianist and my background is focussed in practical music theory. I am a gigging musician who has been featured in various local music acts. I have a passion for teaching and learning jazz which will directly translate to giving you or your loved one the proper tools for applying music theory knowledge to your playing in a simple and easy way. 
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Creative Music Students

Creative Music Students

Cathy Hirata is the founder of Creative Music Students, which was started in 2000.  Cathy began studying music at the age of 8. A scholarship recipient and graduate of San Jose State University, she received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance, training under the founding members of Opera San Jose -- New York Metropolitan Opera Singer Irene Dalis and Oberlin Conservatory Graduate Dr. David Rohrbaugh, going on to receive a secondary teaching credential in music education and has taken classes at the University of California Davis Mind Institute certification program in autism studies. In addition, she is certified in Simply Mu ... View Profile
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Ivory Sky Media

Ivory Sky Media

We provide trainers/coaches who are active over a broad spectrum of disciplines with a diverse set of real-world skills. We always work at your pace to ensure you get the most out of your time. Lessons can be totally customized to fit your learning style. Bring us your work or work from professional sample material we provide! 
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Bronson Piano Studio

Bronson Piano Studio

Renée & I have over 30 years experience, mostly with students between the ages of six and eighteen, although we have successfully started pupils as early as age five. We also teach adults of all ages, both beginners and those with prior experience Our goals involves teaching students to learn to read music right from the beginning lessons. We want them to get so good at making music that they will virtually be teaching themselves, with our mentoring. We want students by the age of 18 to be able to pick up any piece of music in their skill level and totally teach it to themselves. We have students of all ages taking lessons in our s ... View Profile
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Tim Ferreira Piano Lessons

Tim Ferreira Piano Lessons

Greetings to all who want to persue the arts, both performing and visual. If you think these have been out of your reach, then I'd like open those doors for you . I am a strong advocate of the idea that learning the arts needs to be fun, otherwise you're not going progress to where you want to be. I want to know what goals YOU have and I will then individualize my lessons around each student so that I can help you achieve the results you want. Let's start the journey! ... View Profile
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A-1 Nick Williams Music

A-1 Nick Williams Music

 Several reviews re on yelp.com, gigmasters.com and nickwilliamsmusic.com My students [all levels] from the past and present gave me a ***** star rating three years ago with fair rates today, and former players and singers are working professionally, as well. 45 years teaching all ages. 5 star reviews on yelp, gigmasters.com and linkedin. formerly in Pacific Grove [foghorn music] and Carmel [nick williams music] now in Monterey. ... View Profile
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Bronson Piano Studio

Bronson Piano Studio

My husband & I are highly qualified piano instructors. We have a solid record of introducing young people to a wide variety of music -- not only classical, but also jazz rags and blues. Our goal is to bring out the best in them and help them stand on their own two feet.  We train them to understand every aspect of music, so that when they are 18 and off to college they can pick up any piece of music and teach it to themselves. ... View Profile
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David K's Music School

David K's Music School

Those who wish to learn the language of music and want to be more expressive, David K’s Music School in San Jose is the best place for them. David K, the owner of this school is very passionate about music and enjoys teaching music lessons to the students in San Jose.  At David K’s Music School, We provide professional music instructions for all ages. Our students range from 4 years old to 74 years young, from beginners to professionals.    At David K’s Music School, we offer the highest quality music instruction to every student. We have a team of professional musicians who provide quality music education. Th ... View Profile
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Alaina’s Music Studio At DMSM

Alaina’s Music Studio At DMSM

Alaina is a lifelong musician and music student, with 25 years of piano experience, 15 years of singing experience, 12 years of recording, 10 years of guitar, and 5 years of Ukulele.  Her studio is at Dennis Murphy School of Music in downtown Monterey. She has been teaching since 2007, and serving the Monterey community since 2009.  Alaina also taught K-8 classroom music education from 2012-2019 in several schools based in the Monterey Bay Area.  She has also hosted School of Rock music clinics since 2015. Alaina was a classically trained, competitive pianist who branched into the modern world of rock and music production, and ... View Profile
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Ota's Studio

Ota's Studio

Holly Ota teaches piano in her home studio in Watsonville. She holds a Masters degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University in Illinois. She is now in her 27th year of giving lessons. Holly customizes piano lessons to the individual interests and needs of each student. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels. Younger students are presented in public recitals twice each year and adults are encouraged to perform as well. All students participate in informal piano gatherings in her home several times a year. She is also the Music Director at Watsonville First United Methodist Church - directing both vocal ... View Profile
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Seaside Piano Lessons

Tim Ferreira · Seaside CA


What or who inspired you to start teaching?

I would have to say the inspiration for me being an instructor in my chosen fields, came from two places. The first being when I began teaching my best friend piano about 10 years ago. I saw his eyes light up when pieces he himself wished to learn became more attainable. I started to realize that I too was getting great satisfaction out of making that goal reachable for other as well and that the learning experience also helped me fall in love with my own passions all over again.

What do you love most about your job?

The second being a much broader time spectrum of constantly hearing from individuals that had the opportunity to take music lessons , or another skill they might have enjoyed, yet were driven to detest it after the instructor was too strict or sapped all the fun out of it. I began to think to myself, “ Teaching should be fun for both parties especially where concerning the arts.”

I have always gathered a great deal of pleasure in creatively expressing myself through such an outlet and thought that if a person wasn't going to enjoy the arts they pursue, then there is little point in doing so as it will stifle the passion, become tedious, and especially where music is concerned; subconsciously affect the audience impacting their enjoyment of a performance.

I resolved to take a whole different approach than a conventional or at least stereotypical music teacher, and instead decided the best way to keep things fun is if the student got what THEY wanted out of it rather than having unwanted and possibly unnecessary information drilled into them.

Since I find myself to be the kind of individual that feeds off the energy from those I surround myself, I have realized that when someone I have taught sees that whole world of possibilities open up to them, I too share in their new found epiphanies. A student realizing what all the dots and lines and odd marking of sheet music mean and it's no longer as readable as a tablet of Egyptian hieroglyphics, is like learning a new language. That being said, a whole new world of potential becomes open to them.

To those that decided to take lessons from me, I would tell them that the simplest description of my teaching style revolves around you. If you have no desire to want to compose, or learn a particular genre of music, then the lesson will not focus in that direction. We can then get directly towards working to see the results YOU want. Same circumstances apply to my visual arts approach. If you wanted to learn cartooning, or animation for example, I wouldn't focus on getting as realistic detail as possible since that skill is no crucial to that goal.
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